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wheat harvest will terminate next week I hope to be enabled to wait on the Governor early in the ensuing one.

I have the honor to be
Your Most Obedt Servant
(Signed) John Macarthur

Frederick Goulburn Esqre
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Colonial Secretary's Office
Sydney Janry 2nd 1824

No 8


Your letter of the 27th of Last month acquainting me that you are desirous to explain yourself on the contents of my communication of the 6th Ultimo to His Excellency Sir Thomas Brisbane in person, and that you propose in consequence, early in the ensuing week soliciting the honor of an interview - having been laid before the Governor.

I am directed to have the honor to acquaint you that His Excellency declines the visit you intended him, past experience not justifying the conclusion you have drawn that a personal interview would lead to explanation. It will Give Sir Thomas Brisbane great pleasure, however, to consider with every attention any observations which you may deem it advisable to forward by the present messenger. But beyond

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