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Wellington Valley, 22 January 1834. 
Dear Sir
In reply to your letter dated the 8th Instant, the missionaries state:
That with regard to the military no particular arrangements have been made but they have been provided with rations except spirits.
That relative to the fourth resolution the members of the mission agree.
That in reference to the 5th resolution Mr Handt, being interrogated as to the nature of the several questions which he propose relative to his personal convenience, remarks that he only proposed two questions, first with respect to a servant and secondly to an increase of salary. Mr Handt has been able to procure a little soldiers girl of the military here stationed who will be an assistant to Mrs Handt for the present. Should, however, her assistance fail, the missionaries agree that Mr Handt should have one of the assigned servants.
That with reference to the 8th resolution, referring to that portion of the aboriginal language prepared by the Rev'd Mr Threlkeld, forwarded here some months ago, not having been seen by Mr Handt, Mr Watson has to observe that having examined it, he could find no similarity between it and the dialect spoken by the aboriginal natives in this district. Moreover, he has been daily expecting for the last twelve months to receive from the Rev'd R Hill the remaining part of the aboriginal language forwarded to him (Mr Hill) from the Rev'd Mr Threlkeld by desire of the Venerable the Archdeacon in October or November 1832.
That the missionaries agree that Mr Watson should go at present into the bush among the blacks.
William Watson.
(received 23 June 1835)