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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. THE " ROBERT HENDERSQN."

This beautiful Clipper Ship arrived at the Heads on Saturday, at 9, a. m., after one of her usual rapid passages ; this being the third voyag? she has made from the Clyde to this port with Immigrants. She left the Tail of the Bank oniTharsday evening, the 11th July, and experienced fine weather to the Line, which was crossed on the- 31st day ; the Cape, was passed on, the 30th, and the Snares was sighted on Friday last, thus occupying 84 days from land to land, and 85 days from port to port. — The The-weather experienced in the South Sea was blustery and changeable, with a good deal of rain and a very low. Barometer — on one occasion it went down to 28; *the ship being hove to at the time to aN. E. gale. There was thus no opportunity of testing the high rate of speed of the ship, the greatest distance made during the course of any one week being 1,750 nautical miles'. The passengers have been remarkably healthy, the only casualty being the death of one of the females from consumption. This doubtless arises from the 'excellent arrangements made for their comfort. The utmost harmony has been maintained amongst the passengers, and the conduct of all has been excellent. A series of concerts .were given during the fine weather,' and amongst other startling novelties a band of Ethiopian Serenaders caused much amusement, both to young and old — the hearty laughter on those occasions doing more good than the contents of the medicine chest. The 'state of health of the children has been very satisfactory ; an extra quantity of farinacious food and milk, put on board by the agents, have been found very beneficial. After arrival, Captain Logan, in addition to a valedictory address signed by all the passengers, received a more substantial token of the respect and esteem in which he is held by them in the shape of a purse of sovereigns. Dr. Somerville, the Surgeon, was also presented with an address, marking the kindly feelings created by his uniform attention to the wants of the passengers. The following 'is a list of the passengers ': — ' " v Cabin: — Mr. G. O. Sinclair, Mr. and Mrs. John Cargilland3 children, Miss Prior. Intermediateand Steerage: W. L. Lindsay, W. Greig, James Murdoch, Isabella and James Thomson, John Russell, Alex. Couttß and wife, John Fairley, Alex. Miller, wife, son, and daughtpr, . John Barclay, Jesaie M'Kenzie, Wm. M'Kay, Gavin Purdie, wife, and son, James Reid,wife, and dnughter, Dugald Blue, Daniel M'lntyre", wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter, John Jarvie, W. Falconer, James Plood, wile, 2 sons and 2 daughters, Ann Canniohael, Donald M'Donald, Archibald M'Callum, wife, 1 son and 2 daughtefc^Maigaret Shepherd, James Raillie. wife (j6 pnd daughter, Win. Lanel, John Souttar and wife*, J«ne Cameron,, George Young, wile, son, and daughter, Robert M'Kinlay and wife, John S. Gibson, James Admit, wile, and 4 (laughters, James Allnu, Ann and Muigarel Young, Dun can Ross, John Wftugk and wife, James Curizon, wile, son, and 2 daughters, Catherine, Anguiuu, Johiii), Alex-

ander, and Mary Ann M'Kay, James M'Lean, Catherine Ross, Christina Auld, John Mullowney and wife, Thomas Baxter, wife, and son, Ann Jamieson, George Murray and wife, Janet Itea, John Murdoch, wife, and daughter, Ann Lang, Robert M'Pherson, wife, and 5 daughters, James Waugh, wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters, John Gillespie and wife, Win. Taylor, George Gorman, wife, 1 son and 2 daughters, Alex. Gallon and wife, Thomas Anderson, wife, son and daughter, Hugh Carswell, Ann Simpson and daughter,' Win. Murdoch, wife, and 3 daughters, Donald A. Douglas, Robert Burns, Hugh Cuthbertson and wife, -Alex. Parker, Patrick Pryde, Ann Campbell, Thomas Moylon, Patrick and John Burke, Robert Gunn, Mrs. Malhieson and son, Win. Sutherland, James Cahill, wile and son, Michael Sheridan, Alex. M'Rae, Alex. M'Donald, Angus M'Phail, wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters, Donald M'Dcnald, wife, 5 sons and* 2 daughters, Mary M'Phail, John and Ann M'Donald, Ronald M'Donald, wife, 1 son and 4 daughters, Hugh, Peter, and John Cane, John Cormack, Thomas M'Pake and wife, John Ferguson, Charles Boyd, Catherine Duncan, Alex. Johnston, Daniel M'lntosh, Andrew and John Hamilton, Archibald Watson, wife, and^daughter, James Bain, Michael Scully and wife, John Hunter, Maiy Bompianui and daughter, James Rae, Win, Finaughty, Robert M'Minn and wife, Robert Anderson, William Douglas, Lily Sutherland, Mrs. M'Donald, George Knox and wile, John M'Kay and wife, James and Andrew Ta.vse, John Duncan, John M'Lellan, James M'Gill and wife, Charles Begg, wife, and 2 daughters, Samuel D. Kerr, I. M. Nicholson, Alex. Noble, Sydney Dick, W. Hislop, sen., W. Hislop, jun., Fanny and Isabella Hislop, John Fraser, Henry Somers, Daniel Sutherland, Henry Watson, Daniel Anderson, Robert M'Morron, Wm. Wright, wife son and daughter, Win. Stewart, Catherine Somerville, R. P. Macgewan, Thomas Johnston, Robert Grimmell, Darid Eglin, Robert Mitchell, Lockhart Sugar, Mrs. Wilson, son and daughter, John and Robert Rodger, Wm. Granger, Alex. Law, Robert Gall, R. Turnbull, George Kirkldiid, W. M'Graw, wife, and daughter, John Stevenson and wife, Robert Taylor, wife, son and daughter, Alex. Jack, C. C. B. Sutherland, Simon M'Donald, Hugh Wright, Mrs. Aitken and son. The foregoing list comprises — 29 ploughmen, 19 shepherds, 36 labourers, 2 farmers, 2 wrights, 1 smith, 1 dyer, 2 slaters, 1 shoemaker, 3 painters, 1 grocer, and 25 domestic servants.

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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. THE "ROBERT HENDERSQN.", Otago Witness, Issue 515, 12 October 1861

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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. THE "ROBERT HENDERSQN." Otago Witness, Issue 515, 12 October 1861

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