THE JOURNAL OF THE REV. ROBERT KNOPWOOD.
At the eleventh hour, and when the preceding pages were about to be handed to the bookbinders, we were by the kindness of a friend permitted the perusal of the private journal kept by the late Reverend Robert Knopwood, so well known and respected by the early Settlers of Van Diemen's Land. The Reverend Gentleman was the first Chaplain of the Colony, and from his daily narrative we take (by permission) the following extracts, remarking upon them occasionally in passing, as may be necessary:—
His Majesty's Ship Calcutta, Spithead.
April 24, 1803.—At 9 a.m., unmoored ship, and sent a boat on shore at Portsmouth for Lieutenant-Colonel Collins. At 12 the boat returned with the Lieutenant-Governor. Twenty mi-