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Original Correspondence. TO THE EDITOR OF THE COLONIST. Sydney, March 28, 1836. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 31 March 1836
C',, : - . : ._ . _ .. . .. TO.THE .EDITOR. OF., TIE :.COLONIST.. Si i ,; Sydniey, March. 28, 1836. . 'SIR--In the account you published :in, your last riumbler of tli?,ate r uel,betweeri Mr. Alexander Bisy' a'ind yoiir learied' -brotiertir e 'Editiorb of "The Adudtraliant,-"yo'u' staited 'iat the pistols used ornthe;eveir-menoruhle odcasion were loaded with' a.o ens; which, I fiiiderstand,,is a sort of:puidding of'.Scbtch,, manufacture, ; of the;;consistence of paste, or .hasty; pudding, and,. of: course, ,rther more harmless,, wheniemitted from a gun, pistol, or dulvelir, than, either. le.adenbullets, or buck shot.- ' Ofcourse;on' readiiigyour account' of the 'affairi'. I :;coulnd: ot 'hdinmienstdii e t: pri idence of thei',arties concerned'; and I 'assurei ydou; I wished :from thelivery ,bottom :ol my: heart that all peisons siinilarly situated would only' follow their praiseworthyexample, as it would certainly 'save tie. lives of some. of His Majestys very -best subjects"'Wiiat ...
Colonial Politics. MISSIONS TO THE ABORIGINES. THE GREAT LIBEL CASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 31 March 1836
S4 .t-ftl I e .olittt- . MISSIONS TO THE ABORIGINES. &nbsp; THE GREAT LIBEL CASE. r IW? promisedq in our last number to. give a con densed report in. this week's paper. of the long trial for alleged libel, which had arisen out of the artcs published in ,this journal, during,. the months of November and, December last, on the `rsiibject of Missions'to the Aboriginies; and we ,.ovyoproceed to fulfil our promise. .,.,The action instituted by the Rey. L. E. THREL- XItD, agaist the Editor of thi paper, was an ,,?ra9on for damages,. on, acount, oo the injury, .which he alleged.had been done to his character,. as a Missioniary o to he Aborigines, by the articles in m.question;,. the damages being estinated by :.Mr. THRELKELD himself' at a Thousand Pounds. ::But as ihe 'Riev. Dr. L' ANG aodwed 'hiinself V),9 t ei ean time as the writer of the artices al luded to, the prosecution was transferred to hirl from ihe Editor of this paper.. The case caime on for trial before His Honour Jud...
[TUESDAY, MARCH 22.] [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 31 March 1836
[Tuesday, March 22.] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The following evidence was then heard for the defence:- &nbsp; Archibald M'Leod, Esquire, I have lived in this and the sister colony about fifteen years, both as a settler and a government officer. I have experienced many of the difficuties attending the formation of a settlement in the interior. I think itwould be as easy to settle a family for instructing the Aborigines as for any other purpose; in either case, a house would be required, and a few acres of cleared land. The ex- pense attentant on a settlement depends on many things ; but I have known many respectable families who have settled in the interior for a less sum than 500l. These families had no salary afterwards; a salary of 150l. yearly would make a great difference. Cross-examined, I know but little of the expen- diture necessary for a Missionary. If a settler wants to attach the blacks to his place, he must bribe them with tobacc...
FREIGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
To London-Wool, Id. to 1) d. per. lb.; oil; 31.? 10s. per tun; timber,31. l0s. per load; flax, 41. to 41 10s. per ton.s ;E , . ' _," To Liverpool-ditto, ditto. To: HobartTown and. Launceston-11. 5s. ito,;l l0s. per ton. . a To Swan River-'Il. lOs. to 21. per ton. To; New Zealand and the South Sea Islands 21. to 21. 10s. per ton.
SPIRITS AND TOBACCO. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
SPIRITS AND TOBACCO. Stock on hand,, 26th instant~iB ' rum, 234,580 gallons'; 'brandy, 36;382 gallons ;: gi, 33,930 gal ions; other spirits 18,714; gallfons'; tobacco 74,258 pounids. Received during the week-B. P. rum, 4108 gal lons; brandy, nil; gin, niiil; other spirits, il; to bacco, 13,554 pounds.': ; ? Delivered for home coisumnptioAB. P. ,rum, 2427 gallons; brafndy, 472 gallons?j gin, 146 g-al lons; other spirits, 4 gallons; tobacco, 2566 .p'odsi ds !-Deliveredl for exportation-B. P. ;rumin,!~ 3 'gill Ions ; brandy,l il; gin, il;: other spirits,45 gallons; tobacco nil. Stock on hand 2nd instant,-B. P: rum, 235,208 gallons ; brandy,:- 36,910 gallons; 'gin,;.33,784 gal ions; other spirits, 18,665 gallons; tobacco, 85,246 pounds.
VESSELS ENTERED OUTWARDS SINCE OUR LAST PUBLICATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
VESSELS 'ENTERED OUTWARDS SINCE * OUR "L.AST' PUBLICAT''ION ' ; March 24-"Giraffe, ; Bunn, for ,London, ;W:. Walkier and HL. Bell, agents. 28 -Lyjnx, S laiw, for New Zealnd, HdJonesa9 Co.; agents. i29=-Platina', G. L. Parker, for ondonDacre and Wilkes, agents. i.: : . 29~Deninark Hill J. Finla for New Zealand, IJ. H. Grose aind Co., agents.? , .. ..... ..... 29--Brougham, J. B. ,Viles, for Manilla, : George Porter andCo., agents., 7i 29--Avon, Louden, for. London, Ewards and Co. agents.,". April 4-Caroline, S. Cherry? foi'South Seas,;. :` Campbell, Junr: and Co., agents.' 4-Marian Watson, Hind, for Launceston W' Long, agent. 6-Recoveiy, Johnson, for Bombay, Bell, .agent
THE HAWKESBURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
'TIHE 'HAWKESBURY. ': ON Wednesday: it was `cloudy aind lowering;' about .eight o'clo ck that evening it bega?i to: aiiiu ' (wind' from: the' south-west), and confidued Ito: fall very gradually: till, Friday, forenoon about" twelve, when; the wind: got: round to.) the. south7 - east, and we had heavy showers at short intervals.. Yesterdajr (April 2) 'it was quite fair here ; ?'iut we could see occasioinlly heaty 'howeris 'falling into- the Nepean, the 'ihduth of' the Grose, aiid the direction of Colo. About one P. M.mif.againi thickener in. allround, ,and we..had,a continu ation of the heavy showers ofthe day before,.and from "the same quarter.' ' It ceased last night about' twelve, 'and "tlhis mornming 'the 'clouds' ,are' much i broken, .andi, the -country:looks .iuitei refreshed. A great . deals of rain :has ,fallen,'"'and 'the: ground,, is, now ,com.pletely. saturated rto, a; considerable depth.. A good deal of wheat will, i Tbe sown this week- if the weather keeps dry. ,There 'i...
TO THE HONOURABLE, THE COMMONS OF GREAT BRITAIN, IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED; [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
`TO; THE HONOURABLE, THE COMMONS, O'q.AGREAT BRITAIN, IN PARLIAMENT :A~sMBL~P; Thhiimnble Petition of the undermentioned Members of Council, Magistrates, Clergy, Landholders, Merchants, and other Free Inhabitants of New South WVales, S + RESPECTFUL?: SHEWETH ; THAT although the Colony of New 'South :'Wales, as regards its Agriculture, Commerce, and Revenue, presents an aspect of extraordinary and unexampled prosperity, yet, apprehending the best interests of this community to be threatened with serious dangers ,: which a timely, enquiry may avert, your Petitioners feel it to be their duty, on the occasion 'of, the expira tion of the existing- Act of 'Parliament, and the enactment of a new, law for the Government of the colony, humbly :to submit, for the consideration' of your Honourable House, a statement of the evils they are at, present 'exposed to,'and the grounds of their apprehensions for the future. Your Petitioners would, in the first place,: entreat,' the attention' of your ...
PROJECTED DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
iPROJECTED DEPARTURES.;. Jesse, for Bay of Islands; Recovery,; forii Born bay ; Clyde,. for Batavia';. Siren, 'for Hobart Town; and Denmark Hillifjor whhile fishery, this day Patriot, for New. Zealand; 9th instant.: SJohn, for- Liverpool, 15th instant. Brothers,-for, London; 17th' instant : Theibrig Magnet has: been, purchased by Captain' Cole, :late of the-Avon,, for' 16001. ; 'heintends `to' iail in' her in, a few'days -to-the :Eastern: Islands on ai; traling trip. ......... : : Thei Hinid has been chartered by Mr. Timothy Nowlan, to proceed' to Newcastle for a cargo of live stock to convey to&the Launcesioni market. The ships -Brothers -and Governoi- flarcourt, will positively leave this port, for' London,wvith 'full carl goes of colonial-produce, between, the:15th and 20thl' of the present month. ?; : : .., ' The Currency Lass, which went out on the morn-a ing of 'Tuesday,- bound Tor' Lauriceston; was' com pelled to: put back, having, soon after clearing the' heads, carr...
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
... LEPARTURES.: ` A pril 1.-Dryade (ship),? I-Ieard, for London, colonial produce.. Passengers-James Mudie, Esq., B. Burdekin, Esq., and. Miss Lockitt. . i 2.-Avon,(barque), .Nutting, for London, oil &c. Si2.---Persian (ship),.fIopton, for London.. -0--
Religious Intelligence. SOUTH SEA ISLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
SOUTH SEA ISLANDSi.. ~" EXTRACT of a Letter, dated Raiatea, Society,: Islands, 16th August, 1835:-- " I trust you received, about June' last,: ?mi coni?munication from Tahiti, :under date of May.:' It related to the affairs of.the Georgian' Islaids,. particularly: By the: date of this, you will per ceive that I am on the move, and that to the leeward, but my voyage does not terminate hleree.:~ , By the appointment of the Missionaries, I a,.:i accompanying. the Rev. Geo. Pratt to commence: the mission to the Samoa Islands. To-day, we" leave Raiatea, rintending to visit the out-stations to the leeward mission ; and expect, .two monthsi hence at least, to arrive at ouir final destination. Rlaiatea, where we have been residing for a short : :time back, is improving,-a law` is in conteni Splation to.prohibit the importation of spirits -toý:.: the Island." It is the'arixious desire of tlie.King (Tamatoa);and the head chiefs, that the people who have abandoned the settlement and are so jou...
Select Poetry. OF A CONTENTED MIND. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
*00444, OF A CONTENTED MIND. ` , BY LORD'VAUX. WHEN all is done and said, In th' end thus shall you find, Ie most of all doth bathe in bliss, S That hatli a-quiet mind : And, clear from worldly cares, To deem can be content . .. The sweetest time in all his life, I n thinking to be spent...;: The. body subject is To. fickle Fortune's power, And to a million of mishaps Is- caiual every hour: And.death. in time does change . . It to a clod'of clay; When as the mind, which is divine, Runs never to decay.' Companion none is like . Unto the mind alone.; For .many have been harm'd by speech;. , fe Through thinking, few or none. Fear oftentimes restraineth words, But makes not thought. to cease, And he speaks best that-hath the skill, . When for to hold his peace. Our wealth leaves us at death; Our kinsmen at the grave; But virtues of: the mind unto The heaveis with'us we have. Wherefore, for viz tue's sake I can be 'well content, The sweetest time ?of all my life, To deem in thinking spen...
THE ASSIGNMENT BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
S I'Ti E -ASSIGNMENT 2BOARD. WVuT E ihave ,the,wYiseacres of. The ?H.erald, Aus-, Irajian, and Gaz/ette,. learned ..the intelligence. that the Board of Assignment have come to the resolution of assigning no more compjositors in Sydney ? It cainot be'fi'om the "AssignmentI""e goilations,; for' theytconitainino su'ihresolution; arid: we apprehend it is out of the power:of the Board, to b)l:er these regulations without the assent ofithe; Governor publicly,;promulgated.. .The fact. we believe is simuply that no comnpoitoi's have arrived, by the late, i hips, and 'consequerntly none are at present at thie disposal of thle Board, nor are we awiafe that' there 'is a'ny intentibn' oin"thlie part of the Government to prevent'this classoft mechanics ri'om. being assignable in Sydney. : :"
EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
EXPORTS Timnler Blue Gain, per load .... 25 0; ;ý 2 15 0 Cedtlar, per foot'.......i. ... 0''0' 2 .. 0 0 0 Treenalls, per thousand ......... 2 0 0 .0 2 ,'?55 0 . itides, ;:altd,,per lb............ .0 9-, 1 ' 0 0 01. lHorins. ..............per 100.. 012 0 o: .. O , 0 Ditto, Tips. . .........ditt6o.0 3 0 0": 4'0 o Tallow, rendered '.".......... i.' " 00.' 4 'i; .' . . WWI2''
WHOLESALE PRICES OF GOODS. APRIL 7, [COMPILED FOR THE COLONIST.] IMPORTS. SPIRITS, in bond. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
i WHOLLESALE .PRICES OFLGOODS ,:. , +. ? · APRIL 7, [dOMPILBiD iOi THE OOLONIST.] Brandy, First Quality, per gallon . '. -0,:4, 4,.~a 0, 4' 9a . S Second ditto.... ........ . ,' 3 . . 2 60 Rum, B.P,; proof -..;'.... "'-'.' 02'-&lt;. 026 .Ruin, Strong, 30 O.P....... ...0 8 2 .. 0,3iJ O .f~ S.Ainierlicat,ditto. .:..:... 0 0 I'0' ;F 31 Isle of France, ditto .... 0. 1 0 ;, 3 , Giii, untinged .........:.... ...... 0 :3 ;:O0.0:'o: 3" Straw' oloiired .. :.; `. ..; 1- - 0;",ý 0-2 ;.?-O=':l. OJ;,? .: Case, 4 gallons 1...... .. : *.1 , 0uz0 ... 2,;, 6,. Port, best, per ppip i;:;;;;.. .'.40 0 60 ..0 0 0 t, b +Pers dozen... '.. .. 1 10,0:.. 2,2 0=' :Sherry, best, per butt` ;,..:.. 3 0....:3= 0="0.' 0 'Per dozehi.. '&:..;' al '5u0+. l'15. ;Madeira, per'pipe; ,.'.' , 30 0, 0.?..45 ,0: 0 -, Per dozen?. . . .. . 1 5 i .I 15 0.. Tenerlife, ,per pipe........ .... 1 7 0 0 ..21 0 0 Sr.. er dozen. ... ......" 0' 15' 0 . 01 0 '0 ,Cape, Conipariy's best, 110 gallons .1 10,;0 .'.12 I o Cham...
STATE OF THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Colonist — 7 April 1836
STATE OF; THE MARKETS:., Ru.r.-No sales have been' effected: uring the past week. l'he stock on hand is. very:heavy, ,being, up wards of 235,000 gallons, the, weekly consumption above' 4250. gallons, consequently there, is but littlei prospect of a rise in the:Markets for months to come. GIN AND BRANDY.-Both dull. of sale, and in little. or no demand, the stock on hand being heavy: and. the consumption liniited. ': !. SUoAn, MAunITIs.-This ,article remains steady. Average price £32 per ton. " , PORTEn, TAYLOR 8-The -stock on -hand is- very heavy, the last sale effected wasi at £4 0s. per hogs head. TEA, 1?HsoN SKIN.--The market has been! a little agitated during the past' week ,in consequence of a" talked-of' rise, but it has finally :ended in' nothing. Prices same as befpre. , WHEAT,. VAN DIEMANh's LAND--I-as ;advanced~ ', little.' A` large parcel was sold yesterday at ls. per bushel,..