Copy of a Despatch from
Governor Sir G. F., Bowen, G. C. M. G., to his Grace the Duke of Buckingham.
My Lord Duke,—
With reference to my Despatch No. 84, of the 28th August ultimo, I am now requested by my Responsible Advisers to transmit to your Grace a further letter, which has been forwarded to the Colonial Secretary for that purpose by Sir George Grey.
2. I beg-leave to take this opportunity of reporting that Sir George Grey will leave Wellington for England by the Panama mail steamer on the afternoon of this day. He has already received numerous addresses and other demonstrations of respect and esteem, on the expiration of his term of office. Before his embarkation to-day he will be entertained at a public luncheon, at which Sir David Monro, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, will preside. I have been invited to be present on this occasion; and I feel much satisfaction in evincing my sense of the personal courtesy and consideration which I have received since my arrival in New Zealand from my able and accomplished predecessor, whose name will be inseparably connected with the history of this colony.