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Letter from William Williams to Edward G. Marsh, October 31, 1838

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    Added as part of the Presto to Vernon migration. Best to not use going forward, only added as a way to capture the information. 04/07/2022. MH
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    In this letter Williams reports on the proposal carried at the last Society meeting, whereby a fixed allowance would be given out, the size of which would reflect the size of the family, to cover food and other articles required that could be purchased from 'the store' (kerikeri) or elsewhere. Williams writes that this change had come about because of the necessity to break up the settlement at Kerikeri and redisburse families around the north island.

    The Wesleyan mission had expanded into Waikato and Taranaki and the Society needed representation in those areas. Following this Williams presented six recommendations. They are as follows:

    1. Tepuna be struck off and the list of stations and that Mr King be [illegible] off

    2. That a money salary be appointed to cover every personal expense

    3. That the general store be done away

    4. That Mr Edmonds be separated from the Mission

    5. That Mr Kemp be removed to a place where natives are to be found

    6. That Mr Ford be directed to proceed to tauranga.

    He acknowledges the liklihood that Mr Coates would not heed his suggstions. Other matters discussed in this letter are the postal service from New South Wales, who would take over the school should his family move out of the Northern District, his interest in the East Cape, and the French Government.

  • Other Id

    14933 (Presto content ID)

    MS-1991-75-876 (Reference Number)

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    Letter from William Williams to Edward G. Marsh, October 31, 1838
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    3pp on 1 leaf ; 322mm x 409mm

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    [Keywords: Whalers, Bobart, Taylor, O'Connels, Kemp]

  • Last Update
    04 Nov 2022 15:43
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