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Date: February 16 1846
The Cork Examiner, 16 February 1846
EMIGRATION TO NEW BRUNSWICK
Lieutenant Friend presents his compliments to the Editor of the Cork Examiner, and requests his insertion of the annexed useful information which is of much importance, to be generally known to intending emigrants.
Government Emigration Office,
Cork, Feb. 11, 1846.
Colonial Land and Emigration Office, 9, Park-st.,
Westminster, Feb. 4, 1846.
SIR—I am directed by the Board to acquaint you that accounts have been received from New Brunswick, from which it appears that there is little prospect of employment for emigrants in that province during the coming season ; and I am to request that you will take every opportunity of making this information known to intending emigrants on your station.
I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
J. WALCOTT, Secretary.
Lieut. Friend, R.N., &c., Cork.
CAUTION TO SEAMEN.—David Murphy, a seaman lately belonging to the Brig “Hibernia,” of Wexford, William Neville, Master, was brought before the Mayor, Sir Benjamin Morris Wall, a few days since, and sentenced to three weeks imprisonment, the last week at hard labour, under the 7th and 8th sec., v. 112, for having deserted from the vessel at St. John's New Brunswick, in the month of November last. —Waterford Freeman.
SPANISH WHEAT.—There has been just delivered at this port a cargo of extremely fine wheat from Cadiz (being the first that we remember direct from Spain into this vast emporium of corn). It weighed 64lbs. to the bushel, and was very dry. The Jane Pope, of Bridport, Captain Symonds, brought the cargo for Messrs. Grutt, Helmsing, and Co., and the captain reports that twenty-three other cargoes were loading at Cadiz when he left.—Hull Paper.
There were 13 Roman Catholics and 16 Protestants admitted on yesterday as attorneys in the Court of Exchequer.—Freeman.
A MOST melancholy suicide occurred on board the brig Countess of Airtie, which left this port on Thursday last, bound for Sligo. On the same evening, when off Ballycotton, the master, Captain Brand, came on deck, and after talking to the steer-man for a few minutes, suddenly sprang overboard. The vessel was immediately put round, but every attempt to save the unfortunate man proving ineffectual, the crew determined on returning to Cork, where they arrived on Friday evening. It is supposed that some irregularities of which he had been guilty of while in this port, induced the rash man to commit this deplorable act.
TRALEE SATURDAY—One of the Carved Stone Urns which surmount the entrance-gate to the Roman Catholic Chapel of this town, was maliciously broken last night, or rather early this morning. There must have been some exertion used in displacing the ornament, as it was rivetted with iron, and about ten feet from the ground. It has been broken to fragments from the fall. Surmise is busy as to the perpetrators. In fact, the names of persons are mentioned who, it is said, can bring the offence home to certain fashionable parties ; but it would evidently be premature to descend to particulars just now, as conjecture will be set to rest in a few days.
THE potatoe [sic] market here to-day was more steady than the last. A decline of price was visible. Oats were freely bought at 10d. per stone, and shipping wheat at 2s. 6d. per peck of 2½.
AN Inquest was held this day at the North Infirmary on the body of a man named John Sullivan, a watchman, who was in the employment of the Cork Steam Packet Company, who accidentally fell into the river on Saturday night last, and was drowned before any assistance could be procured. A verdict was returned in accordance with the above facts.
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