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Title: The Honduras almanack .. Calculated to the meridian of Belize ..
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Language: English
Creator: British Honduras
Publisher: Pub. by authority of the Legislative Assembly.
Place of Publication: Belize
Publication Date: 1839
Copyright Date: 1839
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Subject: Year-books -- Belize   ( lcsh )
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General Note: Subsidized by the Legislative Assembly after 5. March 1827; issues before that date were without official authorization.
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A HISTORICAL ACCOTT OF *
BRIT3LH HONaDDUAS.

The early history of this Settlement has been so
well .arrated in our former annuals the face of the
aal=ay hBs been graphically paurtrayed its natural
prldutions have been faithfully described, and mostly
every ,mtter relating to its commercial and municipal
affair having been drawn by able hands, little is left
ora mawto do, after a brief .summary of events, but to
s-tak e my pen where my predecessors have stopped and
attempt a .continuation of their narrative.
The Settlement of Honduras which has been of late
years rising rapidly from obscurity is situated on the
main land of America, on the western shores of the
Q&ribbCan bea. Its utmost extent of coast from the Aio
JbMo *n the north, to the River Sarstoon on the south
ia.50: niles, Its mean breadth according to the most
r OtatD calculations is 160 thus making a total of
5-00 square miles. Although known to Great Britain
f1r upwards of two centuries as furnishing her with
ample supplies of Logwood and Uahogany, by a series of
the most glaring and culpable political blunders the
Geveranmnt has never until very recently bestowed that
attention upon it which its importance and great natural
capabilities deserve,
Then we direct our attention to a map of the new
World', the Continents of iorth and -outh Amerioa appear
to auah vast and remarkable size, as to induce us at
first'to overlook the apparently small and trifling neck
of land which connects them together; in these two
magnificent continents extensive countries of which we
know but the name, ard republics of prodigious mag-
nitude, either formed or daily starting into existence,
dazzle the imagination and eclipse .by their grandeur,
size and number, the lesser glories of that great tract
of country now co a,-only denominated centrall Amerioa,
and which contains the celebrated republics of Uolumbia
and (uatemala, British Honduras and the neighboring
territories of our old and faithful ally the King of the
Mosquito Nation.





Those who ar4. oaquJate& witth the history of the
discovery of America wktl-W;sollect that that great
event occurred about the latter end of the 16th century.
ImmadinL ly-adventurers and Ai1oov6P0ai o Ai &sd -to the new
omit 6OE glory The wonderful tales an&l teiaggerated
repute- of its wealth and the daring spit 6C0efterpf e
whulkaE t that time prevailed, espeoall1y 3r1n yit; and
whi1 S:eded no cue to induce it to 'Jly-oQ-oseOs e "
atlaitib, but the report of dangers to be sharedaand
dif~ilmlties to be overcome, we'rs suai that in the short
space. of 30 years the whole cooats. oTf North aAdi a uth
America had been discovered; Cuba, -ie~aanolir, ak- .JaaicOd
wetre bolonized and the splendid daring and prowes- of
0o1tesa, had with a handful of men annd6xsd.the- 'imanse-
empire" of Mexlco to the domains of ,\i1 Sovwrsigfn-
d'-ivile Spain was thus sending &er aarriors- to :the
fijei- Of adventure, of riches and 4f Cfam-the amb tlted,
the 4--o:bntented and the idle of otherX countries L. allured
by seiilar hopes were flocki-ng to the same quarter. he
rihe'" <* the Spanish Galleons which returned to-.iruGpe
freight.d with the spoils of conquest tempted the oupAIitt
&nd ihoktased the, numbers of the piratical maraundaBtd f
Englanz and 'rance.
-- fhese notorious buccaniers who have furnishel ample
maer1al1s for interesting and animating story wermamow
sweeping the atlantic in every direction and having.beeoma
ooWVtrBant with the coast and islands were infeatMig every
pa.eeind- spreading terror and dismay wherever thelr fQOt-
stepsywere to be traced. It was by a band of these .bld
bu: raploious men that this place was first settlisd '.
Belize owes its origin to a Scotch Corsair Chief
*of-the- name of Wvallace, a native of Falkland in Kinroa-
shire. At the time that these formidable pirates were
d-rivae from Tortuga, a small island situated a ferw miles
north of at. Domingo, ,Wallace to escape from the just
vezgeanoe of the Upaniards fled for security amongst the
numerous islands on the coast of Yucatan, and finally
settled at the mouth of the River Belize. Here after
many.volissitudes both by sea and land lvallaoe fixed his
residence, erected a few log huts and a small fort alioe,
which stood on the site now occupied by the handsome
Premises of Messrs. Boitias & Delande.






genus under Latinum
Albantiqe padres, atqe 'allae mania nomae.
From this adventurous chief the Town derived its
nae', its orth.ography amongst the Spaniards was originally
Wala, fromtthence It was changed by a common corruption
in the i14.laguage to dalls, and wds lastly softened .down
by the Anglish to Bellze which it now retains.
S allaoe-' having been followed by a number of his
ompanias In piracy and joined from time to time by other
r&tf; ap~ibrit .they made repeated incursions upon the
Spazibar., anai when surprised by the enemy in any number,
they foud a secure and easy retreat among the natural
faeteasses of the toast. It does not appear whether this
amall bai formidable -band of Oettlers were received with
anoouraWanent by the natives or treated as enemies, they
forbade' ever a close alliance, and which exists in all
Its original strength to this power, vith ti~ e -fierce and
intomitakLe itandians of the iuosqaito Lhore; by arming these
new al.lid with fire arms they carried on a series of
hostilities df the most asstructive Zi ad with the Spanish
foraea by. wom tne a Letlement was surrounded on all sides,
ant i o W~re unceasing in treir endeavours 'to accomplish
tha ruJLn of a 'place which tneir jealous policy regarded
with hated 'and alarm.
The- paramount object which LIpain seems to have had
in view was to secure thie possession of til new world to
herself. She declared herself mistress not only of wast
was already in her possession but of all that was to be
aiqiuird by future discoverers. The first object of her
polioy seems to have been to deter even those nations
with whom she was in amity from encroaching upon what she
considered her territories, and as she maintained a con-
gtant and inveterate warfare against any vF.o interfered
with her pretensions, it is not remarkable that she viewed
with the utmost jealousy and fear those little 'bands of
Britth Adventurers who in spite of every difficulty and
under the most discouraging oirciastances still made good
itbhir hold upon the countries round about Belize.





Tired with the arts of war,the settlers at last
asopted those of peace. They co iena.od aittin logwood,
the" an article of great valu2 in l uri-e, and with which
ta Qoo.unry on the banks of tne ~ilize River aboF-ded.
S16665, they received a re-iL-foroement oa strength by
another piratical Chief, named Z'Ollonois, joiniig the
settler .::t with all his followira; from this pert up
to the end of the century, the various establishia t
upon the coast _and on the banks of the rivers, auixgented
rapidly. Settlements wers formed at Catoahe, ad- in the
islard of Triste in the Bay of 4ampeachy; but the log-
vtood failing in the former of these paces, and t h
settlers being driven from the latter by a superior
Spanish fcr.'), they again rendeazvfsed at Belize as a
station affording them greater facilities of protecting
thems-el-ve from the superior power of their enemies.
Although various partial negoolations were enterfl into,
for a very conor.Serablre period very little notice seem
to have been taken by the British government of this -
possession; at length in the year 1670, the 1uorativt e
trade with Honduras and the other settlements otf the
mosquito Shore, and other parts of the 1panish 1Main, st-
tracted the atteatlon of tIs Mnot-hr country, and a treaty
was finally conoluded with the Court of Spain, by witch
the power ceded to Great 3ritain all' the territories in
the V;est Indies, which were in the actual possse on of
her subjects. Under this treaty came the settlement of
Belize, which at that p- riod was consoidred a British
Colony, and r wa populated by upwards of 700 !hitesB
-- The adffiocuties wnloh' impeded the regular settling
of the Colony fro tnis time to 174U arose from the con-
stant war in wnilh we were engaged with the %drown of
Spain, and being surrounded on all sides by our viadli-
tile ana powerful foe Prom iruxillo, Omoa, Porto 4eilo,
Carthagena, and her possessions to thd Bouthward, trom
the Bay of ampeaohy and her possessions to the northward
sand from her settlements in al,-oo at the very sources
of the Rivers which run into the heart of our little
territory, ste was continually des-ptching armaments for
the destruction of the British, and although the Treaty
of Madrid in 1657 secured the bs ttlers in the peaceful
possession of tl hir property, and it was expressly agreai.




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agreed that oix months notice should be given by either
party t a. the event of a ecola.ration of war, in order that
t prqoperty of the iood Outters might be removed from
te ooatry, the *pa.riards wJere guilty of the most dia-
bolioal infringement of this agreement. In 1675 they
expecteldly fell on the english -ettlements at 'riste and
elaewhihe, and dragged upwards of-600 of the settlers to
the mines of Mexico where mostly all these utfortunate
individuals perished under the hardships ad.. cruelties
of-th~r situation,. The inhabitants however after this
distreasig event seem to have been on their guard, and
Inspired with the bravery of the original sttlers, they
not o~ly repelled all future attacks very frequently
with su-ceess and never withouthonour, but gathering
strength, they laid siege to the Aity of Oampeachy and
euried it by assault.
:., E-Spanlaards worsted, in all their attempts to
attack -tUe~ clag iby sea took advsatage of their superior
knowledge o tht interior communication and assembled a
foroe of 1500 man at the town of paten, situated on an
:talad .i the lake of Itza, about 260 miles west of the
taont of Belize, and. at the head of the -^iver of that naea.
Perfeatly acquainted with the country -the Spaniards
rapidly a vamedl without opposition along the banks of
the river, and before intelligence could arrive in Belize
of their hostile movements, they reached to within 80
miles of the town. But here at labouring oreek where
there-was a military fort they met with a most unexpected
and da&isive check eight men in a mall wooden fort
actually stopped the approach of the bpanish force and
maintained their position until a body of the inhabitalte
tO the number of E10, principally consisting of slaves,
headed by their Masters, could be collected. By a hasty
march of about six hours they gained Fig-tree landing on
the Belize ^iver.- Her the Old Aiver settlers were
joined by a number of their countrymen from the- New iver,
and proceeding together,- tbhey gave battle to the Opaniards
whom they completely routed and put to flight;'the settle-
ment for a short time after thee eve.,ntful struggles,
enjoyed a short interval of repcOse






In the year 1763, a treaty ever memorable in the-
annals of British Honduras, was signed at Paris, bthe 6vil
effects of which have been felt up to this hour, $cnd Mve
proved the fruitful source of all the perplexityand
embarrassment to which the Settlement has been so long
subject. By this treaty the most shameful conoeations
were granted to Spain the country which the bztvery of
its inhabitants had annexed to the british domintone was
again delivered over, the fortifications were ordered to
be destroyed, the settlers disarmed, and powerlaei were
left exposed to the tender mercies of their most~btter
and implacable enemy who seeing the great wealth which
was flowing into Britain from the dye-woods and ther
produce of the Settlement, ardently desired to espel for
ever the industrious and enterprising British residents
from this continent, a consummation which thet had no
doubt of being able to effect at a future and alivenient
time by obtaining the demolition of our fortifidtions -
le shall presently see that the opportunity so Shoh coveted
ed was not long in arriving and when the treaoh-tous
duplicity of pain in making the treaty, and the. blualYAt1'
ignorance of the english governmentt in ooasenting to it
were both apparent.
Two years after the Treaty of 1763, the Honqarable
Sir Ailliam Burnaby was sent down by the Goveraor of
Jamaica to see that its stipulations were enforced, and
that the interests of the British received as much protea
ion as the ciroumstances of the colony would at that time
admit of whilst he resided at BeliLe he took upo& him-
self the government of the Settlement, and before his
departure he gave a Uonatitution to the people in the
King's name which consisted in passing laws in Legis-
lative Meetings and carrying these laws into effect rb a.
Bench of Magistrates, who appear by this code of regul-
ations to have received both Judicial and Ixeoutive
functions. It is worthy of remark that the oelebrated
Captain uook the great navigator,, assisted air william
in these arrangements. For some time after this event:l4
owing most probably to the frequent visitations of
British ships of war the Settlement experienced a calm
but it was the calm which portended the coming storm.





On the 16.th of September 1779 inLdefiance of the
attpulatlons of the treaty which had been entered into so
shqrt a time before, and without the least provocation on
the part'.f As British, a large 4panish force attacked
t4W settl~et at 1t. Seorge's Lay --after a brave but un-
jfllling fencee the superiority of numbers prevailed and
almost th;tbolse of the settlers on the way were taken
prisoners.: iWbh? Zay was pillaged and the expedition re-
turned to the main. The British were blindfolded and
IToned, marched up to Merida the capitall of Yucatan and
wre these transferred to the Havanna in Cuba, where
thby wetm imprisoned and where many died. The bravery
ff the aiymenebowever was not to.be subdued; bt. ''eorge's
y was Pset. allowed to remain long in the possession of
th ~~paniards.it. was re-takln with great slaughter. The
British aseeami -& in force at the islands of huatan and
3smeaa, a-t beag- reinforced from the oasqAito shore they
stormed o0qa, -a,4 principal 4panish port in these seas,
at e the garrison prisoners o: war and exchanged them for
thblr un'ortuatt countrymen who were languishing in the
lisons of media. and the Havanna.
Omioabe ing subsequently abandoned we again find the
aIettlement after many reverses o0 fortune sae subject of
t: sw trea.ty th pain in 17835 o.dney ad Nelsaon were
now in tht 'aribbea.n zea, and the latter was already giving
p tofs of those talents and virtues which raised him to
tf. rank of a here He was employed in the Baager sloop
t'war: in guard1g the cost of ionduras and received the
thanks of the inhabitants of the Settlement. In 1786 a
4onventlia was signed at London, by this treaty the last
entered into with )pain on the subject of Honduras, the
right of cutting mahogany and all other vvoods was added
to that of cutting logwood permission was granted to
.settle.on St. George'.s iay, and to refit merchant ships
,at the. southern Triangles the original limits for out-
rting were extended from Rio Hondo on the north to the
libua-on tbh south liberty was given to the Settlers
to gather the fruits L.n produce of the earth, purely
natural and uncultivated, and to carry these away in their
natural state for the purposes oa utility or coiLerae.
Such rW# the advantages and privileges accorded to the





the.ritish by the provisions of a treaty merely signed by
Spain like all the others that it might afford an ope$ng
for her treacherous inclinations and endeavours to dearoy
this flourishing Colony. She reserved to herself the
rights of Sovereignty --she enjoined that no fortifications
were to be built that all the British Subjeots who were
dispersed in any other parts of the ipanish Contltent were
to-withdraw to Honduras and she strictly prohibite-d thim
from meditating the formation of any system of gWvernment
either civil or military.
By some blundering misconception of the situation of
the country and by a most absurd and false interpretation
of the existing treaties, and especially that of11763, the
valuable settlement on Black River and other pa'ts of the
Mosquito Shore were abandoned. It is difficult to conject-
ure how the British government could have fallen into such
an error unless we attribute it to a wilful miseonoepti4n.
Mosquito is neither within the Bay of Honduras, nor the
territories of Spain This country inhabited Wy a -firoe
and vindictive people never yielded obedience to Spain.
The Spaniards never obtained a footing on the coast al-
though they made many attempts to reduce it under their
iron yoke. To the present day the Mosquito race retain-
the fiercest hatred to the Spanish name a hated. it is
believed well merited by the cruelties of the ftrat dis-
ooverers. The Mosquito Qhore has been to all intents and
purposes from the time of Charles the -First a part of the
British territories. During the reign of that unfortunate
monarch, the Earl of darwick having letters of reprisal,
took possession of a small Island near the coast. l-he
Earl'habving opened friendly communications with the nativeI
the King was so pleased with the manner of our people and
the account they gave of their- own country that he :oonsenl
ed to allow his son to go to England,' on a Colonel Morris
be-ing left as a hostage for his- safe return. Thls young
lad remained in -England three years and on returning to'
his native country and ascending the throne, so convinced,
was he of the good faith of 1ngland and the advantages .Jq s
country would derive from her alliance and protection thaa
he gave up his crown to Britain and to this day the Ki48w
of the Mosquito Nation are crowned with mnch solenatyi~at
SBelize.






rHo eer, this -faithful ally we abarconed, and in 1787
the Settlers from the mosquito Bhore -with Colonel Lawrie
thei .pa rintadent, arrived in Belize, and added so muoh
t qthei populattn that the southern part of the Town was
laid ut at.* JMtfi1t. A Commissioner having been appointed
by thab ._j of Spain to see the treaty carried into effect
and the -Itanm -olonel Despard having arrived from tngland
with like powers as superintendent they proceeded together
tO survey the Rivers and mark out the new boundaries. In
-te psit.l1i8 the tifttlement was visited with a severe
ala&nity an the- 23rd September a hurricane commenced
whieah btfer the close of the day had levelled with the
groIm rTey nearly all the houses in Belize, destroyed
elevea.aquare rigged vessels, and drove the remainder which
were n i arbour on sore a great many persons perished -
great property was last and a any' important papers relating
to the settlement._
SA very short space had only elapsed after the treaty
of 1786, when the Settlement was thrown into great oonfus-
ioA .n.consequense of the article which prohibited the
forma**in of any system of Government Colonel Despard
had tO.enoountsr- most vexatious proceedings on the part
of the Spanish 'ommissary who examined into the state of
Honduras -twice a-year. The system of Government proposed
by ir william Buaasby amsd accepted by the inhabitants,
oontinuae with pome slight amendments in force to this
system which invested the inhabitants with tVe election
of the Magistrates the tpanish ommiassary objected, and
demanded that it should cease as it was in direct hostility
to the.teran of the treaty -espard perosiving the ruin
of the battlement if left without a body to admirnster
justice boldly formed a scheme of temporary police this
was .partially confirmed from Home, but being liable 'to
ome objeotlons and not be ing perfectly suited to the wants
abi wishes of the Inhabitaats here, the old Constitution,
fanded on the Burnaby code, was finally adopted and pro-
walgated byethe iang's order in spite of all the bluster
ajld opposition of Lpain. Under this system of polity
tiodifled from time to time by resolutions taKen at Public
:14e1ting of- the Inhabitants, we have gone on uninterrApt-
e'.y to t his day.






The settlers now, enjoyed a cessation of hostilities
antil the year 1798 in that year the Spaniards made
their most formidable and final attempt upon the Colony.
For some time previous it had been known ihat they were
assembling large forces in the neighbourhood. The Governor
of Jamaica must have had the best information as a state
mnnt of the armaments fitting out in the harbours of
Campeachy and iacalar were contained in the 4azatte of th4
island some time before their destination was known, and
it is very remarkable that although the Oettlement of
Honduras very naturally pointed itself out as the spot
towards wnich the hostile intentions of the enemy were
directed, no resistance of any sort was rendered from
Jamaica beyond a sloop of war. The Lahabitants were left
with trifling detacbments of two black Regiments, and a
few men of the ioyal Artillery. with very little ammun-
ition and no warlike stores to defend this important
Settlement in the best way they could, but the determln-
ation of the settlers to resist the Opanlards to the last
was evinced in the most noble and patriotic manner. As
soon as it was known that the expedition was destiny lto
act against Belize, the Colony then under the superln-
tendence of Colonel Barrow, set about preparing for its
defense and made the most vigorous arrangements for a
warm reception to the enemy every craft and boat whether
of business or of pleasure was armed and manned the
houses on St. George's Kay were destroyed it was the
general opinion and there oan be no doubt it was a o6rreo
onfe that it was the intention of the 4paniards to poasesi
themselves of that spot, intrench themselves there, send
for more troops to Bacalar and then taie the town at theia
leisure. 'he -aymen in order to render this part of the
enemy's plans abortive came to the daring resolution of
totally abandoning the Kay, carrying off all property
which could be removed ,and destroying the remainder* It
was however of importance that the enemy should not gain
possession of the harbour of 6t, George's Kay, and aceord-
ingly a few armed boats were sent there to oppose his
passage over the Shoals. The ipanish armament destined f4
the reduction of Belize at length made its appearance i
consisted of 32 sails of small sloops and schooners, With




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with.2000 soldiers and 500 sailors. The expedition was
cond'oted by General O'Neil, the Governor of Yucatan, and
Jiel4 Marshal in the service of Spain. On the 3rd and 5th
of September the enemy made two attempts to gain possession
of the harbour pf St. George's Kay but on both occasions
they were repulsed with consideFable loses On the 6th the
Merlin sloop of war arrived at 4t. George's Kay and Captain
MOBss, R. N. tookfthe command of the Flotilla. For four
days no further attempt was made to renew the attack by
the enemy, Anattentive watch was kept upon his motions
bytin numerouarseries which were continually plying.about
hiw and whioh from the rapidity with which they paddled
provat of great.sarvtoe On the morning of the 10th infor-
mation was ooAveyse to Captain Moss, that the enemy were
moving and th-e:ipanish vessels crowded with men and towing
launches full of soldiers, soon appeared bearing down on
the British Flotilla., Captain Moss having expected the
attack and made hita-rrangements to receive it, as soon as
the Spanish fleat-neared his line gave the signal to attack
he,lid the way'by a-broadside from the Merlin which was
follesed by a-dasoharge from every gun in the flotilla.
The Spaniards .Ihaving :v-'re.d this siate, a heavy cannon-
ading Laidiatel ooLJ1i d. The difference between the
firing was-sona-s Bible, the enemy began to fall into
great confusion and it was observed that four of them had
got a ground a division of the negroes under the command
of -their master, a brave old gentlemann of the name of
Pal.w gave three cheers and advanced like English sailors
to board*. The veteran Paslow, arrayed in a brocaded aurt.
suit whio Bad belong to George II, and shouting "Yarborough
or Pingari-oo" was advancing to annilhilabe the Spaniards
whan-he was-'eaered by Captain Moss to retire, -who dreaded
the fatal effects to Belize should any part of his little
force have been unnecessarily destroyed. within an hour
awd a half after the engagement had commenced, the Spaniards
unable any longer to stand the sharpness of the British
firte to thetA cables, and having got their grounded vessels
afloat, bore -away with all sail for Campeaohy and bacalar
nt daring to rish another engagement -the Merlin was
unable to pursue them in consequence of the shallowness of
thl Water and no other craft was equal to it unsupported by
her.






By this triumph the inhabitants were relieved from
the deplorable anxiety by which they had been long harras-
sed, and one of her most important trans-atiantio poseses-
ions preserved to Nngland.
A naval engagement however brilliant, in which no
capture has been.made is apt to loose much of its renown
in the eyes of the vulgar, but if we consider the dis-
proportionate force of the British and all the eireume
stances under which the action was fought, we shall have a
no difficulty in awarding to the actors very distinguished
merit. IThe conduct of the slaves is particularly deser-
ving of praise, both as regards their fidelity to their
Masters and bravery against the enemy. Although General
O'Neil had offered a sum of money and their liberty to all
slaves who would desert to him, there was not a single
instance of this taking place.
The colony was now conquered by arms. The undefined
and ridiculous tenure under which it had been formerly
held was cut short by the sword and th .more assured and
better recognized right of conquest had succeeded to it,
and.its existence as a dependency of the British rmpira
established. Thq Settlers had the honourable eatisfaotion
of receiving through the Secretary of Qtate, the solemn
thanks and approbation of their exqellenz and beloved.
monarch, George the Third.
From this date )pain has abandoned her pretensions,
the colony has remained undisturbed, and the most imposing
indications of its improving prosperity have taken plaoe,
In 1812, the handsome edifice of tt. John's Churoh was
built. In 1814, the Government House, a most zxoellent-
mansion was oegun. In 1816, the Honduras Frea school was,
established, and in the same year the bridge across the
Belize River, which connects the north with the south sidq
of the town was conmenced, principally at the expense of
the Crown, and finished in 2 years. In 1817 the Militia
was reorganized, and was directed by the late George the
Fourth, then .rince Regent, to assume and bear up on ts
oclours, the designation of the "Prince Regent's royal
Honduras Militia,". In 1819, the Qourt House, a largB ana
splendid building was erected, and in the same year the
Supreme Court was established by Act of Parliament. In
1820 the Republics of Meexico and Central AMerioa declared




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desl acd themselves independent of Opain and from this era
HOe~.au has-assumed new and important features. The
eontigity of the settlement to these republics afford it
inLazse advantages for supplying them with British man-
ugoat-ree..- being only two days' sail from Omoa, rzuxillo,
aM d heua *f of Duloe on the south anda -aoalar and other
~Sthe to the north our intercourse with them has increas-
, t4,ith the utmost rapidity, and our latest annual 'supplies
~avealways considerably exceeded those of former years.
.ijhogany, -f a proper size, the hitherto staple
Badtity o this, place if it is not now exhausted in the
f2eats' within th SBritish limits, is only.to be found in
very .iacoessible portions of the Settlement, and in
i-tiuations -fftra-W ne it could not be brought out but
at ea gxpence whioh would render it ridiculous' to attempt
b- teas. e U~Ar these circumstances the attention of the
inhalbtants 'has been latterly turned to the cultivation of
tha woil forx the purpose of raising and exporting the
w-aious artoiles of tropical produce for the growth of
wMsh the oointry is eminently adapted. The position of
ts b~attltement i so favourable for vommeroial pursuits
that it must long continue, the first entrepot for the
icLroduotioa of British manufactures into ventral Amerioar
bat-o Laiaoras the solid- importance and- intrinsic value
of the Uolony the Inhabitants must use their best and
troehgest endeavours to promote the improvement of its
'lat natural advantages as, to quote the impressive lan-
gage used by our present -iuperintendent in one of his
addresees to the public Meeting "it must be apparent
that thi ftim has now arrived when Capital and the vigorous
'exrtion of Agricultural industry and an identity of inter-
"eats between the Merchant and Agriculturistare necessary
to support that prosperity to which Hionduras has attained."
The oiroumstances of Honduras, both internal and
'external,.-are extremely favourable to commercial prosperity.
,1ith a line of coast, of 300 miles in extent, defended
along its complete length from the dangerous swells of the
ariibbean sea, by a natural breakwater of Coral, it thus
affords the surest protection to its coasting-trade which
j~ kzlown in the habitable globe: and while this long range
,ofmooth water connects its two extremities by a safe and






and easy voyage of two days, its internal water oom-
mtnioations afford no less facility for bringing th1
productions of the interior to the sea. The io Honlto
the Belize niver, the New river, the Zibun, a6nX many
others, penetrate into the interior almost-in arrzalle1
lines to each other, and except in one or two Irfllng
instances, are navigable by boats for--160 miles from thel
mouths. These rivers again are connected with each others
by various creeks or natural canals and lagoons, which
are spread all over the country, thus interesting the
whole with facilities for wate-r eorrmunioalion, :amd offered
ing to colonists all thq advantages -whioh sar obtained by
a ready and sure market being brought-to their doors. *
The mosquito Thore extends from ape kHonduras on the nora
to Ot. John's River on the south bt. a0n'as River fozam
the northern mouth of t.he Lake oficoaragua, and .the prow
mity of tie Mosquito Territory to this Baly of water, tha
only practicable situation for carrying Into- effect the
long talked of project of outing a canal in that south-
renders the possession bf this country great import
to the British besides this the country Js, escorLbed t
be rich in agricultural produce, possesseaBs n AIIle .S%8
of mahogany and logwooc, and is oapable:of exporting,
proper management, great quantities of saraparL1a, tor-
toisesneil, and indigo.
What the cele-brated -urns denominate s"- counatry'sa
pride" eritish Honduras possesses a bold and hard-y peAs
try the good treatment and extreme liberality .Of the
iasetere towa dab their servants in this 6ettlemaenU was als
ways met by a corresponding sense of duty and obligatitW
-slavery existed only in name. With the labourLng ppiul- I
action the lash, meagre fare, and the thousand ministersB
of that canker of industry "oRpresion it's terriNble
name," never contributed to freeze the genial currentt _0i
their souls"'. in the days when they were the .bon thrall
of the wood cutter no better evidence,of their happnLaes
could be wished than to hear the jocuwa oarol whichlAever
eased to awaken the surrounding echoes of the varLoua-
barquadiers At length the Honduras proprietor oonBaUtM
their well '.on title to hurnanity by unanimously admi~itwn
their api:.rtioed laboar--._' -to th high privileges of




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of British free men on the let of August last year.
C-Ltr Bgt9h of June prece&dng her Majesty's Cuperintend-
ant aooioeiving tnat the PubliL Meeting as at present
ooaaititued, might be averse to take upon itself the
lhabi.ity of passing a measure of such general application
as its authority does not rest on that legal basis enajoyd
by Othtr deliberative bodies, convened'a general I~eeting
of ldOprietors His oxcellency attended by the Magistrates
a. Public Officers having taken the Chair 'addressed the
Xnlttg at considerable length, and concluded his speech
by talking for a show of hands of those who were favour-
able to a termination being put to the servitude of the
raedial Apprentices on te 'ensuing first of august. The
Batting latng responded to the call Three Cheers were
.g~tIn for the Queen Colonel MacDonald then left the
Ghlr nad the meeting dissolved. This resolution f'eoaived
the sa.iotlon and. concurrence of the Publio Meeting on the
9th July by. the following unanimous vote. "That this
ieatrng vi'es with satisfaction and oonfizRs the measure
tranimously adopted by the Inhabitants of this Settlement,
t' a general meeting of the Owners of Apprentices and
other similarly intereFt-c d, held in this Town on the 2Pth
Say of June last past, by which measure they terminate
..a the lset of Augus-t ensuing the system of apprenticeship
1 Besllza,. as established under the oAt for the General
Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions"
For this vote the inhabitants received the particular
thanks of the Queen.
The~great event of emaLcipation was most properly.
elibrgted with the solerniities of Religion, a Proclam-
ation directed Divine Service to be performed on the 1st
.August', and great was the stir on that day when the Sun
for the first time here, darted his rays in vain to find
a.Bla4v and saw nought but the face of freedom's joyous
0hill. A short time before public worship commenced
numerous bands of apprentices, some of whom had arrived not
aB, 4ar before from distances of 200 miles up the -tivers
to bi present on the occasion, assembled at the Court
Hgus and proceeded in procession to the Churoh they
wrar -acompanied by bands of musi6 and displayed a variety
of gay banners bearing aprpriate devices -






-" Thd sons of Ham respect the memory of iilberforoe"-
"The Queen God bless her" "Macdonald for ever" *
"Civil and Religious Liberty all over the 0orld," &oe
A most suitable discourse from GAIiATIAN V.7.-
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free, and be not entangled again with-the
yoke of bondage," was preached by our excellent and.
worthy Rector. To this discourse the emancipated
Apprentices listened with the most respectful deportment-
and after Church service 'had been performed they marched
into the lawn before Government House, the grounds around.
which they completely filled. They were received by the
Superintendent who was surrounded by the Judges of the
Court, the Magistrates, Officers of her Majesty's ship
Comus, and of the 2nd West India Regiment. The scene was
likewise grated, and enlivened by Mrs. Colonel MaoDonald
and a large portion of the beauty and fashion of Balize.
After the National Anthem had been playedc,..N-lson
Schaw, "bould speaker" and a "snow drop" of the first watei
advanced to his Fxcellency end spoke nearly as follows:
"On the part of my emancipated Brothers and -isters
,I venture to approach your xocellency to intreat you to
"thank our Most Gracious "us we will pray for her we will.fight for her.,and i1
"tit is necessary, we will die for her*. e thank your
"Excellency for all you have done.for us God bless your
"Icoellenoy.G od bless her xocellency Mrs MaoDonald and
"all the Rioyal Pamily! come my countrymen hurrah! danae
"ye black rasoals,.the 'lag of -ngland flies over your
"heads and every rustle of its folds knocks the fetters
"off the limbs of the poor slave Hubbaboo, cookulorum
"gee ?" i
Nelson having concluded this energetic address his
Excellency informed the apprentices that he had had every,
reason to be satisfied with their past conduct, and'hoped]
that they would continue to'demean themselves with prop-
riety, as by that course of conduct they would best evAno
their gratitude for the boon conferred upon them by the
Queen and their Masters. The assemblage thereafter dis-
persed and spent by the kindness of their late owners thel
remaining part of the day in festivity and mirth. It i1







Is jetifying to record that the various labourers were
10an pursuing their usual avocations at tne aeous-omed
hbaw tn the morning of the 2ind, and that tieir highly
pmale-worthy conduct ever since has proved them to be
lighlgy apable ot enjoying the blessings of civilization
sadL liberty.

Governors of Honduras, with the years when they
0Camenoed their Administr&tion 1738; Henry charpe, -sq.,
,141; Eobert Hodgson, and "illiam Pitt, eiqurs., 1765
aIa Sir William Burnaby, Knight, Rear Admiral of the Red,
1786; Colonel EdWard Marous Despard; 1790; Col. Peter
Dantar, 1796; The Magistrates, 1797 Lieut-Col. Thomas
garow, 1805; Lieut-Col. Gabriel Gordon, 1806; Lieut-Col.
Alexander Mark Kerr Hamilton, 1809; Lieut-Uol. John Nugent
myth, 1814; Major-General Sir George Arthur, 1822; Major-
'eneral Allan Hampden Pye, 1823; :Major-General "-dward
'Oodd, 1830; Colonel Francis Cookburn, 1837; Colonel
itxan.der MacDonald, Q. B.


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BE I B.

Latitude, 17 28 North
Longitude, 88 31 viest
or

A6da'rdingito the Observations of

0 A 2 T A IN 0 7 E N,

Of Her Majesty's ship "Blossom"

Latitude, 17 39 20 North
Longitude.-- 88 8 20 dest

Londitude in time 5b. 52m. 33s.

As Fixed by

CAPTAIN ARROWSMITH,

The mean of a series of Observations made during

seventeen Voyages, and -in a short residence.

Mean Latitide of the Flag 17 2 2 north
Staff on Fort George.

Mean longitude from Lunar ) 88 9 15 aest
observations.

Bolipses O the first, second, and third satellites of
Afupiter gave discordances of 2 or minutes of time.


m--m---- 6 -m-m






CIVIL AUTHORITIES.


Of British Honduras and its Dependencies.



GOVERNOR

His Pxoellenoy Oir Lionel Smith, BarOuett,. night
Commander of the Bath, and Knight grand
Vrose of the ^oyal Hanoverian Order.
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HER MAJESTY'S SUPERINTENDENT AND LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR.

His xcoallenoy Co6onel Alleander MaoDonald, of the
Royal Artillery, Companion of the Most Honourable
Military order of the Bath, and ianight of the
Order of St. Anne of 1ussia,


S EC R E T A R Y.
Patrick walker, Esquire.


M A GIS TRA T ES.
Appointed for the year, 1839 - -


William Maskall
James MaoDonald


John Young, Mk -D.
Sin. UBher, Esquire.


Their worships are the counsellors of Her Maeasty':a

Superintendent, the guardians of the Public Ieaoa, the







Ae Judge of all the Lower courts They form the Uourt
of Ordizary, they are the guardians of Orphans, and can
ftlegate peers a whom they consider worthy of the TIrust.
'Whay are the protectors-of all properties ot intestate
2OS insane Pe*orife, or of those incapable of managing their
'arn affairs. They settle all salvage on wrecked vessels,
ittores, ,-an shandilsee They have the management of the
Publlo 'unads, and have-a-centrol over the public treasury
and sLgn all Orders for the issue of money.
The MagiWtrates are assisted by the iKeeper of the
Public Recorde,sitho is appointed to the office by Com-
mission, unddr the 4ueen's _ign manael. The duties of
this officer are to act as Olerk and aecordcr, when Her
Majesty's superintendent is in Council; to attend the
Court, and oon&mit, -under the Magistrates, the -.rooeedingg
attend the Magistrates at all their Meetings; write their
Proceed iages tend to all :business connected with Public
Assemblies; F@ w$te' all--Bublio correspondence ; and to
record all P roeedings ooannated with the Magistrates,
Public Meetings.

JUDGW OF THE SUPAE3 COURT.
President.
His 4gaellency Jolonel -Mahona ld.

His Hon. 'William gentle His Hon. John young
His Hon*. iallam Maekall His Hon. J. MoDonald.
His Hon. William GultA His Hono William Usher.
His Honour Jamra WVal'ker, Keeper of Hecords.

The Judges of the Quprewe-'ourt, are appointed by the
Queen's letters Patent, and take cognizance of all iMurders
anElsaughters, a&es, tRobberies, and -burglaries. The
tiual periods for assembling of this "ourt, are the last
qandays in Fe'br.uary* June, and October. special sittings
je hld if necessary.





RURAL IAGISTBASE.

For the Zslize river
RICHARD A.:DERIOn, sEatnre.

1%r the territory situate between the ivers-f ibun
and Oarstoon.
JOE ESD~ARD iENDIERBSON, -siirt.

For the 4to Ho-do.
;ECt3E IaYLOOK, asqgitrf


s PE O IAL I TRA 2 E *
2- -B--- --A- il--- G--s --al--n-i- -

North.rn .i strict LLewis M'olane asliire
Southern istlriot *'llitam MT'.eIScI, squi r.

court o0 ordl-:rrsy.

Their Worsh-ips 'ihe Magistrates, thai of wti f
form a "ocrt -
jsertr and rtewistrar a James walker, laqaitre.
Assiestarnt - Henrsy ray, kSqnure.
Shis ourt egrantr 2.robates to J;Ill, LettEru
Testamentary of -Lrasts, administration, uardiaas-i



Thse MAGISTRATz preside,
Slerk of tnr yourt, Jamae Jali a 2aQOtnl
Assistant Henry CGray, -SgytLa-r*-

This courtt sits or the last Pauv'sday La 'e bruary, ,
and C2tober. It ecides in oases 4a litla;ti0on,




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and usoh cases of felony, as arc not brought oEfors tLhe
Supreme onurt.

J =lY OOUR T.
Clerk of t',fie 't, James vialker, isqtire,
assistant - Henry Gray, 6Bsqu.ire.

This B ourt sits on-all 2etty &otlons, such as jebts unter
10., &. on he- firstIt Iondaay in s,,ry month, and decide
suoh oares of0c-fieleg as are not brought before the n yc
:or -'drandl Courts


Q glanit advooata.

Cbhdrles iobertsont, esquire.

Urrfagct e r of L~angiage.
n. o Hanpshire, Esqiulre.


3OAED Of JAI S3TJ IHTEDEDIUCB & INSPECTION
pormesd under iaet of Parllamient AiwIo rimo Victorle
Regi"as
-- -- -- --


The ,orashpful the - *-~ fGISir~A
,r. secretary Jalker - and
Lewlsi Il..Lenan,- Esquire, ttitndLary raglstrate.
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JIBRS8 O. THE 2UBLIO MEETING.
his MeetLng asseerbles on the -first Monday after the
Slitl.ng of the rand Gourt, and oftener wensn convened by
Order of the ~ueen's-epr-esentatifve. At every meeting it
'elects its own Chairman*






Armstrong, John
Anderson, Riohard
Allicson, James
Adolplius, Ge orge
Adolihus, Edward
Bejnet, Larshal'
Banks, James
BoWC&en,Rober
Blake Jaries H.
Bladon, Charles
Coffl.n /Willam, H.
Coffin, Edwin
Cox, L. 1 .
Craig, oharles
Cunningham, Charles
Clarke, George
Coll-ns, John
Evans, Charles
Carialchael, John
Franoe Alexande'r
orbes, Alexander
Gentlc William
Gabourel, William
Gabourel, Joshua
Hughes, John
Harrison, JerviFs,


Henderson, John E.
Hume, George
Kennedy, Andrew
Lewis, WUlliam
Li&dle, Thomas
aGeyt, Ge orge
Maskall, William
HoDonald, James
Mo0ay, dtilliami
Me aie s, -G orge
y.Qtts, John
Robateau, J, J.
,Robe 3rteon,, 'harles
*6wasoS Joseph E.
Turnbul3, lobert
Usher, 'eorge A.
Usher, John

Vaughan, 4illiam
"'elsh, jaaees
valsh, William
jilllamson, .illiam
wiard8a, A, G.
Whitney^ iemery
.Warran, Georg6 8 .
Youngp,- -John MD*


OFFICER OF TH-ISMEEEB IG.


Chief lerk James Wallk-r,, ~quiTre
Assistant Henry Gray, Za 4uire
Qhief Messenger Lewis MoL nan, esquire,
Second Messenger George E. warren, Bsquire.
Door Keeper Mr. Bertie.
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UOffBio O OfItEBB

Office of Entry a .i Cle~ara1nc


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25.


Public Offices.

Office of Wntry and Commerce.

UPtriok Valiker, 4eJqaire, .eo:retary, Captain of Fort George.


Record Office.

C01rk'of' Court and Keeper of the Reoords.
Jamfs- W alker, "squire,
Assistant Henry Gray, squirer.

Provost Marshal General's Office.

Provost Marshal - Lewis EoLenan, esquire,
Deputy - Mr. John La riox
saw ------- -1-

Treagurer and Gollector's Office.

Treasurer - Wiliam Walsn, Asquire,
publio 4Saroaer Richard Bowen, squire,
Searcher at Fort aeorge - Sergeant saylor.

Qfficer in Command of ioyal artillery at Fort torge.
Lieut. J. Y. Patten

Master of the Government 4ohooner Mr. riffith
Master of port Cande -- Sergeant Dean

post Office.
Post Master Henry A. Gray, _squire.

Pub lisc a)ragt ,
Clerk aof the Market Oharles Oriag, Esqulra.






?olioe.

Chief Officcr of Polios George 4. Warren, Isquire.
Deputy Mr. &Ivert
Governor of Jail David Ie, LoIioard, Esq.
Overseer of Working party--- luador Dumas


Health Officer: John Young, s'aquire, 1M D*
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CHURCO ES'SABLISIUElIET.

Christopher Liipsc.omb, D.D., Lora B.ibOp-t-Jnamioa,
the Bahamas, ar d Honduras.


Rector of Lt. John's, Bellses Reyr .Matthew Newport, BoM,

Chaplain to the Gartison: Reverend ro,

Parish Clerk: YMr. 1illliam MaoIay

Organist: Miss E~lrngton

Saxtoni Thomas Townsend.

Ghuroh 4ardens: William Maskall, an d dllliam Vaughan, 4s

I PIRE 4ARDEM.

dilliam Gutid; James 4elsh; MoDonald, and William ialaeh,)4squires.
GHARiTAaBT ,IINSTITUTIOSi.
HondurasoB. zs Free Biohool*.
Patron Hi' qoellenoy Colonel MaoDonald, G. Be
Committee The Magistrate; the Reotor, the Qhnrch
dtrdens, and all Subsoribers of 10 per atm
"ohool "aster Mr. William RoKay.
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QimXJRAB GIRLS' FRES SCHOOL.
IMsy Patroness; Mrs. MaoDonald
Steretary: Miss Elrington
bSo~ool Mibtress:- Mises athering ioods.


MISSIONARY ~PEKTEaS:
Wesleyan Methodiet James Greenwood, and J. Jeffries
Baptist Alexa~jder Hendersoon


UBLITBC OSLITi1.
oor the Relief of iock and Indigent Seamen and strangers
POUNDED 1826.
Direotors The Magistrates
Madioal Offloer JohnY-oung. 'sq~ilre.
House Keeper Stephen Jerrett. *
iokets of Adrmission to be had- on application to any
Of the MagB states.

HONIJDUr B BRAIlC 'AUXILIARY SCOOBTY FOR PROMOTING
0HRISTIAN KTONWIEDGE.

Patron: Hi Eixoellency 'Qol MaoDonaid, 0. B.
Vioe-Presiddnt The Lord Bishop of the ilocese
Treasurer Charles Evans, Lsquire.
Secretaries Revd. N. tewPort, B.M. and Wmn Walsh, esq.
] LIZE AGRICULTURAL COMPANY.
Established 31st January, 1839.'- Uapital, 5,000
100 shares of 50 eao..'

DJRECTOSs rilliam E. off in,. -ames aulsh, .lliam
Wlliamson, James H.Blake and 1.3m. Vaughan q-rs.





Treasurer 4illfami illiamson, ;squire
Secretary: Leonard P. Cox, Esquitre
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BSIIZE REGATTA. CLUB.

P A:T R 0 N S:

His Majestythe King of the Mosquito hhozr
His Excellency colonel MaoJonald, 0. B.
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CCLo ITT'E OF LMANAGMlNT.

Commodore U S HE R, Chairman.
Patrick Walker Leonard Gox
Charles aobertson TAlbert Gox
4aquires.
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ARI-Y O N THIS STATION.

Commander-in-ohiif of the Forces in Honduras and its
Depeffd -fnotre-s "
His Ezoellenoy colonel A. Mao-onald, R. A*


Left VWing of 2nd W. I. Regiment:-'
Major.- J. G. Anderson, 22nd March, 1827
Captain E. 0. Soden, 10th November, 1834

Lieutenants:
R, EBiliott, 30th November, '1826
W. lardPer, 2nd Miarch, 1627
'A.P.Kenyon, 24th-June, 1813
James a.i Boggis, 17th October, 1834
F.' L. Hallday, 27th December, 1837
A. H, Lapslle, 5th March .1838
Bnsign: William Anderson, 10th July, 1837
Acting Paymaster: Lieut., Elliott
Adjutant: Lieut. Boggia,
Asst. Surgeon Richard U khili, M.D. 8th. Jany.. ItA6.




'*,


DETACHMENT .OF ROYAL ARTILLERY.

Jira, ~Lieutenant J. h'. Satten, 16th 1ov. 1827.

MDI CAL DEPAtl'EIM 'T.

Staff-Asst.- Surgeon: Thos. Rhys, 25th May, 1815.

OOMMISSARIAT lDEPARTri T.

Aset. Commissary-General John Tenoh, 7th June, 1825
Deputy-Asst.-C.ommissary-Ge neral, Thoa. l0arke ,10th.Aug.181L

PRINCE -RGNBT'S ROYAL.
HONDURAS MIL I TIA.

Aidea-de-oamp to the Commander in Uhief.
Major Richard Anderson, unattached, June 28th 1830
Major Lewis MoLenan, unattahed "
Major Patrick walker, umattaohed, February Ist 1839.

JOR-GENELRAL: Marshal Bennett, commission dated 21.2.39.
COLONEL COLIMNDANT: William H. Coffin 21st Dec. 1835.
LIZETEiANT COO1FLlis: dilliam 4ialsh, commission. dated
12th November, 1832.
Jervis Harrison, 25th December, 1838.
MAJOBS: Riohard U. Wardlaw, 25th Deoember, 1838,
George ~i. Warren, 25th December, 1838.
OhPETAIiS: Charles Cunningham, 17th December, 1833.
James Banks, 22nd -laecmber, 1834
GeorgA D. Adolphus '2nd December, 1836
dilllam Gentle, 3rd December, 1836
James H. Blake, 4th December; 1836
william Crobbie,
Robert Hume,.
Joseph E. Swasey, 5th December, 1838.






CAPTAIN


0S: coiitinued: Richard H. Bowen, 6th Deo. 183Z
Wm. Peebles, 7th December, 1834
Those.
i: James P. Booth,
Henry Whitney, December, 5th 1836
Robert bmith, 7th Decembar, 1836
J. J. Roba'teau, Bth DE'ember, 1836
Morris Evans,
James powen, 5th December, 1838
James 'fTalker, 6th December 1838
Arthur ModcLan, 7-th December, 1838
Maro-s Benl~ett, 8th December, 1838
'illiam Aume.

Edward ayvan, 6th December, 1838
John Johnston, 15th December, 1838&


PAYMASTER: John Garmlchael

ACTING PAYMASTER:W William Stewart, 29th November,


1838


QUARTER-MAS~ITS:


George waters,
George Burn, 5th Deoember, 1838.


BRIGADE OF ARTILLERY.

BRIGADIER-GENERAL: John Samuel August, 2nd April, 1838.

LIEUTENANT COLONiL:' William Vaughan,

MAJOR: William, goKay.

CAPTAINS: John Usher, 18th June 1831
John B. Earskine, 5th Deeember, 1838,
Andrew Ounningham.
FIRST IEUENANITBt Edward L*eWas,
Thomas Jennings, 22nd December, 1838
Charles Bladon,. "
SECOND LIEUTENANTS:Richard Grlstock, 22nd Deoember, 1838.
patrick C De. Brien, "


L1-IUTEUANT









31SI&GS:





31.


ADPi T: James J. Patten, 19th .eeamber, 16834.

_4UAR~ MASTER: Stephen Panting, 6th October, 1832.

PL 0 TILLA.

Naval Alde-de-oarcp to the Commander-in-Chief -
Commander Robert Turnbull, 23rd ULeormber, 1830.
ommnodore: William UsYher.

ASNSB % : John Haughes; John Day Betson; illiam Gabourel
and Uharles -tobertson.

FIEST LIBUTENIUTl: Henry A. Gray; John A.. Craig; Leonard. p.
Cox; t;aorgo U. S aauoiirel; iCharles Forman
and Geaorge. fitke!tly.

Wi" iam chas.: Usher; George- Uther;
lraii'ry -dilnt, and JuhinHulm me.
DH T$ Anmada Abuilles; idwaiard vwell; F raxcis b,-adley;
O-harles Friocer; Georga ea Acord; Talbarg T.AC'o
Alexander Br'ymner; Timothy Holme; Frederici
indo; J.ohn Young, Jr.; iercy Uooke; George
Hayloo, and CQhrles oLol:'ard.
JUDGE ADV00A2B, AMO SCM TAiY TO0 T CLT i:ODOiL).:
james doods.
I.BEECTOR OF "-Li-n: John Uter.

AaMOUiiR OF THE FLOITIIA.: James Grant.






GEidRAL STAFF:
Uommranding 4uginaer: Major dimn. asEkall, 3rd Ieoby. 1830.

t. E lnglineer: Captain Hiflliam l.", Halmpshire

Deputy Con~missary General: James L~cDonald 8th peby.1830.

DeputZ juarte r-Master Geral: CI ase 4vana, 26th Oct* -1836*
At. djtJtan't G'eneral: William W 1lliamson.

Brigade jrajor: John E, Henderson.

Military jeoretary: James. McDonald,Jr. 22.nd. ov.o1838.

Private Seacratary: James djielah.
Inspector and Keeper of Arms,
Clothing, and ccooutrements: 1,,ajor Patrick Wialker Jan.18a

Asst. Coanmi-ar, y Ggencral:- obert 'T. gclute, 29th Oct. 1836
2hysiolan to the Forces: John Yo-uSng, M.D. 28th June, 1830j

urgeoon: Jaim4 A. YWills,

Deputy Juadge Advooate: John McDonald, 13th LMarch, 1630.
:rovost Marshal: John LaCriox,


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FEES AT THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY:

Bnerting all British vessels, examining Dockets, 'ills of
*Stores and Vertificates. of, the -reedom of the Vessel;
taking an aceount- of the same, Certifying the Intry, ao.
Sof* each Veasel,, making quarterly returns of the above, to
*hr Majesty's Secretary of- tate, for the rWar and the
coloniall Department.........................*****..10.O.

*ClearLng all vessels as above, loaded at Belize .. 2.13.4.
1Utaring all' vessels' as, above at ibun 0............. 3 68.
Entering all' Foreign Vessels,'as above .......... 3.10.0
L*ntering Colonial Vessels, arriving from foreignr
. Ports ..... 11.8.
C0lar"ing al Foreign vessels, loaded at Belize.... 3.15.4.
"'Olaring ~ll' foreignn Vessels, loaded at Sibun .... 4-. 6.8,
'Bobds' for &ll' Vessels ......... .........0... .... 6.0.
*BEnorbing h ae g$ter' .........................;. 12.6.
'Eabh bertifibate, for- canoelling Bonds, for all or
shoh part of' the cargo as may, be* required ..-.. 12.6.
'"Reistering' all vessels belonging to the Settlemernt 1.-5.0.
'Claring all' vessels belonging to the settlement .. 1l.b.
'01aring spanish' or Caari-b cTaftf ...............-.. -6.8.
Title to a work or lot of land ................... 10D
'Rebording' this same ..*.*'.. .. .... ......... ... 0. 3.4.
Passport to leave the Settlement ................. 6.8.
Certified copy of a -azetta ................... 1. 0.0.
Certificate of Office ......... .................. 1. U.0.
Same under the Superintendent's hand ............. 6.8.
warrant unaer the superintendent's hand........... 1. U.O.
Entering Caveat .......,,......................... 1?6.
Marriage Licence .................... .......... 5
Warrant of Revenue Officers ................... 5. G.e.
warrant Harbour Master ........................0 o.u.
Registering eacn Seaman ........... .*....*.......* 1.8.
For the commission of Keeper of the Public RecordslO 0. 0.
oor the carmi;sion of assistant keeper of the
public records .......... 6. 0.U.
For the commission of Clerk of the Supreme and
lower `'ourts ............ 7. 0.0.






-or commission of assistant clerk for the supreme 4ourt
or lower Court ......... ............... 00.
.ior the rubric Treasurer ................... 10.1 .0.
.,or:.the KiJg'ls Advocate *...... ....**. .i3. 4
A'or the provost larshal Ge~a6ral ............. 0.i. 4
l-aterpretar of foreign lwEaguages l...b...*..... 2.6 0
c..-':ission of Police rificer .... ..... 5 > 0
'or, tZn. cunission of. ColnPal Ia. t4e Allitia 21. 0O 0,
For the ocnmission of a 8ieut-Golonel 16.15, 0.
or,~t L.~ corulmission of a -"sputy orimmissary-Genl. 1i.l., O 0
vor, the. popiisBion oi a Major **.......,,..*... 12e,1UO.
,- Astp-, jr p 49 brigade .......... ......... 8. 5.0.
-ditto- Aid-de-Js&pI to tha'e ommiander-in-Ohicf 20. 0. O0
,'or thp, 4,op issio, of a captain ....... .... 8. 5. 0O
S-d.ttp Asat. 05ommisary-Gceral ............. 8. 5*. .0
-dlttp-.pepty Ast. Co4miseary-G-enral .. o 1 5 '0, O
or th=, xOomspaipn of a Lia.itena nt ..........* 5.10. .
-d.ittO-. 14.- p.igp .. ,* .. .*. ********* ** *. ** 53 0.
-itto- Adjutant ..,...........** .. 5* 0**** o 0*
-dittp.-.i urg~on ........... .... .. ** .... 5110O.0
-ditto- Assistant Lurgeon ............. ... 3 De
larranrt of a paymaster 8..,.......,... ....... 8, 51 0
.-dit.t-.o wuartesa, iitAtr ...........***... .. 3, 5+ Q0
,,Reg~s.tfrijn. eah p.opao's name on leaving the
S1te nt ,. .,,., ******** 0. 1 8
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.35.
FEES OF OFFI E.
Payable to the "lerk of Qourts and deeper of Records.

GULRBD COURT.

Issuing a Summons and the Qosts-of Uourt, for swearing
Jurors, tha.evidenoe atte8ding the *trial i keeping the
aunutes aad 'recording all Conmmon Actions -or any sums
fbove 10j ..t...*....* eers ..... ..,.. is ...o.... i ,., 2. 14*28
ieuSn a GSrandl Qourt xe oution ..*........... 10. 0.
taning a *Gradld gourt Venditioni .... ........ 13.4,
eesu Ing a- Grand courtt -ubp oe ........... 5.0.
entering eatl-faction or assignment ... ........ 5.0.
Writing ai Exaymplfication of a Judgment of a
common action .i .< ......... ... ..... ... 1. 0.0.
Issuing a animmons against one person ....... .
~ssling Summonses against two persoas ..,...... 10.0.
sBsuing Summonses against three persons ..... 13.4
,Writing Jocket of a Judgment -o&.-Vourctj, -per page
of 160 words .,......... ........ ..... .. 6.8,
Btnmmons-a and throwing out all -ctions at Grand
t* C... courts ..... 11.8.
&ummons, and withdrawing all Actions at Grand
. Oourts ..... 1. 1.8.
lummons, and laying over all .cti-ons at Grand
C courts ..... 11.8.
wearing the Gran-d- Jury ..-..................... 1, 12.6.
-11 Of Iodoictment ............................ 1. 12.6.
apy o f B D1ls and eaw;aring v idenoe ........... 1, 12.6.
Wial, of every capital offaenae, swearing jurors,
swear aig Evidenoe, and talking down
proceedings ..... 6. 5.0.

.., .,,. -..--oooo---0 .
8 1eARY rfoUR n

For the recovery of Debts of Ten. outnds and under.
*. *- --armamemeg-- --aaaa aa aaa aa


Sumlionses each 4............ ..................


3.4.






SUMivkRY COURT cont inued.


Summons, and the Costs of- ourt-on Judgments of 2 and
under recording proceedings. of vourt, and swearing
*videnoe.e .10.0
Same on Judgments of 5 and over 2 ..,........ 168
Same on Judgments of 10, and over 5 .......... 1. 3&.4
An xoution .*.................. .. 5.0
A Vanditioni ........ .............. ......
A .SubLOena ,.,,.. .. .... ,. .. .... ... .,........%..... ., 3.AJ
Entering Satisfact on, qr Assignment ........... 2.6
Exemplifioation of a Judgment .......i.......* 1. 040,
'Docket of a Judgmnt .......... .... .........4
Summons, and withdrawing all Aotions ......... 134d
6~immons, and throwing out all Actions ........ I 8.4.
-...--.OOOQO..-~--t -


In the ;*1lerk of Courts Office.
-- -- an---. -
writing down the evidencee on all Trials or Procecqings
qot being for capital ofiences .... 10.0.0'
Variting an affidavit and issuing a warrant thereon .15.0,
Examination .O a Warrant, and making an Order 16.0
An order for commitment, discharge, or re-examin-
ation ...* 7,6,


Jr.lt tng a Aomm$ Af;fidavyit ........,...........
A Bond. for, Ajpparatno,ae, ,o.r. to. X<.eP- tM, eaoa ....
Issuing a Be.cA .,daxVant ... ....... ..... ....
Issuing a Search warrant ..,................
Issuing a Distreas Warrant against ,one person.,.
Issuing a hOr't Dlitr&as .arrant for Fines from
Jurors, each .,......*.....
Attending Coroner's Inqueie-t-at Beli-se...........
Attending the same, on St. George's Key, or
Convention Townr, .......*
Issuing a 4rit of Citation to the Judges of the
Suprtmm QOQurtI,. eaoh .....
Writing the sentence of Qourt .............*...
'Attendilng the' fa'gstrts to settle- salvage and
decide on petitions for surveys, per day..


6.8.
10.0,



10,0.
2. 15,0.

5. 0.0.

I 180.*
15.0,

1, o0Q0




37,
Ii0IDTETAL LAi O0ARxES continued.

DrawiSng a warrant of survey on a ship or goods...1. 12. 6.
Waiting upon the Magistrates at their Eouses,
with a petition or letter at the instance
.. ,. .., o. any, ,il~ ty dual ... ........ ... 1. 0. 0
].oording a Power of attorney under a City Seal,
i w1fth one affidavit as proof, and without
. accounts ............. 3, 0. 0.
rtipithmorg .thap poe, AOartlpate,. ap1* with
accounts, per page of 160 words ........... 6. 8.
t;fing rt;Lf~,t.. for a Measurer, and Oath .. 13. 4.
Recording the same -...~..-..........- -.... *.... 13. 4.
Writing the Bond, for a Measurer ............... 10.0.
-An Affidavit and A eplevin, or Attaohment .....* 16. 0.
Bond taken on the same ........... ...........* 10. 0.
Costs of Court on prosecuting the same ......... 2. 7. 65
For throwing out a suit 'by-the"Uurt ........... 5. 0.
PB.r witdrawflng a .s.uit. iA ,o.eA pA m,. .. ....., 15. 0.
3~ r laying over an ac.taon to succeeding Court .. 5, U
writing a. e Pettilon to. the, Magstrate, *........... 1. C.
RBading. Pa$tition an RepordipE. leo .on ...1..,,. 13. 4.
Letters of Administration, Testamentary, or 'TmuBt
including the petition, Bond, and recording
..., ., Appraisement ............ 5. 5. 0.
eatters.f Quardianship, for writing Letters,
Bonds and Petition .............. 2. 0. 0.
Attenadingf Mag~Ltrates ,on trlal., of Qailors, and
. .. ., r ord inoiig proo,.e. ga ..... , .. 1 0 0
9 ooD et of the above .,..... ..............*...... *. 1. us O.
Bnad, and License for retailing 4pirituous Liquors 16. 8.
A common Power of Attorney ..................... 1. 0. 0.
Rfori~ing e6 ommon- .Bowe, ,of Attorney and Probate 1. 0. 0.
tribing -or -recozd-ina a ManumLsaLon or Bill of Sals 16. 8.
Writing or' recording a Bill of Parcels :& Probate 10. 0.
Same a Bill of changee, or location of 4orks .. 6. 8e
11 cropie's a-'rom 'the 'Records, per page of-160 words 6. 8.
Racdodring proceedingss on trial of capital oases,
' oaloulating 160 words per page .............. 6. 8,
'Reoording proceedings on Trials, or other matters
dot ddlttl,; '-here 'evidence has been taken down.
pq.,page.of 160 words .................. 6. 8





INOID~NTAL LAi CHARGES continued.
On n- -- - S -- - a- - a --
Writing and recording Objeotions to Actions going
before Juries, where 2videnoe is'not taken doWA
only snort statements of the parties, oaleulfJkt
*160 wordSe p-e- page *.,....*.. ........... 6. 8
WVriting and recording Objections to Levies, per page. 6.8.'
Witnessing and making Register of Contract or S ebf4 1. 8,
Registering Marriage eCrtifoate ***.............a. 6, 8,
Salary, per annum .. ........................... 76.0 0
T he taking a OCemsus- of the population of the
settlement, every three years ...,.........4100O. Q0
00 fe-"o o*~ --

EEBB' C0F Hi1 PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL.
... GRAND 0 URT.
_Aas ---- ----


I8Suing Stummonas- oee.. .*****. ......** .*****.. .*..
Attending Trial and warning Jury *<...... .****. 4
Lavying ExeoutI.on" .......*....... ............* 1
VBnditioni- .geg.......*****e,.ge*s****.**....******
Commission, 5 per cent on the first 100 and 2-
afterwards, if property is advertised tr
.......... sold ..* **..


On serving irits from B elize, per mile....*****. .
6vrving RepleiVik -or 4ttaohment, with oopy thereof 1.
Serving Distress Warrant .***o.. .........********* s.
Serving bpoae-s .g ee. ... ..*ee...* .*******
.irni ig GrMnd- Ju~xy .....** . .. .. ...* * !4
warning g Jury and attend Ing trial on -ing's actions .,
Openuitg olJ-l -.fo .the. aLat of a Member of the
Publio 1a4ettig *...g*...***********
rolling Posse omnitatis .....*'........*********. **
Reading Proelamation around the town of Bells .g
Warning coroner's Inquest on the .body of a white
, .pars7, .***********. *
Same on that of a black or coloured person e......
darning Ad .attending iaeating of the Magistratosa
,Jarning Judges of the supreme court, asd serving
UitatiOns *.************* -4,
I


5;.
84j


6. 0U


5.



13.




*. oi


Opening..and ad mourning. supreme Jourt ...,*....... 6.
,Jarning survey on ship or other vessel .......... 1.12. I





O&MloiYY COURT

ARTTvUtg suBffs *o.e..os..se.- ....e....s*** e 3, 4.
ffanLdg i sury an&attending Trial .............. 2. 6
-Mo~ing ZSC~i~n'10.0.0
vTenditioni4 bie. ~ . so * a ..s o a .v.. 3. 4.
Come. R* per oent on all propErty, if advertied
or sold.
on Agetoy for ships disbursements ............ do
0ii oom-Itting gih bills- or spe,5 ia per oxft.
on negotiating bills .2.......1-... ..
on im&*Tsslng bills 2..r... t
on. ratIu'te d, b ilI,,- re &zexo hange, -*!6 8 V
on hiartering,, vessels, or procuring freight 5 U
On. amintt of sklas; for store rent ...o..*. si." a
on reaelviag forwarding, or reshlipping biLer-
oabana.isb, 1t0Ili amount of first cost .... 3 "
On regeilvLng and foriarding Indigo or coohineal,-3 per cez
On stb8lng Ind-1o'i'or b-hitnualj, pg scron *.. *4200
an rseelvlIi ahbL* 16M1,11 specie or bullion .-
On adI-mting accou.nfts by arcitration, to be
paid to each party so employed ..'......... ,5. 00" day.
on sutrie7Wig &Wnia!gd' 7ooldls- &aO tv' 'be, pTid to
saah party so ermployed ..o..459........... ~500 TV
The legal interest in Honduras, is six per cent
per annum. *
High preniim of Insuranerv -aoome-nce-e3a fte-the first of
L2us t.-
Hflgh-;premiuin of insurance termi-ates after the 42th of
January.
uC=MfWRCIA;L HOUSES INI BELIZE

T: 3. 4ndrew 'Q W Johnst-on & Qo.0
A&.lexander Bryrm er & 'o. Andrew Y-ennedy & Q%
Campbell1, Youbdg 11J afines 1oDonaald
coffin "t (0o. jiddleton, Gray Qo&
I'lPQliso OCam6 'd .'. ... ''d'~hiel -.rjarmiohaal
De btM urois Qojosenh & U* 6wasey
COX J APOn Stephen B. savage
Charlitettpano .orge -j.* 'Us be r.
,otay 'Lazo "I'M 1"5-h 1 1- off;.
John Holine ),ung & ToiLedo.





BURIAL OF RA1NISENTTS.

Of.Masters, Chiefia.toes pf. hips, and persons of
respeptability ...........2.13,4,
Of. Seamen 1*o,, ,,,,....... *, e .,, 1I 6.8.
,Tablets .. *... .. .. ..,, *,*.^ ,, * .

PEES OF THE NHOTARY PUBLIC.
'Toting a Protest., ,.................... ,.1. 6. C.
extending a protect viwt onp. ffid8vit, if
not exceeding 3, pgeap, palpuliating 160 words
per page .,y,,.p.................. 4. 0. D.
ExoGcding 3 pages, or with more than one
S. Affldavit .... 5. 6. 8.
Other Notarial papers, or Accounts per page
oaloulating. 160 words to the' page .... 1. 0. 0.
Uotarial Qertificates to any papers, with
Seal of office ....................... 2. 13.4.
Drawing a Report of urveyjors ..1.,,........ 12. 6.
Similar charges are made for Recording the
aboye oDppuents', paid by the party
Protesting ........ .................. ...... .

MBROAHTIlE 'OCbiSSYO' Xfl0 CHARGES
Established at HONDtURAS.
S----------------- --

The Law requires that these Fees be paid at the" time of
Service, in default of which, they are recoverable by
warrant of distress
Conwisaion .on effteting sales, puolio or private
on toh6 gross a&maunt o**** ; 6*****.** O per oent
iO recovering, oy tower of atlorey .....9o9 "
On amount of invioe or argoes. or ar.t
oargose pui ckihased or shipped ...........3 "
On guaranteeing sales of 4oods sold on credit
or Del-Oredere .....*......*..*** .......*.*
On endeavouring to,effeot sales, during six
months on aooount of first cost ...*.... 2 '"
Half Barrel, do .............--.....' **** o
Quarter, do .,.......*...***************** 28 6




41.
lRGABlTII c C0mISII IONS A. D CHARGLB'.
-- continued---

FLkhth do ........................3........... 1.3.
Fort pass for every transient vessel clearing 13.4.
Coasting dol do&. ****.***.......... ............. 1.* .
Spa nsh or Carib draft ..3..*..... .... 34.
FirSt"shot fired to-bring too a vessel ........ 2. 0.0.
Every snot fired after' th 'f'st, the fee is
double that of the'lst' fired.

-.TABLE OF SURPLICE FEEB.
Confirmed' OnAthe'27th June,1 17.


The -law requires that these Fees be paid at the time of
.Service, in default of which, they are recoverable by
Warrant of Distress.
. ... ... .. .. T i8 8.

.... .... .. Minister Clerk.

.Of.white a4,.o c pJore. 4ut .and
children ............. ........ 2.0.0, 0. 10. o0
*Of ,bLaok personal *< j < i r i 186,8 6 .

MARRIAGES.

Of white,and persons of colour .... 2.13.4. 13.4.
Of black persons *.................l. 6.8. 6.8.

CHINRCIIiG.

Of white ahd persons or colour *... 1. 6.., 6. 8,
Of black erons .............. 13.4 3 4,


Of Batme ...... "**** 1688 IT* y*
SBarisms ........ 100. 6
of Marriages ................-.. O.. *.





BURIAMS.


Minister.

Of 0uv te' aha persons of' oobir',* above'
10 years.....8, 13,4.
'Uhder that age ...'..o...... .'... 6.d.
O1 black' -easons' bove' 1 years'.... 1. 13.4.
aAme iander'10'yars' old ........... 1, 0. 0.
Of paupers of all olashes .......... 0 13. 4


01srk.

0 -.8.
0. 28.4.
O -.0.
0 S.4,


FEES OF TiHi OFFICER CF POiLICL.


For serving a Aenoh Warrant ..................l. 12. 6.
Same a Common 0a0rant' .................. . U.
Same a Searoh Sarrant ....................... 12, 6.
For apprehending without 'arrant ............ i. U. 0U
For going on board snip to,serve a Warrant .. 1. :., 0.
For attending examination of Warrant before
the Magistrates .................... 5. 0.
Reading Magistrates' Order round- the town,
aoompanied by a Bell ... *......... 1 13. 6.
Sending Beil ruund the town, with notice of
Public Meeting ...,.....,......, 6, 8,
*Reemoving dead horses -or- blloeks*'from-.town or
viiity ** ** .* *** **** *g 8.
Removing Dogs, oheep Goats, or Htogs, from town
or vicinity.
The policemen are authorized to kill all Pigs and
dangerous Dogs, straying in the town of Belize, or in its
'vicinity. . ...
JAIL FEEB.


Commitment on ilarrant or Magistrates' order ,,
'Didoharge .... .". ..*.. .....***********
'eds on varrdnt for thd *flSt 'ten'ddjs .....
Coonmitment not on warrant ............********
Fees on warrant for evdr-y-day-after ten days..


;:0.


0.


'Pees per day ....****** *******************
rlagelation 6by oder '6e Court .h. ..,.*..*** 1.
Burial of Paupers, each ..*-.************** "*


6. OU
5. 0.
1. 8.
1, 8,

0.10.
5. 0,
0. 0,





.43.
PAYABLE TO THE CGAPIAI OF CPRT GEORGE.

.For every barrel of Gunpowder of 100 lbs. stored in
the King's Magazine at -New 'own Barracks ..... 0. 10. O.

CHKEDU3LE OF TAES, DUTIES? AND 02TER
SOURCES OF RVE1NUE IN THE
COLONY. OF nHOEIIEA.

PAl Duties and 'Waasx are levied under the Authority of
Acts levied ,by the Publio Meeting.

Liquor Licenoes, annual charge from date of issue 50 each
British Wonnage Lty *..........................2/6 per ton.
Foreign ............................ 5/7- "i
Sugar, ... .... 0.d.. ..-. ..- T I.r 10/- per 100 1 a.
Tea ..*..a..e.4.-.....ee.*..........e....... 106.. lb.
QfTea r ** ****************************** 10 lb
Tobe ...................... /....... 1 /4 '
20olase s **,...,.. ...e... ............* 1/ - gallon
Spirit and v'ines *8 ... ....se ...* ..s.e.. ,e "n
e8gars *......*....,.......... ............ 6/8 1000.
Horses imported *............ .......... 2/- each
Lumber, ...............,.............,..13 i/4 per iM ,feat.
Shingles *,............................. 3/4 1000.
*Horses kept in -Town, .-...... ~ry ...-... 40/- each
Cattle, ................ ............ 6/8 pe r head.
Unrated artioled, imported on British account, I/- per
oent..ad valorem,
UTnated articles, imported by Foreigners, or on Foreign
Accounts 5/- ptr cent.
All Carriages, Carts, and -rays, drawtn by horses or Mlules
40/- per wheel.
On Foreign Orafts, each ..............,. 6/8.
------ QooQO- ---.-...

BRAoIi 0 ILOTS
HaTbour Master and. .arden o- the Pilots: jhillip LIeighan.





BRANOH PILOTS.
Half Moon Key station .


William Gill
Alexander Abrahams
John Looke
John Young


Joseph Bourne
John Myvett
Benjamin patterson


William Young
Prancis Longaworth
Joseph Lonagsworth
Johnathan Pratt.
Southern Station.

Joseph De Baptist
George Grant
James Trapp.


---oooooo000000------
.RAIES .QF .EILO.GSA:, .
or r' J estyrs sdi's.
pi-lot from the. 1outh&n .SPou asea. -to .Bfs61JZ
-Harbourr- ...-Z-. ** .... *..*. ......** .7TQL
From Belize, out and. oiear f o :ngliLsh e ...0.. 440aQ
with the ftrw.the.r .sum .of .o. ...... .. .. **. S&*.. i,
per diem, 4oaloulating -rom th .the day.ea. Pilot
shall board -the v.sssasl, .unt 1 .thea ,a A .y ,hl
dischargea, zand .th vvh.wolea ayabhle. .ir HonurQ4
Qurrenoy.
From Belize to tha -Gul .f .>ul ag Q oa q, or, oTr. illo
or vice versa ....* ...****.*.* 9***,*********** 1Qgg
Merdlant' e'is'dfIs 'Ih4didd.
Lj~ididxi -uddeu

pilotage from Glover's Reef, Southern Fdur Keys, ,4N-
that vicinity, 280/m pr-foot, and draft.
From Key Bokel, 15/-; from St. G'eorge's Key, 15/-;
Prom english Key, 10q over the Narrows'; and 3/4
per foot more,. through Grennell's Qhannal.
-O=UWARMS.


pilotage
Ge orge '
10/- per


from the anchorage of Belize, Sibun, and St.
Key, to the Sand bore, through the Narrows,
foot.




45.


From Belize, Sibun or St. George's Key, clear of Maugre
Key, 20/- per foot.

00ASTISB.

Pilotage from Belize to-'t. aGerge's Key ....... 10/-
Pilotage to bLbun and Manatqe, 5/- for vessels not
exoee~ing 14.feet draft; above that draft, half pilotage
more.
To the northward or southward of Point Yoaoo, no set
pilotage, but regulated by agreement between the Master
and P:ilot.
For e.yry vessel under 50 tons ...............l 0.0
For 0 -to 100 -tons ..................... .. 1.10, 0.
For.'.0p 'to 'o2 tone .***** ..* .* L...... '..*. -* 5. o0
For upwards df 200 tons ......................3 0 0.
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RATES OF WASUBINGI.

Mesasikt g at .3eli-sae, and its vilcnity, per M feet 6/8-
At ,bti- eorge'a Key, Oibun-Point, and Manatee .. 10/-
TO the southward of Manatee *....,.........:..... 13/4
Passage of the Measurer is usually provided when
the southward of Mada he.,

SWORN NaFSURERB.

David detson, Charles Uraig, charles Qunningham, John E.
Henderson, Jervis Harrison, WilliamJewis, a, G, ardlaw,
George Runnals, Henry Gardiner, James e3ankf, Robert Hume,
WT. E. Hampshire, J. C. Alterieth, James Woods, Henry
Gardinerajrdfi eharda- -owen-Q. D,.Ad.olpha., P. L ox, J. J.
Roboteau, Thomas Phillips, James V. Booth, and William
Orosbie.
RW-- o-000 URVE

RCOBN s URvwYOBS.


Captain Soden, 2neVd. I. Regiment.





LAiND SURVEYORS.
James F. Booth, Henry Gardiner, Robert Hume, and
joseph Smith.
JEDiDUs MASTERS.
James Woods, George innnals, and Thomas Ri Arls.

THE Q U BE N.

VICTORIA, Queen of the United Kingdom of 'reat rltaLin
a'nd 'Irelanad e.fend&~r -of "the 4alth, sovereign of the8 Ordev
cf the 'Sartetr, 'histle, 'Ba'th; and 5rt. Patrick, born May
24tM, 1819."' Scoae'aa e her nI thler Wci'2liam IV, June 20th
1837. Prodleaifed "Je- '2 s-t '-a Crowned June 28th, 1838.

THE quESl DOwAGaR
Adelaide, Sister of the ,Duke oI bax6e melningen, bor.a
August a1th 1792, Married July 11th,18l., ito his pte
Majesty King .~uULaJi ILV., .WoQ died June 20th 1837.

MOTHER OF THE Q. I4B_,
Victoria Maria Louisa, sister of the Duke of Saxa
Coburg, Gotha, born August 17th 1786. Married May 29th
bi18, to,the late Idward, Du4e of Kent, and had issue
.Alexandrlna ,Viqtor.a, her present Mejesty. The Duke.
,died January, 2 rd, 1829.,

* c UMNCLEd AiID AUTS 'TO I T .
Augusta lohpia, november 8th, 1768,
Elizabeth, May, 22nd 1770 married April 7th ld18, to
Frederio Joseph Lewias Landgrave of Hesse Hombburg,
born July 30th 1769, who died April, 2nd, 1829.
SR1UET AUGUSTUS, i-ng of 'anover, Duke of Olnberland,
June 6th, 1771, married iLay g2yth, 1815, Frederioa
Sophia Caroline, sister of the Duke of Meoklmnburgh,




47.
THE _UE conti nue d.

Duke of Meoklenburgh, Strelitz, and widow of Pred William
Prizao of Sol~M-Braunfels, born March, 2nd 1778.
Iosue: George Frederlok, Pay 27th, 1819.
AUGUSTUS FREDiRICi, Dhke of SBusex -Jan. 27th 1819

ADOLPHEM FREDEEIOC Duke of Canrbridge, Feby. 24th 1774,
married-May'7th' 1818, to Augusta .ilhealnLaa Louisa, niece
of the iandmgrave of 1iesse, born, July 25th 1797.
Issue: George 'll M arch 26th 1i19, and Augusta Caroline
auly 19th 1822, Mary Adelaide, November 27th 1833,
Mary, April 25th 1776,.married TJuly 2nd 1816, to her
oausin. William Fred. Duke of Gloucester, who died
November 30th 1834.
Sophia, November, 3rd 1777.
OOUSIi, OF T1E *Q3 SISTERR OF TH2 LATE DUZE
S02 GLOUCESTER).

Sophia Matilda, born 23rd May, 1773.

THE ITE 'S MINISTERS.

In the cabinet.

First Lord of the 7,reaaa ry viset. Melbourne
Chancellor of the xxohequer Rt. Hoe. Thos Spring Rice
Lord Chanoellor Lord Cottenham
President of the.Council Miarq. of Landsdowne
Lord irivy--eal, and First Commissioner of
Stand Revenue.- Viset. Duneannon
Secretaries of State -(Home Dept.) Lord John Russell
oreign Vieot. Palmerston, Colonial Lord olenelg.
Firsi Lrd of the Admiralty.- Earl oT l Minto
President of the Board of control.- Rt. :or. air John Usa-
liobhouse.
President of the Board of Trade r Right iHon. roulett
Thompson. .
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.- Lord Holland
Storetary of Jar.- Viscount Howick.





NOT IN TES CABINET.
postmaster General Earl of Liohfield
Lord Chamberlain Marquis of Conyngham
Lord Steward Duke of Argill
Master of the Hprse -, Earl of Albemarle
Paymaster-General ~t. Hon. sir Henry dannell.
viaster of the Mint and vioe-President of the Board1 of
Trade. Rt. Hon. Henry labonaLsIT.
Master-General of the Ordnance Rt Hon. Sir ai4h. .Bg
Vivian, bt.
Chief Seoretary for ralland Lord Morpeth.
Attorney-General Sir John Oampbell
Solicitor-General- Sir Robert M~,Rolfe

IRELAND.
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Marquess of iormandy
Lord Chamcellor lord Plunkett
Commander of the I'oroes -.Liut.-i-enl. Sir s-dward ~lakeney
Attorney-General Rt- Hon- Nicholas-Ball--
Solioitor-General Maziere Brady, -squlire.

THE HOUSE OF P2ERS.

Speaker The lord High chancellor

HOUSE OP C(10ONS.
Speaker Right Hon. James Abercromble

XCCLESIASTICAL ESTABLISHMENT.

Right Hon. William Howley,.DeD., F.R., and o., Lord
Arch Bishop of Canterbury, and Primate of all ~"nglabi

ARiIY.

Commander-in-Chieft General Lord.Hill.
iMilitAy Seoretary: Lt.-Genl. Lord F'itzroy Qomeratt,
Adjutant-+eneral: Lieut-_cenl. Sir John MaoDonald




* 49.


First WOrl 01i-*tWimiralty Narl of-lqito.
seori~rtoss Chat Wood:,, and Sir John.Bufrlow, Bart.

ORDNANCE,

Maefd*-1eG6Ze6ra1 .ieut.-Gyenle Rlohard Iussey Vivian, Bt.

BRUTISmH (LOROI 1BuTpeane-

Gibralte r.-- GovernOr ind 1onlabde r-in-hhlef:
major-General -iir Alex* Wloodford.
malta: Governor .LUiut.-Gifll. 1ri' H. 11 Bouverle
UTlnij. Statta %Qf the Ionian Islands - Lord High.
ommi-sesLgn, Lieut.-Ginl. Sir .Howard .i.odugiase


ZOWSZ"440 :"4 ,va&raor-Ge6al: Lieut.-Gelnl. Sir John
49l.borne.
uppe.V 9A &pb44ve maajqr 44neral ;'ir ieorge Arthur
LptaA.Qt~a ~14(utiGOv. Lieut-Gefll. Sir v'olin Campbell
NOW BlrunsBWiOk- ieut-GOV. major-Geni. sir John harvey.
Island of 2rinoe 3dward, Galph Of bt, 1'awrenoe:-
Ut~ Gov* bir Uhas. Augustus Fitzroy.
NewfoundiJa4:d; .overnor Qapt. 4enry eresoott -a. N.
Jamaioal Governqr iiai-ti.-LG6nle 41r Li~onel 4iith, Bt.
Babamn Islands: ILt.-Geil. CQl. Francis ,oqkburn
Handurg LIieuat, Gov. Uol. Alexandair Mao.Aqnald, ;Us B.
Barbadoes: G.overnor an4 'oIonmnder~n-Q4ief of Barbadoes,
St. Vinoent, 14renadq, lobago., bt. Mqiai, and T9?rinidad
Major General Sir us Jo Murray MacGregor ,Bt,
St. VLnoent: Ltw Gey.--Gapt. Gee-Taylor, Re 7L.
Grenada: It* GOV, Gal carlo Ji Doyle
Tobago: it,-Gov. Major-General H. Uo Oarling
Antiguar Governor and Oommander-in-Chief of tntigua,
hiontserrat, bite Christopher, Nevis, Virgin Islands, and
Dominioat- Lt, Uol Sir Oek g, Uolebrooke.






jilontserrat: kov. and 'ommnander-irn-uhief -'i t, Col.
SM.l G. e olebro.ok,.
St. 0hristophers: Ljt Gov.- 0ol- SEr-4 T 14 aoalOed
Nevls: President James Daniell, 7,quira.
Virgin Islands:- Pres. of oouoll, B. M~ Thomas, bie
Dominica: ~ieut-Gov. Major John Maophail,
British kuiana: consisting of the United Volonies of
Demerara, Essequibo, and Berbile: governorr Henry Light,
.. isag lr e.
yerbioe: Assistant Secretary .Stevens, saquireo
i'rinidad: Lt.-Gov. fight Hon. sir G. P. Hill, Bt.
St. Luoa:- TLt.-Oov. Col. verardt
Bermuda:- Governor- 00ol.. ;'tm Reid.

ASIAT IC.

Ceylon: kovernor--ight Hon. Jas. Alex. o. IkeHansi
,ew Qouth aalas: governor -- Mtr Geo. Gipps, Eto
Van Dieman's Land: governor Sir Geo Gipps, Et,
western Australia: Qovearnor. nd, aMiander-in-Ohief
John Hutt, Esquire.
0Soth Australla; 'Coloniaation Commisslon ina Odlon,
(Office 6 Adelphi Terraoe) Lie --l.
Iorrens, i., A. 1IMaoJnon, dill Hurtt, J Leerr0
S 'Geo Palmer, Jun,, Jacob Montefiore, amueil Mills,
Edward Barnard, joarah Roberts, J4a. pennringtfoa, Bf

C AnBICOAN.
S .
Cape *of .ood Hope_, Gov. and o,.-mmanderoin-Oaief-
SMajor-eanl.Sir 'Jreo N2. apter?
St. Helena: Gov. ;Iajor Genl. Geo. Kiddlemore
Maurrtius: Gov. Lieut. Genl. .Sr Sierra Leone: Gov, Lt.-Ool. Rich. Doherty.
Gambia: Lt-Gov. ,'lliam MaoRki, Esquire.


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