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Petition To Earl Bathurst.—Wesleyan Mission

Petition To Earl Bathurst.—Wesleyan Mission.

Wesleyan Mission House, 77 Hatton Garden, 6 Feby., 1821.

May It Please Your Lordship,—

We beg to acquaint Your Lordship that, in consequence of an Order by Your Lordship’s direction from the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Navy, the Committee of the Wesleyan Missionary Society have been authorized to send on board the Minerva, male convict ship, household furniture and agricultural implements solely for the use of the Society’s missionaries in New Zealand, but in consequence of the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Customs not being able, on account of some recent regulations, to page 520 admit them to be put on board, and the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury declining to interfere, we are obliged, though reluctantly, to trespass on Your Lordship’s attention, and to request that Your Lordship will please signify to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury Your Lordship’s with that the articles may be permitted to pass the Customs.

We have, &c.,

John Burdsall, Jos. Taylor, Richd. Watson,