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Letter of introduction for Quong Tart from Sir Henry Parkes1894

Transcript: 

To whom it may concern, 

This will serve to introduce Mr Quong Tart of this city – a Chinese merchant in extensive business. 

During the many years of my official life … I have had many opportunities of observing Mr Tart’s conduct which has been uniformly such as to secure to him the respect of his fellow citizens. He has established a character for energy and integrity and has at all times largely and liberally joined in the charities of the community. 

Mr Quong Tart is married to an English lady and has a small family. 

Henry Parkes

Sydney NSW

March 1 1894