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THE JESSIE READMAN, FROM LONDON.

Messrs Patrick Henderson and Co.'b favourite snip Jesaioßeadwanurriveil from Loudon jesterday afternoon, after a good pasEOgo of 8a dayß. Sho met with vary advorsa weutlwr tit tho outset of tho vojage, but afterwards moderate winds, though with very heavy Eoan. The ahip brings 31 pasBengers, all of whom c-xpros-sed themselves a 9 mnoh pleased with too kind and courteous manner in ■which they hid been troatod by Captain 31. Gibson, who is in command. The voyage •was unmnrked by nny incident worthy of flpeoial notice; txuiiß heavy ueas broke aboard, Bmashinir tho doors of tho house en deck aft, and the quarter hatch, but no furthor damage was dono neither was any casualty sustained by any of tho passengers or crew, who all enjoyed excellent health throughout the passage. A case of broaching cargo came to the knowledge of Captain Gibson, and tho three delinquents wero handed over to the safe custody of Sergeant-Major Maacn on tho ship's arrival. The Jessie Headman has some 13C0 tens ot cargo aboard, about one hulf of which is for this port, and the remainder for Bluff. Thoship ardred in Po: ' ! .n splendid onl'.-r, and did much credit to Mr t>. ..«>. i tho chief i ilicor, who ■wa3 la3t heio a3 sococd mai-o 'i Willt m Davio. Somo splendid travelling was ma_» ap ;he Coast, tho ship passing Utago at noon on Thai .-day, and at 10 p.m. that dny Akaroa liffht was sighted, and Godley Head light threo hours later. The followiag is the report oi tho passage kindly fariiisbed our representative by Captain Gibson :— L=ft London on July 25, and passed Duugene33 the samo eveniug. Met with strong south-west winds down Channel, the ship's _cad reaching several tinws under lower topsails. Got driven out into tho Hay of Biscay, and did not losa Cape IHniaterre light until the night of Augnst 4. Met with north-east wind 3 to 10 north, followed by the south-west monsoon 3, well from the southward to 2 north, when tho south-east trades were picked up. Crossed the Equator on August 25 in 27.47 west, 31 days oat, and experienced moderate trade 3 to 23 south, when thoy gave out on Sept. 3. Thenoe had moderate weather to the Cape, and crossed the prime meridian on Sopt. 16. The day previous experienced a fresh north-west breeze, which died away at night, when a fearfully heavy sea rolled up from every direction, the ship pitching and rolling to an alarming extent, and larga quantities ot water breaking aboard. Light westerly and variable weather was then met with to 63dug east and -tides south on Sept. 30, sinae -which data moderate westerly winds from north-west to south- west were the unvarying order of the day. Sighted the Snares on Tuoaflay evening, with tho wind south-we3t; waa off Otago Heads at noon en Wednesday, eightod Akarea light at 10 p.m. that day, and Uodley Head li«ht at 1 n.m. yesterday; thance had light northerly weather to arrival, anchoring off Diamond Harbour at 4 p.m., after a passago of 89 days from London. Tho taroaieter ranged from 29.43 to 30.15 throughout the passage. Tho Jessie Eendman will be berthed nfc tho Gladstone pier on Tuesday. She coracs con^igt-ed to Messrs Edwards, Bennett and Co.

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Star, Star, Issue 3906, 23 October 1880

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THE JESSIE READMAN, FROM LONDON. Star, Issue 3906, 23 October 1880

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