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Camden. Oct 1st 1823


Having observed in the Gazette of last Week a notice that proposals would be received at the Colonial Secretary's Office for the Lease of Portions of the Government Reserve to the South of the Nepean and the North of the Grants I possess in the district of Camden, I trust I shall stand excused for taking the liberty to remind your Excellency of the order given by the Earl Bathurst, to put me in possession of Five Thousand acres of the tract now advertised to be disposed of. I would also entreat to recall to Your Excellency's recollection, that His Lordship had been pleased to order the grant of ​​​​​​Five Thousand acres shall be measured as near as possible to my original Grant, which is that of Camden, "that I may be enabled to accomplish the desirable object of being a tract of Country for preserving my Flocks in their present state of purity and of perfection without incurring the risk of loss or interruption from the establishment of neighbouring Settlers."

Adverting  to the will and liberal policy of His Lordships instructions, and assured that Your excellency must ere this have discovered the extreme difficulty of preserving an improved herd of animals from an intermixture with neglected and degenerate ones, I once more respectfully entreat permission to solicit, that you will be pleased to comply with the Earl Bathurst's orders in my favor, by granting me Five Thousand acres to the Westward

His Excellency
Sir Thomas Brisbane
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