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Letter from Samuel Marsden to Josiah Pratt, January 20th, 1820

Rev. S. Marsden to Rev. J. Pratt.
Jany. 14th, 1820.

Rev. and Dear Sir,

I first drop a line to say that I returned from New Zealand after four months. I left all the settlers well, and the Rev. John Butler——.

Nothing can be more encouraging than the prospect at New Zealand. I visited many districts. All the natives are very anxious for instruction. Mr. Butler did not expect to find them so ready for all improvements. He was very much pleased with his situation, as far as respected the inhabitants——.

To Pratt.