Title: The Melbourne Advertiser, Port Phillip
Date: February 26th 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 Pas
sengers 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 prac
ticable, The least Charge is
5 Shillings and two Shillings
each when the number exceed
two H McLean
Williams Town Feby 9 / 38
The Lover to his Intended
Sing me to Sleep, and let me rest,
Pillow'ed upon thy snowy breast,
That I may dream myself to be
Sailing upon some summer Sea;
While each pulsation soft shall seem,
The wave, to bear me thro' my dream.
Sing me to Sleep - thy Cadences
Shall be the music of the breeze,
To fill my Sail and waft me on.
Until some halcyon shore be won;
While Love & Hope & pleasure beam,
The guiding Stars throughout my dream.
On Friday last the Six
Bushrangers (who some time
past stole a Boat from this
Town) entered the Hut at
Mr OConnors. Station near Wes
tern Port and took 3 Guns one
Pistol, a quantity of powder &
Shot, Pr of Boots, some Flour,
Tea, Sugar &c, upon Mr OConnor
urging the danger of being left
without firearms they promised
to return two of the Guns and
Pistol, They behaved very quietly
avoiding all that Brutal Conduct
which so frequently attends Such
The intellectual faculties are in no
one always in a State of tension, or
capable of projecting those thoughts
which in happier moments are
cast forth with perfect ease -
Shipping Intelligence
Arrived the Port Phillip Packet
- Tapper - with goods from Launceston
The Tamar - Bowden Sheep
From George Town -
Sailed the Tamar for Launcest
The P P Packet same place-

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