Letter from Samuel Marsden to Josiah Pratt, February 7th, 1820 
Feb. 7th, 1820.
By the “Surrey” I informed you of my intention to visit New Zealand with the Revd. John Butler and his colleagues, which I did. I page 36 herewith forward you my journal for the information of the Society—.
Should you see a document published in the Sydney Gazette, relative to the human heads brought from New Zealand, you will not, I trust, give credit to such a statement. It appeared about six weeks ago. It came from the old quarter——.