work, and I anticipate good results from their
earnest efforts. We have also two European districts
on the South Island, one of which I have recently
visited, and the prospects there are very good.
In view of these facts, I have just called the Mission
Clerk, Elder B. Goddard, to make a few months tour
of the colonies, visiting all the Europan districts,
and assisting & encouraging the Elders laboring in
the above mentioned fields.
Adjacent to New Zealand are the Figi, Chatham,
and Raratonga Islands, on all of which are large
numbers of natives, whose language is very similar
to the Maori. The latter two groups are under the
New Zealand government, and I am very anxious
to get the work started there.
If it is possible for you to send a few Elders
who have a knowledge of Maori, I can use them
advantageously, in connetion with Native elders,
in opening up these new fields.
I recently received from you a number of pamphlets,
"Succession" by B. H. Roberts, for which accept our thanks.
These have been distributed amongst the Elders.
Elders Stevenson, Crow, Armstrong and others, who
left San Francisco, May 3rd, arrived safely, and have
been assigned to their fields of labor.