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1-053 (Raw)

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Speaker:
author,male,Shortland, John,un addressee,male
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Letter
Word Count :
137
Plaint Text :
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Private Written
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Private Correspondence
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1798
Identifier
1-053
Source
Hunter River Project, 1826
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x
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920
Identifier
1-053-raw.txt
Title
1-053#Raw
Type
Raw

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<source><g=m><o=b><age=un><status=2><abode=un><p=nsw><r=prw><tt=pc><1-053>
J. Shortland, Jun., To J.Shortland, Sen. 
HMS Reliance, Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 
10th September, 1798.
My Dear Father, About a twelvemonth since I went on an expedition in the Governor's whaleboat as far as Port Stephens, which lies 100 miles to the northward of this place. In my passage down I discovered a very fine coal river, which I named after Governor Hunter. The enclosed I send you, being an eye-sketch which I took the little time I was there. Vessels from 60 to 250 tons may load there with great ease, and completely landlocked. I dare say, in a little time, this river will be a great acquisition to this settlement. The short time I remained at this river we had rain, which prevented my doing so much as I otherwise should. 
J.Shortland
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