WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13.
At ten o'clock this morning, the New South Wales Corps and Inhabitants attended 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
robbing 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- cumstances of which are stated in the trial of the prisoner in our last week's paper). When arrived at the awful spot, the prisoner got out of the cart, and was received by the Rev. Mr. Marsden, who had attended him while under sentence, and who now emphatically performed the duties of his function. Jillet again ascended the cart, and, after he had been delivered over to the executioner, his
Reprieve was received, and published by the
Provost Marshal. Convulsed with unspeakable
joy and gratitude, for so unexpected an extension of mercy, he fell motionless, and for some moments continued in a state of in- sensibility; when he recovered, he was taken back to his late confinement.
James Hailey, late cooper at His Majesty's Stores, now heard his sentence read, in pur- suance of which, he received 200 lashes under
the gallows; an example, by which we ear- nestly trust others may be deterred from the commission of such offences.
The Store attendants at Sydney, Parra- matta, Castle Hill, and Hawkesbury, were indiscriminately ordered to attend on the occasion, to be spectators of the punishment.
On Sunday last St. JOHN'S CHURCH, at Parramatta, was opened, and Divine Service performed by the Rev. Mr. MARSDEN ; who delivered an excellent Sermon on the
following Text, " But will GOD in very deed dwell with men on the earth ? be- hold, heaven, and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee ; how much less this house which I have built !" II. Chron. c. vi. v. 18 : In the course of which he made some animated allusions to the structure of Solo- mon's Temple, and afterwards gradually traced the progress of Religion in succeed- ing ages, adverting to the many solid advan- tages that must be necessarily derived to this Colony, from a proper observance of the duties of christianity, and a religious wor-
The concourse of persons that attended
from all parts of the Colony, and the be-
coming silence that prevailed, added much to the solemnity of the service. Many Ladies of the first respectability were present, some of whom went purposely from Sydney; and the Military Detachment on duty at Parra- matta, were also partakers at the sacred fes-
St. John's Church may justly be stiled the finest building in the Colony ; the paintings
are well designed, and tolerably executed. The Altar Piece, tho' somewhat heavy, is nevertheless entitled to praise. The pews are not yet put up, but when they are, it will certainly become a handsome, well-finished, and commodious place of worship._
On Tuesday last a Fete was given on board His Majesty's Ship Buffalo, by Captain Kent, at which were present His Excellency the Governor and Mrs. King; Lieut. Colonel and Mrs. Paterson; with several other Officers Civil, Military, and Naval, and the
Wives of those who are married.
The Buffalo was dressed with Colours, and the Yards Manned and on the GOVERNOR's going on board, he was saluted with 15
The Ladies were received by Mrs. Kent, who did the honours of the table.
At 4 o'clock the company sat down to a hospitable and plentiful dinner;
In the evening the band of the New South Wales Corps was introduced, Dancing took place, and at a late hour after supper the Company withdrew, highly gratified and amused with their entertain-
A Correspondent says, " Upon perusing a paragraph in one of your Papers, which sug- gested the propriety of converting the Rocks into an Academy for TUMBLERS, I rather conceived that you might, with an equal pro- mise of success, recommend some parts of the BUSH for an improvement in the talent of DANCING, as there much instruction might be expected from the assistance of the accom- plished KANGAROO. This extraordinary idea infatuated itself upon my stepping into a house of HARMONY a few nights ago, in which an illegitimate descendant of Apollo sat moving his elbow to a group of caperers, whose motion rendered it difficult to deter- mine whether he scraped to their dancing, or they hopped to his fiddling. I BELIEVE they were all human beings ; yet am persuaded, that if they actually were so, they were in- debted for their skill in the art to the Teach-
ers I have herein taken the liberty to recom-
The inhabitants of Hawkesbury feelingly observe, that altho' they generally have to lament a rise in the Sydney markets, yet they never experience much change from their
On Monday next, the 18th Instant, will be opened for Inspection and Sale, the fol-
lowing Capital Investment, per the CATO,
Capt. Parkes ; in the House formerly occu- pied by George Crossly. Any person wish- ing to make a wholesale purchase, on apply-
ing at the Warehouse of S. Lord, may see the particular invoices, with prices annexed.
MEN's white linen Shirts, frilled Worsted Pantaloons and Breeches Leather Breeches Canvas Trowsers
Shoes of various qualities (Men, Women, and
Great Coats Felt, pleated and fine Hats
Men's Stockings of various qualities
Bed Ticking and Feathers
Fancy and furniture Chintzes
Threads, Tapes, Needles and Pins
Men's Beaver Gloves Women's Gloves and Mitts Norwich Shawls
Ribbands Bleached Duck Sailcloath
Cordage, Twine, and Tar Fowling Pieces and Pistols
Patent Shot A Sword
Saddles and Harness
An assortment of Glass Ware
China, and Earthen-ware, in sets
Looking-glasses and Sconces Brass Cocks and Cutto's Paints and Oil
Candles Cheese Butter
Muscial Instruments A three-barrelled upright Hand Organ
A compleat collection of select Songs, and
other Music Watches
Ornamental Head Jewellery Perfumery.
N. B. Copper Coin will be taken from Retail purchasers.