Series 01: Rowland Hassall, papers, 1797-1820, 1860: No. 124
Parramatta 8th September 1808 [?]
New South Wales.
Honor [Honour] and Sir,
Your known Philanthropy and unbound humanity I am persuaded will pardon the liberty I take in troubling your Honour with the following pages. The pure intention of which is to lay before you in a concise manner [words crossed out] the state of the Colony as well as the cause & effects of the Revolution,
in this colony - as a further [?]
I have been long known to the Christian world and later upon your Honor to my Easley connection with the London Missionary Society which connection the - Honorary Secretary to that Society. The Revd. [?] Bursley of London can well inform you with whom I have been acquainted for nearly 20 years - with respect to my character in this colony where I have resided for upward of Ten years I can refer you to His Excellency Govr. King and the Revd. Saml. Marsden which gentleman are now in England and who has left me Agent [?] to their very extensive concerns in N.S.W. and knowing that the Revd. Samul.[Samuel] Marsden had the honor [honour]
to correspond of yours correspondence, and being persuaded that was he on the spot in person he would think it his indispensible duty to send you a narrative of things relative to this colony [?]. I am emboldened as his agent to do the same in the best manner. I am able aiming more at truth as from either grandeuse [?] of expression or desire [?]