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Historical Records of New Zealand

The Navy Board to Under-Secretary Wilmot

The Navy Board to Under-Secretary Wilmot.

Navy Office, 22nd February, 1822.


Having received an application from the Revd. Josiah Pratt, Secretary to the Church Missionary Society, for permission to ship in the Guildford, convict ship, about 15 tons weight of stores, consisting chiefly of iron, wrought and unwrought, and intended for the personal use of various persons settled by the Society at the Bay of Islands, in New Zealand, for the purpose of promoting the moral and religious improvement of the natives, we acquaint you therewith, for the information of Earl Bathurst, page 578 and that if His Lordship should have no objection to our providing conveyance for the stores in question, we will order them to be received on board one of the convict ships about to proceed to New South Wales.

We are, &c.

J. TuckerJ. Thomson.J. Bowen

R. Wilmot, Esq.