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despairing of obtaining more favorable terms, I on the following day (Decr 20th) wrote the letter of which I do myself the honor to transmit a Duplicate and I now respectfully beg leave to remind Your Excellency that I have never received any answer.

About a week since Your Excellency was pleased to tell my son William that you thought the land marked by Mr Oxley for the Church & School improperly situated, and that you would not object to grant me that land. Yesterday I waited upon Your Excellency to express my thanks, but I was prevented by your immediately declaring that the church & school land marked on the chart must be reserved, and that you could grant me none but a tract which is of very inferior quality - unfit for sheep - and without a drop of good water upon it or within a less distance than a mile & three quarters.

I have been impelled to trouble Your Excellency with this long detail in hopes that you nay be prevailed upon to reconsider all that has passed and that it may lead to the resumption of your first favorable intentions, sanctioned, as they are by the orders of Lord Bathurst - But at all events, I trust you will not object to grant me the land I have asked in my letter of the 20th December - for on that

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