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Subject: [TRIVVIES] From THE CARLISLE PATRIOT, JUNE 3, 1843 SHORT ARTICLES.
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 16:39:30 +0800
Posted with permission of the transcriber, Ann Selchick.
THE CARLISLE PATRIOT, JUNE 3, 1843
STEAM SHIP "PRESIDENT."
While at Thatcher's Island, Cape Ann, Captain STURGIS, of the revenue cutter, Hamilton, was informed by the keeper of the lighthouse, that during the severe easterly gale, last October, a board, evidently part of a vessel, was drifted ashore, with the words, "Steam-ship President" cut upon it. The board was afterwards destroyed or lost; but from the description given, it seems not unlikely that it was part of that ill fated ship.
- New York Herald.
On Friday an order was received in this town from the Commissioners of Customs, which reverses previous decisions, under which green hams imported in pickle have been, till now, charged only as pork. It is now decided that "all legs of pork thoroughly cured and imported in a state fit for drying and making hams," are chargeable with the duty on hams; which is 14s. if foreign, and 3s 6d, if colonial, instead of 8s and 2s per cwt; so that this last decision makes a material difference to importers.
- Liverpool Courier.
THE NEW IRISH MAIL
Yesterday, (Sunday) evening being the time appointed for Mr. CROAL's (the new contractor's) coaches to commence running, Sackville Street and the approaches to the Post Office yard were densely crowded for upwards of an hour before nine o'clock, the usual time of departure of the mails.
A strong body of police, horse and foot, were stationed in Sackville-street and Princess-street, by which street the coaches enter the Post Office yard; police were also stationed in Henry Street, the place of exit. The steps of Nelson's Pillar were crowded with spectators, as were also the windows of the different hotels and private houses in Sackville Street.
The crowd shouted and groaned as each coach came up to take its place in the yard, and also when they took their departure. Nothing further occurred. The ordinary number of coaches started. Each coach had its usual guard. Soon after the mails departed, the crowd dispersed quietly.
- Evening Mail.