“Pitcairn’s Island, March 25th, 1833.
Sir,—I had the honour of addressing you a few lines by Capt. Fremantle, R. N., of H. M. S. Challenger, recently sailing hence for your port and England, since when I have experienced considerable trouble by the presence of two or three foreigners, of whom I made mention, residing upon the island; and till they are compelled to leave it, there will no peace be upon Pitcairn’s. I have again written home to our Government on the subject, as well as to Capt. Freemantle, that his sentence whilst here, for them to leave the island as soon as possible, will never be respected by these men. Let me beg and pray of you, Sir, for the sake of these natives, that the British Commander in Chief, the Right Honourable Lord James Townshend may be intreated to consider the case, and that he would be pleased to give the necessary directions for the removal of these foreigners (Englishmen) from this in other respects happy little island.
“I have the honour to be, &c., &c., &c.,
“(Signed.) JOSHUA HILL.
“John White, Esq., British Consul, &c.,