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TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. Sia,r»Tlie Church Act, after n very short trial, hos proved dow delusive wore the anticipations of its warmest advocates. On this Act in connection with the state of the Colony which preceded it, and another Act that recently passed the Legisla- tive Council, I am desirous of making a few observations. Few persons of any creed will doubt that England, in send- ing out her criminals to Australia, and making no adequate provision for teachers, lay or clerical, has acted in a spirit unjustifiably parsimonious. The want of that instruction winch may bo obtained in every parish in England has operated most unjustly towards the convict-«hose highest interests ought not to be forfeited, and has proved n serious detriment tu many families who have been induced to emigrate and settle in these colonies. At the time the Church Act was passed some legislative enactment of that nature was imperatively cal led for. It has been asserted that family prayers are very ge...
REGISTRY, SUPREME COURT. 30th September, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
REGISTRY, SUPREME COURT. 30f/í September, 1840. 'Notice is hereby given, that His Excellency the Lieuten- ant-Governor has transmitted to the Supreme Court of Van Dicmen's Land, lo be therein enrolled mid recorded, pursuant lo the 22nd section of 9th George IV. cnp. 83, Hie under-mentioned laws or ordinances, which passed the Legislative Council on the twenty-first and tweuty-seeond dnys of September iiiPtnnt : ANNO QUAnTO VICTOniJS nEGlN.E. " No. IC_An Act to amend an Act passed in the first year of Her present Majesty, intituled -4« Act to make pro vision for the Support of certain ministers if the Christian Religion, and to promote the erection of places of Divine Worship." Passed the twenty-first day of September. " No. 17.-An Act to prevent Doubts as to the applica- tion of an Act of Parliament passed in the twenty-first year of Jumes -the First, intituled An Act to admit the. subject to ' plead the General Issue in Informations of Intrusion brought on behalf of the King's Maje...
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, October 6, 1840. WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, October C, 1840. WHEAT. Notice.-JTlin Commissariat Stores at Hobart Town and Launceston will not be open for the reception of Wheat, (in terms of the advertisement from tbisofiice, underdale of the Pilli August last,) after Saturday, the 10th instant ¡«elusive. From that dale Wheat will be received at the rate of 7s. Cd. per bushel of 04lbs., until further notice. GEORGE MACLEAN, A.C.G.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
TO slDFERTlSERS. In consequence of the new arrangements made at this Office, by which this journal will in future be pub hshed every Tuesday and Friday, it will be neces- sary to send all advcrt'sements intended for the Tuivday's paper to the Courier Office by one o'clock on Monday, and those for Friday, by one o'clock on Thursday.
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, September 23, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, September 23. 1840. Tenders will be received at this office until 12 o'clock on Wednesday, 14th October next, for the supply of the following articles required for general purposes for the periods herein spe- cified, and subject to the conditions referred to in the adver- tisement of the 20th January last, for the annual supplies. Frtm 1st November, 1840, to 3ht March, 1841. ! Bridgewater Glenarchy New Town Farm Colonial Hospital at Ilobarton Vegetables per lb. J NeÄrfolk From 1st December, 1840, to 31 jt March, 1841. f Brighton Tresh meat per lb. J PonSle C Green Point Flour per lb. J Allanvale Fresh meat per lb. J Payment will be made either in British Silver or by Bills on Her Majesty's Treasury at the established premium of 1J |ier cent., at the option of the Assistant Commissary-General. Printed forms for tenders can be obtained at this office. GEORGE MACLEAN, A.C.G.
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, September 28, 1840. BISCUIT, BEEF, PORK, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, September 28, 1840. BISCUIT, BEEF, PORK, fice. Required for the service of the Royal Navy, the following supplies, viz. : SSSH f^ ******* or Irish Biscuit, 25 tons, best quality Suet, 20001bs, best description. To be delivered into the Commissariat Stores as early as possible. The salt meat and suet, in sound packages, to be 1 included in the cost price-the whole to be inspected by aboard of survey. Tenders, specifying the rate per pound and the period of warranty, will be received at this office until To-Morrow, the 7th October, at 12 o'clock noon. Payment will be made in cash or Treasury bills, at the option of the undersigned. GEORGE MACLEAN, A CG.
GAZETTE. GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 262. Colonial Secretary's Office, 30th September, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
GAZETTE. GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 202. Colonial Secretary's Office, 30th September, 1840. The Lieutenant-Governor has directed thait the following notice should be published of the objects of an Act, intituled "An Act to amend two Acts relating to the recovering Payment &nbsp; of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes." &nbsp; &nbsp; Enacts that any Bill of Exchange or Prommissory Note which may have been left with the Registrar of the Supreme Court, shall on demand be returned to the person or persons by whom the same was left. &nbsp; Enacts that it shall be sufficient to exhibit any Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note to the Registrar of the Supreme &nbsp; Court, who shall mark the same as having been exhibited. By His Excellency's command, M. FORSTER.
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 264. Colonial Secretary's Office, 28th September, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 264. Colonial Secretary's Office, 28th September, 1840. Tickets-of-Leave have been granted to the following &nbsp; Convicts; viz.- Henry Bolton, Layton; James Benham, Bardaster; James Charlwood, Bardaster; George Dodd, Gilmore; &nbsp; George Dean, Asia; Robert Febell, Sir Charles Forbes; Francis Hotham, John Barry; George Jenkins, Aurora; W. Bishop, Lady Nugent; John Henry Blain, Lord Lyndoch; Thomas Lea, Lord Lyndoch (2); William Mennott, Augusta Jessie; John Rose, Augusta Jessie; Hannah Gorman, Arab; Phoebe Anne Harper, alias Anne Darnett, Westmorland; Richard Arnott, Marmion; Charles Bourne, Katherine Stewart &nbsp; Forbes; George Mortimer Bevill, Lady Kennaway; Joseph &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Carter, Lord Lyndoch; Edward Guest [,] Persian; John Harvey, &nbsp; Arab; William Haythorpe, Arab; George Hughes, Layton; Robert Lewis, Lord William Bentinck; John Nash, Lord &nbsp; Lyndoch; Thomas Plater, Jo...
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 263. Colonial Secretary's Office, 29th September, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 263. Colonial Secretary's Office, 29th September, 1840. The Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to grant a Con- ditional Pardon to William Piper, per Henry Porcher, and Joseph Sherwood, per Currency Lass, as a reward for their meritorious exertions in the capture of Bushrangers near Ross, on the -instant. By His Excellency's command, M. FORSTER.
ADELAIDE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
ADELAIDE. We have received Adelaide papers to the 22nd of September. The Governor has returned thanks to Major O'Halloran for his conduct in the expedition against the natives. There has been a court of in- quiry held relative to the execution of the natives ; and we are informed that although there was not suffi- cient legal, there was enough moral evidence to esta- blish the guilt of the parties executed. The subject has excited much discussion, as to the power of the Governor to delegate to Major O'Halloran such a commission as enabled him to inflict summary punish- ment without any form of trial whatever, except Major O'Halloran's own judgment of their guilt, formed from circumstantial evidence. His Excellency has also returned thanks to Mr. Pullen for discovering a &nbsp; navigable channel at the sea mouth of the Murray, &nbsp; containing a six-foot draught of water. Preparations are in progress for the election of municipal officers for the new Council. ADELAID...
THE COURIER. Strenue et Prospere. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
THE COURIER. Stvrmie et Urogpcre. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6. Tub Legislativo Council has adjourned to Monday fortnight. His Excellency has started to Oatlands to be present at the grand Midland Agricultural Show, which it is expected will be the best of the kind that has yet taken place in the island. Sir John Franklin is patron of the Association, and will accordingly take the chair, at the dinner held in honour of the occasion. From thence his Excellency proceeds to Toombs's Marsh, in order to inspect the means that have been lately taken to dam it for the purposes of irrigation and the supply of the Macquarie in the sum- mer months, and also to judge of its adequacy to this important object. The question is a disputed one, and remains as yet under trial, Mr. Macmichael having fixed a location order on the marsh, which he claims, not only in virtue of priority of right, (but here again his title is questioned, as a contempora- neous application for hu reservation was made by...
COLONIAL PRESS. (From the Launceston Advertiser, October 1.) [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
COLONIAL PRESS. (From the Launceston Advertiser, October I.) A petition has been forwarded to Hobart Town to His Excellency the Xieutenant-Govemor, willi the prayer of which we entirely agree. The impolicy of the regulation some time since established by the Government, by which people were allowed to build put close to the footpath, is every day becoming more evident, the regularity and uni- formity of the town having been completely and for ever destroyed. The petition, after pointing out that in conse- quence of this permission the streets of Launceston are gradually becoming more and more circumscribed aud confined, alludes to the intended sale of the allotment upon which the old Court House stands, and the opposite ponier, which are advertised to be sold on the 28lh Novem. ber next. The prayer of the petition is, that His Excel- lency the Lieutenant-Governor will please to cause a por- tion of the allotments alluded to, together willi a" part of the allotment now occupied as a ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
SHIPPING. &nbsp; &nbsp; FOR LONDON.-The very fine fast-sailing A 1 British-built bark MARY HAY, A. D. VOLUM, &nbsp; &nbsp; commander, is now loading, and will be despatched for the above port the first week in October, having all her cargo ready for shipment. For passage only, having very superior cabin accommoda- tions, apply to the Captain on boatd ; Askin Morrison, Esq. ; or New Wharf, August 21. KERR, ALEXANDER, & CO. FORPORT PHILLIP.-The fine bark LADY &nbsp; OF THE LAKE, just arrived, has commenced &nbsp; &nbsp; loading for the above port, offering a favourable opportunity &nbsp; for shipping cattle, &c., and excellent accommodations for pas- sengers. For freight or passage, apply to &nbsp; New Wharf, September 20. WILLIS, GARRETT, & CO. FOR LAUNCESTON.-The fast-sailing first-class bark FANNY, 239 tons. M. ANDREWS, master, &nbsp; is now loading for the above port, and will m...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
SYDNEY. The increase of Duties' Bill appears to have passed through the Legislative Council without a single ob- servation from any honourable member. The duties &nbsp; thus provided are 9s. the imperial gallon on all spirits the produce of the United Kingdom, or of Her Majesty's Plantations, and 12s. upon all other spirits. Upon all wine a duty of £15 on every £100 in value of such wine is fixed, and upon all tea and sugar, flour, meal, wheat, rice, and other grain and pease, a duty of £5 per cent., and upon nil other goods, wares, and merchandise, not the produce of the United Kingdom, a duty of £10 upon every £loo value of the same. Owing to. the several arrivals from South America, and the good prospect of the forthcoming harvest, wheat has fallen to 7s. 6&lt;1. and 8s., but Van Diemen's Land wheat is always worth Is. 6d. more than the average quotations. Sir G. Gipps strenuously contends that the ad valorem duty is the duty payable on what an article is worth in...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
SALES BY AUCTION. Quarterly Sale of Stock at Brighton. R. D. TAYLOR will SELL by AUCTION, at Mr. Davis's Sale Yards, Castle Inn, Brighton, on Thursday, the 8th instant, nt 12 o'elock Six pairs excellent working bullocks Two cows, improved breed, to calve shortly . Twenty-live head young cattle, consisting of young cows, steers, and heifers One bay horse, rising four years, quiet to tide and drive One horse, gig, and harness complete-the horse is a most excellent roadster, cither for gig or saddle Besides other stock not particularized. Terms-£25 and upwards, a credit of three months ; and for the Horse, Gig, and Harness, a credit of six months, hy approved hills, bearing two names, if required Corn Sacks, Woolbagging, Loaf Sugar. ÍR. D. TAYLOR will SELL by AUCTION, at his Mart, Elizabeth-street, on Saturday next, the 10th instant, at 12 o'elock, ex " Valleyfield," 11J within diamond, 63 84-Two bales three-bushel sacks Do 79 80-Two bales woolbagging Do 105-Onchlid loaf sugar All more...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Arrivals.-October 3-the schooner Bandicoot, 55 tons, Griffiths, from Port Phillip, with hides and fat. 3-the schooner Water Witch 99 tons, Talbert, from Ade- laide, with sundries-passengers, Mr. Mackay, John Oliver, wife and two children, James Harris and wife, John Goyne, wife, and child, Francis Goyn and wife, Thomas Smith. 4-the French whaler Reunion, 352 tons, Blot, from Havre via Port Lincoln, with oil and bone. 4-the schooner Truganini, 61 tons, Paterson, from Ade- laide, in ballast-passenger, Mr. Johnson. 5--the bark Tuscan, 180 tons, Luke, from London, with a general cargo. Departures.-October 4-the schooner Challenger, 80 tons, Winter, for South Australia, with sundries. 5-the bark Lord Sidmouth, 194 tons, Marr, for Port Phillip, with sundries. ' IMPORTS. Vessels entered Inwards from the 1st October to the 7th October, 1840, inclusive. Per schooner Bandicoot-10 hides, 2 casks fat, D. Mac Pherson. Per French ship Reunion-700 barrels black oil, 20U01bs ...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 6 October 1840
LOCAL. Navigation of the Derwent.-A project is on foot for making the Derwent navigable as far as Hamilton, which it is estimated can be done by the construction of locks, and the cutting a new bed around the base of the rocky falls, wherever they arrest the free current of the stream. Mr. Orr has offered to subscribe £1,000 towards this undertaking, and bis example has been followed by others in a very liberal spirit, so that we trust the Government will feel themselves called upon to aid with all the labour they can afford the accomplishment of so truly national a project. The consequences will be most important to that part of the country, and to the colony in general, as thousands upon thousands of fine land can be put into cultivation, the golden pro- duce of which can thus be wafted down to Hobart Town in a few hours. It is estimated that the cost of making the Derwent navigable as far as Hamilton, will not exceed £30,000, that is, reckoning labour at the English price. May we...