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believe I told you I had separated from my wife
some years since In Consequence of her taking to
Drink but she followed me over to port phillip of
late since you reed my letter. I gave her another
trial and I expended about £20 but all to no
purpose therefore I have left her about four months
since she has kept me back considerably in pocket
but still I Care not, so long as the almighty spares
my health how happy I should be if you was with
me, but please God in the meanwhile I will Endeavour
to purchase about an Acre of Land on some
of the Townships so that it will at all times be
your Own and a home as long as you live but at
the present time I hold a Ticket for which I gave
five Guineas for landed property to be drawn in a
Lottery in the port philip District at present
belonging to the Bank of Australasia when you
take your Draft for the £25 which I remit to you
ask any of the proprietors of the Bank and no
Doubt they will Explain all to you about the
Drawing for they are all prizes from 640 acres of
land in a prize to 1/2 an acre as also Dwelling houses.
should I be fortunate to get a grand Drawing it
shall be all for the sole benefit of you and yours I
do certainly expect things will get rather worse
that is as far as regards wages, but at the present
time when all things is considered now being the
middle of winter the slackest time of year but
still should it be as I anticipe, then it will be Ten
times better than England as you Say you can
scarcely keep the wolf from the Door but here
you can for you Can and we do buy a sheep
at a time from 4s 6d to 6s each oftentimes a
milking cow from £1,0,0, to thirty shillings
sometimes less a Sack of flour of 200 weight of the
best quallity for one pound sugar 2d 1/2 per lb 1s 6d
per lb for Tea Everything will seem Quite strange
if you come I must Initiate you in our colonial
ways you will not be like many who arrives here
strangers that know no one. I hope should you
come you will bring as many newspapers as you
can as also books should you have any for I am
very fond of reading should you Engage with the
Emigration agents to come Out you will
Immediately post a letter in London to me stating the
name of the Ship you will be likely to arrive in
so that on her Arrival in port phillip I will come
on board for you as also on your arrival here you
will send a letter Directly from the Ship to me
by the post as probably by that means I may get
one Safe for where the Shipping Come to anchor
is nine miles from Melbourne Just off williams
Town. I sent you the first Draft for the £25 by
mail that went to London in the ship General
Palmer as I am to send by two separate Ships on
the receipt of any of my letters you will write to
me Immediately you will if you possibly can to
bring some recommendations they may be a
service to you att all Events they will do you no
harm should it cause you any trouble never mind.
I suppose I told you in my last Letter of my
cousin Williams Death some years since the Bank
here charged me £1,0,0 to send you the £25
Mr C. or Mrs C. will no Doubt put you in the way
to come to me as I have remitted all I Can spare,
had I have reed your letter one Month Earlier I
would have sent you £40 they say farm labourers
is all they want here I Say no I Consider that my
Judgment and Experience of 20 years will allow
me to say something on that head for I have seen
persons and that many who arrived from London
I can safely Say never knew what a plough was
meant for untill they came to these Colonies they
have made far better farm servants in all its
Branches than people from the rural Districts of
England who had been brought up to a farm from
their Infancy and that in the space of a Couple of
years in fact the Londoners is Considered the best
working men in the Colonies upon an average
they so soon pick anything up and they are I may
say the majority of them are the hardest working
men such as Bush carpententers splitters and
fencers. I stated in one of my letters some years
Since to Mother about me being Deaf but I am
happy to say that I am now but very slightly and
that in my right hear first through a Cold but
this last four Months I have been at times been
slightly troubled with spitting blood and palpitation
of the Heart but I am under a Course of
Medicine and getting bether I expect all through
a cold that I Caught, Medicine and Doctor's
Charges are very Dear here all has to be paid for.
I also Enclose to you the second Draft for the
£25 in this Letter as also a memorandum of the
present rate of wages for working people as you
must expect there has been a great reduction
since you received my first letter the Consequence
of so many arriving of late from England but still
if you was here it would not Interfere materially
with you while I am alive please God to see that
you and yours would be more comfortobly situated
than many who Arrives entire strangers to this

The writer of the next, sent out as a labouring
man, and then very poor, now holds an
influential position at Sydney. The reader
will smile at his description of 'mean and
unmanly occupations: '

In Sydney times are rather dull at present
various causes have given rise to this; the
disturbed state of Europe has sensibly affected
commerce. The Gold hunting Mania of
Chalaforina has put to flight many small capitalists,
who will ultimately return if permitted by the
daring freebooters of that Country. The steady
stream of immigration pouring into Sydney
has brought down to a fair standard the
exorbitant wages given to female Servants. For
this the Public are mainly indebted to you. It
would be well if possible to advise all persons
before leaving home, not upon any account to
hang about the purlieus of Sydney, or the other
Towns of the Interior for a dislike is generally
acquired in those places for a bush life. It is
deplorable to see the Number of able bodied men
who eke out a miserable subsistence in Sydney in
mean and unmanly occupations, such as hawking
through the Public Street fish, fruit, vegitables,
pies all hot and various other things as equally
disreputable, whilst they could if they possessed a
spark of Manliness or common energy of mind
obtain respectable employment in the interior,
but their Weak and fantestic minds conjure up a
thousand Hobgoblins in the Shape of Blacks,
Snakes, flying foxes, Squirls, Mad Bulls, and other
dreaded Animals, as equally ridiculous. A man
coming to New South Wales 16000 miles in search
of a living and remaining in Sydney after he lands,
is like to an individual who digs all day long in
search of some hidden treasure, who when he
discovers it declines to take it up, because it would
be too burthensome to take home.