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again begged of His Excellency to pardon the liberty I was taking. I assured him that regard for him & a deep sense of his many estimable qualities dictated my expressions.

[in pencil - After further conversation] The Governor said that he was greatly obliged & gratified by the interview, but that Major Goulburn was appointed, like the other civil officers of the Colony, by the Crown. They were not like his private staff. If they were he would not hesitate a moment to take such measures as would enforce the execution of his orders. That he should be glad of the means of showing that Major Goulburn was the person to blame & therefore requested you would write him a letter of remonstration. I replied that I was sorry I could not agree with him, that I felt convinced he might enforce immediate obedience to his orders and that after the neglect which had been shown to the first Dispatch of My Lord Bathurst, through the instrumentality of Major Goulburn, in direct opposition to His Excellency, he could not be surprized at your feeling suspicious & uneasy. He admitted that it was not to be wondered at, but begged you would rely upon the enforcement of the present order, that he would insist upon your being put in possession of the land & in case any points of difference should arise they should be referred to Lord Bathurst. He then told me that Dr Macleod was at home and could now give me the original address from the Agricl Society to Mr Field, and we parted in the most amicable 

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