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E——, who had been transported from Dublin, arrived in the colony, and was assigned as a convict servant to the Rev. Mr. ——, of ——, one of the colonial episcopal chaplains of New South Wales, who employed him as a tutor for his sons. Of the nature of the instructions which the convict tutor communicated to his pupils, I am unable to speak particularly; but it is at least certain, that at the last criminal assizes held in the colony, one of them was found guilty of cattle-stealing, and is now a convict for life in Van Dieman's Land—thereby involving a highly respectable family in the deepest distress, and bringing down the gray hairs of his father with sorrow to the grave! E—— has been in England for the last twelve or fourteen years, having left his wife and children in New South Wales; and his eldest son is at present living in a state of concubinage in the town of Sydney, with the daughter of a deceased clergyman in England, who emigrated by one of Mr. John Marshall's female emigrant ships. E—— had of course obtained a pardon from Governor Macquarie shortly after his arrival in the colony, in accordance with the very liberal system adopted by that governor in bestowing such indulgences; and he had subsequently entered into a mercantile partnership with a half-caste emancipated convict from Calcutta, who had also obtained a ticket of