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2-020 (Text)

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Speaker:
addressee author,female,Brooks, Christiana,42
ns1:discourse_type
Narrative Discourse
Word Count :
241
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Diaries
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1827
Identifier
2-020
Source
Clarke, 1992
pages
90-91
Document metadata
Extent:
1367
Identifier
2-020-plain.txt
Title
2-020#Text
Type
Text

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jany First 1827
The first daily newspaper has made its appearance this day.
jan 28th
On the 39th anniversary of the foundation of the Colony (Jany. 26th) a Public Meeting of all the free inhabitants of N.S. Wales was convened by the Sheriff for the purpose of petitioning the King and both Houses of Parliament, that Trial by Jury, and a House of Assembly be allowed in this Colony; the meeting was numerously and respectably attended, "The Hero of Australia" (one of her sons) spoke at great length, and as a test that this speech was the voice of the popular feeling, "The loud cheers and great applause" which it excited bears ample testimony, as well as that those who are opposed to an application for these indulgences, were inexcusably absentees: fully aware, I imagine, that all they could advance would not gain one proselyte in that Assembly - I believe that nothing is more likely to promote Emigration to this Colony than being in possession of all the rights of British subjects. "Trial by Jury" first and foremost for which we are every year becoming more competent, and secondly "Taxation by Representation" which we may now with some face hope for, when it is known that our Colonial Revenue amounts to £65,000 annually which by a late calculation appears to be a Tax of £3 per head for every free adult in the Colony.
March 3
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