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Ship Mails. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
S&ip mails. To LONDON, per Hamilton, on the 27th instant ; per Mono, same day ; per Africans, on the 31st instant ; per lna, on 14th January. The Mails from Patterson's Plains and Evandale, ar rive at the Post-office, Launceston, every Saturday and Wednesday, aboutone o'clock, f.m. ; and are despatched for the above places every Thursday and Monday, at 12 o'clock a.m., precisely. St. John E. Browne, Postmaster.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS. NotrcE is hereby given, that in consequence of the difficulty experienced in collecting the outstanding Debts of this Journal, particularly those of small amounts due by non-subscvibers, no Advertisements will be attended to, unless accompanied with payment for the full number of insertions, excepting the parties sending them be enrolled upon our list of subscribers After the commencement of the new year, no accounts will, under any condition, be opened for persons not being subscribers, and it is particularly de sired that those already opened be closed with all possible despatch. Particulars of our claims will be presented to them in a few days, and an early settlement is requested, as the only means of absolving us from the unpleasant necessity of resorting to compulsory measures. Our sub scribers ,also would confer a favour npon us by a prompt liquidation of their respective accounts. Our country friends nnd correspondents, will please to take notice, that...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
Sales by Auction, Continued! PURSUANT to the proviso for that purpose contained in a certain indenture bearing date the fourth day of April, arid duly registered the thirteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred thirty-six, and made between Richard. Higgins, of Campbell Town, in Van Diemen's Land, Yeoman, and Rhoda, his wife, of the one part, and John Taylor, of the same place, shepherd, of the other part, the land, hereditaments, and premises herein after described, will be put up for sale by public auction, by Mr. John Christopher Underwood, at the Royal Exchange Auction Mart, Launceston,on THURSDAY, the third day of March next, at two o'clock in the afternoon, by order of the mortgagee default having been made in payment of the prin cipal and interest money thereby secured; and the lands thus described in the said indenture as follows:— All that allotment or parcel of land, situate at Campbell Town, in Van Diemen's Land aforesaid, containing tea acres, (be the same more or le...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, DECEMBER 27. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
THE LAU^OESra COURIER. MONDAY, DECEMBER 27. It has invariably been the custom of Co lonial Journalists about this , period, to lay before their readers a restrospeclire view of the .principal occurrences and events of the year, which is drawing to a close. Upon looking over our files, however, we cannot find a single circumstance of sufficient interest or importance, to deserve recapitulation. The subjects which have engrossed public attention, are possessed oflittle or no interest beyond the time of their existence, and as these afford no particular cause for ^congratulation, we willingly spare 6urselves the trouble of entering upon the cus tomary review. There is another duty of a more inviting nature, which , we, perform with unspeakable pleasure,— it is that of rendering our acknow ledgments to those who -,have favored us with their support during the past year, which we do with the utmost sincerity. The Lanuceslon Courier was established to meet the mania then existing for an e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
J. W. SMITH, Cabinet maker, TXpholsterer, and Undertaker, Wellington-street, Launceston, BEING about to leave tiie Colony, takes this opportunity of returning his sincere thanks to the public of Launceston and its vicinity, for the very liberal support he has received during the time he has been in business. He now begs to offer to their notice the following furniture, which will be disposed of considerably below the cost price. WAltDllOBES CHESTS. OF DRAWERS SecreIaries,S^«kcases (.'heffioneers, sideboards Bedsteads, bedsteps Horse-hair sofas, chairs, &c. With a quantity of strong serviceable furniture, well seasoned Mattrasses, single and doulile, from 16s. upwards A quantity of hair, wool, and New Zealand flux ALSO, The Lease of the premises, which will afford an excellent opportunity to any person desirous of car rying on tiie above business. The situation is un exceptionable, and the compactness and convenience of the premises will be found worthy of notice. The stock o...
SUPREME COURT, HOBART TOWN. Tetlev v. Sherwin. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
SUPREME COURT, HOBART TOWN. Tetlev v. Sherwin. This was' an action brought by the plaintiff against Mr. Sherwin as agent for the Launceston branch of the Marine Assurance Company, to recover the amount of the' insured value of the Paul Pry. The amount claimed was £1000. . .. _ ,„ —The Solicitor- General appeared for the plaintiff; the Attorney-General with Messrs. M'Dowell and Ste phen for the defendant. It was contended on the part of the defendant that the policy not having been paid at the time of the wreck, the party had no right to claim the amount; and on the other that Mr. Sherwin having been employed as agent for both parties (in the way of a broker in En land) had received intimation of the intended renewal of the policy, which was accordingly booked. Duncan M'Pherson: Am the Actuary of the Tasmanian Fire, Marine and Life - Insurance Com pany ; there is no board of Directors of the Company at Leunceston ; Insurances at Launcestpn are effected by an Agent; he receives the pr...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
NEW ZEALAND. We have journals from this settlement to the 20th November, from which we make the fol lowing extracts:— -- On Monday evening a numerous end highly re soectaule meting was held at Barrett's Hotel, for the purpose of flaming a Horticultural Society. me resolutions thai were passed will be found in our ad vertising colusyis, and want of space prevents us from inserting a leiwhened report of the proceedings. But as we have ffie interests of the Society sincerely at heart, we hope to advance its objects in noticing some of its suggestions, and in giving publicity to some of the facts stated at the meeting. The objects of the Society were very ably explained by Dr. Keatherstone and It. Stokes, 'Esq. Tiie intention is excellent, to promote cultivation as extensively as possible, not only among the landed proprietors, and immigrant capitalists, but by offering premiums for the best and neatest cot tage garden, to direct the attention and stimulate the efforts of tbe working cl...
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
Haunceston Shipping Hist ARRIVALS. December 20. — Steamer Corsair, 186 tons, Bell, master, from Port Phillip; J. Raven, agent. 500 sheep, Kiddle ; 180 sheep, Winter: 15 head cattle, J. Raven; 3 casks beef, Lyall Passengers, — Messrs. Winter, Peters, Anderson, Brewster, Wallace, Kiddle, M'Arthur, Langhornc, Cruikshank. | White, Mrs. Fergusson, Mrs. Edwards and child, J. Moorslead, J. Jacobs, Harris, Martin, wifeand child, J. M'Calters, Marian Hicton; M. Magrath, Barry, R. Anderson, James Henderson, H. Jacobs, Charles Brennand, William Te'inant. / December 20.— Schooner Baldicoot, 55 tons, Campbell, master, from Hobart Town ; Connolly & Co., agents. December 21. — Schooner Sir John Franklin, 52 tons, Jenkins, master, from Port Phillip ; Fisher, agent. 100 barrels biscuit, Campbell; 10 barrels tallow, G. Fisher. Passenger, — Mr. Roberts. DEPARTURES. December 18 ? Brig Henry, 107 tons, Grainger master, for Port Phillip; Tregurtha, agent. Passengers,— Mrs. Salter, Mr. Boyd, Micha...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 December 1841
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. ? Sin, - .' ...?:..... ? . ? _ I wish to inform mm that the Tea Meeting to be held by the Teetotallers, on Tuesday aekt, will 1-e quite public, rany. respectable person may gain admittance by purchasing a Ticket. Perhaps you are aware that such meetings'and pro cessions are quite common in - Great Britain. In some cities the Teetotallers assemble to the num bers of, from 30,000 to 70,000, parade some of the prin cipal streets with flags and banners, preceeded by bands of music, and then separate to hold their convivial meet ings in more select companies. ?': The Tea parties are held in booths or large halls, splendidly decorated for the occasion; the feist being enlivened by music and singing ; after tea, addresses are delivered, some of these speeches. I have had an op portunity of reading, so that doubtless those persons favoured to hear such stirring and elegant addresses, in the midst of such a numerous and gay assemblage, Wuld scarce Teg...
MEETING AT ST. JOHN'S CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
MEETING AT ST. JOHN'S CHURCH. A Meeting of Seat-holders, for the election of Churchwardens, and auditing the accounts for the past year, was b,cld at St. John's Church, on Tuesday last. The Rev. W. L. Gibbon, in the chair. Mr. Atkinson having handed in a statement of the receipts and expenditure, Mr. Goodwin objected to an item for fencing in some land adjoining the Church; he understood that Dr Browne had since let the land to Dr. Pugli. Mr Atkinson replied, that such was the case, and stated the steps which the churchwardens had consequently taken upon the occasion. — Mr. William Henty and Dr. Browne waited upon them, requesting them to fence the land in question, being Church properly; they did so, and Dr. Browne, without acquainting them, let the land immediately. Against this they entered a protest, which was here read, but we have not been able lo obtain a copy of il The substance was, that lbs land in question formed part of the temporalities of the Church, (hi; management of...
Ship Mils [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
S-Ilip jfflatle To LONDON,; per Africaine, on the 6th instant; per Jna, on 14th January. To PORT PHILLIP, via GEORGE TOWN, on Wednesday, at 10 o'clock. To PORTLAND BAY, per Mineral, on the 6th of January. To SWAN KI VEX1, per Ptydie, on or obont 10th inst The Mails from Patterson's Plains aud Evandalc, ar rive at the Post-office, Launceston, every Saturday and Wednesday, about one o'clock, p.m. ; and arc despatched for the above places every Thursday and Monday, at J2 o'clock a.m., precisely. St. John E. Browke, Postmaster.
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, JANUARY 3. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
THE uyHCiSTON CiMIISlEi?. ; MONDAY, JANUARY 3. ? v The following is a summary of. China uews extracted from the Kobart Town Courier. Admiral Parker seems to be j?oing .to work with a degree of resolution which will soon Teraove the Chinese impression of our im becility, which the fickle irresolute policy of Elliott so strongly encouraged :— ' We have been obligingly lavoureu wiiu China papers to the 14th September, brought by the Conrad, which arrived here on Mon day evening; and also with the perusal of a lefler, in which are described the disastrous results of a most svere typhoon which had oc curred in China in July last, together with otlipr infnrmnlinn of (he latest dale. ' Amoy is stated to have been captured by the Briiish on the 27th August, after an action of four hours, attended with great loss on the part of the Chinese, but with little to our own forces. The Druid, with 400 troops, had been left in charge of Amoy, and the fleet had returned towards Chusan'for the purpose...
TO OUR CONTEMPORARIES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
TO OUR CONTEMPORARIES. We shall feel obliged to our Hobart Town and Foreign contemporaries by ilieir favouring us with their papers in exchange, for those for warded from ibis office. We have forwarded the Launceston Courier regularly to all our contemporaries, but ' with very few exceptions, ihey have never condescended to observe the usual courtesy' pf the profession, ; ? ,
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
HOBART TOWN. Return of Grain and Flour, imported at the Fort o*' Hobart Town, during the week ending 21st Decemheri 1841 ? Flour 2 tons. Return of Grain and Flour exported from the Port o Hobart Town, during the week ending 21st December, 1841 ? Flour, 44 tons. Wheat, 8s. per bushel; Oats, fis. to 6s. 6d. ditto; Cape Barley, 4s. 6d. ditto ; English, 7s. to 8s. ditto. ; Hay, (new) 5s. to 5s. 6d. per cwt. ; Ditto, (old) 7s. to 8s. ditto ! Port Arthur Coals, 18s. per ton ; Sydney ditto, 40s. ditto; Potatoes, (old) 12s. to 15s. per cwt. ; Ditto, (new) 2d. per lb. ; Mimosa Bark, 31. 15s. per ton. — C. Times.
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT. CORRECTED TO JANUARY 3, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
Xt&UKCBSTOH 3»XnC& OUStXtBSTT. , . OOBREOTED TO jJANJJABY 3,1842. ? .' . Wholaale. Jtetoii. Ale £ «. d. £ s. d. Elliott's...... .per hhd. 5 0 0 5 id 0 Ind and Smith.. ' 6 0 0 6 10 O Bottled — Dunbar's. ? perdoz. 0 11 0 0 12 6 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 11 6 Beer — Porter. Taylor's.per hhd. scarce 6 10 0 Elliott's; ? ' 4 0 0 '4 15 0 Trueman's ? ' 4 5 0 5 5 0 Hoare's ? « 4 0 0 4 16 0 Bottled — Dunbar's ? ..perdoz. 0 11 0 0 12 6 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 116 Spirits — Brandy ? jper gall. 0 6 0 0 6 6 Rum, proof B.P. « 0 4 0 0 4 6 Hollands, in wood pale.. ? 4-gall. cases 4 0 0 4 10 0 Gin. English, . . per gall. „ * . WkiatriiTr fi/int/Oi it ? -dA^ Irish, ' ^ Cordials — '. . Cherry Brandy, perdoz. Curacoa ? Wines.. Sherry, wood., .per pipe 45 0 0 0 0 0 Bottled, .perdoz. 1 12 0 0 0 0 Port, wood, . . . .per pipe Bottled...per doz. 1 15 0 0 0 0 Claret, wood. . . .per pipe Bottled, .perdoz. Madeira, wood. .per hhd. Bottled., per doz. Tenerifle ? perpipe Marsala ? perq...
SYDNEY—December 9. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
? OO ? SYDKEY— Decanter 9. Wheat. — This market has declined since our last, in consequence of the reduction in the price of Flour. Colonial sold at from 5s. to 6s. 6d. The holders of Valparaiso wheat are still firm nt from 6s. 6d. to 7s. Fjour has undergone an alteratiou, prices have been re duced at all the mills on .Monday 51. per ton. The following is the statement of the different des criptions of Grain held by Government on the 1st De cember, 1641 ? Wheat, 39,013 bushels. Maize, 12,919 bushels.
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE—July 16. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ? Tab, Ifi. ' Cafe Town.— Beef, 2d. to 3d. per lb. Mutton, 2Jd. ditto. Pork, fld. to 7d. -ditto. Potatoes, 2Jd. ditto. Butter, 7d. to 8d. ditto. Bread, 4Jd. per lb. White Wine, 81. to 121. per pipe. Pontac, 71. to 251. ditto. Hock, 121. to 151. ditto. Steen, 111. toiai. ditto. Mue cetc), 6L to 71. 10e. ditto. ' Wool, 4d. to 13d. per lb.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
nno BE SOLD, One Thousand Acres of Land ft at the above place, the whole of which is fit Tor cultivation, and is of the richest quality. The superiority of. climate at Port Sorell is too well known to require comment, summer frosts and blight being unknown there. The above farm is within a dey's Vide of Launceslon, distant only two miles from the port, whence produce can be shipped to Launceslon at from ten to twelve shillings per ion ; there is a good homestead stock-yard, &c, and a paddock of thirty-five acres, now in crop, the luxuriance of which fully exemplifies the quality of the land. Price £3000, £2000 of which can remain on mortgage for such terms as may be agreed upon, beating interest at ten per cent.; £200 cash, and the remainder by bills at 6, 12, 15, and 18 months, the two lost bills to bear interest. Apply to J. C. UNDERWOOD, Launceslon, Dec. 22, 184 1. TOB SAXE, A FIRSTrfBle forty horse power Steam Engine, ?*? with bp.ilej complete, together with flour, deal ...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA—Oclober 10. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 3 January 1842
SOUTH AUSTRALIA— October 10. AnEi.AinR. — Flour, 30s. per 100 lbs. Hay, pressed 81. to 101. per ton. Oats, 6s. to 9s. per bushel. Maize, 5s. to 6s. ditto. V. D. L. Potatoes, 161. to 201. per ton. Bread, Is. Od. to Is. Id. per four-pound loaf. Tea, 101. 10s. per chest. Mauritius Sugar, 231. to 361. per ton. Rum, 6s. (3d. to 8s. Cd. per gallon. .Mutton, 4d. to fid. per II). Beef, fill, ditto Ve.il, Is. ditto.- SonOiern Aus tralian.