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Macquarie, Lachlan (1812-Apr 1816)


Brigade Orders for the year 1812 (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.303-5, 334-61)

1812 Jan 11

Report on his tour of inspection through Van Diemen's Land, Newcastle and principal harbours of New South Wales (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.255-61)

1812 Jan 18

Addresses from Inhabitants of Sydney, Hawkesbury, George's River and Parramatta and his replies (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.268-75)

1812 Feb 3

Commission to Ellis Bent, Alexander Riley and Gregory Blaxland to inquire into lunacy of Jonathon Burke McHugo, owner and supercargo of "Active" and arrange disposal of his effects (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.26-33)

1812 Feb 21

Instructing Mr Nichols to make convict mechanics responsible for the custody of their tools (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.57-8)

1812 Feb 22

Instructions to William Cossar on his appointment as Master Builder in sole charge of H.M. Dockyard, Sydney (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.59-64)

1812 Mar 24

Arranging transmission of despatches to the Chief Secretary of Mauritius and the Agent for the East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.209-10)

1812 Mar 30-Oct 20

Re remuneration of James Harrex for building turnpike road from Sydney to Windsor (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.82-5)

1812 May 20

Proclamation for prevention of cattle stealing and properly regulating the slaughtering of cattle (Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.193-6; Reel 6039, 4/426 pp.78-85; Reel 6043, 4/1727 pp.98-106, 295-8)

1812 May 22

Proclamation of permission to negotiate promissory notes payable in copper coin (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.197)

1812 Sep 18

Article of Agreement with Thomas Boulton to build a rough stone wall in front of the Government House at Parramatta (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.286-9)

1812 Oct 17

Proclamation to prevent civil and military officers leaving their rations in Commissariat stores and then drawing cash for them (Reel 6039; 4/426 pp.74-5)

1812 Nov 26

Advising Commissioners of the Transport Board of arrivals of convict ships; arrangements made by him for passage of marines to England; asking permission for shipment by transport of articles required for completion of Sydney Hospital; and explaining detention of private ship "Isabella" at Sydney (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.80-1)

1812 Dec 4

Appointing William Broughton, Captain H C Antill and Thomas Archer to a committee to examine and count 14 boxes of dollars received from India on "Samarang" for use of Government (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.318-9; duplicate pp.320-1)

1812 Dec 30

Ellis Bent concerned to hear of Governor's indisposition (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.422)

1813 Jan 1

Address from Inhabitants of Sydney, Windsor, Parramatta and Liverpool and his replies (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.332-42)

1813 Jan 9

General order to restrict the making of applications and petitions to certain specified dates (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.8-13)

1813 Mar 19

Agreement with William Simms to build a carriage road from South Head Road to Botany Bay (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.31-4)

1813 Mar 27

Proclamation re possession of illicitly distilled or imported liquor, or fermented worts or wash (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.198)

1813 Apr 23-30

Proposals from William Roberts for making a turnpike road from Sydney to Liverpool and memorandum of contract to be drawn up (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.48-55)

1813 Jun 30

Re inquiries made at Cape Town and Sydney into charges made by convicts on "Archduke Charles" of ill-treatment by the Captain; need for clearer definition of powers of commanders of convict ships and those of officers commanding the military guards; and asking that all transport ships ballast exclusively with limestone (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.84-7)

1813 Jul 1

Proclamation re coinage and currency, counterfeiting and uttering, export of silver money, promissory notes under 2/6d., jewellers and goldsmiths (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.199-204)

1813 Jul 21

To Lieutenant Colonel O'Connell forwarding copies of letters from the Secretary at War requiring explanation of delay in transmission of returns of 1st Battalion of 73rd Regiment (Reel 6043, 4/1728 pp.142-3; Reel 6044, 4/1730 pp.430-2)

1813 Aug 3

To Secretary of Board of Admiralty re complaints against Captain William Case of the "Samarang" (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.163-88)

1813 Nov 27

Proclamation to prevent meetings of more than six persons to deliberate on matters relative to trade, commerce, agriculture, manufacture, policy or interests of Colony; to prevent conspiracy to influence or affect exchange rates between bills (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.205-8)

1813 Dec 1

Proclamation re declaration to be signed by masters/owners of vessels leaving for New Zealand and South Seas, re conduct towards and commerce with natives (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.209-11)

1813 Dec 11

Proclamation against promissory notes being expressed payable in any but Government or public bills or notes (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.212-3)

1814 Jan 15

William Cox giving estimation of cost of construction of two bridges and road, Bridge Street, Windsor (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.362-3)

1814 Jan 28

Instructions to John Martin to take charge of "Kangaroo" and sail to Norfolk Island to assist with complete evacuation of the settlement (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.159-65)

1814 Feb 5

Condemned settlers for failing to supply Government stores with grain during a period of scarcity (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.452-4)

1814 Feb 5-Mar 24

Correspondence re Lieutenant Colonel Geils: request to import spirits, reduction in salary, charges of misconduct when Commandant at the Derwent (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.69-71, 77-80, 81-6, 95-6, copy 98-9, 337-9, 353-6, 357)

1814 Mar 28

Re oaths and declaration of George Molle as Lieutenant Governor (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.III-VIII)

1814 Apr 1-5

Correspondence with Mrs Geils re her application for additional land grants and sanction to retain grant of land occupied by her at Risdon, Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.361-8)

1814 Apr 6

To Lieutenant Colonel Geils returning the spy-glass case presented by him on his going to the Derwent in Feb 1812; did not consider it proper to retain such a gift considering their present relationship (Reel 6044; 4/1729 p.369)

1814 May 14

To Secretary of the Treasury re claim for remuneration by John Williamson for mare lost while employed on public duty (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.99)

1814 May 14

Proclamation calling for surrender of Peter Mills and others in Van Diemen's Land with promise of pardon for all offences other than wilful murder (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.214-7)

1814 May 17

To Secretary of Treasury stating that he had paid to the Deputy Commissary General money over-drawn by him as Colonel on the Staff, through misunderstanding of rate of pay (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.100)

1814 May 28

Requesting Matthew John Gibbons to take charge of a box of Norfolk Island pine plants and two black swans consigned to his brother, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Macquarie in Edinburgh (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.150-1)

1814 Jun 13

List of names of settlers & other persons to receive horned cattle from the Government herds, on credit; & memorandum (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.152-5)

1814 Jun 18

Re conflicts between Aborigines and settlers of Airds, Bringelly and Appin (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.501-5)

1814 Jul 9-Oct 7

Ellis Bent stating Governor had no power to act judicially in matter of the "Seringapatam", South Sea Whaler of London, captured by American frigate "Essex" & recaptured by her crew; could recommend return of ship to England with such certificate as would secure her from detention; first case for Court of Vice Admiralty; subsequent papers (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.173-98)

1814 Jul 14

Investing William Cox with authority to construct road from Emu Plains to Bathurst (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.199-206)

1814 Jul 21,22

Arrangements for an expedition of twelve Europeans and four natives, to be lead by John Warby & John Jackson, against hostile natives believed to have murdered white settlers (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.213-34)

1814 Aug 10

John Oxley submitting expediency of special separate register for transfers and sales of land (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.249-50)

1814 Sep 10

Order for publication in Sydney Gazette of British act entitled An Act for the more easy recovery of debts in New South Wales, passed 6 Dec 1813 (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.254-8)

1814 Sep 10

Government & general order for guidance of persons with Government servants, of the servants themselves, & of magistrates & peace officers (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.268-73)

1814 Sep 12

Instructions to George Suttor, Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, Castle Hill (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.274-7)

1814 Sep 19-27

William Roberts tendering price for building bridges on Liverpool Road, and approval for payment in spirits (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.278-84)

1814 Sep 20

John Oxley anticipating adverse effects of Earl Bathurst's proposed increase of quit rents from 2/- per 100 acres to 1/6 per acre; suggests quit rent of 10/- per 100 acres on future grants (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.285-90)

1814 Sep 20

Instructions to William Hutchinson on appointment as Principal Superintendent of Convicts and Government public works (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.291-300)

1814 Oct 1

Suspending until further orders Earl Bathurst's order discontinuing certain allowances to subordinate civil officers (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.307-10)

1814 Oct 12

To Commissioners of Navy re payments by Mr Brooks, former owner of "Spring", for stores supplied by Captain Dickinson of "Akbar" (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.410-1)

1814 Oct 12

Requesting copy of instructions for Barracks Masters, also particulars of furniture, quantity of coals and candles allowed both officers and men (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.321-3)

1814 Oct 12

To John Lillis Mallet, Secretary Audit Office, London, re George Prideaux Harris who had died insolvent, leaving family destitute (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.324)

1814 Oct 15

Ordering passes for convicts to go into the country be issued by Superintendent Magistrate of Police or Principal Superintendent of Convicts, not by town magistrates of Sydney (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.311-2)

1814 Oct 15

Memorandum for Lieutenant Governor Molle of instructions, mainly re Commissariat Department, to be observed during Governor's absence (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.325)

1814 Oct 30

Letters and despatches arriving for the Governor during absence from Sydney to be forwarded to Secretary John Thomas Campbell (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.326)

1814 Nov 9

Order, masters of vessels or seamen not to carry off natives from New Zealand or Bay of Islands without permission from their chiefs, made in writing under hand of Revd Thomas Kendall, resident magistrate; no master of vessel to land sailor without permission (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.327-9)

1814 Nov 19

Order to persons commanding vessels between Sydney and Newcastle not to give passage to any person without permission from Governor or Commandant, Newcastle (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.330)

1814 Nov 26

General orders that, in consideration of long drought, Commissariat will pay 10/- per bushel for wheat in Sydney, and 9/- in Parramatta and Windsor; a register of cultivators & graziers willing to supply wheat & fresh meat to Government to be established (Reel 6044, 4/1730 pp.331-6; Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.66)

1814 Dec 3

Government public notice prohibiting removal of timber from Shoal Haven (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.340)

1814 Dec 3

Notice to masters and owners of colonial vessels, stating that permission would not be granted to prisoners or conditionally emancipated persons to leave Colony (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.339)

1814 Dec 10

Notice of establishment of school for aboriginal boys and girls, Parramatta, also portion of land to be set aside for instruction of adult Aborigines in agriculture (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.341-5)

1814 Dec 19

Re issue of flour to 46th Regiment so that bread could be made in time for ration day; and repair of mill (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.425-7)

1814 Dec 31

Notice; restrictions on free importation of spirits discontinued after 1 Jan 1815, subject to Government duties (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.350, 351)

1814 Dec 31

Order; 7/- per gallon duty to be paid on all spirits brought to Port Jackson, Hobart Town or Port Dalrymple after 1 Jan 1815; spirits might be placed in bond for 12 months & duty paid as spirits withdrawn (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.352-3, 354-5)

1814 Dec 31

Order that, as Port Jackson, Hobart Town & Port Dalrymple were now declared open for free importation of spirits and all merchandise after 1 Jan 1815, subject to duties, no articles would be distributed in future from Government stores to any individual (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.356-7, 358-9)

1814 Dec 31

Ellis Bent suggesting that Port regulations drafted by Macquarie be remodelled to bring them into conformity with English law; submitting observations on the subject (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.1-2)

1815 Jan 9

Disappointed Bent would not frame proposed new Port regulations; required him, as only Crown law officer in Colony, to proceed with the drafting; enclosed answers to Bent's observations on the subject (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.3-8)

1815 Jan 11

Ellis Bent refusing again to revise Macquarie's new draft Port regulations, giving as reason not within his duties, also doubt of legality of regulations (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.9-11)

1815 Mar 4

Notice of hours during which Governor would receive public officers for business (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.46)

1815 Mar 23

General order; soldiers and other persons must not bathe or wash linen in tanks or springs which supply drinking water (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.90-1)

1815 Mar 25

Government order that, owing to shortage of specie, store receipts to be issued in future for all purchases made by Crown (Reel 6045, 4/1732 p.92; Reel 6049, 4/1745 pp.5-8)

1815 Mar 25

Government order; store receipts to be issued for payment of purchases for crown at out-stations as well as headquarters; form of receipt set out; store receipts to be consolidated every two months (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.5-8)

1815 Apr 8

General order for establishment of slaughter house at Cockle Bay for accommodation of public and Government (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.122-34)

1815 Apr 18

Recommending admission of attorneys who had been practising in the Courts of Civil Jurisdiction to the new Supreme Court (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.138-9)

1815 May 15

General order regulating times of sale of bread, vegetables, etc on Sunday in Sydney, Parramatta and Windsor; no stalls to be opened in the street, and no cattle to be slaughtered on Sunday (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.140-2)

1815 May 20

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819; for use on his Bathurst tour (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.50)

1815 Jun 10

General Order describing journey over Blue Mountains to Bathurst in 1815 and permitting visits to new country only on written application (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.100-14)

1815 Jul 7

General order amending sections of order of 5 Feb 1815, by allowing consolidation of dollars and store receipts every month instead of every three months, thus assisting merchants to avoid delays (Reel 6045, 4/1732 pp.178-9; Reel 6049, 4/1745 pp.9-10)

1815 Jul 8

General order regulating the days on which provisions from the King's stores were to be issued to various classes of persons (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.180-1)

1815 Jul 15

General order; convicts to remove hats or caps to civil or military officers when meeting or passing (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.182)

1815 Aug 8

Indenture between Macquarie and persons to whom female convicts per "Francis and Eliza" were assigned (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.15)

1815 Aug 18-Oct 2

Jeffery Hart Bent refusing to pay toll on turnpike roads, disputing legality of tax, and criticising method of collection and allocation of moneys collected and condition of roads; replies; subsequent action (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.16-47)

1815 Aug 19

Government & general order, duty on timbers from New Zealand to be reduced from 1/- per solid foot to 6d (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.1-2)

1815 Aug 19

Government & general order, no person to enter Government garden or domain at Parramatta or Windsor without special permission, no animals to be allowed to feed in domain (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.3-10)

1815 Aug 26

Government & general order, cattle put to graze on Government lands in Cowpastures, Lane Cove & Hunter's Hill districts to be impounded and owners prosecuted (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.11-4)

1815 Sep 2

Government & general order; summer allowance of fuel for troops & Government Departments to commence 10 Sep; coal only to be used in future as fuel, firewood being too expensive (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.49-50)

1815 Sep 9

Government order, tolls must be paid by all persons, no matter rank (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.45)

1815 Sep 23

Government & general order, bakers to be licensed; their premises to have names painted in large letters & bread to be stamped with bakers' initials (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.53)

1815 Sep 23

Government & general order, ticket of leave men to attend 2 o'clock service on Sundays at St Philip's Church, the church not being big enough to accommodate them & the ordinary congregation in the mornings (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.51-2)

1815 Sep 30

Government order; no person to send back to Government gangs assigned servants considered unqualified for the particular work in hand (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.54-5)

1815 Oct 26

Declining offer of Jeffery Hart Bent to undertake duties of Judge Advocate on departure of his brother, the former Judge Advocate (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.86-7)

1815 Dec 4

Earl Bathurst dealing with various matters that were the subject of despatches from Macquarie (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.94-116)

1815 Dec 9

General order; settlers must not graze herds or flocks on Crown lands without permission (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.89-90)

1815 Dec 9

General Order describing journey through interior to Nepean and Hawkesbury, measures to be taken against floods and drought (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.158-62)

1815 Dec 9

Orders re persons going to Newcastle (Reel 6066; 4/1805 p.202)

1815 Dec 15

Government & general order; no gaoler, constable or peace officer to arrest persons on the street, night or day, except on authority of magistrates or military officers (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.92-3)

1815 Dec 18

Requesting all official documents of Judge Advocate's Department, left in Jeffery Hart Bent's care by Ellis Bent, to be handed over to Frederick Garling, now appointed Deputy Judge Advocate (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.118-9)

1815 Dec 20

Jeffery Hart Bent reporting that all records of Judge Advocate's Department, left by Ellis Bent, had been handed over to James Foster, Clerk to the late Judge Advocate (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.120)

1815 Dec 29

John Blaxland seeking remuneration for his servants whose huts were plundered by natives; and Macquarie's answer (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.128-9)

1816 Jan 1

On list of persons holding civil and military appointments in New South Wales & its dependencies (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.10)

1816 Jan 6,9

Asking that certain documents of Judge Advocate's Department, withheld by Jeffery Hart Bent on grounds they were private, be delivered to Frederick Garling, Deputy Judge Advocate; also that chambers in the new hospital be vacated (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.121-3). Reply, 9 Jan (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.124-7)

1816 Jan 27

Rules and regulation for granting of beer and spirit licences (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.4-9)

1816 Jan 27

Instructions to Lieutenant G B Forster of "Emu" to sail for Hobart with convicts and passengers; and for England in Feb (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.19-20)

1816 Feb 2

Frederick Garling advising him re law on arrest for debt of persons attending a Court as a witness (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.21)

1816 Mar 12

"Emu" being found unfit for colonial service was being sent back to England under command of G B Forster (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.100-5)

1816 Mar 13

To Paymaster General of Royal Marines re Lieutenant G W Gunning's accounts (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.108-11)

1816 Mar 14

Re loss of wine ordered for his own use and carried on "Northampton"; requesting payment for full freight be withheld until insurance question was settled (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.106-7)

1816 Mar 15

Stating that Captain Walker of "Fortune", which left Australia in Sep 1813, but was not heard of again, had landed all goods for the Government & individuals here faithfully (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.112-3)

1816 Mar 21

To Commissioners of the Transport Board enclosing bills on the Treasury for freight on materials sent out on the "Marquis of Wellington" and "Indefatigable" for the new Sydney Hospital (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.114-8)

1816 Mar 21

Prayer books and homilies received per "Baring" from the Prayer Book and Homily Society had been distributed to Revd S Marsden, Revd W Cowper and Revd R Cartwright for sale in their parishes, but they had not sold well; thanks Society for interest in improving morals of inhabitants of Colony (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.119-20)

1816 Mar 22

Recommending Lieutenant George Brooks Forster of the Royal Navy to the patronage of the Right Hon. Charles Arbuthnot (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.121-2)

1816 Mar 23

Instructing that William Hayes be put in charge of emus and black swans being sent to England per "Emu"; directions also given as to delivery of birds on arrival (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.124-5)

1816 Mar 23

Detailed instructions for care and feeding of two emus, four black swans and a parrot being sent to England per "Emu" for delivery to the Duke of York, Sir David Baird, Mr James Drummond and Miss Macquarie (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.126-7)

1816 Mar 24

Instructing Lieutenant Commander G B Forster to return to England with "Emu" as the vessel had been declared unfit for colonial service by a special survey committee (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.95)

1816 Apr 9

Instructions to Captain W G B Schaw, Captain James Wallis & Lieutenant Charles Dawe, commanding detachments of 46th Regiment proceeding on punitive expedition against hostile natives in the Nepean, Hawkesbury and Grose valleys (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.149-68 & 4/1735 pp.1-13). Further instructions, 30 Apr (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.20-1). Reports from Lieutenant Dawe, May (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.29-32); Captain Schaw, 8 May (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.33-41); Captain James Wallis and Lieutenant A G Parker, 9 May (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.50-62)

1816 Apr 11,12

George Brooks Forster reporting safe arrival of "Emu" at the Derwent on 5 Apr; emus and black swans being carried to England were in good condition; Mr Hays, who had charge of them, was very attentive (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.96-9)

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