Trinidad, 1849, Offices and Individuals : Order; Correspondence; Returns; Financial document; Newspaper clipping; Legal document; Address Oct 1848 - Apr 1850.

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Colonial Caribbean: Module 2
Oct 1848 - Apr 1850.
Summary note
Letters from various offices (government departments and other organisations) and individuals on matters related to Trinidad. Correspondents and subjects are as follows: Offices: House of Commons (operation of navigation laws) -- Admiralty (patent for the chief justice's appointment as judge of the Vice Admiralty Court) -- Colonial Agents (colonial secretary's request for: report on navigation laws, report on the slave trade, 'The Red Book or Royal Calendar for 1849', Parliamentary Guide, the Alcoran [Koran, Qur'an], school books, medicine, report of the General Board of Health, certain supplies for the Lunatic Asylum, and instruments for the hospitals and Royal Gaol -- payment of £13 19s 6d to Map Engraver James Wyld, former Colonial Secretary Mr White's claim to half salary from G Ballie) -- Foreign Office (appointment of José Guiseppi as Venezuelan Consul in Trinidad, transmission of legal documents, imprisonment of a British subject allegedly from Jamaica named Mack des Sources in Haiti, legality of a medical licence issued to a Frenchman named M Louet [in French]) -- Home Office (surveyor general of prisons' opinion on the plans and estimates for enlarging the Royal Gaol in Port of Spain and his report on military prisons) -- Treasury (P D Louper's pension, extracts from a report of the Commissioners of Customs concerning the estimates of expenditure for 1849, percentage received by the treasurer for deposits of public money made at his personal risk, Recovery of Penalties and Forfeitures Ordinance, Rum and Spirits Duty Ordinance, Customs Establishment, schedule of payments for which credit was claimed by the treasurer, appropriation of £8491 for erecting a government house and court house, Chief Justice Scotland's pension, Thomas Taylor's request payment of £84 which belonged to his deceased brother Richard Taylor, grant of retired allowance of £116 13s 4d per year to Treasury Junior Clerk Edward Fitzgerald, withdrawal of the Customs Establishment, probable effect of clause 22 of Ordinance No 9 of 1849 'For the division of the island into counties - districts and wards', grant of a stipend for a Roman Catholic clergyman for Caroni District) -- Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (objections to a series of resolutions submitted by the attorney general, amendment of Immigration Ordinance) -- Land and Emigration Office (Mr Curtis' application for a Pitch Lake lease, W E Fitzgerald's and Margaret Druian's claim to land as heirs of Dr Fitzgerald) -- Trinidad Loan Agents (account of receipts and expenditure for the half year ending 30 June, state of labour in Trinidad) -- General Post Office (establishment of inland posts, the deputy postmistress's request for a £100 per year pension) -- Individuals: Bower and Son (recovery of debts on behalf of clients) -- James Crosby (applies for appointment as judicial referee) -- Chalmers Guthrie and Company (Henry Fuller's application for appointment as master of the Supreme Court) -- W J Curtis (Trinidad Railway Company's advance out of the proposed £50,000 loan, applies for appointment as colonial engineer, attacks made against the British government by Englishman Mr Bernley in the Port of Spain Gazette ) -- French Consul General (customs duties [in French]) -- Richard Edmonds (enquiry regarding Solomon Edmonds) -- A Fitzgerald (requests support for his application for appointment as master of the Supreme Court) -- James Fagan (complaint against Governor Lord Harris, dismissal as 'Coolie' Stipendiary Magistrate, states he is not the author of an article which appeared in the Limerick Chronicle ) -- Charles Hobson (applies for appointment as master of the Supreme Court) -- William George Knox (departure to take up duties as chief justice of Trinidad) -- Philip D Souper (asks permission to draw his pension without awaiting the arrival of certain certificates) -- Simpson and Dimond [sp?] (Mr Swinburne's office as vendue master) -- Arthur White (candidacy for governorship of British Guiana [Guyana], leave of absence extension request, his wife Lilla White's illness, William Urich's claim) -- Thomas Pickstock (asks for Arthur White's address) -- Mrs Catherine Shipley Warner (conveyance of letters to Trinidad) -- James Walker, Colonial Secretary of Barbados (amount to be refunded by him on amount of percentage received from the bank in Trinidad while he was treasurer of that island).
  • AMDigital Reference:CO 295/169.
  • CO 295.
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