TESTIMONIAL TO CAPTAIN ROBINSON
OF THE BOLTON
The New Zealand Gazette May 2nd 1840
The following is a copy of the vote of thanks adopted by the cabin passengers of the barque "Bolton", which we have been requested to insert:-
To John Percival Robinson, Esq., Commander of the barque "Bolton", from London to New Zealand.
the undersigned, being the cuddy passengers in the above ship, proceeding to New Zealand
under the auspices of the New Zealand Land Company, as Colonists or Settlers there,
&c., cannot disembark from the vessel in which we have sailed together for tewnty
weeks, without offering and presenting as captain and commander our testimony and
united thanks for your uniform kindness and urbanity, as well as for the liberal manner in
which we have been supplied. At the same time we desire to acknowledge the kind and
gentlemanly conduct of the officers under your command, and the good behaviour of the
R G Lowe, Surgeon Superintendent
J G Butler, C L K P
J F Churton, Chaplain of the Episcopal Church
H S Harrison
J E Collet
R J B Harrison
Captain Robinson's reply:-
To the Rev. Mr Butler
Dear Sir, In behalf of myself and officers, I have much pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of the very gratifying testimonial of the passengers, conveyed to me yesterday through you, and feel much pleased that my endeavours to render the passage as comfortable as possible to them, have met with approbation.
I beg you will convey to them my sincere thanks for the honour done me, congratulating all on the successful termination of the voyage, and wishing that every possible success and prosperity may attand this new and grand undertaking.
Believe me, my dear Sir,
Yours very truly,
JOHN PERCIVAL ROBINSON,
"Bolton", April 11, 1840.