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PROCLAMATION RE-OPENING THE TRADE. (From the Canton Register, 23rd March.) [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
PROCLAMATION RE-OPENING THE TRADE. (From the Canton Ilcgister, 23rd March.) Yang, assistant commissioner mid great minister, and E, acting governor of the two Ksvang provinces, issues this proclamation on the afluir of resuming trade as usual. It is authenticated that on the 27lh day of the 2d moon, (March 19), England's public officer (messenger) wrote, saying : " I wish for peace ; I require nothing else ; I only re. quire thal trade may be immediately ullowed us usual." Such are the requests. On examination it is found that the trade of all foreign nations is allowed only by the benevolent intentions of the heavenly dynasty of treating men from afar with com- passion and kindness. It is now known that England's public officer has said-" that he requires nolhiug else ; thal for trade only he seeks." The American merchunt vessels and those of other nations are obstructed on account of hostilities, and the consumption of their goods is impeded, and there is no cer- tain (¡me for the...
OPERATIONS IN THE RIVER. (From the Canton Register Extra, 18th March.) [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
OPERATIONS IN THE RIVER. (From the Canton Register Extra, 18/A March.) The H. C's steamer Queen arrived in Macao roads from the river yesterday afternoon, and about 7 p.m. a boat from her arrived on shore, and this forenoon a circular was issued. The following details of the operations in the inner passage have come to our knowledge. At 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, the Nemesis having left Macao roads about 4 a.m., the detachment arrived at Mowtow fort, a fire wns opened upon the fort, and the Chinese immediately fled. The crews of the Samarang's boats, and one from the Atalanta, landed and destroyed thirteen guns; and set fire to the buildings. They next arrived at Tooyang fort, which they silenced with rockets, shot, and shells ¿-Hie crews of the boats again landed and destroyed fourteen guns and set Ore to the fort, and also to another on the opposite bank. lu the afternoon the Hungchung forls and six or seven war junks opened their fir« on (he detachment: the river at this place w...
LATEST ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
LATEST ENGLISH NEWS. WE have received, via Sydney, English intelligence down to the 22d February. The Globe announces that Her Majesty is again in an " interesting condi- tion." It was rumoured that the disputes with Ame- rica, relative to the boundary question, had been re- newed, and that the borders were " all in a flame." Sir John Harvey had been recalled from the Govern- ment of New Brunswick, and was succeeded by Sir William Colebrook. Wool had continued to advance in price. Tlie Earl of Cardigan had been tried by the House of Peers and acquitted of shooting at Captain Harvey Garnett Phipps Tuckett, there being no proof that the Captain's name was Harvey Garnett Phipps Tuckett. Port Phillip Herald, June l8. WOOL.-In the latest sale of this article in London, which terminated on the 12th December, the catalogues comprised 11,403 bales ; of which d14 were Australian ; 2380 Van Diemen's Land ; 700 Cape ; and 1903 Foreign. The attendance of buyers iucreased, and tho biddings throu...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
CHINA. WE have received exclusively the latest advices from China, which reach to the 23rd of March. The ex- tracts we have made from the'rCanfoii Register will be perused with great interest by'our readers. It now appears that not only have the^Bogue forts been cap- tured, > but all the ports on the riverside of. Canton have been taken and destroyed, and the guns of the fleet are now within range of the city. The southern and western approaches to the city by the river are now fully commanded. No sooner had these successes been achieved than a truce, as usual, was agreed upon, and permission given for merchant-vessels to proceed to Whampoa at their own risk, in case hostilities should break out. This truce-making and truce-breaking is exceed- ingly tiresome. It is evident that the Admiral is crippled by orders from home. The ministerial journals in England appear to be in ecstacies at the thought of being allowed to negotiate upon equal terms with the Celestial empire. They open...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Want of room has compelled us to omit the letter of a Farmer, respecting our observations upon the memorial of the Mid- land Agricultural Association. It is, however, in type, and shall appear next week. Several advertisements are omitted also from the same cause.
GENERAL REGISTRY OFFICE. 7th June, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
GEN EBAL KEGISTUY OFFICE. 1th June, 1841. Occupiers oThouses in this colony are requested to take notice, that they are liable to a penalty of not more thin £10, (which ni'ty be recovered summarily by information) for not giving notice of any Birth or Death which occurs in their bouse to the Deputy Registrar of the district in which they reside. Such notice may be delivered per- sonally, or may be forwarded in writing lo the above officer, addressed " On the public service only." Notices of birth should contain dale of birth, name (if baptised) and sex of child, nain», rank or profession and residence of father, and maiden name and surname of mother. Notices of death should contain dale of death, sex,age, name, and rank or profession of deceased, and cause of death. When notice is forwarded by letter, the informant, if desirous that the registry should be available as evidence of hirth or death hereafter, must call subsequently to sign the entry in the register book. Parents may als...
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 142. Colonial Secretary's Office, 17th June, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 142. Colonial Secretary's Office, 17th June, 1841. His excellency the Lieutenant-Governor has been &nbsp; pleased to direct that the following objects of an Act about to be laid beforo the Legislative Council, intituled "An &nbsp; Act to amend an Act passed in the fourth year of the reign &nbsp; of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the Sale by Retail of Wine and Malt and Spirituous Liquors, and to promote good order in Public Houses," be published for general information. The Act repeals that clause of the Act 4th William 4 which prohibits publicans from selling anything on Sundays except malt liquor to their regular out-door customers, &nbsp; &nbsp; between half-past one and three, and allows them to sell that liquor between those hours, as well as between the hours of eight and nine at night to out door customers. It also repeals those clauses which...
THE CABINET. THE HOMEWARD BOUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
THE CABINET. THE HOMEWARD BOUND. 'Tis merry, 'tis merry upon the sea, When our ship her course is winging, And over her quarter, fair and free, The tropic breeze is singing. What, tho' the moon looks wan and pale, And the sea runs slack and hollow : She laughs at the breeze as she stoops her rail» Whilst the shark and the dolphin follow. The petrel dips its weary wing O'er the crest of the blue wave glancing ; Still close to our barque the storm-birds cling» When the silv'ry moonbeam's dancing. 'Tis merry, 'tis merry upon the sea, When the helmsman's song is blending, With the scieam of the sea-gull on our lee, To his home in the datk rock wending. For they speak to the heart of land once more» Afar o'er the blue wave sleeping, And they herald us on to that happy shore» O'er tbe rim of the ocean sweeping. And merry it is to the home-bound crew, When the hue of the wave is changing To a paly green, from the dark, dark blue» And the deep-sea line is ranging ; When the fog bank lifts i...
OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS. 23rd June, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS. 23rd June, 1841. Tenders for the construction of a Bridge across the Derwent, opposite to Restdown, will be received at this oflice until 12 o'clock on Tuesday, the 27th July next. &nbsp; The plans may be inspected, and the conditions ascer- tained, on application to this oflice after the 29th instant. A. CHEYNE, Director of Public Works,
THE COURIER, THURSDAY, JUNE 24. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. SATURDAY, JUNE 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
THE COURIER, THURSDAY, JUNE 24. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. SATURDAY, JUNE-19. . Present-The Lieutenant Governor, the Colonial Se- cretary, the Chief Justice, the Colonial Treasurer, the Attorney.General, the Collector of Customs, Captain Forster, Messrs. Boyes, M'Lachlan, Swanston, Fenton, and Kerr. The Council assembled at one o'clock in the Long Room at the Custom House, which has been handsomely fitted op for the occasion , a guard of honor, acconipnnu d by the band of the 51st K.O.L I., «as in attendance to receive His Excellency. Messrs. Montagu, Forster, and Kerr, on their re np. pointaient to the Council, took their oaths and their seats His Excellency then read the following Address und Fiunnce Minute. ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE LIEU TEN VNT-GOVERNOR fO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Council Chamber, 19th June, 1841. GFNTIKMFV, It is gratifying to meto meet you on the present oppor- tunity, and I amTiappy to add, thnt it will be in my power, after a shorter Session than usual, to rel...
CUSTOM HOUSE. Hobart Town. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
CUSTOM HOUSE. Hobart Town, Return of Grain and Flour imported mid exported at the port of Hobart Town during the week ended 22nd June, 1841, inclusive : ?Imports.-Maize, 1090 bushers ; flour, 57 J tons. Exports_Flour, 1 ton. Return of Grain and Flour imported and exported at the port of Launceston during the week ended 19th June, 1841, inclusive : Imports-Nil. Export».-Barley, l8 bushels; oats, 550 ditto; wheat, 400 -ditto ; flour, 34 tons 12 cwt. G. H. BARNES, Collector.
PROCLAMATION By the Lieut.—Governor of Canton, offering Rewards for the Capture of H. M's. Ships, and the Heads of Englishmen, &c. (From the Canton Register, March 23.) [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
PROCLAMATION By the Lieut..Governor of Canton, offering Rewards for the Capture of U. M'a. Ships, and the Heads of English, men, &¡c. (From the Canton Register, March 23.) E, Lieutenant-Governor, &c. issues the following scale of rewards. -1.- If the native traitors can repent of their crimes and quit the service of the foreigners (English,) come before the magistrates and confess, their offences will be for- given ; and those who are able to seise alive the rebel- lious foreigners, and bring them before the magistrates, as well as those who offer up the foreigners' heads, will be severally rewarded accoiding to the following scale. 2.-Tho capture of one of their Hne-of.bnttle ships, the ship and guns will be confiscated, but all that the ship contains, as clothes, goods, and money, shall be the reward of the captors, with an additional reward of dol- lars 100,000; those who burn, or break to pieces, or bore holes through a line-of-baltlu ship's bottom, so that she s...
PUBLIC NOTICE. CIRCULAR TO HER MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
PUBLIC NOTICE. CIRCULAR TO HER MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS. If.M.S. Calliope, Whampoa Keach, 15th March, 1841. The fort in the Macao passage, near Canton, which had been considerably strengthened mid supported by flanking (¡eld works, was carried on the evening of the 13th instant, by the force mentioned in the margin,* under the com- mand of Captain Herbert, of H.M.S. Calliope ; the enemy manifesting moro spirit than has been observable since the affair of the 27th ultimo. The fort has since been garri- soned, and the Modeste is at that point. On the morning of the same day, the Nemesis, with the boats aud marines of H.M.S. Samarang, and a boat from H.C. Steam-skip Atalanta, proceeded from Macao towards Canton by the Inner Passage. Seven small works or bat- teries have been carried, 105 pieces of cannon destroyed, and 9 sail of men-of-war junks blown up, between Macao aud Sanai ; the chop-house at the last place was burnt down. The briefest notice of this service would be unsuitable, which ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
WILL have early despatch. For LONDON direct.-The A 1 bark MAYFLOWER, burthen &nbsp; per register 326 tons. THOMAS HEADLEY, commander. This vessel, on completing her oil; will sail immediately, taking what wool may offer. For freight or passage, apply to Cap- tain Headley on board, to KERR, ALEXANDER, & Co., or to New Wharf, June 7. ASKEN MORRISON. FOR LONDON. - The first-class brig JOANNA, 800 tons burthen, JOHN LOVETT, &nbsp; commander, has the greater part of her cargo engaged, and will have early despatch. For freight or passage, apply to Captain Lovett on board, KERR, ALEXANDER, & Co., or to New Wharf, May 17. ASKEN MORRISON. FOR WILLIAM'S TOWN and MELBOURNE. The fast-sailing brig LORD HOBART, H. B. &nbsp; HARBURGH, commander, now loading for the above port, Will meet with immediate despatch, having superior accommo- dation for passengers. For freight or passage, apply to New Wharf, June 7. WILLIS, GARRETT, & Co. FOR ADELAIDE.-The ...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23. Present.—As yesterday, with the exception of Captain Swanston. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNCSDAV, JONE 23. Present_As yesterday, with the exception of Captain Swanston. Captain Forster pie&cnled a petition signed bj ccitain merchants, liwjeis, &c , »guinn certain clauses III the present Insolvent Act, playing that the same be amended The Attorney G^neial spoke at some length against the alleg!ition5 brought forward in the petition. The lion and learned member repudiated the notion that the Act itself was favourable to the iiiconragcnient ol fraud, mid im puled Hu blame to the great futility « li ich was hi le iiQorded to the attainment of credit by persons fraudulently dis- posed. It frequently occurred that n person after be coming insolvent iniRht paya good dividend, or what is considered as such, namely, some ten or twelve shillings in the pound, and thereby believe that he was freed flinn nil Ins liabilities. Such a person would commence the world again willi increased reputation. He did nut mean to bay but that III« n of great...
IMPORTANT AND LATE NEWS FROM CHINA. CIRCULAR TO HER MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS. H. M. Cutter Louisa, at anchor off Canton. 19th March, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
IMPORTANT AND LATE NEWS FROM CHINA. CIRCULAR TO HER MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS. H. M. Cutter Louisa, at anchor off Canton. 19th March, 1841. A flag of truce having been fired upon from a work on the left bank of Ihe Macao passage, near this city, on tho 16th instant, Captain Herbert, in command of the squadron in advance, moved forward the »hips and vessels named in the margin,* and a flotilla of boats, under the command of Captain Bourchier, of H. M. S. Blonde, formed into three divisions under the immediate charge of Commanders Barlow and Clarke, and Lieutenant Coulson, of the Blonde, Captain Bethune, of H. M. S. Conway, seconding and assisting Captain Bourchier in the general direction of this branch of the service. H. M. S. Hyacinth and a division of boats under the j command of Captain Belcher, seconded by Commander Warren, were placed at the south entrance of a branch of the river re-communicating with the main stream at Fa tee. This movement being made with the purpose to cut off the...
THE COURIER. Strenue et Prospere. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, JUNE 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 25 June 1841
THE COURIER. Stvcnue rt Prospere.. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, JUNE 25. THE order just issued by the Commissariat, by in- struction of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to the eft'ect that in future all Treasury Bills are to be sold at five per cent, premium, payable in British silver, has created a great sensation throughout the mercantile portion of the community. How such a measure could have originated, or whence the sugges- tion came upon which " my lords" acted, is the question ; and as often as it is repeated, so often are people puzzled to find out the why or the wherefore of this most extraordinary measure. It could not have arisen from any recommendation of Mr. M'Lean, the head of the Commissariat in this colony, because it is rightly enough conjectured he had no data, no reason, whereon to found such a recommendation. However the order is come, and is published in the Gazatte. It is in reality nothing more nor less than a direct tax upon the colonists of five per cent, up...