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Parramatta 17th April 1824


I have postponed acknowledging the receipt of a Letter from the Colonial Sect, bearing the date the 31st Ultmo until I should receive information from Camden that my representative at that place had been made in possession of the Estate of Cawdor in conformity to the Instructions Your Excy has recd from the Earl Bathurst.

I have now been appraised that possession has been given of the unenclosed part of Cawdor, but that the enclosure and the buildings are still retained. In referring to the Sectry Letter of the 31st Ultmo I should have considered it necessary to remark upon the following sentence "Reserving for the Crown, a space around the tannery, equal to double its area", had not your Execy assured me at our last interview that you only proposed retaining the Tannery, and the space required around it, for a short time, as an accommodation to Govt until arrangements could be made for the removal of the Establishment.

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