American Papers. New York, May 8. The sloop Hero, Capt. Palmer, arrived at Stonington, last Tuesday, in seventy-three days from New South Iceland, with a cargo of oil. ON the 28th of March, in lat. 21. S. long. 35. W. spokethe Brig Wilner, of London, from Buenos Ayres, bound to Falmouth, England ; the Captain of which informed Capt. P. …

Van Dieman’s Land We have been favoured with the following extract of a letter from Captain Dixon, of the ship Skelton, dated Hobert Town, Van Dieman’s Land, 29th November 1820 :– “We arrived here on the 27th inst. all in good health.– This colony surpasses my expectation–climate very similar to England, soil capable of any thing, where an industrious manhas …

Canada Provincial Parliament of Lower Canada Quebec Legislative Council–March 17. This day his Excellency the Governor in Chief made the following[?] speech to both Houses:– “Gentlemen of the Legislative Council and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly, “When the Parliament met for the dispatch of public business[?], I did entertain a hope that the experience of the [?] few years …

The New York Daily Advertiser says–”The line of battle ship New York, now finishing at our navy yard, at the Wallabut, is perhaps the most superior vessel ever built. Her tonnage is near 3000[?]: she measures 203 feet keel, and is by 15 feet the largest man of war ever laid down in this country. She will no doubt be …

Canada The following is an extract of a private letter dated “Halifax, May 22 “At two o’clock this day the Earl of Dalhousie, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of British North America, attended by the Admiral, his Majesty’s Council, the staff, naval and military officers, and the principal people of the place, attended to lay the first stone of a new college, …

Emigration Among the emigrants proceeding to seek another country on the shores of Southern Africa, four vessels, containing above 600 souls, have sailed from Liverpool, bound to the Cape of Good Hope; three of them under the command and direction of a naval officer, and one under private superintendance. The public agent was instructed to provide every accomodation which could …

Dutch Colonial Law, and Negro Fortitude. (From Lavaysse’s Account of Venezuela, Trinidad, Margaritta, and Tobago, just published.) Stedman, after having given a picture of the cruelties practised on the negroes at Surinam, relates that on his arrival in that colony, a white man was flagged by a black executioner, for having stolen some money from the townhouse ; and he …

Emigration to Canada. About ten days ago an emigrant arrived from Canada, to Paisley, and brings very favourable intelligence from that country. He is a native of Scotland ; was some time in the army ; and is going home again, as he calls it, early in the spring. This person gives the most satisfactory and cheering account of the …

Emigration to the Cape of Good Hope. ( Official Circular.) The following circular has been addressed to the parties whose lists of the individuals engaged to proceed with them as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope have been approved of by the Colonial Department: – Downing Street, London, 30th Sept. 1819. Sir – I am directed by Earl Batburst …

Intended Colony at the Cape of Good Hope. The following official circular has been [?] from the Colonial Department, in answer[?] to[?] ap-[?] plications for information on the subject[?] referred to:– “Downing Street ” Sir –In reply to your letter of the [?] [?] by Earl Bathurst to inform you, that as the [?] inctly specifies the nature and extent …