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SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
SYDNEY. Swan River.-By our advertising columns we perceive that several vessels have lately been laid on for Swan &nbsp; River, which confirms us in our opinion that the trade | and prospects of that much neglected colony are begin- ning to improve, and the opening of the new settle- ment of Australind will have the effect of giving an impetus to trade which we have no doubt will enable the settlers to overcome all their difficulties. As there will in all probability be a considerable demand for stock at Swan River, not only on account of the increasing pros- perity of the colony, but also in consequence of the numbers who it is to be expected will flock to the new settlement of Australind, a few small shipments we have no doubt would pay well, more especially during that season of the year in which vessels bound to India proceed through Bass's Straits, as a call at Swan River would cause bul s »cry short delay- Sydney Herald, Nov. 17. Brevet Major Irwin.-Wv have this week t...
THE COURIER. Strcnuc [?] [?]rospere. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
THE COURIER. Strcnuc ft Vrosptrr, HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER li THE Supreme Court .was yesterday occupied from ten o'clock in the morning" until nine at night, with the trial of Gilbert Robertson v. T. Macdowell, for an alleged libel published in the Courier newspaper, of the 29th May last. Against the defendant were arranged the firm of Messrs. Jones, Anstey, and though last not least, Mr. Thomas Young. For the defendant a-.peared the Attorney-General and Mr. Sydney Stephen. The idea of Mr. Gilbert Robertson complaining of being libelled, and of having thereby suffered in his good fame, credit, and renown, was in itself so enter- taining a novelty, that the court was crowded to excess. We cannot in this number afford space to give a report of the trial. Mr. Jones buckled on all his armour for the con- test, and sorry buckram it was. He depicted his client as a perfect paragon of perfection, who came to this colony in 182*2 with letters dimissory from the Kirk of Session, wherea...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
FOR LONDON.-The fine fast-sailing: bark _. j BRANKEN MOOR, SMITH, master, now load ¡¡gfoTthe above port, and will sail in all December next. She has very superior cabin accommodations. For freight or pas nure, apply t0 Captain Smith, Askin Morrison, Esq., or flew Wharf, November 2. KERR, ALEXANDER, & Co. FOR LONDON.-(To sail in all December jr-ri- next.) The fine first-classcolonial built bark SIR ^EOKGE ARTHUR, 299 tons register, RI'KELLAR.master, now loading for the above port. Hassuperiorcabinaccommoda- I (¡uns. For freight or passage, apply to the Captain on board, ASKIN MORRISON, or New Wharf, November 2. REUB, ALEXANDER, & Co. FOR LONDON.-A Regular Trader-The _, fine fast-sailing well-known barque DERWENT, X"l, 362 tons, INNES M'PHERSON, Commander, having all her dead weight and the greater part of her wool engaged, will sail for the above port in the early part of January. She has very superior accommodations fur passengers, and carries an experienced surgeon....
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. Arrival»-December 11-the brigantinc Abercrombie, 144 tons, Watson, from Sydney, in ballast, A. Morrison, ngent passengers, Captain Burnett, Mr. Cowie, Mr. Crom, C. Kendall, wife, and three children, G. Runnington and wife, one Ser- jeant, and four rank and file. 11- the schooner Agetwria, 129 tons, Hurst, from Port Phil- lip, with cattle, &c, J. Davis, agent-passengers, Mrs. Hurst, John Plishold, R. Rainer, T. Hall, S. Cassidy, C. Barnes. 12-the bark Fortitude, 256 tons, Payne, from London, 1st August, with a general cargo. 12-the bark Egyptian, 350 tons, Skelton, from London, 19th August, with 170 male prisoners, Kerr, Alexander, & Co., agents-passengers, Dr. Read, surgeon, Lieutenant Hugonin, Ensign Wilson, 29 rank and file, 5 «omen, and four children. 13-the brig Dovecot, 178 tons, Bull, from Sydney, with sun- dries, A. Morrison, agent-passengers, Mr. and Airs. Griffiths and three children, Mr. und Mrs. Foster and fumily...
THE CABINET. THE DROP OF WATER. AN EASTERN APOLOGUE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
THE CABINET. THE DROP OF WATER. AN EASTERN APOLOGUE. " How mean mid all this glorious space, how valueless am 11" A little drop of water said, as, trembling in the sky, It downward fell, in haste to meet the interminable sea, As if the watery mass its gaol and sepulchre should be. But ere of no account within the watery mass it fell, It found a shelter and a home, the oyster's concave shell ; And there that little drop became a hard and precious gem, Meet ornament for royal wreath, for Persia's diadem. Cheer up faint heart, that hcar'st the tale, and though thy lot in ay seem Contemptible, yet not of it as nothing-worth esteem ; Nor fear that thou exempt from care of Providence shalt be, An undistinguishable drop in nature's boundless sea : The Power that called thee into life has skill to make thee live, A place of refuge can provide, another being give ; Can clothe thy perishable form with beauty rich and rare, And " when he makes his jewels up," grant thee a station there. R. D. ...
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No 306. Colonial Secretary's Office, 8th Decemher, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No 306. Colonial Secretary's Office, 8th Decemher, 1840. Tickets-of-Leave have been granted to the following con- victs, viz.- William Crick, Eden; Robert Cook, do; Charles Duke, Henry Porcher; Stephen Knights, Eden; Thomas &nbsp; &nbsp; Rider, do; John Whitney, do; Archibald Gilfillan, John Barry; Robert Parker, Lady Nugent; William Smith, Lord Lyndoch; Henry Williams, York; Samuel West, Henry Porcher; Joseph Read, do; William Waterman, do; John Speed, Lady Nugent; William West, Lord Lyndoch; Thomas &nbsp; Adams, Eden; Edward Cotes, do; Andrew Dimond, Lady &nbsp; &nbsp; Nugent; James Knight, Henry Porcher; Thomas Nadin, Eden; John Barker, Lady Nugent; George Barker, Eden; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; James Draper, Henry Porcher; Thomas Morgan, Eden; Jeremiah Kerley, Henry Porcher; Charles Smith, Eden; Edward Brown, York ; Thomas Chandler, Eden; Robert &nbsp; &nbsp; Greenacre, York 2; Joseph P...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
-*$$LFOR LAUNCESTON.-The fine fast-sailing ^^M schooner WATER WITCH, 150 tons, TAL BE It T, commander, will sail for the above port w ith immediate dispatch, having the principal part of her cargo engaged. Her sailing qualities and accommodation for passengers are too weil known to require comment. For freight or passage apply to the commander on board, or to New Wharf, Dec. 15. FRED. A. DOWNING. PORT NICHOLSON, NEW ZEALAND THE LORD SIDMOUTIH, 200 tons, WILLIAM MARR, master, having the greater part of her cargo engaged, will sail on Sunday next, the 20th instant. For freight or passage, having good accommodations, apply to the master on board, or to New Wharf, December 15. ANDREW HAIG. This vessel offers a favourable opportunity for persons &nbsp; desirous of seeing New Zealand or engaging emigrants, as the Lord Sidmouth will return immediately, most probably by the Bay of Islands. ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE, Campbell-street. The public is most respectfully informed, that TO- MO...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Advertisements and Communications by post, cannot possibly vppear on the day of their arrival, but stand over for the next publication. Thus a mice by post arriving on Tuesday morning, will appear in the Courier of the following Friday. Our emintry friends should bear this in mind to prevent dis- appointment. Cross Marsh was received this morning-so also Mechanics' Institute-and the advertisements of B. G. H. M. C.-and J.F. F. K. They will all be attended to in our next. We acknowledge the receipt of letters from R.F.- G.N.-D.S. -and L. W. C, on the 'subject of procuring emigrants, per Captain Haig, as alluded to in our last.
COLONIAL PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 15 December 1840
COLONIAL PRESS. THK CROPS.-We are truly sorry to state that the report of the state of the crops in the Richmond district is very bad. Hay will be an enormous pricp this season. But the prospect of the crops in the Hamilton and Bothwell and some parts of the Brighton districts, is excellent, and there is at present no cause to apprehend anything like a scarcity, inde- pendent of the large quantities of grain and flour on hand. True Colonist, December 11. PITTWATER, DEC. 6.-I beg to inform you, that the crops through this district are nearly all destroyed, through the pre- vailing hot weather. I speak fearlessly when I state, that there will not be generally more than one-third of grain com- pared with last year. Mr. Laing, in this district, has turned his cattle into one field containing twenty-five acres of wheat. At the Carlton, several persons arc mowing their crops for hay ; and the crops generally which were looking so well and full of verdure some time back at Sorell, are atte...
SYDNEY. THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS. To the Editor of the Sydney Herald. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
SYDNEY. THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS. To the Editor of the Sydney Herald. SIR,-Allow me, through the medium of your paper, to make a few obseivutions on the present distressing state of monetary and commercial affairs. The knowledge of the muse of an evil is something to winds its cuic, the present distress seems to ante from a combination of un. forton ile circumstances, some of these being merely con- sequences of other circumstances, while others are ru- in ely primary, and which iinfortun Hely happen to occui at the same period. Lind, villi and towu allotments, li ive, during the last six or eight months,been continually using in price and ficquenlly changing hands, at every chdige a new sit of bills has been given, so that, in many cast s, a piece of I uid north, say -£100, is repiesented by bills now cuiient to the extent, sny £i00 ur £400 The banks c innot be expected to discount all these, and of course -nell bills must rein tin in the holder's hands, this lb clearly one cau...
THE COURIER. Strenue at Prospere. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
THE COURIER. gtrrnuc et ÎJrotsprrc. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER l8. LORD DENMAN'S Act " For the Prevention of frivo- lous Suits" is, we perceive from the Gazette of this day, about to be submitted to the Legislative Council This Bill readied the colony by the Egyptian, and under its provisions the certificate of a judge is not required to deprive a successful litigant of costs where he recovers less than forly shillings damages, except in cases where some claim to land is involved in the issue to be tried between the parties. We now know-for all information from Mr. Jones must henceforth be regarded as given by one well qualified to furnish a supplement to Lord Bacon's advancement of learning--that to borrow and appro- priately apply a single sentence of Lord Denman's, is " ill-timed plagiarism." What wholesale robbery then in our Legislative Council thus to take posses- sion of his Lordship's Act ! The rejection of the Statute of James was bail enough, but why adopt the Statute o...
COLONIAL PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
COLONIAL PRESS. THE PROGRESS OP AGRICULTURE.-In order to form some idea of the udvancc of agriculture iii this colony, we will just state that Captain Freeman, who located himself upon an estate in Evandale about eighteen months ago, luis this year three hundred acres of new land under wheat crop of excellent appearance. Although none have made BO rapid an advance as Captain Freeman, lhere nie many who have followed close at his heels, and few, if any, that have not greatly extended the length and breadth of their corn Gelds-Colonial Times, December 15. The CLONMEL.-This beautiful steam-ship arrived here on Wednesday from Port Phillip, and sailed again on Saturday morning. The fittings-up are most elegant, and the accommodations equal to any vessel of the same tonnage that ever sailed from London. She has two engines of 120 horse-power each ; they are the most beautiful specimens of mechanism we ever saw, and it is quite a treat to examine them. We hear that they cost in London upwa...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
TO ADVERTISERS. Advertisements and Communications by post, cannot appear on the day of their arrival, but must stand over Jor the next publication. Thus a notice by post arriving on Tuesday morning, will appear in. the Courier of the following Friday. Our country friends should bear (his in mind to prevent dis- appointment.
THE CABINET. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
THE CABINET. Like some vast flood, unbounded, fierce, and strong, His nature leads ungoverned man along; Like mighty bulwarks made to stem that tide, The laws are formed and placed on every side : Whene'er it breaks the bounds by these decreed. New statutes rise, and stronger laws succeed ; More and more gentle grows the dying stream, More and more strong the rising bulwarks seem ; Till, like a miner working sure and slow, Luxury creeps on, and ruins all below ; The basis sinks, the ample piles decay, The stately fabric shakes and falls away ; ? Primeval want and ignorance come on, But freedom, that exalts the savage state, is gone. CBABBI. The moral ofthat poetical fiction, that the uppermost link of all the series of subordinate causes is fastened to Jupiter's chair, signifies that Almighty God governs and directs subor- dinate causes and effects.-Hale. The Japanese are extremely singular in some of their reli- gious opinions. They never supplicate the gods in distress ; holding t...
GAZETTE. CUSTOM HOUSE, Hobart Town, 15th December, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
GAZETTE. CUSTOM HOUSE, Hobart Town, loth December, 1840. Return of Grain and Flour exported from the port of Hobart Town for the week ending 15th December, 1840, in- clusive :-Oats, 50 bags ; flour, 14 tons. ' Return of Grain and Flour exported from the port of Laun- ceston for the week ending 12th December, 1840, inclusive : Nil. G. H. BARNES, Collector.
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, December 17, 1840. CONVICT SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, December 17,1840. CONVICT SERVICE. Required by the Ordnance Department, on account of the Convict Service Three large Beams and Scales, to weigh half a ton. Tenders for the above will be received at this oflice, until 12 o'clock, on Wednesday, the 23d instant, Samples to be sent to the Ordnance Stores. Payment will be made by the Ordnance Storekeeper's draft on the Military chest. GEORGE MACLEAN, A.C. G.
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobort Town, December 8, 1840. CONVICT SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
COMMISSARIAT. 'COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobort Town, December 8, 1840. 'CONVICT SERVICE. Required by the Royal Engineer Department, on account . of the Convict Service, the following articles, tenders for which will be received at this office, until 12 o'clock, on Wednesday, the 23d instant, samples to be forwarded to tho Ordnance Stores, viz. ; Round bar iron, 1 inch, 9301b« Dodo, 1 i do, 14011» Flat do, 2 x i do, 290lbs Do do, 2} by | do, 105011» Stone picks, 24 European rope, 2J inch, 2 coils Do do, 4 do, 2 do Do do, 5 do, 1 do Rosehead nails, 2 inch, 2241ba Flathead screws, 1 do, 13611m Do do, 2 do, 19811« Do do, 2J do, GOlbs Iron rimmed locks, three bolt, 8 inch, 12 Crab winch, 1 Snatch block, 14 inch, 1 Tenon saw files, 12 .Carpenters' black lead pencils, 12 Iron butt hinget, 8¿ inch, 12 pair ' Do do, 3 do, 6 pair Do do, 4 do. 3 pair Iron bolts, 14 do, 4 Lead pipe. 3 do in diameter, IGGlbt Steel blade squares.G inch,_2. GEORGE MACLEAN, A.C.G.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN, Arrivals -December 16-the schooner Lillias, 88 tons, Smith, from Williams Town, Port Phillip, 10th instant, in ballast, J. Strachan, agent-passengers, Mrs. Wells and child, C. Cousins, G. Wilson, li. Smith. 17-the schooner Sir John Franklin, 52 tons, M'Gill, from Port Phillip, llth instant, with a general cargo, W. Warham, agent-passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Valentine and family, Mr. R. Morris. No Departures. IMPORTS. Vessels entered Inwards from the 7th Dec. to the \4th Dec,, 1840, inclusive. "Per schooner Bandicoot-18 cases mustard, l8 ditto oilman's (tores, 40 kegs herrings, 1 hhd Bath bricks, 1 bag coriander seeds, W. Watchorn i 2 bags boots, D. M'Pherson. Per schooner Water Witch-28 linds rum, F. A Downing. Per bark Hindoo-2 bales woolpacks, 1 case plate, E. Bisdee ; 100 barrels flour, IG hhils porter, 8 barrels ale, 10 cases bottled beer, 1 case books, 2 cases gin, 2 casks, 4 cases hardware, 3 cases German silver and metal wares, 5 cases ...
SUPREME COURT—CIVIL SIDE. Before His Honor Mr. Justice Montagu. Robertson v. Macdowell. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
SUPREME COURT-CIVIL SIDE. Before His Honor Mr. Justice Montagu. Robertson v. Macdowell. This was an action for libel. The Sollcitor.General, Mr. Anstey, and Mr. Thomas Young, appeared for the plaintiff. The defendant's case was conducted by the 'Attorney-General and Mr. Sydney Stephen. Twenty-four jurors having answered, the Attorney General rose and said, that this was the proper time for him to challenge the array, which he did on the grounds set forth in the affidavit of the defendant, which he re- quested the officer of the Court to read, which was done. The affidavit was in these words. Thomas Macdowell, gentleman, maketh oath and saith that he hath been informed and believes that the name of Gilbert Robertson, who is the plaintiff in this action, is contained in the panel of jurors summoned to try this cause. The Attorney.General then tendered the following formal challenge to the array. And now on this day, (to wit) on Monday, the 14th day of December, in the year of our Lord...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 December 1840
SALES BY AUCTION. To Grocers and the Retail Trade generally-Christmas Supplies. MR. D. TAYLOR will SELL by AUCTION, at his Mart, Elizabeth-street, without any reserve, To-Morrow, the 19th instant, al 1 o'clock Two nundi ed and seventy boxes raisins, in the best possible condition. One hundred bags walnuts, perfectly good. Families will also do well to attend this sale. Terms at time of sale. Extensive Premises, in Macijuarie-tticct, the property of Mr. Stokell. VS7" T. MACMICHAEL is instructed by Mr. Sto T v . kell (who i« retiring from business) to SELL by PUHL1C AUCTION, on the premises in Alacquarie-stieet, on Tuesday, the 20th instant, at Iii o'clock precisely, undjuisi tivly without any metre, those very valuable premises, at pre- sent in his occupation, situated at the angle of Macquarie and Campbell-streets. No property in Hobart Town is better situated than this, as likely to be benefitted by the proposed improvements in the Paddock, at Macquarie Point-the erection of the Fo...