The New Zealand Spectator and Cook’s Strait Guardian, Saturday, December 7, 1861
Reply to the address
Reply to the address.
November 2, 1861.
Gentlemen,—It was with no ordinary feelings of pleasure that I received, through Mr. Fox, the address you forwarded to me. In past years I have, in company with many of yourselves, passed through difficulties and dangers, of which I have since often thought in the midst of other trials in distant countries; and now to be met upon my arrival here—to encounter new difficulties—by words of encouragement and promises of support from you, is most gratifying to me.
I hope soon to have the pleasure of thanking you in person for your address; in the mean time you may rest assured that I will spare no exertion to promote your peace and happiness, and to shew that I am not unmindful of the feelings of confidence you have expressed in me.