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Historical Records of New Zealand


[This document does not appear in the “Historical Records of New South Wales,“ but is obtained from His Honour Mr. Justice F. R. Chapman, in whose possession is the original letter. Mr. William Neate Chapman, when a midshipman in the Royal Navy, was appointed Secretary to Governor King, and accompanied him to Sydney and thence to Norfolk Island in 1791. He subsequently held a similar position under Governor King in New South Wales. He was uncle to the late Mr. Justice H. S. Chapman, and great uncle to the present Judge.—The Editor.]