Jamaica, April to July 1832 : Despatches : Correspondence; Legal document; Report; Financial document; Address; Returns Apr-Jul 1832.

Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2021.
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Apr-Jul 1832.
Summary note
Letters from various government offices (departments) and individuals, most of which relate to the despatches sent from the governor in 1831. Correspondents and subjects covered are as follows: Offices (Government departments): House of Commons (manumission returns; 'Slave Act'); Admiralty (the Pearl ordered to put to sea; trial of offences at sea); Agent (detention of mail; intended resignation of Agent; Mr Burge's memorial to Committee of the Lords; Burge's application for office of Agent; manumission returns; condolence and congratulation message; Witness Examination Bill; 'Slave Act' and 'Free Coloured People' Law; motions; payment of troops; Burge interview; list of Acts recently assented to; Sugar Refinery Act; papers to be laid before House; detention of packet; Committee of the Lords; copies of grants; account of Revenue); Commander in Chief (military supplies; troops sufficient for security); Council Office (free ports; operation of Act 2083 for the 'Governance of Slaves'); Foreign Office (packet regulations; appointment of Robert Harrison as US Consul; Colonial Act obliging merchant ships to receive paupers on board; application of pensioners wishing to proceed to Jamaica); Home Office (sentences of transportation of soldiers; transportation of Horatio Sandys; transportation of offenders to Bermuda); James Stephen, legal adviser (correspondence from Mr Stanley); Treasury (supplies to troops; payment of bill for returns, Crown Solicitor; salary to late Rev Bowerbank; building of churches; complaint against Mr Evelyn; troops' provisions; conduct of Mr Fawcett, custos, Annotto Bay; Black Garrison Company; salary of Rev Griffiths; Bishop's bill; supplies for troops; account of Mr Edwards); War Office (military supplies; consideration of pensioners proceeding to island; Major Hall as Barrack Master); Church Missionary Society (submitting particulars regarding proceedings of the Society in Jamaica); Miscellaneous Offices: Colonial Registry (registry of 1828; slave returns); Wesleyan Missionary (papers required regarding enslaved person named Williams). Individuals: Rev Adam (complaint against late James Betty for cruelty shown to enslaved person Henry Williams); A Aickman (Assembly votes); G Aitkens (property left by his uncle William Aitkens); D Armitage (colonial applications); M Blanchet (enquiry regarding Frenchman named Ferieul); Captain Browne (offers to proceed to Jamaica in hope of preventing 'disturbances'); Rev J M Bridges (Rector of St Ann, submits petition for abolition of slavery); D Collins (property on the Black River); T B Clare (extension of absence); Rev Cooke (Chelsea Pensioners); Rev B Crowe (salary of Bishop of Kingston); B Dillon (claim against Captain Carmichael?); J Dealy (property left by Freer); Ewart (petition from Mrs Lee); L H Evelyn (ill treatment of 'negro' servant; abolition of slavery, etc); G Germain (Act concerning office of Receiver General); G Griffiths (extension of absence); W Greville (report on Mr Bullock's fiscal conduct; arrival of Bullock; question of surrendering patent); T Hamilton (letter from president Agricultural and Horticultural Society, Kingston); T Hadfield (property enquiry); H Hawley (property left by brother); R Kite (Arther Barrie); J B Knox (property of Dr Landryan); G Knight (property left by Captain Harton); Sir J Keane (troops; Mr Lees, conduct of governor); Mrs F A Lee (desertion by husband); J Lawson (enquires after property); T McKenny (correspondence for Mr Hibbert); McFungey (wishes to be sent back to the island); M Marshall (pensioners to proceed to Jamaica); D MacDonnell (recommendation given to Rev Murphy as Missionary); M Nepean (his absence; delay to his departure; proposition to give up his appointment); W Osborne (pensioner requires permission to go to Jamaica); Rev R Postlethwaite (begs clerical appointment); Phelps (letter from Mr Greenland regarding state of the island); Palmer (charges of cruelty to an enslaved person against Mr Jackson); Seguier (letter for Mr Knox); E Stanley (complaining of his unjust treatment following being suspected of corresponding on certain cases); T Sweeny (thanks for chaplaincy); T A Sullivan (recommendation of his application to office of Provost Marshal); M Talbot (letter to forward); Sir N Tindal (Act to enable Courts to order examination of witnesses on interrogations); Mrs Thompson (pretentions to certain funds); Lord Tenterden (observations on the Burges letter); G Tuckett (appointment of Chief Justice); R Welch (registry of land patents); J B Walker (copies of wills); Wildman (recommendation of Mr Austin as clergyman).
  • AMDigital Reference:CO 137/182.
  • CO 137.
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Reproduction of: Jamaica, April to July 1832 : Despatches, Apr-Jul 1832.
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