British Red Cross Society.
The Order of St John of Jerusalem in England.
Joint War Committee,
83 Pall Mall, London, S.W., 10th December, 1915 My Lord,
I am desired by Lord Lansdowne to express to you the the grateful thanks of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John for the most generous contribution of New
Zealand to our fund for relieving the sick and wounded.
The money has now been duly placed to our credit at the Bank of England, and, apart from the message you have received through the Colonial Office, I am directed by Lord Lansdowne to ask that you will add to your kindness by taking any step which is possible to convey an expression of our gratitude to all concerned in , contributing this magnificent sum. We would like to add our thanks to those who have, by organisation and much hard work, helped to bring our appeal so effectively to the notice of the people of New Zealand.
I beg -that we may be permitted at the same time to say how indebted we are to you for the assistance which you have been pleased to render to us. I have the honour to be my Lord, Your Lordship's obedient servant, (Sgd) R._ A. HUDSON, '-■ ■. Chairman of the Finance Committee, j
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British Red Cross Society., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 10 March 1916