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home". He then again urged the difficulty of removing the Govt Cattle in such a Season. Against which I urged the same reasons I had before given but more strongly, concluding with saying that "we were driven to such extremity that we had not the immediate use of Cawdor lands we should be constrained to seek a distant spot in the Back Country to support our Flocks a removal to which would inevitably be attended with great loss, we had no alternative". Well replied the Governor " Major Goulburn dines here tomorrow and I will then endeavour to remove every obstacle". "Assure you Father I will leave nothing undone to comply with his wishes". Sir Thomas then spoke of Mr Field and the letter you had written him which he had heard of and wished to see. I took it from my pocket and read it to him. He repeatedly exclaimed "excellent". "Nothing since I came here has given me so much satisfaction". He added "If there is no impropriety in the request I should be much obliged to your Father if he will allow me to send home some

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