The Christian Foundations of Australia

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Hunter did everything he could to promote public morality. He set up anew the law courts which Grose had destroyed, and made it plain that soldiers were not above the law.23 He believed such soldiers as had broken the law were, if anything, worse than the convicts — and were henceforth themselves to be treated with the appropriate righteous severity. The assistant chaplain — the evangelical Rev. Samuel Marsden — himself accepted the position of civil magistrate from the Colony's new governor. Hunter himself looked to Providence for support — and wrote and spoke of Christ as his Saviour.24 The seed as it were sown by Jonathan Edwards — now began to grow!