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1-007 (Text)

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Speaker:
addressee,male author,male,Philip, Arthur,50
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
227
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Government English
ns1:texttype
Imperial Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1788
Identifier
1-007
Source
Clark, 1977
pages
63
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Extent:
1303
Identifier
1-007-plain.txt
Title
1-007#Text
Type
Text

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Your Lordship will see by my former letters the little progress we have been able to make in cultivating the lands, and, I presume, the necessity of a few proper persons being sent out to superintend the convicts, as well as settlers, who have been used to cultivation; for at present this settlement only affords one person that I can employ in cultivating the lands on the public account. Most of the officers have cultivated a little ground, but is merely for their own conveniency, and none more than a single acre, except the Lieutenant-Governor, who has about three acres. I have sixteen at a small farm on the public account.
It must, my Lord, be settlers, with the assistance of the convicts, that will put this country in a situation for supporting its inhabitants; nothing but the uncertainty of the time in which my letters may reach England, and the possibility of those last written being the first received, would make me trouble your Lordship in this letter with a repetition of what I have fully explained in my former letters - that the people who are not convicts are necessary for the stores, from which provisions or stores are delivering almost hourly, and that we want for superintending the convicts such as have been brought up in the line in which they are now employed.

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