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Historical Records of New Zealand

Rev. Thos. Kendall to Earl Bathurst

Rev. Thos. Kendall to Earl Bathurst.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 26 Decr., 1821.

My Lord,—

Twice Your Lordship has most condescendingly complied with the request of the Church Missionary Society in my behalf—once in granting me and my family a passage from England to Port Jackson in the Earl Spencer eight years ago, and a second time in granting me and the two New Zealand chiefs, Shunghee and Waikato, a passage from England to Port Jackson last year. I therefore, as a token of my grateful recollection, send by the Cumberland, whaler, Captn. Brind, a box containing some specimens of metallic ore found in the territory of Shunghee and Waikato, and as New Zealand abounds in metallic ores it is my intention to send Your Lordship some more specimens should I receive orders from you to do it. I am entirely unacquainted with things of this nature myself. I therefore thought it best to send immediately to your Lordship, as a package of ores would be likely to fall into proper hands by sending them you should they ever be met with of a valuable description.

I remain, &c.,

Thos. Kendall.

P.S.—Please to send me an answer directed to the care of the Rev. J. Pratt, Church Missionary House, Salisbury Square.