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Historical Records of New Zealand

Captain Birnie To Governor Macquarie

Captain Birnie To Governor Macquarie.

13th August, 1812.


The ship Mary Ann, Capn. Moore, which arrived in this port yesterday, has a very considerable investment on board, and after discharging the same is to proceed on the sperm whale fishery.

I have to solicit that your Excellency will be pleased to grant permission to haul the said ship alongside the stores of Messrs. Campbell & Co. This will be a very great convenience, in order to facilitate the landing of the cargo, and refitting the ship for her future voyage, which will require every possible dispatch, in consequence of the season for fishing off the coast of New Zealand haveing already commenced.

I have, &c.,

James Birnie.O’Connell Street, 13th August, 1812.