Journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1813, by Gregory Blaxland

Appendix 3.
Extract from a letter written by the late G. B. Barton, 25/7/1889, to Mr. Charles R. Blaxland, of Wollun, a grandson of the explorer

I am well aware of the facts to which you allude; and so far as I am concerned I was never under the impression that Wentworth was entitled to the credit of having led the party over the Blue Mountains. He never claimed it himself.

I have read his MS. account of the journey, and also Lieut. Lawson’s, but I have not seen Blaxland’s. If you can spare me the printed copy you refer to I will take care of it.

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