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Minutes of a conversation with His Excellency The Governor on Wednesday the 8th Octr. 1823.

I called at Government House to pay my respects to His Excellency.  After the usual enquiries, His Excellency asked in the most friendly manner after Mr. MacArthurs health, and expressed great concern upon my informing him that Mr. McArthur was suffering from indisposition.  His Excellency asked when I should see Mr. MacArthur, and said, "I have received a communication from him relative to the Lands in the Cowpastures, and I am very sorry that I cannot at this time grant him the Five thousand acres, as reference has been made to Lord Bathurst I must wait for a reply.  But you will oblige me by giving my best respects to Mr. MacArthur and tell


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