Includes letters from:
John Barff, Tautira [Taiarapu peninsula]
George Platt, Raiatea
William Howe, Papeete
Alexander Simpson, Moorea
Alexander Chisholm (secretary), Papara applies to visit Sydney (wife's health)
Ernest Krause, Borabora
William Howe, Papeete - his coming trial
Alexander Chisholm, Papeete
Louisa Thomson [née Barff]
William Lind, Papara
George Spencer, Tautira
Charles Barff, Huahine
George Charter, Raiatea
David Darling, Hobart Town [Tasmania]
John Davies, Papara
From 1848 French government of Tahiti altered the constitution of the Congregational churches merging them with the island's political Districts. The new law allotted appointment of ministers to landed proprietors and if non-Tahitians appointments must be approved by the Governor. Subsequently (by 1852) Governor laid down further regulations: Missionaries replaced by Tahitians as pastors (chosen by chiefs, not members) for churches on Tahiti
Alexander Simpson employed by French Government to have charge of Eimeo [Moorea]. Shall missionaries migrate to the Leeward islands (i.e. Western group of Society Islands)?
Alexander Chisholm and John Barff resign their mission stations rather than hold them under new law
Unable to place William Lind and George Spencer, newly arrived missionaries due to French restrictions.
Admiral Moresby shows interest in missionaries' plight and writes to Earl of Northumberland on their behalf.
New Testament translation corrected and 7000 to 10,000 copies requested