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Farewell Message-Taisi (O. F. Nelson) to Samoa

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Farewell Message-Taisi (O. F. Nelson) to Samoa

Thanks be to God that our dear country has been ever kept in His Love. I wish to express my joy in that the Chiefs and Orators and the whole of the people have been patient under the hardships and troubles which have been endured and that Peace has been kept. May it be so until the end.

My work in New Zealand has been thoroughly completed. My Petition is about to be handed in to the New Zealand Government for them to forward to the League of Nations. I am fully confident your Petition, signed by all of you, will be in hand in the coming month of April, so that, together with my own Petition, it will be in time for the Meeting of the League of Nations to be held in Geneva in the month of June.

I leave New Zealand to-day. I shall proceed to Sydney on my way to Europe so as to be there when the meeting is held in Geneva. It is possible I may be of assistance to that meeting when the time comes for the consideration of our Petitions and Samoan affairs. It is now known that His Excellency the Administrator is to leave Samoa on this day. He has been appointed to represent the New Zealand Government in Geneva.

May the hopes of our little country be realised and the matter on which you have set your hearts be accomplished In that meeting. Let us trust in God.

Though in exile in these distant lands, I find it impossible for my faith to wane in the Righteousness of the cause of our people. I therefore move around in the confident hope that the day will soon come when we will see the loving hand of God in this matter. To Him shall we give praise.

May blessing and health ever be yours.

I am Taisi

(O. F. Nelson).

Auckland, N.Z., March 16, 1928.