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Parramatta 17th April 1824


I have postponed acknowledging the receipt of a letter from the Colonial Secretary, bearing date the 31st Ulto, until I should receive information from Camden, that my representative, at that place, had been actually put in possession of the Estate of Cawdor, in conformity to the instructions, Your Excellency has received from the Earl Bathurst.

I have now been apprised, that possession has been given of the unenclosed part of Cawdor; but that the enclosures, and the Buildings are still retained.

In referring to the Secretary's letter of the 31st Ulto, I should have considered it necessary to remark upon the following sentence, "reserving however, for the Crown, a space around the Tannery, equal to double its area" - had not Your Excellency assured me, at out last interview, that you only proposed retaining the Tannery, and the space required around it,

His Excellency
Sir Thomas Brisbane
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