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No 54

History of Leasing Plot, Oct 1823 - Jan 2 1824 containing the documents referred to in the preceding paper dated 31.1.24

October 1st 1823

No 1


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 advertized to be disposed of.  I would also intreat to recall to Your Excellency's recollection that his Lordship has 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 desireable object of having 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 wise and liberal policy of His Lordships instructions, and assured that your Excellency must ere this have discovered the extreme difficulty of preserving an improved breed

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