Te Ika a Maui, or New Zealand and its Inhabitants
To the Right Honorable — The Earl of Chichester, — President of the Church Missionary Society, — &c, &c, &c. —
The Earl of Chichester,
President of the Church Missionary Society,
&c, &c, &c.
Having labored many years in New Zealand under the auspices of the Church Missionary Society, and there acquired the information here presented to the Public, I cannot more appropriately dedicate this Work to any one than to your Lordship, who has so long and worthily filled the high office of its President. With sentiments of great respect, therefore, I beg to do so, and subscribe myself,
Your Lordship'sMost humble and obedient Servant,