Department of Land and Public Works Sydney 7th March 1857
In acknowledging the receipt of a communication signed by yourself and other Members of the Legislative Assembly, dated the 8th Ultimo, urging on behalf of the Inhabitants of Burragorang and the Oaks the necessity for the erection of a bridge over Mount Hunter Creek, and requesting that a certain sum may be granted by the Government for that purpose, I am directed to inform you, that the Secretary for Lands and Public Works, fears the terms of the general Vote for Roads and
The Honorable James Macarthur Esquire M.P. Sydney
and Bridges as passed by the Legislature, will preclude him from complying with this request; but, if a further sum be placed unreservedly at the disposal of the Government, it will then be in Mr. Hay's power to meet your wishes in this matter. –
2. A similar communication has been addressed to the Honorable James Martin Esquire M.P.
I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedient Servant M.C.J. Patrick
Miller's Point Mai.10.87
My dear Sir
I am very much obliged to you & Mr. R. Campbell for your successful termination of the Glen Nursery Sale.
I think it a very advantageous one & trust that Mr Norton will find no difficulty in furnishing the abstract of the Title. I beg you to accept my thanks for your [?] [?] [?]
& believe me my dear Sir fly [indecipherable] – Sydney
July 8th Sydney
Jas Macarthur Esq & c.
Bank of England London 16 April 1857
Dear Jas Macarthur
I have to thank you for 2 interesting letters of the 11th Aug A.P. & 9th Feby & must commence by expressing my gratitude for the kind sympathy you express for our Sorrow at Herman's death.
We have met with a similar feeling every where. Having refused a Monument by Govt. – our Neighbours have put up a Meml. Window in Hayes Church. In short nothing has been omitted in this way which could help to soothe our grief.
I cannot however say that all this exhibition of friendly feeling