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commcenciated to mywords Commiserver:

of the Admiratty that Mr Davis, governor of

Hong dong has informed him that he had

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11

Starring laid before my Lords Commissioner of the Admirally your Latter of the 21th hiltino, enclosing

Copies of two bespatches from his

on Dairs, the Governor of None long

John

the subject of the Prevalence

Piracy in the sighborhood of

that Island, and the means bey

which it is proposed by some Chinese merchants to suppressit, hamely; - to fit out two lepels to be manned by Chinese but commanded by Britisl Officers, and to be employed exclusively in

G. W. Hope Eal.

Colonial Office

Cruizing

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mmc

Cruizing against Pirates, and

for the conveyance of important

Government bespatcher-

on

which

proposition Lord Stanley desirer

observations which to rescive Any may accur to my Lords, before

his Lordship pronouncer any opinion

On

it to his John baies; Samm. commanded by their Lordships to state that they are of opinion that the proposah made by the Chinese merchants at Hong Kong

likely should be adopted as a mode of checking, if not of

entirely buthing

an end to the

Piracy complained of his the

12

heighborhood of Hong Kong, and the Remporeement of small Ships

of war which has recently joined the Rear Admiral in command of the Station will probably mable hind to appropriate a greater portion of Cruizers then hitherto for the total extimation of Piracy, not only in the heighborhood of stong kong, but throughout the Chine Lear.

nam, vi

Your most obedient

tumble Servant.

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11. Sept.: 1045.

With reference to

the

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Lord Camming's letter of 13 June last and you's of the 7 Ultimo, directed (Lowstantly to transmit you herewrite

for the information of The Car

Early Aberdeen, thi Copy of a letter from the

Lees to the Lords Comme'& the Adm. conveging their Lordships approval

соглазие

of the measures propora for the suppression of Piracy in the Lear adjacent to St. Rong. In consegue of the pinion express Y the Lords of the Admed Lord Stanley proposed

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to carry out the arrangement duggested

whiney

in the

Chinese Merchants. Gy fitting out two Cruigers

Wobe

manned

Whinero unded (British

but commanded,

Officer, tact against the Pirates. But before.

isning

Conclusive

insturctions on the subject

his Lordship would reguet

to be informed

There

are

whether

pouts of

ternational lawd involved

in the matter which in

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Adminatly to acquaint you.

with reference to your

letter

of the 20 the setting, that, under

Sie John Davis is explanation,

transmitted therewithe, the

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G. M. Hope Esger M. P. Colonial Office

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Admiralty

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Having laid before my touch Excipienen

Commissionen

the Adumalty

letter.

your

of the 5th Sustant,

forwarding besp. 104/1872/

Vedeto Sreas: 20 Nov. 1845

wift its inclosares from the Governor of Hong Kong

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in the Colonial Accounts

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of opinion that bie Tho! Cochrane should be indemnified at the Public Expense

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home

the public.

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Lord Stanley to ugunt

I am dicited by

that you

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take much treasmis

the Adrovcialty to

the Lords Commissiorum

may

measury

for the island

for establishing

Cont of Vice Actorivelly

y Hong

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Korey, and for appoin

or

the Chief

Insties

to

by Judge of the said

for the time bring

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House Commo

to regret thaty.

will

mour the Lords

(gemmissioners to

gir ductions for

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Commis

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Fir John Francis

Davis, Baronet, to

br Vice Cidmiral

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2193 Hongkong 20

RECEIVED

DEC.20

1845

Adunatty

18 Best 184,5-

du refity to your letter of the 17th ducte

etating the

request of bird Stanley that

Inds Councifioners of the Adenirathy will apponit Eine Solen Francis Davis, Barouch,

Governor of the Esland of Bring Kong and its Dependencies _ to be Vice Admiral of the same also that Pary will appoint the Chief Justice John Walter Souline Ex- the Chief Justice for the time being to be Judge of Vice Admiralty Count at the said Island, I am to acquaint you, for End Stanley's information, that Lords have not at present authority to apponit à Nice ledenical

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Dong Hong, but Want it is then Lordabifes

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Colonial Office

intention

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House Commo

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intention & apply to the Queen in Council for a Commission for that purposes,

which

when obtained the aphointments shall go

forward.

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Copy to Try

19 November 1845.

I have the Honor to

suit to

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by

I to you for the consider and Staubey the Copy of a letter

has been addussed today one of the Terperintendents of the Phetropolitan Police unlosing antistinct of a letter which he has ricciard from his Sou the Super. intendent of the Hong Kong Police

to a Requisition for various Poling equipment, which he state have been sanctioned by the Goulon. ment of that Colony

Itake the liberty of calling ford Stanley attention to the torregularity of the application as well as to the mode of payment proposed which sicens James Hephen Expe

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to me to be quite contrary established Regulations.

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18 Oct.

Lord Sta

Considering the cargoularity of the Stanleys

Form

of procending I pus

that the consent of the deasury must be ached to that the Gri's

attention should be called to

recurrence

of

thing

home

inigularities

in order that the

be avoided

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Metropolitan Police

Office 14 Oct. 1845.

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I beg leave to enclose

by my

Extract

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from a letter addressed to me. Superintendent Tay of the Hong Kong

Police relative to certain articles therein enumerated, which are required by the Police Force there and for which he states he has authority from Government -

"Mr Gardly Chief bleck here, has had an interview with Wilhuurdock of the Colonial Office on the subject of the above supply and The latter gentleman suggests; that as the Requisition for the above articles was not transmitted by the Governor of Hong Kong arths the equipment &e forms a feature of the Superintendent's Report-recommended for the adoption by the Governor, it would be better for me to hand the Requisition to you, and to request that you will, more have the goodness to obtain directions

G. Baillie Esg-

thereon

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fe

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Common

therson from the Colonial Office

Should the letter from which

I have made the Extract be required _ Ishall immediately forward it to you

may farther remark that the Commissioners of Police of this Force will approve of the List of Articles applied for

Jam, Sir te

John (Signed) Sole may

Just of Alice

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Copy/

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Extract porn letter of

Superintend May, Hong Kong to Superinten May Metropolitan Police Force dated Victoria 30 May 1845. I have written to the Commissioners

(of Onetropolitan Police) by this Mail respecting the following articles, I am authorised to obtain from the Loudou Contractors subject to the approval of the Commissioners

List

50 Cutlasses & Belts

Pattern

marked Hong Kong Similar to one taken as 2 butlapes & Belts for To be of white mountings and

Inspectors _samse mas

rather superio

40 Fufces to be suspended To be very right & rather longer

to

by swivel to the Wasst than a baitive-

a bactive - percussion cap Belt

(but thesed leave for better judges to approve the Belt to have a small ammunition

Box toil.

10 Pairs of Pistols - Not to be in cases 5 babalary Lords and not to long Belts-3

5 Cloaks.

2 Inspector's Staffs

And

the horses have

are small.

Over

fouse Sommo

Anira

cont?

au

as they 22 Gross Buttons & Tobe smaller as

for Jackets and to be man

Bluse Police unisone

This had better be this

سكسة

Cloth sufficient to the the Bloth at Com Cd. Jenelgenby

home

make. 117 Sachets and the Weather is warner

Trowsers here

Blue Camlet sufficient to make 117 Jackets and Trowers for summer,

Uniform)

even in Winter

preferable to baulet - If there is anything

will be no conseguem oo that it is durable an

light

This is all that I have authority fo from Government.

as

I have spoken to the Colonial Secretary respecting the mode of payou and it must be arranged by the Contract The whole of the propert follows _ The whole tobe securely pack in Tin, then usine and Freight tobe included in the Bill and upon receipt here a Governmen Bill for the amount will be insured

transmitted

1845

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of the Luds Comm of the dire the copyga Letter from the Agent General for Stang enctoring the Copy you funt. Mey of the Metropolitin Pobie, wathin with a Requisition wheel hehad received prothe Expermitident othe

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to state bothin Luochips

And Kemby Miimien that Authing should hesiven to Me Baillie fürlem. plying with this Agerisitions

Sis Ludchip will font-

call the attentime out of Sir Chudern H

UnDavis.

the insulinit of this Applection, and to the

unusual made in

thich it is proposed __ that the offences menned in supplying these Akits shall be met. -

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of the Metropolition Police,

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enebring an bheet qu Letter which hehad, Vide 175. 19 Dec 1845 to hor. Reet from t

: his Son, the

Superint of the A. Kang. Jolie, with a Requisition for various Police. Equipments.

As put mioncomince would probably be secesioned by delaying

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the supply other Equipments Have muttaget

the

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the Agent to comply with II the Requintimnon But Imust point out toym the iniquling of this Applection, and the

in

Minusul mode which it is propored that the Lepeases incured in supplying these bitteles

shall be met. -

this

Jmill inform M. May that being actes Without Authing from Jouself in mehing Requisition, be all be held personell responsible for the typerne, should. the demend provette

in any respect unne= lefagor infroper.

Jand

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Nov. 1845

receipt of your

Thave the honor to acknowledge the

letter of the 4th instant

The

and to acquaint

you

in reply, for

the information

Lord Hauley that

the cost of the Stationery required for Goverment of Hong Kong for the Year 1848 according to an Estimate

which I have procured frown ther Majesty's Nationery Office will amount to the tunes of

£60._.

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our most obedient

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of the 24: Lutent m directed of his Ludskif to Convey toyou his cutting for Complying

with the Reprischion for Stationery for the Suvice of the Hramment & St. kuch für

the Gear 1040 chich.

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my Letter

byn of the 4th distent,

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19

February

Referring to your

the 11th July

33

:1845.

Your Letter

last, I have

how the honor, by device of

Field Marshal The Commander

in Chief, to transmit to

of

You, for the information The Secretary of State, the accompanying Coffey of

а

Letter which has been receives from Major General. D'Aguiler

the Copy of

Covering

a

to

General Oroter, which he had

caused to be issued the Troops serving

James Stephen Esq

L

undler

his

ouse

omm

his command, impressing

upon them

the great

desirability of respecting

the Institutions and

and

of studying

lesages,

On

all

occasions, the wishes

and

feelings, of the Chinese

and Teople.

Authorities and

I have the honor to be

Tir.

our most Obedient

Jour

humble Servant.

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be

icated to the Torange Officer

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Tiny

Vectora

26 det 1844

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I have the honor to actor cutire the receipt of You Autohips Letter of 13° Juty and in obedience to the

Sustuctions contanies therein

pom Her Majesty Gerent bey leave to forward toyou the c. elwen bopy gu General beven when I have caused

town-sues to the Troops

in this Bemm und Bermund

Serving

impeeping upon their the great desurability of cervecting

Institutions Iusages

the

StGeneral

Card

Fart Somuset Re

touse

Commo

nirali

in

and

ofther Cometty out of

My

thudying mall secasions

the wishes & feelings of

the Chriese Authorities &

Despie

I have

(se) Geo & Aquilar

Mely ineral

GENERAL ORDER

BY

THE HONORABLE MAJOR GENERAL D'AGUILAR C. B. COMMANDING THE TROOPS

SERVING IN CHINA.

VICTORIA, 14TH OCTOBER, 1844.

With a view to the more effectual preservation of our amicable relations with China, the Major General Commanding has received the instructions of Her Majesty's Government, to im presa upon all Officers and Soldiers and others serving under his orders the great desirability of respecting on all occasions the usages and Institutions of the Country, and of studying the wishes and feelings of the Chinese Authorities and People.

The Major General has no reason for supposing that any one under his Command has been wilfully deficient in respect for the Higher Classes or in kindly treatment of the lower, but it must be obvious that in a Country so peculiar as China, actions indifferent in themselves, or which among European Nations would lead to little or no inconvenience might produce an im- pression highly unfavorable to the British character.

It is under these circumstances the Major General desires to impress the utmost circum- spection of Conduct, while he calls upon all under his orders to refrain even from things indifferent if likely to give occasion for misinterpretation.

Her Majesty's Government have expressed their determination to discountenance any proceedings offensive to the Chinese Authorities and People, and if necessary to visit with the severest displeasure any persons under their immediate Control against whom Complaints of this kind should be substantiated; but the Major General is convinced that the Officers and men in this Command require no motives to determine the nature of their intercouse with the natives of China, so strong as those which are founded on their own sense of propriety and justice; and after the high reputation acquired by the Troops in the Field, he feels confidently assured, that they will be the last to detract from it, by any deficiency in those qualities of Courtesy and Kindness which give a permanence and a value to all amicable relations,

(By order,)

T. M. EDWARDS, Captain,

Printed by John Carr.

Assist. Adjut. General.

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38

1th September: 1845.

submitted to

The Commander in Chief

Letter of

Four Letter

Your

the 21 Wiltimo

Trade

with the accompanying

Dispatch from

extract of

a

The Governor of Hong Kong

Explanatory

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and

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similar sickness and mortality will not prevail either in

the present,

or in future

Years, _ I have received directions to request you will make

7 known to Lord Stanley,

the satisfaction which The

Duke of Wellington fuels at the prospect held out

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long entertained and Expressed by His Grace.

I have the honor to be

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be reference to your Letter of the R July last tausmitting for the consideration

This This Board the Ordinance N4 papd If the Legislative Council of Hong Kong to restrain Masters of Merchant Popels belage

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& Her Majesty's Tretjeck famleaving Seance sothers in a destitute State in that Colony 4th (28 Fely 1844) Jam directed by the Lords of the Committee of Pring founcil for Grade to traummit to you, for the information of Lord Stauley, copy of a letter from Sutton Barrow communicating the opinions of The Lords of the Admiralty upon the above

mentioned Ordinance.

James Peptuurive

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be perceived that in Sie Sohn Barrow's letter it is remarked that there is no provision in the Boud to be rutered into by Masters of Neper having reference to the cost of conveying

home destitute Seamen altho' it is the first subject alluded to in the Ordinanced

My Lords however conceive that it was ush sintended by the Ordinance to alter the mode in which that cost was to be de payed:

i. r . under the provisions of the Satute 10 Sooth 18. We 20, but only to provide a more prompt and effective mode of ruforcing the obligation created by that Statute on the part of Monsters of Sepels & receive destitute persons on board

according

to the terror of ito Exactments.

The circumstances of Hong Kong howeve

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render

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render this additional means of ruficing that Statute descable.

The like considerations induce - My Lords Aarquiesce in those part of the Ordinance

Bond which render the Master ofa Sepel liable for illegally dis harging a leaving

donely

-behind Seamen, & frithe injuries done

the [rew this lepel - My Lads, however, Entertain great doubt whether the liabilities

of the Master should extend sofacas to include the cases of destitution of Seamen stapenzers or curring after the departure of the Sepel, inasmuch as these would

leem to be

beyoud the controul of the

Master a Owner of the Sepel.

My Lords therepre are disposed to thank

that the Ordinance should be amended

in

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omi

in this respect. before it receives Her Mapoty Confirmation, & My Lords are the more

inclined to recommend this course because they have reason to believe that the Oromance

however nece pary, will be cour

will be considered by the Merchants Engaged in the Trade with

as

burthensome on Masters

and Owners of Pepe,

Jam to add that the verbal

Errors noticed by Su Shu Barrow shand

be exrected.

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7 September 1844

43

With reference to your Letter of the 17th ultimo, transmitting a Copy of a Letter & its enclosures from the Colonial Department, relative to an Ordinance passed by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, to restrain masters of Merchant vessels leaving their kamen in a disabled state in that Colony; Jace commanded by my Lord's Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, that it appears to buy Lords Mat the details of the Ordinance are not correct. There is not any provision in the Boud having reference to the Cost of conveying home destitute Ramen, aethe this is the first subject alluded to in the preamble of the Ordinance. The Boud is

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behind seamen or other persons in a des- titute state in the dominions of the Em- peror of China, and against masters of vessels refusing to convey distressed sea- men thence to Hongkong or to England, and also to provide means of affording satisfaction to Chinese subjects and others who may have suffered injury from the crew of any vessel belonging to Her Ma- jesty's subjects.

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1. Be it therefore enacted and Masters of mer- chant vessels to dained by His Excellency the Governor enter into bond of Hougkong and Superintendent of with sureties as the Trade of Her Majesty's subjects in in form annex- China, with the advice of the Legislative ed.

Council of Hongkong, that the master of every merchant vessel belonging to any of Her Majesty's subjects, as such master and in that character on his arrival at any port in China at which there shall be a British Consular establishment, shall together with sufficient suretics subjoot to the jurisdiction of the courts of justice at Hongkong, enter into a bond.condi. tioned as and in the form in the schedule to this ordinance annexed, provided al- ways that only one such bond shall be re- quired within the space of one year, unless the same shall become forfeited, and that any bond of a similar nature taken at Hongkong, and conditioned to extend to the dominions of the Emperor of China, shall be of the same force and effect as if entered into at any of the ports aforesaid; Provided also that the Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's subjects in China may demand and take such other security as he may deem necessary or suf- ficient from the owners, master, con- signees, or other persons interested in any vessel for the due performance of the con- ditions in such bond as aforesaid, and that thereupon no master of any vessel, in respect of which snch other security shall be taken, shall be required to enter into such bood as herein before mentioned.

Consul to take

2. And be it enacted that the British bond and give Consul at any such port as aforesaid shall certificate there be entitled to demand and take possession of, and approve of such bond, and shall deliver a certifi of sureties.

cate of the taking thereof to such mas- ter as aforesaid, and that the sureties therein shall be to the satisfaction of and approved by the said Consul. Penalty for not 3. And be it enacted, if any master

of such recent no sfunánid, shall neglect for the space of ten days after his arrival at any such port as aforesaid, or after the forfeiture of, or after the expiration of the

bond, or not giving other se- curity,

space of one year from the previous taking of any such similar bond, or shall at any time upon lawful demand made by the said Superintendent of Trade, or by the Consul aforesaid, for such other security or for such bond, neglect or refuse to enter into the same,or to provide such sureties, or other security as aforesaid, that it shall be lawful for the said Superin- tendent of Trade, or for the said Consul to arrest and detain such master and the vessel commanded by him, until such, time as the said demand shall be complied with, and also summarily to impose on the said master a fine not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars, to be paid to Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, and, in case of nonpayment thereof, to forthwith cause the same to be levied of the apparel, boats, tackle, or furniture of the vessel commanded by the said master. Master & ship 4. And be it enacted, that the said detained to be master, and the said ship. whilst so de- liable asif bond tained or

ed shall be subject in every entered into. rsespect to the same liabilities as if such bond or other security had been duly en. tered into.

Proceedings a gainst the crew

5th. And be it enacted, upon any com. of any ship not plaint made of any injury, either in person in port; dama- or property, sustained from the act of any ges to be paid of the drow

of any vessel belonging to

by sureties in Her Majesty's subjects, done or cominit.

bond.

SUPPLEMENT.

Bond or other security

suit and

intendent

ted within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or within one hundred miles from the coast of China, which said vessel shall not then be at Hongkong, or in any port in China at which a British Consular establishment may exist, and in respect whereof such bond or other security as aforesaid shall have been entered into, that it shall be lawful for any competent tribunals to summon the sureties in such bond or other security as aforesaid, to ap- pear and answer such coinplaint, and thereupon to proceed to enquire of, hear, and determine the same in the absence of the party alleged to have committed the injury complained of, and to award such damages (to be paid and borne by the sureties in the bond or other security as aforesaid) to such injured party as may be just and reasonable: Provided always that such adjudication shall not be pleadable in bar of any criminal proceeding insti- tuted in respect of the subject matter thereof, and that no such complaint shall be inquired of or heard unless it shall clearly appear that the party preferring the same has used all possible diligence in so doing whilst such vessel was in port, and that no such adjudication of damages or compensation shall be made if the said sureties show special cause for delaying the saine, or shall undertake to produce the party alleged to have committed the injury complained of, within a reasonable time to be then fixed by such taibunal as aforesaid.

6. And be it enacted that upon any such put in auto be bond or other security as herein mentioned whole penalty becoming forfeited the same shall be put in levied Super. suit by such person as may here after be a duly authorized in that behalf by the said his discretion Superintendent of Trade and the whole to return part penalty thereof recovered and levied but

that it shall be lawful for the Superinten dent of Trade aforesaid upon petition being made to him to that effect to order that such part thereof as shall not be actually expended in consequence of the breach of the conditions of the said bond or other se-

thereof.

curity or as may not be required to liqui. date any legal penalty which may have been incurred by the master or other person bound thereby to be returned to the party or parties from whom the same may have been levied at such time and on such con- ditions as the said Superintendent of Trade may think fit and reasonable.

HENRY POTTINGER,

Supt. of Trade &c. &c.

Passed the Legislative Council

the 28th day of February, 1844.

RICHARD BURGASS.

Clerk of the Legislative Council.

THE SCHEDULE TO WHICH THIS ORDINANCE

REFERS.

Know All men by these presents that master of the vessel the

of

and we

British Merchants resident at

are heild and

firmly bound unto Her Most Gracions Majesty Vic. toria by the Grace of God of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith in the full sum of one thousand lawful current dollars of the currency of the Colony of Hongkong to be paid to Her said Majesty her Heirs or Successors for which payment to be well and truly made we bind ourselves and each of us for himself in the whole our and every of our heirs execu- tors and administraty firmly by these presents Sealed with our seals this

day of Whereas the within bound

184

have agreed to execute this obligation as sureties for the within bound Now the Condition of this Obligation

AA

is such that ifthe within named

the

master of the vessel aforesaid do notwithin

one year from the date hereof unlawfully discharge or

leave behind any of the crew of the said Vessel the in Hongkong or in the dominions of the Emperor of China or within 100 miles of the Coast of China and also within the space of one year aforesaid within the limit aforesaid do not refuse to receive on board the said Vessel the such distressed seamen as may be sent on board thereof for conveyance to Hongkong or to Great Britain by any of Her Majesty's Consuls in China and if no person formerly a seaman of the said vessel or no subject of Her Majesty conveyed in the said vessel the to the dominious of the Emperor of China shall within three calendar months from having been such seaman or from having been so conveyed be found destitute or requiring public relief in the said dominions and also if the within named obligors shall forthwith discharge all or any sums of money which may be awarded by way of satisfaction (in the manner provided by the ordinance in pursuance of which this bond is entered into) to any person or persons by any competent tribunal for any injury sus- tained withim one year from the date hereof from the crew of the said vessel me

or any one or more of them then this Obligation shall be void and of no effect but otherwise shall remain in full force and virtue.

Signed Sealed and Delivered

at

in the presence of

PROCLAMATION.

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L. S.

Whereas by a certain Act of Parliament passed the sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for punising offences committed by transports kept to labour in the Colonies, and better regulating the powers of Justices of the Peace in New South Wales," it is amongst other things enacted That it shall and may be lawful for his Majesty, by any order or orders to be by Kim from time to time for that purpose issued, with the advice of his Privy Counch to appoint, or by any such older or orders in council to authorise the Governors, Lieu- tenant governors, or other persons for the time being administering the government of any of his Majesty's foreign possessions, colonies or plantations, to appoint the place or places within his Majesty's dominions to which any offender condicted in any such foreign pos- sessions, colonies, or plantations, and being under sen- tence or order of transportation, shall be sent or trans- ported; and," that "all such persons, shall, within the place or places to which, in pursuance of any such order or orders in Council, they shall or may be so ser or transported, be subject and liable to all such and th same laws, rules, and regulations are or shall be force in any such place or places with respect to victs transported from Great Britain.' And whe Her Majesty, by an order by Herissued, by the adv. of Her Privy Council, on the 22nd day of May, 1848 in pursuance of the said Act of Parliament. and in exercise of the powers thereby in Her in that behalf vested, did order the Governors, Lieutenant-governors, or other persons for the time being administering th government of any of Her Majesty's foreign posses- sions, colonies, or plantations, shall, by proclamations to be by them respectively for that purpose issued, af- point the place or places within Her Majesty's domi. nions to which any offender convicted any such foreign possessions colonies, or plantation and being under sentence or order of transportation, shall be sent or transported, provided that neither the lony of Bermuda nor any of Her Majesty's colonies in New Holland or in the Southern Ocean be so appointed for that purpose other than the island of Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island, and the islands adjacent to and comprised within the government of Van Diemen's Land. Now therefore, I, Henry Pottinger, Governor, &c., of the colony of Hongkong, in pursuance of the said order in Council and Act of Parliament respect- ively, and in exercise of the powers thereby respectively me, s such Governor as aforesaid, vested,do appoint that any offenders convicted in the said colony, and being under sentence or order of transportation, shall be sent by the first convenient opportunity to an Diemen's Land.

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MIN

HENRY POTTINGER,

Governor, &c,,

Government House, Victoria, flongkong, 11th March, 1844.

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JAN.

1846

Bring Council for Trade Mitehall 31 Bee 165.

In reference to your letter of the 12t Sillosive, Enclosing copy of a despatch

zode the Governor of Hong Kong covering English Felation from N Parting an Eughit

Copy of

Inclosure to Gov : No 5-7 January 1846

2 July 784

ther in that Island, in which he

esplains of the injury done to him to the introduction of British pirated Books Sam directed by the Lords of the Committee of Pring founcil for Trade totransmit to you, forthe information of Mr Secretary Gladstone, copy of a Report

W

from the formmißionews of Her Majesty's Customw, from which it will be

perceived

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perceived that the Exactinents continuek in the Ach paped in the last Sepion of Parliament for regulating the trade of

the British Copepions abroad will protably be forind sufficient to prevent-

the impoitation of pirated Editions.

Copyrighted works into Houghong.

Jam

Your bedt Servant.

Wholefore

cted upon any com.

"Now the Condition of this Obligation

HENRY PUTTINGER.

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I presume that a expery of this should be communicated

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221 Hongkong

Your Lordships

May it please

48

Mr. Macgregor having by hist Letter dated the 111 of November last

segrified that be bad been commanded by your Lordshises to transmit to us our-consideration and Report, a Copy of a dispatch from the Governor

for

of Wong Hong, unclosing the lasy of a Petition, which had been addressed

to him by

au

English Colonist,

complacing of the injury which he sustains by the illegal introduction into the Colony, of American Cosices of British Copyrights together with the opinion of the Attorney General thereon, In obedience to your Lordships

Conemauds, We Report,

That under the Provisions

of

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of the British Possessions Act of the 8th 9th bee laps 93 sec 9 of which.

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Act the Governor of Hong Hong could not have been aware at the date of his despatch of the 19th August last to Her Majestys principal Secretary of State for the Colonies - it is enactect that any Books wherein the Copy right shall be subsisting, first- composed or written or printed in the United Kingdour and printed.

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referentect in any other Counting shall be absolutely protuibited to be infertect unto the British Possessions that no abroad, Provided always such Books shall be prohibited to be imported as aforesaid unless the Proprietor of such copy right or his agent shall have given notice Wheat such Copyright in writing to us, that such subsists, and in such notice shall

have

19

have stated when the Copyright will expire, whereupon

we are

required.

to cause to be made and to-be publicly exposed at the several Ports in the British Possessions abroad from time to time printect lists of Books, respecting which such notice thall have been duly given, and Werelo all Books importul contrary shall be forfeited ... Aunt by the 67% section of the same Act it is further enacted, that all Goods liable to forfeiture, under that Act or any Act relating to the customs, Trade or Navigation, shall and be seized by any officer of the Customs, or Navy, or by any, Person employed for that purpose

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by

with

or le

our concurrence.

to

Under thase circumstances be

have

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have to submit our

apustion, that upon the Governor of Hong Kong, being furnished with the printed list of Books, respecting which_ Notice of subsisting Copyright shall have been furrushed, all Books falling within the Prohibition_ contained . in the 9th section of the hereisbefore recited. Act of the 8t of 9th bir lake 93 may

be seized by any officer of the Navy at Hong Kong, and destroyed. agreeably to the Practice which prevails in this country, and the would upon being favored with Your Lordships directions lake that. the lists of prohibited works should from line to time be transmitted to the Governor of Hong Kong in such manner as

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"Her Majestys Principal Secretary of State for the Colorues may be pleased to direct

M. Richmond.

F. Goulburn

signed CC. Smith

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Custom House

19th Dec 1845.

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East India House

12th August 1845

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Iam Commanded to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 14th June and its enclosure, and to state in reply that the Court have also been apprized by His Excellency the Governor of Hong Kong that he had made the disbursement of

Sundred Dollars to the Chinese A_Jane balance in the Colonial Trasary out of one to the East India Company, Account Current with the Government

India

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Sir J. Davis has at the Same brought to the Courts' notie The case of an

Individual named A-ming, who served the Company, faithfully

as a

Compradone for

many years, and the Court, under the

Circumstances

are induced to grant

relief to that Individual to the same

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extent as that afforded to A_ Jung namely One hundred Dollar

I have there fore to request that you will submit to Lord Stanley, the application.

of the Court of Directors, that His Lordships will be pleased to convey to Sir J. Davis the necessary authority for disbursing the said amount to A mine

mine on account of the Company -

I have the honor to be

Sir.

Your most obedient

humble Servant

Mame Caball

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Foreign Office

February. 1.1845.

am directed by The Earl of Aberdeen

transmit to

yon,

to

herewith, to be laid before

Lord Hawley, in conformity with Sir Henry

Pottinger's wishes, a

Copy of a Letter from Sir St. Pottinger giving cover to some,

papers received

by him from Mr. Stewart on matters connected

eat of the accounts for

with the

services mi

adjustment of

(fina during the period of

employment in that Conatry. The papers in question have been forwarded to the Board

of Treasury, as the subjects to which they

relate are

More

peculiarly

within the

Province of that department.

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Sir,

your most obedient

humble Servant,

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in this Offer

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Aug. 1844

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in 101 4 kong

C.O. FEB. 3 1842

My Lords

56

80 Laton Place.

24.1845

January 24. 1965-

I have the honour to forward to you

Lordship there Original letters of dates

-as pet margin, which I have received from Mr. Hewart, late Acting Snancial: Secretary and Secasueer to the Gool of

Hongkong, & 1844's Superintendent of

Trade in China

last

Mr. Hewart had, by my accounts reached Bombay on his way be shortly expected in

home, and may

England. I had therefore proposed to allow these three (and other letters to lie over until his arrival, but I

am on further reflection, induced to lack 1.7 the Parl of Aberdeen R. 7.

alter

use

mmo

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alter this resolution for two reasons. The one that I think it right that your Lordship should be made acquainted without further delay with the strange, and in my, humble opinion, unworthy treatment which Me Hewart has experienced at the hands of the Authorities at Houghong since Squitted that tolong The other that this Commissioners of Audit should be with your Lordships sanction, apprized of the probability

cup

there is, that Mr. Stewart will be able at once to clear fall doubtful points in the Accounts which I

brought home, and likewise of

how

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57

how little good is likely tresult

from references being made on those matters, tothose now in

Honghong.

Office at

From the first of these letters your Lordship will see that br "Hewart has had to pay out of his

own pocket, the expence of the small establishment which I had recommended might be allowed whim, on my responsibility to bring up the voluminous arrears of Captain Elliots & my

my own Accounts art that he has had his Abstract for that Estabt returned them marked with insulting & uncalled for remark.

The

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nirally

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of

The second letter reports that Mr. Stewart had traced a serious

discrepancy that existed between

the Accounts connected with the "Canton Ransom " & those of the "Goot of Honghong" and of which the cause had previously excaped

detection.

The third letter shows that Mr. Stewart had been officially & dogmatically called on to audit the Consular accounts up to the ?? "" of April 1844, & had been informed that the Balances at the different Consulates on that would be assumed lobe correct, unless he notifies otherwise.

sday

four

58

four Lordship will have obsuved from formed to expatches that I had bough up and balanced my accounts to the bery day that w. Davi's took charge (8th of

m

May 1844) but how it could have been supposed that hr. Stewent had either means or authouty for auditing

the

in

disbursements of the Consulates to the same period is to me

perfectly incomprehensible. The doctrine laid down bybor Davis, thatke & those under him had nothing toray, any degree, tomy Account is, I respectfully conceive, altogether ermen. and indeed it is plain that were it once admitted, the transfer, and

chain

creu,

Fouse

comme

dmiralt

chain of responsibility, which is inseparable from changes in office, would be totally set aside & broken, & The Preblic be left on all such occasions, in the power of any unprincipled Servant who chose to take advantage of his retirement from office to abuse his trust.

I have ve.

(Signed)

Howry Bottinger .

P. S. Ishould be obliged by your. Lordship'; having a copy of ther letter

communicated to Lord Stanley.

MP

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Cleyton

199 Hongkong

CAVED

0.0.

FEB. 7

1845

Viscount Fanning presents his compliments

to WW Stephen and is directed

by

the Earl of

60

Aberdeen to request that the Letters of introduction

in favour of the Litjewalch asked for Viscount Canning's letter f

may

Early

the 2

27

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in

the hiltimo

be forwarded to this office at the

off State

convenience

for

1

Her Majesty Lecretary

the Colonies.

Forsyn Mice

February

6th 1845=

From

Sir Henry Pottinger

January 24. 1845.

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House

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61

Foreign Office

March 19. 145.

I am directed by the Earl of Aberdeen en reply to your

state to you, зон,

Letter

of

the 15th Instant, that His Lordship concurs

with Lord Stanley in considering that the

course which Mr. Davis adopo

ted with n

adopted

reference to the attempt of

the Chinese

Authorities to levy money from the rative inhabitants on the south side of the Island of Hongkong, as reported in his Despatch to the Colonial Office W. 72, of the 13th of December, should be approved by Her Majesty's Government.

I am, Sir,

Same Shephen Esc

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most obedient

humble servant,

Alle Ashington.

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APR. 3 1845

Hongkong

Foreign Office

April.

1.1845

63

I am wrected by the Earl of Aberdeen to transmit to you herewith for the information of Lord Stanley, and for such directions as His Lordship may be pleased to give thereupon, Copies of a Letter and its wieloruse received from her dearyPottunger, the issue of

recommending

a certain

amount of Salary to her. Stewart late Colonial Treasurer at Hongkong,

and also

that the expences of his orgage &England

may

be allowed to him.

James Stephen Eve

L

a

Hous

Gomi

I am

am at the same time to inclose

a Copy of a Letter which I have addressed

to the Secretary of the Treasury in forwarding to that Department Copies

of

the inclosed Papers .

I am, Sir,

Your

most obedient

humble Servant, Allebshington.

April 1

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1.

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this subject

Stewent's have in

that the re

hearney

3 April Mickey

What informatives in there in this Office

Good but in Col! Malepluis

Confidential report on the Gold he's tablichment M. Stewart,

appointment as heavere

asentamed

was explained I have

a private enquiry;

now in correspondence

Audil Ofirem

Inject of this letter & propone hereafter to toilità

Mis Dept about it.

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we hear

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Copy:

Sir,

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APR.

1844

1536 18 Kong

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Foreign office.

April

1.1845.

bith reference to your letter of the 30th of left! last respecting the remuneration to be assigned tom: llewart for his Services in the adjustment of Chinese Accounts, Tam directed by the fail of Aberdeen to transmit to you herewith for the information and consideration of the Lords Commissioners of ther's reasury Of of a letter and its inclosure received from Sir Henry Pottinger requesting that

orders

may be given for the ipue of t Stewarts Palary up to such time as

• may be thought night, and for the payment of the exkenc.. of his voyage

bogage Angland.

Lord Aberdeen does not doubt

that the Lords of the Treasury, in

C. S. Trevelyan ber

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Consideration

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Consideration of Mr. Stewarts scurces, with show suck favour whim, as the case wil

admit of, but as Mr Stewart was not an Officer sewing under this Department

any specific

Lord Aberdeen canno: make

recommendation as regards the issue of his Palary, which appears to this Lordship to be a question for the Board of Treasury to decide upon in concert with the Secretary of State for the Colonial Department.

Jam ve

-

(Signed) & Maddington.

Copy

1895

2535 Akong

67. Saton Place:

March 28. 1845.

66

My lord,

Referring to my Despatches to your Lordships address of the 18th and 25th of May 1844 / 4087189) I have the honour to forward an original letter from Mr. Stewart, and to solicit that your Lordship will be pleased to have the necesary authority isued for that Gentleman's Salary bring paid them

I likewise trust, under the peculiar circumstances of Mt. Stewart's removal from his appointment as treasurer & Financial Secretary, that I shall be pardoned for my respectfully recommending that he maybe allowed his travelling expences Bingland.

In troubling your lordship with this leter Ifeel it to be quite unnecessary for me to enlarge on the value of the public sources

which Mr. Stewart rendered in China, as

The Park of Aberdeen 1.7.

my

ase

my opinion of them as well as the thanks Towe to him for his unwearied feal and exections, have been repeatedly submittits

me to this Good.

by

As Mr. Stewarts official duties were intimately connectees with the Goo! of Houghing, Ishould be obliged by your Lordship directing that copies of this letter & its enclosure shall be sent to Lord Stanley

I have be

(Signed) Henry Fottinger

Coby

Sir.

Since

have been

RECEIVED

my

C.O.

APR. 3

1845

4536 Long

19. Hertford teet

March 22. 1845.

67

return to Town on the 1". Just. I with Md Auditor Hamilton

engaged

рассовый

tobe

Correct

upon the accounts of the Goot of Houghong, &

4. office of this luperintendent of Trade in China, &. J am glad to be able tostate, that those for which I am personally responsible appear and satisfactory . The Accounts of more early

ofmore date and those rendered by the Consals, needed explanation, but the objections taken were for the most part, confined to points capable of ready explanation & removal - On the account for the quarter ending soth June 1844. lately. home, some questions have arisen that wit probably require a reference Attonghong tafer before Whis Commise of Audit can make their final report respecting them, but I have fortunately brought with me the necessary bouchers Aprove the correctness of all Sir Benry Pottinger Bait. Get.

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statements furnished by

me, and also to

shew that the discrepancies do not originate in that portion of the duarterly accounts firs A the 8th May 1844. the date on which I

I avis afumed charge.

as

answers tall queries have been

my given in writer

writing

and also

my

verbal

explanations committed to paper. I am not

aware that I can be of any further sunce

until such time as the accounts

ниче have

undergone a rerxamination. I propose therefore shortly going back to the Country, but thave intimated tohi Hamilton that I will be

Thould it be necessary,

quite ready to give my attention bany points on which he may call for information, and even toreturn to London, should

my frusence be considered useful. Under These circumstances Iventure trequest will move the proper Authorities

that

- зни

to ruthrouge the discharge of my Salary

from

from the date of the last payment, March 31.1844, beach time as this

be pleased to sanction.

I have ve

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Henry Pottinger's letter

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Foreign Office.

April 19.1845.

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her Everettan 1/

Sir,

I am directed by the Earl of Aberdeen to transmit to you herewith a Copy of a chote from her Everett, Minister of the United States of America at this court, requesting that the Royal Earquatur may be ipured in worder to enable her Frederick I Bush,

has been appointed Consul 67 United States for the bland of Honghong, the discharge of his Consular

Sin

Am

Gr.102.24

O

to xuter upon

the

Dusters; and I am to request that you will lay this paper before Lord Stanley, and nove

Lordship to cause Lord Aberdeen to be formed whether there is any objrction to

Nerformed

"complying with he Everett request.

I am, Si,

Your most obedient,

humble Servant,

Achdding fans.

James Stephen Eag.

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APR 21 1846

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The Undersḍ ten has the honour to transmich to the Earl of Aberdeen you the Commision of hor Forderick I Bush as Consul of the United States for the kland of Honghon, and to request that His Lordship would obtain the Nozal Exequatur to enable her buck to enter lepon the discharge of his duties in that Capacity. He is already preeding in Hongkong.

The undersḍ &

(signed) Edward Everett

Porrnor Place

April 14.1845.

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am directed by The Earl of Aberdeen to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter Gourdetter the 16th Instant, inclosing a Copy of

- an ordinance of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, W. 21, of 1844; and I am

in reply, for the information

to state to

& you,

Yo" of Lord Stanley, that Lord Aberdeen objection as far as

sees no

this

Office is

concerned, to the confirmation of that

Ordinance.

I am, Sr.

four moot shement

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June 11. 1845.

76

With reference to the correspondence. which has passed between this Department and the Colonial Office respecting Pritisk Jurisdiction over The Chinese Inhabitants of Hong Kong, Jam directed by the Earl of Aberdeen to transmit to you, for the information of Lord

4. 6. 14.20. Stanley, (opier of three despatcher Mr Davir, inclosing Copier

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of his correspondence with the

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that Question.

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78

bectona Hongkong 11th Summary 1845.

My Lord,

When I thanked Keying for his

communication announcing

to

me

The execution

of the criminals quilty of the Piracy off Chekchu (Despatch 119 of 1844) I added, as a

proof of friendly feeling towards China, as well as co-operation in the punishment of quilt, that I had passed a severe ordinance against the Triad Society, whose avowed objects are not only the promotion and impunity of crime, but the overthrow of the existing Government of

Letter is enclosed herewith N.1.

China.

My

In reply I received enclosure N. V

expressive of His Excellency's chanks for this proof of friendship - Any individual specially

The Right Honorable

The Earl of Aberdeen K. J.

&c

Jc

Jc

pointed

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pointed out by the Chinese Government as a refugee, and proving to be so on examination, would of

be handed over: but Members of the

Course

Triad Society apprehended by our own Police, as offenders under the bolonial Ordinance, must of necessity be punished by

over

our own

law.

the British criminal jurisdiction the Chinese of this Colony, which is absolutely indispensable as a condition of its good government, is naturally unpalatable to the Rulers of China; and so dangerous and critical a topic does the

dangerous

Imperial Commissioner consider it in relation to himself, that he made it the subject of a private communication, enclosure N.3.

chat

оп

In my reply I endeavoured to shew

this point I was the mere passive_

instrument of principles and circumstances

chat admit

admit of no change; and took occasion at the same time to point out the palpable-

No 3.

N. 4.

Hongkong,

29

and mere commercial residents

· from England at the Consulates _ that the former constitute

constitute the mass of the populace in

The Colony, the chief subjects of criminal Law; while the English Traders to China are

confined to particular Ports, and even to a particular location at each Port, and are not

one in a thousand to the native population. that the severe restrictions in their case were

consistent with, and

6 justified,

an extraneous

jierisdiction; while the liberty allowed in the other rendered it impossible. Above all, that the Treaty itself sanctioned the existing arrangements.

I have the honor to be,

with the highest respect,

Your Lordships,

most obedient,

humble Servant,

distinctions

between

Anglo-

Chinese subjects ab-

Hongkong

Dani

ouse

omme

Eniral

Chi

of

!

M

January

1845

John Francis Pairs Gy?

Received.

4 Prelosures.

Dep. Not

and from St. E. Keying.

Transmitting Communications to,

30

Victoria, Mongkong,

!

22nd. December, 184.4

I have had the satisfaction to

on.

neceive. Your Excellency's communication the subject of the execution of the Chehchu

• Pirates. It will give me great satisfaction to transmit this document to Her Majesty's "Secretary of State for a Foreign Affairs proof of the friendship and good faith of the "Chinese Government

as a

a The pirates have of late greatly increased; but, if they see that severe examples cre made of them by Your Excellency, it will have the effect of restraining their growth, and prevent the necessity of foreign nations

His Excellener,

taking

Keying, High Imperial Commisioner.

L

&.

a

&c,

&c.

1

DUSE

omm

dinira

measures

taking reign of Reaching.

• have just

over

them, as in against them

, as in the

While preparing this despatch I

received. Your Excellency's communication. concerning the Singan Clerk. It is extremely proper, and co:sonant to the Treaty, that uny "Chinese criminals taking refuge in Hongrong should be immediately seized, and handed.

to the Chinese Authorities for punishment. It is the custom of the civilized nations of the West to afford no protection to crimes committed against a piendly power, and this principle I have enacted a severe... Irdinance against any meetings of the Triad Society in Honghong, knowing that it has traitorous designs against. Your Excellency's Government.

against social order and security in general.

I have &c.

on

as well as

(Signed) J. J. Davis.

Ique Copy Alam M. Emshi.

31

Keying, High Imperial Commissioner, Member of the Imperial ( Can Governer General of Rianglung and. Kwangse, &c. &c. &c. sends the following

answer..

I just received on official letter from You the Monorable Envoy, in which You allude to the execution of the Chetchu nobber. Chin mang new (here follow the contents of the despatch dated 22nd December 1844) with which I have made myself pully acquainted. This is a sufficient proof You the Monorable. Envoy fully understand. business, and are animated with the friendship, for which a I feel greatly obliged.. "At present however the pirates and though I have

Mat

warmest

are numerous,

I have given pequent orders to

the Military and Civil. Authorities, to fall upon them with all privacy and severity,

still it is to be feared, that

one is

is seized and

another

Co

eard

another hides himself. The traitorous villains of the = Tried boily have aquin assembled and created disturbance. Whilst however now instituting investigations to trace them, they

order to avoid seizure.

in

it

R

may

scatter themselves, and

indeed be apprehended, that they have gene to Henghong to hide themselves there.

They night therefore in me body be arrested. and then perhaps these perfidious villains .. will have no place where to put their feet, and tranquillity may thus be ensured.

Whilst sending

this

answer

for the

2

consideration of You the Honorable. Envoy, Thops. You will order the Soldiers under

to seize And if it be

Your

C command

them all. with their united strength. it be ascertained that they are native traitors and apociates of the Iiad Society, villains who have taken refuge at Wingbing and abscended there, they ought to be every apprehended, and be sent to the local ...

one

Mandarins

32

Uandarins of the said - place. (Cow-loon ) that

be taken against

very severe measures may

theme. Thus You will dispeling Your public

friendship.

You

Whilst sending this answer. Iwish. the highest happines and this communication

is addressed... To

His Excellency, Her. Britannic Majesty's Plenitutentivars, Governor of Menghing Commander in Chief of the Forces and Superintendent of Trade, Davis.

a

a

Taoukwang 24 th Apar, 114 Month 21t Day

3rd

30th December 1844.

Received 3th January 1845.

True Translation

{"Eigned) Charles Guitzlaff

hinese Meritury.

True Copern

шие

Allan M Shahin.

an Cl

01

Inclosure I in deepatet & of 1848.

Communication from A. C. Neying in reply to Dreb. 1. 1.

33

20

Com

Inclosure I in despatch 6 of 18165.

Communication.

This

34

very moment I have received.

Yerer official letters.

run awOON!

(

natives having committed crimes

auny to Renghong, they ought to be sent. back to their native Country, in order to be punished, which is also in accordance with the breaily. Respecting Your uniting in

sering

the villains of the Triad Society, I have.

already written

an

I have

official reply had

now

some

busines long m

mind, and need to speak privately about it.

my

to

You

reached.

the Hencrable Envoy.. The

that. Your

me nw,

news

has

Your Honorable Judge,

alter having seized many

robbers, has sentenced

"them to transportation in foreign Countries, and.

a st

se iforced public notice to that offert Thin

issued

indeed excellent measure.

an

of

of Government., to

Than King weention of Chechichoo Prrates; and Communication announcing

has been passed against the triad inferning him that an Ordinance

H.§. Reying for his

Socich,

inspire.

35

ou

Com

inspire terror and remove.

the

scourge from

the

are not

well intentioned. Bul. Menghing is a new Colony, and all is in its beginning. The peop?. that go there to trade and traffic

go wealthy and quiet. personages, and the remainder employed in manual labour are poor and have

mo

very.

with

dependance and many

idlers are mixed up. them. Hence, there are nun away robbers and

cause,

murderers and wretches who belong to the Triad

Society amongst them; and this is the that all along Mongkong so pequent, cases of

lopes (theft recur

?..

It is my humble opinion, that these

people, resembling weeds, transgress at their

homes the laws of China, and at Hongkong sin

(

against the British. regulations. It is therefore.

M

maller

seas,

a

of great joy

to send them beyond. the thers to die of age, and never to return. They ave however, fellows of a violent and stubborn. disposition, and having in considerable numbers

combined

combined together, they have pledged each other to create disturbance. They consider. themselves as subjects of China, and are not willing to observe the English laws, and

therefore apporchensive that the multitude will not willingly submit to it. The land and naval forces of Your Honorable Country more than sufficient for beeping theme in chuck, must guard against an unexpected

am

but still.

event.

wc

It is

is mviewer a

arl.

provision of the.

Supplementary treaty, that the subjects of (

China

run away

away

to

should be judged by Chinese Mandarins, and that native malefactors having

Roughing, should be sent back to the Chinese territory to receive. there their peenishment,

The best therefore that that

can be done, is to

firward the arrested felons to Cowleen. in order to send them; to the Magistracy (of

• "linan ) to be there prosecuted. Then these

a

villains

-

Yous

com

emira

In

villains will have no prêtence to create disturbance Thave not the slightest pily for these villains, nor

wish I to take

away

the power of the British. Government, to nule. Wanghong, As there is

my

no no

AS AWW No

jarring

in...

intercourse with You the "Honorable. Envy, I give You poly and fully my opinion upon subject. As however am not rightly

this

informed about the real state of things at.

Wonghong, I would in the

mean while

trouble. You the Honorable. Ency, to institute.

investigcitions on the spot, and to direct. Your

manage things properly, so that the

people to manage

subjects of both Countries

may

live peaceably

together, without disturbance, and thus shew their amily of perpetual. peace and piendship; and how very fortunate would

...

this be?

I have told.

my

mind, and hore

that You will not divulge it, and hanquillity.

will

3

{

36

will then be established. I wish You every

happiness

(

(Signed) Keying, in Mantches

Without date

haracters

• Received 3th January 184.5.

?

a

True Translation

("signed_) (Charles Gutylaff.

Chinese Secretary.

G

+ True. Copy Adam MInishi.

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Comm

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in Cl

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37

Nictoria Hongkong.

Th

4 " January, 184 5.

A private communication in reply-

I have had the pleasure to receive.

Steamer

Your Excellency's private communication, and. prepare this letter for the lleumen which is about to proceed to Canton for the Treasure..

this teamer. I must also beg Your.

• Ry

Pou

favorable acceptance of some brifting articles

of English "Wine and provisions, in relwun for "Your hind present before sent ..

Tam an avowed enemy of all public

criminals, and should any subjects of China. offend against their lovernment and seek refuge in Hongkong hill induently them to be seized, examined, and delivered_

His Excellenc

(

Keying, High Imperial Commisioner.

z

Je,

cause

over

Je,

B

House Commo

the Magistrate at. Cowloon. This will be

over to the

in 1

strict accordance with the Treaty. Thould.

Admirall

in Chi

ard of

опа

members of the

Your Excellency demand any

Triad Society, refugees in Honghong, they will.

be delivered up in

like

manner,

You have only

}

to mention their numes, and I will hunt thim

out and give

to be

them

up.

C

a

Great

The Colony of Hongkong by Treaty it posised in perpetuity by Her. Britannic Majesty, to be governed by such laws, and regulations as Her Majesty the Queen of local. Britain. Ze shall see fit to direct. "No Chinese. are compelled to reside hire - they may retire when dissatisfied_ _ but those who choose to make. it their wirde of their own free will, have exactly

The same

-

privileges and protection

as

~ Brition subjects; and, if they offend agains the British Law, must have the same. punishments.

The fundamental. Laws of .

England.

govern

even

the

38

England are Supreme, and rulers of the nation. I cannot control the Judge

are

in the administration of those laws which in the statute books. At.. Wongkong, the Chinese

form by for the larger part of the Population, and must therefore be governed by the laws of the Colony. It would be impossible to rule it.

(

other terms.

on any

In the five Ports of Trade. it is - different. British. "Subjects are not allowed to approach any other part of China. they reside only in particular spots, and. are

very few in

- number not one in a thousand of the population.

Having also been

own

very

ill treated at Canton in

governed by their.

can.

former years, it was for all these reasons selled. by treaty that they should be

Consuts. In Canton, a British. subjects not. yet enter the City, though. (by our nocords) Your Excellency informed Air Henry Pollingen. that a time would shortly arrive when they might

do

L

ouse

commo

in Chi

ard of

For-chow

now

do so. At. For chow for, the local authorities endeavour to put forth. pretexts, wishing to

Her. Majesty's Consul prom living

prevent.

in

even. Ven

the City! This is not only derogatory to those Officers, but also contrary to the treaty, and.... therefore improper.

- The subjects of China have pee permission to enter. Her Majesty's Dominions. both at home and abroad, without restriction.. England. having no fear of foreign. intercourse, trecits foreigners and subjects alike, on condition. of their all obeying the same.

obeying the same laws. Except.

This condition, such

generous and liberal

treatment would be imposible.

With many wishes for Your

Excellency's continued prosperity.

I have &e. (Signed) J. F. Davis.

a

Jque Copy

Adam Mahi

.

in

1

39

Ho

Co

Board of

Inclosure I in despatch 6 of 184 5.

Colemy.

Home Offe

Duplicate No 1/1

full: 2 in 1020 HK

My Lord,

90

18th

Victoria Hongkong 18th January 1846.

I have the honor to acquaint your

Lordship that two Chinese were

seized by order

of Brigadier Campbell at bhusan in the act

дек

of executing warrants of arrest on certain of the

natives of that island by order of the Chinese

officer at Tygosan, contrary

by which it was

agreed

to the convention

that during

our

occupation of Chusan no Chinese officer should

exercis, jurisdiction on the island.

The perfect order that has existed under our rule appears to have fully justified this

; and as it seemed very unlikely

rent;

arrangement; that the return of the two offenders to the officer

who had employs & them, with a full knowledge

The Right Honorable

K.J.

the Earl of Aberdeen K. J

of

Duplicate.

Jurisdiction of the

regarding Pritish Criminal

Private note from St. E. Meying

Pinese of this

ye

7/c

ance

Hou

Com

of the conventional

oard of

an

arrangement, would lead to their peenishment, or prevent a repetition of the offence, I requested Major General D'Aquelar to cause the tivo prisoners to be sent down to me in order that I might hand them over to His Excellency Keying.

They accordingly arro

"

arrived yesterday

in

the Sapphire troop ship, and were instantly sent over to the charge of the Mandarin at bowloon, with the enclosed Letter from myself to the Imperial Commissioner. I took this occasion to point out to His

in case

His Excellency

that

of British subjects trespassing and -

misconducting themselves on

on the Chinese territong

it would be impossible in most cases

for,

me

to act up to

my

anxious desire to punish such offenders, unless the local authorities seized them on the spot and handed them over, as I myself had done in the case offenders

of the two Chinese

In

N.1.

No 2.

In

n my

31

letter I allude particularly to

a case which lately occurred, when the Officer

at bow loon merely wrote a complaint against

some persons unknown, without having either arrested them, or afforded

me any

clue to

Their identification . I published a reward of dollars for the conviction of the persons in

fifery

question, as your Lordship will observe from The enclosed extract from the government goozette, detailing the circumstances.

Major General D'Aquilar instituted

a Court of Enquiry, and the result has been That four sergeants of the European force. proved to have

over on the day in question,

gone

were

ab

but a minute investigation proved that the statement of their conduct on the occasion had been grossly exaggerated to the Magistrate Cowloon by his subordinates. The Major General has judiciously taken measures to prevent any non.. commissioned officers or privates being -

allowed

Hous Comi

in Ch

Board of

E. I.

allowed to cross the water to the Chinese side,

even

though it has

long been

been considered as

No 5.

a sort of neutral ground.

Five additional Chinese were arrested

at Chusan by Brigadier Campbell, exacting

money

under the

quise of authority from the

people at Sinkeamoon. I contented

myself

with directing that these should be handed

by the Brigadier to the Chinese authorities

over

at Ningho

1

about thirty-six miles from bhusan.

I have the honor to be,

with the highest respect,

your lordships,

most obedient,

humble Servan.,

ждает

32

Nictoria, Honghong

5th January 1865.

I have the honor to acquaint Your Excellency that I have ordered to be delivered.

over to the officer at Cowloon two Chinese Subjects who were detected in the act of seizing some of the native inhabitants of Chusan under a warrant from the Zygosan Mandarin,

Now it was settled that while Chusan was

aw

under British protection no Chinese officer should attempt to exercise any jurisdiction there, and as the Zygosan Mandarin presumed to violate this plain rule, it has bien deemed necessary to deliver over these persons to Your Excellency's disposal, the officer who employed them could not

His "yeelleney

Reying, Imperial Commissioner.

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as

of

Hou

Com

in C

ard of

of course, be expected to punish the act for which they were arrested by the British Officer at Chusan.

home English persons lately -

J

committed excesses on the Chinese territory at

Cowloon, and if the Officer at that station

had in like

manner

reized the Offenders, to Greaty, and delivered them to me

according to Greaty,

I would have instantly punished

but as

them

;

he has not done so, I have offered a reward of 50 dollars for their discovery - In future it would be much better if "Excellency would have the foodness

Your

to direct

the Chinese Authorities to levze and deliver over or Consuls all British

to the English Officers offenders, in order that they may not escape

punishment.

with Rentiments of high consideration,

True copy of

I have the honor o

1.7. Дама.

(Signed) I.F. Davis.

1

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Superintendent of British Trade, having been informed by the Officers of the Chinese Government, through the chief Ma- gistrate by the annexed letter, of certain most disgraceful outrages committed at Kowloon by some soldiers or other persons at present un- known, is pleased to publish a reward of Fifty Dollars for any information leading to the con- viction of the delinquent or delinquents. His Excellency draws the attention of Her Majesty's subjects to the severe penalties already enacted against this description of offenders, who at once disgrace their country, violate the provi- sions of the subsisting Treaties, and oppose thei wishes and intentions of the Home Govern- ment, so often made known; and he is deter- mined, by the most summary enforcement of those penalties against all persons indiscrimi- nately on conviction, to put a stop to abuses calculated to abridge the liberty, hitherto - enjoyed by those who conduct themselves properly.

By order,

FREDERICK W. A. BRUCE.

Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong,

13th January, 1845.

A SECOND COMMUNICATION.

My Second, Major Yé stated, that several Englishmen on a previous day entered into the Fort. Your humble Officer treated them with politeness, because there exist peace and friend- ship between our two countries. Who would have! thought, that the said Englishmen would have gotten drunk in the public place, and afterwards talked madly, fired their guns, doing every thing which was disgraceful. On the 4th day inst. (11th January) there came again seven British Soldiers from the Barracks to the fort. The garrison at that time prevented their coming in, but they English soldiers pointed their guns at them and threatened, as if they wanted to strike them. The soldiers of the fort therefore seeing that matters went on in this manner, let them come in The English military then entered, produced their liquor, and after having become intoxicated, went out of the fort, and perceiving the pigs and dogs of the people, as well as their tame pigeons, fired at them at randam, just as they pleased.

In Cowloon first is the office of Major Yē, where he drills the soldiers, and the order therefore · ought to be strict. The people rear the dogs, pigs and pigeons, and these ought not to be hunted.

I therefore would request my elder brother to di- rect the Soldiers of Your Honorable Country, that whenever they come in future to Cowloon to walk about and to shoot birds, they ought not to go into the fort and injure the domestic animals of the people. This would be no trifling proof of neighbourly friendship

I inform you of this, and hope you will cast your glance on it.

Without date

E..

Received 12th January, 1845.

(Signed)

True Translation.

CHARLES GUtzlaff,

Chinese Secretary.

Alan M. Peshi

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34

Fiebria AnyMung, 6th Feb 1845.

1.6

With reference to my despatch Neb of 11* January in which I forwarded (enclosures 1:33 and (1) a note from His Excellency Neying with my reply on the subject of British Jurisdiction, I have received the accompanying

Answer

· from Meying.

It is the

more

needful that the Imperial

Commissioner should acquiesce in the

juris.

over

necessity for our criminal,

& jurisdiction the Chinese of HonyMong to the fullest extent, because though the punishment of transportation happens by Lad Stanley's directions to be abolished for the present at least, and so far the wishes of Neying have

been

The Bright Howable,

The url of Aberdeen Mr. F.

Ve.

te

to

95

Fouse

Comm

Min Cl.

of

i

Circumstance

more

been unexpectedly thet, this very will only render Capital punishment recessary, from the want of a secondary one- and if the old (hinese pride was hurt by swarding branspatation as a penalty, it will be still more touched by the infliction of the capital

tracked

:Sentence, however called for by crimes of

atrocious violence or murder.

our

The point, however, must be, and is

virtually yielded ; and if I may judge by the - enormous afflux of an improving Chinese population, now for the first time accompanied by their wives and families, they are by means unwilling to live under the protection of British Law.

In

по

my despatch N. 14 of 18th Jan?!

Letter

I had the honor to forward a copy of my to Neying, with two Kiness who had been apprehended by Drigadier Campbell at "Rusan, in the act of executing Chinese

Warrants

t

مل المدار

N.2.

Warrants on the inhabitants Contrary to the Convention. The enclosed reply thanks me

for

the same, and declares that they will be punished. A further declares that, according

Advice and request all English

во

my

trespassers will be seized by the Kinese

Authorities and handed over at once according to the Shealy . They have hitherto been in the

habit of allowing the parties to escape,

and then

Complaining

lo

me without

affording the least clue as to the deleation of the offenders, by which it became

impossible to punish them.

I have the honor lobe,

With the highest respect. Your Pordship's

Most Obedient,

Humble Servant

k,

Fouse

Somm

in Cl

rd of

A respectfial answer

96

Your remarks of breating the inhabitants of Hongkong according to their deserts, are just . I hope that you the Honorable Envoy from time to time will examine into the state of affairs, and take your

measures accordingly, Your measures and I look forward with ardent expectations, that the English and Chinese will live quietly together

I have previously received several communications about the choice of a dwelling for (i mul Lay at Fuhchow, which I have transmitted to the Governor and Tatar General of the Fokien Provincial City to manage the affair properly, and as soon as Ireceive an answer, I shall transmit the same again for Your

consideration.

Whilst sending this previous

intimation, I wish you every happiness.

(Signed) Heying in Mantchoo Characters.

reporting that the two Chinese

Communication to Merging

A

Drp. 11. 20

م

Inclosures .

Teceived.

Jurisdiction over the Chinese

Regarding British Criminal

-

English trespassing in the Inhabitants of Sting thing, and

Chinese territory.

Without

ouse of ommon

Chic

of

Without date.

Received 17th January 1845.

True Translation,

(signed) Charles Gutzlaff

Chinese Secretary

True Copy.

37

Heying, High Imperial Commissioner sends the following reply.

I have received the note from you

the Honorable Envoy with the policemen of Tae ko son ( here follows an extract from the despatch respecting these men)

From the above, Sperceive the intentions of you the Honorable Envoy to preserve the

existing Treaty. Whilst now

trying

brying and punishing those police runners, I have also issued orders to all the local Officers, that if

any Englishman in China commits a crime, he shall in accordance to the Treaty of peace be immediately seized and delivered over to your Honorable Officers to stand his trial inconformity with the existing regulations.

wish

You

Whilst sending this answer I

abundant happiness, This is

the principal object of this Communication

addressed

mise

In Chi

rd of

addressed

Yo

Her

His Excellency, Fhr Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary. Davis

Je

Taoukwang 21th Year 12th month (January 184,5.

Received 3rd February.

True Translation

(signed) Charles Gutzlaff

Chinese Secretary

True Copy Adam W Elmshi:

-51701

Ans! 3. July

1029

Sir,

RECEIVE

ED

JUNE 12 4845

Foreign Office,

June 11.1845.

hit

38

With reference to Mr Addington's

Letter of the 5th of September last,

inclosing a copy of a Despatch which The Earl of Aberdeen had addressed to Mr. Davis, respecting The necessity of his establishing secondary punishment

some seconda

for offences committed at Hongkong, I am directed by

Hir

Lordship to transmit to you,

for

J. W. Hope raps.

é

ouse of Common

nirally

in Chi

Ard of

!

for the information of Lord Stanley, a copy of a Despatets which he hav

received from me. Davir upon,

that subject. -

то

баш,

für,

Your most obedient

my

7

humble servant

Jennings

in the Peche: frus hd. Baris

this subject !

Mr Davis Desp. of 29 Jaced hot is ammered

Offici

Case

garding Comeli

and that

li aware.

of u

they

no reason.

Twem. 14 June

that the state

Should he told that Lord Stanley

on for doubling the authority

of the Executive hosts of thugsting to cancy.

nilo eimmediali effect cofulat. pronounced by the Court there

23/4/4

43

Julences

of

13 June

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39

Victoria Hongting, 31 Jan 1845.

My Lord,

With reference to Your Lordship's deepalch 1.66 of 10th September concerning the disposal of the Convict Salvador Sacrase, Ibey to state that I have received Ford Stanley's despatch as to the necessity of instituting some secondary punishment in lieu of transportation to the Australian Colonies.

In my reply to His Sodslip, 1.10

of 29th January Sendeavoured to explain that- this would reduce me to a serious difficulty,

as no

secondary punishment could be devised except imprisonment with convict labor, and the addition (for the Riness) of the cangue

Wooden Collar.

The 1 right Honorable,

The Purl of Nordeen N. J.

to.

to.

to

The

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The penalty of transportation possessed

the most salutary terrors for the Mirese, and, without it's aid, the long interval between capital punishment and any secondary one in the power of this Government to invent, (- consistently with English notions,) will be attended with Considerable wil's, rendering executions more frequent, often causing an inadequate award of punishment to crime "giving rise to additional expense in prison accommodations. Salvador Sacrase has been adjudged to perpetual imprisonment

and

with Convict labor.

I have ventured to recommend to

Lord Stanley's transporting convicts from hence to the Straits Sellements of Singapos, Malacoa and Penang, by an arrangement with the dut India Company, but which, without due authenty from home I could not undertake.

attention the measure of

130

I bey to assure Tour Sordship that offer

Majesty's sign Manual inshuctions, and the printed Colonial regulations, left no doubt in sry own mind as to the Authority of this government to execute Capital punishment inthout previous reference to England. The Regulations indeed expressly declare that such a reference is undesirable, and accordingly a native of India, who had murdered a sergeant of the 98th Regiment,

here in November last.

I have the honor tobe, With the highest respect, Your Lordelips

Most Obedient, Humble Servant

zedani

was executed

Chi

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J

101

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31 Janitary 184

Received.

Regarding Transportation of

Convicts to the Australian

Colonies.

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His Excellency

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Lave directed

132

docdStanley back the receipt of four blue of the 11 Krall enclosing thi ofa Despatch adduped to the laid of Aberdeeng

In Davis relative to the

The power of the Good to difficulty ofproviding

recute fapital sentences

was fully explained to this

a

punishment for

Foreign Office in a better individual, convicted dated 20 buy? lart.

in St. Kong of serious

crimes but which dout

Fide to hov : 48. 13 May 1846 merch the extreme Renally

of the Lord.

Preply Fautostate

for the information of Lord Aberdeen Mit lood

Stanly

Lord

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on the aufect of the

зика Moposition adverted to зто GMr Davis for the hausportation of Offenden in Woithony Woome of the

Strait, Pettlements- and his Lordship with herflie apprige Lord Aberdeen of the decision which

be come to on that

May be

houst

Ravere

entered

I. Emerson Femment.

Loid

Landinited Good 3. July 145

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Manly Wortate Byou, for the information of the Comm for despains of Midia, that considerable difficily has arisen in

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as to the mode of

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133

dealing with friminals quilly oferime, which the of a vey

Kerious nature

not such as toment this

h

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Extreme penalty of death.

In the first instance the Governor had denounced aganext such friminals The penall of Fransportation tot. D.dand and that sentime has bene carried into

affect in several instances But the objections to this

Carere

e are so many and so serious that techodt

al vure ti

felt obliged at ou

direct that it should be discontinued. In the

despatch of which

Enclose a

Я

algpz, In Davi

из,

points out the difficulter,

wwhich he shall be

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expared in consequence of

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Chi

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;

this decision, and propone,

as one mences

s of overcoming

they that Convicts from

kong Adhound should be trans.

the Lettlements.

ported to one of the in the Straits of Malacca. As it wil be imposible to revise the decision in regard Wliansportation WV. D.Law, Lord Stanley

consider that

Mr Daver proposition is well worthy of consideration, and dame therefore tregeert

would move

thi

Matyou Comments for the affecies of

и

India Brommucicate with

чаши

the Jount of Directors on the sulfest, and toaventain from them whether they would be hicpored Wagree to the trans.

portation of Chinese Criminals truny of the Straits Lettlements and if so towhich and

_ audich

under what conditions Pregulations.

Savez

Wi 34.

1041 Hongkong

I am

C.O.

JUNE. TO 1845

134

13.18245.

Faign Affin, June 13. 19825

directed by the Earl of Aberdeen

to hansmit to

5 you

herewith

Jo

the

information

of twistlouby, a Copy of a despatch fun

Wr

Davis, stating the increased resort of Chines tothe Leland of thoughing

au

Jun

Lii.

Kary.

moshobedient, humble Servant.

Jennings

J. Stephen & Je

Copy

hr.34.

In10441

1

Sensors 135

Mylord,

Wanghangs. March 5/45.

With reference to your Lordships despatch h.03 of the 7th bct on the subject of the Macas question, I beg to state that a further proop of the Chinese Sovereignty has been afforded by the Tonnage & Tariff duties being there established and levied for the benefit of the Chinese foot

of

were

not a Chinese subject can be touched by the Portuguese anthouties of that place, and the consequence in, that since the departure of the English (of whom the Chemise won afraid) the peninsula of Macas has become the resort robbers & members of the Triad Society to an enormous extent. While on a visit of 24 hours for the purpose of procuring plants & cattings for the Colony under my Goot I was attacked while walking alone son plain clothes, by three robbers close to the town, who however, immediately fled, on seeing coming up. Being neither injured plundered I was very glad to abstain

seeds as well as vine

The Earl of Aberdeen KT.

cu

Some more

Saghih

non

from

unce

Fous

somi

in Ci

ward of

гед were unable

from applying to the Portagnese for redus as in the first place they

to afford it, & secondly the mere application would have acknowledged there jurisdiction in the place.

Fortunately a very different state of things exrits here, & since I have convinced the native inhabitants that no emissary of Chinese jurisdiction will be allowed to set her foot in the Colony and that robbers & Lousebreakers will be either shot by the Police or

thes Police or Langed

in the course

in

the

of Law, the security enjoyed town of Victoria has immensely increased.

numerous resort of Clincie of

The

greater respectability to Hugkang proves the benefit of this increased security. The number is reported by the Registrar,

have micreased

darung

bo

the last eight

20 to 30,000 and the

m 20 to

months from

1

106

emigrants are taccompanied by

& families.

their wives &

I have to

4

(signed) J. F. Davis

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Copy From Mr. Davis.

Hayking. March 25.

No.34.

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138

Farsign Office, June 19. 1945.

ted by the Earl of Aberdeen

peawith,

Jor

the

Lord Stanley, Copies of a

ists inclosures received form

the restrictions imposed

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reefecting

Spen

the share with thoughing

k

Chinese Vifuls,

and respecting ontrager

abte the extent to which furateist

in the neighborhood

wire dried on

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Jon male bovent.

most obedient,

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J. Stephen Lego

in Ch

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more

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139

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Jam directed G

Bhracomit

Lord Stanley Btraum

Bauherewith, for the Consideration of

copies

Larl of Aberdeen

the Lords

Comme " of the Admiralty its of two Despatcher recently addrepedto the

of Aberd Governor of Niellong

elative to thepre Piracy in the neighbomber

land of

that Seland and the

Meaux & which itsung.

put down.

The Lords of the Adus with observe that Pirangrons prevails to

such are extent in the sea,

surrounding Haloya,

Binterfere with seriously.

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that from the maneras which the Biraz. in

thepreamery

Sakong

carried on

AM Ships of than in

do no

Harbour affords protection. Under there.

cinmuistance, a proponat. has been made to fin

Davis

Groce

J.

the Chimene

ч

Merchants to fitout twe

Cruizers

the mannedy

Chinese, but commanded

§ British Offices, and to be complaged exclusivel

in the convegance of important God? Deps and in the suppression of the Pirates. Thes proposition while it would appear well calculated battair

110

I in viced, would

the Geet in

involve hoadditional

the

Expense to this Country -buch would impone

whowould be Before burther for uponthong hearrangement. however, pronouncing

мейд

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Copy B Treasury

2 Sept 10416.

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Lie

111

The Earl of Aberdeen

has transmitted to me the Despatches which you

addressed to hime on the 4th March 44 April last

the Nos 36 and 37 ou

subject of the pervalue

of

in the vicinit the means

of thecary

of testing, and Z which it may be put

down.

From there Despatcher

that Riraiy

it appears

how prevail, Bauchan Extent in the neighbouchén

of Stahlong us seriously. Wuitlifere with the resort Wo the Island of Chinese Merchant Vopsels _ and that from

from the

in

the manches

which it is carried on

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the presence of St Mohips Mr.Kong of that in Milan affords no protection. Under

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the Chinese

fichoultion

in Chi

once of

ard of

Merchants to fit out two

Cruizers to be emplaged

the in the convegance of God! Despatches and the suppressin of Piracy - lobe manned

Chinese, but commanded

Gnglish Officers. The Experras of these Vafaels expense is the defraged pailt , the Chinese Merchants. and parts of the weal God.h

Advuting to the

peculiar circumstances

the case,

of the

and to the

apparent impossibilit of putting down ther

112

System of Piracy (the

meaves at their

a

Merchants

ordinary disposal & Me Godt are of opinion that the proponl of the Chinese should be accepted. They Houdt, e, attempt Oprescribe the details of

the

Som local

arrangement, fully satisfied that knowledge with enable you to fain correct judgment on such

than themselves. points.

a more

You with however, of cou

arrange.

report tome the -ments which may

be

ultimated concluded &

in the meantince it is on

itis only

vespamry for me a point outton that (apture, should not be effected (the proposed fluizerssik the limits of the Chinese

within

Hor

Of

Inance

House Comm

territory unlep with the consent of the Chinese

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36 بالا

113

Victoria Hong Kong.

My Lord

4#

March 1845

With every circumstance

of freedom in its favor at

laz as

relates to exemption from

Duties and

Post Ques I regret

this Colony in

to observe that the

Chinese vessels has

trade with

He

Off

rdnance

made

no progress from the very

first. This

is

to be attributed

to two causes.

The 134 article of the

Supplementary Treaty puts a stop

The Right Houble

The Earl of Aberdeen

JET.

all

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ous

comi

114

Anira

all

Frade

i

Chinese Sunto

except such

жо

previously obtain

ard of

in Ch

Fernist at, and

the five

not only

dear out from

free

the correspondence from home the

enciosed remarks

Hlouring the

on securing

resort of Chinese vessels.

Ports

of Chima. This

confines

the commerce,

has long

but at the

same

tiime evabe

the Mandarins

to interfere with

Nor

of the

Trade

and

this

and

throw

obstacles in

the way

But another serious bar

to the growth

long existed

in Chinese vessels.

is Piracy. The enclosed

letter from myself to Reying

of Aginese Subjects wishing to trade

with this Colony;

and

I should

therefore

be very

well satisfiet

heringer to

sec

these trammil

withdrown. They are

great dicatisfaction

X

Merce

of

to the British

Community in this Comitry, and

I observe

07

Not

booking wok &

the

[

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draws

the

attention of the

Superisi &mmissioner to the fact, that Imperial"

Sir Henry Pottinger mode

am

Affer to

to the

Chinese Government

it

i

the

to cooperate with

suppression of the marauding system

by which

the

communication between

this Glory and

China

is all

bust

ice

oard

Hous

Comi

but eut offf

ent eff, except in

well

manned European vessels. Your Lordship

aware

refused.

that

this offer was

I

appears however that

www

of

the réessels which

115

to Reying

in

my enclosed

letter

hat

all

such

Licences

should

все

the first step

piracy, and

be allowed

carry arms.

adopt

the

suggested for

wholly withdrawn

towards

that no

under

as

suppressing

vessels should

any pretext to

we might then

measures which I

the extruction of the

in this neighbourhood, by

Evil

maming a

certains number of

Vessels

·

commit these Piracies possess licences

to carry arms, granted by the Chinese Government during the was with England, which Licences are

continued after the war is over.

which the admiral

Two vessels

seized on suspicion, and which I

handel

over

(as reported in my

Despatch N253 of 1944) to the officer at Cowloon, possewed these Licences.

I accordingly recommended

with Europeans.

Ar the 24th Vetting

forwarded a copy

I

a copy of my

of my letter

# Reying with the enclosed to dear Admiral For Thomas Cochrane, pouiting

the necessity

out

to which

we

Fouse

somm

116

nir

We might be protecting with

driven

of

any

means in our

own power

the

against the

trade of this

in Cl

Colony, should

the

Chinese Government

it tends

to

prove either milling or unable

Majesty's quadron for operations

Pirates, which if

really correct is unfortunate,

as

increase

the charges

oard o

to afford

the

proper protection

along it's own Cast

The Rear Demiral in dis

reply Enciosure Not quite concurs

with

me

i

the necessity for

the withdrance of the Licences,

and

Ke

disarming of the

vate precioni

any effeemas

Sjecmas

measures verrig adopted on our

own part; but at the same

Fine swells on

the unfitues

of the

cheb f

1422

Majesty

You

of this flour

On the 3rd Instant, I received Enclosure Nos por Reying

stating that only twelve climise

No.5

were

Vepels within

licenced

the Centor Ever

that in

to carry arms, and

the nighbourhood of

Hong

Hong

I

was

at liberty

to...

take

any

measures

al pleased

for

196

the sicurity of the Colony.

I was obliged nowviver in

my reply, Enclosure Nop to inform

Ais

ince

1

Hous

Com

in Ch

117

many of the

His Excellency

that i

Vessels

on

the

coast

under

Arurs

carriet

sicences from the

Officers of Esimese districts in the

and to niguire

vicinity of Entors, and

Extract from Despatch No. 4, dated

3rd February 1841-

oard

if this

were

done.

with his

?

sanction and authority.

I have received a

Encomure No7, stating

a reply

187

the Surprize

of the

Imperial Commissioner at

the intelligence, and his intention to

acquaint

me

with the result of

his inquiries

on

the Subject

Your Lordship shali je duz informed

whenever

obtain

this

I have i

[signed]

J. Z. Davis

, ཏཏྠ ཏམྨཱ།' ', ཏསྶཱ, སཏཱིཏི ཨནྟི

1

"You "propose

The ended

Are

authorized to

condition that if there

to the British Bown

the Eastern wast

än

Sind

Aff

ساله این انانات سواری

to serve

ал

سان

!

Commercii tation for Brittish Sarjects

the Chinese herciants and Invaditants

the Towns and cities on

of all

the past of Chine, shall be

" Cermitted by the Chinese Yovernment

to come piity, and without the

"least hindrance

and molestation

nto

ance

Hous

Comu

in Cl

Soard of

that

stand

for the purpose

with

of Trading

Subjects therein actabûthen

Ave Extract

bigned,

Adam Winds.

the British

No. 8.

اتنا التي ما بود

=

118

Victoria. Hong Song

20th January 1845-

I bez Sxcilliney

the Diacis

which

unmerous.

to address your

the miyict of

in this righbourhood,

xaily become mai

My Predecessor Mr Henry

Pottinger proposed to the Chinese govemment that the British Quiger

i

Lojo to

monil co-operate with the authorities + Butte in putting

the general

evil; but as they

expripet an an

unwillingness & recept

His Excellence

this

reyind

Imperial Commisioner

Flome Dff**

mange

Hous

Comi

oard

119

he

this offer be

lisped that the

isposal would

put down

acquered, and

be sufficient to

the pirates

pecies of violence and crime.

heavy Denalties

means out their.

were

the Licence

recalled

and

attached

to the Arms

bening retained,

the

Pirates would

его

longer

have

the least cover

for their

Atrocities.

I pird however that the armed boats which commit

We Pracie possess beinces to carry arins, granted by the Junise Lovernment during the tar

with England. I have nujais san

several of these

the war being over

highing proper

Licence. Now

it would be

to withdrew the

sicincs, which qui these friste

the semblance of acting with the knowledge and sanction of their

Government,

же

promote even

7:

But should the wit still

contine and merzak

degree

that

taking some

to that

must pistify my

measures in self-

defince, I shail propose in concert

writh Is Excellency the dear

Samiral, F

t it out some Chinese

rigged vessel and man them

with Engilumen. The Girates on

English vessel are to make their Escape;

searing m

accustomed

secres

but

Ο

anco

Hous Comi

mira

but they will

to evate

one

be lep able

hat has the

external appearance of their own.

in C

any

oard

am unwilling to take

measures of this kind

mitil all others have been tried

failed; and

and

Therefore

propose

to Your Excellerey in

the first place to deprive the

Copy

bo

120

Government House. Victoria

25th Larmary 1845

I have

the honor to

Enciose to your Excellency on

copy of the

note which I

i

f

best of their

former licenci

making it highly Senal to be

arinst

Pirate:

Degging Your Excellency o

accept the exprepsoies of my highest consideration.

I havet..

signed

Z.Z. Fair's

have deemed it necessary i

consequence of the series growth f Grace in the immediate neighbourhood of this long, to

address to the

Reying.

Emperial Immissioner

From Petitions which I

now

receive aimost

the rade which

daily it

appears

that

ought

To resort

His Excellency

Rear Admirl

Sir Thomas Cocurani

on

ance

Lous

Com

121

Admir

in C

ard of

to this

Colony

in

native sunke

and Boats is

by the armed

almost

and

passage of

the East, and

comparatively paralyzed

vessels which infest

blockade

the

the Lyemoon

narrow

reciprocal, and the right of the Chinese loverment to the respect

and abstinence in question must be altogether dependent on the fulfilment

on

of

its obligation

to afford the

I have

он

the Capsing moon

and other channels

он

the west.

this and

may be

a

delicate question

to determine at what point the right of self defence, and the

duty

of protecting the lives and Property of Her Majesty's Subject

to prevail over

are

which

is

the respect

undoubtedly are in the

jirst instance to the independent

rights of Thine; but

rights and

ал

all

obligatioin are

reciprocal

སཡ ཉཱ༔;

requisite protections,

Drauri

several previous occasions

to the attention of His

Excellency Reying the necessity to

which we

may

все

woon driven,

ance

or

to

by the inability of his Government

to put down Piracy,

dispense with that apistance and

Co Operation which

ago offered by Sir Henry Pottinger

and refused.

Я

were

so

long

1 van de brigh-

Hou Con

1

122

I regret

ħ

say

that I

have

little

reason

to anticipate

from the Imperial Commissioner any

other

than

а

repetition of those

Jame

to Piratical purposes, the firs

step requisite

seems

to be

the

recall of

Government; and

these

by the Chinese

it

may be found

Board

general professions and promises under

which

the

Evils complained of have

ail

Vessels

contined to increase, and I only

other

ultimately utcessary to seize and desting

whose Armament and

circumstances prove their crimind

pursuits.

wait his reply in

order

b

communicate with Your Excelency as to

I have de

Joigned

Hours

on

what measures

may be expedient

and practicable under the circumstances

As it is

clear

that the

Posts retain

Chinese punks and

живо

the Licences to carry arms which were granted to them during the war with England, and pervert the

вать

ance

του

Com

123

dir

Hong

"Agincourt at song Hay

27th January 1845

in

sard

Acknowledge

I have the honor to

receipt of tour

the

Excellency's letter of the 25th Enstant

with the copy you

have been

to enclose of a

occupied my

see

the

that

no

reason

serious

opinions I

attention, and

to depart from

expressed upon

subject to your Predecepor

major General Sir Henry Pottinger

twelve months since - namely -

alove

that

long

as

the Chinese

Government continue to permit then

good enough

boats

to

carry armis, so

arms, so long

communication

you

have addreped

will

it

все

impossible to find

His Excellency the Imperial Commissioner

any

Keying,

on

the subject of the

adequate means of expprepning

their acts of aggrepion.

numerous acts of Pracy Committed

ni this

vicinity.

The depredations frequently aux with infinity committed by Chimere

Boats, have

for

His Excellency

J. F. Davis

some time.

recupied

Hose

who only hear of

without knowing

the natiers of

Piratical dessels imagine they may

be

detected either

ви

their Form_

Rig,- Armament - or description of

Crew

ous

comu

124

mira

Crew

but Your

Excellency is

aware

that

such is

not the

Case

in

China

where

all

the

in Ch

Boats large and mall, are precisely

are

not unlikely here for the purpose of obtaining information

of a

20,-

good occasion for doing

and although it has been

ascertained

that there are societies

of Robbers, or Pirater

bard of

of the

каше

description, and all

which ever.

armed

in

the

same manner whether

may

be

the

most suitable

for attack

or

defence;

that any

name. who

isone for a

certain

person boarding one of these

ann

of money, Lafety Passes yet

boats could not tell

an

honest

Trader from

a

Robber, and that

that the

am impressed with

the Simsion

boats here resembre.

while

I

write

this, there way

the fishes

of the

Lea, and

все

and

probably

are several

that the

large

are always

Craft in

this Port, rady

to

ready to prey

прои

the omall

commit an act of Robbery when a favorable opportunity offers, and

and

the small

when

the

upon the smaller прои

templations offers; and I

are

believe

.

House Somm

in Chi

bard of

125

believe

I mentioned

Excellency

а

to Your corrobarative proof of this,

of the of the

boat

Crew

and

severe punishment

the penalty

when

mi

one

little

boat seizing a

оне

is

found with arms

Woman

out

of another within

on

board.

half

a

mile

of this Ship-

for

the

purpose of conveying

Without reference to other

considerations this

her off to sell

as

а

Klave

Operate

ао

а

will at once

considerable safeguard

when

а

brat

of one of

оне

to the

maller

boats inasmuchan

the

vessels

War of was here

accidentally accomplished her release.

Under these corcmustances the

principal dyject to be attained is

the

the

Licences to

withdrawal of Carry Arms (and which were only

granted by the timese

they cannot suffer from superior

mmmbers

or

until actually

size of other boats

actually boarded by thens,

Hawing accomplished the dis-

-arming of all

the Boats

generally

think there will not

I

be any great difficulty in putting

Government after

the commencement

of

an effectival check

to Pracy and

hostilities) and making the confiscation

of

securing entire safety

to the

Coasting

#Ho

Co

126

Coasting Zade

It is

in this Vicinity.

trice vessels of war

the

Ship's Beats not affording shelter

They could

not remani

out at

Can

be

of

little

night for any

length of time

or

го

use for

that purpose

even did

without endangering the health of

the Boats Crews.

I would therefore

the

Naval force that

can be

Board

appropriated

to this

Port, exceed

to

ему

extent the single ship

or occasionally two that may be

here;

because

the acts of de-

-predation generally occur close to

the Land, and

cause

four

be

six Lorchas to

the most approved

model having a

crew of

20

men, and.

armed with a

long kun, and that they

recommend that Your Excellency should

or

built upon

in

the Cantou

River, nor

can

their Boats

render

other

than

а

Casual

assistance upon some particular

occasion,- as

the Chisnese brats mil

far better than they ;- and moreover

the

1

Tom

1

should be

rigged and

hance

sailed

like any

other

China Boat,

and kept

constantly cruiging

amongst the Islands and Casto

of the

River

ready to pounce

upon any onspicious boat and

A

Fouse

zomm

127

miral

in Ch

of

course

capture such

such as had

алу

species

or

other

of arm, - pre ball, -

Offensive weapon on

board.

They might be manned

with

such

four to begin

vessels would be sufficient

with; but I must

again repeat any

such

the

arrangement will

Licences are

be useless until

Officer

in

with drawn, as no

command could dis

(if with the

-tinguish

a

Piratical vessel from

any

Other

unless he found

entirely writto Еигорения ог

ard of

а

swall

admixture of Cinese

and Lascars, and

then

view of maintaining better discipline

among

and securing their prompt obedience, Your Excellency

should with it) I would have

но

objection (hending directions

from home) to enter

themo

as part of the Crew.

nominally as part

of the

и

find some

them;

Minden", and endeavor to

and

Officers to command

I should think

her, - "flagrante delictiv", - and the

much too clever to

Chinese

are

be

caught in

that manner.

анд

I cannot however conclude

this subject without stating, drawing Your Excellency's attention to that most important fact, - if fact

it be, and which has been communicated to me by gentlemen

who

four

Į

Tou

com

who

from

likely to be

their

position are

well informed on

such matters,

3

that it has most

bard

commonly been discovered on the

сано

that the frew of

investigation of cases

of Pracy,

of the plundered

Vessel

have

been deeply implicated_

!

and

there

сап

be

no question

if

such

be

the

case, that

any

endeavors.

of Four Excellency

will

be greatly paralyzed

to

long as

those

to whom the

Owners entrust the safety of their

Property

are

parties to its destruction

And Your Excellency cannot too

strongly mispres upon the Mercantile

Brdy

1

128

Body

the

miportance of great

cantion in the selection they make

of frews to their coasting vessels.

Shave tes

"Pigned).

Thomas Cochrane

1

Reying

Ho Of

rdnance

You

Som

201410145

:

1

Keying, High Imperial Commissioner,_

sendo

J

fe

the following answer.

129

денево Vessels are in

that

all

these

the

River

of the Metropolis

and

do. not

out

до

to Lea

to

Public letter

Craft sail

under

false colors, and

Honorable Emoy

those

been taken at

I received a

bard

pome

you

the

respecting the Piracy committed

in your neighbourhood (here follows

an Epitome

of the contents of that despatch dated 20th January)

which

I duly perused.

It appears that the Suandaries

of the

Provincial city having

formerly fitted out 12 fast boats,

gave them permits to carry amus, solely for Robbers.

Я

the purpose of apprehending

now find on exnication

that

commit depredations. The Piratical

which have

different times

are without such

passes, though there

are some who

pretend,

that they have received Lanterns from the Mandarins to

go in pursuit (of outlaws)

There has always been a

Piratical Spirit alwood in the

Province of Iwangting, the fellows

do not fear

death, and altho there are every month several

of themi

Tens

гово

are

seized

>

and

Ho

Of

nance

130

Tens

who

suffer capital punishment,

still

the

reports of acts of

Gracy both in

the

Rivers as well

as

on

the high

seas

are frequent

and punished, and another several

pursue and

endeavor

take (the Pirates) and

to exterminate them rook

branch. Thus there will be

to disorder and

top

murder, and the merchants will be

and

put a

oard

the Great Minister being

safe.

As however the seizures

are

highly indegnant at this have already denounced the Military

and Magistrates who have proved neglectful in reizing (the Villiard) with all severity. Moreover I appointed ii conjunction with the Admiral war sunks, and striatly enjoined upon the said

Military and

Magistrates to despatch additional Cruizers;

with strong and they might with

brave (crews) that

· united strength

рично

or in very rigorously carried chind, it is mavoidable that

they (the Prates) should not conceal themselves at Hongkong

there all along.

and

disturbance.

create

You the Honorable

Envoy therefore may

convenience (or

act at your

you please)

in making arrangements for the construction of Chinese boats and

taking

measures for enticing and

seizing

lance

1

H

Adn

seizing (the Pirates )

affort protection

in

order to

to Hong Kong.

Whilst forwarding this answer

I wish

in

you

an

increasing

this

is the principal

happiness; and

bard

object of

the

communication addroped,

To His Excellency ster Sitamic

Majestys Plenipotentiary Dairs &

fo

Tronkwang 244 Year, 125 month.

(January 15240)

Received

صر

i

True translation

[signal charies Guts aff

Chinex Secretary

3rd Leorna ry

L

No11

Victoria, Hong Kong

6th February 1845

131

I have

the

honor to

acknowletze the

receipt of your

Excellency's Despatch concerning Piracies,

which

it

is stated

that

the Provincial Government had given

Licences carry

arms

repels, which

to only twelve

which remain within the

Anton River.

герову

that

I beg to state in

these defels within

the River were not alluded to

in

my former letter. The Vessels of which

I have principally

Fris Execiency

reying

tom

丸の

nance

132

to complain

are

all

on the

outside in the external waters, and

openly carry Licences from

the

magistrates of Iungkian, Lirigan, and Heangshan Districts. These are

the piratical

as

peratical vessel alluded to, and

long

as

they possess these

Licences they have mavoidably the appearance of beniz sanctioned by Government. I have

the Chinese

therefore to request that Your

Excellency will inform me if they

are

under

still authorized to

the Licences

carry

of the

анто

Jungkwan, Suigan, & Heanghan lagistate.

with sentiments of the highest considerationn

Thavet. Prigned & Davis

Reying, High Imperial Commissioner

سلام

Sends the following answer

I received a

You

the

letter From Hontrable Envoy, referring

to Licenced Boats carryping arms

an

(here follows N:23. 6th February) on

of this paper,

Abstract of Hopatch

the perusal

I. the

Great

was highly surprized and

to the said hagistrates

Minister

gave

directions

to investigate this matter, I wait now

then shall

for

the

result, and

again communicate with you.

reply for

Whilst sending this previous

the consideration of you

the

Ho

O

manco

the sonorable Envoys, I wish

You

every happiness. This is the principal

dject

addreped.

of the

communication

To His Excellency, Her Britannic

majesty's Renipotentiary saves.

a

Taonkwang. 25th Year 1 Mouth's 11th day.

received? 21th Instant

17th February 1845,

Fue translation

[signed]

" Charles Gutzlas

aff

Ihmine foretary

لال

12 August

1845

REC

AUG &

am

1845

1304 Hongkong

Foreign Office.

August 5.

t 5.1845.

133

Item directed by the Earl of Aberdeen to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of

Altimo relative to the proposed

establishment of a Bishoprice in Houghong

Letter

appears

as a competent endowment for

shall have been obtained

In that letter you

state that it

Lord Stanley that the erection

of a Bishop's

See in China is not requires

for any objects connected with Colonial Lewice; but that His Lordship would wish Lord Aberdeen to consider and

decide whether such an arrangement

6. M. Hofe log Коре

&

might

Hous

Comu

dinira

in Chi

oard of

might be required with reference

the British population who

to

may

be

established at the five Parts for purposes

I amr to request thats

of Trade.

In reply

you

will state to Lord Stauley

that

:

Lord Aberdeen sees no

the establishment of a

objection to

Bishopric at

Hong kong : but before he finally decides on so important a point, he will deem it expedient to refer the matter to Sir John Davis for his openion as to its fitness both with

reference

to British interests in China

and

134

and also to the feelings of the Chinese Government and People.

I am,

Sir,

your most obedient, humble Sewant,

All Addington.

Home

mance

Com

buch Bishop

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135

12993 Hong Kong. 12 August 45

The Archbishop of Canterbury

AUG! "Mundock !! WEST phen

Videto

И

Stanley /2

Гаед

With reference to

Ingleturf

the 28th Ellting

I have the honor to informe

дже

gam Grace of Aberdeen

ал

ме

Mat the laid

has stated in

to the reference

auxwven to the re which Image whim on

hispor

Iaito Af C #3 January at the subject of the wichsfie

Фрашам

the

of Arkong, that heves roobjection to the Establishment of the Brichspice, but that before he decides finally on so important a matter he would denne i terpede

Brefer the question to the Goversion of Along, for his opicion as Corts

fibers Exfolding both with

Ho Of

Imance

Fou

com

mir

Both

enfermers to British intuents

пре

Line and to the

feeling

of the themere God theple. Raulse

in C

ard

1

AUG 3

18-43

to Adivatty

-21

August 1845-

Sept 1046.

letter

1391 Hongkong

Foreign Office

August 7. 1845.

136

reference to Kiscount Couning'

of here inclosing.

the 13k

frome

Per John Davis re

аз

relating

geoing other matters to the prevalence

of perney in the neighbourhood of

Hough

lave directed

by

the Earb

Ho Of

to you herewith

of Aberdeen to transmit to

WP57

а

further despated and its ineloxares

from

Sir John Davis on the same

ваши

subject; and law to request that

Ordnance

си

laying

the Lawre

before Lord Hadley

James Stephen ligte

a.

хи

you

2011

Adini

oard

you will call this Lordship's attention

to the suggestion which has been made

as to the

expediency of employing

boats built after the Chinese model

for the suppression of the apparently

increasing

Cannot

сам

wil of piracy, which

highly prejudicial

fail to be

to the interests of Hong Kong.

Lord Aberdeen conceives that

if

hord. Stauley should concur in the view taken of this point bylin John Davis and Sir Thomas Cochrane,

any

instruction to be addressed

to bi John Davis.

the

subject

should emanate from the Colonial

Department

L

137

Department, as it appears that the charges which might

ий

be incurred

to their suffection

~ giving effect to their would fall upon the Colonial

Revenue.

Заш

Jaw fir

Jour

ur most obedient

humble servant

Maddington.

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138

Victoria Hong Kong

4th April 1845

My

Despatch

Lord

No. 36 of 4t march on

With reference to my

The subject of

of Piracies, I have

the

honor

to

o a

very singular Seper, addressed

enclose translation

to me

by

some.

Climese

explaining

the

reasons why the

check the Systein of marauding

Government of Cantos was inable to

which acts so

The Right Honorable

The Earl of Aberdeen

شكور

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prepidicially to the

Trak

Ho

Of

mance

500

139

Tradis

between

Hong Kong and

to carry

arms

Cantors, and proposing that I

should

contribute to the maintenance

to

many

disclarius

of twos

Large

Chinese vessels,

| under

the

Superintenience of

Sard

Europeans, for

the

Capture of the

Pirates.

Fris

the

extent

and

in

some

respects is not

unlike

the

Plan proposed by

Sir Thomas Cochrane

for maintaining

Four native vessels.

Licences from

the

found

private vessels. He

any grant of such

Government, and

on

board

with

this

his

previou

assurance, together with

avowal hat we

were

steps

at

überty

to take any

necessary

/t2

the protection

ست

Beast prover

of the evil,

܀

of the

song hong Fade from

Hom

Pirates

it appears

to me

that

Of

the strong ground of necessity

world pistify our adopting cummary

measures

against the common enemy.

rdnance

I have received from

Meyning Endosure N22

in reply to my inquiry respecting the Licence

!

N: 2

The

rule adopted by wer

majesty's haval

Servici

(

at

my

Predecessori suggestion, that

no

piratical vessel

should

be capturett

except

Ho

201

110

Expected

in

the

act of attacking

an English repel is putile

V

niasmuch

as

no

dimise Grate

Copy

in

would

ever

attask

an English

As the

Pirates

the

on

bard o

repel

in

the

presence of

Her

Majesty's Ships; and because

High

Leas

are

the

boats

which

very unmerous,

ply must pay

it

is

the

Fade

in

Chinese

them

vepels,

and

not in

British

every

mouth

some tribute

otherwise

that

is

prevented by

the

they

206

them of

their

Cargo

or

wound

the Creso

Hom

Pirates

Rong.

from resorting

I have fell

joigned/

J. F.Davis

to Hong

Of

Although the

Chinese

Avil and

L.

cruizers for

military authorities have appointed

apprehending them,

yet

the

private

Soldiers

сал

only

а

on

certain sunn

the

payment of

obtain their

situation

dnance

on

111

situation,

and hence every one is

Convey

their cargoes

cargoes with safety,

actuated by

self interest, and

scheming after

gain

and receiving

without being put to the

Expenditure of paying Tribute every

bribes

рот

the robbers for

mouth.

вис

wish

all to mite

their

мон

advantage. They therefore

to

realize

this excellent object.

hard

хо

not

and

with ruthless procity

1

njure

the

Boats

This

Owners of the Cayo

Brats

have

therefore publicly

discussed

this

matter,

to wake

that bands

the Seas,

apprehend themo

до

Pirater infest

We have

now

drawn up

a

list

of repulations

as

follows.

1.

The

two

Cruizers appointed,

Ho

shall

receive

pasport from

the

ཏཀྐ, '', ཏཾ ཙྪཱ ཙ ཙ,

English

Officers

to

serve

nance

themo

as

their

authority for

The repol

arrangements with the Brition

authorities for appositing two Cruizers

Forum

between

this

and Canton

to allow

the

драй

Brats to

Courey

apprehending (the Eirates)

armament we shall procure ourselves

joint subscription, but

by

a

the

British Authorities

will furnish

ess

:

112

with

но

cannon

and Powder,

one

or

two

the

former

of

which when

when every

have

the

thing

is

quist and no

Robber

whole.

appearing

shall

be

restored

to

3.

The

them:

hay

to rach

Englishmen to

management of the

British Officers will

individual, at their

ночь

2.

shall

In

every Cruizer there

pleasure

a

certain

sum of

money,

and

if

this

is not

be

а

crew of

10 men

and

оне

vepels

from

our

our

mosh

subscribe

to make

sufficient, our

make up the sum

Cargo

boats will

chosen

for

attaining

this Andable

Endable und

All the

Robbers which

Captain, and in both

altogether

from the

best

162 men

Cargo boat

respectable and

trained men, and rach &

give

a

bond

to the English

Officers,

to be

retained

хо

a

them in order to

proof against

nisure their cautious behaviour, In

bost

there

every

ought also to be

one

are

monthly caught by the

cringer will be

delivered up to

the British authorities, to be

handed

Mandarins

that they

over

to

the

Ginnese

for

Frial

to prove

are effective in their

pursuit

the m

113

Cher

pursuit.

several seizures

If there

are not

within

a mouth,

and

they

do

not apprehend

any

Robbers

at

all (the Greno)

.?

shall have

no

pay for that

bard

tune.

If unable

to take any

Printes

for

hos

mouths, it is

and

ni

ther

Wident

that

they

are

unfit,

and

must be dismissed, whilst

others

are

to be chosen in their

stead.

engagements become

might be hindered

pursing (the Pirates)

When the

grant Rapport they

Public riformation

Eritish Officers

ought to send

to the Governor

Iseveral of Irwangting and Kwange

oessels

will

deliver

thein

but they

ought

not

to

be charged

with

Merchant Despatines, or any

vornments

not

directed

to the

Chinese

Officer

Best

their

too proping

5.

If after the appointment of

and

wait

his

auswer

to

these

Cruizers

the

British authorities

легов

as

their authority for

have

If the

to forward

Public Letters

utmost importance addressed

got

maknig

seizures

be said

that it may

on

future

to the

Chinese Mandarins; the said

vessels

day

that there

existed

Clandestine

1

Clandestine

intercourse with foreigners.

By appointing crucjers under

these conditions

daily decrease

the pirates will

and

the high

Seas

agarin

become quick,

مل

that

the

good

can

be easily

transported.

Long trong

Not only will the

commerce daily increase

but

the

merchant men

will also

enjoy immunity four printer

and

every

one

prawe

the

Excellent

Brition Officers, who were

able

to free

the people of

Chine

frour thes

scouye.

received. 10th March 1945-

que transeation,

[signed]

Charles Gutzlaff

Chinese Secretare

!

Copy.

Jaaying. High Imperial

Commissioner.

&

تو

114

Lends

the following reply.

received pist now a

letter

from

you

Ewor

ni

which

in quiria

about

f

the

vessels

I

the

the Honnebe

you make

particulars

that have permits

for carrying arms, from the

Znghwan, and sangshan

Livan

Magistrates.

affair, the

sait Magistrats reported

ihat

Ou examining into this

Ho

hance

House Comm

in Chi

erd of

145

that the

Cruizers

despatched by

Uteno

did

not proceed to Lea

Pracies,

however

I the

Great Minister

to

commit

Piracits,

But it is

have already judged

them, and sentenced Sish-pang-fei

worthy

of

the

highest delestation

that Vagabonds pretens to navigate

to Capital

record.

Punishment,

- as

is

би

Mandarin repel.

As for instance

Government vessels have moreover

last

year

the

Protege Leang_tz_

come

inddenly upon

hosts of

king and

others

who

were

Pirates, and

been exptured by

theno.

On board

of there

now

again

Shih-pang-fei and

(the Vilams) have subsequently

committed cracies.

I the

Great

caught (in the jact) and jest

others, the jorner being recorded

!

дог

merit, who carrist

Military merit

Lanterns, Ernits, Flage and Arms,

and

under

color of going in

pursuit of vagabonds by order

Of their

of the

Superiors, availed the maciver

opportunity

to commit

Pracies

& &IL

Minister therefore have sent Captain In

to Seangsharr, and Summitch to jollow the Pirates

and

recover the two Mandarin

have Sinks, and

with great

severity severely treated all the

Villains,

as

is

ou

record

ince

FOU

COI

in C

ard

146

that the vessels

J

suppose

#

by

you

alluded

Honorable Envoy,

as

for carrying arms

Craft.

But

ато

the

having permits

must be these

it is difficult to

distinguish between

brutt

and

falichood, yet impossible,

yet impossible, that

Local Officers being aware of the

arcumstances should consive in

bestowing permits you carreping army

on

peratical vessels.

мого

falsely pretends

suck.

to be a Manderin

ви

Jase

the Pirates

might

tabe

a

Government

Cruizer, and

on

Board of

her

до

sea

and commit

to

depredations, they ought & command

the

Military

for seizing

with

adopt means

them strictness. He

moment they are apprehended

they

the

will

наше

be

punished with

severity as Leary_ the sing

Sach- pang-fei.

I the

and

Great Minister have

strike

terror

ni

addressed

the

Admirać

Villains and

order

the

the

good

my directions to that be might Commanding (ivil and

Muitary Officers to madre extensive

Thus we shall

these murderous

give security to

citizens.

Whilst addreping this anover

inquiries after

any

vessel, that

Falsely

I wish happiness, and

you

the utmost

send you

20

this

Ho Of

Ordnanca.

Yous Comi

mira

in Ch

ard of

this important communication.

Majesty

To His Excellency His Pritannic

Plenipotentiary

Davis

Tooukwang. 2nd months. (March 1845)

Received. 10th March.

Tue Franslations

[signed]

Charles Grotzlaff

Chrise Secretary.

1

1

ī

117

Ho

mance

Fous

Comi

dinira

in C

hards

171.

RECEIVED

SEP 17 i&45

Svi

With

140 không đông

Foreign Office

uce to

reference

118

September. 15. 1845.

to your Letter of

the

13th Ultims, I am directed by The Earl of Aberdeen to transmit to you, für

the

information of Land Stanley, a Copy of

a

Despatch which Lord Aberdeen has # addressed

to Sir John Davis on the subject

of the recent removal of certain Parties

from

the Kowloon Peninsula.

I am, Sir,

James Stephen Eig

inost obedient

your most

humble Seronat,

All Addington.

Le

к

nce

Arde

com

!

!

Why I suffer that the

correspondence

Лени

to close this

умор золар

H

Сору

po. 71.

RECE!

C.O.

SEP 17 1945

Sir,

In June 19

In 1840. H. Kong.

119

Foreign Office

September 13.1845°.

I have received your despatch No. 44

of the 18th March, & I am glad toperceive by it that any chance of a discusion

with the Chinese Authorities in consequence

of the attempt of certain Britask Subjects & American Citizens to establish themselves on the Chinese shore offorite Hongkong, has been obviated by the removal of the parties to Honghong.

I think it right however to point out to you that although it may be difficult in some cases to cause the Chinese Authionties to distinguish between British Subjects & the subjects and litigens of other Foreign Powers & the transgresions of the latter may therefore be occasionally imputed to the former, Whis servants in Fir J. 7. davis Bait

China

A

hance

REC

SEP 17 1845

164

150

}

China are by no means authoused to suggest to the Chinese Authorities Dadopt measures wirth regard to any other than British subjects. We have neither the right nor the pretension tresorcise directly or indirectly controul over any persons who do not streetly belong

Busi

bothe

all that we have todo is to disclaime Any participation in proceedings which may give offence other Chinese Authorities, leaving latter totake whatever course they may judge fit for the Inforcement of their own laws

and regulations.

Jamte

(Signed)

Aberdeen

بزرگ

Foreign Office September.

15. 1845

With reference to Your Letter of the 11. Instant, I am directed by The Earl of Aberdeen to state to you, for the information

the

of Lord Stanley, that Lord Aberdeen caused Sir John Bavis' despatches respecting " proposed measures

for the suppression of Peracy in the reighbourhood of Hongkong, & together with the correspondence

between

this Department and the Colonial office

on

referred to Her

that subject, to be referred Majesty's Advocate General,

now to transmit to

James Stephen Esg

Le

L

5

you

and

I am

to be laid

before

Inance

ous

com

damir

in C

before Lord Stanley a (apy of the lueen's Advocates Report on the point adverted

& four Letter.

to in

I

am, Sir,

four most obedient

humble Servant, AleAddington.

Sept 13.

:

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151

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Board

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this en bie

thit the fast's percendings affer coed, valgeal to the coctions sugguled by The Ques Suffine

відтор

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he

1845

17

In 1849. Hong Kong

Mylord,

signified

certain measures

152

Doctors Commons. Scpt. 13. 1045.

of

I am honored with your Lorships Commands in Mr. Addington's Letter of the 12 best, stating that he was directed to hansmit to me two Despatches from Sir John Davis on the subject

her proposed to be adopted for the suppression of Sirney in the neighbourhood of Hongking, together with a forrespondence which has passed between the Foreign Office and Colonial office on the same subject;

the

subject; and to request that I would take then papers

into immédiate consideration, & report to Gour Lordif

my opinion on the point referred to in the Setter from the Colonial Office, namely, the bearing international Law on the measures proposed

for the suppression of this coil.

In oberrence to

& Your Lorships commands

have taken the Papers into consideration, & have the honor to report that the

report that the proposed

досо инов

arrangement for the suppresion of Piracy on the seas adjacent to bengkung

to appear to me to contravene any point of international law. It may however be

The Earl of Aberdeen & Y

buyen

Ce

in

ard

proper to add that captures should not be effected within the limits of Chenes Territong wales with the consent of the Chinese foot

I have se

(Lijned) I Gadson

)

153

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4

Confidential

No. 50&60

Nos 62

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73.

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1707 Hongkong

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RECEIVED

SEP 27 1845

154

Foreign Offices

September 26. 1845.

to

am directed by The Earl of Aberdeen transmit to you, for the information of Lord Stanley, Copies of two despatches from his

John Davis, res

respecting

the obstacles which

the Chinese Authorities have rassed to the

&

free access of British Subjects to the City of Canton, together with (opres of two despatcher

which Lord Aberdeen has

mreply

черве

James Stephen Eng

Le

Le

R

I am, Sir.

Ho

addressed

& Hum

Your most obedient

humble servant,

Herbshington.

і

Ordnance

Copy

From Queen's Advocate

Sept.

13.1845.

+

hard

ous

comi

this

седу

то

an

not

subject in their Offerin

Aware

9

thind anything

LA

135

Deplicate.

N.30.

AL

My Lord,

"

Victoria Hongkong, 4th April 1845.

I regret to have to forward to your... Lordship the enclosed documents relating

to a

N.1.

No 2.

most aggravated

•ated assault

by some of the people of

Canton on Mr Vice Consul Jackson, and Messrs

Martin and Stanton, as these gentlemen

were

inoffensively, walking on the outside of the bety.

The condition of the English at the

provincial capital is such as to call for permanent remedy.

a.

were it only to prevent the

chances of some breach in our amicable relations with China. The insolence of the people is very

degrading exclusion from

much promoted by our degrading

The interior of the city, in which my

ence

Predecessor

acquiesced under an assurance from the Imperial

Th: Fight Honorable

The Earl of Aberdeen K. I.

Commissionen

yo

ge

in

Board

Commissioner that it should be only temporary.

I accordingly felt myself called upon to address the enclosure N. 3 to keying, drawing his attention to the provisions of the very first. article of the Treaty, and calling for the condign punishment of those persons who had so grossly violated it. As the evident desire of the Chinese

government

ment is to render the exclusion from the_ City of Canton permanent, under the convenient

plea of the people's wishes, it would be highly- satisfactory to me to be furnished with

your... Lordship's views as to the degree of weight which I should be justified in attaching removal of this old and degrading distinction between Chinese and Foreigners.

to the.

I regret to say that a circumstance well

the ill-conduct of

calculated to en

encourage

both the local authorities and the people of Canton, is to see our naval squadron in China, reduced to 110 sailing vessels and one effective steamer

its

Nr 3.

No 4

کچھ مہر

136

ito actual amount - while the minimum force mentioned by Sir William Parker himself consisted

of five sailing

vessels and a steamer.

n

Enclosure. N. 4 was the reply returned by

the Governor of Canton to the Consuls representation

concerning the late

outrage,

and I have since __

-

received from Keying enclosure N. 5 - le readily promises the punishment of the criminals, but the old argument is repeated for excluding.. foreigners from the city, viz the disposition of the people

I have succeeded in

defeating

the adoption

of this plea at Foochow feo, and with the sanction of Her Majesty's government I would undertake to

do

the

same at Canton, where I hesitate only on account of the acquiescence of Sir Henry Potte

on

the

Pottingen

ground, as before observed, of the exclusion being only temporary according to Keying's assurance to that effect.

own

в

ance

I have the honor to be,

with the highest respect, Your Lordships,

most obedient.

humble servant,

з Дані

.16 میهر

Ji.

157

British Consulate, Canton,

19th March 1845.

I have the honor to lay before Your Excellency the Copy of a Representation addres

to me

conjointly by Mr. Montgomery Martin, the Reverend V. Stanton and Mr Jackson,

detailing the particulars of an outrage and robbery committed upon them whilst walking for exercise in these suburbs. From the violent gesticulations and behaviour of the rabble, who were aided and encouraged by those on the ramparts, it appears evident that, but for the extreme forbearance practised by the complainants

the most serious results must have ensued, some

of the robbers being armed with two-handed swords and daffers and others with heavy

His Excellency,

John Francis Davis

&

fe,

&

sticks.

انی با برني ان الا الربا

ance

in Ch

ard of

і

sticks

I am preparing

a statement of the affair for His Excellencey Hwang, who is now

woo

raired to the rank of L'intenant Governor, and in the meantime have requested the attendance of Wor for the purpose of informing hein of it verbally,

be lost in tracing out the individuals concerned in the robbery and violence,

that no time

may

and in endeavouring to recover the property stolen

I have Ve

1 ligned) Francis C. Macgregor.

True Copy Adam Mmshi.

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138

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Inclosure I'in despaliti 50 11843?

:

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Sie,

139

British Consulate, Canton,

18th March 1845.

About leven o'clock this morning, while

walking for exercise along the north wall on the outside of the City, we were attacked by several Cl rese, who had been following us and increasing in numbers from the building known to Foreigners as the five storied Pagoda. At first they

commenced with throwing stones which endangered our lives and by some of which we were struck. This attack was aided and encouraged by a number of Chinese who followed us along the top of the lity wall hurling large stones which if they had struck would have Killed those at whom they were aimed. M. Jackson was first attacked

Francis C. Macgregor Esquire,

Her Majesty's Conent.

Canton

by

D

hance

detailing particulars of subraze

Martin, Stanton, and Jackson

forwarding representation from theee? Letter from Mr. Ensal Margregor

and robbery

ard of

his arms

by men brandishing swords and daffers, pemioned, and his fold chain snatched from his neck. The Neverend Mr. Stanton and ME Martin perceiving that Mr Jackson

following

was not.

returned to aid him and were themselves

leized; one of the assailants thrust a dagger at M?

Martin's breast, two endeavoured to throw him on

fround and while

and while struggling with them his

the fround pockets were rifled. The same course was with Mr Jackson Jackson

1 pursued

and Mr. Stanton. The latter

lost his watch, the former still retained his, but every thing else was taken. The assailants then

left

us but the persons on the wall followed us some time hurling large stones and using

for :menacing gestures and opprobrious la

language. Proceeding borthward beneath the

1-all to reach the river side, we were

again

fallo

allowed and attacked by another party; Mr. Jackic, received a violent blow on his chest, and was torn up to furnish large sticks to the

sa ron/

assailants.

A

assailants. In this attack Mr. Jackson

130

was

deprived of his watch; our clothes were torn and

at one time the people were disposed to strip us. No resistance was

offered, it was

hopeless to have

of i

of the numbers

attempted it, not only by reason

and weapons of the multitude but also on account

from the watch tower and

of the attack on us along the walls

our own

The outrage was entirely unprovoked

official character and the presence of a

Minister of Religion

was a

Suarantee for

peaceful conduct and had his presence not restramed Mr. Jackson

Jackson and Mr. Martin, bloodshed might probably have ensued. Reaching

a more

- populous part of the suburbs, we reated a moment and then proceeded home but not unfrequently hearing opprobrious epithets mingled with cries of "Kill them, Kill them."

From no Nation in Europe would British Subjects suffer this treatment; there

Can

ance

131

a

ance

in Ch

can

be

no excuse for tolerating a continuance of such conduct towards us in China, and we think that

there cannot be a doubt that the Chinese Government

have it in their power effectually to put a stop not only to the personal insults which the English daily experience, but also to prohibit effectually the repetition of the injuries we have experienced. By

prohn

Our

libition to enter the City of Canton the lower classes of the Chinese are encouraged to regard us

as

inferiors and to treat

and to treat us with marked contumely.

No measures that we are aware of have ever been taken

out the constant insults

by the Authorities to pre to which the British Community are subjected and which instead of diminishing by time, or being subdued by acts of Kindness seem to become

more.

frequent

and more virulent.

Anxiously desirous to maintain peace and to promote amity we make this representation believing that unless the Chinese Authorities remedy the evils complained of the most serious consequences

must

L

must inevitably and ere long ensul.

We have fo

(ligned) R. M. Martin

eof.

Treasurer at Honghong and one

H. M. Council in that Colony

(Signed). R. B. Jackson.

H. B. Mis Vice-Consul at Canton.

(Signed) Vincent Stanton

H. B. M's Chaplain at Houghong.

Articles of which the Restitution is required.

A watch capped with brass and double cared in fold Cost $85. A watch capped with braw and double cased in Lilver_valued at $45 A fold chain and fold Leal with Armorial Rearings Cost - 815 A fold Pencil case Cornelian top-

а

A Bunch of Keys and two Imall Keys

A lilver Mounted Walking Cane -

A Silk purse studded with Steel beads

True, Copies Alam Mamshi.

Cost $12

Value 85

:

in Ch

of

FOUS

Comn

No. 18.

132

Victoria, Honghony,

224 March 1845.

I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that I have received a despatch from Mx Consul Macgregor at Canton, detailing a mod atrocious outrage and insult committed by lome of the Chinese people against Her Majesty's vice fonent and two other

and two other Official fentlemen Ponent informs

rms Me

temen. The

that he has addressed His

Excellency Governor Awang requiring reparation

the miscreants who were

st the

against

Guilty of the

unprovoked attacks on those gentlemen; but this

is so serious a national question and connected with such momentous considerations, that I am

obliged to take it up myself.

The

Ho

Of

rdnance

very first

first Article

of the Treaty

provides

His Excellency,

Keying, Imperial Commissioner,

&e

"/

provides that the subjects of Her Majesty the Queen and His Majesty the Emperor of China "shall "Enjoy full security and protection for their persons "and property within the dominions of each other __ This attack at Canton was not only against British Subjects, but official persons, one of them the vice-Consul. I have therefore to call upon Your Excellency to display your sincere desire to preserve food-faith, and maintain the terms of the Treaty,

by dealing such punishment upon the fiulty persons as the Law of China awards against those who attack and wound Officers of fovernment. The property taken is of very little comparative consequence - though it will easily lead to the conviction of the offenders - What I have principally to call for, is the cone

condign punishment of the ruffians who made the cowardly and barbarous attack on three unarmed gentlemen, and I cannot deem myself eatified unlees they

are

publicly punished,

and unless Mr. Consul

ཡཾ ཎ ན ཝཱ,, ཀ ཏཾ པརཱཀུ ཀུསྶཾ མཙ ༧

A

macgregor has full personal cognizance of their

punishment

р

163

This event, and the daily insults to

which British bubjects at Canton are

exposed, an

mainly the consequences of their being still excluded. very improperly from the City of Canton_ by which the rabble are led to despise foreigners as a proscribed or inferior people. I am fully persuaded that

my government will not allow

me to acquiesce long in this state of things, which Your Excellency on the of the July 15.13, informed

my

Predecessor Sir Henry Pottinger would be only temporary. However exemplary the moderation and forbearance hitherto displayed by the great nation which I have the honor to represent, those principles of equality and of mutual nights which were established in 1862 must be maintained, and it would be idle to

on any expect continued harmony

other terms.

I have directed Mr Consul

Ho

Inance

macgregor

Macgregor

Ch

Macgregor to Keep me fully informed of the progress of this business from day to day; and I hope that Your Excellency will see the necessity

of satisfying reparation.

me in my just demands for public

I take this opportunity of renewing to Your Excellency the expressions of my brigh

consideration.

L

I have Mo (ligned) J. F. Davis.

True Copy Adam MXmahi .

Awang,

A. Declaration.

Governor of Kwanstung

134

of Kwangtung and a biel President of the Board of war hereby

makes a declaration in reply.

I have received a Itatement from the Consul concerned, of the various particulars ( relative to) the English Officers Martin and others, three persons, having been robbed of their (forciza/watches and other articles, and having had their clothes torn, been beaten and insulted by certain Chinese of the lower orders, from the perusal of which (the matter appears) exceedingly worthy of deepfelt indignation. On examining into this case

I find that I had already heard of it. I find on examination that a representation of the District Magistrate of Pwanye has bien received stating that he " has apprehended one of the robber vagabonds

7

Chin-a-

-gau

135

"Chin-

a

-gau

whom he is now

vyoroush

"interrogating about his companions in order

" that they may be apprehended upon proo!

according to their names,

names,

and the stolen property

"recovered and fiven

fiven to the custody / of the proper "parties") &o, & ", which is on record.

how having received the Consul's

size/and

statement, I have again given strict orders to the said District Majistrate to depute additional and able runners who must in conjunction with the soldiers of the [proper ) military station seize (and bring before) the tribunal, the vagabonds who robbed, beat and insulted the English officers for correction according to the laws, in order to be a waining for the future, and also recover and return to the original owners the articles lost.

Berides communicating with Ke,

the High Imperial Commissioner (that he may )

like manner

these

give

orders for the apprehension ( of

in

vagabonds; ) it is fitting that as a preliminary

step

C

step I make a declaration in reply to the said Consul to be communicated by him to the three

English Officers that they may acquainted therewith

make themselves

Ain especial Declaration A beclaration to be received by the Consul

Macgregor.

21st March 1845.

A True Translation

( Signed) That Taylor Meadows.

True, Copy

Alam M Pmshi.

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ard

Inclosures 14 in despatch 50 $ 1845.

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Keying, High Imperial Commissioner,

Lieutenant Governor of Kwangtung

Hwang,

the following

answer.

جلا

fr send

We just received a letter from You the Honorable Envoy, in which you complain about the insult and injury done by the natives to the vice - Consul and two English Officers, and request that these villains should be severely punished

according to the Chinese Laws.

This case has already been represented

and I the Lieutenant

by Consul Macgregor,

Governor immediately gave directions to the bickist Military to despatch the most able Coldiers for -

sexying ( those ruffians) and recovering

the

as

plunder, and to punish them most severely soon as they were apprehended. The soldiers then reported, that they had already seized One Villain

Chinatow

Ho

dnance

M. "meal. Macgregor that & Lells from the Governor of anton to

are in

Measures

of the ruffians who allock the Belich progress for the appretension

"Officers.

in Ch

Chin atou, who on being put to torture would not betray his associates. Dome of the plunder however is recovered, viz: a gold cased watch, which an

official messenger transmitted to the vice Consul to identify the came, and he having

found it to be the original article, has taken / the watch), as is on record.

We the Great Minister and

Lieutenant Governor perceive, that it is very lawless for natives to wish to beat English Officers, and

and rob them of their watches and other articles; fortunately, however the British functionaries defended themselves well, and thus were not, wounded, which consoles us the Minister and the Lieutenant Governor in some measure. These villanous natives ought to be levied and furnished with severity, in order to dete: others from imitating their bad examples.

great

We have therefore again strictly

ordered the local civil and military authorities,

means for the

137

to adopt means for the Reizure of those villains, that they may be punished according to Chinese laws, and at the same time likewise take measures for recovering the lost articles; and as soon as they are obtained, they will be sent to the vice Consul to examine and receive them. This is the previous answer we

the Honorable Envoy.

forward to You

Respecting the entering into the lity

We the Great Minister and Lieutenant Governor have again

again and

with Your

again Predecessor Pottinger consulted, and expressed

ourselves

very explicitly. We also suppose, that You the Honorable Envoy are fully acquainted with this circumstance. We the Great Minister and Lieutenant Governor entertain no other view in this affair, but that (dictated) by the disposition of the Canton populace, which renders it impossible, and it is not necessary to reiterate the lame ( argument).

Ho

OF

dnance

1

to

Zonin

If you the Honorable Envoy will five directions to the Consul and others, to make enquiries with the Chimici Merchants

and

Linguists in the neighbourhood, You

will be convinced that this is the cause.

Whilst wishing you an increasing happiness, we address this important

communication to,

His Excellency, Her Britannic Majesty's Pleipotentiary, Davis.

Ye

Zasuthians 25th year, 2% month, 22% day 29th March 1845. Reed 4th April

True Translation,

(Rigsier) Charles Gutyfaff Chiness Secretary

True Copy Man Wal

Driplicate.

N. 60.

No!

138

Victoria Hongkong

211th April 1845.

1

My Lord,

In continuation of the subject of my despatch o

th

N.50 of the 4th instant I have the honor to enclose

and

a reply to the joint Letter of the High Commissioner Governor, in which they continued to refuse the privilege of ingress to the city of Canton, on the ground of the people's will.

were

I show that the impediments in question

- solemnly promised to Sir Henry Pottinger by Keying to be removed within a reasonable time.

have now elapsed, during

Nearly livo years

which this invidious and mischievous distinction

between foreigners

and natives has existed, placing

the former under the ban of the latter, with the sanction of the local government. The people of

The Right Honorable

The Earl of Aberdeen K. J.

yo

fc

Canton

Ho

rdnance

FONIS

in Ch

it will not be

Canton deridingly defy the Europeans to enter the city

as the latter pass the gates, and this of course feeds and keeps up the insolence of the Chinese, and perpetuates the degradation of the strangers. Nothing of the kind eriots at any other port; and easy to find a sufficient inducement for the Chinese government to remove a bar which they silently approve, should its removal be deferred until after the restoration of Chusan. I only require the sanction of Her Majesty's government, for which There is abundant time, and will pledge myself carry the point if supported by that sanction. The 12th article of the Treaty of Nanking expressly stipulates, as one condition of the restoration of Chusar,

to

that " The

arrangements at the Ports shall be completed?

which can

long

scarcely be deemed to be the case as-

as this important point is unsettled at Canton.

Ir a Memorandum which I furnished_

to the Foreign office in December 1842, I foretold -

was to be apprehended in

that most difficulty

establishing

139

establishing desirable relations at banton, where "old established habits have to be subdued, and

was

"old feeling's combated," and this difficulty enhanced by the forbearance of Sir Hugh Gough

du

to the armed multitude which (as already observed by me to your Lordship) hung on his rear

during his occupation of the heights, causing

hem most

absurdly to attribute that forbearance to fear

The mischievous effects of the exclusion

every

from the city are so universally obvious to one in this Country, that the American Consul has used the strongest remonstrances in his

means of gaining

of gaining his point

or

power, but without chance of being

any

of being attended to.

N. 2.

Keying,

بھی میری

Enclosure N. 2 is a communication from

the_

which I shall publish, conveying the

satisfactory information that six of the natives who had assaulted lice Consul Jackson and his companions had been Zily punished. In

I

- acknowledging this by Enclosure &, took occasion

to

Ho

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Inance

170

ouse

comm

in Ch

ard of

to notice a very improper draft of a proclamation to the people of Canton by the District Magistrate (Enclosure 4) a copy of which was sent to me

by

Coneul Macgregor, with some just remarks

as to its false and derogatory statements, representing the Vice Consul and his companions as traders,

and putting them altogether

altogether on a footing

footing with

the rabble by whom they

were attacked. I

inform the High officers of my conviction that _ They could not have authorized a paper of such evil tendency, and request them to cause a_

filling notice to be issued.

more

measures,

а

I am subjected to much obloquy, on account of the moderation of my measur by a party of the English in this Country, and require all the open support of Her Majesty's government to make my position such as it should be -

I have the honor to be,

with the highest respect, Your Lordships,

most obedient,

humble servant,

Dai

No 21.

Victoria Hongkong 7th April 1845:

I have had the horor to receive

your

Excellencies joint despatch on the subject of the

outrage

on three English officers. It is satisfactory

to learn that some of the robbed articles have. been recovered; but this is trifling compared with the exemplary punishment of the criminale He watches ?% having been found, it will not be

&

difficult to trace the robbers, of whose punishment. your Excellencies promise to inform me hereafter; for which I feel much indebted.

both my

With regard to entering the bity of Canton,

· Predecessor and myself have led our

government to understand that the exclusion was only temporary in 1843. The Imperial Commissioner

Tveir Excellencies

Keying Imperial High Commissioner J. J. J.

and

thus

Sewang Lieutenant Governor of Kewangtring : & V

Ho

Of

dnance

OUS

comm

nira

in Ch

ard of

thus wrote to for Henny Sottinger. "The High

"Commissioner has now in

conjunction with the "Governor General and Governor

Governor commanded all local Magistrates and other

and other officers to adopt measures for

• inculcating a better spirit. and he only waits until "The Port is opened and Commerce in progress, when "all parties settling into a state of quiet shall meet- " together to consult within the City, whenever call them thither. If there be the

"it." This was a

business may slightest falsehood in this may the Highest regard very solemn declaration, and I _ cannot for a moment suppose that His Excellency - the Imperial Commissioner was otherwise than_ sincere. The peace having now been concluded

more

than two years, the time must soon arrive - when no objection can exist. The natural disposition of the people of Canton is towards commerce and mutual intercourse, and, if not purposely encouraged and led astray as before the war, it is plain that they will act like the people at Shanghae, Ningpo, and

other

other places.

But admitting

171

that some portion of the

ignorant rabble are disposed to act disorderly, it would not be right to impair the friendly feeling of the two nations on their account. The Treaty of Peace and friendship must be observed on the part of the

in word or

or your quote or bring

government in deed as well as Excellencies cannot with propriety

it to my notice. It cannot be at once violated on one side, and expected to be observed the other. To look for the continuance of friendship

on

without friendly treatment is contrary to herman nature. It is therefore very desirable that the invidious and hig

highly objectionable exclusion of - foreigners from the bity of Canton be removed as speedily as possible.

The High Commissioner very correctly-- remarked in his official communication to Sir-

"The two nations are now at peace

Henry Pottinger

" without the plightest ground for jar or altercation.

What

Ho

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Ordnance

172

rd of

can there be between the

"What difference, therefore " inside and the outside of the bity?! - When too, Ningps,

be entered, why-

"Foochow, Shanghai, V: may

" should Canton be solitary in this respect

I quite agree in these just sentiments of His Excellency; and it is my anxiety to promote

the continuance of friendly intercourse that dictates the present despatch.

With sentiments of high consideration

have fo

Signed)

J. J. Dan's

True cohy Adam MPmaki.

3

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ye ye ge

Keying High Imperial Commissioner I: J: J: Iwang Lieutenant Governor of Kwangtung send the following

answer.

We have made ourselves fully acquainted with the contents of a letter from you

the Honorable

Envoy, respecting the robbery committed upon some British officers.

To settle this case, we had given orders to The local military and civil authorities to despatch soldiers, who have now seized the villains Kevõashum, Tangakei, khiwagan, bhangashing, Laouayang. and bhowateem, six in number. They also recovered

ne gold

а

· gold-

watch,

one

chain, one seal, one

silver pencil case, and one whip, which have been

handed over by a deputed officer to the Vice Consul

Jackson, who identified them as

being the stolen

articles and received them back, which is on record.

The six villains that were apprehended have

now stood their trial_ the two Kwoashun and

Jangaker

Ho

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173

Tangakei have confessed that they stole the gold...

watch and other articles.

Laouayang

and the other

by no

C

three acknowledged that they had taken up stones

and pelted (the English officers; and did

means

deny the fact.

the two accomplices in the robbery

Chinakwei and Seatik have not yet been taken,

ard of

nor

have

ше

found

means

for getting

back the silver

watch and restoring the same. Such is the statement

of the Pwanyu Magistrate.

I the High Commissioner, and I the Sieutenans Governor perceive, that the established laws of Chira award one hundred blows and banishment for three

stolen.

any

years to those who have

articles . Kwoaohun therefore-and- Fangakei who stole the watch and other things will receive 100 blows have their faces marked and be sent into banishment.

As for the others who engaged in strife, but did not inflict any wounds, the established chinese

laws

laws would merely punish them with 30 blows. But Laouayang

and the others three in number were violent and added insult by throwing stones.

Although not inflicting any wounds, still they- acted very ruthlessly, and it would therefore be very improper only to beat them. We have therefore, sentenced them to the more heavy punishment of receiving

banishment."

80 blows, to be commuted into.

We have moreover

given very strict orders

to apprehend with great severity Chinakwei and the other, and to recover the silver watch which_ could not yet be found. As soon is Chinakevei

taken, and this case is fully

and the other are

ar

ranged, we shall instantly

we shall instantly issue a perspicuous

proclamation, warning the people of Canton, -

never again to commit themselves in this manner.

With regard to going

9 into the city, I the

Great Minister distinctly stated to

。 your predecesor Pottinger, that as soon as the trade was oper, and

every

ance

1

OMS

ZOMI

in Ch

ard of

every thing on both sides

quiet,

no reason

quiet, there would be for refusing or rejecting the proposal

whenever necessary to enter the city, for holding

a consultation, by joint consent. However up to the present year

I have found it impossible for foreigners to go into the bity, both from my conversation with the gentry and an enquiry- into the disposition of the people. I the Great Minister and I the Lieutenant Governor have

repeatedly ordered the local Mandarins to use persuasion, yet the public is strongly opposed to it, and will not yield. Thus Me the High Commissioner and Lieutenant Governor cannot so easily grant this permission. There are moreover respecti, g his many other particulars which it is difficult to enumerate.

From the moment that I the sligh Commissioner and I the Lieutenant Governor transacted the commercial affairs of every nation, we have in all instances afforded protection and

strenuously

174

strenuously endeavoured to uphold friendship and harmony. Should we therefore refuse and prevent this single thing. viz. to enter into the bity

Not alone is

God

our witness, that there exist.

difficulties in this matter, but you

Envoy

will also, as we

the Honorable

hope, perceive the dilemma.

We also received an

official note from you

the Honorable Envoy respecting duties on coarse chinaware and piece goods, and the manner of levying

those duties on them at Amoy. Having

addressed ourselves to the Superintendent of Maritime Customs at banton to investigate the

matter, and report it impartially, we shall_

the result in our answer. give you

In the meanwhile wishing you every- happiness it the spring season, we send this

important document

Jo

His Excellency Her Britannic Majesty's - Plenipotentiary

Davis Jc

"

fc

Jaoukwang

Ho

ΟΙ

dnance

Fous

comp

Anir

in Cl

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"

Jaoukwang 28th year 3 month 12't day

V

18th April 1845 - Received 22d instant

-

True Translation

(signed) Charles Gutzlaff

Chinese Secretary

Irre copy Adam Mmshi.

"

Ni24.

175

Victoria, Honghong

24th April 1845

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt

of Your Excellencies joint communication, in which

those Fam informed of the punishment of six among who committed the assault on the English officers. It is highly satisfactory to find that these ruffians have

not escaped punishment, and I trust that the

remaining two will be apprehended.

With regard to entering into the city, I have already stated the necessity for Canton being placed

the same

the other ports in this respect- Until this is done, the Treaty arrangements for

on

footing

as

opening all the Ports cannot be considered as concluded. I have referred the question to my Government, and

Their Excellencies

ge

shall

Heying, High Imperial Commissioner V. V. Je Hwang, Lieutenant Governor of Kwangling. V. V.

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176

shall await their decision.

α

Mr Consul Macgregor informs me that the District Magistrate of Pwanyu had prepared notice ( ) in which the English Vice Consul and other officers are falsely represented as persons who trade and enjoy profits with the common people - It is also stated that these "three people went on shore" &1⁄2 If English Officers are thus fallaciously in a publi document placed

on a level with the populace of

Canton, it can

only

Ye

lead to the generation of bad filing and the production of trouble. As Your Excellencies have often informed me that you are sincerely devices of the continuance of peace and friendship, Iam convinced that you

you did not authorize such a mischievou

document, and that

Such a

you.

will cause a proper one to be

on

published in lieu of it - As every thing is preserved record and transmilled to Her Majesty's Government, as the one in question would prove in case. of future discussions that the people had been taught by the officers of Government, since the peace as before,

paper

to

to despise the English. This surely could not be approved by your Honorable Nation's Emperor.

Excellencies to accept the assurances Ibeg Your Excellencies to

of my high consideration.

I have &

(signed) J. F. Davis

True copy

177

Communication from this sellery Mr Davis in reply to Inclosure N.2 that the question regarding entering the City has been referred to Mis Government. Calling Their Excellencies attention to the Proclamation issued by the tragietante f Pwanyu.

Inclosure I in despatch 60 of 18165.

ออนซ์

:

Bare

Inclosure 2 in despitch 60 p1845.

A perspicuous proclamation

178

Canton is a mercantile Emporium for all

nations, and foreigners as well as Chinese ought to live quietly and endeavour together to enjoy the profits of trade. The Chinese must not be overbearing, and because being natives insult strangers.

On 11th day 2nd month of the present year (18th March 1845) the British Vice Consul Jackson

1

and others altogether three people, shore and

were

came on

walking about, when the villains Kwoashun and Fangakui robbed them of a gold watch and other arlicbs, and took up stones to pell them, without however inflicting a wound . This is a shameless hankering aftur lucre, and contempt of the low, which cannot be overlooked. We have therefore sentenced Hwo ashun and Tangakei, according to our law against robbery to banishment for the full (period) and condemned the criminals Chin agan and others to a severe bastinado.

We

10

ance

a cate.

Evallencies Neying and

Communication from Their

Atwang

punished. The people.

Jackson have been seized and

Mess? Martin, Staunton, and that six of the duffians who assualtat

are very

averse to Foreigners entering the City.

:

pous

COMI

黃蕙

{

anira

bard

}

We therefore make known this lucid. - proclamation, and if in future native villains dare

to seek strife, insult, fight and beat inoffensive strangers who mind their business and observe the law, or on

seeing their property, form a plan for robbing them to obtain booty, they shall be most severely brought to trial as soon as they are discovered. Respect this implicitly.

A special Proclamation.

True Translation

(signed) Charles Getzlaff

Chinese Secretary.

True copy. Adam M Samah.

;

...

copy

po62.

Sir,

Foreign office. August & .

t-8.1845.

179

I have read with much concern

the particulars of the appault on Mr. Kie Consul Jackson andhi's companion , as reported in your despatch

at fauton

the 4th of April ; but it is

2:50 of the 4

satisfactory to find that the Chinese Authorities exerted theurselves for the detection and punishment of

Offenders.

It wo

ould certai

certainly

of the

be desirable

to obtain free access to the City of buton, and I am prepared to sanction your attempts in that respect. much prudence, however, will be

Sir J. 7. Davis St

de.

th

required

Ho

ance

Tous

Comi

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ard o

130

required in dealing and probably there is more ground the apprehensions of the Chinese

in dealing with the

with the question,

for

difficulty

at

Authorities with regard to the of controuling the populare Caton than experience has shown

to have been the case at Foo-chou-foo._

u to have keet those Authorities seu

the power, when they have the inclination, to keep the people in order; and when'

ther

are made to perceive that the

of any

reapmately

beach of the peace committed

by the people will fall upon themselves

ther way

be expected to take effectual

Incasures to prevent such

occurrence

aw

On the other hand, at all events in the outset it would be incovebent.

on hitish subjects in gaining accef o

Couton

(auton to avoid as much as

as posible themselves in situations which placing

might give occasion to disturbance._ With these observations then, I leave

the matter ui

is your hands merely

conduct

alle

on the subject

Cautioning you discrpion with eager,

teying

with the utmost temper, and on

every

account to avoid

matters to the extremity

the free

Course

buton waters.

pushing

of interrupting

Ho O

of trade in the

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(Lipued) Aberdeen

Inancel

131

Dour

секу

Joh. I. J. Davis

2.62.

7.0. August 8.

8.1848,

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Inclosure 44 in despatch 60 AB45.

Copy 4.73.

Proclamation by the Magistrate of

Pwangu.

1

132

Foreign Office.

September 23. 1845. -

Sir,

Mockly after my

instruction W. 62

of

the subject of

the 8th of August, on the ae

the

free scoop of English subpets to futon,

aceep was despatched to fore, your further despatch h:60. of the 24th of April

on that

it was received at this office during

subject wa

my

absence in авние

Jermany

on Her Majesty. -

In that despatch you

in allendanc

speak with

Ruch confidence of your power to obtain furorities the concession from the Chinese Authorities the concesion

M!

of the free access of English subjects to all parts of Canton provided H. M. foot will cauction your efforts that I avr induced to give you

desire.

you

By

our

the

حسسه

authority which

heaty with China we

to require

unglestionably poses the right taguire

hr I. F. Davis Bt

that

Le

а

ace

com

that the five ponts named therein should be opened without reserve to thitish suljet;

British trade. - buton lawful

and law

alove of those ports has not get been thus opened. my

When

W.62 despatch W. 62 was written it still appeared questionable to H.M: foot how far we could with prudence and in good policy insist with the Chinese Authorities on the full and inmediate execution of the Treaty stipulations with respect to buton;

I accordingly conveyed to you

and I

a

cautionary power on that point, leaving much to

own discretion.

The observations however contained in

пово

your despatch hobo above mentioned.

and expecially those bea

approaching

ou

the

bearing restoration of Ausan

to the lemperor, have placed the matter in such a light

ах

to shew clea

clearly

the

expediency of requiring and if nedepary competting the full execution of the Treaty, both with respect to Canton and

to

4

C

to any

133

other point in which that

other point excelition may posibly

while we have

зал

be still incompletes

the means of

compulsion in our

power. It is

кошен

once given

oboroies that when Cheesan is once

up we shall love much of the weight

and authority

which we now

now possess.

you

On the receipt of this despatch

accordingly consider yourself. with urgeag

will

"fully empowered to renew

your application for the free admission

of English subjects and dependant l every part of lacton, and

o you

will at

the have time intiinate that when викаше

this admitted, conformably to treaty,

the Chinese fout will be held by us responsible for the good

treaffuunh

of auch British enbjects by the people улиеа of fauton. We on our part bind

ourselves at the same time to

means at our

шели

сочишай

ruplay every to insure the prodiend orderly conduc

good

солвиер

of

Ho

hance

i

134

Fous

Comu

dinira

in Ch

ard of

of our placed in the

our own

Countrymen when thes in the full enjoyment of the

right to which thigh

entitled.

will

on

In the first instance you to well to prefer this demand now for the first time as

as founded the express and specific orders of jour in an carwesh but temperate

fout

tone, and rather as an

appeal to the

rectitude and good judgment of the

Chinese local Authorities and

foot. But should such

A

ay

arguments

fail within a reasonable time to

then clea

will

produce the required effect you

clearly High Couchuifioner that by Treaty Milish subjects have as full a right to free aducision into Canton

state to the Chinese

is the Chinese fout has to the

بههمرم

restitution

restitution

period by

the

Chusan at the stipulated

i

English.

sh;

; and that un

at unly

the Emperor carries out his engagement with respect to bouton the British fout will be justified

the execution.

justified in withholding

to Chusan. And

of

theirs with regard

you may

add that

contingent instruction have already conveyed to you to delay

been cove

Evacuation

the

of Cheesan until Canton

to N. M

shall have been fully opened $18.4.

Rubjlets.-

Should

any

other point exist,

towards the period of the stipulatio

restoration of Chesan

у

on which

on

the Chinese foot should exhibit a

disposition to act in offosition to

their Treaty engagements you will consider it discretions

discretionary

втая

to adopt the same breads

with you

of forcing

you are above

Compliance as you

authorised

hance

in Ch

ard of

Fous

comu

authorized to do in the matter

with

of

of non-compliance

will

ll

lawton, and in case

your hold your requisition you hold yourself empowered to suspend

the evacuation

troops...

of Chesan

и

equally

by

our

But such suspension must be

founded

Case

of

on a clear and palpable

now execation

wilful

delay of fulfilment of Featy engagement

Chinese.

out

on the part of the

should they execute

the Treaty fails fully it is our bounder and imperative duty- to perforce with equal fidelity

over

ent to restori

Chusand without delay

сликал

to the lumperor.

ваши н

(diqued) Aberdier

or

Recitation

the

135

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Sir I. 7. Davis

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23.1845

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136

1827 AmyRory.

RECEIVED

OCT 20

1345

Foreign office

October 18. 1845.

lance

Svi

Witto reference to your Letters of the 29th of September, and 10 F instant, I am directed by The Earl of Aberdeen to state to you, for I information of Lord Stanley, that Sir John

153. 24 bet: 145.

Copy

the

Davis will be instructed to alter the Consular Ordinances 2o. 3 and 4, of 1844, so as to make

them corresponds with the Colonial Ordinances

hos 4 and 9, of that

according

to

cat year,

when amended

to the instructions.

that effect contamed in

H

Lord Stanley's

Despatches to Ser John Davis, N. 58 and 70,

of

the 20th of November 1844 and 7th of February

1845.

I am, Ser;

James Stephen Eig.

شه

a

Gour most oberent

Le

humble servant

برخید

مركة بعد

I

Board of

in Ch

snork

Comu

20 Ort:

Lord Stanley

I seffene that this correspondence should be communicated to die John (Davis?

If

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1645

1991 Chine

Foreign Office

138

November 5 1845

1. Cowley 12:429

Ser

I am directed by the Earl of Aberdeen to transmit to you, for the information Lood Stanley, a Copy of a Despatch

of

ador at Paris,

from Her Majesty's Ambassador

bay - 31/05 relative to the views of the French

Government upon the subject of

obtaining a settlement in Cina

a

I am,

Your

:

James Stephen Esg/ "

Sie,

fir

most obedient Lumble Servant,

M.Addington.

47

ance

Copy 2429

0.0

ED

SV. 6

1645

My Lord,

1991 Chinna

Paris

139

October 31. 1845.

In the course of muy conversation yesterday with the minister for foreign

our

Affairs, he adverted to the absurd paragraphs which have latete, appeared in some of

Newspapers importing to France the design of obtaining from the Chinese Governt the cession of the Iland of Chusan. He declared that the French Govt not only had rever Entertained

any such projet, but that they would not accept of the bland of Chusan were ch woven to be offered to them voluntarily by the Emperor of Chinn-

It is however certain that M. de Lagrenée. has bstructions to suck for a " Pied à terre " in the China seas, at a convenient distance

The Earl of Aberdeen K. J.

from

nce

you

com

Admir

from the Coast.

I have +

(signed) Cowley_

in Ch

oard

130

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Dut

ard of

131

Copy

From Lord Cowley Paris - Oct. 31. 1845.

ho429

Arc Nov. 3?

Freach views with

a

respect to getting footing in China.

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Comme

mirall

2263 Hongkong

Foreign Office,

RECEIVER

DEC.27 1845

132

December 26. 1845.

in Chie

ard of

Chor

Putly

14.154.

sher

Ed 3.

Auswe

Sir,

With reference to my better of

Раш

the 5th of August last, dave- directed by the Earl of Aberdeen to transmit to you, for the information

of her herretary Gladstone, a Copy

Hir Lordship

of a Despatch which His Lord has received from Sir John Davis,

stating his opinion with respect to the proposed.

P. W. Hope lap.

Setablichenest

nce

zommor

House o

Amirully

in Hong Kong..

Establishment of a Bishoprick

oard of

office

Chie

Jam,

Sir,

Your mos

most obedical

humble servant

Alle beddingfond

27 DW.

Former Papers sent down-

Archtt. of Canterbury

C.O. to Foreign in.

C.D. to licht of C.

Fangen opper

C.O. to lichte of C.

27 Ded Mr. Hosen

21 Suf 1845

28

"

"

5 Aug: "

12.

From Mière Sopus gun

on this 28th

Canterbury

Committer for

had

вычит

исс

"

will collect that

last Ihn buchbishofe

wand that the

Colonial Bishopries

She promise of large

of money for the

Endowment

proposed

that the

neshin

was

See

the

A

133

for any objects connected with the Colonial efund to had Abudend it afferring to And Stanley that enche a Bishofpicie. connected with the Colonial Service - that Lord Abudren saw no

was not required

section.

schen (Paris, and that die schon sßavis was achterlid strugen in sare

but, before finally deciding the questions, thought it machsary to where it to dir

of the measure

The decisions having been shared

грино

refereed to, a assamed

dom, if hd. Gladstone ashares

by, and Abudeer, all that immediately remains to be

the I supchose, to be informen Uie danger Ofchien,

rves the measure, is,

مشتری

ance

The Archtte of Canterbe

has

for somniarz andid,

made no application

}

nightly

understand his letter, does not stand

Anquantin 7.2., adding referring back to ld soundy's of July 27. Jappreinud konum that hough hard S. required Ed Ave to salu the decition, with reference bother Br. population at the Fur ports, the Bishopric is uckublished will hon British around and that huren lad Alreau's uply sit înu back to us upon his appival - you that-

M8.0.29

the sel

and

2262 Amy King

&.l. Addington ng Sin

1845

Forwarded by

*

M.Mundock to

MEStephen 30

He hope MiGladston

Aug 6 Jand! 46

194

3 Senmansh

udriccted &M.

Lecutary, Gladstone to acknowledge the receipt

of the do Sul

of fourleten of th Sucloring a report frombi

D. J. Davis greetion of 3 so they hey

the proposed

Bishopify. Pestertant

Sappeechund, that the unfellt Cleghos

accurate designation is

Симесков

a

fed babing

Birkefuck at Ankong.

a Bistustice of the church of reply Jam tostate Bou,

England, United

Bicupied the

The England

luchosheyland Philand. for Lord Aberdeeirs informed than backer the Jeune treame that advecting

The Bp would be in no Lidbate

ulations with the Church ex-

cept in England Wilßdal.

to the decided

opinion expressedly ties. Davis in favor of auch

A measure, it would be proper abonce to take Monipay steps for the Erection of Staklongpintis Wishop Lee of which the Seat thoned the at King Kong.

Thause

a

House

Comm

daniraly

in Chi

ard of

**

Copy

154.

R. 2.63 Stkny

My Lord,

Victoria, Hong Kong, October 27. 1845.

I have the honour to

135

to reply to your

Lordship's despatch 2:57. of August

8:

A

with it's inclosures, relative to the proposed

Establishment of a Bishoprick in

Honghong, for the supervision of the British Protectant Community here and at the different Portoff China.

Far from being able to perceive any objections to the proposed me

measure,

пророкеджсакий

it appears to myself that almost austive, whether religious &

Every

✓ or

political, urger its adoption.

Re Earl of Aberdeen. K. 7.

завет

The

ance

DUSE

ommor

mir

Chie

The handsome endowments and

indefatigables exertions of the Romanists would soon tend to peet the Protestant

persuasion in China out

countenance.

д

, unless something

be done by us for the respectability

and organization of of England mission.

I am

the Church

that in

sorry to say consequence of long confirmed, habits of neglect the British Mercantile Community Country stand in great The influence and example of

in this

at need

some Exclesiastick whose rank

and

M

and consequens

воче

consequence would give

196

him

ве разнород

weight than can be

men (however well-

by the young

who come out

-intentioned) who

out from

England as Chaplains and

Missionaries.

In the comparative state of toleration and freedom

now

enjoyed by the European mikionr

-of

at the Ports of Trade, the best

means of checking the abuse of : this on the part of the English (byy would be to

subject them to the immediate controul of

nce

а

ommot

day

Superior of their own profession.

enthusiast, whose yeal might

get the better of his discretion,

would be more reas

readily governed

by such a Head, than by

the

civil authority, whose injunctions he night to disregard for conscience cake,

even think it a merit

is aware that

Your Lordship an English missionary penetrated in disguise into the interior

during

The

the last summer.

- field at present occupied,

in

137

in a legitimuate way, is sufficcially large to afford. little excuse

these wanton outrages on the

for

"Powers that be!

The Government of China could not but approve of any

institution or appointuient

that tended to

5 regulation and controul, and so far from.

anticipating any objections on

measure

their part, I consider that this aspect of the proposed affords the strongest

h motiver

For

ce

!

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in Cl

bard

I

for its adoption.

I have to

(signed) J. F. Davis .

Home Office

198

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ECEIVED

OCTI 6

1845

Sir

Whitehall

199

15th October 1845

With reference to your

Letter of

the 23 ulte, I am directed by Secretary Sie

James Graham to tranimit to

enclosed Resort

of

you

the

the Commissioners of

Metropolitan Police on the Regulations proposed

for the Government of the Police Force at

request

that

Hong Kong ; - And Sam to

will submit the same to Lord Stanley.

you

The Regulations in question are herewith

returned.

Jam

Si

Your obedient Servant

Shipps

ance

-

G. W. Hope by MP.

&2

Jo

in

Board

descherm that these Phin

Regulations should writing sanction of Tranny

Пого

he affroved

170. Lord Haulag

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200

Metropolitan Police Office

Whitehall Place

11th October 1845.

The fommissioners of Police of the Metropolis, have the honor to

ble

allnowledge the receipt of a letter of the 24th Alt ? from the Hon the tr Manners Sutton, stating he is directed

by Secretary Sir James Groham to

transmit to the Commissioners the

"Regulations for the Government of the Police Force at Hong Kong, and

requesting the Commissioners will

consider the same and submit-

any suggestions for the improvement there of which their experience in

such mollers

to offer."

S: M: Phillipps Cype

&f=

& c

&

enable them

may

The

nance

1

The

Commissioners have

have considered.

the proposed revelations and have not

any suggestions to make for their improvement.

MP - May

aran

had considerable experience Officer of the Metropolitan Police and he seems to have adopted the general outline of the regulations under consicleration from the regulations of the Police Service. -

5

It appears to the Commissioner's that the principles are just, upon which M = May proposes to found the new system of Police at Hong Kong, and the regulations for organizing the Face and carrying

on the duty well adapted for those purposes.

The Commissioners have leason

to believe that the Fund for

Superannuation Pensions after

Jen

1

f

Jen

years

201

Service raised only from

and

the sources mentioned will not be

found sufficient to meet the Claims, upon it; but the period of Service to entitle the men to Pensions, looking at the severe nature of the duty the Climate of the place, the fommissiones, consider ought not to be made longer; Some provision should also be made for granting Pensions o Gratuities to mèrétorious individuals of the Police disabled by wounds, severe injuries,

a

loss of health in the performance of their duties.

знай

Ihave the honor to be

Sir

Your Most Obedient Servant,

Miklassee

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nce.

Con

1

Ordnance

232

Ordnance

You

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Ordnang

F

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306 Angkong

RECEIVED

FEB. 18

1845

233

Office of Ordnarice.

Il

14 Feb 9 1845, 6.

Oct.

have the horror, by Command

Be Roned of Rotensin

you

Anta

For

d of Ordnance, to transmit

the information of the decratary the Colonial Department,

As issued by

2.

d Statement of the Value of red by the Ordnance Offices "Kong for Service of the Colonial Government, amounting to £58.4. 2: And Sam to signify the Board's request

you will mover Lord Stanley to be pleased to give directions for payment of the amount in question to be made to this Departurients. -

that

to Try" 3. Ott/45.

de letter to Brens

Vil

I have the honor to ber

So Your most Obedient

humbledecant

се

James Stephen Eag

Je

Je fe

Colonial Office

F

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COIH

C

234

Story Sued by the Ordnance Dept at Actoria Hong Kong for service of the E Ronial Govanment

To the Kindertance Police of Raitons. Requisition of the Chief Magistrate dated 10th Sept. 1844.

I worts Scymetur, double brass.

Guard_24. Scathards for de brass Mounted_24.

Pistol, Sea Service Cong back with

Rint Locks.

19 Feb

Nine

Is there

wee

Aeport on this subject, ?

report 4.Em

presume that the Ordnance ob? be so informed - witho

the

the additions that Lord Stanley

will write to the God.

subject. I

24

Boyes Cartouch S. S. pistol.

24

Betts sword tanned leather-

with frogs?

5-24

Lanterns tin dark.

8

£57.5-9

To the Surveyor General Department. Requisitions of the Acting Zurveyor Genual dated 144. Sept- 18444 19th Jeht 101

Jool

L

tres, pick heloed _ 24.

"Whenching Shorts Common. Powder &.ly Us.

Porfines Common

Horns powder priming common

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22 in 122

Loni Stanley 23

800

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205

25. Tub. 1845.

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21 oct 145 jou, forthe ingen

of the Luis Coming

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report that may have cutting the subject. In the meantime & wall

sgt be in Lord Stanking's power to take

reput

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DEC.26

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22 Ded. 1845. S

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Having laid before this Master General and Board of Ordnance qour letter dated, this 11a instant, ден encloring extraits of dispatcher pom the Governor of Hong Kong, in which it is propered that this construction of the public work, in that Colony be entrusteds to the Offices of the Rosel Engineus

I have this honous to acquaint you for this informations of ther Secretary of States for the Colonial, Department that it appears to the Martin qerals and Board. that under the present circum. stances of the Colony it is imposible to lay down a positive rule with

to this comployment of thei and Norgele Tapper,

2

quid

Royal Engineer

and Miners upon work, of a civit description. The Martin Gmerals

however

and Braid consider that their

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Colonical Officer

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Domi

mir

in C

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cmployment in such services ought not to be allowed to interfere with then Military duties, and a commen cation to this effect has been made to thes Inspector Sucial of Fortifications, in order that. mars glow corresponding instructions to the Commanding Rosal Englaces at Hong trong.

he

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Sin

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Ser Hong

Hong Kong (2:2255) on the subject of the Church suppose that this Letter may be understood (though it is

maghe

rather obscure ) as intim ali

aling the willingness of the

Ordnance to allow their Offices to be employed in the

manner proposed so long as it can be found

compatible with their mililing

prese

that it m

may

be

comme

duher: &

to thie Grr. for his information and

Guide

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FEB. 4 1845

210

10.5 Hongkong

Treasury Chumbos 3rd Febuary 1845.

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Copy of Euct.

candied by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treusding to transmit to You the

Copy of a Report from the

nsioners of Audit detect the Alltims together with a Duplicate

baltimo

Land

and Observations on the

of Mr Montgomery Martin

of Nong Kong for the acid 30th June 1844 ; and request. that You will lay the same before Live Stanley move his Luchshich to give the

and

cesseory Directions for forwarding these Queries to the Governor of Hong Rony, and instructing the Governa

6. Geschen by

t

Hous

Com

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to cause the acquisite Censevers and Explanations

teins on the Points to which they have reference to be furnished without delay, and likewise to let the Suggestions contained therein be duly attended to in making up and

vouching the future bucounts of the Treasurer,

Bard

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obedient. Servants

Your

lebury

jm

211

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f46.

ther en origl.

My Lords,

RECEIVED

FEB. 4

1845

In 185 Ang

Audit Ofrei

31 Jan. 1045

212

Having completed the caminuution of the accounts of Mr Montgomery Martin

Tuasurer of Hory Rory, which have been rececond by Mts, for the Quarter pom th

р

April to 30th June 1844,

We bey to submit the Queries

which have arisen therion.

Although there are only four of These Quiries (No. 12-13-14 and 19) which

I would appear to affect the discretion and responsibility of the Goorrner, yet as these

the first. Lucries which we have had Crasion to send to Colonial becountants - Hong Kong, it has sumed to the devralle in this india, that the whole of them should be precarded to the Governor by The Colonial Scrritory: Hete, instead of being divided into two especially

the Lords Commissioners

morr

Class; the as many of the questions which

of the Mapily's Porcaug

п...

would

bard

wou'd come under Class N. 1, have rather reference to points of Instruction

for the future, which will have more weight if transmitted through Me letonial

7.

office, to the Governor.

As the Cverland Mail

will be made up on the 6th of February, we have thought it might assist the Despatch of the Queries by this Mail, to forward them to your dorischips in Duplicate.

Be haush

Il Burris

H. Z Luttrel Henry Arbuthnot

6

El

105 Hery Kery

Gove

Davis

Forwarded by EB

MB Jace deck E M*Stephen | 6

M! Habe LordStanley

6

Sun Bonerstatter ou Lethers

17

213

6. Teb/45.

Minuit you

herwith, the Copyche

Report

made to the

Qui Comdis of the

Lursuing of the Com: Misimen obudil.

Luvenis & exctoring Obrewchins an the

е

Account of Dr Monting Mertins as Leennerg H. King for the Smarter

ended 36 Line 1044.

Shevet direct

hard

Cans &

Requisite Anomen &

explanations on the

Ponit

in

Ho

Co

Board d

Points babech there

aneries have

Aference

the famished;

without delay; and totake care that

the sugestions Contioned therein be duly attended to in

making upand

bruching the future bccount of the dummer

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Sir,

214

190 Ang Kong Chinter

FEB. 5

1845

Phenomy

Chambers

4 February 1845

немину

am commounded by the hards Commisainers of Her Moyocity's sweeney to

Majesty's aequanit you for the infuriation of hard Stanley that directions have been given to the Paymaster of Civil Sevries to pay to Moss Aromam aud Binges. The Bedunce of Saleny respectively due to them as late Assistants Secretary, and bate Legal Actorser to the Govenment of Hong Kong porn the 1: Upril to the 8. May 1844 as recommended in your "Letter of the 28: Ulline.

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to

Jas Nephen Con

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367

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1845

Forwarded by EBY My Dash 22 M.Stephen 22

MR Dope LordStanley 25

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27 Ruby45

With referenceto

Souleten of the 4th deat Lunedirected Word Shord Stanly Wolate to you for the information of the Lords Comme ? of thing mut Sir M. hearing,

Pottinger has apprized

ap

his Lordship that the suvices of M. Burgess JM. Legalado God! of Selong were

в

Adviser

Jyother

continued to the at Lunelast-mistead of

as would have

leasing affences from his first

blenn on the 8 May. Sam

therefore frequent that

дол

with move the Lord

Come of the Renary to

direct that Salary should lessened to M. Burgess

мед

in addition to that which Then Lordships have already authorged, for the period belivern the 8 May and two dt." June . Tune fuittu tostate

fuellinto Mat Ler & Pottinger has represented that the Salang of hafta Annolly as Military LecS MAR

Lees

од

was 500 Rupees a mouth

воо

out boo a gear

and that

his services were continued

to the 21 June last. Jam therefore wequent that

sounih move

Your

the Lords

of the hearing todeinst

Mat a remuneration at

216

that ente should be faid Dahlia Denialy to the

Jure on his prodiing

-

Voucher Wos how the dat

to which he has already bumpaint.

id

Maus

the letter to which this is an answer

77.12.

Sisi thenny Ottinger shi". I fresame, be so informed

I wich to

rereax pass

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248 Hongshing

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C.0.

FEB. 12 1845

recesburg Excmbers 11th February 1845.

217

Having laists before this Fords Commissionow of. Ner Majesty's Precisinry Your Letter of the 28th Ultimo submitting

that Mr Akehurst should be allowed

the Sum of One hundred Pounds for his butfit and Passage on procucting to Hong Kong to fill the Office of Clark

of the Works and livit Engineer; I have it in cornmund to exquaint. You, for the information of Lord Stanley, that it has

appeared to My Lords that there

circumstances connected with the Appointments to which Mr Akehurst.

not

are

any

has been nominated at Hong Kong

which would warrant

deviction in

his Case from the established Rule that Parties appointed from this Country to Civil Offices in the Colonies

cere

not to

be

2. Stephen hap

hard

->

Mz 2 1

Mr. Akehurst, on account of Salary, not object to authorize such Relvance to Public bypence; but that My Lords will be provided with Pressage ar but fit at the

cco

Lord Stanley may see fit to recommends.

ат

Junn

مانی

Your obsclient. Servants

the

In this

сан, ал

to Arguing

hore

proper

Kali

ins all cases

and the

of difference of opinion between

Terasung

course would be that

with drawn. However,

ar

the

Abchwrst must

be

informed

сала

vy

Seems

g

me that their

the proposal privatif

Stands, I pres

that his

request

адовни

7

complied with

The

Lepchen so gerochers.

of Salary might, perlings, wol sact him; but I suppose I sh? be made to heris

that h

218

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219

201 Hong Kong Reaming Chambers

Si

RECEIVED

FEB. 15 1845

14 Seanary 1845

with reference to the

Coneshandene thats hartakin

place between this Department

and the Lclinical office regarding

Бал

at

Port office arangements

Wong King, Jam in

ш

anded

by the Lords Can mimpiiners of Her Majesty's hearing to

reques

& that que will neve Que Stainles to explain

to the fovenen of that s dory. this neupity of supporting Portinaste in a stict adherence

to, and enforcement of the instructions received by

James Stephen dy

MR.

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RECEIVE

Sir

316.

398 không trong

Treasury Chamber 221

20 February

1845.

Micuorandium of the local Auditor from the Governon of Hong Kong, and

With reference to the Despatch

26 heb per

24. Jan. 1845.

and rendering the accounts of that

which were submitted

Belating to the Sustructions for Keeping

Goorgement,

to

herewith Extracts of a Report from Pingesty's Treasury to transmit

The Lord Commissioner of that

the December lark, I am commanded This Board in your letter of the

A

Subject, in order that the Commits ? of Audit on the above

J. Stephen Esg).

they way

be

laid

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....

£22

Suggested by thee (gumifs ? of Audit,

will obvinter

any necessity for

the

further assistance referred to in

the Auditor's Memorandum

I

ame, Seri,

Your obedient Servant.

22 Tulan

laid before Lord Stanley,

with My

Lord recommendation that

they

the

should be forwarded to the Governor. of Hong Kong for his information,

local

and for the guidance of the Auditor with reference to the

difficultic he would appear to have

anticipated in observing and carrying into effect those Sustruction

می

acce

will state to

further to request you

Ford Stanley

that My Lords would be prepared to sauction the Emploquerit of an efficent Clerk under the Auditor, but they apprehend

that the arrangements for the transaction of the business of the Departement

í

Co

in

Board

Geb, M. Hope

that the God. sh? be mistrnicled

ALOHAN

in 316. Hong Kong

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223

Extracts of Report from the Commission on of Audit dated 24 Jamary

Carry

"The Goorm.

191545

on observes that to

out the voluminion details requind

медногод

a

by the Instructions would require lage Establishment of Clerks, whercen

on the fired Civil Establishment the Andliter is allowed no click whatever; that the Andliter in drawing ist the suggestions he has submitted, has been as well by the necessity of the

Instructions recently conveyed to Commisary General Coffin for abridging

quidea

Cause as

and s

by

rendering

in ren

your

simplifying the forms to be und

the commissariat Fronts, and the Groerner oppresses his hope that Lorotships will be of opinion that the principle of the modifications already adopted in the Commissariat Department may be profitably applica to the Auditors Office in the Colony with

a

:

a

view to dispensing with an Establishment of Clinks.

and s

oppension

The cedvantages of abridging simplifying labour are undoulted, and prom.

on the tener of the observations contained in the Governor's Despatch,

and

a from the introductory paragraph

to the auditor's Memorandum, loe woon led to expect that we should find suggestions as to the manner in which the spirit of the Instructions, having in view the repler and efficient examination of the Colonial Treasurers accounts, might be practically carried

abridged and simplifyed

out when an

plan; and be

may here

remark

that we submitted in our report

2183

27 January 1844, that the Instructions, N.20 if approved by your Lordships and the Secreting of State, should be trans = =mitted to the Governer for the purpose

of stating

whether he saw objution to

any particular carticle, and if so,

224

" what modification of the Instruction

"1

or what different ride he would propox..

The suggestions of the Auditor are how iver very general, ind the alterations propond to simplify & curtail labour (with the question of the recommendation that the authorities for Consular expenses included

in the Treasuries accounts should not be examined by the auditor, but be compared with the correspondence by the Secreting, in which how un

are not set forth We do not agree) with sufficient detail to enable th to offer any decided Opinion upon the advantages which it may have

been intendio that they should affect, and the more especially

it is not pointed out that any of the

duties prescribed by the Instructions

are un.

unneressary. -

1

ow

We have given

: ariful attention to thou articles of the Instructions which ett Shelby consider will require much time &

our view

labour, and in pplaining of them, we shall endeavour to

suggest the most brief

and simple form for carrying them into effect,

without making altérations which might allogether withdraw the rentrau of efficient Audit. -

The first point referred to by Mr Shelley is the Instruction, list. 4., by which it is required that lighier of the Orders and regulation under which the ducties of the respective Departments are carried on are to be haud mitted to the Auditor, for the purpose of thin being recorded in his

-

Office. Hr Ascrows that each Depart

ment, of called upon to render him

speis

225

Copies of those orders and Regulations

for the purpose of being recorded in his office, would be able to send them in, in six months, but that

in the case of the Land Office, they must not be rendered at all, masmuch

that Department has never recei

ceived

неси

as

2

any Instructions from Home Jany kind. It is not clear whether it

an

is proposed to dispense with the pro -duction and record

of such regulations, or whether it is merely intended to point out that there will be c delay

and in one case, that of the Lend Office,

impracticability to pornish what is required; but the auditer ought in our Opinion, be fully cognizant of all regulations whither received from Her Majesty's Government, a given pom time to time by the Governor, for the guidance of the Receivers of Revenue, and ther Officer

ہو

of account, and it does not appear to us that either the duty of pernishing the auditor with these Regulations, or of recording them in his office, nud be difficult, or tedious.

As

пись

egards the get-

the general

Regulations prom Her 80 Jestyje Govern = =ment, the Cluditer has bun pernished with them by the Treasury Instructions, as in the instance of the Lund Beperrt= ment, each head of rent to be separately stated, - Best Rolls or other records of assessment or Tax to be supplicx, Classified Returns of ancars incollected,- Statements shewing what portions of such arrears are afterwards received, And what balances continue outstanding ; - and, as regards further details for "Yer quidence of collectors and others, the directions given by the Governor in special cases must be considered

ако

the regulations to be observed by,

by the

226

Offien for the conduct of his dis partment in similar exigencies; in the instance

of the Land Revenue, upon which much stress is lard, the Land Officer might, according to our view

y the Instruction, have himself prepared an abstract of detailed ryulations for carrying on the duties this depart- =ment, which, when sent to the luditor, could have become the subject of remask / with reference to the 5th art. of his Instructions) if requiring revisun or amendment; neither the lopies of Instructions ofther Masisties Government,

nor those of more detail with which the auditor is to be furnished by theads A Departments, need howwer be copied in his office, the record would consist in the arrangement of them, and in binday them together with a general Inde..

The destination between

recording

.

!

3

recording Estimates, Contracts, and special Couthorities, which are to support and clucidate particular Items in the accounts, and the copying & such documents in the Auditor's Office, appears from the lunditer's nyt observation, (N°11) to have been equally overlooked.__

The Copy of authority sent with

a

the account, and which will apply to future account when the Service is not complete,

may occupy three pays, but the record of the authority will probably consist of a very few words only; and when the authorities have reference to Aranyes of a fixed nature, the insertin of the allowed charges in a Bock (inder

the title of Schedule of establishment and Fixed Allowances ) only porther requires the date of the Centherity to le written opponte..

The Rewrd of Authorities under

this

$

£27

this system cannet occupy much

timme, neither can the comparison

of the charges with the authorities be laborious, although proudings

very

may

-ay arise out of such comparsion which will exjeye time and careful

Cetention; but for this orry reason,

it would not be proper to transfer any part of the important city this check to the Secretcory; the insertion by this Officer of the dates of despatches, opposite special charges, whether in

the Consular or any

other account

would not, in our Opinion, be sufficient.

With respect to Contracts,

it is not neussary that they should be copied ; - the Name of

- the Name of contractor,

the artide contracted for, - prin apud, - period of Supply, duration of contrast, and penalty in case of failure,

I are alone.

necessary for record; and these particular

le entered in ruled Columns of a

may

Contrast

jous

Com

ard of

A

" Centrust and Estimate Beck, with an Index prepared to serve for yours; and only requiring a few minutes writing as each original Contract or Schedule is furnished by the surveyer or other office, to whom the original should be returned as soon as the abstract entry has bun ecrifice by the

Audites, and in evidence of this verification, the auditor should affix his signature to the document with the date : - the Surveyer would then leume apprind that the Document nice net, aga in sent, and

thus the correspondence which the surveyer seems

be

13

in his letter of 9th August 2016, to interpett prom having pequently to require pom the Auditor the production.

& documents

sent to the ludit offeri, is avoided.

to in regard to

any

laborious

auty

arising out of the Instructions gein by

Art - 12. it is not possible that the Surveyor

on his own duties with

сет са

carry

تھا پھر

228

regularity, and in conformity to the Order and Authoritin with which he is furnistied, unless, in thou cases, whore only a portion of any expense semotiond upon Estimate or contract is ineund, he keep for each particular work an account of the total lest authorized, and of payments made in part, and the date of such payments; the Statement required when the work is completia is therefore only a Coby prom his necessity working Bork of a few amounts & dates. _

The Copy of the Estimate or Contract is however required, when not takon in duplicate, as a supporting toucher

to accompany his account

"The drawing of 4 Womanti " up of tornant encimerated by the auditer among the duties to be provided for in his Department,

is rather a diety for the Secretary's Department.

chesty is

Streetly the Auditors

merely to sind up to the Serritory the classified

Abstract of claims ( and these should b

furnished

furnished by the respective departments) properly arranged and numbered with his signature to each alshast as having bun inspected by him.

All authorities, or

sufficiently

certifica &tants pom them shoud accompany the accounts, those for general expenditure in the nature of fixed charges, when one sent, need not be reported, but in special cans, the leuthority should be furnished . We consider the compansin of all author rities with the charges incurred under them to be amory the most important duties of the Conditer, but under proper management it would be a far less laboucies duty than the auditor imajines -

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294.

FEP 95

18-40

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King Treeesevry

229

Chambers

24

#February 1845.

I have it in command to auqueint You, for the informectin of Ford Lumley, that the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury howe not seen reason object to the sworel Corrangement, regarding the Rentect of Lanels in the possession of Religious Charitable Institutions at Nong Hong which were

several

uported in the Dexpertch from Governor Duvis of the 28th belober last, transmittit to this Bound in

13th Intant.

7. Stephen Sy

or

Letter of the

your

Jenn Svi,

your obertient Feede

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25 Feb Wickofe Im Zed. ob?

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330. Hong Kone

Sauverry Chambers 24th thebears 1845.

With reference to your Letter

19th Instant, I have it in

231

Letter of the

сегод

ce

to exquaint. You, for the information Lord Stanley, that the Lords

of

Commissioners of Nor Majesty's

Trecisery.com

in the Semetion

suggesteel by his Lordship for the Seule of Establishment for the Subordin Officers of the Supreme Court est Hong Kong reported by the Governvis Drepetch of the 28th betober lust to time

ben adopted _ You will at the same time observe to Lord Stanley that us the Governor reported in his Despatch N: 42 of the 24th July last that a Scale of Judicial Frees

was uncher

the

:

7. Stephen Ery

bard d

the consicloration of the Chief Justice. My Lunds trust that the Frees will have been collected from the.

ment of the Business of the Court, and that they wills, as suggested by his Lordship, howe suffired for the payment of the

Salaries of the Officers

now in question.

Should this not have been the case

it would be desirable that the

Governor should like the requisite

steps for establishing

without celery.

eufficient Seale

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your obeclient Servant

leb murhan

232

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bard

in

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339.

Re

18:45

Hong

Kony

233

Pacusevry Cheembors

24. Te binery 1845.

Having laid before the Lords issionvis of Nor Majesty's

cursery your Letter of the 13

Just. 13th Mat

it in command, with

have it in

to the Luggestion unlerined that the Friscal Correingement

: test in Governor Dewis's Despatch

30th belober lust should be tioned, to request that you

observer to Lord Stainty that so

as

regerets the Licence to equevery

concur in thack

ing

ile, My Lords Suggestion; but that Their Luelshit would wish to be informed of the particulars of the Dues from the Markets, and the Groenels upon

2. Stephen buy.

which

bard

which the Rents have been fixed, and of the nature of the Privilege designated "Brokerage of Salt, before They

form any opinion

секог

as to the propicely

of the Arrangements in regard to these Neads of Revenue.

Jun

Jei

Invents

your obedient. Pervers

lil Malaga

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235

Encimbers

26th February 1845.

With reference to your

the 18th Instant, I have it in

win

Letter of

command to suquaint you, for the information of Lord Stanley, that the Leds Commissioners of Her Meijesty's Triusury concu

concur in the proposed Junction of the Expenditure incurred for the establishment of a Ulindostanie and Muley Police Fiore at Hong Kong, And in the Instructions with reggend to providing for the Expence of the

Police at Victoria which it is Lord Stanley's

intention to convey

to

Governor Davis in signifying the

abovementioned Section to him.

Stephens hyp

Jam

your obsclient. Servcent

22

13

I presume thail the Gor, oh ? be called affon for the

action

agained informat

8.6

2

29

del W. Hope

The

proposed dashinations should, of course, now proced

sno

comu

AP

236

Som

634.

901 3 25

S

385 Honghong

X

MAR.

1945

3

Treasury flecmber

237

1. March 1845.-

With reference to your two letter

of the 18th and 20th Ulteins,

the

оня

the

Subject of Works for the improvement

of the Town of Victoria, Hong Kong,

and to the "Despatch. therein submitted

to the Lord Commissioner of the Majertin

Treasury, San

But 440

9 March

P

are commanded by, Shein

ship to request you

Stanley

will takes

to Lord Stauels Statement now forwarded by

that the result of the

Covernot

I. So when

ав

regards past Expenditure for Public Worker, appens to My LorX to be thak, of the aggregate, amount of Dollars 196.882 - 20, reported in Sir Hary

lep

Pottinger

fi

238

IN

Pottinger's Despatch of 14th February 1844

to have been expended from June 1841

to

January for Military

1844,

op

Dr 66.140-41 were

Naval Services, Dr 6065. by

for Service commrcted with the Depart- mout of the Superintendent of Trade, and Dre 124.676-19 for the Service of the fivil Covernment-

1

My Lovato apprehend that the first munitioned amount will be chargeable to the several Expence of the Expedition

to flina, and that such portion of

ture as

may

have been

the other Expenditure incurred prior to 1th September 1840 should likewise be charged to those Expences, the residue bring chargeable to the respective Notes for the Consulat

Γ

Establisheuente, and for the Civil Coseru-

- ment of Hong Kong; to which last- mentioned, votes the Expenditure specifist in Enclosure No 2. of the Despatch of

14th November to have been incurred, up to 30th September 1844 amounting,

Exclusivity of the Surveyor Gruerat Establishment to Dr 26.556.47, too that

toge with the fourther Expenditure for the Work in progress up to 31 Maschinent,

will also be cleargrable_

You will forther state theat,

elif, Lord Stan

Stanley.

should see reason. веле

to diffent from this arrangement for

M

defraying these Expiccediture in question, My Looch will" "conveys the requisite Instructions in regard thereto to the Commissioner of Checdit -

With

art

239

!

With respect to the Worke in progress,

to which the Estimate=

accompanying the

Despatch No. 63. have reference, and for

ал

Expecediture

the prosiection of which amounting to Dr. 73.538-92, is stated in

the Returne with the Dispatch No. 68. to

have been ac

thorized, you will

word Stawley, that, so far as they

Explavird and provided for by

acquaint

are

thave)

Estimates, they have not appeared to My Lord to be liable to

objection-

Beet, on adverting to the propoerd additional

Expenditure, to the accouch of Dr 182.200.

) мин

in further prosecution of the Works to

which turce Estimate leave reference,

- and to the other Works, involving

Expenditure of Dr 244.000,

ал)

which

appear

to be contemplated, My Lorde deres it incepsary

to observe that they trust t

the destructions suggested in the

Communication addressed by Shrin

direction to

last, and

"

th

your on the 27. May

apparently achicowledged s

by the Despatch of 14th Moorgebet

ex

will have prevruted the Governot from authorizing the Construction of any Building not inquitly required for the transaction of Public Businif, on the commenceme

mencement of any

Works which was not inmediat

се

New

immediately

wreefsary for treuring the tublic #tralth; until he could previously apply for, and obtaice, the specific sauction of

Her

240

His Majesty's Covernment for so doing -

You well, lekewise observed

that the terms in

to Lord Stanley to which the proceedings and drevsion_ of the Council in respect to the

Works are

authorization of Expenditure for Public

referred to by Covernst appear to My Lords to render

Davis

it Expedient that he should be apprized,

that those opiccions or dreiviours are

not to be considered, as

relieving

the

Severum from responsibility for any Expenditure that may be viigularly or unerfsarily authorized without awaiting the previoins Sauction of Her Majesty's Government. ??

And you will also state that

My

[

My Lor& denn it right for then to rewash

that the mere fact of as Public Works bring urcopsary does not constitute as justification for undertaking it without that privind

:: Sauction, unless it can also be shown

that the arcessity

of to peculiar

load

and urgent as nature as to render the incrediate Execution of the Work indispensable, aut that it could not have been foreseen in sufficient time to ademit of a previous reference to this Executrey) " You will further call Lords Stauley) attention to the proposed. adaptation of part of the Building for the Registrar's Office

i

as a Residence

and will observe

for that Functionary. to His Lordship that unless there ar

any

amy peculiar circumstance arising out of the Registrar's duties which tender

this arrang sumect indispensable in his

arrangement

particular case, it will be proper that the Governor should be called upon.

to

on which he hax

Explain the grounds considered heuself warranted, in this instance in deviating from the Sustructions with which he had been furnished sin regard to Official Residence; and that he should be enjoined to take care that the Registrar pay a tent to the Evernment fully Equivalent to the value of the

will obtance

3 March

Ad. Hope

i dushore that Lord

sufferlions of the Frencang

77 7

accommodation he

I am Sir,

obedient Servant-

23 mundian

305 Sthoug

C. C. Kerchander Lie

Forwarded by

"Stephen

Jobe

Head Staley &

E

241

Lundirected

hordstanley wack? the receipt of your better

I

ah

of the 1 malt relative to the expenditure on public Building It Hong reported, inm I Davis's Despatches of the 2.414 Nov? Cast Nov 63768. dam to

iin autili

infance garsin that dord Stanley concurs in the views of hearing

Comme & of the

in resand

the Lord,

to that expendilan

aced writes ifances instruction,

A

to have in the secure suggested Gtheir Lordship,

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Treasury Chambers

26th March 1845-

2322

Lin

The Lends Commissioners of

Her

Majesty's Treasury

having

hach

under considerection

Letter

your

of the

Instant together with Copy of a Respectch from the Governor of Hong

Long

accompanied by Returns of the Varsel Expenditure

Expenditure of that Colony, and

dates, inclorect therein; I have it

command to

will

not to request that You

ll state to Lord Stanley that on

acfverting to the various buttiorities that have been given for mortifications of the Original Establishment of the Colonial Government, My Luds howe

seen recison to object

object to the latimutes submitted by the Governor so feu

not

regards those Létablishment or the Centingent Cherreges of the Public Deportments, except in the

72. Stephewing

instances

t

ce

Second

crs

instances of the provision for Click for the Auditor in cedetition to the Assistance arented to him Click of the Council, and for the Cheorges under the head of General Depcitment in addition to the several Amounts for Deportmental Contingencies.

Referring to the Comumuni-

Perd

on the

cation mosche to Ford Stanley

Ultimo respecting the mode of. deducting the Business of the Audit Office, My Lords do not apprehend- that it will be necessary to continuice this employment of ce Second Clark in that Depeatment, and They

suggest that the

herve to

should be so

that the Governo apprized, and that

he should be called upon to explain

the

purposes for which the sword Checurges conder the head of "General Depicvelment" are incurred, especially those . for Wages of a Gardence, theed

Porter and Chain Bearers.

Referring

Referring

243

to the Amount of

the Expenditure, étutidl to have been incevored up to the end of the first Quarter of 1844, and to that of the estimated Expenditure for the Year 1844-5, My Levels cepprehend that it may hereafter become necessary

to ceppily for some additional Parliamentary Grants for the past. period; but in the absence of information as to the actual produce of the Lund Freund, or of any

of any other Local Resources, My Lords are not. encebled to form any conclusive

opinion

les

this point.

ог

Public

will

regards the past or proposed Expenditure Works and Buildings, You observe to Lord Stanley that the Authorizection of any feether bullay for these pinposes must necessarily be deferred until more. explicit informnection, with Estimates and Plans for each proposed Work

Building

So the

Building, chall have been furnished by the Governor; but in the mean time, on adverting

very lurgo Sums for this Branch of the Service comporized in the Frensuurs alinates, it ceppecors to My Luds that the Cecutions suggestict in the Communications made by their direction to Ind Stanley's Department the 27th May and 24th December 1844 and the 1th Instant cannot be too strongly impressed upon the Governor.

You

will also electe that

Lovels

My Lids pusume the necessity for the establishment of ce Marine Magistrates Depertinent in

addition to that of the Harbour Master and to the Geniruel Police Extablishment act Victoria, will be. shown by the Governor whenever the Expenditure he may propose. for the purpose shall be specifically

submitted

We

submitted for Section, but in the absence of information in that 814 respect. My Lords do not cepprehend that provision for the lypence of

such

Department can be insertiol

in the botimate to be submitted to Parliament of the Expenditure of the Colony for the insering Year.

Jun

L

your

obeclient Jewant

Led Thundyan

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V. Kerchand

Forwarded & MAY. MB/Mundoch/2 MEStephen /2

M. Hope

or

Lord Stanley /3

MrStephen The Extineate for the

Gen!

15 May. 145.

215

With reference to

my leten of the 15th and

of the Wemane

26 March last, dan

directed (LordStanly totramarit touhuish

herewit

for the information of

21

Office of Registian Gove the Lords Comuns & other

was neceeded in the general Extincate dent to the heary Threate

Kenny Treasury the shy of a

for the 15 March twar

ove

the 26 /rauch

cave pondence is annered,

The CM.

the

the

approved When pervening despatch from the The Governor of Schong.

in further explanation of his Extimate for Department of Registrar General of that Colony, and showing certain additions

70-20 Dwww.

duties which he has been sabled Eodevolve on that Offices

Have

ying

the basis of

y

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29 March Withope

marschen

to the God. ?

that this

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484. Hong .

Kong

246

Tuasury Chamber

26th March 1845.

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of

With

reference to your

letter

& the 6th Sestant, and its liselivure,

The Lord Commnissernes .

д

I am commanded by the Love of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquanist, you for the information of Lord Manley, that My Lorde do not difpect from the sauction recommended by this Lordships for the Expenditure resulting from the arrangements in regards to removal, of Ruilding at Hong Kong, reported in Governor Davis's Despatel of the

th October last.

I. Stephend Esgf.

I am, Siri,

ал

Your obedient Servant.

Almindu

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27 March

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Mt. March. 1845 -

reference to your letter of

the 12th Justant, I am commanded) by the Lords Commiifromer of ther

Majestyn Treasury to acquaint you for the insforescation of Lord Stanley that My Lords see no reasons to difprut from the sauction His Lordship

proposed to Siquify for the appointment

the Surveyor

of an Accountant un

Ceneral's Department at Hong Kong,

reported in Covercior Davis's Despatch.

of the 25th November last

S. Stephand Eng.

се

auce

Your obedient Servont-

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Got. should, of course, be witheclid

be mishueled accordingly

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250

xcumbers

RECEIVE 30th May 18115.

MAY.S1

1845

With inference to the Despatch and excompanying Certificate from Governor Davis celating to the

15.

100

of the Treasurer's Balance

friction

at

my Hong

hansmitted in

Jay

of the 18th melant, I can

your

ded by the Lords Commiss

Meijesty's Jameswory to request.

Lord Clanley to

You will

call, the Governois celtention to the

omission of the Quarterly Retiver & the

fthe

Treasurer's Receipts, Jans Zenes

cond Bellances,

according to the Form II 2 providhet

for by the Triuscours Instructions, and referred to in the 7th Clause of the

to the Governor,

Instrictions & and to which the

Certificate of the Governor ought to be

appended; and further to require J. Stephen Ey

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the Governor to explain, with reference.

to theit omission, and to the obscoutin in his Despeelch that Mr. Treasurer

Martin had not completed his

Aucunts, in what manner the

Governor hard satisfied himself. that the Balance specified to howe bun ascertained by the Committe of Survey

on the 1th of belober

the proper Amount for which the

Treasurer

what

2

exces

snay

mountable, cind

have induced heim,

although reporting that he had not been enceblesh to sign the Certificate until the 30th December, to permit

it to be declist on

You

the 18th of belober.

will also

L

Level

Stanley to desire the Governor to

report what steps were locken to

asenti in the Amount of Belcence for

which

which the Treasurer

eva

responsible

at the period of the Second Verification

on the 12th December

"

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251

your obetient Servant

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10.084 10 1033 Hongkong

Sir,

TIVED

JUL 15

1846

252

Reasing Chambers 12 June 18:15

am

Com

manded

by

the

Lords Commissioners of ther

Majesty's Treasury

to acquaint

to

you, for the information of Lord Harley,

Hanley, in reply

your the 15th Ulte, enclosing

letter of

Icspatch from the Governor of

Hong Kong, dated 28 Eecember last, in further explanation of

Estimate

the

for the department of the Registrar General of that bony,

not seen.

that t

My Lords have

reason to

to object

to the

arrangements

1. Stephen Ex

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а

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oxrangements proposid

proposed in the

Governor's Despatch-

253

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S. Stephen Ey

RECEIVED

JUNE 14 1845

Sir,

Treasury Chambers

137 June 1845

234

5 your letter of

With reference to your

the 19th W/ enclosing Copy of

a

Despatch from the Governor of Hong Kong covering

application from Treasurer for

om the Colonial

an additional

Clerk in his Office, I am commanded by the

by the Loxts Commission

of der Majesty's Treasury to request

that you

will state to Lord Stanber

that the duties the heasurer at

Hong Kong would have to perf

in relation to the Establishme

of

of the Superintendent of Trade,

and to the Consular Establishment at the Chinese Ports,

were

fully

contemplated when the Establishment

of

was

rent

the Treasurer's Departmen

fixed, and My

not conceive that the

Lords do

exaggerated

anticipation of probable Amount

f

Colonial Expenditure adverted to in the Treasurer's letter of

reasonable

10th fant, afforded any pretexts for the appointment

&

an

Office

additional clerk in his

You will also further observe

to Lord Stanley

that the only

ground for the appointment.

reported by Governor davis

to which the Treasurer refers,

255

in regard to the collection.

and receipt in detail at the

Treasury of the

and that

possibly

аб

local Revenue

this do

duty may.

have rendered the

assistance of the additional block necessary. My

Lords

are

not prepared either to approve

or

disapprove of the employment of Mr Nicol until they

they shall have further information

on

the subject before them, but

that M

My

Lords

Governor may

request the

be called

to report stucifically,

without de

and

delay, what collections

in detail

are

made by the

Treasurer's Department, and

would seem to be the

arrangement,

that he

may

to

be apprized that

in

in the mean time, Mr Nicots

employment is to be considered

as

only temporary.

You will at the same

time, further state that,

not withstanding

disbursements.

for the Diplomatic & Consular

Services in China

are

made

by the Treasurer at Hong Kong, My Lords

Lords conceive it to be

desirable that the Treasurers

Department should be entirely

subordinate to the Colonial

Governme Expense

and that the whole.

apient of thould be

hany

The for third

thi

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are made

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it is desimble that thes

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Rumours Deportment shake inting duboidinite to the Colonial fovemment and that the whole offense.

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helping destination &

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237

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JUNE 14

1845

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137 June 1845.

238

With reference to your

Letter

dated the 21. Attino I have it in

and to enquecint You, for the information of Lord Stanley, that the

Commissioners of Her Majestys

Lixels

Truusury

to

Luxury have not seen near dissents from the Opimion signified by his Lendship that the Expenditure for the several Works specifict in the Enclosures Not 1.2.3.£4 of the Despectch from the Governor of Hong Kong of the 26th December last, should be sanctioned; aund that My Lirds have acorchingly caused such Sunction to

be signified to the Commissioners off

Audit.

2. Stephenhy

Jam Lei,

your obeclient Invent Eshundan

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Treasury Chambers

17. June 1845

230

احمدی

com

anded by the

Commissioners of Her

SeMagestys Treasury

Kaks you

24

to request

will observe to Lord

Hanley, with reference to your

4. Ulto, enclosing

letter

of the

19

of a despatch from the Governor of Hong kong, dated

107

1th Jany last that the directions conveyed to the Governor of that belong, with reference to the Provisions of Her Majesty's Order

Lames Stephen laps

in

1

{

in Council re

relating

to the

burrency, by ensuring

to the

Public Servants in the Colony

the full value

of

their Salaries

may

be made, will

in whatever coins the payment to them

have obviated all plea for special

consideration

overvaluation

and that, as

on

of

the ground of

the Dollar;

My Lords greatly

disapprove of any special

distinction. or

selection in

regard to the particular coins

in which

any class of Public

Servants within the

Colony

should

be paid, they request Lord Stanly will instruct Governor Davis

to revoke without

delay the

directions

231

directions of the Minute of the local Council of the 8th

4 Janz

and

to order the Treasurer to

issue all Salaries and allowances to the bivil Establishment in

of

any

legally everent without

the Coins leg

discrimination.

The Officer in charge of the Commissariat in China has been instructed to make all future advances for the Service of the Colonial and Consular Department in such of the legally

coins

as

are

current

procurable by him

at the most favorable rate of

lotange

Jaman

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your obedient Servant

G& Furn

18 June

Mr. Hope

Gör. should, of course, be mishmalid

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reusway

Chcember

2. July 1845:

With reference to your

232

callions of the 5th and 16th Ullino, I have

1

it in

d to euquaint You.

for the information

the

of the

firmaition of Lord Stanley,

Love ends Commissioner of Mer-

Treasury have not seen

object to the Confinnection This Exclncore (N° 21) of 1844

Set in the despertets from

e.

Davis of the 28th December.

or to disapprove of the Regulations relating to the Sale of Osimon

submitted in the Despertet of the 5t

Merch; but

You

will at the same

time observe to Lord Stanley that My Levels consicher it would have been preferable that the Recles of

7. Stephen End

Duty

T

A

Duty to be perial for the Licences

referred to in the of the Clause of the Arctinence, should have been fixed, and the Levy of the Auction duty. referred to in the 9th Clause, have been directect by the Enactment,

there would not sum

sufficient

neces

to be

for leaving there.

points at the discretion of the

Excentive Authority.

Fii.

youn obrtient Servant, Cel mulyan

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263

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one

this

jeet?

Is there

any heller from the Foreign Office

7 July

previously to the reference to the Kearney, 19th May 1845 In Addington informed

dijection

her Stephen that sit Aberdeen saw me

to the Confirmation" of andmance 21/44. for

becusing

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the Sale of opinne - Metegh-

suffere theal the Orden.

shr. he confirmand, and that Uhr Grr. oh? he instructed

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2.271% 1176 Anchos y Chambord

RECEIVED

JULY 3 1845

July 1845.

234

With reference to your

of the 16th Wittions I can

cer

by the Luds Commissioners of

uncled

Nor

Meijesty's Treureory to request that You will observe to Lovel Stanley

that My Luds have already signified their Assent to the employment of a Click under the Anclitor at Hong Kong, by the Letter addressed to his Luclohip's Departement. the 20th February

last, and cone not prepared to discepprove of the Rute of Satury

that has been assigned to Mr Reuely in that Casperity.

7. Stephen End

Jam Jer.

your obeclient Pencent.

Almund

Tres

h. Hope

3 July.

The for. should, of course, be mistimcled eccordingly.

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29 November 1845.

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JULY 5 1345

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236

Treasury Chambers

J.July 1845

With reference to your letter

the 16th

May

last with it

Enclosures relative to the birculation

of the Notes of the Bank of

Western

India of the value of 45 and upwards in the Island of Hong Kong, I am commanded by Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's

am

the

you

that

Treasury to request that will state to Lord Stanley My Lords greatly disapprove of any

arrangement by which

sanction

J. Stephen Espr

ore

any

encouragement should

1

should be given by the Government of Hong hong for the issue and circulation in the Island, of Promissory Notes

not

Company

by any specially incorporated by authority from Her Majesty's

on

Government for carrying Banking business in that belong.. My Lords have to suggest

and

that Governor Davis should be

so

apprized,

be directed

and

that he should

forthwith.

to rescind

the species of conditional agreement which would appear to have been entered into between the

local Government of Hong Kong. and the Agent for the Bank of Western India.

J

237

am

further to request

that you will observe to Lord Stany Lords have had repeated

that My

occasion to

to signify

their disapporo =

the

-bation of any arrangement

which would authorize Collectors of Revenue

or other

Officers in charge of Public

Chests in the Colonies to receive

into those Chest Promissory Notes

or

Bills of any description

Banking Establishments.

issued by

Individuals, and that

"Lord Stanley

or

will

move

you

instruct the Governor of Hong

Kong

to abstain from sanctionin

any such proceeding

on

the part

д

of the Collectors of Revenive, or

other fiscal Officers of his Government

should, of course, forme the bases of an instinction

to thie For?

am,

Tir

your

obedient Servant

labhushan

to

12.338 - 4 1170 Houghty, thambers 238

1845

JULY 5

1845

Treasury

2.

July 1845.

With reference

to your

the 17th Ultimo I have it in

Letter of

neend to creprecent You, for

commend

the infermcction of Lord Sunley, that the Lords Commissioners of

Her Majesty's Treasury

conce

in

sion with his Ludship that

the Additions

far

Clerk und

Interpreter, four Kimlostance

Policemen and one

and one Chinese Cookie,

to the Deportment of the Harbour Mercter und Marine Magistrate

at Hong Kong, should be sanctioned.

sufficient ground

but that

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has beine auchchuend to warrants an

increase of the Harbour Mastors Lustery.

2. Stephen End

Jenn Jer

your obeclient Sewant

CL mundan

3 July

W. Hope

a

The for. chanted, of course, be mistenolid accordingling

helzte.

269

ло

2.340.4

1100 Hongkong

RECEIVED

JULY 3

1845

sevey

Spcumbers 470

2. July 1845:

With reference to

Letter

your

of the 17th Ullions I have it in

command to acqucient You, for the

information of

Level Chantry, Chat

Sunder the circumstances electedts in

the Despectit poo Governor Duvis Latect the 28th %ebuceory lust, the Rocks Commissioners of New Murgerlyi Fusory do not object to sanction

Sperial Allowance at the Raite of $50 fifty Dollers per Mouth to Mr. Hillier recommended by his Lordship

amount of Extrer Duty performed by

that Gentlenes

ces

CALL

Assistant

Police Mayestrate in Hong Kong.

Jeen Soi

Excent

your obsclient Servant,

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RECEIVED

JULY 3 1045

Having

sevey

B. July 1845.

luid before the Indo Commissioners of Nor Majestys Treasury your

Letter

of the 14th Uttionne have it in commend, with pounce

to the Suggestions contained the Despertet from Governor

davis firevinctuel to this Board therein, to request that You will observe to Live Stanly that My

Ca

in the Governois

propositions respecting

rsfucting a Police Rate, and the mode of provieling for the Maintenance of Rouds and Sewers.

Torx

With respect however to the

suggested imposition of an Income

Inhibitants of the Colony not in the Public Service, You will

Forther

7. Stephen Ind

further observe to Lord Stanley theit My Lords cannot but apprehend theit

any attempt to subject the Mumbers of the Commercial Stablishments in the Island to such a Tax, and to the Invntiquctions necessary to the due Cessesment of it, would prove greater impediments to the formation of Tracing blablishments, conct to the introduction or investment of. Corfiteit, and much more detrimented to the commercial progress of the Colony, then the Nerbour Que which the

Local Authorities have hesitated to

enforce.

further

You will therefore finthen suggest to Lord Stanley that in

addition to the contempleitect Rutes- for epecial objects, it will be expedient that the Governor's attention should be turned to the practiccibility of obtaining further Revenue from the-

Consumption

A

27.2

Consumption of Opium, Wines, Spirits or other Articles of similar description whether levied in the shape of Deactors Licences

or otherwise ; and You will not by any

add that My Lords

тес

ens

pour

prepcered, without much

more distinct infernnection: сео всему probable increase of Revend other Sources than has been aefferded by the Documents that have hitherto come under their observation, to recommend that the Sunction

suggested by Governor Davis for the Imposition of. Income Tax should

be given by Her Meijesty's Government.

Jun

your ducent Servant

Le Muchan

1

3 July

Mr. Hope

suppose that this should be made the basis of a mis tuchions to the for.

aw

276 12378/

451.

RECEIVE

D

JULY 4

1845

273

ambers.

Treasury & July 1965.

Will reference to your

letter of the 24th Ultims

& Ultims, dam commanded by the Lords Comisiones of the hrapatys Treasury to acquant you for the information of orde that the Paymasters Coment

Harle

has

for heen authorized to ique to beles Smith bay of the Colonial

ral

Office the sim £83.16 -6 in repayment op so zuuch lodged

founipart

at Cheat at on the 8th March last

in the

Hon

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for Fees and Stamp duty

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Your

obedient Lewant

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RECHAL

C.O.

ED

JULY. 10 1845

1210 Hangkang

274

Treasury Chambers

July 1865.

July.

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I am

the Lords

commanded by

веру

Commissioners of Her Majesty Treasury to transmit to you, for the information of Lord Stanley, Osty of a Letter from the Commissioner of Audit dated the 2 - Instant

requesting

an

Account of the

long hong Government from May

to September 1841, and Sam to

request that

you

will mor

e

his

Lordship to cause the account

in

Stephen Lyr

in question to be forwarded

to the Commissioners of Audit

requested.

am

^

as

Your Obedient Servant

Almlygua

275

efore be communicated to the hote

11 July for Murdoch. Has

Account been

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The audit

ber_ its was suc

Lated

from the 5.0.

original

." 1842 - It is very bulky knight

I suppose be sent to the Auditors in dee 14

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Copy

No 300

0

JULY 10 1845

Jay Sonds

My

to your

hi 1210 Hongkong

Audit. Office

2. July 1845-

276

I have the honor to represent Sonsolips, that it has been explained in the progress of the Exaucmation of the Arrear China Accounts, that a set of Bills for £3000 which were drawn

were drawn by Captain Ellot, on the Lones Commissioners of ther

In ajesty's Treasury, in May 1871, and the Register of which Bills, was forwarded to us in Sir George Clerk's letter of 30. septe 1844, have been accounted for in the account of the Hong Kong Government, four may to september 18811, which was hauquitted to the Foreign Office.

Upon making Enquiry at the Foreign office, we find that the account was forwarded to the Colonial Secretary of State, and we. therefore beg leave to suggest

that application should be made to the colonial office for this account, and that_ it should be transmitted to this office, to complete the series of accounts relating to the period of Captains Ellot's responsibility.

the have he

The Lonis Commiss

of the Treasury

(Signed) tot beries

M

MX Luttrell

Eder Romilly

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1

2

1210 Angkong 17 July 1045.

Jan

Forwarded by JULY

Neudock 18

JAL Stephen

Lord Stanley

15-

15

In orginal

Jam directed

277

Lord Stanley tracked the receipt of goen letter of the mall and in compliance of the R&C's of the hearing with the wish, therein Exheped

totemnonint to you herewith

the

accounts

of

the

Cisu, presegle Itthong Government from

May W Sept. 1841. have

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Hongkong hearwry Chambers

14th July 1845

278

126. 18 Julg/4

With refe

reference

b

заст

letter of

The 2nd Oct 1844 I am commanded by

the Lord Commiperners of Ster Majesty's

Teasury to hausthit to

You for the Stanley a Copy of

information of Lord Stanley

4

their Lordships Menite dated 11. Iestant

tive Reporter of the Connnifsioners

upon

of

Audit dated the 18 ? February last- te Recounts of

and 1. Fustant

the Government of Hongkong and of Trade in China

the Supermilendent of

from the 12th May 1841 to the 31. May

"James Stephen Eref=

&

1844.

813

I am at the same time to hansmit to

you

the 2nd & 3rd Sections

of a Statement, marked B, received for the Commifionier of Midit, relating to certain details

of

the

will

Accounts respecting which mone particular explanation is necessary; and I am to request that you move Lord Stanley to forward the last mentioned documents to M.Davis by the earliest opportunity,

with instructions to

cause immediato

reference to be made to the Accounts

and Records at Hongkong,

lake such other measure,

as

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bee necesary to procure the legeared information in each case, and to forward the necesary documents an explanations with the least possible delay.

I have the honor to be, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

25velyan

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Davis

Bart. Sir

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1845

Forwarded b. JULY

21 Murdous 16 MEStephen 16

dc. Hope

Louistanley/10.

14 July 1845

1

herewith the Copy of a

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Reaney meloning.

Copy of this doidhefs

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minute ou

the accounts

of the Godth of Nihong from 1841 to 31 mag

Imag

1831.

1844,

and the Queries of the

Comme

"plaudition

cntain items in there accounts on which feather information is requined. Thave to aquest you to in conforming with thi desire of the Lords of thi heaving, Bofennich that further information

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231

Treasury Murcite dated 11 July 1845-

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Their Lordships have before them the Reports of the Commissioners of Audit dated the 18th Febinares last, and 8th Instant, one

the accounts of the Govemment- Hong Kong, and of the Superintendent of Trade in China from the 1th May 181, to the 31th May 1844.

4

The Vouchers relating to the Expenditure of the Hong Song Governme

neut

previously to the 30th June 1843, the date of. the ratification of the Treaty of peace with Cheria, having been transferred to the Goo? of

· India in order to

into effect carry

the directions given by this Board for the Consolidation of the Hong Kong Accounts during that period, with the Expedition Account, the detailed Examination of the Commissioners of Auxit has been compied, so far as regards the Flong Kong Account. to the period from the 1th July 1843, to the 8th May 18714.

Their Lenorhips will have under their consideration the weasieres

proper to be taken for the examnation of the Hong Kong Government Account- for the period prion to the ratification of

the

the Treaty, as soon

as

vou ad

they shall receive from the East India Company the account.

of the Expenditure connected with the Chine Expedition.

The Commissimes of Audit hausuit with Heir Report two Statements indicating the points upon which Jurther. information is required by them, the post.

of

which, marke it, has reference to the Authorities for different Items of Exependiture included in the Hong Hong Government Account, and the Supernitendents and Consular Account, and the other, marked B3, and subdivided into four sections, relates to certain details of the same Accounts respecting which more particular explanation is necessary.

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Their Lordships direct that the whole of Statement it, and the trave 4th Sections of Statement 13, be sent in origuial to the Earl of Aberdeen with a copy of this Muiute and of the Reports of the Commissioners of audit dated 184 February and 1th July 1845, and that

his Lordship be requested to inform

My Londs how far each head of Expenditure in Statement. A, is supported by proper Authority, and to cause the 1984 Sections of Statement-13 to be transmitted to W. Davis by the earliest opportunity with instructions. to cause mimediate, reference to be made

1

232 te tannade to the Accounts and Records

at Hong Kong, and to take such other measures as may be necessary to procure the required information in each case, and to forward the necessary to pesense tha Required innforcuation to bach ease, a

heave to forward the seceffons documents and Explanations with the least possible delay.

Also transmit te Ew. Stephen for Lond Stauley's information a Copy of this Muite and the 2. and In Section

of Statement B, in oriquial, and request_ that he will move Lond Stauley to forwardd the last mentioned documents to Par. Davis with similar wisher etcons to those above adverted to

ort.

Their Loneshaft attention has been parhailarly directed to that portion of the Report of the Commissioners of audit dated 1r. Justaut, which relates to a Lum

of $30,000-described in the Recount of mess's Deus & Ce, one of the late jouit

Agents in Chuid, as having been paid by them

the 25th January 18×12, to Ini Johnston's Draft in Javor of the Hong Kong Government, but which has not

been brought to credit in the Accounts of that Government. My Lords descre that

an Extract of that portion of the Report which relates to this question

bestausmitted to Mr. Schuston, and that

he

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be desired to furnish full information on the subject.

Their Lordship's desire mone pacheilarly to know whether the Entry in the Agents Account is correct as to the De aft in question having been in favor- of the Hong Kong Government; and to whom the draft was handed by her Schuston, or who was the party who received the money upon it pour messes. Deut Hr; and should the money have been appropriated to a different service from that for which it is stated to have

been drawn, under what order or authéonthy the change was made, and in what account

or in what manner the Lum of $30,000 has been accounted for.

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Their Lonestup's concur in opinion with the Commissioners of audit that mr Stewart, who appears to have.

equitted huiself with industry and ability of the important duty of wording up the Accounts, should be allowed full Salary at the rate of £ 1,200 a year from the 15 April 1844, to whe 'ch date his Salary was issued to him at Hong Kong, to the 30th Sept. 1844, when his duties in Clunia terminated, half Salary from the latter date to the 38th March 1815, when: after attending at the Audit office to furnish explanations on the Accounts,

aud

he

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he quitted London; and that he should also be rein beused the expenses of his Voyage from Hong Kong to England 233

Write to the paymaster of Civil Services, and desire that he will make willwate the payments ofsalary half Salary to Mr. Stewart as above directed, and charge them to the Account of the China Estab

Write to Mr. Stewart that their Tondship's have been pleased, in consideration of the service performed by hum in completing the Account of the Government of Hong Hong, and of the Superintendents and Consular Establishment, to the close of the perior of Sir Sterrry Pottingers pes= - prusibility, to authorise the above payments to be made to hun, ло-веша being furnished with an account of the achial expenses of his voyage from Hong Hong to England, their Lonoships will

ara ou

direct the account to be reimbursed to hein.

Transmit a Copy of this Muite to the Commissionices of audit for their information.

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Hongkong

RECET

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JUCE 14 1646

234

..

Qevery arising

on

B.2.

the Account of the Hong Hong Governement

in reference to sums placed at the disposal of that Government from the Canton Hanson Fund ::

Amount of various Sums

Karought

to

-Credit in the

It appears from.

an exan

nination

"

ofCapt. Illiot's Account and of the separate Accounts with Accounts of the Hong Kong A Miship Blenheim and with Covernment from May 144s the joint Agents Mess Dent & C= to June this as received from the Jums transferred from the Canton and Jardine Matheson & be the "The Canton Ransom Money " Ranson Account were as follows: previous to

18241

to July

September

December

1842

March

April 14 May

214

June July August September-

October

1843

June

18763.

15.340.

25,000 14,160.80 15,060.

10,000.

10,000.

10,000

4,940,

·

-

18241

Ch

.35,946.- 34,000

47,00

Sept - HM. J. Blenheimer 36,305.

less Commission - 360

J 35,945.

1 Dec Mes Jardine Cetender of Mr Johnston 17,000.

1842.

4,035.41

15.900

104,500.00

2,000

243,381.21

Caply

-Mes Beat & Ce to order f. Mylius

nd Collins

Jan Mes Dent + C = Mr Johnston's

Febr

March

April

May

....

Balance on

Draft.

Mr Johnston's

17,000.

30,000.

order to Capt. Ramsay 2,000..

Capt. Mylius

and Mr. Pedder 47,000.

Mr. Johnstond

orderon Blenheim 5,000.

Do Ther

"John Barry" - 4,035.41

Mr. Morrison's

order on the

"Blenkeins"

15,900.

the

Ch

Blenheim Account:2/04,573. 28

Sess. short weight.

Paid over

12.48

104,500. 80

$278.381-21

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There is thus, of

difference of $35,000 between the sums which appear to have been placed at the disposal of the Hong Kong Government, and

of the Officers of that Government,

paid

on various orders.

between September 18441 and June 1945, and the sums which have been brought to credit: in the accounts of the Hooing Rony Government.

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It has been admitted

by the Executor of the late Ma Morrison that,

ad

regards $5,000, that sum drawn from

on

board the "Blenheims" in March 1842, was handed

over

to the land Officer, and

bykins accoun Morrison, though

accounted for to Mr

not included

in his Account; but, as

but, as refunds

the Drath of $30,000 in,

ar

1842, no explanation has been

ottamed.

The Auditor is

is requested

to refer to the official Recorts

at

Hong Kong and happly to the joint Agents for sust

Such

full

Read Con

full information asmay enable him to reports on the following points: £36

1 2 . To whom the sum of $30,000 (which appears

in the Accounts of St. M. Superintendent with Mess = Dent & Co. Commenting

32

3rd July 18441, and ending 15 April 1842, to have been paid on 25th January 1842 to Mr. Johnson's Draft in favor of the Hong Hong Government) was paid?

2t. For what particular service was the above sum required?

3 & In what manner, and

З

under

what further authority was it appropriated?

4h =

If applied to the service of the Hong Kong Government, in what manner has the advance, which is not found debited in the Hong Kong Government Account,

been liquidated?

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nd

B.3.

Queries and Observations arising on the Accounts of the Receipts and Disbursements of the Colonial Treasurer at Hong Kong from 144 July 18:43 to 31th March 1844.

'

Receipts 14 July to 20th September

From the Barrack Masten

on account

of Rent of Office's

12

There is no Statement

med and

Quarters during the month shewing the name

of July

$148-31

Starting £32.2.1

cank of the Offices from

whom this Rent was to be

received,

or the monthly rate

of stoppage, neither is the exact period in respect of which the

- present sum of £32. 2.8

was received, stated.

Such statement is requested. together with information as to the similar Rent deductions for periods subsequent to July 1400,

so far as the Accounts rendered

to fave

to the present date may not have been accompanied by suct explanation.

VYPLATOMS IN

237

Payments - September 1918.

Sand Depart - Voucher 2.

:

13

H

appears from a Statement

by Mr. Gordon, the Land Officer, that this sum was paid to

Paid to the Land Officer for Capt. Balfour by whom the

Marble Slabs

$201. Tlahs were purchased at Canton.

but neither the Receipt of Capt.

Balfour

of the parties who

Such receipts or

evidence

Hold the Shabs are produced:

or other evidence

of payment are requested

14

December - 1843.

Land Depart ! Voucher : 6-

Stables repaired

Office Desk

Gazettes &e

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744.30

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under Receipts of the portels

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performed the Work not

produced.

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August 1843.

Land Depart ! - Vouchers 8 to 14.

Sundry Work Connected with Military Buildings.

$1830.84

X

The Vouchers produced ret

Яй certified Copies. It is requested

that the

originals of all vouchers

may in future be sent unless they

ar

rerequired to be retained,

Some special purpose;

for

which

Cade

an

explanatory

should yo

note to that effect.

given upon the certified

Copies.

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239

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Tre

and September

September 1843.

4.

Land Depart ! _ Voucher the

Casualties in July, Augusts the unter Receipts for these

It is requested that

$162.79

Payments,

and also of such other

Includesitive of a Clerk $20.-

of the charges of which evidence

And Purchase of furniture for the Government House

$bo.-

of payment can be given my

be transmitted.

rd

Treas

No 17

July to December 1843 Contingent Expenses of land

Department

CD

Credit is taken under

this head forvarious Surns paid to the Land Officer (Mr.

Gordon) amounting to $45779. 03 ofsundry

on account

works in

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progress . And it appears by tatement of Account by Mr.

Stewart that the Total Amount advanced to Mr Gordon during

the

was

to 31th December 1843

year to 31

$12,029.43; on

a ce o 21

ut

of

of which advances Mr Gordi's Sub-vouchers for expenditure incurred for the Works in question to the Amount $11,686. 4s are produced,

leaving a Balance of $842. 78 unaccounted for.

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45

the

Ets

Vouchers for this Balance

requested,

are

ал

other

Satisfactory explanation as to the mode in which

..it

may

adjusted.

have been

GOT BY

230

J

Treas

of

Jatinang Aduances for Works in

to March 1844.

progress forming part of Mr.

18

H

8.2 . that appears by Boucher

Mz Mr. Gardon

Gardon had.

nots.

accounted for the appropriation

Hewart's Balance of Account of the Balance of $018 28.3 $1304. Vouchers for the expenditure

Includes Balance of Advances on

Nos

of the above mentioned Sum Unfinished Contracts. Net and are requested, or explanation= $ 518.28 of the mode in which the

Balance may adjusted.

have been

19

Receipts from 1th January

to 30th March 18244.-

This is the first, Credit givewunder the head of Land

Land Officer

or account

Revenue, and the ar

Amo

Counts

of Land Rent, Fees of is stated to have been

"Office

&c

$2,036. 53

Starting Pus. 4.11/2

Less.

received between 6th and 30th

March 1844.

It is requested that it may be explained whether bereaple

were

dary Jums

collected by the Sand offices previously to the 6th March 1944;

uner they

manne

and if so, in what. have been accounted for, and

under what head, and in what account they may be found included

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231

Treas

20.

13.572

22

7

120 bus lâu

Treassery Chambie

J. July 1845. -

232

Having laid before the Lord Cammisterners of Her Majesty's Treasury

2nd Sustant, and its

your

letter of the

Suclevures, I commanded by

ed by their Lordships to acquaint you for the information of Lord Stanleys, in reply

My Lord concur in the Sanction

thereto, thent

recommended

eded by

His Lordship for the

Expenditure for puncleaver of

Laud at

Strug kong, reported in Covernon Davis Despatch of 21. Sumer 1844 -

I am Seri,

Accounts for the Quarter to

eptember 1943.

Advances on unfinished Vouchers and other authorities ontracts for Military

" Building & up to 131 August, were made, were

It is understood that th

Sir

under which these advances

handed over

General Coffin

and to Mr

Account

девонад

up to 8th May 19444.

fed transferred to Commissary by Mr Stewart to Commissary

General Coffin.

$77,750 - Martin respectively.

These sums are accordingly

Advances to the Land Officer taken credit for in M. Stewart's

account of Colonial

2-2

Works

Accounts as Advances

$16,308. 39 supported by Statements Phewing

the Amount of each Contract -

s paid, and the

the sums paid,

Balance which remained

due in each case:

but it

remains to be shewn, in

reference to the final, payments which may be

each particular work

made for

for ea account of which

on acco

an advance

was made, whether the

a

count.

stated to have been advanced in each case has been issued under proper authority and duly account for; and whether the Advances included as such in Mr. Hewart's Accounts have been

correct on the final

Settlement

Gor: mid 127-1. Augen & 14o.

I. Steplion hughe

found correct

Explanation is requested as to the points above adverted to

fc.

Your

our obedient Servant_

Les Cardwell

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Having laid before the Lords

294

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( letter of the 2th Sextant, and its Enclosures

20.

relative to au

Expence incurred)

incurred by the

Treasurer at Hong Kong for Elerical

efistance in bringing up the arrear.

his accounts, I am commanded to

Request you.

that My

well

stake to Lord

Fords ritir

entirely)

Lord. Staveley /

"Concut in opinion

with. Covernor Davies as to the

to the irregularity

of the proceeding of the Treasurer, at Hong Kong in incurring any Expence for

Extra affistance in his Department

without previonesly applying for, and obtaining the Governoré au

authority;

and

I. Stephen Esq.

Me

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you

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will further state that altho My/ Lords will not on this occasion withhold

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their sauction for the admission of the repaymenty, not exceeding Four Hundred Dollars, that has been made to Mr. Martine,

they have to suggest that the Governor

Should be desired to apprize thate Officer

any fecture Expuediture to irregularly

that

nourred will be disallowed.

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You's obedient Servant-

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I am commanded by the Lord. Commissioner of Her Majesty' Theaving to Request your wills acquant Ford Stanley) that

are apprized by the Lord

My

Lorides

Commissions of the Admiralty that Governst

Devis, The Struble F. Bruces, and Mex" Martin and (ayy), when proceeding to

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-mentes at Hong Kong,

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to that Island,

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For Governor Davie and Suites _Ž 127-10

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For M. Lay

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Reed

will state, that as no

you

further Expence in respect of the Pafinge

of there. Officier is changeable, to the

Public,

My

Lords have to request that Governor Sie J. Davis

be directedito

may

cause the respective amounts to be

deducted from the first payments of

their Salaries that may

be made after

the Destructions shall leave reached

him, and to be paid

ove

to the

Commissarist

(best; the Officer in charged of which

will report to My Lords when the same

shall have been recriord

I am, Sere Your obedient Servant.

Al Mundyy

entered.

Mon

Fr 1450 Ahong

No. 135.

Hi Bohn Davis 18.

Forwarded & ANGH Mundoch 26 M&Stephen #Hope

186

LedStanley 20

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the Bourdy Surry stating that they have been apprised of the L. C. of the bem? the the following. James

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are due to the

get M. Steam Apel "Spitiful" for the entertainment

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22-19

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respective amount t

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the

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he

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I am commanded by the Lords Commissainer of ther Majesty's Fuerung

to

hawsuit herewith a Copy of a letter, dated

29th March last, from Dept: Joue Beneral Miller, together with a copy of a revived)

Extimate of the sun which will

probably

at

be required by the Colonial Treasury Hong Kong for the year commencing I

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Xpril 1945. amounting to £ 100.000.

:

and in submitting the same to Lord

I am to request,

Stanley,

-you

it

will suggest

to this Lordship that Sir J. Davis should be apprized that the Drafter on the Commissariat fjeest for the Service of the Civil Government of Strug Kong, or of the Establishement under

Aspiren bey .

the

fe

fe.

:

J

the direction of the Superintendent of Trade in Clinic, ought not to exceed the

Brantin

anouch of the Parliaminitary brants for

those purposes

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AUG 25 1845

1454.

song hàng Commissarial office

301

Hong Kong 27 Mearch 1875 .

For the information of the Lord, Com aussioners of the majesty's treasons, transmit herewith, a Copy of a revised

Estimate of the suns which will probably be required by the Colonial Treasury from the Commissariat-Chest for the year com cucull =

- ing 1th froxiino, amounting to £100,000.

Siqued,

I have de

Miller

D.B.9

6. E. Fevely au Espre

topy

di

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Colonial Freasury, Hong Rons.

28. March 1845.

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Thave laid before hus Exceliency Per. Davis your letter of the 18t Instaut, referring to the Estimated sum required by the Coll. Treasury for the Year Ending 31", March 1846.

it the period of my former. Comincurication of 12 hour and 20! Weer. 1844, a much larger Expenditure on public toorks was contemplated for the rusovins Im Miller Esq Dr Com? Geur.

Year

year than is now expected will be undertaken.

As nearly as deau ascertain the demand by the Colonial Treasury on the Commissariat_ Department from. 1r. April 1845, to 31 March 1848, will be about £100,000, as thus estimated.

For the Conceal Salaries, Wages, Contingencies,

and special Disbursements of the several Civil departments of the Colony of Hong

£45,000

Flona

Forkloads and other public & 32,500

looks in the Colony

we

Public Revenue to be received within the year

Diplomatic and Consular Services in China

it-

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Questimated Contingencies

for various Services

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77,500

12,500-

65,000

-33, 000

2,000.

I 100, 000

These several Sums are on a

are on a moderate

а,

Scale of Estimate and I think rather under, than. over the mark, according to the present seate of Expenditure :

Signed,

The Copy! 15° South

D. a. C.G.

I have di

KM Martin

Coll Freasurer

entered

By 14541thing C. Frachender Sin

5

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1945

Forwarded by AUG?

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the 23d Al enclosing

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the for the service of Colonial Freasing during the preauet gear.

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of the hearing

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from the doc de Comu

the heasing the Sengon alete addrepede the

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General on the 28 March last, and the

G. forwarded to thin Lordchips, in which the Emeet necefancy

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the Colonial

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Letter of the 12 Instant, that

will defer any directions in

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Sir,

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Witto reference to àe Communicat

your

Department

of the 14

I have it in cons

mand to

auquaint You, for the informection of Lord Stanley, that the Levels Commiss of Hher Meyesty's Truusury hewing

head under consicbreeting the Documents relating & the increase of the Extimecto for the completion of the Roud from Victoriae to Sywan in 's Hong Kong

the Talind off

to the further continuation of that Rocel, which cone submitted in Governor Sie! Z. Davis " ' Despertate of the 9th April last, concur in opinion with Level Stanley thank the further Expencliture for these purposes, epurified? in the Supplementary Estimate Nc G cind in the Extimeete No 15,

should be sanctioned.

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7. Cepher Lig

You

You will further electo to Lord Stanley that My Levels adverting to the very proper Commu

the bull

rications

addressed by direction of Sir J. Dewis to Auting Leaveyou Genveel on the subject of the steviction from the original Extincte in the execection of the first mentioned Work, have not dumed it necesscory to muche further remark on this points, Threy Rust

that the Directions given by the

Governor will prevent the reccorence

of uny similes irregularity._

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18th September 1845.

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of a Despatch from the Governor of Hong Kong Reporting his proceeding. in regard to Public Works in that commanded by the

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Colony, Jami

Loods Commissioners of Her Majesty's

Treasury

to acquaint you, for the information to Lord Stanley, that

My Lords

Cords

of

concur in opinion with

his Lordship respecting the satisfaction,

nature of Sir J.

"Davis' Report, and

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reply to Mc Hope's letter of the

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Treasury

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infomaation of Lood Stanley,

Lords

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the

that My

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for raising a local Revenue,

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Treasury

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information of Lord Stanley, that

My

Lords

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his Lordship for

recommended by

the admission of

the Expenditure

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Ford Stan

Stanley,

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reason

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Lords have

to withhold their

sanction for the additional Expenditure of Six Thousand Pollars, inslead

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Stephen Eagr

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you

With reference to letter of the Phrstant, Jam commended by the herds Commissioners of Her Majesty's Recurry to aequeuit you, for the information of herd Lemley, that chriechions have been gwen to

Paymeested of Girt Seuries to pay to My Account of the Baymaster General at the Bank of Englands the burn of £258-4.2 in payment for Ihres supplied by the Rechnenice Resentment to the Colenial - Overnment at Hong Kong

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of the

strict of the expence to be incurred of the Ivernment of Hong kong for

on the Police, inferion

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Colony

Servants, and Tresoners in that

and referring to the letter from "Board dated 3: November 18441

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satisfactory arrangement

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be made for the Medical treaturent

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it is presumed,

bi extended to other Versous holding

subordinate Public situation, it appear

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α

Lords that as Sal

Salary of £600.

· Your would be more than sufficient

for Medical attendance on the Prisoners

in Fail, and such other Medical, dution

asi

may be indispensably required to be performed on behalf of the Government_

Their

Their Lordships therefore

recommend that Sir Solen Davies should

be desired to report what Salary might, in his opinion, to be permanently affigued cently/affigued to the Medical Practitioner suployed by

the Colonial Government with reference

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Sir

With reference

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Lester of

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the 27 Ultions, and the

Report of the Governor of Hong Kong on the subject of certain Lucenier by the Commissioners of Audit the Accounts of the Colonial Chessung

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commanded by the Lords Commissioner of Her Majesty's

Treasury

to

request that

you

will

möve Lond Stanley to inform my

Londs whether it

et was

intended

by

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for Passage Allowance, and whethe

any

authority

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conveyed to the Governor for such Payment beside the verbal intimation communes by Mr Stanton.

Their Londships propose to sanit the payment of a third blesk the Chief Ragistrates Offer (which formed the subject of Query 14,

although there appears to have been irregularity in omitting to repor such increase of Establishment

Her Majesty's

for

the sauction of

Government.

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28th

reply to your heller of the 20t

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last, at

by

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the

7th May

Jami

commanded.

the Lords Commissioners of Her

Majesty's Treasury

to

acquaint you,

for the information of Lord Stanley, that although My

necessity of so large

the repair and s

Lords

ani

regret

the

outlay for

security of works

:recently constructed, the expenditure. appears to them to be unavoidable,

1. Stephen Eegr=

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and they

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Lordship's Recommendation that it

should receive the sanction

Majesty's Government.

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With reference to Mr Nogres Letter of the 23th September Fast I howe it in commneind to cuqucent You, for the information of. Lord Sturley, that the Luds Commiss

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Hove Pounds six. Zhellings and eight. Pence per Mensame

от

For the Privates-Fourteen dolleurs,

Two Pounds eighteen Chillings and four Pence per Mensene

or.

With Nations and Lodging in the Police Stations _The whole of the Selconces being subject to Decluctions for Clothing .

The Rates of Remunorection above described appecer übercel, but as it is presumed that they are not higher than has been found mcessory to secure the Services of well qualified Persons, My Lords will not refuse their Sanction to then.

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£47314

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Beet. Their Lordships opinion that the Terms on which it. is proposed that Pensions should be. allowed to the European Steubers of the

Frove

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are more favorable than is 533 pestified by the actual circumstances of the luse, and would, if sunctioned, impose.

a sorious favour Berthew on. the Finances of the Colony.

The following Modification

of the I'lan recon

песо

mended in

Sii

John Duvis Despectch mary, in the

opinion of this Bourel, be with prosiriely adopted.

The Retiring Pensions to be fixed at Noelf, the Pay lust received by the Parly caring, con untrohen [ wiiod of there Yeeves, according to the Rule Laid down in the 12th Jection= of the Sect. 4th & 5th Willicum 4th Cep: 24.

in

every

The Grant of the Pension to be

Ease

dependent, chion

Certificates of good Conduct, being,

required

:

furnished in the manner

by the 11th Section of the abovementioned

"

lect..

After fifteen Gecors Service

the Members of the Force to be entitled

to

:

to the Pension wheeliever may be the thete of their Newith.

After Cenconel under fifteen Jecors Service the Pension & be given only sectisfactory Muliul Certificaues of permanent. Zincpacity for the future discharge of Duty, à required by the 11th Pection of the same lects.

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Such of the forty one Persons

who have been discharged from

the Cormy and permanentry

attached & the Police

ל

will, according

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their Retirement - from

whatever. the Service.

The volunteers pom the Troops in Georrison who hewe been temporcurely iniployed, and all other Europeans who may be hereafter appointect to the Proue, will be 20 appoined on the Terms which have nows been sanctioned.

Their Lordshipes

core

hapley to perceives that the attention of Fir John Dewis has ban diucted & the important object of reducing the

number of Europeans

"

on the terms

the Force, which,

recommunded in Sir John Davis' Letter,

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336

8th November 1846. -

Having laid before the Lords Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury your

letter of the 3th Justants, and its Enclosures 1⁄2 from Six Sole Davis subunitting an

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Estimates

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for the information of Lord Stanley,

that although the information contained

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on

distinct Statement of the grounde

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reply to your Instant, I

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am commanded by Loods Commissioners of Her Majesty's

Treasury

to acquaint you, for the information of Lord Stanley, that

as

the increased accomodation in the

Ho Gaol at Victoria, Hong Kong, appears

to be necessary, My

Londs do not

to the Expenditure comprized

object to the

in the Estimates forwarded in

letter.

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your

I however,

am, to state that,

before

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before My

My Lords

signify their assent

to the arrangement proposed by

Governor of Hong Kong for the

ultimate purchase of the

of the house at

present hired for his residence,

with

a

view

to it

-being

converted

into a

Court House, they

would

wish to be

more

fully informed

of

the arrangements under which

the purposes of

a

Court House

are at present supplied, and of

the necessity of providing wilding for that object.

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cunded by the Lielo Comun of Her Majesty's Treasury acquecent You, for the informaction= Lid Llamby, that the Schene Supercumuntion proposed in Representation of certain Officers f The Government of . Hong Kong, nclosed in Sir John Davis retten detect the 5th June last, is tobatty inconsistent with the princifiles

which the Public Services is

the

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justified.

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by any necessity corising out,

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circumstances

coricumstances of the employment of thon Officers.

The Provisions of the Ject 4th 25th Willicum 4th Cut: 24, under which every Officer who heir satisfactorily arquiltect himself of his public Quties, and is

incorpcuilatect by the site of his health from further Service, is

ег

tittect to a Pension not excreting

therd of his Selcory after ben Years Service

Service, and to other higher Raites after certain sprified periods of further Service, have been found appliccible to the Case of Persons holding Livil Offices under various Coronisel Govomments, including those in the West Indies and on

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541

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were

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which the

Officers of the Colony of Uorry Kony lewe it in their power to enquire a Fitte to Supercommucction Allowances

fully statect in the Letter from this Beard dected the 6th December 1843, and culverting to the concluding Perengreeph of the subsequent Letter dated - 24th December last, Thir Ludships would

engagest. thick the Governor of Hong Kong should be

aquin desired to ascertain and specially reports whether the Civil Officers of the Colony intend to avail themselves of the option so given to

them.

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the

Act 445 til 4064, ar

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to the case

perfectly applicable.

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their Lordships decision

on this subject to the Governor of Athong, dad Stanley

desire, me

to

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in the Spring of the present- gean for Ceston

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was

lavorable

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in answer to the decision

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With reference

th

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May

to

your

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letter

a of the

am commanded

by the Loads Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

You

to transmit to

for the information of Lord

Lesley, lohy of a Report of the

Commissioners of Audit, Lated the

August last, on

the del

delay

the subject

in rendering

Public Accounts of

the

the Colony of

Plan

Hong Kong, and suggesting a than

to prevent a recurrence thereof;

Stephen Eey.

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will

and I am to request that you

move

his Lordship to communicate

the same to the Governor of Hong Rong for his guidance.

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My Lords,

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28th August 1845.

We had the honor to receive

under Your Lordships Order of the 10 June

letter from MrStephen dated

lust,

207

a

May 1845, with copy of a despatet from Sir S. %. Davis the Governor of dated 8th January 1845,

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and of its enclosures here with returned, upon the subject of the delay in rendering the Public Account of that Colony, and the difficulties which were apprehended in consequeme of the necessity of making

ley way of Impresto from the Colonial. Treasury, to heads of departments.

numerous Advances

ск

to regards

ands the delay which the Accounts for

took place in rendering

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the Quarters to June and to September 1844, it is seen from Mr Martin's letter of 30th November 1844, that the delay.

chiefly

arosé

account

from his absence on acce

a

of illness, and the necessity for revising

Ho Lords Commissioners

of Her Majestys heusing.

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the

the account of the first Quarter, which

during

his absence had been made out and some of the nouchers of which had been mislaid in consequence of the

прово illness of the chief Clark.

it delay to the extent which has arisen

not

therefore

upon that quarter's account, may be expected to rein; but other delays appear to have arisen, as is shewn by papers with the Accounts, from

from the Auditor having returned Accounts to the Treasurer, for Correction, a course of proceeding w we consider objectionable; -

which

Amendments when necessary, should we think be made by means of an explanatory Statement to accompany the Account; and

completely revised account

even

if

be required, it should be transmitted as an amended account,

the one

together out by

ther with

the

originally made out

Accountant__

For the case of defective vouchers, the more complete Voucher should be called for by Query from the Auditor, and, if

furnished, they should be

not

forwarded

547

forwarded afterwards without delaying

the hansmission of the account to England; Copier of the Queries of the

and

Auditor annexed to the accounts and referred to on the defective Voucher, would Sufficiently explain the subject, prevent repetition of Queries from this Office; provided the vouchers called for be forwarded in due course.

Union nected with these carsual

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of delay, there have been, it is seen, other difficulties occasioned, chiefly by the opinion which appears to have obtained, that all payments in the nature of Advances required special Warrants, as though they were Imprests of money, to be afterwards accounted for

many

items of

There are however Expenditure, and particularly those relating

to Public Works carried

on under

Contract, which, although payments in part of Accounts, _ are not Advances in the Auture of Imprests. _

When

a Contract stipulates, that Certain Sums are to be paid after certain portions of work are performed, the

receipt

the receipt of the Contractor accompanied by the proper certificates, that the work Las been performed, are sufficent to pass the several

agreed paymento under the same Warrants as other expenditure; and it is only when the balance due at the completion of the дово work, is paid _ that a sperial Warrant is required, which should set forth the whole expense, the advancer already made, and the balances to be paid in full discharge.

The future proceeding upon this flan

will, we

Lave

no doubt, obviate much of the difficulty which husheen experienced

and

facilitate every object necessary

to be kept in view_

As regards other Advances, it_

As regards

appears

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us, that

to us,

every

advance which

an Imprest, should be made Stretly a under an Imprest Warrant, upon the receipt of the accounting Officer at the head of the Department, for the Service of which the Impaest is made, personal Advance

to be considered as a

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548

to such Officer; for which he would be held accountable, until the detailed payments to be brought forward

nourled expenditure under the usual

Contingent

nt Warrants are made;

Pay and when the Treasurer would discharge the imprested Officer, by debiting himself with the amount of the advance, thereby settleda recovered; and at the same time he would take credit for the vouched Expenditure.

Impresto might however be very much forker lessened by limiting them to cases in which detailed payments are required to be made daily or weekly to Police Labourers, or for Imall contingent expenses. for although the Accounty are made up quarterly, the Abstracts should be prepared and submitted for approval and warrant

warrant of the Governon. monthly, for all such payments as it may be accessary to make monthly; and the receipto of the parties should be taken at the time of such-payments, and be charged in 180 Accounts ass final payments.

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This course of proccesing, will be quite in accordance with the Spirit of Your Fordships instructions, and will, as it appens to us, obviate the whole difficulty which is apprehended. We have to

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an Ordinance for Licensing "Retail of Tobacco

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Building to which Major Aldricks referred

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The Master Grural, and Boards of Orduances

to take the requisite steps for procuring the Stores in question, and will at

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Treasury shambers

2. December 1045.

your

Altime, enclosing

arr

'the 13th

letter of the

Ordinance passed.

by the Governor and council of Song

long (No 5 of 1845 ) entitled, " An Ordinan repeal Ordinance. Ne 21 of 1874, and.

to make better provision for Licensing m: the Weighing and Brokerage of Fall,

and the Sale of Opium, Bhaang, Gang, " Paun, Betel, and Betel Leaf; within-

"the Cold

and

or the

Colony of Hong Kong, Licensing of

Pawnbrokers and Auctioneer,

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a

Table of

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Her

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request that

will observe to Lord Stanley that the

Provisions of

the "

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of the Ordinance above named

liable to the objections pointed

are,

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out.

in the communication from Department of 22 July last, as regards

the

apparently unnecessarily large

Power of Taxation

discretionary Power

thereby vested in the Executive Government, but regarding which

Instructions Lord Stanley may any addriferd to Governor Sir J. Davis could obviously not have reached him

at the time this amanded Ordinance.

was

have

{

was

passed.

You will, however, nevertheless further state to Lord Stanley that My Lords do not disent from his Lordship's proposition that Her Majeng should be advised to confirm

and Allow this Ordinance,

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by

the

Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty'

Treasury

bust 2

144 Nov. 1845. -

to transmit herewith, in

order that they may

be submitted

Lord Stanley, a Copy of a letter

·

the Vostmaster at Hong Kong,

=dated: 24th August last, respecting

an

irregularity prevailing at that Ports in regards to Vessels bringing

Ship Letter Mails; and also the

lopy of a Report from the Toshuaster

I. Stephane Eag

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He

be

Grueral

Creceral thereupon -

My Lords request to be favored with Lord Stanley's opinions on the proposition of the Vostmaster

brucral for the Extension to Hit Majesty's Exlonial, Topessions, of the

Towers vested in the Vostmaster General

by the Provisiones of the Act 3.84.

Copy

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359

Post Office, Victoria,

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Your notice a

24. Aug. 1845

duty to bring under

very loose system which

Pregret to way appears to have prevailed

here, for a long time, in,

in regard tottessels arriving in this Port bringing Ship

Letter Mails.

The Harber Master has just infound

casion

me that almost upon every occas

boarding a tessel, crowded by parties, e-

Vict.

of his bo

boar

96.

c. 9b . in regard to the demand and

delivery of Letters to boards Ships

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arriving at Ports

of the I

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United Kingdow -

Siri,

Your obedient Servant.

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his

tessel, he finds the dock by parties, _ each one select

each me selecting own immediate letters from the bulk of the correspondence entrusted to the care of the Commanster; and that in a few minutes the whole disappears..

Shave given all possible publicity

to the Act of Parliament relative to the conveyance of Letters by Private Ships, and to the heavy penalties to which Ship Masters subject themselves by not a a Mending Lient Gol. Maberly

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to

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to the Provisions of the Act; but they

appear totally to disregard I fear, therefore,

no

ther 2.-

alternative remains

but to enforce the law in every case where conclusive evidence can be

obtained against offending parties . Had not the duties of the Office been

ng,

to very pressing.

delay

ed a

Ishould not have

moment in

mant in burning

my

attention to this important matter. _

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It is probable that an affectuat Hop wright be put to these irregularities by establishing a

Post Office Boot with an efficient

Bouts crew,

to board all

their rater

entering

to be in readiness

Vessels immediately upon- the Harbor, which perhaps

may be worthy the consideration of the Postmaster Gaveral,

Should his Lordship be pleased to entertain this proposition Ishould Estimate the experse at about thirty- Hollars per month on £6.5.0

Sterling

but which Sam Satisfied would

not only support itself, but likewise

Materially

materially add to the Revenue of the

Office.

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This being a free port.

and

Consequently no Custom House, there are, unfortunately,

aid in carry

carrying

то

Officers here to

out the Ship Letter

to it is made

regulations, unless

Compulsing upon the Starbor Master

This Officer at pressent

to do to.

nominally.

collects this correspondence,

but judging from his

own Statement

it is done in a most inefficient

manned.

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To the Right Stonorable the Lords Commissioner of Her Majesty's Exearny

My Lords,

Shave the honor to transmit

to your Lordships Copy of a report from the Postmaster of Stong Song, relative

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to the loss sustained by the Revenue by the non

at the Post Office

delivery

of Victoria of Ship Letters brought by Private Vessels to that Pork. _

Stappear

that there is no Custom's Establishment

at

Hong Kong, and, consequently no

out the Ship opportunity of carrying

Letter regulations which are in operation in the United Kingdom

British Colonies.

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dom), all Letters

the United Stingdon,

board, the same not exempted by Post Office Acts; and the Master of

any

such tessel is required forthwith

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his demanding

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And by the Post Office Act

the

і

of the 1. Vict. C. 36. Ses. 3 every person who shall detain any such Letter. after the demand made by pesson authorized by the Postmaster. General to demand Ship Letters, is liable to a penalty of €10- per letter.

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authorize the Lords of

See.

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the Treasury, by

Warrant under their hands, to extend to

and in other

allor

the folicitor of this department

Act of the

states that, by the postage act

3rd & 4th Vict. C. 96 Sec. 36 the Postmaster

any

General is authorized to appoint person to demand from the Masters aff a Pork of

of Vassals arriving

at or

тво

any

of

Ster

Majesty's Colonies

enactments, clauses,

the end

provisions / not then relating to or affecting the Colonies / contained in the 3242 Vict. C. 96. and also any of the Enactments, Clauses, and Provisions (not then relating to or affecting

the Colonies / contained which might be contained in any

other

cas

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other of the Post Office Acts then,

on

thereafter to be in force,

time to time to revoke

and

Seve

from

Warrant; and during

during the time any such Warrant should be unrepeated the Enactments Clauses and Provisions which might be to extended to anyo such Colonies should be in force

in such Colonies, in like manne as if the same had been declared by any such acto to extend to such

Colonies.

The difficulties raised

by the Postmaster of Stong Hong- might, therefore, be removed if Your Lordships should think proper, under the authority of

the last mentioned Act, to extent

the power of appointing a lesson

to demand Letters on

bound

tessels aviving off Ports in the

linited Kingdom; given

dom; given to the Postmaster

General

562

Generaal by the 36th Sect. of the 44th Vict. Cap. 96, to Letters

on boud

Pessels arriving Off Ports in

Sher Majesty's

of

any

Colonies:- and

Spequest Your Lordships will

be pleased to decide as to the expediency of adopting this comes for the sermity of the Revenue_

Shave to

(Signed)

General Post Office

14th November 1845.

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Sir,

December 1843

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In

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reply to your letter of the 28th

Kyou Ultimo, enclosing Copy of a Despatch

the Governor of Houf Rong.

(with its enclosures) reporting that a

cial charge of £70 appeared in Colonial accounts, being the d costs of an Ex-officão informatione filed lay Rear Admiral Sir Thomas

hrane against the Editor of the Suit of China" Newspaper for a

"

Jaun

a

commande d

by

The Lorals.

Commissioners of Her Majesty

Treasury to acquaint you for the information of Lord Stanley, thout My

Lord concur

concur with his Lordship that: The Expences of the Legal pie ceedings, to which the Despatch from the Sovernor of Hong Kong has reference should not be defrayed from Ja: Stephen Seg

the

iscel

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the

revennes of the

Colony,

and that

the subject matter of the controversy

did not concern the Cot

Colony-

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My Lord & feel precluded from giving any sanction for the

asa

admission, even

on the Colonial

temporary charge. Treasway, of the issue reported in the Despatch, which they conceive to have been very nuadowedly

: dois edly authorised by Sir J. Davis ; and you will therefore

move Lord Stauley to apporize Sir J. Davis, that he must clain repayment of the account of that issue from Sir Phos Cochrane, whose indeminfication will be matter for distinct consideration, with reference to such recommendation as the Lords of the Admiralty may de occasion toffer subject; and that, in the event of nou - repayment by that Officer, the amount will be dis allowed on the Audit of the Accounts

on the

366

of the Treasury against the Governor, by whose authority it had been

disbursed

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Treasury Chambers

DEC. F 184

13th December 1845.

With

reference to your

letter dated

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28th Just, and its Enclosures, I am

The Lords Commissonier

commanded by

of there Minjority Sunsury to requent you

will acquaint Lord Stanley that

My

Lords, having adverted to the conditional

Jauction give

given for the Employment of a

yot Clerks "Checks

in the Treasurer's Department

at Hong Kong, with as

Hundred Dollars per

per Rune, will not

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with that rate

rate of Salary

as recommended

by Sir J. Davis; but with the understanding

that this addition to the

Treasury

Establishment

is authorized with reference to the Dution

devoloring

on the Treasurer in respect both of his issuer for Consular Services in

Quia, and of the follection in detail

of

any that it is to preclude any renewal of

branches of the local Revenue; and

applications for temporary afsistance in

regard wither to these Duties

on to

future arrears in the Accounts -

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to any

Your obedient Servant -

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reply to your.

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commanded by the Lordo

Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to

acquaint you, for the Ford Stanley, that my

anation

informa

f

Lords concur in

opinion with his for dolip that the Agulations relating to Clothing for the Police

at Hong Kong submitted in Governor

No 124 Sie J. Davis' Despatch of 10th September

(2057)

last should be approved.

Ler

you

I am, at the same time, to request

will observe to Lord

Stanley that

will

it

will be necessary such Instructions should

to the Governor

of the very

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proceeding in regard to the purchase of the Police Clothing and accoutrements

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Lords were asprized by

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I am,

Your obedient Servant

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2262 Hongkong 26 December 1845.

RECEIVED

DEC.26 1048

2..

reply to your

Kerlant respecting

Letter of the 5th

the Ruine of

Lieutenant-buchtertony, of the Moutras Engineers, to Compensation for Money

hended

led in the formation of de fleurbet, Place in Hong Kong, I am cencect by the Lord's Commiss

Oher. Meijesti's Precisions to aquaint- You, for the information of Lord Landes

that They

They have not.

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dissents from the proposition that the Governor of Hong Kong dérould be. authorized to settle Liubescent buchériony's Claim in the man

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With reference to your

letter

dated of the lyttims I, and its Enclosures,

am commanded,

by

The Lords Commiffioner

Etter Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you? for the information of The Luitary of State What My Lord having had under

Consideration, in communication with the

Lords of the Committee of tray Council for Trades, the Draft Ordinance submitted) in the Dispatch from the Covernor of Steng kang of 22 d. deely last" to levy Tax

on the importation of Spirits, Wire, " and Beer for consumption within the

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Colacey), it has not appeared to them

that there is

when imported in faste _ that unles

of

for by

any objection to the rater duty) impered by the Ordinanced, on that

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in substance the Ordinance require any particular comment -

I am further to state that

My

Lord

it has however appeared, to. and to the Lords of the Committees for Trade that the pruals Traviss of the

4th Hauser would be better

&

2xpressed

in the Manner Noted in the Margin

called

souce praedian local consideration, the levitations on the Stocks of Liceuved Publicans it

unserfsary

that the

Exporters of Spirits & on Drawbacks, referred to in the 9th Clause, might very properly be required to give security by Bonds against any relauding of the same within the Jurisdiction of the Exvernment

of Hong Kong - and that the description (fause of the Suformers who

in the 10th,

shall be rutitled to share of Tualtier

of the Draft.

that the both Clauss

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4

of

4

should spreify the proportionate paters Buty for Spirits, Winer, Pauch

whew

auds fider

show imported in Bottles; and for Beer, th

when

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to request you will

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observer to the Secretary of State, that with amandements in the respects above adverted,

to the Governor of Hong Kong may very

properly

be

ал

thorized; to pafs the Ordinance,

to My Lords

and that it only appener necessary further to remarks with reference to Sir. J. Davis's Despatch that there is

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no ground for Exemption of "the Trooper

and the Military Departements from liability/

except ag, to

To far as regards

to contribute to the Tag chapt

Spirits, Wines or

Matt Lequeo requiered

ande consigued to, or purchased by

Comitissariat for the Public Service-

The Draft Ordinances is

herewith returned

Your

mojos

I am, Seri

the

obedient Servant

Car Tunlan

My dear Sir,

love

haceas

Om second Steam Mail Packet is how preparing to depart, and I embrace the opportunity of informing you that

- thees for thecoughs the hot season withent suffering materially for it, and by the last- becomites for Churan the sanu appears to be

also at that Station. The heat, however, is said by every

Attached to Scep! 108.22/h

the care

For

One

to hacea

been unusually intence in both places, but

ablent througho

I have not had

any

anas

illness during this summer has already begun to Au

and its severity

little moderated,

so that I hope now to see it and will in

+

about..

Sot.

over

a

raised

mouth honce. W. Hyland has juuld now be caind

fever, thas had

escape;

he is

a

harr arr

any

376

Cernis

cr

by

mode of proceeding whatever - Rupee,

very recious, & exposes home how more

very anxions,

how more in favor

fanor lease

than Dollars

to the soon four too much, through bis relish the Chinese - they find them more profitable

lo

engage any assistance which be can possibly do without. Ifans that I

get.

Clertes

and

on

les

Can

of roway

melt down defart as issued.

and they disappear abnort

I can Binle

all bean

very well in the Office with theen prevent this unless the Cherier Government

than M. Coffin left

Arrears

me

heart

at Canton were

to alter their system, - Which

of business being at an end hopeless. I reckon that the Chest coile be

greatly simplified & marble to hold out only to the end of January

Now

month go by and I am sanding

I am sending off Routh to Calcutta for plan of receiving ten Lacks of Rupees Sou

a1

Set

and

will find

my

Estimate

for bed

Everything is larry

The bccounts for last month go byg this opportunity.

Tha Fender for Briles every Monday seeins to verify the Extimate previously made of

8 full particulars of that measme in produce, which is under

Official report of one thaid of the present rate of expenditive

and Coin in four is prefarmsing to scarce that I do not think that more

it

My

is profarmsing to go by next mail. I omit all the presenté xpense at Churan,

ouse d

• Chie

barel

Fra

Offic

reas

but not knowing what changes may made here, I may not be

in that part of it.

bay His fell

corred

Sad

Grievance to have the Madras Loops here and the General sincerely corshes them with

This chinate certamily does not suit them and they become thoroughly miserable & ending uscles, while at the same time they occary might uselep.

here arr

arrived 4 months

"them home again :

As for any service, as well be there as here.

377

by for the greatest trouble & expense. The the sixth hestalment of the Indemnity has

in taushipped from the "Castor" to the " Vicen": the whole number, & mom, ha hech befel is shorty to proceed with it b

Sincapore to meet the "Terpent", which carries

Regenient

all wall

how

n

been througle the Hospital already, and they home. The Governor seamer to think that

pitiable condition. They starvate whole of the red hestatement shouts them sales, & wile sell anything to send mone Calcutta.

are

ale in

a

home to their families

an

inveterate car I have only issued about £ 3000 of which they have - Everything is Sacrifice buitish Coin as get, withing to commence to it, & there seems to be no remedy

remedy buthurinely, but now with each payment

-

&

we

Jin it in the same proportion as it bears to

the lotat Balance

hope to be able to

the subject. Such

in

hand. By next mail I

something official

a)

ofale

Scary

large portion of ale money

expended here mat go to Cantor, that however

so

suit

our circulation here,

well it may if it does not answer

there also, tore must

be a reaction cohen that bint is paped, binconfident that mucch

aj

get. Haveney doing

Money

has been saved

$78 so . A better state of thing, I hope

this I cannot judy perperly there is no impediment to it here, although; to be expected. Should the expenditure

it in circulation would be her? geeally assisted by a supply of Copper Coin.

the

lehe

6

f

I fear that I may

ян

sear

of

bat

be brought down to £ 240,000, tive thirds of the present-geais amormel,

half of it must be brought

I may have exposed mys think that

one.

to blame by departing in lor many instancion (alcutta. By regeioning a particular for the plan of public competition in makin

use

prachrases, but the limited field for it, a description of money, and tech that in common

we must expect always to have to day leigher for it, and may often be able t set none, even when Bile, an in demand,

is in plenty. Seeing therefore that

I hope

the perversity of the people which dunes mo to that course, is unaccountable Me Coffin, who knows much of it, coil. assist my explanations - Every public noting and money is in

the Government

so much dependence must combine & be ling anything

definité arrangement sigual for combination, chicanery Vecaction,

& exaction placed on Caleutta wheih

can be averted only by avoiding t

would be descable for regulating jutine that mode when practicable, but I and

intercourse for that object. The freight in very expensive, but in the present caw

of

wan

is a

donne

Treasury

there will be none,

Routh coming back

in

it

Чеселова any Official notice

of it.

I find supelf extremely embarrassed by the

huge quantity of Biscuit

an

$79

which I have

an

teady reported - His fast deteriorating.

time it is examined, it is found in a

Every

worse state _ Now it

it is no

is no resource

nothing

can be got for it, & the large quantity there is

it alone prevents me

charge of it. It would be convenient &

me for suggesting is expeditions be being speace from Calcutta beans destroyed. It might be supposed kat the repols of the P. 4. 6. Steam Company on the biners could buy it to feed animals,

, and it is a pity it was not thoug

but it is not their custome, & they will not. in making the Contract, for their charge of

There is little short of 220 Tous

of is 1/1⁄2 per (ent _ it would come in muc less than half the time.

Ceylon

of

Pechaps

tang but

an

a

loar

a

most erroneous

it

remaining.

measure

کا

:cumulate such a gecantity of it; fa under

arrangement might still be made with its consumption be effected -

to cucumstance that conts arive here cont

the Ductors at home for consaying specie for the public sewin at lorder rate- percess by then (ontract that they

bound t

a

of

the

Are

carry Offices & others Army & Navy at two thirds of the Sum

changed for other Vasengen. I have beggene

ael-

cepon.

6 tiis condition, but I have noth A

I hope that by the time (husan is to be Suein up I shall be famished with instructions

as

to the disposal of the tion Officers who undered here, has just corrived, and will his be dispossible, os that rone of their timport during the absence of th. Ronths. 330 may be lost; indeed were it requisite,

think I could manage to dispense with

loer

on

before that period. The duties here coile

of the most simple &

easy

descuption. The

Madras Clarke I find I can do withent, in an

mean not to leguire his being The typhoon

Case, and replaced. The

withent

Season is

how

any having been falt have, to

great relief, for the walls of

водит в bagem to rend & give way

они

orea

house had

C.C. Kevelands.

& a fortnight age

I was obliged to get some wooden props &

Sustain them

by the 1. Nor?

вид

bub co shall be out of

One of the Temporary

it

(ledes for Churan, M. Sale, whom I had

а

Iremam te

Wr. Miller.

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mut by Withersbym prgussanne.

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332

Colonial Land Ruigation Office

115 January 1945.

in Ch

Land

Board

Ire have

the

honor

to

acknowledge your

letter of the

the 24

a

Copy

24

A

of

му

ultimo, accompanied by

A

further communication

the

1 prom Mr Robert Webster on subject of his claim to certai

rts of

Land in Hong Kong. As

this gentleman has represented

his

case

to be

one of great

hardship, we think Lord Stanley

word

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Lo

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in popepion

A a

more detailed

statement of

the facts

there

was given in

our

Lames Stephen-Eng

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our

forner Report.

The Land

in

question

wors

originally allotted in May 1842

by Sir Henry Pottinger to sapte

Meik subject to such Reut

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shoud afterwards be determined to

by Her Majesty's government,

condition

that

re

on

shouts withing

a limited period buits Shops upon it for the Captain Meik

use

аб

the troops.

stated in fir

Henry Pottinger's Letter of the 9th January 1843

to Major Caine, did not fulfil his part of the agreement, and

vacant until

the

news

of

at stong Kong

the ground lay some time after

the heaty

S

heaty was

was received

appears Lowever

from

from M-Webster's statement that

Captain

Meik

of money

ground, and

had expended a

in levelling the

had

made progres

in erecting Buildings upon it, when in consequence of sicknes

he was obliged to leave the Island. On his departure he left writter Instructions Rev? Mr Struck to dispose of

with the

the Lots and Buildings thereow in

their mufinished condition, and

they

Webtter

were

алд

что

bought by et

another party

bout £225

for 960 dollars (about sterling).

In the absence of Lir

Henry Pottinger the Fauster

was.

House

Idaralt

in Chi

þard of

was duly

duly registered by the Land

Officer according to the Public

notification issued

Henry Pottinger

May 1842, and

tion received

M?

by fir

on the 27th

the transac=

the sanction of

Mr Johnston then

in charge

of the government, which

communicated in

a

was

letter

to

dated 1th October 1842.

hur Struch dated I

The trautfer

was further

26 Nov. 1842.

recognized in

a subsequent com =

Imunication

prome

the Acting

Governor desiring M. Webster

to fulfil the sugagiments of

captain elleik and

aways

to clear sonce dirt which obstructed

the

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334

the Road. _ As soon, however, as it

came

to Sir Henry Rottinger's know-

Ledge i

about

а

mouth after his

return from the north) that buits= inst had been commenced on

on the

Lots, which, for special reasons ther

no

longer existing, he had granted

Meck a &top

4.dant . 1843. to Captain elleek he put

to the

works, & acquainted the parz

ties

who

were

concerned.

that

the conveyance of allotments to

ther w

wouts

not

the Government

be recognized by

Captain Meik

had failed to fulfil the terms on

which

he

had obtained permission

to & buits, and

that the property

had consegnently reverted to the

Mr. Webster replied that

Crown

he

Co.

The rested

his claim

to the Land

on

the

f

reas

documents shewing that

the transfer had

under the

danction

ofo

of the

the fovernment of which, he

been effected

of the Head

on

the faith

stated, he had

expended

а

large sun.

sum of mon

Sir Henry Rothunger thereupon

informed him that

he still

heto the same

same opinion

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expressed

his former letter, but that

the confirmation

must still

20th

euch Acts

of

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with Her Majesty's

fovernment to whom the circum=

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335

M. Webster the full benefit of the

the

fact that the transfer of

Lots

Was

sanctioned

Johnstow, but

Captain Meik

by

ebr

contended that if

had even proceeded

with the buildings they must

have been pulled down

cncroached upon

as they

the Queen's

r

Road (Highway), that no permis =

^=sion

=dion

was given by Mr

Johnston to enlarge the original

allotment, and

that the whole

transaction took place long

the

after

stances of the

cate

woud hereafter

reached Hong Kong, and

news of peace had

had

be transmitted._

Lord

In reporting

try on Aberdeen Sir H. Pottinger

grew

value to

to the Land

this case to

which

it did

not before

Jave

popes. In conclusion

he

Sufferted

suggested that the Lots shouts be

put up with

with others for sale

at

Public. Auction

and that shouts

336

proper time to institute

απ

Ендригу

nito the Equitable claims of all

Holders

Land, when this in

witt

other

Cates

wouts

the Claimants Eventualiy become

the Proprietors ich wouts

the secretary of State

whether

be for

to consider

abatement in the

price they may pay should be

common

be decided.

Since that period

no further

sinformation has

been

received

R

made equal to

to the

Анги

they

had already haid, or shouts they

not become

the Proprictors whether

they ought not

be repaid

that

aucount

to

sum from the

realized by the sale.

In

Stanicy instructed Eir Henry

&

the subject from the local Author. ties, except we priecive that in one of the schedules attached to IN? fordon's Report of the 6th July Lots in question

1843, the

the

are noted

as having been registered in the

of Captain Meik

hanu

transferred by

hiiw

and

to the

the 5th May 1843 Lord

present Clarmants who had been a topped

ใน

Pottinger not

to sauction aux

of Captain elleck's

their buildings in consequence

not having com=

provisional grants.

but at

a

proper

klied with the condition

on which

the-

WRITE

3

the grant was

made. Mr Webster

in his last

communication to

dord Hauley has enclosed the copy

Letter

from

the Colonial

days later thaw

of a Secretary dated

report informing him

the

above

that with respect

to the Lots

Mr

claimed by himself and Kinsley the governor would be guided by the general rules

other Land

laid down for all which Rules wouts be promul=

gated

as

Loou

as they could be

1

framed and

however, that the

To Captain

of the land

recited upon, adding

Lots

granted

е

leik

ано

a great

deal

bore

して

third

Л

the Island were

quarter of

included in the

space

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337

space the officer Commanding the Royal Engineers has recommended

shorts be

be set apart exclusively for

Pronance purposes, and

was

of it

way

that it

therefore probable that no past be available in any

wouts

whatever pending a reference

to Her Majesty's Government with

whom the decision

Iccommendation.

он

the above

wouts rest_t

also appears from one of th? Webster's accent communications to

Lord Stanley that he afterwards applied for permision to complete the Buildings which woul means of preserving the value

be The

laid out

On

thens

алд

that this

application was refused by the

who informed him at the fovernor, who informed

Jame

дение

tiine

to raped did

that what had hither. not give him the

slightest claim beyond any other applicant. Under these circumwo-

stances he appears to consider

in C

Hurt

he

has

Board

claim for deterion=

ation, and for the rents which might have been obtained for the Bildungs, and he requests that Lord Stanley shouts not think

fit to

conne

to

a decision on

his

ease

upon

the facts and

documents which accompany

his letters, it may be again.

remitted

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to the Colony for

determination of the

Hong Kong Groesument which,

shouts their decision be favorable

the

will

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538

will enable him to complete the unfinished Buildings, and thus prevent his mcurring

any further loss

since

As too

this

Jears

case

have elapsed

was referred

back & Sir Henry Pottinger

to be investigated and decided in the question the Flony, and

az

of military defences, as well as that of disposing of Government Land generally has been settled,

it is popible that no

report may

the Colony on

further

be received from

this claim,

mules the governor's attention

be again directed

to the outjich.

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339

In the other hand

we

No not

think that hord Hauley

cocito

decision

Knowing

dove

on

amy final

come

to

orr

the

case

what

may

it by the

authorities, particularly

without

have been

مه

Local

it

wouts appear from Sir Harry Pottingers Report that the Binding

Encroached on the Highway, which may have

made

it

neel pais

that they shouts be removed, be

would therefore suggest that the

mesent

correspondence be

referred to the fovernor

as

requested of Mr Webster. _ It

may, however

however, here be proper

LYST

fo observe that if the trans-

fer of Property 4. Mr Webster

from Captain Meek shouts

Atinately be admitted, the Ins= =tructions which have

been sent

to the fovernor with respect to all Bazaar Lots originally granted Rent free, and which

therefore will

Lots

to the

common

be applicable.

he claims in

with others, are

conferined subject

that

they

shouts only

be

to the same

Lands of the

анд

Zent

Jame

as other

Clap,

suitable limit

that a

be fixed fin

the

390

Fall

the duration of all such Leaves. The chief loss therefore

hir

вор

which Mit Webster has sustained

apenning the transfer to have

been

valid, is that which

may have

have arisen from his

having been kept out of propepsion for two years, the consequent deterioration of the

Buildings Interest

ага

Orr

the Cop of the Capital

during that time. Considering

What the Fausfer of

Captain Meiks lots to the

present

Claimants

was

recognized by the Acting

с

Jovernor

лог

Governor

are disposed to

we are

that they have

of Compensation on this

think

а

i

Claim

b

account, whether

athimated become

of these hots, and

or

not they

the occupiers

we

wouts

suggest that the governon be requested to report whether this Claim woint be fully met

by granting.

ни

to them a cun

equivalent to two gear's rent.

We have the honor to be,

Me

Jur shekint

humble Servants

Fredt. Ellish

(Alexander Wood

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Colonial Land Amigation Office

24. February 1825.

We have the honor to

X

acknowledge your letter of the 19th nistaut, accompanied by a "despite from the governor of Hong Kong

repeting certain modifications is

made with

the arrangements made

respect to

no

the Chriese Shopkeepers

Einiover from Chungwan

o the

new Location calle Fapingshan.

Under the circumstances

stated by the Governor me

James Stephen Erg

Em

apprehent

apprehend that the compensa:

how granted to the Chinese, and

labo

to two Europeans who

has

to

remove

ром rom Chuyện

wan

russ be considered

ard o

necepary

анд

We

wort

¡

therefore suggest that the

measure

be assented

to.

We have the honor tobe,

Lin Jour

er obedient

humble Servants,

Philaldid

(Alexandertshort

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Estonial Land Kruipation Office,

th

29" May this.

No 75 - 26 Dec 18444

log

31. Octjus.

Me have the honor tracknowledge

letter of the 15th instant,

accompanied by

an

extrach of a

of

from the Governor

Patch

inated from

Kong, reporting some further

of Building Lots, and stating that he had requested Sir George

New South Wales

Gipps 20

make

known in

a proposal.

occupation of Pasture

for the

Деня

James Steptenbry

in Hong Kong by some

****

of

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335

"pasturage, rent free, during the

"

"pleasure of the Colonial foverment

"but entithing thens

to

to a year's

" notice previous to removal". We

of the graziers of cAustralia.

On the

have

его

On the

Sales of sand, we

"

remark

to offer.

other point referred

to,

a

doubt might perhaps

present itself whether Austration,

word the

Littlers work

Hew

advantage to

be likely to take

to much extent of

Han, but Governor,

such

a

Favis

states that

it is founded

on a proposal which he actually

received. The

offer which he

sas

requester Sir George Gipps

to make

known to persons

in Austratia is, "the occupation

"of portions of this boland for

pastutrage

[

li

do

not

perceive it

it stated

stated m

in

what

method

a

decision wouts

be made amongst competing

no payment at all in

to be made

applicants for

an

advantage for

which

money

was

does

it

appear

party

is

meaut

made, nor

whether sach

to have separately

a certain extent of ground, or

whether

on

the contrary anything

in the nature of rights of common

are

contemplated, and if so

how those rights

are

to be

EOS

defined

DEX

Boerd

396

defined. It

be

will

obviously

very inexpedient that the Governor of New South Wales

chouts

make any announcement

to the Public there

otherwise

than with due precision, and

in such

a

manner as to

preclude vague expectations,

any futtore questions

good

on the

on

jos? faiths of Government. Whe

fear therefore that

that milep

some further particulars have

-

supplied to Sir George Gipps

E

been

than

Expatch

he

must have felt

appear in the present

upon it however will probably

arrive from Sir George Gipps,

анд

in the meanwhile

we have

merely to state that the plan

is for

for

the present described in

terms too general to admit of

our submitting any opinion

its merits.

Wehave the honortobe

Jour obereich

humble Servants,

Pride Ellish

on

(Alexander

Alexander Word

some difficulty in isoning any

notice

on the subject. A

report

upon

ard of

will

opinion this

поз

ту точно

відстор

that Lord

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116.2 July

Colonial Land and Emigration Office

Fir

27. Jome 1945 2,7th

June

We have the honor to request

that you will bring before sort Pandey for His Lordship's consideration An ambiguity which has been pointed

5 out to us

in the Instructions

I on the subject of the disposal of

at Hong Kong.

the Public Lands

by those Instructions it is

provided that Land for Building purposes should be let on teases for

75 years, but that the seases should

limetophen ing

not

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398

not exceed 21 years for Country Laude.

A question has arisen whether Country

Lands

recting

required for

the

a

purpose of esidence, and of an

accotment of ground suitable to the size

would

and character of the Building, be subject to the same limitation

of-21 of 21 years. We apprehend that the

intention of the Instruction was that

this

limit should only apply to Lands required for purposes of cultivation

but as

itself on

a doubt has presented

the subject we beg leave to

bring it

under

Lord Stanley's notice

and to suggest that should the above

interpretation be approved, explanatory

Governor of Hong Kong directing him to dispose of Country Lands for the residences of European Gentlemen and suitable grounds around them, on

Leaves for

75 years, in like manner

as has already been stated in

Gineral terms for Lands taken

Building purposes.

We have the honor tobe

Sir

Your obedient

for

Humble Servants

Fundalllish

ཅི་ཁུར་མིན་རིང་དག་

Instructions

may

be forwarded to the

Governor

|cesĄ

enschre

mfor

formal drilimalis

than those

will adopt this advice

need to be drawn

although

more

precisa

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JAN. 24. 1151 Whey

116

399

on Davis Sie 2 July 1845

19451

"Omochaded; JULY

Murdoch Stephen

Hope

Lord Stanley 2

In

Despatches ti

пед Li H. Pottinger of the

the 30

4 31 Jans 1844 Nov 25031, Is plained the views of FinGod

under

as to the seating which Landshould. hereafter be disponed of in A. Klong.

As a part of that

ime it was

it was laid down

Systeme

that doued for Building

purposes should be let on leaker not beeeding 78 years - but that the deaner for Country Land should not exceed 21 years.

has now A question

есед

arisen whether Counting dands required for the

kurpose ferecting

7

Eexe der

сев,

with a suitable

allotment of ground would

be su

to the same

значо

subject limitation of 21 years. With reference to this point Thave to infame

Save

" that the limitation of 21 years was intended Dapple out to Country dand's let ou leave for

a

purposer of cultivation-

and that Country Lands applied for for the purpose

of treating

residences

with suitable grouchs aroused there are to be

the same

disposed of ou decids let for Building purposes. -vigt.

terms as other dando let

виа

leave for 75 years. You wil

:

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however, take care that

this regulation is not made the menus fumperperly acquiring allotment oflared as

аинилис

grounds or garden to be

altached tou

дал

Bany

such

proposed residence- and

also that the leave should become void

mang bomforfeited, is within a specified time the residences be not com.

- plated or in progress

Shaveze

$

RESER

1632.

Hay đây

401

Colonial Land Thnigration Office,

12th September 1845.

Lis

Me have

the

honor

to

2.0

ノクノ

Gover

amended

acknowledge your letter of the

8th instant

accompanied by a

despatel from the governor of

Hong Kong reporting

Leale

the

Free to be

of

Jaren

in

the

Land Department.

Me beg to stake

arrangements

G. W. Hope Soy,

is

that the

пого

made appear

quite

quite satisfactory, and conformity witho

which

in

the views

Lord Stanley communicated

in his Despatch to the

on

the subject.

the Froesuor

We have the hour to be,

Jour obedient

Jour

humble Servants,

Andartik

J Nefun

15

ного

13

Lord Paral

schooled, may

that M

be aff

angements regarding beer,

ал

402

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403

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Colonial Land & Curigation Office

18th October, 1895.

;

Mr Webster misal 3

"

By

27

sthey

173 - 8 Decemben 1845.

Lanal 18 d. 24 June 146.

Six,

We have the honour

Eicknowledge the receipt of

Your

letter of the 2nd Instant,

N.78.5hme 1845 accompanied by a Despatch from

the Governor of Hong Kong on the

subject of

M. Webster's claim

in respect of certain Bazaar

James Stephen Est.

Ka

ве

все

Lots

404

1

Lots originally granted to Captain

Meik

We perceive that M.

Davis thinks that the Claimant

is entitled to no

Compensation at

all, and he remarks that various

other parties have also forfeited land

for

non

- fulfilment of conditions. We

are sensible of the weight due

in cases of this kind to the

authority of the fovernor residing

on the spot, but as we cannot

with

Conectness state that we think

his

1

<

his conclusion established by the

arguments in his Despatch, we feel

bound to subunit our reasons to

Lord Stanley, leaving the result to be

determined by the better judgment of

the heretary of State.

The facts of the case

are stated at

length

in

our

Report of the 18th of January

We purpose now

last.

only to recapitulate

such as are material to our

Conclusion.

In May 1842, a

Bazaar being much required for

the

J

405

the Troops, Sir Henry Pottinger franted

the lots in question to Captain Meik

a

Bazaar

on condition of his erecting

within 6 or 7 months._ At the end

of about 4 months, Captain Meik

was obliged by ill health to leave the bland. He had made some progress

in the work; and the property was

sold by his agent to W. Webster and

another party for 960 dollars, - about

£225 Parling.-

This transfer

was

sanctioned by M. Johnston the Acting

Governor, and M. Webster continned to

Carry on

the works._ But on Sir H. Pottinger's

return from the North, the foremment had ceased to with for a Bazaar for

the Troops, and in fact was anxious to

obtain the land for other purposes: - and

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the prescribed time had then elapsed by

a month or two, while the Buildings,

though in a forward state, were not complete, Sir F6. Pottinger stopped M

the

Webster's works, and insisted on

forfeiture of the Grant.

Such being the facts, foremor Davis denies that any claim can arise out of Mr Johnston's sanction

to the transfer of the lot, and censures

in strong terms the conduct of M. Johnston

Melurn

in

1

in

granting that sanction._ But we

that even if

this views were

anot say

correct, we think it would be hard

to make an individual suffer for any

rehance he might place on an act

done by the highest Excentive Authority

on the spot. Nor can

any

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Lee

valid objection to allowing

transfer of this kind, provided

it be subject to all the original

Conditions, a consequence which we

Conceive to be inseparable from

any such assignment.

406

We are of opinion therefore that

no objection can with justice be taken to the hausfer from Captain Meik to

Mr Webster, but on the other hand

that Wr. Webster must be deemed to

receive the Land subject to all the

same conditions as his predecessor, and

in fact to stand in exactly the same

position as Captain Meik would have

done..

Under these circumstances, we

think Hick that the Government could in

strict right deprive Mr. Webster of his

Land, just as it could have done.

Captain

We

407

Captain Meik, - but, on the other hand,

that it would have been

more

Consistent with a just liberality to

allow him some indemnity for his

parties would seem to have bona fide

sugaged in..

this as a

We do not oubrich

reason for letting these

parties keep, with any disadvantage

to the public, Lands to which they

ouRay.-

&

appears to

но

difficult to

шеге его

resist the impression, that had the

Government contrimed to require

a

the contrary

Bazaar, and not, on the wanted the Land for a different

hurpose, it would hardly have taken to severe a view of the failure interely to complete within

a very brief time

works which, from the beginning, the

parties

longer rititled absolutely :-

we only advert to it, as a

ground for

indulgent consideration, and for the

allowance of some compensation in

money to Mr. Webster..

We feel the great importance

of Sovernor Davis's remark that there

are other parties who have forfeited Lana For

for non fulfilment of conditions,

and

and we are not unmindful of the serious objection to establishing any

dangerous precedent.. But after all,

Cases must be decided upon their

merits._ The usual reason which

occurs for forfeiture of

Lands in

| Colonies is a total abandonment of

the property, or

or neglect of very

inexcusable amount; and we always

hold to the opinion in such cases, that

the rights of the public should be

assertect, and not be allowed to

suffer by the default of individuals.

408

But in the present instance, it is not

to be forgotten that Mr Webster

appears to have followed up with liligence the works commenced by Captain Meck, and only to have been arrested in his efforts to complete

the buildings, by the positive interdict of the Government. _

We must confess, therefore,

that we think the most equitable

Conclusion would be to grant to the

о

lainant, out of the Land fiinds of

the Colony,.

, a on rssivalent to his

purchase-

J

But

purchase - money & to his subsequent

rifpenditure on the property.. On

the other hand, we have drawn

attention to the opposite opinion of the Sovernor and to the chief

arguments by which it would

Appear to be supported.. And we

can only now leave the case to be

determined by the higher authority of the Lecretary of Hate._

We have the honor to be,

hi,

Jour most Obedrent

Anmble Servants, Phida Ellish

(Allegande Word

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the date of its

"anted for the wie of the Roofs

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be forfeited

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them fore

legal phrase) of the essence of the contract. It made

all the lift.

whethin the works

were wishe

will in the prescribed period or not. It was as though a contract should be made junding hrige for the emotion of a dusting with If

Min Contincton sh?

altors that time to post and the to finish beson his work

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of refusing

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enforen the forfeitine. I will not a line to deny that the Commissions, seems to have been wanted for Militar wanted for the intern of Pence. Thinkin

purposes and to have lost it valice c.. the

sight

an right.

not ince why the Goonit might want jully

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but think they are hardly so charly right.

be justify the meerling the Gör's very confident

opinion

the other wave

off the law

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AV 15.

410

Gov. 169 - 25 hor MAT

No112. 18 Aug - 1015.

14th November 1845 Colonial Land and Envisation Office

We have the honor to

acknowledze your

letter

of

the 37. Altino,

Accompanied by the copy of a bespotch

Pasture

a request that it might be made had communicated to Sir George Gipps, with former Icspatchs, No 75 26th December 1044, he Australia, which it appeared from his Lands in Hong Kong by graziers from proposal for the occupation of from Sr. J. F.. Davis, in explanation of his

рот

James

James Stephenrsq

مترسم معلم

hublicly

1

411

publicly known in New South Wales ___

The Plan in question appears to have

been briefly

as follows. It was proposed

to permit the occupation of allotments

of Land rent free, for purposes of

Pasturagd. The tenure

was to be during the pleasure of the Eoloniel Government,

but the Occupiers were to have a year's notice previously to removal. In

case of competition

priority of application

was

to be the chief

Chief rule in selecting

the Candidates. The Governor's object

was

Cattle in Hong Hong,

vi

to increase the

and reduce the high price of meat,

and netimately to oblani a Rent to Government.

In

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29th May 1845.

In Our former Report on this subject, to which we would beg leave to refer, we suggested a doubt whether Australian letters would be likely to take advantage to much extent of the Man proposed by Sir !.7 Davis, and the Governor in his present communication states, that means sanguine of success.

he is by no

On the whole, we are disposed to think that the publication in New South! Wales of any notice calculated to induce Letters to proceed to Hong Kong would

not be advisios; and we cannot

recommend to Lord Stanley that this meanne should be approved.

also

The Governor in his present

sespatch explains the pacilities which by

E

nature

DEE

*Erc

412

to

nature are afforded granting

Lands in

Allotments, for grazing purposes, as well as the advantages already alluded to which will accrue to the Colony from increasing the Cattle in the Island. He likewise mentions that planting will afford a very

good prospect of success, and that the

Island would mideed have been covered

with wood, except for the constant practice

to which

the Chinese are addioted of

cutting down everything before it had time to reach any size. We beg to state that

of the advantages of the

We

are sensible

Colorn's possessing an adequate supply of

Cattle, and that we thick any places capable of upporting

Fock ought to

be made available for that purpose.

Althrougho

Although we cannot report favorably of the Ilan suggested in the former Despatch for importing Graziers porn Lydney, We

doubt, that the Governor will

have

110

be able to make suitable arrangements

for the occupation of the Lands he has now described to be so well adapted for

grazing purposes. We would therefore

take the liberty of suggesting, that his attention might be drawn to the possibility

of selling allotments of Land in the

Valleys

with

A

right of turning stock on the waste Land adjoining.

In conclusion we would

beg to draw attention to the strong terms in which Governor Davis speakis in favor of the general healthiness

!

of the Island

We have the honor to ve

C is

"Your obedient-

Aumble Servant

Pencarian

Alexander World

:

i

413

this opinions

that.

стр

will women so, and adopt,

Stanley will

think that a despach touching

on this question has been read lately

10 hwv.

No. 112q1 haft is the klespetet z

Wwwphorifte

that desjulets the forest. Report fo

It and Bd in

Merest of

the Supers

45) adopt

de_ It has exaped fr

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NOW 26

1045

ir

2066 Hong

Mong

t

414

Colonial Land Luigestion office,

25th November this 5. 1845.

We have the honor to

jacki wledge

your

letter of the I

1th

N: 84. 23 June

in

Copy

mistat, accompanied bez a despatch

coms the Governor of Hong Kong, clann preferred by

britting

a

Seit: Ouchterlong, for compensation

on

account

f

built

by

small market

him in 1842 and

resumed by Government.

James Stephen Sey

The present papers shew

That

MAN

415

that the Lot

the Lot in

question

ground

that markets ought not

Was

to be

under

the

control of

granter

to

the

Claimant

in

11842 for

a

Bazaar which

Was

much required for the convenience

of the hoops, but that after he

has

ab

one

built

a

Extremity

site from the

reclaiming Wall

to protect the

sucroachment of

was judged musafe

the Fide, it

to greck

there

a

Building of any

:

а

small

Market

solidity, and

Place

was

private individuals, and intimated to Licut & Ouchterlony that if it

that

should be finally decided neither himself nor other individuals

shouk popes markets, he would be

порер

repaid his Expenses. The whole

amount expended by Lieutenant Buchterloug

on the construction of the market Place was $680, but

his claim is how incrcard by

interest he has paid for

constructed instead.

On its completion Sir Henry

popepion of the

Pottinger resumed

Land for Government

on

the

ground

the

this sum

нии

which

was advanced

to him

777

m

1842 by his

and which he states

to have

his Agents

beew

DE

į

been tint at 8 per cent. It is

Λ

radmitted

duitted that

lave becu

that considerable profito

received by the

fovernment from this market

in consideration of this, and of

The

at a

risk attacked of Building

time when the prospects

the Lettlement

of this

vere uncertain

"intenant Ouchterlong entuits a

claim to some further allowance

in

addition to his expenses with

interest

incurred

onice they

were

We cannot recommend

the requested grant fau

additional

416

additional allowance to Lieutenant

Ouchterlony. But it would appear

plain that he

is entitled to.

the repayment of his original

And with respect to

outlay.

interest

it

will

be observed

that there has

not

been in

any

breach of

this

cate

Condition

on

the part of

the Grantee; that Fir Heury

Pottinger promised him

repayment of his expenses;

that he makes

which we

а

20premutation

we presume contt be verified at stong Kong, if

recepary)

JI

necessary) hat

he had borrowed

the amount of his original

outlay at 8 per cent; and

Y

A

417

the date

outlaig at such rate

9

the

original

he

as

reasonable

not

finally it

may

deem

will be

seen that

the lovernor expresser

его

objection to the charge, but

mercly stater

that he does

prot feel

at

liberty to

allow

it

without authority

from Lord Stanley. Dunder

circumstances

all the

are disposed

Governor

We

to subunit that

may

with

propriets be authorized to Grant

interest

On

this

case from возни

The

:

exceeding & per Cent.

We have the honor to be,

Fir

ло

Your obedient

humble Servants

Third & Allich.

با

Shexander Word

DE

28 4. M. Roche

I

presume that the Rreasury

she? be advised to sanctions this offenditure?

,

*

Miscel

Offices.

418

Hongkonge Mauritius

Tithe Commission Somerset House

Dear Sir,

ས་་ཁས

419

10 Jany 18445.

Miscel'.

Offices

he you / fover

2o. 174

5

I have the honor to

recommend to

of

Jon

M. M. V. Akehurst

of Aylesbury for the

Civil. Architecte at Hong Kong

and Mr. John C. Millward of No. 12 New Church Freet Bermondway

the apponitment at the Mauritius.

- form the vacant Appointment

Mr. Akehurst who has had

bery Considerable experience in architectural works is a married man

with several Children, and he is anxions to obtain some allowance

for

autfit which I shone & hope might be

Lent Colonel

The Fouble. E. B. Wilbraham

tr. Kr. &..

ما

ted as the rate of Lalarys named

granted

beye gone appears veryn generally to be

дела

Considered inadequate to the expences

of living als Hong Kong.

I have the honor to he

Dear Lir Your very faithful Lervant

Dobek. Dawson

Coft. It dis?

1

A

226 Hopkins

937

Mauritius

Mr. Murdoch

in

420

Soch Stanley with appoint, on left. Sawson's revvarmendaten MV. V. Upchurst the site of Aistant

Story Dory

Clicking the York gelgel Schene

Whiteners

Narayan it

and Mr Johan (. Mittward to that. Instant (post Architect. et Mauritius.

be

Mr Stopte has communiteted. Privately with the Chancellor of the. Exchequer, who he consented to allow Mr. Akehurst £100. Notght, in cowrideration of Marcition diffiembly which has bad hon im getting an efficient "Racson, at the low salary of £405. 5 go out better,

Afflin

without some . Such appritance

That ₤100 Lord Stanley's recommendation theraphin tpit should be allowed & Mr Meluunt. Mould h test officially & Me Measury

The despatcher kunsweeting the his bacancies, are sent herewith. D. Pan 20145.

3

I

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:

251 Angkong

421

RECEIVED

FEB.2

1846

Foot

fost

Tost Office

General Femory 1845

I am directed by the

Extinaster General to reques

Gov.

moted 82-17 Feb/45:

but 145.

then

I Stanley with be pleased to give

ction : s to the Governor of

Long

Hong

the

to cause the Accounts of Poshmacher, Mr Dealer, to ber

closed by the Officer

the Officer now in ate

wahaye

the Post Office and hansmitted

This Commiky

але

early as popit

Itis Lndship further requests

to

е

sible).

седи,

be alov

anjoined

of the product

that this Excellency may

to accelerate the despatch from. Sing

Hory of the Nacomiter

James Stephen Exp

L

Colonial Offic

Acting

-

-

5th

Acting Deputy Pochnastir, from the dali of Mr. Scales 's death to the

October Cast.

I have the hover to be;

بهکار

entered

po

251 Ahog

82.

422

Cremer Davis

wwarded by FEBY Mundon 15 Stephen 16

D.S. 17. hub 18115.

hit the request of

The Post Miske Sement

Your

your

bedient

humble Perran

A Hope

14

There to direct that

Lord Stanley 16

will Cause the

Jm

lite

Accounts of the

Post Master at Itthong,

Me secles, the closed

by the Officen

now in

Charge of the Post-Offein

and honomutted to

hd

this Counting asset

do passible dailyn will also takes mectures. for accelerating the

Fremmingen

يل الاية شف

100

ards

tommission atte Accounts

othe present beting Lepal Post Mister, fum the date of

Mhe. Scaler's death

both 5th beto bit

423

3.

When God. shr of

Con

he so

m

:

283 Hongkong 628

THE

C.O. FEB.

1845

Dear Sir,

424

The Commission

14 Feby. 1845

Mr. Akehurst has

Called upon me this morning

ito expres

his

Regral for the

letter he wrote to M. Stope

soliciting a reconsideration

his allowances. -

of

I belie

he now sees the folly of

it and he is auxions to

back upon the letter which

fall

Holonel E.B. Wilbraham

in Hrube.

Mr. D. De

DEX

F

I

"drafted for him on Friday"

last - after the interview which

I had with Jo

and

Mr. Medock at the Colonial

which I have

and

Office advised his doming Ishall be glad if it has the effect of restoring him to a pordher footing with gen

Jam-Dear Sir

Jmers may faithfully Job H. Dawn

425

:

DEX

misches

llu

морь задня

she be that end.

Chuhwest writes to withdraw his litter.

he sh? himself write

an

to that affect a that on

such

aw

application

applications Lond

Starting will assent to

Um withdraw

But

бел

I wrote this

уть

гр

jor many voy your 888 87 sep

2

RECEIVED

MAR

Kong

vào trong lòng

POD.

General hot Office

3rd March 1845-

426

بیش 22

Man

Sir.

I beg to

acquaint you, for

the

information of Lord Stanley, that the Postmaster General has been pleased

to appoint Thoma's Steyland

of Hong Kay

Easy

whe

Rony in the com

Frehmaster peceased.

W. Scales

of t

His Lowship has also appointed

M. Richard Harvey Crackanthorp to be

First black in the Post Office at and these Gentleman

very shortly take their departure. for the Colony.

те

The Postmaster General desine

that Lord Standary

to re

request

be so good.

to communicates

mile

these appointments to the Oppor

G. W. Slope lay

Colonial Office

a ministing

DEX

1

administering the Government of

I have the honor to be,

Sin,

obedient

your humble

Intered pri

Joue

де

Davis

3010

H

holl

2

hong

427

اه

4.

Must 145.

18451

Forwarded by MAR BEK Mundoch MEStephen 7 M. Hope Lord Stanley

Post-Office Letter of 3 Muel

i

Shant hymenit

Jon that it her been notified tome & the Pest_Mistics (iment that he has appointed Thomes Hyland G to be Post-Muster of

Aoughing in the From 9M. Seales,

Accused, and

Richard Starvez, Crackenthorp to he

first Chef Clerk in

the

the Post-Office there.

These Cutlemen

ill very

нег

the their departne

Juth Abony

428

میلے

borde

4 March

The hose old, of course, be so informed, hd. Hope

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429

Dear Sin

Aationery Office 4th April

The Bot containing

Slackstone's Commin taries

Je and addressed- " H. E. The Governor of Heus

Kong

was sent le our

Agent.

Shipping

on the 10th Dign and

shipped by him on board, the Palmyra

Dece

on the 286

I have written

to him to inquire when

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Yours Linly

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Dear Sir

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1021 Noughong

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10th June, 1945.

431

In uply to your letter of the

30 Instant. I am directed by the Postmaster General to acquaint you, for the information of Lord Stanley, that, there being

regular Communication

between Bombay and

Hong Kong, the

0949. V. English Mails for that Colony, forwarded

Overland, are

sinccefarity detained

Bombay until the departure of one of

Her Majesty's Ships,

ma

Merchant lepel,

bound for Victoria; and His Lordship

apprehends that this circumstance will

fully account for the delay

in the

arrival of the despatches for the Con ✓ of Hong Kong. Kansmitted by the

Overland Mails in October and hovember

James Lepchen hon.

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Colomal Affice.

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11 June

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His Lordshif deserves me to and, that, after the 125 August next, as Lord. Stanley.

is no doubt aware

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Imonthly.

branch Packet will be established belucen Ceylon and

Hong Kong ( in connixion with the Calculla line of Packets.) for the conveyance of the mails: by which arrangement the present uncertainty

in the Communication mith China will be obviated

I have the honor toh,

Your obedient.

Jour

Sir.

humblesemant

432

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Let Gov.

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Note to Agent 29 Mar 1845

1940

Hong

Statunery Office

433

25th Octř 1845

Sir

this day

I have the homes to state that. I have

received for the Marseilles & Southampton Mails. the Enclosed Duplicate. Letters & Requisitions for Stationery, from the Colonial Secretary; at Hong Kong, who however

does not seem

15 be

aware

that it is usual to transmit

such requisitions to the Colonial Offici

to the Colonial Office in the first place

for the approval of

of Slate; &

the Right Honourable The Secretary

I now be bave to transmit them in

order that they may

be laid before his Lordshiß. -

I have the honors tobe

Si

Jen

most obedient-

humble Servant-

E.M. M. Julloch

Comptroller

James Stephen Equire

ingalacity

Lord Rambay

The usual reference to the

Sufferre

This comme

of the

hgmt.

that the Grr. should be reminded of the

of freading.

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1945

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Exporth his Lnd hit the Expense of complying will this Reinition

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The Comphotter of

Antimning hos forwarded

Requisition für Atationery for the Server

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from the Seachings that betray

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that pill ponitont

of that Officer the ing. lausythe mode

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hes adoptest; _end that Zwillingeren hain

that in future all- Apunitions should be forwarded to the Junting ystite in the first place for his appevoel.

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Sir,

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1848

In 1930 Hong Kong

435

Colonial Office, kolonia,

Houghong, Juchely, 1845.

the

Ieg have to forward you inclosed a pequisition for Natiomory

!

for the use of any office, which has received the approval of His Excellency the Governor of this Colony, and have. the honor to request that pleased to give the necessary orders for

my king furnished with the same

in the usual course.

you will be

you

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your Most Obedient, Humble kivant,

Вни

Frederick M.A. Brune

Colonial Secretary.

Je Me Culloch, Esql-

Aationery Office,

London.

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In 1930 H Koy

the

436

use.

List of Stationery required for the Celonial Office, Hongkong, from

of -

December 1841.5 to December, 184.6o.

15 Reams of beat blue Toolscap__ thick_

20

2

10

"

of

Commen. draught foolecap Office- Paper-

of Common

of co

blue-

wove-

Letter

Paper.

Common foolscap blue wove Note Paper

4,000 Envelopes, Official size, strong blux-

2,000

1000

"

Note- Lize -

Letter Lize

/ Ream of Blotting Paper (white)

"

1/2

of

of thick - Cartridge Paper- of red_Marble Paper. 6 Sinquire. I fine laid foolecap 19 Three quire

до

до

bound

Jo

3. Three quire. Port - Bound_ 24 Bottles best black Ink - (quarts)

3 Gross best Broad-nibbed Steel. Pens

4000 best Pens (Quells).

10 tot Indian War

2

Bores

of Wafers (large and small_)

6 Pieces of Indian Rubber-

25 Millboards

6 Tozen Mordan's Pencils (B.B.)

4 six Inch Honeo

24 Skeins of red Tape

approved

здан

Governor to yo July 1868:

Frederick W. U. Brien

Colonial Secretary.

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for 2067 Sumthing

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Boston

6 Dec : WINS.

ho 1749.

12

22nd November, 1945.

Shaor submitted to the

Carter General Jour letter of the festant, enclosing copy of

from thess: Rawson, Auton purposing the establishment

Corse

cation

regular

Hong Kong and

Thangai

and I am directed to acquaint you, for Lord Stanley's information,

that it is a

question which must

rest with the Treasury,

with his Lordship.

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Lc.

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I have the honor to be,

Colonial office.

Sir

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439

INDE

INDEX

717

=

Brything 15

HongKory 1845.

"Commons & than Registration Ordinances ;

Address for Copies of.

"Anurally 57 fure Pattage f for Painstore from

4

y

Bombay to Whore in tons the expense of it

"Driver" is

to be paid ?

Who Pracy for foreferral for fitting and Left

twr Vessels prosuppressive - approved

10 Auchon Anckfoni Alligator, Main

for payment withdrawn.

When bochrane & Newspaper - Libel

Must await Six I behaves Wastewart-

dal Adwy Court, In Davis will be

apple Adminal Metalme, fpustice.

Yout 104 Police&quipment Cquistion 24her Nationery, Cost of Supply,

410

D

Comme

inth of

хо

1979

Chinose usages

to be respecter, evels Girl Order MM Gerl'Agular.

Wihte Health of hops, improvement in

Connial 2040 Ly Commil, Mr Aguilar

J. Withulme Ht. Sterling appild.

/1

."

Ex.: Comel, Meme l'Aguilar appild

23. Adught, order for Constituting

Admy St

Supreme bt, regulating Appeals from

Phand of Frede 27fen Ordinance but rest. Marters of Mere haunt

Vessels; Amendments referred

31 dan Mr Sterlings Polition couplines of the intendection of British Prated thk. White

Indice Boy jul dus Mukee, in laine ophe hyper

Wayes

120y A. Ming payment of $100 & on

account of the

Boy;- for the

instructed respecting.

Jely

Foreign Office.

411

Mabawalch, as letters fintroduction.

Baby Colonial Accounts, letter for Miger

19 thar Attemset of Chinese Authorities to leny Mimey

from

certain Natives, for proceedings should be approved.

10fl Mr Stewarts (Leaturer / Salary tippense of

Voyage, letter from For S.Tottinger

19 Exequatur for Me 5. Brush, U.S. Coutel,-

Un leveretts letter enclosed requesting.

M21

1344

19 My Ordericiue to the forlicentury Sale of thrusion

To objection to confirmation.

continued at and of this Index.

Home Office 1ist Bleie Reprelations, Report of found on

Lauffers -

Ordnance #fety Claim

me

dest

Stores

22 Deer Construction of Pablic Works,

employs of Abomineers

on

L

Featury

Ifly Finance - Audit Report Iobservations

4

14

:

of the

Martin respeColonial Accounts.

Mass Morsman Bourgess, arreart of Salaries ordered to be pard

Mr Akehurst, Advance on account of Salary allowed

Post Master, The for directed to Support

hum in

strict asherence this

szi

α

instructions from the PortMusonnal.

20 Comms of Audit, extracts & Report

вышло

Reparation of Accounts.

24 Attactment of Lands belonging to Aligious

11

protitutions - to objection

but officers thepreme bourt, proponed

" hale festat for approved. Titcal arrangements, further Peport regund 26 Hindostance Police, effentiture Sanctioned

1 thar Public Works at Victoria, erfinde dauctioned

26 Civil Expenditure besterate, Remarks on.

Removal of Buildings, expende Sanctioned.

Treasury entering

contioned.

412

24ther Accountant in Surrey Septent, to objection to appointment off.

Whey Featurers Accounts, quarterly Return &e

Balance to be explained

12 from Registrar General - Estimate afproved

13 Leasurers Office, Apptual of adre black

in must be temporary only. Works expenditure sanctioned.

13

bains

17 Currency for Minute rel: to payment of Salaries in partindar to be revoked.

2 July Sale of trium Ordinance this gives

The objection to.

Clerk in Auntors Office, Salary approved

Notes of Bank of India,

beections to circulation of.

• Harbor Master Marine Magistrate

additions to - bolatt Sanctioned Increase Halary of tarber "Master disapproved.

Mrchillier, Asstt Bleie Majithate,

Scrections allowance to.

Leasury, costummed

Leasury

Leasury costumes

443

Phil Polis tate & mode of frondery forthe Leasing Het Rwar from Victoria Wywan

Mountename loads & Sauctioned Income Tax objections to, -Revenue

might be derived,

red from Duties on

wonsumption of Grium Wines &e 23016 will be pouity Chiffleck for Feet.

9 fost Account from May to Leftienes

ret for andet offie.

газ

14 Accents fort thupit of hade from 1 May 4th 31 May 14 - arch Leasury Minute 1 July 1045 on Audit Report was tepplan required.

26 Purchase pricesrounds, expenditure

28 lextra Clerical assistance in Leatery-

expenditure Sauctioned; similar oporte will not he sauctioned in

future.

2/ay + Sums me from Sif Davis Moss Truce

Martin Bay to Comemor ffttms "thitfire" - payment flibe tobe made from their Palaries.

23 Estimate of fum required from Commst thest for 1845 for boll fort amount

4 £100,000.

20

adds to Salaries &e, Dection well

depend on lebeept of for Raport

crestinned

4

4

་་

expersitive for Succtioned

18 Public Works for procedings offrons

19 Tapations, fort Meatures approved.

19 Works in Worg new-ching Palley, te,

expenditure scirectioned

130ch Hongneichung Road, opperitive Sasctions

Hores suppliedly ordnance Report,

17

payment has been made.

22 Jail Medical attendance, Salary

£600w be sufficient. Moltanton, what authority for

payment offull Salary frog date of embarkation, 3 wHerk

Chief Magistrates office approved.

in

Thor Featury Accounts, Mn Martin

the restore certain druments

6 Public Works destroyed by Storm

in May 1865, Repair approved. 6 Market bues for plans approved.

6 Polia Force, Salaries fourspaan

Efpeers sanctioned, Pention Regulations to be modified.

Featury inducing

& her queens Rveed estimate approved

10

Gor Report insperfect

Jad Mistorier estimate haustioned, Purchase of fout House res further

information.

10 Leperannuation Scheme, bivilbervice

Objections to provisions

Evr tomake further Report.

11 Public Accments, Audit than for

remedying delay in transmission.

Leasury, instemmed wit

13 Dear In Reinachers apptent as 3 Werk

in Leavey Scructioned

444

15 Police blothing Rynlations approved :-

irregularity.

Observations on

24 St Ouchterlongs claim to Compensations

for money expended in formation of ee Market Bruise, - When Settled?

Jax on Isportation of Beerte

за бах

hyests alterations in Graft Ordinance

// Police @quipment, repisitions to be letter from 3 Rosents phe Colony, - Coin, Armit,

complied with; M. May to be

responsible for expense.

15 Retail of Fobano Ordinere

no objection to.

M. Müller to

In Lovelyour

1945

19 Gout House te for arrangements approved but further observus

2. Der Salt Thicum &e, Ordinance

blauses 74G objected to

Его б

1345

3 Delivery of Mails, Report of Colomal Boo Master Hoster General.

even

8 bochrane & Friend of thing, expences

thould not be charged, temporarily to the Colony.

Madras Trops-Dollars. Indemnity de

Land Bard

1 Jan R. Wobsters Land Plaim, details

24ky Chinese Shop Keepers at Chungeran

29 May Occupation of fasture Landsby

acks

Australian Settlers, Remarks

on forro proposal

27 fure Public Lands, printing out an ambiguity in Protructions.

Land Board, continued:

Misceler offices

Office}

Brooks

Shift Fees in Land Leftnet, Arrended Seale Naturing hope Proste de suits the Governor

of approved.

1804. Mrr Websters Land Claim, renumend.

that an

quivalent in

Morey be given him.

the Grazing of and Cattle further

file

Report

и

25 At Ouchterling's demand for comper

-sation for a Market built in 1842 entitled to original outley but not to any add allowance

Post Office 19. Mr. Scales P. D. Accounts + P. O accounts

to 5 Uct last - foot fermish.

3 Mar Nr Hyland, Post Master - also firsterk

Appointment

of

Juve Delay in arrival of Mails explained,

further arrangements reportect .

22hor Communication with Sharphai

is a

Leasing question.

250k Requisition for Nationery

415

by the Br ofan Record Me Akehurst as bivil architect.

спо

afety Mr Akehurst desires torevoke

his copper of 4th Inst.

Foreys Ofice continued

from Pritish Sivrisdiction, Beth: from vernor

// Secondary Punchments, 13 Evacuation of Kiroleryfee,

Sucreased best of thinese,

Restrictions on Lade dextent of Pricey.

аго

say Prection into a Pishspree, the

for thould be consultedon.

Percy for left. relative to Brats to be employed for

bufpresting.

Foreign Office contering

Wheft Removal Parties from Kowloon

Peninsula, why of Disp. respecting.

Piracy, prinion of Joe Cortofeneral & points of internationeel Law.

al

26 obstacles roused to the free

Brit. Subjects & Canton &

the free acres of

1800h Consular Letters 304 of 1844 will be

altered tcorrefund with Ordenemey

129 of 1045.

Thor Views of Leuch Sort bobtain

Littlement in China.

a

26lan Parshfric, on preferon bestaats of

13

R

END 446

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