At 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon His Excellency the late Governor and family
finally embarked on board His Majesty's ship Buffalo for England, accompanied to the wharf by His Excellency, who expressed the most sensible regret at taking leave ; His Honor the Lieutenant Governor and ma-
ny Officers attended, also to share in the last duties of respect. At half past two the boat left the wharf, and was saluted by His Majes- ty's ship Porpoise as she passed ; the following morning His Excellency's Dispatches were on board, and on Tuesday the ship sailed. Go- vernor KING designing to touch at Norfolk Island on his way.
The Perseverance sailed on Monday for Canton.
On Friday arrived from Pulo Penang, the ship General Wellesley, of 14 guns, Captain Dalrymple, in 45 days, with the following
silk, thread, & sowing
parasols and [????]
bottle stands and waiters
card boxes & [????]
4 trunks, 2 bales of piece-[????] 1767 bags of rice
2396 bags of wheat a quantity of canvas dammar cakes
fish sauces and pickles
lines and twine
6 chests of tea
38 sets of china
ladies' shoes and fans trunks and tea trays
Brandy, Rum, Gin, and
This vessel brings the very unpleasant in- formation of the loss of the Sydney, Captain
Forest, and the Tellicherry, Captain Cur- zons; the latter of whom reached Canton in an American vessel the 1st of August last, having been wrecked on the coast of Laconia: the officers and crew arrived safely in the ship's boats at Manilla, from whence they proceeded
to China in the American.
The Sydney met her fate on a reef upon the coast of New Guinea, crew saved. Captain Forest's subsequent arrival at Calcutta is an- nounced in the Prince of Wales Island Gazette of Nov. 29, as having taken place the 9th of October last in the ship Varuna from Penang, which she left the 4th of the same month.
The William Pitt arrived at Canton the 3d of October.
The China market was overstocked with rice by the prodigious influx produced by the importation from Bengal.
In confirmation of former accounts relative to Sir Home Pophan's expedition against the Spanish settlements on the River de la Plata, we have now the satisfaction to add upon un- questionalbe authority, his successful descent upon Buenos Ayres, a ransom of two millions of dollars was tendered, and accepted by the
We are happy to state likewise; that the apprehension entertained relative to the designs of
so far as related to the Cape, was void of foundation, the squadron under his command having never made their appearance there. His destination is there-
fore concluded to have been the Mauritius, where the French have alway found it their interest to support a respectable naval force ;
but upon which important station two Frigates only were employed when the last accounts
were received at Pulo Penang ; which doubtless must have proceeded from their ina-
bility to attend to the object.
The doubt and anxiety which we have long endured respecting the situation of our valuable
countryman, Captain Flinders, so far from having relieved, must suffer aggravation from
the accounts we now receive-that four
months ago be remained a prisoner in the [?]