The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 12
To launch our League well before the public, we urge every man, who agrees with us, to come forward and enrol his name as a Member or Subscriber.
The Central Committee on entering upon so extensive, so important, and so difficult an undertaking need funds, and especially in forming and organizing Associations. Several parties in the country have urged the necessity of an Agent being sent for this purpose, and very naturally, but where are the funds to come from, unless they unite to supply them? No such organization has yet been called into exercise in the Colony, and it will require unity of strength and purpose to make it successful.
The Central Committee value the moral support of the sympathy so generally expressed by their country friends, but moral support cannot alone overcome the hard work before them. Give us then your name at once as an Associate Member subscribing 10s. yearly, or, if you desire it, as a Country Member at 5s. yearly, or as a Subscriber at 2s. 6d., and exert yourself to gain as many Members as possible.
In the meantime we say "May God speed the Plough and the Loom!" and help those who endeavour to help themselves.
Albin Mastin, Chairman.Auckland, January 6, 1872.