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Kermode, William (1780–1852)

In our last [issue] the demise of this old and valued colonist was announced. He had attained a ripe age; and known to all, he was respected by all. His hospitality was proverbial, and in public affairs he was a staunch adherent to what was right, and liberally sustained the efforts of the colonists in every crisis of their affairs. He had for some time retired from active interference in general concerns; but it will not be forgotten that he formed one of the "Patriotic Six," who resigned their seats in the Legislative Council, and who were restored to their position by the sanction of the Crown. It is gratifying to know that the successor to his ample domains and princely fortune, is not only a noble-minded and talented gentleman, but a Christian man. In Robert Kermode the people have not been disappointed. He appropriately represents the district of which his landed possessions form a part; and while his conduct has been transparent, it has also been honest and earnest in the highest degree. For nearly twenty years the writer was aquainted with the late Mr. Kermode, and during more than half that time on terms of friendly intercourse. It may therefore be permitted to the Examiner to drop a tribute of respect to the memory of the late William Kermode, Esq., of Mona Vale.

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