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The New Zealand Journal, Saturday, February 8 (1840)

Letter from a Native New Zealander.—The following is a copy of Naiti's farewell letter from Plymouth, to a gentleman in London, to whose kindness he was much indebted:—"Ship Tory, Plymouth Sound, May 12, 1839. My dear Sir, I am very much obliged to you for giving me a watch;—I hope I shall think all about you;—I shall take great care of it;—I am very much pleased to see in the paper about more ships come to New Zealand;—I like my ship very much;—very good people on board. I have been at Plymouth four days, and I went up a hill called Mount Edgecumbe. I hope people will soon make in New Zealand a place like Plymouth and Devonport. Remember me to all my friends, and believe me your friend, Naiti."

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