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Colony, with the local Government, and will be placed in early possession of a property, which he has been anxiously expecting for many years, both as the reward of his past exertions, and as the means of completing more extensive and important improvements. I must further remark that all the other good lands in the Cow Pastures were granted subsequently to my first application ro Earl Bathurst, and after I was assured by Mr Goulburn, in 1819, that the Governor would not be authorized to dispose of them until my father's claim was settled. There appears, therefore, to be no other mode left of fulfilling the promise, and giving effect to the intention of Govt, than what I have here suggested, and respecting which, from its great importance to my family, and the unforeseen delays, experienced in the Colony, I hope you will excuse the anxiety I feel.

I have the Honor to be,
Your most obedt humble Servant,

John MacArthur Jn

Before I conclude, I take the liberty of calling to your attention, that in my first proposition to which I have before referred, & also in my further letter to Sir Thomas Brisbane of the 29th of Novr. 1822, his willingness is expressed to allow for the expence of the fences & building that have been erected on the lande in question.

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