Historical Records of New Zealand
His Majesty’s Store Ship Dromedary, Bay of Islands, New Zealand,April 26, 1820
In my letter of the 16th instant, I mentioned to Your Excellency that it was my intention to send the Prince Regent to Port Jackson in four or five days, but she has been detained by the strong westerly gales which have prevailed for several days past; but hope she will be able to proceed to-morrow, and beg Your Excellency will be pleased to order her to rejoin this ship as early as possible, for the purpose set forth in my last letter.
I purpose sending this dispatch by W. Kent, whom I beg leave to recommend to the notice of Your Excellency as a young man whose conduct during his service under my orders merits my warmest praise, and to whom I beg to refer Your Excellency for any further particulars respecting our operations. Mrs. Skinner begs to unite-with me in respectful compliments to Mrs. Macquarie and Your Excellency.
I have, &c.,
R. Skinner,Master Comg.