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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 24

From H. W. Farnall to Mr. Ottywell

From H. W. Farnall to Mr. Ottywell.

Auckland, New Zealand Provincial Government Emigration Agency, Belfast,

Dear Sir,—

A letter has been shown me, written to a Mr. M'Conville, of this city, and initialed by yourself, relative to the granting a free passage to a man named Daniel Burns, a worker in an iron foundry. In this letter Mr. M'Conville is informed that labourers of this class are not eligible for free passages to New Zealand

As agent for the Provincial Government of Auckland, I feel it my duty to inform you that labourers of this class are in great request in the Province I have the honor to represent, and are sure of receiving employment immediately on arrival.

It is hardly I think necessary to point out to you that although the Province of Canterbury and the other Provinces (with the exception of Auckland) may be unable to absorb other than agricultural labourers, the wants of the Province of Auckland will be best met by sending out a careful selection of all classes of skilled labour.

I have, &c.,

Note.—The remark in previous letter with reference to Canterbury and the other provinces was "sarkasum," Mr. Ottywell being agent for Canterbury,—H.W.F.