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MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
MISCELLANEOUS. Will of Shaksprarr, Milton, and Napoleon.-The lait wills and testaments of these three great men mc tied up in one ?.beet of foolscip, and may be seen nt Doctors' Commons In the will of the bald of Avon is an inter- lineation in his own hand-writing, ' I give unto my wifo my brown best bed with the furniture.' It is proved by William Buvde, 22d of July, ICIO. The will of the minstrel of Paradise is a nuncupative one taken by his daughter, (he great poet being blind. The will of Napo- leon is signed in a bold style of writing; the codicil, on the contrary, written shortly befoic his death, exhibits the then weak stale of his body. Ft anl.ncss.-The most agreeable of all companions is a simple, frank man, v. iihout any high pretensions to an oppressive greatness ; one who loves life, and understands the use of it ; obliging, alike at all hours ; above all, of a golden temper, and steadfast as an anchor. For suth a one we gladly c\changc the greatest genius, the mostbiill...
The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 30, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
Coe Courier» THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 30,1840. . .?-«.?-???-. ,, AH extraordinary article in last week's Review having- escaped our observation, we think it right to revert to it, in order that such a gem in print may not lose in general estimation, from the fact of its being set in the columns of a journal no- torious for its dealings in pinchbeck, but that it may be viewed apart from the vulgar prejudice that nothing good can come out of its peculiar locale, and be weighed and judged of according to its intrinsic merits, without reference to the mode or means by which it has been brought to light-it being an unreasonable supposition 'to presume that a political " smasher" must always, of necessity, deal in base coin. ; The article to which we allude professes tojbe in answer to some silly effusion in the Colonial Times, referring to the offer by Lord John Russell, of what the Times, or the leaden journal, calls the Clerkship to the Board of Commis- sioners, which it is further state...
INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
INDIA. Staff Arrangements for the Expedition to China. We believe we may state on authority, on which our readers may place every reliance, that the following statf arrangements for the forthcoming expedition to China have been completed :-Major Becher, Deputy Quarter Master General ; Dr. Corbyn, Chief of the Medical Stuff; Captain Caine, Assistant Adjutant General ; Captain Ramsay, Assistant Commissary General.-Englishman. Major General Sir A. Caldwell-The death of Major General Sir A. Caldwell promotes Lieut.-Colonel Frith to the rank of Colonel willi a slice of Hie Off- reckonings ; Brevet Lieut.-Colonel Pew to a regi- mental Lieutenant Colonelcy ; Captain Rawlins lo a Major, and Lieut. S. H. M'Donald to a Captaincy. Ibid. China Erpedition.-This contemplated expedition against the celestials seems to be in high favour with our sepoys, We now learn that the whole of the Arracan local corp3 have volunteered at once, mid urge as an argument in favour of the acceptance of their spiri...
QUARTER SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
I QUARTER SESSIONS. At HOBARTON-On Saturday, 15th August. At CAMPBELTON-On Tuesday, 4th August. COURT OF REQUESTS. At CAMPB EL TON--On Friday, 7th August. At NEW NORFOLK- On Wednesday, 5ih August. At OATLANDS-On Friday, 7th August. State of the Female House of Correction, Hobart town, July 28.-Number assignable for Hobart, 8; do. for the interior, 30. State of the Female House of Correction, Laun- ceston, July 25.-Number assignable, 3.
Meteorological Observations, From July 23 to July 29, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
meteorological Obssrvsvtlona, From July 23 to July 29, at Hobarton, 2 o'Cloek eachDajl^ Tliur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. 30 2| 30 I 3» 1 29 a 29 b] 29 31 29.91 49 North Weit Variable South North West Ditto North Ditto Velocity or the Wind. 10 6 IO 5 30 SO 35 Depth of Kain, 0.3 inches. Sun rises, 7h. 10m. Sun sets, 4h. 50m. Daylight begins, 6h. 40m. Daylight ends, 6h. 80m. Length of day, 9h. 40m. Day increases, Ob. 60rn. Clock before sun, Oh. »n Moon'aF.ft.^thday.Sp«' All Orders, Advertisements, or Communications, »"""Í? for this Paper, should be forwarded, addressed to*T Proprietor of the Courier, early in tke wa\J¡\¡x Notices and Advertisements can be received g"*1 o'clock on Thursday Evening, after T*jf*tilm-\n¡M nouncemtnts, if sent, cannot appear **** .**".* T «ceci. / AGENTS, " Mr. H. DOWWKO, Booh"1«, Launeuton. Mr. T«oo, BookseUer-*«"** £"«' ¿N"V' ,_ Mr. J. UuaNHAK »*". ,0» ^OIOT Street, IM*» Printed and iV*?*«* **'*« £?"*'". ^LUÜLS°*J tlupari'of St. David?*, in 'Hobart T...
TO THE PUBLIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
TO THE PUBLIC. The increased circulation, of this journal renders it necessary tlrnt all Advertisements intended for insertion in the Courier, should be sent to the Office, in Coliins-street, l»/ G o'clock on Thursday afternoon. After that time they will be inserted, if possible, but cannot be insured. To pi event disappoint- ment, our advei thing friends are tequestid tosend a manu- script copy direct to the Courier Office, «y» it frequently happeni, that when left at the Adicitiscr Office with direc. tions toforwaid them, they are seldom delivered in time, and are sometimes not sent at all.
GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
GAZETTE. I g-*i OVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 183, Colonial \Jf Seciclary's Office, July 23. I The Lieulenaiit-Governor has approved of the ap I pointmenl of George Blake, per Sarah, as Javelin I mun, in the Sheriff's Deparlment, vice John Chard, I per William Glen Anderson, resigned} to luke effect I from the 22nd instant. I By His Excellency's command, M. FORSTER. GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 164, Colonial Secretary's Office, July 20. Tickets-of-Leave have been granted to the following Convicts; viz:-Henry Archer, Layton ; Samuel Bur- &nbsp; ridge, Red Rover; James Bradbury, Georgiana; James Bucknall, Katherine Stewart Forbes; George &nbsp; Barleyman, Lord William Bentinck ; Jonathan Brown, &nbsp; &nbsp; ditto; Henry Bellingham, Arab; Thomas Broughton, Aurora; Joseph Barker,'Elphinstone ; Robert Coul son, Layton ; John M'Curdy, ditto ; William Cham- &nbsp; berlain, Elphinstone; William Crookes,ditto; Samuel Durrant, Womford ; Thomas Drew, England ; Joshua...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
MARRIED-On the 20th instant, at Halstead, Prosser's Plains, by the Rev. James Norman, CHARLES BOUCHER, Esq., of Adelaide, South Australia, to ISABELLA, second daughter of Robert Laing, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at Law. DIED-At Liverpool, in March last, Lieutenant ROBERT LOW, R.N., Government Emigration Agent to that Port.
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 23rd July. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 23rd July. Tour persons paid the fine of 5s. and were dis- charged. Henry Higginson, assigned to Dr Fowler, was chained with drunkenness,and sentenced to fourteen da>s'sollt uy confinement on hi ead and water. Robert Packman and Richard Sponage were bound &nbsp; o«er to keep Hie peace towards Mr. F. Pattison, they hiving assaulted linn in conspqucnce of a nusunder btandmg arising about the patinent of some work they had been doing for him (Mr. Pattison) Thomas Anderson, ticket-of-leave, an lund servant to Mr. Jacomb, was charged bv that gentleman with drunkenness, lo have his tiiket-of-leave suspended mid to woik six months on the road. Thom is Andei son was a¿ain brought up on a charge picfeued agiinsttuni by a man n imed Jacques. This was a charge of a jealous nature, in which the defendant and plaintiff's wife were considered to be too intimate The charge being Bubstanli tied, the prisoner was sentenced lo an additional six months o...
SPIRIT OF THE PUBLIC JOURNALS. THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO POWER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
SPIRIT OF THE PUBLIC JOURNALS. I THE GOVRRNMCNT MAS NO POWHR. ¡ Church of England Quarterly Review.--Has the Downing-street Club tiny clnim upon the name of a government in (lie management of our fin ii n ces ? The mere suggestion of such an idea, is enough lo raise the uuextinguishable laughter of gods and men. Never surely since exchequers were created was there such a chancellor ¡is Lord Monteagle-invested with (he rohe3 of the peerage for the same reason that Sir De Lacy Evans wns invested willi Hie collar of the Bath-because he covered himself and his oliice willi ridicule and disgrace. There is no need of encum- bering our page with figures; it is quite fHough to say that now, in the twenty-fifth year of pence, willi all our establishments, civil, military, and naval, in all I heir departments shamelessly cut down and re- duced lo the very verge of inefliciency, we are falling in our finances al the tate of from one to two millions a year; and that in all probability (lie defi...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
CHINA. . J46 following is a list of the vessels which have %Tri i eo ".»t0 «»"»ey H. M.'s 20tb (Cameronians) .ri pi*11 or about t,,e 20th of tuis »nunth. *"e. ^""nstone, 52!) lons, 5 ofHcers, 145 non commissioned "nk ai,d fi)eg . tue R0homn"yt gi7 toI18# J «'neera, ¿25 no.,conin,¡98¡0ne(i rank ana ü|e8 . t|ie «fjiaacc, 511 tons, «.office«, 179 non-cominissiooe.J rank ana files ; the E».^ 65S t0lis 5 0n¡cers, 208 non-commissioned iBk\,d fl|e8 . the Indian Oak, 609 tons, 8 officer«, 134 ncv^miuisBioued muk nud SHIPS FOR THE Cuirtup È^-OHION. So litUe ia known of the Goverame^ « ' " :. . aod operations in regard to the Mr ,is^».»«» brewiog.for the celestial*, that *ny little inl^'ct?"° *«tu reference to it »Hit*« Acceptable.. WeT^'J - .--.----... ¡i-«M-irii mari ? ?-r~r fnre subjoin the names of the vessels which have been chartered for n period of three months certain, anil are being daily despatched lo the China Sea with stores, &c. In addition to tim following muster, two ve...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
SYDNEY. Our latest Sydney papers are to the 19th in- stant. The most important intelligence is the continued decline in the wheat market, which grain has now fallen to nine shillings and A-.'.V pence per bushel. The two-pound loaf is eight pence, but it is expected to be sixpence in another week. The editor of the Sydney Gazelle, Mr. George William Robertson, has been sentenced to pay a fine of £200 to the Queen, and to be imprisoned for twelve months, for a libel on Captain Nias, of IL M. S. Herald. War tcith France.-The question was put by an honor- able member of Council, in the course of yesterday's pro cmlings, whether there were any apparent chances of war between France and Great lirilain as to New Zealand To this His Excellency made answer, that he really did not think there was ; as, in the first place, the two nations «ore on the best possible terms at home, and this Company, «liitli «as said to be coming out from France, he had every reason to believe «as no more in fact ...
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) STRANDING OF THE DARK "OCEAN QUEEN," AND TOTAL WRECK OF THE "CITY OF EDINBURGH." [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) STRANDING OF THE BARK "OCEAN QUEEN," AND TOTAL &nbsp; WRECK OF THE " CITY OF EDINBURGH." As is always the case when events of this sort occur, numerous reports are in circulation ; we think, however, we may vouch for the truth ol' the following account of this unfortunate occurrence, having spared no enquiry calculated to elicit the truth, carefully abstaining from stating anything admitting of a doubt. &nbsp; The Ocean Queen left London on the 6th March, arrived at the Cape on the 28th ¡May, and sighted the heads of the River Tamar about the 8th July, after a passage of rather more than four months. About 8 o'clock in the evening of that day, the wind increased to such a degree that it was found impossible to reach the heads that night, the captain accordingly put about, in- tending to stand in the next morning, if the wind abated. For three successive days it blew a perfect hurricane, such &nbsp; as sel...
ALMANACK, AND ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC SALES FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
AZMAXtTACX, I AMO ABSTRACT OF rUBLIC SALIS fO» Til« CNSUIMO WUK. I Sunday-August 2.-Seventh Sunday after Trinity. CHURCH RERVici-moren LtSSON*. Morning Lessons-II. Samuel, ch. 21-St. John, ch. 21. Evening Lessons-II. Samuel, ch. 24-Hebrews,ch. & Monday-August 3. Sale-Damaged Canvas, Shirt*, fitc., at his Mart-T. V. Lowes. Sale-House and Cottage in Williamson-street, Argyle street-T. Y. Lowes. Sale-Chimney, Pier, and Dressing Glasses, Guns, P« tols, Plated Teapots, Cutlery, Paintings, &c-T. Y. Lowes. Tuesday-August 4. Sale-Public House and Premises in Molle street-W. T. Macmichael. Wednesday-August 5, Prince Eugene defeated the Turks at Peterwarden, 1716. Thursday-August 6. Fourth Quarterly Sale of Stock, at Mr. Stepbenion'« Yards, Richmond-D. Taylor. Friday-August 7. Sale- Unlocated Order for Land, at his Mart.-T. '(. Lowes. Saturday-August 8-George Canning died, 1827«
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
For Freight or Charter. rpHE fine baik Frances, Captain 1 Hunt, now discharging at tlie New Wharf. Apply to the master on board» or to CHAULES M'LACHLAJ». Herdsman's Cove. . ._ rfy H E steamer Governor Arthur tr^jfr^^. J. will leave Hobart Town /rluliu\_-ffl^ every Tuesdav and Friday morn ^|jgg|Ngg|gg» ing,' at 8 o'clock, for Hie convey .^eöfpöiseiiseisand goods to the above Stores. Grain or other produce sent to the Stores, will be con "cvcd to Hobart Town the same day. 4 The roads leading from the main road Brighton and Tea Tree District, have been put in excellent state of repair. Every accommodation will be given for horses «ndbull0CkS- CF.SAI.MOK. N.B.-Any Goods left at the Stores on the Old Wharf, will be carefully warehoused without any charge. July 14. _^ To the Shareholder« of the Colonial Bank. GENTLEMEN,-Although I have lost the election lo-dav as Solicitor pro tem., by the very small n ¡orUyof?, out of 787 voles, and nearly 300 votes of prient' Shareholders not having ye...
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. Hobart-town, July 24. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE. Hobart-town, July 24. Notice is hereby given, that the following claim for grants will be ready for examination by the Commis- sioners appointed for that purpose, upon or immediately after the 24th day of September next, on or before which day any caveat or counter-claim must be entered:- &nbsp; William Bryan, 10a. Carrick, originally ordered to the applicant ; claim dated June 27,1840. D'Arcy Wentworth, 9a. Or. 22p., Launceston Sub- &nbsp; urbs, originally Thomas Archer, under whose autho- rity the applicant claims a grant; claim dated 23rd June, 1840. George Louis Perriman, 1000a., Strangford, Mon- mouth, originally ordered to the applicant and Nicho- las Gribble, under whoso will his portion was sold to William Lewis, who sold to John Glover, who sold to claimant ; claim dated 5th March, 1840. Solomon Eagle, 5OOa., Pembroke, originally George Eagle, as whose heir-at-law the applicant claims -claim dated 20th May, 1840. William Gunn, 63a., Wal...
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. Arrivals.- July 23-the brig David, 204 tons, Pence, from Pott Phillip, Connolly & Co., agents, in ballast. 24-the brig Emma, 121 tons, Ward, from Port Phillip, J. S. Rudkin, agent-nine passengers. 28-the schooner Elizabeth, from Port Phillip, arrived at George Town, in ballast-will proceed to Flindcr's Island, to the Ocean Queen and City of Edinburgh. Departures.-July 24-the schooner Tamar, 117 tons, Bell, for Port Phillip, J. Raven, agent-ten passengers. 24-the bark Mona, 168 tons, Milligan, for South Australia, Henty & Co., agents. 28-the cutter Pickwick, 25 tons, Symonds, for Flin der's Island, for the purpose of conveying to this port part of the cargo saved from the Ocean Queen. 28-the brig David, 204 tons, Pence, for Flindcr's Island, for the puipose above-mentioned. --
Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN. Arrival -July 28-the bark Australasian Packtt, 19( tons, IM'Pherson, from Sydney, 19th instant, with i general cargo-passengers,.Messrs. Eshridge, R. Brown Hawson, J. N. Nicholls, G. F. Moore, Green, Warb««1 Wm. Wise, Moses, Whittaker, Benson, Falchon, M»' Tidd. Departures.-July 25-the schooner Marian Walm 143 tons, Biscoe, for Sydney, with sundries. ' 28-the ship Mandarin, 425 tons, Muddle, for .Syd. ney, with sundries. 29-the bark Frances, Sharp, 333 tons, for Sidney with sundries. 29-the schooner Challenger, 80 tons, Winter, ft. South Australia, with sundries. 29-the schooner Marys, 61 tons, Wilson, for South Australia, with sundries. FORT OP LAUNCESTON. Arrivals.-the bark Sovereign, Chard, from Neweutlt with coals. 23-the cutter Pickwick, 40 tons, Symonds, Oom Poa Phillip, with sundries. Departure.-the schooner Paul Pry, 56 tons, Harding, for Port Phillip, with sundries and three passengers. IMPORTS. Vessels entered Inwards from the 23d July t...
The Courier. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 31, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 July 1840
===== ©!# Cutt?**?«. ... - FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 31, 1840. WE have received a pamphlet from the pen of Mr. David Burn, entitled, "A VINDICATION OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND," dedicated to the people of Tasmania, as " conveying the bane and (honestly attempted) antidote," but of what species of poison Mr. David Burn maketh no mention, while he very modestly encloses his honest attempt within brackets, as if doubtful of the success that might attend his efforts, but at all events anxious to show us that if his exertions have failed to turn the strong current of popular pre- judice, his intentions have been sincere in attempt- ing to resist it. Of this there can be no doubt. Mr. Burn has launched his barque upon the waters ; he has struggled manfully against " a sea of troubles ;" he bas exclaimed against those who, seized with malignant frenzy, have opened the floodgates to let in the full tide of calumny upon us, that we might be foi* ever sunk and overwhelmed in ignominy-he has called to our...