This article is an extensive advertisement placed by Andrew Bent extolling his virtues as a printer and begging for support, from the Sydney public in general and newspaper proprietors in particular, as he seeks to establish a printing business in Sydney.
Bent refers to himself as the 'Oldest Master Printer in the Colonies' and quotes from Dr Lang's speech in the Legislative Council in which Lang declared Bent 'the Father of the Press of these Colonies'.
Bent asks local authors, educators and public servants to direct their printing needs to him, promising to match the price and style of London printers. By doing so, says Bent, they will 'promote Colonial Industry' and '"Advance Australia"'. They will also 'provide employment to some of the numerous Compositors walking the streets of Sydney'.
Bent made arrangements with Edward Alcock (q.v.) to establish his new printing business at the Printing Office in Jamison Street.