Letter written by Octavius Hadfield to his mother September 17, 1842
Sept. 17, 1842.
To his mother.
I came over here yesterday with Mr. Mason to meet the Bishop and am highly delighted with him. I breakfasted with him this morning and he was very kind saying that he had sufficient introduction to me from the Bishop of Australia who had spoken to him of me. He appears to be a man of great latent energy and activity, in fact a first rate man. I do now hope that we may expect an abundant blessing from the Lord upon our labours here.
I administered the sacrament on Sunday to more than 150 natives at Waikanae and on the Sunday previous to 65. I am much interested in my work.