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Title: The Bahama argus
Alternate Title: Argus
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: George Biggs
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahama Islands, W.I.
Publication Date: June 20, 1832
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Subject: Newspapers -- Bahamas   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 16, 1831)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: vol. 5, no. 47 (Dec. 26, 1835)
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GEORGE BIGGS, Editor. WEDNESDAY, JUNE fl, 1889. VOL. I-No. XCVII.
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THE BAHAMA ARGUS. temporary relief, wit out affixing to that relief any portion condition to have such a law enforced in it I Ministers.
-of those conditions which I have alluded to in speaking of though they had given assistance to the)islad, still pere-
rUILISIBD aEt-WERiKLY IN NASIlAl N'. the other more permanent plan of relief. latm aware of vered in that plan which only to announce six months be-
the dificully of this sort of proposition, but I trust that lore had excited the greatest degree of alarm. It was
lirht Dollar per annua-Zam advanm tlio extreme exigency of the case may well form an apo- sufficient to place that society in a situation which would
oL.v for our intention ; anti I have, therefore, to state to destroy all couifidence. The knowledge of the proceed-

alTord assistance to titesufierers tnder these two calamities island. It would he then known that His Majesty's Go-
hbr way of loan. Titi House has already agreed to give vernment could give no relief but on these conditions.
aid to the poorer classes who suffered by the hurricane in There, however, forty or fifty miles of land was already
Barbados; but there still remains a large number of those a perlect waste. The negro population were thrown
who suffered not belouiing to that class, and who, from adrift on tile res of society : how was that event to bo
---- their superior station, can tive security for any assistance met ? It nould lie nisafe to men to live there, much less
POETRY. alrurded ll em; and, therefore, by taking care that that to advance tleir property; and without that, how was
-ot--- - security slas riven, and that the Government should have prospe rity to Iht restored 1 The loan advanced by the
From o London IPfpr. a prior claim over all other charges on the property, lie Government would he of no uwe, unless a lino of conduct
INSCRIPTION itrsteldea lla tli Minis lrs tight safely propose thal Illt ti re attdopil te which Iiwould re store confidence. To sa-
O TH TOMB ERECTED TO TIlE M Y OF THE itmeasure diould be carried into effect. I hope that, in tisly tih' claims of Ini.itlly atild the claims of justice, it
O T TEOMB ERCTED TO TilE MLOIIn oF TIE ladopting this course, uwe Iall be able in prove to tile Co- I.is letecest.tr" loir the Government to avoid that policy
SMARQUIS OF A.NGLESE.A'S LEG. lonist, that we have a feeling of synmplty for thoir mis- which wonlil Ihti p t Ille destruction of these Colonies.
Here rests-ani let no saucy nave fortunes, anil that tie elli'cl will be such as to indluce them Simiil.ir l; ,co.itent has existed ill other islands. It was
Presume to sneer and laugh- t o induilgei a kindly feeling towards tile lMuller-Country, I known, iildeidI, tliiat the negroi's had in some places re-
To leam, that. mouldering Ilt the grave, and ito ive them an inclination towards yielding that fused to uoby their i:iteirs. Expenditure, to improve any
Is laid-a British cA.r. which ur havr so tniuch at heart to acrcomplishi. llavino of the C'lonies, ishiould not be incurred while property
For he who writes these lines is sure said tllu much, I will not detain tire IHouse further, but te'ei in those other i.l,.d al as exposed to jeopardy. Tho
That those who read the whole, nterI(yv move tl;at you do now Ieavb the Chiair. I11 i. .and learned ci:itleitan again referred to Jamaica,
Will fnd such laugh was pr-mature. Mr. Burce thoullcit lt thlle Nohlil Lordl should state ilnd sald tlha it isi ii such .: state tlhat I ti axes could not
For here. too, lies-a sOLE. at ouet, wial ias l he nalre otf thie ili'ef wInI Ic e inl- lie tai*" Ir 1i liipport "it' lte public Lstablishui'nt.
And to propow; because ie could dl erll rxiwct tl hat h incl intions of tie Colonist, concled thle' with
Twin born with other ir e. lIh Colulonit s re to .tirre:nder ill their justt ri,,ht liIt- Ils cu C tII.. bI t th1e lanig"t I-ld by otler Pow rs, par-
Inheeded by their brother toe.I out even uso iIch as k nowi ht i at fli'ey re to have i tictlarly the lat g'e oitf thie Nril- ,oican i te viow.s ,
Who all are now alive. I exchange. It nlist lhave been ll kno n il tlhe Go- I1igt slhow tlli II I 'oe l. wht tile opinions ol lier nations
vernnp ntl, that Ilti( Colonists could nllver consent to ac- we"e. The CoIl out. had contiltiltell to liut I 'ro'u'ylily
A leg and foot. io speak more plaii. cct li jef! on an" such condilionas that proIose.. That of Blritain. Only a pailt f tlle Iteveilue derived front
WRests here, of otl clmih;nt tain, wds cii,'io utlv manifest fruit the i'.ling that hatl been 1the- lInies was oi, incdl ron, sugar. Whent theyy
Who. though his wit. hr mirllt relait, ,itl irotiil iioiia i li wiin an r ni loilr orl lilii, h would our tuittit ac-
Last HIALF. s U :f s U sNDiRST ilNDl(. of tIle (ioverltnment was communicated to tllemi accoml- urelrs find that a great sonrre of thlcir acalllt was rut off.
Who, when the guns with murder Irauti I pani.d w ll tllhe not very judicious coinllentarv of the i 1e ('olonics wouldI pas away Iroin us, and our ini niu-
Pour'd 'u;lets thick as alil. Noble Lold who was particularly connrcltel u itilital DI- licturinig proiperily would passaw away also, and theln our
Could only in this way be L lrouI artment o0 the State. 'That plan had excited throulitl- Ki l)it' l be 'ul e liniteld toi narrow bounds of local in-
out all ithe islands a degree of disonltenti l clt ladl nesri terests. Tli' lolicyof llli.eM, est.'sguoverniint .ascalcu-
Who, now, in Fnglandl, just as gay, lefiore bren known n thlere--' il : li as even to attract tie latid tI nourisl ptll) interests, bul was unortlhy of the
As in the battle brave. noice of all those Pouri wio lit.d possessions in ithe "iiL'iii inilr sis of a grant I'tpire like this. I under
Goes o tle rout. review. or play. siIIe q1 lalrterr till' (iltil, ; and indlet e i l Ie ii. t mci I l.. t ie n c iiitunlani s of tile case, ie coull noi t oUl-
W ith o ;E FooT IN THE R KA L. l ll i s st i as a he is e ;lit tl l that tie (' ,loni' l .il', I ",' ot t Iit'- Sit .akt r I.ni'r 1i11 r t h ili r. Ir f tle .Noble Lord
Fortune in saln here showl' her s)ls, ihoievet str.nll their attacelirnt for ithle l lthtir-(Countr' i hai d ab.illined Irn. hl, coi.rt ive proceelingll for the
For lie will siell be found, lit period >as< at lenrth arrived helin there xistl in t Ii pIrlenl.t nd hal l ranitd a ('uilnaiit'sawe to iin|uir, into thu
Bhoull Englandl', sons enager in filghl. cii'ilr a i (ov;ernllltl irt I1 had foriotllronl that the ('iCo- thol' t.le of illee Colunies as e had alsrggestld, and
Resolv'd to island his ground. nies war,' thei chlllrtin of ith I'p.rent Slalt, floi whtlilc mreasures foIIuIIilld on lltlo, inquiries lad been brought, that
But forne's pardn I mt lmad ariht l ook for the lsl compl te prolreli. ro I w ouli hait' restl.rid conitlidiice, and give valuu io pro-
She wish'il not in Ill.rm It va nolt i IsI in.iutiUon to dih it at length to thle Sit- I lpert. I II lltUid that at lcast IGovernlent would pau >u
And when she lopp'd the hero's lle, r(triol, wliilch hai laalyl) takrtn place in Jamatica; liut i" t't" 'r.
She did not seek liu iti% t a, ial ast, li' niut lie al!,weil tio say, that tlu' i .' l I.rl loiswv k li.a, 1,t 'nil s ilh pain to lhe speech of
oriin of i rrhio ir f inl|.rr lthi ua. le e Cllr o ltns ll hl II, a h all l lie 1arnl, I gnt lln I.in.- The looed) and balik-
Andl but indulgi' a harmless himor in.i. .iriinu aif ont it ,.'st o' s ill r ni tctn tlu l f til. li e hut..i 't leIttn nti f 1 lli qi|uestion was of great import-
She hsaw twit r wealre lh o lle I taken Iplace in thl Briitih li lon Iw of Commonslni. F'ron tie l iia 1. It' is n ie longer delayed it might lead to great
.trhe a" bIouLIt to a nPithl-
Who netr drign'd to run. tar 17fi) to lle year IT1, hlis lail been no inirrec- 'lisiers. It could o.ili., however, be bought to a sals-
fi, l i., Ja ,,na. It %as tlule, indeil, tal liI 17'17 lIhs ll r\ 'i'I" l'.h ) 1n b iy iItluil;l conce.ss ns- (ll rar, ihar ) ;
1m..it iin i lir look place ; hbut titie liirs, so lir iioI join- lii hin % sltinrll d ol that, lie rrereltted the language,
IMPERI IL PARI IA EN T. in,.. Ili, (liroon,.isctild ill lthe I hile agieaist tli.i. In "lih li. an Il. an larnei gentleman hadi applied to
1- 17 in inlsltrection Ib lok place; anootllir iin I'a; anil tt1i' (-i,,ri'netiil. 11., ih.tI-Otsr, fell confident, that lih
IOUL'SE OF COMMONS. o..w al thirdl 111 1:11 ; all ll lhirl h.lad ai- I ..-n tiim ti nll- i Ipolt" 1 oti (iovt ierinint, w.h i it was i explained, nwold
.IRacui 2J. aiisti a inl impolilic diin.-sion, alirch had taken placi in ii.i inire apliolba.iltiul olf tlre Ilose.- hel le thli prll-ent
thle rlilih lloiro f Coii in ons. It would ; only pro.lnce h'llii'stratioin ri11 into oTire, te li House, by' tll. he-
sitn. %i r UnTinE. a scene of iinuert\ ien anioni tihe negro ipitplanion. Tir. solutionss Of Is, ws pledged to eiideavour io prouliuor
On the motion of Looil lliorp, the Orler of the Dia Ministers ouii l t i1 rcirlreful in tleir phorrisIin.s,, andl I'I` ultintite i linretion eand immediate amelioiation of
for the house going into Comniitteo on hllo Stgar Dlrlis, iiuse who lIad icoltenlll l the niry likely io li pro- vr.v te e r- all li nans inran its power. All ll h (GuVern-
was read. duicel oiild avoid It.lguilaing from their passions, inotadl "eis 'uibsequei t to 1823 I had instituted or enforced regu-
Lord Althorp-Before moving, Sir, that you d, leave of a mature juldgment. IhI could not exonerate II;, Ma- l '""1' o i 1 ('t lonii s under tie Crown, Aliich had Dloui-
the Chair, I think that it in y be convenient to the Houis, jresy's Minitlels from all blIme. T'e ha R.i l ,at i. II'1i slai'ry asil proniri d to i l.ahd tu its extinction. lIl
if I preface my mlltioni with one or wo observations. citld much alarm. Looking at ti e ("ircular adilr ir.ed aould nlt discuss tise regulation%, but lie would say thli
It i not my itentlion to dletain lhe Il1l.ite lotl ; hut llar- lt, Ie (,l.rouruors of the Colonies, Ihe muu, sty that surll as ilnr lthyi went lthy were for itre ibnefit of the slave,
ing been pressed on the subject by (;Gnlellnen connecled ('ilcUlirs nr eie not the wan in which a nverrnment ioueghl ari" had not injured thie naslter. In llm Lneilalive Co,
with the Wesl-Ilndia Ilitrc esls, it seems to ler that it mao;y to addlrnss any class if sulbects wlho hadl property iat lUonie tIe exailnpl had nol been followed. IIo would not
be desirable for me to mike a short statement on the sub- lake.-'l'lhe Governmenit acknowledged thal tlle Colon- contrast tlle A, ts of ithr Lieniilatures of thII Colonies Ulitll
jecL I have been toll by those (rGentlemen that it is i,~s erre dsltrrwseil, but insisted onl their ailoptiIn the -le. tihe( Olrdrs of I'incil if lI 24. It was enough for hlirn
necessary Ihal I should state specific allv what is the nature L'ilation of Downins-Stiree. Could tile Noble Vicoulnt i o say lltt lhe lion. andl Ilarneil gentleman wuuld not
of those measures of relieflt which I alluded on the last lie so conlilent in himself, or in the (Go;vernnent to whichI I aswenl that hv any I.tlitlatltire lail Ithese regulations been
evening that this question was debated. On that occasion, ite Ielongeld, to say that he was sufricinlly sacquainltd I' carried into sllct. What Ithln was Governmnnt to do ?
I stated, that I did not think that it would be advisable for wilth the ('ulunial interests as to impose on the Colonirs 'as it Il leavn, slavery as at presenl 1 Were tle Minis-
me to make that stalelment a l the present period, or be- suchl onerols ctondlltions 1 No Government before blis ters not to fllow t lle examples of lleir predecessors, whi
fore I was able distinctly to propose their adoption. In ever thought of imiosinL such a penalty for not oheiing had stronL'ly and rerlateldly recommended the Legisl-
conequence, however, of the suggestions that have been the legislation of oi.vnning Street ; for two thirds of Ill 'uoe of Jamlaica to adopt tier Order of Council, which had
thrown out, I have since given my best consideration to the irople who would sull r had no choice. What could Ib, been carried into effect at Trinidad. If the (Govern-
subject; and I am now boundto state, that ihe more I i aid of a Governnilint which excluded these two-third, mentl had ui.iled to follow such a course, the common
have considered it, tie more clear does it appear to me from relief, because those over them wouhl not adopt tle feelings of humanity, as well u the feelings of tie pub-
that it would not be consistent with my duly to state now regulations of Iis Majesty's Government ? It was new lic, would have rendered it impossible. The Govern-
what is the specific object of my mode of relief. I ant. in Government and in finance to punish men for what menl couul not remain where it was. It wasobliged, by
Ibowever, prepared to repeat what I before stated, that it they could not rentroul or avoid. If t;e legislation was the conlouct of illo Colonial Legislatures, to take other
will be a relief proffered to such of the West-India Colo- most perfeet--and that it was le denied-yet the mode of, steps. rIenonstrances h id already been tried. A cor-
aies as shall have shown themselves disposed to accede enforcing it would destroy all the merits of tlih scheme respondence had Ihetn carried on since 181, to impress
to the wishes of the Government ; and, indeed, it mus i itself. Whatever might be the feelings of the IHo .u a, '"I1 I-' L,'elature of Jamaica in particular the necessity
be evident to all, that, by only moving for the renewal of' to ruinous principles of tlade, lie wai sutre it would oiin "o adoptin,_ Illi views of Parliament At length the lan-
ti eSuar I)Duies for the short period of six nmonlhs, I am ihim in opinion ar.ain. It s 11", !.'i enforcing the sclhme p uage of rr-monstrance crashed to be proper. After Iho
quite willing still to eIave til-. h air open Io di.rcusion. it., If. It as Ilhe first arc of the present Governmrnt. s 'Iecl of tlii lion. and Learned Gentleman it was ne-
But, besides these measures, the llouse is of rcuorr, pe.r- It hail malt' no communication to the Colonial Lguisla- ceslarI that hi, houe should be made aware of what had
fectly aware, that, in different p:llt of Ihe W1.i-Iilia litre before It ordered this scheme lt, he penxeitPl. The been done by previous Administratioas. In 1823 a Cir-
Colonies, severe recent calamities have taken place, which excuse, however, adopted by the Government was the cular was sent ott by Lird Bathurst; a second Circular
have given rim to great destruction of property. I allude, state of tie slavish. There was nothing in any speech of was sent out on the 9th of July of the same year, address-
of course, to the hurricane in Barbados, and the insurrec- Mr. Canning's rnntrary to the principle, that whatever ing to them the strongest exhortations. The Noble Lord
tion in Jamaica, which calamities have necessarily greatll was done in the Colonies must be done in and through the quoted tie language of Ihe dispatch calling the Legislature
aggravated the local suffering in those Colonies where they inhabitants of the Colonies themselves. He wished that of Jamaica to execute lie wishes of the Government will
have occurred. Looking at this distress, we have felt tlie Ministers had adopted the prinrbole of the Govern- all pon-ible celerity. A Resolution was ldhn passed by
that it would be perfectly consistent with that sympathy, ment of Mr. Canning anil of the Duke of Wellington. the Legislature of Jamaica, expressing surprise and regret
which the Mother Country oigiht to feel towards the Ci- le obeclele also to Ihe time which ha.l been selected to that dte Minisrenr had sanctioned the principles of the
lonies, for us to call on tlis Hlouse to come forward witllh force the colonies to sllumission. Was Jamaica in a fit (Conit;nul on her last Poge.)







part in redeeming dhe public faith, i which their exam- truths have been told to them. Of whatslev.e. rs

T = LROa L.7Se pie wUa followed by dll Council, they left it to the Eecu. m"y be his feelings is very evident, that tihe gFld jade
fe tw determine, whether the Bll should, or should winces. MYr AaUTIONI 0rAND UNCONMTADICelm; and
ive to determine, wherlsr the Bll should, or should not, it' I have been informed aright, that a Constable ha m.
WEDNIBS AY, JUNE 9*. 18-W become a lw.. Having gone so far, the House als de- ceived orders to attend to the irregularities complaeleed
., ..e--- lermined to provide for the safety of tim town of Nasau, I may take some credit to myself, in having aroused eo0a
NOTICE TO OUR CORRESPONDENT. by continuing the Nightly Guard act; but, says the Loyal little portion of energy in the Police Magistrate. It h.
lonoetus" hasheen received, and will be inserted in Subject, or rather the Police Magistrate, why did tbo been with reluctance that, on this occasion, I have pt
our next; being too late, and too lenglly, for this day's House of Assembly pass any act, if they did not intend myself forward as a mcen o lenes that the previls v
ipsion. to ps all ? If they had out presented the Nightly Guard fur years; the personal viiance and activty, however
P act for the Governor's asent, all the other acts would of former Police Magistrates, so checked them, as to have
Our correspondet Civis" must have touched the have remained in force." The answer is a plain one : it prevented them from becoming positive nuisances or
Police Mgimsrate to the quick, for not content yith issuing never could have been supposed, (or if supposed, the even tters of complaat it ws th dul
his official notice to the Constables, ordering them to lloue never would have been justified in acting on such a an acting Magistrate, to attend at his office from ine
patrol he traee on the Sabbath day from sunrio until supposition,) that the Governor would have committed o to two ; and that he was not to perform the duly of
sunset, healo makes his appearance before the public in ill-judged an act, as to withhold his assent from the Re- a Constable. But will be have the effrontery to ny
tie masquerade habit of A Loyal Subject," with venue Bill, or, if he was determined to do so, that he that, for the handsome salary that hitherto has been
Shakespeare at his head, and an act of Assembly at the would so recklesslyy have signed tle death warrant of thirty tac ed to te appotintmet,s n he perform an ty-feol
opposite extremiy, to prove, by force of poetry and law, acts, by giving his assent to a continuing Bill-the origi- recovery of petty debts of three pounds and under;
that ho, the Police Magistrate, is calumniated most grie- nal of which, would have remained in full force; ines- and for which he receives fees, also 1 It is generally
vously ; that the evils under which the Colony is now much as tho meeting of Assembly would not have consti- admitted of such use only is now this Police Office. The
lahouring, are to be attributed solely and entirely to the tuted a session, and consequently, the Nightly Guard act, interference of power, and the cringing and spiritleasso.
mission to that power, has brought into contempt the whole
spread of radicalism, as fabricated" (to use his own together with the thirty other acts, the existence of which Magistracy of the colony; and has, instead of radicalism,
words) by a radical junto, and that we are indebted to die was dependent on a session of Assembly, would have con- as this Maristrate asserts, occasioned all the disrespeg.td
fostering care of Ill Excellency tie Governor, for an as. tinued efficient parts of our statute book. It was, there- all the insubl'ndination so woefully experienced. Still, if
rape from many of the ills which ott 'rwiso would have fore, not the Assembly, but Sir James Curmichael-Smyth, this Loyal Subject, in lieu of performing the office of a
Ieen entailed on the Colony, by the rash conduct of the who gave the death blow to those acts; and he, and he foormann, could have reconciled ito himself, obi ccasinoal
late House of Assembly! alone, must be answerable, and responsible for the con- hine of Royalty, and presented his pretty person in tho
To commence with the last position, we admit, freely sequences: and we defy the Police Magistrate, or any of parts of the town, where excesses are most likely iobe
and frankly admit, that many inconveniences have fol- his creatures, to show that he has, in any one instance, committed, Iis presence and his remonstrances might
lowed the Resolution of the House of Assembly, not to stepped forward to avert any of the many evils entailed have had some effect ; and at the same time, it i very
transact any further business with the Governor ; but that on lhe colony by his own ill-advised conduct. possible, have spared him from any attack.
The quotation he has prefixed to his effusion is totally
such resolution was either raise or ill advised, or that we As to the charge of radicalism," brought against the inapplicable. Public men, are public property ; and
ore indebted to the Governor for any of those inconve- respectable inhabitants who have fearlessly and iodepen- wlhel their weaknesses, and indolence, or incapacity, are
niunces being avoided, we most emphatically deny. dendy opposed die ruinous policy of Sir James C. so notorious, asto cause a neglect of their public duties,
What was the sir'ilion of the members of the late Smyth, and his adherents, coining as it does from so it is no slander to comment upon them.-While this Magi-
IlolJe of Assembly, at the opening of the l,.t session ? despicable a character as tie Police Magistrate, is totally rate has been lavishing incnse on the deity lie arshipn
A former Iouse of Assembly had solemnly declared, that unworthy of notice. We will, however, ask him-does this supernatural being, he ascribes blessings, and our
Sir James Carmichael-Smyth had violated tie trust re- le attribute to the spread of radicalism, the circumstance avoidance of many ills ; he imputes to the late House of
posed in bim by his King-had entrenched upon Il- rhts that lie, the Police Magistrate, is now despised and held Assembly, all tlle annoyance, all tlle inconveniences, we
of lis Majesty's subjects of these Islands-and :1.!, in utter contempt, by every man, possessing one spark of c'iplain of. To the late Members of that Ilouse, (if it
thereby, forfeited the confidence of dtose over who m he honour in thue communityy I If it isto the spread of radi- hin, I consign him ; an d he may be toli, when they aeov
had been sent to govern; and, taking their stand upon calism that he alributes this fact, then we tell hint, that meet, for again i ill they be re-elected, that the objection-
t,cse hligl grounds, had petitioned their Sovereign for his there is treason in his master's cmimp-for, even his poliri- abil matter in the bill he alludes It, of deducting three
removal. This pleition was metby thesperious argument, cal Iriends and associates, Colonel Bu.;. r, Ju.. i. :i- hundred pounds, from his and his father's emoluments of
IIat it was te intrigues of a party, and not the voice of lands, and others, have entered into the general feeling, Ulpwarls, as I am informed, three thousand per annum, will
irbe ,,h hi -d in a still Cr tier devree.-l'lie purse arisos
thle people which had originated it. The petitioning party and expressed themselves aslmmed of him. are in I iunlaidf tie Repre, d ir %1 1 i, I spioe, and
challenged the assertion, and appealed to a general elec- As a word at parting with Mlr. Neshiut, we would ad- that puise will lie eillir )losened, or closed, arcc.rinsg
oon, as dieonly ordeal by which the fact could be deter- vise him to stick to his Police duties-to leave olT anon"- the merits, or demerlts, of persons having any claim.
mined. After a delay of nearly six months (during which mous writing, and never to buing himself unnecessarily be- Power may flmninate silly Proclamations, with a view that
time, every art was resorted to, to gain proselytes t the Inre the public. By following ltis advice, he may escape the hih aii thee low m lay trenble; summonses may be
I issuel, fir the aitenilanuce of all perlsins holdliun situalisii,
causeof mlisrule and oppression) tlle challenge was met the risk of being again nearly deprived of his senses Iy andi they may be insulted by being told you are daves,
by issuig writs fx a general clectiotl. fright ; ard may, in the course of time, sink into tal anold, right or wrone, you shall support me,or woe be unto
On the day on which the petition to the Kine for the oblivion which disgraced, degraded,nnd despised, as he is, .e '-An equal right may he maintained on the other sile
e;overnor's removal, passed the former Ilouise f Assenm- he ought to hail as the most desirable state in which he pf the que.tion; .nol Mr. Charles Rogers Nembitl and his
lly, seventeen numbers, exclusive of *he Spe.ker, were could Ie placed. Papa may be informed, that walh n ou are industlriously
ly, seventeen members,nd auerlv opposing the welfare onf the Colony, and just
present; upon die question being put, that the petition int remts of those who clothe and field you, that that clo-
should pass," thirteen voted in the afiruiative, and fous From the( llohaa Royal G;zette, of IGth ins. I hing aJnd trat food, may be withheld from you.
in the negative. On the first day of the last sesiioin,lhese A Robbery of an unlisulal nature, uwae committed at I am,
thirteen members again took their seals-whlile hut one Gen"nre, in the Easern DI)ircit, ol Saturdlay r Sn- Mr. Editor,
'lday night last, the family who had been residing there for Your obedient servant,
(and he from his prominent deficiencies, the least minfl- some weeks, having come to town a day or two pre- CI'VIS.
untill) of the four, again found lii way into dlo House. viously, on a visit to their friends, and not having brought
loere,then, was a clear and unequivocal expression of any thing with them, esrept a few requisites for them- NAsSAr, June 191h, 1832.
public opinion, upholding and sanctioning the acts of the selves and children. On going up to Glenmore on Mon- To the Editor of the lahama Argus.
former House, nd joining out to tiotn members the iday, it was found that the dwelling house had been broken Sin-I was much gratified, that in this age of moral
ormer H od pointing u o t member h open, and Robbed of almost every article that had been debasement and servitude to the caprices of a weak
course which the people of tIe Bahamas expected them left in it, that was alnywise polriubl among which were mortal, when every fooling ofpatriotism and public spirit
to follow. Now, although most undoubtedly, a repro- wearing apparel, bedding, snopha mattress and rmver, which onceeaisted in this mall community, his been ab-
entative ipot to render blind obedience to the opinions china, crocker) and glassware, silver spoons, all the kith- I orhed in the one ruling passion of ali day-the love of
of his consituents,-yet, when he finds those opinions are n utensils, and several articles of stores and household self-a citiuzn should have stepped forward to expose the
in strict accordance with his own, he becomes frmer and supplies. One of the gentleman's servants, on goine incompetency o our Police Magistrate, and point out
in strict order with own, he becomes firmer ad here on onday, observed a black woman, retreating those out-door duties which he had, in a criminal degre,
more determined, in acting up to opinions thus sanction- over the wall, with a bundle ; she was recenoised, and neglected to perform.
ed by thee who have clomen him to watch over their in- afterwards taken up and committed to the iWorkliouse; I have no other object in view, in thus presenting m)salf
tere ts. Such was the situation of tie members of the hut discharged for want of snltcient proofof participation to the public, than to express through the medium of your
late Houe of Assembly, at the opening of the session. in the then. very valuable paper, my contempt for tle ignorance of
They found, that a very considerable majority of the Ba- The above account wa certainly a piece of news to us, Mr. Charles Nesbitt of his Magisteril duties, and he
ma constituency (at least dree fourths) considered the inmuch a we had t eve heard of the rgary until we ycophancy displayed in hi letter to the Elitor of te
dminitrtien of Sir James C.rmichcl-Sm the .aw the statement is the Royal Gazette, on Saturday last. Royal Gazette, under the signature of A Loyal SVa-
administration of Sir James Carmichael-Smyth, e s the t iusta that cles o luso cas. Jc';" as well as my regret, that so independent a siee-
most hamidul one to the colony which had ever existed, It circu nce that artcs of cui- her of our community, as Civis" proves himself lo be.
nd deemed hi removal (let such removal be obtained atshould have been oes not fill the lace of some one of the piriless ete-
end his removal (l sh removal obtained t carried away and concealeJ. without detectio ofthe thieves men who uselessly swell the list of Justices of the ace.
whatever crifice it may) the object most to be desired (for there must have been a plurality of them) by the Police. The Police Magistrate offers his observations to the
In those feelings and these views, tu icmbers honestly We have been formed that, benles the sopha" mattress. Editor of the Royal Gazette, as an antidote to the
and coascientiosly conurring, the fint point for consi- there were two others of a much larger description stolen at calumny" of Civis; but I would ask, whether he has
deration was, how to obtain this end, with the least pos. the same time.-Caa there be a sirager proof than this gla- disproved any one assertion made by Civis I Has he at-
ible injury to the colony. To enter generally into busi- ring outrage has furnished, of the uediciency of our present templed to shew to th public, that none of the nuisance
nes with the Governor, would have been rendering no- Police establishment. At the neat robbery that takes place. cniplained iof, list 1 On rel contrary, has li not tdy
gatory any attempt to effect their purpose-while, on the we should not be surprised to learn, that the thieves had car- melted e has, therefore, been in no way slandered, dis
other hand, to ahtani from raising revenue, and pro ried away tbe houe a well as its contents.-Ed. Argu. his quotation from Shakespeare exposes his ignorance is
hiding for the payment of public creditors and the sup. 1th June, 183. author a nd proves tat e reads l v te
port of the public intitution, would have been entailing To th Editor of te BaAama Argu. lie remarks, that Magistrate is not to perfot the part
on the colony heavy incumbrances, in some measure Sm--Charle Rogers Nesbitl, the Police Magistrate, is of a Constable-ganted: but a Magistrate neglect bi
perhaps eacriing the faith of the coloy ; and, at any undeniably the Loyal Subject, to whom the Editor of the own peculiar duty," when he does not soe that bhis sbordi-
rate, laying the 6odation of great disres of both a Royal Gaette i indebted, in saving him the trouble of nales perform their's; and Mr. Nesbitt is the fst Mags-
public ad private nature. Actuated by a deie to e thinking, by furnishing him with matter, (it signifies not trate I ever heard deny, that his duties were to endeaver
h- aQh which 611R up so great a portion of his last paper. to maintain lhe scacc *d rnquillily of the lovn, *ld 1
them evils, the Aemblyprepared and passed a Reven hat) whichfilups great a portionof his last paper to maintainthe ce and tranquillity of the town, d to
tha ev th A prpred *nd psed Retenue Contempt is an epithet very commonly expressed by the suppress all kind ol vice and immorality.
and Appropriation Bill ; and having thus performed their Police Ilagistrate, as well as hb some of his fricrd.g, when To lhi tirade a7ninst the House of Assembly, I shaI







S Aic Maistawa IrMlgaan.


Sjin the words of Colquboun, in his able
Spthe Police of the metropolis of Egland.
jaJ gistrte has nothing to do with the politics
m gumy ; and he is incapable, and unworthy of the
S mm in him, ifhe permits any bias, or influence,
IY which is immediately connected with a correct
is executioo of dte laws, to take hold of his
i.t l only by this line of conduct, dtLa he cao either
r himself useful or respectable."
flfusome encomium on the conduct of the Governor,
be treated with merired contempt, and passed
Silencee" were I not willing to give Ilia Excellency
, whenever credit is due; and being strangely igno-
fany benefits which he lias ever conferred upon those
e, unlesss the encouragement he has given to the
p f Mustachoes, is considered by the Police Magis-
,a benefit ) and equally so of the evils he has most
Cmandingly averted, I shall feel obliged by a parti-
raccount of them. It is unnecessary to lint, that
ilyal Subject must not place, as one in his list of
im, the appointment of Charles Nesbitt to tile situa-
Sd Police Magistrate, as I am pretty sure that you,
:Editor, as well as many others, will object.
I remain,
your well whelir,
A TOWNSMAN.


PORT OF A tVArU.S1r. -


07t Eery persw about to aoe the(ms Islands, after
htaing resided therein fr the space of TrelTry DYs, must
gie aecriy at the Secretary's O rfce,or pt up kisiame in
said Ofcefor IrrEEN Ds av previous to Ai departure-af-
ter which, at any time during FBTT-rivE DAYS, a Ticket
may be obtained.
NAMES OF PERSONS
ABOCT TO OBTAIN TtICrLTS ellf DEPARTi l:.
3Sd February Elizabeth Rullivuan
lslr April \V. I. Alexandl.
24l1h John Allay
1't June FrIancis Montell
2ll lMaria Joh. Isn
6th William Hnibsin
Illh S. A. Bode
14th John IW.iker


.-no NassAr, June 18th, 1832. AIIRIVED, IIAIIRY,a ieid hald.
A.LSO--
To the Editor of the Bahama Argus. June IShlr-Sloop Eacle, Curey', Cuba The fast sanllg sloop W ill:n & IHenry.
so-A writerof well known duplicity, who has as- lPldrains,C :pper, Mlhoganv,Slaiiirll ALSO-
Sthe appellation of Loyal Subject," has, through Cedar, That very Ilrer' LOT, togetlier wilh thie Hl t l fi and out
medium of the Royal Gazette, attempted something to II. (;GREN. sLADE i CO. building. Ilrrouito llrICincl', litrly ocupirld by the dc-
riodic on of our worthy Police Magisirate, whliose S. sclhr. Estrella, Agi la, Xibara ceased.-'lihe lot extends back to the New Road.
She tells us, is to attend tie Police Ofice from 9 A. L.itinuitls lll Iuolic,Sugar, Phlmnains, ..li-
rl 2P. M., in order to receive complaints and inlin- ('ig;il, i&. 4 dwelling Ilouie now on the above Lot, to be removed
IloD, respecting all felonies, trespasses, rnisdemlneanours, to Joi.' THrossuN & Co. iithiu a reasonable lin'e, ait lipr purcha .rs eplence.
Inches of the peacr, nuisances, and oilier olli'nce, and LIK.E WlINE-
peal with the offledeis according to Law." CI,-. 1 l:), u ) Horsre and Lot,, with ihler out buillings, situate to
Were it not that some persons take every thing for June lth--Sp.srir. Mim., Friarr ro, Cuiba ll ridenc. A full descriuti
ated, that appears in print uncontradicted," I should chr. Billio, F'ranri, Dit t, till r.st riv Mr. JIC ie lil residence. A ful deserii
he the public to believe his friend C. It. N. to be, that 19th Schr. Sarah Jane, Sevright, St. Johr's, B. T'Eltl S-3 nontlv' Credii, on giving approved se-
ble observer of the duties of his oice, which lre would cority.
,describe him; but, unfortunately, his character as a June S'lI.
listrate is so well known, that it needs nmoe than t1i 1ith-Blrig Coarii, Itaird, HIlavana e 2i
eof A Loyal Subject," to eradicate the bleoish lill-Arn. S,,p Signal, (Grifin, lBoston 1Y IIENl Y .Ai)l)ItLI.
rn upon it since his filling the Magisterial Chair I in A"in. Sloop PITeer, llaker, New v irk ,
ting which, le as sworn before God and man, to act Sloo Am. ho, Teisrn, ai,,cadal, l n oda n, h ,l n,
irtially, and as the duty of his office requires. ; 1 io, leisJ a Trr. So l. .,1o.
We are then told, it is his duty to receive complaints Si.. seir. Miria, Fr.rrero, (ubai At 11 O'olock,. M.
.e, it is fresh, very fresh, in thie memories of trost of Schr. Bl liohn, I 'rc, Dil., % \il i,! sold
salt not nany tionths ag,, when a certain J.ldlge was 19thh ar. sc,. '- hree Si tr,, Glandelr, New irk That valuable' anil n wll kInow Islant.ation, called Cooa
iiolator of the peace, and lor his daring received a ball 21th Schr. Sarah Jane., Si.vright,S. John,', N. II. Nut ,.si,.e, aliout two miles to tho Westsard, ot tlie Iown,
violtlor ofhfile peace, and lur his daringre- ivel, a ball .t \' haID(
misiabreast, that tllis sam dlutilul iMagistrate, armed with -- ----- rl i.i 360 acres-a grean part oi which has never
i and Paper, went i ltheiI house of the wounded Julge, PO II NA4 l be11 uhder cultIsatiin. Ahoot one hundred acres are en-
nmly allowing hilm tlle to rcu,,ver lroni his nlorllinig's B IIV.\TE CONTR \CT, t'l.1i a i. ai i', i5 in l l t lare pasures.
mansion ; and though told, tim wound was not monal, l Th? "i o i e i a, r ii se quantity of
induced the Jule to m,.ke an aff lavial eainst MNuor A TRACT of Land on lln 1.1.l ', ciontainin 160 oo, Fil ,ch ouull r. r.iiil,-r t a alr..ale coiridtrtltion
SWlls, whom be had struck in a public .Bll Ilu.iur. Now, areis, ,i.nlorIl w lh Sthn,. .i.r1, lhtin the last aniy ..rsou dusooed o, rlter into coitracl fo tihe supply
i, for whom was this zeal displayed I Was it to al- :' "t. "ip"" '1 Iland, ai jouline Kmlp's tract, sad Ox- ,I li' (arrion. Itr ine.tinuamile llloperlies, on tle scOue
imiter that inpartiality, beconting a Justice of the Ie-nll og t llte Nairows. It is an excellent stock faml, 'of paa.siurge, are so iUe I knuion, it requires noi recomIien-
rwpe, or to gratify the evil manrlinations of lim WI os. wihl ready prepared wal.rinie pliacrs; the viry bert pas- dJilion.-Tli'e Fr tl tr..ee ate iiiiuinerable, and of sccry
klly hale had I,)ng evinced itself against this oppressed ti re, anIl uIpo ittl tre' is a large quanitiy of firesuoJ, and deai ri,.nio,, llidl.l tli, Iisliand.
dcer. Let the unprejudiced answer ; and, to do sun also a great plenty of lballast. li, f ront, rine e are Irm ui11 i,, t iacrrenof GuineaGrass,
mdidly, lir him enqlire, wlleher lhis zealous Magi.stlate iTh ahbi ve will le found well worthy the attention of sell % elialisLiied airnd fiu iiu 5) to 74j Cocosa Nut trces-
rsequally desirous of getting n allnidait from 3.ijr any person inclined t raise stock, ,ine hau, I for tire nany in beari.g.
-',llb-the persor assaulted. li.d he have dono lis i Mai.ket ; or for a Plalnation, tIn' soil being sery good. AI 1.0-
mvid have been fulfilling the duty of an impartial Judge; Fur parlulars, apply at tis office. T folloi. vluable Slave, s/.
hialai! such an act would not have pleased his devoted "Jun lih. SOI'll I ycar', an x ctl'unt (Cok, alhecr arol
m-r; and instead we find lirn procuring outlr uallila- NOTIC'E. I Iri)rr.
v tIo prove low vory wrong itwasfor Major Nicolls lo PT. HTOR ON I1. 1. su s that nil count ears, Hs S rvn.
rn the sarcastic and imperious salute of Sir Jaric, asirai ln, ill hl rendered on or before W.enues- J \ 1NE. '2 .i,,ar-, a guod Cook and W .,rllhl.
s merited pity and contelupl. Iiw stra.une it is, that de n t, t.,he 2 .0 i rsta, for payment. 'I0 1Y r.
n will smile, and mile again, and be a villain. ITus Jt I,, r. ILLIIAM, :1 )ars.
ar, the public will judge, now conscientiously our Police _-.-- PG;Y, 36 earq, Cook anl Ioul Servai.
Magistrate has fulfilled the duties of his office, who by NOTI(E. J Ol, -ars, r ay about Huse.
i is directed tolteceive, and not to run afler, cone- | ilE-" SI'BSCRIBERH Ihi,., about to leave ho Island, J i
plants, dc., at his otlice, and there deal will them ruess an i r cement of all aount. 'OLID car, a ver and Field hand
twording to law and not according to tie will of Sir ,nuc hrim, or i hey will be put in suit, ind arinin iv. I rim l 111, I. seas, 'i laude.
baes. In thecase abovo ruldled, lhe should have waited W. 11. F''LFOIID. J L"FFRY, 17 years, acrusltomed to work withll a MIo
mil both par'ils cuuld have appeared at his lfice, June 15th anl Plasterer for lie l.ist tuo \cars.
tlre given an impartial hearing to both, and then, PI), 17 ar, a rp er.
Ihe thought proper, bound both over to keep the ANA NTED, young nn of good character, a,7ocan Pi i:. i, cears, a.rion t d e a art.
ace. In a more recent occurrence, he feels it ne- V be well recommended, to be eruployid in an AAI(ON, it. 1:1 ,,ars,, a ,r, snart waiting Dos, lpai-
uary, for his own personal convenience, to bind Auction Store. Appl) at tlis uffie. ciilarlv iauid w v n a lorse.
war two respectable individuals, to keep the peace-at June lbll. GORDO1. II vears, in c,,nsictao l ,t,,,,lldv with a Dra .
e, to keep his person unmolested, by that very un- NOTICE JIY, ) hand a .
amortable tsline, a piece of lead; and yet, lie says, no- NOTICE. J ERlh mu, 10 .sars, ranl aui a Ilouse.ror
Lag to Judge Sandilaedi, an intimate of Sir Jaums,' lor EORGE W\AT.,ON, Clock and Watchmaker, curry tg d .-
tmpting a challenge, which, but for his after revealing uC thankful for theeticuirageimeut and support he lih Junoe i:Ih.
6 parties concerned, would have entitled hill 1 the received in his line of business, begs to acquaint iris
|d feelings of many who now despise him. If it was friends and the public, tlha hi hlas entered into Coper- FOR NALE-
Sfor a Judge of an inferior, it certainly was law for nershipwithMr. JAMES KNOX, Clock and Watchmaker, A TRACT of Land on LonLe Iland, containing W. )
me of a higher Court. But no-he parties bound by and trusts that, from iunciuality and attention, to meri acres, within the vicinity of lhe Salt Pond at Great
L were bitter opponents to the measures of Sir James, a continuance of their tavours. II.ibour, well adapted for tlhe culture of Corn and Cot-
ahse tool he is, and, of course, accounts for the conduct The business will be in future, conducted under the ton ; bounded Easterly by Peter Dean's land, Northerly
f this Police Magistrate. Unfortunately, Sir, lor our firm of Watson and Knos. and Southerly by tie sea, and Westerly by Peter Dean's
latw, an independent man is not allowed to hold a situ- N. B. Jewellery also carefully and neatly repaired, land. Particulars will le made known, on application tI
tion where independence would operate against the Quadrants and Comupases neatly cleaned and adjusted. Win. J. Weecl, Esq., Nassau; or to the subscriber, at
ie of our ---- Look at the displacement of June 13lh. Eaiema. A credit of six months will he allowed the pur-
Aaderson and Duncome; and we will find it originating- chaser.
frm the fact of their acting according to the law-whicl NOTICE. DAVID SEARS.
Pscribes their duty-and not tihe pleasure of Sir Jautes. ESUBSCRIBER having enlarged one of hi. Little Fsinma,
"aping, Sir, to du ty-enuiand peasw urem Hd eFnlard S9% h I' ash Ala,18K2. i
pi Sir o see thse nuisces soon removed, Stores in Market-street, and turned the Stock of
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servnt two into one, offers for rent, the southernmost; also notifies, NOTICE.
AuMICrUS that he has received an assortment of fresh Goods per A LL PERSONS having demands against the Estate
_______ Euphemia-which, as well as those previously on hand, J of Joseph Saunders, late of the Island of New
he offers for sale at very reasonable prices. Providence, gentleman, deceased, are requested to reader
XUMA SALT, for sale nt 15 cents per bushel, T. W NECKS. the same duly attested; and those indebted to the said
Apply to N.B.-T. W. J. Necks forewarns all persons from em- Estate, are likewise requested to make immediate pay-
TIIOMAS TIOMPSON, playing any of his Slaves, without a written order front ment, at tite office of G. P. Wood, Esqu.re.
At Eiuma. him. TIIOMPSON SAUNDUR k, Executor,
Fh,- L. I.. lt Anril 2


BY IIENIRY GREENSLAbE d CO.

To-morrow, Thursday, the 21st instant,
A'T TNo VENUC IUOuLE.
At 11 O'Oloek.
W1 ill be *itl
Wl'itho ther least Reserre,
The follow ing valuhblr Slaves belonging to the Estate of
tlie late Mr. Joseph Thompson:
'it.

JOAN, und her cihildlren, IIF.STER and SARAII,
P II. LLIS, and her inuiant Child,
RACHAL. EL
CILLA,

JENNY, and fonr chlildr.n, \DAM, LONDON, JOIIN
iand ~ \A.('-accus.tineid to Field work.
(rl:OR(;-:, FIINCI.\(' ,
MIt)SLS, ANThONY, Good Sailors.
DEAL, TOM, )


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(Cminued frees tolirs I'age.)
r iembeslo the Coloies. The Asembh even refused to
utertau tha lae m of the ultimate ext etion of slery.
Mr. Burge widshd am Noble Lord to read the Report,
because several nmeure favourabl to alio slaves were
paued that Sesaln.
Lord liowick had not the whole Report with him.
What he Iad read showed that there was a spirit in the
Amembly of Jamaica, which would render romonstrance,
nater nine year of remotrance, worse than childish.
t)n July 30, 1n5, Lad Bathurst sent another dispatch,
epresing his regret that the measure for admiltine Slave
EIvidence was rejected. On the 18th March, 1826, ano-
ther dispatch nipmeed similar sentiments. On ileia 2d
September, 1827, Mr. Hmkisson, taking the sane view as
Lord Bathurst, wrote a letter, representing, in strong
terms, how unsatisfactory was the conduct of the Legis-
lature. lie disallowed the Act of 1826, relative to Slave
Evidence, on account of its clause against Toloration.
.n Act passed, he was aware, in 1W31, without these
clauses; but it was important to recollect tlhat Mr. IIus-
Lisson pronounced the Act of 1820, oven without these
clauses, to be totally unsatisfactory. Further correspond-
encu ensued, insisting on tim Legislatures of the Colonies
carrying into execution the Resolutions of Parliament.
In all these Dispatches the necessity was pointed out of
the governmentt having ecuurse to other measures. The
late Secretary to the Colonies, Sil George Murray, wrote
two Circularsoon after Isis accession to oflice, in strong
and decided language, calling on the Legislatures to adopt
measures of a decisive character, they being equally
necessary to insure the protection of their property and
satisfy the people of England. That was llio language of
Sir Georgu Mlurray in Septelnmnl, 1ie28. lie subse-
qouently adopted, to the letter, thle languas.. l Mir. Ilus-
Lisson. After so nany proofs tlat further discussion would
lead to no satisfactory result, would it not have been dero-
gatory to the honour of the (rown again to tender advice
that had been so often and conlemnltuously rejected. A
regard to eli interest of the West India oidy dictated a
cessationof remonstrance. To allow this irritating con-
troversy to go on midht have been justly objected to by
tine West Indiasn themselves. Either the governmentt
Smust take measures to ca ry tile Resolutions of 1823 into
efioct, or it must have asked the Parliament to wildllr.lw
them. His great regret at the conduct of tlie Colonists,
was caused by the circumstance that it tended to injure tile
Colonies themselves. The Government wa. bound, there-
fore, to state what course it meant to adopt. lerlhaps,
indeed, it would have been wiser had tlhe couIse it now
proposed to follow been earlier adopted. The delay in
past lime was only another instance of tliat temporizing
policy which aild led the governmentt in other cases into
the greatest lificulties. Tile Governsmn't ksas 'nost nlx-
ious to avuoil hving recourse to tiose harsh monsures which
liad been attributed to then. They hald holed that by
sninking it the interest of tile Colonial Lrgislatures to adopt
a better couIrse of feeling they might be led to comply tile
more ireailiy will the wislers of thie Governnient and tile
people of this country. It was on that principle that the
Government acted when they made public tlle resolutions,
which were afterwards acted on. It was ithi a view
of showing thel colonists it was their interest to yield,
that the Noble Lord (when tlhe Mnember for Wey-
snouth gave notice of a motion on tile subject) read these
resolutions to tihe Iouse, which were intlilend to irn-
pose a different duty on tihe colonies which accepted tihe
Orders in Council compared with those which ref'usa'
them. At tim same time notice was given IIat the Orders
in Council, which Sir George Murray hail prepared, but
left inperfect, would be forthwith sent out to lthe colonies,
with those conditions attendanton their acceptance, which
ihe had already described. It was for these regulations,
respecting the different scale ofduties, that the (overn-
nent were now especially ridiculed and attacked, and it
asu openly declared that these discretionary duties would
have the very opposite effect to that uliich was intended.
The lion. and Learned Member for Eye (Mr. Burge) had
enclaimed, "did any one ever hear of such a monstrous
propositionn I No such project ever entered the mind of
lr. Canning-no such project was to be gathered from
the t1hour of those celebrated resolutions of that States-
man on which the louse had pledged itself to act." lie
(Lord Ilowick) had undoubtedly never denied that the
riost desirable course, as well as the safest and speediest,
for efrcting the emancipation of ie slave, and securing
his ult,.atel comfort and happiness, would be through tihe
means of colonial legislation (hear, hear ) That he had
never denied, and he would be most anxious to see it
accomplished (hear from tile Opposition.) But ii any
one contended that Mr. Canning did not c,- n.neplate fiscal
regulations as aa ultimate resource against tise planters, lie
would ay they did not interpret rightly the sentiments of
that Statewnan. In the celebrated speech pronounced at
the period when he moved his resolutions on the motion of
the Member for Weymouth, lr. Canning used the follow-
ing observation: We have a right to expect from the
colomal Legislatures a full and fair co-operation ; and
being as much averse by habit, a I am at this moment
precluded by duty, from mooting imaginary points, and
looking to the solution of extreme though pot impossible
questions, I mus add, that any resistance which might be
manifested to the exprea and declared wishes of Parlia-
ment-any romance, I mean, which should partake not
of reason but of contumacy, would create a case (a case,
however, which I sincerely rust will never occur) upon
which His Majesty's Government would not hesitate to
come down to Parliament for counsel" (hear, hear fiom
the Opposition.) He (Lord Howick) thought this showed
pretty plainly that Mr. Canning contemplated having re-
course to coercive measures, if they were found necesry.
And this was the more apparent, from the language which
the same Right lion. Gentleman held on the 16tl of


Marh, 18 : The are three possible modes," he three others, would not be lost on e l planters. "
observes, in which Parliament might deal with the peo- that they would, from thee misfortunes, me e t
pie of Jamaica ; frat, it might crush them by the applie.- sity of meeting, in a better spirit, the de ee of i
lion of direct lorce; secondly, it miglt Iharss them by vernment. He admitted that the discussions on t ll
fiscal regulations,and enactments restraining their naviga- ject were full of danger (hear !)-Thlu they were
lion ; and, thirdly, it may pursue the slow and silent courio ing on the brink of a frightful precipice, could VA 4
of temperate but .ainthorittuive admonition. Now, Mi. nied(hear! from the Opposition). He was es 1
Speaker, if I am asked which course I would advise, I last who would adopt any violent measures, but heo 0
am for first tying that which I have last mentioned: I it should not be lost sight of by the Colonists, tha
trust we shall never be driven to tile second; and, with those who were not disposed to adopt the violent
respect to tile first, I will only now say that no feeling of of the Member for Weymouth (Buxton), and he (L
wounded pride-no motive of questionable expediency- lowick) repeated he was not one of them : the
nothingshort of real and demonstrable necessity, shall in- portion of thIe moderate emancipators merely t
duce me to moot the awful question of lthe transcendent the temporary continuance of slavery, becatm
power of Parliament over every dependency of the Bri. wished to get rid of a groat evil with the small
lish Crown" (hear, hear !) And ona subsequent occasion, amount of suffering.-The dangers they had to Ou
Mr. Canning also said, that although it might ultimately against "are, however, of a different character
be necessary to have recourse to a more direct method what they had been. A new race of people had gowt
of efTecling thle object of tihe L.risl.aoure, yet he was so withinthelest25yeare-arace prtlyedocated adiiain
anxious to see that object effected through tile agency of ed intheprinciplesof the Christian religion, and sron
tle colonists, that he would give them an opening for a impressed withasense oftheirdegradation. Toaddtoi'
further trial, and in 1826, he again declared that there sheslavewasfrequenllyfoundlivinginthe immediJe o
was yet another stage in which the colonists might con- boirhood of a brother who had probably become
form to tile wish of the governmentt, and spare the neces- while the Press of Jamaica wasdaily sending forth the o
sity of direct interference. Was it necessary fur him to violent articles in favour of immedisto unqualified ema.
say more on thle subject of ti' opinions of Mr. Cannin! 1 ciipaion. Matters were in a different state now from wih
He now came to the Orders in Council Usllcli had beenI tiny haln been. At one time tie Press of Jamaica wait
so much criticised.-The draft of these Orders hald been on one side ; but now there were two parlie~pndial
printed. It hail been sent to tie lion. and Learned Gen- unrestrained, withequal violence,and adding inm nerial
tdeman opposite (Mr. Burge,) and to several other Gen- ly to the dangersof the situation of the Colonies, and toh
tlemen connected with lite Wes-lindia Islands. It hail necessityof a speedy settlement of the question at ine.
been examined and comnenled on by tlI Learned Gen- 'The only way to avoid this danger was, as he believed,
tleman and his friends.-Their suggestions had received by a steady and tempealre, but at the same time, resolue
dueconsidleration. The Orelrs, in consequence, were enforcement of tlIR' Iesolutions of 18213; and ited
most materially altered, and thlly were then sent to thle the Jamaica Legislature woold .ilopt the meaidsr the
Crown colonies, andi alterwards to those ulich possessed (iovercnnenl ladl recomnlnnded for that purpose with ie
Legislative Assenblies, under a hopn' ital they would be same spirit in which they had oudnitted tile free negro is
received in tins spirit in wllich they were sent. It was, claim tihe privileges appe.taining to other deectiptions i
ihe conceived, of nlle uinmost importance, talt tile conditions freernen. The liberality the Legislature of Jamnica lad
on which they were to proceed sloulnl be clearly known, exhibited on tlial occasion, could not be praised too bigi.
and ie contended it would have been niuite impossible fur ly (hear from Mr. Burge); and he hoped they would ne
the Government to draw distinctions between tile Islands, permit tile sane spirit of liberality and goo feeling to in.
which hall and which had not andollteil means to carry tine fluence their decision on the disputed questions with re
objects of tihe (Government into ellrct. It was certainly spect to liae slaves.
true that tile people of Jam.ica claimed the credit of (To be continued.)
having nassed laws for effectiing al great pjrlion of the inm-
provenmnents and amendments introdLced in thin Or :er in _
Council; but it was equally trn; thai tlne Anti-Slavery B ICE'SNEW YORKTYPE FOUINDRY, L0
Society asserted those laws to be Ierlictlly nu-atory'.- tablishd is IlIS.-h'I Isubs-riber has completed
iIe (Lord llowick) lid not say which was in lie riliht, a new edislnI oif his book of Specimens wit wwhici his
but lie contended it was necessary to give tine whoul of customers, and other Printers disposed to buy from him,
the colonies a law uliich clearly Illlined tihe course vby nmay IIb suppillied on application ail lis Foundlre, Nos. 1
which their object ian int be ,ifhcte.l. Tie lion. anil andl 2 Auigustis street, behind tie 'itv Hlall. Hlie would
Learned Gentleman (Mr. llurr') hadI tinhron out a per- rnemitk, for the information of those wilo have nou begin a
suonal large Qacuiinst limn (L.ord I Hwiick) in lthi course of; ite lhlitl of deahln ith ili him,n and ,because a sdillerent pri.
Sthe debate, wlich he felt it nece'ssarv to answer more at tice has been extensively innroduccd, litha Iis book contains
length. That lion. Mnibl'r ladil started plainly it was the nothing but the actual productions of his own Foundry,
universal opinion of tie colonists tlat lis (l.or;l lou ick') andil presiets a true specimen of lhat will be furnished t
speech of last year was the dlirect exciting cause of all orders. The assortment is very complete, has beende.
the calamities w which hiad since s visited tll-' West Inlia Is- in liibratily and carefully in tIenly years brought to its pre-
lands in tie sha f discon d opp fis ent al en inslrreclion, sent Ili. state of perfection, and embraces a variety oi
(hear ) and thle lion. lenlriber had gone on to declare that sltles, adapted to dillerent tasts andl to the various deprt-
the moment itha speech reached the island of Jamlaira, it nienisof printing Newspaper, Book and Jub, highly finish
brcamen necessary fur lite (;overnln to issue a Proclama- ed, andl cast of tlle most serviceable meal. Not to notice
tion to undeceiv' tihe nei.ro wiith respect to llte extent uf lihe varieties w*hilh are distinguished by their numbers in
Freedom to be conferred onl him, andi o satisfy him ihat the Book, it contains of
I the ysitmn of slavers wna, not at an enl. Now li (Lord HOMAN and ITALIC 27 sizes, from twelve-liaeP;c
Illoicik) did not ieny that Isis speehi niehnt ihan been N to Pearl.
too intleriperate (hiear !) lie had no hostilnly I, lihe W's TWO-LINE and TITLE, 15sizes, Two-line Colum-
idlians, hbu alln 'perience, not of much i 1 rouwthl, and bian to Aiele.
galllered too on tile Ienches of Opposition, had pro- SIiADED), 13 sizes, Ten-line Pira to Long Primer.
bably given linm tlle language of a disputant, and IT \LI \N, 7 sizes, Seven-line Pica to Long Primer.
led him to the use of expressions too violent for the ANTIQ U E, 17 sizes, Ten-line Pica to Nonpareil.
occasion. lie denied, however, that tie speech pro- BL \(CK, 12 sizes, Four-line Pica to Minion.
ducedthe effect attributed to it by tie lion. and Learn- OPEN BLACK,5 sizes, Four-line Picato Great Pri-
ed Member for Eye, or that the Proclamation had been mer.
issued in consequence of it, and for this reason, that the SCRIPT, 2 size, Double Small Pict and Great Pri
Proclamation was actually issued at in instance of the mer.
Learned Gentleiman hlimnslf and Ille Agent for St. Vin- Bs.idle Mulsic, Back Slope, Ornamented Letters end
cent's, in consequence of some Iransanlions ;n the il:inil Lolllry Firlres, Piece Fractions, Superiors, Astronimical
of Antigua. The Noble Lord here real portions of Ihe and ilher Siens, Space Rules, Brass Rules, Ornamented
despatches of the Earl of elnmore, with a view of prov- Dashes, Long Braces, more than 200 kinds of Flowers,
ing that the Proclamation was not issued in consequence and 1(0X) Cuts ansi Ornaments for School Books, News-
of the violent and inflammatroy character of his speech, papr'n, and Scientific works.
but that on the contrary the commotions and llie insurrec- Orders for any of these, and also for Pres s, Chams,
lion must be atlribuied to tlie inflammatory resolutions of the Composing Sticks, Cases, Furnitur', Prining Ink, or any
planters tlenmsljves, which Lord Belmore observed was, in thing required in the Printing business, will Ie eseculed on
bis apprehension, more calculated to disturb tile minds of the most favourable terms, and with the utmost prompUi-
the slaves than any thing which had been done at home. tuild, a large stock of the Foundry articles being always
To show, indeed, that his speech and tile policy of the on hlnd.
Government had not produced the mischief which tie (7" Pintersof newspapers who publish this ndvertni
Learned Gentleman asserted, he would observe that the meant three times, and forward a paper containing it
same speech went out to the Crown Colonies, and had the Foundry, will receive payment for the sane,if thry p'r-
no bal effect. Ho denied that the speech could bear the chase from the Foundry, to four times the amount.
interpretation that it was intended the slaves should be GEO. BRUCE.
immediately set freel; i,1ut in Ilrili.h Guiana, where the New York, January, 1892.
same excitement prevailed. ihe 'l !* r aent round,
conversed with the slaves, pointed unt to them, their er- NOTICE.
ror, and took good care they should not continue in th lRl ba
state of ignorance which Lord Belmore described a. IIE SUBSCRIU Lic. r fo.r oale,byprivheh
prevailing in Jamaica.-The Protector pointed out to L gain.
them the real state of the case--and what was lie conse- 6 lhhds. choice Madeira Wine,
quence t V hy that the Christnmas holidays never passed 40 dozen do. do. do.
off more happily, and on that fatal Wednesday morning, 61) dozen do. Tenerife do.
when Jamaica was in a blaze, theplantations of Deme- I trunk Genllemen's Shoes,
rara were in security and peace. The same course had 2 blue Dinner Sets.
been pursued with equal success at Trinidad ; and although HENRY GREENSLADE & CO.
at St. Lucie some distress prevailed, the tranquillity of December 24th.
the island was not interrupted. One great object of theb, of every d ay be p-
Government was to effect a gradual nd easy transition LNK FORMS, o every description m
from tie state of slavery to that of the complete enjoy- cured at this Ofxce.d di
N. B.-Job Printing executed with neatness and dis-
ment of liberty, and he hoped that the lesson received patch, upon good paper, and on moderate terms.
from the losses of one island, and the narrow escape of January -1, 18p:2.




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