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Perthshire Courier, 12 September 1839, p.3 col.2 (pdf image).
Towards the end of a report of a meeting of the “Town Council”, a letter from Patrick Matthew is presented. See Matthew Family Records > Kinnaird Letters > Matthew (1839-08-21) for the original letter, which makes clear that copies of both Emigration Fields and the Scots New Zealand Land Company Prospectus were also enclosed. Matthew requests that the Civic Authorities of Perth publicly endorse his Scots New Zealand Land Company. They decline.

NEW ZEALAND SPEC. – A letter from Patrick Matthew, Esq. of Gourdie Hill, soliciting the patronage of the Council to an association, called “the Scots New Zealand Land Company,” for the purpose of encouraging emigration. The Council declined interfering.

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