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Colonial Secretary's Office
9 January  1837


With reference to your Letters of the 15 April and 17 June last, respecting the deficiency in the Land charted to Mr. William Macarthur at Burrah Burrah, as the four thousand Acres purchased under Sir Thomas Brisbane's regulations.

I have now the leave to inform you that His Excellency the Governor submitted the matter to the Executive Council, with the Surveyor General's report thereon, by which it appeared that the actual survey in question was altered in that officers Department by the late Mr Oxley, that the deficiency is five hundred and twelve acres, but that in conformity with the practise followed in all similar cases at the time the purchase was effected, an allowance


Messrs James and William Macarthur

Entd. H.H.

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