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It affords us most sincere pleasure to be enabled to publish the following gratifying testimony of the care and attention of Capt. Hahn, of the Ship Zebra, recently from Hambro' to this colony. So much of the comfort and happiness of passengers depends upon the manner in which the captains of emigrant ships discharge their important duties, that no opportunity
should be lost in testifying the approbation of the colonists wherever so fitting an occasion
shall arise. To the Captain of the Prince George and Capt. Hahn of the Zebra, (both with
emigrants from Germany) great praise is due for their uniform kindness and attention to those committed to their care, and we would suggest the propriety of the Commissioners granting a
premium to those Captains who bring out emigrants and passengers with safety, and whose Conduct has been so worthy of commendation.
City of Adelaide, South Australia, 19th January, 1839.
DEAR SIR.-Taking a lively interest in the subject of Emigration to the South Australian Colonies, and having in our different capacities had considerable experience in this matter, we cannot refrain from ex pressing our extreme, satisfaction on visiting you shortly after your coming to anchor in Holdfast Bay, at witnessing the great cleanliness, health, and cheer fulness which prevailed amongst the 180 emigrants brought out by you in the " Zebra."
The success with which you have conducted this interesting cargo to these shores, reflects great credit upon you, and we trust it may have the effect of in ducing many others to follow.
We also hope when the great anxiety you have manifested, and the trouble you have taken in the promotion of the welfare of your passengers, after all claims on your attention have ceased by their leaving your ship shall be made known in Germany, that you will be again selected as the most fit person to be entrusted with a similar duty- one to which so much responsibility attaches, and on the humane execution of which so much of the happiness and comfort of many of our fellow creatures depend.
Be assured of our sincere wishes for your welfare and believe us to be. Dear Sir,
Yours very truly,
W. H. DUTTON,
Of Sydney, Merchant and Stock-holder.
Commander Emigrant Ship "Surry" T. PARSONS,
Late of the Emigrant Ship "William Metcalfe."
THOMAS YOUNG COTTER,
Colonial Surgeon. To Captain Hahn, of the ship Zebra.