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MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18 / C126-34
Societe Des Missions Evangeliques Chez Les Peuple Non Chretians Etaglie a Paris
2nd February 1884
Mr F.W. Chesson
Secretary of the Aborigines Protection Society
After having received your letter of the 19th Nov 1883 we decided to sent to [Masupha?] a telegram, … him to accept the terms of the Home Government. Se we did, and our board, meeting soon afterwards, approved our action and expressed his hope to see the Basutoland affairs settled in a satisfactory way, according to your and our interest in that nation. But, considering our financial situation, which is very bad, he directed me to ask you if you should not be disposed to help up to pay the expense of the telegram, being of nearly £6, as our action if successful should have helped not only a missionary but also a British interest.
I was very sorry, as I came back from Basutoland and stayed todays in London, not to be able to see you. December last I was also on the point of going to London at your request. I hope I shall soon or late be allowed to make your acquaintance.
Yours very truly
A. Boegner, director
Mr Casalis has been unwell, but is better now.