Letter, James Busby
30 Jan 1840
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Letter, James Busby, (b.1802, d. 1871) to
William Colenso, (b.1811, d. 1899)
30 January, 1840.
My dear friend,
I write to you again; a ship has arrived with the queen of England’s representative on board, who is to become a Governer for us all. He has asked for a meeting to see the chiefs of New Zealand on Wednesday this coming week. I am asking you my friend, to come to my home at Waitangi to attend this meeting. You would be an asset for this meeting.
Therefore, my letter is finished,
Your dear friend,
(Handwritten in pencil on the back of (1) – Unknown author)
Circular dated January 30th 1840, conveying the meeting to be held at Waitangi on Wednesday February 5th to meet Governor Hobson and to consider the proposed treaty.
GILLING / & / ALLFORD / 1830, Logo, Embossed