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We copy the following from the Independent of the 13th ult under the tillo of late English news : A serious misunderstanding appears to have taken place lespecting the Newf mndV Innd fifllierj>; it is a suj)joc(s onlcuUted to create feelings of irritation on bpth sidoa of the Atlantic, and it is to bo hoped that the two governments will be able to come to a speedy settlement of the question, before worse comes-^pt it. It would he a fortunate thing for the families mentioned in the following paragraph, and for the colony, if (hey could be directed hitherward: The petition to Government by tlio weavers and flixdroiscra uf Djndco, fur aid to cmigrutc lias been "igncd by upwards of 300 heads of families, which on a moderate nlculaticn will represent übnut 1500 persons. The following i 3 somewhat at variance with a statement copied into our lan, and is we trust the more truthful nccount of the two : The crop} In Ireland arc still healthy and abundant. Nothing can be finer than the potatoes, which arc generally brought into market large and well tasted, and without any appearance of disease. We havo a favourable) repoct to make of all tlio agricultural crops. GOLD DISCOVERY REWARD AT WEL. LINGTON. A meeting todkjjplacc in the hall of tlio Mcchnnicn' Institute, \V. B. Rhodes, Esq. In tlio chair. Tlio object for which the meeting had been called was to take Into consi oration whether it would ntn <t he advisable to subscribe and offer a

cward fund lobe paid to nny person who might discover any available gold field within a defined distance of Wellington. Wo have neither tim/nor tpacc to give a full report. Suffice it to say lbs nftcr ft great deal of discussion, a committee was nppointcd to drnw up a report In which tho amount to be rciranlcd should bo stated, and tho circuit within which the gold field is to be limited should bo defined. The same paper of the 13th ult. records the following melancholy accident : As ono of the boats belonging to 11. M. Hrig 'Fantomc was coming ashore at Porirua Harbour, she wan overtaken by a squall of wind, which capsized her iristantancoaaly. At tho time of the accident there||wcro no lets thon[ten persons in her, nnd amongst them wrro Captain J. H. Gcnnys and tho Surgeon, W. 11. Bent, Esq. luttor, to- | gcthor with four of tho seamen, were, wo regret to sny, unfortunately drowned, the rest having sue* 'cerdedjin swimming nshaVc. Captain Geiinys, ■who immediately ho was sufficiently VccoVered to do so, sont off on official despatch to Sir Grey containing tho taclnticholy intelligence, but wnß, w hear, to indited and beaten about as to bo scarcely iblo to write, nnd) was eonvcyed to the house of Mr. W.JConpcr-, at Porirua, whcie he still rcniaini, suffering from the contusions which ho hai re. ociveil. We understand the wholo of tho bodies hnvc been washed ashore near the rooftlh of the Porirua Hurbour. The hones entertained of saving tho ' Henrietta' have not been realised. The wreck wns told by public auction ; the hull, as it lay, fetching «fjs, tho anchor and chains £25, and tho rigging and goar £100.

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WELLINGTON., Taranaki Herald, Volume I, Issue 19, 8 December 1852

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WELLINGTON. Taranaki Herald, Volume I, Issue 19, 8 December 1852