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MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 22 / G98-68
Written at Whanganui on my mission round New Zealand
18th April 1883
I hope you Mrs Chesson and families are all well.
I enclose you five Whanganui newspapers you will see all the Maoris greatly supporting me to revisit England with the Petition you see the copy of the Petition in these Papers I am thankful to you and to Mr T.S. Grace for defending my Character. You will find my answer in both Whanganui and Auckland Herald, and I think as far as I can learn that everybody against me and trying all they can to damage my character, but I have no fear of them as long as my people and myself stand on these words
Be just and fear not let all the ends those aims at be they country thy God and truth
Truth is might right will prevail.
You must excuse me not writing to you sooner as I am so busy with great meetings. Ngapuhi going home on Friday next and I going on with my mission all the Maoris settlements in New Zealand.