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4 corrections, most recently by sandra.grinter - Show corrections

EXPEDITION TO THE MURRAY.

In our last we published a letter from Mr Hawker in reference to the alleged refusal of Mr Langhorne to supply with fresh provisions the police and volunteer Party.

to whom he was indebted for the preser- vation of the lives of his brother's party, and of his own properly. It appears, as the following letters show, that we were not sufficiently explicit with regard to the Mr Langhorne, to whom the unfortunate imputation attaches. It was not Mr Charles, but Mr Alfred Langhorne to whom Mr Hawker alluded in his commu- nication to us :— TO THE EDITORS OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER GENTLEMEN—Our friend, Mr James Hawker, being at present at his station, we beg to inform you in his name, that Mr Charles Langhorne is in   no way whatever connected with Mr Hawker's statement of the refusing a supply of fresh beef to the volunteer party in the late expedition   to the Murray.       R. FERGUSON GEO DAVIDSON Adelaide, 27th July, 1841. TO THE EDITORS OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER. GENTLEMEN— In reply to a letter which ap- peared in your paper of the 24th instant, and signed "James C. Hawker", I beg to contradict the assertion therein made, of my having refused to supply the party with meat ; also the answer which I am stated to have given to the gentlemen   volunteers. My brother's instructions to me were, to supply the party with meat as soon as ever an opportunity offered for slaughtering.   I am also quite unaware of any of the party being afflicted with scurvy. Previous to leaving the party, I slaughtered a bullock, and supplied   volunteers and police with what they required. I wish to add, that I feel most grateful to Major O'Halloran and the gentlement volunteers for the kind assistance they rendered to myself and party, in rescuing us from the dangers to which we were exposed. CHAS. LANGHORNE.

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