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TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER &nbsp; SIR, Having just read an article in the last number of the Hobart Town Advertiser, respecting the French &nbsp; corvettes Astrolabe and Zélée, viz.- &nbsp; &nbsp; " It is said these vessels have discovered a large &nbsp; &nbsp; continent to the southward, but we suspect it is the same &nbsp; land seen by Captain Biscoe of the Tula. &nbsp; The writer of this article probably was not &nbsp; &nbsp; aquainted with the position of the land discovered by &nbsp; Captain Biscoe, and named by him Enderby's Land &nbsp; The position of this land is situated about 52 ° longti- &nbsp; tude east, consequently the difference of situation &nbsp; between the two lands is 08 ° longitude east, or 1706 &nbsp; miles. Be so good, Sir, as to correct this evident &nbsp; error in your next number. I am. Sir, your obedient &nbsp; servant, ...
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
DMppSas latoïîlgeaco. Port of L\unceí>it>n. auuivals. February 25-the cutter Pickwick, 25 tons, Symonds, from Port Phillip, Guillan, ngent, with sundi ios und two passengers. 25-the schooner Paul Pry, 56 tons, Harding, from Port Phillip, Geoigu 1'Uher, agent, in ballast and five passengers. IltPARTURCS. February 22-the hi ig Elizabeth, 100 tons,- Back, for Swan Uivei, Henty & Co., agents, with sundiicsand three passengers. 22-the .schooner Tasman, Day, for Pott Phillip, Day, agent, with sundiics. 2iî - the hail: Sócrates, Canten, for Port Phillip. 24- the schooner JoJtua Carroll, 143 tons, Porter, for Portland Ray, Henty ii Co., agents, with sundries and five passengers. 24-the balk Indemnity, 305 tons, Roberts, for New Zealand, Henty & Co., agents, with 1 bale blankets. 25-the birk Mona, Milligan,for Portland Hay, Henty Si Co., agents, with suudiies and five passengers.
SCRAPS FROM THE STATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
SCRAPS FROM THE STATES. The Sea Serpent was seen again yesterday off fire Island, by a schooner bound in. This is a very sin- gular coincidence. We are told by one who saw the monster, that he is about as long as the British Queen and the Great Western would be, if placed together stem to stern. The monster doubtless intends to try his speed with these two moustrous ships in a race across the Atlantic. It is the only chance he has had worthy his acceptance or powers of competition. And since this is the case we withdraw our bets on the British Queen and back the American Sea Ser* pent, tail and all. Enviable! very!-Al though the thermometer is at 98, we are enabled to feast on ripe peaches, melons, new apples, new potatoes, bright eyes, ice cream, warm hearted, beautiful girls, uud tender mutton. Delicious I very. Hydrophobia is on the decline. Dogs are plenty, but beef and good water are scarce. Criticism on Daniel Webster.-The following ex- tract contains the best criticism ou Mr....
The Courier. FRIDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 28, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
®íjf ffî$i\Vi$%\ FRIDAY EVENING. Ftaau.uiY 28, 1810. We have received, vid Sydney, English papers to the 9th of No\ ember. Advices from New York to the 19th of October had arrived, but they bring rather unfavourable intelligence of the state of monetary affairs in the south. The United States Philadelphia Bank, or " Mother bank," as it is called, had stopped payment, with several others in the southern districts, but the United States Batik of New York remained firm, and would, as was believed, weather the storm. The bankers of Baltimore had- convened a meet- ing, and come to the resolution, that in conse- quence of the great difficulty of immediately converting the notes which they receive into specie, no eastern or western bank shall be al- lowed to check on any collection for it under the space of thirty days from the date when payment shall have been made. Dreadful fires had broken out in New York, Philadelphia, and Mobile, the damage occasioned by which is estimated at not less...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
LOCAL. 51st Regt.-Military Theatricals.-The little Theatre which has been for some time fitting up in the barracks for the recreation of the soldiers, opened for the first time on Wednesday night, with a melodramatic piece entitled the Two Galley Slaves, followed by a humorous divertissement called the Beehive. The characters in each were well sustained, particularly that of Basil, in the former, and the Landlord, in the latter. There was little need to claim indulgence for a first night's performance, aR it went off with greater ease of manner and per- fection of execution than generally attend such essays. The house is regularly constructed with pit and boxes. The scenery was good and very neatly arranged, and the interludes were telieved by several delightful pieces of music played by the fine band of the 51 st regiment. " The house" was crowded, and the only exception taken against it, as we heard, was it» inadequacy to accommo- date the numbers who thronged the door for ad- mit...
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) LAUNCESTON RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.J LAUNCESTON RACES. Tu o d-ij s of the Launceston races have now gone hy -they cotnmeiired on Tuesday, nud end to day The weather, hitherto, has been most delightful for tho spoit, and the fuir sex who visited the course, apparently p irticipnttd much m the enjoyment of the nell contested races. So respectable and 01 Jelly (although, pel hips, not bo nuineious) a concourse of spectators, we do not remember to have witiiessid before at the Launceston taces. Tnrsnvi, Ft bi um y 25. TASMANIAN STAKES, of 40 sovs Tiiliance 5 sovs Heats, once lound and a distance. Mr Waddle's Zejihyi me, (Zephv i ) . 1 1 Mr. K Abbott's Dm Gtoutniu, (Wandeitr) 2 4 Captain Hulden's Ten»«, (Peter rinu) ... 3 2 Mi. Raker's Muairi,, (Peter Tiun). 1 0 Mr T. Field's Banhu (do ) . 5 J WANorimt and Littli' John Stakfs of 30 sovs cr-Uunce 5 sovs , fur two j ear olds, the produce of the above named lansen. One mile. Mr. Gee's Holli/ Mount, (Little John) ... I Mr M...
Meteorological observations, From Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
Metaorolorteal O-bservsttioma, From Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, at Hobarton, 2 o'Cloek each Day I d.w. Bar. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wad. 30 1 »0 2 B96 ¡29 6 R99 «00 MaanTsm.29.M67 Wind. South Ditto North North West Ditto South West South Velocity of the Wind. 20 IO 30 30 30 20 10 Weither. Very Fine Ditto Ditto Ditto Showery Fine Fine Depth of Rain, 0.0 inch«. Sun rises, 6h. 30m. Sun set», 6h. 30m. Daylight begins, 4h. 0m. Daylight ends, 8h. Om. Length of day, 13h. Om. 9 Day decreases, 2h. 16m. ? Clock before sun, Oh. 12m. m Ne» moon, 4th day, 12 p «". H All Orders, Advertisements, or Communications, intended for this Paper, should be forwarded, addressed to tht Proprietor of the Courier, early in As meek. Short Notices and Advertisements can be received until ti* o'clock on Thursday Evening, after which time, *.* nouneemtnts, if sent, cannot appear unlit Ike ?cunny, week. Agents. Mr, H. Dowliko, Bookseller, Launceston. Mr. Txao, Bookseller, Geone Strnt, Sydney. Mr. J. BuaMSMSt Hail,...
SUPREME COURT—GAOL DELIVERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
SUPREME COURT-GAOL DELIVERY. At HOB ARTON-On Tuesday, 3rd March. At LAUNCESTON-On Wednesday, 1st April. SUPREME COURT-CIVIL SITTINGS. At LAUNCESTON- On Wednesday, 1st April. QUARTER SESSIONS At OATLANDS-On Monday, 27th April. COURT OF REQUESTS. At OATLANDS- On Saturday, 7th March. At CAMPBELTON-On Friday, Gili March. At NEW NORFOLK-On Wednesday, 4th March. State of the Female Mouse of Correction, Hobart town, Feb. 25.- Number assignable for Hobart, 1 ; do. for the interior, 33. State of the Female House of Correction, Laun- ceston, February 21.-Number assignable, 12.
The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27, 1840. ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
Coe £otmu\ THURSDAY EVENING, February 27,1840. ENGLISH NEWS. Parliament has been prorogued from the 24th October to the 12th December. An increase is exhibited in the revenue of £1,713,971 over last year. The Pi ince Albert of Saxe Coburg arrived at Windsor Castle on the 10th October. The union of the young prince with Queen Victoria will most probably be announced on the meeting of par- liament. The Duke of Sussex has lately taken to him- self a wife, in the person of Lady Cecilia Under- wood. The Duke and Duchess have been visit- ing the Earl and Countess Durham, at Lambton Castle, where the doings were as merry as mag- nificent. T. B. Macaulay, Esq., was, by command of the Queen, sworn of Her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, and took his place at the board. Mr. Macaulay had also the honour to kiss hands on being appointed Secretary at War. The Lord lîishop of Salisbury's two brothers, Henry Denison, Esq., of All Soul's College, Ox- ford, and Alfred Denison, Esq., of Chris...
INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
INDIA. Major General Torrcnce was about to return to Eng- land with Sir Henry Fane. Colonel Beresford was about to join his regiment, U.M. 3d Bulls, Meerut. The Indian United Service Gazette, of 8th November, Mates, that a new Masonic Lodge, under the title of . Saint Andrew's Union,' has been instituted at Madras. The members are required by the tules of their lodge to »(lhere to temperance principles, when assembled for ma bonic purposes. It was contemplated to solicit the assistance of the go- vernment in the formation of a Hindoo College at Madras. 61st Regiment.-The 61st regiment has at length bid adieu to the shores of Ceylon, and it is but doing them justice to say, that they carry with them the heartfelt wishes of all classes in this colony for their welfare. During the time they resided here, a period of 11 years, the regiment sustained a loss of, we believe, nearly SOO men, and the mortality, which made a threatening ap- pearance among them on their last arrival in Colombo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
AT THE COMtr/EERCIAI. HOUSE, Corner of Lieerpoal and Murray Streets, THREE YOUNG MEN «ho are well acquainted with the business, and ufa pleasing address. February 27. ¡fiToUco to Creditors, rn^IIE Executors of the late John Hunt Butcher, of It Lowlands, Esq , deceased, request that any claims still outstanding aplint his estate, may be forthwith foi warded to the office of the undersigned for adjustment. JüSEI'lt Au.!'oi;t, Attorney for the Executors. Macquario-street, Febtuáry 0. £7otioe of liemoval. R. JOHN P. ROWE begs to inform the public, that In» has icniovcd his residence from Murray street to Collins-street, the premises formel ly occupied by the late Dr. Crowther, and directly opposite the Courier Office. February 10. Uotice orXtemovat. L NATHAN begs most respectfully to announce to . his friends and the public generally, that he lins ? moved his Establishment from Elizabeth-street to those eligible premises, No. 70, Liverpool-street, two doors from Murray-street, where he ...
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. Hobart-town, February 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. Hobarttown, February 28. Notice is hereby given, that the following claims for grants will be ready for examination by the Commis- sioners appointed for that purpose, upon or immediately after the 28th day of April next, on or before which day any caveat or counter-claim must be entered:— John Cassidy, 200a. Cornwallis, Somerset, ori ginally ordered to the upplicaut; claim dulcd'lOth February, t840. John Vincent, 4a. 3r. Bothwell, originally ordered to the applicant and-, who sold to the applicant ; claim dated 21st November, 1839. George Gould, tr. 27p. Lunnceston-town, origin, ally George Pinkerton, who sold to the applicant; claim dated 27th May, 1 S3!). William Evans, Ga. Ir. 10p. Launceston-town, ori- ginally William Hayden Evans and Nickolas Grib- ble, whose portion of the land was purchased hy the aforesaid W. H. Evans at a public auction: the ap- plicant claims as heir-at-law to W. 11. Evans, de- ceased ; claim dated 23rd December, 1839). Mary Jane Cat...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
Birth -On the 20th instant, Mrs. Dobson, of Derwent Park, of a Son. On the 21st instant, the Lady of Hugh Ross, Esq., Crown Solicitor, of a Son. This morning, Mrs. S. T. Hardinge, of a Daughter. Married -On Thursday, the 6th instant, at St. James's Church, Sydney, by the Rev. William M. Walsh, Edmund B. Uhr, Esq., to. Amy, fourth daughter of A. F. Kemp, Esq., of Mount Vernon, Van Diemen's Land. At Evandale, on Thursday, the 20th instant, by the Rev. Edward Freeman, M. A., Walter Glas Chiene, Esq.,of Quorn Hall, near Campbell Town, to Rebecca, eldest daughter of James Cox, Esq , of Clarendon, Van Die- men's Land.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
For London. THE Auriga, R. C. Ross, comman- der. For passage, apply to Chaules M'Lachlan. February 12. For Port nicholson, New Zealand. THE bark/«ferity, J. Pearson, com- mander, having nearly all her cargo engaged, has eicellent accommodation _ for passengers. For freight'or passage, apply to New Wharf, February 14. Hewitt & Co. For Melbourne and Geelong*. r|lHE bark Gratitude. William Ro JL benson, having the whole of her dead weight on board, is now receiving cargo, and will sail for the above ports in ten days. For freight or passage, having superior accommodations, apply to Captain Robertson, on board, or to Willis, Garrett, & Co. New Wharf, February 20. For Freight or Charter. THE fast sailing very superior first* elass British built bark Ann, D. Macalpin, master. For further particu* lats, apply to the commander on board, or Willis, Garrett, & Co. New Wharf. February 20. For Freight or Charter. THE first class ship Mary Hay, 258 tons register, A. D. Vo...
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 20th February. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 20th February. Thomas Hayton and Thomas Smith opened the scene of this day's business under a charge of drunk- enness, and each fined 5s. John Morbey, a constable, was charged by a more vigilant colleague in office with sleeping on his post; sentenced fourteen days to a cell on bread and water. Mr. Swan charged his assigned servant, Charles Heyho, with insolence ; sentenced to fourteen days' cell on bread and water. Michael Dillon, a soi-disant Frenchman, who, it appears, was an assigned servant to Mr. Johnson, and had absconded from his master's premises on the 1st January, and had taken a trip to sea in one of the French discovery ships, but although he tried to imitate the Frenchman could not escape our Argus- eye police, who identified him to be a runaway &nbsp; convict; he was sentenced to twelve months' hard labour &nbsp; in chains. A man named Bibby appeared to answer the &nbsp; complaint of his wife Mary Bibby with...
Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
Shipping XnteUlg-enoe. HOBART TOWir ARRIVALS. February 17-the French ship-of-war Zélés, 10 jnA Captain Jacquinot, on discovery service in the So'¿, Seas. - '' 17-the French ship-of-war Astrolabe, IO guns, Cora modorc ¿'Urville, ou discovery service in the South Seas, 23-the schooner Blossom, 44 tons, Watt, from Patt Phillip, in ballast. 23-the bark Mary Hay, 258 tons, Volum, from Syd. ney, with a general cargo-passengers, Mr. lavington Mr. Adam Smith, Mr. Steel, Mr. Clinch, Mr. Gibbon/ Mr. Power, Mr. Beppa, and Mr. Chant. ' »IfARTURM. February 20-the bark Lord Sidmouth, 200 tons, Marr for Port Phillip, with sundries. ' 22-the bark Calcutta, 480 tons, Chalmers, for London with sundries. 22-the bark Derwent, 3G0 tons, Riddell, for London, with colonial produce. 23-the schooner Adelaide, 100 tons, Smith, for Pott Phillip, with sundries. 23-the schooner Abercrombie, 143 tons, Crew, for Port Phillip, with sundries. 24-the ship Neptune, 284 tons, Green, whaling. 26-the French ships Zélée ...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
PORT PHILLIP. Port Phillip papers to the 21st instant have been received by the Blossom. The recent land sales had realised no less a sum than £59,000. Flour was scarce, and had been sold at £70 to £75 the ton, but a reasonable arrival of forty-fivo tons by the William Metcalf, forwarded by the Government from Sydney, and which was adver- tised to be sold by auction, had produced some effect on the market, not so much on account of the quantity, as the earnest it afforded of their receiving additional supplies. It is made matter of complaint, that it is advertised to be sold altogether ; but we apprehend it is the intention of the Government to distribute it into small lots. The present extravagant prices have been forced up by a few fortunate holders in grain. The same system prevails here; for it will be found that when a few hundred bushels of wheat are brought into the market, the price which, according to the Review, that chronicle of chaffe is twenty-five or thirty shillings t...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
SYDNEY. Female Convict Discipline.-On Monday last, Captain Brown, while admonishing a female prisoner from the Bench, who had been permitted by the Governor to marry a free man, but whoso subsequent conduct was proof of the impolicy ol'this indulgence, said, lie was happy that the system of convict discipline in this respect, if not already altered, would be so in a very short time ; as instead of im- proving either the character or conduct or condition of those on whom this indulgence had been conferred, it lind buen found, with few exceptions, to be injurious to them, and subveisive of good morals.-Monitor, February 5. Population of the Colony. - At the commencement of the present, year, the population of New South Wales amount- ed to 125,000 persons, of whom one-fifth, or 25.0Ü0 were under twelve years of ago; and of the remainder 35,000 were persons under sentence, leaving a free and freed po- pulation of (¡5,000. It was also found, that in seven years the population of the colo...
THE GAZETTE. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28, 1840. STATIONS FOR VESSELS. A PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
TH33 GAZETTE. FRIDAY MORNING, Tldruauy 28, 18-10. STATIONS FOR VESSELS. By His Excellency, Sir John Franklin, Kiiiyht Com- mander of the Royal Hanoverian Gutlphic Order, Knight of the Greek Order of the Redeemer, and a Captain in Ihr Majesty's Royal Navy, Lieutenant Governor of the hlandofVan V Urnen's Land and its Dependencies, tye. S¡c. A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS by an Act of Council of this Island mad« and passed the 10th day of June, 1831), intituled "An Act to compel Masters of Vessels to come to anchor at certain stations within the port of Hobart-town and Launceston," it is enacted that it «hall be lawful for the Lieutenant-Governor for the time being, with the adrice of the Executive Coun- cil, to appoint by proclamation under his hand, within the ports of Hobart-town and Launceston, certain stations at which Masters of Vessels shall come to anchor, in order lo he searched previously to their' departure from cither of the aforesaid ports: Now I, the said Lieulttnant-Governor, d...
SUPREME COURT—CRIMINAL SIDE. SATURDAY, 22ND FEBRUARY. Before His Honor, the Chief Justice, and a Military Jury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 28 February 1840
SUPREME COURT-CRIMINAL SIDE. &nbsp; Saturday, 22nd February. Before His Honor, the Chief Justice, and a Military Jury. &nbsp; Thomas Rochfort, James Sturt, and Richard Wilkinson, were charged with breaking into the house of Mr. McGre- gor, in this town, and stealing some velvet and a jacket. A woman named Anne Gardman, charged with receiving some portion of the velvet, was admitted as a witness for the crown. Sturt was convicted and sentenced to trans- portation for life. The other two were acquitted. George Britton, George Newbury, Thomas Rooke, George Smith, John Ward, and Abraham Powell, were acquitted upon informations charging them with the capital offence of absconding and having in their possession or using fire- arms, the Attorney-General offering no evidence. Judgment was arrested in the case of James Hines, con- victed at Launceston, of ' designedly' killing a mare instead ofl maliciously.' The Session then closed.