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little pleasing to you, as it has been painful to me, will be to declare my readiness to give any reasonable Security, for the due performance of the conditions under which His Lordship has been pleased to direct the Estate of Cawdor, should be granted to me. And notwithstanding the conditions are so specific and well defined should they still be considered ambiguous and doubtful by the Colonial Secretary, I will cheerfully further engage to abide by any future explanation from the Earl Bathurst.

Inferring that it is Your Excellency's wish to retain possession, for a short time, of the Buildings and Tan Yard, at Cawdor, permit me to assure you that it does, and always will afford me sincere pleasure, to be allowed an opportunity of conforming to your arrangements. Having repeatedly taken the liberty to submit to your consideration the distress of my stock, from want of a more eatable range of Pasture, and as it is now upwards of

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