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AUCKLAND, Mabch 22. Five Mormon elders visited the Maori settlement at Orakei, whoro the Native Parliament is being held, and held a meeting, whioh was largely attended. The prinoipal speaker said he bad only arrived some two weeks ago from America, that he bad heard of the great Maori prophet Te Whiti, and that he had a letter for him, whioh he aaked the local chief to have forwarded. Paora Tuhaere (the chief), however,' deolinod moving in the matter till he had oonsulted Tawhiao, the Native King. Tho Mormon elder then went on to cay he beUeved inthe prophets and the apostles being now on earth the came as inthe time of our Saviour. He eaid: "Te Whiti is yours, and Europeans have several, to oaoh of whom the Lord sends his words by vision." He then distributed soveral tracts. Tho ohief , in reply, Baid that they had already so many religions they soarcely knew which one rightly to beUeve, but they did not think the right ore was Mormoaism. The Mormon elder responded: "There ia only one true religion— that of the Latter Day Saints." The elder left Boon after, Borne amusement having been caused by several Europeans, who were present, offering to join their persuasion if allowed six wivee each.

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THE MORMONS AT ORAKEI., Star, Issue 4032, 23 March 1881

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THE MORMONS AT ORAKEI. Star, Issue 4032, 23 March 1881

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