22nd – More Rain last Night which continued at intervals nearly all this day, Wind East – Roads very bad- Went to Town return’d to Dinner – Purchas’d this day Mr. D. A. Smiths Interest in the Merino Sheep recd. from him 16th Nov. last, they are now all my own & consist of 2 Rams, 20 Ewes and 19 Lambs, all in fine condition and very Healthy-

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, April 22, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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