Title: The Melbourne Advertiser, Port Phillip
Date: February 19th 1838.
Accession Number: MS13486
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The undersigned begs to
inform the Public that he
Keeps a Boat and two men
in readiness for the Purpose
of crossing and recrossing
Passengers between Williams
Town and the opposite Beach
Parties from Melbourne are
requested to raise a Smoke
and the Boat will be at
their Service as soon as
practicable the least charge
is 5 Shillings and 2/ each
when the number exceeds two
H. McLean
Williams Town Febry 9 / 38
At an adjourned meeting of the
Melbourne Race Club held at
Fawkners Hotel on Thursday the
15th of February, 1838.
Mr Henry Allan in the Chair
The minutes of the last meeting
having been read the following re
solutions were proposed and carried
vizt ......
1st Proposed by Mr Edward
Wedge and Seconded by Mr Pickeron
that Mr Henry Arthur be appoint
ed as Steward -
2nd - Proposed by Mr
Morley and Seconded by Mr Allan
that Mr William Wood be appoint
ed as Steward -
3rd Proposed by Mr Henry Allan
and Seconded by Mr E Wedge
that Mr Noddin be appointed as
Treasurer and Secretary -
4th Proposed by Mr H Allan and
Seconded by Mr E Wedge that Mr
Morley be appointed Clerk of the Course
5th Resolved that the Stakes for
the different Races be as follow
First day the Town Plate shall be
£ s. d.
Second Race Ladies Purse 20-0-0
2nd day - 3rd Hunter Stakes 15-0-0
4th Beaten Horses - 10-0-0
6th Resolved that all horses for the
first three Races be entered the
5th of March before 8 oclock A.M.
Beaten Horses - Post Entry
7th Resolved that the weights be as
follow The Town Plate - st lb
Horses 3 yrs old - 8-6
4 yrs old - 9-0
5 yrs old - 9-6
6 and aged - 9-12
Distance one mile - Entrance £1-0
Hunter Stakes Gentlemen riders
one mile and a distance with 5
leaps 4 feet high Entrance £1-0-0
Beaten Horses weight Same as the
Town Plate Entrance 10/ Post Entry
8th Proposed by Mr Morley and Second
ed by Mr Jas Brown that no Horses
be allowed to enter unless the real pro
perty of a Subscriber of two Pounds
9th Proposed by Mr James Brown
and Seconded by Mr C Devilliars
that Mr Morley be requested to Super
intend the marking out of the Course
and preparing it for the Races
10th Proposed by Mr Morley
and Seconded by Mr James Brown
that all disputes arrising at the
Melbourne Races are to be Settled
by the Melbourne Race Club -
11th Proposed by Mr Edward
Wedge and Seconded by Mr
Devilliars that the club dine
at Fawkners Hotel on the
day of the Hunter Stakes -
Shipping intelligence
Arrived Febr 18. The "Henry" Whiting
from George Town with Sheep. The
"Swan River" Packet is said to have entered
this Port with the Henry.
To Sail
The 20th February The Enterprize for
Geelong and Launceston with Wool
and the "Henry" in Ballast for George Town

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