|Title:||Vote of Thanks From the Passengers of the Arethusa.|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Sender||Passengers of the Ship Arethusa|
|Origin||New York, USA|
|Recipient||Capt. John Kelly|
|Relationship||letter of thanks|
|Source||The Belfast Newsletter, Friday, 30 June, 1848|
|Archive||The Central Library, Belfast|
|Log||Document added by LT, 02:10:00.|
|Transcript||TO THE EDITOR OF THE BELFAST NEWS-LETTER.|
SIR-The following resolution of thanks, from the
passengers of the Arethusa, Belfast to New York,
was unanimously agreed to, as a tribute to the
excellent commander of that ship.
JAMES FRENCHBY, cabin passenger.
New York, April, 1848.
"Resolution of thanks to John Kelly, Commander of the
" That, at the close of a prosperous and pleasant voyage,
in which his professional knowledge had been frequently
and fully tested, the undersigned desire to express their
approbation of his services, while under his care.
" The considerate attention constantly shown to the
comfort of each passenger, and the urbanity of manners
which have, at all times, characterized Captain Kelly,
merit from us, severally, a distinct acknowledgment,
and shall be sufficient, at all times, to give us a
sincere interest in his welfare.
" To Mr. Davey, the chief mate, the warmest expression
of our regard is due, for the gentlemanly conduct which
has distinguished him throughout the voyage.
" Desiring to Captain Kelly our best wishes for his
further prosperity, we are, respectfully,
(Here follow the signatures of the passengers, 249
" New York, April, 1848."