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Colonial Secretary's Office
6th December. 1823


In rep[ly to your letter of the ninth of last October, I am directed to have the Honor to acquaint you that the Governor sees no objection to lease to Yourself and to your two Sons, on the terms of the Notice of the 24th of last September, the whole of the Government reserve to the South of the Nepean, and to the North of your actual grants: reserving however for public purposes a tract around Cawdor of a thousand Acres and another of equal area extending from the neighbourhood of the ford at Mr Hassal's to the North West angle of West Camden.

On your notifying to this Office your assent to the above proposal, a Surveyor will be dispatched to designate the boundaries of the land to be

John Macarthur Esqr

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