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On yesterday a Gazette was published containing, amongst several others, a Proclamation of her Majesty, whereby the boundaries of the Province of New Ulster have been limited, a portion of the territory of the island being now included in the Province of New Munster. The part which has been excluded from New Ulster by this Proclamation is adjacent to Cook's Straits, and lies " South of a line commencingsat the centre of the mouth of the river Patea, where it joins the sea, and running thence due East, until it reaches the East coast of ihe said island." The Land Sale which was before proclaimed to take place on the 28th inst., is again announced, and the same upset prices and tfrms of payment are doggedly adhered to, notwithstanding the universal disapprobation of the Colonists. The day is certainly fixed for the sale, and the Government Auctioneer will doubtlessly attend lo offer the lots asset forth, but instead of being ''knocked down" to honest bidders, as they might have been under more rational arrangements* their fate will be a withdrawal, and the amateur knight of the hammer himself" laughed down 1 ' by the few whose curiosity may lead them to attend. There are thirteen Town lots to be offered, varying from nineteen to thirty-three perches, at the upset price of one hundred pounds per lot ; three Town lots from nineteen to thirtythree perches, at one hundred and twenty pounds per lot ; one Suburban five-acre lot, at three pounds per acre ; six lots varying from eight to thirty-seven acres, at twenty-one shillings per acre ; one lot of five acres and one rood, at fifty pounds lor the lot ; three lots of two acres and two roods each, at one hundred and twenty-flve pounds per lot ; one Rural lot, containiug three roods, and thirtytwo perches, at five pounds for the lot; and two lots at Onehunga, one containing two roods and fifteen perches, and the other thiee roods, at fifty pounds per acre.

It is ann ounced that the Queen has been pleased to confirm the Naturalization Ordinance, of Council, passed on the Bth of October, 1846. A comparative statement of the Customs' Revenue, collected at the several Ports in New Zealand, during the years ended sth January, ]847 5 and the same date in 1848, is also published. The total sum collected during the former period was £19,254, Us., lid.; and during the latter, £35,673, Bs. 5d., shewing an increase for tlie last year over the former of £16,468, 2s. Bd. The Auckland increase is stated at £6,815, 8s 4d., while that of Wellington is put down at £9,182, Bs. 4d., but this is owing to the presence of a large naval and military force which it was found necessary to maintain at Wellington and Wanganui during the past year. The total sum collected at Auckland, during the year 1847, amounts to £ 1 7,970 19s. Id ; at Wellington during the same period, £15,55 1 35. 2 d.

The Auckland, U. S. barque, Captain Cutter, arrived yesterday from the Feejee Islands. — J. B. Williams/ Esq ., United States Consul at New Zealand, has returned in the Auckland from the Fepjees, wherelhe had been remaining for some time past. The barque will undergo some necessary repairs in this harbour, and then take her departure with a full cargo for the United States.

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New Zealander, New Zealander, Volume 3, Issue 187, 15 March 1848

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1848. GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. New Zealander, Volume 3, Issue 187, 15 March 1848