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Abridgement of General Orders
Published by Authority in March 1806
Abbreviations- For P. read penalty- for forf. read forfeiture; for M. read Magistrate; and for B.M. Bench of Magistrates.
Agreements- not cognizable unless written and registered; being witnessed by one person not a prisoner, Nov. 13 1800.
Apprentices and Deserters- forbid to be harboured or inveigled- p. 6 months hard labour exclusive of penalties by law ordained, if free; and if a prisoner, 100 lashes with other penalties at discretion of a Bench. Sept. 22, 1804.
Arms and Ammunition- prohibited to be landed without permit; p. forf. of bond and charter party. July 24, 1802.
Assault- every description of persons to obtain redress by action or indictment; and persons beating prisoners assigned them to forfeit such future indulgence. May 5, 1803.
Assignments- not cognizable unless drawn up at the Judge Advocate's Office, and registered. Feb. 26, 1802.
Bakers- to make bread of one quality only; viz. 24lbs of bran to be taken from 100lbs of wheat; to charge 4d in money, or 2.5 lbs of wheat for a loaf weighing 2lbs. 1 ounce when new, and 2lbs. If one day old- P. 5£. & otherwise at discretion of a Bench, May 8, 1801, and Feb 17, 1804. (Note- In litigations relative to the above charges no other than the sterling value of money is to be considered- for which see the article Specie)  
Bakers- to pay no more than 1s per bushel for grinding wheat into flour. Feb. 17, 1804.
Barrack Bedding & Furniture- prohibited to be purchased- p. indictment for receiving stolen goods; Mar 14, 1801.
Boats- belonging to individuals to land only at the hospital wharf, unless by permission- p. seizure. Feb. 6, 1804.
 --- - forbid to convey spirits without permit- p. seizure. Oct. 24, 1801.
 --- - employed in the Hawkesbury trade not to depart from thence or from Sydney without 3 days notice of departure- In case of attack to cut away masts, and run on shore; and to be provided with an axe or tomahawk- p. exemplary punishment. Nov. 9, 1800.
 --- - those on the River Hawkesbury to be numbered, registered, and chained at night- and not to be rowed about after dark- p. confiscation.
 --- - not to convey any person on board a vessel after notice of departure, without permission from the Governor or Officer in Command; p. forf. the boat to informer, and 5£ to Orphans. Nov. 19, 1802.
 --- - required to be all registered and numbered. p. forf. to Orphans. Nov. 19, 1802.
 --- - forbid being in Cockle Bay or Farm Cove, either ashore or afloat, after sunset; p. forf. to the Crown-- and all boats to be moored within the hospital wharf & hulk. Aug. 31, 1803.
 --- - conveying grain from Hawkesbury. No grain to be put into an open boat or one that is not trustworthy, or no complaint of damage therefrom cognizable; but if more grain be received than consistent with safety, the master to make good all loss or damage, lose the freight, and pay 5£ to Orphans; and 5£ also to Orphans, should grain appear to have been wetted to increase its weight or measure- B.M. Feb. 21, 1804.
British Seamen forbid shipping in foreign vessels during the war- p. 40£. Bench of Magistrates. Aug. 11, 1804.
Butchers- none to vend carcase meat but such as are licensed- p. 5£, and imprisonment 1 year. - Licensed butchers to enter into recognizances to observe as follows- not to kill any breeding flock, nor to send live stock or carcase meat on board vessels without permission; to deliver to the Governor a weekly return of stock killed, purchased, and sold; not to demand more than 1s. 8d. per lb. for beef, 1s. per lb. for mutton, & 8.5d. per lb. for pork;  and not to sell meat by the joint, but by weight- p. forf. of license and Recognizances, the latter to informer. Bench of Mag. Oct. 14, 1804. (Payment to be regulated by the sterling value of money, for which see Specie.)
Cedar growing at Hawkesbury not to be cut down or removed without permission- P. confiscation, with that also of the cart or boat removing it, to public use. April 2, 1802.
Centinels- to oblige every person (except an Officer), to advance when challenged; and to confine every person who presumes to answer "Officer" without authority. Dec. 14, 1804.
 --- - when stores, &c. are to be placed in charge of a centinel, application must be made to the Serjeant of the Guard, from whom he is to receive instructions- otherwise the centinel not accountable. Nov. 12, 1803.
Certificates- No person to be employed unless he produces his certificate if a freeman, or his ticket of leave of a prisoner- P. employer to pay 5£. and 2s. 6d. for each day the man has been employed- and should he prove to be a prisoner without permission, P. 20£ and 2s. 6. per diem to Orphans. B.M. Aug. 4, 1804.
 --- - to persons about to depart the colony will not be granted unless their names be published one week previous to leaving the cove. March 30, 1805.
Colonial vessels- to be registered; and pay Fees to Orphans, for Register 10s. for Permission to got to Botany Bay or Hawkesbury 2s. for Re-entry 2s. to go beyond Broken or Botany Bay 5s. Re-entry 5s. Oct. 15, 1800.
 --- - clearing for or from any dependent Settlement prohibited taking any person on board unless authorised- P. forf. of bond and recognizance. B.M. Sept. 27, 1804.
 --- - not to be allowed a clearance with more than 80 gallons of spirits for 26 men; 50 gallons for 18 men; 30 gallons for 12 men; and 18 gallons for 6 men, if going on a sealing or whaling voyage. June 16, 1805.
 --- - person having families not to enter on board, unless provision be made by the owners for their families while absent- the owners to find security also to return such persons when their engagement expires.  Owners to maintain their men while on shore, or the latter may relinquish their contract. Sept. 5, 1805.
Colonial vessels- Owners to provide sufficient provisions for the support of their men. P. by civil action. Sept. 5, 1805.
 --- - not to depart for oiling and sealing until bonds be entered into by the owners, binding themselves in 500£ and two Sureties in 50£ each, to perform as follows- - To take no person without permission and regular notice of departure; - to obtain a clearance; - not to navigate beyond the Limits; namely, 10° 37' and 43° 39' S. and 135° E. from Greenwich; - not to entice seamen or entertain deserters; - to provide sufficient provisions for the support of their men; - not to break bulk until entered and the fees paid; not to authorise strange vessels taking away British subjects from the gangs; - not to purchase or receive more than 26 gallons of spirits from any vessel they may meet without the Governor's permission. Sept. 29, 1805.
Constables- forbid releasing persons taken in charge until discharged by a Magistrate. May 14, 1802.
Convicts not to employ others to do their work; to which all overseers are strictly to attend- P. at discretion of Magistrates. Oct 3, 1800.
 --- - not to strike or be struck by free persons- P. 200 lashes the prisoner and gaol gang 12 months; a free-man to pay 40s. for first offence, and be bound over; & for 2d offence 5£, and security doubled. Feb. 19, 1802.
 --- - Those assigned to be of no expence whatever to the Crown. June 11, 1801.
 --- - Their persons not attachable for debt. Au. 8, 1801.
 --- - Those taken off the stores to be employed on their master's grounds only, and in no case be permitted on their own hands, or let to hire; P- to Orphans, the master to pay 10£, and 2s. 6. for each day the servant has been absent from public labour; B.M. Jan. 12, 1802.
Convict servants- not to be beaten by their masters; who are to complain to a Magistrate when necessary, on pain of forfeiting such future accommodation. Mar. 5, 1803.
 --- - Those off the store not to charge exorbitant prices for their labour (for Regulations in which see Labour), or otherwise misbehave. P. recalled, & other punishment according to offence. Aug. 4, 1804.
 --- - Masters to clothe, and maintain them with a ration equal to that issued by Government;  to provide for them a sheltered lodging; the servant to work in his own time for his maser in preference to any other person, and never absent himself without leave; in case of misbehaviour the master is to prefer his complaint to a magistrate, who will order punishment as the case shall require. Persons secreting or employing such servants during Government hours will be punished for a breach of Public Orders on that