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Samuel Butler to Rev. Josiah Pratt.(Ex “Hocken” Collection.)

Samuel Butler to Rev. Josiah Pratt.(Ex “Hocken” Collection.)

May 27th, 1823.

Rev. Sir,

As my father is sailed in company with the Revd. Messrs Leigh and White (Wesleyan missionaries) to Wangaree, a distance of eighty miles on the coast, as they are going to form a station there, the above gentlemen wished my father to accompany them to converse with the natives, and tell them for why they are coming to reside amongst them. I wish to apologise for his not sending a letter with these minutes, according to the directions of the Society, and as there is a ship bound for England, I have thought it best to send them without, for we do not know when we shall have another opportunity.

I remain,
Your humble servant,