Fison to Frazer 28/4/05

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on [crossed out - by] my behalf. We all feel ourselves
under the deepest obligations to you.
The whole thing is a wonderful
surprise to me, & I look upon the
immediate success of the petition
as owing mainly to you & Dr. Jackson,
to whom I beg that you will convey
our sincerest thanks. In saying
this I do no depreciate the kind
efforts of Howitt, Spencer, & others,
but I am sure that I am not
wrong in the opinion [crossed out - that] I have
expressed. Two minor surprises
are connected with the signatures.
Of these, one is Chamberlain's
refusal, & the other is Lord
's consent. With the latter
gentleman, when I was in Fiji I
had a big fight, & I beat him. It
was not a personal matter with
me, but my official position made

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Document Details

Date 29th April 1905
Letter From Fison, Reverend Lorimer
Letter To Frazer, Dr James
Country Australia
Colony/State Victoria
Holding Institution St Mark's National Theological Centre
Collection Name Alan Tippett/Lorimer Fison Collection
Registration Number tip70-10-5-2
Medium Letter
Locality Essendon
Summary Content of the letter refers to two petitions and Fison discusses his relationship with Chief Thakombau of Fiji.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated. Four pages of correspondence and one envelope