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Historical Records of New Zealand


Given on board the City of Edinburgh, Captain Simon Pattison, at the Bay of Islands, January 6, 1810.

I hereby certify that the above is an exact copy, taken from the certificate in the possession of Tarra, a chief of New Zealand, by me. Given under my hand the 11th day of July, 1810.—William Swaine, Master of the Ship Cumberland.

The boy Davison, mentioned above, owed the preservation of his life to his being club-footted, the natives taking him for a son of the devil!