In 1858: W. T. Pritchard came to Fiji from Samoa,

In 1858 W. T. Pritchard came to Fiji from Samoa, and Cakobau offered to cede Fiji to the British if they would take on the American debt. Pritchard put Robert Swanston in charge before sailing for England. Pritchard argued that 200,000 Fijians were an adequate labor supply.

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