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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 38

Address to Bros. Alcock and Madge, South Australia

page 59

Address to Bros. Alcock and Madge, South Australia.

We have been requested to publish the full text of the address presented by the Board of Directors to Bros. Alcock and Madge, on their return to South Australia, after a very useful and pleasant visit to England. It reads as follows:—

Address from the High Officers and Board of Directors to Bros. Alcock and Madge, of No. 81 District. South Australia, the occasion of their visit to England, in 1878.

Beloved Brethren,—It has given very great pleasure to us, as the highest representatives of our Order, to welcome yon in our midst, and receive, through you, the kind wishes of our brethren in South Australia. We hear, too, with equal pleasure, of the cardial reception accorded to you by tin brethren in the various Districts of our Order which you have visited since your arrival, and we cheerfully acknowledge the services willingly rendered by you in addressing large audiences on behalf of the extension of our principles. We have to ask that, on your return, you should convey our cordial greetings to the brethren in that far-distant colony, accompanied by the heartfelt desire that it will continue to prosper in the future in even a greater degree than it has done in the past. In conclusion, we wish you a safe and pleasant voyage, and hope that your visit to the mother country has been a beneficial one to yourselves, as we feel sure it has been a benefit to the Order with which we are connected.—Signed, on behalf of the High Officers and Board of Directors,

Thomas Cunliffe, H.C.R.

Robert Hunter, C.S.

Head Offices of the Older, 96 and 98, Lancaster Avenue, Manchester,