Major JOHNSTON, Commanding Officer of the New South Wales Corps, on Monday last left Sydney at HIS EXCELLENCY's re- quest, on a visit to Hawkesbury for the pur- pose of enquiring strictly into the extent of damage sustained to the settler's property from the various incursions of the natives of which we have every reason to believe the reports heretofore published convey but a faint idea, as few, if any of the out-farms have escaped pillage to an amount more or
less considerable. The above Officer was
attended on the expedition by a single Troo- per; and after an extensive survey returned to town on Thursday evening.
Last Monday a party composed of the set- tlers of the Northern Boundary and Baulk- ham Hills joined by the constables of Parra- matta went in quest of the natives in the neighbourhood of Pendant Hills, in order to disperse them, and prevent any ravages in that quarter, having previously driven off a
number secreted in the Northern Rocks, who being alarmed by their dogs, escaped, many of the dogs being killed by the settlers. At Pendant Hills the same night one of their number was apprehended whose vices have on many former occasions rendered his very name terrifying to the unwary passengers. This fellow proves to be Tedbury, the son of the assassin Pemulway, under whose horrible tuition and example he imbibed propensities of the most diabolical complexion. He was conducted into Parramatta, when in crossing the bridge he flipped his jacket and had nearly escaped from custody ; but failing in which he was taken before Major JOHNSTON and the Rev. Mr. MARSDEN, by whom the miscreant was soon brought over, and declared one of the ruffians who volunteered his guidance in quest of the murderers of the stockmen at Prospect
to be himself one of the assassins. He was fur-
ther prevailed upon to conduct a party to a cavity in the north rocks wherein the proper- ty taken from the unfortunate victims to their cruelty lay concealed ; and where a tomahawk was found, with which one of their heads was cloven. This party fell in with a small cluster, one of whom, called Busa Muschetta, saluted them in good English, and declaring a determination to continue their rapacities made off.
The person mentioned last week to have been apprehended on suspicion of robbing another of upwards of 20 dollars was exami- ned on Monday: when another offence committed against the same complainant was accidentally brought forward. It appeared that a few nights before the above loss was
sustained he had missed notes and bills to the amount of between 3 and 4l. but considering his co-resident as incapable of meanness sus- picion never once attached to him, until by this urgency of circumstances every delicate reserve was necessarily laid aside; and now
as luck would have it, the very person to whom the man in custody had paid the bills, carne upon him "in the time of trouble" to declare the fact. For the first offence he
was ordered to be brought up at the first Sitting of Magistrates, when all the evidence
On Tuesday a Richmond Hill native that accompanied Warby to the Mountains in search of some of the chief delinquent of his own colour, fired at and mortally wounded the identical fellow who perpetrated one of the murders at Prospect. They had passed
several, whom the guide declared to be inno- cent of murder; but as soon as the above appeared in view, he burst into a transport of rage, and after pointing him out to Warby, presented his own piece, and shot him.
A quantity of property of different descrip- tions has been found at Jerusalem, near Par-
ramatta, to which Tedbury led the way,
having confessed himself a party in most of the robberies committed in that neighbour- hood. At least 40 bushels of corn was found
secreted in a single cavity.
A robbery has been recently discovered to have been committed on the property of Mr. A. Thompson at Hawkesbury, on account of which several persons were sent down for
Examination. Wheat, corn, and live stock
to a considerable amount are missing; and we are sorry to say that several of his own
servants are suspected as principals in the
On Monday last a woman of bad character was banished the Military District with the usual formalities .