[Editor: An advertisement for tenders for shipping to New South Wales. Published in The London Gazette, 8-11 March 1800.]
East-India House, March 7, 1800.
The Court of Directors of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies do hereby give Notice,
That they will be ready to receive Proposals in Writing on or before Wednesday the 26th Instant, from any Persons who may have engaged to furnish the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Transport Service with Tonnage for New South Wales, on what Terms they are willing to let to the Company good Copper-Bottomed Ships (so engaged) to bring Home Teas and other Goods from China; such Ships to be approved by the Company’s Officers, and to be manned and equipped in every Respect agreeably to the usual Regulation of the Company, the Tenders to express the Rate of Freight for Builder’s Measurement; and also for Surplus Tonnage, and stating the same on the lowest Terms, as there will not be an Opportunity of making any Abatement. The Tenders, with the Words “Ship Tender” on the Cover to be severally left with the Secretary, at or before Twelve o’Clock at Noon on the said 26th Instant, beyond which Hour not any Tender can be received.
William Ramsay, Secretary.
Draft of the Terms and Conditions on which the said Ships will be entertained in the Company’s Service may be seen on Application to Mr. Coggan, Clerk to the Committee of Shipping.
The London Gazette (London, UK), number 15237, 8-11 March 1800 [“From Saturday March 8, to Tuesday March 11, 1800”], page 242