Tahiti Matavai 17th of
My dear friends
May Jehovah and Jesus Christ bless you and me also, this evil man whose crimes are accumulated.
I perfectly agree to your request in your letter you lately wrote to me, my permission to cut down the Tamance & Amae. Cut them down without regarding consequences for a keel for our Vessels what will be the consequence? shall we be destroyed by the evil spirits? we cannot be destroyed by them. We have a great Saviour Jesus Christ. where you lead regardless of consequences, I this evil man will follow.
The three One can (or will) make me good. I venture with my guilt / or evil deeds to Jesus Christ; tho' I am not equaled in wickedness, not equaled in guilt, not equaled in obstinate disobedience & rejection of the truth, thus this very wicked man may be saved by Jehovah and Jesus Christ.
I have a daughter born, Saturday the 3rd of the present February is the day she was born: I did not know of her birth being at Hetea'a; by the time we came here to Matavai she was born.
Send me some sugar for to sweeten peas for her, two small cups, and also two small spoons to feed her with the sugar and pea. Matavai has been delivered up to me: when I am perfected assured of the sincerity of this surrender I will write another letter, my dear friends. It is reported here among the peoples that there is a Ship at Emeo, perhaps it is Captain Campbell. There is a great many
Many thieves here at in Taheiti here. They have stolen 6 pieces of my cloth,and books &c. shall I sin in killing the thieves? Write me fully your sentiments my dear friends. Be not displeased on account of the delay of this letter, I could not wrote sooner being far away. Perhaps you are angry with me. write to me that I may know your sentiments my dear friends.
May the Three One bless you and us also, may we be saved by Jesus Christ, our only / or true / saviour.
Eamio Feby. 21st 1813
My Dear Mrs Hassall,
I hope you and family continue in health as when I left you you thought it strange no doubt that I did not write to you when we where going off it being so sudden at last which made me forget it until we were sailing which was too late but I dont intend to forget you now I have come to my journey end which was very speedy only 28 days wind and weather favourable all the way, but I was exceeding sick all the way and did not have my health until I beheld Tahiti, which was on the 4 of Oct. The pleasing thought of going on shore caused me to forget my sickness, but my pleasure was soon damptd for we had not been in sight of Tahiti long before a canoe came off and the man informed us of the Death of poor Mrs Henry
and on Monday morning when we were sailing into harbour young Mr Bicknall came off and informed us of the Death of 3 more for Mrs Davis after being safely delivered of daughter 12 or 14 hours and her infant 3 weeks after and Mrs Hayward 7 months after her marriage being confined nearly the whole of the time, from what I can hear they ?d very much but Mr Hayward was to be blamed for many her as she know what she was before him and what was most cruel he read that notorious pamphlet to her when in dying circumstances, written by Fox against her. I should have thought penitence let alone affection would have taught him to have concealed in eternal night rather than presented to her such a malignant dose at such a period that when passing from time to Eternity her worst enemy could do no more than try to give her a deadly stab at that time. But she rose triumphant over herself, enemys and Devil to her Dear Lord who dyed for her the [indecipherable] choice of