July 20, 2007

2 January 1807 by Elizabeth Macarthur

I fear John has duped them all and will be found out. George Caley for one, knows all about it! And he's here in Banks's employ and will have word back to England in a trice, I think - he surely has already done the survey. Governor King owned the original cattle and claimed all the off-spring, refused by England, and Camden then organised the land for John, cattle inclusive! We are furious to have that taken away from us by Governor Bligh. After all the work my husband has done to the success of the Colony - is it to be for nothing? Apparently, 'tis!

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