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PARIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 10 April 1803
PARIS. ASTRONOMY.--- On the 28th of August last about nine in the evening, Citizen Me- chain, Member of the National Institute and of the Board of Longitude, discovered a new Comet in the Constellation of Serpentarius. From the present position of this Comet, it may be remarked that its distance from the Sun is necessarily greater than that of the Sun from the Earth. It ascends towards the North Pole, following the left side of Serpentarius and the opposite side of Hercules. Though visible only with a telescope, it may be ob- served for a pretty long period, if its light do not suffer any dimunition.
ANGLING IN IRELAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 10 April 1803
ANGLING IN IRELAND. An Irishman angling one day in the Liffey, Which runs down by Dublin's great City so fine, A smart show'r falling, poor Pat in a jeffy Crept under the arch of a bridge with his line ! " Why, that's not the place to accomplish your wishes," Cries Dermot " the devil a bite there you'll get; " Och boder," fays Pat, " don't you know that the fishes " Will flock under here, to keep out of the wet ?" ============================ &nbsp; &nbsp;
VEGETATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 10 April 1803
VEGETATION. A TABLE, shewing the Number of PLANTS that a Statute Acre will contain, from one Foot to thirty Feet Distance. Dist. apart. | Number | Dist. apart. | Number feet inch | of Plants | feet inch | of Plants 1 | 43,560 | 12 - | 302 1 6 | 19,360 | 13 - | 257 2 - | 10,890 | 14 - | 222 2 6 | 6,969 | 15 - | 193 \3 - | 4,840 | 16 - | 170 \ 3 6 | 3,566 | 17 - | 150 4 - | 2,722 | 18 - | 134 4 6 | 2,151 | 19 - | 120 5 - | 1,742 | 20 - | 108 5 6 | 1,440 | 21 - | 98 6 - | 1,210 | 22 - | 90 6 6 | 1,031 | 23 - | 82 7 - | 889 | 24 - | 75 7 6 | 774 | 25 - | 69 8 - | 680 | 26 - | 64 8 6 | 602 | 27 - | 59 9 - | 537 | 28 - | 55 9 6 | 482 | 29 - | 51 10 - | 435 | 30 - | 48 11 - | 360 | |
To the Printer of the Sydney Gazette. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 10 April 1803
To the Printer of the Sydney Gazette. " SIR, " Men despising private interest have in all ages contributed to the rise of the arts and sciences, by laudably communicating to the world such discoveries as have fallen within their knowledge ; though Sir, I do not for one, absolutely despise that which points to my own benefit, yet I am not of so worldly minded sentiments as to withhold my mite of assistance, by presenting a piece of informa- tion, most probably unknown to the gene- rality of our Colonial cultivators, and cal- culated to promote the beneficial end of fruit- ful vegetation. Nature (as is admitted by the received axiom) requires assistance, it is no wonder then, that the inventive genius of man should be led to a subject every way worthy the labour which the most sedulous philosopher can bestow upon it : and it is no less worthy than just, that those remarks should be promulged for the common benefit of mankind. " I hold it a duty, which every member owes to society,...
Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 10 April 1803
Sydney. On Saturday the 2d inst. the Provost Mar- shal went with an inquest to Garden Island in consequence of a Native being shot the preceeding evening, while plundering the &nbsp; grounds of Captain Scott, at that place. Af- ter a very minute investigation of the cir- cumstance and its antecedent causes, the Jury brought in a verdict "Justifiable Homicide." The canoe of the deceased was found to be full of maize, melons, &c. taken out of the above grounds ; and although several others had assisted in the depredation, yet upon the appearance of Captain Scott's servants, they leaped into the water, and got clear off. It &nbsp; &nbsp; also appeared, we are sorry to say, that se- veral white men were among the natives, who, there is every reason to suspect, had as- sisted and encouraged them in this delin- quency but who then also escaped apprehen- sion. A fishing-boat was found near to the native's canoe, which, as it appeared withou...
EXTRACT FROM AN ENGLISH PAPER, DATED AUG. 22d, l802. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 10 April 1803
EXTRACT FROM AN ENGLISH PAPER, DATED AUG. 22d, 1802. The last overland express from Bombay contains the following official letter from Mr &nbsp; Simpson, the Collector of Salfette, to the Go- vernor, dated at Verfova, Jan. 18 -- " The Harriet armed boat, belonging to this station, commanded by W. Worthey, Gunner &nbsp; of Artillery, fell in with three pirate boats, &nbsp; belonging to the port of Rajapoor, in the Cooley country, who engaged her from eight o'clock at night, of the 16th ult. till four the next morning ; and after ineffectually &nbsp; boarding the Harriet three different times, &nbsp; &nbsp; with matchlocks, pikes, and swords, the gun- ner and part of the crew boarded in return, &nbsp; and captured one boat, armed with eight matchlocks, 13 swords, several pikes, and one iron gun : The other two observing the situ- ation of their companion, set sail, and escaped. Only one sepoy was wounded, by a ball in the thi...
General Orders. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 10 April 1803
General Orders. It is intended that His Majesty's Ship &nbsp; Buffalo should sail for Norfolk Island, the &nbsp; Moluccas, and Calcutta, on Wednesday next; and that His Majesty's Ship Glatton should sail for England on the 24th Instant. All persons therefore, who are ordered for Nor folk Island, and England, will hold them- selves in readiness to embark accordingly. By Command of His &nbsp; EXCELLENCY. W. N. CHAPMAN, Sec. Government-House, April 8, 1803. &nbsp;
SHIP NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 10 April 1803
SHIP NEWS. &nbsp; &nbsp; Remain His Majesty's ships Glatton, Buffalo, &nbsp; &nbsp; and Porpoise; with the Bridgewater, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; and Greenwich and Venus Whalers. &nbsp; &nbsp; BOATS. - Sailed on Saturday the 2d. inst. for Hawkesbury, the James, and same day &nbsp; the Edwin, both belonging to Thomas &nbsp; Raby. &nbsp; &nbsp; Sailed on Monday last for Botany Bay, to &nbsp; take in lime, the John, belonging to JOHN &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; PALMER, Esq. Came in from Hawkesbury on Wednesday, laden with grain, the Union, I. Jones &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; owner; and the Sophia Maria, T. Dargon &nbsp; &nbsp; owner. &nbsp; &nbsp; The day before yesterday being Good Friday, was observed as a Holiday throughout the Colony, and Divine Service was &...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 17 April 1803
&nbsp; &nbsp; THE COMMITTEE for Conducting the ORPHAN Institution will assemble on Saturday Next, the 23d Instant, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon. By order of the Committee, &nbsp; D. D. MANN, Clerk. NOTICE &nbsp; ALL Persons who have any Claim or Demand on acting Lieutenant John Murray, about to leave this Colony, are requested to present the same to Mr. G. Blaxcell, late Purser &nbsp; of His Majesty's Ship Buffalo, on or before the 20th Instant, April ; and all Persons who &nbsp; stand indebted to Lieut. John Murray, are &nbsp; desired to make good their Payments as above. A Boat for Sale. &nbsp; TO be Sold, and immediate possession had, a capital, well-built BOAT, upon an &nbsp; approved model, with suit of Sails nearly new, excellent Mast and Oars, 24 feet Keel, in all respects found, in good condition, and well adapted for a Gentleman's Pleasure Boat. Particulars and Terms of Purchase to be &nb...
Bench of Magistrates. MONDAY, APRIL 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 17 April 1803
Bench of Magistrates. MONDAY, APRIL 11. &nbsp; This day a full Bench sat for the exami- nation of such offenders as might be brought before it, when James Hailey stood charged with having aided and assisted in stealing Meat from His Majesty's Stores, and in which he had been implicated with Robert Jillet, now under Sentence of Death. Peter Douglas being sworn, deposed, that he was an attendant at the Store, and that he had three or four times seen the prisoner Hailey (exclusive of his Ration) give pork to Jillet ; that he had seen him bring a bag which Jillet afterwards took away ; and that he had seen Jillet take pork out of the bag, which he put into his own bag, along with his own Mess. The Court interrogating him as to the quantity that might have been so given by the prisoner to Jillet, he replied, that he sup- posed it might have been from 14 to l6 lbs. and that it was in three or four pieces. Joseph Coates being sworn, deposed, that he had seen the prisoner Hailey tak...
PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE. EXTRACT of a LETTER, dated "Lon"don, Aug. 30, 1802." [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 17 April 1803
PRIVATE CORRESPON- DENCE. EXTRACT of a LETTER, dated "Lon- &nbsp; "don, Aug. 30 1802." &nbsp; " On Thursday, the 28th of April last, Peace was proclaimed with the usual ceremo- nies, and at night a general Illumination was &nbsp; &nbsp; made, which, in point of brilliancy, excelled all that had ever before been witnessed in this Metropolis ; London and Westminster might be said to blaze. Amongst the foremost in lustre the residence of the French Ambassador stood ranked : Nor was the Bank less splen- didly ornamented ; here the transparencies were peculiarly beautiful, and more than 14,000 variegated lamps contributed to raise the admiration of the numberless spectators. From the thousands pressing upon each other, in different currents, I am sorry to add, that some have been trampled, and others crushed to death. " The Westminster Election is now just over, and the Members returned for the New Parliament are, Mr Fox and Lord Gard...
PRESERVATION OF GRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 17 April 1803
PRESERVATION OF GRAIN. A correspondent of the Agricultural So- ciety of Poitiers has accidentally discovered a preventative against the destruction of corn by insects. ---- Having occasion some years ago to repair the floor of his granary, he made use of Italian poplars for that purpose. His granary was previously infected with weevils every year, in spite of every precaution ; since laying the poplar flooring he has not seen one. The Agricultural Society at Meux, in France, has invited all those who think pro- per to make use of the following very simple method of preserving grain from weevils and other insects, to communicate the result of those trials : Soak cloths, made of flax in water, wring them, and cover your heaps of grain with them : in two hours time you will find all the weevils upon the cloth, which must be carefully gathered up, that none of them may escape, and then immersed in water to destroy them. --- A plant of henbane, placed in the middle of a heap of a c...
Sydney. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 17 April 1803
Sydney. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13. At ten o'clock this morning, the New South Wales Corps and Inhabitants attend- ed at the place of execution, and Robert Jillet the Criminal under sentence of Death, and James Hailey left the Gaol ; Jillet appeared at first little affected at his situation; but when the cart reached the Provision Store, for rob- bing of which he had been convicted, he burst into tears, as he also did at the upper end of Pitt's Row, when passing by the avenue which led to his former habitation. Here the recollection of his family overwhelmed him with an anguish which, if possible, heightened as he approached the intended place of execution. Hailey had read several passages of Scripture to him on the way, to which the Criminal paid much attention, but afterwards upbraided him in harsh terms, declaring that he had not assisted in concealing the cask found in the cooperage, (the cir- cumftances of which are stated in the trial of the prisoner in our last week's pape...
SHIP NEWS. SATURDAY, APRIL 16. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 17 April 1803
&nbsp; &nbsp; SHIP NEWS. ___ &nbsp; &nbsp; SATURDAY, APRIL 16. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Remain His Majesty's ships Glatton, Buf- falo ready for sea Porpoise, armed Tender Lady Nelson, and Colonial sloop Bee ; with Bridgewater, Cato, and Greenwich and Ve- nus Whalers. &nbsp; &nbsp; BOATS. --- Sailed on Monday the Union, J. Jones owner ; and Sophia Maria, T. Dir- &nbsp; gon owner, both for Hawkesbury. The Ship Cato, Capt. Park, whose arrival was duly announced in our last week's Paper, sailed from England on the 9th of Novem- &nbsp; &nbsp; ber last ; and on the 14th of January arrived at Rio de Janeiro, where she remained until the 26th of the same Month, upon which day she left that Settlement, and arrived here on Saturday the 9th Instant, all well. The Cato came out laded with Provision and Stores for the use of Government, among which are 1539 Tierces of...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 17 April 1803
STOLEN, From His Majesty's Dock Yard, On or about the Evening of Sunday last, the 10th of this present Instant, April, &nbsp; A New DUCK MAINSAIL, belonging to a Boat the property of John Harris, Esq. The above Sail, together with the Boat, had been committed to the charge of John Jones, who declares that he had lain the said Sail in the Dock Yard, without having given any instructions as to the care of it. This is therefore to give Notice, that if any Person will give information to John Harris, Esq. whereby the said property may be recovered, and the delinquent or delinquents brought to Justice, the Person so &nbsp; &nbsp; informing shall receive a Reward of Ten Gallons of Spirits. If a Party concerned should &nbsp; lay such information, their evidence shall be received against any other Parties implicated in the Felony.
General Orders. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser — 17 April 1803
General Orders. EVERY Person throughout the Colony, &nbsp; &nbsp; professing the Roman Catholick Religion, &nbsp; &nbsp; is to attend at Government House, Parra &nbsp; &nbsp; matta, on Wednesday the 20th of April Inst. &nbsp; at ten o'clock in the forenoon ; previous to &nbsp; &nbsp; which, those residing about Sydney are to &nbsp; give their names, places of abode, &c. to the &nbsp; Rev. Mr. Dixon ; to the Magistrate's Clerk at Parramatta ; and to Thomas Arndell, Esq, &nbsp; at Hawkesbury. &nbsp; By Command of His EXCELLENCY W. N. CHAPMAN, Sec. Government House, April 12, 1803. &nbsp; &nbsp; THE GOVERNOR anxiously hopes, that the Example intended to have been made this Day, by the Execution of the Convict sen tenced by the Criminal Court to DIE, for having robbed the KING'S Stores ; and the Punishment awarded by the Magistrates, in flicted on another, who ...