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improve.  -- I pass over without remark the very objectionable demand of a shilling an acre quit rent, because I cannot but feel I should be making an ungrateful return for the liberal patronage with which I have been honored if I were to become a party to any negotiations relative to [an?] affair which his Majesty's Government have taken so much trouble clearly to define.

Permit me respectfully to request that you will be pleased to take into consideration the serious and heavy loss I have sustained by being kept out of possession of a valuable Tract of land nearly [sixteen?] months; and once more to solicit that the Earl Bathurst's instructions may be complied with by putting me into immediate possession of the estate called Cawdor on the terms it has been promised to my son by His Lordship

I have the honor to be
Yr obdt  Humble Servt
(Signed. John Macarthur

His Excellency
Sir Thomas Brisbane K.C.B.
etc.  ect.  etc

Colonial Sectys Office
17 March 1824.


Your letter of the 10th Instant having been submitted to the Governor, I am directed to have the honor to acquaint


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