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Portsmouth Novr. 26 1807

Dear Sir

The Purser - at my desire has requested the writer [indecipherable] to present to you - before the receipt of yours - The Surgeon who goes to Town to morrow takes up the Head of Te mau a [indecipherable] a Young Chief of the District of Moodoo Whenua at the N part of New Zealand with the Skin & hair &c is so perfect his scars being clearly explained the hole in the Cheek & under the Ear [indecipherable] his Death Wound - If I can get the [indecipherable] & my [indecipherable] [indecipherable] [indecipherable] the Surgeon shall take it up also - he has the charge of the plants any time & his attention to them &c has been a very sober and I believe accurate drawer of the Country & Settlements -

A few days ago I saw the Master of a Whaler 5 [indecipherable] from the Bay of Islands from whence I received very satisfactory Accounts of my Friend Fipaté since his return the Pictures he carried and his unlimited [indecipherable] caused him to be joyfully received by his Subjects - The [indecipherable] I sent [indecipherable] is his Residence [indecipherable] [indecipherable] some Weeks previous to my being [indecipherable] [indecipherable] sent a Schooner to fetch Dalrymple & the [indecipherable] with some provisions & Convicts on Coming with the former [indecipherable] she was seized by some Convict Soldiers & taken with her Cargo -  From the Account of the Master of the Whaler it appears
that the Schooner put into the Bay of Islands the pirates they

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