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

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to be supplied by the Country in food for since the Rivers had become fresh the fish had deserted it and as to game there were only Parrots which were so very shy that we seldom got any so that we were obliged to have an allowance of two ounces of meat a day each. We still had flour and rice and managed to rub on as McCloud always came up on Mondays to stay for two or three days we were never long ignorant of the arrivals at Augusta. We had not been more than three months in this situation when as usual we began to think that there was something in the wind and were not deceived for a few (days [Page 13]