Letterbook of Joseph Vernon Bussell Containing Two Letters to Capel Carter 22 December 1832

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were situated and that we were going up the river to live upon what the Country afforded, he volunteered to make a second party in his boat to help us up with our things and in a few days we started. I do not think any of us will forget this departure it was about midnight the rainy season had commenced and we left our house which had now been finished for some time again to endure the tent. Our proceedings in the second part of Colonization was totally different from the first, in three weeks we built a very comfortably sized room by forming the walls with rushes and constructing a chimney of Turf. We soon found it was the worst time of the year (to [Page 12]