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AN EXPOST[?]LATORY ADDRESS TO THE MEMBER FOR DURHAM. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
AN &nbsp; &nbsp; EXPOSTULATORY &nbsp; ADDRESS TO THE MEMBER FOR DURHAM. Oh fie, Mr. Windeyer! you've surely gone mad- You have not sufficiently studied "the case : " Retrench if you please-but 'tis really too bad To cut down the pay of my government place. I've eight hundred a year-but my wife, as you know, &nbsp; &nbsp; Gives parties, and shines too in jewels and lace ; Only think to her nerves what a terrible blow, Should they cut down the pay of my govern- ment place. The girls, too-I must have the chariot and greys, That they "The Domain" with their presence may grace ; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sure you'd not have them walking whene'er the band plays- Then touch not the pay of my government place*. My attendance is punctual six hours a day, The papers I read, and my signature, trace : And each month at the Treasury a visit I pay, The salary to draw for my government place. These duties are light, I confess, but you know...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1843. THE GAOL PETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER.4, 1843.' THE GAOL PETITION. IT is difficult to judge of the exact result of the petitions which were forwarded to the Governor and the Legislative Council, praying that the sum of £3000 voted for the service of the present year towards the completion of the gaol at East Maitland, should be at once applied to the purpose for which it was voted. The statements of Major Wentworth and the Colonial Secretary, respecting the steps the govern- ment intend to take in regard to the gaol, are very contradictory. The hon, member for the Northumberland Boroughs, in his letter to Mr. P. J. Cohen, says that the Governor's reply to the prayer of the petition was exactly in accordance with his own opinion previous to the interview, viz. &nbsp; that the sum of £3000 voted by the late Legislative Council towards the com- pletion of the gaol is not in existence, and therefore his Excellency cannot expend it. The Colonial Secretary, on the other hand, s...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Saturday, October 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS PROOF OF CLAIMS. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) &nbsp; Saturday, October 28. In the estate of J. H. V. Turner, a first meet- ing was held, but no claims were proved. In the estate of Potts Baxter and Co., a first meeting :-The estate of Willis, Sandeman, and Co., £31 10s. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Tuesday, October 31. In the estate of James Keppie, an adjourned &nbsp; single meeting :-S. Barnett, £38 18s 7d ; Edye &nbsp; Manning, £293 11s 2d. NEW INSOLVENTS &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; October 28.-Thomas Inches, of Motto Farm, near Raymond Terrace, settler: debts, £506 4s; assets-personal property, £182 13s, outstanding debts, £7 15s ; balance deficiency, £405 16s. 31.-George Townshend, of the Paterson River, settler: debts, £247 4s 10d; assets-- personal property, £70, outstanding debts, ...
ST. MARY'S CHURCH, WEST MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
ST. MARY'S CHURCH, WEST MAITLAND. On Monday last a meeting of the pewholders of St. Mary's Church was held in the church, for the purpose of taking into consideration various matters connected with the building, &c. The Rev. Mr. Stack was in the chair. Mr. L. POTTS, one of the churchwardens, said one of the principal reasons why he wished the present meeting to be called was that under existing circumstances, he having been compelled to go into the insolvent court, he felt it to be his duty to resign the trust which the pewholders had been pleased to place in his hands, as he could not with propriety continue in the office of churchwarden, and he therefore begged to tender his resignation. Mr. PITCHER thought "there was no necessity for Mr. Potts to resign the office of church- warden. ( He was of opinion that the pewholders would be quite satisfied that Mr. Potts should continue in office, and as far as he was concerned, as a brother churchwarden, he should be very sorry to...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. &nbsp; [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. POLICE OFFICE.-There have been no cases tried at the police office during the past week. THE POLICE MAGISTRATE.-The public an- nouncement, that the office of police magistrate was about to be abolished, caused, considerable dismay and excitement, in this town. The inhabitants, lost no time in preparing a petition addressed, to the Legislative Council, settting forth in true colours the rising importance of Newcastle on account of its mines, manufac- tories, &c, the progressive improvements of the town, and the very onerous duties of our respected police magistrate, Major Crummer; and praying that on account of the very heavy magisterial duties at Newcastle the office of police magistrate might be continued, as without some such functionary the most lamentable results would in all probability arise. The peti- tion has been forwarded to Major Wentworth, and other members of the Council have been a...
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. The commercial proceedings of the past week have not been at all brisker or more extensive than for some time previously, though it is pro- bable that there may be in the course of a short time a slight improvement, as the wool drays are now beginning to come down. A good number from various stations have passed through the town during the week, and on their return they will probably carry away such supplies as the settlers may be in need of. The prices of nearly all articles of consump- tion remain without change. The price of flour, it will be seen on reference to our price current, has fallen from 1s. to 3s. per 100 lbs. The prices of grain, however, continue the same, or nearly so, but there is no colonial wheat now in the market. Cigars have also fallen in price ; very good ones may now be purchased at £2 10s. per 1000.
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. OCTOBER 28.-Charles Webb, cutter, Coond, master, from Sydney 26th October. Manifest :- 29 bags sugar, 3 cases sundries, 1 package hoes, 1 large iron pot, 1 bale wool, 1 paper parcel, Messrs. Owen and Co. 30th.-Ocean Queen, schooner, M'Intyre, master, from Sydney 26th October. Manifest :- 184 bags sugar, 150 bags salt, 3 hogsheads vinegar, 4 chests tea, 8 half and quarter packages ditto, 4 cases soap, 3 casks pitch, 1 matted package sundries, 2 cases sundries, 2 bales soft goods, 4 quarter casks port wine, 45 bags sugar, 2 chests tea, 2 three quarters ditto, 2 quarter boxes tea, 1 cask sundries, 2 bales soft goods, 1 tin box, 2 cases soft goods, 1 paper parcel, 2 packages sundries, 3 bales soft goods, 14 cases glass, 5 jars turpentine, 2 cases soft goods, 1 bale ditto, Messrs. D. and J. Dickson ; 12 bags flour, 20 bags sugar, 2 chests tea, 30 small packages sundries, order, Paterson River. DEPARTURES. OOCTOBER 26.-Express, schooner, Bowler, ma...
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. WHEAT ADN FLOUR.- No alteration. MAIZE- is somewhat lower than last week, 1s 6d per bushel being the present figure ; there has been little brought to market, but it is mostly stubble or late maize, which realises at least 3d less than good early, of a bright color. BARLEY AND OATS, HAY.-No variation. PIGS are still inquired for, and will sell readily, if in good condition, at about 3d per lb. POULTRY AND EGGS.-Ducks, 3s 6d to 4s per couple ; fowls, 2s to 2s 3d ; eggs, 6d to 7d per dozen, but getting scarce. In other articles I have no change to report. HENRY FERRIS, Agent, York-street. Sydney, November 2.
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. The Sheriff, at the Union Hotel, at noon, mixed cattle, working bullocks, horses, drays, &c. ; on the premises of Mr. Hannon, West Maitland, at two, drays, growing crop of wheat, household furniture, &c. MONDAY. Mr. Ledsam, at his sale rooms, at twelve, weekly sale of miscellaneous property. TUESDAY. Mr. Ledsam, at the stock yards behind the Albion Inn, at twelve, mixed herd,, working bullocks, and mare. FRIDAY. Mr. James Solomon, on the premises of Mr. Green, East Maitland, at noon, gigs, carriages, horses, &c.
LETTERS ON THE STATE AND PROSPECTS OF THE COLONY. (Addressed to a Friend in Great Britain.) No. III. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
LETTERS ON THE STATE AND PROS- PECTS OF THE COLONY. (Addressed to a Friend in Great Britain.) No. III. My Dear -:-In my last letter I described the effects produced upon our markets by the influx of capital into the colony ; and I propose now to show that while prices were at their highest, while the fever of speculation was raging, and our brains were filled with visions of imaginary prosperity, the real wealth of the colony (I mean any money which might have been amassed during the period when our trade was healthy) was secretly drained away through unobserved channels, which were opened partly by the imprudence of government; partly by our own folly, extravagance, and infatuation ; partly by our disastrous position ; and partly by the visitation of divine Providence. In Great Britain wealth has been accumulating for centuries. Trade has long since erected her treasure houses, where the surplus arising from her operations is preserved ; and the government itself has in the public ...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. PASTURAGE LICENSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. PASTURAGE LICENSES. List of persons who have obtained licenses to depasture stock beyond the limits of location, for the year commencing 1st July, 1843, on payment of the established fee : NEW ENGLAND.-Anderson and Sinclair, Boyd William, Bloxome Oswald, Burnett James, Buchanan C. H., Blaxland John, Brown and Alcom, Brodie William, Campbell Alexander, Chrichton and Polhill, Crawford Alexander F., Day Edward D., Ditmas Phillip, Darby and Goldfinch, Dangar Henry, Dow John, Dumaresq Mrs. S., Dangar W. and John, Dumaresq Wil- liam, Everett and Halhed, Elliott and Liddell, Fleming Joseph, Parish and Rogerson, Gordon Hugh, Garden A., Gore S. G. R., Hetherington W. C, Hall Thomas S., Hughes and Isaacs, Hall J. S., Innes A. C, Jameson and M'Kenzie, Kelso and Robertson, King P. P., M'Kenzie R. R., M'Lean John, M'Nabb Messrs., Macpherson William, M'Intyre Miss Mary, Morse andTourle, Marsh M. H., Nowland William, Rusden T. G., Smith William, Todd and Fenwick, Taylor and Mid...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 4 November 1843
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26. The COLONIAL SECRETARY laid upon the table returns of the fees received and disbursements made by the Commissioner of Insolvent Estates at Bathurst ; and then gave notice that he would on the following day move for leave to bring in a bill to amend the Licensing Act, more especially with respect to wine growers. Mr. WALKER moved that an address be presented to his Excellency, praying that a sum might be placed on the supplementary estimates for the present year in aid of the Scots Church, Sydney. Dr. LANG supported the motion, and after some discussion an address, praying that a sum not exceeding 1480l might be appropriated for the above purpose, was adopted, and the Colonial Secretary and Mr. Bowman were appointed to present it to his Excellency. Dr. NICHOLSON moved an address to his Excellency on the subject of providing funds for the overland expedition to Port Essington, but after a few words from the Colonial Secretary, it was postpone...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
XiaPOXTNDZNCS. At Muswellbrook, on the 1st instant-One iron grey filly, small star in forehead, black mane and tail, branded JY or JV on near shoulder, damages Is 3d. Also, on the 3rd instant, from Bengalla-One bay mare, branded anchor on near shoulder, a horse shoe brand on near thigh, and brands resembling OH, or -QI-S on neck off side ; one chesnut yearling filly, branded appa- rently H placed obliquely on near ribs, and a horse shoe brand on near thigh ; one bay year- ling filly, branded apparently star on off ribs, and O and another brand illegible on near ribs, dark points, black mane, and tail ; one ditto ditto, answers to the same general description, is branded 90 on near ribs, and an indistinct brand, which is probably intended for a star brand, on off ribs, has a little white on near hind fetlock; damages Is each. If notdulyreleased, they will be sold on the 4th December next. E. BENNETT, Poundkeeper. November 4th, 1843. (From the Government Gazette.) At Murrurundi, on th...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
Notice to Snippers of Wool at Bunter River. m ARQUE "FANNY." Mr. E. SPARKE, Jun., will receive any WOOL intended for this vessel, at his Stores, at HEXHAM, and forward the same to the Steamers free of expense, the shippers only paying freight to Sydney. The ship has the greater part of her cargo on board, and will sail the first week in December. Settlers may derive a great advantage by sending their Wool to Sydney in Sailing Vessels taking their departure from Hexham, as consi- derable expense will be thereby saved. 834 "Wooden Pumps. COME AND TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. ID WARD GREENLAND begs leave to _inform those gentlemen who have kindly promised to patronise him, and the public in general, that he has now' a PUMP fixed on the Premises of Mr. Tuck, Coachbuilder, und also one at Mr. Peter Green's. They are articles that will bear inspection, and both gentlemen have kindly consented to allow them to be inspected. N. B.-E. G. has one now in hand for Messrs. Rourke and Co., upwards of 46 f...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper t Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold, postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. J. J. Harpur, postmaster Merton, Mr. William Evernçss Murrurundi, Mr. A. Wightman, White Hart Inn Muswellbrook, Mr. Edw. Bennett, poundkeeper Newcastle, Mr. G. Felton Paterson, Mr. Wilkinson, auctioneer Raymond Terrace, Mr. Hutchinson, schoolmaster Scone, Mr. Thomas Dangar Singleton, Mr. A. Brown, postmaster Sydney, Mr.H.Ferris, commission agent,York street Wollombi, Mr. Michael Byrne Printed and published by the proprietors, THOMAS WILLIAM TUCKER and RICHARD JONES, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, West Maitland, county of Northumberland, New South Wales.
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
TERMS. The "MAITLAND MERCURY" is published every Saturday morning. Tlie terms of subscription are:-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. Gd. per quarter, if paid in advance 6*. Gd. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31«i March, 30¿A June, 30ÍA September, and 31 ii December respectively, at which periods only subscribers can resign, by giving due notice. Parties residing in the country who do not order the paper through an agent will be required to pay in advance, or to give a reference to some party in Maitland. The charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (eight lines} and under, 3s., and Is. per inch after, each insertion. Parties sending advertisements must state on them the number of times they are to be in- serted, or they will be continued until counter manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal direction for the withdrawal or alteration of advertisements can be attended to. Adver- tisements witt be received un...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
MAXTXiAND PRICE CtTRREUT. £ s. d. Ale and Porter, per hogshead .... 5 0 0 Taylor's, ditto . 6 0 0 Dunbar's, per dozen. 0 14 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 12 0 Annatto, per lb.4s to 0 8 0 Arrowroot, per lb. 0 1 0 Peer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 5 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 1 1 0 Bread, per loaf of 4 lbs.6d to 0 0 7 Bricks, per 1000.17s to 10 0 Butcher's Meat : Beef, per lb. 0 0 1 Mutton, ditto. 0 0 1 Pork, ditto. 0 0 4 Veal, ditto. 0 0 4 Butter, fresh, per lb .9d to 0 1 0 Calf Skins, each.2s to 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb. 0 0 6 Dip, per lb. 0 0 4£ Cheese, per lb .6d to 0 0 8 Coal, per ton. 0 13 0 Coffee, per lb. 0 1 0 Currants, Zan te, per lb .8d to 0 0 10 Currie Poioder, per bottle ..2s6d& 0 4 6 Eggs, per dozen. 6d to 0 0 9 Firewood, per load. 0 3 0 Flour: (Portus's Mills, for cash on delivery) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 12 0 Second, ditto. 0 10 0 Ration, ditto. 0 9 0 Bran, ditto. 0 5 0 Fruit: Oranges,per dozen..Is 6d to 0 2 0 Lemons, p...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
ADVERTISEMENTS. THE charges for Advertising in the Maitland Mercury will in future be the same as in the Sydney journals, viz. : For one inch of space (eight lines) 3s., and for each additional inch Is., each insertion. October 2, 1843. T" IHE fine fast sailing Schooner ECLIPSE, Brooks, master, will be employed as a Regular Trader on the Hun- ter, William, and Paterson Rivers. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master, on board, to HENRY FERRIS, York-street, or \ 830 J. W. RUSSELL, Sydney. J Prospectus of W. Xiipscomb's Proposed Circulating Horary and Reading- Room, West Maitland. ~WS7~ L. begs to call the attention of the ffV 6 inhabitants of Maitland and its vicinity, within a circuit of seven miles, to the following exposition of the plan upon which he proposes establishing the above. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Per annum. £ s. d. To the Circulating Library. 1 0 0 Circulating Library and Reading Room. 1 5 0 Reading Room only . 0 10 0 Subscriptions to be paid half-yearly in advance. T...