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Saturday 2. Ocr. 1819
Lt. Govr. Erskine – and Mr. and Mrs. H. Mc.Arthur have been passing some days with us at Windsor – but have left us this morning. —
Tuesday 5. Ocr. —
Thursday 7. Ocr. 1819 !!!
At 1. P.M. the whole of the Civil and Military Officers of the Colony being assembled at Govt. House, the Commission of the Commissioner was read by the Judge Advocate, and who also administered the usual Oaths of Office to him, at the Conclusion of which a Royal Salute was fired in honor of the occasion. — The Commissioner then addressed the meeting in a very beautiful appropriate Speech, pointing out the principal objects of his mission to this Colony; after which I introduced the several Civil and Military Officers to him; Wine and Cake having been handed round afterward to all present.
At 2. P.M. The Commissioner and the Lt. Govr. & Judges – with a great many other Gentlemen, accompanied me to the Scite [sic] of the New Court House in Hyde Park, for the purpose of laying the Foundation Stone thereof; – which Ceremony being performed, we then proceeded to the Convict Barrack to inspect it – with all which The Commissioner expressed himself highly gratified. —
At ½ past 3. P.M. I set out along with the Commissioner & Mr. Scott in my own Carriage for Parramatta, whither I had asked a Select Party of the principal Officers of Government to meet him at Dinner. — On our way we called at the new and recently finished Convict Barracks at the Brickfields, to inspect them also, and were much pleased with them, being very commodious, and well finished. We reached Parramatta at Half past 5,O'Clock – and Sat down to Dinner at Half past 6,O'Clock, Eighteen Persons in number including Family. —
Tuesday 19. Ocr. 1819 !!!
John Short, Pensioner, is the only Passenger by the Atlas. —
I have received no Public Dispatches by this Ship. — She has brought 12 Male Convicts from the Cape of Good Hope. —
Wednesday 20 . Ocr. 1819.
Thursday 21. Octr. 1819 !
Arrived in Sydney Cove The Ship Grenada Transport, commanded by Capt. Andw. Donald, with 152 Male Convicts from England, whence She sailed on the 12th. of May last, touching at Rio de Janeiro; Mr. — [name omitted] Lazzaretto R. Navy being Surgeon Supdt., and the Guard consisting of 33 men of the 87th. Regt. Commanded by Lieut. William Dunlevie of the same Corps. — The Guard & Convicts have all arrived in good health – none of either having died on the Passage. — The Grenada left the Malabar Male Convict Ship, and Regalia Private Merchant Ship at Rio de Janeiro.
The Ship Adml. Cockburn Capt. Briggs returned this day from the Derwent; and the Colonial Brig Jupiter Commanded by Capt. Risk, arrived on the 19th. Instant from Port Dalrymple. —
Monday 25. Octr. 1819 !!!
I have appointed Mr. Christopher Tattersall to act as Asst. Surgeon on the Medical Establishment of this Colony, at the recommendation of Doctr. Bowman, until the pleasure of H. R. H. Highness The Prince Regent shall be known, with a Salary of Five Shillings per Diem, commencing on and from this date.
The Genl. Muster at Liverpool having closed on Saturday last, I returned with my Family from "Moore-Bank" early this morning to Parramatta; the Commissioner and Mr. Scott having accompanied us to Dinner; having proceeded to Sydney in the Evening. —
The Govt. Brig Prince Leopold, having the Mr. Youl & Family, and a number of other Passengers on board, sailed this morning for the Settlements of Port Dalrymple and the Derwent. —
Wednesday 27. Octr. !
L. M.Saturday 30. Octr. !
This forenoon anchored in Sydney Cove, the Ship Malabar Transport, Commanded by Capt. Wm. Ascough, with 170 Male Convicts from England – whence She sailed on the 17th. of June last (– touching at Rio Janeiro, which She left on the 17th. of Augt. –); Mr. Evan Evans R. Navy, being Surgeon Supdt. – and the Guard consisting of 31 men of the 89th. Regt. commanded by Lieut. Ashhurst of the 34th. Regt. —
The Guard and Convicts have all arrived in good Health, none of either having died on the Passage. — This Ship brings no Dispatches or Passengers. — She left the Regalia Private Merchant Ship, at Rio Janeiro. —