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The Sydney Herald, Mon 6 May 1833  1

COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.

    THURSDAY.—Before William Foster, Esquire, Chairman, and T Walker, Esq, JP, and the usual Commission.

    FRIDAY, MAY 3RD.—Before William Foster, Esq, Chairman, and James Busby, and John Nicholson, Esqrs, JP’s.

    Wm Thomas Williams was indicted for an assault upon the person of Joseph Haywood, a soldier of the 17th Regt, at Sydney, on the 1st of March. The second count charged him with committing the assault with intent to commit an unnatural crime. The details are too disgusting to be admitted into the columns of a public journal. The prisoner was found guilty on the most satisfactory evidence. The fellow was again indicted for a similar assault upon the person of Thomas Wakefield, at Sydney, on the 22nd April—Guilty. He was remanded, with an intimation that he would be removed to another part of the Colony.

    SATURDAY.—Before William Foster, Esquire, Chairman, and William Macpherson, Esq, JP.

    The Chairman then proceeded to pronounce sentence upon the following prisoners convicted during the present sittings:—

    Wm Thomas Williams, convicted on two indictments of an assault with attempt to commit an unnatural offence, was sentenced to be imprisoned in Newcastle gaol for two years and kept to hard labour; and for the second offence, a like punishment.

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The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tue 7 May 1833 

COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
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FRIDAY—3RD MAY.
(W Foster, Esq, Chairman, and I Nicholson, Esq, JP.)


    William Thomas Williams was indicted for assaulting, at Sydney, on the 1st March, Joseph Haywood, with an attempt to commit an unnatural offence. Guilty.

    The prisoner was again indicted for assault on Thomas Wakefield, at Sydney, on the 20th April, with asimilar intent. Guilty.

SATURDAY, MAY 4.


    The following prisoners were then brought up for sentence:—

    William Thomas Williams, convicted on two indictments, charging him with attempting to commit an unnatural offence, to be kept to hard labour in the gaol at Newcastle, for 2 years on each indictment.

    The Court then adjourned to the 29th instant.

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AGRICULTURAL REPORT.
FOR APRIL, 1833.
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NEPEAN.

    WHEAT.—The preparations for the wheat sowing made but little progress during the early part of the month, the protracted drought rendering the closer soils difficult to plough, whilst the working cattle became reduced in condition from the scarcity and poverty of feed. The fine rain of the 24th has produced a very gratifying change, as the ground is now in excellent working order, and a considerable quantity of wheat will be sown early in the next month; what is already above the ground, has materially improved in appearance and  promise.

    MAIZE.—Much of the early maize has been gathered, and, apparently, the crop is more abundant than was anticipated at a former period; but the stubble corn has disappointed the settler.

    OATS.—Seed oats have been in request among our agriculturists, who are desirous to prepare for the anticipated demand for hay, occasioned by the present state of our pastures. They may reasonably expect an ample remuneration.

    TOBACCO.—The tobacco plants have produced a larger crop than might have been expected from the prevalence of extreme dry weather, and the produce will, in quantity, be considerable; but much more care and attention is requisite ere the quality will ensure that competition with the foreign article which it should be our aim to attain.

    The pasturage in general is very scanty, and it is to be feared that the rain of the 24th was too late to effect its restoration before the winter frosts set in. It has, however, done much benefit by filling the water holes, whilst it occasioned a considerable rise in the Nepean river. Dairy produce is on the decline. Store cattle preserve a good healthy state.

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The Sydney Monitor, Wed 8 May 1833  3

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
(BY OUR REPORTER.)
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COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
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    The Court of Quarter Sessions adjourned on Saturday last to the 29th instant. The following sentences were passed on the several prisoners convicted during the Sessions:—

    William Thomas Williams, convicted on two indictments of an assault with intent to commit an unnatural offence, was sentenced to be imprisoned in Newcastle gaol for two years, and kept to hard labour; and for the second offence a like punishment.

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The Australian, Fri 10 May 1833  4 

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.
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    MONDAY, APRIL 29.—Before W Foster, Esq, (Chairman) and other Magistrates, and a Military Jury.

    SATURDAY, MAY 4.

    Wm Thomas Williams, convicted on two indictments of an assault with intent to commit an unnatural offence, was sentenced to be imprisoned in Newcastle gaol for two years and kept to hard labour; and for thesecond offence, a like punishment.

 


1  The Sydney Herald, Mon 6 May 1833, p. 2.

2  The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tue 7 May 1833, p. 2.

3  The Sydney Monitor, Wed 8 May 1833, p. 2.

4  The Australian, Fri 10 May 1833, p. 5.