Journals Of Two Expeditions Into The Interior Of New South Wales, 1817-18 - By John Oxley

 -  You will
herewith receive a schedule, or account of the provisions, together
with a list of the BAT horses, and - Page 310
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You Will Herewith Receive A Schedule, Or Account Of The Provisions, Together With A List Of The BAT Horses, And Other Various Equipments Furnished And Sent To The Depot On The Banks Of The Lachlan River, For The Use Of The Expedition.

I hope it is unnecessary for me to point out or recommend to a person of your experience, the

Absolute necessity of observing every possible economy in the expenditure of your provisions, and preventing every possible waste thereof, so as to make them hold out for the full space of time they are intended to last. There is an ample and liberal daily ration of provisions allowed and sent for each person sufficient for five months; and you must make it your particular business to see that there shall be no waste or loss in the issuing, or carriage of your stock of provisions.

Fourth. - Having been informed, first from the reports of Mr. Evans, the original discoverer of the Lachlan River, and subsequently from those of William Cox, Esq., who went thither lately at my particular request, that there was every reason from its appearance to conclude that that river would be found to be navigable for small boats; I some time since sent a boat builder for the purpose of constructing two light boats for navigating this river, and conveying the provisions and stores for the expedition along it, to its junction with the sea, in case it should be found to fall into it, which there is every reason to hope it does.

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