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This day, a party consisting of eleven prisoners of the crown, of whom two were of the softer sex, were introduced to the Bench, rather en dishabille, in consequence of having been unceremoniously broken in upon and disturbed whilst drinking, singing, and smoking, between the hours of ten and eleven the preceding night, at a public house in Macquarie-street. The festive strains had attacked the attention of the officers of the police, who having obtained admittance to the scene of rioting, ordered the party to hold themselves in readiness to form a procession to the watch-house; this was not quite agreeable to some of them, who, in the moment of confusion, happening to mistake their way, made up the chimney, in spite of the smoke which issued from the expiring embers of the fire-place, but being very cautiously rescued from thence, they commence their march to the watch-house. The nine male prisoners were directed to be forwarded to the tread-mill for ten days; one of the nymphs, well known to the police, notwithstanding the upper part of her face, particularly about the eyes, was rather disguised and discoloured, was destined to a seat in the stocks for three hours; and the other, under some circumstance of mitigation, was allowed to depart.

Source: SYDNEY GAZETTE, and New South Wales Advertiser. Published by Authority. VOLUME XXIII. THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1825, NUMBER 1130.