On wednesday a serveant of mr.Kearns , who had set out of Hawkesbury in charge of s horse and cart , for the purpose of conveying 19 gallons of rum thither, was found asleep by some constables between Parramatta and Castle Hill , in a state of extreme inebriety lying close to the cart which was broke to pieces , and the keg which had contained the spirits , at a considerable distance to which it had apparently rolled, but nearly empty. He was taken before a Magistrate, who upon investigating the circumstances, ordered him down to Sydney to custody.
For a very trifling offenec a convict is put into the stocks until it is convient to examine him. If guilty , he is taken to a cartwheel to recieve a Botany Bay dozen , which is twenty-five lashes , if the crime is such as would be punished by a dozen on board a ship , or on shore in England , it is here punished with two or three hundred ,
praise the lord