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Colonial Secretarys
Office 22nd Decr 1823

No 6


I request a reply to the Letter I had the honor of addressing to you on the 6th Instant.

I have the Honor to be
Your Obedt Hbbe Servt
(Signed) F Goulburn

John Macarthur Esqre

Camden 27th Decr 1823

No 7


I do myself the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your two letters of the 6th and 22nd Inst the former reached me at this place a week after its date, the latter only this Evening.

I have been induced to postpone replying to that of the 6th Inst being desirous to explain myself in its contents to His Excellency in person; and I have been prevented from soliciting the Honor of an interview, in consequence of the pressing avocations which have engaged me here at this important Season. But as the Sheep Shearing is now completed and I trust our

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