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1818 sydneygazette


Saturday, 24th January, 1818.

MONDAY Next, the 26th Instant, being the 30th Anniversary of the Landing of Governor Phillip in New South Wales, and of the Establishment of this Colony; HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR, in Commemoration of that Event, and as a just Tribute to the Memory of that highly respectable and meretorious [sic] Officer, hereby orders and directs, that at the Hour of one o'Clock in the Afternoon of that Day a Salute of 30 Guns, being the Number correspondent with the Age of the Settlement, be fired from the Battery on Dawes Point.

His Excellency is pleased also to direct, that the Artificers and Labourers in the immediate Service of Government be exempted from Work on Monday next, in Honor of the memorable Occasion; and that each of them receive an extra Allowance of One Pound of Fresh Meat as a Donation from Government, which the Deputy Commissary General is hereby directed to issue accordingly on that Day.

By Command of His Excellency,
The Governor,
JOHN WATTS, Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

Sydney Gazette 24 January 1818 p.1a.

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