Jamaica, Nov 1838 - Jun 1840, Offices : Correspondence; Order; List; Returns; Report; Minutes; Financial document; Petition; Acts and Legislation; Index Nov 1838 - Jun 1840.

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Colonial Caribbean: Module 2
Nov 1838 - Jun 1840.
Summary note
Letters from offices (Government departments and other organisations) relating to Jamaica. Correspondents and subjects covered are as follows: House of Commons: orders for copies of further communications received at Colonial Office from agent to be laid before House, including: working of free labour, conduct of 'negro' population, state of island, state of cultivation, resolutions made at meeting of planters -- Act for making further provision for the building, repairing and regulating of gaols, houses of correction, hospitals and asylums, 'an Act for granting aid from the public funds in erecting, enlarging and repairing houses of correction and treadmills, 'an Act in aid of an Act entitled 'an Act for making further provision for the building, repairing and regulating of gaols, etc' -- copies of all laws which have expired since 30th October 1838 -- despatch of Lord Glenelg dated 31st October 1836 to governor of Jamaica -- return of national and other schools in Jamaica showing increase in schools and scholars -- Admiralty: appointment of William L Macdouglass to post of advocate of Vice Admiralty Court -- passage Sir Charles Metcalfe -- lighthouse erection on Morant Point -- Sir Charles Metcalfe appointed governor of Jamaica -- Bishop of Jamaica expenses -- Lieutenant Governor Smith's passage -- Commander in Chief: withdrawal of regiment from Jamaica -- distribution of troops -- 2nd West India Regiment -- appointment of Sir Charles Metcalfe -- residence of newly appointed commander of troops -- Council: confirmation of proclamation regarding West Indian currency -- instructions prepared for Sir Charles Metcalfe on commission -- Board of Trade: merchants of Kingston against Act No 3291 -- imposition of duties on British goods in Jamaica -- Foreign Office: correspondence on 1834 kidnapping of 'black boy' called Wellington, sold in Cuba to man named Gracia -- right of Jamaicans to fish on coast of Cuba -- ill treatment of British subjects by Cuba -- seizure of May Flower -- Home Office: military convicts -- Law Office: powers of commission of custos rotulorum -- Jamaica Bill -- liability of tenants in Jamaica under certain circumstances to pay rent -- Treasury: capture of Portuguese vessel Arrogante -- currency -- Sir L Smith instructions -- disembarkation at Port Antonio of Africans captured on board Portuguese vessel Izabelita -- end of contract for feeding prisoners at gaol in Hanover -- payment to commander of Dee -- reimbursement Mr Marlton, late stipendiary magistrate -- payment to Captain S John -- relief for Mr H Rogers, former stipendiary magistrate -- memorial from merchants of Glasgow concerning Kingston trade -- Mr McDowall, expenses incurred for slave prosecutions -- account of Customs expenditure in connection with Africans landed from Spanish vessel -- proceedings of Council -- conduct of Mr Evelyn, sub-collector of customs at Lucea -- Mrs Odell, passage -- relief of sick and diseased labourers -- prosecution against Mr Lloyd -- captured Africans prosecutions -- Act No 3291 for imposing a duty on imports -- communications from Mr Evelyn -- Jamaica Currency Act -- passage of Sir C Metcalfe -- duty imposed on British manufactured goods -- residence of Major Gomm -- expenses H Walsh -- salary superintendent House of Correction, Kingston -- expenses Richard Chamberlaine -- expenses in prosecution regarding slave ship Herocina -- expenses incurred by certain 'fractionaries' in Jamaica -- application by Crown solicitor for costs -- payment J Fraser, for passage of Bishop -- costs of proceedings against Mr Gowley -- War Office: accommodation of troops in Jamaica -- pay of Captain C H Darling -- Colonial Bank: communication received by Lord Glenelg from Cuba -- report on Jamaica Bank -- unsatisfactory state of currency in Jamaica -- establishment of new Planters Bank -- Resolutions of Proprietors, etc (resolutions adopted by proprietors, merchants and others interested in Jamaica) -- Central Negro Emancipation Committee: powers of stipendiary justices, constitution of Jamaica -- London Anti-Slavery Society: suspension of functions of Legislative Assembly -- British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society: resolutions of Committee) -- Miscellaneous Offices (Stamp and Tax Office: complaints of Sir G Gray -- Wesleyan Mission: schools -- Protestant Society for the Protection of Religious Liberty: resolutions relating to Jamaica Government Suspension Bill -- Baptist Mission: missionary Admiral Moreson, case of missionary Mr Oughton -- Jamaica Trade: Merchants -- Chamber of Commerce Dundee: Import Duties Act).
  • AMDigital Reference:CO 137/245.
  • CO 137.
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Reproduction of: Jamaica, Nov 1838 - Jun 1840, Offices, Nov 1838 - Jun 1840.
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