Nelson Examiner & New Zealand Chronicle February 9th 1864

A gentleman has kindly given us the following intelligence, which he received by the last English mail : - "Portsmouth, November 8. H.M.S. Orontes spoke the Annie Dymes, of London, twenty-four days out, with loss of topmast and jib-boom on the 4th November, in latititude 45 deg. N., longitude 9 deg. W."

Nelson Examiner & New Zealand Chronicle March 5th 1864

The arrival of this vessel was noticed in our last. We have been requested to publish the following testimonial, which was presented by the passengers to Captain Knight. All with whom we have spoken mention in the highest terms the conduct of Captain Knight during the voyage

"To I H. Knight, Esq., Captain of the barque Anne Dymes:- "Dear Sir - We, the passengers of the Anne Dymes, at the conclusion of our long and perilous passage, before taking leave of you and your good ship, wish to express the high estimation we entertain of your qualities as a sound navigator and a gentleman, believing, as we do, that through your instrumentality, under the blessing of Him who controls the winds and the waves of the sea, we have been brought to the end of a critical, though not altogether unpleasant voyage. We have therefore resolved —

"First - That our best thanks are due, and are hereby tendered to Captain F H Knight, for his kindness and attention to us duiring our late passage from London to Nelson, New Zealand.

"Second - That we express our entire satisfaction with regard to the attention and treatment of those who required the services of Doctor J. Mawhinney, the Surgeon of the ship.

"Third - That the above resolutions be published in the Nelson newspapers.

"Signed - J A Y Redworth, H. Gray, W. Jackson, Thomas Snook, Richard Green, Elizabeth Hunt, Edwin Watson, Margaret Connell, Henry Gerrish, Elizabeth Drinkwater, Robert Cox, Mary Downey, William Cogan, Elizabeth Ann Louisa Budge, Christopher Remnant, Anna Eliza Cooke, James H. Richards, Ann Remnant, Harriet Webber, Elizabeth Breniner, Louisa E. Richards, Emma Watkins, Elizabeth Sharpe, Elizabeth Thompson, Mary Reardon, Margaret Falvy, Jane Gray, Annie Lester, and Ellen Snook."

There was one death, that of Mrs. Hopkins, a middle aged woman, and two births on board.