Tuai’s letter to the secretary of the Church Missionary Society in London reports in vivid detail his experiences in Wellington and at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire. Neither Tuai nor Tītere learned to write much more than their own names, so they dictated their letters in English to their missionary friend, Francis Hall, who wrote down their words on a slate. Tuai and Tītere then copied this writing onto paper with quill and ink.
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