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Moffatt, Immigrant Voyage to New South Wales 1841

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ENGLISH SHIP News.–The Moffatt, 321 tons, Captain Gilbert, was laid on at London by Mr. Marshall, to convey emigrants to Sydney, she was to sail on the 4th January, from Plymouth.

from the SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. in The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) of Friday 12 March 1841, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12868219?


Bulls.-The bulls which arrived by the Moffatt are stated in our last publication of the Durham breed ; they are of the Hereford stock, and are really splendid animals. As they are to be sold on Wednesday, the 16th inst., by Mr. Samuel Lyons, we doubt not there will be some keen competition between stockholders for these valuable cattle. We hail with cordial satisfac'-every attempt to improve the Colonial stock. An infusion of Hereford blood will not, we think, sully that of the far famed Durham, which, for many years, have justly held the first place in the consideration of importers of stock into these provinces.

from the Memoria Technica. in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) of Saturday 5 June 1841, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2553526?


BOUNTY IMMIGRATION.-The Moffatt, which arrived on Monday last, with Mr Marshall's Emigrants, brings a large addition to our labour-ing population, and of a description most useful to our settlers for the married people, who amount to forty nine couples, have only forty five children, whilst all the others are single men and women, farm laborers and ser-vants. It will be gratifying to those who have had their apprehensions excited by Dr Lang's pamphlet, to learn that there is by this ship no preponderance of Roman Catholics; but that, on the contrary, there are a few more Protestants than Catholics, and we should be glad to hail the increase in numbers of English agricul-turists, as an evidence that amongst those at home a greater desire to emigrate may have been excited. We understand the numbers of English and Irish Emigrants by this vessel are respectively 118 and 204 and that the majority of the whole 322 are Protestants. All the emigrants are being hired at good wages, and the demand for labour seems to exhibit itself more and more on the arrival of every vessel.

from DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. in The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) of Saturday 5 June 1841, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12869460?


Detention of Mails again -

To common has the illegal detention of the Mails become of late, that scarcely a week elapses but we have to recount some flagrant case of the Mails being detained on board ship for a week, or more, until it may suit the convenience of the parties in charge to send them on shore; this must arise from one of two circumstances either from gross neglect, or to serve some end of the owner or consignee of the cargo.

On Monday last, the 31st May, the Moffatt arrived in Sydney Harbour, and delivered over a part of her Mails on that evening; it appears that the remainder was only received in the Post Office yesterday, one week after her arrival in port; now this is truly disgraceful. The system should be put an immediate stop to, by levying the full penalty attached to the offence on the guilty parties -if an example is made of one or two we pledge ourselves that we shall have our Mails as punctually delivered here as they are in the Mother Country. What would be said to the skipper of a vessel in England who would dare take it upon himself to keep the Mails an hour later than there was a possibility of deli-vering them to the proper Authorities ? We opine he would receive a lesson he would not be very apt to forget for some time. We trust that an immediate and effectual scrutiny will be made into all the circumstances connected with the "Moffatt case." We call attention to this very serious grievance upon public grounds, as perseverance in conduct of this kind, will inevitably lead to disastrous consequences, in a community constituid as ours is.

We happen to know when the detention (in a similar way) of a single letter led to a ruinous result ; though it is a hardship for private indi-viduals to have their letters thus infamously detained, we do not feel as much for them as those engnged in mercantile pursuits, in cases of this kind they are the principal sufferers. Should an investigation take place, we hope matters will be sifted with a little more care than was observed in tho case of the master of the Orwell, which did not tend to raise certain parties very high in public estimation.

the Detention of Mails again. from The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) of Tuesday 8 June 1841, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2553548?



ALL Persons are hereby Cautioned against engaging any of the undermentioned Immigrants, per ship Moffatt, they having absconded from the hired service of JOHN STEEET, ESQ., of Bathurst ; and they are desired to proceed to Bathurst immediately, or warrants for their appre-hension will be issued -

NAME ..................... AGE - CALLING - NATIVE PLACE.

Christopher Ward . 27 - Farm Servant - Stratford

Patrick Neill ........... 28 - ditto - ditto

James Clifford ....... 19 - ditto - Rathaangan

Thomas Finn ......... 26 - ditto - ditto

James Vaughan ..... 20 - ditto - Stratford

George Hawkins ... 28 - Shepherd - ballingall

Patrick Cowman ... 28 - Farm Servant - Clomgall


from Advertising. in The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) of Saturday 26 June 1841, Page 1. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12869824?


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