THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. Frday, August 26, 1842. COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, August 23, 1842. The periods for which the under-mentioned persons were transported expiring at the date placed after their respective names, certificates of
their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master's Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior :— Asia (4) — Thomas M'Dermott, 29th Sept. 1842 Commodore Hayes — Thomas Mason, 10th ditto Clyde — John Rutt, 11th ditto Elphinstone (1) — John M'Arthur, 23rd ditto William Buckley, 11th ditto Richard P. M'Cartney, 11th ditto William Chalmers, 16th ditto Peter Donnelly, 8th ditto John Fearon, 30th ditto William Gatherer, 23rd ditto Alexander M'Gregor, 8th ditto Edward Lynch, 10th ditto David Lothian, 30th ditto William Long, 22nd ditto Feter Ross, 10th ditto James Wright, 28th ditto Enchantress — Joseph Clarke, 6th ditto William Maynard, 26th ditto Eden — Wilkinson M'Culkin, or James Wilson, 30th September Governor Ready — George Barnes, 24th ditto John Lawrence, 14th ditto Georgiana — Thomas Gregory, 24th ditto John M'Grath, 11th ditto Frederick Moore, 1st ditto Williamn Warren, 1st ditto Henry Porcher — John Boyd, 21st ditto Thomas Bones, 16th ditto John Barry — James Edwards, 30th ditto Lady Nugent — John Alexander, 29th ditto Layton — David Cunningham, 18th, ditto Lord Lyndoch — Charles Caines, 12th ditto Malcolm Fraser, 28th ditto John Hill, 8th ditto Edwin Farkes, 26th ditto Thomas Pollock, 12th ditto John Stiggon, 21st ditto Lady Harewood — James Green, 11th ditto Henry Moon, 11th ditto William Fowell, 11th ditto Mangles — George Fergusson, 4th ditto James Green, 4th ditto Phoenix — Lawrence Mitchell, 18th ditto Royal Sovereign — Charles Lack, 21st ditto Surrey — William Husband, 6th ditto Susan — Roderick M'Lean, 4th ditto Sarah — John Smith, 30th ditto Thames — Thomas Jones, 11th ditto Timothy Maloney, 11th ditto William Metcalfe — Frederick Caldwell, 11th ditto Waterloo — John Hammond, 4th ditto York — James Brown, 19th ditto John M'Fie, 30th ditto David Gowe, 30th ditto William Sinclair, alias Wilson, 30th ditto James Shaw, 30th ditto WOMEN. Arab — Elizabeth Allen, alias Brown, alias Carter, 21st ditto Agnes Calder, or Hamilton, 12th ditto Mary Ann Dempsey, 21st ditto Margaret M'Ilhenny, or M'Kay, 10th ditto Mary Jones, 21st ditto Jean Tosh, or Brown, 28th ditto Margaret Walker, 19th ditto Mary Williams, 21st ditto Elizabeth Webb, 21st ditto Mary Packet, 21st ditto Hector — Mary Copley, 30th ditto Catherine Faulds, 16th ditto Lady of the Lake — Agnes or Nancy Black, 23rd ditto Ann Frew, or M'Neill, 30th ditto Elizabeth Merry, 30th ditto Sarah — Lucy Anderson, 24th ditto. August 24, 1842. Memoranda of Conditional Pardon have been ordered for the following persons until her Ma- jesty's pleasure be known :— Hannah Armstrong, Platina Hannah Brace, Atwick Henry Bellingham, Arab (2) Thomas Hender, Sarah Thomas Hodgkin, Larkins John High, Sarah James Hedges, John Barry John Jones, Moffatt William Mansfield, Argyle Stephen Markwell, John Barry Henry Maynard, Medina Ellen Sullivan, Jane John Wayman, Stakesby Robert Wheeler, Blenheim George Waters, Lord William Bentinck (2). Tickets-of-leave have been granted to the fol- lowing convicts :— William Allington, Sir Charles Forbes John Atkinson, John Barry Alfred Andrews, Lord William Bentinck Stephen Ashman, John Barry James Brett, Lady Castlereagh Catherine Burns, Morley William Bedford, John Barry Joseph Bennett, Lord William Bentinck James Campbell, Blenheim Mary Dugnet. Westmoreland Frances Gentle, Moffatt (2) James Lloyd, ditto Isaac Merrett, Lord William Bentinck Ann Millar, Hector Charles Maidment, Lord William Bentinck Richard Mobley, ditto Willian Millington, Elphinstone (2) Henry Perry, John Barry James Powell, Asia (4) Joseph Pye, John Barry Charles Rutland, Lord William Bentinck James Roarke, Chapman Richard Rowe, Lord William Bentinck John Silk, Gilmore Thomas Smith, John Barry Mary Stannaway, Sir Charles Forbes James Stephens, Moffatt (1) Thomas Turner, John Barry Francis Watts, Lord William Bentinck Joseph Worster, Royal Sovereign,
Andrew Williamson, Rachael James Wareham, Lord Williann Bentinck William Wood, Lord Lyndoch (2) Memoranda of Free Pardon have been ordered for the following persons until Her Ma- Majesty's pleasure be known :— Titus Brown, Medway Henry Edmunds, Medina James Sent, Governor Ready Mary Sharpe, Jane Michael Shaughnessy, Minerva. PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT'S DEPARTMENT. August 24, 1842. The tickets-of-leave granted to the under-men- tioned convicts have bcon cancelled for miscon- duct, by order of his Excellency the Lieutenant- Governor :— Ellen Griffiths, Edward Benjamin Webb, Mary Henry Sullivan, Henry Ann Lester, Mellish James Durance, Southworth Julia Carne, Sovereign George Kain, Frances Charlotte Edward Creamer, Lady Harewood John Vinter, Strathfieldsay Sarah Robinson, Westmoreland Joseph Grimshaw, Southworth John Taylor, Mangles. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, August 8, 1842. TREASURY BILLS. The Assistant-Commissary-General hereby no- tifies, that he will receive tenders for bills on the Lords Commissioners of her Majesty's Treasury every Wednesday until 12 o'clock at noon, for £6000 sterling, in British gold and British silver ; and he requests that, in addition to the rate of premium, parties tendering will express the deno- mination of the coin which they propose to pay in exchange for treasury bills. The following are the weights at which gold coin can only be received ; viz. — Sovereigns, 5 dwts. and 2½ grs. each, troy weight ; half ditto 2 dwts, and 13¼ grs. ditto. AUDIT OFFICE. August 24, 1842. Warrants for Contingent Expenses sent to the Colonial Treasury for Payment between the 18th of the current month and this date :— S. A. Tegg, stationery Henry Dowling, ditto D. Hubert, ditto Davidson and Clarke, stores J. Scott, surveying A. Jackson, ditto C. C. Shaw, ditto G. Woodward, ditto R. E. Burnett, ditto R. Roberts, plasterer's work. T. Harbottle, plumber's work W. Hamilton, furniture J. Sproson, building H. S. Hutchinson, forage W. Goulstone, ditto F. Lipscombe, potatoes W. Forlonge, meat Jamnes Scott, surveying, &c. W. Farrell, charcoal W. H. Ellis, meals, &c. FEMALE HOUSE OF CORRECTION, LAUNCESTON. State of the Female House of Correction at Launceston, 20th August, 1842 :— Under colonial sentence ................ 8 Solitary confinement .................. 7 Confined by order of the magistrates .... 89 Nursing clildren .................... 10 Sentenced to the wash-tub ............. 9 Servants, cooks, &c. ................... 5 In the hospital .................... 16 Women assignable in Launceston ...... 58 Total number of women — 202 Children under one year old ........... 36 Ditto ditto two years ................ 3 Ditto ditto three years ........... 1 Ditto above three years ............. 1 Total number of children — 41 COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. Notice is hereby given, that the following claims for Grants will be ready for examination, by the commissioners appointed for that purpose, upon or, immediately after the 26th day of October next, on or before which day any caveat or counter claim must be entered :— John Walker, 32p., Hobart, originally appli- cant's. David Gibson, 225a., Eppiug, Somerset, origi- nally Charles Williams, who sold to J. Hortle, who sold to applicant. ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Council Chamber, 24th August, 1842. GENTLEMEN. — It is with much satisfaction that I again meet you assembed in council, for the discharge of the high and responsible duties con- fided to you, under the constitution, by our gra- cious sovereign. The joyful event which has given a male heir to the British throne would have formed a legitimate motive for my summoning you from your homes at an unusual period, in order to afford you an opportunity, which would doubtless have been seized with avidity, of uniting in an expression of joy and congratulation on that auspicious occasion : but I was restrained from so doing by the consi- deration that the more than ordinary exertions
which the colonists have been called upon to make in encountering the pressure of the times, de- manded your presence in the country, in order to your availing yonrselves of the unusually favour- able season which it has pleased a beneficient pro- vidence to grant. In my address last year I adverted to the de- pression which had been experienced in the money market ; and which I attributed, among other causes, to the large absorption of Tasmanian capital in purchases of land made at Port Phillip, and the importation of stock from the same quarter . It might also be referred, in a consider- able measure, to the three unfruitful seasons which have preeeded the present, and to the general want of confidence in monetary transactions which has been induced by the serious crisis whose de- velopment we have witnessed in the Australian colonies generally. It has also recently been brought under my no- tice that the purchases of land which have been made in this colony, and particularly those of crown lands, have, with but few exceptions, been effected, not out of the profits of successful enter- prise, nor even by capital imported by the pur- chasers themselves, but by means of borrowed money, much of which is due to residents in Great Britain, who of course receive interest. At the present period the necessity of providing for these remittances presses, in consequence of the depre- ciation of land and stock, very heavily upon the resources of the agricultural interests, one of the indications of which is to be traced in the reduced demand for crown lands. That demand has, in fact, become so inconsi- derable, as to convince me of the inexpediency of permitting any great extent of crown land to be put up for sale, at the least until after next har- vest ; a course which will in some degree curtail the means at our disposal of meeting the demands that must be entailed upon us by the extended scale of immigration lately adopted. If, however, the state of things to which I have briefly adverted has the effect of in some degree checking the hope in which we have indulged of an ample and regu- lar influx of free labour, it is gratifying to me to be enabled to inform you, that I am now maturing arrangements under which a very considerable number of the convicts employed in the probation gangs will become available, under certain re- strictions, for engagement in private service at a low rate of wages. Whilst I can thus hold out to the colonists the expectation of receiving a supply of cheap labour, it is also with satisfaction that I observe a ten- dency to a more equal proportion being established between the rate of interest and the gross profits of industry. The Commercial Bank having communicated to me its readiness to reduce the rate of discount two per cent., discontinuing at the same time the payment of interest upon deposits, provided only that the government would consent to the latter part of the arrangement with respect to its own balance ; and having, after conference with the managers of the various banks of Hobart Town, and upon mature deliberation, arrived at the con- clusion that it would be improper for the govern- ment to offer any impediment to a measure which, if successfully conducted, promised to the com- munity results of a most beneficial nature, I have decided, with the advice of the executive coun- cil, to offer to every bank the condition which has been applied for by the shareholders of that esta- blishment. Having thus briefly explained the present con- dition of the colony, I feel it to be only necessary to add that I have no fear for the future. The recent rains promise you a richer harvest than has been reaped for several years. There is a prospect of abundance of labour, and of the monetary system being restored to a more healthy condition. All that is required is a prudent forbearance, and a husbanding of our resources. On the part of the government, it will be my endeavour that these shall not be wanting. When the estimates are laid before you, you will perceive that I have provided for the wants of the coming year on the most economical scale consistent with efficiency, and with a due regard to the public interests. The bills which I am about lay upon the table are not numerous. The most important of them are, the now Insolvent Bill, the Court of Requests' extended Jurisdiction Bill, and the Medical Prac- titioners' Bill. It was not to be expected that the colony could expand without, at the same time, its being at- tended with an increasd amount of commercial transactions involving interests of a more com- plicated nature, and giving rise to questions, as regards the law of debtor and creditor, requiring new modifications of the Satute at present in force. With the able assistance of the Solicitor- General, who, as Attorney-General, was chairman of the sub-committee of the last session, I trust you will find these to have been accomplished in such a manner as to afford the commercial part of the community that equal protection which is so indispensable for the interests of all classes. By the Court of Requests' Bill, the jurisdiction of a highly useful institution is proposed to be ex- tended from ten to thirty pounds. I am aware, gentlemen, of the inconvenience which a long attendance on the council necessarily entails upon the members resident in the interior. It is, therefore, gratifying to me to be enabled to inform you. that the amount of business which it will be my duty to lay before you is such as to render it unlikely that the present will be a pro- tracted session. JOHN FRANKLIN. Read in the legislative council, this twenty-fourth day of Au- gust, 1842. F. H. HENSLOWE, Clerk of the Council. LAUNCESTON. — Printed and published by the proprietor, JAMES AIKENHEAD, of Cameron-street, at the Launceston Examiner Office, Brisbane-street.