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The Wellington Independent Wednesday, August 22nd, 1849

The barque Pilgrim, Captain Frqancis, 113 days from London, came into port on Monday last, furnishing us with England intelligence to the 28th April.

Notwithstanding the earthquakes, public opinion was decidedly in favour of New Zealand as an emigration field. Vessel after vessel is advertised, and all fill up with an average amount of cargo and number of passengers.

The Cornwall, with 161 passengers, sailed for the Southern Settlements from Gravesend, on the 19th April.

The Richard Dart sailed for Auckland on the same day.

The Enterprise was advertised to sail for these settlements on the 1st June.

We hear that the barque Elora had sailed for this place.

The ship Leith, sailed from Leith for Otago via London, with a large general cargo and sixty passengers, in March last.