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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION.
Office, No. 7, John Street Adelphi.
PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE-W. Wolryche Whitmore, Esq., M P., Chair- man; Aubrey Beauclerk, Esq., M.P., Abraham Borradaile, Esq., Charles Bul- ler, Esq., M.P., Henry L. Buller, Esq., M.P., 3. Walbanke Childers, Esq., M.P., William Clay, Esq., M. P., Raikes Currie, Esq., William Gowan, Esq., George Grote, Esq., M.P., Benjamin Hawes,Esq.,M.P., J. H. Hawkins,Esq., M.P., Matthew D. Hill, Esq., M.P., Rowland Hill, Esq.,William Hutt, Esq., M.P., John Melville, Esq.,Samuel Mills, Esq., Sir William Molesworth, Bart., M.P., Jacob Montefiore, Esq., George Warde Norman, Esq., Richard Norman, Esq., G. Pou lett Scrope, Esq., M.P., Dr. Southwood Smith, Edward Strutt, Esq., M.P., Colonel Torrens, M-P., Daniel Wakefield, junior, Esq., Henry Warbur- ton, Esq., M.P., Henry George Ward, Esq.,: M.P., John Wilks, Esq , M.P., Joseph Wilson, Esq., John Ashton Yates, Esq. ; Treasurer, George Grote, Esq., M.P. ; Solicitor, Joseph Parkes, Esq. ; Honorary Secretary, Robert Gouger
The object of this Association is tc found a Colony, in which the comforts and conveniences of an old establishec country shall be united, as far as practi- cable, with the advantages of a new one
With this view the emigrants will b< selected with due.reference to their oe cupations, age, and character ; an equa
proportion of the sexes will be maintain- ed ; injurious dispersion of the Colonists will be prevented ; and while Convict labour will be carefully excluded, means will be provided for securing such a supply of free labour as will be most advantageous both to the capitalist and
to the labourer.
From a careful examination of the existing evidence, the Association is of opinion that the neighbourhood of Spencer's Gulf, on the South Coast of Australia, is a desirable position for the intended Colony; the numerous gulfs and narrow seas on that part of the coast afford unusual facilities for water car- riage ; the mean latitude (about thirty five degrees south), and the statements of numerous voyagers justify the expec- tation of a warm but temperate climate, resembling that of the most delightful parts of Europe; and the district is far removed from the penal settlements.
The Provisional Committee have sub- mitted to the consideration of His Ma- jesty's Government proposals for esta- blishing a Colony at or near Spencer's Gulf, on a plan calculated, in their opinion, to effect the objects the Asso-
ciation has in view. A Bill to found the
Colony (the draft of which has been submitted to the Colonial Secretary,) is now before Parliament ; and His Majesty's Government have promised to give it their sanction on condition that, before the second reading, a body of persons, with a certain amount of capital, should declare their intention to emigrate to the Colony.
The Provisional Committee therefore call on the friends of judicious emigra- tion,-on all who are anxious to assist the willing Emigrant, and to enlarge the field for the profitable employment of capital and labour, by extending aknow ledge of their views, to aid them in the great work in which they are engaged. It is hoped that the necessary preparations will be completed sufficiently early for the first body of Emigrants to depart before the end of the ensuing autumn.
The Bill now before Parliament will
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the 141st degree of East longitude, and from the South coast including the ad- jacent islands northwards to the tropic of Capricorn.
II. The whole of the territory within the above limits to be open to settlement by British subjects.
III. Not to be governed by Laws applying to other parts of Australia, but by those only expressly enacted for this Colony.
IV. The Colony in no case to be em: ployed as the place of confinement of ¡ transported convicts.
I V. No waste or public lands to become
private property, save by one means only, viz. by purchase at a fixed minimum price, or as much above that price as the com- petition of public auction may determine.
VI. Subject to the above restriction, and to the necessity of previous surveys, all persons whether residing in the Co- lony or Great Britain, to be free to acquire property in waste or public land, in fee, and without limit, either as to quantity or situation.
VII. . The wholeof the purchase money of waste or public land to be employed in conveying labourers, natives of the British Isles, to' the Colony.
VIII The emigrants conveyed to the Colony with the purchase money of waste land, to be of the two sexes in equal number ; a preference amongst the applicants for a passage cost free, being given to young married persons not having children ; so that for any given outlay of their money, the purchasers of land may obtain the greatest amount of labour wherewith to cultivate the land, and of population to enhance its value.
IX. Commissioners to be appointed by His Majesty to manage the disposal of public lands, the expenditure of the purchase money thereof as an Emigra- tion Fund, and to discharge some other duties relative to the Colony.
X. Until the Colony be settled, and the sales of waste or public lands shall have produced a fund adequate to the want of labour in the Colony, the Com- missioners to have authority to raise money on loan by the issue of bonds or otherwise, bearing colonial interest, for the purpose of conveying selected la- bourers to the Colony ; so that the first body of emigrating capitalists going out to buy land, may from the first be sup- plied with labour. The Commissioners being empowered until such loan or loans be repaid with interest, to apply all the proceeds of the sales of land in repayment of such loans.
XI. For defraying (provisionally) the necessary expenses of the Commission and of the Colonial government, the Commissioners to have authority to raise money on loan by the issue of bonds or otherwise, and provided the said ex- penditure do not exceed £ in the whole, the amount thereof to be deemed a colonial debt, and secure upon the entire revenue of the Colony.
XII. -The authority of the Commis- sioners to continue until the Colony, having attained to a certain population, shall, through the means of a represen
tative assembly to be called by His Majesty, undertake to discharge the Colonial debt, and to defray the cost of the future Government ; when the co- lony is to receive such a constitution of local Government as his Majesty, with the advice of his Privy Council, and with the authority of Parliament, may
deem most desirable.
A Committee sits daily at the office of the Association, 7, John-street, Adelphi, for the purpose of giving information to persons disposed to settle in the colony, and of communicating with others, not yet Members of the Association, who may be willing to promote the success of this important undertaking.
In the Press, and will be published in a few days " Tile New British Province of South Australia ; or a description of the Country, illustrated by Charts and Views, and an Account of the Principles, Objects, Plan, and Prospects of the Colony." (Price 3s. bound in cloth), Charles Knight, Ludgate Hill.
A Public Meeting of the Members and Friends of the Association will be held in the Great Room at Exeter Hall, on Monday June 30th. The Chair to be taken at Twelve O'Clock precisely.
June 23rd 1834.
A very melancholy loss was posted on Lloyd's books yerterday morning, June 21-that of the James, which foundered at sea on the 24th of April, with 265 per- sons on board, of whom only the master and ten persons were saved.-John Bull. [This vessel, we learn, sailed from Limerick to North America.]-EDS. Sydney Herald.
It will no doubt have been observed that Lord Grey yesterday, in the House of Lords, postponed all further proceeding in two bills, of which his Lordship had pre- viously shown a desire to accelerate the progress-namely, the Irish Coercion Bill,
and the Bill for an Amendment of the
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in, to the effect that Ministers had become < at length so conscious of the difficulties which on every side beset them as to take the resolution of resigning. It will not be
considered as a proof, we trust, of our in- ] sensibility to the magnitude of the crisis
thus rather disclosed than created, if we , abstain for one day from any further ob- servations with regard to it. The thing has been long preparing ; it has latterly advanced at a giant's pace, and has, we think, become inevitable.-Times, July 9.
ARRIVAL OF ADMIRAL NAPIER. PORTSMOUTH, June 25th.-Admiral Napier and family arrived, at eight I o'clock this morning, in the Braganza,
a fine frigate, which he captured from Miguel. The Braganza anchored at Spithead, and at ten o'clock the British ensign was run up to the fort, and a salute fired, which was returned by our Port Admiral from the Victory, which ship had the Portuguese standard at the fore. At two o'clock Admiral Napier, Lady Napier, and her two daughters, landed at the King's Sally-Port, under another salute from the Victory; on their arrival, Portsmouth presented a scene of the most animating description; hundreds of well dressed people crowd- ed the streets and avenues leading to the Sally-Port, where the principal inhabi- tants were in waiting to receive their gallant townsman. Napier passed tip the High-street, to the George Hotel, amidst tiie deafening cheers of the po- pulace, whilst the house tops and win* dows were crowded with ladies, waving handkerchiefs; the different military guards turned out and presented arms as he passed their respective stations. Shortly after his arrival at the George, he appeared at the window, in com- pliance with the repeated calls of the multitude in the street, who testified their joy by the loudest acclamations.
Directly opposite the George, is the residence of Don Carlos, who, with his suite, was looking from a window at this (to all but him) exhilarating scene, and formed a melancholy contrast with the animated party in attendance on Napier.
A great trepidation possessed the Spaniards on the arrival of Napier, Moreno being still closely secreted ; the remainder declared their intention of leaving the town for London immedi- ately ; they were, however, pacified by the assurance that no danger could ac- crue to them whilst under the protection of the British flag.
A report was very prevalent some time since, that Mr. Baring (one of our present Members) would "vacate his seat by taking office;" and this report was, in a measure, the cause of Napier's return to England, as the representation of Portsmouth has ever been his wish. If Mr. Baring vacate, no doubt can be entertained of Napier's election.
Admiral Napier's present intention is to proceed direct to Lpndon, returning in time to a Grand Fetè, to be given here
on the 5Jl^of^ui^ of
his brilliant victory off Cape St. Vincent, and in a few weeks he will proceed again to Portugal.
The Spaniards are still in great fear, and intend to leave this town to-morrow : their future residence will be Brompton, I near London.
1 Two of Don Pedro's ships are at Brest,
and are expected here daily. Napier left every thing tranquil in Portugal.
Lieutenant the Honourable F. A. Gor- don, son of Earl Aboyne, gets the Lieu- tenancy in the 1st. Life Guards, vacant by the melancholy death of Lieutenant Sydney Parry. The deceased young of- ficer had been in the regiment five years.
The following singular marriage was solemnized a short time ago at Rome : Prince Boncompagni brother of Prince Piombino, a man very rich, but of mature age, in order to prevent the family dis- putes which might arise after his death respecting the successsion to his property, married a young girl from the Foundling Hospital, by no means distinguished for her beauty, though chosen by himself from amongst the whole of the institution.
DEAD LETTERS.-All correspondence between Portugal and France was inter- dicted during the domination of Don Miguel, and no letters could pass but through the medium of England, when opportunities offered, which were very rare-such was then the suspicious and tyranical policy of the Portuguese Go- vernment. Since, however, liberty has been restored to this fine country as well as to Spain, the postmasters have found all the letters and packets which have been detained for several years, and they have been sent to their several addresses, Hundreds of them have been received in France, bearing the Spanish post- mark, and have come by St. Jean de Luz A great many of these letters are datec as far back as 1830. A note in thc Spanish language is endorsed on each stating that it was opened in the time o the usurpation. In fact it may be easily seen that they have been recently re
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New York Papers the 24th of May hav been received by the Sheffield line o packet ship. The exchange had fallei about one per cent., and the Bank share were 107. The dates from Mexico i: these papers come down to the 26th c April, and from Vera Cruz to the 2nd t May. Business had become more bris at the latter place. Three hundre emigrant! of both sexes left Mexico 0 the 14th of April to commence a settle ment in California. These papers cor firm the intelligence already received < the passing of a decree abolishing coi vents and confiscating all the property I
the benefit of the State. It was conten
plated to restrict foreigners from engagir in the retail business, with a view to favi the indigent natives, and induce them embark in that branch of trade ther selves.-Courier.
GUAYAQUIL.-Advices, to the 16th March, represent the State of theEquat as still very unsettled. General Flori the President, and the party opposed him, were busy increasing their forci and a long and disastrous war would pi bably* ensue. Commerce naturally fe the effect of this state of things. Lit or no business is doing ; many of the fi families had fled to Peru, and vess laden with goods for the consumption
the State had proceeded to Pay ta.
THE BRESLAW WOOL FAIR is
great importance, because it opens s regulates the wool trade for the whole the year. Besides so large a quantity, the most part of the best wool, is brou« to this fair, that the amonnt of the sale from four to five millions of dollars. "] first offers were almost universally prices of last year ; but many sellers sisted on much higher prices. On the of June, which _is properly the first
of the fair, business became more br The inland manufacturers arriving fi the little fairs in the provincial tov where the prices were much higher t last year, made higher offers here a Thus the price has been in general 10 cent., and in some instances 15, and e 20 per cent, higher than last year. ' result of the whole wool fair is there extremely favorable-Frankfort Pap
DEATH OF DR. DOYLE_We have ceived intelligence of the death of Right Rev. Dr. Doyle. He departed life yesterday at his residence, Car The death of this|great and good man been long anticipated, though some i hopes were entertained that upon thc pointment of a Coadjutor he might I discharged from his mind the impoi duties of his station, and have removt a more congenial climate, but it pie God to will it otherwise, and he has parted, leaving few men his equal eminent talents, or true Christian ph thropy-Dublin Mercantile Advertí i
Died, on the 26th inst., in Sqckv street, Sir Gilbert Blane, Bart,, a^e
Thé Staffa, from the Mauritius, has arrived oft" Falmouth; sailed on the 16th of March, and from St. Helena on the 28th of April.-The Times.
The Museum of Natural history of the Garden of Plants was enriched during the last year with 480 new spe- cimens of mammifera and birds, 1,150 of reptiles and fishes, 25 OOO insects and crustacea, and 5,000 mollusca and zo- ophytes. The botanical collection re- ceived additions of 50,000 plants. Paris paper.
IRISH CHURCH COMMISSION.-The Commissioners, who have had already several meetings during- the week at the Home Office, to arrange their mode of proceeding, are lo take their departure forthwith for Ireland, and we have heard that the conduct of the inquiry is to be entrusted to Mr. Abercromby-an ar- rangement which would certainly give great satisfaction, and insure its being carried on with vigour, perseverance, ! and discretion.-Observer.
Married, on the 25th inst., Frederick Hart, Esq., of Lower Thames-street, to Rebecca Walter, relict of the late Walter J. Levi, Esq., of Barbadoes, and daughter of Lemon Hart, Esq., of Fen
Birth, on the 17th January, at Spithcad, on board the James Pattison, the lady of Governor Sir James Stirling, R.N., of a