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Historical Records of New Zealand

Captain Skinner to Governor Macquarie

Captain Skinner to Governor Macquarie.

His Majesty’s Store Ship Dromedary, Bay of Islands, New Zealand,April 11, 1820.


I beg leave to state to Your Excellency that the Rev. Samuel Marsden having been of essential service, from his knowledge of the natives, and may be still more so at the River Thames, I hope Your Excellency will be pleased to extend his leave of absence to the return of the Dromedary to Port Jackson.

I have, &c.,

R. Skinner,

Master Comg. To His Excellency Governor Macquarie, &c., &c.