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Wellington Independent October 27th 1863

The barque Affiance, Captain Simson, from London, the 6th June, arrived in this harbour Sunday last, the 25th inst after a passage of 141 days. She has had a long and tedious passage, and has experienced very boisterous weather. She has bought 7 passengers, and a full cargo of general merchandise, and is consigned to Messrs Bethune and Hunter. She has bought three thorough bred horses (two fillies and a two year old colt), which have arrived in fair condition, considering the length of time they have been on shipboard. Four horses were shipped in London, but one of them, a splendid filly, died during the passage. They are the property of Mr Hadfield, a gentleman of large experience in horse-breeding, who states that they are as well-bred horses as ever left the mother country. Mr Hadfield is a passenger by the Affiance, and has taken especial care that the horses have been properly attended  to during the voyage. They were landed yesterday, and placed in Messrs Bethune & Hunter's stables.