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his early return the Governor feels sorry, a due consideration to the just interests of other applicants will not allow him to postpone the arrangements on the subject of Leasing the Cowpastures which have been in agitation for so may months.

I have the Honor to be
Your most Obedient
Humble Servant
(Signed) F Goulburn

John Macarthur Esqre

2nd Jany 1824

No 9


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this day's date forwarded by a Special Messenger.

As your communication of the 6th Ultmo varies so materially from the unsolicited offer of His Excellency the Governor, to give me a Lease of the whole of the reserved Lands of Cawdor, I beg leave to request information in what direction it is proposed to reserve the Thousand Acres which you described "as a tract around Cawdor" and in what Currency, the required quit rent is expected to be paid.

I have the honor to be
Yr most Obedt Servt
(Signed) John Macarthur

F Goulburn Esqre
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