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British Lion, Immigrant Voyage to Victoria 1857-58

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The British Lion Arrived at The Port of Melbourne from Liverpool England on January 7 1858


January 7. - British Lion, ship, 1,370 tons, F. F. Harrington, from Liverpool 30th September. Passen-gers - cabin: Mr. and Mrs. Hanker, Mr. Bramich and family ; and 210 in the intermediate and steerage.

De Pass Brothers and Co., agent

From SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) of Friday 8 January 1858, Page 4. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7144735?

Public Records Office Victoria Unassisted passenger lists (1852-1923) Record Series Number (VPRS): 947

The Argus of Friday 8 January 1858

AN ADDRESS to F. F. HARRINGTON, Esq , Commander of the ship BRITISH LION.

Respected Sir, -We, the intermediate and steerage passengers of the ship British Lion (of which you are commander), under a thankful sense of your care and attention to us during our voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne, return you our sincere thanks Your gen-tlemanly conduct and kind attention deserve far higher praise than we can find language to express, and, though not uttered by our lips, we feel a some-thing within us that says we shall ever revere and re- member you with thankful gratitude ; your care over us was parental like, you enquired into our every want, but, not satisfied with enquiring, you seen into and had everything done that could be done for our comfort and happiness ; were any of us sea-sick your appearance amongst us was a balm which banished every thought of sea sickness. Your cheerful dispo- sition and mildness of temper gained the heart and affections of every passenger on board your ship. And whilst during the storm of the 6th, 7th, and 8th. of October, when fear was depicted on every counte-nance, your cool and collected behaviour drew from the lips of all, " He is worthy of the confidence re-rosed in him." Though strange to such scenes of contending elements, we at last, when assured by you that there was no danger, looked on with calm indlf- ference - your word of assurance banished the fears of the doubting, and caused our minds to be at rest.

No man of your crew was unwilling to do his duty, neither had you recourse to coercion nor domineering language, but you gained them by kindness which was quite a stranger to them , and In the hearts of both crew and passengers you were beloved. And now, dear sir, we have parted company, per-haps never to meet on this side the grave. May your journey through life be crowned with prosperity, and when the setting sun of old age shall have furrowed your brow, may you have made your peace with God, through your Redeemer, and that He may rise you from the sleep of death to the resurrection of eternal life, to reign with Him throughout an endless eternity.

This is the sincere prayer of your ever-devoted and well wishing friends, &c.

On board tho ship, British Lion.

January 5th, 1858. 277

NOTICE to CONSIGNERS. -BRITISH LION, J. F. HARRINGTON, from LIVERPOOL This vessel will be reported at the Customs this morning Consignees will please pass entries, present bills of lading, and pay freight to the undersigned. Arrange-ments have been made with Messrs. Bruce, Norton and Co. to discharge cargo at the Railway Pier, at current rates.

DE PASS BROTHERS and CO., agents, 24 Queen street. 206

Both from Advertising in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) of Friday 8 January 1858, Page 1. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7144734?

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