The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57
Invercargill, N.Z., December 30, 1884
December 30, 1884.
Dear Sir,—Having been well acquainted with you during the last eight years or more, thus being able to form an opinion of your integrity and aptitude for carrying out successfully such an undertaking as you propose, I have great pleasure in testifying to that, and sincerely hope that you will be able to conduct the same to a successful issue.
I hope to be able to visit the Home Country myself in 1886, and most likely my son will go with me; otherwise I should most certainly put him under your care.—With kind regards I remain, dear Sir, yours truly,
Joseph Hatch,M.H.R. for Invercargill.
Malcolm M. Irving,Esq., Sydney.