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MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18 / C137-105
11th Dec 77
My dear Mr Chesson,
I offer sincere thanks for yr kind letter and desire to assist me. Also for the ‘Intelligencer.’ I think my son has now decided for Australia, so will not further trouble you about Transvaal.
I have mentioned to my brother in NZ your request as to the state and prospects of the natives. I think as a colony NZ is likely now to rise again. Both sides, I apprehend, have had enough of war for some time. The European portion of the would appear to be approaching a terrible crisis. It is well for those able to look beyond temporal things, ‘to a city which hath foundation.’ Could not the Intelligencer take up the Jewish cause? I have just sent an art to the Jewish ‘Intelligencer’. I wonder what amount of revune the Turks now devise from Palestine. I should think in the present want of the … the land of Israel might be purchased for a moderate sum, and cultivated to advantage. Thus, too, the Euphrates Valley might be protected as regards our Indian apprehensions.
Charles Hadfield Col