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Colonial Secretary's Office
7th October 1823

No 2


The Governor feels sorry it is out of his power, consistently with his publick duty, to accede to the request contained in your letter of the first Instant.

I have the honor to be,
Your Obedient Servant
F. Goulburn

John Macarthur Esqre

No 3

Minutes of a conversation with between His Excellency, The Governor & Lieut Macarthur on Wednesday 8th Octr, 1823

I called at Government House to pay my respects to His Excellency. After the usual enquiries His Excellency asked in the most friendly manner after Mr Macarthur's health and expressed great concern upon my informing him that Mr McA was suffering from indisposition. His Excellency asked when I should see Mr Macarthur & said "I have received a communication from him relative to the lands in the Cowpastures and I am very sorry that I cannot at this time grant him the 5000 acres as reference has been made to Lord Bathurst I must wait for a reply. But you will oblige me by giving my best respects to Mr Macarthur and

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