A letter from George Kiwi to Rev. Richard Taylor, dated Dec. 15, 1847
“Friend, my beloved father, Mr. Taylor, I salute you; great is my love for you. The time is long that you have been hidden from my eyes and from the eyes of all your children, therefore this is my thought, it will be good for you to come and see all your children; the word of Jesus to Peter was, feed my sheep: this is good as a thing done in remembrance of the Lord, and a means of drawing nearer the believing heart to God. This also, my beloved father, we have continued to abide, watching with desire for you as servants wait upon their masters, so likewise has my heart waited for you every day.