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Barbados, Jan-Jun 1841, Despatches : Evan Murray John McGregor : Index; Acts and Legislation; Address; Returns; Financial document; Newspaper clipping; Minutes; Petition; Order; Correspondence; List Jan-Jun 1841.
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Colonial Caribbean: Module 2
Despatches from Evan Murray John McGregor, governor of Barbados. Details are given at item level. CO 28/139/1. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 1, folios 2-2A. 05/01/1841. CO 28/139/2. Reports that a Bill is in progress through the Legislature for providing salaries for a chief justice and attorney general. He has appointed Mr Sealy as acting solicitor general during Sir Bowcher Clarke's leave. Barbados No. 1, folios 3-9. 14/01/1841. CO 28/139/3. Forwards, but does not support, a memorial from certain proprietors, merchants and importers complaining of the duties on imports and exports imposed by the Ways and Means Bill. With newspaper cuttings and an extract from the Official Gazette. Barbados No. 2, folios 10-25. 15/01/1841. CO 28/139/4. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 2, folios 26-26A. 18/01/1841. CO 28/139/5. In reply to despatch of 4 December defends Mr Connor, inspector of police, against complaints made by Mr Day relating to non examination of certain returned emigrants from British Guiana. Barbados No. 3, folios 27-30. 18/01/1841. CO 28/139/6. Forwards a memorial from Sarah Vaughan for the escheated property of her late father. Barbados No. 4, folios 31-38. 18/01/1841. CO 28/139/7. Refers to his despatch No. 106 of 23 November and encloses a memorial from Mr John H Goring complaining of an unjust and oppressive exercise of a discretionary power vested in the colonial secretary. With copies of relevant correspondence. Barbados No. 5, folios 39-55. 19/01/1841. CO 28/139/8. Forwards a loyal address to Queen Victoria on the birth of the princess royal. Barbados No. 6, folios 57-59. 27/01/1841. CO 28/139/9. Forwards a loyal address to Prince Albert on the birth of the princess royal. [Copy of address not in item -- sent to Prince Albert's household.] Barbados No. 7, folios 60-61A. 27/01/1841. CO 28/139/10. Forwards another loyal address to Queen Victoria on the birth of the princess royal. Barbados No. 8, folios 62-63A. 27/01/1841. CO 28/139/11. Dummy sheet only, reading 'Reports of Appeals for December bound separate'. [See CO 28/136.] Barbados No. 9, folio 64. 27/01/1841. CO 28/139/12. Encloses a return of the state of certain pieces of ordnance owned by the colony, and of the gun carriages and limbers required to put them in order. Requests that these be supplied by the Ordnance Department. Barbados No. 10, folios 65-70. 28/01/1841. CO 28/139/13. Encloses the commissary's receipt for £1327 10s paid into the military chest, being the proceeds of the escheated property of the late Mr William B Worrell. Barbados No. 11, folios 71-75. 28/01/1841. CO 28/139/14. Forwards returns of the clergy, showing any grants given from public money, as required by circular despatch of 12 August 1840. Barbados No. 12, folios 76-85. 28/01/1841. CO 28/139/15. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 3, folios 86-86A. 01/02/1841. CO 28/139/16. Forwards return of steam vessels as required by circular despatch of 28 September. [Return not in item -- sent to Admiralty.] Barbados No. 13, folios 87-87A. 01/02/1841. CO 28/139/17. In reply to enquiries about James Rourke, formerly in the Barbados police force, states that he is now employed as a wood cutter and charcoal burner on the Demerara River and that the contents of Margaret Rourke's memorial have been made known to him. Barbados No. 14, folios 88-89A. 02/02/1841. CO 28/139/18. Acknowledges letter of 9 November introducing Mr James Macqueen, commissioner of the Royal Mail Packet Company. Barbados No. 15, folios 90-90A. 02/02/1841. CO 28/139/19. Encloses copy of his opening speech to the Legislature, with copies of the replies. Barbados No. 16, folios 91-104. 04/02/1841. CO 28/139/20. Forwards memorial from Mr Thomas Day, emigration agent, complaining of impediments being thrown in the way of the emigration of labourers and praying for the disallowance of the Emigration Act. With copy of a letter from Joseph Thorne and other enclosures. Barbados No. 17, folios 105-128. 08/02/1841. CO 28/139/21. Encloses Act No. 738, 'to authorise the appointment of a chief justice for this island and to amend an Act entitled an Act for increasing and establishing the salary of Her Majesty's Attorney General' [copy of Act not in item]. With summary and report of solicitor general. Barbados No. 18, folios 129-134. 09/02/1841. CO 28/139/22. Forwards Act No. 739, 'for the return of duties on the exportation of horses, mules and asses' [copy of Act not in item]. With summary and report of solicitor general. Barbados No. 19, folios 135-137A. 09/02/1841. CO 28/139/23. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 4, folios 138-138A. 17/02/1841. CO 28/139/24. Dummy sheet only, reading 'Reports of proceedings before the Court of Appeals October to December 1840 bound separate'. [See CO 28/136.] Barbados No. 20, folio 139. 25/02/1841. CO 28/139/25. Acknowledges confidential despatch of 20 November 1840 relating to the selection of 'persons of colour' for Government service in Sierra Leone. Hopes in future to be able to make such recommendations. Barbados No. 21, folios 140-140A. 26/02/1841. CO 28/139/26. Forwards an application from 'several influential Gentlemen of colour', for Government assistance in carrying out a scheme for the education of a certain number of youths 'of their class', in English schools. Barbados No. 22, folios 141-153. 26/02/1841. CO 28/139/27. Dummy sheet only, reading 'Reports of Appeals for January bound separate' [see CO 28/141.] Barbados No. 23A, folio 154. 01/03/1841. CO 28/139/28. Encloses requisition for a supply of arms for the use of the Police Force and Militia. Barbados No. 23B, folios 155-160. 01/03/1841. CO 28/139/29. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 5, folios 161-161A. 08/03/1841. CO 28/139/30. Acknowledges receipt of despatch No. 9 of 30 January, but states that the quarantine regulations were not enclosed. General No. 6, folios 162-163A. 11/03/1841. CO 28/139/31. Refers to previous correspondence on the subject of the Stock Trespass Act, and states that he considers the legislation to protect the property of the labourer as much as that of the employer, since the greatest proportion of stock for the supply of the markets are raised by the labouring population. With a return of animals slaughtered in the market at Bridgetown between 1 January 1838 and 25 February 1841. Barbados No. 24, folios 164-172A. 10/03/1841. CO 28/139/32. Forwards correspondence and other papers relating to the controversies between the Government and Messrs Day and Prescod, emigration agents for Demerara. Barbados No. 25, folios 173-352. 17/03/1841. CO 28/139/33. Reports on the circumstances connected with the fine and imprisonment of Mr Samuel Prescod, editor of The Liberal , for a libel on Mr Frederick Watts, a justice of the peace. Barbados No. 26, folios 353-373. 18/03/1841. CO 28/139/34. Dummy sheet only, reading 'Reports of Appeals for February bound separate' [see CO 28/141]. Barbados No. 27, folio 374. 18/03/1841. CO 28/139/35. Encloses draft for £25 19s being the amount of the fees on the commission of Mr H G Windsor as a member of the Council. Barbados No. 28, folios 375-376A. 18/03/1841. CO 28/139/36. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 7, folios 377-377A. 18/03/1841. CO 28/139/37. Forwards the reports of the law officers on Act No. 727, 'for amending the Representation of the People, and for declaring who shall be liable to serve on Juries', and explains his reasons for not having accompanied the Bill with his arguments and motives for having given his assent to it. Barbados No. 29, folios 378-433. 02/04/1841. CO 28/139/38. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 8, folios. 05/04/1841. CO 28/139/39. Encloses a memorial from Messrs Gill and Lewis, and other 'respectable Merchants' concerning the certificates required for the shipments of sugar. Barbados No. 30, folios 436-437A. 05/04/1841. CO 28/139/40. Acknowledges receipt of despatch of 28 December approving his recommendation that the balance of the effects of the late Mr Worrell, after payment of debts and expenses, should be granted to his widow. Explains that he, as governor, has no influence on the heavy costs incurred in such cases. Barbados No. 31, folios 438-459. 05/04/1841. CO 28/139/41.
Refers to petition from Mary Mayhew who claims to be the wife of John Mayhew, formely a private in the 65th Regiment, and forwards letter from the inspector general of police stating that Mr Mayhew denies having been married to her. Barbados No. 32, folios 461-463A. 08/04/1841. CO 28/139/42. Refers to his despatch of No. 28 of 18 March and encloses the second draft for Mr Windsor's commission as a member of Council. Barbados No. 33, folios 464-465. 19/04/1841. CO 28/139/43. Dummy sheet only, reading 'Reports of Appeals for March bound separate' [see CO 28/141]. Barbados No. 34, folio 466.
19/04/1841. CO 28/139/44. Forwards Act No. 740, 'to revise and continue in force An Act of this Island entitled An Act for laying a Tax on Mills, Carriages, Horses and Dogs, and providing for the annual return of the same, as well as of lands' [copy of Act not in item]. With summary and legal opinion. Barbados No. 35, folios 467-469A. 19/04/1841. CO 28/139/45. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 9, folios 470-470A. 22/04/1841. CO 28/139/46. Acknowledges receipt of certain further despatches. General No. 10, folios 471-471A. 29/04/1841. CO 28/139/47. Acknowledges receipt of certain further despatches. General No. 11, folios 472-472A. 17/05/1841. CO 28/139/48. Acknowledges receipt of circular despatch of 21 December, and states that there are no Crown lands in Barbados. Barbados No. 36, folios 473-474A. 18/05/1841. CO 28/139/49. Dummy sheet only, reading 'Reports of Proceedings before Courts of Appeals January to March and Reports of Appeals for April bound separate' [See CO 28/141]. Barbados No. 37, folio 475. 18/05/1841. CO 28/139/50. Forwards Act No. 741, 'to remit the Import Duty on the arrival into this Island of chargers belong to mounted officers in Her Majesty's Service' [copy of Act not in item]. With summary and legal opinion. Barbados No. 38, folios 476-478A. 18/05/1841. CO 28/139/51. Forwards Act No. 742, 'for the protection and security of the River Road leading from Enmore Corner to Nelson Street in Bridgetown' [copy of Act not in item]. With summary and legal opinion. Barbados No. 39, folios 479-481A. 18/05/1841. CO 28/139/52. Acknowledges circular despatch of 18 January and encloses a return of vesels tried by the Vice Admiralty Court as slavers. [Return not in item -- sent to Foreign Office.] Barbados No. 40, folios 482-483. 18/05/1841. CO 28/139/53. Reports that he has granted six months' leave of absence to Messrs Gaskin, Hinds and Walcott, members of the Council. Barbados No. 41, folios 484-485A. 25/05/1841. CO 28/139/54. Acknowledges receipt of certain despatches. General No. 12, folios 486-486A. 02/06/1841. CO 28/139/55. Acknowledges despatch of 22 January respecting the disqualification of Mr Bradfield to act as colonial secretary, and reports that Mr Senhouse has been appointed to act during the absence of Mr Sheridan. Barbados No. 42, folios 487-491. 05/06/1841. CO 28/139/56. Encloses correspondence relating to the bishop's wish to fill the vacancy of the rectory of St Michael because of the protracted absence of the rector, the Reverend William Garnett, who has held the office for 50 years. Doubts have arisen as to the legality of the vacancy. Barbados No. 43, folios 493-518. 09/06/1841.
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