The Waimate, a New Zealand Shipping Company ship made 22 voyages to New Zealand between 1874 and 1891, the majority to the two South Island ports. Lyttelton 10 voyages and Port Chalmers 8 voyages. She was built by Messrs J. Blumer and Co., Sutherland. In 1896 she was sold to the Russians and renamed the Valkyraian and in 1899 bound from Newcastle, N.S.W. to Iquique, Chile she was never heard from. History
The Star January 26 1875
This fine iron clipper ship, the fourth vessel built expressly for the New Zealand Shipping Company, and the ninth vessel of the fleet, was signalled yesterday at 6.30 a.m.. As the ship flew the Commodore's flag (the New Zealand flag with a swallow tail) it was known that it was the Waimate. Passing the Ship Waitangi, a comparison of the two vessels could be made from a short distance off both vessels. The hulls appeared very similar, but the masts of the Waimate were taunter than those of her sister, Waitangi. Eight deaths had occurred, seven being infants, and one an as adult named George Cross, aged 15 . The party was welcomed on board by Captain Henry Rose, Commodore of the fleet. The ship is certainly a model as ever entered Lyttelton. She has a splendid spring and good sheer, a fine pop and her main deck is remarkably well laid. She was built by the same builders as the Waitangi, Messrs J. Binmer and Co., Sunderland. She was launched in September last, and from fore to aft no expense has been spared to make her a first-class passenger and immigrant vessel. Her length is 219ft; beam 35ft; hld 20ft; 'tween decks, 7ft 3in. She has six splendid boats on board, two large life-boats, properly fitted up and hanging on davits; two large pinnace [boats ready to launch at a moments notice; and a large gig, with oars and life-bouys complete. Of the crew, most of them have followed Mr Rose.
Mr Davitt, formerly of the William Miles, is chief officer.
Mr Gibson is second officer:
Mr Pearson is purser
and amongst the crew the familiar face of "Old Uncle," the carpenter, and our old acquaintance the boatswain, who, for many years. has sailed with the Captain.
During the passage, a lad, an O.S., named George green, fell overboard, the ship was running a heavy sea. A life bouy was thrown to him, and the vessel was running 18 knots in a heavy sea, was brought to. A man was sent to the mizen crosstrees, but could see not signs of the youth. As the sea was very rough, the captain was obliged to continue on his voyage. The single women's compartment , found 73 girls, under the charge of matron Miss Wright and sub-matron, Miss Knight. Swing parties were organsied, concerts took place, and on Christmas and New Year's day concerts were given, to which the cabin passengers were invited, and attended. The families number 59. The condenser, a new one of Gravelley's, distilling 400 gallons of water per diem, had acted well, and the engineer, George Plaskett, speaks in high terms of it. Aft of this as a large and powerful steam winch. The seaman and petty officers have accommodation in the deck houses created forward. The saloon is very commodious. There is accommodation for eighteen passengers.
Dr Cleghorn is the surgeon-superintendent of the ship. He has paid to visits to this port, the last time in the ship City of Glasgow. At 1 p.m. a supply of fresh meat and potatoes were served out to the immigrants and they way they attacked the meal provided showed that it was thoroughly enjoyed. Indeed, the sounds from one end of the vessel to the other were of congratulation that they had come to a country where so much kindness was shown them on their arrival.
The Star 30th Dec. 1876
The N.Z.S. Company ship the Waimate for London from Lyttelton. 1123 tons, Captain Peek. Towed out by the p.s. Titan.
Saloon - Duffin Mr W.H. Murphy Mr W.H. Quayle Mrs Ringwood Mr J.E. Roberts Mr A.F. Sheat Mr Taylor Mr and Mrs C.M. Wake Mr H.B. Second Class Higgenson Mr H Hillard Mrs Sarah Richardson Mrs A.M. Third Class Kerr Mr and Mrs Pennington Mr, Mrs and Miss Stout Mr Wait Mrs Wright Mr
The Star Monday 3 September 1877
Timaru Herald, 2 August 1877, Page 2
Arrived Lyttelton Sept. 3, Waimate 1124 tons, Peek, from London. She passed Deal on 7 June so has had 87 days from that point.
Passengers: saloon Anderson Mr John Ashby Mr Francis Brodie Mr James M. Haskin Mr Edward Wilson Mr William Wood Mr J.H. Second Cabin Badham Miss Florence Dudham Mr and Mrs Samuel Jones Mr and Mrs Edward Mathews Mr Robert Modley Mr Hubert Thomas Mr and Mrs Rees Spicer Mr and Mrs Thomas Spiller Mr and Mrs John Steerage Acres Emily Agrew Matilda Atyro George and wife Banckham Arthur wife and infant Batterbee William Benjamin Henry Bignell Arthur Carter Daniel, wife and infant Chapman Alfred D Claridge Charles and wife Delamalles Gerard Dugan James Dyke John, wife and family Eloan Patrick Figures Mary Fraser Donald, wife and family Gregory Edward, wife and family Hunt George A Lansley Emily, child and infant [Lausley] Leishman Septimus Marshman Rebecca and child Monson Robert Qualmer Henry, wife and son Reynolds Frederick Richardson Mrs Sloan James Sloan Patrick Tanthorpe James, wife and family Train Frederick, wife and family Turner Ambrose Wright John
The Star Wednesday Nov. 21 1877 page 2
The Waimate will sail for London on arrival of the 2. 30 pm train from Christchurch. The Waimate cleared the Customs at Lyttelton for London yesterday evening and was towed into the stream by the p.s. Titan at 3 p.m. The Waimate is in splendid order. Her passenger list is numerous, and her cargo is an exceedingly valuable one, in fact one of the most valuable that has ever left the port.
Nov. 20 -Waimate, ship, 1124 tons, Peek, for London. N.Z. Shipping Company, agents.
Passengers: Saloon Barber Mrs Bernasconl Mr Carylson Rev. H.E. Gibson Dr Knight Miss E Kirkland Miss and two children Todhunter Mrs, family and servant Watson Mr G.W. Watson Mr J Steerage: Boyd Mr and Mrs and three children Butler Mr and one child Worgan Mrs and family The following is a summary 2875 bales of wool £57,500 35 bales rabbit skins £740 263 casks tallow £3410 78 kegs butter £200 543 cases meats £820 4911 sacks wheat £4900 622 sacks flour £620 3 pakgs sundries £50 90 boxes gold 29171oz 9dwts 6gms £117,489 11
The Star Wednesday 25 September 1878 pg2 Arrived Lyttelton Sept. 15 - Waimate, ship, 1123 tons, Peek, from London. Passengers: Saloon Beaven Mr A.W. Bennett Miss Gardner Mr J C Gneritz Mr E Greenstreet Mr A Grindley Miss Hart Mrs Hart Miss Jessie Kitchen Mr E.T. Lees Mr A Lingard Rev. E.A. Lingard Mrs Lingard Miss Constance Mills Mrs Mortiner Mr and Mrs Roberts Miss Payne Mr F.H. Yates Mr J.T.H. Second cabin Brown Mr J Chaffey Mr R Forbes Mr Hirst Mr G.W. Johnston Mr James S Steerage Allitt Mr W Andrews Mr G.F. Carroll Mr P Conlson Mr and Mrs and child Davis? Mr R.H. Farr Mr James and two children Klink Mr F Klink Mr G Lascelles Mr T Norrie Mr Jno. Peters Mrs Pinkerton Mr W Thoroley Mr T Scruby Mr A Walsh Mr James
Star, Christchurch 12 June 1879
Arrived from London "Waimate" - ship - 1124 tons - R. Peek - from London, March 5. NZSC Agents.
Passengers - saloon Bain Mr James Bain Miss Mary Beatie Rev. A.M. Beatie Mrs Butler Mr Frank Chrisp Miss Mary Dony Miss Emily Edwards Mr E. Edwards Mrs E. Harrison Mr J.B Harrison Mr Thomas jun. Knight Miss E.J. Marshall Mr Alfred Oliver Miss Charlotte Oliver Miss Emily E. Renshaw Miss Slack Mr G.W. Wardale Mrs Whitford Mr T.W.R. 2nd cabin - Amy Mr John Amy Mrs & friends Edgecomb Mr Charles S. Griffin Mr Richard Jones Mr Thomas F. Jones Mr William H Kelland Mr E Kelland Mrs Michan Mr Ernest Snoad Mr Arthur Strafford Mrs Alice and daughter Vickers Mr John W. Williams Mr John A. Steerage - Ashcroft Joseph & wife Bell Jane Birkinshaw Thomas & wife, & family Carter Charles Jones Mary Kittan Arthur Mathias John Nugent Francis Russell Arthur, wife & child, Sherlog Francis Twenlow John Warrington S.J. Westaway Thomas wife & child
following is a transcript from the Star, a Christchurch
newspaper, Wednesday 25th February 1880, page 2 column a.
Feb. 24 Waimate, ship, 1124 tons, Capt. Peek, from London. NZ. Shipping Co. agents.
Passengers Saloon -
Mr Alfred S. Johnston
Miss Jessie Heywood
Mr Arthur Boyd
Mr F.W. Clunie
Mr Henry S. Watson
Mr Alfred Baylis,
Mr Thomas L. Hedson
Mr J.G. Collins
Mr Frank Cordeaux
Mr John Hynt
Mr Samuel S. Maclaren
Miss Catherine Cook
Mr A. Sleigh
Mr Thomas Stoddart
Miss Mary J. Whitsett,
Mr O. Evans
Mr W. Parton
Mr David Peddie.
2nd Cabin -
Mr John Cotterill
Mr Edward Stanford
Mr Frederick Thurgarland
Mr Arthur Denson
Mr Josiah Denson
Miss Helen Ferinor
Mr Richard Richardson
Mr John A. Riddell
Mr John N. Livese
Mr Francis Morley
Mr William George Broad
Mr James Dawson
Mr L. Johns
Mr Edward M. Milner
Mr Samuel Slocombe
Master Sydney Slocombe
Miss Ethel Slocombe
Mr James Richardson,
Mr Oswald Richardson
Mr James Hutchinson
Mr John Clinto
Mr Alexander Younie
Mr William F. Neary
Miss Mary Pollinger
Mr Alfred Taylor
steerage - 100
The Waimate, from London in Quarantine.
The NZSCo.'s ship Waimate, Captain Peek, from London, arrived yesterday morning. On the vessel's arrival, it was reported that she had measles on board, and on the Health Officer going down it was found that there had been 14 cases of measles during the passage and that there were two cases under treatment, one being D'Oyly, an apprentice. The ship was then ordered into quarantine, and the yellow flag hoisted. The Waimate brings 20 saloon, 33 second cabin, and 100 steerage passengers, all of whom have, with the exception of the 14 cases of measles mentioned, enjoyed good health on the passage. The vessel being placed in quarantine, we are unable to furnish a full report of her passage and other matters; Captain Peek, however, supplies the following loading particulars of the passage:-
Left the South-West India Docks at 11 a.m. on Nov. 26, and Gravesend on Nov. 27. Cast off from the tug and landed the pilot next day. Took final departure from land on Nov. 29, passed Madeira Dec. 6, and crossed the equator on Dec. 29. At 1 a.m. Feb. 22 the Waimate was off Otago Heads. Made the Peninsula on Sunday night, and anchored at 8.30 a.m. yesterday, 88 days from Deal and 83 days from land to land. The Surgeon-Superintendent is Mr Alfred Jones. Mr Canise still occupies the post of chief officer.
The Star Friday 7th January 1881
Jan. 6 - Waimate, ship, 1124 tons, Peek, from London. N.Z. Shipping Co., agents. Dr Farrell* of Nelson, who officiated as surgeon of the ship, during the passage. Among the passengers were colonists returning from a trip to the Old Country.*
Passengers Arundel Miss M.J. Barber Mr Edward Barber Mrs Barber Miss Bright Mr Walter Buller Mr Rev. James* Buller Mrs* Buller Miss A* Cholmondely Mr Thomas* Deed Mr Herbert A Edmondson Mr Henry E Edmondson Mr John E Elliott Mr George A Ellman Mr James Goetz Mr S Hoskins Miss Elizabeth Hoskins Miss Mary Martin Miss Margaret McDonald Miss Catherine Pursey Miss M. L. Robison Mr Hugh S. Ross Miss Margaret Vickers Mr Benjamin Vickers Mr Thomas K Vickers Mr William Henry Walting Mr Edmund
Quite unexpectedly, the clipper ship, Waimate, Captain Peek, arrived in harbour this morning with 26 passengers, after a magnificent passage of 68 days from Eddystone. She took her final departure from Eddystone on Oct. 30, crossed the line Nov. 16, passed the Cape Dec. 7, and sighted the Snares on Jan. 4, arriving at the Heads last night. One of the saloon passengers, Mr J.J. Connelly, died of phthisis on Nov. 4, and one of the ordinary seaman, Henry Wood, died on Jan. 3. from effusion of the brain, having been ill during the earliest part of the passage.
Saturday 8th January 1881
When the s.s. Northumberland left London the Waimate was loading, and the steamer's time only beat that made by the Waimate by seven days. The passage is certainly a splendid one, and has only been beaten by one other vessel, the renowned Oliver Lang. The officers of the Waimate this trip are Mr Haslewood, chief mate, last here as second of the Piako; Mr Crang, second, and Mr Granfiled, third. Mr W.H. Pickett still occupies the post as chief steward, this being his fifth voyage in the Waimate. The Waimate was berthed at the Gladstone Pier on Saturday.
The Star Monday 19 December 1881
[Timaru Herald, 20 December 1881, Page 2 from the Press Dec. 19th]
Arrived Lyttelton, Dec. 17 - Waimate, ship, 1124 tons, Mosey, from London (Sep. 5). NZ Shipping Co. agents.
Passengers - Saloon: Adams Mr Henry Coleman Mr and Mrs Davis Mrs Ellis Mr J S Fellows Eliza Fellows Mary Hall Mr Robert E Martyn Mr T H Nelson Mr Frederick Nelson Mr Frederick Montague Nelson Mr Arthur Nelson Miss Ida Nelson Mr George Nelson Mr Ernest Nelson Miss Eva Nelson Master Oswald Nelson Miss Gertrude Scruby Miss Sorley Mr John Wilson Miss Blanche M Second Cabin Cordery Mrs Edith Cordery Mr Ernest Cordery Master Hugh Cordery Master Lionel Orr Mrs Margaret Orr Mrs Mary Orr Miss Maggie Orr Miss Mary Orr Mr James Orr Miss Julia Orr Miss Annie Orr Miss Robina [Verbena] Orr Miss Orr Master Alexander Orr Master Thomas Smith Ellen Smith Agnes Steerage Atkinson J Bell Margaret Hawker Henry Hawker Priscilla Hawker Harry Hawker Nellie Hawker Aubrey Hawker Albert Hawker Eva Marshall James Marshall Jane Marshall Elizabeth Marshall John Marshall Sarah Marshall William J Marshall Richard Marshall Annie Maria McCoy James McCoy Isabella Myers Mary Myers Annie Prue William Prue Alice Prue William G Prue Catherine Prue Ellen Prue Thomas Edward Prue Annie Wilson William Wilson Mary Wilson William Wilson Tom
The Waimate, Captain B. Mosey,
arrived from London on Saturday evening after a ninety-one days' passage from
cast off from the Channel tug to anchorage. The ship brings 68 passengers, two
horses, six sheep, besides some ducks, hedgehogs and dogs. Dr Soreby was the
ship's surgeon. The ship came into port in excellent order in every part, being
a credit to her officers, which are as follows
Mr Hardy, chief
Mr Mulwood, second
Mr Moorhouse, third
Mr W.H. Pickett is on his sixth voyage on the ship as Chief Steward.
The Star Monday 6th November 1882
Arrived Lyttelton -
Nov. 5 - Waimate, ship, 1125 tons, Mosey, from London. NZSCo., agents.
The Waimate dropped anchor off Diamond Harbour, 5 minutes to midnight, having been towed in by the p.s. Lyttelton. She brings 16 saloon passengers, 7 second class and 36 steerage. No illness. Captain Mosey and her officers: Messrs Hardy, Milward, and Campbell. Mr Pickett is still the chief steward.
Passengers: Saloon Avenell Mr Percy Candy Mrs Eleanor Candy Miss Amy A Candy Miss Eleanor B Candy Miss Gertrude M Candy Miss Mandie Denny Miss Hewson Mrs Isabel Hewson Miss Mary Hewson Miss Maude McCulloch Miss Alice Mollett Mr and Mrs Thomas Mollett Miss Lucretia Thomas Mr and Mrs Trent Mr and Mrs Edwin Second cabin Bannard Mrs Mary A Bannard Miss Adelaide A Bannard Miss Edith M Bannard Miss Florence A Bond Miss Julia Bowmar Mr Charles Summers Miss Mary E Steerage Barnard Walter Barnard Gertrude Barnard Alfred Barnard Ethol B Bryenton Lemon Bryenton Frederick Brockett Emma Brockett Ernest Brockett Alfred Brockett Arthur Burke John Burke Michael Connell Pat Connell Mary Darley William Darley Lizzie Darley Maggie Darley Charlotte Darley Mary Feahy Bryan Francis John Francis Margaret Hewitt Isabella Molloy Michael Musson Thomas Musson William Musson Jane Musson Sarah Spencer Ann Spencer Edward ?uane Thomas
The Star Monday 29th March 1886
March 28- Waimate, ship, 1124 tons, Canese, from London. New Zealand Shipping Company.
Passengers - Fitzgerald Mr P George Mr Gerald Stewart Mr A.H. Wilson Mr
Timaru Herald Thursday 17 February 1887
Sailed. Feb. 16 - Waimate, ship, Captain F. Cancase, for London. Passengers - Rear-Admiral Scott, Mrs Scott and family. Her cargo consist of 5085 bales wool, 2 bales rabbit skins, 20 bales basils, 1000 bags oats, 500 bags flour, 17 packages sundries.
The Times, Thursday, May 15, 1930; pg. 12 col C
Nautical Memories A. F. BLOOD.
I was a passenger in the beginning of 1883 in the full-rigged sailing ship Waimate (N.Z. Shipping Company), homeward-bound from Port Lyttelton, N.Z. to London. Our voyage lasted 90 days, a fairly fast passage. During the run from New Zealand to Cape Horn (helped by he "steady westerlies") the only other vessel sighted was the Berean, and she passed quite close to us, and left the Waimate apparently 'standing still. Before the Berean overhauled us, our skipper told me the Berean was the fastest vessel on that route. When the Waimate hauled into Tilbury Dock, about the end of March 1883, there was the Berean nearly discharged.
1880s - The British Ladies' Female Emigrant Society has sixteen permanent matrons on its list for New Zealand ships, who receive about £30 for each voyage, and 10s. 6d. a week when waiting for a ship. The office is 23 Fitzroy Square, W. The duties are not menial, but a good deal of nursing sometimes falls to a matron's lot.
The most important of the surgeon's assistants was the
matron, responsible for the welfare of the single women. She was usually a
suitable person from among the emigrants, selected for the Agent-General by the
British Ladies' Female Emigrant Society, whose agent paid two or three visits to
almost all the New Zealand emigrant ships before they sailed.
New Zealander, 10 March 1852, Page 3
FEMALE EMIGRATION. BRITISH LADIES FEMALE EMIGRANT SOCIETY.
From the "Australian and New Zealand Gazette.")
We have lying before us the Second Report of above Society, which is distinct from, but having objects similar to that originated by the Right Hon. Sydney Herbert. These are to establish homes for the instruction and preparation of female emigrants previous to their departure; to provide visitation at the ports, to secure judicious and efficient matrons for the voyage, and to form corresponding societies in the colonies for the protection and assistance of the female immigrants on their arrival. The society, like its predecessor, numbers many names of high rank; and her Majesty the Queen has added a munificent donation to its funds. The society is yet in its infancy and its chief labours have hitherto been confined to the visitation of emigrant ships ; no less than seventy of these having been visited during the past year, and a large amount of instruction has been imparted at the Government depots; the whole being under the management of ladies, who demote-themselves heartily to the work, and have already effected much good, not only in the mental seed sown, but in the distribution of substantial comforts of which female emigrants but too often stand in need. An effort is about to be made to establish a home in which girls may be received and trained on the principle of servant's training schools, with a view to their being sent out as servants to the colonies ; whilst in the same home, matrons will also be trained to the duties of their office whilst on board. In this, as in all similar cases, funds are required, and the good effected can only be commensurate with such aid ; but we are confident such institutions only require to be known, in order to awaken the benevolence of many, and, till the legislature of this country is alive to the necessity of providing for female emigration as a part of a national system, benevolence cannot be hotter displayed than in the promotion of such objects. We fear there is but too much apathy in this country with regard to female emigration. It is not a taking subject with the money classes. No theorist could get together a number of speculators, and form a colonizing company on the strength of it. There are thousands who might be induced to put down their money for the purchase of imaginary estates in new colonies:-, but perhaps not one of these would give a doit towards female emigration ; though without the latter it is about as easy to give permanent value to their land orders as it was for the Israelites of old to make bricks without straw. All, or nearly all that has hitherto been done for female emigration, has been effected by the aristocratic class, including of course those semi aristocratic persons who are "at ease in their possessions." The monied middle class has literally done nothing, and nothing effectual can be done without then co-operation. The benevolence of the aristocratic classes in this country is proverbial, but that benevolence has a limit, and no one who peruses the munificent aids they have afforded towards female emigration can doubt but that limit is almost reached, if from no other cause than the limited number of the donors. But the aids thus afforded are not a system, or at least not a system of sufficient extent to meet the rapidly growing evil.
Yet the evil must be met, or, like all other diseases in the body physical and the body polite, it will assuredly come to a crisis. Colonization without a due proportion of the sexes is, taken in a philosophical point of view, a suicidal act. By providing for the emigration of the male sex alone such a system actually decrees that females shall be left behind with the alternative only of vice or starvation. We need not say which alternative is taken ; and when we look at the influence exercised by these doomed women over their corresponding class of male associates, it must be evident that by abstracting the more intelligent and best conducted of the male portion only, we are deteriorating the moral status of those left behind. In most other countries it is deemed an object worthy the attention of Government to preserve a healthy moral balance in the population. In our country this is not in the least attended to. It is true we provide policemen to apprehend evildoers, and judges to punish them; but such a thought as that of adopting any system of preventing evil with regard to the female population especially never seems to enter into the ideas of our legislators. When, from our neglect of these matters, we have fairly netted a young female in the commission of crime to which that neglect has driven her, we have no compunction in sending her as a servant, wife, or mother in the house of a Van Diemen's Land bushman, further to corrupt a dwelling, perhaps not over pure already but to send her before she is corrupted, and whilst she is in the full possession of that influence which all pure-minded women carry with them to add to the comforts of, and civilize the uncouth but good-hearted backwoodsman, never comes within the scope of our enlightened senators. Thus our system provides that in order for a young unmarried woman to get to our colonies, she must first become a thief. Even if our Government, in a fit of desperation, sends out a few cargoes of women occasionally, the very wost specimens of the sex are selected, as in the case of the Port Phillip female emigrants, to which we have before alluded, and fuel is thus added to colonial flame.
The question of emigration from this country is assuming a new phase, and we shall ere long have to attend to female emigration, for it is questionable whether we have not almost pushed male emigration to its healthy limit. We do not take into account that by sending out men only of high character or, in the case of their self-expatriation, that none but energetic men emigrate we leave at home a larger proportion of the lazy, the criminal, and the worthless. To mend this state of things, by our neglect of female emigration, we compel them also to become lazy, criminal, and worthless. What will be the ensuing generation resulting from this mixture? We have already an earnest of it in the criminal calendars of our assizes and sessions. We now surpass most other nations in the number of murders committed, and it should be a striking fact which recent experience developed, that the chief actors in these are women. The number of minor offences is also becoming appalling, and in those, too, women, or causes arising from female associations, are preponderant. The evil will not wait much longer though our legislative apathy may wish to indulge in a little more slumber.
But in the meantime, until Providence shall send us a government able to grapple with the difficulties of our increasing population, it becomes the bounden duty of all lovers of their country to make every exertion for promoting female emigration, as one of the best means of checking the railroad speed of crime- to say nothing of the benevolent satisfaction which must arise from the consciousness of being the means of saving hundreds, it may be thousands, of inexperienced young women, who cannot aid themselves from destruction. Whilst yet uncorrupted our colonies will gratefully receive them, and they may become a further bond of union between us and our colonies ; which bond we much need, for the spirit of disaffection therein, arising solely from our perseverance in mailing crime precede emigration, is every day becoming more and more unmistakable. Our system, like all other systems, carries with it its own reward or punishment, and it will be well if its punishment be not, ere long, its reward.
The Society to which we have alluded is established under the presidency of the Dowager Duchess of Beaufort, with whose name are associated those of many ladies of high rank. The offices of the Society are at 25, Red Lion Square, and its Secretary is Mr. Charles Gwillin. We willingly depart from our usual custom in giving publicity to these matters, as we are confident that we are effecting a good purpose in making the benevolent exertions of these ladies as widely known as possible. We have also another object, viz., that of bringing public opinion to bear on the Legislature, so that a matter of such national importance as female emigration shall no longer be left to the sympathies of private benevolence, much as that has effected ; but that it should be deemed worthy of attention in the councils of Government, so that the national disgrace of taking no heed for the most defenceless portion of the population may be wiped away.
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