Bridgman to Fison 14/1/1874

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objectionable from the reason that it may
so easily lead to abuses, as I have mentioned
however there is nothing to complain of in
the treatment of the men when the come here,
+ I believe it may develope into a kind
of migration that would be beneficial to the
islanders, if means were taken to civilize +
Christianize them when they come here, which
I cannot say is done now, I notice that
large numbers return a second time after
visiting their friends, and seem to prefer
Queensland to their own islands, they say
that the chiefs tyrranize over them, and that
there is too much fighting going on.
I remain dear Sir
Yours most truly
Geo. F. Bridgman

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Holding Institution St Mark's Theological College
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