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Historical Records of New Zealand

Government and General Orders

Government and General Orders.

Government House, Sydney, 5th February, 1820.

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to grant permission to the Reverend Samuel Marsden, Principal Chaplain of the Colony, to proceed per His Majesty’s ship Dromedary to New Zealand, and to be absent from his official duties for the term of three months from the date of his embarkation.

His Excellency is further pleased to direct that the Reverend George Middleton do proceed to Parramatta, and take upon him the clerical duties at that station, in the room of Mr. Marsden, and during his absence.

By His Excellency’s command,

J. T. Campbell, Secretary.