He Buys for Better or Worse

The Sydney Morning Herald

29 January 1845

The Hon. the Colonial Secretary, Sydney. Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, December 7 1844.


In acknowledging the receipt of your communication of the 4th ultimo recommending the laying out of allotments on the high ground on the south bank of the Murrumbidgee River, in the vicinity of Gundagai out of the reach of the floods to which that township has recently been subject, and suggesting the exchange of the flooded allotments for those on higher ground, I am directed by His Excellency the Governor to inform you, that the Surveyor General has been instructed to cause some allotments to be laid out in the situation described, but that a survey of the features will in the first instance be necessary.

His Excellency further directs me to inform you, that he cannot, however, sanction the proposed exchange of the flooded allotments, as he considers that what a man buys, he buys for better or worse.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your most obedient servant,

E. Deas Thomson