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ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP ALBEMARLE
The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian January 4th 1862

There was a ship signalled yesterday, which is supposed to have been the Albemarle, from London. She must have been blown off during the night, as she has not come in, nor is she signalled.

ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP ALBEMARLE
The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian January 8th 1862

The ship Albemarle, Capt. Merritt, from London, arrived in port last Sunday afternoon after a long passage of 145 days from Gravesend, which place she left on the 13th August, the Downs on the 24th, and finally took her departure from Dungeness on the 2nd Sept. She has had a succession of light baffling winds during the whole of the passage. She is one of Messrs Willis, Gann & Co's line of ships, and has come into this port in capital order. The passengers speak in high terms of the courtesy and attention of Captain Meritt and his officers, and have presented them with with a letter thanking them for their kindness during the passage. She brings a large cargo of general merchandise, and is consigned to Messrs Bethune & Hunter.

ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP ALBEMARLE
The Wellington Independent January 7th 1862

The ship Albemarle, Captain Meritt, from London, arrived in this harbor on Sunday, the 5th inst. She sailed from Gravesend on the 13th August, and meeting with contrary winds in the Channel, was delayed in the Downs until the 24th, She finally took her departure from Dungeness on the 2nd of September. During the whole of the passage, the Albemarle met with a succession of light baffling winds and calms, which considerably protracted her voyage. The Albemarle is a handsome looking vessel, and came into port in fine order. The passengers speak in high terms of Captain Meritt's courtesy and attention, and have presented him with the subjoined letter of thanks. The Albemarle is one of Willis Gann & Co's Liners; She brings a large general cargo for this port and is consigned to Messrs. Bethune and Hunter.

We the undersignrd passengers per Albemarl cannot forbear expressing our appreciation of the very courteous treatment, experienced from Capt Meritt and the Officers of the ship during our passage to this country. Your solicitude on all occasions to promote our comfort and happiness, conduced greatly to lessen the tedium of a voyage, protracted by a succession of calms and unfavorable winds. Please to accept, our tribute of sincere thanks for your kindness, which we assure you will long be gratefully remembered. With cordial wishes that your future voyages may be safely accomplished and attended by every success - Signed. Albert Tuxford, Edward Bibby, M. A. Trotman,  Mrs. E. Bibby, John White, Mrs. A. Smith, David Peacock, Mrs Strong, Thomas Langdon, Joseph Davis, John Harvey.

THE ABSENCE OF THE PILOT
The Wellington Independent February 7th1862

Mr. Hunter was very sorry to have to move the following resolution - "That the attention of His Honor the Superintendent be called to the fact that the Pilot was absent from his post when the ships Arabella and Albemarle arrived off the Port on the 3rd inst." He did not wish to bring any accusation against the Pilot, but he thought that it was right the attention of the Government should be called to the circumstance. As Agent for Lloyds, and as Agent of the Albemarle, it was his duty to bring the question under the notice of the Chamber, and he thought that an enquiry ought to be instituted.