Trinidad, 1847, Offices and Individuals : Index; Petition; Financial document; Report; Correspondence 1847.

Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2022.
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Colonial Caribbean: Module 2
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 (supply of regular labour) -- Crown Agent (fees on warrant for Puisne Judge Knox, despatch of boxes and bags, Mr Hook's salary, delay in sending two sets of weights, stone steps for government house, enquiry regarding the report of Commissioners on local taxation, investment in exchequer bills of £16000, expense of supplying water tank and books, supplies needed for new public buildings, requisition for medicines, payment of £2000 to the Land and Emigration Commissioners, two seals, desires to obtain a report of the Commissioners on the health of towns) -- Board of Trade (report on petition relative to molasses and the discriminating duty between rum and British spirits) -- Foreign Office (reply of consul at Marseilles to the memorial of Virgile Audrey, William Warner's power of attorney to receive the property of Jean Descovich [partially in French], appointment of L Livingstone as Portuguese Consul, agreement with Venezuela for the surrender of criminals, alleged illegal enslavement of Sophie Litté's children in Martinique, Mr Feez's appointment as Hamburg Consul) -- Home Office (works relating to prisons) -- Law Officers (amendment of Royal instructions relative to church patronage) -- Treasury (wharf dues, selling of government surplus supplies, Mr Fernandez's passage home, Lord Harris's passage allowance, duties of the master of Supreme Court and registrar of deeds, issue of small coins, establishment of an inland post, statement of Chief Justice Scotland's service, forms of accounts, Audit Office queries on accounts of 1845, Chief Justice Scotland's pension, financial state of the colony, immigration loan) -- Land Board (bounty on immigrants from the Azores and Canaries, mortality amongst the emigrants arriving from Madeira, payment of bills from Emigration Agent Hook, financial state of the colony, expense of Indian immigration, squatting on Crown Lands, selling price of land) -- Railway Company (Lord Grey's wishes regarding the Trinidad railway, sale of the railway to the colony, railway project abandoned) -- Royal College of Surgeons (response to an opinion concerning rights of College members practicing in the colony) -- Railway Commissioners (observations on terms on which the company proposed to construct the railway) [printed for Parliament July 1847] -- Loan Commissioners (their appointment, non-offer of a tender for the immigration loan) -- Individuals: Lieutenant Colonel Archer (applies for half salary during his administration of the government) -- Clermont Corby (enquiry regarding Major Louis de Mosheine) -- Coutts and Co (application for Governor Lord Harris' passage allowance) -- W J Curtis (termination of the new Railway Company, printed copy of preliminary prospectus) -- Cavan and Co (encloses a petition against rum duties with 172 signatures) -- Joseph Neville Fox (asks if the government had reported on his memorial regarding property in Trinidad) -- Mrs Rosetta Fleming (requests financial assistance) -- Benito G Fernandez (requests to be reinstated as a stipendiary magistrate, his ability to speak French and English, petition against his removal from office, requests a pension) -- David Charles Guthrie (recommends Mr Fuller for the office of registrar of deeds) -- Charles Hobson (applies for appointment as registrar general) -- Edward Hillier (recommends Mr Pollard for appointment as colonial engineer) -- Thomson Hankey (recommends Mr Sharpe for the office of chief justice) -- Joseph Humes (objects to Crown lands being sold in small lots) -- Benjamin Hughes (asks for the provost marshalship of Antigua) -- William Lowthrop (sends documents related to Joseph Neville Fox's claim to property including petitions and the death certificates of his children Juliana and William) -- Kennedy McNab (enquiry regarding the property of G MacBean) -- John Newton (requests certification of Colonial Secretary White's signature) -- H E Sharpe (applies for the chief justiceship) -- George Scotland (requests a full pension) -- Edward Strutt (encloses John McSwiney's application for the office of registrar general) -- Joshua Walker (requests attestation of Sir George Hill's death) -- C B Wilson (Captain N Fox's claim to certain money in the Court of First Instance) -- Hugh Weightman (applies for chief justiceship, sends testimonials).
  • AMDigital Reference:CO 295/159.
  • CO 295.
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Reproduction of: Trinidad, 1847, Offices and Individuals, 1847.
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