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IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At Jerry's Plains, on the 18th June-One strawberry bullock, piece off each ear, branded WB near hip; one brown poley working bullock, slit in off ear, an illegible brand on near hip ; one brindled and white spotted cow, piece off near ear, branded apparently B near nip; one dark brindled cow, down horns, an illegible brand near hip, with a red heifer calf by her side, branded JT off hip, apparently the same brand turned upside down on off ribs; one young black bull, no visible brand ; one red steer, branded JT off hip, the same brand upside down off ribs ; one white bodied cow, brindled spots on head and neck, brands illegible ; one red and white spotted bullock, an illegible brand on near hip like HR ; one roan heifer, brands illegible. If not released, will be sold.
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the residence of the late Mr. Chatnpain, Early's Terrace, at twelve, furniture and books. TUESDAY. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the yards opposite the Rose Inn, at twelve, horses, cattle, &c. WEDNESDAY. Mr. James Solomon, at the Horse Bazaar, at ten, horses, cattle, and other property. Mr. Stubbs, at his mart, Sydney, at twelve, estates, rents, cattle, fine-woolled sheep, horses, grain, household furniture, books, &c. FRIDAY. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the White Swan Inn, West Maitland, at eleven, household furni- ture and stock in trade, also a quantity of cloth- ing and silver watch ; after which, a watch and gun.
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. In the estate of Samuel Owen and George Burgoyne Owen, a special meeting will be held at the court-house, East Maitland, on Monday next, at half-past eleven a.m. In the estate of James Adair, a special meeting will be held at the court-house, East Maitland, on Monday next, at eleven o'clock a.m. In the estate of John Stewart Mein, a second meeting will be held at the court-house, East Maitland, on Wednesday, June the 26th, at ten o'clock a.m. ERRATUM.-In the report of the schedule of J. S. Mein, of West Maitland, inserted in our last, instead of outstanding debts £231, read £981; balance deficiency, £983 17s 10d; instead of £1683 17s 10d. QUARTER SESSIONS.-There are thirty three cases for trial at the ensuing quarter sesions, in which forty one prisoners are included ; of these four are females, and one an aboriginal native: The following is a summary of the cases: larcency, 21 ; horse stealing, 2 ; breaking and entering dwelling houses...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. POLICE OFFICE.—JUNE 10. Before J. H. Crummer and John Armstrong, Esqrs. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. POLICE OFFICE.-JUNE 10. Before J. H. Crummer and John Armstrong, Esqrs. Ann Muller, an aged woman, was charged by the chief constable with being drunk and disturbing the congregation assembled for divine worship in the court-house on the previous Sunday. Defendant was fined 5s., and in default of payment was sentenced to twenty four hours solitary confinement. William Bryant, assigned to the A. A. Company, was charged with insolence to Mr. A. Brown, in having refused to obey orders, and when told by Mr. Brown that if he persisted in his refusal there was a way to compel him to work, the prisoner replied, " Not you, nor any other man, shall make me work when I havn't a mind to do it." The prisoner was sentenced to ten days solitary confinement. Mr. Charles Hutchinson, chief mate of the ship Urgent, was charged with having com- mitted an assault on George Williams, a seaman belonging to the same ship, on the high seas, ...
LEGISLATIVE CONUCIL. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
XBGISXiATIVE CONCTCH.. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1844. Petitions against the recent pastoral regula- tions were presented from Kissing Point and Windsor by Mr. COWPER, and from Illawara by Mr. ROBINSON, which were referred to the Land Grievances Committee. Mr. BOWMAN presented a petition from Mudgee praying for the restoration of the office of police magistrate, which was read and received. Dr. LAN« presented a petition from Berrima praying for a repeal of the Presbyterian Church Temporalities Act; read and received. Mr. WENTWORTH presented a petition from the City Council, praying the Council to grant them funds to carry out the objects for which they were incorporated. Read, received, and ordered to be printed. Mr. WINDEYER gave notice that he would on Thursday move an address to his Excellency ibr a copy of the correspondence between the .Colonial -Secretary's office and the Carcoar "bench relative to the admission of an aborigine named Jemmy Nyrang into the Bathuret »hospital; and als...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
I«AITI.ATn> PRICE CURRENT. £ s. d. Ales, London, per hogshead. 5 10 O Elliott's Stout, ditto. S 0 O Bottled, per dozen -10s 6d to Oil 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatto, per lb. 0 6 0 Arrowroot, Tper lb. 0 10 Beer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 0 0 Bees Wax, per lb. 0 4 0 Bluestone, per lb.Is 6d to 0 2 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 0 18 O' Bread, per loaf of 41b3 . 0 0 G Bricks, per 1000.10s to 0 13 0 Butcher's Meat : Beef, per lb - 0 0 1 Mutton, ditto. 0 0 1 Pork, ditto. 0 0 3 Veal, ditto. 0 0 8 Butter, fresh, per lb.8d to 0 10 Calf Skins, each.2s to 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb .4d to 0 0 G Dip, per lb.4d to 0 0 & Cheese, per lb.3d to 0 0 8 Coal, per ton .13s to 0 15 0 Coffee, per lb .6d to 0 0 IO Currants, Zante, per lb.8d to 0 0 IO Eggs, per dozen .4d to 0 0 G Firewood, per load.ls6dto 0 3 O Flour : (Portus's Mills, for cash on delivery) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 12 O Second, ditto. 0 10 0 Ration, ditto. 0 9 0 Bran, ditto. 0 5 0 (...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING. AN extensive addition having been just made to the PLAIN and FANCY JOBBING TYPE at the "MATT!.AND MERCURY" GENERAI PRINTING OFFICE, Parties requiring Posting or Hand Bills, Books, Pamphlets, Catalogues, Leases, Title Deeds, Circulars, Cards, Bill-heads, Cheques, plain or colored Labels, Baker's Bills, Impounding, Law and other Forms, &c. &c. can have them executed in a superior manner, with great despatch, and at raaaonnhle prices. Maitland Races« A RACE BALL will be held at Yeomans's, Northumberland Hotel, West Maitland, on THURSDAY, the 27th instant. Tickets, 12s. 6d. each. Application for Tickets to be made to the Stewards of the Ball, addressed to the Northum- berland Hotel, West Maitland. Maitland, June 1st, 1844. 386 Maitland Races. THE MAITLAND RACES will take place on TUESDAY the 25th, WEDNESDAY the 26th, and THURSDAY the 27th, of June, 1844, when the following prizes will be run for. TUESDAY. 1. The Maitland Purse of £50, with a Sweep-...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1844. THE DREDGING MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
THE MAITLAND MERGT7EY. -SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1844. THE DREDGING MACHINE. IN one of the many discussions which took place on the Estimates during the last session of the Legislative Council, the Colonial Secretary stated that the dredging machine was at that time em- ployed in the Parramatta River ; and that when the channel of that river had been cleared the machine would be sent either to the Hunter or to Geelong. The ma- chine has been withdrawn from the Parramatta River for some time, and has since been partially engaged in removing some obstructions in Sydney Cove. From a discussion which took place in Council a, week or two ago, we are led to infer that this task is also accomplished, and that the machine is now lying idle. It would therefore be an excellent time to request the government to fulfil the promise made by the Colonial Secretary. At the present time the inhabitants of the district are occasionally inconvenienced from the steamers being delayed for want of sufficient w...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. ESCAPE.-On Tuesday last a convict in irons, named Alfred Taught, made his escape from the stockade. Information of the circumstance was speedily given to the police, and both the military and the constables were despatched in all directions in pursuit of him. Towards evening constable Rinker fell in with the absentee, about nine or ten miles from Newcastle on the Maitland Road, at a place called the Swamps. After a severe struggle, during which the constable was thrown from his horse and almost overpowered by Taught, the constable managed to get his pistol from his pocket, and threatened to shoot him if he made any further resistance. He then surrendered, and having been handcuffed was brought back to Newcastle by constable Rinker the same night. On Wednesday the prisoner was tried at the stockade for absconding, and sentenced to receive one hundred lashes, which punishment he underwent with considerable sang froid. N...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
KECrXSXiATIVS COUNCIL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1844. The SPEAKER read the commission appointing the Attorney General a member of the Council. The ATTORNEY GENERAL then took the oath and his seat. Mr. BLAND presented a petition signed by 77 printers, masters and journeymen, praying for an enquiry into the present government printing office, with a view to its total abolition. The petition was read, received, and ordered to be printed, and is to be taken into consideration on the 28th instant. Mr. BLAND gave notice that he would, on the 26th instant, move an address to his Excellency for certain returns relative to the government printing office. A message was received from the Governor accompanying the project of a law relative to District Councils, which was ordered to be taken into consideration on Wednesday next. Captain DUMARESQ presented two petitions from Scone and Murrurundi against the pastoral regulations, both of which were ordered to be referred to the Committee on Land Grievan...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
NOTICE. rpHE AGENTS of this Journal are particularly requested to forward statements of their Accounts in time to reach us not later than Tuesday, the 25th instant, in order that the quarterly accounts for their respective districts may be made out correctly. Those Subscribers who are Six Months in arrears are reminded that unless their accounts are settled prior to the 24th July their names will be struck off the subscription list. TUCKER & JONES. Maitland Mercury Office, Î June 14, 1844. J Notice.-Clarence Town. MR. J. C. WILLIAMS has been appointed Agent for the Maitland Mercury at Clarence Town. TUCKER & JONES. Mercury Office, June 21,1844. T Notice.-To Passengers and Snippers of Goods to the Hunter River. HE STEAMER SOPHIA JANE will leave the Commercial Wharf every Monday, at 8 P.M., for Morpeth ; and will leave Anlaby's Wharf, at Morpeth, every Wed- nesday, at 8 A.M., for Sydney. Freight and passage at the following reduced rates : £ s. d. Light goods, per ton ...
ORIGINAL POETRY. THE EVENING STAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 22 June 1844
ORIGINAL POETRY. THE EVENING STAR. The stars were lit in heaven, and we did rove, Rosa and I, in the cool shadowless haze Of early night, at those wild lights to gaze, Ere'yet the moon, whose rim was now above An eastern hill, should dim them. Soon did move In both strange sympathies, as though their rays Were memories of bright eyes, that in the days Of the still past look'd heavenward in love. Distinguishingly then our thoughts begun To single for regard such as were rare ; To fix at length, by mute consent, on one That burns in the deep west beyond compare And fixing, deem, that when the day was done, The spirit of our love resided there. CHARLES HARPUR. Jerry's Plains, March, 1844.
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 29 June 1844
EXJTGXiXSH NEWS. By the arrival of the Georgetown, on Saturday last, English intelligence has reached the colony to the 2nd March. The Irish state trials were concluded on the 12th February, having lasted twenty-five days, when a verdict of guilty was returned against the defendants. Upon the 1st and counts, g aniel O'connell, Richard Barrett, and Charles avan Duffy were found guilty, two or three words in the counts being omitted; John O'connell, Thomas Steele, Thomas Matthew Ray, and John Gray were also found guilty, omitting certain other words. The Rev. Thomas Tierney guilty as to the commencement of the count, but not guilty as to the remainder. Upon the 3rd count the result was the same. Upon the 4th count all the traversers were found guilty, except the Rev. Thomas Tierney, who was guilty only as to the commencement of the count. Upon the 5th count all guilty. Upon the 6th count all guilty, but the Rev. Mr. Tierney. Upon the 7th count guilty all, but the Rev. Mr. Tierney. Upo...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 29 June 1844
OHXaXSSAJ. CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLE3IEN-I, amongst many of your zealous friends and supporters, who watch with an interested eye the progress of your paper, and who are accustomed to attach no small degree of importance to its publication to this particular district of the colony, am pleased to find a comparatively new, though tardy, contributor to its columns in the person of the well-known "Robin Goodfellow," to whom I cannot but feel greatly obliged for the plain, practical, and excellent "Hints for Farmers" which appear in the Mercury of to-day; the more excellent in my opinion, as they appear to stand in somewhat prominent and pleasing relief to the too theoretical and too learned character of that gentleman's numerous and talented contributions to the different Sydney papers. "To be quick to learn, and slow to judge," is an excellent maxim, no doubt, but still I must hazard the expression of an opinion that Robin Goodfellow is generally by...
TOTAL ABSTINENCE FESTIVITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 29 June 1844
TOTAL ABSTINENCE FESTIVITY. Monday last being the festival of St. John the Baptist, the patron of the Total Abstinence Society of West Maitland, the members walked in procession through the town, and in the evening held a tea party in the Temple of Concord. The members of the society assembled in the Temple about one o'clock, when the chair recently purchased by the society as a present for their president w as formally presented to him by Mr. T. Mahony, the secretary, who read the following address on the occasion : " To the Rev. J. T. Lynch. " REVEREND AND BELOVED SIR-We have been deputed by the members of St. John the Baptist's Total Abstinence Society of West Maitland to present to you this chair, as a small mark of the esteem and respect in which they hold you, and also as a slight acknowledgment on their part of the vast amount of good, social, moral, and religious, which has accrued to this district from your indefatigable and disinterested service, in the cause of total abst...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 29 June 1844
LSGisioATSVE cotrrccxxi. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1844, A message was received from the Governor enclosing a project of a law for the amendment and consolidation of the customs laws of the colony (similar to that introduced last session). The message was ordered to be taken into consideration on Friday. Another message was presented, in which was enclosed a statement of the various sums intended to be appropriated to various public departments for the present year, as provided by schedule B of the 5th and 6th Victoria. Mr. WINDEYER gave notice that on Friday he would move for leave to bring in a bill to con- solidate and amend the jury laws. Dr. NICHOLSON moved that an address be presented to his Excellency the Governor requesting a return of the outlay incurred on account of the aboriginal natives of the colony in the middle and northern districts during the years 1841, 1842, and 1843. The motion was agreed to, and the address was ordered to be presented to the Governor by the Colonial ...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 29 June 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At Paterson, on the 22nd June-One brindle ste?r, white back and tail, gray face, branded on the near ribs 8, JS under, and on the rump RM, brand on the off rump illegible, damages 7d. If not released on on before the 16th July, will be sold. JAMES KEPPIE, I'oundkeeper. At Cassilis-One brindle cow, brand illegible ; one red and white calf, unbranded ; one black bullock, branded Py near side. If not claimed on or before the 18th July next, they will be sold. THOMAS BARNARD, Poundkeeper. At Anvil Creek, June 21-A black poley cow, white belly, flanks, loins, and face, branded TEB off ribs ; a brindle poley heifer, same brand. On June 22nd-A red cock-horned cow, white back and belly, near hip broken, D near thigh, A or R off thigh, 2 apparently off shoulder, with white male calf, red ears, unbranded; a red heifer, near ear marked, no legible brand ; a red or light brindle poley heifer, speckled back and face, no legible brand ; a brindle spotted and white cow, near ear marke...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] WOLLOMBI. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 29 June 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT WTEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] WOLLOMBI. DISTRICT COUNCIL.-Last week we noticed that at the meeting of this body several com- munications from his Excellency the Governor were read over. We cannot forbear saying a few words with reference to one of these letters. It conveyed permission from his Excellency to the Council to hold their future meetings in a wretched looking hovel, bearing the dignified name of post office, with the proviso that their meetings should in no way interfere with the duties of that establishment. Now to us of the township, who know the building in question, this gracious offer with its stipulation appears highly ridiculous; and we will venture to say that this murky looking affair would never have been honored by the Governor's notice had he been rightly informed of its appearance and history. We will give both in as few words as possible. It is one of a group of old ruinous road-party huts, which have been allowed to remain, a stand...
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 29 June 1844
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. Notwithstanding the influx of visitors on account of the races, very little business has been this week transacted, scarcely any produce having been brought into town. Most articles remain without any alteration in price, except tea, which is on the advance. Scarcely any can now be purchased under £4 16s. per chest, and good tea is selling at £5 5s. Butter still continues on the advance, scarcely anything being now retailed under lOd. per lb. Hay is in demand for the Sydney market, but we have not heard of any advance in the price having taken place.
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 29 June 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the yards opposite the Rose Inn, at twelve, horses, cattle, &c. THURSDAY. , Mr. James Solomon, at the Horse Bazaar, af\ one, horses, cattle, and other property. THIS DAY. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at Mr. Hinchcliffe's, at twelve, kangaroo skins, stone jugs, clothes line, print, and hemp.