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GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 61. Colonial Secretary's Office, 10th March, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 61. Colonial Secretary's Office, 10th March, 1841. The following alterations have been authorised in the Sheriff's Department; viz. &nbsp; Henry Sullivan, per Aurora, to be supernumerary Javelin-man at Launceston, from this date. John Blades, per Sarah, to be Javelin-man at Hobart Town Gaol, vice Henry Hopkins, Lord Lyndoch, dismis- sed ; from this date. By His Excellency's command, M. FORSTER. &nbsp;
THE CABINET. ON AN EXQUISITELY WRITTEN WORK ENTITLED WOMAN'S MISSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
THE CABINET. OK AN XXQUISITELY WRITTSN WORK EKIITLID WOMAN'S MISSION. 'Tis writ 1 the labour of a noble mind And pious heart shine forth bofore the world, As beams of sun-light, lively and intense, Fraught with the spirit of celestial love An emanation from Divinity. Nor less, inspired and'sanctified the "thought," Which stations woman in her proper sphere, And spends itself t' elucidate her way A sweet and certain, though peculiar, way To work God's will, and aid God's purposes, In the eternal kingdom of His grace. Go, virtuous offspring of a high-toned mind I Substance of holy reasoning and love I Go gently forward i On thy tender " mission," Range the fair world ; till every heart that lives By draughts of wisdom, from its purest source, Shall relish thy " sweet counsel, and return, In universal practice of thy doctrine. Meet praise,-to her who gave thy being birth, And Him whose glorious cause thou shalt advance I T. C. What are the pomp and majesty of an earthly court, the nug ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
WANTED, to Rent or Purchase, an Agricultural and Cattle FARM, on the left Bank of the Derwent, near town. Apply to W. W., by letter post paid, at this Office. March l8._ WANTED, by a Young Man, brought up to Agricultural pursuits in England, a situation at OVERSEER on a Farm. Can be well recommended. Apply to E. P., by letter post paid, at this Office. March l8._ A CONCERT and BALL will take place at the Assembly Rooms on Wednesday, the 14th April next. The Concert will take place at one o'clock in the forenoon, and the Ball to commence at eight in the even- ing, (provided a sufficient number of subscribers come forward.) Early application for tickets is requested, so as to enable the committee lo make the necessary arrange- ments. Concert tickets for gentlemen 10s., and Indies 5s. Ball tickets one guinea, which admits a lady and gentle- man. Application for tickets to be made to the Secretary, or John M'Leod, Esq., Campbell Town.; if by letter pott paid. ROBERT W. BOSTOCK, Hon. Sec...
SHERIFF'S OFFICE. 17th March, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
SHERIFF'S OFFICE. nth March, 1841. The following account of writs of execution, now remain- ing unsettled in my office, is advertised by me, in compliance with-the provisions of " the Debtor and Creditor Act." Jones v Wilson, writ received Feb. 19, levy March 25, at Macquarie Plains. Sale-On Tuesday, March 23, at 1 o'clock, on the pre. mises of defendant, in the Macquarie District, eight .tacks of grain, consisting of wheat, oats, and harley ; a flock of sheep, horses, working bullocks, horned cattle, household furniture, &r. Wise & anr. v. John itirchall, writ received Feb 19, levy February 26, Pittwater. Sale-On Saturday, March 20, at 12 o'clock, at the Court House, Hobart Town, all the defendant's right, title, and interest, in and to a farm of 00 acres, situate at Pittwater, bounded by land belonging to Milli, Billett, and Lucas : unless this execution be previously satisfied. Dunn bg. v. Serjeant, writ received February 26, levy March 2, O'Brien's Bridge. Sale-O...
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE. 16th March, 1841. FIREWOOD, LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE. 16í/t March, 1841. PinEWOOD, LAUNCESTON. Tenders for supplying the Civil Department of the Govern- ment in Launceston with Fuel, from 1st April, 1841, to the Slst March, 1842, will be received at the Colonial Secretary's Ónice until Tuesday the 30th instant. The Tenders must specify the rate per ton, free of all other expense, at which firewood, consisting of Dry Gum or She Oak, will be delivered at the several public offices, or other establishments in Launceston. Security for the fulfilment of the contract will be required. E. J. MANLEV, Accountant of Stores.
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
CHINA. FROM China our advices reach to the 17th Novem- ber. A memorandum of Admiral Elliott, dated the 6th, had been published, to the effect that a truce had been agreed upon pending the negotiations. The British boundaries have been strictly defined. They take in the island of Chusan. The Admiral recom- mends the cultivation of a friendly intercourse with the natives.
AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
AMERICA. INTELLIGENCE from the United States is to the i lth November. The papers are almost exclusively filled with electioneering speeches. The contest between Van Buren and General Harrison, for the Presidency, had been unusually sharp, and terminated in the election of General Harrison by the largest majority ever known. The particulars of the contest was brought to Liverpool by the President steam-ship, which left New York on the 11th November, and ar- rived at Liverpool on the 28th, a few days before the Lady Raffles sailed. The rate of exchange on Eng- land was from 8£ to 9 percent; premium. Little bu- siness doing. Specie was in great demand for ex- port. The cotton market was inactive, and prices with a tendency to recede. It is expected now that the elections are over business will improve.
CUSTOM HOUSE. Hobart Town. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
CUSTOM HOUSE. Hobart Town. Return of' Grain and Flour exported from the port of Hobart Town for the week ending 16th March, 1841, inclu- sive :-Nil. I Return of Grain and Flour exported from the port of Laun- ceston during the week ending 13th March; 1841, inclusive: -Oats. 587 bushels : - Flour, 12 tons. G. H. BARMKS, Collector.
INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
INDIA. OUR advices from India reach to the commence- ment of December. Dost Mahomet had surrendered, and it was exppcted that his two sons would follow his example, The war in Affghanistan may therefore be said to be at an end. Dost Mahomet rode direct from the field of battle and gave himself up. It was anticipated that our troops would be refused a passage through the Punjaub; but on the contrary, the reigning Prince, Shere Singh, has afforded them every assistance, and they passed the Sutledge near Ferozeporo over a fine bridge of boats. Kurruck Singh, the successor to the celebrated Runjeet Singh, had died rather suddenly, and, as was rumoured, from the effects of poison. His widow, attended by three handmaidens, mounted the funeral pile and was burned to ashes. Our readers will re- collect, that on the death of Runjeet Singh, a similar instance of self-sacrifice took place. In the midst of the solemnities attending the fune- ral of the late Rajah, his son and successor. Nao Neh...
SYDNEY PRESS. SPECIAL SURVEYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
SYDNEY PRESS. SPECIAL SURVEYS. We regret to have to announce that the Special Survey system, with all its disadvantages, is to be immediately intro- duced into this Colony. It maybe remembered, that when the newland regulations were under discussion in the Legislative Council, some of the members hinted at the probability of Special Surveys being introduced ; and in the course of the debate, the Governor distinctly denied that this would be the case. His words were, " I am glad, however, to find, that even by these regu- lations, neither the Slpecial Survey system ; nor the playing of dice for town allotments of South Australia, are to be intro- duced into this colony." Since that time, there have not been so far as we are aware, any new regulations promulgated by the Secretory of State, nor the Colonization Commission- ers ; and, therefore, it is clear, that His Excellency did not take the view of the regulations which the Commissioners intended they should bear, inasmuch as Specia...
REPORT ON EGYPT. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
REPORT ON EGYPT. Bv Da. JOHN EOWRING. 1840. First let us observe of the Report that it comprises a large body of information, which we can but thus slightly advert to at present, concerning the popula- tion of Egypt, and in remark upon her agricultural and manufacturing productions, her revenues and ex- penditure, her commerce and commercial usages, the state of her legislation as respects persons and pro- perty, the progress made by her people in education, ?ind other general questions of a statistical character, in relation to the development of her resources. On these various important and interesting matters Doc- tor Bowring describes himself to have diligently sought instruction from every accessible source, and the re- port carries evidence of his having succeeded to a more satisfactory extent than commonly falls to the lot of Europeans. The general result or impression created is somewhat curious ; and this we shall state to the reader. Great, then, would seem to be the advan...
THE QUEEN'S ACCOUCHEMENT BIRTH OF THE PRINCESS ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
THE QUEEN'S ACCOUCHEMENT BIRTH OF THE PRINCESS ROYAL. The town was taken somewhat by surprise on Sa- turday, (Nov. 21), by the announcement that the Queen had given birth to a Princess/ For although the event was expected to occur shortly, the wise ia such matters had set it down for some days later. The ringing of belle, however, which spread from spire to spire, strengthened the report as it ran from mouth to mouth ; and at twenty-five minutes to three a royal salute from the Tower guns confirmed it. in the afternoon, the following official announcement^ was published in a London Gazette Extraordinary ; Buckingham Palace, 21s/ November, 1840.-This afternoon, st ten minutes before two, the Queen was happily delivered of » Princess. His Royal Highness Prince Albert, Her Roy»! Highness the Duchéis of Kent, several Lords of her Maje«tj'i Most Honourable Privy Council, and the Ladies of ber Ma- jesty's bedchamber, being present. This great and important news was immediately madeira to ...
NEW TOWN RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
NEW TOWN RACES. The races are generally the signal for the suspension of all business, commercial, political, and agricultural; and &nbsp; are hailed therefore with great joy, by all parties who look forward to them as a sort of break in the dull mono tony which for the greater part of the year distinguishes Hobart Town. In respect to rational amusement, were it not that the hopes of tie community are balanced between the Regatta and the Races, there would we believe, notwith- standing the nature of the atmosphere which endues us with such surprising animal spirits, giving us an elastic rebound of almost American power, so that insol- vency is treated as a mere temporary decadence of circum- stance - a fall of the leaf, which being done brown will come forth with fresh viridity next spring - were it not for these two interludes in our existence - even in spite of all the advantages which the climate can bestow - we are certainly convinced there would be much work for the Cor...
THE COURIER. Strcnue et [?]. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, MARCH 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 19 March 1841
THE COURIER. Strcnue et .prospere. HOBART TOWN. FRIDAY, MARCH 19. THE " Lady Raffles" prison ship has arrived. We announced some time since that Captain Montagu would return by this ship to Van Diemen's Land ; our political sages of print doubted it. In their ex- ceeding wisdom they imagined the announcement was made only that it should be unmade. We had no idea we were treading upon such false ground. If the sophistication of morale goes on at this rate, it will most assuredly antipodize us ia respect to reason as weil as situation on the globe. Nevertheless we are happy to inform our readers that Captain Montagu has arrived in the colony, and further still, that be is in good health. It has been asked by one of the prints of the day in what state will he find the colony ? Our answer is, that he will find it disenthralled from all fear of the base portion of the press, which is now prostrate and powerless. He will no longer find it a prey to un- principled jargon. He will see that ...