Historical Records of New Zealand
Rev. S. Marsden to Rev. D. Coates
Rev. S. Marsden to Rev. D. Coates.
On my return from N. Zealand I received your letter with my account. The balance against me was £844 9s. 6d. Towards the payment of this sum I now enclose a bill drawn by the Revd. Dr. Land for £418 13s. 4d. I paid also to Robt. Campbell, Esq., £425 16s. 2d.—£844 9s. 6d. These sums balance the account. The Revd. Dr. Lang will wait on you, after his arrival, to retire his bill.
After Mr. Lisk left the seminary I paid on account of the Society to Mr. Campbell £450, part payment of what I received on account of the seminary. The Rev. Mr. Wilkinson informs me that his father has been instructed some months ago to repay to you the £200 which was advanced to him, and he has no doubt but the money has been paid. Should this be the case, you will give me credit for the £200, which will make up 650. I would have paid more at present, but my expenses in visiting New Zealand have been more than I expected. I expected to have obtained a passage back to Port Jackson in the King’s ship, but in this hope I was disappointed. The vessel in which I went down in was to have called for me again on her return if I did not get in the King’s ship; but she was blown off the coast, and bore away to N. S. Wales, which obliged me to remain longer in N. Zealand, and at last I was compelled to write to the west side for a vessel to come for me to the Bay of Islands, which increased my expenses. I shall pay over to Mr. Campbell as soon as convenient the balance due to the Society from the money advanced on account of the seminary.
I need say nothing about the mission, as the Society will receive full information by this conveyance.
I remain, &c.,Saml. Marsden.
P.S.—Revd. Dr. Lang will return to Port Jackson when he has settled his business in London. He will be heard of at Mr. Abrn. Birnie’s.