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of an extensive and connected Tract of country, for the further improvement and increase of Merino sheep - the establishment of vineyards and olive grounds - and the introduction of various arts and pursuits agricultural products, in which he was prepared enabled would to employ a large capital, in a manner alike beneficial to his family and the public. But having since ascertained that unexpected obstacles have been raised in the Colony, and that Earl Bathurst's order has not been complied with, the particulars of which I have already submitted for your consideration, I am compelled to intrude again upon his Lordship's and your attention, by entreating that his Lordship will be pleased to direct that my Father may receive a Grant of five thousand acres, adjoining his present estate, at Lower Camden and out of the District coloured Green & which may extend from the allotment called Brisbane to the river Nepean in the accompanying map (see map marked A) or that his Lordship will permit him to take the whole of that District, consisting of 10,700 acres bounded on the North by the Nepean, on the West by Mt Hunter creek, on the south by Brisbane, & on the east by West Camden, on his agreeing to pay for the surplus of 5700 acres, at the highest price named by the Commissioner, or to yield, in return, any annual quit rent Earl Bathurst may think it just to impose. Either of these plans will be acceptable to my father, since he will be thus relieved from the painful necessity of renewing discussions in the 

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