The New Zealand Spectator and Cook’s Strait Guardian, Saturday, October 5, 1861
Sir George Grey.—The following address to his Excellency has been numerously signed. It will be forwarded by this day’s Post:—
To his Excellency Sir George Grey, K.C.B., Governor of the Islands of New Zealand, &c.
We, the Undersigned, inhabitants of the town and settlers in the district of Wanganui, beg respectfully to address your Excellency upon the occasion of your re-appointment in the Government of the Colony of New Zealand.
We beg to assure your Excellency that we hail the event with most sincere gratification, feeling convinced that to the eminent ability, personal influence, and weight of your name with the aborigines, we may look with confidence for a speedy solution of the difficulties which unhappily have beset the colony now for a considerable period in connection with Native Matters.
We beg to assure your Excellency of our hearty support to such measures as may be deemed necessary for the re-establishment of peace, and for the promotion of the future welfare and prosperity of the colony at large, as well as of our best wishes for health and happiness to your Excellency.