Historical Records of New Zealand
Captain Reynolds to Under-Secretary Hay
Captain Reynolds to Under-Secretary Hay.
I take the liberty of informing you (as also Earl Bathurst, per accompanying letter) that the New Zealand chief was taken on board His Majesty’s hired ship The Thames on Thursday last, agreeable to directions forwarded me, and that he took with him a considerable quantity of wearing apparel, carpenters’ tools, agricultural utensils, with sundry other articles necessary for his passage out and comfort when at New Zealand.
Since his arrival at Liverpool he has visited with me the principal manufactory’s and public buildings in Liverpool, Birmingham, Gloucester, and London, and in so doing he took particular notice of the various scenes which claimed his attention.
I assure you the illness of the New Zealand chief and the expences I have been put to in attending him (independant of having necessarily been out of employ) have been very great.
Should you or His Lordship, therefore, think me worthy of any remuneration such will be thankfully received and acknowledged
By, sir, &c.,
R. K. Reynolds.W. H. Hay, Esq., Under-Secretary of State, &c., &c.