In Tuesday last, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, the General liP's of the inhabitants of the Colony, to the Honorable
Judge Advocate and late Premier Judge, tte. Ko. (signed upwards of ??? thousand, and those, a large portion of I, the most respectable names) was presented, agreeably L'ni printed I notice thereof, to His Honor, while sittiug as ??? in the Vice-Adiiiiralty Court. The Clerk of the Peace ??? delivered the Address, having promised that he
l.ahri'ii deputed.to do so by the Committee for con
tihVi(ifM"we-, ' ' ADDRESS.
\ti*o the honorable JOHN W\i.nr.,Esquise,L. L. li.
u¡e judgd'Advocate and Frvmier Judge ql' the ' >jtrrilorit of Mew South ¡yules and tis Dependencies, -" p. *'.. *'.
(lu vo"1, approaching departure from llie Colony, we,
j^pigaed tree and * erna icipated Inhabitants, ure im * giitliss'by inclination than by duty, to express our ¿\ jilisc of your public services, dm nig your residence
f tin' language °f popular valedictory addresses, to high lie fiiiiL.tiounries, is trequently little creditable to ei'her I*', exaggerated encomiums are equivocal compliments ; Inndeseiied pi aise is indirect censure. We shall study
L'oid the imputation .,"f either. , In the execution of the yali, HIS duties attached to the ar
u,)iiiipirtuit\>Hiceof Premier Judge of the Territory, ? you have tilled a term,ol' ueailv eigltt ycais, ¡tni'ist he fBllv admitted that you have displayed no common poition .al aciini«'" "'**' knowledge, of talents and of eloquence ; In the ndniüistuition of the civil hi mich of your office, linli'alli«''') "' von i-decisions stands uiiiinpenched and 'lil- li nelia. I< 5 anti that, in the criminal department, justice has fonnlv been dispensed H ith niieven hand, » hife humanity tewi/eied.** «.ÍK",lr whereverlheie has been an opening for se. lion with, the bahn of mci uy ! In short, Sir, we hesitate fnitiifiih.v to avow our conviction, that n» far as consists
', tin fallibility of human nature, you have aoly and bono-. y discharged thefuocti as of a just, un upright, a merci.
linda» independent Judge !
,If y,mr public u.nduc-t, Sir, has thus engaged our ros laud eoolidi nee, youi ni bamty ami benevolence in private
your c >jtiiîdeialéliberâlity,'Olruil occasion^ toward the' juufoituunte class of ourcouiinuni.y (a distinguishing luiiiouiiible feature in your chai acter)"hnve equally couci d our esteem, bin attachment, and our vene ali.ai. We I theiefore scai eely add, that our regret at the disso inol' tbe connection, which has so long and with such feet haimony subsisted between you and the Colonists, is
'We beg leave to n.siireyou, Sir, that we shall ever che,
tbe leiiiembrance of that coiimetiou with feelings of rd and gratitude; and-that rur wishes, for the pr sperity happiness of yourself und amiable family, wishes, ns itioiiate, as happy, a» sioceie, accompany your return to bosom of y -ur native country.
*" We have the b nor to be, Sir,
Willi all truth and respect, your fui til fu 1
and obedient humble Servants."
r. Garling expiessed himself to thUctiect :-He felt par- lar pit nsme in liaviug been made, in this instance, the im of expressing the public féeiing, that feeling being in Vet unison with what he lind himself ni«ays entertained n's Uu.JlvJi.ir ; a feeling, the natural result of His irV urbanity^iotegriiy, ann talents. s Honor now made the foil..« ing
ANSWER. " GlINTLEMEN,
The distinguishing testimony, with which so large and Jiectablo abody of the Inhabitants have so highly hunoied [judicial services in tim Cobuy, lias bestow eu upoa them J best and i.appiest recouipeuce they conid ever possibly le acquired. Every-other recouipeuce, indeed, would I ¡dily to.-egi, every expectation di.caid for the ditlinctive fstaiinn, that no personal interest has ever been found to U equal place with those sacred rights committed to my |rge, in the pure dispensation of public justice.'
f The unqualified approbation, with w hieb you have at
Itimes bee.i so leady t> supp »rt an independent aud con Mitioiisdischarge of the judicial functions, has afforded n ¡vate dealiugaud transactions the strongest guarantee, Imps, of go ,d faith and principle. Hie public luagis t.- has been left, at least, free trout every inliuence that rht tend to bias integrity ; while he has been taught, that
surest way of oblniuing distinction ia office, is to hold the tgmeiit seat in thesauctuary of conseieuce, unapproachable
interest, unassailable by p.twer.
' Gentlemen, this impartial equipoise in distributive jus -, wasqnicMy observed in the Mother Country. The IJri l l'a. liuinent hastened to essay its truth, and your charac t as your legal interests now,stand conspicuously tixed for r in J he exeicise of the fullest jurisdiciioU of our English irtTof "JustîcT. 'Above all, lu the defence and privileges rrjal by Jn»>, England has acknowledged you worthy, as ritisb Colony, ofthe highest ci til protection she hasiu her
ver to extend.
' This rec jllectioq with me may soften the regret, that, ¡ii i dissolution of my office iu the Colony must so soou await
sepaiatjon from tho^e, uho have ever been disposed to ap ?ciate my oflieial services with so much candour aiidgeue iity. But, iu the loss of those private kindnesses and per- lai attentions, which myself and my family have received ni KVI.RV class of the community ^and mere distinction of iss, giatitudtí ie^s even than public justice or courtesy can erate), I ñn.-.v not whither we eaii tin nour hopes f-">r the lewal of an intei curse more liberal, kiud, mid harmonious. W But, i.eutlemen, it has passed, and faithless must I Hive tü every p.t.scnt impulse if my nature, when I cease
r'joiee in your general prospei ¡ty, asa Goíony, or to che !i sentiieeu's of the most lively interest in your welfare-as i eil oulei ed and happy canni'ii nitv.
url-room, Sydney, New South ÍVales, Jan. 4,1825.
Bis Honor, iu effect, BOW added, that he felt obliged to Mr. irling (the Cleik of the .Peace) for his having acceded to s "ishes «if the Committee, and for the very gratifying ¡ling which; he had evinced in carrying th'ose wishes'into ect; »feeling, co.'sistentwitb what*he had manifested on many other occasions, and in perfect barm ny with that .position u hich he had invariably shown in maintaining that' ^ppctwhiebwasdue totbe' Courts of Justice-.the^pro ediugs of M hieb he had,at ail times, so much assisted by his
ofessional experience. ' '
We understand that the present Commandant of Bathurst, Major MORRISETT, will soon be relieved, as being the intention of that Gentleman to proceed to England on leave of absence. The improvements that have been made at Bathurst, and in its vicinity, within the last 12 months, an eye-witness tells us, are truly astonishing. Among the many improve- ments, the Commandant has not lost sight of the comfort of the unfortunate but deserving prisoner
of the Crown. He keeps them diligently employed, but at the same time looks to their necessities.
Within about a quarter of a mile of the town, a neat street of comfortable huts or cottages have been erected, solely for the prisoners. Each of these habitations have three inmates assigned to them, and cleanliness is one of the orders of the day. The town is considerably altered for the bet- ter and Bathurst promises to become not only one of our wealthiest, but also one of the most pic- turesque spots in this "infant empire." Many of our rich settlers have lately extended their stock stations as far as the North Bank of the Macquarie Wellington Valley. They are also stretching out north of Mud-jee to within a few days' journey of the enchanting Liverpool Plains; and it is not by any means to be mentioned, but that our stock- ing will even extend to that magnificent coun- try; of which we promise, as soon as room per- mits, to give an interesting but not overcharged description.
KEEPING UP CHRISTMAS. --- A cedar party near Shoalhaven, consisting of 14, tapped a hogshead of porter on the morning of Christmas-day, and stuck to it till it was quite dry, thus doing the compliments
of the season in style.
LICENCED AUCTIONEERS.-The Compiler of the Almanack has to express his regret at finding that the various Appraisers throughout the Colony have been inadvertently omitted :-They are as
Sydney--Messrs. Simeon Lord, Robert Cooper, John Paul, Atkinson and Binge [?], R. C. Pritchettl,
and James Hankinson.
Parramatta - Messrs. Richard Rouse and Francis
[?] Messrs. John Howe and William Baker. Liverpool.- Mr. Isaac Knight.