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some were burnt red, and others not very light coloured. Now I have given you an account of this expedition, and I am happy to say, satisfaction is the result of reflecting upon it; not upon the writing or composition, hut upon the subject matter of it: on the whole, it must be considered a successful one, and I have no doubt but time, "no distant date," will prove the truth of what I have ventured to prognosticate.
Our not finding water must be attributed to our not knowing the country, for in general we found water near, the following morning.
I saw no birds, beasts, or reptiles but what were known before.
The kangaroo must be very numerous in the interior, if we may judge from the quantity seen in walking a straight line.
I am of opinion a large portion of the good land seen south of Mount Bakewell, will keep a sheep and a half per acre. They allow three acres for a sheep on the other side of the island.
Lastly, I receive no salary from Government for scribbling, therefore I hope to stand acquitted from a charge brought against some journalists who have written from other countries.
T. W. H.
To Robert Harvey, Esq.,