ASIA 1839from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers,
arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839
LETTER OF APPRECIATION TO CAPTAIN MAYO
On board the ASIA bound to South Australia, July 1839
To Geo. Mayo, Esq., Dear Sir,
As we have now approached the end of our voyage, and consequently the termination of your arduous duties, allow us to express, on the occasion of our leaving, the confidence we have felt in your judgement in the trying cases you have had to contend with, and to assure you we have felt and seen those difficulties. And, for the kindness and sympathy you have shown to those parents whose hearts have been wrung by the dispensations of an all-wisw Providence, we return to you our sincere thanks (although a poor compensation) and as we understand you purpose [propose] remaining in the colony with us, we trust to shew our gratitude more substantially.
Wishing every blessing may attend you, we remain respectfully yours
A second letter expresses similar thanks and good wishes, adding the same to the agents Messrs. Simpson and Pennington.
Both letter signed by more than seventy passengers.