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that land there is no reservation for Church or School nor are there any buildings upon it; and altho' it is not so desirably situated as the land marked by Mr Oxley from which I am excluded; yet there my flocks would find pasturage and good water -

I cannot conclude without respectfully assuring your Excellency that it has given me infinite pain to trespass so much on your time and attention,

I have the honor to be
   &c   &c   &c
signed John Macarthur.

His Excellency
Sir Thomas Brisbane  K.C.B.
   &c   &c   &c

[On bottom of letter, written sideways]

No 3

Copy of letter to
Sir Thomas Brisbane
respecting Grant of 5000
acres in the Cowpastures

January 29th 1823

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