SUPREME COURT, OCTOBER 27.
THE KING AGAINST HENRY GILLMAN, ESQ
The ATTORNEY GENERAL this day made a mo tion in this case, in which the Court had dismissed the charge against Captain Gillman ; and ordered that he should pay to Mr. Jacob taxed costs.
The object of the present motion was, that fresh affidavits might be admitted, as to a part of the charges, which the CHIEF JUSTICE had considered not to have been fully answered. The ATTORNEY GENERAL had received information from Captain Gillman, which induced him thus irregularly to apply to the Court. By his own inadvertence the defence had been confined chiefly to the challenge. He understood that other parts of the case, as to the warrant, could be satisfactorily answered. He did not wish to disturb the Judgment : but it was due to Captain Gillman that the records of the Court should have the fullest justification which
the truth of the case admitted.
The CHIEF JUSTICE thought it was too late for this application to be allowed.
All the late Papers concur in stating the gratify ing circumstance of His MAJESTY'S being in excellent health. Some go so far as to say, that the
KING was never " in better health."
Dr. CROCKET, Surgeon Superintendent of the Mangles, has been kind enough to correct the in formation contained in our last in the report of the arrival of that ship, by informing us that none of the prisoners died during the voyage ; and those that were lost overboard, composed two of the guard. The prisoners were landed early on Mon day morning last, notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather ; they were inspected by the CO LONIAL SECRETARY, in the absence of HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR in CHIEF from Town ; and exhibited, from their very healthy appearance, that the best treatment had been af
forded them during the voyage.
A respectable agriculturist, of some standing and considerable experience, informs us, that he has been successful in ascertaining that the best season for sowing tobacco seed (so as to ensure early plants for the field), is from the 10th to the 30th of April. They may be reared, with the as sistance of a small hot-bed composed of stable ma nure, throughout the month of May. Tobacco should be transplanted after the first rain in Sep tember, and each plant covered with three shingles, in order to keep off' the heat of the sun until the root has become firmly fixed in the ground. We beg to say to our Correspondent that his friendly observations shall not escape proper regard.
On Tuesday Mary Anne Wise was fully com mitted, from the Police Office, to take her trial at the Criminal Court, on a charge of having privately stolen from the apartments of Captain Patrick Bishop, of H. M. 40th Regiment, a bag, containing one thousand Spanish dollars, his property, and during the absence of Captain Bishop.
Sheep-shearing is now going on with amazing alacrity in the New-country-- our land of plenty-- the land of promise. Most of the large sheep holders are visiting their flocks over the mountains, in person, so important is this season of the year to the increase of wealth, and the prosperity of our
The shipping interests must be flat indeed, in the sister Colony, when the only vessels we know to be of any thing like burthen, have lately been sent up to this port and sold, viz. the Lord Liverpool cutter, and the Liberty schooner, from Hobart Town.-We are quite disgusted with the baits that are held out to unsuspecting emigrants in that quarter, and the arrant falsehoods that are set afloat with the intention of depressing the interests of this Colony. Not one of the settlers per the Portland would have ventured to Sydney, had any credit been paid to the tales that were abroad. All admit that they are much deceived with OUR land of in fertility !
By the London Packet of the 2d of July last, we ascertain that the report which was circulated in reference to the loss of the ship Albion, Captain Best, in the hurricane that visited the Mauritius in February last, is void of truth. The Albion was driven on shore, but got off with the loss of
masts, in a leaky state. The colonial brig Gover nor Brisbane, Captain Nolbrow, was blown on shore, and stove, with the loss of her mainmast.
In addition to the other vessels that are expected out hourly, we may add that of the Phoenix, of 550 tons, commanded by Captain Dixon, formerly of the Regalia and Venerable; and also of the ship Harvey, Captain D. Peache, who was here last in the Bri
The Rev. William Dodwell, Rector of Welby and Stoke Rochford, in Lincolnshire, died lately at Welby, near Grantham, aged 72. A few months previous to his death he gave £10,000 to the Wes leyan Missionary Society ; and, as is stated, be queathed the principal part of his property to charitable purposes.
The Courier of June 17 announces the death of the Deputy Earl Marshal of England-the Right Honorable Lord HENRY THOMAS HOWARD MOLY NEAUX HOWARD, brother to His Grace the DUKE of Norfolk. His Lordship represented the city of Gloucester in several Parliaments, and sat in the present Parliament for Steyning. The Editor says, ' for his amiable character and worth, his loss will be deeply deplored, and the memory of his Lordship will be long cherished.'
Great numbers of Carlisle's gang, the venders of blasphemous publications, have been recently con victcd in London, and sentenced to fine and impri
sonment. Some of those enemies to mankind have been consigned to three years imprisonment-to
pay a heavy fine to the King-and then find ample security for their lives !
In the House of Lords the Earl of Liverpool stated, that every possible contrivance, and all that the art of chemistry could do, had been resorted to, in order to discover some mode of improving the form of bank notes, so as to prevent forgeries ; and that after an expenditure of twenty or thirty thou sand pounds, in experiments, no effectual plan could be adopted ; for whatever form of note might be engraven, it was discovered that the same could be imitated in less than 24 hours.
There is a new office recently opened in London, styled " The New Zealand Colony Office, 30, Budge-row, Cannon-street." The first arrival from New Zealand we may expect to hear of the planting of another British Colony in this hemisphere, as the ship Princess Royal, of 440 tons, was announced for sailing in April last, laden with emigrants, leaving with the most flattering expectations. We hope that this event may tend to the more rapid
evangelization and civilization of the aborigines, of