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From James George Deck (the elder) to [Darby] referring to [Darby's] visit to Christchurch, Deck's own travelling in New Zealand, news about Biss and Robson and C.E. Capper; expressing hope that [Darby] and Grant had a good journey to [Lyttelton?]; commenting on the Methodists hiring of Odd Fellows Hall and so forcing Brethren to use the schoolroom. P.S reference to Miss Wilson. Appended note written from Wellington referring to the spread of the annihilationist party; suggesting a boat that will take [Darby] to Dunedin, and referring to time of distress among Brethren.

Dated at [P.?] Bay