2 November 1843 - Father Jean-Baptiste Petit-Jean to Father Jean-Claude Colin, Auckland
Suggests some changes in the way mission money is sent from Europe. Suggests that allocations from Propagation of the Faith be dispensed in London to lower bank charges, and every three months, to minimise loss in case of bank failure. Business in both Australia and NZ in a bad way at present. Seems to think the English are victims of success – praises the French love of simplicity.
Mentions in passing the Wairau affray, but seems to know little of it.
A Catholic family, Hennessy by name, provides much of his little food.
He rambles on at some length about relations between Protestants and Catholics in NZ – relations improving he thinks.