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RECORD

The Peninsulars & Comental

Scam Navigation Company having. preferred a claim to be paid for the passage of the Individuals names, the other side, to and from the places stated against them, I am commanded by the "fords Commisioners of the Admiralty to request that you will inform one, whether the Secretary of State for the Colonies, has any objection to the re-payment ged for their passage,

of the sum charged

as sheron aga ainst their name.

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Nor Blackund Mr. Merivale

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Mr. Herbert.

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Sir.

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In ausver

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This Letter differ from the

Glelerday

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The first required,

whither this chance should

This begs

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of my

Hie Payrnartin General. But

parties themselves must;

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two Letters dated the 10

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Wthe payment of the

Expense fr

Officers,

the passages of

certain public

thoreen named,

the Vessels of

On board the P.8.3. Slease

An

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Nangation Company, I

few deciclia

by Mr. See. Herbert to aqquent you pettie information of the

Lends Comend of the Aand .

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that the Officers in quartion

there

on

witter coming

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home

er

retiring from their silications,

and that H. M. Gut are,

Wherefin

not liable futtie

Expense meiirred leystem on their

Mr. Scculary Hubert

theat the

would suggest

suggest theat

P. 4O. C. should prefer

rion

I am to and theat

Mr. the best wich call upon

the respective Gentlenen

to repay the amounts

через

its application for repayment chayed againt them to

Kemselves-

the Paymaster General.

I have

Hilly can early be

to the Officers

whose andrefes

in

Country

are saljoined.

Given.

Than

have

Corresponded

les with these gentlemen.

Sol Hulme loge

Similar letters to

Gov Heggenson

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1545 Harry Hory

leylar

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2093.

The Sum of one

Sin A diphant hundred pounds harung

ups Franchell, Whiting been

Reps

Whiting of ben paid by the daval

Simpler, but with

alteration in the scores changed & defachment to the

ainst them.

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MrElliot

1855 FEBY

123

MMerivale 93

Mr. S. Herbert 24

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Dininsular and

Company

Crental

on accouch of

you. Jepage Grove Hour Mony to this Countries in April last, I am dental

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by Mr Scareting Restart to request that you

Repay

will

that amvormt t

the Payhrastes General

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who has love austrailial

to recieve the Some

Slave

chell applied to 18 July ; 5:

643 khong trong

RECEIVED

JULY 13

1855

Admiralty

12th June 1855.

Mr. & R. Michell,

Apistant harbour Mastr

at Hong Kong, having ben provided with a passage from that place to England, between the 16th March and 8th May; Herman Merivale Eszt Cast

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last, and the sum of

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having tien

paix by this Department

on that account Jam

commandex by My Lord's

Commipioners ofthe Atmerxity

to

request that

you

wid

move Lord John Rußell

to cause it to be repaid, Inrough the "Rymaster

General,

General, whis has tin

instructia to receive it, to

The credit of the Ravai

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your Bediené Servant.

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having been paid by:

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the

Board of Admiretto

ем

anouch of your pepage.

ansund 19 Duelysts from Hong Kong to this

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Coventry Sam dereitst

by

Loud Lelen Russell to

request that you

will

this amount,

через

By.

through the Paybrasion-

Geneal, to the Credir the havel Service.

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RECEIVET

JULY 27 1855

Admiralty

laid

25.7 July

1855

the

Having loved before my. Lord ommiserniers of Admirally your

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letter of the 19":"

Interne, with its anclosured

respecting

the

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to the Muscadila

ncturists at Hongkong from the

оддийн

increase of Piracy, and the suggestion that two Femmers should bepland

control

under the connel of the local

Gomenment for the protection of

Colony,

the Colon

commanded

by theim Loudlips to aquarist 14. Merivale dy

Colonial Office

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you, for the information of Sie

William Molesworth, than my

word see the

و

reatest

objections

the proposed plan of having this

Majesty Capst

meder

the Control

of the Colonial Government, and

that the

they

doubt whether Colonial

Depet's would be the best fitted

for the performance of the dintor regained.

I am further directed by thim Lorddlips to anquaint you that Prem Admine Sir James Farting reported that he hood

по

no fear of the attacks of the

то

Pirates, when his last despatches

There

were written

written, and

and hand provided

for the safety of Hongkong Cariton by leaving

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and

reeped of

was at such place, besides one

سكة

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Amay

another at

and Foodon, and

The angles.

also to state that other

Defuls would be on the Coast of Черво

China atthis not appropriated

to

any particular plane-

Jam

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most obedame humble servant

stime

by the Admiral's ships might render,

all the protection it wants.

The Cherry

Si W. Molesworth.

AB

27 July.

Am 1730

deserves

The despatch of 9 Mo

your perusal. I should not thick's expedient transuer such detailed &

specific statements

by to the fan wo

by tetting the Colonists that six fames Sterling reported that he had no fear of the attacks

fear of the attacks of the pirates

There seemm

022

to be littl Victoria or

their

any, danger of Canton but if it be tire that

ey virtually blockade the coast a arrest thin

Course

Any hong

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His the day of the Admiral on the station as far

al profitle to clear the seas of Pirates - and he

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trade it is high time that someth__ Ought wore the best judge whether be has sufficient shd be done. If the Colon.. will provide

half the cost & maintain

a

Steamer armed for the sup

Colonial

force for that purpore . I Minite it would be defectionate # place Queen's shops under the control of the

later

out of local funds a water police, or Ther meant

Of aiding in resepenssing persery. The colony

of piracy it wo be well perhaps to Estonial Gommor. Int of the colors with formside

give them the other half

grant. But perhaps the best ( considering the large trade

which is endangered by the

impunity enjoyed by the pirate would be for the Admiral to t qive instructions for active a combined operations on the return of the fleet from

the Gov.

should previel I

Intertains

to of the readiness of the Inhabitants

hands,

apist in furnishing

the receity of the band be might be instructed to

set on

a plan

of water police

Governmental

Authority-

which,

M. Meniale

of this

thuik teat as

teal

завотти чоти

the Amoor, or elsewhere,

whish sweep the Chines

Seas of

tigers

these Lea

Should be encouraged to doso. I dealt whether

Specially the Thaung would, grant money in aid they could say that the supporting of Penney is an admiralty, Mence. We farricade out of the Asmusly, Comedy,

18. M. 3 Aug::

Office of the Directors of Transport Service and Prisoners of War.

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RECEIVED

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1855

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Sir

Admiralty, 20 Sept? 1855-

We beg to transmit

to transmit. the Enclosed

Ore bey

Gouchers lodged

Iffice by the Peninsular

and Oriental Company in support of

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claims for the passage money of W. George S. Morrison from Hong Kong to Morning

and request to be informed whather repayment of the Expense would be made by the Colonial Department. The amount claimed is £15_

OVE

are

Sir

Your

most obedient Servants

Not Gayi

The Under Sccretary of State Location

Colonial Department

.

Eur Elliot

Nothing is humor.

is humor, cether at this on the

Foreign office, of der Monson- Sin

Sos. Marking

ordered the refrage.

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The

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the Colonial Department

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31 Jan Juss.

God informed 31 Preupss.

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Sir,

I have the honor to acquaint you

for the information of The Pright Honorable the

Secretary of State, that the Privy Council Report the supplied for the service of the Government of

Дот

cang long

с

Instructions conveyed to me in

20. Dec. Carb

pursuant to the

your

Letter of the

were forwarded to the Colony,

by the "Romance of theten" on the 12 instant.

I have the honor to be,

Your

Sor

most obedient

Humble Servant

aBaillie

B.

Merivale, Esq.,

&c.

&c.

&c.

Janney & Aft informez Gereena.

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for 827

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RECEIVED

JUNE 4 1855

N2 5, Cannon Brow,

4th June 1985

overwer

informet 7

155

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I have the honor to acquaint you

for the information of The Peight Honorable the Secretary of State, that the From Pepes ve

te

supplied for the service of the Government of

Rongkon

pursuant to the

your

Letter of the

Mr. Baillie

Instructions conveyed to me in

6. Declash wore forwarded to the "Celiny,

*

by the "Koh-i-noor "Ilanet" on the 16th & 23. Ult?

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your

most obedient

Humble Servant,

#. Merivale, Esq.,

&c.

&c.

&c.

19

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Requient the Gover

Mr. Meinale

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1855

5 Caman Kow

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227 June 1885..

I have the honor to acknowledg

the receipt of your

letter of the 16th.

instant, and in reply I beg

leavr

to state for the information of Lord Sohn Anfell that the blotting

evas

referred to

Ordnance Department.

ordered from the Department on the 13th. Dicember and 8th Junuary lact, and

an

I have requested of the cause of the

explanation. delay, which

shall be forwarded for his Sorelips informahong when received, -

H: Merivale Sagre

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only

that I am

not

mand

delery,

of for preventing these continual

complaints would be for

br authorgedy,

WI ju

one

bo

suggested in the

8th paragraph of Major Caines. despatch of 13th April, last, to procure supplies which havez hitherto been furnished by the brotnaner Department from Contractors

direct_

The artiles

Clothing and Fools,

are...

the

principally. the quality of which has frequently been complained of, and I feel satisfied that if I were authorized to obtain these s

supplies from the Contractors that

не

not

the

only the

inconvenience of unnecefanz

but the complaints of quality

would be done

away

with - I should

still apply to the Ordnaner if

Ammunition or arms were

required

except in cases where the latter: were

wanted for the Police Fore, as Sfind that I can obtain them readily from

the

e partes i

who are under Contact__ with the Commissioners of thee Mehopolitan Police in this Counting and at the same pried charged. to that servier

Shave the honor by to be

Your most obedient

Henuble Servant

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my own

Mr Barnard has written this to me at

suggution, in order to raise a

question which goe

considered høre

with a

are ausu has ben

I think it will has he

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to you for the Consuteration. of the herds Conconformiere

of the Reasons the

Coffey of

letter from this Côtenél

Agenl. General suggesting

that he should be authorized.

to frotare the hoppling of such Actutes required

fatherte

for the use of - Cestervil Is as have both

bem Jucarided by the Belmance Desertional,

derich from the Cembratios.

So laying

this letter

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before

Lordship

Au to agreed that, козме

will state thish frequent

apparently

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Complaints que tiene

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of Ceylers and Houghton

of the abo

Eng

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with the Requiselines for articles usually applied

and that Ford Sittin

Austell egarding it as

a precich of some mifertance

that measures thould be

shance aclapted for

Amcaling

slug tt's Serious

by the aromance Spartment.

and feeling at the same trine the one sous chevention of the duties at present import on the orchar

Mpartment,

vicenenienez which

23

saks results from the Present an on goonsul,

would recommend this

the Agent should be

A cellewpal to provide

and shift the Hous fur the squctive Celleries ein

the manner suggestial

by ler Barvard.

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1855

Hannon Mors.

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11.

July 1855.

With reference to my

letter of the 22? MT. I have

now the honor to Enclose for the information of Lord

John Russell a Memorandum which have received from the Ordnance Department relative to the (lothing. He ordered for the Police Force ah

Hongkong from which it appears that some of the Flores have been shipped in a Tepel

now loading

Cilet and

4. Merivale lag.

Yo

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but that the

Roots and the

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Materials for Boots and Shoes are not yet ready although a period of upwards of zip months has clapsed once was given

The order.

I have the Honor to be

on obedient

Jour mon

Amble servant

Ear De mark

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(City)

The greater portion of the stores referred to by Mr Barnard have been shipped in the "Dolphin how loading with Ordnance Abres for Hong Kong th: Comlet and Books as well as the madriats for the Borts and Shoes cannot accompany the other Shores having been rejected as unfit for the service,

perperchent by the shispectors but the Dower . they will be

at warded immedia

immediately

forwardu

in estertity they are aimitable

Office of

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With reference to the late Mr. Romilles letter to the Board of Ordnance of the 13th Freember last enclosing a Requisition for blothing for the Police Ford at Hong, Rong, and of a further letter dated the 8th of the following mouth (January /

thorizing

supply for the augmented Forey in that Colony have to réqued will inform me if the same, has been shipped, or if not when it is exporta it will be ready

au.

that you

A

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the

Same

Your obedient Servant.

Exa EwMemen

Davent

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The fucati pration of the Shares refered to by Dr. Barnard home boere shespond in the Bollebin now loading

with

Cadnance Stores for Stang,

and Boots

AD

well as

"Bresoy""

the Camlet

the materials for the

Roits and shoes cunnit acompe Stores having been rejected

In the survive, by the Inspectors at the

Tower_ they will be forwarded-

diality they

in of Ordnanc

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are

available

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I have the Honci to

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acknowledge the receipt

of your

27

letter of the 19 : Sitt

And losing

one

the copy

copy of

the Treasury

Lords Commissioner of

Shevelyans stating that the

from Sir Charles.

do not

H. Merivale lay

to procure supplies direct

object to my proporal

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tractors

from the Contra

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off from the

Bordmann, but suggesting

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stat it would be expedient I have a survey by some competent Officer on the Articles furnished

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reply

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I have to

you for the

acquaint you

suformation of this Me

Molex worth that in all

cases of the supply

Machmiery, Tools Yo,

of

Whould have them)

inspected

inspected by Mr F

Braithwaite who I have

smployed

av

a Civil

Engineers for other serving

but with respect to flothing I doubt the efficiency of a survey. sintess sample listicles

sent from tack Kotony forevery order, and judging from the

complaints which have

Øvere

весег

made of the

quality of Clothing sapplied

by

the Ordnance it seems

thatThe

that the Survey by prope. Offer is

Officers of that Departments is quites in effectdals so far as

regards scouring Articles if a good devesiption

the lieve that the best_

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With refere

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letter

29

of the

27th Jettione I ame

directed by Seer

by Lesy

Sir Willian Molisunsth

to transmit to

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for your information,

the

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Fraen the Braved of Treasury approving of the arrangeme

proposed by your

the

Boods

desperating inspection of

Conachin

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when procured direct fro

from the Contractors, & Holding

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ccauitractors for blothing

responsible

for

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goodness of tho

articles finished

by

them.

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Office of Committee of

ECEIVES

MAY 2

2076

1855

31

Guy Council for Trade

Whitehall 21. May 1055

I am directed by ke Lords

the of

o

the Committer of Privy Council for Fade

to acquauit you, for the information

Lord

John Aussell, that the Carl

blarendon has recently brought under

Lords the

the consideration of my

the Treaty, recently

provisions of

concluded between Her Majesty and

the lumperor of Japan, whereby the

latter

agues

to open the Japanese porti

of Nagasaki and Hakodadi to

British Ships for the purposes of effecting

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repairs

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32

repairs, and obtaining fresh water, provisions,

and other supplies of any

sort that

may absolutely require, provided

they

that

they are furnished with a given Hamp

οτ

License; and that, in order to

enced the above requirement, it has been aranged, with Lord Clarendon's that the Certificate of Registry

concurrence

of the ship, bearing the Royal Arms,

shall bear

or constitute such Haup

or

Liense

My Lords have

accordingly

caused a

Notice to this effect to be insertect in the Gazette, at the same live pointing out that all Certificates of Registry, isound under the Merchant Shipping Act 1054.

will be

inted in such foun

privted

as to

be recognized as bearing such stamp

or

license,

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liceuse; and that, for the purpose of meeting

the case of ships absady registered

a new

on

and special form of certificate of Registry has been prepared, which will, application to any Acgistar of shipping,

exchange for the existing

in

be given berlipuates of Registry.

speck form

as

and will be in

to be recognized by

the Japanese authorities.

As regards Ships to be hereafter registered in the British Possessions abroad, the new four of beckficates of Registry

already circulated will therefore

the required

purpose.

But as

auswer

regards Ships

necessary

abeady registered, it will be

to send a limited

supply of the special

foreus above mentioned to each

of

the

the Presidencies in India and to

Hong

Kong,

which

are

Lords

As

my

are

given

to understand, the only possessions in

that they will be

The Forms of Certificates (of each

which it is likely

applied for.

of which Twenty copies

sent) are

three kinds, namely;

No.1.

1 No.2.

are herewith

For a Sailing Ship admeasured

че

th

under the Act 3 and 4th William

44th chapter

55

For a Sailing ship, admeasned

under the

more recent Ach 8th and

9th Recloud chapter 09 section 16.

No 3.

For a Mamer

measured under

the provisions of the last mentioned

Act

bo

33

I am trypre to request that you will move Lord John Aussell to direct

the Kausmission of these Focus to the

ernor

4

Hong Kong for the use of

in that Colony,

the Registrar of Shipping

and

my

Lords could suggest that

unstuctions should at the same time

be given to the Governor to give

public

notie

Treaty with

lue as unres

the provisions of

th

the

and of Japan and

to be adopted by those

persons who

may

wish to obtam

the Document necessary in order

to enable them to avail themselves

of the privilege of entering the

!

Japanese

Japanese ports of Nagasaki and

Hakodadi.

I have the honor to bee

Sir,

You obedient Sewant

James Booth the

34

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the forms which we must get from. the proper dost

his information » quid sauce, Leyther

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the Japanese. Forts of Pagasaki.

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4848. Stong Kong

RECEIVED

MAY23 1855

Emigration

36

Office of Committee of Prvy Council for Trade

Whitehall 22nd May 1855.

RECORD

Sir,

+

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ain directed by the Lords of

the Committee of Pring Council for

Trade to transmit to

to you, for

the considnation of Lord John

Anseele, a copy of a letter which

then Lordships have received

if

from the Foreign Office and in

which Lord Clarendon aposto

repuesto

H. Merivale Jagu

that

37

that their Lordships would undertake

I.

!

the preparation of a Bill for checking

the abuses practiced

of

¡

in the Emisation

'

Cookie's from China in conformity

with the heads of regulationis and

suffections contained in two Report

of the Commissioners of Emigration

referred to in the above letter

and I am to request you to

state to Lord John Russell that.

My

Lords

concur in the view's Conen

contained in the Reports of the

Commissioners of Emipation and

will be prepared to give every

assistance in their power for

accomplishing

the

object which

Lord Clarendon has in view

but that it appears to then

*

Loudhips that the preparation

of

the Bill in question and

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the duty of Superintendich

My

the

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38

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the carrying of its' provisions nito

effect could not so advantageonsly

be undertaken by then Lordships

as

гвой

the Commissioners of migration

whose practical acquaintance

with the working of the System

of Emigration under the existing

Acto

gives

them facilities for

the crochage of such a task

which are not possesed by,

their Lordships -

е

I am to request you

therefore to move Lord John Russell, if he should concur

!

in their Lordolips veris, to give the necessary, Derechono

for the preparation of the Bile

in question -

f...

I have the honor to be

Sii,

Your Obedient Servant

James Brett

L

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penys illf

27

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I. Mer

having,

February,

The Foreigns Office

letter of the 5th of

raised the questin

of attempting to repress

the

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Clunere

Emigratio

Emigrate

the 232

Cours

of

February offered chain suggestion

for the

39

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purpose.

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informed

The Foreign Office

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on the 21 of April

that they proposed to ask

hade to bring

the Board of

a Bill its Priliament on

the subject,

вал

but they requested

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one pouch a further opinion

which was

Emigration April.

now

firmished by the

on the 26" of

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suggest

hade

us that they

ite proposed measme

that as clie

Cours are the chief

Cemigation Couns

Authors, they should prepare the Bill. This seems

reasmable ? 7. F8 23 May

Dm May 24

Lord John Naquell

Wwill be for you consideration. Whether the IV should be brought in by Mr Bouveric or by mussels

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31th May 1855

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17 May inst.

With reference

Aeports of

the 23th of February

And the 26th of

April last, upow

the mean

of

Attempting to repress

Abrises in Chiness авиосо

Quigration, c

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I am

drrested by

John

Lad

Russell to

trawamil to you

the enclosed copy

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of a letter from

Board

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you

to prepare the

Bill which

proposed Kill,

will be introduced

into Parliament

by W. Ball

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Department.

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Bill proposed for che prevention of abuses in Chinese Quigrati гравит Iam dreated by End John Russell to acquaint you

that the

Emigratin

Commis will be

instimated, as

suggested in

your letter,

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Sir

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4848753

Foreign Office

May 10th 1855

With reference to your letter of the Afterguss last, and to seebsequent correspondence relative to the measures to be taken to put a stop to the abuses which have been practised in the luigration of Chinese Cookies, Senclos herewith a letter from the Colonial Office together with a Report from the Commissioners of Emigration containing the Heads of the Regulations which the Commissioner recommend to be established for the ships of all nations -aking Child Emigrants

and

for

Emigrants from Hong Kong, all Beitish Ships taking such

в

Emigrants from any Chiner Port and also describing in paragraph

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the substance of the Act of Parliament, which appears to the Commissioners of Emigration to be requisite for carrying their suggestions into effect. their sug

I am also to enclose a

a

copy of Report from the Law Offreus of the

ect of the proposed

4

Crown upon the subject regulations and Act of Parliament, together with the Copy of a letter from the Colonial Office enclosing

a further Report from the Commisions of Emigration, suggesting that, in addition to the forfeiture of the Vessel for serious infractions of the proposed Law, the infliction of

Feines should also be authorized, such Fives to be proportioned to the magnitude of the offence committed

And I am to

L'ave

request with

reference

April 17. 1880

May 5.1855

43

reference to the Report of the Law Offices of the Crown, of which a copy was exclosed in my letter of the 5th of February last, and in which it was an Act of the Imperial

stated that

Legislatur

out

islature would be

would be necessary

to carry

ou will

the object in view, that you move the Lords of the Committee of Privy

Council for Trade to cause a Bill, for checking the abuses practiced is the Emigration of Coolies from China, to be prepared with as little delay as possible, in

conformity with the Heads of Regulations contamined in the Report of the Commissioners of Emigration of the 232 of February last entodying als the suggestion respecting Feines which is contained in their further Report

F1

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'ultimo.

of the 26th setting.

II ave further to request that the Draft of the proposed Bill

be communicated to this

may

Office preparatory to its being laid before Parliament

ано

Your

Sir

most obedient

humble Sewant

(Signed) & Hammond

Pt. It is requested that the Inclosure in the Colonial Office Letter of

March 12 may

this office. -

be returned

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Office of Committer of

Privy Council for Trade whitehall 11th June 1853.

Copy to bov: 22 June /58:

Answered 23 Nort

I

am directed by the Lords of

the Committee of Pring Concil for Trade to acknowledge the recupt of

letter of

the 30th May

you

hans

mutting, for the consideration fitters

Board, an ordinance of thre Legislation

of HongKory entitled An ordinance to establish a proper system of: registration for Colonial vessels,

and, in reply. I am to repuest

Herman Merwale Espre_

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you to point out to Lord John Russell that the ordnance mi

question provides for the granting of two kinds of Reposters of dessels, the one called an Imperial Register, and the strer a Colomal Register -

It provides (Sect. 2.) that any

a

a

person desurons of staining Register for a vessel in the Colony inst forward to the Colonial Secretary a declaration in writing stating whether the Vessel in question is intended to be employed solely

trade with China or on

-

more distant

voyages and that

a

according to such statement Repistar should be granted to such repel; either an Imperial Resister

as

prescribed by the Imperial Acto or a Colonial Register

so laid down in the present andmance_

It then macts (in Section

6.) that Chinese residents withini b.

the Colony may obtain Colonial Registers provided the persons apply. as owners be registered Lefew of Grown Lands within the Colory

and that such owners tender

as securities for the due performance by them of all the requirements

more

1-

of

the Ordinance, two other Crown

There is nothing in the Act providing that the Chrise residents

to whom Colonial Repoléro

may

ве

granted should be British Subjects

nor dre

any

local hits assigned

within which the Repster is to

be in force : and if it be intended that the grant of a Colonial

Register shall confer

on the

the befel the rights and privileges attaching

to a British vessel, it appears to My Lord extremely prestionable whether this departure from, the merchant shipping Act

7.

(17 & 18 Bie cap 104)

2 18 Vie cap 104 ) according to

which British Ownership is an

essential condition (and in fact the

only condition) of British

герову

should be sanctioned by Her Majesty.

It also appears to my Lords deserving of consideration whether looking to the effect of Wpistry

on the titles

to ships, it is desirable to apply to

Sean goring Colonial Ships owned by British Subjects a system of Repoltz

different from that which is

cvieded for

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in the Imperial act.

I am however to point out

you

that by the 54

section of

say

act, the Legislative

the Imperial act-,

:

authority

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authority of any British

possession is empowered by any act- or ordiaince

confurned by Her Majesty in Conncil

to repeal wholly

or in part any provisions ofthuat act relating to ships registered

in such possession but no such act or ordinance is to take effect- until

such approval has been proclained

or until such time

in the

popepion

there after as may

be fixed by the

Act or ordinance for the

purpose -

The ordinance in question

ddes not appear to have been passed in exercise of the power given by the Clause of the Imperial

Just

a acl

fist cited, and unless it should appear to Lord John Russell that thes

special circumstances such

are

any

as to justify the departure from the

Policy of the Imperial Act as to

ownership

Upistered

in the case

at

of vessels

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How Rory it appears

to my Lords that Her Mapolyo approval cannot property be given to the present ordmanice -

I have the honor to be

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herewith retum-

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Jonnes bott

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Mr. Merinte.

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subjects. For this muchore they tasted the the day a remarkable ordiname giving aliens the home of acquiring & holding land.

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Drivy Council for Trade Whithall 10th July

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In reply to your lette of the

27th ultimo, inclosing Draft of a Bill for the regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships,

with

au

explanatory paper pour the

Emigration Commissioners relating Bereto,

the Lords of

I am directed

directed by the Lords

the Committe

of Quiz Ceyncil for Trade to kausmit to

you, for the information of Lord John

Aussell, the inclosed Memorandum,

Lords

containing my 777 on the provisions of

and suggestions

opinion and the Bill in question.

I have the honor to be,

Siv

Your Bedient Sewant.

Nerman Merivale Eage

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Colonial Office

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Sub431/55354

Chinese Rassenger Ships Bill Memorandum

1. If the Bill had not been prepared and

brought in it might have been a matter for

consideration whether the simplest and casiest med)

of effecting what is required would not have been to - introduce one or hoe Causes into the general plafonger; Bill, giving power to Hong Kong Legislature to apply the provisions of that Bill with such/ modifications as might be necessary to Chinese Passengers Ships, with such further provisions concerning penaltion and evidence as might be

The mode of digiolating on Emigration= from India would have afforded a precedent__? As however a separate Bill has been introduiced it is unnecessary to consider Muis suggestion further and the following Observation's apply to the ' several Causes of the Bill as propised.

necessary -

Section 3. It appears to deserve conside- ration whether Atre operation of regulations

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bo be to

made by the Hong Kend Legistature involving, as they may, the extresie penalty of forfeitings luuld not be

should not be suspended until they

Atic

receive Sic uppieval of Her Majesty in (cuncil

3. Sechin 3. This Section makes specifie regulations for the Emigrako in question

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217

which are po

force until other regulaturs ere made by the Hong Kong Legislature H appears to be a matter

aid as a

mo doubt

of question whether this course should be eclipted, On the one hand there will be considerabl delay if Mre regulations are tobe left to Local Legistaken, especially if they are to be suspected until approved by the Queen in Council, and the Achitory Regulation's will

guide to the Hong Kong Legislature. But on the other hand it is extremely difficult at this distance from China and without knowledge of local circumstances; A ligustate satisfactorily on

on points involving so much minute etetail and any mistuctions

can perfectly well be given by H. M. Secretary of State -

which

are

necessary

4. Section

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4. Fechon 5. This Section prevents any

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Quinèse Passenger Slup from being at Sea

more Mean Miree days without a Certificate from? Cmigration Officer that the necessary regislations had been complied with and

Section 8 privento any Chinese Passenger Ship

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bring at Sea even khuve days without a written authority from con · Emigrator Officer The effect of this will be wholly to prevent airy British Stup from Acting

Hip

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con

Emigrants from any port in China except Mere five ports to which British Ships

admittedt bij Areaty, since it will be impossibied in the present state of our relations with Elina to cippoint Emigration Officer at any port except those five. expectioncy of suck a step is very questionable Mr Consul Parkes thu's Country, stated that the Emigration

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in

from some of the prohibited ports is of

at hail as good it with lite

a

better kind, 16 ein that from Alre five open flort, the Emigrants being of ci better Class

(chiefly Agriculturalists / and Ale busings

being

56

:

being

more quietly and respectably conducted_ If legistation for 101⁄2e Emigration from these pretribited Ports is necessary, the better course would probably be to allow - ii such cases a

sufficient preved to crable the Ship to reach some Port at which

Emigration Officer, mary be appointed, without repiring a Certifiedk or written authority from any buch Officer, and to require the Ship to put into Hong Kong or some other Port where Ahere is

Emigredien

an

cyock

Offer for the frurpose of being surveyed, P. It is understood that there would be

little difficulty un Are Ship so putting in

and the enactment

Avi

Clause I ma

10

making

Alle quantity of provisions on Bourd a text. of the duration of the Voyage coupled with other circumstances, such as the place. in which the strip may be found,

a means of clebecking and

will afford a means

punishing Ships which finally proced?

on

thar Voyage without obtaining the requisits pepers. —

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3 Section 5 The Enugration Commissioners

raise a doubt whether the bond for securing compliance with the regulations can properly be taken from the Master of a Fronign Ship : His

is understoorl that a similar bond es

taken from the Masters of Foreign Ships conveying Emigrants from this Country, and if so, there appears to be no reason why the bond should not be taken from the Marley of Foreign Ships conveying Emigrants from trong hồng

6 Section 7 . This Section subjects to forfeiture Chisse Passenger Ships which proceed to Sea without emigration papers. Courts of law would probably hold this Section to apply to British Ships only, but to prevent doubt. the part of those who have to enforce the Act, it is suggested that it should be expressly confined to British Ships

18. This enactment has already

7

01

Clause 8.

been obsewed upon before

upon before in N° 4. Supra. Section 10. This clause attackes the very

5.

Seveu

penalty of forfeiture to a

of offences, some of which

3

of a way

great mamber may

be offices tivial charadox. It is lived

5 Jeckin

that

57

that by a subsequent Clause power is given

a

peruniary

to commute the forfeiture for penally; but before such commutation. can be made, the Ship will have been

lop the Ship-owner,

kt in for adjudication and a brought. thereby inflicted

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which will probably for execed the

pecuniary penalty

refusing to allow

a

Obshuiting or

search is not

requiring such a penalty

en

as

forfeiture; since the Officer exfervored

Section I

by.

genually

to make the search, will

have physical fores at his

command to mable him to make it.

To make an alteration

eravine

the Emigration Papers primarie

which to detain a Ship

Evidence:

would surely be

my

a

harsh.

meaune

To make breach of regulations concerning space, dietary se haveve minute and uncinpentant Cause

of forfeiture is also indefensibly

His threje suggested that the

a

arvist

Severe

exhome.

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9

exheme penalty of Infeiture it applud

cases should be confined to

to any

casie

where mo

produced,

papas

ar

emigration papers are

where the

encigration forged or paudulently altered;

and perhaps to cases in which, one Contract having been made with the Emigrants, another is paudulently substi or in which the destination of the Voyage has been fraudulently and improperly changed after survey.

tuted

If these

sugges keen

ገረ adopted. Clause

7 may be inciperated with clause 10

as altered

Sections 12 to 15 These sections being

As

is

presumed framed so-as

operate in the

Jame

ar

the

Slave Trading Acto fall within the

province of the Fracign Office, and the Board of Trade are unable to Join any opinion form

their peobable

effect.

- Stis

On-

Clause 16. This presumed that

10. C

i

Ja tayo majm

this

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58

this Clause is framed to meet the quat difficulties with respect to- evidence, which always arise where

offence is committed in one

Aw

Country and the proceeding has

to be instituted in and

ther..

But is not understood why distinction is taken between pre- -ceedings upon the bond and other precedings under the Act, or why the declaration of the Commander of one of Her Majesty's ships

should not be received in evidence in both cases atitle:

Before finally settling

this Section it

be desirable...

to refer to the 270th Clause of the Merchant Shipping. Act 15574- which gives considerable facilities for producing depositions made si Foreign Countries and in the Colonies

11.

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11. Lastly, it appears doubtful whether the Bill as framed contains provisting which will sufficiently meet the case of a fraudulent breach of contract made with the Emigrants. Instances have occurred where the original Conträd, have been forcibly taken from them and others substituted, and it is deserving of consideration whether suggested, a paudulent substitution of Conhack, pandulent change

a

as as above

in the destination of the voyage strould not render the Ships liable to forfeiture or be thawise severely punished, and whether, the Emigration Officer should not be required to retain duplicates of the ciginal Contracts and provision be made for obtaining evidence from the Consul or Emigration Officer at the port of destination that the

contracts1

wh

Contacts have been duly carried int

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effect

a Ahuwise, as

the

case may

may

for 9332.

be

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Governor informed 12

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1855

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Ser

Office of Committee of

59

Truy Cancil for Frade Whitehall, 3rd November 1853-

I am directed by the

by

Priy

Lords of the Committee of Quiz

Conneil

for Frade, to acknowledge the receipt of lette of the 122 Ultimo hansmitting

Ser William

your

by

by direction of kertary ellolesworth copy of Despatch 2:106 of the 28th July 1855 prom Her Majesty's Henipotentiary China with reference

in

to the Treaty recently concluded between Her Majesty and the Emperor of Japan and in which he states that although instructed to publish its provisions

he

had not received

Treaty

In

any

reply to

official copy of the

to your communication I

o your am elricted to state to you for the information of the Secretary of State for the Colonies that

Lords have caused aleths to be addrefect in the Earl of Clarendon stating that they

Ball Eq

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consider

i

Mr Menvale

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overnor

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consider if advisable that ser John Bowring should be furnished with. Official Copy of the Treaty in question for the purpose of the publication of its provisions in Chind

I am,

Your

Jei;

obedient Servant

James Rost

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RECEIVED Office of Committee of

1885

1

Privy Connait for Trade

white hall 30th Nov 1835

Traft with bour 10360.

Extract to Sovernor 12 Decr. /55_ N° 13.

Si

I

am directed by the Lords of

the Committee of Prinz Council for

Trade to state to you, for the information of Her Majesty's

Secretary of State for Lite Colonies,

Lords having had

my

that

under their consideration

the despatch of the Governor of Hongtons and the report

Herman Merivale Esfre

of

;

!

La

de

T

61

!

:

of the Attorney General oftheat Colony transmitted in

you letter

of the 23rd instant on the sub:

- ject of the ordinance passed by the Legislature of that Colony, No 4. of 1055 " to establish a

proper system of Usistration for Colonial vessels are

f

opinion that in the peculiar circumstances of the cabony

of Hongkong the ordinance may properly be left to its'

operation.

operation.

+

< I am at the same time to

suggest, for the consideration of IW= Szeretary Labonchere, whether

Mr.

as some doubts

may

be enter.

- tained as to the lawfulness

fttre

use

of the British Ha

stered in the

inn bessels repistered

name of Chinese Residents

as provided by the ordinance

it might not be desirable

that an ordinance should

be

62

be passed under the authority ofttre 547th Section ofthre Im. -"perial act declaring that not. - withstanding anything in

the Imperial act the vessels

in

question if possessing a

Colonial register and whilst beng navigated within the proposed

limits should be entitled to use

the Berlish Hay -

I have the honor to be

Sii

Your obedient Sewant-

James Britt

Ne Menente. Er

Conferre the Erdinance Land

The suspection made in the lach fracagraph

of the Brd of Face letter should be bought

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Int. Notice?

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RECEIVED

JAN. 5

1855

Foreign Office.

January 2

64

2.1855

RE

ORD

Sir

bitte reference to the Correspondence which has paped between this Office

Ffice and the Colonial department rofecting

the emigration of Chinese Cookies Of Peru I am directed by the Earl of Marendon to transmit to you, for

or the

a

Secretary

information sir george grey, a copy of

despatch from T. Consul hocvection a tabular statement of the

melosine

rumber of Chinese thiffed to Perw from the year 1849. to 2854. inclusive.

I am.

Tir,

Your most shedient

humble servant

Hammond

& Merivale Expre

£

!

Mer Elleit

MAα.

In the

65

5

Copy 2.63

Hongkong hod. 10. 1857

(Seeming that come information wichs references to the shipment of Chinese Cookies to Perse might be acceptable to 71. M. for. & more

particularly to at a time when public attention has been called to the heatment these people

to are said to undergo

at the Chriches to lands, thase the hour Diclone a tabular statement of the facien shipped to Peru under the designation

B

offlinks from 1849. A. 1854 inlin which I obtained from the records of the from

Peruvian Consulats at Canton. From the document, which I have

no reasonts

suppore is incorrect, it will be seen ther the number of Chinese shipped within the above mentioned preved

amounts to

there 4754 were landecen

7556. of these

their destinations a 549

papage Shave

Hammond Er

Ken

Liques STMshection

died on the

Mr 6844104

28,031

76 10176

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Reported Hefe

for Observati

on 28 Feb158. (1865)

13 Subp5

ед

Son.

Apng Kong. 1235 Emigration.

RECENES

FEB 8

1855

66

Foreign offer

February 54 1955

5-th 1865

wich reference to my letter fite &nb ultimo, Sam directed by the Earl of Clarendon & transmits try on a copy of a letter from the Bound of trade on the subject of Elemene Collie lenigration, to gether with a cosary of the Law Officer opinion me

the suggestions contained in that letters ; and Sam Brequest that you

Secretary

wild movr

Sis honge prey to tatae thesspapers. pinto consideration and favour.

Bricion

Lont Clarendon wich he pinion thereupon .

man Merivale hoste

Jam, Loi,

Your grost Sbedient

humble servant

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:

zug in

8 Per

I concluish that the first step

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report from the Smwig?

|

these fashions

7. FE 9 Fetz

Pub 12

will

Foreign Aff. 1235

E. Co

1865

Entered.

"Lord Wodehousé

Mr. Elliot 6 charch

масов

W. Meniale f

би

Sir Geo: Grey is

WM.

cong trong chuyện

67

DS. 12th Marah 1855

My Lord,

In anewer

to

www. Hammond's letter ul. Hanum

the 5th netin

of the

to

менто

Accompanied by

a

Communication from

:

Submitted for

the

Board of

Trade

TH

Consideration

Answercel 2, shpril 135 the Law Officers of:

3811

And an opinion of

the Crown upon

the

Copy to B B 21 apy36

۱۰

best mode of repressing

авиос со

the Chinese

Cooly Emigration, I

Am directed by Secretary for Ees. Grey to transmich to

You for the information

of

of

the

Earl of

Clarendon the

Accompanying copy

of a report from the

Emigration

upon

Commis

the subject of

these papers.

This report, from which su kes. Grey

все

Deco no

Quey

reason to

dissent, contains the

heads of the regulatio

which the

high the Commis

would recommend to

be established for

the ships of all

авиро

nations taking

Chinese Emigrants

from stong Kong,

and

for all British Ships

taking

laking

such

68

Eingans

Chinese

from any Chur

Port, and it also

describes on Parapaph

18 the substance of

the Act of

Parliament

which would appear

to the Commes requisite

for carrying

their

suggestions into effect.

il am desired

to addd

char Clie

remant made by the Comes in Paragraph

6, to the effect that

/

the regulations of the одни

British Government

if made too stringent

not

in iccproing

may end in

A

the trade but in

driving

it into the

hands

hands of Smugglers

and Foreigners, -

and

likewise the observation

in Paragraph 19

the question of

in

Asquiessing Emigration subje

on

to

due precautions from

oller than what

are termed the open

Portes, - appear to

Sii kes: Grey

well

worthy of consideration.

I

Я ашка

.

And,

69

In 1235/550

office glommittee of Prin Concil for hade

Whitchall. Aug. 19.1854.

I am disicted by the 2th of the

Cimitter of mins Comcil for

Trace buchonsledge

the receipt

Br. Letters the 19th & 22. July,

Hausmitting epies of the Bestaliter

which the E. Allarendon has

adduped

H.M. C.d'affaires

at Lemer, sud H. M. Plenipote

and Wodehous

Zi.

&

+

7

hi Ania, on the subject gontages

Lexfetrated in themes's Agrante

hi the Minibar Islands, and

acquanting their Distifs with the steps lather of the 2. bereiß. of the Admiralty, hi histructing

the haval Commander in this

on the Pacipe Station badcft.

w

effectual precautions for

putting in

In and

and there

atrocities.

I am direction lyhy

by

you will

70

das brequest that

express to the & Clarendon their Intire incurrence in the measures which te hers adopted, sud

the lesson hi which, in Min

in

Communications Ft. M. represent "

di China and Porn, be has

Expressed the indignation qu

4.Mh. Got at the anether

herfstrated

babsen.

in these helpless

his regards

the atrocities

L

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Com Murther

}

committed

at the Ohnicha Islands,

Mysands hunt Bail the steps

already taken will have the

desired result,

The home to

as there, tave Camed thrice

the date of their Letter of the

Ква

helt. Mom

me

othe

Zentren phi Hase of Anthong

lible season steam. That,

hi consequence

7 charges precent changes

Ke Penarai Inntraiter is no

Inger acting

under his

71

Contrail, and that his servant

Las Lea dissenfred, so that the

charge of shifting mano has

devolved

M

Tus." Gabbs by

whom the business in

hohe

Conducted, Under the control

otthe local Governor of the Islands.

But the dispracipul traspi

hi acertion froms mby me branch

of the Angration prom Uhnie,

and the whole of this trade

is

Contrail

In a state, whit, so hi

!

for at least

least es

Butech bepels

are concerned; hi it, calls

Inferatively for Interference

on the tent of 4. th. God. The

pands practised in the migrants his thin by Ahmière (mips

and Coolie Brokers, the

ра

treifection hi, or encouraglulut

of these brands by British

Merchants, the disgust theochis

caused ammpt the Ohmere

hading barrel with the

вша

wels

English

72

English, bacolent outbreaks and tops glife, the Prensal state

гор

of the repels in which the

Angrants are stuffed, the

want ofproper food sue

medicine, the crueltics practised

7

during

the bmage

The absence

"anyperson buitestrel between

The Ohmière and lighich heus,

the subrep and nontulik,

the prequent.

الله

board, and

outbreaks

!

!

ntbreaks, Mutinies, and Acts offivacy, and Murder

wh.az wh. are

have been

the satural consequences.

made known in the

lorerfondene with the superintent

British hade some Camer,

land before Parlament he

ny Aug. 1853, and Myth doust,

Henfore, Patch it heupany

belo bet more, so far as

Bet

enverhondence is concerned,

Now badest puerally

:

i

1

to the statements

it in lams.

73

They

denise me, arwever, Shebore,

prD. Clarendon's reformation,

whees of the documents Mentioned

at the foot often wetten, whe

Lave been received byther's Board.

Sie domments marked.

右玉

A. 6 E.

selute of the

dreadful case

of the Lachs

A

Montague" which formed the

subject georrespondance behaeh

주74

This Board & the F.O. hi

1852.

The documents I. G.

and the relute farkley of the Treatment Migrants to

h

Ohnia, and in the verage,

warth watrontier practised

hi the Bihar Slauch; such

Myths regret bosay that they Conformi o the fullest extent

我们

all the statements concerning

the incite is practised in

This

hade

Wh. are entamed in

the Papers already brought &

D. Clarendon's Whee

Under there circumstances,

Where can, Myths Apporchard_____

Le no doubt that some interference

in the text ott. M. Gov. is absolutet,

recurred, and in the following

Aservations, my?" have helenbourn.

My

bstate, for D. Clarendo

bisideration,

the mode

hi whit it can

Le

affected

I

F

1

31

offerted.

be mist austion that

presents itself is whether it

isprachentile or desirable, so

far

as

Butuh dteises are

incerned, that a stop

altogether to the trade

h

Chunere Angranti.

be there saw whe

Entisites probibits Angration,

L., if it

were carried wit

it were

effect, deteminic this question,

+

but, it afferem besten,

F

The continued

thed

75

reflect of the Thinese

God. to make any attempt that

the Law hi force, the hottelephes

of experting then brusnice it

agamist other nations, when

were 6.th. Gov. Bassist them &

loforce it against Buitist subheiti, And the Unigration othe

W. Sudies, which has until

a benysecent ferind been

i

hut

Cameit

1

Carried in with

the express saution

gt. M. God. make it Unpossible.

Wrest the decision ofthe cuestion

in this ground alone. The

differently publicting this branch

Grade Sproper squlations,

dre

above

all,

the

hipracticability, at present of

Indiving Ahmere

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women t

Mm the Angration, Mord

mi

arguments Seight in favor

Speltting with wit altogether

76

on the ther hand the value fo

the Ornare as laborers, vienalty,

In Tropical Cantores, the success

hi

qertum ofthe lumière rellevants.

Wecially in countries stalitie

Wystarlays, and the inferalundance

Ppopulation in Thia, with its

attendant wils of famine, pestatens

and Enfanteide are grounds

holes Hoing for themrashing

encouraging

rather than checking the tendency Homepall, which seems Shave

latten such strong possessin

WW

77

far thuise mind

and for

lating steps similar to those wh.

are laten

Zi

the last beve

Val Centenen a proper direction,

and Sprement the prands and

malpractises but. it cives

Jse

Innemer were the

Britist for summarily t

prenent any

Ihmere Amgration

from being carried on Bitirt

Colonies or

Mere

Can

Wher channels, and

het Ohmière

Amgrants W. Still be carssen hi

great numbers & Countries and

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hi bessels

acpound Coepeater oppression

hi who they W. Le

When

D. Le Lossible ip the Amgration

were barestent subpit &

the supervision of Batist Law.

If on the other hand the

charcuter of the trade, when

conducted he British bepels,

die Bietert Shifter,

be little doubt that

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it to be driven het

is improved, it is the

Ther

hoped.

ļ

hoted that the move respectatile

the Chinese, who are obviously.

沿

cuferble of

asce luming

and

appreciating such a result,

will

prefer there bessels bothers, and

Chance

ip

There is any

of

procuring females & som hin

the Ingration, it can only Le by giving bit a character

perfectability and security,

ght. secent events bewe almost

butority deprivid it.

assuring

Apsuming thee that the

Anspration is tobe allowed, it

is ble determined

reflections

buber.

78

it 52. be subper het.

and how those regulations thile Inforced. This question saturally,

divides itself hit three branches

1 = What can be done

Under the existing Law.

2. What can

Le done by

beshire of the Tower wh. H.M.

or Her Reforestatative at

Haughing les bleystate

for

1:1

79

!

In the for. ofther subfeits in China;

3. If the safes Mus taten sh

prove hisufficient, what further hower the Imperial Parliament

B. Le arted bque.

lauch Whèse aushow's again

Subdivides drilf hot the

What

further consideration gutat ni Ohine: What

can be done

m the Augh Seus: and what

at the Pnts at wh. Spets

camping Emgrants arrion-

First

1. Slets the

aten Under

the misting

law.

First ten

buhat-

as

can be done under the existing

Low in Carsin. From. The preceding

Statement

It appears that hi

Some cares

the transactions he

Question account be violation

of the vans relating to the Rave trade, and that in thers they amount of the Mence of kidnapping, wh. G the common sow of thei lante

in Munstable type and

Inproomme.

i

Imprisonment, and

the Law,

han ordinance of the 24-

h

1 Jan 1844,

and bif the order bi Council,

bonsoliducting

M

ordihanie.

hade in and for lunia, has

teen made

applicable f

la subfects be thenes

hi

It is tone that the

fensos pomiarity, and ostensibly

are the Ohmere Cookie

with are

Quiltin

да

hoters and (mips; hat the

British Merchants who employ

them, and the Ship Master

тво

!

who assist hi carrying

their

80

dealings with effect, have, it

is the feared, frequently been

fully cognisant of the hahore

pthese declings, and might

of sufficient credence S. Le

procured, be prosectet

principals

Either as

acupories of the crime. My

I therefore in the mist place suggest that 4.M.

Representative hi Chier

}

wem

B. be mistructie blate Even

means in his tower bucquaint himself with the hative op

Any dealings, direct or or

Indirect,

behalen British sublits aud Cheriere Imprints, hi wh. There

is room for the slightest

suspicion ofthe cries above-

ני

Incutioned, and procure

6

Evidence: that be the he

bonscurrance with the Lave Officers of the Colony, late

Anh

81

such steps for the memediati prosecution pary offenders as he

Maybe advised

are pracheable,

And that be st. at mee give

The sellest notice of air sellation

bow so.

Seemales. Maß

bunders land

ан сливи

that means

Suvelality, hear adoptred

for enforcing the provisions of

the Puplifts but 14 hud

Pupanger

15

.

1

82

15 bic: Cup 44

hin the Colony

oftenshing: that the Governor has,

under the 85th Seu of that but,

then

proclamice the length often

mrage from that belong, and.

that an officer has recently

bact a

Lele afpomlet bact been

appointed

Ingration Aglet there

Here shifts will no doubt

haterially improve the characte o the Vigration from that place, and the adoption ofthe Infernal

Aut

Aut is preferable, where posible, Dlocal Legislation, Massunt as

the provisions maybe enforced not

твори abstinthe belong, but throughoul the British Empire. Here are, however, cutani krovisions qu

the Aut repupply scperatiel from

the operation of the clause (on) selating tomages pren Beitish Colony, the leading poziciples gwhich, might, as

it affear trung Lds, le op

great

.........

7

83

1

great use

of applied in the

case hi question.

These

are the provision wh.

relate to the licensing and regulation

Papage Berkers, bentrant tickets the given the Angrants showing

the terms of the apseemant Entered

hit with them and to Bouch

2

required from the master

Sips for the Lerfromance of

the duties inposed by the

but.

To these points it sens

desirable.

desirable

brall the lovermi

attention, in order that he may,

if reapam, supply the defect, so far as possible, betolonial ordinances,

But the priciple observation in

the adoption of the Passenger Art, is, that it applies only to Konserng,

and hot to the Port in Chinee from sebeit the greater fout of

the higration procuds.

This is, for the reasons wthe

abovementioned

no maternal

Apetion

|

1F

J

¡

Auction & the stiff lachen, tho' it

shows the recepties for putther.

Incasures. If the stip drives

the worst fout of the trade to

that ther Puts, it will under

Wh. Umains at Houghing hose

sexperlutile,

And

Mums in the

And more useful. But the

listed application of the but

hi question proves the importance gextending the requisite aqulations bother Parts as

Mentioned

}

mentioned below.

Thirdly. It appears that.

84

hirst of the Amprant in question

are was shifted from Ports at

Wh. Bogilist lepels are

Lepels are lyfrents

Arbidden trade

1053

#

In this despertet of the 5. Jan.

Dir. J. Barrning asquer

the auction at length whether the power wh. H.M. God. Clearly hopes fant

a

Wh

Athere

Shipments Itt Leesercised,

and

1

And be adverts to the difficult Austion, whether, supposing this

Whedone,

the Ohnière might

not be called when Oprevent

hypets oother rations from прево

tuthing up the Trade, and

A

hit the discupen of

a question

85

fraught with so mant difficulty,

it appears tryßds that the

kower opreventing trade by

British Ships Oprohibitis Porti,

Whether, if the Chmère Go!

might be und

as a

means

En!

bese too weak base the

hower of the British God.

hight not beset in action

bupist them. Without

following Fr. J. Barring

puponing the requisite regulation

dud conditions on those who came,

M

the Angration in tertion; вспоровь

And that W. When fail becmply

with these sequlations, the penalties

buto

fo

i

86

Whading Sprohibited Parts,

might be enforced.

What there regulations th

be is hoose fully envridend below, And whether they M. Le Enforced thro' the medium of in Allent

Heaphoniled for the buspore at

the Int where the hugrants are shipped, (Suffering thei ( "heallowed) or by requiring the besets beall at Houghong or at some Port where there

is a Britert Consul, is a metter Wh. Involves questions of

Converence, and

and f

a weal

mternatimail

dealing, with wh. Dir d. Bousing,

acting under D. (Carendon's sustruction,

will be hisse competent bfrom

an pension than this Board.

Fourth.

Ms.

Hughes suggest that

hi wercase for Britist duise carrying, Emgrants, soare publi

functionon hi Chwe should, Junetinam

if practicable, make himself

aughanled

aequamitied with the number of Pamère Shipped, and the terms

of the Contract made with them, as regards the place bwhich

Ker

ļ

St. be sent by the carbert

pportunity to the lovemor

or time

87

other kubli puuliman of the place

Awhich the hipul is bound,

of hi a Butirt Polong,

ин

the lehen

the service

j

or othe

British Consul of his a

Freyj

hi wh. They

are to be employed,

the wages, food ste the

aven to them, and their -

beatment in

the brage: dud

that copies these particulars,

cutified by some puthie in

function, the correct

Cantos.

Fifthly. _ Mytes suggest

that fir. I. Bowning 30. Le

situated frontinue

a

havetofore, bosend be

Clarendon hell what qu

shmee

1

all

The Migration praal lunes,

Wh. is carried in

hi Butich

Ships, with all such fachinlan

as will throw light

And character.

Zent

M

it vetent

as regards measures

bleletten in the high seas under the wisting saw. Mythr

suggest that H.M. (mirers 19.

пи

Seceive histrations Shoard sud

beannine weny British bepel Camping Emigrants from China,

¡

with

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88

with wh. They may fall in at

sex, Ammaster the Chinese on

Lourd, trensessie hit their

Condition and

beatubul hit

this place in which them ought it

be carried, and the actual

destination of the Suit, and to

report these particuleus M.M.

Gov!, and if the circumstances

afhear brquire it the

Lovemor ostaughing, and also

o the Goo? or Consal at

theF

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the place Mahich the Such is

bound. lyst. frother, in cases

Where the ship is subject othe

provisions of the Tapslager bat,

isem

Augurse and report whether these

provisions are theged. And

there 129. be

cases where

reasons for believing

beach

us is usual

hi sent

89

cases. In this comit mysads do

hot offer any specific suggestions,

us

the mode of proceding under

the Slave Trade Gets

Wh. falls under

is me

the cagnirance

of the F.O. rather than other

Pere are

thel there has been

of the sans against the Stabe.

Trade, they 522. be instructed

Départitul. Lastly.

Super & be taken

as

the

in the arrival

公路

The this at her Post su

destration,

at any

Intermedharti

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3

90

intermediate Post. It this Port

to hi a

preje imutis, the

Insul sh? be histructed liate

In sellest Enquiries as othe.

health and conditions of the

Emgrants, and the observance

of the provisions of the Tupengen

but

or

put squlatiois

as the ship maybe subfent

Above all

To

авте

Le samed

carefully anguise hit the

kemms

on thich the Amigrants

were shipped

the place berhich

hey were the lithen, and the

Zature the service

if any,

they have contrented perform.

wh.

are bihen

If these conditions

without the consent the Ingrants,

Le M. did them heveny means

hi his power bobtam redres,

and the for that pupose

apist them hi affenting t

L

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the

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91

The God. of the Countin

o

wit

lants of law, of it :D. appears

that suster can be oblamed

a stiff. It it afferm

Į

Thingsan b

animating bacrine of

sufficient haptitude, be of comfare

the subten heroms and and New

home for trial

Care

Firmi

that there has been

any aut

in the hart of the

When

Tarter or any othe sew,

amcounting by violation que

the sans against the Pave

Trade,

r

Redwapping at

Mymathreatment othe

Vangrants

J

latinig especial

to send the witnesses with

And his all cases of Bulish

Ships arriving with Chruise

Amgrants be 129. Report vem

hilly the circumstances of the case

for the hifmation of M. but

As these objects, however,

Cannot

92

cannot be effected meept at

Pate where there

are vendent

Bitish Consuls, and as it is porbable that ships engaged

sin müfsther traßhe will sich

bavoid the supervision of

these officers, my. Lots desire

biggest for D. (Casludin's

Invsideration, whether it w

befracticable or desirable

& apponit such an officer-

ав

at the Chamber Stands

ar

at any other blaces where

bsurfeet

there is reason

hugutties similar 4 those wh

have been practised. At

Pute in British Colonies at

3

which the Ships in Cuestion

arrive, it appears to myster

But some officer 52 he

apponited Operform duties

bothose performed

Similar

4

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1

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habritiit (wal at a Forugh Post, so far as the

lirum aslances admit

And for

this purpose mytes potpore that

the

suggestions contened hi

thes Letter, St. be communication

thee. Fir by Grey für Mi

Consideration.

de giving instructions b

Laval officers, (mouls, and officers in the Colonies, it

hill

Le desirable

call

93

call their special attention o

the central powers Unguen

Aven by the 53.4 55.th

56th

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Sect of the Merchant

Shipping

Shifferit, but of 1854, Meenacting

with slight modification; the

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Aut 7 & 8 bie.

lup 112 K

la : 103 7 13 and 14 Vic? C.

93

and also 15 and 16 Vic.

lup 44. Sec. 9

Mustds puther think

that the officers in Cuestion

H

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94

SD. be informed that H.M. Gol.

19.

beleive that these machuents

bgether with duck Aneral____

howers gosfection and

hfun

as were tested hi

Men to them

Circumstances

And that under

hi wh. prompt

and organised measures Are Lo

Impératively called for, H. Mr.

God. an prepares bouschet ther

hi

are

Bsupport

In the exercise of the Intres

Hem at Common sans by

Laws

bisture of their respective

Mices and Titrations, will,

under the circumstances of the

Cases

Le frund sufficail-

bheirting them

hi carryhil

his effect the mistentions

and

Committed to them othe

almost limits Wh. The Laws

Semmit.

Mushes 4. puther

higgest that the attention

Geven

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Aonsuls and Laval oppien

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19. be drawn & the Sec. 250

4269 often berchant Shipping

but 41854, Wh. He-mant and

valled the 584

the 58th 59th and

60th Sects. the but a sad

p

bic. Cup 112, Lud

7

the

82th and 115th Sects of the

Aut 13 And 14 bie. Cup

93, And

14 and 15 buit.

lup 96 See. 24, and they

I. Local

imal

legislation Ender hi

Concil

m

Ereal Ordinance.

sending home prismen, witnesses,

and written wide:

Medce, it is

z

the athurst importance bobey to

the letter the bro

95

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+

Se cost branch of the

subject relates thegislation by

H.M. & letter Nefrostulatives

Under the Foreign

Jurisdiction

hut 6&

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bic. Cup 94

the

Mart hi

SD. be wames

Saad van de aanhangenden Club TEA.

Sending,

het for the Enot gt. M. Sulfecti

hi China 6x7 bei. Cap. 80 -

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11

96

Under With ishuse ants, there père

is, as

Dr. Clarendon is aware,

hower blegislate for British subjects

hi Ohrenia, by oder bi famcil

hi

which Under the latter but

is exelended Betit dieses

within 100 miles of the wast

offerina. Basthe latter het

By

power is also goin

b te

Supermilerothel Strade he

China, of also Govenor

Houghone,

I

(

Roughing, with the advice of the

в

Legislative Council there, b

legritate in like manner, any

Adriances

Lenię

made Esheim being

subject be this allowance

alteration best.. die Camil

Under these buts it is clear

that the provisions of the Tapanger

but m

Such the provisions

as menghe applicable to

may be

the circumstances of the

Case

1:

97

Case,

helly

applied ball

British Shise camghing Amprenti

Mom Shower

-

The practical

difficulty is love bluforce_

Filme, shill Ships sail prote

no

Into where there are

British Officials, and when

once beyond the 100 Miles

from the coast, which firemn

the limit of the Colomin

Jurisdiction. The Colonial

galidity, and thespre consist of

their om authentis prevail and be

Enforced hi amy (out of Lane

in this Counting

Mi

Jarinis repgestions

or in other Colonies.

have occurren

bruptas with the vene smenting

this difficults; and it appears to

When that it we be will that

to the

then 522 be submittal

Governor hi order that he may

Ordinance

hill

be of

ho

adopt

Hem

or not,

Validity

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98

}

be found on the shot to be expedient.

If it is consthet

Le tit

Mrs

Zelatimi

with the Thiese, et

1. be desirable bappoint some

Lesson baut as Agration Aglut

at ausfirst, at which the

trace is camiad

great batent.

M

( «

a

If it is practicable

baffonit denk an Aglet only

which

at the five ports at abrit

British tassels are Wreath

admitted, provisions might

be adopted for preventing Umgration

he British bepels pon any other krom the five Posts in question;

similar to those contamed for

a somewhat similar purpose

In the Ordinance of the coth thank

1844.

In the next place the

ordinance might contan. ረ

prvivin tabling H. th. (murin Sdetani and trung in for

adfistication any Bertuch hopel

found

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fruund with Chriese Angrants

M

bound within 100 miles of

the Court oMnia, the masterp which C. best produce prom

the apponitis Angration ofpion

or the Emsal a certificate

е

that the provisions relating

but ships had been duly bruch

Complied with.

!

surches, for the Lerformance fo

the Controul with the Engrant

99

and the observance of the provisions

and au

Encerning Eungration - sud

Endeavon 127 be hade so

& frame this Bank, that it

the lecapable opening but his

suit in the counting beheit the

higrants are carried,

+

aasth

Las they

a Bond night

well as

belation from the Master

as

hi Aoughing Lud

And

also

ور

that

!

the Ship with sufficient

Sureties

=

190

a certificate Pro Nie terul

best course

12

ther public fometimian, at the

Post odestination that any of

it's conditions had been beolatia

10 be prima facie coidance

ирт

pro fent, and MD. Ahrow upon

the defendants the burden

Provenes the contrans.

with regard

6the steane

provisions prregulating the

Sigration hi question, it

appears brytes there the

My

will be boprouse

pon the dec. State for the Colonies such suggestions as the

experience of the Migration_ (mmissioners may table them

Spummist and tothed them to

the Governor with tintructions to

adopt and modify them induch

memen

as the special

Circumstances require.

Here

two

are

er

Three

Monit

best

:

!

!

posits which are shren da enforcence krequire special attention:

tremexaction St. Le madhe

f

See that the Angrants, before

then Unbart il, clearly, understand

the Control they are making, And that they

are not

deceived and defrauded_

by the Brothers: the food and

Medicines SD. Le such as

are suited to their habit

and great case $22. be

Caten

|

101

Catten in the selection of

Whenever anz

Surgeon: Custly,

number are carried an Inlesponter

PD. accompany them

It is scarcely reupan 4-

Aserve

мират

that, ip

The above

the

suggestions are actpted,

mode Pproceeding must be by

Ardinance passed bf the former

his the Colony under the Aut-

647 buit.

C. Po.

Any orchinances which

may

|

102

maybe hapsed for the hushine,

122. be communicated of the Laval

officers in the Stations where

the Ships are libet, to be

i

met with

Whe

and also

bo the

Consuls and Colonial Governon

at places at which the

Ships are likely barrine,

and mistructions 50. be gluein

o there offien bathe duch

Safer for enforting them,

the cases will admit of

as

1

Enteral

She lost branch of the sublect

Legistation alone remains,

wor, whether any

And what additional prvens

are

жират

and whether application

B. I made & Parlament &

grant them. It is Storms

бро

amyson affecting Shipping

is miserpent, which cannot be

Inforced in any port in the

hupire in which the Surf

or the affender helybe.

and such

Lowe

4

Re

Can

only

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103

!

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only beferped by the Imperial. Legislature. It for this reason the proposed measures prove

Insufficient, mynds have no

doubt that Pushanient will

Le reachy to has sense Laus,

as may be requisite hi order

bregulate, and, if leapany,

жарат

prohibit a traffic, which,

hi its present state,

i a

disgrace to the Britch Flug.

**

In the meantime moshes forl

my

Sure that H.Mh. Gost are

doing no hime them their deste, requises,

in taking all the means which

are

at present in their

hower, beffect an object

so important as regards 各

tredit the British flag and

lame.

One point only semmis

It maybe said that the proponend

Incasuors will have the same весно

fet

Can I (5effect es parhibiting altogether

the trade hi British Ships, vir,

best the restriction's Wereh, infoxed hill drive the Ingration lit

hepels carrying the flags of

Considering the

Mer nation's

readness with which the

Cmise receive impressions

Concerning

the character of

hose with whom then dine,

and

the treatment they

have bexpert, snd the

+

C

104

rapidity with which information

on Comiti so vital to the hileverts

Whose intending Semigrate

Spreads among them, my

Ids

do not appretend hat this

will be the case. But if it

were, they think Kal thin вен,

Contion is bound but on

tanple bother hations, duke

then w. suggest, por

Clarendoni consideration,

whether

¡

L

rapidity

Whether it might not be possible Oprocure ther maritime nations,

whore suits brequent Chinese Ports

& Join with H.M. Godt in adopting

measures which may have the

Effect oplaning the Angration

ki

di question, in whatever Vessels

A.

My 2nd,

we were

In 1235/555

Bolton Commons

Ither. 30.1855.

195

home with 4.

Bitches Warmande, segnised test.

Hammends Letter the 17th Just.

bi which te statued that he was

хво

hi

2.

bonducted, on a

forting which

a

will not disprace the civilized

lations if the world.

Simke ali l'ave

(Signed) & Borth

desiclid W. M. 2.

bstute bus theat

ний

the abesser which had been

practised in regard of the

Ingration Ahmere Crolies have

allarendon

ཨཙྪེཡྻ

for some

time

Engaged the attention

14. M. God. who are of opinion

Kant it w.

be

7

desirable that

measures st., if popible, be

Watch Sprevent the insisten

jangsach abuses by British

Subteits.

Mr. Hammond also stuticl

tant the anchored Letter from

The B. O trade contami the

as

reens of that department,

of the brades Varoceeding which

might be adopted for this

196

pupose, and requested that we

to take the suggestions antamil hin the Letter into consideration, and

Want

mr pinion t4.2, ast the posibility or prospects of

adratings any of the conner therein

Wplanned.

In Shedline 7.4.2. Warnans,

be have lather the suggestions

Interned in the accompanying

letter hits consideration,

Anch

have the honor to what.

1

that

:

107

that we are y opinion that, altho

the varring

measures suggestedt,

effen the aferent and proper

Wet Part wee

are not aware of

My but of parcament,

r

Lame

Which D. Anthoni the Opien

94.M. Katz in branding and

лап,

whalings Super Anlamming

Cookies, in the banner

suggested with B. Grade, and Anerally we think the

measures will

hot be

D

(

effectual for the attainment of their seal sakit, unlis

accompanied bmperial Legislation

w the calfict; noning the offences

попи

frand and wiregularities in Chestion,

Leines Cenerally committed, eithe

in the absence of British Authorit,

h

or beyond British Parisdiction.

Me duforial Statute night

hi our opinion be framed

whit

Mectual

¡

1

which W. Under the Shit hablan

&froberture byjudicial proending

hi

di amsßrition Court, hi case of a hon-compliance with the sequutions,

a compliance with which unget Le secred by requiring

cutificates from H. Mr. Consuls

hi froey's Ports; and the

Shipping & lorlins $0.6

prohibited altogether

&m

from Freyn Ports, where

J

J

108

there are no British Consule, under the like paralton of forfeiture, the proceeds of

sun's forfeitures, if given the

Capton

or

Leformers, we sense

vigilance; the Renaults of

trofatione of the ship wh

hirverver as it were, adhose

ther, and w. in our Minion

be found the must effectual

Check hi practice, is

1

There

جمن

1

W. diter owner from allowances

their ships the unflaged by

hipersen Persons

We have str.

(Sigrid) J. J. Harding

A. E. Cachbum

B. Bethete

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15. 1856

acted 16 Fetis

140 trong trong

VED

FEB13

1855

Frough offic

109

Februan, 10.1855.

Sv.

Ian dirschot lifthe East of

am

Clarendon Strändent by,

whe

laid before Scorelam Sir henge

Love

for sent directions as he

maystheit heißer bgine, a

Why ya

Gren

)

Letter from the Treasur

Intrsing a

a copy of

Letter

a

John

J. Merivale lyver

!

From the Postmaster General__

restecting a requisition addressed..

by Sir Ithe Bouring hi april

last to the Postmaster al

Brushing calling when Minn

bdelami cutani Letters

And

Also

a copy of a Report from

he Law offries of the troun

upon this subheit, by which

it will be seen that they

are of opinion that the

Gremn

110

(

Governm songshing has no homen

bdirect the Porthaston bedeldnin

And deliver bhim Litter-

addressed & persons hi that Colmy.

I am,

Jir

your worst checheint Mumble Servant,

Mammand

5

Mr. Memile.

World the Sfforcombe instreated in the terms of

elivered

the Opinion

cal.

13

Sister Gewer

Egypte. Aking

ум

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shems how the

I can

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1855 FEBY 1/5

MS.Keshest 18

16 Feb/55

Her Majesty's Goverment

Loving deemed it aint

to obtain the opinion of the Law Offriess of the Coren on

R

question which has scently

bean beregheb vender their notice as to Growver Getpropiet

by the Gmina of Hong Hong

to intercept and detain letters addrefsent to Anprann Subjects in China, The to

asquesish you that there

ве

Officers have reported that

you

have no Jerver to street

the Torch Meriter to obtain and

able to you

letters addrefied

Colony:

to persons in the Glory.

111

}

that such an

issued by you

Colen or had

in April last

would 4th be an under

demnity

to the Fort Martin on proceedings

being in thedicted against hein

in Consequeque thereof

If it is deemed expedient

Arbis

in Kont

that such oftower should

exish in the Colony,

A

Graford

Relevance should be grossed

Conferring on the Govenor

Growers, with reference to the

delection of letters, semiler

there

6 tome Geospasped by a bursting of the in Great Britane tenden

the lich 1 Vic: Ch. 36

Shave

copy enclosed

In 1975/55

112

Treasury Chamber. lep. 15. 1855.

Jane commanded bythen hal-

Comings oft.M.. I. pothe reformation

othe G. gllarendon, whees que

Letter from the Postmaster Gen?

and oft auctorises serfecting

the detention stellen zur Aufsian

sublecti bf the Portharter at

Amphong, Led I am

5. Hammnehr

and

5

request

I'm 1410/53

113

request-

that mystes mayhe

Javored with any of sevcations

на

which 4. L. mayhane lomake

bgovern bystals in the

bestructions

which it hilly

betheir duts bissue othe

P. Eeneral on the subheit.

Jan.

(Signed) (. Trevelyan

Charate & infidential.

& Wilson

с

Si

Generall. Thie

Lep.

11.1857.

In the absence othe Post-

Tharter General, Starve the hover thousand by

the Way of a Report promthe P. Master of toughing, datist

35. Some cast and received

لاگ

on the 6th Just starting that

under the written orders of

The

:

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114

the for: WHoushing, hehad.

delamed

and handed over

the hawwal Commander his

a letter addressed.

Chip

West. Williams

Luthion

And (: together with

one

addressed of the Caftanin

the Russion Frequite

Dalas

2,

h

de a purther want

detect in the same day, a copes Which Jalso

helise

Enclose, the 1. Member has

transmitted the apy qu

Communication from the

Operating, Colonial Sec: p

Houghing, convegning

bhir

the orders the Lien: Gov.

administering the Gov.

вален

dilani, for his infection, all

Letters Falling hot his

lands addressed wann

lenn

Leave the

hoard

Все

そこ

IN TH

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LAZE

:

IMP

115

Russian Scuadron, all Pupiain

Setters Bacz kroon Agents of

вашу

the Rupain for, Lund all

Letters addressed Under

cover bother persons which

Le seasmably suspects the Russian and Contraband

Twar.

In consulting the Solicitin

of their department, he

Informes me that in this

punim

the lot. Marter

Z

& Aesting was not beally

Justified hi deturning the letter

referred &

and that be has

acted contram of his declaration

gothice, and to the stint sud

او

meaning of the 1. bit: (.36.

1.15.

Under there circumstances

Ipul it my duty Close

to time

hi alghandinig

you with what has taken

си

place...

:

place, and Irequest yo will be pleased boblani the directions ofthe Les

Commissionens the Treasun,

with respect to the conse

which it be pushed.

Jam sti. (Signed) Phill

Im 1479/43

116

P. offer. Houghone. June. 80.1855

with reference Westetter

this day Stavethe houn

bsutveit Whey of a communication

Mithe officiating Colonial.

Sec. dutret 24. dust bogether

with why Myrefly.

relative

to the dellution perrrespondlace.

addreped Stensons aboard

Pr. Will hype.

$..

the

?

the Russian Fleet in China,

or banyshartier reasmably

всигу

susfected the acting as Agents

fathe Russian En.

Have

16

(Aphid ) Thrs: byland_

Seperate sud Confid

Col: Sec: office.

Houghing. June 24/54

Jir

I am directed by the

How the Lein: God. administering

the

117

the Gov." Buiform

что

that as it

is very necpany that all proper

belution for

Measures

intercepting and reining achiter

contraband war,

hithudil

for the Russian Hart hi China,

or for Agents ofthe Rupeain

Gov ; it is his wish that

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Person in board the Russedin

Squadron, all Russian Letter bansknown agent When Russain

Gov! And all letter adduped

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bother ferous,

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Colmy, todelam for Mi

Inspection all letters arriving

at the office addressed to

amyterson in board the

Russian Hut in China,

all litter addressed &

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Any

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Sir.

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requesting the ipue of ster Majesty,

Exequatur in favour of

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Leorge Adam Weener, who has been appointed Austrian Conoul at Stong Kong,

I am to request that you

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Sir

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My Lord.

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Lord John Russell.

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Sa. Majite l'Empereur d'Antriebe.

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Emneration

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April 20

1855

132

With reference to your letter

&

of the 1st Alltime, excloning a copy

of a Report from the Exigration

Coverupsionen relative

to the means

to be adopted for repressing abus

in

W

the Emmigration of Chinese

on board Birtish Ships, Jam

directed

by

I of Clarendon

the Earl

Derman Merivale Ergf_

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to transmit to

you, for the

information of the secretary of tote

for the Colonies,

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copy of

Report from the Law Officers

of the Crouse, to whom the

Report of the Emigration

that he will suggest to the

suggest

Board of Trade to

bring

a Bill

into Parliament in conformity with

the Heads

sends of Regulations

prepared by

the Commissioners

Lord Clarendon wishes,

Commissioners

Was

referred and

I am to state that Lord Clarendon

Concurs in the recommendations of

the Excration Commissioners,

and

that

however,

in the first instance,

to receive the opinion of the

Sungration commissioners upon the

Suggestion

the daw Effein.

thatthat the Penalty to be attacked

the

to serious infractions of t proposed Law, should be the

forfeiture of the Vessel, arch,

as it is desirable that no trime

The

diat

7.0/3811. Stmng Kong

Ginigration Cours

Iw. Ellion — 23 April

Mr. Merivale -

Mr. Ball

pd Palmerston

W.M.

23

25 ap

Annesletter

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جهه

134

24 April 1855

kentlemen,

to

With reference

олеся.

your repal of the 25th of February,

232

delalive to the mean

to be adopted fr

depressing

abuses

Quigration

Should be lost in

bringing

In

for signature

JAM Ape 23

in the &

of Clu

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23

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Fir most obedient

pumble servant, Workshop

to cr

:

C.p. 18 March 1955

21 April 155

British Ships, dan

Arreated by the

Leay

of Feats to transmit

to you

the lualoved.

Copy of a

letter

which was addressed

Q

on this enfeat to

thie

Freigin Department

together with the

Qopy

г

Copy of a reply

my c

два черву

now

reserved from that

Department and I

And to request that

you

will framed, at

your Early Convenience,

the opinion desired

by

Earl

the

of

Clarendon repon the

suggestion of

ttie

Law Officers of the

Frown that the

penalty

to be attached

to serious unfractions

of

the proposed law

should be the

fr feiture of the

ship.

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April 17 th

RECORD

1855

honoured with

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in Lond

Wodehouse's letter of March 19 tht last,

stating that with reference to our

Report of Jane 30th last upon the

letter from the Board of Brade

of the 19th of Augurt

as to the Oncand

to be adopted for checking the abuses

practised

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practised in regard to the Emigration of Chinese cookies, he was directed to

transmit to us the accompanying better from the colonial office,

mclosing a

copy of a Report from the

Comms of Emigration upon the same

dubgect; and to request

that lue

would take

there Papers into

1. Mar

consideration and Report to G. L.

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Operson thereupon.

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have taken

these papers into

consideration and have the honour

to Report, That

We die Gio veason

to dipent from the Report of the

must

Emigration commisionons, who ma

be more

familiar then ourselves with

this question. We cannot however reformin from repeating that the

penalty of forfeiture of the ship

should be enacted

effectual comedy-

as the most

c

Me still consider that the

Attaching to serious offences against

the proposed enactments the penalty of forfeiture of the hir, is a

measure

to

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measure eminently calculated to

induce thipowners to take effectual

Measures for preventing the perpetration

of such offences, and is, probably,

the only one

only litely

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the peculiar circumstances under

which such offences may

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May 4th 1955

137

have laid before the lart

Clarendon your

Cour

Letter of the

of

25. Ettime exctoring a copy of an

ordinance paped by

of Mongdong,

An Ordinance

the Legislature.

entitled N. 1 of 1855

to enforce Rentrality

"during the Contest now

" in China", and

Serman Merivale Erg Я

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138

to

your

statement that it is

not the intention of the secreting

of State

submit this ordinance for ser Majesty's decision until a Recort

on the subject

is received from

Sir John Bowring, Tam to request

that

you

on

will inform word Thi

Rupell that Sir John Bowring.

has transmitted to this office.

an Ordinance bearing the same

Title as the one

one above mentioned

And

and which has been passed by him

with the advice of the legislative

Council of Mongkong for Her Majesty,

Subjects

in China.

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Inm directed to enclose a

иг

copy of that ordinaire and am

at the same time to request that

you will inform Lond John Russell

that it has been approved

on the

on

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Luccis confirmation ofthis Adenance J'appeland the need only acke its receipt, adding prechops that this

Office

fact.

above

Mr. Meriale.

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Mr Merivale.

Ordinances resembling

the present have

usually been sent by the Governor of

H. Kory

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to the S. of State for Treign Affairs.

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disappured. In all cases no referece

by

has been made to their Destley

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is an

the

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the part of the St

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devolere

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An Ordiname for A. M. 's bubjects within

the Dominions of the Emperor

the Emperor of China,

I

on

within

arry

this

12

Distance of

of not more than one

Vessel at a

hundred

Ailes from the coast

of China.

.

Anno Decimo Octavo Victorie Regina

M21 & 1955

By W. 2. Mr J. Bowring, Anight, L. L. D.,

I the

Governour and Commander-in-Chief of

Wolony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice - Admiral of the same, &.M.'s

Vere

Plenipotenting and thief superintendent,

4

141

of the Bade of British bebjects in China, with the advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong -

In Ordnance to enforce Rentrality, during

the Contest how existing in China.

all Dichis

hereas it is necetary that trist

neutrality be maintained Subgets throng wout the Empire of tuna

between the different parties at present

contending for dominion in that Empire,

not

and exoting Legislation does et sufficiently provide for the purichment of those who shall violate such

neutrality

A

C

Centrality

I Be it therefore masted and

ordained 少

it . E . the Governour of stoy boy,

that it shall be

punishable by

a

Musdemeanour

not move Then Kos

years impriomment, or by a fine eat

Dollars Souch

exceeding Five thousand

punishments to be accumulative or ent,

at the discretion of the adjudicating Fortuinal I for any

within

any

British dubject

part of China to assist.

either the existing Chinese fort kany

a citter of the different faction at

present

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present engaged or who

mag

hereafter

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by personal enlistment in the berorie

Keither of the said several parties,

by proeuring other persons to entert

to suck berrie, or by furnishing alling

:

Fany

or procuring warlike sloves any

description, or by fitting out befels

or by knowingly and purposely doing

arcy

otter bet to assist extter Party

by which Reutrality may

he trolated

II and be it further tasted and

ordained

Ordained, that the Bitrinal for Adjudicating on offences of the description

intended to be dealt with

sodinance shall cornist of a

by

this

Boumlar

Officer in charge of a consulate and

two assepors who shall be subjects

St. M. Resident within that Consulate.

(^) J. Brunning

Paped the depolative Council of Hongkong

Jan 17

1855

) L'I'almada e Castro

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Foreign Offeir

May 15th 1855.

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herewith a copy of a ente from

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the Swedish and honorgian Minister at this fourt

Announcing

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the apponitment

Mr. Nicolaus Dune, a

merchant at Victoria in

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your Ladship's

letter of

the 19th

Wilking, acemmpanied

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a despalah from

Sin John Bearing

relative to an

lucigration from Amoy to Martinique

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My Lord,

in 4843 jes

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Superintendency of Brade

Hong Kong March 2. 1855

Д

I have the honour to forward

to G . L . Copy of a communication from

M. Acting Conoul Winchester, dated

Feb 14", giving anformation

Amoy

by

respecting a Contract entered into the French york for a supply of 900 Chinese Emgrants intended for the Colomer of Guadeloupe and Martinique . It would appear that the

necesare

Earl of Harendon K. &

(of

K

Recessary, Arrangements have been maste

for conducting this new Emigration

in a cirit of equnity and humanity, but as I fear the very party charged to give effect to these purposes is the

French Vice Consul, a partner in the house

having the contract to furnish the cookies,

will see that the security

G.L. will

be madequate and

I

Consatio factory

Murt

The same & copatch states that the "Carpentaria ", chartered, as Funderstand, to take in Cooties for a British Colony, a loading at an illegal Port, and beyond

Consular

Consular control.

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British Consulate Amoy

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February 4th 1855

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I have the honour to report to 4. ?.

that a contract has been made . for the introduction of goo Chinese Innaigrants to the French Colonies of Guadeloups-

and Martungie, during the present year,

&

of Mari

between the Minister and colonies,.

M. Theodore Ducos, for the Colonial

fork, and two Merchants of chaose, M. M Malavijue & Ridet.

2. Bowring

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One with of the whole

number

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From biri f. Bowring

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Hong Kong March 2. 1855

110

1. Enclosure

153

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number are to be women, but on this

Lead the contractors will be excused

if they can prove the impopibility of trocuring females.

The Emylants will be shipped

under the Law enacted

by

the Freuch

york relative to this subject, which

and combort, and

enjoins ample space and

contains with my.

excellent and

humane provisions some minute on regulations that appear scarcely receper, to a well regulated Emigration from_

their country

"According to the Ardmance, the Shipment sight to be made unde-

the

the Superintend neo. of a Special Immigration Gent, and the whole contract I'd seve to be subject to the contioul of 4.2. M. Bourboulon-

The Corker for the "gettant" are collecting at Stam - bay, the Catholi Village near the Mantae Pagoda, and

Thear with pleasure that the Mandarins have permitted the body

of Changpoo Insurgents, reported M. Parke's Despatch Ribe of 1004 en having shut themselves up in the Old Fort, ommonly supposed to have been created by Blok-king-c the Emipation.

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Lovegration

Foreign Free

July

16th 1855.

directed by the Curl of Claundon brequest that you

will arguant Lord John Russell

1

that Lord Clarendon has referred to the Lewd of ears f

officers letter of the

the Craver your 27th mustant inloxing a Copy of the Colonial Land And Einspration Commisioners. weit a drafobill for

& Perivale Zus

the

The P

the regulation of ships conveying Tinere Emigrants, amb sam how betrantimit byou, Ibe lait before Lord Lohn Russell, alfy of the Law Squiers Report the impa

From this Report Lord

therempon

John Russell will see that as

Regards certain

certain petre provisions geta

"the Law officers consider them

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to an

observation in regard

twhich His Lorddolife well doubtless consider Ladruable

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but that with regards bother provisions, the Law Officers

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they should be allowed to

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17 Buty/85 July/55

With reference to you

letter of the 18 hect Save

deriitit by Lord John Perssell

to Cianosit to you for

мож

the consideration of the

tail of Chuendon& Cafpry

M. Bell is, I mesume, of the Bill,

that in

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as read a

Second time, for the

Opy of Mis will as regulation of Ships Coverying

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Chevice lougrents.

Lord John Russell

believes that the Bill

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to the

objections stated by the

Low Officess-

Officess_luh

Sherele

any Geother

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requisite by Ford Clarendon

it can be diesertial or

the third reading.

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Erfllarendon

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breton Commons

July. 1855

157

honored with It?

commands sequefied in Mr. Hammonds letter of the isth of June last Italing that with seference tour report of the 17th of April last, he was discitia totransmit tous the accompanying better from the Colonial office untoring a copy of a deport pon the Colonial Land and hingration Commissioner, with abraft of a Bill which has been Expand other for the regulation

of

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of this carrying Chaise Amgents;

and trend that we would take these lafers with consideration

and repent bolt

at our lashest

convenience our opinion thereupon..

In obedienin

lolyt commands

we have taken the papers with cunderation, and have the

homor treport.

That we have considered

this Bill particularly with reference touch of its provisions as are applicable

applicable to the Ships of Foreign nation.

These provisions

are

Leverable

7

deviralcle with two classes.

Сире

1 Pervision that will users

Boreign Ships that come within

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the description of Chinese Passenger Ships". bberly of chasing out of Butuch Ports in China, unles atoms be given by the barter with hus Suretics that he will In all serpents comply with and obsevve the proposed but

This heut of the Bill is unobfectionable hi point aftow, ofit be

Innistuul with the mutual freedom of commercial tubercourse

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and other Freign (mutries.

the other Claps of the provision of the Bill give the power of siring and forfeiting any Forays this coming inthen the description "Chrise Passenger Ship" When on the High Seas, if it le

ofa

proved that the has cleared out

Post witten Bitech

of any

Sumidation hi China, and

has violated the permisiven of the proposes trill.

This assumption of turnidulan and authinily is not the

Supported by any pinciple

9.

International Law; I cannot

Leexpected that

ud-

any Foreign

Freyn hation would guild obedience bit,

kulips it were founded as in the case offlane ships upon treaties brevinly made betimeen Nation= for the purpose of reciprocally

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inceding breach ather their description of

mutual Amidiction and authority.

We cannot therefore command that these last mentinued provisions be allowed tremam is the 18cll.

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RECEIVED

AUG 7 1855

Foreign Office,

August. 7.1855

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Sir,

am directed by the Eait of Clarendon to

transmit to you, to be laid before Secretary, Siz

26 July 21/35 William Molesworth, Copy of a Despatch and

Her Majesty's

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Copy of Encl : to Courte

Ansivered

ed 12 Jan/5

its Inclosures

from

Consal at

Constor, containing information respecting two

armed vessels which have from thit bort for

I am,

Sir,

China .

recently trailed

Your most obedient,

humble Servant,

Herman Merivale 84ag

и

mund

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lony

to Govern

M. Merivate

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[ long will

Fr.6. 7469 #hong

Sir Johns Bowring

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9th Augps

و

N.). Sin

MINUTE

R

1855

Merivate

MAJ.Ball

Halesworth

AUGT asso

Shamsuit here.

with for your

information the

Wie

Ansed to Noof 35

in

2830

F. 0.7469.

Of course the admiralty

intended

will have received tim same information They are protally

copy of

Despatch

from Her Majesty's

Consul at Baston

containing imponentin respectory two armed

Cressels which have

recently sailed from

1 for sale to the Russian that Port for

authorities in Kanschatina China.

I have de

1

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1. Hammond Ge

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MR Merivale

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12th Jany 56

Jam directed by le

Sentary Lebouchure to Suustory hansmit to you for the information of the best of Clarendon the Copy

of a despatte from the

Gorena of Hory Hong

relative to the two domed

Pipels from the Gorh

which you

of Boston to whic

lefen in your litter of the 7th of leugh losh.

Shave

Cohy

h.26.

the

my

7. L.

Lord,

In 7469/55 Boston. July

21.1855.

RECORD

OFF

163

I have the honor to report to

d. some particulars relative to two Kepels wh: have recently sailed for

this Fort for China.

The first of these Vepels, the

"Curlew" is a new

Bing of 247 Lons,

carrying an apported cargo of timber, planks, brandy, to, besides six-

едино,

of the declared value of 600 Dollars, by Mr Cammel Hooper of

and is owned by M!

Boston.

The carries an armament of

from

f from this

four fans, and cleared

Port for

China on the

the Instant.

The second kepel is the Antelope"

Earl of flareason.

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a new steam - propeller of 415 tous, of fine model x suferior sailing gashites. This repel carries three leavy gaus: one by founder a-mid-ships, a 32-founder at the bows, and another -founder at the stern. She is by M. Rott B. Forbes of Boston and cleared for Hongkong

32

owned

on

the 17

the inst. in Coal and

Ballast. Her proportions are as follows :

Length

Bread th

Depth of Hold

155% feet.

262 do

10

105 Be

10

I have escertained from

the Collector of Customs that both these Vepels have been placed by

him under

Bonds of

$50,000 kach

that they shall not be used for

hostite

164

hostile purposes against my lower at peace with the United States; but I

consider it my duty to report the

matter to y. d. as it seems not

By.d. improbable that these repelo

may

be intended to be soldon.

their arrival in the China Seas. I have re.

(Digned) Edmund Gration

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1

9357 Hùng Vong

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God 83472

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RECEIVED

OCT23 1835

Foreign office

October. 22. 18337

h: 26. Consul Grattan.

Boston, July 21.1855.

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Gov: informed 31 Oct/55-

Jam directed

the Earl

off (lastuston to acknowledge the

Clarencton

receipt of your

Letter

y

bistaut and to request

the 17

that

you will acquaint the Secretary

of State for the (atonces that His Lordship Concurs in the

Sespatch to the Govenor of

t. Benvale Tyre

Haughing,

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kingting, draft of which is berein inclosed, repusting further information as to the proposed flown of sstablishing

a

Corps of Intestrelers in that

(along.

I am to well there. the

Geld

pant to S. Pants (allege

a

is not strilly speaking,

Pachamentary grant,

though paid out of money

haled

156

voted generally for Contingencies

the Suferintending

on account

and (onsular Establishments.

It is the continuation of a

grant made

mang gears

ago for Educational purposes: And Lord (larendon, having,

since the correspondence which

haped with the Colonial

office in Secember and

Saumary last, had under

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L.

his consideration

4.

further

letter from the Bishop of Victoria to Sir John Bousing this subject, has decided

for the present not to literfere with the appropriation of the

to S. Pauls (allege.

167

the grant to St Paul's College. A second despatch of a few lines will be sufficient to convey the decision of the Foreign Office not to interfere, at present, with that grant.

AMP 23 Oct

Draft of proposed

second despatch

M 23 Ort

Mr. Ball.

As die to. Molesworth signed the

Mis Governor __ of which you find the draft.

despatch 8347-

the design

Colätte's heir

Corks of Idleig as Hong Kong

better be

forwarded without

The addition

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Inky hint obedient Ramble Servant.

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31th lent p55

Governor

Sir Dahus Bowring

N°34

1855

NNUTE

OCTR

378

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Sir

H

Elliot Merivale

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that the annual grant

with refere

to Sir William

Molesworth # Desp

of the 18th Dustart_ I have to inform

зала

that the

Cart of Clarendon

has decided for

of £250 to St Paul's College this prese which is depayed out of to interfere

of Part+ for

the Vote of

the an

perustendency & Consular the

ces should not, for

Enpresent, be interfered

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appropriations of

I 250 from

the

date for borsetter

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Services bitter to

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NOV 27 1855

169

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withe reference to the act of last Lexion 18th and 19th Victoria c. 104 entitled "an bet for the

act

rigulation of Chinese Pakenger thips" I am directed by the

be

Earl of Clarendon to request that

will mone

face wil

ir

Secretary

Labouchure to direct the

Commissioners of Emigration fo

prepare witte the least popilite delay

Report upon the

delar a

betanctions which should

Merivale Expre

the

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170

given to Her drajesty's Conants in China as to the Extent of this Powers conferred whon theme by the above

Act, and as to the duties which

they are

it.

required turform under

Lord Clarendon directs me &

add that be withes to be furinmed with the Emigration Commisioner Report upon this bubject at

their carliest commemence.

I andose for the information of the Commisioners a Coke of

the

the think order in Connel of the

13th of June 1853.

of

I am,

Lir

Your most obedient humble bermant

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2. Ball

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w.h.

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buriy to day for to a forward

and as

posive,

as soon

26. Moos. 1855

Pare: Exmark 13. Jerna 1853

of

with a private note requesting

Entered.

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171

28 NN. 1855

Sulleiner

einew,

I am directed

by W. Seanetary

Labouchere to tracesmid

to

you

Copy

the unaloved

ара

letter

from the Foreign Affin

requesting

to be

Apprised of the unstructions which

it will be desirable

mr Murdoch or die 7 to issue to St. Mis

Rogers to call on

me at 1P.M. tomorrow Consuls in China

intet. Offi

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172

in consequence

of the Ast of lad

Session 18 and 17

Viol:

Cap: 104, lutitted

"An Act for itie regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships",

And

I am to

request that you

will

take chis

suged into

your

early Consideration

And will furnish

iWv. Labonabere with your apiccion

an

the instructions

which

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f

which it will be

desirable to issue

to St.Mi's Consuls in

Clunia, to the

of stong Kang and

to a

any

other

functionaries to

whom it may

exessary

be

to give.

directions for their

Guidance in giving

effeat to the recent Ase of Parl

Parliament. Jamos. дам

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173

1/278. Hong Kong Compation

RECEIVED

nd B° 5341/55

ro 290.

DEC. 6 1855

Foreign Office,

Deer se.

Sis, with reference to your

185 3

Letter ofthe 15th of Juve

lust I am directed by the Eart of Clarendon to

transmit to to be laid before

you,

Lahoushere

auchere

its Inclosures from

Mv. Secretary

a

1

Copy of a Despatch and

Her

Majesty's Plecripotentiary

+ thief superintendent of Rade in China,

the shipment in the British

respecting

Vepel "Cexpentaria" of Casties for the

Kavana

I

Javeriale lopes

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am,

Sir,

Your most obedient,

humble Servant,

Wodehouse

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2787 174

Superintendency of trade

Hong Kong August 29.1855

My Lord,

Inreference to your

Four Lely

Lelpi's

Desph h2 135 dated June 18th, which

contamis an inclone from

om the Colonial Land and Emigration offere Office

on the subject of the British Ship "Carpentaria ", I have reason to believe that after taking in a cargo of Cookies at swatow, Shipped by

Ce

Mes: Fait and be of amoy,

her

final destination was the Havanna;

but as these shipments

to

are almost

confined to unauthorized ports information

"1 Earl of Clarendon R. G-

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is often imperfect and uncertain.

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DEC.C

1855

Foreign Office

December 27th, 1855

RECORD, OF

fir, With reference to

reference to your letter

A wo

175

copy

of the 8th Kistant, inclosing a of an instinction to the Governor

of Hong Kong for his guidance in into effect the Ihmise

Carrying

an

Passenger Ret of last session, "ame directed by the Earl of Clarendon

by

to transmit to you, for

the

information of Mr. Secretary Labouchere copies of two letters which is Lordship has received from the Merwile Expl

Board

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Board of Trade, in anower reference which

lvas

t

a

made to that

Department upon the points advected

to in those Letters.

I am,

fir

your most obedient

your

humble servant,

это

Ner Ellist

A strange differences between this twn letters

from the Board of Frave. The substan of the lach (26 deer ) should Ipress

7

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catrol to the

2.8 De H

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My Lord,

Ju11877/15

177

office of Committer of Pring Cancel for Wade Deer 26th 1855

Som directed

ат

of the Committe

by

the Lords

of Pewry

Council

for Trade to acknowledge the

12th

receipt of your letter of the 12 t

Must. transmitting

by

direction

of the Earl of Clarendon, for their

Lordships Counderation, a

a

copy of Report from the Emigration Commissioners upon the subject of the Chinese Passenger act of Last Lession (18 £ 19. he . c. 14)

and. Wodehous

together

بي

together with a copy of a further

letter from the Colonial office traummitting a copy of the instruction, sent to the governor of Hongkong

for his pendance in carrying into

effect

the the provisions of the above

Imentioned Act

to

In reply, I am to request you inform Lond Clarendon, with reference to the question expecially submitted for their Lordship's

Ар

Their

counideration, that to far Lordships are in possession of information upon the subject,

it

7

178

it does not appear to them that there is any objection to compelling Chriese Pepenger Ships to touch at

Hongkong which is not more than

the advantages

counterbalanced by that may be expected to result from the course proposed.

With reference to the motruction

that have been sent from the

+ from Colonial office to the Governor

of Hong Kong, May Lords have nothing to suggest . Ay Lords presume that it is the intention of Lond Clarendon to give the Recepary-

Lord (4)

motructions to Consuls

upon

the

pointsг

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points adverted to in the Report of

1

the Emigration Commissovers,

and

that His Lef: will also communicate

with the Adsuratty

the

счити

in onder that

cecessary Motructions may be

gwen with reference

to the duties

to be performed by the Commending Officers of Her Majesty's this

Tam to add that My Lords

would be prepared to give their

best counderation

to these instructions:

if it should appear to Lord Clarendon

that it would be desirable to

tabuit the Draft to their Laffe

for

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for that turpose -

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December 20. 1855

from B of made

My Lord,

241847/55

181

Board of Fade.

Whitetall-Dec: 26.18637

Referring to the Letter from of the 20th Dist.

this department

on the

the subject of the Instructions to be sent out bette Colonial Office

by

to the fan of kong kong concerning the made of carrying into effect the chinese Passenger not flest lepsion I am directed big the words Of the formmiture of PringConnect for Rade to request you

request you to informs

Load Clarendon that it has occurred

tomy Lords since the abarie,

mentioned batter was written tund

The desirable to reform the

it

may he

lord Wodehouse

Jour

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182

fovernor that the bestructions of the supretion Commiprs to their own Officers, which In Lahanchere propose to send to him should be used with fuct caution, and should be looked

spon cather as giving

the results of the Experience of the Commisionen, as to the regulations which it in desirable and practicabile trenforce

is

in this Countre

than

as

pording

in China, and it will be necessary

(

for the Governors touse gent

discretion in exercis

exercising

the

Comero-committed to him so that

whilst the Eungiants are property protected, British Rade may not he sulyjected to vexations

о или

unnecessary restrictions - thave s

J. Emerson Tennent.

a model by which he should replate

his own

proceding in the

be

the Colony.

hany regulations myle useful s importated here which would be

uscles, impracticable, or apirious

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December 26.1855

From B4 of Brade

Entered

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28 - Jam, 1856

14 Janny With reference

W Ball

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W.M.

to

un letter of

your

?

in

the "y" ultimo,

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@ a

ampanied

anied by

tivo letters from

the Board of

hade, respecting

the Canse to be

purowed inn

Chinese

executing the Clunes. Passenger Act of lase Tession, I

Am directed by

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W Seat: Labe-where

to transmit to you

thieu

cinfor

Earl of

ation

of the

the

Clarendon,

enclosed copy of

further instration

which he has

addressed to the

Govenor of stong

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Kong on the Sufant

And in which

the euggestions of:

the Board of

hade have been

22 Juny 1056.

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homes surfish with do

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ford enough to perpen this dragt in

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my.

134

22 Sun/56

Thith referensste

Mat punt of ingder falch of the

the 8 Mall which

refers to the possible. appointment of hung: Officers at some of legalized Ports in China, Thave now to inform

free

It

that St Mgodt have decided, for the present atleart, to appoint no rucigration Officn

Mr. Ellist 19 fant elsewhere than at

M. Meriale

dus Labouchers. I4

6.25

St. long. This decision with make innecessary that every Pa

every British Shish

careging Passengers

а

y to F. 6. 25 Daupt from fina st. repain

in the first instance

W. S. Kong boblain

Der Sucigration Papers

But as the district from which Pigrants as

Grave

likes tot prouvred lies

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between Array & Nikong-

Mr. S

and during the juicial (where

in B-

isliked to be

Mon 100 ships Suigratem carried on ) is practically

Main neares & Along

I do rest anticipate Amaz That any material, onvenience will

салд

The cacched & the arrange. ment. The facilities which it wih afford for carrying out the Act & preventing aberxes which have prevailed in this drade

авили

the

are too obvious to

require notice.

asmider these

But the

civer ihn

ibmaz маз

ae expected

Ships

That Papunger with arrive at thoug the veerveyed Kobtaini then hung? Papers with their Papengers, Stores Margo already.

eri

board,

184A it with be necesing that

the Engiatem Officin should exercise derivation as to the manner in which hesht perfouse the duties anpored,

on hein

in regard to the Survey. the Ship &c. In the of th "Lubstance of rustuection, "saved to Eling". Officers, in the Commbly which Stranamitted in my Despatch of 8th quill

wil apumed, as you

18 the Ship perceive, that

This

7

can be enteres cleared offargo & Rasenger, before the Ansis denveged, & consequently that a thorough

газ

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be made

opher both uiride &

outside

ник

This of course

in the

wd be imposible case of Ships arriving

at St Thong with these Papungers

Xe on bound

In that case, therefore

the Eucigratiom Officen

queal lake hitest means in his power spatiifs himself as to the Ships seaworthines - bearing in miced that while

his

first deel is torce

is omitted

mesuy

that nothing which may be nere to the safel of the This thee Papungers, wher also indispensable that nothing shobe done which

would an un

or verations obstacle in the way of legitimate trade_ The vanie remeact, with apple to the Pustrections in regard to fittings & Ventilation - Provided there be in the Spricciones he hung" Officer sufficient for securel thealth, it

denciable that well not be meas he va? attempt to follow revh?

streetly

a

the rules observed

in this Country.

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185

Foreign Fin

December 29th 1885.

with reference byour

letters

of etro 5th and 8th Instant communicating the quinion ofthe Colonial office on Gromite connected with the carrying into effect of the Chine Passenger but of last deseion,. I am directed by the Earl of Pencendon I transmit to you, for the information of in Secretary Labouchers, ach

of If a Report which Lord Carenton the Law Offrien "has received from

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in answer Ba

which was mache

Herman Merivale Esper

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My Lonb,

Doctors Emmons Dec. 24.10.

Eve are honoured with Your Lordship's

Wortchanker

commands signified in LiWodchauxe's

letter of des. 12.

staking stat with exferen tousor letter of the 7th ulto. regereating

Obe informed upon what particular.

points

aer

opinions are dexired with

бра

respect to the Chemise Posengers but

18. &

e)

1G. Ver & 105. he was directect

opinion

Estate bus that our opences.

describ. Finit an

to whether the.

Consuls would be justified in seizing a Bilish this for breach of provision ofther act in funcse waters or other waters within foreign jurisdiction, what is the proper con

ousse fora Consul

Stake in order & bring

order & bring a repel to com Reliinalty Cout;

Rergeil before

Endard of Clarendon

Carse

and

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and whether affansub to terzing claim tochure in the forocceds of the lesgure; and secondes, whether th Consul unthine can proceed expamet вонкий persons for misdemeanours under this act in the Consular logerts.

ن

Lowaschance is pleased to hamsuit Que tth's dreer infonnect of Lune. I 1858. together with two letters from the glonial fire inclosing

of copes for Report of the Emigration berringionens upon the subjich foto Hemies Passengers hetk of an instruction to the Governor of Houstong ben founded thereason ; & trequest that we would report upon above-mentioned points abous Euchest convenenis, axit is Spurs that destructions should be sent out to Cherie

on the subject by the exert mail

which has

The

183

In obedience tt. ht Commands we have laken the papers into consideration & have the honous Bresport-

That the Consuls will in ons Spicion be pretificil in seizing a Mitich this hiffurieso waters for breach of provisions of thr

the Act inasomuch as 4. M. hut by Keaty

1

من

usage, pinodiction

hand

over Brukin

in the

ships therein; British Consuls coundr Seige British ships in other water within foreign poundediction excepting only ent waters of those nations in which the her by healy or usage jurisdiction one Subjects being therein

teritish

The propercourse for a fouaul Stake in order Boringa erepel so sized before. An Admiralty Court will be, in the first place, Bring her in person, & having so stone, he should by himself, or they competent person, secure all the printed or written "chiser papers"," & any documents or letters, of whatever nation which have

any hearing

Some

other

on

the matter.

he should mach them to asbroentify dehoir them sealed up b

Them

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D

Loner

!

Come intelligent person aquainted with the circumstances of the seizures, found.

or

took them or active

who

or

aw them founel or taken, & who lan identify them,

K

should send such.

person in charge of thren to the Bution Colony selected, with direction Thin

or his to communicate forthwith arrival with the fovernor

Jovernor the Law

Consul Officers of the (cow. The Expeal thould also transmit an a

affiduich (or in

сем

case where this cannot be done a

Consular certificate from himself) cincumstances connectul of the fact a with the transaction, & of the identting zetor papers. This should be both full & accurate in the Worms and mutatio mutandis in the from 2.778. at p. 20. of the " Rulers Regulations made under 2nd William 11. for the ale of Admiralty Courts abroads. where the charge is that of forging

"1

189

altering" the papers, the affidavits

as torte " folight &

еске ал

should be precise Condition" of

such papers with

reference to the forging

or alteration of them. Where it may be practicabli

selected. In case

he should send in the ships, or otherwise, any material witnes & witreper to the British Colong this should be found compracticable, he shouted transmit affidavits witnesses. depositions from such withefa.

весич

The Consul should make such provision wo the crriumstances may admit either be application & the nearest Naval officer, by hiring a proper crew, or otherwise, for securing the safe possession & navigation of the ship to the British Colony delivery up to the forsper ofnir there.

1. generally

This will.

wher

be the Marshaly

Mer

1

the Vici Adiniralty fourt. The Consul

should bear in miiit that he & lud Authorized by the Statute &dletais in custody

the master or few of the_ Thip seized. When the mastercient proceeded against comminally before himi, the foreul should permit the Gracter to go as a Passenges in the chief. and of the master declines or is detained in custody, the master should be permitted bosend in the ship any percon

-person as his Agent,

Boxend

or others in

any

ly

letters this legents the British Colony

на

be sent

which the this mag The Consul should send in he Also, whenever porncheiath, the mate

other of the [rew. The Consulé attention may be usefully directed to the Pules & Regulations

Kat least

02

above

>

190

Above alluded to, expecially to page

20. Sec. 27. and p. 127. No. 128.

Lection X . is ambiguousy wordeel hot our inpression

that the fonculis nor within the words "offier bringing the Lame in for adjudication!

ffences under this tit mary to unguined into or permited

во идни

in thera of before Consulur Tribunals, Committed within their periodite

We have re

(signed) HotHarding Relachawen Richards Bothell

14

Law officers

24. 1855

1

Copy to for information 28. Nodt,

You.

Payers

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eft with Son. 921.

birenler written

6 Dece

nute on drafts.

and separate

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NOVE 1826

Temple.

مجھے

November 1856

191

alir.

We have been favored

Merivales letter"

d with Mr.

the 8th November

of

last; in which he states, that he was

directed to reg

rast that we

would take

copy of

a Despatch

ء

overwor

of Hong Kong,

under consideration a

received from the Gou

with the Ordinance for Fees and Costs"

enclosed in it; and the

protest

میرے

the Legislation Council

a the slice of the

of

سمجھے

Legislation

Mr Edger

That the subject of this Ordinance

vr lance

of general inspor

of the Colonial Poforssions of

and our.

points:

The Right to

ion was te

Opinion

Hon Labouchere Mh.p

Howry I

L

in mace.

aley

Her Majesty,

requestedt on the following

22

132

considered the proposed Ordinance

clause 4

31 диву

1856 and be

beg

by the

to submit the observation

which have occurred to us on its provisions.

g

Whether we approved of this brdinance, and in particular

it

of the last part of it,

of

1, providing

that-cooti

interlocutury proceedings shall in all

cases be forthwith paid, and shall in no

case

be

made to abide the event

of

the caus

wherein such proceedings shall have been

taken.

7

assuming

that the provision giving Costo to the brown in

Whether

of clause 12

one,

it

ought

ht not in jus

certain proceedings is substan

As to the second Rule:

It is a

principle

of

the Law of England

and

England that Attornies

Solicitors shall be paid for then services

to a certain. ваше ассы

in any

ding

definite and fixed scale; but by the latter part of this proposed second Rule, the

hably

A

right-

Regis

tian is to be empowe

a powered to reduce or

in justice to be accompanied

by the provision that costs shall also be

recoverable from the Crown!

Mr. Merivale was also pleased to

request that we would inform you of any

refuse altogether the prescribed Fees and

Payments to be made to the

ch

ouch

Alton

Attorney upon ds as he shall deem oufficient

grounds

as

which is beyond the power of any Paxing

tc...

en Court in this Coventry, and

Officer

or even

A

would make the whole

other reasons which

night

сле 1-че

for

of

ur

thholding Her Majestys sauction from

this bedinance, or for regining

to be made.

amendments

In obedience thereto we have

میرے

the remuneration

the Attomey dependent on the will of the Registian . _ We do not think it convenient that a different rule should be established in the Colony from that which exists on

42

!

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193

i

I

i

this subject in this Country..

With respect to the latter part of the

4th Rule:

This proposes to introduce a positive and inflexible rule as to the

Costi of Interlocutory proceedings which differs entirely from the Rule that exists on the subject in the Court

Westminster Hall

of

Law L.

abendy given,

to

بھا

beyoud his Costs : but this principle is entirely

alived by the proposed 5K Rule,

неда

which, if allowed to stand, would afford.

the means

of easily

evad

ding

the Tulas of

by the rest of

lead

remuneration laid down.

Ordinance, and would most probably

Equity in

to much mischief

load

we think

besides which the reasons

Bus

do not appear to us

For the reason ab

this is objectionable; offered for the change to be sound or sufficient.

Th

5th

Th..

inconvenience.

We cannot the repre- approve "/

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and 6th Rules.

Ces to the 12th Rule:

The Framex

f

The

Ordinance does not seem to have adverleit

a Not 18219

to the late Imperial Statute, by

which

suitors, renders

Hu

4

generally speaking / Costs are recoverable.

aad

With respect to the 5 & 6 Sechius:

The law of England, founded on a hive

Providence for the protection.

Aly

contract or

of promise made or

a Suiter to his Attomey pending

by

if any

lection

be

at-

ating

the Allorney

be si

the commencement of any

vorda

given by

ir

before.

or Suit, for

arry

Law prescribes,

or

giving kiin

additiona

any

rate higher than the scale which the

benefit

against the brown. –

Rule

on the ou

made at Hore

based.

the Right Hon.

Remy

abject

Hong Kong,

conformity

upor

We think

tis proper

to

that it ought to

with that statute and

the principle of reciprocity =

Labouchere M. P.

Lc.

j

-

We do not therefore approve of the

12 th Rule as it is framed.

No Merivale

We are

Vir

Your obed ? humble Senti -

14

Mi Ball

you

AR. Abum

Suchard Bethell

I his opinion condemns de

короговориро

caly

a diname į

in the points to which

W Edger objected, wate

also in Men, & in

point of fait

leave hid

little fit

untouched.

>

I cannot feel statisfied at all the 194

dications when bythe Law Adhich are adapted to the latitude of Hong Kong, although undoubtedly resting on English usage of munch authority. Perkat Be the best come will I to transmit the Spinion to the forence for his guidance. & refuse to confirm the adiname unless

amended or

unless (astrona

too

of the dications) shong kason is shown If the contrary.

apaid to

Am

ваши

recommend dis allowrame, buange the tath of feer in perbally in force & it

would be incomornient to interfere with it.

Hm N 14

Mr Labouchere

My well

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135

CIRCULAR.o

Legislative bolonies

Downing Street,

6th December, 1856.

RECORD

OF

Si

!

of

I wish to call your attention to the provisions

a recent Statute, 18 and 19 Vict, cap, 90, intituled "An Act for the Bayment of Costs in Proceedings insti- tuted on behalf of the Crown in Matters relating to the Peevenue, and for the Amendment of the Procedure and Practice in Crown Suits in the Court of Exchequer."

The provisions of this Statute, especially Sections 1 and 2, although confined to the United Kingdom, of general interest and importance; and, as circumstances have

led

are

me to suppose that they are not generally known in Her Majesty's Colonial Bossessions, I recommend it to your consideration (with the advice of your Council) whether they may not be properly adopied by the Legislature of the Colony under your Government.

I have the honour to be,

Ta

Your most obedient,

Humble Servant,

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browns botonier

Sir,

196

Downing Street,

6

December, 1856.

I wish to call your attention to the provisions

of a recent Statute, 18 and 19 Vict., cap. 90, intituled An Act for the Bayment of Costs in Proceedings insti- behalf of the Crown in Matters relating to the Peevenue, and for the Amendment of the Procedure Practice in Crown Suits in the Court of Exchequer."

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ana

The provisions of this Statute, especially Sections 1 and 2, although confined to the United Kingdom, are of general interest and importance; and, as circumstances have led me to suppose that they are not generally known in Her Majesty's Colonial Possessions, I wish you to propose analogous measures to the Legislature of the Colony under your Government, unless they are either superfluous, peculiar local reason exists against their adoption.

ok some

4

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient

Humble Servant,

197

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JAN 12 1855

Treasury Chambers,

// semneus 1855.

198

Govt inf. 16 Jan/55_4:54_Aft with Love 10488.

Sir,

I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of

Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, that directions have

been given to the Teupreidter General to hermoted to the Account of George Builla Ey Agents General for Creion Colonies at the Bunte

of England the sum of £1734.

As an

advance on account of

of Hong Kong.

1

The Colony

Fa

H. Menide Exy

h

I am,

Sirr

Your obedient Servant,

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1855

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12th January

Pir.

1855.

199

Save commanded.

commanded by the

Ends Commissionens of ter

Majesty & Treasury Faquaint you for the inflamation of Secretary Sir George quen that My Eids have authorized the Sagmaster General & pay Tthe account of M Baillier Agent Generals for Crown Colonies at the Bank of England, the sum of £1734. 1. I charging the same & the. Gracit: for Hon; Kong as an advance & him

on accorvet o

hie

agency for

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Treasury Chambers 198 January

letter

f

1055

reply to y

21m November lase

relative to the Pensions

to be awarded to Mr Comelati Clerk in the Celonial

Chief Treasury

at

sang vg

by

I am kommanded be the Lords Commissioners o Her Majesty Frear

ce

Freasury

For

the

To

requanit informations of Secretary Sir George they, that d Comelatis employment as Vice Consul from 1014 to 1019

cannot be nicluded his application

فن

For

Louidering

retired allowances,

a

Vernace Merivalo

ро

sog

80% 7.

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and as

he has served only

mier years in the Colonial

Treasury

at

Bảng ng

Long

Hong

he would not be entitled

to superannuation allowance,

все сло

her had availed

thes options which

lumiself of the

afforde

was

ded to being, off

supera superannuation

subscribing to the sy

funds.

are

Their Lordshipe

of opinions that under

all the wrimmstances of

a

gratuity wo

properly be granted to

the rate of two

the case

line at

three years

of

his service

Va

months salary for every

Lis

Your Obedients Lervon

le mundu

201

!

born in 20

Mr. Merimle

Communiate ace to the Governor fattie information of. M. Come

melati.

23

431

Gov 10491/54

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Gov infe & Frejst

ith Govt 1.49.

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RECLIVE

JAN 27

1855

Келе

26

202

Chambers

6 January

Mary 1055

The reply to your

letter off 5th Justant, im relations to the Estimates

of Revenue and Socpenditive as Hong Kong for the

at

year

1055, Jame

аш

commanded by the Lords Commissioners of

Her Majesty

Greasury

to acquauit you, for the informations of

Secretary

Lis George Grey, that

Lords see no

objections

to these Estimates being

sauctioned.

Herman Merisale fog

до

Je

They approve of

the proposals to

to

remover

fromo

the Estimates to be

submitted to Parliament

any

the salary of the Sunagon feneral by which the vote to be proposed

oved is the

present spine will ber

reduced to 3000 – Jano

lis

2119 9/2

9/2

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203

Treasury

Your Obedient Servant

Mr. Mist

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mih to Sw

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Chambers

13 Febuary 1055

With reference to

Your letter

3= Just

Justant.

transmitting copy of a dispatche

труда Деватся

from the fovernor of Hoch

the subject off

Hong

100

paya

Juconces Javes page

исте,

able an

the Parliamentary Grant to the Colony. I avs

commanded

by

ас

ltres Lords

apstyp

ди

Commissioners of iter Inspitze Treasury to acquauit you, for the informations of the Lecretory f

State, that the

Income Tave benig legally payable upon salariés

provided from Imperial Herman Merivale Log

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&

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в

funds, and not

there

defrayed from the Colonial

my Lords do not

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consider that they could acqueries is the proposed arrangement for collecting

the case proportionately from

the Colonial salaries!

Fwcase

fo

over

payment of the Fave upore the salaries charged upon Colonial revenue, the amount

way

be returned wis the

pouited

onet co tcio

the 31′′

?

31th May + + 4/65 / 0

similar

their Letter of lase, upor a representations from

TE

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205

RECEIVED

FEB26 1855

Treasury Chambers 24 February

1855

With reference to your

Letter of the 19th hestant Ian

by the

commanded

the Lords

Commissionces of Her Majesty's

Secasury

to acquaint

you

theat

the Paymaster General harben authoused to pay to the Reverend Mr. Erwin £150 for

his Papage to Honey Hong, and I am to request that

you will state to the decretary of State that the Salary of the Chaplain at Horey Rony being payable from Colonial Revenue, the expense of Mr Irwin's prapage

de man Merivale Coppe

X

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L

to

E

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2 1005 không

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27 F4/55

206

should be de

the same source,

'to the

Colony

from the.

my

Lords request you

be defrayed .

and

will

lovey

instruct the Governor of Sony

Korey

to cause

this an

amount

the replaced from the Revenues

of the Estory,

as well

ad

the

£150 advanced

Entered

Gaver For Daten Bowring

MINUTE

1855 FEB

26

M&Elliot M&Merivale

127

1054

to the Reverend

Will

Mr. Baxter

to defray

the expense

like Lum

f January

of his pepage to Hong Kong

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&

26 T.

I ano

Lin

Your bedient

Sewant

Le Trundigun

Meniale

Juson Mr. Irwin, & the

F. B. Hetting upon the Colony to pay this propages is, to me

New proceeding

but I obseme

Hist the Clerical regulations Ch. 4. 5.111. Par. & authorje

the step.

M.

in

Sor,

With

to my, despnich of the 19 Enstant

I have to inform

гра

that the

Lords Commissrs

of

the Treasury

because geveen directions for the issue to

the Read Jason Jame

Irwin

1. J

to defray the Expanse

180 BC.

of 2130

of his Passage

to

Hang Honey, air

י

I have to instinct

to cause

Heis

you

by 7499 / Sir

Armor wit

to ACR

repaid to the Fords

bo

все

rs

from

the

Cotonial Revenue,

as well as

the

sue of £180 add name

to the Revod M.

Baster in January

1854 to

defray

expense of his

Whe

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to the

ego

bolony

2448

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207

RECEIVED

FEB28

1855

Freasury Chamber

27 February 1855

With reference to Litter of the I

commanded

your

Eustant, I ans

by

The Lords

Commissionces of Her Majestys

will

heasury to request you

to the Secretary of state

state

the

payment

grayon of

that My Lords approche ha

my Eraterity of

of J Kare

to M.

f

in

deven

his devices

on

ow

^

Mouths Sale

Salary

the discontinmane

Mind Clecte

a

the Colonial Secasing at

đang đảng,

consider

but they do not

that they could,

property authorize the whole

amount

in

of gratuity

eccommended)

Luutenant Governor Camés

Herman Merivale Eagle

despatch

L

∞:

Ware, who

Cleopatich of the 15th of April 1854,

Your

Jans

Ser

Abedient Lewant

Entered

When Hare lige.

вре Ther

Mr. Merivale

Commumins this wilt to M

This Counting .

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208

28 March 155

With reference to Mr.

NUTE

1855 MARH

R

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14 March 1855

Copy

2 April

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reference to your

Letter

the

Government

5th Eustant havsmitting the Ordinance of the Honey Houge

no 6 of 1884

to quovide for

the disposal of

balances

dying

1

Estate

intestate

unclaimed

of person

I am

commanded by the Lords Commissioners ofter Majesty's

heasur

to hansmit herewith

for the exformation ofthe Seculang of State Copy of the Report of

to the heasury

The Solicitor

The subject, that Mey

and

I

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on

to state

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their

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conforming

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the Rejection

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ar

to be prepared

nearly as Juppitler

to the practice in this Country

with

respect

to intestate Estates

to

Jamz

hedient dewart,

Mr Merinte

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Mink

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in a draft, saying

Ser S. Key is of this chinion

after consulting with V. Lig The Reasury. My wason for this in What I do not think whorts of the Sot. to the marmy Jann manner at

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unally Frected in the Pinions of the Law Micces,

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Mr. Merivale

& Sir Charles hevelyan hansmitting by direction ofsir George Gay for the convedication of their Latchin in Cofery of a Perpelch "from Levitement Govenor offtony Sony

with an

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and desiing liber

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favoureds with

Their Lordships opinion upon such bordinance, before submitting

Her Majesty.

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anther than

to say

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-reatter of legislation

Law; but. I venture

that the intention of confirenting,

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to the mecies of the Legislature

of this County expressed.

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of Parlaments in 1852.

in Statutar

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consideration

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well as

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indefinite period the

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will he

.

to adocct to

the particular provisions intended to carry it sits effects

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that such

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frower should be

left

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Count will en

suit balancer;

to such

confiscate

but and such power

as given to the Couch:

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is in tens

the adoutisement is

tike Mader in the Colony

be

and

the Mother Country ofthe deccased at the expiration of this 5th year announcing that the

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to take

The 6th

that the Confiscations

at the end

places at the

I funds as survives

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in Ardenance hub 1845 for cartion

Advertisements (as many

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213

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to in

purposed to confiocito

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part of the Globe after-

advertisement.

it is

при apremed

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for

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family

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145 March 105-5-

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али a

commanded

by the Lords Commisioners f. Her Majestys Treasury

&

to transmit the enclosures

which accompanied a letter From the Customs departiment

for

85 Sustent, logether with

artificate of Registry granted by the Officers &

a

that Revenue at

Liverpool for the Erpel "Frederick the yo, which had been purchased by Mer Leopold Reifs of Manchester

and is

is employed in reading between the Ports in Puia. and I and to request that Herman Merivales sogn qu

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Your Predient Servont

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letter

your impo the copy, of

feare Mr L. Reiss

реаги

the boner of the

Brig Frederich the YI",

lagether with a Bertificate of Registry

gravated

by

Vie

Customs Authorities

in this Comitry.

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Your Stor

Irespectfully chave Uference

and the favorable reconsideration of

the Board to a letter from my Solicitors def blweison Lavie and Peachey dated the 7 = Sustent and Rumbered 149 in your

of Reference

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Stonors' Book

"The Peragraph in that letter "The Tepel is still on her boyage Leing bague has Evidently led to the helief that the was on her boyage from China to this Country. This homever is has the fact, the "Frederich the was purchased by me in

China for the purposes of the Trade & Joy Firms between the varion's Porto in Chenna with which we largely Zende. We have letablishments at Hong Kong, at Shanghai and at 800. Show Bow between which much produce is constantly

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d and to effect this with

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Fessel of my own, formed my only object in purchasing the said Tefeel.

This explanation will, bush, clear sway a large portion

I

in Entertained by your Hon bleBoard.

the objection

to panting me a British Reguiter for the This - thereby in

enabling one to carry husmes

hi h

: climate way moder

Hag of my Commbry-

Another objection affears A have crisin unde the 15 Section of the 182x 19. Victona. Ch. SJ. which Tourn

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Honore state in your refly to hope Olweison += "That the Certificate of Survey granted et A

And et Kong Kong comes

comist

Establit the identity of an absent Tepel -

"This would be

unanswerable were the

absent for any length of time from that doch - but the fact ofher being constantly Engaged in Rading between that Bout

and the other Porto in China renders that

objection Augatory-

as the Register Red- not be delivered to her bacter by the

the

Buticl

British Authorities at that Port until

Such Identity had been c

establecite of.

Should an

Satisfactorily

doubt exist as At the

any dalidity of the Survey of the Report dache. at Hong Kong by W... H. Brickell the stabout wasted there-Certified by M. Charles Batten tillers chief Magistrate of the said bloms his being the hoofer herson & actressare Tepels clanning British Registers there - That doubt will be Easily dispelled by your

Honors transmitting

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Register granted to me of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Someander in Thief of that Colony

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with wichuctions to satisfy himm Themselves that the Harbor tracted was the proper authority to leake such Survey, that the Enfef Magistrates Certificate was legal, and that the Documents were genuine - before such Register is delivered up to the Master of the teful. The beaters Bond Landed

Tepel.

Craster's

hereweis

herewith ( together with the Certificater above-named) is in strict accordance with the 23? Section of the said let

ви

providing for the very case in fomit _ the absence of the Ship frome her Pork of Registry

Should any additional

seanity be required by your Hon. Sonid to enfure the integrity of the hausaction. lane ferfectly willing to give it, and Laving this fairly proved to your Stonors, (so for myown Declaration con

Shif

as

as Documents and

love), that

British

Sam juitly entitled to Register the

the Property of a Bulick abject, dlook with every becoming Confidence to Your Honors

of your Honors directing the Collecton Controller at Liverpool (the Reacest Port to my Residence)

are such Certificate of Registry. the forwarded by you on the Board Hong Kong in China, at which Post the Fefeel is sure to be found and

and

to pant

Satisfactorily

218

Satisfactorily identified as the same

is clamied.

Teful for which Registry

to such of the British Authorities there and under such ustrictions as Your Honors may deem it prudent to adopt.

Shave the honor to be.

on

Honvis quocl obedient fromct

L. Reifs

sole owner

Ithe Bing

Frederick to Z:

Me for the Commisionit

forth. Exctions.

4150 16/1

219

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Treasury Chambers

RECEIVED

MAR23

1855

22th March 1855

Gour

tosccted

Sir

I am directed

ly

Commissioners of Her Majesty's Preasury

to transmit to you

the accompanying

supplement to the amended

compilation of British Copyright

works; and I am to exquest that

you will move

The Secretary ofSlate

to cause the same to be forwarded

to the Goruner of Hong Kong, in order that effect may be given in that Colony to the provisions of the Act of 16α 17 Fict: Cap 107.-

I am Sis

Merivale J.

Your obedient Servant,

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Sir

220

April 155

I transit herelerth

the accompanying estfries of the Supplement to the amended compilation

of British Copyright

Works, in order that

effect may be given

zu

The Colony under Gour Government to the provisions of the Act * 162 17 Diet cap 107.

Thave Le

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1

664 33

318 chong đóng

RECEIVED

APR 4 1855

Treasury Chambers

3rd April 1855

221

1079983/57

Anun 9 Aprilftt.

Sir

I am dericted by the downs

Яканику

Commipionnes of Her Majesty's Exasury.

ут

an extract

from

to transmit to

chayes in the accounts of the Colonial Treasurer at Hong Kong, relative to

The Salary of M. Mitchell as sheriff; and I am to depect that you will move the Sccntary opstate to

of

infour Their Lordships whether

the sauce should be allowed._

Jam

Your obedient Servant,

& munda gim

give

Merivale Z.

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2

Mersinle

Jannes a draft to

Kie

Cale

Mie Treasury

I believe to be

There

however, a trifting discrepancy,

between

Mie

the return

Gover

the Auditors.

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Hong Kong It is stated in duartag

Full Salary to With Return of Changed Mitchell as Sheriff

in the Holders

from 1 April 1851 Offices to 31 March £600 per

annum._

1851/Enclosure Not in Despatch No 83 of 1851. 15-760/51) that the Sheriff was to be restricted to Fray

Salary from April

next and no

subsequent authoring for payment of full Salary has been notified to the Audit Office.-Treasury $118 Hong Kong.

223

:

Entered.

Jir C. E. Trevelyan.

MINUTE

WR Br McElliot

1855

APRE

MrMerivale s

4 Alorunton

W.M

Armia lette

for cognation

Jind

Pir,

#

9.

9 April 155

I am directed by

the Secretary of Itali

to

a

ceknowledge your

Eetter and it's encioverre

of the 3rd instant, und to the engeurg

in

LA VULVEL

there in proposed I am to request you will inform the Lords Commissionces

of the Treavery that Mr M. Ir. Mitckeli,

been confirmed

having been

in the Office of Theriff

of Hong thong, at the

reduced Faiary of £600

por

iventitled

to full pay at that rate

pot

from the 10th of February

1851.

The restriction to

half salary - schick is mentioned in the quarterly

reteern of chang

the holders of Offices in

Hong Kong-woon probally,

imposed pending

the

reference to England of

Mr Mitchell's

the successor

l

M Holdforth in the Office of Sheriff.

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MAY. 18

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224

Treasury Chambers

15th May 1855

Sir

With reference to

of the 20th July 1852

Letter

you

on the subject of

a clasin preferred by the Grouencuent

of Prince of Vales deland against the

Govunment of Hong Kory; I am directed by The Loves Commissionces

of the Majisty's keasing to transmit

the Copy of

you

Letter

from

khe

East India Company, for the

information of Lock Wohndeurcell.

Santis

your obereal secorat

Meniale Erf.

You

i

1

Mersinle

Inform the Governo __ with rebereme

to Genera

1852

Servis deep. of

5 April

E.J. C. ha

the

withdrawn it's claim

this account.

Gov.

Kong.

8/91

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22. May/85

With reference to Geneval Ald. Jervois dispelit 220 of

the 5th of April 1852. on the

subpech of a claim preferred by the Goremmech of Prince of Wales Fland against the Govemoneech of Heng Hory for expenses nicurred in the Capture and trial of Certani Chinese Conveits in the

the

Year 1847, Strawmil for your exformation a Copy of a letter addused to the Board of Treasury by chesire of the Crest of Weiretors of the last min

J

Ja war/20

226

Bestia Company, prom. which you will perceive

that the Authorities inn

India have been instructed

to withdraw the claire

against the Governmuch of Mary long-

Shave

сору

Lir

Дали

East India House

28 April 1855

I am commanded

commanded to acbeowledge

Letter

the receipt of your

that the Lords

Instant requesting the Fenug

of

Спишириши уни белому

воли

may

green wit

informed of the directions

alyard

to a

Clarin

quefered by the Government,

of

Prunie

agauist

Wales Island

The Government

of Story Hong

The Classi in question

amounted to Rupees 621631.14.8.

cated in expenses incurred

I originated

by

the Government

Vales Island

Capture

and

ow

Janice of ophe

account

tual of certain

Chemise Convicts who were concerned

in the suzure of the

"General Wood

Ship

Three of

then were executed and

forty

two were

весе

C & Trevelyan H C A

b

L

Nausported for

Life.

the Gover Lidl nut consider

Life to Bombay of Honey Honey

the claim as juoperty chargeable to that Government at whose expense the Convicts had already been teasported to Singapore

under the

sentences puped upon in China

thei

their subsequent crier were committed within the

Jurisdiction the Cout of

Judecature for the sharts Settlements, and the

скренно

attending then Capture,

Conviction and

transportation,

was represented by Sir George

Boution as puspecty chargeable to the Govenment of

of Wales bland

Price

Under there

crcumstances I am commanded

to state, for the information

of the

Lords Commimpimuus

Alle Sreaming that the Court of Quectors will instruct the Goverment

227

of India to withdraw the Claisin against the Govemment Jstory Kony

I hange

James Metall

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MAY 29

1855

Treasury Chambers

28th Maz

4855

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Aifft with Lord Grey 3722.

Smurther letter to Mr Hare 144 diely

M. Hare informed 5 June /ot

P2019 Hyu

L

228

I

have laid before the Lords Ялавер

Commissioner of ther Majesty's masung

Your letter of the 4 mist, on the subjist

Ju.

of the passage allowance of

Have to and from Hong Kong

I am sincted by their Lordships

to acquaint you, for the information of Lord John Russell, that under

the peculiar circumstances attending M. Haris appointment, and " "" "semoval from his situation,

Merivale E

They

+

They will not obsind to his being

allowed the expense of his passage.

They

to and from Hong Kong; and will instruct the Payenaster Senual

to pay to hime the sum of

from (int Contingennes.

Have.

I am

Sis

4240

Your obedeui Secret,

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you

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Governor

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JUNE 7 1855

he

229

Jacating Chambert

6.9

June 1855.

Pion.

Jam

con

rauded by the

by

fords Commissioners & Her Majesty : Incasing bacqueish For Me ilformation of

you, for tre

Lord John Russells, mat = my Eads offerover of the employment

of Captain Cowper the Assistant ; & the Surveyor General

of Hong Kong

at thes

20

with

a desumneration

te

of 8%.

a

day

as

recommended in

four Letter

of the 4r Instant, so

>

Jis service &

axes

so long

required in

consequence of the encreased) demand for vrielding sites in

German

محمد

Merivale Egy

1

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Jour ovedients servant

Le Thunde

Am. June 7

Mr. Merimle

7 June

Armex &

Inform the Governor .

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JUNE20 1855

5795-e

tong đang

Treasury Chambus

19th June 1855

230

Gover

Baxter 5852/53-

Sir

Ansevered 27 Juneftt.

I have laid begse The Lords

Comunissionus otter Mapsty's Raniy

Your letter of the 12th May, relative to

the propuity of allowing £150 to theker? M Banter, late Colonial

Chaplain at Story Rony, zo his passage to this funtry.

I are dericted by their Fredships

to request that you will state to Lock John Russell that on a full

Consideration

Merivale Eef.

i

7

:

231

consideration ofthis case

They

aw

of opinion that much must depend

upon the circumstances commited

with the appointement and subsequent dischage of Mr Baxter, with which

they

are not acquainted,

as to how

& justify

for their Lordships could,

to Parliament the grant ofa pee passage home.

но

of the appointment cons

Made under any misacpresucitation

from MeBanter,

or in consequence

of any suppression of facts by That gentleman, which mised

ReSeculary oftate in making

the appointment, then mytoras Myporns would not ful justified in chaying

any expense to the Public as a conspune

qsuch misrepresentation or suppression.

on the other hand it shall

appear that the appointment was

to the enns

enns of

thus.

made o

owing

in which M Baxter in no coay

participated or influenced, my

Lords would regard the case

as

deserving of more consideration.

Iom I am

Sir

Your whedrent Sevant,

Jus Wilson

e

ap G may

No Mennale

The letter from this office of the

very clearly the

Jucts of.

12. King Stalis

this case, and the

witter on Lord Falmentor's Minute-

I do much here what further explana

be

con give, unless

the Krasing

みみ

Copies of both

the Fishes of Winches

letters 390 £3382/ and Ich thems

speck

for then sches

It certamely

misrep

of affer

I believe, trusting

Ff my or

W Ball

3382 Hong Kong

232

Like most cases when investigated,

No Baxters will not bear to hexadly included in either of the categories which

Inarury

seem to ta. Tuasury to exhaust the

6A.K

subject. I Baxter's Exchange was

sanctioned by the Ish of Winchester. W

Baxter was

prat fecuniary difficulties,

& addiched to the shifts common in

such difficulties, though a thing distinctly

fraudulent has apparently ben hought home to him. It

h

canad laid

bethe or suppressed them,

misupresented his circumstances, for he who never asked about Kem. Neither can

it he said that his appointment

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whe wholly "owing to the wrron of then in which be in no way participated" for if he had mach his circumstances known, he would

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care to read the I. the which comesfenblas

in order to wath them to reconsider

[Calmutons dusion.

Im June 20

answer

then

In simply point raised by Treasury, stating that

there had been no

misrepresentat & on The part of Mr Baster because he had no:-

applicat

called upon to explain the his

grounds. to proceed to Hong Kong He was appointed exclusively on the shong recommendation of 1 Bt of Winchester

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MR.J. Ball

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Lord J. Ryßßell 25

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With reference to your

letter of the 19 hech Janu

denibil dembed

by Lord The Russell

to late for the information of the Lots Corsemifiniens

Unsur y duty/55

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that there lead

of the ground on of hich he applied for the offfie of Colon's Chaplain

Ww Ball

& Banter did rea

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the

Jeast. of des Barter, the

lite Colonial Cheplanin

ab

Harry Horry, because he was nish called reper for any

Na.

exfilovation, and thos

apponited, exclusively o the Thory

см

recommendation.

of the Bishelf of Mancheste of the Bishop of

exchange

was effected by Steelman, the Col. Chaplain,

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I am commanded by the Forde Commissioners of the Mapsty's

Treasury, Wacquant you to the Information of Lord Iohn Russell,

that their worships have had before them the explanation furnished in the Colonial Office Letter of the 27th letto- If the and that apour full consideration circumstances set forth in the previous

this subject, They are

Lette. upon

pleased losaction the Grant of an Allowance of £150, 1o The Revdete Baxer, for his passage from Stong Hong

to this Country, and they hous desired the Paymastu General to pery such sun to him accordingly.

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Commissioners of Her Majesty's Measury

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To the Re Houble the Lords Commision

of H. M. Treasury. My Lords,

In the Letter which I addressed lipour Lordships on the 14th July last, proposing to transfer to the contioul of the local Governments the several Colonial Post Offices which still remain under the direction of this Departinent, the Post Office of Hong Kong was made an exception, because it was understood that the Governor of that Colony would himself make a proposal to Hill's Government on the subject at au carly date.

A Private Letter has been received

from Sir flen Bowring, in which he conices hesreadiness to come to an undrelanding on this pount; but, as he makes no distinct proposal, I think it advisable that Hill's Government should take the initiative;

Lordships concur,

Prequest

and, if your Lordships that A. M's Secretary of State for the folnie

Way

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be directed to make a communication

to the Governor of Hong Kong on the exbject, similar to that addressed (ui accordance with the suggestion contained in myteller of the 247" lille) to the Governors of the other Colonies the Posts opwhich it is proposed to transfer to local

management.

Shave the hour to be

My Lords

Jour Lordships Obedient Kuumble Servant

General Post Office 12th October 1855

Sigurd) Camming

Circular.

Treasury, 31st July, 1855.

Colonial Office, 27th Aug., 1855.

Treasury, 17th October, 1855.

Sir,

Downing Street,

30th October, 1855.

I transmit to you copies of a Correspondence

with the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, in reference

to the surrender to the Colonial Governments of the control

of the Bost Offices in the West Indies.

I have to request that will report to me your

opinion

an

the proposed measure.

you

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient

humble Servant,

249

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SIR,

L

No. 1.

TREASURY CHAMBERS,

31st July, 1855.

250

I AM directed by The Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's

Treasury to transmit to you the Copy of a Letter from the Postmaster General,

in which he suggests that the control of the Post Offices in the British Colonies

in the West Indies should be surrendered to the Colonial Governments, and I

am to request that you will lay the same before Sir William Molesworth, and

move him to favour their Lordships with his opinion upon this proposal.

H. Merivale, Esq.

(Signed)

1 am, &c.,

7

C. E. TREVELYAN.

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To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.

No. 2.

MY LORDS,

THE difficulty of exercising in a satisfactory manner the necessary control over Post Offices in the Colonies induces me to suggest, for the consideration of your Lordships, the advisability of surrendering that control, in most of the cases where it now rests with Her Majesty's Postmaster General, to the respective Colonial Governments.

At present the Postmasters in the following Colonies are under the jurisdiction of this Office, viz.: Hong Kong, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Windward and Leeward Islands (Barbadoes excepted), and British Guiana.

In the North American Provinces, Newfoundland, Trinidad, and Barba- does, the control of the Posts, formerly exercised by Her Majesty's Postmaster, has already been given up.

As regards Hong Kong, it is understood that the present Governor, Sir John Bowring, will himself shortly propose that the Post Office in that Colony shall be placed under local management, and it only remains, therefore, to deal with the West India Colonies.

Should your Lordships concur in the course here suggested, perhaps you will be good enough to ascertain whether Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies sees any objection to the arrangement.

If the proposed arrangement be adopted, the Post Office in each Colony will be entitled to one penny, out of the uniform rate of sixpence, per single letter, which is now charged upon Colonial correspondence to and from the United Kingdom; and, on the other hand, each Colony will be required to bear all the expenses of its Post Office, which are now defrayed by this Department.

The prepayment of postage may still continue optional, both in the United Kingdom and in the Colonies, accounts being made out monthly, as at present, and the balance on either side being remitted, in such manner as may be determined upon.

I do not propose to disturb the existing arrangements in Malta and Gibraltar, at each of which places a Packet Agent, performing similar duties to those of a Postmaster, is stationed, because they must be considered Military Garrisons rather than Colonies, and there are obvious reasons why the Agents should remain subordinate to this Department. At Malta, more especially, the duties connected with the overland Indian Mails, and those arising from Malta being the centre of the operations of the French Mail Packets in the Mediterra- nean, render it absolutely necessary that the Post Office should be under the control of Her Majesty's Postmaster General.

SIR,

DOWNING STREET,

27th August, 1855.

In reply to your letter of 31 ultimo, I am directed by Secretary

Sir W. Molesworth to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, that he has no objection to the proposal of the Postmaster General that the control of the Post Offices in the West Indies should be surrendered to the Colonial Governments.

Sir W. Molesworth desires me, however, to point out to their Lordships, that under the provisions of the 12th and 13th Vic. cap. 66, it will be within the legal discretion of the respective Legislatures to alter the rates of postage for the delivery of letters, not only at inland stations in each Colony, but also at the port of arrival.

The charges to be levied for the delivery of letters at inland stations in a Colony may most properly be decided by the Local Legislature; but it would appear to Sir W. Molesworth very desirable, and especially for the interests of the commercial classes, whose establishments are usually situated at the ports of arrival of the Mail Steamers, that no change should be made in the present charge of sixpence for each single rate of postage on letters arriving from England. But as it is uncertain whether the Colonial Governments will be satisfied with the charge of one penny, which, according to the proposed arrangements, would be surrendered to them upon each single rate of postage, it will be for the consideration of their Lordships whether the possible inconvenience which would arise from such a variation in the rates of postage to different Colonies affords a sufficient reason for postponing the consideration of the proposed measure, or for previous

for previous communication with the officers administering the government, in order that the views of the respective Legislatures should be ascertained before a final decision is taken.

General Post Office,

14th July, 1855.

I have, &c.,

(Signed)

CANNING.

Sir C. E. Trevelyan,

&c. &c. &c.

I am, &c.,

(Signed)

T. F. ELLIOT.

251

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No. 3.

TREASURY CHAMBERS,

17th October, 1855.

MY LORDS.

(COPY.)

To the Lords of the Treasury.

252

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WITH reference to Mr. Elliot's letter, dated 27th August last,

relative to the proposal of the Postmaster-General that the control of the Post

Offices in the Colonies in the West Indies should be surrendered to the Colonial

Governments, I am directed by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's

Treasury to transmit to you herewith copy of a letter from the Postmaster-

General, dated 27th ultimo, upon the subject, and I am to request you will

move Secretary Sir William Molesworth to take the necessary steps for ascer-

taining the views of the several Colonial Governments in the West Indies on

this matter.

I am, &c.,

1 HAVE the honour to return the Letter from the Colonial Office, dated the 27th ultimo, on the subject of the proposal which I made to your Lordships in my letter of the 14th July last, to surrender to the respective Colonial Governments in the West Indies the control of their Post Offices.

may think

Sir William Molesworth offers no objection to the arrangement contem- plated, but points out that in the event of the several Colonial Governments assuming the control of their own Posts, they will have the full right, under the provisions of the Act of 12 & 13 Vict., capt. 66, to make any alteration they proper in the amount of postage at present levied upon their corres- pondence with the United Kingdom; and while expressing his opinion that it is desirable for the interests of the commercial classes that no change should be made in this repect, he foresees the probability of the wishes of the Colonies not being unanimous in favour of the present sixpenny rate of postage.

Under these circumstances, and as I agree with Sir W. Molesworth in opinion that any variation in this uniform rate would, doubtless, be attended with considerable inconvenience, I have to suggest that before proceeding further with this measure, your Lordships will be good enough to communicate again on this subject with Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, requesting him to ascertain the views entertained by the Governors of the several Colonies upon this important point.

H. Merivale, Esq.,

&c. &c.

&c.

(Signed)

C. E. TREVELYAN.

General Post Office,

27th September, 1855.

I have, &c.,

(Signed)

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susus proposed to be given either in the

or compensation

shape of purchase

money

for "Edgers Bungalow", lately recupied

by the Military

Ad A

Battery, and two

J. Wood, Eq.

Whee lots of ground in the neighbourhood. the I am to request that in laying

the

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the same before the Board of Orduance, you will signify to them His Lordships with to be informed whether they are enabled : : state from any reports made to them by their Officer at Hong Kong on the subject,

that the premises in question acc advantageously situated with a view to

the purposes to which it is proposed to

appropriate them as to justify au offer

the

part of &'m's Tovemment of the

fum (£ 500) which the Acting Govenor

suggests, and also what is the nature

and what the probable cost of the

défensive works proposed, or which the

Board would recommend to be erected thereon.

I am the.

(signed) F. Peel.

for

ffice MOrdnance

12th April 1955

S

1023.

With reference to hor Pals

311⁄2 alling, respecting

letter dated

the proposed purchase of Edger's

lots of ground. Bungalow and other at Hong Kong for purposes of... Defence;

I am Mirected by the Borne

of Ordnance to transunit for the

information of Lord Panmure the Report proud the

annoyed

Copy of or

Apistant. Inspector Gevered of

Darkfication on the subject is queshon

I have pr

(Signed) J. Work

The Under Secretary of State Mar Department

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" I have to state that I consider

" the point at Edgars Bungalow,

"Jest

"Work

" of the

Adrantageons position for

to defand

a

the

the Western part

Harbour of Stong Kong

" and I beg to refer to my minute of _

ев

"29 Sept 1854 on the Board's

24

"Man of

"stating that

"on the

"Com 9.

Station

25th Sept 1834. 576

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the Aduviral coming

the troops

"opaine

" report of the

"the

Sum of

and the oppier

Concurred in this

Ichau frond the

rcting Govenor that

be

may

" considered a fair price for the

Land Furth

regard

to the Cost

of

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of the defensive workes proposed there

"I adverted' t

Mi

Ha Boards

• Corder of 3PL March Eby, I can

"zoly, at present, refer to

6641

ney

Muruk

" of 16th Monch 18555 forwarding the "Conry R. Engineers latter of 34 "Tony 1955 in which he states

that

be is preforming the Estimate

" for the work which I will forward

"as foow

us

riccived"

Signed G. J. M

lighted

7th April 18855.

13. August Memorandum

1835 7707

for Lord Panmure

With reference to Mr. Palis letter.

dated 31 March last, respecting

the proposed purchase of Eelgus Bungalow and Garden at Trong

Jimny

and its

Imilitary post

с

anversion wit

Ev

Mr. Monsell begs to transmit for your

Lordship's decision,

the

frow

cel

as to incurring

leller

necessary expenditure, a

the Commanding Enginner Fictoria dated 144th Febresang

lust, and other

Correspondence in

Heis

Subject

By Order of Mr. Monsell

(Signed) J. Wood 13/8/55

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Captain. Whittingham Commanding Royse Engineers in Cehina to the Inspector General of Fectifivations reporting

вы

low-and

of hoger's Bangalow-

the proposed puthan

arden and

and its

Garden

conversion into a Military Post.

Sir.

Royal Engineer Office Vistoria Yong Kong.

The

11th Gebruary 1855.

As proposed in my letter of the

3rd Wiltino A42, I have the honor to

forward

len

Extimate amou

mounting

4/5321. 10.11 which provides for

33

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Military Past with the ner

the - cepary outbuildings

I forward aden a stretol of the Western Shore line as by

the relinquishment, by the Navy of their Dock Yard at West-

an old Is Geen Battery

-point,

En barbette, of which the Stones.

Cu

Parapet

in good

and Stone Platforms

we are

d order, can be obtained

from the leclonial Government,

And

Though not

very

Mes

ful alone

it would be valuable

accesory Defence.

I have 10.

се

ais ce

(signed) Bern & Whittinghan

Carpte Commandting Aborigine is

Storwarded to the Clerk of the Ordnance for the information and

orde in

of the Secretary for

a with reference

War :

to the commu

nica.

- bion from the War Department

Š

1023

of the 31th March 1855 1orr, and the Assistant Inspector Generali minute thereau of the que April -

The service referred to in these papers does not appear sufficiently

ungent to justify, the expenditure of £5331 the amount of the Estimate

(Signed)

& 13th August 18557

A.D. St

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the disposal of certain Land. formerly occupied by

the Nowval.

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information of Secretary fir

William Molesworth, thest. His

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save porthier delay requested. their Lords Commissioners to instruct. Sir James Stirling

t/o communicate his opinion

direct to the Governor.

Governors Despatch, ford Panmure

himself sees no

objection to the

Lands in question being given

over to The Colonial Government.

for building purposes

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posed

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will ac

you

:quaint. Secretary Sir Willian Molesworth that. His lordship does

not find anything

in the circum

:stance referred to in that. Despatch

to alter the view which he has already

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letter of mny

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Emigration

·lonial Land and Emigration Office:

25th Sebevry 1835. February

23

0.

Inf.

herewith returned.

Cape

Sir.

We have to reknowledge you. letter of the 188 instant incloving

18th

topies of a

letter from M. Nanimond toyourself - of a letter from the Leexcling of the Brand of Rader to dord Modehouse - and of a Report of the daw Officers of the

o vr

the best mode.

Rown preventing

of

the abuses connectio

with Emigration from thonia...

A. Merisale. Es ap

VC.

+

2.

3.

273

2 M. Booth after alluding finerally to these aburu (more "particularly described it

would seem in the Enclosures

to his letter which are not

transmitted to us ) and stating

for Endeavouring

the reasons

Pate than arrest

tather to regulate

the Emigration, enumerates the measures by which the Board of trade consider that this object would be best effeiled.

before proseding to export on

these in Ma.

may

be desirable to

state summarily for Secretary Herbert's information

(Even

(raon at the risk of repeating what is notorious ) what is the

position

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7

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Page 10.

none hester, holo

position and chanarlin of this

Emigration. -

&

3 Emigration is altogether

to the docis of Chines

contrary

But a spontaneous rmigiation

persons -

estimated at about 50.0001

реч

annum laker place, without impediment and

without-ill conse

consequences, to

different posts of the Malayan shere the Chinese

Archipelagy laborens thrive greatly, given,

it is said, a new a

aspect

the country wherever they

enetrate. A lan

lange thinese also make

per

at

their own.

number of

their 4

may

lo

(aliforn

own expense

I

י

a

faliforma. Beck & different kind of Emigration, consisting of datorvus Foreignon

daborers under contraid to

en and sometimes carries

on at the expence of Foreign

ents, has also sprung Governments, has also

up,

to the sole of Bourbon

Australia - Javand

the

Sandwich Islands – the Thil ipprice

Islands-Fru Janama - and the British West Indies.

A.

▷ the last of these Emigrations

has been principally

conducted

under the superintendence of an agent-

"As to this Emigration vide plonial dand and Emigration (ommission nual Reports of 1852 pp. 577. 200-205. of 1853 pp. 54 and 163- of 1854 pp. 67-258-250 and Par. Report 986 of 1953 pp 72 and 78.

274

Agent (Mr. White) appointed by the British bovernment and acting

under instructions from this Board.

The mortality

on some of

the

ships has been considerable, but there is no reason to appechonet

andi

ti were illtrated,

that the Emigranti

In the West Indies they appeace to

be happy and their

at Mlue

great

as productive laborert is acknow,

ed. The only = ledged.

but almost

overwhelming objection to their domestication is the great mmat

Evil connecked with the absence

of Female Emigrants, which is enhanced by the known habits of the people. _ The Emigration,

however, has been discontinued.

Z

275

at the desire of the plonists from considerations of expenter.

But, apart from this

Nest Indian Emigration, there is reason to apprehend that much. fraud and even violences is practised by the nation poly Brokers who collect the Emigrants.

In some ships chartered for

Peru a

great

martality

har

recurred, accompanied in one

case with circumstances

реа peat

+ barbar

barity;

From June 4

49

1 of

city; in others the

fusiones

to June 5th inclusive 24 Ships Embarked (hinese Emigiants for Perce. In these the thinese rose and witted the (aptain-three. were lost or put back leaky - 82.17 1hich landed their Emigrants the average mortality was open (ent. In some the deaths or are 26 130 sen (int-and in one the dady montague 199 persons died out of 2441. - 10. H. Robertsonry to 2 Hammond Esq

Nov: 10.1854.

*

Chincces from ill treatment-or other causes have mustinied and on board;

Murdened the European

and finally,

Write as to Panama

For of Samaria to

Duke of Muveartles

4o1074–10 06 U1857.

both in Peru and

Janama, the people appear after

to have been subjected

landing

to the most shocking cruelly.

4

food many Emigrants have been wist prom

Whar

po

o a

fursingmoon and Macoo. But Amoy appeart

at fish to have been the head

text of what we will cou. ll quarters of

the Foreign Emigration. The overbearing

conduct, however, of

some European Merchants at that soit led to dangerous tomulti involving

lose of life and

have driven a good deal of

The

Emigration

:

276

Emigiötion to Namoa, which

is not one of

Fouligner

to trade.

the Forts at which

avre allowed by treaty

The necessity of controlling this Emigration is evident - But

the mode of

in determining interference

it should be borne

inco ch

in mind, first, that, except at-Hong Kong (where the. Sapenger, Act is in force ), the

of the Brelish. Govern:

Measurer

lo

- ment can only apply British ships, and consequently of over stringent may end nist

this trade, beste

in improving driving it into the hands of. smugglers

and For

Foreigners-

hest

to report fully on the state of this Emigration.

(2.) The clauses of the. Japon= Act respecting Impenger. Brokers, Contract Lickeli, and

= pens

sequi =

Bonds should with the -site modifications be applied. to Hong Kong. -

(Regulations analogous

to those of the Sapengers Act ( of which heads are to be peenished

they

this Board) should be applied to British Ship stathing Chinese Emigrants from Porti China, and Emigration Agents should be placed in These Portic

(4) The Emigration in

12

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277

British ships from Borts not open to Sicign Grade shouta be prohibited, contep the shippers

brought

can be bu

nb can

agreit

under the

regulations or if no Emigration

be appointed there. – ( 5 . No ship shoute clear with Emigranti without a fortificate from the Emigration

Aunt that the Government

Regulation had been complied. with.

should be

: 6 . The Emigration Agents impoivered to require that the contract; of the Emigrant, shoute be fair the dislary sufficient - and that a surgeon and Interpreter should be on

brand

Next that the Government cannot avowedly control smigration without virtually sanctioning in China what is technically

the at variance with the donos of the fountry or perhaps without exercising some interferences in Port, to which our

treaties do

not permit us to trade - And

thirdly that although

binding

laws

on all British subjects

within 100 miles of the shrinese

Loush may

80

under the Act 647

Nic .. (ap 81) be paped by order in (quncil or by the Legislature of

no law

Hongkong, yet wo lour can be paper

!

!

to take effect be youd there.

limits without an Act of Farliament-

The suggestions of the

Frade are

fearned

Board of with a view to these consider=

the

zations. Abandoring arrangement adopted in M. Borthe letter, and apuming that do cal and not Imperial degislation is

tion is resorted to, they

may be summarily

follows.

as

Enumerated

Datter Majesty's represen= =lative in theric should prose-

or

- cute persons punishable under

to the Laws respecting slave Trade kidnapping and should continue.

bo

Who?

278

th

board. He should also report, particulars of each ship to ce British functionary at the Pork of disembarkation.

(7.) The Master should Enters into a bond, with sunitini, to comply with the Government Regulations; suck bond to be Enforceable at the Port of disembarkation Elsewhere and the fansul's fortificate to be Evidence of son compliance . _

(8) Her Majesty's fruisers should board and Examine Emigiant shipt, should aport

A

they

their state lyfreoper British Authorities, and should be

authorized by daw to Eake back

14.

to Hong Kong any Emmigrant. ships

ips found within 100 miles, of the feast of farinas not provi

:ded with

cates or in

Certificates

which the Corvenment Regula= tion have been broken.

G) Concate or other

من احترام

Gorvemment Officent cers

li

at the

roits of disembartlation should

Examine the state of Emigrant

ships

on

arrival and take

measures for the protection of the Emigrants and prose ciction of offenders. With this

ob

abject.

10. Consult should be

appointed at Foreign Portilan the thincha Selands) to which

Emigrant-

273

Emigrants are taken and propen officers at any flonial, Forts to which the emigration

may proceed.

8 On these recommendation,

the Law Officent observe that Her Majestips fruisent

at

liberty

to hound and far=

-ine Emigrant ships wonder the rxuting dow - that no stipe would be effeckeal with= -out an Act of Parlament_ that in any fresh Legislation Emigration should be prohin bited for from soits where there are no British fensale and that breaches of the Saw

should

oco net

should be punished. by forfailure of the ship which would make ship. careful how they chartered. their tepels to improper- persons.

9

This

9 This plan is apparently aeferred to the colonial office with special reference to the 3rd and 10th of the abers suggections which require Board to sketch the proposed Regulations and the secretary of state to appoint Immigra= - tion Officers at the Forti tühich Chinese Emigrants may proceed. But we may perhaps be allowed

1

to offer some,

which own

280

remark,

faneral remar

on those parts of the schemes on

official experience rnables us to form any budgment.

10 The main object we presume.

would be to enable the Local Authorities, with as little apirn

прет -bance or interference as posible from the Imperial Parliament, to control effectually then collection, the Embarkation and the treatment devring

the

royage of Chinese Emigrating

in British ships.

11. In regard to

regard to the collection of Smigrants

me

think that the

=

P

rules contained. in the Expengen Act respecting Papage

e Brokers

and fontract Eickels would require considerable modifica: -tion on their application to thing. In England the Ernigiant

sid

has paid a

an advance toward,

the cost of his papage and the detailed provision of the Inglish. law have for their object he secure that the Brokin shall fulfil his paris of the contract. In Chind the sevenses is the case - The

Broker has (nerally advanced Somenally

ст

money to the Emigrant, tha consideration of that advance, Engages to emigrate. As little honesty

in

can

281

honesty. be counted upon.

on rither side, the Emigrant

who has received his money is

&imptation to escape

under a

from his engagement and

vance from

obtain a second advance

a second Broker. The liability tothis fraud on the one side rends to increase the violence

and lawlipnes practised on the other. The object is therefore.

the original that

to secure

Contract the Emigrant is not

that of pass.

Jacken in -

Be shall

ar, he

fair,

be under a sborr indeccoment

ung

to adhere to it and that, the ther

the broker thall

fair or unfair,

- unfair, the broken

rsen¡

20

232

not enforce it by violencer | intimidation, Fautition for punishing the frauds enforcing sight of both.

The.

di or

parties would make it the interest of both to proceed with reciclarity.

1) Invvisions to the Gollowing

100

F to e

effect might

this result.

think lend to

1. No ship in Stong kongor British ship in China to receive frincec. Emigrants except through the instrumentality of some person or Form Weensed by the

British Corvinment lo colleit

to

Emigran

nti and having gries sufficient security (with

substantial

substantial sume dies) for their

behaviour. good he have

(2.) Every person so licensed to give to the Emigration Officer of whom

shall speak here=

to e

= aften) a lish of sell the persons Imployed by him and (with peuniarily

his suretics) to be malprac

the Govern

responsible for any =tices or breach of the - ment Regulations of which they may be found guilty.

British, subject (orin

(3.

Any

Hong kong any person thation) Employed in the collection or Embarkation of Emigrants and

not rithen themselves licensed.

22.

4T1

!

en

or comprised in the diet of a bienced follector of Emigrants to be subject with his employ. to fine and imprisonment.

Hahn Hongkong Emigrants- to be punishable for grandulant breach of their portraits is made

ntract,

in terms safiulled to and-

гаде

approved by the proper Auchsicher

ري

5) Finally Evidences of paud having been practised in the follection of Emigrants should, of laken at the Port of dicembars -ation by the proper Authority and transmitted by him to thing, be receivable against- the dicensed follector and his

surities

283

sureties. Consedering the wribuunt worthy chanaiter of Orentals statements the parties inculpar

ted

to have

an

ought clearly opportunity, before the penalty is enforced, of producing

counter roidence, on

The spor

where the offence war alleged

to have been committed .

ne that

13. We should imagine. provisions of this kind might be so worked as to ginesthes British Authorities, coon on Erinn, much practical control, shrough the licensed Collectors, over the Native Brokers or Agent employed.

even

h

244

by them. But the mode of effecting this,

Nature

of

the

this head are

as well as the

Regulations on

matters which

depend on local consideration

and on

which therefore the

Local Authori

a

arrive at c

orities.com

conclusion.

alone

tisfactory

be

14. All this might de Effected by Local Legislation

under bry

fre

Cap 80.

15 With regard to the

Embarkation and subsequent

keatment

234

our own

ment of the Emigiants oun Experience mouts lead es to think (as stated in our Report

of 4 January 1853) that the most effectical instrument for preventing

abuse rould be the

clearing fortificate proposed to be. given by the Emigration officers. No British ship should be allowed to lake & migrants fum any ffinere Fork without such a fortificatos, isbrick should state

of Emigrants which the ship could properly carry-

which

the number

the number

- placed on

po

Board

and the space (both on the

upper

deek and on the between their use.

decks) set apart for

that

|

26.

- that the ship is propenly

11

ited and ventilated

(...

d

manned, gitted -that-she is furnished with

proper quantity of go provisions and späten form. meets ipurs to the Papengens according to an anneyed

seale - that she carries

dietary deo

a proper quantity ofmedicine and medical comforts (also according kan annexed scale)

-that the fontracts (being in a with a. form

also annexed or

"Kranslation) have been inspected and are not unfair - that no and appears to have been.

used

J

235

ursed in collecting the Emiquanti

and finally that there

board a

an

Surgeon and Interpretin (designating them ) appointed by the Emigration officer, or that the ship has been author=

-ized by proceed without them.

16 Finally

on such fertificate.

there should be endorsed a

(apy

voyages

of the Government Régulations for the conduct of the and an er

eng chester poot of the Master to perform

them.

açoment on

em

the

17 Any kepel should be subject to forfriture, enforc = -able through Her Majerlig's Bussert

!

----

!

quisers, feasals, and Emigrx= =tion Officers if the maston faited to produce this fortis -frente, and to fine or forfeiture git

could be shown that

the terms on which the

"

forte

reate had beer

had been given-

i peate

ланд

had been violated, in accord to the sumber of Papengers - the room allotted to them -

the ipue of provisions or the presence of

an Interpreteror or the witful neglect Surgeon devring the rayage of the Government regulations. - 1. To give effect to these Movisions (except within 100

to

Mily

286

miles of the [hiriese (east) an

Act of Parliament would of course be peak

neapary,

bet uz

think that the Act should

not prescribe the regulations under which the trade should he carried on Buten

Bukrale

that the carrying of Chinese

Emigrants without an Emigration

breach of the

Officers Certificate

or a

Conditions on which that pertificate.

to houve been given.

should a

appear

пр

should be punishable by propritur

or a

otherwise.

19 There is one other point to which one

would wish to alvert.

alf

30

31 287

¦

e

of this expedient-toire adopted. it would be open to the Government

to refuse clearing Certificated to

to

Tepels

hipping

Emigrants at the

dloved Posts, or to place Emigration

Forte,

at those Forti- or to send

esat

cens or

OfficeN

sich an

Ever a

officer thither when = ship required tobe cleared

or to bring the ships for

clearance

I. to an open (or British)) $8.t. It may be that,

on

vunds on

gesunds

which this beyond our province

to form any judgment, the guish of these courses will ke

considered unavoidable, but ther is me think much reason to doubt whether this will

improus

I quil

improve

the character

of the

Emigration. Relval or attempted

murders which have taken pla

in

place

Chinese Emigrant ships are ascribed, mainly indeed. to the Brokers or the inter

grands of

- manity of (aplains, but partly also, we believe, to the bad

who

character of the Emigrants, wo d are said with mich probability to kave been in some cases the seum of a sexport population

in a

locality schone theiving and piracy

mere

е

life. This

Evident that this dement of mischief must be aggravated

by confining the Emipation to

the

3

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288

the great Ports of China, And besides this obvious probability

there is some Evidence to grarrant the expectation that

Nde PP.10363 07-1833- Pug, 19889

a respectable Emigration might

Easily carried on

be more East

fom places of lep hole like Ramon

can

(if Government Superintendence. be secured there) than from Amey exfonton. The Reed handly and, anything which improves the character and lepens

us the

risks of the brade bends to draus respectable merchants into it and to increase the Emigrants chance of proper keatment--

With

lev

6

the

of

20 With regard to the bra points to which the attention the Secretary of State, for felonies is particularly drawn (suprà paragraph 9) me kane to

British, plony

state that in

aveng

to which fhinese Emigration is likely

to proceed (New South Gates and the principals West Indian (slonies) there exist Im

aliin Agenti

who are

charged with the duty of inspect ing and reporting on Rxpenger

прежда ships, and to whom the Instruct

-tone suggested by the Board of Frase might be

speed ether. there appeared any chance of a senewed Emigration.

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34.

289

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the consic

24 And in annex for =deration of the decretary of

State and the Authorities in

ffiind a sketch of the Regula

- tions which a

to to

h.

to ear loin

appear

requisite leserve the propen

convergence of bemigrants from (hind to their destination. The dietary and the sealer of Medicines and medical

2

comforts are taken from

Charter pantees

Our own

for the

converance of

fhinese. He need handly day that the officers

the

what will be the best judges

plas

.

whach modifications they

soould

100

require before becoming law.

We have the honor to be

Li

oleodient-

your huzuble Lervants The Murdoch Redeni. Rogers

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M. Ellact

alle

6

20.

afrant d'ave

To offer

the general

To fully

hive

Zarry

question

Entered for

As far as

wet

Inmigration is concerned I believe offfin puit the

fort beginning

نسس

י,

R

7

I was wal

zencurd

King Kong

1

will conducted.

the confinity the fount of Unberkation

the central Lesot

its beefer management-

The caus

.

morry you

Starn

in force in the U. Louis

regards farment

concerned.

it of fecumary inperlance to the déformes.

the make t

Nit the

Bela

should th

in the met- whily way

Empaich.

Miel die John Ber

Bowring

overitated

the atrocities in Chena _ the in

the can if some of the cashier Shafe

bo Forza Camlives, the Lady Portage, fu instance, Ihan no doubt they

And I think the

were

разверь

Come of the Roard

ther

разм

Trade letter

Sonning

qurdal & Sie hole towing

Trurien .

p.T.

1 March 155

I have embodied in

which turli intrist

drecht te Ziiniren

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His Dipl. 7. Ff 5 mart

Expeditions,

I conduled

2- Ensure the Lealth in the

be wrong

I may be

San alwap End a

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see sef whey

4272

230

In 1885

231

1

"Heads of Regulations for Chinese Emigrant Ships

1. The regulations to apply to all Ships taking Chinese emigrants from Hongkong. and to all British Ships taking such Emigrants from

any

Chinese Port.

11. The Governor of Hong Kong to declare for the purposes of these Regulations the length of the voyage from any

Fort in China to

any -Port to which Emigrants

may

be carried.

III. No Emigrant Ship

to leave Port without

a

clearing Certificate:

from the British Emigration Officer under pain of forfeiture ?

:

A

IV. No Emigration Officer to be bound to give such

a

certificate till 14 days

after receiving notice that the Ship is to carry' Emigrants - nor unless

there are on

board a

Surgeon and Interpreter. appointed by him.

V. After receiving such notice the Emigration Officer to be at liberty

at all times to enter and

inspect the Ship, fittings, provisions &c and any person impeding him

to be liable to fine and imprisonment.

VI. The Emigration Officer his certificate

not to give

unless the following

232

conditions shall have

been performed to his satisfaction _ (1) The Ship to be seaworthy. properly manned, equipped, fitted,

and ventilated and not

to c

carry any Cargo likely from its quality quantity or mode of Stowage to prejudice the health or -safety of the passengers.

(2) The space appropriated to the Passengers in the

tween-decks to contain

12 superficial and 72 cubical feet of space for every

adult on

board i.e.

from every emigrant above 12 years of age

and for every

under that

two Emigrants

age.

3. A space of

os

r.

5

superficial feet per adult

the

to be left clear on upper deck for the use of the Emigrants

4. Provisions and water

to be placed

on

board

of good quality - properly. packed and sufficient to supply the Emigrants

on

board during the declared length of the voyage according to the annexed dietary.

5. Medicines and medical comforts to be placed

board according to the

annexed scale.

on

6. The Master to engage by agreement endorsed on the clearing certificate to make issues to the Emigrants according to the prescribed

293

dietary, not to infringe on the room givinterfer

от

the Emigrants

to

or wr

A

to

the ventilation not to

ill use the emigrants

or

) to

require them (except in case of necessity. help in working the Ships, to issue Medicines and medical comforts

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required to the best

of

his judgment and to call at such Ports as

may'

be mentioned in

the agreement for fresh water and vegetables.

VII. The Emigration Officer

not to

give

his

certificate

until he shall have

mustered the Emigrants

and have ascertained.

to the best of his power

:

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X

254

that they understand whither they are going and comprehend the nature of their contracts, which, when examined

he will endorse. If any of the Emigrant

are in

bad health or insufficiently provided with clothing

or

to be relanded and the Master shall be liable

to the penalties for collecting Emigrants

without licence and

the expense

shall pay

of sending the people

home .

if the contracts are

unfair

or.

if there is reason to

suspect fraud he

may

detain the Ship and

if

he shall think fit may

order

any.

- or all of the Emigrants to be relanded.

VII. If any Emigrant

cannot be shown to have

been shipped by

some

licensed Collector the

Emigration Officer may order such Emigrants

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+

In 1875-

295

le according to which Provisions, Firewood, and Water, are to be issued to the Emigrants. -Half-issues are to be

made to Children under ten years of age. Twenty-one weeks' supply is to be placed on board.

Rice

I lb.

Salt Pork

Lard, Salted Fat, Fresh

Fat or Oil

Pickled Vegetables

Tobacco......

Water.

} }

40

OZ.

fer

Salt Pepper Vinegar Tea....

1 oz.

pint

4 OZ.

3

*

Diem

Gallon

Firewood

2 lbs.

}

Per Week

Three Weeks' supply of Biscuit is to be placed on board, to be issued at the rate of 2 lbs. a day only when the weather is too bad for

cooking, or when required by the Surgeon.

eas and Beans may be substituted for Rice, and Opium for Tobacco, to the extent and in the proportion to be fixed by the

Emigration Agent.

The following Articles must also be placed on board to be issued on demand of the Surgeon :-

Lime Juice

Rum or Brandy

Port Wine

Canal

Lazors

Playing Cards

Soap Sugar

36 Quart Bottles

36

J

6

**

per 100 persons

24

12-packs

1 lb.

for each person

1 lb.

Proportion of Medicines necessary for a Ship carrying Emigrants to the West Indies.

For 100

Persons

For 200

Persons

For 300

Persons

For 100

Persons

For 200

Persons

For 300

Persons

For 100

Persons

For 20

Person

For 300

Persons

mel

3 ozs.

4 ozs.

6 ozs.

Assafoetida

1 oz.

2 ozs.

3 ozs.

Pii!

2

6

+

Camphor

1

2

3

Simple Ointment

Ringworm Ointment......

16 oza.

24 oz.

2 lbs.

16

21

2 更多

**

barb Powder...

2

6

>>

Camphorated Liniment

16

24

32

29

Jeremie's Opiate

2 oz. pbial

4 oz. pi

4 oz. phial

pound Jalap Powder

12

16

24

Catechu

2

4

6

Aromatic Spirits

of

7

cuana Powder..

2

Prepared Chalk

2

4

6

Hartsborn

4 ozs.

6

6

J

"

Tincture of Opium

8

12

16

Cholera Pills in phial

12 doz.

12 doğ

12 doz.

J

er's Powder

3

Turpentine....

16

24

2 pts.

Cubebs Powder....

4 lbs.

4 lbs).

4 lbs.

mesia

2

4

G

Senna Leaves...

8

16

24 ozs.

Sweet Spirits of Nitre

16 ozs.

2

**

malts...

6 lbs.

12 lbs.

18 lbs.

Blistering Plaister...

8

12

16

Copaiba

16

2

3

**

"

bride of Lime..

20

40

60

Sulphur sublimed

16

20

24

J

Sulphate of Copper

2

2 OZS

2 ozs.

**

25

tar Emetic

4 drs.

8 drs.

12 drs.

Sulphur Ointment....

12

16

24

**

Sulphate of Zinc

1

I

77

done.......

2 075.

3 ozs.

4 ozs.

Linseed Flour

4 lbs.

8 lbs.

12 lbs.

Lunar Caustic

4 drs.

6 drs.

17

imonial Powder....

1

11

Country Soap....

24 ozs.

3

4

}]

+1

Prepared Lint

4 ozs.

6 ozs.

8

*

act of Colocynth

Castor Oil

Compound

J

onate of Ammonia

~ N

2

3

Oil of Peppermint....

6 bott. 12 bott.

2 ozs. 4 ozs.

16 bott.

Cloths for Bandages

2 pieces 4 pieces 4 pieces

4 029.

Sago

**

2

3

+

A

>>

J

Adhesive Plaister, spread

2 yds. 4 yds.

4 yds.

Arrow Root

10 lbs. 20 lbst

30 lbs.

10

20

J

17

30

+

1 Set of Amputating and other Surgical Instruments.

One-ounce Glass Measure.

Minim Glass Measure.

1 Pestle and Mortar (Wedgwood),

Set of Weights and Scales (grains in box).

INSTRUMENTS, &c.

1 Set of Common Splints.

1 Set of Bleeding Lancets.

1 Silver Catheter.

1 Spatula.

1 Dressing Scissors.

English Labels to be affixed, amire Medical Connotes

packed In

1 Infusion Box.

1 Quire of Country Paper.

Penknife.

2 Metal Bed Pans.

!

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236

Seale according to which Provisions, Firewood, and Water, are to be issued to the Emigrants. -Half-issues are to be made to Children under ten years of age. Twenty-one weeks' supply is to be placed on board.

Rice

I lb.

Salt Pork

Lard, Salted Fat, Fresh

OZ.

Fat or Oil

Per

Salt Pepper Vinegar Tea...

Pickled Vegetables

Diem

Tobacco.....

Water..

Firewood

+

Gallon 2 lbs.

1 oz.

1

pint

}

Per

Week

4 oz.

Three Weeks' supply of Biscuit is to be placed on board, to be issued at the rate of 2 lbs. a day only when the weather is too bad for cooking, or when required by the Surgeon.

Peas and Beans may be substituted for Rice, and Opium for Tobacco, to the extent and in the proportion to be fixed by the Emigration Agent.

The following Articles must also be placed on board to be issued on demand of the Surgeon :-

Lime Juice

Rum or Brandy

Port Wine

-Combo.

-Playing Cards

Soap Sugar

36 Quart Bottles

36

6

**

per 100 persons

10-packe

Jb.

1 lb.

for each person

Proportion of Medicines necessary for a Ship carrying Emigrants to the West Indies.

For 100

Persons

For 200

Person

For 300

Persons

For 100 For 200 Persons

Persons

For 300 Persons

For 100 Persons

For 200

Persons

For 300

ersons

Calomel

3 ozs.

4 ozs.

6 ozs.

Blue Pill

Rhubarb Powder..

2

4

6

دو

"

Assafoetida Camphor

1 oz.

2 ozs.

1 /

2

*

Ipecacuana Powder.....

2

Compound Jalap Powder 12

Opium

G

+

Camphorated Liniment

16

24

32

සියලු.

3 ozs.

Simple Ointment

16 ozs.

24 029.

2 lbs.

3

**

Ringworm Ointment...... 16

24

2

**

91

!

11

"

Jeremie's Opiate

2 oz. phial

4 oz. phial 4 oz, phisi

24

Catechu

6

+7

Aromatic Spirits of

Prepared Chalk...........

4

6

Hartshorn

4 ozs.

6

21

T

>

Tincture of Opium

8

12

16

JT

Cholera Pills in phial

12 doz.

12 doz.

12 doz.

Dover's Powder

Magnesia

2

4

4

6

+

Turpentine....

16

24

2 pts.

Cubebs Powder

4 lbs.

4 lbs.

4 lbs.

Senna Leaves..

8

16

24 029.

+

Epson Salts..

6 lbs.

12 lbs.

Chloride of Lime.

20

40

60

*

++

Tartar Emetic

4 drs.

8 drs.

Quinine..

2 ozs.

3 ozs.

4 ozs.

Antimonial Powder...

1

1},.

Extract of Colocynth

18 lbs.

Sulphur sublimed

12 drs. Sulphur Ointment...

Linseed Flour

Country Soap.....

Castor Oil

Blistering Plaister.

16

00 to

8

12

16

**

20

24

21

J

ז

Sulphate of Copper

12

16

24

17

4 lbs.

8 lbs.

12 lbs.

24 ozs.

3

4

J

++

Sweet Spirits of Nitre

Copaiba

Sulphate of Zinc

Lunar Caustic

Prepared Lint

16 ozs.

2

2

**

"

16

2

3

**

**

*

2

2 ozs.

2 023.

ナラ

1

1

**

ララ

17

4 drs.

6 drs.

**

4 ozs.

6 029.

8

6 bott.

12 bott.

16 bott. Cloths for Bandages

2 pieces 4 pieces, 4 pieces

Compound...

1

Carbonate of Ammonia

ON

2

**

2

33

Oil of Peppermint..

2 ozs.

4 ozs.

4 ozs. Sago

+

Adhesive Plaister, spread

2 yds.

4 yds.

4 yds. | Arrow Root

10 lbs. 20 lbs.

10

JJ

20

30 lbs.

30 »

J

}}

INSTRUMENTS, &c.

1 Set of Common Splints.

1 Set of Amputating and other Surgical Instruments.

Jay

1 One-ounce Glass Measure.

1 Minim Glass Measure.

1 Pestle and Mortar (Wedgwood).

1 Set of Weights aud Scales (grains in box).

I Set of Bleeding Lancets.

1 Silver Catheter.

1 Spatula.

1 Dressing Scissors.

1 Infusion Box.

1 Quire of Country Paper.

1 Penknife.

2 Metal Bed Pans.

English Labels to be affixed, and the Medical Comforts packed in Tim

پیام براباد

150.

7-0

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CONVEYA

TEND11. That the said Emigrants shall be treated with kindness by the Master, and all Officers and the Crew of God treatment of the

Emigrants. the id Ship; and that the Master shall on all occasions, when practicable, attend to any suggestion of the Surgeon calculated to promote the health, comfort, or well-being of the Emigrants; and further, that the Emigrants hall on no occasion be called on to do any manner of work on board the vessel other than cleansing the between decks, or receiving at the hatchways in the between-decks fresh water, and provisions and fuel; and that on the occasions of cleaning the between-decks they shall on no account be placed to draw water from the sea on the gunwale, in the chains, or in any situation which shall endanger their falling overboard.

12. That he Master shall strictly prohibit, on part of the Crew or Officers, the sale of spirituous or fermented Sale of Spirits and Liquors prohibited. liquors, or of opium, to the Emigrants during the voyage.

13. That the said Emigration Agent shall have every facility for the inspection of the ship, Right of inspection. and of all her fitments, provisions, water, and stores, but that his approval thereof shall not in any degree lessen the responsibility of the owners of the said ship, or the said Party hereto of the second part.

14. That the Ship, if required for the health of the Emigrants, shall touch at the Cape of Good Hope or Departure, St. Helena, for the purpose of obtaining Water, Fresh Meat, and Vegetables, but shall on no account break"bulk before arriving in the West Indies.

15. And it is mutually agreed by the parties hereto, that twenty-five clear working-days, Lay days and De- commencing at noon of the day in which, under the present Contract or any renewal thereof the said ship murrage. ought to be ready for the reception of Passengers, shall be allowed as lay-days for the embarkation of such Passengers, and that ten clear working-days shall be allowed for their disembarkation in the West Indies; and that if either of the parties hereto of the first or second parts hall detain the vessel beyond those periods respectively, unless at the request or with the consent of the other party signified in writing, the party so detaining her shall forfeit to the other ten pounds sterling for cach day of such detention, except the same shall arise from wind and weather; and that such penalty shall be deducted from the passage-money, if payable by the party of the second part.

16. That in case it shall be necessary to pce in Quarantine the Emigrants, after arrival in the West Quarantine. Indies, they shall not, on that account, be entitled to the use of the ship, nor shall the said party of the second part be liable to maintain them for any longer period than ten days as above agreed upon.

per statute adult for the Passage Money. 17. That Passage Money shall be paid at the rate of full complement which the Ship would be legally qualified to carry from Calcutta to the West Indies as such complement shall be certified by the Government Emigration Officer at Hong Kong, subject, nevertheless, to a deduction at the same rate for every Emigrant who shall die or leave the Ship during the voyage. The age of each. Emigrant shall be taken to be that specified in the Schedule of Emigrants hereinafter mentioned. For the purposes of the present Agreement, the term statute adult shall gnify one Passenger above the age of ten years, or two Passengers between the ages of one and ten; and no payment or deduction shall be made for children less than one year old.

18. And the said party of the first part hereby engages that the Passage Money found due as aforesaid shall Mode and Conditiva s be paid by the said party of the first part, within thirty days after there sha have been deposited with the said of Payment. Commissioners the four following documents:

Ist. An account signed by the party of the second part, stating the particulars of the claim.

2nd. A Schedule signed by the said Emigration Agent of the Emigrants embarked by him; distinguishing between Males and Females, and between adults above the age of ten and children under that age, and specifying which of such children are infants less than one year old.

3rd. A Certificate, signed by the Government Emigration Agent, at the port of disembarkation, stating the number of such adults, chidren, and infants respectively, landed alive, and that he is atisfied that the terms of this Charter Party hafe been fully and fairly complied with.

4th. A Certificate, signed by the Surgeon, declaring that the Emigrants were treated according to agree- ment during the voyage, and specifying the names and ages of all who have died or left the ship during the voyage, and if none have so died or left the ship, containing a declaration to that effect.

19. That for the purposes of this Agreement, the term Emigration Agent shall include any person appointed by the Emigration Agent, or in his absence, by the Officer administering the Government of Hong Kong, to discharge his funcions.

20. Provided also, That the said Commissioners, or their Secretary, or the Government Emigration Agent Commissioners, 45.

at the port of embarkation shall not be personally liable, nor shall their private estate and effects be responsible for not to be personally

the payment of any money or damages that shall or may become due or recoverable by virtue of these presents.

In WUitness whereof the said parties hereto of the first part and second parts respectively have hereunto

set their hands respectively, the day and year above written.

Signed by the said STEPHEN WALCOTT as such Secretary as aforesaid,

and by the said

in the presence of

liable

297

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in

3901 trong trong

ECEIVED

APR27 1855

233

Emiration

folonial Land & Emigration oppor

26th April 1865.

th

your

вас

pc have to acknowledge

letter

of

the 2188 instant

Enclosing espies of a corresponden

the best.

>

with the Formin office and a Report from the dan officient of the fown respecting Means of checker

checking Chinese Emigration, desore us to report for

ther

the abuses

ow, and

of.

you

lord

Comendon's information on the

of

suggestira of the daw Officers

that

i

that the penalty for serious inparctions of the proposed

ра

Law shall be the forfeiture of the tepel in which the impactin

Lakes place

2 the home the honor & state

that me entirely

utoicly contare

in

میرے

this opinion - But as prand probable impactions of the

A

proponed act (as the insufficient. ipue of provisions)

ar

of

such a kind that no distinction

can be drawn except one of

degree

bebreen a serious and a

trifling offence, it would be

very

desirable that the fourt

should not be limited to the

penalty of forfritière (which

would

ļ

-mould often be far

299

to severe

to be available, but should

xe a

be at liberty to impose fine proportioned to the magnitude of the offence.

He have the honor to be

Lin

your

obedient

humple Servanti

The Auce dock Redein Roseer

ד

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Wick

27 aft

Прину

Foreign offic

——

▬▬▬▬ -

1

Land 3961. Hong Kong.

and Wodehouse

Ellian

Menvale - W

Ball

lo Palmerston -

W.M.

Entered.

L

جوه

300

April 1855

My Loid, 5 May

With reference

глари

to

your

30 qr.

26 April 105

Lordship's

letter of the is instants

Uppn the best

ир

means to be taken

for.

for repressing

abrikes

in the lunigration

of Chinese on board

of British Thips, I

Au

Am dreated by the hodhary of late to transmit to you

for the informatio Eave

of

the

of Clareum,

the luclosed Orpy

of a report from the

@

трай

301

&

Eingratian Amato

Onitaining

ttie

opinion which he lexired to receive

on the Suggesting of the Law Officers of

stie Cown that the

penalty for serious

unfactions of the proposed law showed

be the Enfeiture of

u

Par:

ttie

vessel. [The Omong

The Leo of States dis red to cons

with

it civil be observed, they might comm" as to the Are of opinion chas propriety of such a

Movision

this would be a

very proper pecialty

# discretion should

but that abbots

be reserved to the Court to impore

not be the onl

a

Rep severe penalty

вер

One,

as Cases m

might

often occur for

which

which it would be

too severe, whilst

a

on the other hand! they would be fin sujects for

very

a

reduniary frive.

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3902 trong trong 32

APR27 1855

Solvaled

ingration.

-(olonial dand & Emiiction Office 26th

the April. 1885.

>

Nr 16.12.Daby

herewith returned

herewith returned

the have to acknowledge your

a

letter of the 9th instant, Enclosing Respatch pom the Lieutenant Governor of Hongking

knernerinb in which he transmiti a nemorial

pom

on sever

several Inercantile Firms at

Hong Kong 12specting

Tha pengers from

the

carriage of

that felony.

the 5.5"

2 In his Alespatch of

June 1854 M. Exine stated that

the English. Supongers Act was in

Merionte deg

Herman

же

ке

to

his.

2..

1

his opinion sin

-

n neceperity stringent - that the Emigration

Hong kong had ban

Office at Hong kong

in the habit of allowing shops

to car

carry

princses to falifor

2000

on the ortop deck, ip dix feet of height and brenty four square fect of superficies.

есей тече allend

them - that by carrying out the letter of the Ach a source of Employment and wealth to the (olonist; mould be driven from

and that be propoved,

the Colony, and

when experience should enable

a vocal

ex

him to do so, to pame Asdinance on the subpeel. –

Sir 5 Grey replied on the

G

"Delober 185Y

that no treal

Ordinance could dispense with

the

it

303

the provisions of the Imperial

Xaw, and that any Ordinance

profeping

3.

to do so would be void-

4. On the sceipt of

this

Despatch the dieutenant Governor has pued

a notification that

d. a

the provisions of

Must be stuell

the docal Lan

complied with.

5 The Memorialists remonstrate

against this decision on the following grounds.

(1) That too stringent provisions will simply driver the Emigrantonto other Beld.

(2). That the ruler Established by the Emigration Officer (in contravention however of the Imperial daw which prohibits -

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t

the carrying of Sapengers. the Ortop deck) should be.

adhered to.

(3). That Ke number of Fapengers should be calcula= -ted recording to the super =

=ficies of the papenger decks only

and no hacending to tonnage, which is very differently. calculated in ships of different Rations.

preverited.

(4). That a different seale. of Medicines and Surgical. Instruments should be preciitio.

(57. That in calculating the length of the soyage for the purpose of shipping provisions and Stores, the Emigration Officer

should

should be at liberty to take. into account the quality of

the actual as the

the ship

as well as

average length of the to

rory age

ai a

(6) That the regulations Enforced against ships taking papengers from Hong Kong should be enforced at the Sporti

ships taking of arrival on Papengers from other parts of China.

6 And they observe at a reason of adhering to the present practice that the deaths on to to California,

royager

and Australia have not amounted

to the perfent Emigrant=

on

Many thousand

(1) Oh

6.

7

(1)On the general, question of the Inforcement of the Papenge is Act atstuestions

Report of the 15th September 1854., the Secretary ofstate's letter of the 9th Belcher

noticed in our

is the presume to be considered conclusine.

8

de Earl

On the prints of noticed by the Memorialists

me have to state as follows. 9 (2) The carrying of Fapengers on the Ortop deck prohibited because that deck (which is a deck in the hold of a ship) is recepamily Fly

mas

dark and illventilated

and this therefore very difficult

to

3

to keep it clean and healthy

7 305

It appears also that the Ortop lecks on which frinese Imigrants have been carried. ire toh permanent decks nor laid me pret

«ume) on Bears

forming part of

the structure

of the Ship - This also is in Contravention of the Sapingent Act; which prohibiti the carriage of Papenger.

rs on a fleck not

laid on permanent Beams on the ground

that Beams tempo =

= tarily put up would be hables to give way with the conti

coorking of the ship, in which case the Papongens would be preapin

- tated into the hold and,

probably

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306

probably much buit. —

the

10 (3) In respect to Ke.

tennage

check me

agree

Kat

the most effectual check on an excep of kumers is that of superficial space - and therefore although the tonnage check has always existed both in the British and the American Lair we should see no objection to it being quien up in Hong where from mucch of

Dong

Emigration being Foreign ships

te

carried on in

which are measured

in various ma

mags

да

l'iri ali

for tonnage the sule is unequal application. The will accordt

introduce the sleep ary Weepary

recordingly

bord

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in the Sapenger Bill now depre Parliament to achieve ships carrying Chinese Emigrants from stone tong from the Check. Zonnage

?

(4) Under the 35th clause

of the present Papengers Act (which will be retained in that How before

refore Parliament) the Ecvernor of any plong

Impomered to declare what Medicines, Predical instrumente

The English

He shall be placed on board. The remedy therefore for the in applicability of the seale is in the hands of Authorities.

6157

Be

1st The proposal that The qualities of individual

ships

5

10.

307

11.

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ships should be taken into

account in calcula

lating

The

probable length of the soyage would in fact place the whole. decision on this point hands of the Emigration officen-

on the

nee would be that

the co this Officer.

Consequence

would be involved

in continual controversies with

the ship Owners respecting

their ships-

meriti of probably

wirng

the

Fould

be led into some very "conclusions from insuf=

ев

- ficient profesional knowledge., and mould be sutye el to fequent. charges of confavones and favoritism . _ The only most inadequate advantagf

and

would

ية

mauld be an increase

lin

axe of propit

un itself for enough to the what were presun

Owner

of

toke the fastest ships.

13. (b) The suggestion that

Re restrictions imposed by the Sapengers Act on Eniziation from string kong should be Enforced at the Post of arrivals on thips arriving from Chinese Forti can of course

only apply when the ships proceed to British Colony;

Ўс

some de

Q

and there is

difficulty in giving effect

to it cock to this limited extent,

since a

folonial dan cawndl be applied directly to amp

offences not committed in

-(donial

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12

flonial Mater. This homever

to ax

El r

down deeper

degree

anticipated

on segand

regard to historia by the pout dection of the recent ait 18 he - 4.5. which imposes

Le

penalty of 25 for every papenger f

carried on an or

orlop

deck or in

peater proportions than richer

of the following-ring - 1 Ateenage Papenger to carry 12 Super précal

every

fat and 72 cubical feet

feet

between decks, and one,

person (including

Crew and

(abin Papengers ) to zacry

tons of

the ships

bwiden

14 Me think a similar

provision would be

печер

destrable

!

1

desirable in

Ca

Legend

to Rew

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308

south Hates and South Austratin

and might very property be suggested to the Governors of these felonies in connexion with thinese Emigration

the matter is one our

it will be for

Beck

which

the docal.

Eatures to decide.

Legislatures

We have the honor to be.

the dient your Thumble Servant.

The Mundock

Redecristo gen.

PS. We should noh omit to point

out that the state of question maybe

he wou

Materially

attered

:

a

altered in case

The Board of

hade should introduce a

special. Act of Parliament for

latine, the abcdes

the abuses of

Regulative

tiniquation gone thina. Or

this subpect me would be

a reference

to acer

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Reports of

the 13th February last and it Hurdays date. "

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in the Colonies;

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9.7.5.30 Mail.

in Per 13 refers to the

carriage of Chinese eingets in

non- British Ships from Chinese ports

( as I understand)

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1/40 47/7/o fatorial Land & lungiation Office

Treaverry informed 4 June 155.

li

26th May 1855.

We have to actuowledge letter of

the ecceipt of your

the 12th instant, accompanced a despatch pour the sieutenant Governor of.

13 March herewith returned:

37

by

stang tong, reporting the apponitude of (aplain foroper.

Pr. as an apestant to the

Several of the Colony. Surveyor

2 Stappears pour

the

Report of the Lurneyor General

Enclosed in the dentrant

4 Merivale Ey.

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is

Governor's despatch, that a great demand has lately sprung up for building sites

in the Town of

chiefly,

ax ove understand

the letton, amo

the Mative.

among population, but that the

Suracyor

General has been

unable to meet the demand

pour the wauch of profesional Apistance in his lleparticul. Under these circumstances be applied to the sieutenant Ecreruor, and the dicnturant Covernor with the consent. of the commanding Noyal

Euglicer

Engineer has appointed (aplain Cowper of that (orp 1, to apist- the surveyor Several at a

of a day.

Elmmmmeration

of

We have the honor to report

ση

that it appears to us that the duntenant Governor acted doisely in secconsing rainy obstacle to the purchase of land by Chinese in the town and Tuvcious of Victoria, and that the conceneration proposed to be quien te [aptain (owper u

not unreasonable.

Me have the honor the

your

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RECEIVER

MAY 28

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&

Kong

Emigration

313

lonial Land Emigration Office

th

26th May 1855.

Me have to acknowledge

the receipt of your

letter of

12th instant accompanied by

e

Despatch pour the Siciidmant Governor of Hong kong. Enclosing

a notification and

a proclamation which he hav tly speed in regard

cutly

24

2 In the founer, with

reference to the provision in the Sapenger

4. Merivale

Ey

Act-1852 that the

Lounage

Approve the

& riforn

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The Treasury.

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314

:

a

Tonnage (heck shall be calentated according to se ships rccpitired tournage

it

is announced, that in future the sepstecce of measurement hereafter to be employe

How or

the torings for measuring of

British ships will he applied to all ship, employed

in the carriage of Sapengers.

In the latter there is substitu=

a

= ted for the provisions and Mediences required by jouner Roclamation, scale of such articles,

a new

on

such provisions and medicines

se as may be approved by

the

the Eucipation Afficer.

3. To the notification check

expecting the Eonnage Check

no objection, especially

10.0

Lee

asikis proposed in the Papenger

Act Amendment Bill now--

before Parliament, to exaupt

рас bepels from Hang tong pace the Lonnage check altogether. The proclamation resple

expecting provisions and mediciner in equally uncobjectionables in principle, but we do not think the daw has authorized the Governor to delegate to the migration Agrect the pomer of substituting other Articles those prescribed by

for

the

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the proclamation. That portion of the proclamation appears to us, therefore, to be incoperative,

and we

would su

at that

suggest

the Concenor should be instructio

ассе

to recal it and to ipue a pesh

eprizing as par as popible, the whole list of substitutions which may

considered advisable, and

he

that in the meantine Her

Magestips confirmation

should be suspended.

the have the honor toke

Lii

your

obedient

n

humble, Servaceti-

The Mundoch

Alexandubord

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315

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Adopt the

Cause neomu

Contis ?

may.

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opportunt

Mould be taten & Communicaty

provisions &

the

meansge proposed the bought a

which may

woon expected

um the Emis

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JOHN BOWRING.

PROCLAMATION.

Whereas by a Proclamation dated 28th December 1853, made in pursuance of the 85th Section of "the Passengers Act 1852," it was declared that the provisions and medicines supplied to Pas- senger ships should be in accordance with certain scales in the said Proclamation duly set forth, and whereas these scales have been found in some points unsuited to the wants of Chinese passengers, it is hereby declared that with respect to passengers being Chinese or persons accustomed to Chinese diet the supply of provisions and medicines for Passenger ships may in future be as follows.

Rice

Salted Provisions-

wholly pork; or

pork and

fish ; or

pork, beef, and † tish

Salted Vegetables or pickles

Water, Imperial Quarts

Firewood

Tea

PROVISIONS.

lbs. 11⁄2 per diem

& do.

do.

31

3

do. lbs. 2 do.

Oz.季 do.

MEDICINES, &c.

Or such amount of Provisions customari-

ly used by Chinese as may in the judgment of the Emigration of ficer be capable of per- fect preservation dur- ing the passage and be fully equivalent to Lthis scale.

For every 100 passengers, and in like proportion for any greater or less number.

Calomel

3

OZ.

Senna leaves

OZ.

Blue Pill

2

Blistering Plaister

* J+

Rhubarb powder

2

"

Sulphur sublimed

16

Compound Jalap powder

12

Sulphur Ointment

12

Ipecacuanha powder

12

*

Opium

2

Dovers' powder

Linseed flour

Country soap

Castor Oil

4 lbs.

24

02.

6

Magnesia

Oil of peppermint

2

Bottles.

0%.

Epsom salts

6 lbs.

Adhesive plaister spread

2 yde.

Chloride of Lime

20

チラ

Simple ointment

16

Oz.

Tartar emetic

4 drams.

Ringworm ointment

16

Quinine

2 02.

Jeremies' opiate

2 oz. phial

Antenonial Powder

"

Aromatic spirits of hartshorn

4

Extract of Colocynth Compound

1

Cholera pills in phial

12 drams.

Carbonet of Ammonia

Cubebs powder

4 lbs.

Assafoetida

1

Sweet spirits of nitre

16 OZ,

Camphor

1

Copaiba

16 ++

Camphorated liniment

16

J

Catechu

2

W

Prepared chalk

2

Sulphate of Copper

Sulphate of Zinc

Lunar Caustic

2

J

1

"

4 drame.

**

Tincture of Opium

8

**

Prepared Lint

4

02.

Turpentine.

16

>>

Cloth for bandages

2 pieces.

1 Set of amputating and other surgical instruments

(if there be any person on board competent to use them.)

I one ounce glass measure.

1 pestle and mortar (Wedgewood)

1 minim glass measure.

1 Set of weights and scales,

1 Set of Common splints,

(grains in box.)

1 Set of bleeding lanceta.

I Silver Catheter.

1 Spatula.

1 Dressing scissors.

1 Infusion box.

1 Quire of Country paper.

1 Penknife.

2 Metal Bed pans.

2 Trusses for hernia, right and left.

2 Small syringes.

English labels to be affixed.

Or such other medicines, disinfectants, and medical and surgical implements as a duly qualified

medical practitioner may certify and the Emigration officer may consider to be sufficient.

Given under my hand and Seal of the Colony at Victoria,

Hongkong, the 28th day of February 1855.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

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316

J

GOVERNMNET NOTIFICATION.

With reference to the provision of "the Passengers' Act 1852" restricting the number of Passengers to which the required space of Twelve feet has been allotted to one for every two Tons of the ship's registered burthen, the Emigration Officer has been instructed to apply to all ships a uniform standard of measurement, namely that now or hereafter to be employed for ascertaining the capacity of British Vessels. Ships not registered under the latest Imperial Acts must therefore procure from the Gov- ernment Surveyor a certificate of their actual capacity before they can be passed by the Emigration Officer.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 9th March, 1855,

hunky 379

15 317

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234 trong cộng

RECEIVED

JUNE 7

1855

Emegration

318

(Colonial dand slucigration office.

Where 1835.

به کورده کرد که

вру

to For: Office 16 Juris

with

مورد همین ا

Sir

fine have to acknowledge

the receipt of your

letter of

accompanieds

the 25th utline, accons

lo

by a letter from the Foreign offin, enclosing a despatch from Fir I Boring relative to an qiqiation frome Accoy Martinique and Devidaloupe, which has been schon foot by the French Government.

2. It appears that the Freuch Government have:

contracted

4 Merivale isg

46

te

:

contracted with a Mercantile.

House at Amoy for the supply of 900 folies, but fin & Bowring observes that Lis I as the Finch veel fouxcel,

whose du

diely see that the Rusipaction. property, conducited, in

it would be to

α

it

partir in the houses having the contract, the security

Must be in

ate and

inadequate

'unsatisfactory :

The British

Consul at Amoy in reporting the transaction to find Bor states, that the Eungiants be shipped under the Law.

will

quaded by the French Govern = ". =ment which supoins

secpons ample

space

space and comfort to.

3. Me are not aware

what law referen

only

аселе

to

is here

319

Ordinances

the French Forerunneut

made. The ou

of

with which the care a

a e

equauited

is one dated 27th March 1852 which

ih

regulater, to a certain -extent, the Emigration flour France and the French polonies to cortesin specified, places,

places, but would not apply to Eusigration

from China. Du Luly 18541, homever, a committer

pa

d by the Freuch

appointed by

it to enquire inte the question of Enriquation from French Ports, and by this coumipion a Report mas

Made

}

320

made and a Bill. (projet

de Reglement) prepared, but whether the Catton has since

latter.

become Law me are unable

tistate. This Bill relates

exclusivity to Eunciation pour France, though it

l

mould no doubt be in the

pomer of the French

Government to

grue.

it

greater extension, and me presence thakit is to this

that the fquent at Amoy

fourl refert.

44. de regard to the remank of fir I Booking

that the British Ship- "Carpentaria " is taking ou

lating Hard

baand Quigrants

ali äb a vi

mauthor o zool Boet, we thick

sight

it

Kepel

by

to state that thit

has not been chartered

us, nor is ie

under

me. Au

a b c r

меа

any may

control, norhane

any inpriccation

the subpe

et.

dw

the have the honor tobe

4

obedient

kumple sérvaich-

doen

Alexan

enbook)

ama a

6

30. Hong Kong

5.4

RECEIVED

JUNE 14

1855

Land

Emigratio

folenical Sanct & Simigration Office

1th June 1855. -

321

Copy to hoard of Grades for.

Foreign Office

conson

$7 June (86.

We have to acknowledge your

letter of the 31th ultimo de

to

the

prepare

directing

the draft of & Bill son regulation of ships carrying

Chinese. Emigran

n4, in accordance

with the recommendation containie

in the 18th paragraph of over hepat

of

the 23rd of Lebuwvery East, in the export of the star officers of the (rown of the 17th April_and in

further Report of the 2616

Arenan Kermater

Ke

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322

of the

month. He have now be

same mouth.

a dr

the honor to enclose such a

draft-

2 No provision is inserted for regulating the collection of Emigrants, for which the digi=

latione of

Nongkong are able to

om Pett

the above

provide under the Act brytie Cap 80, and the Bill is accord- -ingly limited to the Regulation of Thips carrying thenced Emigrants of British pom Hong Kong, and ships carrying them prome within the scope of Act. is within 100 miles of the (oast of (hind.. Hautations and forms of Bonds and fentifi= -eater mouth of course be best settled by local legislation, but in order to make the objec

A

12

The kill dear and to prevent-

delay

in

carrying

chouts, me.

have inserted in Scheduler

provisional Regulations and

Forms, to take effect till other-

the Leilature.

-wise inacted

be

by

3 The principle of the Bill

is to secure that a Corcrnment

+

Officer shall have the power, and he placed under the recepity, of thoroughly inspecting coery Chinese Saponger ship

which

carries more than 20 Asiatie

сы а

O

Sa pengert

roy age of mace than 3 days duration, and of preventing her

her departure unles

the arrangements for the voyag

satisfactory .

are satis

4

-

+

that

stains of St. In fruisers

attea and the British Authour - ties at the Boiti of disimbarttation

durin

thein

shall have the power of examining such ships and at the conclusion of, soyages, of requiring the production of papons which will show how the Papengens ought- to have been treated, of ascertaining whether they have been so and if not, enforcing the forfeiture of the

:

=ding

the Ship. -

heated

shall be

4. This is effected by provis

that the ship forfeited if the proceeds to be a

without a Antificate prome

the

рож Emeration

H

323

Emigation Officer that she has been inspected by him, and a copy of the Regulations to

which the Master is bound to conform, or if the Master fails to produce these papers to any of the above Government officers

who ma

may require it, or ipsuch Government officers find that the Regulations have not been observed.

5. This incidentally, recep any

to secure that any

any fraudulent representation respecting

intended length

the

longth of a royage, whether made to the Emiguation

Officer or the captain of ar puiser, should be capable of eaxy.

deletion

i

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324

detection. The 8th and part op

are inserted

the 10th flaut with this object.

to Forfactions of Papengers- thips, if incurred under the

English Expengers Act, are enforecable

ble as if they had been incurred under the Harr

relating to the factors. As, homever, the present darr will he principally carried inte effect, not

by fusto.

Justom Nouse

officers, but by saptains

of

(miners and Consuls at Foreign

Port,,

me

for have a

apumid

Thatch

would be more convenient that

the process of enforcing

Acti relating to the slave trade, with which then offici

as

are more

familian. But or we have ourselves no practical -experience expecting the northing of there lows ikis very fashable that the clauses which prescribe

of enforcing the

the mode

forfaitiore of thips and of distributing recovering penallur might have been mere comeniently feamed and with this view me would suggest- that they should be specially hrough wonder the notice of the socie, office.

" ). By the 4th (lause the Master

it should

is required

be that practised under the

Acto

Bond

ired to enter into a

with

:

adamata -

F

325

with the sureties for the

observance

the Government

objects

of the Regulations. The sffects of this provision are, first, confine the Emigrant broke to

persons of

16-

out of substance, and, next, to enable the British

Government to exercise some

control over

Foreign ships procuding from Hong kong Even while at sea. The effect of that clause combined with the 9th clause and the schedules A and B will be, that if any such a shif carrying thinese

as is boarded by

Fapengers

M.

the

(aplain of one of St. Ph. puisers

by

excel, and

a British Coneel,

the Master refuser to submit to

Sis inspection, or fails to produce rie Emigation Officers fortificats, or is found

und not to have observed

the conditions

of

that fortifients

will

or the Government Rigelations, his sureties at singkong forfeit £1000+ And, as against-

these divities, the writtin desiceration of the (aplarini

сар

2

or

fousal will be roidener that- the conditions of the Bond have been broken (See 16).

веси

8. It will be observed that the written declaration o

-

326

lon

mander of one of A. M. thips of than is receivables as evidence for the purpose. of enforcing the bond, beek not of prosecuting a perfectione.

This distinction is made,

because under the 15th clause the fommander kost

han a direct

pecuniary interest in

interest in procuring

a

livre, and under such

forfritive, and

circumstances it mould seem-

proper that his evidence, shoute

все делеги

A

vina ovce and subject

to the usual text of crop

examination re

7. It must be confeped

port

that neither this Boud non other contrivance of

any which we are

am are will

Jurccish a complete and satisfactory mode.

wade ofrecathing

the British Government to

control the masters of Foreign

ships after they have left.

British Maters, while it is not

impopible that the attempt- to establish such a control may give sixe to political questions of great difficulty and danger. This being the

case it

it may be thought,

unadvisable to make the

attempt1710

327

T

attempt = If 20, the 5 thelause of the presect Bill should be slightly altered. _

1. As complaints have been made of the applica=

=tion of

what is called

the

the tonnage theck to thinese Sapenger ships me should pouchout that in Regulations annexed to the present Bill that theck it ouitted. It will of course ramaine applicable to the

of

"Papenger ships not carrying 20 Asiatic Papergens which

will

tto

will remain subject to

the Imperial Sxpengens Act --

be have the honor to be

lie¬

your

obedient

henmble Levante

Avmedoch

Predini Rogers.

!

£

57136. Sdong Kong.

328

&

Mr. Ball

This is a

Bill on

which

you

will probably desire to confer with MW. Mundrch, who will be

better qualified than I am to dreaues details. I will only draw attention to two points. First it is proposed in clause 12 that forfeiture of

Vessels under this Aal plcould be

cod ui ttie сашетател

enforced in the

As if they had been seijed under the Slave Trade Acts. But as far to couches freign Vessels, is it not the case that they cawonly he condemned under the latter.

ncts by certain mixed Commiping which are appointed by the

вете kovemments oneered

respective

only for lave Trade questions, and

which oned not be exepeated to

алая

take coquisar

of an entirely

different

Ball.

5. Jone.

Su Mist attached.

みと

20/m

Prepare drafts to Jonize ( & Board of Trade Requeste Emoned

acous

ал

can interven beff. In introduction of

M2B.

...

different matter, not depending on heaties, but wholly created by An English Natute!

Secondly.

?

I slimed even

go beyond the Comes in entertaining the most serious apprehensions

from attempts to meddle witte

freign

Stigle

f

of I

Merchant. Vessels on the Seas under the Authrity

British Act not recognised

or adopted (as the Slave Trade

Rots are) by any colemn international Treaty. That the British Parliament

bas no

real

منسن

distinn inn Qual

jurisdial

Cases is of Cause beyond quedin. Bill then the attempt to arrive. Th the same result by the private bayain of a Thipmaster that he will sulmit hunnself cessed to obligatims in@msident with the general principles of

and

leis

329

to me

Natimal Law, appears to

one which never would be v

precessful

re

really

And which at the

me time is fraught

раше

de

most serious dangers.

a

with the

With

strong faith in an own good intentions, we may

that we

had pover

which undead

to regulate

the Passengers Ships of

well bratimo по шелесто

since we have no

or

other

ur own,

вил

legitimate

er ove

over them

I do not

i

is to

раме believe that the end

be attained by contrivance or by dvcuitous arrangements. 7.7.8.20 Jun

Lord John Rupell

It will I think be necepary to consult the Foreign Office not only as to

the Drast The 14th Clause

7

Will but also as to the

ирт

5 the clause- upon the posit raised by the mung Commnsumers

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formidable

г

& by how Elliott de confer that I do not feel, the objections

to the Bill & as

it stands

urged by Mr Elliott.

Which are urge

The Americans have you

nauch

вдо

further than we propose to do

relates to

here and so far as the principle

(involved

as an

20

Л

requiring that foreigners

ed of requiring

who use our settlement of Hong king Emigration depot shall then be subject to the same restrictions British owners I see no

не и

us

very plausible ground of objection- neither do I think it clear that the proposed provision, will not work.

As to some remaining points of detail I will confer with for Murdock

Anopy might be sent to the Tround dh Trade for such obserds as they may

26

wish

chance. Oper we

to make

22_Efl time apprehension

M24 M of the othe lover. f

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it be lightly, allord"?

5436. Jding Kong

Entered

James Booth

W.

Ellis 26 June

Mer Merivale.

Mr Balo

Lad J. Russ

Russell

for signation

26

27 Z

w to

نته

M

27th

صول

لاقة

June 1855

With referenc

your

letter

of the

19th of Auguste to the Foreign Department.

which was Communicad

Q

to this Office, dam Amound 10 duly so directed by Lnd John

най

643.

150

Russell to transmil

to

you for

the

Consideratio of the Lads of Committee of

Privy Council for Trade the Draft of a Bill

which has been proposed by the

Emigration Conts fir

the

!

|

i

:

the

regulation of Chinese Passenger

her with

Ships, together

the copy of

au

explanatory Repre

from

ал

itie Comes on

the subjedl

and I

ain to request that

will favor

you

by stating

ал

me

at your

early Cowenience

whether their Ladolipo

see any objedin

to

the introduction of

chis

Bill wito

Parliament.

Lrd. John Aussell has also applied to

ttie

I

331

the Foreign Department

fn the opinion of

Lnd Clavender an

the measure and

measure,

more explaially upon

the practicability

of applying,

من مه

proposed in the 12" clause, the machinery for condemning Shave Trade Prizes to procuring the frfeiture of

Vessels violating the projected Law on Chinese Quigration,

Оо смесе адира

the

prudence and expedieng

of endeavouring

through

}

through the means

of a

Bond sijined by

the master to bring

Foreign Ships carrying

Einig

auto from stry

Kong

within the

operating of

Alie

British Law, and

subject to the visits

of

British Afficers,

even whilse

sailing

on the High Seas.

Машина

*

Entered

& Stammard By

Ellise In Merivals

Вале

an J. Russell

26 June 26

27 mm

که به این مواقعی با هم می شود به همین خسته اند

18th June 1888.

Land Br Hong Kong.

بناکی

54366.

بله

332

27th June 1855

With reference

to

former Correspondence

балие

on the subjeal, I am directed by Lnd John довл

Russell to travemil

to you for clie Consideration

of

itie

Earl

of

Clarendon

the enclosed copy of

а

Report from the Emigration Cours, Accompanied by the Draft of a Bill fr. the regulation of Chinese Passenger

Ships.

I am desint

Яам

mae

E

333

mne particularly

мал

to reques would submil fr Land Clarendon's

you

opinion the question of the pradicability of Applying, as is proposed

in the 19th clause,

the machinery for

Condemning

Rave

Trade Prizes to

thie forfeitine

procuring the

of Keasels violating the projected law

on Chinese Quigration; _ And also the question of the prudence and expediency

of endeavouring through the means

1

of

of

a bond signed

by the master

to

within

bring Foreign Shipr carrying Emigrants from Hong Kong the operation of British Law,

the

and

suljest to the visito

of British Afficers, even whils sailing

on the High Peas.

And subject to

Such judgment

as

his Ladakip may

form.

ал

chese points,

I am to request to

be informed whether he may

see any

objection to the

introduction of

the

I

г.

:

the proposed Bill into Parliament.

вашин

1855.

18 VICT.

DRAFT

OF A

BILL

FOR

!

334/5436/55+

parrying from. Jany Port in

Ke

Rong and every British

lish Ship

The Regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships.

[Note..-The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted in Committee.]

W

HEREAS Abuses have occurred in conveying Emigrants from Ports in the Chinese Seas: And whereas it is expe- dient to prevent such Abuses in respect of Emigrants conveyed in British Ships or from British Ports: Be it enacted by 5 the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

I. In the Construction of this Act the Term "Chinese Passenger 10 Ship" shall include every Ship/carrying from any Port in China or within One hundred Miles of the Coast thereof more than Twenty Passengers, being Natives of Asia; the Word "Colony" shall include all Her Majesty's Possessions abroad not being under the Government, of the East India Company; the Word "Governor" shall signify the 15 Person for the Time being lawfully administering the Government of

+

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Definition of terms viz.

• Elimise Passenger Ship"

"Belony" "Governer"

such Colony; the Term "Legislature of Hong Kong shall signify "Digistature of "Kong Hong"

the Governor and Legislative Council or other Legislative Authority

of the same for the Time being; the Word "Ship" shall include all

(0.89.)

A

Sea-going

• Ship

4

1

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335

Ammiander

smaster.

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" & migration & fier

2

Chinese Passenger Ships.

Sea-going Vessels; the Terms "Commander" and "Master" of any Ship shall include any Person for the Time being in command or charge of the same; the Term "Emigration Officer" shall include every Person lawfully acting as Emigration Officer, Immigration. Agent or Protector of Emigrants, and every Person authorized by 5 the Governor of any British Colony to carry out the Provisions of

"British Consul this Act; and the Term "British Consul" shall include every Person lawfully exercising Consular Authority on behalf of Her Majesty in any Foreign Port.

"Passengers Act 1955" mitte, aphlyst vines passenger ships

Legislature of Hong Kong teenact regulations:

Governor of Gong Kong 4 declare lengter boyage.

No Chunse Passenger. Thip to clear out one voyage of more than 3 day's withend Emigration Officers certificate and rhy régulations nor until! Band be given to Cerart

Penalty of bond when recoverable.

II. The Passengers Act of 1855 shall not apply to Chinese 10 Passenger Ships.

III. It shall be lawful for the Legislature of Hong Kong to enact Regulations respecting Chinese Passenger Ships, and respecting the Treatment of the Passengers therein while at Sea, and until such 15 Enactment the Regulations contained in Schedule (A.) to this Act annexed shall be in force.

IV. It shall be lawful for the Governor of IIong Kong to declare, by Proclamation, for the Purposes of this Act and of the said Regu- lations, what shall be deemed to be the Duration of the Voyage of 20 any Chinese Passenger Ship.

V. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage of more than Three Days Duration until the Master thereof shall have received from an Emigration Officer a Copy of the aforesaid Regulations, and a Certificate in the Form 25 contained in Schedule B. to this Act annexed, or in such other Form

as may be prescribed by the said Legislature, which Copy and Certi ficate (herein-after designated as Emigration Papers) shall be signed by the said Emigration Officer, nor until the Master shall, with Two sufficient Sureties to be approved by the said Emigration Officer, have 30

entered into a joint and several Bond in the Sum of One thousand

The rich Buliste

Pounds to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in the Form con- tained in Schedule D. to this Act annexed, or in such other Form as

Proceeding shall be prescribed by the said Legislature; and in the Case of anym ang port Foreign Ship one of the Conditions of the said Bond shall be that the 35 ong Master thereof shall conform to the Provisions of this Act and of the Regulations aforesaid, in like Manner as if the said Master were a British Subject, or the Ship were a British Ship.

VI. The said penal Sum of One thousand Pounds shall be due and recoverable notwithstanding any Penalty or Forfeiture imposed by 40

Emics Off in Chivers for

Suretier i

n

?

Foriegn Ship

D

Which fo

سا

W

)

this

gh

Chinese Passenger Ships.

3:

this Act or by the aforesaid Regulations, and whether such Penalties

or Forfeitures shall have been sued for and recovered or not.

VII. If any Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to "ful chaving out

Sea on any such Voyage as aforesaid without such Emigration Papers,

qularly to be

5 or before the Master shall have entered into such Bond as aforesaid, frfeited

such Ship shall be forfeited to the Use of Her Majesty.

VIII. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any Voyage of less than Three Days Duration without a written

Authority from an Emigration Officer in the Form contained in

No Chinese Passenger Khich

to clear out in less

Fran 3 days without

voyage of

thority

10 Schedule C. to this Act aunexed, or in such other form as may Emigration Officers authe

be prescribed by the said Legislature; and any such Ship which shall clear out or proceed to Sea on any such Voyage without the said Forfeiture

written Authority shall be forfeited to the Use of Her Majesty.

IX. It shall be lawful for the Commander of any of Her Majesty's Commanders of Strips.

15 Ships of War, or for any Emigration Officer, Custom House Officer, Mar je ma

may

starch Shins

require production

or British Consul, to detain, enter, and search any Chinese Passenger Ship (being a British Vessel or within British Jurisdiction) so long as such Ship shall have any Passengers on board, and for Forty-eighters. Hours afterwards, and to require the Production of the Emigration

20 Papers of such Ship or the written Authority aforesaid, and to examine all Persons on board of the same in order to ascertain whether the Provisions of this Act and of the Regulations aforesaid have been complied with.

X. If the Master of any Chinese Passenger Ship (being a British Which to be for

25 Ship or within British Jurisdiction) shall obstruct, avoid, or refuse to allow of such Entry, Search, or Examination, or, being so required

be forbind ' refusal to submit

as aforesaid, shall fail to produce his Emigration Papers, or, being one search fe or breach

a Voyage of less than Three Days, such written Authority as afore-

said, or if in any such Ship any Fraud shall have been practised in

4

30 respect of or in connexion with such Papers or Authority (of which any Alteration or Erasure in them shall be primâ facie Evidence), or the Provisions of this Act or of the Regulations aforesaid shall not have been complied with, the Ship shall be forfeited to the Use of Her Majesty: Provided, that for the Purposes of this Section every Ship provisioned

35 for more than Ten Days shall be deemed to be engaged on a Voyage of more than Three Days Duration, unless such provisioning shall be mentioned in the written Authority aforesaid.

fo

of regulations.

XI. Every Person concerned in any Act or Default by which any Chinese Passenger Ship may have become liable to Forfeiture shall enalties. 40 be liable to a l'enalty not exceeding One hundred Pounds for cach

Offence.

XII. Any

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Mode afentering erfeitheres.

Aimander /

4

Chinese Passenger Ships-

XII. Any Ship that may become forfeited under this Act. may be seized at any Time within Three Years from the Commission of the Offence by which such Forfeiture shall have accrued, by any such Copte Officer, or British Consul as aforesaid, and may thereupon

be dealt with in the same Manner as if she had been seized as for- 5 fixed art feited under any Act of Parliament for the Abolition or Suppressions)

of the Slave Trade.

XIII. It shall be lawful for

Five may

be substitutid Seizures prosecuted in the United Kingdom, or for for forflitions

in the Case of

in the Case of Seizures prosecuted in the Territories under the 10 Government of the East India Company, or in the Case of Seizures prosecuted in any British Colony for the Governor of such Colony, on the Recommendation of the Court in which such Prosecution shall he had, and on Payment of such a pecuniary Penalty as to the same Court shall seem fit, to remit any Forfeiture incurred under this 15 Act.

Penalties how recovered. XIV. All Penalties imposed by this Act may be recovered by the

like Process and before the same Courts as if such Penalties had passedert been imposed by any Act of Parliament for the Abolition or Sup- 20&passed f pression of the Slave Trade.

t/for

Process of ferfeiture and punalties how disposed of under this Act shall, after deducting the Cost of Prosecution from

XV. The net Proceeds of all Forfeitures and Penalties incurred

1/2

1.

itarel

-

the gross Amount thereof, be paid to the Party suing for the same, for the Use of Her Majesty, Her Ileirs and Successors; and if 25 recovered in the Colonies, shall by him be paid over into the Colo- nial Treasury, and shall form Part of the general Revenue of the Colony; and if recovered in any of the Territories under the Government of the East India Company, shall be so paid over and appropriated

; and 30 if recovered in the United Kingdom, shall be so paid over and appropriated in such manner as the

to

to

Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may from Time to Time direct: Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the Court adjudicating in respect of any such Forfeiture or Penalty to 35 direct that a Part, not exceeding a Moiety of such net Proceeds as aforesaid, shall be applied to compensate any Passenger for any Wrong or Damage which he may have sustained from the Persons by whose Acts or Defaults such Penalty or Forfeiture shall have been incurred; and also, in case of Seizures made at Sea by the Com- 40 manders of Her Majesty's Ships of War, to direct that a Part, not exceeding One Moiety of the Remainder of such net Proceeds, shall be paid to such Commanders, to be distributed in such Manner as

may

may

Chinese Passenger Ships.

5

for the Time being be prescribed by the proper Authority in the Case of Seizures made in pursuance of any Act for the Abolition or

Suppression of the Slave Trade.

336

Written

XVI. In any legal Proceeding taken under or in respect of the Willen declarations 5 Bond herein-before required any Document purporting to be the of commanders fr

written Declaration of any British Consul, or of the Commander of

edf

any of Her Majesty's Ships of War, or to be a Copy of the Pro-rima facie evidence. ceedings of any Court of Justice, and in any legal Proceedings under this Act, any Document purporting to be the written Declaration of 10 such British Consul, or to be such Copy as aforesaid, shall, without any Proof of Signature, be receivable/as primâ facie Evidence of the Facts therein stated, in case it shall appear that such Copy or Declaration, if produced in the United Kingdom, was officially transmitted to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or, 15 if produced in any Colony, was officially transmitted to the Governor

thereof.

XVII. This Act may be cited for any Purpose whatever under the Name of the "Chinese Passengers Act, 1855."

XVIII. This Uct shall come inte operation: as soon as it shall have "been preclaimed in King King by the Governer thou of or if not so proclaimed

Con the

ensuing.

of

day'o

next

(0.89.)

B

SCHE-

Short bith

Communcment of act

:

I

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337

7

he shabt be satisfied f

6

Chinese Passenger Ships.

SCHEDULE (A.)

REGULATIONS RESPECTING CHINESE PASSENGER SHIPS.

Note. The Breach of any of these Regulations by the Person in charge of any Chinese Passenger Ship is punishable by For- feiture of the Ship, and every Person concerned in such Breach is liable to a Fine of One hundred Pounds for each Offence. I. No Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or procced to Sea on any Voyage of more than Three Days Duration without a Certificate from an Emigration Officer; nor on any Voyage of less than Three Days without a written Authority from such Officer, and such Certi- ficate and Authority shall be in the Form provided by the Chinese Passenger Act

1855.

II. No Emigration Officer shall be bound to give such Certificate or Authority in respect of any Chinese Passenger Ship till Fourteen Days after receiving Notice that the Ship is to carry Passengers, and of her Destination, and of her proposed Day of Sailing, nor to give such Certificate unless there are on board a Surgeon and Interpreter appointed by such Emigration Officer.

III. After receiving such Notice the Emigration Officer shall be at liberty at all Times to enter and inspect the Ship, and the Fittings, Provisions, and Stores therein, and any Person impeding him in such Entry or Inspection, or refusing to allow of the same, shall be liable. to a Fine of One hundred Pounds for each Offence.

IV. The Emigration Officer shall not give his Certificate unless the following Conditions shell have been performed to his Satisfaction

(1.) The Ship shall be sea-worthy, and properly manned, equipped, fitted, and ventilated; and shall not carry/any Cargo a no likely, from its Quality, Quantity, or Mode of Stowage, to pre-

Ecards judice the Health or Safety of the Passengers:

my

Ypa

Ghatk

best the ages

Love

a

year and the five years that (3.) A Space of Five Superficial Feet per Adult shall be left

(2.) The Space appropriated to the Passengers in the "Tween the Deckshell contain Twelve Superficial and Seventy-two Cubical Feet of Space for every.Adult on board; that is to say, for every Passenger above Twelve Years of Age, and for every Two Pas- sengers under that Age

wa

ist

clear on the Upper Deck for the Use of the Passengers;

4

That

(4.) Provisions, Fuel, and Water shall be placed on board, of fave hent good Quality, properly packed, and sufficient to supply the Pas-

sengers

1

:

Shatt

Chinese Passenger Ships.

sengers on board during the declared Duration of the intended

Voyage, according to the annexed Dietary:

ert mss Scopes (Fong et)

na e

(5.)/ Medicines and Medical Comforts shall be placed on board according to the annexed Scale. Insert here mys scale (for 3)

My

V. The Master of any Chinese Passenger Ship proceeding on a Voyage of more than Three Days Duration shall, during the whole of the intended Voyage, make Issues of Provisions, Fuel, and Water, according to the aforesaid Dietary Scale, and shall not make any Alteration, except for the manifest Advantage of the Passengers, in respect of the Space allotted to them as aforesaid, or in respect of the Means of Ventilation, and shall not ill-use the Passengers, or require them (except in case of Necessity) to help in working the Vessel; and shall issue Medicines and Medical Comforts, as shall be requisite, to the best of his Judgment, and shall call at such Ports as may

be mentioned in the Emigration Officer's Clearing Certificate for fresh Water and other Necessaries.

VI. The Emigration Officer shall not give his Certificate until he shall have mustered the Passengers, and have ascertained to the best of his Power that they understand whither they are going, and com- prehend the Nature of any Contracts of Service which they have made; he shall also take care that a Copy of the Form of such Contracts, or an Abstract of their Substance, signed by himself, is appended to the said Certificate: If any of the Passengers are in bad Health, or insufficiently provided with Clothing, or if the Con- tracts are unfair, or if there is Reason to suspect that Fraud or Violence have been practised in their Collection or Embarkation, he detain

may the Ship, and, if he shall think fit, may order all or any of the Pas- sengers to be re-landed.

SCHEDULE (B.)

EMIGRATION OFFICER'S CERTIFICATE, &C.

I hereby authorize the Chinese Passenger Ship

to proceed to Sea; and I certify that the said Ship can legally carry Adults, and that there are on board

Passengers, making in all

Women,

Adults, viz.,

Male Children, and

Men,

Female Children, such Children being between the Ages of One and Twelve Years; that the Space set apart and to be kept clear for the Use of such Emigrants is as follows:-On the Upper Deck,

C

Superficial

(0.89.)

*

- ST. ESTAT

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Chinese Passenger Ships.

Superficial Feet, being [here describe the Space], and in the Between. Superficial Feet, being [here describe the Space]; that

Decks

the Ship is properly manned and fitted, and that the Means of venti- lating the Part of the Between Decks appropriated to Passengers are as follows: [here describe the Means of Ventilation]; that the Ship is fur- nished with a proper Quantity of good Provisions, Fuel, and Water for Weekend issues to the Passengers according to the annexed Diatary Scales, and with a proper Quantity of Medicines and Medical Comforts according to the annexed Scales of Medical Necessaries; that I have inspected the Contracts between the Emigrants and their in- tended Employers (the Terms of which are annexed to this Certificate), and consider them reasonable; that no Fraud appears to have been practised in collecting the Emigrants; and that there are on board a Surgeon [and Interpreter] approved by me, and designated [respec- tively

***

of the Ship is to put into Water and fresh Vegetables.]

Dated this

and]

and

(Signed)

Day of

18 .

+[The Master

for

+

Emigration Officer.

*In case the Ship has been authorized to proceed without an Interpreter omit the Part between Brackets, and add "and that the Ship has been authorized to proceed without an Interpreter."

کر

†The Part between Brackets is to be inserted or not as may be required.

SCHEDULE (C.)

EMIGRATION OFFICER'S AUTHORITY TO PROCEED ON A VOYAGE OF LESS THAN THREE DAYS COMPUTED DURATION.

Chinese Passenger Ships

9

the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, in the Sum of One thousand Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid to our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors; to which Payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and every of us, jointly and severally, for and in the whieh our Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and every of them, firmly by these Presents.

Sealed with our Seals.

Dated this

18

Day of

Whereas by the Chinese Passenger Act, 1855, it is enacted, that before any Chinese Passenger Ship shall clear out or proceed to Sea on a Voyage of more than Three Days computed Duration, the Master thereof shall, with Two sufficient Sureties to be approved by an Emigra- tion Officer, enter into a Bond to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Suc- cessors, in the Sum of One thousand Pounds.

Now the Condition of this Obligation is this, that if (in respect of the Ship

+

whereof

יי די

is Master) all and every of the Requirements of the said Chinese Passenger Act, and of the Regulations enacted by the Legislature of Hong Kong, shall be well and truly observed and performed [in like Manner as the same ought to be observed and performed in case the said Ship were a British a British Subject], then this

Ship, and the said Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full Force and Effect.

Signed, sealed, and delivered by the above-bounden

1

and

in the Presence of

whore

contained in Schedule

A to the said Act annexed, ref

This clause to be inserted. nly in the case of a Foreign chinese Passenger Shich

or

I authorize the Chinese Passenger Ship ceed on her Voyage from

to

J

to pro- being a

Emigration Officer.

Voyage of less than Three Days computed Duration.

(Signed)

!

Dated this

Day of

18

:

SCHEDULE (D).

FORM OF BOND TO BE GIVEN BY THE MASTERS OF CHInese Passenger

SHIPS.

Know all Men by their Presents, That we are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign' Lady Queen Victoria, by the Grace of God of the

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RECEIVED

JULY 26

1855

Land

339

Colonial dand remigration office

25th July 1853-

N°66.9 may

herewith returned

be have to acknowledez

letter of the 18th instant

your

Enclosing

a

4

Despatch

the Governor of Ronghong

from respecting

the disposal ofsoine

dand part of which was

formerly occupied by the kanal Separtment.

2 (aptain Whittingham formerly Commanding Royal

4. Merivale toy

re

je

Engineer

(0.89.)

4

Chinese Passenger Ships.

DRAFT

OF A

TTI

For the Regulation of Chinese Passenger

Ships.

7th June 1855.

1

340

Engineer, Admiral Sir sames

and

Colonel Griffin R.A.

!

are of opinion

Sterling Commanding Frook &

that this ground, embraning a dea pontage of 2400 feet, is wanted

for

the defence of the harbour.

The present come

(aptain Cowper

mandi.

nding Engineer concurs with the

Acting Covernor, Colonel faime, in

considering that it

may

ke

#pared and folonel faine addi that this urgently required for bulding being the

arlen at

quart

present moct sought after for that purpose, and that its

application to Military purposes will seriously impede the

progrep

progrep of the (alony. this is

Jorne out

by a strong represen the Surveys

Eation prom

Several

the

General which is enclosed.

33 - Colonel (aime also forward,

a plan for

the defence of the Harbour approved by captain Cowper, peamed with a

всего

to the probable extension of the Erwn, which he recommends

11 for adoption and which would leave the Covernor at liberty to sell for

building the Land now in question

ver

4. & would of course be ve desirable, with a

very a view to the

material advancement of

the

Colony,

to sanction (olonel fainer

blan

plan and we would suggest. that the papers re referred to Ford Fanmurd with

inti =

=mation to that effect, and

that It is dordship should be requested to consult the

Authority, as

proper

- as to the popibility

of allowing the Land in

question to be built ups

appears

instinctions prome

21

that without

Their

refective Departments the

Ordnance offreins doust

feel

pustified in requesting

requiessing in

the sale of the sea poutage.,

hot

341

nor the Admiral in

geving up

popepion of the abandoned

Raval Store Houses.

the have the honor toke

Lie

your

obedient.

humble Servanti

Alexande bood

Redeci Rogersi

Mr. Merivale

Refer the question to the War Dept

Consideration the possibilit

yes & suggest for

الاسلام

26

5 Jacly

erther

coming

to a

poritu

here

مدان

out such instruction

requinter the

to the Home Yout

as will not render a part

reference

plony

M 30 July.

& Sw.

SVE.

ho

ربي

eced, 25 Oct / 350. Teaser 1855

9673

&&

RECEIVED

Conial

SEI 21 1855

đang dùng

quial dand &

th

342

Eungiation office

20th September 1833–

2

3.19 June:

N°88.

Be have the honor to

letter of the

Leknowledge your

13th instant, accompanied by

the

copy of a despatch, promis the Lieutenant Goxerior of

Kong song, reporting

the result

4

rive

of a sale. which had at suggestion been affected of corlain clothing to purchased by Mr. White Cate Agent

iu

China for Exciiquation to the

Herman Merivale Esyg

AC

Gres t

h

>

!

343

recoloring

a

Best andies, and ene Commipariat veipt for £120.15-10. at the proceeds of the sale remaining after making certain deductions explained

by

the sun tuant Governor.

I he would in the first

place request

that the Louds

Counmissioners of the Treasing

be moved to place the

Inay

the

sum represected by (qunnipariat receipt to

в

i to om

credit at the Bank sprugland.

For this purpose

als douce

в обоениеёв

originals

the ore

herewith.

S&C. & for

[Respecting the deductions

described in the presect

Despatch

we shall not be able

teks, we

a

6. Report an

whit

Despatch, to offer

feient

we shall have recivée some

explanations on

the subject-

of them from Mr. 8 Thite who is now

we believe at-

кас

Penang

at the same bine we

that the charges

facir appear to be

we may

part in acendan

Alte

wonte primà

for the

Moch

withau.

anaugment respecting the

and insurance of thes dothing which saves to have

custody

неси

heen agaced to by Mr. While then the clothing was punchaced. We have the hover to be 7.

Sir

y

obe duist

Jumble Servant

Mol. Gund ock

4

Ellect

Soller to hearay

sand sxtract ar

Song Love p

-7

Senyum

for:

his information_

25 Sipen

w

bov 9344

9345

186

906 trong trong

OCT15

1835

Land

lungation Office.

th

13 October 1833.

344

Sovtinformed.

26

Aft with Your

934.4.

EN° 118.7 Aug

herewish returned

No 119. 7ang herewith returne de

fir

the have to acknowledg

receipt of

the

Mr. Ellisti letter of 10th

instant, enclosing

pom

the

the

рак

too despatches

the Governor of Stongkong-

first submitting for approval

grant of certain land to Mr. Murrow

ow w

in

exchange for other

land Resumed pour

hiin - the

second reporting the sesumption

of por

tions

Herman Merivale Esq.

be

ке

ke.

of

two other Coli

required

!

required for the public

345

repayment of

of th

the cost as ax

fair

_dation..

case it appears, that in

1.

In respect to M. Murrow's

that in Februar.

1854 he purchased, for a ground

unt of £10. per

аниши

a

and

premium of 180 dollars,

a

Marine dot which was afterward

resumed at the suggestion of

the Ordnance Department

on

the supposition that it would

be required for

Military works --

We gather pom the papers

Several

the Surneeps suggested,

that

repayment

}

7

compensation to M. Murrow, but to this M. Murrow objected,

alleging

that he had heele

offered

and had accepted 1500 dollars

for

the Lot ip

the Government

should not resume it. But at

there were certaine

certaine portions of

Land adjoining his property

which pour

their position wouts

have a peculiar value to him,

he

offered to

to accept

exchange for

there in

his Marine Lotre

The Surveyor Several admitting that his first proposal of

compensation

was too low as

is

346

:

proved by the cccxte of the

LA

Sot at a

very much

higher

price (605 dollars premine,

and 260 per

proposed by

Amman reiit)

Au

The arre

arrangement

M. Murrow, and

in this recommendation the

Concruor concurs. Ie have the

houer to report that we

no-reason.

Lee

to question the

propriety of the

arrangement accordingly

and would accordi

recommend its approval.

Ju

In respect

resumed

to

the Land

d for the public

accommodation

accommodation it consists of

portions of two lots required

"Barring

for a public street. Lind Barn states hat the proportionate redue=

tion. of rent has been pied at 2.10.2.4 and £.6.3. respectively-

that in the latter case he Owner

has given in his apent, but that

geveer in the former the Ownership is

in

litigation, and such appent it- has not therefore, been possible to obtain . _ He have to report that nothing to object

we see

this arrangement.

the have the honor to be

Liv.

Your

Obedient

to to in

humble servanti

No Bundoch "Redean Rogue.

.

15 Oct

Mr Wick

البوسة

ļ

I

M. Black

Acknowledy. the ? despistals

And app

Arrangem

auf

thie Governors

ets. Dr

be prepared

aflo

150w.

ی ما - کاکا

Govenor informed 23 Nov./56-

Traft with Sour

10374.

f.136.12 Sept

wre wihreturned.

Hong Ko

1000. Lao động

0.

NOV 19

1855

Emigratio

Emigration Offrid

th

347

19th hovember 18255.

He have to acknowledge

Mr. Ball; letter of the 13th instant Enclosing

despatch pom Governor of toneskong

a

he transmits an

the

in which

eded

proclamation prescriting

scale of provisions and medicine,

to be carried in

Emigrant slips._

2. In our Report of the 26??

of may last on

a former. Pavelamation which allowed

Herman Merivale lay.__

re

ре

de

the

T

F

الا اللهب

7

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348

the Envigation Agent to aller

the seale of provisions and medicines or expreped

Fur

opinion that the Imperial Papangers Act did not

authorize the Governor to

delegate

to this

this power to the

Emigration Agent, and

Ucommended that the

proclamation should not

de conformed till amended

in this expect.

3 - The present Roclamation omits the unauthorized

provision

may,

we

provision, and conclive, be properly approved.

Me have the honor to be

your chedant

humble Servanti Estendubord

чений

Redundoger

}

!

i.

Mr Ellect

action the Gurvalas

por

19

بہت

I

S. 165-M. 16.

Covernor written to 17 Back

Graft

with bov. 10378.

No. 14.0.14 Sept

340

10876 Hong thong a mi

CEIVED

NOV27 1855

and

Victoria

Emigration Office

6 November

uber 1833.

ke have to acknowlediy

the recript of your letter of 13th instant, accompanied

Despatch from

by-

heid returned the Governor of hong kong,

Enclosing a correspondence) which had raped between the Governments of Hong Kong and волечничий сконд

ritoria relative to the manner

in which the Papenger

Herman Merivale Eng

ie

re

ке

Ship

¦

"Alped"

P

i

2.

3

350

!

:

"Alfed"

was allowed to proceed

to Victoria.

It appears that the-

"Alfred; which is said by the Suvigation Agrut

at kelbowns

t at

to the 755 tous burthen, and by the Curigation Agent as Hong

long

to de 700 tons, was allowed to sail from Hongtong with

569 persons

on board (including the Master and trees) althoueft

the number which she couts

have carried under the legally Papengers Act of 1853_, which

Grat

there in force in Monghong,

would

wouts have been on the smaller

computation ofher tonnage

377/2

Statute Adults and on the

langer 390_ that the Harbor Master (acting

as it appears in

the capacity of fustoms officer) had given a certipiate that the thip had capacity for 476 Spengers exclusive of few- that a large portion of the Papengers

were carried

Orlof deck, which was

on acc

illegal-

and that to conceal the excep

it and

and avoid

of Papengers

Papenger tax, 54 of them fraudulently placed

on

the

were

the

ships

4.

5. 351

ī

Ships Articles arfew. On the

arrival of the thip at Melbourne

:were adopted to

proudings

Enforce

the Law

The

азанны

aventually

Master, and he was even

fined £5. or 14 days imprison = - ment for each of the 192/2

Statuti Adults in excep of the

град

Ships legal complement,

amcorniting £962.10.

in all to a fine of

or imprisonment

мирчека

ars. Whether

for rearly 7/1/1⁄2 years.

This penalty

has heeee rnforced the papers do not show

The explanations of this

Emigration

ut and Harbour

Emigration Agent Master at Hong Kong

Гаре

are to

very

Дні

the effect that the Superial Papenger Act had heen generally disregarded respect to ships proceding from tharfolony - that it; provsions were illsuited to the Chinese Emigration_ that pending a reference homer the Local Government had decided

hot lo

Check

enforce

the Louna,

Tonnago

And thakeer the

Government Roclamation

subsequently ipurs under

гри

The

!

6.

352

7

the Superial Act 16017 Pics. c. 84 (amending the Sapengers

1852 as

regards

Act

the carriage of одеж Asiatic or African Emigrants)

no allusion was made to that

[heck - that the "Alped was a

very roomy Repel capable, вечу

according to measureurnt, of

Carrying

ori

her three decks

more than the actually

had on

board, and that at all ruenti

& ought to have

her tonnage ought

been calculated at her actual

stered measure write

registered

the rubarked her I'

when

her Papengers

(is me presume at 780 unstead

of

of 755 Lous. ! The Emigration

Agut also states that be

Agent

e game the Alfred only a modiford "fentifiente not declaratory " ither full compliance with " the provisions of the Imperial

clearly

"Act" and that it was

"Explained to those concerned " that this fertificate guaranteed

" to protection whatever at the "Fort of " Every Papenger be you。

debarkation, ated that

the

" Parliamentary member was

"carried at their own

lisk.".

As bey the Act oflant. Lepion (18×19 mi. cap 1041) (hinese langiation is withdrawn

from

:

&

-----

353

؟

from

the

operation of the

Ceneral Pupengers Act and

ел

subpected to regulations peu- =lear to itself, Mr dabonchere may perhaps think it cumseep =sary to pursue the quictions

raised in the case

of the Alfred .

Otherwise it wouts me

think

be difficult to consider the

explanations of the Ecigiation

Aarch

Agtah

eds was

out and Harbour Master of Hongkong as satisfactory. It is clear that the Alped" allowed to violate the provisions of the Sapeegers Act which

portad

. - ידיו -

*

for had the carrying of tapenzent

more than two decks and

-

which limited the number to be.

carried by Lounge

this

as well

space, and it is Evident from

the Eungration Agruts

own

arby

statement that, not in this

case only

but in others, he had

refected to perforce the duties

imposed on

hin

bey

the Act

and had virtually abdicated

ually

his functions. The excuse for sich reglect would be that such neglect the Legislatione subsequently

actionledged by the Act 18+ 19te. cap 104 the mapplie

the mapplicability

of

F

10.

354

11.

of the Sapenzen Ach to Chinese

Emigration-

and than the

real Officer in

omithing to

ruforce that Act did but

гира

anticipate the decision of

Parliament. So this excuse we

ie due

should be disposed to give

but it could scarcel

(right- be accepted

ted as a

F

suffe

AAGA

justification without ademitting a reny dangerous principles

to the duties of

le as

In the Servanti.

While, therefore, under the alleres

state

of

the Law it may

rest

hom

recepany

to také au

ausy

practical steps in this matter,

it appears desirable, if

Labouchere

Im

Labouchere should acquireco

in the view which

we take that - the Government optongtong should not be left under the

impresion that the explanations

of teper stillier and Hathirt abpear to the secretary of State

satisfactory as they

as

LEE u

he

to have been considered be.

Sir I Brewing.

Me have the honor to be

hir

dont

Your the dois

ky

humble Servanti

The Benedoch Alexandebord

I

:

:

Mer Elliot

In. Bell.

patroul

leuter

ar

торто

First, as

Cano

regards the of the "Alfred","

e was pronon

pelent

Tribunal

further questin

bubnutted is

thie Clover

Des

spatah.

дес

Secondly,

to the

е

rought

}

{

prastise, a fresh Ast of

355

Parliament

has now been passed for regulating

Cluness Emigratio

in and

And instructions

it are about to be

on the lifed of it

issued to the Governors and

Others Concerned.

But thirdly, there can

be no doubt that the Local

Afficers At Stong Khang very

annah

mistook their powers, and that

they seriously erred in

pidgment,

in attempting by clieir own

Authority to dispenses with the

requirements of an

talute.

This course

Superial

however appears

by the papers to have been put

An end to already.

I would suggest

that it will be enough to answer

Sii I. Bowring in the terms

of

the

leand

356

1.

cie fore-

Decond and third of the

remarko.

Joring ver

In Ellist

Stated the case

?

Азоли

If the Sunigration officer et Hong Kong

fully to the for~ x acted by his instructions I think he is not to blame - Reference is made to letters from him to the form of Dec 1854 & Jan 155

& to the Governor's uply 2032

of 23 Jan /55-

If the Governor in his turn reported fully, to this office the circumistances under_ which he dimproved authorized The qualified certificates I think there is little more

سمياسة

Said _ But if the latter failed report I think the oncpion

shr

be noticed

A

may

be as well to

th

Set the Harbour Master right

as to his interpretation double check - but if he merely followed the lead the Emigration Officer I thick

he cannot receive any

Devere consure

M. Ball.

h.

M

Decl

Jadis reports that an

влен

no

previons papers or Dexpatol have been sent by the briemo the case of the "Alfred". I quite

agree

with

Сен келе

you

that no

демеле

ал

on the Officers Concerned

is desirable.

I think it

Absolutely incumbent on

to

point out to them that very subordinate Officers in a distant And pettiy Pettlement do not

possess

!

STATEMEN

ipossess that power

with Acts

of

of dispensing Parliament whils

does not belong to the Grown

of

Great Britain, but I should mal

in the least propose

ose to do so in

Jurmed

their ignorance.

leties of great blame : ветило

merely

remove

The bruth is that they

Ai

Adopted an inadmissible

paction; that it was

long ago

forbidden; And that it has

Awoordingly

ceased.

A

very

brief despatch therefore inquite

Jeneral termos is what I meant

to hi

виздел

5 Dear

тод

ML. 13.

F

Copy to For:

Office for infr 6 Beck/st=

Mother letter Governor so

to

ص

NEW.

26 Nov.

Nege Jong trong

RECE

DES

www mer mer

1800

Anigration

357

Su

Emigration Office

30 November 1855-

We have to

acknowledge

the

cept of

letter

your

T

the 28

(

inolant,

ev

reloving one from the Foreign Office,

and devering

ཏང༦༦་ཀས་པརིན་ཆད་ བཀའ་་་

as to the Instructions

report which it

be

macy

aavoury

to

Herman Monvale Exy

fe fe fc.

1

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!

358

to rsue to the

to the foverns of

༩ཡ་་་འ Her Majestys

ཀ་ འ

dong dỏng

to

Convuls in China

ፌ and

འའ་

other Funchavarics, plative to

the mode of carrizing

operation the

ན་ཐང་དག

Chinese

into

lact Pession.

Act of lact

The object of

Net in

question

prevent

the

༼/

་་

grave

a

the

to

abuses which had

oceused

T

in the

Chinese, to

the

f

conveyance,

far as pulatio

le British Shipon Shipin

Ailing

sailing from British Territory (called in the list Cheves Passenger Heps) with this view it frondes,

and

that until o chorwise enacted

nha

and Council hiriere

by the foverna

Hring

Rong, every

V

Passenger Ship shall be

subfid

ct to certain

regulatio contained in the appendic

to the act, the object of

which is to ascertain

ascertain hen

Senwn thin f

and proper

equipment fe- to lisit the

number

nང་འ་

her of passengers

arried in her

to be

and

to

ཟ་ཏ་ཀ

-----

T

a

sufficient supply

d and water

wholesome food འད་ཊ་ of proper

me dicines fc.

The machinery by which it

གབ་ ༤

to

is propock

effect

this is

such. Ship

by requiring every

to obtain from an Emigration

359

deijing sending Adminality

such Vessel

her be

before

an

and

AA༠་

Court is commuted

'

to

བ་་་།

Military

or Naval

officer of

the brown on

full pay, or any

Customs or Convul.

Barish

ང་ཆ་དུ.

officer of

9.

We

are

directed by

вод

letter to re

порив

what

offron

Certificate

that

I there

points

have been

I

lavcertained and

by met peading

to Forfeiture any such ship

དའ་་་་

which may proved to

la

sea

without such artificate, on

voyage extending

to

than 7 days The authoritag he enforce such forfeiture by

saying

your

instructions it will in

་་ བ་ ་

ba

rཎ་ངའཀ་ with reference to

sary to give

to this Act

to the form of Hong Kong

and

and

first

མཀའ་

the British Consule

ther Functionaries. And

av

to the foverns of Hong

1

6

360

7

Ston

dòng sông

13.

the last clause

f

the Act it is

provided

༧མ་ག

that it shall come into

operation

Kong

đang động

proclaimed

or at latest

on the 10th of January

that it hasnt-

ཟ་

We pre

ཀན་བའ་འ་ཟ

bees

ayet

proclaimed

me sot.

and,

therefore, that it will not come

into operation until the fot

of January

but it would,

that

be devirable nevertheles the foverna shoved give it

as much publicityg

povable

possible both in Hong Kong the legalized Posts

and in.

China.

&

༢༠༠༢༦རི་

в

The Severna may

wider that the

en་ད

cribed in

regulations prescribed

the Schedule to the Act

provide sufficient security Chineve Passengers

for

may, therefore, abutain

and

fa. The

fr

Ave)

prevent at least (as

be how the legal,

concrive he how the bo

to do) from carciving

power

དག、

the power conferred by

Se cond

the

section. In that

Case

1

8

361

cave

it is out

се одам

is only nece vary to point out that the hote

to Schedule A has, in

Conse

con quence of an

in

The House

alterationn

Lordo become

inconsistent with the Act,

and should be omitted in

che

the publication of Regulations. It will also be

ne cessat

courag

un der

سا

ализ

CÀ cum

stances, that the foverna

should, in execution

) and

3rd section fire.

the duration

O

The

of

dietary

Medicinev

and

Medical comforts to be carried in such Ships.

But if the fovernor

should decide to substitute

a

loral Ordinance fr

che

regulations it shored, we think, be pornired out that

he should not on

༦། ག་ འའ་་

convent to reduce

which the

the

for

proclaim

voya you

Chinese Passenger Phygie

and setile the scale

dustag

account

the

прасе

pregulations requires

each Passenger

tween decko- and

in the

that

ce is also to

great importance be attacked to the space,

༩ཤམ་ལ་

A n་

the depper

Deck

boch

14

:

=

10

|

E-

362

both

a

me

mo

of limitin of

Ր

the whole number that a

Thijs may carry

the

Bc cur

curing

air

the d

and as

of

me ans

and exercise during

day

time. Considering

the latitude through

which

Chunève Passenger Ship

it is ind

I must pass it is

indispensable

that there should be the

mians of assembling

the

and cooled. In other

it

would not, we

respects

think, be

devirable to restrict the

discretion

the Local

Authorities by any

from home.

Instructions

77 - Whether, however,

the regulations of

D

the Act

Parliament, remain in

T

operation

on an

Ordinance

O

the Local Logislatures be

substituted for them, the

the

unking

the

The

day

time

Av

to

allow the

great bulk of the Passengers

on the Upper Deck during

between Deckis to be ventilated

and

chief pant in ave

scheme will devolve on

Amigration Officer. It will

be

:

1

=

1

ין

12.

be for the Fourgon Office to

decide whether there

diplomatie, peavons

але

any

against.

appoiting Chugiation Officers

at the legalized Porte for

rather at Amory

only

Shipw

which is the

Port from which Prange

are

likely to proceed)

whether it would be more

expedient

in the first instance,

to appoint

an

Emigration

Officer only in Hong Kong.

the

the latter course would,

effect off be to compel British Shaqir

Shyjus

in this Trade to proceed engaged to Hong Kong to obtain their

ent which

pra peru-

ала ала

arrangement

though

I though it might cropose

Ship

363

the

e and del

to some expence,

delay

would afford great and obvious facilities for carrying out

Law and 1

preventing

out the

abuocu.

If it should be decided, however, that Emigration Officers shoved be appointed at any of the legalized Ports a further question

would arise av

to whether the

Convuls at those Ports could/

act

A

Emigration Offroines. Com

this point

to offer

AVCAR

we do not presume

o

fil

if

a་ ༩“ཟོ་དཀ་-འི་གེག( པའི་ decided in the affirmative

it would then be necess

to provide for

cousany

their pemuneration-

which convidering

the uncertain

and probably infrequent call, fr

Chair

Services

į

364

Services might probably be best done by the grant of a Fee for

Ropa

lach case. But as the Act dors

not provide for imposing any any charge whatever

such Fra

or ai

on the ship, it coouts have to

be paid, we presence, out of the Superial Leasury.

As an

apistance to any turization Offeien shoman, be appointed, she ther in Hongkong orse the legalized Poets, we de close a memorandum rucbodying substance of the destructions.

τα

the.

ipurd to our Emigration officers to the

survey

in this fountry, in regard

serney-am

Ships

asurecurut

and the inspection of

of

provisions, water, and medicine.

the duty of

th would be the du

of the

Eungiation officer under the n

trzec

Clause to sec to the dir execution

the Master of

of the Boud by

auto

the Chinese Supenger Ship and to satisfy himself as to the sufficiency of the surative. It is almost superfluous topoint-

the

out that the hamer Master and his sureters, with their additions, should be inserted at full length agter the word "one" in the first line

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of the Bond._

If remains to advent to

the ducting to be perforced by sommanding offreens of Her Majestyp ship, and by Mor May

Majesty's (ousels and fastoms Officers.

Su respect to the former

- presume that where a British

le.c.

used offustoms officer

w-as

present, the (occmmander of a

ship of leave to there the duty of entering and searching and thecce Sapenger ship which might come within their

Jurisdiction

far would eather

Jurisdiction. Beckin the

call

British ships having theiere

ва

of

Ligh

Eungiants on banned on the Stiff- teas or in any Forrign. Ech where there is no British fousel, it would be the duty of the

αι

founmander of any

of Ser

Majesty's ships to ruter and search them and to require

the production of their levigation

papers,

haoring

and in case of

Rein

no such papers, or

if the Papers produced shouts be forged or faudulently altered, виде to saize the ship

and send it to-

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the reanext Court of Adecivrally the adjudicated. In the case. of Repels erized by a fousul

Customs Officer or by a Military Officer or a handl

Officer wohin command of ce ship under the 10th section, it

wouts be receparny

person making

shorto apply

that the

The sangure

to the nearest

officer Her Majesty's ships for apistance to send the saized

in command of one of

казед

repel to argudication. The

same course would apply

within

within British purisdiction to Foreign kepel, which have saito pome Hong Kong with Chinese- Papungers.

!!. But it would also be the

duty of the Commanders of Her Majestip ships, the Consuls, and fustoms officers where the proper Eucigration Papers produced, to enquire how far

are

the provisions of the Act have been carried out in auy

ship towhich it applies, and if they

have not been so carried out

to bring the Broster to pecichuant, In the case of British Jepals stopped

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on

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the stigh Leas, or anniving

Forrign Ports, it would probably be difficult to

Carry

this provision into opera= -_tion of proceedings conto be

taken against an offending

ада

Master only on parole roidence.

:

to remore

this difficulty

The

15th dection provides that the

declaration of the

пр

the pounen andere

вишисивен

of any of her trajesty's shiper on of a British for

fousel, if officially transmitted to the Secretary oplate or the Governor of a Colony, should

ей

he recrivable as widened in

proceedings

proceedings under the Act.

the most certain mode of

να

controlling the thaston of a Chiese Sapenger ship wouts

рессдре The beg putting

есе

in suit the

Bond the given Refore the

да

repel cleans acct, which Bond

would be wither at

to.

sống động

oratione of the therine Ports.

It wouts, therefore, be epential

than a declaration should in

be bransmitted by

Every case

the haval officer or fousel to the Governor of Hongkong. But as it might also be desirable hi some cases to proceed against.

The

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the traster criminally,

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more likely to return to the

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Muited Kingdom

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it wouls

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the

diant that a copy

Copy of

declaration shouts likewise

to

be transmitted officially the Secretary of State. All such declarations ought of course to be as precise and explicit in

αι

Their statementi as

the conce

estances will admit and.

nothing shouto be set down

which the

of the

асиста ес

uracy

of

person

making the declaratio

person making

is not fully apured.

12. Su conclusion we

ON.

have

only to add the consuls to

show,

toorld

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appears to us it

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instructions

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besides those in China, those at the Landwich Islands, infalifornia, at the Ports on rach foach of South America, audin the best Sudiat, and the (ustoms officers to thom

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I am directed

by Mr Sec » Labouchere

t state that transmit

for Elliot has this to you a report from

moment shown me

Report of

John and as

then

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watter is very urgent

have desired thin

In Land &

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Consuls in China

a to the for of Hong Kong, in relation to to

Mrr Labouchere is disposed to concur with the Eming" Commu

in the opinion that for the

the carrying

cassysingent

purpose of excenting the provisions of

that but it will not for the present he necessary to appoint- Emigration Agents

а

at any ports in China,

and that the provisions

Z

most

the Act may Comeniently be enforced by requiring British

Ships carrying Emigrants

from China to touch N: Hong Kong for

Chinese Papengers Au

the purpose of

obtaining the

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there

this

Certificate of Emigr officer.

Mr Labouchere propores to forward by the Mail of the 9 the best.

such instructions to

the God of Hong Kong

as may affc ben necessary to

to svid

prevent inconvenience at the first introduction

of the Act and he will not fail to Communicate to Lord

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to forward herewith for Low Clarendon's. farther information the copy of a despatch

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has addraped to

conveying instructions th

for carry way Movisions of

at th

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Chinese Papengers Aut

In Governor of Hong hor

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in that despatch

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to the provisions of the 15 The Seat of

the best

I am however

to direct Lord (larendon's attention to the

that

provisions of section so far as they regard British Consuls.

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the the Declaration

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Commander of a This of

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received as

In case of infraction of titer by the Master of any that,

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Ref

other mode.

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as tho Commander ships of War Ich mishucleil, sheuern,

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berewith Copies plan

Act (18ngine cloy)

raped during Lepion of Pane

The last

Parliament

for the regulation of Chevere Rapunzen

Гарииде

Ships.

B. the Cast Lection

it is provided that this

ael'shall come into operatim as soon as its shall have been

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should

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Act is to prevent

recurrence

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(so far as regards British Ships or ships sailing from British Territory) of the grave abeene, which

heated have sirted in the

carriage of Chimere Emigrants - Keith this view it provides A reovides that mutil otherwise

marted of the Registative

such

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the nor whe carried frequires a speed dupply of provisions

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water, medicine, & medical comforts- The dut opeentiffing that there regulations here

keen observed in devolved on the "Imigration Officer," Ship varting andanch Certificate

without

is made leable

forfeiture.

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should deede

Greer.

for the present at least, not toexercise the power of degislation confided to the degislative of

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the regulations of the Act in operation,

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a

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misdemeanour.

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there

decide on suurshould decide on substituting a local Act for regulation, it woke expential that poured not diminish the protection which! Pail! inteceded to provide for the Chinese Papengen affecting

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his health. Ever should

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not for mintance reduce the superficial space the allowed to Bach in the between

Rasenger

Deeks - norsk d

sou

except on vergstrong

or

moleffer

grounds diminish te spare required (the &gulations Deck. Considering the latitude, this which Chinese Rapunzenship,

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cooled. Mother respecti

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its is evident that the

in ca

The stricto

quincipal responsibilit

cauging opecatem wih devolve

the Emigration Officer. It is that Officer who in Edecide on the no that

carr

a ship may caused is axentani Matshidis

seaworthes & properly

to

refore

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fitted & manned Estowed_

its comes into

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the

Sureties puspore dating In filling up the bond

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be icrected ofcourse at

manner in which there a full length.

duties are

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with depend,

Entirel, the

Molettin

account

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Officer in the performance of his obtained from.

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in reference wa Papuge Ship. There

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wixtuctions will probably not be affléicher in all respects to

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but they wit show the mincete attention paid in thes Country Aquestions relating to the seaworthiness of Papenger ships. The

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of passengers

they mag early.

their ventilation & the

then pervision,

goodness of swater. Foo great vigilance cannot be

aelcined

caus

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there points,

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be a man

oxeness

decision Yfirmness- acquainted with shipping teapable of exercising sound judgment.

a

in

Ke.

the matter of provision, kl.

would not hesitate Impull should ch appear tree

засе

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expany,

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atterations in the app!

of Susigratom Offeins

wo order to errature

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materil,

and

I Wlian quite

mensary.

offeeriing in carrying any changes among

The dood vidto

Irespect

operation the

to the

holders of office in the Colony

which

would secure the

appointment of ruig » appointment of

Officers at other Porti

thoroughly efficient officer.

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Destinations.

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order

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parale svedenel on could be deceived, the;

provided

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the Comen" oraship of thar, or the Copy of the praccefiing of a

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perceived as Evidence In case

of infraction

the Master

of the Rack opany Sah, it wil Mobably be formed caries

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General Board of Health

Whitehall

RECEIVED

OCT 6

1855

Oct. 24th 1855.

I am directed by the President of the General Board of Health to

the receipt of a Letter

acknowledge written by you

on the 4th ultins,

staking that at the desire of Secretary Sir William Molesworth, you havsmit the copy of a Report made by the Colonial surgeon at Hong Kong, and request

that this Brand will address to Su

William any suggestion they may have to offer with a view to the improvement of the cavitary condition of the Town of Victoria. F. Elliott Eigre

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In

reply to this communication the President of this Board directs me say, that, in his opinion, the facts set forth in the Colonial Surgeon's report shew an immediate need for some Efficient and comprehensive sanitary organisation in the island of Hong- Rong.

required

The improvements which are would consist in systematic drainage :water supply and havin

having of the entire

urban district; in the establishment of "cavenage for the daily cleansing of all public ways, and for the removal of refuse from private houses;

in the enforcement of certain aules as to the Reeping and claughtering of cattle

1;

or other animals within the inhabited area, and generally

I generally as to the conducts - ing of offensive occupations; and.

not

in

not least, with reference to that class

of dwellings

or u

which the Colonial

Surgeon expecially

coverments, we plac

- ing them under such regulation and superintendence as may prevent them from being unduly crowded, and may provide for their being kept in a clearly and wholesome condition, in closing at the same

permanently

hine such as are

mupt for human habitation, pulling down at least to mamy the entire number as

many of amber as will leave

passages for proper current of air through these dangerously packed

masses

establishing of building, and in strict rules as to the future construe

- hon and inhabitation of such dwellings.

The President, remembering withie

how

4t

:

how few years back the site of this

i are even now

- daily sending

as the

considerable town was chill covered

with brushwood, cannot doubt that the evils adverted to by the Colonial Surgeon to increase, at least as rapidly population ; and he believes that the difficulties of applying adequate sanitary regulations to any young colony

likely to increase with every year that their application is postponed

are

Eunder these circumstances, con:

:sidering that very important

interests are involved in Victoria

healthy

being rendered at least as hea as its natural disadvantages will allow, the President desires me to suggest that unless there be at present in the Colony

I am afen.

some engineer in sie ist

Ance, sulat

person arow

specially in hooks.

for the preope

Mesto, But in.

the financially prosperous conditions ofther Colon, it would be a very wise application of money to appoint a healthy office. Ats 384

specially

conversant with English Improvement Works recently effected under the Public Health

Act, it might be economical and therwise advantageous that come such person should be sent out to. confer with the Governor, and to superintend those works of drainage, waker supply, having, and street clearing which are now so ungenky required.

The President further believes that, subsequently to the completion

of such works, the habitual action of Inspectors of Nuisances, after the patterns of those appointed.

certain English towns, would be found indispensable; and that,

as a superintendent of these Enspectors, Medical Officer of Stealth should

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be either specially appointed, the duties of such an officer be added to those of some exishing

medical punchonary.

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I have the honor to be,

Sir.

Your most obed! Sew!

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Coronatha

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Ascitant Secretary

or

The perusal of the report, to which the foregoing remarks ex- =clusively apply, has sugge

suggested

as a

to the President that the evils, de- : serited by the Colonial Surgeon,

arising in Stong Kong from the absence of sanitary administation in that island, are such as me with too great probability be cups:

: pored

may

= posed to exist more or less in all colonial towns, and of course priv=

: cipally in those where the increase. of population has proceeded with rapidity ; and the President desires

avee

to suggest for the consideration of Sir W. Molesworth whether it might not be

not be expedient, by

Come

circular letter from the Colonial Office, to draw the special attention

of colonial authorities to this veny important brauch of local government and to the scope and objects of there legislative enact: =ments which are here in force for the preservation of public health.

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as

Hong Kong with such dusecrations as shall be duerned proper ;

secondly. I find that in 1850 me formally seat to the Ectonics - copices y a ressort on the Suflety of Water to this " Metropolis - (a very interesting document you may remember, though "Not very useful to the Colonics ( together with reports a

Zuarantine-von Chel

02.

These being the facts I would now untrait to

on autorit to you schatte the Niscellaneous Dext should not prepare some appropriate

all Celorices. rusepel feriilar to the Governory suggested by the President yt As regards Hong Kong

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the

the B. Heath.

-night at once. seed thather

a copy of this Letter, without the P. S. __ the Act of

the reports Part above mentioned _ some

of the B.y Blatth. from which unsel

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hints maybe Married.

As

regard the establishmenty a Officer, I should say it we be a mot désiralle appointment at any

Cost.

2901

Mr Meniule. I was devine,

accertaine & what steps had been of the Suggestion

the P.S. after Letter I also what we the way of supplying reformation 6 H. Kong lve done to promote Sanitary

the first place.

Neissue

Vict: C. 123 - has

Heat this Office has on the saliect.

Ret_11 and 12.

sent to thorny Romp

the Governor of

Crown Colonies been in

it's salutary provisions

Van leytties Office

Presidenti

Enquiry

Ipina the

has tatten longe

little.

expected itself very The removal

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attention

Cousqueme

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Wherefore

Ishould

Suggest the

Transmission

of Meat det

outher

This seems to me

A

very

welch letter. It

is of little use to consult the too of Brack in Here maken if they have nothing to tell us but what we very well know onnelves. d-

ast think anything is to the attained by - ending it out to the colony. But I think Fir). Conning ohmed a Wld, that Be Side & Stati cannot hot notice the

bey unsatis

atisfactory

bissecting stati of sanitary potice disclosed in the letter ofte Colomil hagern. That he hopes immediati altration will be discend to the subject, as feitetty Me most important for the will bring 2 H. K. of

zow under considuation. Bat considhing

any

the Monishing state of the revenue, he is disfond to think that the colony night wither pay for

Engineer stevially sent out to

The services of an Engineer stevially

whort when wish & suggest alteration (which is what the 17 of Balth advise) or might appoint mainomin permanent health officer. Wat Le hav's this question to the orrma

I will

...

do his but to apist him in canging out whatever may amin at. Het be titer also the

durvision

be

tastical suppitions of the Clouise Sunggon

... استwith Lan receird attention.

bu to writing

to the colonies

ar

such a circular

the tor of Malkh mesmonend, is night or done when or know what such a circular should contain, but of bat, byond jennal exhortations to cleanliness, secunérispossede. and the transmichists of crlain Acts of Coult, me an art informed. It might be

and

collection, Mirish

as well to make

A

private (communication with the Balthe, of nut papers as they think most important, 2. to send them out. Dat. I Würck. The West India Colonies shud?

In excepted, as there have den Cately by nochd by medical officer of reference, Was Lan laid lepe the Coral anthriler

Meir own astice & Pinion,

of our

Erical instintios night as alwage

coincide with there.

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This talgut is one of first Create Infertane I have not the slightest doubt that the mortatily in all the toxins might he immerely resecsed by

Knowholge dapplication of the Lows which regulate human wealth

The Grand of Stealth should be asked for a Lelection of such caules & Regulations have been found in this Cunky most conducive to the Stealth of Towas, and schien of such Ruler together with Copies of Cast acts taped for Removal of Misances

and Preservation

general

B

Na

титани

Health Theuld be tar

ent in duplicate to Each Colony gathe

un

a

Oguidance of the Colonial governments

tendont It would be imposible to send out Enginions & Surveyen to all

выпаден

die hohe Bowring may in mean While be written to as

@

Jurhond

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With reference to the

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of the General Board

in conquerm of

Health

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In a

of

report of the

halt the 1921 H. Colonial Surgeon of Wonsstrong

wish for an Minel

letter to begin with -

Ha.

communicated to Thin

Department in

your

letter

am

of the 4th Jelte. I directed by the Secretary of

t

389

Jon

State to request that will submit to the President

The following application from the Secretary of State

for The Colomies .

2.

f

The Mention The Secretary of State has

Several

been called in several

instances (not to mention the fatal visitation of the

West India Islands

by

Cholera in the last few

Gears) to the disregard of

Sanitary mangements and

want of knowledg

on the

but to them

subject Drich prevail in

of Her Majesty's (stonial The rapid

Jorne

Poses, one

encrease

of population and commerce

inn some

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quarters tend aggravate the evil, resulting therefrom

The authorities

will no doubt be ready In many instances would to perform the duties by auxions to perform their which may be pointed and possess power to

Enforce with more

By"

lp

stringing the necessary

but they want

Measures:

practical knowledge, and

have not the assistance

of safrienced profesional

men

It has occurred to

{

The Pecutory D. State that

it w he deanable

i

it might be flame

that

ad.

: montage of a collection should

would be made and trans-

=mitted to the times such

General rules and regulation, Established by the Board

together with

Af Health, reports, notices;

and other documents, as

might

be most available

the

of the Colonial authenties.

for there instruction: taking

care, however, to select and

arrange,

do as not t

sverload the subigot with

subject

F

little

330

matter of life value for the The more special purposes.

in views.

recont Rols A Parliament

""

papsed for the removal Misances and other sanitang

djcets

for

tomfree would form part

of such a collection

3. The Secretary of State

is fully aware that very

saluable reports have been

laid before the Board

Health

bey the medical Gentlemen who visited the West Indies during

the

prevalence of Cholera

a

selection from which might

a

:

of

Service,

probably be also unless thought of too exclusionty

local a character.

4

It will be

: bered that the Foreign

remem:

Possessions & Her Majesty

are situate ? for the most

port in climates having.

4

331

were able, consistently with their other duties, to apsist him by directing the pre=

such a colle

collection

:paration of such a

as is here indicated: Which

he would propose to transmit

in duplicate if possible, lis

Every Colony.

I have, sti

much higher temperature

Thien that of this Conaty

than

5.

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The Secretar

Seating of

State would feel much

indebted to the Board of Health, on the part of the

Department

over

which

he presides, if the Board

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557

$37003/55

1236 chong dong

RECEIVER

DEC. 5

174452979),

1855

The General Board of FCcalth,

Whitehall.

392

5th December 1855;

I am directed by the President of the General Board of Health to r acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the pot uistant, in which you state with reference to the observations of the President ou a report of the r Colonial Surgeon of Hong Kong com. - municated to this Department in the letter from the Colonial Office of the 4th of September last, that it is the with of the Secretary of State for the Colonies to be furnished by this & Department with each suggestions

and information as will enable him to nistruct the Authorities in ter OM

Majesty's Colonial Popessions in matters of canitary administration.

Ferman Merivale Engl!

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fi

F

Colonial Office.

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I am to state, in reply to your Communication, that the best informa- how afforded by the Reports and other Documents in the possession of the Board which can further the object. in view, shall be prepared and fur.

uished without delay.

I have the hour to be

Sei

Your most obeat Servant

T: Taylor Secretary

Mer Nie

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Peel by till the recept of the conformition referred to ?

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Jer.

10840. HongKong

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NOV.24

18.35

Ronal Gardens,

334

Krew. Nov. 23. 1955:

Lavring recieved the accompanying letter from bie John Bowring » Fäche the liberty of laying it befor the

Thich secretary of the Colonial De: to ash if I am hereby portmunt, & to ash if I am

instructed to seek for

A

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Competent

person to fill the situation in

to see him are to Hong

question

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viem whom I believe to be well fitted fer the appointment now in the service of our Garon

also been acces

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tropical clemente: – but I home no intention of opening the subject

to heim tile tions.

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Sin,

Yom obedient servant,

W. Hooker,

Chief secretary

Director

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no

the subpeed of the freopened.

sislerescilation (10365). he that abes potch

Botanical Garden at Hong Hang

Bouring

States

that be

hes appiced to Si Co. Worker

In a Garden

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Sec10041 Jan Bhand

and Harry Hary.

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Sir W

Ansun R Bocher Und the Son of

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attending to tie J. Downing's wishes,

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no farther othe

until he han

ajain

from thie Mcpartment.

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which may be done also but Sie J. B. will require

to be kept somewhat more

within selles

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Jain directed by les

hustery Salmahere to

Merivale 30

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achuelage the unpl. of — achnorchelge

Sabuchere 9. 8eet your affers of the 2.2. and

the 2.8 and to Flate. That

Mr Labuchere is much Aliyed

by your Jerome pletuell, in

attending to for det. can Bouring's

wethes selle at most

to the apponituent ofa

Juston to Leferentivel

the propored

Juspered Botanical

ab Hory Hargh

Garden

lub Same to request that

you

will take no further

steps in the matter unlit

Viralty

from this

you been again some

E

Departement.

to

Sections you Bouring's letter_

7. John

Shove

Whitehall.

Your 10872

by 1032A の

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Discover

the audit offe to which

whether for Chaprice whether that is the vacancy vacated his deskship

Nemchu

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1004 khong trong

No 15407

RECEIVED

12 Geer /55-9013.

10379-

DEC 1

1855

General Post Office,

Both November 1885.

337

Slaving entmitted to the Astmaster General your letter of the

210t Instant, I am directed to acquaint you, for the information of

M. Secretary Labouchere, that a proposal having been made to transfor the controul of the Post Office at HongKong to the Colonial Government, his Grace's predecessor considered it desirable to leave in the hands of

the Governor of Hong Kong the apponitment of Chief Clerk of the Post office in that Colony, which H. Merivale lesere

from

fen

Colonial Office

recently

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338

recently became vacant; and that a communication to this effect was made pom this office to the Colonial Secretary at Hong Kong

the 10th Altinio.

The Postmaster General

desires at the same time to draw

the attention of Mr. Secretary Labouchere to the circumstance, that Mr hapman, in requesting to be transperred pom the Audit- office to the Post Office at Hong Kong, did so

on the understanding

ހ

that his application should be so placed before the Postmaster General

Az

to

ensure

the recognition of

his

his previous service in the Audit

office, both with regard to superannuation and the prospect of promotion . As the appointment was left with the Governor, Viscount Canning did

a matter

a

not come to any decision on this

point, conceiving it to be for the consideration of Sir John Bowring, in the event of his appointing Mr Chapman to the vacant office.

I have the honour to be,

Sui,

Your most obedient Servant,

Skill

!

pry

ib

Her Merivale

been

lturew

the

from this letter

Corresp.

Port Office

that there

j so gulyup 183

& his Shire Bonning

with which he has rest Gummist

Lausnich a Copy of Cleit

letter

be the God -- and I presume, in

the

ска

h of der Chefman

being hans fired to the

Port Office, the assomiti

Whitehall

to the Audit

Fffice that

be sanctioned ?

10160

My

Her

for Judis I

am not sure

that I unde

this but I collect that Mrr Member appet

shid be sanctio

ал спие

ated to be more clear & explic

Copy

but I think that in J. Bowr

his recommandations from

to bort 20 Dec. / 55 - 4ory.

Ansivered 14

June /836.

D. F. vide bov: 1007/s10

Sir

1404, trong động

So

to 1600d Military

1855

DEC.15

RECEIVED

14th December 1855.

General Post Office,

399

Office by Lieutenant Colonel Dunlop,

the Royal Artillery

12th October last, addressed to this

General to transmit to information of Mr. Secretary Labouchere, you, for the

the enclosed copy of a letter, dated the

I am directed by the Postmaster

Commanding

at

alleged to be due upon certain -17 — amounting to seventeen shillings,

from Colonel Dunlop, postage, Colony, for the purpose of recoverning, taken by the Postmaster of that

Hongkong, relative to proceedings

man Merivale Eaque

fea

fom

Colonial Office.

official

400

Official Letters addressed to the Royal Artillery, between the 13.6 February and 3rd April last; and I am to request that W. Secretary Labouchere will be good enough to instruct the Governor of Hong Kong, to investigate the

Corcumstances which have

e given rise to this complaint from Lieutenant Colonel Dunlop, against the Postmaster of that Colony.

I am further to state that the Bostmaster General has adopted this course, in consequence of the

obvious

obvious difficulty of making proper

is

enquiry into

at a

also

of this nature,

a case of distance from the Colony,

, and

on account of the proposal, which

under consideration, to

now w

transper the controul of the Bost Office at Hongkong to the Colonial Government.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

حسنة:

Transmit coquies of the Papers to the

aef

requested to

the Post Office » Colonel Danlose

lites of the end of les Wind he has leiil the co

before his hus : Bouring.

158een kl

Am D 15

litte

Mer Merivale

Entered.

B.B. 114644.8.

20 Dec 755

Win Jolene Bouring &

MINUTE

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Pro 17

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Sir

I transmit to you

Bidwell 18 9 Iurecoitte, this copy of a

1898

20

Aus 1 April 156.

5037

14 De/55

30

letter from the Post Office

enclosing the copy of a

letter from Lt Coll Dunlop,

at Hong Kong,

Commanding the Royal

Artillery

relative to proceeding taken

against him

the

вид

Postmaster

for the purpose of

recovering postage

7

that Colony

alleged

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alleged to be due spon

certain official letters addrefed of the Royal Artillery & I have to

request that you

Jurnish

one with

evilo

A

report repon this subject.

Thave.

Zopy

Sie,

2m 14254/55

432

Royal Artillery Office,

Victoria. 12th October 1855;

I have the honour to report; for

Your information, the following ureumstance with regard to the Postmaster in this folomp.

About the month of August,

Bill

or September last, Ireceived a from the Post Office for three Letters

/-

- of 164/.

1- of 1/

1- of 2/- and 1- postage between the 13th February and

3rd April 1885, as

from England

·

Jonly arrived here

on the 26th April 1835,

I concieving this to be some mistake

returned the Bill to the Postmaster

rote to that effect.

with

On the 6th dastant Ireceived

Secretary,

General Post Office,

London

a summons

:

a summons to answer before the Police

Court for having refused to pay the Account, though pio enformation had

been sent me

being charged,

Note;

as the reason of the postage

, or antever to

ony

on the 8th Instant dappeared before sitting Iragistrate, M. Hillier, when W. P. Hyland, the Postmaster, made

oath that the Letters had been delivered

to the Royal Artillery Orderly, and that the postage had not been paid, further, that he had been in the habit of lending in the Biles every quarter, and that they had been always paid previously by my predecessons, and that the bill had been sent in the 1st week of July,

refused

that he had

Letters without

my I had objected to his

postage

9.4

accounts,

the

I beg to call your attention to

following

403

following facts which I laid before the Sitting magistrate.

which 100 The covers of all Letters on

is demanded are kept in this

ho as Vouchers; Seould find

postage

Office

such covers.

2nd It has been the custom of the Royal Artillery to pay the postage on

all Letters, when received.

The Postmaster retained

on the 24.

was

my

Letters

May, and told me it

because the orderly had not

Enough money with him to pay all the postage

demanded. Sa

In fourt

the Postmaster stated it was because Irefused his account received some months afterwards. It also does not appear that bills had been previously sent for the postage of service Letters. My flert who has beer

in

1

!

in this office for about 22 months,

informs he never knew of one before; hone would have been paid without his knowledge.

به یادش

Official Letters had been received

Since the 18th February,

18357

February, and 3rd April

on which postage has been paid, And no demand made forpostage now claimed as due, until the bils

was sent in to me as above stated, and further the Postmaster had

waited until the departure of Captain commanded the Royal until the 26th April and left

Evans (who

Artillery

this on

the 10

th

July 1858) to send in

over two

quarters

a bill running

under these circumstanc

I was much surprised that the

Magistrate gane

an order

on the

Officer Commanding Royal Artillery

464

I now consider it my duty tobring

the case before you, in order to present

mal-appropriation of the Public

any money.

I have laise a statement of this

case before His Excellency Sir S. Bowring,

this Colony.

the Governor

Signed

any

Ihave the honour.

F. Dunlop. Seent: & done.

Commanding Royal Artillery

ہے

for payment op

the claim.

Jarow

405

Copy of Letter from Leent : fol: Dunlop. to the Secretary-General Post Offi

London-

Dated

r

Victoria

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12. October, 1835.

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RECEIVED

Octobre 1855. OCT23

1855

Oct

The honor to submit my

:

for the means

of

the

infinues

praying

very heavy

my passage outward, to sume the duties of my office

Attorney Genual

at

trong xong

The salary is not large

nd the distance is so great

1

:

that the other necepacy expend

жирау

of withit, freeght, etc. its will

make it impossible for me,

the portion payable

anwal, to defray

my passage

too.

on

ег

those of

I venture to hope that th Arcomitances will be consider

as warranting your indulgence and I hvor the horn to be,

The

Your very bed? Sensit T. [hisholm Anstey

Might Honorable the berita of state for the Colonies trut Freet.

Downing

408

yesterday.

I think it should be announce

to the Governor that M. Austin succeeds to the Office at the Wetween Saloup of f 1000 per and this Preacupor had ₤1500.

Mrr Blackwo

23 act.

as to the first point

draft_

as to the second se have seen no

20

official pape is there any

M240

M. Ball. It is contrary to the lot : regulations, four practice to pay the expense of the journee. Mercy Gxvial to their destication. Bot Salary with a

accrue

date

of M. Aus tay's

Eucbarcation.

I told

Frise so

See 6 par

of Lord Greys desp to San

G. Bonham

the 23

"Mr Blackwood

Isuppure that

409

therer should ha

draft & Sav

M 260c

So I thought: Janny

Ally.

29

2

Oct.

|

Entered.

Chishaton Mustang G.

9864. Won

Wong Kong.

موتور

29th bet pr

410

I have laid

Sir

1855

MNUTE

B?

26

Letter of the

W

"Elliot

Merivale

MR. Bal!

2

your

22 mitant before

The Secretary of State and I am

him to express to

directed

your

bey his regret

that it is

Anew 30 acts not in his power to depart

сест

10,085

in your

favor from the

rate ythics Office which requières that gentlemen

Accepting legal affiintrat,

in the Celonies should

desay

the expense ythiour passages thuther.. let thie

I am to

same time I am

}

:

internate to

that half

Solar

you wich accrue to

to you which.

you

from the day

Embark for Hong Kong,

further theat a. Contract papace

shak be ordered for you that

bound one

the Peninsular

othe

Evental Steam repels, whenley

be

some reduction with bu made

in

You.

the cost of the preprace, if

with signify to me the

trine at Ay which

on propore

you

to leave this Country .

Thave

Austry 9864 Ahong,

Entered

411

10 November 1.

$3

lovemise Sis, John Bowring

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ANNA CERCAYA

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130

#Elliot Mericale 3, #BJ Ball

Sir

With refereve

my.

Despatel

song the 29th

29 of

وج

Justant

coming

the appointment tail dr. Nr letristalren

The determination of tail of

Grey Me. Sala

as

He Salary of Anetry an Altering Geveral of Hong

this Office is now

fixed at £1000 "Kong, I have to

instead me quaint you that,

for

A 2020 um

7.21500.

in

accordance with

ät

"M. Ansley the marginal hes been appizzed for nonation of the

that the Salarypties

Iffic is £ 1000 a your

@

Salasin's on

Thane Sig Ban

the

:

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acce

of

Vacancies

}

of cartain Offices

roviders

your Goût.

and confirme by Lore Grey's Despertal of the

23 February 1850,

ste salary of the Attney General

will be £1000

Jeeran

Ser

instead,

its previous

op £157.

I have do

10095 Hang Rodining

30 beloon 1855

OCT.

412

1

Ibly to acknowledge with thanks

in monication, under date - on the subject of my

Wow Com

The 29th inst.

sage money; informing me, that (though the Secretary of State Eves peel hiinsely at liberty to grant in respect of it,

of

any

llowan

contract passage thall be :dered for me.

in

board of

are

the Peninsular & Onental Stain

spels: whereby

some reduction

will be made in the cost of the massage."

аде

It is however my grateful duty that highly liberal Company

"mila

ve

should lose no time

univale Segre

in

letting

: uretary pitale for the Colovice, Doroning theet-

:

letting you know that the Diver have already been kind enoug to offer me that advantage although neether they

nor

I wen

at that time under the imperf

distinct Order on

that any subject - such

as

བྲཱཧྨ''རདཡ།

The

hair no

the goodness to promise me was likely to be made.

I will not fail to Commun the exail day of my Contemple embarkation, and I am, die

Your very

1.

be

The Frent sex.

(histohen And

Herman Merivale leque

413

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This

sam 10me difficulty

th Adm?) as I underland

Hom, voor refere to ader

cowhard farscapes Exupt.

The

haze für

Mm N 3

where

10196 Hong

Now den Bun

ingo

Temple

1. November 1855

A

NOV. 2

414

nd

I have learned with some

uneasiness, eince

ruptance of the Attorney Generalship

that there are some

Hong Kong, that there

Colonies the

this frown, where the Law Officers of

are interdicted private practice.

Anser

Copy to &

It is to my private practice that

the means of retiring

must look for

a

future day from that distant post, returning to Europe, and I need not mean Mericale Segre

Undirteentary of State for the felonies Doroning Sten

say

+

|

say how great will be the discouragemen

to me,

should I find, on ar

arriving at

Hong Kong, that that hope is denied in

I venture to ask

you,

Sir, und

these circumstances, whether the prohibir

in question extends to Hong Kong

and I trust that

you

will excuuse

liberty I take in asking it.

or no

I have the honor to be, sis

the

obed Servant

Your very

T. Priskolen Anaty

Parman Merivale Eager

Underkentary of state for the Colonies

Downing.

|

415

I

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F

1

not returned to me from criculation, nor is this volume in which it is contained in his room. At present theresse I can only say that there is little doubt that M. Aurey predecessers, with large Salaries than be int have, has private practice - that he himself wich have A reduced Salary, & that be will have spare

time inter hauls - for I do not think the Commencing of therey Mong bas shown shelf

y at all beligious & I should they say that

дейни

b no harm ideas t

in their Cohmy

Kr

the pullie service from this being

alloried private practice.

Mr Merinale. I am unable at this moment to

on the

with positive information on

point raised

before

by Mr Ausley - for I have not

me a certain notification of Rocla =

mation of If I remember right. Sie Honey

Minjers,

which laid down of Kong

rule

that the set and

at liberty to practise. That

notification is, in was

at referred to

Ball with some

Reason of Si J. Bouring

alleging

Heat Brebey

& corruption free

Amongst the

my

دی

Zetor

10196 H.K.

Mr Chishdon Anstey is quite

right in

A

in

raising

416

This question in

distinct way to avoid future misunderstanding

In the desk.

to which I Blackwood refen (9350)

the forms says

" it has always

been understood that the affiintment

to the Attorney Generalship does

n ho

bay

respect interfere with

the immunities of private

practice." IN Anstey strued t

10

informed.

And I think

the coverpondence should be sentthis

to the Governor, informing him that as N Anstey you out in

Expectation of retaining advantage, it is est to kaitsmon ce without the coment of

the some foremment periously obtained _ It seems to me very desirable that pritsh pachie

417

I anmasse attural) soft. $27

in adu to avoid delay.

Amed hallond, welche hand

Frund

seriously injurious

26 Ste pattin

senice,

which I can

Lully

imagine.

Am A 3

!

1

Sir J. Barning

N+37

Entered.

W Meriah Nov 3./55

Lord Calmanton

b.6. 3.

Nour

418

10196 HK

3 Novopor

I Enclose a

conspondere Whoren Mein department & W

Chistston Anstey, affoisht

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Attorney femal of H. 8.

on the subject of

his

right to first practice.

A to Chiston

Anstey procesor to A.K.

on this underlanding,

it is right that the

license te allend

him should not h ん

A-

with lawn at any

Ame

unless alte personins

usuence to the Bonefor

refrence

& their apent Kerets.

A

Entered.

Chisholm Anstey Ing

W Merivale N. 3.

1 Palmen ton

1./55

(arch Ansley is

Inparing to lean,

signis

2 lent

Kis

Hm

1 Lan

атит

вруковата

Nov. 155.

10196 H.K. 419

300 Nov 1855

амин

In amun to four letter of the 1: month.

1

ہے

enquiring

whether pritsh practice

in fermiths to an

Attorney fennel at

Hory Kory, I am directed by the Sit of Stach to inform you

that it appear from

a recent Infalt from the forma, that

is Las ten always base

understood in that

Colony that the

f

I

appointment to the

Attorney firmelitit

in no respect interferes

with pricate practice

A

10666 trong trong

NOV.15 1858

420

Anstey present, his complement Me Merivale and begs to

Menon ledge with many

thank.

in communication of yesterday:

Mr Mistry takes this postunity to notify to Mr mniate his intention

have for HongKong by

ti

the

970. Mail which sails zum

thampton

this month

the 20th

Plowden Buildings

14. Nov. 1853-

:

:

1

Nor Meriale

I conclude that the bustey

Refers to some

15

No. I

deaths

an

reciben.

ہو

421

official

answer to his

official letter, asking shotter

the Asa Hory Kozy could martice; which I combus

wrat.

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JAN.22

1855

Sin

Yong Kong

423

Colamber Edgeworths town

January 20th 1855.

I beg to bring under the

Iotive of Secretary fin florge

pey, the case

lately

case of

Mr. John Hace

a clock in the Greasurer's

departement in the Colony of

dong Kong -

M. Hare was appointed

to the situation by Each grey

in 1849 - and at that time be

was not only giver to industoundin

that it was permanent, but likely

to be progressive ; It. Here

Funk

Fee! Peel Eagle M.P

L.

bay

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424

was in Stony Hoang for four year

When be externed & Europe

R

Iudical cupificity, and on the

Cypiration

of his leave be ruined

an intimation that his services

were no longer required in strong

Kong

I must theme that on

W. Stan's leaving this Country he

pected, at a considerable sacrifice, with all his Property in this country,

believing that his employment was

for Life-

W. Stone is thile willing to

give his decones and I therefore

cake this application on his

behalf,

wither & contine him in an

appointment equal

in bake in that

of which he has been deficceed, on to obtain for have a fair compensation

for the lives of Office-

W. Stace informés me theat several other offices of the Reasing

Departinent in Stong Hong have himself,

hem reduced as well as

but that all the others have been

provided for by appointinents of

advanced remunerativne oshen,

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Lin

Your most obed? Is

Lamb Blackall

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M. Have hast his situation in Hong Kong

ccount of

reduction in the list Elettishment, but if he hand

a

been a good

accountant, & mene convers

the business of this Affecl I think he and have

been relaxed

the Secine. I as

net-know

that he had

dey

reason to supfiore

homall

-xcluded from the risk all-

attic life are

hälle to of rea

well

when the times requere I all inajine that this Unival from the Sitaation

to a boc Seriores

fotion. He wil

gestials for

Excecve

reduction

it_back

tis

get determina-an and to a referen

the point heinz yet to come

me when the preceding

See 573. which has not

Minute was written

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to the Colony.

The certificat (annexed to 573) speaks of do have's semies as Laving her performer " with diligence & tidelity." Me Jona adds that he is "huntiritby & respectable" but not a sufficient? accountant for the reinned Estathishment.

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All that coule dan alpereal to to an from Nd Blachale then, the hearing han under thes Corderation the question fmating come to M. Han fu

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Mt 25

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acquaint you

of the 20 January

the receipt of your Sir Geo Gerry to acheterge

am cinated by Secretary

letter

and to

the Fords Commissioners of

in reply that

the

question of making

their consideration the

Treasury have sender

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Department at Hans Ring

held in the Treasuresi

reduction of the Office h

gratuity, to her Hare for the

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APGISTERE

APR. 7

1855

long đong

Feb. 14. 1855

426

Lir

In accordance with the desire Expressed

here on

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your dispatch received the 29th Jan., I resigned the me the Colonial Chaplaincy of Hongkong.

410339. I did to

754.

A

because I presume had ! would have been taken from

and I do

not wish wither to

fact in a factions pirit or to give

Copy to Troy for

conson 12. Ma

thas le

тора

trouble that can be avoided. But

acting thers, by

in

acquiesce

ho

means

in the justere of the textence you have passed

grounds of

If the will. founded

the

A were

on me

Even

sentence would

But

have been most harsh.

when those grounds are

not merely

capable of Explanation but of disproof, the sentence becomes in

Laine

the highest degree injust. He my porsity permitted be a table had it not prevented me from going to England I could ha Explained all that needed caf Exp and desproved all the heeded disproof –

As it is I condemned and purnished

:nation

results of a

on the

quasi trial at whi

t & on statement

I was not

not present,

which I did not hear

I am

deprived of my preferment hen

I have not been furnished the means of leaving

where

427

suppose that it ought to be set right. Your act has deprived me of the opportunity of supporting my family; you ought to your in the means of leaving Hong Kong. Your act has deprived me of my character

; you ought to give me the means of setting it right.

The act of your fovernment sent me from England, you ought

place

me

and mee

at least

where

we were taken from -

confidently appeal

and your jurtire alike such funds

at

و

Kindnen

your

to place

my disposal as

to proceed where provide for my family

shed with

a

place

in

Consequence of your

as

I cannot cara

my

bread. Sine

will enable me

cannot

suppose

that

Condescent. Enth

English Kin

я

may

both

and take such steps as

And to remove

will

a most severe

:ress.

And as

Sunely you

тип

and (in all that is dishonorable,

Sir, you such severity

with English justice

stigma

to

428

Government had no alternation but to host unmerited stepme from momih him. As a matter of right be

character.

Rt. Hon

I have the honor to be

your

Ses grey

пра

Ler

most obed? Lent

Bar?

Ва

Am Baster

authority

W. Meniate. It was upon the coffee. Bes Cochester that Mr. Bagter was appoin

Chaptising of honey Hong, reid it t

also upon his recommendation the

to as ultimately deprived of

appichend

that there is

igured

glaction about the

imperoper conduct of

the writer

England, unfitting

any where

him for

Merical,

my

has no claim wholever to

ally precessions

retain appistance being given to hime to roton

to England. If this application had been preferred as a matter of charity pebilly

some small allowance might

be granted to him. But it might be

Nuberaping

to have to defend such

liberality to a person removed from Office for misconduct, when helf is often refused to meritorious individus, whore.

cannot be brought in thin the raqulations of the public Senice.

stirn

cases

Afr

10 April,

for

Mr Blackword

Will you

let me Lewr this again

when the letter refined to when from circulation. Bishops detter / 10339 / returned

this day, annoyed. APP. 16 apt.

HM 1,211

1

T

W Ball

This is one of there can's

in which Parliamentary investigation

pursues a man

Пар

byond the creatry

& Raps him back. W. Dastin

appointment was

a morg

The

there is withing to deprive him of $20

fair consideration.

think i can

ва

But Ids ach

the

pistly call on

a

Arry

revenues wither of this country & Wong the rehorn to England Kong to defray

A

corhange,.

I

but this office is hee from blame

in the matter; it was an

wit

AA C

and only sanctioned under the

certificate of the Bishop of Winchester

who use declind as to the

character of the man ( his torship,

letter I cannot find ame

amorf

there perpers, to which it might

b h

t

annexed if it

420 official )

no charge.

Still, as there is Aing against

him worse than the common

shifts of

ہے

man in pecu

Lecuniary difficulties, calcar be confination

wesen usque dialloc content

agendaberite be depone being

for 3.7.

max deprived for unfitress.

Am Apl 20.

don't think that any thing

Cam

properly

Mr Baxter

be done for

It does not

clearly appear whether he

is remaining at Hong Kong or returning to England

M 27.

If a Magyman

Clergyman Lextent properly to distant stony wueto mishitace himsel in Lauch felony & therefore to be dismissed

a

he could have no

Just (laim to an allowance

Du Papage Home.

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this care a Clergyman

Bet ich derdentaux

done

Cergyman is hentent, and виде afterwards is removed net for anything the tolong butzer Michehaviour before his appointment, & weit might have

in

at Home

been known if due inquiry had been made, & which of then haiwn world have por been a Boar to his bring

appointed

It seems to me thatio

Banter 3302 Hong Kong.

Enkrat

tuck a fare it would be hasd either to Sir C. E. Trevelyan.

Make him

him pay

his Papage Reme

to banish him to the felony on accou

of the omipion of the Gost to make

Exquius in due time, and thatthe ひ

Veggman ongßtathisst be

mut back into the same situation

inn Wait the Godt Foundrim when his was choun for the Colonial -appointment

P. 20/4-55

J1066

MINUTE

MAY

VKB MREViol Merivale

BJ Ball Ford! Russell 1/

Sir,

I

430

12. May/55

am

directed by

the Serpe & Nat

1

Land John Russell to

request that

you

will

bring before the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury the following circumstances relating

Auswered. 192 June. /85-

67957

the

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set

- forth in the accompanying Letter,

3382.

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to

of the Reverend

Mr. Baxter, which in his

appear t Sandeship opinion, entitle that gentleman's claim, to

a

passage allowance home to favorable consideration.

The Reverend

Mr Steadman, holding

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the Office of Colonial Chaplain at Song Hong, having last year expresses his desire to relinquish his Appointment, ev permitted to exchange his

by this shartment

was

sitivation with the Revid Mr Baxter, who held the living of Fyfield in Hampshire. Previously

to that exchange being sanctioned, this office

Mas

the caluingliul

informed by an authority.

authorities whom he combled most competent, as wous supposed, to pronoun

treban

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that the Rev. Mr Baxter

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highly respectable

" and well qualified to " perform the duties of a " Colonial Chaplain efficiently. On the strength of this

the Secretary

assurance to

of State permitted the exchange to take place, and Mr. Baxter repaired

to Hong Kong. Previously however, to his reaching the Colony statements

were made in Parliament

impugning the character of Mr. Baxter, which statements having been suistantiated,

ocrasioned his dismissal.

from

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from the

service

of the

Brown. Mr. Barter finding

himself in this distant

Dependency without any.

pecuniary applied for

reso

от

wces

har

allowance

to enable him to return

to this Country, and, The trusts, clear his

character. On there facts I am to Ford Jalen Russell would

remark that if a

a

Clergyman, receiving Appointment.

от

in a distant

Colony were to misbehave himself there, and be

consequently dismissed

he

i

x if known to Sin

apartment thrutan,

he could have

claim to

no

just

an allowance

for a parnage horne. Pout if, as in the present case, a Clergyman is cent out, and is afterwards removed, not for anything

done in the Colony

best

for misbehaviour in this

such as

Country before his appointment, and a hidd might have been known if correct information hid Lees efforded, which would have prevented his bearing appointed at

all, it would be hard

either

433

to compel him wither to estle to make him pay: his passage home,

or, if without the human for

dang

10

to remains in

lampor po to a lotary confulary samitaunt

ру

whance the has not the

faffecting

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ina Miland Chong

Lad John In Fur & state

Krommet therefore thinks

the whole that Mr.

Baxter is entitled to

an allowance equal to that which he received

да

on gowning to Hong Kong, viz, £150, to enable him

to return to England;

but that it would not..

be proper to charge that expense against the

Colony

should Main

Colony

which is in no

measure

responsible

for the improper selection of the Chaplain.

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63955 Hong Hony

14th July/55

12 also

13

Land Russell 44

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have had under my

Consideration a litter oddlufel

by the Parel Sur Baxter to

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refereme

lash in which, witte

to his removal fore the

Office of Chaplain ab

Hong Kong, he reques to thich

the means of returnery

to this Country may

afforded him.

ce

le

Lender all the lo circum.

: Slawer of this case

regard to Benters

I

application as reasonable,

And

you

will therefre

inform him that the

Paghuhe General has

been divitial to

to hein the

Seme

of

£150 to defray the expense of his gefage

to this Corentry

and

that he can draw

upon the

hear

Commissories of the Lectury for the amount

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from mitte (apy of a despatch pour the the reader afstery Rong, enclosing an applications from Befaldmele. Renal belepictin Apertinent Superinlendent of Polin pragun that his Salony onay

be eaised fom

to £500 per Anne, and desing my apexion as the forefouelty of savetiming

The peepond acymentation,

&

Tham confully perend M

Caldwells Ratement the Services while

sofar as on kuchliche extends appears t In comet- are them acheatative wragg

and

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west useful servant but the Cincumbum

often having

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he rate abwhich, his Selang fixed _ for the Celiny wasonly silled

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have then enjoyed couldcelskem kun

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haal

oo tumfang natives._ Ed Coldnach fitte of dates that in addition thes onn Los have cons littly replayed

of The Magelys beschs in the Lepchap in qu This is perfully here, but much add hat he has hun wech paire for there dire Lavy been allowed, at ing

Amminder

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the tame advantages as Ibu Meyly, Vermie, while unplayed an

this particular de

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Police was und from England fathe

per fr

purface of filling his office

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offices, and

Les Sala

fixed at £500 per communs he salary of the Apertums Superintendent was due from the Telinial Elinates for 1853 at that date t 312_ Face of openion thulfure but repune to the

lant reduE

rederction, that leave taken place in the Civil Establishments at Strykang bit in

Salary of

£400 per Annum and a fen Stause is à peeper enompensofe In Coldwch, Series _ as Appstemt Suz intendent and Ennal teleporter -

and in full preporters to that con

on

ayayed by his une indente Superin the Supratintest_ and to the Salaries - of the other offer, of the Loral furone

rent.

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Jaun

Dr. obed humble

Plane

Su

Heghoreline the melonce, hat wackel

be with you letter -

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" for a house - if he is really entitled to

text advantage.

This is not the first application for

since the revision

alteration of salary of the Hong Kong Eställishments which the L. For has sent home; > I am rather apprctionsive that his long intimacy with thee Officials there

indisposes him to the stern dicty of ting when the right for him pesing

to do so.

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application to the dreary. Hm Ape 24

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Mr. Merivale . This report is adverse to Coldwells claim to ensuesd

suggests, how that he should a house crent ple. I do not see How Mais saggestion

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same indulquce ther pattie Offices

to allow

better

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then the opmim have formed

and quinal fatness. of the Qualifnations and quereret, 98 Paul Anting for Insucial Offer.

Trple Rume much planned in hey able bootate for the information, of the M. Honble the Secretung Inte donies kat Mr. Paul Shrling

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Fortin Mullins

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fit & pusher Levon to fill the offer of

Atting General

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With this Lechmoriak, Lai Sihn Russell will puhape proceed to make the offer of

the

The prisne Judgeship of Cerpton to this gentleman, of of

of Hong Kong

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14 Seper

This is a note from

the Mumber for

King's Co in duppal

Jal-Mullins's Applicatin 2.7.14. Veps

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My Lord -

March 31. 1855-

In the year 1049

You were pleased as botomist Secretary to appoinct at my

uquet, Mr John Store t

be a Cluck in the Treasury at Sting long, a I now take the liberty of requesting

hour assistance in his

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442

lechalf,

under the circument the expiration of his leave in

Which Ishall detail

October last, he requested on

W. Have proceeded 2 With extension of there horather,

long and performed

and performed the did then he was

Oh he was informed

infoment that

byer

of his office, d'heleine with wie his series were us

Jur

Equiunt

as the office which

until towards the close of year 1853 When his health he had filled was abolished.

gave way & be was obliged

I request leave of Absum

WW. Here applied to mee

2 I laid his case before

L

on Medical Certificate, sodann die proge Guy, & eventually

was granted & him

on

M. Sane was informed that

L

443

dicited an intimation that

dis name was usted for

amplay&

me it should an

sppribuity effer -

how

bey

Lord I bega

& bubmit & fou that on M.

Stace's recieving the appouch.

ment de disposed of hu Property Lere at considentte

sacrifice - beleiving it the

lose was

requient

the Lords of

the breasung had Sanctioned his being paid

peunsment

a pativity of £125. for the hes of his office of £250 Ju

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W. Stan then weste &

Emmstrate

ajamish

infose the seat

amount of compensation que

&

t him, setting frith the

: pences & winch he had bee

subjectid, hut which outer

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to pay his own passage to Hony long which cost En about £120. During deir

residenar he has to suter

[= the "retiring Fund "_

braing his health & oblem leave of absence be was

thlijest & pay his own pass

home - another £120. and

how he is left impervised

644

Jou will have that attestin

I which it is entitled I

bentour & ch you to win-

: treat yourself in perming

der Welten sitter an ade=

quate compensation for his

Expenses & leas

office

on

implay suent equivalent

in baker to that of

of Waidhan

theough des fault of his son

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he has hem is suddenly

unexpectedly deprived

Shave. The honor & he

Your Loulakijos

Most then. Ih

Lamb Blachell

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for, save the precarious

446

employment for which he is

Further Dwould

Intes

Cemark that Mr. Stan informas

me that every

other Officer

in the reasury Departement

at stony honny has been pus :bided for, sonce at Salernes

exceeding that Whink they

formuly enjoyed. I that he1

2

helens his own condent & Hon

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F22 Hery Song

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hem equally satisfactory with my fear d

three was are thus cared for.

4. May/st.

447

I have received

Jappeal & hour Fondled we letter hom Majir

because Ieful that if some

real compensation be not

luchelle, & it Nur appened Widthat the best thing

would do with it would be

granted to her. Stare I shall it to you, recommen

have injured eather than

served him in obtaining

Appointment

Skurw

that an application from=

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of W Have

zom favourable consideration

If Major Blackall's statement.

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seems to Trave

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M. Muirme.

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Mr. Merivale.

M. John Hare appointed in February 1849 to the situation of this Clerk in the Freauiry of

Hong Hong, with a salary

of £250 per

Before he went to the Colony he passed Latisfactory

a...

examination

at the Fraserry, Whitakall,

1

in Brithmetic and lighis

composition

There is

nothing in our recoids to show that woke in he

accepted the Office he Rad any saver

ti xt

21 pfors

it would be ackermine

than permanent. But

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450

mu man

can, I think,

take Office under bovernment

without being sensible

that ene

ergencies may aries,

or revision of Establishments

may

take place, which regrive a suppression consolidation of his place. It the becomes the duty of the Government, whom He has served, to give him a just compensation for being thinon out of employment. In the present

case when the

livil Establishment of

Hong to.

A

reduced

the situation of 3adbeck in the Treasury dispensed with, and, th=

Hare

ve

Mr

was not convidcred

good man

sufficiently goods of business to retainian the Treasury in any other

e

capacity. _ The Governor in writing home, qu the following account of hein.-

a

"Mr. Hare though "most burst worthy gestireman

" and willing officer is not

" sufficie. th "with the work of a

conversant

1

" Public Office to render Ita!

"assistance

A

hich will

"be regenvied from the

"second Clack in the

"Treasury",

that this

"Department will love "one of it's Werks, and

"be conducted by

ducted by the

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Treasure

ver

and live under

" Rein. It is a matter of "great importance that "the Colonial Treasury

" should be

regular in

"it's returns and general

" conduct in

a.b

future. "Witherto, and therefore it "is proposed that M.Ha

Have

"be otherwise provided for, or that a bones of one year's salary, be Janted hein

his

" retirement, and that

"Best be employed on £250 a year, in whom may be found the necessary qualification "of good hand writing,

" and sock

y

" probably be proamed here.

The reductions at

Hong

Hong having been completed, Mr Hare's cave

referred to the

Impl. Treaving to deal with,_

Jobserve it mentioned

and

d that Depar

Departner

decided that he

nent

it

avas not

entitled to the grater

praterity ded by the

Rovena of one years

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the Major Blackal. What halary butonly to in

Tranny paid the Kare month's salary.

the

£125. - lick as & not

A

months salary:

Abhi.

+

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look into convite alon

the fact that he had keen 18 mond the

keave of

during

of absence his whole tenure of

Office, which

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mounted

ear and 11 months.

With this decision tr

Hare hav expressed himals

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dissatisfied, and the Secretary of State, byß way of softening disappointinent, has

oidered his

La

noted on his pa

me

his

to be

his patronage

list for employment

elverkere.

I salgain the following report by the Colonial Treaurer of M. Hare's Office a

conduct –

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I, Robert Rienascker, Colonial Treasurer of Hong Hong, hereby certesting, that Mr. John Hare hav held the appointine int of third Clerk in the Colonial Treasury since.

the

23

452

the 25th February 1849,

that during the time he has been in the Office,

he has performed the

sarims duties assigned hem with dilige

to

nce and

fidelity, willingly and to the best of his abilities, and, is far

to are

known, to the astrefaction

of the Head of his Department, he having

keen alment on account

of ill health since the Department

сек

under

my charge. Neither muspension or refrmand,

م

te has been recorded on

known against him. (signed) R. Rienaccker

Alonal Freamver

18 apal

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I to not see what

more can a some for t

Hare Han to within jun

empiry ment

Hm. Ape21

Lord Palmerston

It seems to me that an officer losing his situation in a Colony in co

onsequence a reduction of establishments, is entitled, at the least, to the cost of his papage from home to the Colony back to this country at the charge of the Colony which is to benefit by the reduction

The arcumstance of for Hare having

Come home on

sick leave does not

In my oimion deprive him of

his

claim to the extent above stated &

I think the heasury may

be requested

to reconsider then decision

It she be ascertained whether Mr Blackhul

Extimate of the cort

(120 each way) is correct_

of passage

M 23 ap

quite concess

P. 25/4-55

Lid Grey 572.2 Hony Sting

In Chas Sun byou

PUNTESS :: Jarles

kilioi Mevival:

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120

30 Che

as.

Auswered 28° Mart 185

5032

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L

453

A 4 May 155

With reference to que

letter of the 27 of Felmary

lesh Stating that the Lords

Commissiones of the

of the Kentury had authorized the Gayment.

L

of a gratuils of seven san'a

to Mr. S. Stane

Salary

the al continuance of his Semins as theid Click in

the Colonial Lessary al

Honey Hon

Some dritic

the Seenting of Site to request that you

obsence to their

wall

Forslifes

thick at the time des

Here weeved the appoint.

in question.

hod.

mend the best every tenton

:ment,

A

1

his office

the employment

to expect that he comental.

would be permanent be fremuemently confulegoal,

and thit he consequently

made ananget

Anangenuals

Jo a lengthened

residence in the

Colleren,

A

Undring, as has multi

been

represential to the

Sucritary of State, conside :

pecuniary rable sacrifice and

less.

Л

En der blesse Cercion Items

Sentary

it appress to the Sorting

of there that as a

has been

to some bath

Saring wood effectit by the reductiers in the buil Esletteshments of Hong Horny, whereby Her Have

↑ Considering that the gratuity awarded to

N. B.

X

454

nas deferived of employment,

his case is one which

entitles him be ther

to

Sunships Jennette

censedivation; and the

offlated them fore

Louters

recommend

him by y: Lette of suggest thich an further

The 2

Tel? is not- 27 Commensurate with

the top this gutteran has sustained,

Wan allowance

should be

granted to mm amoure

her

i have sufficient

to cover the expenses of

his Jepage to and

which one

From the Collory Statio

lia..

to beach to about

£120 is the usual chaye for the voyage it, £2.40.

of the

Same

back.

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Lora J. Russell

1855 JUNE

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5032. Hory

Hory Mapy

5 June /55

The subject of your

کی کی گرده

Vesnoval from the Jublic Service sis Hong Hong.

In consequent repon the

revision of the Crib Cola:

Unow 30 Denesssillishments of that

6105

Colorry,

having been again brought

under the notice of B.

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Mit : Goremment, Save

dented by Ford Schien Aussell to acquaint yo

thich in Consideration of

the expenses which it appears you

to mieser

leese Compelled

the occasion

of you first apporntur;

• Gurther bure of £240

{

hefficient to lover the lost

of your Grapage to and from the Colony, has been

graulest to you,

you

and that

Can Receive the same

on application.

at the office

of St. Mr. Raylerde Geneal

H. Mis. Paymen

in Waitthall_

Shave

1739 trong trong

NO.

My dean Labou here,

then to

156.

Hlevell Sove (1327.

Mar As

December 19

RECEIVED

DEC.22

1855

456

1855.

me

much obliged to you for sending the the

I now retures of Lir d. Borrings despatele Selby late Chief cluck in the Colonial Houghong. I have read that despatch with surprise, and I think it right that you showed hejow all the circumstances of Mr. Selby's

Five

7

300

the despatch from the Lieutenant Governor Souphous requesting that "an accountant of ability," might be sent firm England to fill the Hout of Chief fuck in the Colonial Freasury at a salary of fear, I addressed the enquiry z M. Blackwood wheit you will fired among the minutes which I'enclore, acty what were the qualifications required for the accountant

457

wered.

They

simply those at Stoughous. He informed me of a good ordinary Accountant, and that any young man

A

G

Frene Bank will acquainted with jégires & bookkeeping bcould autoes the purpose. He added that the account. :f the Lovernment are kept in Sterling money but that there would be local hausactions in Chinese money with

which any thank

shark youth could quickly made himself Conversant. Ithen endeavound to find a suitable person smory the candidates for Colonial employment but failed to do 20

oromg to the small amount of salar attached to the office, I there being to allowancer for

&

to

passage money and outfit. I then thought that the hat thing I could do was to obtain the services of some young man who had already been in the public service

hire,

of whose character & qualifications opinion could

by experience.

Azt

the formed. The anlored note from Capt O'Brien

مجھے مجھے سمجھ کر

one

of

the Directors of Government Recious addressed to my Fonte Lecretary, together with one forwarded by him four BW. Richford, will show the geomeds I had for

thieving M. Selby to be fully qualified to perform the uquid duty. your first mentioning to me the other day the purport of Air P. Bowring's despatch, I was

I

able to lay my hands on the Papers which I have since found and which I now send to you, and I therefore decred my trivate becretary to request Col st the bread of the Department under which EW. Selby and served, to state his opinion of heine. I cantor you

Ithuick these Dont fully acquit

if the imputation corivaged in fir S. Bowrings despatch

458

of having appointed to the Office in question a heron by that his character would not bear in all respects

I entirely devoid of the qualifications reginiite si au ordinary sink, still shore of those expected in an duorutant of ability."

In I. Kouring furthine says that Mr. Selby we unfortunately addicted is habits of intoxication which rendered bein unfit for the Public service. I cannot of

20

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stritest scrutiny.

with respect to the time of his leaving England I am

hua

able to say anything.

Rad

havsing the cubrich ever

of

as I have no recollection of

notice.

May

brought under But fir S. Bouring notices the advance of salary t Liby, to digray the expense of his paccage auf

the cial indulgence. You have the best means

+

course douth that so peace a charge would not have been of were a prefered without sufficent evidence, brot of this same fascertaining what the facts are on this point, but I believe confident, that neither Sol Lebbnor left 8' Brice would on will funch that where two allowance is made for

nnage, such an arrangement is of frequent

have exfucssed I me the high opinion which after 2/1⁄2 years experience they had formed of M. Lelby, if there had been at that time the clightech groured for Suspensing that be was a person of intemperate habits of the repolations of the service did not aderich

the fuccect instame you will see that Mr. Blackwood. his theinte which I have uferred to above

that

Gd. Silby,

:

!

B

ams such allowance

an

advance of Lalary

!

could be given hun.

as for d. Bowring has addressed a Public Despatch to the becretary of State imputing to me the appointment of a person wholly unfit for the office for which he was sinted, I have thought it accessary to place before you the fuck I have stated in this letter, and I shall be glad

if you should think it right to communich them

to his I. Boring.

The Right Houth

Jour

ses very

17. Labouchene sut

faithfully,

459

Im Wachuord In11739/55

Can you tell me the qualification Equines

for the accountant

ti i sant to Hrry Kay?

shu

Cl

i

The qualifications suiply those of a good

are

ordinary accountant.

Bery young

man from

a

:

!

460

a Bank, well acquaint: of some small pronection in

with figures

& book keep the Freasury

-

and if I am

sill ausver the purpose. not mistaken (for d'unité

Accounts of the Gout are top at a distruce from the f

will

!

in Secting money, but

the ffice) mit be

70

allowed 69, the reppense of

а

If the repulations

with be local transactions u go to depay

Chinese money

with which

the can quis

any sharp youth

kis journey.

of the service do not admit

Make himself conversaut of his receiving suy

He will have the opportun

such

allowance I know that we

can give

him an advance

!

H

of Salary.

Att. 6 top (39. Painte 154.

M. Blackwoord.

Meriste respecting

Accountant for

Hongkong.

45 Julia

Si173!!

461

45Farliament Strit September 21

18574

Fear Mr. Whitbread

W. Selter, will

your puspore

a

will answer

I inclose

note, about him, from

the Steward of Miltba.ch.

Suson,

son, which is highly in his favor;

And.

from what!

R1

4.

462

And

have seen of MrSilly, the morning thich he daarmers all this he seems to like the

MRückford tags.

Je is none

a

that fe

Clerk at

sex-

of going to toughing

the cooler Convict. Fun time

-

as

At the same

he is

a manied

at Brixton, where shitman, but without-

his

egrit less.

I have seen

!

hildren, a free passage

i

and

means for

İ

!

autfit-

arc

7

Capt O'Brien,

Director of Prisons.

W. Selby

important

considerations. Still

So

463 hupele Misbande buson 21 Sept. 1857

I bey leave to

I bey

in

I may say he will my state on answer to your offer (ich made ) with You'd of 20 bot, that

Conditions.

Ireturn the Mem:

-tained in your

все

com

letter

by: benytenly

For Brien

(Whithend E. J. M?!!

VW Selby

was under

me about 20 months, he was

regular

in his

attinctance, I think

he trees a good hrenology

1

In11739/5

464

445. Spole natal that

114. Der 1835

Her Mr. Ellice 1

In reply to your note

quiring into the service. 11. Selby, formerly & Clebr

ktorit department,

Com

Sheey to state that he ans

Apported

to Mellbanks Furon.

fegere, & book Keeping the 8th of theral 1832 pod

he executed his dutin here vary satisfactorily. I believe he has histor

a fust rate education howing been brought of for a Solicitor up

I have the hours live

Appen tros de

Capt Bruin

неде

r

1

1

:

465

~

was transfered, with anal Bustom from promotion, to Berton, or confidence that he aculd

ti 14. Dec. 1833-

Be was a Gentleman of Exemplary character, And pist-rate busines habits and qualification Brad the highest apones of him, and selected him,

on the operne of the new.

le justice Lotte afficitant

Gyou

J. Jabb

I

1

ľ

3. Colonel let's

Surveyor Leuven. Axions.

ser Der 55

Mr. Selby

thir Hawke

466

I think deget & enever Sinf. My that his heller hell wonentes him off the change

of being made this apportent without cure coquery-2 that

сприя

a copy of his leten wit In with his d. Bowing

M-8.19

As Labouhere

I showed think

there could to no diction

to this; but it is impossith

not to notice how carchessly

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t

I Sard Sah was

served in the matter. The

He desfalih 1132

that Sir 11

anorening

epential point was tigt, had sent the widow home

as Treasury Club,

a

2

at the cost-

Me 467

decent accountant : & the public remains to he

only Evidence is that of

the stewzed

Milbank

pinson "I think he Lan

a good knowledge of ligures and book keeping.

Bm.

L

dealt with

the handle

I have made in for pas

letter follic to let

Afz to but to his I. Nurry-

I that the effluch cho

the Mary the be with tho

Trany state, the cuantain

った

arting whether it old he chand

a the Internal or Colmil lady-

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If

loveen

в вал

an

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t-experson pun- I think

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it the charged on the Cabaret hands.

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469

37 Bedford Lquare. Brisseton-

Anonday Jan 1/24/1855.

from Merivale 2 Hong Kong.

REGISTERE

JAN.

1855

At dan desseinderata

the fruits of Office for the Luthorp Jany helf & Jamily Jans unable wine the reply Spain Gerse Gay application for further time other light than that of Diefenbel. Consequentle, danst at all withs retions to Hong Kong

ta

my

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have

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The mail while boue, Southe The 3. Inext monthe-

3?

Allation having

8.2 Homy toe.

M Jari

Out by. I have seen & informed to fulme.

470

bom/an 10

RECORD

OF

:

вест отива в

to my presion, le

of absence I may perhaps lie

permitted to Soserve that altho

dlades

on that auction I had eistele mouths granted there I did and

avail empelfe of more thant

I mention This

fem

merely for the Purpose ofthewing that sand

ant dis poted to absent mysel

дина

my

duties without

absolute mempity.

:

Any Shandy return

1

Apr. Messiale.

Звонаро

Atherto

dv Peel

Am Jan 3

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then color in my

ading refresing it places him in aus

Han all budger bulding

crfinn futura to stems equally

thench bin ume any Стрий

ben Knighted.

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to Hong Kong makes me

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472

doubly

trol & should receive

tuition-hunt

some mark of distinction – bunten

as a Knighthood. in order to heard against a wrong construction I thole feet protly Solifed by

matter home bringing Mis matter under the notice of Lie hergehe thave had the house of holding Her Majesty's Commission Chief Justice for us was

of ten

years

}

Wishing rom the complie of the Lecton believe me dean Merivale

Eours Gaithfully John Walter Häl

BAR. 1855

2000 Brompton

28th Feb. 185'5

Hoy King

sbury

L

473 M.

inforine

Herbert- theat

having left

th

onoutle for

any, the leth.

The Colonial office

to M. Hechice

be forwarded by great mail to China

no doubt will

memediate attrition

Herman Perivale Eag

Ander Lucretary of that

for the Colonie

+ -

Derically

кари Mr. Merciale Purchase the I had better be informe What M. Helme hy Called upon

The impense

passare

home

applicator

&

been

bony King

Zine.

whither he is

1 March.

Im Mr Y

474

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475

March/55

to the Admiralty

of Santing to

MINUTE

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1857 MARK

W. M

Wilwerference to

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of the 2.8 8el to while to the

se paypal of taxions. Sums

Granbird by

l of the Jeforges

the Peninsular

& Crustal Compon

दि.

Cestoni Avil Officer in

Song Shang & Regler, Sam

direct it by Frenten Sie fro

Jey

to acquaint you that dor Hulme, the Chief Frative

Keng has returned

of the Horry Harry, his

to the Collor.

Collory,

but that the

letter calling refien

the round.

In repayment of the

due from bu bas been

Jomare

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Try 1928/65

یزی گرمی درستی pa

Hare 8375, 57,

Bluckale 535/557 6235/37

$7.

Goor

Hare-

Ansave 17 March (85=

249984

--5323/54 2290/57

2050 cong

dong

RECEIVED

Ari,

MAR 8 1855

جیسے

ge

476

Longford Irdavd, Uttant ter

1513

I have the hover de acknowlege

2339% the vesipt of your lithe of 8th Stank

2339/48

1808/49 informing

77

with afferun & Mr Chitr

Lelle of 110th 1st ladd, that dentary du Hage

Guy dinks you

dirty to arquaint.

thi

Sutto Commiessionus of the Suasury havi

apferred of the payment to me of a

gratuity of

seven Months Salary

discontinuance of my

مستقیم

بود داد

کر شده

Hend

Cluck in the Inasury at Menghing.

beg

very despertfully to sub=

mit le Lurday die Geup Gray, and

in

e.

through him to the Suds Commission; of the Treasury, that this Herman Mivate Eq

compunce ti

4.

!

compousation to me for the loss of mma which I sustained in accepting the office, munt less forthe office itselfe When I accepted the appientmonl at Houghing, it was shearly intimated

to me that it would be perman

thuysue dispwede of.

all my property

in this country at a moment of

}

jedt deprccation -Spaide my own

Passage to songtong,

Inquiun (as

whee

shum by

Predical

Certificate ) a return to Evrope, Spail

my passar home, altogether about En

Jum neve

راقم کیسے بھیجے کے بار

quite ready to serve

7

+

tiny

the capacity, I am not dismissal for

ame

any fault of which I am aman, sony

Mnow who you

as far office during my

in the same

time has resind

appointment of similar rake, and

Mauser bud

doud on.

خصیت نیست

priyo case may

477

Lexco

it's ments, and that Suntary

کہتے

Su Grey Grey with sufit to a

1

: rsmmend some the appointment

a patenty

7797

value of that, of which through in fault

گے سے

of mine Shave been deprived.

Than the homes & h.

Hunth-Suraut.

Joho have

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2. 6. Cor. alich was about the rate of this late Affie

2-400

a year.

:

Fir Genge Key

value

Office.

WH

8 Maril.

I think it is a case- for consideration

quite

in the latter point of new. But it seems imschritte Ital formmmment can abdicati altonther the function of revising & rethcing suborimate

Establishments in the colonies, on the pound that persons appointed to situations in them supposed them to be permanent.

Am. Mch 9

Wh

He muntless infound magle

Wild Kentlers haver wile kuited for fitum explosient beca

Suilith offerbund

چیز

очень

çes

to Stiggins has rutect

the Name

12 hear.

Mr. Merivale

There is no

i.

official record of any intimation

to Mr. Hare Mint this situation in the Treasury of Hong Kong id be permanent - but I taik

be

to suppore

that it would

be so, when he accepted the place. If the

Private Secutary

harmoning

ally

I Know not.

les this gentler

thez about

renured on the grandes

Establishmentry Hong

а честно

Kong fearlesser

daushere

Office mayhe

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1855

MARK

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478

2250 trong phong

17 March 155

L

Tome diristed by

Secretary Sis Geo Grey

r

to

achorobave the receipt

of

z

сел

L

letter of the 6th

rest in which,

which gove

state that when

you

accefited the apporticat

Honey it was

in Hony Harry

clearts neteweled to you that it could be

permanta &, and you

ез

request that some

Guiraluch for the office

of which

зни

have

been deprived may

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granted to gore.

fr

h

In reset Sam You that of is

Save to state to

ani prespoble, consistently

with a due

regard for Chi

welfare of the public

Senide, that B.Bir. Gode

ether the

Can abolicate altogether

Junction of sexising

Seducing Estillishments in the

Subordevete

Cellonies, on the gerend this Jessons appointed to Kensland in there Supposed than to be

Je, lub that in

1

рид

Can

Sie haye hay. fnd is reason for sexploring that anything

posed respecting your afferritement to fecebende

е

the love premtuat

for

form anking & the Sidde of State from insitrung such a revision the subordinate Apartments fo the fullir senice Here

ar

might entail the

resher hose

Прии Проект

schuction.

Consideration of the loss thus entailed

Entailed argue

479

subjectest by tho recent Changes in the Terasuvesi Report thing hany

your home will be listed for future en is manh

Suitable deportie :

Schwe

Янам сссии

: Mity may

Shove

to the he he

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5032

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EFCEIVED

$

480

Dublin 2 Uppu Temple the

30

6 June 1885-

і

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240

Treasury inform

Desp to tyor No 26 Agent instruct

Answered

4. July 155.

45.

Shan the hour to acknowledge the

recipt of your

letter of 57 June, informing

me that her Majesty's Government acconsideration fmy case, had approved of

of For Mundred of forty pounds

in addition to the gratuity.

à sum

being paid

of One Hundred forty five pounds sixtion hillings seight jeance, previously notifiedà

you

to have

I shall feet much obliged the documents necessary for me bollain these sums from the Treviry forwarded

Me

addressed

8. BBall Lyn M. 1.

by Colonial offere Donning Mul

Lingford,

Ireland

Thave the honor & be

E

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most Obedical devour

Joi

your

John Shore

Laidlert

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of M. Here with a

M. Merivale.

Paymester

the

draw upon Goulcal for the gratuity

fu the allowance for papays to and from

my

арини

3

hole.

sul uff

4

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not to have

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Eranny.

24 July /55

481

RECORD

han Lie,

The Pagmarter leul has been structed to ipue £240 to WW= for his papage_ and you

tell him to draw a Bill

are

Jan

the Paymaster, but according the enclosed form

Phase sund

a

stating that you

draw u

fetter to the heading have told him to

Bill, in order that

the Payne Gen! may be instmetect to

cecept it

yous in Elbuckland

he

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Dan J. Russell

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14

482

6Habily/55

With reference to

your

Att. litter of the 30 of June

tto to Treasury & Agent

L

Some direct. d.

buit de by Ford Sher Russell to acquaint you

that it will be nasions for

& you to drow a

hel

ufsen the Paymester General

According to the exclored

Jum for the Free of. £2.40 awarded to

to you

an account of you Juforge

le

to and from Hory ther X

gralicly of L. 145. 16. 8. will be groid from

different source, and I в выше,

colore a form of bill for

the am much which you

B

7

bill drow

on the Colomil

Agent Generel 5 Common

Flow Westminstern

Shee

4

Entered

Chan Turalyon

1855

JULY

INUTE 6 LILY

Merivale 1/

W! Ball

12

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Entered.

Barnard love

6805

Su

Horry Hong.

483

14 thakely 1/35

With reference to youn

letter of the 28th of May

au derectedl

bybard Schen

Russell to acquail you

In the infirmeten of lords Commissories of the

Yeen

thit 85 She Hare.

has been enstmetiel lo obrow

a Bill

on the

draw

By Muster Luv to

Generel for the £240. on en £240.on

on amemch of his

pepage to and from

hi

Slave

Bace

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EGISTERE

DEC. 5

1855

year

Liverpool 1ct December 1855.

593

We are proprietors of a Bonzalow property at Wesh point Stonphong, which was built by. es at Considerable cost in the year 18422 In Jame last,

(1854) the Government. Authorities applied for premission to rent. the Gremises for six months, as a Barrack- wither a Battery, and it was accordingly let to them at a rent of

the understanding that any damage done should be made good by

the Government on its being given up _ at the expiration_ The term Government gave up the possession, and in June 1855 Partner had an opportunity of selling the property on 3000: Bolles, but the sale was prevented by the Government interposing

giving notice that they might yet resume it's possession. ул

against. this on partner remonstrated, arging that on justice the property should either be femchased by the Government at once, or leave given to dispose of it. to others, on

which he was

informed that the matter had been referred to the Home Government _ row altho' onore than the time required- for a reply had elapsed, nothing up to last accounts had been. decided, as with be seen by the following extract from a commini = Cation from

the Colonial Secretary of Stonz Rong onder date Septemba last-

By a despatch received by this Mail from__ the Colonial Office it appear that. The question of

the Bangalor property at the West Point. was still am decided – As soon

vwn na

ad

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to

"final instructions shall be received then import . shall be made

known to you

without delay=

The property is thus placed in the position that . it. can neither be sold roles, and pecuniury loss one conse

consequently suffer is obvious_ we theref beg leave shongly to press upon your attention the injustice on hardship of

our case, and earnestly to request. That directions by

no that reliep may

the first China Mail granting which one are on justice entitled to claim, so that the Coverm shall take the property into their own hands and pay is the value thereof, or allow as to dispose of it. to other parties. _

be sent.

We have the honor to remain –

You obedient servants

Comp Aamieson HR

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To The Right. Hon the H. Labonchere

Her Majesty's Secretary of

State-

504

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Mor Muoviall.

The Military Authenties in this Country objectest give the price demanded for these Remixer. The de spalat communirating this decision

to give

seat on the 10th of Aetts there has auch was seul thenfer been sufficient

tim to aller

of the Writion buning male aquainted it by their legent in the itwit Corony, lah I quesume there

be als objection to its

rio being.

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Wladis

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Colonial Land and Emigration Office,

Park Street, Westminster,

7 Dec

Mydear fadein

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informeation

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feare the Papers that IM!

-is. sufect to Bungalow. but it is clear

a qualified right here respecting Edger's

ac

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propells

exception.

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opall Lands which it i supposed mag rosaible be requried at a future dall

of defence. for works purposes of public intere ed two other you will find

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"alleeded to in om. Prep of 13th Oct." last.

Ireturns the papers

here gesterday.

506

In parties I Reuen do not discitly ask for "compensation" to which key

are

they

fedently not Entitled. I think Berefen it will be fathe

present a sufficient

answer th

to inform them sinually of the discations comingend to the

Coral fronment by Be desfalt of)" Seft. Cast.

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the recipel of

litter of the 10t but_ relative to some quoperty

called Eagers Bungalow which you Getpass at bosch Peral, Henry Hong-

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to

in reply that the

Secutory

of late for the War Dessert: : Muut having divided that the Jelane of the Militar, looks propoved

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2949 trong động 509

AVVISTERED

JUNE.

1855

232

North Shields June 28th 1055-

My Lord

Staving occasion

to apply to the official

Anthonties.

Innchants

due

b

there

Hong Kong to protest agamist

for non payment of

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Where

late

the liberty

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of asking

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to

you

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the

proper person.

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of the Colonies to enform

the

ami

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persons

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af

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whom

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The Secreting for the Colome's

London

Your Lordships

Muirt obed! Lewantin

Listch's hewart/

1

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The Writers Sapprehend thould employ tome Grciate Agent In the recovery of their claim _

2

Except the Chief Kutive, the Alluny

General

is the only legal buthurely int. Hung. He is at quecent on leave

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2 der Becages is

Acting for hin

26 have t

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RECEIVED

JULY 20

1855

11 Aldenham Terrace St Paueras Rood 10th July, 1855.

513

My Lord, I have, the honor, to

acknowledge the receipt of the letter dated 18th fully instant Requesting fragment of One hundred pounds paid for me passage from Hong Kong

day, and in Reply, as I have not the means of down to any half pai being but £125 a pear, of which I have drawn nothing since the 15th of March last, the dave

by

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departure from Fonzitous,

The Right Houtle

Bushunday of State

would

J

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would be permitted to proprote that my passage proney be repaid from the Salary frond due and

how due to fre

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live

to

Shave the hornble

My Lord

ConveMost Obisient Lewart.

E. R. Michall Shuffled to Pur Harbor Master &

Marine brafishrate

M. Meriale. I apprehend

must be

context

with this arrangements, but it is far from

satisfacting

Com

ate the result to & instant this Nout

chell's Salary

for the purpose of effecting repayment.

M

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K. M. 23 July

Ad". 648% Henry Morty.

Ew Mahall. 6817

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11955

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For Machecoute 28

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Aug/ss-

With reference to you

letter of the 12th Luch_ Sam dirutiol by Secretary

Sir

William Inotescribe to

acquaint you for the

Information of the Lowes

Commiseries of the Admculty, til. Mr. 8. R. Michell, Epistoal Harbour

Bastio of Hong Kong, has exported his inability to pay the lame of £100

alouce

aumul of his Gefange to this Coventry, but he her propoved that the amech

Should be deductual fram his half belany as the Jagments fall alus To this arrangensal hie Wore foot sunth has effentists, and the Agent Generon's has been rundingly

instructed to make thr

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515

Ang/et

Some duvited by Secretary

ho. William Molesworth to

Timussal to you

the Copy

off a letter from Nor Michell,

Afrislank Herlone Mursten

Hong Hory.

ulitis to

the repingual of the

Sum of £150. due from

it sb Geutheron

смело оне печив ou abeunti

of his pepage to this

Coventry,

and Same to

instruct you to Gay len Michells half Salang, as ih

frem

time to tervis Gates

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EGISTERE

AUG:27

1855

hear

informon that the

Forney Generalships

pouf Kong is vacant

the promotion of

the late Attorney General

another Cesspointertes,

they leave most

by Jolieit

espectfully

at you

512

hands permittest be deferen

His wallency the

Home hinnalehiro Henlenent of

eland, and can

honor & endton afer & son herewith a fromited on euchers of the

M

Commous

Judges of the bath for her Majesty the Jaders of the Dar Pasent Govermen

and the Follows and

Persons of the specting the favor of Decblin in which of andre Graduatest; who dan

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The Original letters

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than the honor

to be, hr. You Most theorint

terbaut.

M. Foster Wellin

The Right Fou

hit. Moleswort

Back M

(his scouting forth Clonies.

Any23/54

THE following Testimonials from the Judges of the Superior Courts in Ireland, the most distinguished members of the Irish Bar, and the Senior Fellows of the University of Dublin, have been presented to Robert Foster Mullins, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, of Great Charles-street, Dublin, one of the Crown Counsel on the Munster Circuit :-

From the Right Hon. D. R. Pigot, Lord Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland.

89, Leeson-street, 20th February, 1850.

MY DEAR MULLINS-I most readily give you the attestation of my knowledge of you, which you desire, since you are of opinion that you may possibly find it useful to refer to it. I am sorry that this is all I can do towards aiding you in your present views; but, as I mentioned to you, I do not interfero in the distribution of Government patronage. I say this although you made no request of me to do so, because from the footing on which we have stood towards each other, you might very fairly expect that if I had the power to serve you I would exert it.

We went the Munster Circuit together for several years, and from an early period of our acquaintance I watched your career in the profession with an interest which it was natural that I should feel in the carcer of a friend of Sir Michael O'Loghlen. I was prepared to think bighly of your talents and attain- ments, and what I saw of you, both on circuit and in town, more than fulfilled that expectation.

I have not the least doubt that you would fill with efficiency, ability, temper, and credit, any legal situation, ministerial or judicial, to which you may be appointed in any of our dependencies. You appear to me to have studied the profession well ; and I regret that you should deem it more advisable to look abroad for advancement than to seek and await it at home.

Wherever you are it will give me sincere gratification to hear of your welfare, and with best wishes for your prosperty and happiness,

I remain, dear Mullins, very faithfully yours,

D. R. PIGOT, Chief Baron.

Robert Foster Mullins, Esq., 17, Great Charles-street.

From the Ilonorable Justice Torrens, Senior Puisne Judge of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas in Ireland.

Grenville-street, Dublin, March 23rd, 1852. MY DEAR SIR-I have great pleasure in responding to your request to add my testimony to the many distinguished persons who have certified their opinion of your professional merits. Having had the satisfaction of witnessing your method of conducting business, both on your circuit and in the superior courts, I feel no difficulty in giving it as my opinion that I consider you well qualified, from your time of life, standing at the bar, and from your experience and practice, to fill a judicial or legal official situation in some of our Indian presidencies, or in some of our principal oolonial

possessions Your distinguished course in our University, and the succession of its honors which you obtained, guarantees to the public the appointment of a scholar, whilst your professional attainments, founded on the basis of diligence and learning, give a well founded assurance that in your judicial or official capacity you will fulfill the expectations of your friends.

I regret that the depression of all legal business in this country, owing to the calamitous times we have experienced, should induce you to seek for professional advancement elsewhere than in your own country.

Believe me, dear Sir, with earnest wishes for your welfare and success,

Your's faithfully,

ROBERT TORRENS,

Senior Puisne Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland.

To Robert Foster Mullins, Esq., Barrister, Dublin.

From the Right Hon. John Richards, one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland

Castle Park, Dalkey, January 23rd, 1850.

DEAR SIR-Iu reply to your application to me, I feel that you are entitled to an expression of my opinion, such as you desire, if you consider that such a matter can be of use to you. In compliance, therefore, with your wishes, I shall, if applied to, be at all times ready to state that I have seen you employed professionally on the Munster Circuit on different occasions, and that I always considered that you conducted your business in a very creditable manner.

I am, dear Sir, your's very faithfully,

JOHN RICHARDS.

To Robert Foster Mullins, Esq., Barrister-at-law.

From the Right Hon. N. Ball, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas in Ireland. Stephen's green, February 10.

MY DEAR SIR-Having been requested by you to state what I know of your qualifications for an appointment connected with your profession of the bar, I feel gratified in being able to say, that from the experience I have had of your practice on the many occasious when I have gone the Munster Circuit, I consider you fitted for any position to which capacity and knowledge of his profession, entitle a barrister to be appointed.

R. F. Mullins, Esq.

I am, my dear Sir, most faitfully your's,

N. BALL.

From the Right Hon. Richard Moore, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench in Ireland.

March 25th, 1852.

MY DEAR SIR-As you seem to think that the expression, of my opinion of your professional and private character may be of service to you, I with pleasure comply with your request. When I filled the office of Attorney-General for Ireland, you were recommended to me by Mr. Bennett, the leader of the Munster Circuit, as a fit person to be appointed one of the Counsel to Prosecute for the Crown, and acting on that recommendation, and the result of my own inquiries, I appointed you to that office. have since had judicial opportunities of witnessing your professional conduct, and I willingly bear testimony to your ability in the discharge of your duty on circuit and in town, and also to your gentlemanly character and deportment.

Believe me, dear, Sir, very truly your's,

To Robert Foster Mullins, Esq., Great Charles-street.

RICHARD MOORE,

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From the Right Hon. Francis Blackburne, Ex-Chief Justice of IIer Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench, and also Ex-Chancellor of Ireland.

1st February, 1851.

From the testimonials of the very eminent members of the Munster Circuit in favor of Mr. Mullins and from my knowledge of his character, I have no hesitation in saying that he is eminently qualified Lo fill the office of Professor of Law, for which, as he informs me, he means to be a candidate.

F. BLACKBURNE, Chief Justice.

[The above testimonial was received from the Right Hon. Francis Blackburne, then Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, and afterwards Lord Chancellor of Ireland, when Mr. Mullins intended to offer himself a candidate for the Professorship of Law then vacant.]

From Master Murphy.

24th January, 1950, Chancery Office, Four Courts. MY DEAR MULLINS-I am happy to be called upon to state my opinion of your professional and private character.

This I am fully enabled to do, from a long and perfect acquaintance with both having been for many years a fellow-laborer with you on circuit, during which time, as well as since my appointment to my present office, our friendship has always been intimate and uninterrupted. With these means of knowledge, and uninfluenced by any partial impressions which they might naturally create, I can safely undertake the responsibility (for such I do consider it) of strongly recommending your claims to a professional appointment.

Your practice at the bar has, as far as my observation and information can reach, been marked by zeal, diligence, and ability; and, moreover, by gentleman-like bearing, and a high sense of honor and self-respect-I have said information, because I have several times, in your absence, heard the Judges on circuit, and the leading members of our bar, who practised in the Criminal Court, speak in the very highest terms of the manner in which you have conducted the cases entrusted to you; and I know that there were very few persons of whom my lamented and admirable friend, Sir Michael O'Loghlen, entertained a higher opinion, or for whom he felt a more sincere regard.

I am old-fashioned enough to think that literary and classical acquirements may, even in our practical day, have some influence in the selecton of persons to fill public appointments when combined with adequate professional knowledge; and if so, your high college reputation, of which you can have no difficulty in procuring testimonials, ought to be of use to you. I will conclude by saying, most sincerely, that upon every ground, public, professional, and personal, you have my earnest wishes for your success in obtaining a suitable appointment, and that you are at liberty to make use of this letter in any way in which you or your friends may deem beneficial

Your's truly,

JEREMIAH JOHN MURPHY, M.C.

To Robert Foster Mullins, Fsq, From Montifort Longfield, Esq., LL.D. and Q.C., one of the Commissioners for the Sale of Incumbered Estates in Ireland.

Fitzwilliam-square, February 25th, 1850.

MY DEAR SIR-I feel much pleasure in observing that your success in your profession, and the high opinion entertained of you by our legal brethren correspoud with the expectations which your distinguished career in the University led your friends to entertain.

From your general attainments, I feel no doubt that you will honorably fill any legal post to which you may be appointed either at home or in one of the Colonies.

I am, dear Sir, your's faithfully,

R. Foster Mullins, Esq.

From Sergeant O'Brien. MR.

M. LONGFIELD.

22nd January, 1850, 92, Stephen's-green.

MY DEAR MULLINS—I understand that you are about applying for some legal appointment, and

I feel great pleasure in stating my opinion of your qualifications for promotion.

Our acquaintance has been one of many years, and the various intercourses I have had with you enable me to add my testimony to that of others as to your legal knowledge and ability, your uniform. diligence in your profession, and the correct and honorable manner in which you have acted in the discharge of your business. I am sure your promotion would be a source of gratification to many your professional friends, and that upon trial you would justify the opinion we have formed of you.

Believe me, your's sincerely,

JAMES O'BRIEN.

From George Bennett, Esq., QC, the Leader of the Munster Circuit.

Merrion-square, 10th January, 1850.

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MY DEAR MULLINS-In reply to your wish expressed that I should state my opinion of you as a barrister and gentleman, I have great pleasure in stating that having known you on my circuit for above twelve years, I can certify to your gentlemanly conduct, your professional diligence and ability, and your correct and efficient discharge of your business, and should feel happy to recommend you for any situation in your profession to which you may look. Indeed I have already given a specimen of my high opinion of you when I recommended you to be employed as one of my assistants in the Crown prosecu- tions on the Munster Circuit, which I did about four years ago, as well as I recollect. You are quite at liberty to refer any person whatever to me to give you my recommendation, which I will feel a pleasure in doing.

I remain, my dear Mullins, faithfully yonr's,

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Robert Foster Mullins, Esq.

GEORGE BENNETT, Q.C., Father of the Munster Bar.

From Jonathan Henn, Esq., Q.C.

Upper Merrion-street, 15th January, 1850,

MY DEAR MULLINS-As I have gone the Munster Circuit ever since you joined it and have had ample opportuuity of observing your conduct, I feel happy in bearing my testimony to your diligent attention, and to the ability with which you have uniformly discharged your professional duties. I assure you it will give me great pleasure to hear that you have been appointed to some really good situation. I mean such a one as may gratify your own honorable ambition, and as your merits in my opinion entitle you to expect.

Believe me, very sincerely your's.

To Robert Foster Mullins, Esq.

From Henry Martley, Esq., Q.C.

J. HENN.

15, Harcourt-street, 25th January, 1850. MY DEAR MULLINS-You are fully entitled to call upon me for my opinion as to your professional character and qualifications, though it cannot be of any service to you in furthering the object which you bave in view of obtaining a professional appointment from the Government.

I have had the pleasure of meeting you in professional intercourse for many years, and it may

be sufficient to say that my experience of your legal attainments and personal character fully accords with the high testimonials you have received from Mr. Bennett and Mr. Henn-men whose good opinion, whatever may be your fortunes in life, you may be justly proud of having acquired.

I have no doubt you will discharge the duties of any office to which you may be appointed with ef ciency aud advantage to the public, and I regret that I can contribute to your success only by my good opinion and good wishes.

Believe me, my dear Mullins, your's very faithfully,

HENRY MARTLEY.

R. Foster Mu"ins, Esq.

From Grald Fitzgibbon, Esq., Q.C.

January 25th, 1850.

MY DEAR MULLINS--I have had the pleasure of knowing you at the bar, both as a friend and a lawyer, almost since you were called to the profession, and have been concerned in cases with you. I should feel it much easier to express the opinion which I entertain of you to any other self. I can very truly say that I know very few of your standing at the bar, better qualified as to pro- person than your- fessional acquirements, and none superior in moral and gentlemanly deportment to you. It is due to you, and to those who have to select from our profession, persons of ability and integrity for public offices to express

the result of my intercourse with you, and I do so with perfect confidence, that you will do credit to the judgment of those who may appoint you to any office requiring legal ability and moral integrity in the person filling it.

I am, my dear Mullins, very sincerely yours, Robert Foster Mu"ins, Esq.

GERALD FITZGIBBON,

29, Upper Gloucester-street.

From the Hon. John Plunket, Q.C.

30, Upper Fitzwilliam-street, January 19, 1850.

MY DEAR MULLINS-I am very glad to hear you are likely to get promotion, and with great pleasure add my testimonial to the many you have already got of your qualifications as a lawyer and a gentleman.

The very great distinction with which you passed through the University is the best evidence of your abilities, in addition to which, from twelve or thirteen years acquaintance at the bar, I can answer for your continued attention, good temper, and good sense. I have no doubt that you will perform the duties of whatever office you may get with credit to yourself, and in every respect to the satisfaction of those who may appoint you, With best wishes for your success believe me always,

Very truly your's,

JOHN PLUNKET.

To Robert Foster Mullins, Esq., Barrister-at-law. From the Rev. Thomas Luby, D.D., Rogius Professor of Greek, and Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin, December 17th, 1849.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. R. F. Mullins, Barrister-at-law, for ruany years during his course through College.

FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END HIS COLLEGE CAREER WAS MARKED BY DISTINCTIONS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER, He obtained first place at entrance, several First-Class Classical honors, FIRST OF THE NIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS, and A GOLD MEDAL AND ETHICAL MODERATORSHIP AT HIS DEGREE EXAMINA- TION. His character, religious and moral, always appeared to me quite uncxceptionable, and his conluct most gentleman-like and exemplary.

I feel assured from my knowledge of him, that in whatever official position he may be placed, h

TIIOMAS LUBY, D.D., Senior Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin.

will discharge its duties with ability and efficiency.

To R. F. Mullins, Esq., 17, Great Charles-street.

From the Rev. George Sidney Smith, formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin.

December 13th, 1849.

I had abundant opportunities of knowing the conduct and character of Mr. Robert Foster Mullins (now a member of the Irish bar), having been his College Tutor during his residence in the University of Dublin, a period of seven years.

He distinguished himself from the first by obtaining the highest honors. His place at entrance marked him as the most prominent Classical Scholar of his Class; this character he maintained by carrying off successive prizes until the Scholarship Examination, when he achieved the high distinction of the first Scholarship.

Subsequently he obtained a Moderatorship and Medal at his Degree Examination in Logical and Ethical Science.

I have pleasure in adding that the conduct of Mr. Mullins was marked by great diligence, regularity, sobriety of deportment, and moral principle during his honorable College career.

GEORGE SIDNEY SMITH, D.D., formerly Fellow and Tutor of Trinity College, Dublia. To R. F. Mullins, Esq., 17, Great Charles-street.

From the Rev. James H. Todd, D.D., Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. R. F. Mullins during his residence in the University, where he distinguished himself by obtaining many of the highest Undergraduate honors.

His character as a gentleman, and as a religious and conscientious man, won him the esteem and respect of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

JAMES H. TODD, D.D., Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. To R. F. Mallins, Esq., 17, Great Charles-street. From the Rev, S. Butcher, D.D., Regius Professor of Divinity, and Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin.

Trinity College, Dublin, December 24th, 1849.

I have had the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with Mr. R. F. Mullins, Barrister-at-law, since the period when he first entered the University of Dublin.

His University career has been one of very eminent distinction. At the Entrance Examination he obtained the first place; at the subsequent Term Examinations he was equally successful, having obtained several Classical Honors of the First Class.

He was the first of the University Scholars in his year, and at his Degree Examination came out with an Ethical Moderatorship of the highest Class, and a Gold Medal.

His morat conduct I have always regarded as most exemplary, and in his deportment I have always found him most strictly correct and gentleman-like.

From all that I know of his attainments and character, I feel satisfied that the duties of any official station in which Mr. Mullius might be placed, would be discharged by him with credit to himself and advantage to others.

S. BUTCHER, D.D., Fellow and Tutor, Trinity College, Dublin.

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Blan Sieut. Governor

that Mr. C.R.

Michell has received full salary at the

Late of £250 per

kenne

as Chief Cork

in the Harbour Master and Marine

to the 15th of

up to the

Magistrate's office, up

March, 1855, in clusive.

**WA

Colonial Treat

COA wre

absence

* Note - Officers procceding in leave of ab

are

requested to observe, that they will not be enabled to lective half salary England, in less this certificate induly filled up and signed .-

[Tum Over]

Shereby Certify

p?? That the above leave was granted to commence on

the 158 ) March 1855, and 2nd in the 14 March, 1856

158/narch

ground of ill health, and that the medical

the

-certificate was produced, of which copy

con B,

2th That Mr. C. R. Michell he served the Crown

how

Years oned 25 days.

for Eleven your

3rd that in the

Corunac

absent on

dales

and for

of

love

that service he has been

several occasions, at the

the time specified below;

In the year 1852..

6 Year

1853..

-1854.

55 days. 7 days.

the due

to that provision how been made for

excention

Mr. C. R. Michell's office during

liis absence by Mr. J. Pidder, 2 Clerk in the Harbour Master and Marine Magistrate's Depurtinent :

Note - Officers

who

o

Maine Limit: Governor,

may be under the necessity of to the secretary of State frum

applying extension of their leave

to

absince.

are

Requested

connex. Miis document to their application es and in order to meet this Contingency it will be furnished to them in Puplicate.

C

Copy.

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534

Veburary 16th1⁄2 1855-

Thereby fortify that. I

Mr.

have been acquainted with. E.R. Michell, of the Harbour- Macter's Departinent,

CEO.

Live

Medical attendant since the

beginning of 1847, ound during this period have frequent

Levere

frequent by had cccasion to treat him füre attacks of illness. In September

and October 1852 Mr Michell

Fever and

suffered mucti

am te from Remittent. again during April and May of the following year- which last attack so für impaired his health that a temporary leave of absence from the Colony

avas

considered neee

cessary,

and

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he went to Manila. Since his

rotum his general health and strength have continned much impaired and he has frequently suffered from derangement of the Digestive organs

besides

repeated, though slight, attacks

especially

of Arque-

one

July 1854 when he

1854 when he was for

sie time laid up

with a

severe inflammation of the Lungo (Bronchitis).

times since the begin

Several

beginning of

last year I have strongly urgen Mr.

Michell to obtain leave

vo

abstuce and Eeturn to Cuyland

- early as possible, fearing he -night delay bee burg :- therefore no hesitation

love

again insisting upon

I have

in araw-

the necessity

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for his doing on all men before

hot season again setô in.

again

535

the

(Signed) B. A. Farland, M.D,

M.M. C. S. G.

From the above statement and

abuy

bvvr

Knowledge of Mr. Michall,

to

I consider change de Europe

- essentially requisite .

M. G.

(signed) J. Carroll (Dimpoter,

Colonial Surgeon:

(Ime Copy)

Mamm

Kolmical Secretary.536

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my proposition to Retire from the Colonial service

on an allowance of Five hunded words years. berry the difference

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Measure I belime mend not to Join my faming

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Permet me & add that in

further bey to know if it retiring I would not only

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me on

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this on Intpect being desirous

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Im June 13

M. Merciale. Insform the Writer text direction have been given to the Agent to pay him

hiri Salary durin

his absence

state that Lord John Rufell has not felt himself libuty to sanction

more than 6.

leave

This proposal

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for his

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the receipt of you

letter of

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26 June / or that advesting

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Drash te Agent.

to the

early

Perobability of your torby

Extrement from the Office

of Attorney General of Harry Hary, his Laashif Otted he cannot

aguls

Sanction the leave of abrews

which has been

pantid

to

Jou for a longer & Jerint

than six mult's how can

be entertain the

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his soraships will be prepare hour of notifgie fr

any request which you may prefe Cove

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rencoval to a healthier Cline that

Lord Jester Aussell having consisten Notified his decision en-

both these points to the

Gouna of Hangtage

will rich

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bouble of calling

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this Office

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ab

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Subjech

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been instructid to assure gover half Fulars during

ден

Jour

Colony.

absence from & the

New Stesting asks if had d. Thissell and

Lord S.

wish to see hun

this or any

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to be for.

four obucent Servant.

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JUNE.27

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Exchnolge the receipt of four letter of

the 19tt ut. communicating the consideration With which my Lord John Rapel-

honored

And woul t

would request that

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to his Lordst

my

letter of the

make my

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position to resign

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in Londot pe wish that I shaved do so -

on my

And that I came house leave of 12. mouth with my family

A Recruit my

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health

ily

Colomal

at an expence

after a continuous Residence of 74 Eears in Hong kon, not including former service there and that of this leave be Reduced & 6. mouths of merely affords 2. Motto home climate (one month already passed over) John Ball Eat,

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necessary that some members of the

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вопро I shall shaw mo salary for the last bedrich bar al either side of the house the 12. Mouther, of this request he not accountered besty, for

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6 months leave will be passed in extemplop ding some

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of years

office

as tale corsel in

24

that hand of the goverunt. hanapuy

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парад

I would son

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Custome dain

Strony

bug to express my in at his findst saying that a

sense of oblegation

Londo

the event of my retirement he word be prepand Request which I might prefe

A conside

ay

to be removed to a healthen chemate and if

I have th hour

to be for

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Mr Merwale - I believe Mor Sterling :s competent but not ve

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le in the gift of the

E. J. Company.

The Bound of

Control ?

very

Mv Dall

I really know nothing for or against

W Sterling - puhake former Lapen may disclose particulas

about him

Hm Jum 27

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If Lord John Hupell wishes to

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should be.

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1855

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Lorityselt 7 ret to Dep 9

Anno 17 July/05

6678

544

12th July /55

Mr Paul Meiling.

the

Attorney General for Hong Kong having applied to Sore Satin Russell for a Judicial

in the Colonies,

Appointment Same dericbt to request that.

be so go

to good as

you

will be so

lo afford his Fordestube. the benefit of as person

which, frove your

experience of her Shiling's

habits,

Professional Charoiter and

you may have formed,

of his qualifications and

general fitness to

fill an Office offs

Nature.

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6503

12th July 1855-

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JULY. 13

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taish

out the

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to

a state of

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unpleasant.

The contailment of my ¥7,7

Coloma leve I world beg of you

Absence grant on that certified! I world tam, to HisLordship's Notice as early

That sy

eas

have was abridged

was

may

on

the probably

of my car litrennt from my present office but that

9th 26th of June to four adchef. I accudiy

Jay

letter

1人26

an

a pose 14 Gruent

4. Infact and his crooks. that I was not in tim to letion until such time Must be plead tcr-fer another Opportent on

-tion

I also

also in

L

that letter popsand of st was his Dopps pleasure not to reguine ay Selany for 16 last fo

Remains mabridge.

7R 12.21th

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of the 12. surth have ot гря for reply having

в I could laks leven to say

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most trying henson of the year.

the Red Sea & other parts

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within the time for my the last boys

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As

to he ordered the wound extent peper

I the purland Route to Boykong.

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the chant Server

Fail. Shelens

In

a contract paper is not granted to Officen

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6503

Paul Sterling Sir

be reptension of 3 months leave. And kein vw Merish July 16/55

freading

he might be told at once notwithstandes do Wall 16 hf. the reference to Sie G. Bonham.

A

rece no

5. to his application

W Ball

14

Jelly

unon the circum tame,

Mis Jhulhallows alone?

Am pr 16

Merrivale. It w. appear theat the reason why

Reading

Of the 26 atten's

because an exqquery

Teen propond to sixty. Becom

Conceing his fitness for a Jatical

Offica

the Colonies. I think

Now that if there is any ciclination to release

7. Feeling from Wiley

kim

Exeployment dunhere

he might

have

Lord 1. Ampell

WM

W Ball

I ment ask you to pass this on m intherty - it is in anson to

مار

on from to Sterling asking

In additional hans, which Itan list

m

the counting

with ther papers & cannot

Set lepne tomorr. Dul th reason which pesmi to Imate the in delgence imperation

is that Lid John Ansiell. hopes to heath to offe W S.

Army Kony 547

16 July/55

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Carl letter on the

solist 18om han of

cheme. I am dicules Iam

by Lord the Aspell to insom for that und the circumstances of th

Case his Lastit

has no dication to

allowing

Allt being

an additional

3 months bean to the

I alwary sanctioned.

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of my

anther appointment, which

Canned & domal Bi moment, are reference t Sin J. Dontam about him!

is pending.

4.M

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this copied & signs it

at once.

548

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Kong

3. Hong chung

REGIS

SEP 7

18.55

543

31 Fort Rescent

в

Margate.

26th August, 1888.

In accordance, with

Colonial instructions, I have the honor to inform you,

that I am

about to change my presidence for

some months, as the doctors re

Commmend

havelling

change of air

and

As this will sender my

destination uncertain, Icespectfully,

Deray

Commun

alinni.

be sent to the above

request that to me may address-

to one.

whance it will be forwarded

by my father

It Feel, Esqre.

I have the honor to be,

Sir

Geur Most Adimul

linder, Secretary

for the Colonias,

te de

عر

Humble Servant.–

Met. Trotter. Sidgi clerk.

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INDEX

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18 5 5

vol 5

Miscellaneous.

Public

a

an a

to

Office

Z.

Admiralty

531

Feb 10 Peninsular and Orientat

Companys Xaim for Thief Justice Hulmes:

3

Passage.

luquires if

the amount is to be paid

200 Requests repayment of the amount to Paymaster General. —————

Euly 12 £100 paid on account of

Papage to England of ME. R. Michell apsistant "Harbor Master: - Requests

Tail

repayment of through Pay Esenl

25 Naval Defence of Hong Mong

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cont

July 25

Sep

Admiralty:

532

N

Kong against Pirates. Reports provision for, & and objections to Compliancs with (t God" application you two Pcrew Kinmers

20 Mrres. S. Morrisons Papago

pom Hong Kong to woo. Sung.

letter from

Excloses

P.&0. Heam

Compre applying for pay

Colonial agent.

Jan 31 Privy Council Reports

سعة

12

were forwarded on Instant pec»Romance of the Lear" _

June 4 Cast Iron Water Pipes. there forwarded per "Kobi noor" and "Planet"

//

on the 16 and 24 May 1855.

22 Delay in forwarding

Police Clothing. Is

attributable to Orduances дере

17

De De

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3

1855

Colonial Agent

200-400 202 Encloses

July 11

Le

Menco prom

"

Ordnance,

thewing that some of the Clothing has been shipped

27 Survey of Contract Supplies

Opinion

to. in reply

to 19 July 1855. —

Council Office

May 31 Col Caines Appointment

as sent Member of Legislature Council - lucloses order.

21 May 153?

for.

July 23 Mr W. 7. Bridges – Council

Sep

Appointment. Exctors

Older for

21 July 153.—

28 Lient Col Grahams. Council

Appointment -

Encloses

Order for. 24 Sep 155–

Board & Trade.

May 21 Treaty with Japan.

Forwards Certificate of Registry which will be required by repels entering the Ports of Japan

Emigration

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534

555 Board of Trade

May 22

Emigration from China

F

4

Encloses letter from Foreign Office on subject of proposed act of Parliament for the purpose of Checking abuses in Chinese Emigration -

June 11 Orfinance 4155-

Registration of Colonial Vépels. Prints out objections to the confirmation of the

act.

July 10 Regulations for Chinese

Emigration - Encloses Memorandum. containing Opinion and suggestions of the Board as to the proposed

Bill.

prov 3 Commercial Treaty with

Japan. _ Have suggested to Foreign office, the propriety of furnishing sin Ins Bowring

copy.

with a

|

30 Ordinance 4/55_ Registration

of Colonial Nepels may be

left to its operation.

Act

I

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555

5

pellers St J

H

AAIA

J

+

H

ņ

ASWALI

1

855

Acts.

Jan 19 Draft Ordinance. Suppression of Secret Souclies __ The Triad

וי

Points out several defects

of detail in the Ordinance.

Ordinances 3 to 6 of 1854

4 Courts - increasing

and Rule

number of Criminal Sessions

No6 appears very arbitrary, but лов should be referred to the Treasury. No objection to the other ordinances, and Rule 1 Court.

Gril 11 Ordinance 1/55- Neutrality

in Chinese War. NO 1 for Reference Aaz to Foreign Office – no2. Actions against Absentees. The decision on then can wait arrival if sir lus Bowrings Report

May 19 Ordinance 44/5r. Registration

of Colonial Nepels.

Should

be referred to Board of Trade

June 5 Ordinance 3/55 - Jury List

May be sanctioned

Nov 16 Ordinance 6/55 - Civil Justice Adminstration - May be sanctioned

Freamery

n

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556

6

Treasury.

Ian 11 Advance to Colonial Agent

#

Feb

Reports having directed an

12 20e

19

26

Advance of £1734.1-1.

200

Reports having

avricted an advance of

£1734.1. I to the Agent

Mr Cornelater Application for Pension. As his service

as Vice Consul. cannot be reckoned, he would not be entitled to pension

even

had he subscribed to the Fund.

Revenue and

Estimates of Revenue

Expenditure for 1855. No objection

to

13 Income Tax & Parliamentary

Grant-

24 Papage Expenses of

In Irwin to Hong Kong

es of Read

M

Payment ordered.

#150.

Loo of Reid Mr Baxter. £150.

27 Gratuity of seven months

Jalary

¿

P

557 7

1833

Feb 27

Treasury.

Salary to Mr.J. Have.

authorized

Mar 1 Ordinance 6154.

Intestate estates_Encloves Report from toliicton to the Treasury. against

Confirmation of the Act by the Queen.

14 Certificate of Registry

granted by Custony Desse for the "Frederic" Enclour for transmissions to the Gov -

f

22 4th Supplement to Amended

Compilation British Copyright works. Encloses 5 Copies for bransmission. to the Governo.

April 3 Apr Mitchells Salary as

Theriff- Encloses audit

Queries

the subject_

May 15 Claim of Goot of Straits settlements for £62-13-8.

on account of Chinese Convicts Encloses Letter from India Bourd Mr Hari

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85

Treasury.

Gray 28 Mr Hares Passage

June

11

Allowance to and from

the Colony.

Flave doicited

payment of £240.

6 Employment of Capt. Cooper

ра

July 7

RE.

to assist the

Surveyor General, approved

at 87 per Dien

during

the continuance of the increased demand for Building sites.

Return Passage Allowance

200

for Mrr Baxter _ States the carcamstances under which Papage can be

a

granted.__-

)

10° Sanctions payment- of #150- to Mr Baxter. 12 Agent Generals suggestion

that he be authorized to obtain his Supplies for Colonies. direct from Contractors. instead of from Ordnance Dept

may be adopted.__

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Treasury:

Quy 14 Plans and Estimates of

..

:

Public Works Sanctions Expenditure

16 Survey of Contract Supplie

Agrees with suggestions of fr Barnard on

Subject

Mis

17 Fitting supplied to Governm–

House- and Publie

Buildings by Ordnance Dept. Has directed Transfer

of £2620

to Ordnance Dep-

Sep 19

19 Supplement to amended

Compilation of British Copyright Works. Forwards for braussiiission

Colony.

Out 27 Overseer of Works

to the

Appointment of Mr the Scotti

at 60$ per of as a

month

approve

temporary measure

nor 7 Controul of Colonial Port

Office

Encloses letter

from Postmaster General

Foreign

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560

10

Jan 2 Emigration of Chinese

Coolies to Peru. -_ Euctor

Feb

Despatch from Consul Robinson with a statement

of

the number of Chinese shipped to Peus prom 1849 to 1854

5 Ditto Ditto. _ Encloves letter

from Board of Trade. on the subject, with copy of Law Officers Opinion the suggestions contained

Merin.

Detention by Postmaster of Letters

addressed to Rupian Agents. Encloses correspondence on the subject and Law Officers opinion that the detection is illegal.

15 Mr G. A. Weimers Appointment as Austrish Casul. Is there any objection to spring the Exequatur?

April 21 Abuses in Chinen Emigration by

British Ships - Encloses Law officers opinion

on

the

suggestion of dreigte Commst.

|

Ordnance

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//

May

بورت

Foreign Office

4 Ordinance 1/55= Neatrality

in Chines War – Has been already sent hame by Sir Lohn Bowring and approved.

15 Mrr Micholas Dun's Appointment

Swedish Consul. Enquires

if any objection exists to the appointment

French Government Contract for Supply of Coolies.

Encloses Desp, from H.M.55 Plenipotentiary, in China respecting

a Contract entered

into by the French Gost supply of 900 Coolies.

рот

July 16 Chinese Emigration Regulations

Aug

Encloses Law Officers. Report

on proposed Mill.

Departure of 2 Armed Ships

from Boston for Hong Kong. Encloses notification f. from

of H. M. Cousal at Boston. -

Oct 18 Act 39. /55 - Chinen Eminigrants

Resbicction.

en Corps of Interpretes Proposed

N

Plan

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TA

1856- Comps

562 /2

Foreign Office.

Plan for formation of

St Pauls College - Grant to

A

Oct 22

hi

not strictly

Grant.

Parliamentary

Nov 26 Act 18.19. hc Cap 104.

Regulating Chinese Papenger Ships- Requests that Comnir

be requested to Report Instrictions

to be given to H M.Consals in China, as to the Powers conferred on their by this det

Dee 4 Shipment of Coolies pas

"Carpentaria" Encloses letter from Chief superintendent of Trade.

27 Chinese Passenger Act.

Enclores two letters to the

Bourd of Trade. on the subject

of the Instructions to be ipued to Governor of Hong Kong.

eg Witto Ditto Exclous Report

from Law Officers,

duties to

as to the

be performed H. M. Consuls incdes this

by act

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Military Departments

Jan 12 Ordnance.

Police Arms &

bistraction

have been given for the pornishings.

April 20 War Department:

Rent and Repairs of

Edgers

Treasury

Bungalow. the

has sanctioned the

payment of the additional

be Dollars.

Any 24 Purchase of the Bungalow.

Sep

Encloses correspondence with Ordnance.

Ground at West Point

required for Civil Purposes. tees no objection to the land being given

Civil

over to the Government.

Des

Loo

bees no reason to

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Feb 23 Chinese Emigration from

Hong Kong to California Australia &c

Zwither

on

this subject in Reply to Col. Dep. Letter 13 Feb /55.-

18 Proposed Regulations to meet Abuses.

April 26 D÷

Dr. Remarks on opinion

of Law Officers.

Passengers Act of 1852.

Reports on

the objections of

the merchants to the provision of this det.

Memorial of Mercantile Forms complaining of its Provisions

May 26 Capt Coopers Appointment of

as

assistant to Surveyor General. Recommends approval thereof

Recent Proclamation respecting Passengers Act. and - Notifications as to measurem ? of tonnage of thips.

Jame 6 French Government Antract

for Supply of Coolies .

Observations on

Letters.

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Regulations

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Jane 13 Regulations for Chinese

Emigration. Encloses Draft

of a Mill propond to be praped for the purpose of enforcing certain Regulations

July 25 Ground at West Point

required for Civil Purposes. suggests reference to the

War Department.

Lep

Sale

of Emigrants Clothing left by Mr White Requests that the Treasury

may be moved to place the amount to Credit of the Commits.

Oct 15 Mr Murrows Land

For

Compensation. Report, in Reply to 10th bustant. - Marine Plots_resumed by Groan.

Emigration Proclamation

of 20th August 1855. may be confirmed

26 Omigration to Victoria

"Case of the "Alfred"

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Nov 30 Powers of H. M. Consuls.

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the Act for

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Regulating Passenger Ships Reports what Bestructions it will be necessary to ipue прие to the Govt of Itong Kong, the British Consals, & other Functionaries.

At

Miscellaneous Offices .

Out 4 Board of Health

Sanitary Condition of Victoria. surgeons Report-

Remarks, in reply

to 4th September 1885-

hor 23 Kew Gardens.

Appointment of Superint= of Propned Botanic Garden. Evetores letter from sis John Bouring, requesting

tuin

to select a

person fitted for the Office.

30 Mr Chapmans. Appointment as Chief derk in the Port Affice. As the Col Post Office in

about being placed under the Control of the local Coot

Conidess it better to leave this

Appointment

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455 Miscellanious Officer

Conta Nov 30

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appointment to the Governor 5 Board of Health.

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Information on matter of Sanitary information . thall be prepared and furnished to the Colonial Office.

14 Post Office.

Licut Col Dunlope Complaint of being Charged Postage on Official Correspondence Encloses, and requests - investigation of the matten in the Colony.

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Individuals,

Oct 22 Anstey T. Chisholm..

Passage Allowance applies

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De. In reply to 29 dust_

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refaring his application_ Contract Passage. Thanks

for.

Private Practice Enquiry

as to.

nov 14 Appointment as Attorney Gend-

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will embark

by Packet of 20th November

Nov 14

Thanks for

Ian 20 Blackall

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Case of Mr Hare – Requests Consideration of this Gentleman

to reemployment Compensation for loss

Claims

of Office.

Feb 14 Baxter But W._

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This Case

Complains of

the injustice of his remorat

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April 20 Bonham

July 17

tir G.

Mrr Caldwells Salary Interpreter and Assistant Supt of Police. Considers the present allowance of £400

House quite

and

sufficient_

Mr P. Sterlings Professional

Qualifications -- Considues him fully qualified to hold any judicial App

Sep 12 Bland L. H. La

Mr Robert Foster Mullins Recommends this Coutteman for the asset of als Gen-

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April 3 Grey

Dec 19

Jan

Earl.

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569

Case of HP Hare - Forward letter from Major Blackall, worging Mr Haris Claims to compensation for cop

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19 Grey Sir Event

Appointment of the late Mr Selby as Chief Clerk in Colonial Treasury Reports the corcumstances under which nor Selby appointed.

Hulme Chief Justice

Honor of Knighthood

solicits will return to the Colony by the mail of the 3 Feb.

Fel 28 M Hulme has left on 1 Feb /55- Letter to

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him.

will be forwarded

next mail.

Mar 6 Hare John Eye

June

30210

Compensation for Cops of office.

10. the Resa

Amponsation for Cop of effice

Feb 16 Trwin

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Individuals.

His Testimonial from

Bishop of Oxford. Suctors

accepts Chaplaincy..

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Mar 21 His Pay. Enquires if

a

portion could be allocated: towards payment of Insurance premium &

29 His_Embarkation per

"Cairngorm} _ announces.

Sep 14 Necepity for his Holding a

Licence from the Bishop. enquiry respecting.

Du 1 Jamieson G. & C.

Des

Ground at West Point. Let by them to Govorment" Complains ofh

Government_

of Govern

heather parhasing their propens nor permitting them to sell it to other Parties.

June 25 Leitch and Kewney.

Claim against Certain Merchants

Enquires how

they can obtain payment thereof

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July 19

Individuals

Cost of his Passage Home . Requets that the amount may be deducted from the pay now due to him.

Aug 23 Mullins R. Z ly.

Appointment as Attorney General

encloves

Solicits

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Lep 4 Michell 2. R.

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Appointment of Harbor

Master_ solicits.

Dec 11 Extension of Leave solicits

Вес

Encloses Med, Certificate.

June 11 Sterling Chief Justice . __

His Pension - Enquiry

Respecting.

19

His Address. Forwards.

26 His Leave of Absence-

July 12 200.

submits his Claim to the full Period of one year granted him in the Colony.

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