Sitting Magistrate - R. FITZ, Esq.
Assize of Bread One Shilling, the loaf to weigh
2lbs. when cold, or 2lbs. 1 ounce new.
Average Prices of Articles at yesterday's Market:- Mutton & Beef 1s. 4d.Pork 1s. 3d. to 1s. 6d. per lb. Wheat 32s. - Maize 12s. per bushel.
Potatoes 25s. per cwt. Fowls 3s. each, - Eggs 2s. per dozen.
Yesterday se'nnight His Honor the LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR came to Town from Parramatta, and returned thither on Monday last.
On Tuesday last a number of natives assembled about the farm of Mr. Bond, at Georges River, and behaved in a very outrageous manner. They manifested an inclination to plunder, but were prevented by the determination that was shewn to resist them. They threw several spears, one of which grazed the ear of Mr. F. Meredith, who assisted in the defence of the place, which it was at length found necessary to abandon. Tedbury is said to have been one of the assailants.
On Friday afternoon John Dignum died suddenly in the shop of John Harris, butcher, in Chapel Row, and the same evening a Coroner's Inquest sat on the body; whose verdict was Death By the Visitation of God.
On Monday last the house of Mr. William Bowman, at Richmond Hill, unfortunately took fire and was burnt to the ground.
Last week a fine boy fell off a plank in the Hawkesbury River, and was unfortunately drowned.
SHIP NEWS. - On Friday, arrived the Speke, Captain Hingston from the fishery with about 150 tons of black oil and 30 of sperm; she is 5 weeks from the Derwent, where she left the Porpoise.
On Tuesday sailed the American ship Ann, Captain Gwynn, for the fishery, to complete her cargo of sperm oil.
BIRTH. - On Wednesday, last Mrs. Nichols of
a fine boy.