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MORMONISM IN NEW ZEALAND.

» A Mormon elder who did New Zealand some time ago,- reported on his re- . turn to "Utah that " wherever (in New Zealand) the tenets of Mormonism had been revealed, the people willingly lent th-ir ears, and in many places they had made more converts than they could well provide for. Auckland, he had found, was especially imbued with polygamist doctrines, and in the proposed emigration they could rely upon the assistance and sympathy of the people there." Referring to a visit to the King Country, and an interview with Tawhiao, " His Majesty," said the elder, "was a venerable and intelligent gentleman, with an imposing countenance and dignified manner, and received tbem kindly. He seemed highly impressed and greatly moved when the truths as revealed to Joseph Smith were revealed to him, and his soul was at once fired with ardour for the cause. He claimed affinity with the Mormon?, as truths of a similar nature had been revealed to his ancestors shortly after their arrival afc Kapiti. Polygamy was observed among the Maoris, and His Majesty, he was pleased to notice, was a striking example of tho sacred law. His domestic surroundings were of the happiest possible character, and the appointments of the royal household, though very simple, indicated a noble and unpretentious mind. His Majesty favour-ed the Mormon scheme of purchase, and expressed his willingness to assist them in every possible way. He would, moreover, cast in his lot with fchem, and enlist his people in the cause of truth. The whole territory, he believed, could be bought for about £500,000. About half of the sum could be paid to the King, and the remainder could bo distributed together with clothes and tracts among the people. The European Government of New Zealand had no jurisdiction in the King Country. The scheme, to his mind, afforded great promise, and he recommended that fche Assembly should give it their immediate and earnest consideration. The report which he had laid before the House would afford them the fullest information on the subject. Elder Doolan having made a few remarks, the further consideration of the matter was postponed until after the holiday recess."

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MORMONISM IN NEW ZEALAND. Bruce Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 1752, 25 May 1886

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