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35/2152 - 28th. March 1835

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Charlotte Plain. 26 March 1835.

Sir, We have the honor to state, that Captain Finnis, commanding our Whaling Ship Elizabeth, has written to us requesting that we would forward to him One Ton of Bread to Moreton Bay, at which Port he would call for this supply on, or about, the 1st of May & stating that it is most essential to the success of his voyage.

As the Government Brig, Governor Philip, sails for Moreton Bay next Week, we have to request the favor of your obtaining His Excellency's permission for our forwarding the above mentioned Ton of Bread by that Vessel for the Elizabeth (paying the customary expenses of freight); and also for Captain Finnis's receiving it on his sending in his Boat.

We have the honor to be. Sir, Your most obedt Servts. Aspinall & Brown

The Honble. The Colonial Secretary &c. &c. &c.

[marginalia] It may be considered harsh to reference this, but I am afraid that it would be a very inconvenient precedent.- Port Macquarie is open to private Vessels.

Let the applicants be informed to the [foregoing?] effect with the conveyance[??] of my regret at being compelled to refuse their request March 30 RB

MC/ Immediate Messrs Aspinal[sic] Brown[sic] 1 April 35.

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