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should have been given at same time. I feared if I had communicated its arrival to your Father, fresh cause of irritation might arise against Major Goulburn might have been given him in the delays, I apprehended might take place in the latter's office. For instance the Plot called Yellow in the Dispatch is scarcely that Colour in the Chart. But having since confirmed with Major Goulburn upon the subject he has stashed no difficulty on that head and I may venture to assure your Father that steps are taken to give your Father immediate possession".

I replied "That indeed was the cause of my visit" and I strongly urged "the distress of our Sheep and other Stock, the absolute necessity of their having fresh Pasture, the injury the Government Cattle were sustaining from the same cause - the mutual benefit that would be derived by the immediate removal of the latter to Bathurst. The Governor replied "One objection existed. The danger of removing

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