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occasioning many bitter pangs to those who would instil into their minds motives of action, founded on religion and propriety. The want of these, or rather the abandonment of them, by me in early life, led to the sufferings I endured in after years, some of which I have here endeavoured faithfully to portray.

Finally.—To the Almighty God of my existence, I thus publicly offer up in all humility, my heartfelt prayers of thankfulness, for the great and merciful preservation and undeserved blessings he has vouchsafed unto me in all my wanderings: hoping, that when it may please Him to call me hence—I may surrender myself into his hands, with the true spirit and feelings of a Christian man.

As this page closes "The Adventures of William Buckley," in justice to him something ought here to be said in furtherance of his claim upon the Home and Local Governments. It is generally admitted, that had he not been at Port Phillip when the first Settlers arrived, they would, most probably, have encountered dangers and difficulties, which were averted only by his presence and influence.

It is understood, that two hundred acres of land were