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Otago Witness July 13th 1872

The clipper ship William Davie has arrived safe in port from the Clyde, with immigrants and other passengers, who were brought to Dunedin on Tuesday by the first trip of the Harbour Company's steamer Golden Age. The William Davie, according to her log, has been detained in running down her easting by adverse weather. She left the Tail of the bank, Greenock, on the 6th of April; had bad S W weather, and took her final departure from off Cape Clear on the 16th. Good wind were then experienced to the Trades. Crossed the Line on 6th May, in long 24.57 W. Passed the Meridian of Greenwich on the 21st of the same month. Ran her easting down on a parallel of 41 S. From 98 to 120 E., she experienced a continuance of light easterly winds for three weeks. Passed between the Snares and traps on the forenoon of the 6th, and arrived and anchored off the Heads on the following afternoon, and was towed up by the steamer Geelong on the flood yesterday. Captain Peacock is still in charge, and received from his passengers on arrival a very congratulatory testimonial, which will appear in a future issue. The general health has been good throughout; one child, however, died from measles.