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35/9166 - 16th Nov 1835.

Medical Department
Sydney 14th. Novr. 1835

Sir
I have the honor to transmit a
Copy of a letter from the Assistant
Surgeon at Moreton Bay soliciting
the usual Forage Allowance for a
Horse, and permission to embark
a Horse at Sydney for his uses,
which I request His Excellency the
Governor will be pleased to sanction
as it is understood, the Female
Convicts on that Settlement are to
be stationed at Eagle Farm a
distance from Brisbane Town,
and I conceive a Horse is necessary
to enable Mr. Robertson so perform
his various duties
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your most Obedient Servant
J. Bowman

The Honorable
The Colonial Secretary
&c &c &c

[marginalia]
This is an new charge which
can not be authorized without
better evidence of the necessity.
Why wd the Females be
removed to Eagle Farm for the
first time now? Where there is
no Prison as I believe.
Col.Secy will refer to the
case & present reasons if
necessary.
RB
Nov 17.

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LW

in which the governor is blindsided by a decision (by someone) to shift the female prisoners at Moreton Bay to Eagle Farm -- "where there is no prison as I believe".
... Oh, and now the doctor want to take his horse on the ship.