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Bermuda, 1835, Despatches, Offices and Individuals : Correspondence; Address; Petition; Financial document; Order; Returns; Memorial; Index 1835.
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Colonial Caribbean: Module 2
Despatches from Acting Governors Henry G Hunt (items 1-19) and Robert Kennedy (items 20-32) as well as letters from various government offices (departments) and individuals. Despatches are described at item level: CO 37/96/1. Reports assuming the administration of the government, after the departure of the Governor due to ill health and the suspension of Robert Kennedy from his seat in the Council, as he was the next senior Member of Council. Bermuda, No. 1, Folios 3-4. 22/04/1835. CO 37/96/2. Forwards the despatches left by Sir S R Chapman [not included in volume]. Bermuda, No. 2, Folio 5. 22/04/1835. CO 37/96/3. Reports having transferred his duties as Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court, to the Chief Justice, during his administration of the government. Bermuda, No. 3, Folio 7. 12/05/1835. CO 37/96/4. Forwards a letter from Robert Kennedy protesting against his suspension as being illegal and unconstitutional. Also encloses the opinions of the Crown Lawyers on the subject. Bahamas, No. 4, Folios 9- 23. 19/05/1835. CO 37/96/5. Forwards his speech given at the opening of the Legislature, with the addresses in reply. Bermuda, No. 5, Folios 27-40. 20/05/1835. CO 37/96/6. Acknowledges the receipt of a circular dated 2 March. Bermuda, No. 6, Folio 41. 20/05/1835. CO 37/96/7. Forwards the Blue Book [not included in volume]. Also encloses reports and correspondence from Colonial Secretary Robert Kennedy concerning the refusal of the Officers of Customs to supply the statistical information in the prescribed form. Bermuda, No. 7, Folios 43-86. 20/05/1835. CO 37/96/8. Return of colonial officers present and in execution of office in Bermuda during the quarter ending 30 June. Bermuda, unnumbered, Folio 89. 30/06/1835. CO 37/96/9. Forwards a letter from Colonial Secretary Robert Kennedy concerning the claim of John and Samuel Musson. Bermuda, No. 8, Folios 91-97. 30/06/1835. CO 37/96/10. Acknowledges the receipt of two circular despatches of 20 April. Bermuda, No. 9, Folio 99. 09/07/1835. CO 37/96/11. Forwards a petition from the House of Assembly asking for Hamilton and St George to be made free warehousing ports and that the Colony be relieved from the export duties on flour and other provisions. Bermuda, No. 10, Folios 101-104. 10/07/1835. CO 37/96/12. Return of colonial officers present and in execution of office in Bermuda during the quarter ending 30 June. Bermuda, No. 11, Folio 105. 01/07/1835. CO 37/96/13. Lists unanswered despatches. Bermuda, No. 12, Folio 107. 01/07/1835. CO 37/96/14. Reports granting Comptroller of Customs Charles Hesseltine leave of absence for three months. Bermuda, No. 13, Folio 109. 23/07/1835. CO 37/96/15. Acknowledges the receipt of various despatches. Bermuda, No. 14, Folio 111. 13/08/1835. CO 37/96/16. Forwards thirteen Acts passed during the last session of the Legislature [not included in volume], with the attorney general's report. Included are: No 1 An Act to Amend the Act entitled An Act to establish certain regulations for the performances of quarantine -- No 2 An Act for the Amendment of the law and better arrangement of justice -- No 3 An Act to regulate the pilotage of these islands and for giving an ease and convenience to certain commercial transactions -- No 4 An Act to continue and amend the act entitled an act to simplify and amend the mode of proceeding in the Court of General Assize and another act entitled An Act in addition to the act entitled An Act to simplify and amend the mode of proceeding in the Court of General Assize -- No 5 An Act to continue and amend the act entitled An Act to prevent the destruction of cedar trees -- No 6 An Act to renew the percent lease of the ferry and to continue certain clauses of the act entitled An Act for regulating the ferry between the western most part of the island of St. George and the island called Coney Island -- No 7 Revenue and Appropriation Act -- No 8 An Act to authorize the application of the money payable to the church wardens of the several parishes of these islands, under the act entitled An Act for regulating retail liquor shops, taverns and ordinaries -- No 9 An Act to amend an Act entitled An Act for regulating retail liquor shops, taverns and ordinaries -- No 10 An Act for the amendment of the law of inheritance -- No 11 An Act to renew the act entitled An Act for the encouragement of ship building -- No 12 An Act in addition to the act entitled An Act authorizing the purchase of a certain place or situation commonly called Saint John's Hill and also certain lands contiguous thereto, and for vesting the same in the Crown to and for the use of the Naval Commander in Chief for the time being upon this station -- No 13 An Act relating to post offices Bermuda, No. 15, Folios 113-124. 10/09/1835. CO 37/96/17. Forwards the attorney general's report on the claim of John and Samuel Musson stating that they are entitled to be repaid £150 8s 6d. Bermuda, No. 16, Folios 126-161. 14/09/1835. CO 37/96/18. Forwards the journal of the proceedings of the House of Assembly form 8 April to 30 July [not included in volume]. Bermuda, No. 17, Folio 163. 17/09/1835. CO 37/96/19. Acknowledges the receipt of a despatch of 3 July announcing the reinstatement of Robert Kennedy as a Member of Council. Adds that Kennedy had assumed the administration of the government. Bermuda, No. 18, Folio 165. 17/09/1835. CO 37/96/20. Forwards correspondence concerning his suspension by the governor. Complains about the decision, which he considers informal and illegal. Requests reinstatement as a Member of the Council, with the right of administrating the government in the governor's absence. Bermuda, unnumbered, Folios 169-193. 25/04/1835. CO 37/96/21. Acknowledges the receipt of a despatch of 3 July announcing his reinstatement. Reports having assumed the Administration of the Government. Encloses his circular to the Members of Council with replies from Henry Hunt, Francis Albouy, Samuel A Smith, Archdeacon Spencer, and William B Smith. Bermuda, No. 1, Folios 195-206. 18/09/1835. CO 37/96/22. Forwards the minutes of the proceedings of the Legislative Council from 8 April to 30 July [not included in volume]. Bermuda, No. 2, Folio 207. 18/09/1835. CO 37/96/23. Forwards thirteen acts passed during the last Legislative session [not included in volume]. Bermuda, No. 3, Folio 208. 14/10/1835. CO 37/96/24. Forwards minutes of the proceedings of the Legislative Council from 8 April to 30 July [not included in volume]. Bermuda, No. 4, Folio 210. 14/10/1835. CO 37/96/25. Forwards minutes of the proceedings of the Assembly for the session ending 30 July [not included in volume]. Bermuda, No. 5, Folio 212. 14/10/1835. CO 37/96/26. Forwards the returns of pensions and appointments. In reply to a circular despatch of 31 July. Bermuda, No. 6, Folios 214-216. 15/10/1835. CO 37/96/27. Forwards minutes of the proceedings of the Privy Council from 3 September 1833 to 21 September 1835 [not included in volume]. Bermuda, No. 7, Folio 220. 24/10/1835. CO 37/96/28. Forwards a letter from Archdeacon Aubrey G Spencer resigning his seat in Council. Bermuda, No. 8, Folios 222-230. 24/10/1835. CO 37/96/29. Forwards letters from the chief justice and attorney general explaining their views on Robert Kennedy's suspension. Bermuda, No. 9, Folios 234-239. 24/10/1835. CO 37/96/30. Return of colonial officers present and in execution of office in Bermuda during the quarter ending 30 September. Bermuda, No. 10, Folio 242. 26/10/1835. CO 37/96/31. Reports commuting the death sentences of convicts Peter Brangman and Rose Harvey,described as 'a male and female of colour', to transportation for life. Explains they had been sent to England on HMS Vestal. Bermuda, No. 11, Folio 244. 10/12/1835. CO 37/96/32. Reports appointing T Labourn as Sub Collector at St Georges, to replace Saunders who had been sent to Ceylon, and G C Harvey as Searcher and Waiter, to replace Labourn. Bermuda, unnumbered, Folios 246-247. 10/12/1835.
Correspondents and subjects covered in offices and individuals are as follows: Offices: Admiralty (Sir S R Chapman's passage from Bermuda to New York) -- Commander in Chief (augmentation of the troops in 1830 and the 1832 withdrawal of one of the regiments stationed in Jamaica) -- Board of Trade (the transit trade of provision to the West Indies) -- Foreign Office (letter from the American Charge D'affaires claiming compensation for slaves liberated by Bermudian authorities from the Enterprize ) -- Home Office (case of convict Hugh Clifford) -- Law Officers (Act for the encouragement of ship building) -- Ordnance (account of military work being carried out in Bermuda) -- Treasury (mail to be forwarded, issue of forage to the medical officer of the Ordnance, Bishop's passage, custom's officers need to supply returns, claim of John and Samuel Musson). Individuals: Thomas Butterfield (correspondence with Robert Kennedy concerning his report) -- Lord Castlereagh (petition requesting a pardon for convict Hugh Clifford);
R Chapman (his brother's health) -- Cox and Co (Governor's salary certificate) -- James Cavan (Acting Governor Hunt's salary certificate) -- J H Darrell (Robert Kennedy's report) -- Colonel Harvey (government of Bermuda) -- Mrs W McAlphin (petition on behalf of her convict son James McAlphin) -- Aubrey G Spencer, Archbishop (retirement from Council) -- John Walker (improvement of the administration of the government) -- Colonel Grey (memo on the military staff).
AMDigital Reference:CO 37/96.
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