Hongkong Almanack and Directory 1846
























The " HONGKONG ALMANACK " is submitted to the public with much

diffidence. It has been wholly compiled in hours apart from business, with

all the difficulty which naturally attends the want of a practice, ready to the

Professor of Marine Science, Meteorology, or Astronomy, to whom the

work ofpreparing the Tables, would have been comparatively easy. So far as

observations and matériel could be adapted, the London Pictorial

Almanack for this year has been taken as a model. The times of the

rising and setting of the Sun are calculated exclusive of refraction.

Owing to variations in the atmosphere, it follows, that the duration of time

for correction is not always the same in this case, but in the last and first

months of the year, when the sun rises and sets with most obliquity to the

horizon, the rising will be found to be about two minutes earlier, and the

setting as much later than the times given.

The times of high water on each day have been computed simply by the

rules in general use among nautical men, and are therefore only to be looked

upon as approximations. These Tables will however afford a ready refer-

ence to any one disposed to work out for himself the Tide Problem in the

Harbour. The time of high water at full and change of the Moon , as

given by Capt. Sir E. Belcher, is 10h. 15m. with a mean rise of 4 ft. 9 in.

It may be observed, that at the anchorages off the mouth of the Canton

River, the night tides are said to be the highest in the N. E. , and the

day tides in the S. W. Monsoon, and the same phenomena will doubtless

prevail here ; but from Barometrical observations it may be assumed, that

the tides are highest generally in the S. W. Monsoon.

The Weather tables are the mean of a register kept during the last four

years. The Barometer, with Thermometer attached, for a considerable

portion of that time has been stationed in a jalousied anteroom, with a

northerly aspect, about 55 feet above mean level of the sea. It will be

observed that in December the Barometer carries a high range, decreasing

regularly from that month until August, when it again commences to rise

as regularly.

The following Table is interesting, in the exhibition of the different

temperatures of Hongkong, Macao, and Canton. The means of the Macao

and Canton observations have been extracted from a Register, published in

the late Mr Slade's Kalendar, and extended over periods of 10 and 11 years.









Hongkong 73 51 62 78 50 63 80 48 66

Macao 72 631/2 71 49 59 77 55 67

Canton 74 29 57 78 53 44 66



Hongkong 87 49 71 68 78 92 75 83


Macao 74 71 78 74 83

Canton 86 55 721 64 75 90 74 83





Hongkong 92 80 85 92 78 831 90 76 821

Macao 92 90 79 83/2 76 824

Canton 94 79 84 90 75 81 70 79





Hongkong 90 66 80 85 61 72,6 77 51 63,6

Macao 761 80 57 66 70 57 63/1

Canton 85 57 73 80 40 62 70 45 57

A remarkable fact is gleaned by examination of these Tables ; it will be

seen, that in the months of October and November, (hitherto so fatal to

valetudinarians in this Colony) the weather is considerably cooler and less

fluctuating in Macao than here, and would indicate the former place as

the sanatarium immediately on the change of the Monsoon.

Of the Winds, or more properly currents of air, prevalent in the Harbour,

it will be perceived that during four-fifths of the year they prevail from the

eastward and northward, and but very little from the south. In the month

of June vessels are generally berthed on the opposite shore, remaining there

until October : but since the severe Typhoons in 1841 , when the Harbour

was crowded with transports and men-of-war, there has been little or no

necessity for shifting positions.

Sufficient notations of a Rain Gauge have not yet been obtained, to place

in comparison with a Macao Register. The average number of rainy days,

however, has exceeded by one-third the number observed at Macao.

Circumstances over which there has been no control must plead as an

apology for the lateness of the publication of this Almanack .

W. T.

Victoria, Hongkong, 5th March, 1846.




[From the London Geographical Journal, Vol. XIV.]

The Island of Hongkong, seen from a distance at sea, is, like all the islands on this

Coast of China, precipitous and uninviting. Its high hills often terminate in sharp peaks,

and are thickly strewed with masses of black rock of primitive formation, frequently piled

upon one another in a most remarkable and sometimes fantastic manner, with here and

there two or three lower hills covered with gravel and sand. From the summit to the

water's edge there are few or no trees ; and, except in the months of May, June, July,

and August, when these islands look green, they might be supposed to be quite barren.

On landing and examining the island of Hongkong, the N. and N. E. side is found to

be separated from the S. and S. W. by one continued range of hills, in no place less than

500, in most parts upwards of 1000, and on more than one pinnacle 1744 feet above the

level of the sea, by barometrical observation. When to this is added that the utmost

breadth of the island does not exceed four or five miles, it may easily be imagined that

the descent to the sea on either side is very abrupt.

The eastern end of the island is divided from the centre by two deep ravines, both

running from the same eminence- the one in a S. E. direction, which terminates it Tai-

tam Bay ; and the other in a northerly direction, and terminating in the small Valley of

Wong-nai-chung. The western part of the island is likewise divided from the centre by

two ravines, both running from the same eminence- the one to the south terminating in a

small undulating piece of country, on which the village of Pok-foo-lum is situated ; and

the other to the north, where it spreads out and forms Government Hill and the small

flat beneath. Small streams run down all these ravines, and they quickly swell into

torrents when rain falls ; but, what is remarkable, they never fail to furnish water in the

driest season of the year. There are also other smaller rivulets which furnish a good sup-

ply of water at all seasons.

A coarse kind of grass is found on all the hills, but on those with a northerly and

north-easterly exposure it is generally choked by ferns and stunted brush-wood ; while on

the face of the hills fronting the south it grows in clumps unchecked, except when

burnt by the natives.

There are no towns on the island, excepting the flourishing one of Victoria, which was

founded by the English in 1841 , and formally ceded to the British Crown under the

Nankin Treaty. This town is fast springing into importance, and a fifty-foot road runs

through it for more than three miles to the valley of Wong-nai-chung, where it becomes

narrower, and, diverging, crosses over the range of hills by the ravines already described,

to Tai-tam Bay, and from thence to Chek-choo on the south side of the island.

The village of Chek-choo is the largest and most important one on the island ; and a

large detachment of European troops are stationed there. The population of this village

amounts to 800, ofwhich 500 are men, about 100 women, and the rest children. There are

180 houses and shops at this place, and the average value of a house is 400 dollars. The

people are employed in trading, in farming, and in curing fish. There are about 60

mowst of land under cultivation, which the owners value at $40 a mow of rice ground,

and $ 15 a mow of land for the cultivation of vegetables. The people of the place

cure about 150 pekuls‡ of fish a-month, for which purpose they use in the sametime from

* This Account has reference to the beginning of 1843.

Sir George Staunton roughly estimates the Chinese mow at 1000 square yards of our measure.

NOTE. -Chinese statists differ as to the content of a mow. The standard in use at the Land-office

assumes 1651,87 square yards as the content of a mow of 100 covits square. -W. T.

A pekul is equal to 1334 lbs. of our measure.


30 to 40 pekuls of salt, which they buy at one Spanish dollar for five pekuls : 350 boats,

large and small, traffic with the place, but not more than 30 are owned by the people

there ; most of their boats are used for fishing in the vicinity, and the fish, when cured,

is exchanged at Canton and other nearer places for the necessaries of life.

The houses at Chek-choo are very inferior to those in an ordinary Chinese town on

the mainland of China, although, on the other hand, some of them are much superior to

houses in any ofthe other villages of Hongkong ; but the quality of land under cultivation,

as well as the quantity, is not equal to that in Heong-kong, Wong-nai-chung, Soo-kun-poo,

and Pok-foo-lum, which are places that may be strictly denominated agricultural villages.

I should estimate the whole land under cultivation on the island at less than 1500

mows ; and about two-thirds of that are under rice cultivation. Allowing, as a liberal

price, $45 a mow for the rice-land, and $ 15 for every other description, the value of the

whole land under cultivation may be estimated at $52,500.*

The other villages on the island, besides Chek-choo, are,-

1st, Heong-kong, from whence the island derives its name. This village is prettily

embowered in trees, and has a good deal of cultivated land about it. Its population does

not exceed 200.

2d. Tai-tam is situated at the head of a deep bay, where a good deal of flat land may

be reclaimed, and a good boat harbour formed. A few ships may find protection from the

weather in particular parts of the Bay of Tai-tam ; but, as a whole, this bay is much

exposed to both monsoons. The inhabitants of the village do not exceed 50.

3d and 4th. Wong-nai-chung and Soo-kun-poo. These are both pretty villages, in the

midst of fruit-trees and surrounded by cultivated land. In their vicinity, as at Tai-tam,

a considerable extent of land could be reclaimed from the sea, and it shortly will be much

required for building purposes. The united population of the two villages amounts to

about 350.

5th. Pok-foo-lum is situated about 500 feet above the level of the sea, and commands

an extensive view of all the islands to the south and west as far as Macao.

There are, besides the villages enumerated, many hamlets on the east coast of the

island, where the magnificent granite of Hongkong is principally quarried ; and at one of

them, called Sai-wan, a detachment of soldiers is stationed.

The place, however, of the most prospective importance on the island, with the excep-

tion of the town of Victoria, is a village called Shek-pai- wan, which appears to have been

once the principal sea-port of the island, and to have been a more flourishing place than it

now is. This port, although small, is nearly land-locked ; and, having both a western

and a southern entrance, it is pretty easy of ingress and egress at all times. An island of

about two miles in circumference, called Tap-lee-chow, protects this anchorage on the one

side, as the Island of Hongkong does on the other. There is here abundance of water

for a line-of-battle ship to lie at anchor, and its only drawback is in being too small as an

anchorage for a large number of European vessels, although 15 or 20 might lie here if

necessary. On first visiting this place, in 1841 , I was struck with its appearance ; and

it is probable the time will come when this anchorage will be much in use for repairing

vesssels, should it not be appropriated by the navy for a dock-yard, for which it certainly

seems well suited. The island of Tap-lee-chow would be a good place for a hospital,

work-shops, patent slips, &c.; but, in the event of the navy taking it, it would of course

require to be fortified.

No public buildings were found on any part of the Island of Hongkong when it was

first occupied by the English, except a small tumble- down Chinese house at Chek-choo,

and another at Shek-pie-wan, where the petty mandarins stopped occasionally, and three

Chinese temples, one at Chek-choo, one near Soo-kun-poo, and the third and finest at

Shek-pai-wan, situated on a little island not exceeding an acre in extent, and covered

* At 4s. 6d. a dollar, $52,500 would be equal to £11,812 10s.

NOTE.- Exclusive of the Wong-nai-chong and Soo-kun-poo Vallies, there are at present upwards

of 800 mows ofland under cultivation. The price paid by Government to the natives for the Wong-nai-

chung and Soo- kun-poo Vallies, (upwards of 300 mows) has been at the rate of $30 per mow.-W. T.


with trees. The existence of this last temple, with the ruins of many houses in the same

vicinity, gives rise to the impression that Shek-pai-wan has seen better days ; and it is

known to have been one of the principal resorts of the pirates when they infested this coast

of China many years ago ; and that it would again lately have been so, had the island of

Hongkong not been occupied by the English, is more than probable.

According to the Admiralty Chart, Point Albert, Victoria Bay, on the north coast of

the island, is in 22° 16′ 27″ N. lat., and 114° 40′ 48″ E. long.

The climate is not essentially different from that of Macao ; although of course, par-

ticular sheltered localities are more hot, while on the other hand those that are exposed to

the monsoons are cooler. Indeed the description of the climate of Macao by the late Dr

Pearson, who was for many years the medical attendrnt on the Company's establishment

there, applies with equal propriety to that of Hongkong. The most prevalent diseases

are intermittent and remittent fevers and dysentery : intermittent fever is very common

about the equinoxes and in the cold weather ; remittent fevers prevail during the hot

season especially ; dysentery is common during the whole year, but particularly after

sudden changes of weather. The natives appear to suffer from these complaints as well as

Europeans, but they have no remedies of their own, except counter irritation produced by

pinching and rubbing with the fingers and with copper cash, in fevers. Vaccination has

been introduced by Europeans since the occupation of the island.

The only animals found on the island are a few small deer, a sort of armadillo, and a

land-tortoise. There are several sorts of snakes, but no one has yet been found to suffer

from their bite.

Among the fruits and vegetables produced on the island, are the mango, lichee, longan,

orange, pear, rice, sweet potatoes, and yams ; a small quantity of flax is grown, and pre-

pared for household uses by the villagers. Since the occupation of the island by the

English, the potato of Europe and the fruits of Canton and Macao have been introduced ;

and lately a great many European seeds have been brought out by the agent of the Horti-

cultural Society of London, and distributed.

Specimens of the zoology and botany of Hongkong are being gradually sent home, and

a list of these productions will be furnished before long.

The rock of Hongkong and of the surrounding islands is granite in all its stages---

that having the quartz, mica, and felspar well mixed, and suited for the best sorts of

building purposes, with that wherein these three ingredients vary in proportion, and are

not so closely mixed, and consequently only adapted for foundations, dykes, and the other

rougher sorts of masonry. Besides granite suitable for building, varieties of this rock are

found in places where dykes of quartz intersect it in various directions, and where the

quartz preponderates over the other two ingredients. It is also found in the state that

French call " maladie du granite. "* The principal soil of the island is decomposed granite,

and hills of 200, 300, and even 400 feet high are found entirely composed of it. The

felspar, and in some instances the mica, seem to have been affected by some gas which

converts it into a sort of clay or pulp, which is either infiltrated along with the rain

through the soil thus composed and lodged beneath its surface, or is washed away, leaving

the quartz scattered about in grains and fragments, almost in the shape of coarse sand.

Where part of the clay or pulp is found still mixed with the soil described, it binds it

together well and makes excellent roads ; but where there is a large proportion of clay to

the other soils, it cracks in dry weather, and forms into little hard lumps, which is very

trying to the horses' feet, and does not answer well for roads.

In some places close to the sea I have found veins of trap, of a dark slate-colour, vary-

ing from 6 inches to 14 foot in thickness. On the south and west sides of the island the

rock differs from the generality of that on the opposite side, and assumes the appearance

of thick flag-stone, breaking into large crystalized pieces, which it likewise does on the

pinnacle of the highest hills, and from time to time falls down and spreads over the foot of

* The state here alluded to is that in which there is a want of coherence of the materials forming the

rock, without any visible signs of decomposition. The rock looks fresh, but the slightest blow is

sufficient to reduce it to the state of sand, in which all the ingredients are distinct.- ED,


the hill. These large stones are very numerous in particular localities, but, owing to their

excessive hardness, the Chinese have not yet got into the way of cutting them for use.

Occasionally, something like sandstone is found in small pieces, but not of sufficient size

to be used for building.

The decomposed granite of which I have spoken is not unfrequently found covered with

vegetable mould from six inches to two feet deep, of a pretty good quality, particularly in

the deep ravines, where the ferns and grass have grown, died, and rotted, through distant

periods of time. With this exception, there is no other soil, except what has been artifi-

cially made, as at those places where rice and other vegetables are cultivated.

The agriculturists of Hongkong use the common Chinese wooden plough, drawn by

bullocks or buffaloes ; and their other agricultural implements are like those used on the

mainland. Their threshing floor is made on the first convenient spot outside their farm-

house ; the ground being smoothed, is afterwards covered with lime, and beaten flat. The

grain is sometimes trodden out by cattle, and at others threshed with a flail, quite like

our own, except that one piece revolves on a pin with a head, which is fastened into the side

of the other. Some of the labouring women wear a hat like the usual Chinese one, but it

has a blue nankin curtain of five or six inches deep, sewn round the edge of the rim to

keep off the glare from the face.

A small winnowing machine, turned by the hand, on the same principle as our own, is

used for clearing the grain of its husk after it has been threshed.

JANUARY , 1846 .


Phases of the Moon.

d h m


d h m

First Quarter 4 22 01 New Moon 27 16 59


Full Moon 12 21 37.7 Apogee 13 2 36

Last Quarter 20 23 27 Perigee 26 22 36

Chinese English













Rises Sets AM PM

12 3

hm hm hm h m

12 4 1 Th. Circumcision. 6.43 5.25 0.05 The following

5 2 F.A.D. 1837. Canton Chamber of tables shew the


Commerce published regulations 6.43 5.25 0.27 0.38 average character

f3 S. B.C. 107. Cicero born. 6.44 5.26 1.09 1.37 of the weather in



2.25 Hongkong since


6.44 5.26 1.53




74 S. Second Sunday after Christmas.






our occupation of




8 5 M. A.D. 1841. Br. Armament attack

Bogue Forts. 6.44 5.27 2.25 3.26 the Island, and

consequently in-

9 6 Tu. Twelfth day Old Christmas. A.D. dicate what may


1843. Lorcha " Enterprize be expected du-

attacked by Chinese. 6.45 5.28 3.47 4.46 ring the month.

10 7 W. A.D. 1715. Fenelon died. 6.45 5.28 5.08 5.58


118 Th. A.D. 1258. Tartars take Bagdad. 6.45 5.29 6.19 7.03

12 9 F. A.D. 1806. Cape of G. Hope ceded.

and Nelson's Funeral solemnized . 6.45 5.29 7.24 7.52 Barometer.

w 1310 S. 6.46 5.30 8.15 8.35

~ 1411 S. 1844. Maj. Gen. D'Aguilar pro- Mean heit. 29.97

claimed Lt.-Govr.of Hongkong. 6.46 5.30 8.57 9.14 highest 30.28

15 12 M. Plough Monday. 6.46 5.30 9.36 9.42 lowest 29.71

1613 Tu. Cambridge Lent Term begins. 6.45 5.33 10.14 10.27

1714 W. A.D. 1843. 1st No. of" A Aurora

Macaense " published. 6.45 5.33 10.49 10.58

1815 Th. A.D. 1823. Royal Library pre-

sented to British Museum. 6.46 5.34 11.21 11.29 Thermometer.

1916 F. A.D. 1803. French tricolor hoisted

at Canton. 6.46 5.34 11.52 Mean temprt. 62

2017 S. A.D. 1826. Bhurtpore captured. highest

6.46 5.34 0.26 0.36 lowest 73


2118 S. A.D. 1830. Memorial of Select

Committee to the Emperor of

China presented at the Gate

of Canton. 6.46 5.37 0.48 1.-

22 19 M. A.D. 1741. Halley died. 6.45 5.37 1.11 1.35 No.ofrainy days.

: :

23 20 Tu. A.D. 1841. I. C. Keshen cedes

Hongkong to the British. 5

1788. Australia first colonized. 6.45 5.37 1.52 2.16

2421 W. A.D. 1844. Jamieson & How's


Godowns attacked by Pirates. 6.45 5.37 2.46 3.10

25 22 Th. A.D. 1844. First Land Sale in


Hongkong after Ratification of Tab. ofthe winds.

Treaty. 6.44 5.40 3.58 4.22

26 23 F. A.D. 1841. H.C.Str. " Enterprize" N.

left China with news of cession

of Hongkong. 6.44 5.40 5.26 5.50 N.E. 41

2724 S. A.D. 1844. 1st Ordinance of Le-

gislative Council of Hongkong. 6.44 5.40 6.57 7.11 E. 101

28 25 S. Conversion of St Paul. 6.44 5.40 8.09 8.13

S.E. 6

} }

29 26 M. A.D. 1841. Flag planted, and pos-


session taken of Hongkong. 6.44 5.43 8.38 9.02

6.43 5.43 9.26 9.51 İS.


1 127 Tu. Chinese New Year.


228 W. A.D. 1832. Mr (now Sir J. F.) S.W. 1


Davis appointed President of

the Select Committee in China. 6.43 5.4310.15 10.29 w. 61

329 Th. A.D. 1820. George III. died. 6.43 5.43 10.51 11.06

430 F. A.D. 1844. Departure of Lord N.W. 3

Saltoun with an instalment of

$3,000,000 of Ransom Money. 6.4 5.45

5131 S. 6.42 5.46 0.19

FEBRUARY, 1846 .


Phases of the Moon.

d h m d h m

First Quarter 3 12 47 New Moon 26 3 08



Full Moon 11 16 48 Apogee .. 9 4 36

Last Quarter 19 12 20 Perigee 24 9 36

Chinese English













Rises Sets AM P M

hm hm hm hm

The following


61S . A.D. 1814. Eruption of the Vol-

cano of Albay in Luçonia. 6.42 5.46 0.36 0.58 tables shew the

✔ 7 2 M. Scotch Quarter day. 6.42 5.46 1.22 1.45 average character

of the weather in

83 Tu. A.D. 1684. Fair on the Thames. 6.42 5.46 2.09 2.42 Hongkong since

~ 9 4 W. A.D. 1693. Great Earthquake in our occupation of

Sicily. 6.41 5.47 3.06 3.47 the Island , and

10 E Th. A.D. 1788. Sir Robt. Peel born. consequently in-


Martyrs of China. 6.41 5.47 4.11 5.05 dicate what may

11 6 F. A.D. 1555. Muscovy Company. 6.41 5.47 5.29 6.16 be expected du-

12 7 S. A.D. 1843. " Celestial " 1st teak ring the month.

built vessel Hongkong,launched 6.49 5.48 6.40 7.14

13 8 S. Septuagesima. 6.39 5.49 7.38 8.02


14 9 M. A.D. 1816. Lord Amherst sailed



for China in the " Alceste." 6.39 5.50 8.26 8.43


1510 Tu. A.D. 1840. Queen Victoria mar-


6.38 5.51 9.07 9.19 Mean heit. 29 99








1611 W. A.D. 1845. The Govr. of Hong- highest 30.29

lowest 29.66

kong assaulted at Macao.

A.D. 1843. " Omega " arrived

with a cargo of Ice in H.kong. 6.37 5.51 9.43 9.55

17 12 Th. A.D. 1843. Lady Jane Grey be-

headed. 6.37 5.52 10.19 10.25 Thermometer.

1813 F. A.D. 1661. Civil Government of

Jamaica instituted. 6.36 5.52 10.49 10.58 Mean temprt. 63

" 1914 S. A.D. 1831. Br. Merchants not highest 78

permitted to reside at Macao lowest 50

without previous permit from

Court of Lisbon. 6.35 5.53 11.22 11.31

2015 S. Sexagesima. A.D.1805.A.Linois re-

pulsed by homeward bd. Fleet. 6.35 5.53 11.55

21 16 M. A.D. 1842. Sir Henry Pottinger No. ofrainy days

proclaimed Hongkong a Free

Port pending H. M. pleasure. 6.34 5.54 0.29 0.14 4

22 17 Tu. A.D. 1773. Lights similar to Au-


rora Borealis observed in Shu-

thern Ocean. 6.34 5.54-38 0,59

23 18 W. A.D. 1546. Luther died. 6.33 5.55 1.23 1.46

6.32 5.56 2.00 2.56 Tab. ofthe winds.

? ? ?

24 19 Th. A.D. 1564. Galileo born.

2 20 F.A.D. 1845. The 1st No. of the


" China Mail " published. 6.32 5.56 3.20 4.30 N. 13

2621 S. A.D. 1437. James 1. of Scotland

murdered. 6.32 5.57 4.54 6.09 N. E, 4)

27 22 S. Quinquagesima. A.D. 1784. "Em-


press " sailed for China. 1st E. 161

ship from United States. 6.81 5.58 6.33 7.26 S.E. 0

28 23 M. A.D. 1844. White's Bungalow in


Gage Street attacked by an S.

armed Body. 6.30 5.58 7.50 8.19

29 24 Tu. Shrove Tuesday. 6.29 5.59 8.43 9.04 S.W.

30 25 W. A.D. 1842. Br, Consular Agency

established at Macao. 6.28 5.59 9.28 9.53 w.

2 126 Th A.D. 1574. An Earthquake in

Yorkshire. 6.28 5.59 10.15 10.37 N.W.

227 F. A.D. 1809. Peace with Burmah. 6.27 6.00 11 11.09

28 S. A.D. 1759. The Pope permits

translation of Bible. 6.26 6.0111.33| 11.42 |

MARCH , 1846 .


Phases ofthe Moon.

d h m d h m

First Quarter 5 3 08 New Moon 27 13 26

Full Moon 13 10 25 Apogee 8 14 36

Last Quarter .. 20 21 34 Perigee 24 14 36

Chinese English













Rises Sets A M P M

h m hm h m h m

2 41 S. St David's day. Bristol fair. 6.24 6.02 0.06 The following

~ 2 M. A.D. 1841. Sir H. Gough arrived tables shew the

at Whampoa. 6.23 6.01 0.20 average



the weather in

~ 3 Tu. 6.23 6.01 0.44 1.-

: :

74 W. A.D. 1844. The 1st sittings of Hongkong since

the 1st Crim, and Admiralty our occupation of

the, Island and

Court at Hongkong. 6.22 6.02 1.24 1.36 consequently in-

85 Th. 6.22 6.02 2.00 2.42 dicate what may

: :

96 F. A.D. 1521. Ladrone Islands dis- be expected du-

covered. 6.21 6.03 3.16 3.46 ring the month.

10 7 S. 1841. Sir H.Gough invests Canton. 6.20 6.03 4.40 5.17


11 8 S. A.D. 1750. Earthquake in Lon-


don. 6.19 6.04 5.01 6.10






12 9 M.


6.18 6.04 6.34 7.02



1310 Tu. A.D. 1842. Chinese endeavour to Barometer.

retake Ningpo . 6.17 6.05 7.26 7.51

1411 W.A.D. 1669. Eruption of Mount Mean heit. 29.95

Etna. 6.16 6.05 8.15 8.22 lowesthighest 30.19

m 15 12 Th. A.D. 1682. Chelsea Hospital 29.66

founded. 6.15 6.05 8.46 9.10

m 16 13 F. A.D. 1781. Planet " Herschel "

discovered. 6 15 6.05 9.34 9.43

1714 S. Cambridge Lent Term ends. 6.14 6.05 10.07 10.15 Thermometer.

? ? ?

1815 S. Oxford Lent Term ends. 6.13 6.06 10.42 10.53

1916 M. A.D. 1843. Col. Malcolm arrived


Mean temprt. 66

in China with ratified Treaty. 6.12 6.06 11.17 11.23 high est 80

2017 Tu. A.D. 1842. 1st No. of " Friend of lowest 48

China " published .

St Patrick's day. 6.11 6.06 11.47

21 18 W. A.D. 1668. Bombay transferred to

Company. 6.10 6.06-04-17

22 19 Th. B.C. 721. 1st Eclipse of Moon on No. ofrainy days



6.9 6.07 0.41 1.34

w 23 20 F. A.D. 1727. Sir I. Newton died. 6.8 6.08 1.28 2.07 111

} }

2421 S. A.D. 1839. Mr L. Dent invited

to meet Chinese Commissioners. 6.6 6.09 2.31 3.21

❤ 25 22 S. A.D. 1834. " Sarah " 1st Ship in

Free Trade from China. 6.5 6.09 3.45 5.01 Tab. ofthe winds

✔ 26 23 M. A.D. 1845. Kolungsoo evacuated

according to Treaty. 6.5 6.09 5.25 6.32 N. 2

✔ 27 24 Tu. A.D. 1839. Capt. Elliot forced his

way to Canton . 6.4 6.09 6.56 7.36 N.E.

✔ 28 25 W. 6.3 6.09 7.00 8.24

E. 21

} {

29 26 Th. A.D. 1819. Prince George of

Cambridge born. 6.3 6.10 8.48 9.12 S.E.

3 127 F. A.D. 1839. Cap. Elliott requires 0

British owned Opium to be S. 0

given up. 6.2 6.10 9.36 10.00

228 S. A.D. 1802. Planet Pallas disco- S.W. 1

vered. 6.1 6.10 10.15 10.10

✔ 329 S. A.D. 1772. Emanuel Swedenborg W. 6

died. 6.1 6.11 10.43 11.04

430 M. A.D. 1814. Capture of Paris. 6.00 6.11 11.28 11.39 N.W. 1

531 Tu. A.D. 1767. Jesuits expelled Ma-

drid. 5.59 6.11

APRIL, 1846.


Phases ofthe Moon.

d h m d h m

4 0 48 New Moon 26 0 34

First Quarter 5


Full Moon 12 1 31 Apogee 8 36

Last Quarter 19 4 Perigee 20 18 36

Chinese English HIGH












Rises Sets A M P M

hm hm hm hm

5.58 6.10 0.20 0.44 The following


1 W. All Fool's Day.

7 2 Th. 5.56 6.11 1.08 1.29 tables shew the

average character

3 F. A.D. 1840. Royal Declaration au- ofthe weather in

thorizing capture of Chinese Hongkong since

vessels. 5.55 6.12 1.53 2.19 our occupation of

~ 9 4 S. A.D. 1819. Donna Maria Queen the Island, and

of Portugal born. 5.54 6.13 2.43 3.19 consequently in-

10 5 S. Palm Sunday. 5.53 6.13 3.43 4.24 dicate what may

} {

11 6 M. A.D. 1637. Date of the oldest be expected du-

record of the E. I. Company in ring the month.

Canton. 5.53 6.13 4.48 5.34

127 Tu. A.D. 1506. Francis Xavier born 5.52 6.13 5.58 6.37

5.51 6.13 7.01 7.28

3 } } } }

138 W. A.D. 1626. Lord Bacon died.


14 9 Th. Maundy Thursday. 5.50 6.14 7.52 8.11



1510 F. Good Friday. A.D. 1842. Keying








appointed Imp. Commissioner. 5.49 6.14 8.35 9- Mean heit. 29.88

1611 S. A.D. 1837. H. M. Mission re-

turned to Canton. 5.48 6.14 9.10 9.26 highest 30.04

lowest 29.65

17 12 S. Easter Sunday. 5.47 6.15 9.50 10.15

: : :

1813 M. A.D. 1839. Candahar taken. 5.46 6.15 10.31 10.40

1914 Tu. A.D. 1845. China branch of the

Bank of Western India esta-

blished in Hongkong. 5.45 6.15 11.- 11.21 Thermometer.

2015 W. Easter term begins. 5.45 6.16 11.45)

0.22 Mean temprt. 71


? ? ?

2116 Th. A.D. 1820. Arthur Young died. 5.44 6.16

22 17 F. A.D. 1808. Regent Street Hör- highest 87

ticultural Society incorporated. 5.44 6.16-46 1.04 lowest 49

m 2318 S. 5.43 6.17 1.28 2.05

~ 24 19 S. Low Sunday. A.D. 1830. Arrival

of the " Forbes " first British

Steamer in China. 5.42 6.17 2.29 3.50

25 20 M. A.D. 686. Christianity established No. ofrainy days

on Isle of Wight. 5.41 6.17 4.14 5—

26 21 Tu. A.D. 1657. Spanish Armada des- |9


troyed. 5.40 6.18 5.30 6.24

✔ 27 22 W. A.D. 1834. E. India Company's

Charter expired. 5.39 6.18 6.48 7.23

28 23 Th. St George's Day. 5.38 6.18 7.47 8.05

5.37 6.19 8.29 8.53 Tab. ofthe winds

: : :

29 24 F. A.D. 1500. Brazil discovered.

30 25 S. Eclipse of Sun invisible in 0

China. 5.37 6.19 9.17 9.41 N.

4 126 S. A.D. 1843. Robbery at Govern- 4

ment House. 5.36 6.19 10.05 10.15 N.E.

227 M. A.D. 1843. Sir Henry Pottinger's 18

Currency Proclamation. 5.35 6.20 10.39 10.59 E.

328 Tu. A.D. 1843. Dent's, Jardine's and S.E. 1

Gillespie's Houses robbed on the

same night. 5.34 6.20 11.10 11.32 1


429 W. The festival of Onesiphorus see 2


Tim 1. 5.33 6.22 11.56 s W. 1

530 Th. A.D. 1789. The 1st President of

United States inaugurated.- W. 4

A.D. 1841. The 1st Magistrate

of Hongkong nominated. 5.32 6.21 0.25 N.W . 0


MAY, 1846.


Phases ofthe Moon.

d h m

d h m New Moon 25 12 20

First Quarter 3 19 27.7 Apogee


3 3 36

Full Moon


11 13 42 Perigee 15 14 36

Last Quarter 18 9 02 Apogee 30 22 36

Chinese English













Rises Sets AM PM

hm hm hm hm

F. A.D. 1845. Proclamation establish- The following

ing the dollar in Government tables shew the

transactions at 4/2. 5.32 6.22 0.52 1.29 average character

72 S. 1601. British Squadron sail for of the weather in

Sumatra. 5.32 6.22 1.52 2.16 Hongkong since

83 S. Third Sunday after East. 5.31 6.23 2.41 3.07 our occupation of

the Island, and

94 M. 1799. Storming of Seringapatam

Tippoo Saib killed. consequen

5.30 6.23 3.35 4.03 dicate what tly in-


10 5 Tu. 1821. Napoleon died. 5.30 6.24 4.31 5. - be expected du-

11 6 W. 5.29 6.24 5.30 6.14 ring the month.

12 7 Th. 1844. H. E. J. F. Davis, Esq.

and suite arrive at Hongkong. 5.28 6.24 6.40 7.14

13 8 F. 1845. Destructive thunder-storm



at Hongkong. 5.28 6.24 7.39 8.04 Barometer.


14 9 S. 1843. Morrison Institution attack-








ed by robbers. 5.27 6.25 8.27 8.50 Mean heit. 29.76

1510 S. 1844. H. M. commissions to J. F. highest 29.92

Davis Esq. as Plenipotentiary lowest 29.60

&c. published. 5.26 6.25 9.14 9.39

1611 M. 1843. Keying and Hwang visit


Hongkong. 5.26 6.26 9.56 10.15

17 12 Tu. 1837. Foreigners forbidden to

walk on Honan Island. 5.26 6.26 10.37 10.59 Thermometer.

1813 W. 1845. China Medico-Chirurgical


Society established . 5.25 6.27 11.18 11.38 Mean temprt.78)

~ 19 14 Th. 1841. Date of H.M. Commissions highest 88

5.24 6.27 11.49 lowest 68

to Sir H. Pottinger.

2015 F. 1791. 1st Battle of Seringapatam. 5.24 6.28 0.42

? ? ? ?

21 16 S. 5.24 6.28 1.04 1.26

22 17 S. Rogation Sunday. 5.23 6.29 1.46 2.07

2318 M. 1842. Storming of the City of

Chapoo. 5.23 6.29 2.51 3.35 No.ofrainydays.

24 19 Tu. 1839.Captain Elliot warns British 17

Subjects against entering the

Port of Canton. 5.23 6.30 4.14 4.58

25 20 W. 1843. Sir H. Pottinger invested

with the order of G. C. B. 5.22 6.30 5.38 6.24

26 21 Th. 1839. Br. Subjects warned to Tab. ofthe winds.

leave the Factories at Canton. 5.22 6.31 6.46 7.19

27 22 F. 1839. Chinese break in and pillage N. 0

the Factories. 5.22 6.31 7.40 8.01

2823 S. 1845. The first Ord. (2 of 1845) N.E. 11

for levying Taxes (a police rate)

in Hongkong. 5.21 6.32 8.26 9.02 E. 22

29 24 S. 1819. Queen Victoria born. 5.21 6.32 9.27 10.-

5 125 M. 1841. Heights of Canton carried. 5.21 6.33 10.15 10.39| S. E. 11

226 Tu. 5.20 6.33 10.50 11.01 S.

} } } } }

327 W. 1841. Armistice of Canton. 5.20 6.3411.2011.36

428 Th. 5.20 6.3411.50 S.W. 1

29 F. 1453. Turks take Constantinople. 5.19 6.35 26

630 S. 1814. Peace of Paris. 5.19 6.35 0.45 1.05 w. 42

Whit Sunday. 1832. 1st No. of

w 731 S. Chinese Repository published. 5.19 6.35 1.23 1.45 N. w. 0

Calm 0

JUNE , 1846.


Phases ofthe Moon.

d h m d h

21 1 237


2 13 06 New Moon


First Quarter



11 20 36


Full Moon 9 23 12 Apogee

Last Quarter 16 14 14 Perigee 27 15 36

Chinese English HIGH












Rises Sets A M P M

hm hm hm hm

5.19 6.35 1.56 2.12 The following

10 :

81 M. tables shew the

92 Th. A.D. 1754. Great Earthquake at average character

Cairo. 5.20 6.36 2.29 2.47 ofthe weather in

~ 10 3 W. 1770. Port-au-Prince destroyed Hongkong since

by an Earthquake. 5.20 6.36 3.13 3.43 our occupation of

11 4 Th. 1690. Glasgow chartered as a the Island, and

Royal Burgh. 5.20 6.36 4.13 4.49 consequently in-

12 5 F. 5.20 6.37 5.24 5.58 dicate what may

: : :

13 6 S. 5.20 6.37 6.31 7.05 be expected du-

14 7 S. Trinity Sunday. 1841. Hongkong ring the month.

first proclaimed a Free Port. 5.20 6.37 7.32 7.59

15 8 M. 5.20 6.38 8.34 8.51

16 9 Tu. 5.20 6.38 9.13 9.35


1710 W. 1667. Dutch Fleet enter River


Medway. 5.20 6.38 9.55'10.16 Barometer.







1811 Th. 1798. Buonaparte seizes Malta. 5.20 6.38 10.35 10.55 Mean heit. 29.65

? ? ?

19 12 F. 1418. The Massacre of Paris. 5.20 6.38 11.17 11.36 highest 29.88

2013 S. 1844. Sir H. Pottinger and Mr lowest 29.46

Davis meet Keying at Hoo-

mun-shai. 5.21 6.39 11.50

21 14 S. 1841. First Sale of Lands at


Hongkong. 5.21 6.39 -39

22 15 M. 1794. Memorable Eruption of Thermometer.

Mount Vesuvius at 10 P. M. 5.21 6.39 1.05 .32

23 16 Tu. 1842. Woosung mounting 250 Mean temprt.83

guns taken. 5.21 6.39 2.05 2.28 highest 92

24 17 W. 1761. The Bridgwater Canal lowest 75


opened. 5.21 6.39 3.00 3.50

✔ 25 18 Th. 1815. Battle of Waterloo. 5.22 6.40 4.25 5.03

~ 26 19 F. 1844. Sir H. Pottinger embarked

for England. 5.22 6.40 5.35 6.21 No.ofrainy days.

✔ 27 20 S. 1837..Accession of Queen Victoria. 5.22 6.40 6.49 7.17


~ 28 21 S. Second Sunday after Trinity. 5.22 6.40 7.39 8.02

~ 29 22 M. 1841. A. R. Johnston, Esq.

takes charge of the Government

of Hongkong. 5.23 6.41 8.22 8.45 Tab. ofthe winds

30 23 Tu. 1843. Keying arrived in Hong- N.

kong. 5.23 6.41 9.00 9.25

5 124 W. 1497. Newfoundland discovered. 5.23 6.41 9.45 10.15' N.E. 11

225 Th. 5.23 6.41 10.32 10.49 ,

✔ 326 F. 1843. Hongkong proclaimed a Br. E. 11

Colony. 44 Justices of the

Peace appointed. 5.23 6.41 11.05 11.21 S.E. 2

427 S. 5.23 6.42 11.39 11.57

2 528 S. 1838. Coronation of Q. Victoria. 5.24 6.42 S. 11

629 M. St Peter. 5.24 6.42 -39 s W. 3

730 Tu. 1696. Greenwich Hospital founded. 5.24 6.42 1.00 1.17 w. 83

N.W. 11


JULY, 1846.



Phases ofthe Moon.

d h

d h m New Moon 23 15 39



First Quarter 2 4 595 First Quarter 31 18 39


Full Moon 96 47 Apogee 25 2 36

Last Quarter 15 21 - Perigee 9 23 36

Chinese English













Rises Sets A M P M

hm hm hm hm

10 ?

5 81 W. A.D. 1815. Capitulation of Paris 5.24 6.42 1.36 1.56 The following

92 Th. 1800. Royal assent given to Bill tables shew the

for Union of G. Britain and average character

Ireland. of the weather in

5.25 6.43 2.20 2.44

Hongkong since

10 3 F. 1844. United States Treaty with our occupation of

China signed at Wanghia. 5.25 6.43 3.13 3.42 the Island, and

11 4 S. 1840. Chusan invested by the Br. 5.25 6.43 4.22 5.02 consequently in-

: : : : : :

12 ES. Fourth Sunday after Trinity. 5.25 6.43 5.45 6.29 dicate what may

13 6 M. Old Midsummer Day. 5.25 6.43 7.00 7.31 be expected du-

14 7 Tu. 1560. French evacuate Leith. 5.25 6.43 8.02 8.34 ring the month.

15 8 W. 1497. V. de Gama sailed for India. 5.26 6.44 8.59 9.25

16 9 Th. 1844. Second Sale of Crown

Leases in Hongkong. 5.27 6.44 9.43 10.01


" 1710 F. 1845. Queen's Counsel's Opinion Barometer.


on Colonial Taxation. 5.27 6.44 10.21 10.40

Mean heit.29 64,2




1811 S. 1843. French Consul Ratti-menton





arrived in China. 5.27 6.44 11.02 11.24 highest 29.85

lowest 29.35

1912 S. 1816. Lord Amherst arrived off

Macao. 5.27 6.44 11.41 11.59

2013 M. 1377. French plunder Isle of

Wight. 5.27 6.44 0.14 Thermometer.

21 14 Tu. 1789. French Revolution com-

menced. 5.27 6.44 0.51 1.06 Mean temprt. 85


22 15 W. 1834. L. Napier arrived off Macao. 5.28 6.44 1.31 1.57 highest 92

23 16 Th. 1815. Bonaparte went on board lowest 80

the " Bellerophon." 5.29 6.43 2.29 3.01

2417 F. 5.30 6.42 3.42 4.37

} }

25 18 S. 1844. Streets ofHongkong order-

ed to be lit. 5.30 6.42 5.01 5.38 No. ofrainydays

: :

26 19 S. Six Sunday after Trinity. 5.30 6.42 6.11 6.45

27 20 M. 1841. Typhoon, vortex between 17

Hongkong and Macao ; six

vessels totally lost. 5.30 6.41 7.10 7.36

" 2821 Tu. 1702. Union of the rival E. I.

Companies. 5.31 6.41 7.58 8.21 Depth of Rain in


29 22 W. 5.32 6.40 8.45 9.09 1845, In 7,565.

6 123 Th. 1841. Commodore Bremer and

Capt. Elliot land at Macao after Tab. ofthe winds.

being wrecked in the " Louisa." 5.32 6.40 9.20 9.37

✔ 224 F. 5.32 6.40 9.57 10.20 N. 0

❤ 325 S. 1834. Lord Napier arrived at

Canton. 5.32 6.40 10.38 10.57 N.E. 01

426 S. 1834. Royal Communication to E.

Lord Napier, W. C. Plowden, 143

and J. F. Davis, Esqs. published

at Canton. 5.33 6.39 11.12 11.28 S.E. 14

~ 5 27 M. 1843. The new Chinese Tariff

S. 21

came into operation. 5.33 6.39 11.46 11.57

" 628 Tu. 1816. Lord Amherst's embassy S.W. 1

reached Pechelee. 5.34 6.38 0.09

✔ 729 W. 1843. Military Committee of W. 8

enquiry as to causes of

sickness in Hongkong. 5.34 6.38 0.24 0.39 N.W.


~ 830 Th. 5.35 6.37 0.50 1.21

" 931 F. 1841. Harbour-Master's office es- Calm 2

tablished in Hongkong. 5.36 6.36 1.46 2.12]

AUGUST, 1846.


Phases ofthe Moon.


d h m h m

Full Moon 7 13 35.5 First Quarter 30 5 54,5


Last Quarter 14 6 27.9 Perigee 8 36

New Moon 22 7 01.8 Apogee 20 22

Chinese English














Rises Sets A M P M

hm hm h m h m

IS. A.D. 1834. Dr Morrison died. 5.36 6.36 2.28 2.55 The following

11 2 S. Eighth Sunday after Trinity. 5.36 6.36 3.35 4.15 tables shew the

12 3 M. 1732. Bank of England founded. 5.37 6.35 4.59 5.43 average character

of the weather in

13 4 Tu 1792. P. B. Shelley born. 5.38 6.34 6.27 7.12 Hongkong since

14 5 W.1844. P. I. Stirling Esq., notified our occupation of

Attorney General. 5.38 6.34 7.44 8.16 the, Island and

15 6 Th. 1840. The abduction of Mr consequently in-

Staunton by the Chinese. 5.38 6.34 8.40 9.05 dicate what may

~ 16 7 F. 1830. Phillipe elected King of be expected du-

the French . 5.39 6.33 9.26 9.47 ring the month.

~ 178 S. 1811. English take Batavia. 5.39 6.32 10.06 10.26


18 9 S. 1841. H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger

arrived in China. 5.39 6.32 10.46 11.07




1910 M. 1840. British Armament anchor Barometer.

off mouth of Pei-ho. 5.39 6.31 11.24 11.42

20 i1 Tu. 1834. Lord Napier called a mee- Mean heit. 29.615

ting of British Merchants at highest 29.81

Canton. 5.40 6.30 0.20 lowest 29.27

21 12 W. 1839. Captain Elliot held a Court

of Criminal Jurisdition on


board Ship . 5.40 6.30 0.31 0.41







22 13 Th. 1845. Arrival of the " Lady M.


Wood " 1st of the P. & O. Thermometer.

China Line. 5.40 6.29 1.08 0.36 Mean temprt

23 14 F. 1797. Antonio Pereira de Figue- .83

highes 92

reido died at Lisbon. 5.41 6.28 2.04 2.33 lowestt 78

~ 24 15 S. 1769 Bonaparte born. 1771. Sir

W. Scott born. 5.41 6.27 3.12 3.51

25 16 S. 1834. Lord Napier suggests the

establishment of a Chamber of

Commerce at Canton. 5.42 6.27 4.21 5.11 No ofrainy days

~ 26 17 M. 1842. Sir H. Pottinger announces

the suspension of hostilities. 5.43 6.20 5.45 6.19 21

27 18 Tu. 1502. St Helena discovered. 5.43 6.25 6.45 7.11

? ? ? ?

2819 W. 1840. Attack of Macao Barrier. 5.43 6.24 7.33 7.55 Depth of Rain in

29 20 Th. 5.43 6.24 8.14 8.33 1845 14 in,

3021 F. 1841. Sir H.Pottinger first landed

at Hongkong. 5.43 6.23 8.45 8.75 Tab, ofthe winds

8 122 S. 1841. Sir H. Pottinger proceeds

to the north. 5.43 6.23 9.19 9.44 N. 01

223 S. Eleventh Sunday after Trinity. 5.43 6.22 10.10 10.32

5.44 6.21 10.49 11.06 N.E.

? ? ? ?

324 M. 1841. Captain Elliot left China 31

425 Tu. 5.44 6.2 11.21 11.37

526 W.1819. Prince Albert born. 1841 E. 144

Amoy taken 5.45 6.18 0.06 S.E.

627 Th. 1839. Captain Elliot assumed 32


Mil. and Civil Superintendence S. 32

of merchant Fleet in H.kong. 5.45 6.17 0.11 0.17

728 F. 1840. Keshen at Tien-tsin re- S.W. 14

quests an interview with Capt.

Elliot. 5.45 6.17 0.37.58 w.

829 S. 1843. Hon. J. R. Morrison died. 44

1842. Treaty signed at Nankin . 5.46 6.16 1.18 1.39 N.W. ૦૩

930 S. 1843. Date of payment by H. M

Government for Opium Scrip. 5.46 6.16 2.12 2.45 Calm 0

~ 31 M. 1843. Much sickness in H.kong. 5.46 6.15 3,16]. 3.48 )



Phases ofthe Moon.

d h m d k m

Full Moon 5 20 52.4 First Quarter 28 15 02.5

Last Quarter 12 19 18 Perigee .. 4 18 36

New Moon 20 23 09.7 Apogee 17 10 36

Chinese English













Rises Sets A M P M

hm hm hm hm

7111 Tu. A.D. 1843. Dr Gutzlaff appoint- The following

ed Chinese Secretary. 5.47 6.13 4.37 5.26 tables shew the

..12 2 W. 1820. Emperor Kea-King died. averag character

5.47 6.13 6.07 6.59 of the eweathe r in

" 133 Th. 1752. New Style introduced in Hongkong since

8.06 our occupa tion of

England. 5.47 6.12 7.32 the Island, and

~ 14 4 F. 1808. Dr Morrison arrived in consequently in-

China. 1843. Howqua died. 5.48 6.11 8.32 8.58 dicate what may

15 5 S. 5.48 6.10 9.17 9.37 be expected du-


16 6 S. Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. 5.48 6.09 9.55 10.14 ring the month.

17 7 M. 1834. " Imogene " and " Andro-


mache" engage the Bogue Forts. 5.49 6.08

10.33 10.53

11.10 11.28 Barometer.

2 2 2 2 2

18 8 Tu. Nativity ofthe Blessed Virgin. 5.50 6.07


19 9 W. 1737. Hurricane at St Domingo. 5.50 11.52








00.10 0.30 Mean heit. 29.77


2010 Th. 1771. Mungo Park killed. 5.50 6.05

| 21| 11 | F. 1838. Blockade of Canton notifi- highest 29.94

ed. lowest 29.10

5.51 6.04 00.54 1.19

22 12 S. 1840. Suspension of Hostilities

in China. 5.51 6.03 1.49 2.19

23 13 S. Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. 5.51 6.02 2.57 3.25 Thermometer.

24 14 M. H. M. Patent of Baronetcy for Mean temp. 82

H. E. J. F. Davis, arrived. 5.51 6.01 4.03 4.42 highest 90

lowest 76

25 15 Tu. 1840. " Kite " Transport lost


near Chusan. 5.51 6.00 5.16 5.51]

2616 W. 1840. Seizure of Capt. Anstruther

by the Chinese. 5.51 6.00 6.19 6.47 No.ofrainy days.

27 17 Th. 5.51 5.59 7.09 7.32

" 2818 F. 1714. George I. landed in England. 5.51 5.58 7.47 8.03 14

~ 29 19 S. 1779. Henry Lord Brougham

born. 5.51 5.57 8.25 8.47

8 120 S. Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. 5.51 5.56 9.11 9.35 Depth of Rain in

1845, 7 inches.

221 M. 1808. British Troops land at

Macao. 5.51 5.55 9.59 10.13 Tab. ofthe winds

322 Tu. Sun enters Libra. 5.51 5.54 10.39 10.46 N. 02

423 W. 1803. Battle of Assaye. 5.52 5.53 11.03 11.20 N.E. 31


524 Th. 5.53 5.52 11.35 11.51

625 F. 1660. Tea mentioned by Pepys as E. 15

a beverage in England. 5.54 5.51 0.14'S.E. 1

726 S. 5.54 5.50 0.29 0.44

827 S. Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. 5.55 5.49 1.06 1.28's. 02/2

928 M. 1836. Morrison Education Society S.W. 11

Instituted. 5.55 5.48 1.58 2.27

10 29 Tu. Michaelmas Day. 5.55 5.46 3.04 3.42 w. 42


1130 W. 1845. British Consular Establish-

ment at Macao abolished. 5.55 5.45 4.09 5.37 N.W. 1

Calm 1}

OCTOBER, 1846 .




Phases ofthe Moon.

d h m

d h m First Quarter 27 22 46


Full Moon 5 5 42.2 Perigee 2 36


Last Quarter 12 11 44 Apogee 15 1 36

New Moon 20 15 19.7 Perigee 30 23 36

Chinese English













Rises Sets AM P M

h m hm hm hm

8 12 1 Th. A.D. 1845. Act for the naturali- The following

zation of Aliens in Hongkong. 5.55 5.45 6.28 6.52 tables shew the

average character

of the weather in

2 13 2 F. 1844. 1st Criminal Sessions of a

Hongkong since

Supreme Court in Hongkong. 5.55 5.44 7.24 7.56 our occupation of

14 3 S. 1843. Don Jose G. Pegado the Island, and

installed Governor of Macao. 5.55 5.43 8.20 8.44 consequently in-

15 4 S. Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. 5.56 5.42 9.10 9.36 dicate what may

16 M. 5.56 5.41 9.49 10.02 be expected du-

17 6 Tu. 1841. Proclamation to People of ring the month.

Chusan. 5.57 5.40 10.23 10.44

ތތ‬18 7 W.1793 . Zimmerman died. 5.57 5.39 11.01 11.19

19 8 Th. 1843. Supplementary Treaty sign-


ed at the Bogue. 5.57 5.38 11.36 11.56 Barometer.



20 9 F. 1843. A Typhoon of 3 days in

0.17 Mean heit. 29 86



China Seas. 5.58 5.37




highest 30.16


21 10 S. 1841. Chin-hae taken. 5.58 5.37 0.42 1.07 lowest 29.63

? ? ?

21 S. 1834. Lord Napier died at Macao. 5.58 5.36 1.32 1.57

23 12 M. 1835. Halley's comet observed (by

the compiler) at Cum-sing-moon. 5.58 5.36 2.27 2.57

~ 24 13 Tu. 1841. British occupy Ningpo. 5.59 5.35 3.32 4.08 Thermometer.

25 14 W. 5.59 5.34 4.42 5.16 Mean temprt. 80

? :

26 15 Th. 1841.Land in Hongkong proposed highest 90

to be let on Quit Rents. 5.59 5.33 5.46 6.16 lowest 67

27 16 F. 1586 Sir Philip Sidney died. 5.59 5.32 6.45 7.06

? ?

28 17 S. 6.00 5.31 7.30 7.47

2 29 18 S. 1844. A Typhoon (also of 3 days) No. ofrainy days

in China Seas. 6.01 5.30 8.07 8.28

" 30 19 M. An Eclipse of the Sun visible in

China Seas. 6.01 5.29 8.43 8.59

9 120 Tu. 1814. Sir G. Staunton, Sir T.Met-

calfe and Mr Davis deputed by

Select Committee to negotiate Depth ofRain in

the opening of Trade in Canton. 6.01 5.28 9.20 9.42 1845,13 20.inches

221 W. 1805. Battle of Trafalgar. 6.02 5.27 10.05 10.25

? ? ? ?

322 Th. 1726. Hurricane at Jamaica. 6.02 5.26 10.49 11.05 Tab. ofthe winds.

423 F. 1667. Royal Exchange founded. 6.03 5.25 11.22 11.40

N. 13

24 S. 1844. French Treaty with China

signed at Huanpu. 6.04 5.24 11.57

~ 625 S. 1844. Br. Consul Farren arrived N.E. 91

at Manila. 6.04 5.24 0.15 0.34

E. 11

" 726 M. 1843. Extensive Fire in Canton. 6.04 5.24 1.03 1.22

S.E. 1

~ 827 Tu. 1492. Cuba discovered. 6.05 5.23 1.48 2.15

İS. 1

928 W. 1844. Plans for a Church in Hong-

kong advertised for. 6.05 5.23 2.55 3.24 s.w.


10 29 Th. 1839. 29 War Junks destroyed


by" Volage "and " Hyacinth. " 6.06 5.22 4.11 4.56 w. 3

1130 F. 1844. 3000 Chinese left Hongkong

in one day. 6.07 5.21 5.41 6.2 N.W. 21

" 1231 S. All Hallows Eve. 6.07 5.21 6.59 7.32

Calm 1



Phases ofthe Moon.

d m d h m


Full Moon 3 16 47.3 First Quarter 26 6 07


Last Quarter 11 7 20 Apogee 11 21 36

New Moon .. 19 6 36 Perigee 25 17 36

Chinese English HIGH












Rises Sets AM PM

hm hm hm hm

9 13 1S. A.D. 1843. Severe Typhoon in The following

China Seas. 6.07 5.21 7.58 8.25 tables shew the

average character

14 2 M. Michaelmas Term begins. 6.08 5.20 8.40 8.56 of the weather in

Hongkong since


6.09 5.19 9.20 9.44 the our occupation of

15 3 Tu. 1839. Battle of Chuen-pi. Island , and

164 W. 6.09 5.19 10.01 10.27 consequently in-

17 5Th. 1605. Gunpowder Plot. 6.10 5.18 10.45 11.03 | dicate what may

be expected du-

18 6 F. 1799. Earthquake at Guernsey. 6.11 5.17 11.22 11.41 ring the month.

19 7 S. 1843. Lieut. Col. Knowles died. 6.11 5.17 0.22



" 20 8 S. Twenty-second SundayafterTrinity 6.12 5.16 0.31 0.43


Mean heit. 29.99





M. 1841. Albert Prince of Wales born. 6.12 5.16 1.10 1.22 highest 30.14



21 9


lowest 29.90

22 10 Tu. 1835. Sir A. Ljungzstedt died at

Macao. 6.12 5.16 1.49 2.16

2311 W. 1818. A. C. College at Malacca

commenced. 6.13 5.15 2.43 3.10 Thermometer.

24 12 Th. 1716. Leibnitz died. 6.14 5.14 3.44 4.18

32 23

25 13 F. 6.14 5.14 4.52 5.26 Mean temp. 72.6

highest 85

26 14 S. 1738. Herschel born at Hanover. 6.15 5.14 5.54| 6.22 | lowest 63

27 15 S. 1843. Eldred Pottinger the Cabul

Hero died at Hongkong. 6.16 5.14 6.46 7.11

" 28 16 M. 1771. Eruption of Solway Moss. 6.17 5.14 7.34 7.57

No.ofrainy days.

" 29 17 Tu. 1843. Port of Shanghae opened. 6.17 5.14 8.21 8.37


" 30 18 W. 1824. Hurricane on the Coast of

England. 6.17 5.14 9.00 9.25

16 119 Th. 1810. Sweden proclaimed war Depth of Rain in

against G. Britain. 6.18 5.14 9.48 10.12 1845, 1.60 inches.

220 F. 1845. Keying and suite visit


Sir J. F. Davis at Hongkong. 6.19 5.12 10.36 10.50

" 321 S. 1840. Princess Royal born. 6.20 5.12 11.09 11.28

Tab. ofthe winds.

422 S. Twenty-fourthSunday afterTrinity 6.20 5.12 11.48 N. 2

" 5 23 M. 1835. Fire in Canton. 6.21 5.12 0.08 0.29 N.E.


624 Tu. 1713. Sterne born. 6.22 5.12 0.43 1.05 E. 91

7 25 W. 6.23 5.11 1.31 1.57

8 26 Th. 1748. Dr Watts died. 6.23 5.11 2.19 3.02 S. E. fo

~ 927 F. 1844. H.E. M.Lagrené and Suite S. 0

visit Hongkong. 6.24 5.11 3.40 4.18

1028 S. 1841. Keshen arrived at Canton. 6.25 5.11 5.00 5.43 S.W. 0

" 1129 S. Advent. 6.26 5.11 6.20 6.57 w. 24

✔ 12 30 M. St Andrew. 6.27 5.11 7.27 7.57 N.w. 2


Calin 03



Phases ofthe Moon.

d h m d h


Full Moon 3 6 22.4 First Quarter 25 14 12.2


Last Quarter 11 4 52.1 Apogee 9 18 36

New Moon 18 20 18.3 Perigee .. 21 11 36

Chinese English













Rises Sets A M P M

hm hm h m h m

10 13 1 Tu. B.C. 562. Confucius born. 6.27 5.11 8.18 8.40 tablesThe following

shew the

~ 14 2 W.A.D. 1823. London Mechanic's average character

Institution commenced building. 6.28 5.12 9.00 9.21 of the weather

Hongkong since in

~ 15 3 Th. 1838. Seizure of Opium at Can- our occupation of

ton. 6.28 5.12 9.41 10.01 the, Island and

~ 16 4 F. 6,28 5.12 10.22 10.43 consequently in-

✔ 17 5 S. 1492. Hispaniola discovered. 6.29 5.13 11.00 11.17 dicate what may

be expected du-

✔ 18 6 S. Second Sunday in Advent. 6.30 5.13 11.37 11.57 ring the month.


19 7 M. 1845. Union Chapel in Holly-


wood Road opened. 6.31 5.13 0.08









20 8 Tu. Conception of the Virgin Mary. 6.31 5.13 0.34 1.01


Mean heit. 30.03

~ 21 9 W. 1608. Milton born. 6.32 5.14 1.13 1.27 highest 30.25

lowest 29.80

22 10 Th. 1825. Commercial Panic in En-

gland. 6.32 5.14 1.49 2.12

23 11 F. 6.33 5.14 2.39 3.06

: :

24 12 S. 1838. Riot in Canton. 6.33 5.15 3.37 4.08 Thermometer.

25 13 S. 1642. New Zealand discovered. 6.33 5.15 4.41 5.14 Mean temp . 63.6

highest 77

~ 26 14 M. 1841. Second Proclamation at lowest 51

Chusan. 6.34 5.16 5.47 6.21

27 15 Tu. 1821. " Topaz's " Boat's Crew

attacked at Lintin. 6.34 5.16 6.50 7.19

28 16 W.O Sapientia ! 6.35 5.17 7.42 8.06

{ {

2917 Th. 6.35 5.17 8.31 8.55 No. ofrainy days

11 118 F. 1778. Sir H. Davy born. 6.36 5.18 9.15 9.40

219 S. 1586. Tycho Brahe born. 6.36 5.1810.05 10.25 4

{ {

~ 320 S. 1845. Keying declares toleration

of Protestantism . 6.37 5.19 10.45 11.07 Depth of Rain in

421 M. Sun enters Capricorn. 6.37 5.19 1.33 11.48 1845, 0.65 inches,

5 22 Tu. 1843. Rev. V. J. Stanton 1st

Colonial Chaplain arrived. 6.38 5.20 11.55 0.22 Tab. ofthe winds

623 W. 6.38 5.20 0.27 0.36

724 Th. Christmas Eve. 6.39 5.21 1.01 1.26 N. 21

~ 825 F. 1642. Sir Isaac Newton born. 6.39 5.21 1.51 2.17 N.E. 11

926 S. 1845. H. M. assent to Police As- E. 5


sessment in Hongkong notified . 6.40 5.22 2.51 3.25 S.E.


1027 S. 1840. Mr Stanton released by

the Chinese. 6.40 5.22 3.56 4.28 S. 0

1128 M. Innocents. 6.41 5.23 5.09 6.11

? ?

1229 Tu. 1758. Commodore Keppell takes S.W. 0

Goree. 6.41 5.23 6.43 7.15

1330 W.1710. Flamstead died at Green- W.

wich. 43

6.42 5.24 7.41 8.08

1431 Th. 1600. First charter of E. I. Com- N.W. 43

pany. 6,42 5.24 8.30 8.53

Calm 21



DER IN CHIEF. Francis Spring, Clerk.

His Excellency Sir John Francis

Davis, Baronet. AUDIT OFFICE .

J. Ready, Chief Clerk and Accoun-


Major General George d'Aguilar. S. Appleton, 2d Clerk.


The Hon., John Walter Hulme. Alexander T. Gordon, Surveyor

ATTORNEY GENERAL . General, absent.

The Hon., Paul Ivy Sterling. Charles St.George Cleverly, Assistant

(Acting), Surveyor General.

COLONIAL SECRETARY. John Pope, Clerk of Works and Civil

The Hon. F. W. A. Bruce. Engineer.

William Tarrant, Clerk of (Deed)

COLONIAL TREASURER. Registry Office and Keeper of

W. T. Mercer, Esq, (Acting.) the Leases and Records.

AUDITOR GENERAL. J. C. Power, Book-keeper.

G. E. Harrison, Clerk.

Adolphus E. Shelley, Esq. Keoketch, ( Clerk) Chinese.

COLONIAL CHAPLAIN. Murdoch Bruce, Overseer ofRoads,

Rev. V. J. Stanton . and Superintendent of Convict


AID-DE-CAMP TO H. E. THE J. Crawford, Overseer ofMasonry.

GOVERNOR AND COM- T. Kinnaird, Time- keeper.


Captain Sargent H. M. 18th R. I. SUPREME COURT.

Hon . J. Walter Hulme , ChiefJustice .


H. E. the Governor. Hon . P.I. Stirling , Attorney General.

Robert Dundas Cay, Registrar.

The Hon. the ChiefJustice. Lieutenant Wade, Interpreter.

The Hon. the Attorney General. F. Smith, Deputy Registrar.

The Hon. the Major General Com-

W. Alexander, Clerk of Court.


G. A. Trotter, Clerk to ChiefJustice.

John Brooksbank, Usher.


H. E. the Governor. CHIEF MAGISTRATE'S

The Hon. the Major General Com- OFFICE.


The Hon. the Colonial Secretary. Hon. Major W. Caine, Chief Ma-

The Hon. the ChiefMagistrate. gistrate.

Charles B. Hillier, Assistant Ma-


Adolphus E. Shelley, Esq. D. R. Caldwell , Chinese & Malay


COLONIAL OFFICE. João de Jesus, Portuguese Inter-

L. de Almada e Castro, Chief Clerk. preter.

Jozé de Almada e Castro, 2d do. W. H. Miles, Chief Clerk.

H. J. Hance, 3d do. C. G. Holdforth, 2d do.

A. Grandpré, 4th do. J. Collins, Goaler.


J. G. Comelate, Cashier. OFFICE.

Robert Rienaecker, Book-keeper. Lt. W. Pedder.

James Collins, Clerk, W. H. Fittock, Clerk.



OFFICE . Francis Dill.

Lieut. William Pedder, R. N. , Har-

bour Master. POST OFFICE .

Alexander Lena, Assistant. Thomas Hyland, Post Master.

E. R. Michell, Clerk. B. H. Crackenthorp, Chief Clerk

Samuel Miles, 2d do.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE. J. B. dos Remedios, 3d do.

Hon. Major W. Caine, Sheriff. CORONER.

C. G. Holdforth, Deputy Sheriff. C. G. Holdforth.



Charles May, Superintendent.

Samuel Fearon , absent. H. M'Gregor, Inspector.

A. L. Inglis, Officiating Registrar T. Smithers,


James Stevenson, Clerk. JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

Hon. F. W. Bruce.

POLICE RATE ASSESSMENT Adolphus E. Shelley, Esq.

OFFICE. J. T. Edger Esq.

John Pope, Joint Assessors A. Fletcher Esq. (absent.)

William Tarrant, and Collectors. G. Smith Esq.

F. de Noronha, Sub-collector. D. Matheson Esq.





His Excellency, Sir John Francis S H. M. Plenipotentiary and Chief

Davis, Baronet, &c., &c., & c. Superintendent of British Trade.

Alexander R. Johnstou, Esq. Secretary.

Adam W. Elmslie, Esq. Assistant Secretary.

Rev. Charles Gutzlaff, Chinese Secretary.

Martin. C. Morrison, Esq. Assistant Chinese Secretary.

Alexander Bird, Esq., Acting ChiefAssistant.

Mr William Connor,

Mr Horace Oakley, } Assistants .


Francis C. McGregor, Esq., Consul.

Richard Belgrave Jackson, Esq., Vice-Consul.

Thomas Taylor Meadows, Esq., Interpreter.

Mr John Backhouse, Senior Assistant.

Mr Edward Fry Giles, Junior Assistant.

Mr G. de St Croix , ‫دو‬

N. de St Croix, Esq., Consular Agent, Whampoa .


Temple Hilliard Layton, Esq., Officiating Consul.

George G. Sullivan , Esq., Vice- Consul.

R. Gingell, Esq., Acting Interpreter.

Mr F. L. Hertslett, Acting Senior Assistant.

Junior Assistant and Medical

Mr C. A. Winchester, Attendant.


Rutherford Alcock , Esq., Consul.

Mr Harry S. Parkes, Interpreter.

Mr James T. Walker, Senior Assistant.

Mr Ch. Tyrrell Watkins, Acting Junior Assistant.

Mr W. S. Meredith, Junior Assistant (absent.)


Robert Thom, Esq., Consul.

C. A. Sinclair, Esq., Acting Interpreter.

Mr Patrick Hague, Acting Senior Assistant,

Mr F. Parish, Senior Assistant ( absent.)


Capt. George Balfour Mad. Art., Consul.

Daniel Brooke Robertson, Esq., Vice- Consul.

Walter Henry Medhurst, jr. Esq., Interpreter.

Mr Frederick Howe Hale, Senior Assist. and Med. Attend.

Mr Frederick Harvey, Second Assistant.

Mr F. Robertson, Acting Junior Assistant.




A. Boone, Dr., S.

Adnams, J., Saddler, Stanley Street. Bowden, William, London Tavern,

Aga Meerza Bozrog Sheerazee, C. Chinam's-Hong .

Aga Meerza Mahomed Sheerazee. Bovet Brothers & Co. , C.

Agassiz, Arthur, C. L. Bovet.

Arthur Agassiz. F. Bovet.

Edmund Moller. A. Bugnon .

AMMERODEEN & SHAIK DAVOOD . C. Bowra, C. W., Storekeeper, Queen's

Shumsoodeen Abdoollatiff. Road.

Jafurbhoy Budroodeen. W. A. Bowra.

Shaik Hussun Shaikammed . W. Stevenit.

Nuzmoodeen Sojatully. J. C. Buchanan .

Shurrufully Chandabhoy. E. Thompson.

Shaik Munsoor Nejamully. H. Rutherford.

Anderson, D., Blacksmith and Far- Boulle, N., H.

rier, Queen's Road. Brown, Rev. S. R., Morrison

Anderson, James, S. , C. Institution .

Anderson, John, S. Brown, Rev. Hugh, ( American Pres-

B. byterian Mission ) A.

Badenoch, P., Shipwright, Queen's Bridgman, Rev. Dr., C.

Road. Bull, Isaac M., C.

William Burgess . P. Dyer Vinton.

Balfour, Dr. Burd, Lange, & Co. , H.

Ball, Rev. Dr. , C. John Burd.

Barnet, George, C. D. L. Procter , Jun.

William Barnet. W. F. Ross.

H. Weltshire. Burjorjee Pestonjee, C.

Barnes, R. T., Livery Stables, Byramjee Rustomjee, C.

Queen's Road. Byramjee Muncherjee Bhundara C.

Barradas, D. J., Post-Office, M. Maneckjee Bomanjee.

Barreto, Luiz, Clerk, " Bomanjee Cursetjee Eduljee.

Hormusjee"-H. Harbour. Bush & Co., H.

Bell & Co., H. and C. F. T. Bush.

William Bell, E, W. S. Robinson

Sir G. G. de H. Larpent, Bart. E. R. Rangel.

Alfred Wilkinson. H. H. Abercrombie.

J. Mackrill Smith.

Archibald Melville. C.

T. Dale. Cachi Giovarni, Golden Tavern, Tai-

Richard Gibbs.


Francis Wilkinson. Calder, Alexander, S.

Birley, Francis B., C. Campbell, Charles, Baker, C.

George J. Bennet. Carlin, Arthur, Plumber and Glazier,

H. F. Edwards.

Boustead & Co. H. and S. Stanley Street.

Cairns, John, Newspaper Proprietor

Edward Boustead. and Printer, Queen's Road.

Benjamin Butler, Manila. Antonio H. Carvalho.

Gustav C. Schwabe, E. Joze H. Carvalho.

Adam Sykes, Singapore. Cypriano do Rozario

R. Aspinall, jun., S. Cawasjee Shapoorjee Taback &

Martin Wilhelmy. Co. C.

W. Hitchinson, S. Cawasjee Shopoorjee.

W. C. Farquhar, S. Dadabhoy Pestonjee.

Bonney, S. W., Morrison Institution. Mamuckjee Pestonjee.

Boone, Right Rev. Bishop, S. Pestonjee Byramjee.


Carr, John, Newspaper Propietor and | Cursehjee Pestonjee Camah, C.

Printer, Gough Street. Burjorjee Hormusjee Harda.

Joze P. Souza, Book-Keeper. Cowasjee Soraljee Patell.

Luiz M. de Azevedo. D.

Antonio de Azevedo. Dadabhoy Burjorjee, C.

Antonio R. Vidigal. Muncherjee Shapoorjee.

Roque R. Vidigal. Dhunjeebhoy Dadabhoy.

Cawasjee Pallanjee , C. Sorabjee Byramjee Colah.

Cooverjee Bomanjee. Dadabhoy Nusserwanjee Mody &

Cawasjee Framjee . Co., C.

Sapoorjee Bomanjee. Nusserwanjee Bomanjee Mody.

Chalmers & Co., C. Burjorjee Framjee.

Patrick Chalmers. Muncherjee Nusserwanjee Mody.

James D. Parke. Rustomjee Dadabhoy Camajee .

China Mail Office, (see SHORTREDE,) Dhunjeebhoy Hormusjee H.

Pottinger Street. Dajeebhoy Muncherjee, C.

Chisholm, Daniel, Storekeeper, Dallas & Co., C.

Queen's Road. William Dallas , E.

Christopher L. C. Refreshment Gregory Coles, E.

Rooms and Store- Keeper. Stephen Ponder, ab.

Clarke, R. "John Barry" H. Harbour, F. Chapman.

Clerjon, N. M., Medical Practitio- John Butt.

ner, Queen's Road Delmas, J., Storekeeper, Queen's

Cockerell, J. T., Commercial Inn, Road.

Queen's Road. Dent & Co., H. and C.

Coates, "Bomanjee Hormusjee," H. Lancelot Dent, E.

Harbour. George T. Braine. ab.

Cole E., Printer, ( American Pres- William Leslie, C.

byterian Mission), N. Wilkinson Dent.

Collier C., Merchant, D'Aguilar F. C. Drummond, ab.

Street. John Dent, ab.

Compton, C. S. and Co. C. Edward Pereira.

C. S. Compton, U. S. Henry Dickinson.

Edward M. Daniell, E. M. W. Pitcher, ab.

William Dickinson . J. Caldecott Smith, C.

Charles Sanders. G. H. Schumacher.

A. E. H. Campbell . James Trabshaw.

Comstock, S. W. Joaquim Caldas, C.

Costa, M. D., Rainbow Tavern, Dent, Beale, & Co., S.

D'Aguilar Street T. C. Beale.

Cowasjee Shapoorjee Lungrana, C. James Bowman.

Cowasjee Shapoorjee L. Deosandrew, Fiddler, Britannia Ta-

Nesserwanjee Dorabjee Mehta. vern, Queen's Road W.

Pestonjee Byramjee Colah. Devan, Rev. Dr, ( American Baptist

Framjee Shapoorjee Lungrana. Mission) C.

Pestonjee Jamsetjee Motiwalla. Dirom, Gray, & Co., C. and S.

Rustomjee Pestonjee Motiwalla. R. Dirom., E.

Dossabhoy Hormusjee. W. F. Gray. E.

Ruttunjee Framjee. W. W. Dale.

Dadabhoy Jemsetjee, W. F. Hunter, B.

Ruttunjee Dossabhoy Modie. T. F. Gray, B.

Marewanjee Eduljee. D. Potter, S.

Framjee Hormusjee. W. Ellis.

Hormusjee Jamsetjee Nauders. C. Ryder.

Dajeebhoy Muncherjee, G. Umson.

Crooke, James, & Massey, H. and C. J. Hodgson, S.

James Crooke, absent. D. Sillar, S.

George Massey. Dosabhoy Hormusjee Dolawkhow.

W. R. Snodgrass. Ruttonjee Framjee.

Dadabhoy Jamsetjee.

Culbertson, Rev. , ( American Pres- Drinker& Heyl, Auctioneers, Queen's

byterian Mission, ) N. Road.

Cunningham, J. , Builder, Welling- W. Drinker.

ton Street. W. S. Heyl.


Duddell, George, Contractor,Circular Gemmell, W. & T., & Co.

Buildings, W. William Gemmell, E.

Dupuig, C., Tailor and Clothier, Henry Robert Harker.

Wellington Street. W. F. Bevan .

Durran , J. A. jun ., M. E. Warden.

Adhemar Durran . George Napier.

Duus, Rawle, & Co. , S. Gibb, Livingston, & Co., H. and S.

E. Thomas A. Gibb, C.

Edwards, J. Pastry Cook, Queen's W. Potter Livingston, E.

Road . Joseph G. Livingston.

Edwards, Robert, M. J. Skinner.

Thomas Jones.

Eduljee Framjee Son & Co., C.

Bomonjee Eduljee. George Gibb, S.

Dadabhoy Eduljee. W. H. Wardley.

Emery & Fraser, Shipbuilders, J. D. Gibb, S.

Queen's Road, E. Gilbert, J., Surgeon, Queen's Road.

George Fraser . Antonio da Silva.

George R. Winslow. Gilman & Co., H. C. and S.

George Perkins. R. J. Gilman, C.

Amos Chapman. J. Jarvie,

Emery, W., Sail Maker, Phoenix A. Johnson, C.

Inn, Queen's Road. L. Josephs, C.

W. H. Vacher, C.

F. J. Williams, C.

Farncomb, Edward, Notary Public, A. J. Young, C.

Solicitor and Attorney, Queen's A. Hudson,

Road. A. Bowman , S.

Apolinario Gutieres, Clerk. S. Compton, S.

Fearon, C. A., Wellington Street. J. Wildman, S.

Miguel de Souza, Clerk. Gillespie, Rev.William (London Mis-

Fischer, Willis, & Co., C. sionary Society.)

Maximilian Fischer. Gillespie, Č. V., C.

Joseph Bates, jun. , E. Goddard, W. H. , Solicitor and Attor-

Daniel Willis. ney, Stanley Street.

W. A. Meuf ing . G. Durnford, Clerk.

Edward Reimers . Graham, Rev. --- S.

Stephen K. Brabner. Griswold, John N. Alsop, C.

Fitzpatrick, John , C.

Fletcher & Co., Queen's Road. H.

Angus Fletcher, E.

Duncan Fletcher. Hart, C. H., M.

George Findlay. Hastings & Co. C.

A. M. Cortella. Joseph Sleains, E.

Ford, M. & Co., H. Thomas Rowley, E.

Martin Ford. William Hastings .

Alfred Ford. J. Whittall.

Framjee Jamsetjee, Queen's Road, E. Hawkins, John D., Contractor, Circu-

John Tyson. lar Buildings, West Point.

Franklyn, W. H., Commission Agent Heard, Augustine, & Co. C.

and Auctioneer, Queen's Road. Augustine Heard, U.S.

Dennis G. Jones. Geo. B. Dixwell.

John Tulloch . John Heard.

Henry Thompson. Joseph L. Roberts.

Friend of China Office, (see CARR) Oliver E. Roberts.

Gough Street. John S. Bruen.

Funck, F., Storekeeper.

D. Steevens. Heerjeebhoy Rustomjee Patell, M.

A. Guichard. Framjee Heerajee.

Furdoonjee, A. & D. , C. Shavuckshaw Rustomjee.

Ardaseer Furdoonjee. Framjee Nowrojee.

Jalbhoy Cursetjee. Heerjeebhoy Ardaseer & Co. C.

· G. Heerjeebhoy Hormusjee.

Gabriel, M., British Hotel, Graham Ardaseer Rustomjee.


Cursetjee Hosungjee.


Hegan & Co, H. and C. J.

Joseph Hegan, E. Jamieson, How, & Co., H. and C.

William Gilman, E. J. F. Edger.

Augustus Carter . G. Jamieson, E.

William Ward Brown. John Gifford, Calcutta.

Ferdinand Blass . Melrose.

John T. Cuvellier. Alexander Walker.

Robert Ker. Richard Rothwell.

Samuel Hill. William Henry .

Henderson, Watson, & Co. R. B. Shephard.

C. P. Henderson, E. Jardine, Matheson, & Co., H. and S.

J. P. Watson. Alexander Matheson , E.

S. Mackenzie. Donald Matheson.

Holmes & Bigham, Storekeepers, David Jardine , C.

William Stewart.

Queen's Road.

Joseph Jardine.

Holmes, John, Spirit dealer, Queen's A Grant Dallas, S.


B. A Baretto, M.

Holliday, Wise, & Co. H. C. and J. A. Baretto .

Manila. J. C. Bowring .

John Holliday, E. J. B. Compton .

John Wise. John Currie.

R. J. Farbridge, E. Duncan Forbes, A.

J. Shepard . John Goddard.

Thomas Kirby. James Grant.

R. Bremridge. Augustus Howell.

Wm. Pyke, S. Gervas Humpston .

Charles Waters, S. John Jackson .

Thomas Pyke. William W. McIvor.

T. D. Kershaw. Alex. W. Macpherson .

Holgate, Henry, Surgeon. W. F. S. Matheson .

Hongkong Dispensary, Queen's John T. Mounsey .

Road, H. and in C. Joze M. d'Outeiro .

Peter Young. Floriano A. Rangel.

Samuel Marjoribanks, C. R. H. Rolfe.

K. M. Kennedy. Albino P. Silveira.

James H. Young. C. F. Still, absent.

Juzino da Roza. Charles Wills , S.

Florencio de Souza. Jarrom, Rev. W., (English General

Athanazio de Souza, C. Baptist Mission), N.

Hongkong Register Office, (see Jones, R., Livery Stables, H.

CAIRNS,) Queen's Road. Just, L., Senior, Watchand Chrono-

meter Maker, Queen's Road.

Hormusjee Framjee, C. Just, L., Junior, Watch and Chrono-

Rustomjee Byramjee. meter Maker, D'Aguilar Street.

Cursetjee Rustomjee Daver.

Douglas Lapraik.

Pestonjee Dinshawjee.

George Saunders.

Rustomjee Ruttunjee. K.

Hormusjee Cawasjee, M. Kennedy McGregor & Co., C.

Hudson Rev. Y. N. (English Ge- David Kennedy, E.

neral Baptist Mission,) N. A. C. McGregor.

Hughesdon & Co., H. and C. G. C. Bruce .

Charles Hughesdon. Henry R. Hardie.

Henry Rutter . Kenny, B., Surgeon, C.

William Rutter. Kilner, J. M., Contractor,

Humphreys & Co., Merchants. Kirk & Irons, Medical Practitioners,

Alfred Humphreys. S. and W.

A. H. Fryer. Thomas Kirk.

A. L. de Encarnasão. James Irons.


I. Lane, Rowland, & Co., Ship Chan-

dlers, Queen's Road.

Ignacio Pedro, Shipper of Manila Thomas Ash Lane.

Seamen, &c. Thomas H. Rowland.


Lane, William, M. Morrison, John G., Queen's Road.

Lamont, John Shipbuilder and Car- Mœur, F. B., Merchant, Queen's Road

penter, East Point. Moul, Henry & Co, C.

William Ross. Henry Moul, E.

George McAlister. John Silverlock.

La Montais, Andrew, Neptune Ta- George Moul.

vern, Lower Bazaar. Murrow & Co,, H. and C.

Lattey & Co., Watchmakers, Queen's D. C. Mackey, Calcutta.

Road. Y. J. Murrow , C.

Lindsay & Co. , H. and C. Johannes Leffler.

H. H. Lindsay, E. Charles W. Murray.

Crawford Kerr. W. N. Piccope .

Walter Davidson. C. G. Clarke. C.

W. Fryer. James Marshall.

H. Dundas. Maclean, Dearie , & Co. , C.

T. Buxton. R. H. Hunter.

W. Hogg. Robert Eglinton , E.

Angelo V, Barradas . Charles Deane, E.

Lockhart, William, M. D. A. C. Maclean, C.

Lloyd, Rev. John, (American Pres- H. MacEwen, C.

byterian Mission) N. Frank Duncan , B.

Loomis, Rev.- -,(American Pres- H. C. Read.

byterian Mission) N. R. Thorburn.

Lowrie, Rev. W., ( American Pres- Jehenjeer Framjee.

byterian Mission) N. Marciano de Silva.

Lowrie, Robert, Tavern and Store- Macvicar & Co. H. S. and C.

keeper, Queen's Road. John Macvicar, E.

D. L. Burn, E.

M. Gilbert Smith.

Mackay & Co., Store - Keepers, Thomas D. Neave, C.

Queen's Road. Henry Fessenden.

Charles Milne.

Hugh Mackay.

Andrew Dixson. T. C. Piccope, C.

Frederick Cooper. T. S. Smith.

MacEwen & Co., Storekeepers and H. H. Kennedy, S.

Auctioneers, Queen's Road. J. de Campos.

Alexander Wilson . MacKnight Thomas, Naval Store-

Robert Wallace. Keeper, West Point.

W. D. Lewis. George Dewar, 1st Clerk.

MacEwen, Rev. Dr, (American Bap- William Hickson, 2d Clerk.

tist Mission) N. Macmurray & Co. , Bakers, and Store

MacCartie, Rev. Dr, (American Bap- Keepers, Queen's Road.

tist Mission) N. James Macmurray.

MacSwyney P. C., Barrister at law Frederick Woods.

Queen's Road. Henry Burney.

W. Fruer, Clerk. Charles Archibald.

MacKenzie, K. R., S. William Whiting.

Charles MacKenzie. Muir, J. H., Circular Buildings, W.

W. G. Aspinall . Mulholland, Thomas, Wellington Inn,

Macdonald, James, S. Circular Buildings .

Manokjee Bomonjee, C.


Cursetjee Eduljee.

Marçal J. C., M. Nanabhoy, D. & C., C.

Markwick, Charles, Auctioneer, Pot- Pestonjee Dhunjeebhoy.

tinger Street. Dhunjeebhoy Dossabhoy.

George Norris. Dadabhoy Sorabjee.

Martin, Henry, Shipper ofMerchant Napper, Rev. A. P., ( American Pres-

Seamen, Queen's Road. byterian Mission) M.

Medhurst, Rev. Dr, (London Mis- Nesserwanjee Byramjee Fakeerajee.

sionary Society), S. Nesserwanjee Framjee.

Mitchell, W. H., Å. Aspendearjee Tamoojee.

Miller, James, Baker, Queen's Road. Newman, Edward,Auctioneer, Queen's

Moosdeen, Shaik, Licensed Ghaut Road.

Serang, Queen's Road. Noor Mahomet Dhatoobhoy, C.


Nusserwanjee Cama, P. & D, C. Platt, Hargreaves, & Co., S.

Pestonjee Nowrojee Poochajee. Thomas Platt.

Dorabjee Nesserwanjee Cam. William Thorburn.

Pallunjee Dorabjee Lallcaca. Hargreaves.

Dadabhoy Dorabjee Lallcaca. Edward Hinley.

Ardaseer Dhunjeebhoy Wadea. Pope, John, Civil Engineer, Aberdeen

Hormusjee Messerwanjee Pooc. Street.

Nye, Parkin & Co., C. Pohlman, Rev. W. J., A.

Gideon Nye, Jun ., absent. Pustau, William, Merchant, Welling-

William W. Parkin. ton Street.

Clement D. Nye.

Thomas S. H. Nye. R.

Henry M. Olmsted . Rawle, Duus, & Co.

Timothy J. Durrell, S. B. Rawle.

J. Kreyhenagen . N. Duus.

J. P. Van Loffelt. John Willaume.

J. de Encarnação. F. T. Derkheim.

J. W. Scheveman. I. P. Pereira.

0. J. A. de Jesus.

Olyphant & Co., C. Rathbones, Worthington, & Co., C.

W. H. Morss, absent. William Rathbone, Jun. E.

A. A. Ritchie. S. G. Rathbone, (absent.)

James A. Bancker. James Worthington.

F. A. King. Thomas Moncreiff.

R. H. Douglas . F. Duval.

D. O. King. C. Maltby.

Oriental Bank, D. P. Simoens.

James Sinclair, Joint managers Rees, Rowland, Architect, Pottinger

James MacEwen, S Street.

Archd. Dunlop, Accountant. Reiss & Co., Hollywood Road.

F. J. Anjier. Reynvaan & Co., M.

José M. de Noronha. H. G. Reynvaan .

Oswald, R. & Co., H. Ripley, Smith, & Co., H. and S.

Richard Oswald, E. Philip W. Ripley.

Henry Lind . H. H. Smith.

P. Marcussen. Captain T. Smith.

P. Ripley Thomas & Co. , H. and S.

Patullo, S. C., C. Thomas Ripley, E.

R. MacGregor. Charles Shaw, S.

Parker, Rev. Dr., C. R. P. Saul.

Peninsular. and Oriental Steam Na- J. H. Winch , S.

vigation Company's Office, Queen's J. Bland, S.

Road. J. Lomax .

J. A. Olding, Agent. Q. A. Gutierres.

Edward N. Burgess. Rickett, John, East Point.

Pestonjee, D. & M., C. Roberts, Thomas, Britannia Tavern,

Dadabhoy Pestonjee. Queen's Road, West.

Manockjee Pestonjee. Roberts, Rev. I. J., ( American Bap-

Manockjee Cowasjee. tist Mission , ) C.

Pestonjee Framjee Cama & Co. Robertson, Alexander, Caledonian

Manackjee Nanabhoy. Tavern.

Rustomjee Framjee. Robertson George, Prince of Wales

Bomanjee Mancherjee. Tavern, Graham Street.

Limjeebhoy Jamsetjee. Rodrick, Anthony, Eagle Tavern

Cowasjee Pestonjee. Queen's Road.

Pestonjee Rustomjee Huckimjee. Roskelly, Thomas, Hongkong Inn &

Pestonjee Cursetjee Jam. Mody. Boarding House, Queen's Road.

Hormusjee Pestonjee. Russel M., Cabinet Maker, Queen's

Jamsetjee Cursetjee. Road, East.

Phillips, Moore, & Co., H. and S. Russell, & Co., C.

J. Phillips. Warren Delano, jun.

E. Cohen. Paul S. Forbes.

J. Samson. Edward Delano.

A. Lewis, S. W. H. King.


S. J. Hallam . M. de Souza.

George Parkins . Braz de Almeida.

W. P. Pierce. Onorio Marçal.

E. A. Low. Stewart, Patrick, M.

Robert S. Sturgis . Stone, L.A.,Ice Agent Gough Street.

F. Reiche. Stanton, Rev. V. J. , Col. Chaplain.

F. A. Hillard. Stronach, Rev. J. , (London Missio-

S. Rangel. nary Society) A.

Q. da Silva. Strachan, George, Architect.

P. J. Loureiro, jun. Strachan, Robert.

Rustomjee & Co., D. & M., C. Sturgis, J. P., M.

Dadabhoy Rustomjee, absent. Sword & Co., C.

Maneckjee Rustomjee, absent. John D. Sword.

Merwanjee Jejeebhoy, absent, John B. Trott.

Dhunjeebhoy Byramjee. Edward Cunningham .

Dadabhoy Byramjee. Syme, F. D., A.

Jamoojee Nusserwanjee.


Cursetjee Dhunjeebhoy.

Jamsetjee Eduljee. Thomson, Henry, & Co.,

Manchejee Eduljee. Tiers, Bourne & Co. , C.

Dadabhoy Hosunjee. C. H. Tiers.

Nusserwanjee Pallunjee Patell. H. F. Bourne.

Fortunato F. Marques. R. P. de Silva.

Ruttonjee Hormusjee Camajee & Co. Turner & Co. , H. and C.

Pestonjee Hormusjee Camajee. Thom. W. L. Mackean.

Ruttonjee Hormusjee Camajee. Patrick Dudgeon .

Sorabjee Framjee Cracau. John Stewart.

Monockjee Cooverjee. A. M'Culloch, S.

Rutherfurd, Robert, Store-keeper, John H. Cannan.

Queen's Road. Duncan J. Kay.

S. Craven Wilson, S.

Robert Laing.

Sage William, British Queen Tavern E. H. Levin .

Queen's Road. Alexander Small.

Sassoon , Eliaoo D. W. Walkinshaw.

Moses Dahood. Edmund N. Snow.

A. de Miranda. J. de Jesus.

Scott, William, & Co., H.

William Scott, absent. ས.

Adam Scott. Van Basel, M. J. Senn , M. and C.

Candido Gutierres. L. Wysman.

Seare, Benjamin & Co., E. W. T. H. Van Ryck.

Benjamin Seare. A. T. Tromp .

James Lawrence Man.

D. T. Bulsing .

Shavuchseaw Rustonjee , C. T. B. Rodrigues.

Shortrede, A., NewspaperProprietor Vander Burg Romswinckel & Co.,

and Printer, Pottinger Street. M. and C.

Andrew Dixson, Overseer .

P. Tiedeman, Jr.

J. W. Warren, Book-keeper. L. C. Delmarle, absent.

George Barmore. F. H. Tiedeman.

Joze M. de Silva.

Manoel L. Roza Pereira. Vaucher , Edward.

Vesey, S. L., Builder, Queen's Road,

Francisco C. Barradas.

Vicente F. Barradas. Victoria Dispensary, H. and M.

Thomas Hunter, M.

J. B. Garçon. George K. Barton .

Simam V. Roza.

qui m a João Braga.

Joa de Silv .

Simeon, David, Crown and Anchor Miguel de Rozario .

Jozé Leǎo.

Tavern, Queen's Road.

Smith & Brimelow. Y.

James Smith.

James Brimelow. Young, Rev. W., ( Lon . Mis. Soc.) A.

Joseph Thomas Glew. Younghusband & Co., Ship Builders

Smith , John, M. East.


John Younghusband. William Moore.

Alexander Morrison. G. H. Lampson.

Joseph Templeton. Stephen T. Baldwin.

W. Joseph C. Anthon .

Watson, T. Boswall, M. D., M. William H. Gilman.

Waterhouse, B. & Co. , S. J. C. Rogers.

J. Thistlethwaite. Florencio Gutierres.

Waterhouse. Arnaldo Botelho.

Way, Rev. ( Amer. Presb. Mis. ) N. White, James, & Co. , S.

Weiss, Charles, Watch and Chrono- James White.

meter Maker, Queen's Road. White, J., Spirit Dealer, Queen's

Welch & Stocker, Druggists, Queen's Road.

Road. Wolcott, Bates, & Co., S.

James Welch . Henry Griswold Wolcott.

Charles Robert Stocker. Edward Whipple Bates, C.

Wetmore & Co., C. John Hetherington .

Samuel Wetmore, Jun. Robert B. Ullett.

Nathaniel Kinsman , M. J. B. Ross.

E. England.- C. Canton.- S. Shanghae.- A. Amoy.-M. Macao.




BAMBOO WORKERS..........3 Broughtforward,.. .53

Lower Bazaar, Sunkee Tapingshan, Sun-kee

29 Hop-lee "" Ton-chong

Queen's Road, Yie-chow 99 Hip-sum


BAKERS... 99 Ye-woe

Lower Bazaar, Ee- woe 99 Ye-hop

99 Chang-eng "9 Wo- chong

Tapingshan, Mam-che 99 Sun-lee

"9 Cum-yow 99 Ayok

99 Toong- chong


Lower Bazaar, Sam-ling CARVER........…………………………….1

Tapingshan, Sun-kee Lower Bazaar, Yung-wah

99 Yee-toey

"" Chun-sing CHANDLERS ( Chinese Varieties. ) 40

99 Ah-tong

99 Tie-choong Queen's Road, E., Hung-loo

Ah-cum 99 Haw-liet


Morgan's Bazaar, Foong-wah

BIRD DEALER………………………………….1 29 Lei-sy-quong

Lower Bazaar, Lune-cheong Canton Bazaar, Ah-lum

Duus' Row, Yek- lung

BLACKSMITHS……………………………...3 Webst er's Alley , Psy-che

Lower Bazaar, Chow-lee "" Sam-yek

Tapingshan, Ye-yuin 99 Cong- ek

99 Lim -quong D'Aguilar Street, Man-ek

Wellington Stret, Chaong- loong

BOOKBINDERS... .4 Lyndhurst Terrace, Pan-Aoan

Canton Bazaar, Manseng Chinam's Row, Til- loong

Macqueen's Row, Toong- sing 99 Quen - chong

99 Kwang-cheong 99 Man-lee

Lower Bazaar, Cum-heong White's Range, Coong -loong

99 See- chaong

BONNET MAKER............. ] Lower Bazaar, Tie-guin

Queen's Road, W., Pankee 99 Son-tie

99 See- chaong

CABINET MAKERS .......... 11 99

Queen's Road, E., Avan Toong- sing

Sung- tie

Ouchterlony Row, Ayek 99 See- loong

99 Assung 99 Sam-sing

Morgan's Bazaar, Ancing 99 Man-lee

99 Allam

Tapingshan, Sie-shing

Wellington Street, Tie-loey 99 Chow-Aoan

99 Achaow Sze-shun


99 Cong-lee 99 Sun-kee

99 Wing-hap 99 Can-yung

99 Ching-yen 99 Sam-yuin

Lower Bazaar, Hap-kee 99 Tung-yee

CARPENTERS.... .....19 99 Achoey

"" Hang-chun

Queen's Road, E., Chun-Avan "9 Sam- chaong

Ouchterlony Row, Asing Yuen- hop

Wellington Street, Achew 99 Sun-manle

99 Awing "" Ahtong

Lyndhurst Terrace, He-lee "9

Graham Street, Amow Chon -hop

Queen's Road, W., Awing Chung- sei

Lower Bazaar, Choong-lee CIGAR MAKER………………………………….1

99 He-lee Queen's Road, W., Yeong-hop


Carried forward,...……………………………………….53 Carried forward,…………………………….


Brought forward, .95

Broughtforward,.. ..142



Lower Bazaar, Hing-lan Morgan's Bazaar, Amoon

99 King-loong Chinam's Row, Ching- lee

99 Me-lan 99 Cum-ling

99 Ting-chaong Chinam's Row, Man- sung

99 Yuen-sing

COMPRADORS ...........2 Macqueen's Row, Hung- cheong

Queen's Road, Acow & Co. Kwang- cheong

Tapingshan, Wing-woe 99 Ta-cheong

White's Range, Ahoy

COPPER SMITH.. 29 Mun-ling

Lower Bazaar, Hib-nam ‫وو‬ Wan-cheong

Lower Bazaar, Sing-lie

COW KEEPERS.............6 FIREWORK SELLER.......... 1

Hollywood Road, Ateem Tapingshan, Hun-loey

Tapingshan, Pakkee

99 Tuh-woe FRUITERERS.............

99 Hap-sing Tapingshan, Hon-sing

99 Foong-ching 99 Tong-hue

99 Alan "" Yulu-hek


Lower Bazaar, Whe- seng Ouchterlony's Bazaar, Wong-ching- long

99 Lins-ing Lower Bazaar, Ah-chung

99 Ah-chew

‫• وو‬ Cung-wah

DRUGGISTS (Medicinal, )......18 Hop-woe

Morgan's Bazaar, Ye-sow ‫وو‬

Canton Bazaar, Sum-hing Lung- yuen

99 Mie-wan

Cochrane Street, Fook-ling-tong

Lower Bazaar, Ayow Tapingshan, Yee-hop

99 Chim -wo-tong GLAZIERS...

"9 Man-chi-tong Wellington Staeet, Ayow

99 Tien-wo-tong Graham Street, Chun- ke

99 Toong-chi-tong Lower Bazaar, Choey-chaong

99 Tuk-sow-tong

99 Yan-wo-tong GRASSCLOTH DEALERS........2

Tapingshan, Chin-yin-hoey Lower Bazaar, Tien-kee

99 Quone-sing 29 Wing-shing

99 Paon-quo-tong

99 GREEN GROCERS.............2

Toong- ling-tong

"" Toong-wo -tong Webster's Alley, Chee- sin

39 Toong-chi-tong 99 Chun-ly

99 Po-sing- tong GROCERS..... ……………….. ...4

99 Wing-chi-tong Webster's Alley, Che- hop

DYER ..................... 1 Macqueen's Row, Sun-lee

Lower Bazaar, Nam-ling

Lower Bazaar, 99 Sun-woe


DEALERS................... 7 Tapingshan, Ateem

Lower Bazaar, Fok-lung

29 Oan-shun IRON MONGERS.............5

Sam-woe Webster's Alley, Acheong


99 Tie-sing Canton Bazaar, Chow-chun

99 Yik-chaong Lower Bazaar, Tuk-leong

" Lune-cheong (Painter) 99 Wing-lee

Tapingshan, Heen-loey 99 Wing-yun


Canton Bazaar, Lun-shong

Webster's Range, Punchaong

Lower Bazaar, "" Sun-shing


Tapingshan, Lin-shing JAPANNER…………………..... ..1

99 Toong-chun Ouchterlony's Bazaar, Assung

"" Nam-chee


ENGRAVER................ 1 Canton Bazaar, Sim- shong

Canton Bazaar, Choundy " Sim-shing

Carriedforward,…………………………………………..142 Carried forward.......... 188


Brought forward,. .188 Broughtforward... ..241


Lower Bazaar, Tie-chaong Ataye (Crown farmer)

Lower Bazaar, Pun-woe

LODGING HOUSE KEEPERS....30 ‫وو‬ Sam-chaong


Tapingsh , Ah-cow 99 Teen-wa

‫وو‬ Ah-look Lower Bazaar, Lie-woe

99 Ah-toong 99 Wo-hop

"" Choe-kok ‫دو‬ Wo-sing

99 Chung-see 99 Wing-woe

99 Hoey-hu-tong 99 Ye-yuen

99 Li-chak

Tapingshan , Coong- en

"" Lim-sing-tong 99 Coong- yin


99 Ming-kee PAWN BROKERS.............5

"9 Oh-neau-lin Cochrane Streets, Foong- ling

‫وو‬ Se-sun-tong Lower Bazaar, Chin-woe

99 Toong-si-tong Cun-woe

99 Aqui 99 Toong-tie

99 Ah-see-soo

Tapingshan, Sue-chaong

‫وو‬ Ah-shaop

99 Choong-ling-tong PEWTERER.……………………………………. 1

‫دو‬ Ching-hu-tong Lower Bazaar, Hung-chaong

29 Hui-lin-tong

22 Hop-ching-tong PRINTER. (Chinese Block)...... 1

99 Qui-eng-tong Lower Bazaar, Ho-sin

99 Shap-paad-chi

99 Shong-qui-tong POULTERERS............

99 Sze-sun- tong Lower Bazaar, Tung- sing

99 Tukh-sing-toe Tung-yek

‫وو‬ Ye-eng-tong

Yee-hop-tong RICE DEALERS. ..........3

99 Yee-wo-tong Lower Bazaar, Toong-sook

Willin-tong ‫دو‬ Ang-oon

99 Wing-ling-tong 99 Sim-se-loong


White's Range, Wo-loong Duus' Row, Hon-sing

29 Yat-loong Chinam's Row, Sunqua

Lower Bazaar, Ching hung

"" Tie-loong ROPE MAKER…………………………………..1

29 Tae-loong

99 Toong-woh Queen's Road, W. Apping

99 Sumg-toong SAM-SHEW VENDERS- (Licensed. )15

"" Wing-loong Canton Bazaar, Wing-loong

MAT SELLER............... 1 99 Yik-loong

Graham Street, Leong-kie D'Aguilar Street, Man-yek

Lower Bazaar, Kong-loong

MAT-HOUSES BUILDERS.......3 99 Nam -foong.

Queen's Road, E., Appun "" Chuen-yik

"" Achow "" Sam-shing

" Lun-chow Market, Ee-ke

MATTRASS MAKER...……………….] 99 Chaong-yik

Canton Bazaar, Sow- cheong 99 Sam-yik

Tapingshan, Moü-lee

MONEY CHANGERS..........3 29 Hang-wo

Lower Bazaar, Coong-eng 99 Sze-shun

99 Toong-aoan 99 Hang-shun

Tapingshan, San-se-eng ‫כל‬ Toong-hing

OLD CLOTHES DEALER.......1 TEA DEALERS............... 1

Lower Bazaar, Wo-hing Tapingshan , Tie-woe

OPIUM DEALERS, (Crude)…………..5 SAIL MAKER…………………………………..1

Morgan's Bazaar, Ping-quan Queen's Road, W., Apping

Lower Bazaar, Chung-eng

99 Sing-lee SCALE MAKERS...........2

99 Sun-kow Lower Bazaar, Am-cheong

99 Ying-kee 29 Tei-chaong

Carriedforward,........ Carriedforward………………………………………….. 286


286 Brought forward,... ..349

Brought forward,....

SHOE (European) MAKERS......10 Lower Bazaar, Hok-sun

Canton Bazaar, Ahing 99 Ye-hop

99 Ah-lum Tapingshan, Cum-seng

99 Appow 99 Hoey-lee

99 Tung-sing 99 Hok-sem

Webster's Alley, Ould Tag 99 Tuny-lee

White's Range, Heep-sing 99 Yee-hoong

99 Yeong-hop 99 Ye-woe

99 Achai 99 Son-lee

99 Hoby

Tapingshan, Lo-yow TAILORS. (Chinese)............2

Lower Bazaar, Hog-mow

SHOES (Chinese) SELLERS....... 4 99 Tie-hing

Lower Bazaar, Oak-woe

Wing-shing TIMBER STAINER............1

99 Yik-chaong Morgan's Bazaar, Allunı

" Kim-wa

TIMBER DEALERS............8

SLOP (Lascar) SELLERS........2 Queen's Road, E., Afay

Lower Bazaar, Hoplee 99 Asing

99 Kon-cheong 99 Asew

99 Asee

SILVERSMITHS............. 13 Acum

Canton Bazaar, Chaundy 99

99 Aloong

99 Sun-shing 99 Awye

Chinam's Row, Tong-sing Yune-chong

White's Range, Chuk-chaong 99

99 Lee-choo TINSEL PAPER SELLERS...... 1

Queen's Road, W. Kong-chaong Lower Bazaar, Laok-sing

Lower Bazaar, Foo-klung

Tong- sing TINSMITHS................5

"" Ing-woe Webster's Range, Sze-sung

99 Tie-guin Graham Street, Yeo-lee

99 You-sun Lower Bazaar,

Hone-woe Ak-hop

Tapingshan, 99 Cheong-sem

99 San- se-eng Queen's Road, W. , Pang-kie

SILK DEALERS............. 11 TOY SELLER…………………………………..1

Lower Bazaar, Cum-cheong Lower Bazaar, Forguin

99 Een-chaong

99 Hung-tie TURNER.. ........ 1

99 Heep-loong Lower Bazaar, Torg-lee

99 Hing-lan

99 Hoo-nin UMBRELLA MAKERS .........2

99 King-loong Duus' Row, Hong-sing

99 Ting-chaong Lower Bazaar, Lin-chun

99 Too-taye

99 Me-lan WASHERMEN............. 16

99 Ouk-woe Canton Bazaar, Acow

SHEEP DEALERS………………………...2 99 Atiem

Lower Bazaar, Tie-loey 99 Wing-tye

Wun-cat Lower Bazaar, Ee-tong


Tapingshan, Ching-lee

SWEETMEAT DEALER......... 1 "" Chow-kih

Canton Bazaar, Lin-shing 99 Cum-sing

99 Home-tie

TAILORS. (European)........20 99 Hip-kee

Canton Bazaar, Ahing "" Hong-hop- shing

99 Pon-sing 99 Kew- sing

Sow-cheong 99 Lin-hup

Macqueen's Row, Sun-lee 99 Sie-woe

White's Range, Achai 99 Aquan

Aming "9 Achup

99 Nim-chung Pody "9 Shoe-sun

99 Mun-sang

Queen's Road, Apping WATCH MAKERS.............2

99 Eng-lan Lower Bazaar, Hung-tie

Lower Bazaar, Mu-ling "" Pun-woe

Carried forward,...………………………………….. 349 Total,.........388


WHEREAS, on the 29th day of March, 1842, a Proclamation was issued at

Hongkong by Sir Henry Pottinger, Baronet, Our Plenipotentiary and Chief Superin-

tendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, in the terms following, that is to say,-

"With reference to the desirable object of preventing disputes and laying down

66 some defined system regarding the Circulating Medium in this settlement, His Ex-

"cellency Sir Henry Pottinger, Bart, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Super-

" intendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, is pleased to promulgate the fol-

"lowing brief Rules, which are to be considered applicable to all common Bazaar

" Purchases, and Barter, Hire, &c., &c., but not to interfere with, or affect, what may be,

66" pending

termed Mercantile Transactions, and are to be in force on the Island of Hongkong

the Gracious Pleasure of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain.

" 1st, The following Coins are to be deemed legal Tenders :-Spanish, Mexican, and

"other Dollars and their component parts, Company's Rupees and their component parts,

66 Cash, or the Copper Coin current in China.

66 2d, Dollars of whatever denomination or device, and whether whole or chopped, are

" to circulate at par with reference to each other, always providing that they be of the

66 proper weight and standard.

" 3d, Two and one quarter Company's Rupees shall be considered equal to one

" Dollar.

" One Rupee and two Annas (or half a quarter) equal to half a Dollar, and three-

66 quarters of a Rupee (or twelve Annas) equal to one quarter of a Dollar.

4th, Twelve hundred Cash ( 1200) Copper Coin shall be equal to one Dollar.

" Six hundred (600) to half a Dollar.

" Three hundred (300) to quarter of a Dollar.

"Five hundred and thirty-three (533) to one Company's Rupee.

Two hundred and sixty-six (266) to half a Rupee.

" One hundred and thirty-three ( 133) to one quarter of a Rupee.

66 " 5th, Any other Coins, whether British or Foreign, not enumerated in the preced-

ing Rules, are not to be deemed a legal Tender, but they can of course be sold or other-

" wise bartered in the Bazaar, according to their intrinsic value.

" 6th, Cash Copper Coin at the rate laid down in the 4th Rule, will be sold to any indi-

" vidual requiring it in sums of not less than fifty Dollars, on application to the

" Treasurer and Secretary to Her Britannic Majesty's Superintendent of Trade.

" God save the Queen."

And Whereas, on 27th day of April, 1842, a further Proclamation was issued by Our

said Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China,

in the terms following that is to say:-

"The Letter, of which a Copy is hereunto annexed, having been addressed to me by

"the Mercantile Firms who have signed it, on behalf of themselves and others, I do


hereby direct and proclaim, in conformity with their application, that pending the

"gracious pleasure of the Queen of England, the Mexican and other Republican Dollars

" shall be taken as, and considered to be, the Standard, in all Government and Mercantile

"transactions at Hongkong and other places in China in the occupation of Her Majesty's

" Forces, unless at the time of such transactions taking place it should be expressly

66 specified to the contrary.

"And I do further announce, that the present Proclamation is not to be taken in any


way or shape as affecting the provisions of the one which I promulgated on the 29th day

"of last month, relative to the Circulating Medium in the Island of Hongkong.

" God save the Queen."

And Whereas, by our Letters Patent, bearing date the 5th day of April, in the Sixth

Year of our Reign, we did erect and constitute our Island of Hongkong and its Depen-

dencies into a separate Colony, to be known and designated as the Colony of Hongkong ;

and by Our Instructions to Our Governor of the said Colony, we did then direct and

ordain that he should not propose or assent to any Legislative Ordinance whatever,

whereby any " Bills of Credit or any other Paper Currency, or any Coin, save only the

66 legal Coin of the Realm, may

be made or declared to be a legal Tender, without special

"permission from us in that behalf first obtained."


And Whereas it hath been represented to Us, by the Lords Commissioners of Our

Treasury, that doubts have arisen with reference to the terms of the said hereinb fore

recited Proclamations of the 29th day of March, and the 27th day of April, 1842 ,

respecting the legal sufficiency of Tenders of Payment within Our said Island and its

Dependencies, in British Coins ; and it is expedient that such doubts should be removed ,

and that the Regulations regarding Standards of Value and Tenders of Payment within

Our said Island should be assimilated to those of Our other Possessions abroad.

Now, therefore, We, by the advice of Our Privy Council, have thought fit to declare

and ordain, and by the advice aforesaid, We do hereby declare and ordain, that from and

after the date of the publication in the said Island of Hongkong of this Our Proclamation,

the said hereinbefore recited Proclamations issued on the 29th day of March, and 27th

day of April, in the Year 1842, as aforesaid, shall be revoked and annulled.

And We do further declare and ordain, that from and after the date of the Publication,

as aforesaid, of this Our Proclamation, the several Coins hereinafter specified, being

perfect Coins, and of full and proper weight and value, shall, in like manner as the Gold,

Silver, and Copper Coins of the United Kingdom, be and constitute a legal Tender of

Payment within Our said Island of Hongkong and its Dependencies, at the several

respective rates, and as equivalent to the values undermentioned, that is to say,-

The Gold Mohur of the East India Company's Territory, coined since the 1st day of

September, 1835, at the rate of Twenty-nine shillings and two pence Sterling Money of

the United Kingdom .

The Dollar of Spain, Mexico, or the South American States, at the rate of Four

shillings and Two pence Sterling.

The Rupee ofthe East India Company's Territory, coined since the 1st day of Septem-

ber, 1835, at the rate of One shilling and Ten pence Sterling ; and the Half Rupee,

Quarter Rupee, and Eighth of Rupee pieces, in proportion.

The Cash, or Copper Coin, Current in China, at the rate of Two hundred and eighty-

eight Cash, for One Shilling Sterling.

And We do hereby further declare and ordain, that Tenders of Payment in the said

Coins, being, as aforesaid, perfect Coins, and of full aud proper weight and value, as well

as in the Gold, Silver, or Copper Coins of the United Kingdom, or any or either of them,

according to the several relative rates and values hereinbefore specified , shall be deemed and

taken within Our said Island of Hongkong and its Dependencies, to be a sufficient and lawful

Tender, in satisfaction and discharge of all Debts, Contracts, and Engagements what-

soever for the payment of money : Provided always nevertheless, and We do further

ordain and declare, that nothing herein contained shall be deemed or taken to render it

compulsory on any person to accept at any one payment a larger Amount in Silver Coins

of the United Kingdom of lower denomination than One shilling, or in the Half, Quarter,

or Eighth Rupee pieces hereinbefore mentioned , than the equivalent to Twenty Shillings

Sterling Money ; or a larger Amount in Copper Coins of the United Kingdom , or in the

Chinese Copper Coins before-mentioned, than the equivalent to One Shilling Sterling


By Her Majesty's Command,




Dollars Sterling Dollars Sterling Dollar Sterling Dollars Sterling



£ S. d. £ S. d. S. d. £ S. d.




1 0 4 2 29 6 10 57 11 17 6 85 14 2




2 8 4 30 6 5 0 58 12 1 8 86 17 18 4

3 0 12 6 31 6 9 2 59 12 5 10 87 18 2 6



4 0 16 8 32 6 4 60 12 10 0 88 18 6 8

5 1 0 10 33 6 17 6 61 12 14 2 89 18 10 10



6 1 5 0 34 1 8 62 12 18 4 90 18 15 0

7 9 2 35 7 10 63 13 2 6 91 18 19 2





8 13 36 10 0 64 13 6 8 92 19 3 4

9 17 6 37 7 14 65 13 10 10 93 19 7 6





10 2 1 8 38 7 18 4 66 13 15 0 94 19 11 8




11 10 39 8 6 67 13 19 2 95 19 15 10


12 10 0 40 ୫ 8 68 14 3 96 20 0 0


13 14 2 41 8 10 10 69 14 7 6 97 20 4 2


14 2 18 4 42 8 15 0 70 14 11 8 93 20 8 4


15 3 2 6 43 8 19 71 14 15 10 99 20 12 6

16 3 6 8 44 9 3 4 72 15 0 0 100 20 16 8

17 3 10 10 45 9 7 6 73 15 4 2 200 41 13 4

18 3 15 0 46 9 11 8 74 15 8 4 300 62 10 0


19 3 19 2 47 9 15 10 75 15 12 6 400 83 6 8


20 4 3 4 48 10 0 0 76 15 16 8 500 104 3 4


21 4 7 6 49 10 4 77 16 0 10 600 125 0 0


4 11 8 50 10 4 16 5


22 78 0 700 145 16 8

23 4 15 10 51 10 12 6 79 16 9 2 800 166 13 4



24 0 52 10 16 8 80 16 13 4 900 187 10 0


25 4 2 53 11 0 10 81 16 17 6 1,000 208 6 8




26 8 4 54 11 5 0 82 17 1 8 5,000 1,041 13 4


27 12 6 55 11 2 83 17 5 10 10,000 2,083 6 8


28 5 16 8 56 11 13 4 84 17 10 0 100,000 20,833 6 8



Dirs. Rps. Mace Cash Dlrs.' Rps. Mace Cash Dlrs. Rps. Mace Cash Dirs. Rps. Mace Cash

11/08 36 27 614 60 56 1274 12 85 193 96


1 72 28 63 722 57 1291 24 86 1954 1 8




11 8 29 65 84 58 1312 36 87 1971 1 20

+ -

96 59 134 48 88 200


12 30 68

2 42 24 31701 1 8 60 1361 60 89 2024 12

3 69249 36 32721 1 20 61 138 72 90 2041 24

4 9 48 33 75 62 1408 84 91 2063 36

511 60 34 771 12 63 143 96 92 209 48

6 13 72 35 79 24 64 1451 1 8 93 2114 60

7 15 84 36 812 36 65 1474 20 94 2134 72


18 96 37 84 48 66 150 95 215 84

9 20 8 38 86 60 67 1521 12 96 218 96


10 221 1 20 39 88 72 68 154 24 97 2204 1

11 25 40 90 84 69 156 36 98 2224 1 20

12 27 12 41 93 96 70 159 48 99 225

13 29 24 42 95 1 8 71 1614 GO 100 227 12

14 31 36 43 97 1 20 72 1631 72 200 4544 24

15 34 48 44 100 73 165 84 300 6813 36

16 36 60 45 1024 12 74 168 96 400 909 48

17 38 72 46 104 24 75 1701 1 8 500 1,1361 GO

18 40 84 47 106 36 76 1721/ 1 20 600 1,363 72

19 43 96 48 109 48 77 175 700 1,590 84


20 45 1 49 11114 60 78 1771 12 800 1,818 96

21 47 1 20 50 113 72 79 1791 24 900 2,0451 1 8

22 50 51 115 84 80 1813 36 1,000 2,272 1 20

23 524 12 52 118 96 81 184 48 5,000 11,363 72

24 54 24 53 120 1 8 82 1861 60 0.00022,727 12

25 56 36 54 122 20 83 1884 72 100,000 227,272 20

26 59 48 55 125 84 1903 84



R £ S. d. S. d. R S. d. Ꭱ £ S. d.

R £



4 0 0 54 31 2 16 10 64 5 4 97 8 17 10




14 11 32 2 18 8 65 5 19 2 98 8 19




0 4. 33 3 0 6 66 6 99 9 6


1 0 1 10 34 3 2 4 67 6 10 100 9 3 4



2 0 8 35 3 4 2 68 6 4 8 200 18 6 8




3 0 6 36 3 7 6 0 69 6 6 6 300 27 10 0

4 0 7 4 37 3 10 70 6 8 4 400 36 13 4



5 0 38 3 9 71 6 10 2 500 45 16 8




6 0 11 0 39 3 11 6 72 6 12 0 600 55 0




7 0 12 10 40 13 4 73 6 13 10 700 64 3 4




8 0 14 8 41 2 74 6 15 8 800 73 6 8

9 0 16 6 42 3 17 0 75 17 6 900 82 10 0


10 0 18 4 43 18 10 76 6 19 4 1,000 91 13 4


11 2 44 4 0 8 77 2 2,000 183 8




12 0 45 4 6 78 7 3 0 3,000 275 0 0


13 3 10 46 4 4 79 7 4 10 4,000 366 13 4




14 8 47 4 80 7 6 8 5,000 458 6 8

15 1 7 6 48 4 81 7 8 6 6,000 550 0 0

16 9 4 49 4 9 10 82 7 10 4 7,000 641 13 4


17 1 11 2 50 4 11 8 83 7 12 2 8,000 733 6 8


18 1 13 0 51 13 6 84 7 14 0 9,000 825 0 0

19 1 14 10 52 4 15 4 85 7 15 10 13 4

10,000 | 916


20 1 16 8 53 17 2 86 17 8 11,000 1,008 6 8


212 1 18 6 54 19 0 87 7 19 6 12,000 1,100 0 0






2 0 4 1


55 0 10 88 8 4 13,000 1,191 13 4


2 2 2 56 5 2 89 8 3 2 14,000 1,283 6 8

co co .co8



24 2 4 0 57 5 4 6 90 8 15,000 1,375 0 0


25 2 5 10 58 6 4 91 6 10 16,000 1,466 13 4






26 2 7 8 59 5 8 2 92 8 17,000 1,558 6

27 2 9 6 60 5 10 0 93 8 10 6 18,000 1,650 0 0



28 2 11 4 61 5 11 10 94 8 4 19,000 1,741 13 4





2 13 2 62 5 13 95 8 14 2 20,000 1,833 6 8

30 15 0 63 5 15 6 96 8 16 0 100,000 9,166 13 4




The Gold Mohur Coined 1st September, 1845, is £ 1 9/2 Sterling- Spanish, Mexican, or South

American Dollar 4/2 Sterling- Co.'s Rupee 1/10 Sterling- 288 Cash 1/0 Sterling.

PARTICULARS of an Assay of sundry Foreign Coins by the Shroff, or Native

Banking House,"廣 恒 Kwanghang, which took place at the Spanish Factory

(Messers Turner & Co's. Hong) Canton, on the day and in the presence of the persons

hereinafter specified.

ཙྩ ༔ ཚུ


1. Twenty New Rupees weighed before being melted,.. 6 2


Weighed after being melted, remelted, and cast into a shoe of

pure sycee silver,…………………… 5 6 5 0

Loss of weight ,……….. 0 5 3




Thus 100 Taels of Rupees, are equal to pure sycee,. 91 5

Making a difference per centum of,…………… 8 5

And in order to pay 100 Taels of pure sycee in Rupees, it would

be necessary to pay,.. 109 7 9 0



2. Five New Peruvian Dollars weighed before being melted,. 0


After being melted, remelted, &c., as above,……………. 2 0

Loss of weight,...………………. 0 3

Thus 100 Taels of Peruvian Dollars are equal to pure sycee,..... 89 7 2 25

Making a difference per centum of,……………………….. 10 2 7 71


And in order to pay 100 Taels of pure sycee in Peruvian Dollars,

it would be necessary to pay,.. 111 4 5 5

3. Five New Mexican Dollars, weighed before being melted,....





5 5

After being melted, remelted, &c, as above,..... 5 3

Loss of weight,..........



0 3 8 0

Thus 100 Taels Mexican Dollars are equal to pure sycee,…….



89 3

Making a difference per centum of,…………. 10 6

And in order to pay 100 Taels of pure sycee in Mexican Dollars,

it would be necessary to pay,……………………. 111 9 0


4. Five New Bolivian Dollars weighed before being melted,... 0


After being melted , remelted, &c., as a above,....... 1 0

Loss of weight,.………………………. 0 3 9 0

Thus 100 Taels of Bolivian Dollars are equal to pure sycee,......



89 1

Making a difference per centum of,……………………. 10 8

And in order to pay 100 Taels of pure sycee in Bolivian Dollars,

it would be necessary to pay,………. 112 1 5 0



♡d ad3

5. Five New Chilian Dollars weighed before being melted,.. 3 5 9 5

After being melted, remelted, &c., as above,.. 9 5

Loss of weight,. 0 4 0 0

Thus 100 Taels of Chilian Dollars are equal to pure sycee,...


88 8 0

Making a differeuce per centum of, 11 3 0

And in order to pay 100 Taels of pure sycee in Chilian Dollars

it would be necessary to pay,... 112 5 2 0


6. Five Dollars in Broken Money (such as is paid away at Canton

by weight and called by the Chinese yin)

碎銀 suy



0 0


weighed before being melted,.....


After being melted, remelted, &c., as above,……………….. 0

Loss of weight,.….

………. 04 2



Thus 100 Taels of Broken Silver are equal to pure sycee,.... 88 4

Making a difference per centum of,……………… 11

And in order to pay 100 Taels of pure sycee in Broken Dollars,

it would be necessary to pay,…………. 113 2 0 7

Most necessary to be borne in mind.

N. B. 1. These monies were weighed by the Shroff's' weights, and the Hoppo's weights

are 4 mace 5 cans. per 100 taels, or per cent heavier very nearly.

2. In addition to the above, which merely shews the difference between the money

and pure silver, will be the expense of melting, remelting, &c., &c., It. 2m.

per 100 Taels or 1 per cent.

Taoukwàng, 23d year 6th moon and 16th days, ( 13th of July 1843.)

In the presence of

Tseen Yenee, an officer of the 5th Rank, attached to the Im-

錢燕 貽

Hea Wanhway, Trea-

perial Commisioner, 耆英Keying,厦 文匯

surer to the grand Hoppo of Canton,文豐 Wan Fung.

Cap. G. BALFour.


Assist. Trans. and Interpreter, to H, M's. Comm. in China














ounce b, setter


mRate ust

Rate on Rate on a












a,in of

a Letter Newspaper









S. d.



.case +shis


3 2 Letter Rate





of 4d

in 8the


Portugal 2 7 99

Madeira 2 7 99

The Azores 2 7 99

The Canary Islands 2 8

Brazil 3 7

Buenos Ayres and Monte Video 3 5 99

nd the scale

United States of America ... 2 0 99

Panama, Chili, Peru, and Honduras 2 29


Foreign West Indies, viz., Guadaloupe, Martinique, Hayti,





Porto Rico, St Croix, St Eustatius, St Martin, and 99





St Thomas ... 99

105 10∞


Mexico, New Granada, and Cuba ... ... ... 99

Venezuela ... ... ... Free

Austria and the Austrian Dominions


Sardinia and Southern Italy British 1 5 1 10

Foreign 99


Gibraltar ... ... 2 0

Malta, Alexandria, and the Ionian Islands ...



Canada, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova

Scotia, (Port and Town of Halifax excepted) 2 2 Free

Newfoundland, Bermuda, and Port and Town of Halifax in

2 0



Nova Scotia ... ...

British West Indies, viz., Antigua, Barbadoes , Bahamas,


Demerara, Dominica, Essequibo, Granada, Mont-

serrat, Nevis, St Lucia, St Kitts, St Vincent, 2 0

Tobago, Tortola, Trinidad, and the Port and Town

of Kingston, in Jamaica ... ...


Jamaica, (Port and Town of Kingston excepted) and Berbice 2 2



Heligoland 2 0 39


Hamburg, Lubec, and the Duchy of Oldenburg 1 6 Letter Rate

Bremen ... 1 8 99

Holland 2 Free


Denmark, Russia, Prussia, Baden, Wurtemberg, and Bavaria 2 8 Letter Rate

Belgium+... ... ... 2 0 Free

France ... ... British § 1 5 1 10 ‫وو‬



Hanover, and the Duchy of Brunswick ... 1 9 ld.







Charge upon a Letter not exceeding Ounce... 1 0 Free

Do. do. do. 1 Ounce ... 2 0 99


. ide


(And so on in proportion, according to weight.)









December, 1845.



(From the Friend of China. )

The Governor of the Province of Macao, Timor, and Solor in Council directs the

following :-

Whereas it is expedient, by virtue of the Act No. 362 of the Competent Ministry

dated the 20th of November last, that the Decree of the same date should be published

for general information ; be it known that this Royal Determination shall be in full vigor

and operation from the 1st of April next, according to the 2d article of the same Decree ;

and that the Table, Regulations, and Instructions therein contained, for the more easy and

regular performance of its enactments, shall be published in proper anticipation. The

Authorities to whom the knowledge thereof may relate, have it thus so understood and



Government Office, Macao, 28th Feb., 1846.

Decree to which the above Notification refers.

The opening of some of the Ports of the Empire of China to the commerce and

navigation of all Nations, having put a stop to the propitious circumstances which

favoured the Commerce of the city of Macao, notwithstanding the restrictions imposed

thereon, and it being of rigorous necessity, in consequence of the altered circumstances in

which that event has placed the said city, to devise means by which the restrictive

system hitherto followed may be modified, and, by making use of the advantageous

geographical position of that city, its Commerce may be cherished and developed ; I

hereby, availing myself of the authority conferred by the 1st article of the law of 2d

May 1843, and having heard the Council of Ministers and that of the State, Decree

the following,-

Art. 1st. The ports of the city of Macao, both the inner of the River, and the outer of

the Typa, and of the Roads, are declared Free Ports to the Commerce of all Nations, and

therein shall be admitted for consumption, deposit, and re-exportation, every article of

Merchandize and Commerce of whatever nature they may be.

Art. 2d. All the articles and merchandize imported into the said port, under any flag,

are to become quite free of entry duties Thirty days after this Decree is made public in

the city of Macao.

Art. 3d. The importation of cannon,—projectiles—incendiary mixtures,—gunpowder,

-tobacco of any quality,-snuff,-soap,—and orchell weed, are however absolutely pro-


Art. 4th. The importation ofthe following articles of Portuguese production and industry,

shall only be admitted in Portuguese Vessels proceeding from Portuguese Ports, for the

purpose of enjoying exemption from duties, viz : Arms and fire-arms,-Betelnut,-

Towelings, Muslins,-Hats of every description,-Olive oil,-Cocoanut, and Palm oil,—

Bacon,-ready made Clothes and Shoes,-Linen cloth,-Salt,—Medicines,-Sandal wood,

-Spirits of Wine and of Cocoanut juice,-Wines, Liqueurs, and Vinegars of wine and of

Cocoanut juice.

Art. 5th. The same articles mentioned in the preceding article, whether of Portuguese

or foreign production or industry, may be imported by Portuguese or foreign Vessels, from

foreign ports, upon paying 20 per cent ad valorem.

Art. 6th. The said article, though excepted from the general inımunity for consumption,

may however be received into depot at the city of Macao, under condition of being

re-exported within the term of one year, with those cautions and guarantees usual in such

cases, by paying only one per cent ad valorem of deposit and wharfage, besides the

warehouse rent and Coolie labour.

§ Note. All the articles received in deposit, not being re-exported within the term of

one year, shall be subject to payment of the consumption duty stated in article 5th.

Art. 7th. Every other article which is admitted free for consumption or re-exportation,

shall only be subject to the payment of Coolie hire, according to a table of rates to be fixed

by the Governor in Council, after hearing the Director of the Custom- house, and which

rates are not to exceed the prices heretofore established.


Art. 8th. The goods mentioned in the 4th, 5th, and 6th articles, shall be received into

the Government Warehouses, to be subject to the overseeing of the Custom-house until

they are cleared. As to every other article comprised in the generality of the privilege, it

will be free to the Proprietors to store them in the Custom-house Warehouses, or in

private ones, as may be most convenient to them.

Art. 9th. For the payment of Ware-house rent, there shall be also a table fixed by the

Governor in Council, after hearing the Director of the Customhouse, regulating it as much

as possible by what it is customary to pay for private warehouses.

Art. 10th. To facilitate the landing of more bulky articles of merchandise, the Govern-

ment shall cause Cranes to be set up on the most convenient localities, or the most fre-

quented Wharfs ; and the Governor in Council shall determine the rates to be paid for the

use of them.

Art. 11th. The Governor in Council is also authorized, after obtaining the necessary

information, to establish a Table of Anchorage, calculated on such a moderate Scale, that

the port expenses which Ships will have to pay in Macao may invite both the national

and foreign Commerce.

Art. 12th. Every Act contrary to the tenor of the present Decree, is hereby repealed.

The Counsellor of State, Minister Extraordinary, and Secretary of State for the Marine

and Ultramarine Commerce, are to take the proper steps for having this understood and

carried into effect.

Court of Belem, 20th November, 1845 .



True Copy,




By His Excellency Sir JOHN FRANCIS DAVIS, Baronet, Governor and Comman-

der-in-Chief ofthe Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, Her Majesty's Plenipo-

tentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the

advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

Title. An Ordinance for thefurther Regulation of the Harbour of Hongkong, and to

repeal Ordinance No. 19 of 1844.

[6th October, 1845. ]

I. WHEREAS by a certain Ordinance made and passed on the 26th day of November,

Preamble. in the Year of Our Lord 1844, intituled " An Ordinance for the better

regulation of the Harbour and surrounding Waters of the Island of Hongkong," it was

provided, That it should be lawful for the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of

the Executive Council thereof, to publish and declare Laws and Rules for the Regulation

of the said Harbour ; And whereas certain Regulations were made thereunder, and duly

published in pursuance thereof ; And whereas it is deemed advisable that such regulations

should be the subject matter of Legislative Enactment, and that the aforesaid Ordinance

should be repealed : Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Governor of Hongkong,

with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That the said Ordinance No. 19 of

1844 shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

II. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Masters and others in charge of

Masters ofMer- Merchant Vessels, shall hoist their Numbers on entering the Port of

chant Vessels to Victoria, on demand being made from the Harbour-Master's Office by

hoisttheir Signals the usual signal for that purpose.

on entering the

Port of Victoria.

III. And be it further enacted, That all such Masters and other persons shall, within

Shall on arrival Twenty-four Hours of their arrival at the said Port, report themselves

produce or deli- at the Harbour-Master's Office, and produce Ship's Articles, List of

ver certain docu- Passengers, and Manifest of Cargo, and deposit the Ship's Register, and

ments. a true copy of the said Manifest if required, under a penalty not

exceeding Two Hundred Dollars, on refusal or neglect of the Master or other person in

charge so to do.

IV. And it is hereby further enacted and ordained, That in the event of the Death of

And report to any of the Crew, Passengers, or other persons occurring on board any

the Harbour-Mas- Merchant Vessel whilst in the Port, or in case of the Desertion or

ter all Deaths or Removal of any of the Crew, the Master or other person in charge of

Desertions occur- such Vessel shall forthwith report the same in writing to the Harbour-

ring on board. Master, under a penalty of Twenty-five Dollars for every Death,

Desertion, or Removal which he shall so neglect to report.

V. And it is hereby enacted and ordained, That no Master or other person shall

No Seaman to wilfully or negligently leave behind him in this Colony any Seaman

be left behind brought to it on board his Vessel, unless on a Certificate from the

without Certifi- Harbour- Master or other person appointed to grant the same ; and if

cate of Harbour- any Seaman shall wilfully or negligently remain in the Colony after

Master. the departure of the Vessel which brought him to it, without permis-

sion of the Harbour-Master or other person appointed to grant the same, such Seaman

shall, on conviction before the Marine Magistrate, forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding

Twenty-five Dollars, or in default of payment thereof, be liable to arrest as a vagrant,

and be dealt with accordingly.

VI. And it is hereby further enacted and ordained, That all Seamen permitted to land

Merchant Sea- from Merchant Vessels on liberty, are to be furnished with a Ticket of

men coming on Leave, under the hand of the Master or person in charge ofthe Vessel

shore to be fur- to which such Seaman may belong, in default of which they shall be

nished with Ticket liable to the penalties imposed by Ordinance No. 18 of 1844 :

in Leave, cases.

of certain except Provided always, that this regulation is not to be considered applicable

to men who may come on shore for a time not exceeding Six Hours

on duty or business.


VII. And it is hereby further enacted and ordained , That every such Master or

Provisions for other person in charge of a Merchant Vessel arriving at the said Port,

the Berthing of shall take up the Berth pointed out by the Harbour-Master, and shall

Vessels in the not remove from it to take up any other Berth without his permission,

Harbour. except in case of necessity, under a penalty of One Hundred Dollars ;

and he shall also remove his Vessel to any new Berth pointed out by the Harbour-

Master, under a fine of Twenty Dollars for every hour that the Vessel shall remain in her

old Berth after a notice, demand, or order to shift by the Harbour-Master shall have

been given on board of her.

VIII. And it is hereby further enacted and ordained, That all Masters or other

Management of persons in charge of Vessels are immediately to strike their Top-gallant

Vessels according Yards and Masts, to have their Jib and Spanker Booms rigged close

to directions ofthe in, and moor, or clear hawse when called upon by the Harbour- Master

Harbour-Master. to do so, and are generally to follow such directions as the state of the

weather, the crowded condition of the Port, or other circumstances may render necessary

or expedient in the judgment of the Harbour- Master, with a view to the safety of the

whole shipping ; and any Master or other persons in charge of Vessels disobeying or

neglecting this regulation, will subject themselves to a fine not exceeding Two Hundred

Dollars : Provided, however, that all Transports entitled to carry pendants shall be

always berthed by their own Agents ; and the Harbour-Master shall make application to

the Senior Naval Officer on the spot, respecting any movement connected with such

transport that he may judge necessary for the general safety ofthe shipping in the said Port.

IX. And it is hereby enacted and ordained, That all Masters or other persons in charge

Masters to give of Vessels about to proceed to Sea, shall and are hereby required to give

notice of the in- notice thereof in writing to the Harbour-Master, and hoist a Blue Peter

tended departure at least Twenty-four Hours before the time of intended departure, under

oftheirVessels. a penalty not exceeding Fifty Dollars, unless the Harbour-Master shall

think fit from a sufficient cause to dispense with the observance of this regulation ; and it

is hereby declared, that no Vessel will be allowed to depart, if the Master or other person

in charge of it shall not have previously paid any fines or expenses awarded or incurred

for breach of these regulations.

X. And it is hereby enacted and ordained, That the Harbour-Master of the said Port

Harbour-Mas- shall henceforth furnish to all Ships Port Clearances or Certificates,

ter to furnish agreeable to a form to be deposited in his Office, and shall likewise

Port Clearances. attest their Manifests, (duplicates whereof are to be left with the said

Harbour-Master) ; and every Vessel neglecting to obtain these Papers previous to her

departure, will do so at her own risk of being detained at Sea or in other Ports for want

of her proper Papers.

XI. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all Passage- Boats, Lorchas, or other

Passage-Boats small Vessels, plying between Hongkong and Macao or Canton, shall

togivetwo Hours' and are hereby required to make known their intended departure two

notice oftheir in- Hours before they start by hoisting a Blue Peter.

tended departure.

XII. And be it enacted and ordained, That Seamen or other persons dying on board

No dead Bodies any Ship, shall not be thrown overboard within the limits of the said

or Ballast to be port, under a penalty of Twenty-five Dollars, to be paid by the Master

cast into the Har- or other person in charge of the vessel on board of which such Seaman

bour, or other person died : And that no such Masters or other persons in

charge of vessels, boats, or any other craft, shall throw overboard any stone or other

ballast within the limits of the said Port, under a penalty not exceeding Two Hundred

Dollars, to be paid by the master or other person in charge thereof, without having pre-

viously obtained leave in writing from the Harbour- Master for that purpose.

XIII. And it is hereby enacted and ordained, That except in self-defence, no musket

Provisions as to or small arm of any description, shall be discharged within the limits of

the discharge of the said Harbour from any Merchant vessel or boat, between the hours

guns andfire-arms of 6 P. M. and gun-fire in the morning ; neither shall any great gun be

within the Har- discharged at any time from any Merchant Vessel or boat within the

bour. limits of the said Harbour, nor any musket or other small arm loaded

with ball or shot, under a penalty not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars.

XIV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That the limits of the Harbour of

Harbour Limits Victoria are hereby declared to be defined for the purposes of this

defined. Ordinance, as follows, " On the West by a straight line drawn from the

westernmost point of Hongkong to the westernmost point of Stone Cutters' Island, con-

tinued to the Mainland of China ; on the East by a straight line drawn from Burn's

Point to the nearest part of the Mainland of China, and to include all the Waters com-

prehended between these two lines."


XV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That no boat shall move about the

Regulations as Harbour between the hour of 9 P. M. and gun-fire in the morning,

to boats moving under a penalty not exceeding Fifty Dollars, except as hereinafter pro-

about the Har- vided for, or unless furnished with a Pass from the Harbour- Master.

bour during night That is to say, The Harbour-Master is hereby empowered to grant

time, and with re- Licenses for Twenty Boats to ply for hire within the Harbour till the


ing those ply-

hour of 12 o'clock night, the fare after 9 P. M. to be one Rupee per

trip or per hour, at the option of the person hiring the Boat ; and the

person obtaining such License shall enter into a Bond together with a good Surety, in

a Penalty of One Hundred Dollars, conditioned for the observance of all Harbour Regula-

tions : And that every Licensed Boat shall after 9 P. M. carry a lantern in a conspicuous

place, with the number of the License painted on it in large characters ; and if the person

in charge of the Boat demands more than his fare, or uses abusive language to passengers,

or neglects to carry a light as required, or refuses without sufficient cause to take a pas-

senger at the fare hereby established, the party offending, or in his absence, the person to

whom the License for the Boat was granted, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding

Twenty-five Dollars, and on conviction of the third offence against these Regulations, the

License shall be forfeited, and the penalty in the bond enforced against him or his surety :

Provided always, that boats kept by private persons, and not plying for hire, shall be

permitted to move about the Harbour at any time with a European or American on board,

or without such European or American, provided they have a pass for the night signed by

the Owner ; and that all Boats, whether private or not, may and shall be subject to be

stopped and examined by the Guard Boats ; and if the person in charge of any boat does

not heave to on being hailed by a Guard Boat, or uses abusive language to the Officer or

persons on board of her in the execution of their duty, he shall be liable to be detained in

custody until he can be brought before a Magistrate, and on conviction be liable to a fine

not exceeding Twenty-five Dollars.

XVI. And be it further enacted and ordained, That where no Penalty is attached by

Cases arising un- this Ordinance for the breach or infringement of any provisions therein

der this Ordinance contained , the penalty in such cases shall be a sum in the discretion of

to be tried by the the presiding Magistrate, not exceeding Twenty-five Dollars ; and that

Marine Magistra-

te, who shall have all cases occurring under such Ordinance shall be tried by, and adjudi-

power to enforce cated upon before the Marine Magistrate for the time being, to whom

penalties by impri- it shall be lawful, on conviction, to enforce payment of all or any ofthe

sonment for a pe- foregoing penalties when necessary, by imprisonment for a period not

riod not exceed exceeding one calendar month.

ing one calendar



Governor, &c. &c.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 6th day of October, 1845.


Clerk ofCouncils.


By His Excellency Sir JOHN FRANCIS DAVIS,

Baronet, Governor and Commander-in- Chief of the Colony

of Hongkong and its Dependencies, Her Majesty's Plenipo-

tentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British

Subjects in China, with the advice of the Legislative Council

of Hongkong.


ENTITLED, " AN ORDINANCEe for the preservation of Good




[28th December, 1845.]

Preamble. I. WHEREAS it is expedient to repeal Ordinance No. 5

of 1844, entitled, " An Ordinance for the preservation of

Good Order and Cleanliness within the Colony of Hongkong

Ordinance and its Dependencies," and to make other provisions in lieu

No. 5 of 1844 thereof: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Ex-

repealed. cellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the

Legislative Council thereof, that from and after the passing

of this Ordinance the said recited Ordinance shall be, and

the same is hereby repealed .

Prohibiting II. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

nuisances in person shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Five Pounds,

ho roughfares. who, within the Colony of Hongkong, shall, in any thorough-

fare or public place, or adjacent thereto, commit any of the

ollowing offences ; that is to say :—

1. Every person who shall throw or lay, or cause, or

knowingly permit to be thrown or laid, any carrion , dirt,

soil, straw, or dung, or any other filth , rubbish , or noisome

or offensive matter whatsoever, on any of the roads,

streets, ways, or public passages, or into any well, stream,

or watercourse, ford, or reservoir for water, any of the

drains or sewers made or to be made within the said

Colony ; or shall permit or suffer any such noisome or

offensive substance as aforesaid to remain exposed in any

drain, sewer, or elsewhere, opposite to, or within the

immediate neighbourhood of his house, or shall allow any

accumulation of filth or offensive substances within the

premises occupied by him, to the annoyance of the in-

habitants or passengers, or shall in any manner defile

or pollute any well, or stream, or watercourse used by

any of the inhabitants of the town of Victoria, or for the

supplying with water of ships resorting to the harbour

of the said Colony.

2. Every person who shall commit any nuisance in the

neighbourhood of any house or place of public passage.

3. Every person who shall set out or leave, or cause

to be set out or left, any scaffolding, bricks, lime, barrels,

bales or cases of merchandise, or any other matter or thing

which shall or may obstruct, incommode, or endanger any

person or carriage in any public road or thoroughfare.


4. Every person who shall expose any thing for sale

in or upon, or so as to hang over any carriage-way or

foot-way, or on the outside of any house or shop, or who

shall set up, or continue any pole, blind, awning, line, or

any other projection from any window, parapet, or other

part of any house, shop , or other building, so as to cause

any annoyance or obstruction in any thoroughfare.

5. Every person who shall encroach on any public

way or Crown land, by erecting any building, either on,

or projecting over the same, or shall construct any spout

which shall project the rain water thereon.

6. Every occupier or owner of any house, building, or

other erection who shall neglect to repair or remove the

same when in a ruinous or unsafe state, and which shall

or may endanger the passengers in any thoroughfare.

7. Every person who shall ride or drive on any foot-

path without obvious necessity ; or shall ride or drive in

a furious manner, or so as to endanger the life or limb of

any person, or to the common danger of the passengers

in any public road or thoroughfare ; or who, passing or

meeting another horse or carriage, shall not keep to the

customary side of the road .

8. Every person who shall lead or ride any horse or

other animal, or draw or drive any cart or carriage,

sledge, truck, or barrow upon any footway, or fasten any

horse or other animal so that it can stand across or upon

any footway, or shall turn loose any horse or cattle upon

the public road or thoroughfare.

9. Every person who shall, in any thoroughfare or

public place, to the annoyance of the inhabitants or pas-

sengers, kill or slaughter, or expose for show or sale,

(except in a market lawfully appointed for that purpose)

or feed or fodder any horse or other animal, or shoe,

bleed, or farry any horse or animal ( except in cases of

accident), or turn loose, clean, dress, exercise, train, or

break any horse or animal, or clean, make, or repair any

part of any cart or carriage, except in cases of accident

where repair on the spot is necessary.

10. Every person who shall keep any dog accustomed

to annoy passengers by barking or otherwise, or suffer

to be at large any unmuzzled ferocious dog or other

animal belonging to him, or set on or urge any dog or

other animal to attack, worry, or put in fear any person,

horse, or other animal.

11. Every person who, upon any public footway, shall

roll or carry any barrel, cask, butt, or other thing calculat-

ed to annoy or incommode the passengers thereon, ex-

cept for the purpose of housing them or of loading any

cart or carriage on the other side of the footway.

12. Every person who in, near, or adjoining any public

road or thoroughfare, shall wantonly or unnecessarily

blow any horn, beat any gong or drum, or make any

other noise calculated to annoy or alarm any person, or

to frighten any horse or other animal : Provided

always that nothing herein contained shall be construed

and extend to any religious procession or festival, for

the due celebration of which the consent of the Chief

Magistrate of Police has been obtained.

13. Every person who shall wantonly discharge any

fire-arms, or throw or discharge any stone or other

missile, or make any bonfire, or throw or set fire to any

firework, to the damage or danger of any person.


14. Every person who shall wilfully and wantonly

disturb any inhabitant by pulling or ringing any door-

bell, or by knocking or striking at any door without

lawful excuse, or who shall wilfully and unlawfully ex-

tinguish the light of any lamp.

15. Every person who shall play at any game or pas-

time to the annoyance of the inhabitants or passengers.

16. Every person who shall play at any game in any

public passage or road so as to obstruct the same, or

create a noisy assembly therein.

17. Every person who shall beg, or expose any sore

or infirmity to view for the purpose of exciting com-

passion and obtaining alms, or shall lewdly or indecently

expose his person by bathing or otherwise near any

public road or dwelling- house.

And it shall be lawful for any constable belonging to

the Police Force to take into custody without warrant

any person who shall commit any such offence within

view of any such constable ; or if such offence shall not

have been committed within view of such constable, then

upon the complaint of the party who shall have been

injured or annoyed by, or been witness to, the commission

of any such offence ; and in the absence of any such

constable, it shall be lawful for the party so injured or

annoyed, or who shall have seen the offence committed,

to seize and detain the offender until he can be given into

the custody of such constable, or until he can be taken

before a Magistrate.

Prohibiting III. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

other nuisances, person who shall within the said Colony be guilty of any of

&c. the following offences shall be liable to a penalty not exceed-

ing Five Pounds :

1. Every person who shall erect any shed or house of

matting or other inflammable material so as in case of

fire to endanger any neighbouring building.

2. Every person who, without the consent of the

owner or occupier, shall affix any Posting-bill or other

paper against or upon any building, wall, fence, or pale,

or write upon, soil, deface, or mark any such building,

wall, fence, or pale with chalk or paint, or in any other

way whatsoever, or wilfully break, destroy, or damage

any part of any such building, wall, fence, or pale, or any

fixture or appendage thereunto.

3. Every person employed as a domestic servant who

shall neglect or without just cause absent himself from

his duty without the leave of his employer, or shall leave

his employer's service without giving reasonable notice

to the said employer, or shall wilfully disobey his em-

ployer's lawful and reasonable orders, or use any abusive

or insulting language or behaviour to his employer, or

be guilty of riotous and disorderly conduct.

4. Every person who shall neglect to affix to his house,

and keep alight during the night, such lamp or lanthorn

as may be required and approved of by the Superintendent

of Police.

5. Every person who shall keep a house or other

building for the occupation or resort of public prostitutes,

to the annoyance of any person inhabiting or residing

near thereto.

6. All persons assembling together in the night time

without lawful excuse ; and every person seeing any such

illegal assemblage, or knowing, or having reason to


suspect that such assemblage had taken place or was

about to take place, who shall not give immediate

notice thereof to the nearest guard house or police

station, or to some constable belonging to the Police


7. Every person employed as a private guard or watch-

man who shall sleep on his post, or be negligent, remiss,

or cowardly in the execution of his duty.

8. Every owner, headman, or other person in charge of

any boat which shall be found alongside of any public wharf

or landing place (unless while taking on board or landing

passengers or cargo, ) or lying off the same so as to pre-

vent the free access of other boats thereto, and the owner,

headman, or other person in charge of any boat which

shall be moored or at anchor at a distance of less

than one hundred and fifty yards from low water mark,

between the hours of 9 o'clock at night and gunfire in

the morning : Provided always, that nothing herein con-

tained shall be construed to extend to any boat moored

or at anchor alongside of any private wharf with the

consent of the owner thereof.

9. Every person who shall cast or throw any ballast,

rubbish, or other substance, either from the shore or from

any vessel, into the harbour of the said Colony, so as to

create a nuisance or obstruction therein, or shall neglect

within a reasonable time to remove any sunken vessel

in the said harbour belonging to him or in his charge or


10. Every person who shall wantonly or cruelly

mutilate or otherwise ill-use any horse, mule, dog, or

other animal.

And it shall be lawful for any Constable belonging to

the Police force to take into custody without warrant any

person who shall commit any such offence within view

of any such Constable ; or if such offence shall not have

been committed within view of such Constable, then upon

the complaint of the party who shall have been injured or

annoyed by, or been witness tothe commission of any such

offence ; and in the absence of any such Constable it shall

be lawful for the party so injured or annoyed, or who

shall have seen the offence committed, to seize and

detain the offender until he can be given into the

custody of such Constable, or until he can be taken

before a Magistrate.

IV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That it shall Dogs mad or

be lawful for any Constable belonging to the Police-force to straying, &c.

destroy any Dog or other animal reasonably suspected to be

in a rabid state, or which has been bitten by any dog or ani-

mal reasonably suspected to be in a rabid state and the

owner of any such dog or animal who shall permit the same

to go at large after having information or reasonable ground

for believing it to be in a rabid state, or to have been bitten

by any dog or other animal in a rabid state, shall be liable to a

penalty of not more than Ten Pounds : And it is hereby

further enacted and ordained, that it shall be lawful for any

Constable belonging to the Police force to destroy any dog

which shall be found straying or wandering about during the

day time without any owner, and not wearing a collar with

the name and residence of the owner inscribed thereon ; and

such constable is hereby further authorised to destroy any dog

which shall be found straying or wandering about between

the hours of ten o'clock at night and gunfire in the morning.


Cannon &c. V. And be it further enacted and ordained , That no person

not to be fired other than persons acting in obedience to lawful authority,

near dwelling- shall discharge any cannon or other fire-arm of greater calibre

houses. than a common fowling-piece within three hundred yards of

any dwelling house within the said Colony to the annoyance

of any inhabitant thereof ; and every person who, after being

warned of the annoyance by any inhabitant, shall discharge

any such fire-arm, shall be liable to a penalty of not more

than Ten Pounds.

Prohibiting VI. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

Offences in the person who within the said Colony, or the harbour or waters

Colony or Har- thereof, shall commit any of the following offences, shall be

bour of Hong- liable to a Penalty not more than Ten Pounds, or in the discre-

kong. tion of the convicting Magistrate to be imprisoned for any

term not exceeding Fourteen Days.

1. Every person who shall knowingly take in ex-

change from any seaman or other person, not being the

owner or master of any vessel, anything belonging to any

vessel lying in the harbour or waters aforesaid, or any

part ofthe cargo of such vessel, or any stores or articles

in charge of the owner or master of any such vessel.

2. Every person who shall unlawfully cut, damage, or

destroy any of the ropes, cables, cordage, tackle, headfasts,

or other furniture of or belonging to any ship, boat, or

vessel lying in the Harbour or waters aforesaid, with

intent to steal or otherwise unlawfully obtain the same

or any part thereof.

3. Every person who for the purpose of preventing

the seizure or discovery of any materials, furniture,

stores, or merchandise belonging to or having been part of

the cargo ofany ship, boat, or vessel lying in the Harbour

or waters aforesaid, or of any other articles unlawfully

obtained from any such ship or vessel, shall wilfully let

fall or throw into the Harbour or waters aforesaid, or in

any other manner convey away from any ship, boat, or

vessel, wharf, quay, or landing place any such article, or

who shall be accessory to any such offence ; and it shall

be lawful for any Constable to take any such offender

into custody, and to seize and detain any boat in which

such person shall be found, or out of which any article

shall be so let fall, thrown, or conveyed away.

4. Every person who for the purpose of protecting or

preventing any thing whatsoever from being lawfully

seized within the said Colony or in the Harbour or waters

thereof, on suspicion of its being stolen or otherwise

unlawfully obtained, or of preventing the same from being

produced or made to serve as evidence concerning any

felony or misdemeanour committed or supposed to have

been committed within the said Colony or in the waters

thereof, shall frame or cause to be framed any Bill of

Parcels containing any false statement in regard to the

name or abode of any alleged vendor, the quantity or

quality ofany such thing, the place whence or the convey-

ance by which the same was furnished, the price agreed

upon or charged for the same, or any other particular,

knowing such statement to be false, or who shall frau-

dulently produce such Bill of Parcels, knowing the same

to have been fraudulently framed.

5. Every person who shall within the said Colony or

in the Harbour or waters thereof bore, pierce, break, cut

open, or otherwise injure any cask, box, or package

containing wine, spirits, or other liquors on board any


ship, boat, or vessel, or in or upon any warehouse, wharf,

quay, or bank, with intent feloniously to steal or other-

wise unlawfully obtain any part of the contents thereof,

or who shall unlawfully drink or wilfully spill or allow

to run to waste any part of the contents thereof.

6. Every person who shall within the said Colony or

in the Harbour or waters thereof wilfully cause to be

broken, pierced, started, cut, torn , or otherwise injured,

any cask, chest, bag, or other package containing any

goods while on board of any barge, lighter, or other craft,

lying in the Harbour or waters aforesaid, or any quay,

creek, wharf, or landing place adjacent to the same, or

on the way to or from any warehouse, with intent that

the contents of such package or any part thereof may be

spilled or dropped from such package. Superinten-

VII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That any

Superintendent or Inspector belonging to the Police-force dents and In-

shall have power by virtue of his office to enter at all times, board

spectors may


with such Constables as he shall think necessary, as well by

night as by day, into and upon every ship, boat, or other

vessel (not being then actually employed in Her Majesty's

service) lying in the Harbour or waters aforesaid, and into

every part of such vessel, for the purpose of inspecting and

upon occasion directing the conduct of any Constable who

may be stationed on board of any such vessel, and of inspect-

ing and observing the conduct of all other persons who shall

be employed on board of any such vessel in or about the

lading or unlading thereof, as the case may be, and for the

purpose of taking all such measures as may be necessary for

providing against fire or other accidents, and preserving

peace and good order on board of any such vessel, and for

the effectual prevention or detection of any felonies or misde-


VIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That it shall Superinten-

be lawful for every Superintendent, Inspector, or Sergeant dent, & c., hav-

belonging to the Police-force, having just cause to suspect ing just cause

that any Felony has been or is about to be committed in or on to suspect Fe-

board of any ship, boat, or other vessel lying in the Harbour lony, may enter

on board ves-

or waters aforesaid, to enter at all times, as well by night as sels , and take

by day, into and upon every such ship, boat, or other vessel, up suspected

and therein to take all necessary measures for the effectual persons .

prevention or detection of all Felonies which he has just

cause to suspect to have been or to be about to be committed

in or upon the Harbour or waters aforesaid, and to take into

custody all persons suspected of being concerned in such

Felonies, and also to take charge of all property so suspected

to be stolen.

IX. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every Removing

person who shall remove or carry away any stone or stake Landmarks.

driven into the ground as a Land-mark or for the purpose of

defining or marking the boundaries of any Lot or parcel of

ground, shall be liable to a Penalty of not more than Five

Pounds, or at the discretion of the convicting Magistrate to be

imprisoned for any time not exceeding Seven Days.

X. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every Wantonly

person who shall wilfully cut, break, damage, injure, or breaking or in-

destroy any Tree, Shrub, or Underwood,whether the property juring trees,fen-

of the Crown or of any private individual, or shall wilfully ces, &c.

damage, break or destroy any fence, or any wall, bridge, or

embankment, shall be liable to a Penalty of not more than Ten

Pounds, or in the discretion of the convicting Magistrate to

be imprisoned for any term not exceeding Fourteen Days.


Exposing for XI. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

sale unwhole person who shall expose or proffer for sale in any market or

some food, &c. elsewhere any liquor, meat, fish, vegetable, or other article of

food in a tainted, noxious, adulterated, or unwholesome state,

shall be liable to a penalty of not more than Five Pounds, or

in the discretion of the presiding Magistrate to be imprisoned

for any term not more than Seven Days.

Unlawfully XII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

possessing of person who shall have in his possession any spear, bludgeon,

fensive weapons or other offensive weapon, or any crowbar, picklock, skeleton


key, or other instrument fit for unlawful purposes, with in-

tent to use the same for any such unlawful purpose, or who

shall be unable to give a satisfactory account of his possession

thereof,shall beliable to a Penalty of not more than Ten Pounds

or in the discretion of the presiding Magistrate to be impri-

soned for any term not exceeding Fourteen Days.

Behaving riot- XIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

ously,orprovok- person who shall behave in a riotous, noisy, or disorderly

ing pe

th breach of manner, or shall use any profane or indecent language,

e ace.

or any threatening, abusive, or insulting words or beha-

viour with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, or

whereby a breach of the peace may be occasioned , shall be

liable to a Penalty of not more than Five Pounds, or in the dis-

cretion of the convicting Magistrate to be imprisoned for a

term not exceeding Seven Days.

Improperly XIV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

possessing the person, not being a Constable of the Police Force, who shall

arms or clothing have in his possession any article being part of the Clothing,

or assumingthe

character of a Accoutrements , or Appointments supplied to any such Con-

policeman, &c. stable, and who shall not be able satisfactorily to account for

his possession thereof, or who shall put on the Dress or take

the Name, Designation, or Character of any person appointed

as such Constable, for the purpose of thereby obtaining ad-

mission into any house or other place, or of doing or procuring

to be done any act which such person would not be entitled

to do or procure to be done of his own authority, or for any

other unlawful purpose, shall, in addition to any other punish-

ment to which he may be liable for such offence, be liable to a

Penalty of not more than Ten Pounds.

Constables XV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That it shall

may apprehend be lawful for any Constable belonging to the Police Force,

any offender and for all persons whom he shall call to his assistance, to take


name of

and residence into Custody

any without ashall

such Constable warrant anyinperson

offend who within

any manner againstview


are not known.

Ordinance, and whose name and residence shall be unknown

to such Constable, and cannot be ascertained by such Constable.

Constables XVI. And be it further enacted and ordained , That it shall

may apprehend

without War- to lawful

be take into any Constable

for Custody belonging

without to all

a warrant the Police-Force

loose, idle, and

rant in certain disorderly persons whom he shall find disturbing the public


peace, or whom he shall have good cause to suspect of having

committed or being about to commit any Felony, Misdemea-

nour, or breach of the peace, and all persons whom he shall

find between sunset and the hour of six in the morning lying

or loitering in any highway, yard, or other place, and who

cannot give a satisfactory account of themselves.

Power to Po-

XVII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That any

lice Constables

and persons ag- person found committing any offence punishable either upon

summary conviction

grieved to ap- Indictment or as a Misdemeanour,beupon taken into Custody with-

prehend certain by virtue of this Ordinance, may

offenders. out a warrant, by any Constable, or may be apprehended by

the Owner of the property on or with respect to which the


offence shall be committed , or by his servant or any person

authorised by him, and may be detained until he can be

delivered into the Custody of a Constable, to be dealt with,

according to law ; and every such Constable may also stop

search, and detain any vessel, boat, cart, or carriage, in or upon

which there shall be reason to suspect that any thing stolen

or unlawfully obtained may be found, and also any person

who may be reasonably suspected of having or conveying in

any manner any thing stolen or unlawfully obtained ; and

any person to whom any property shall be offered to be sold,

pawned, or delivered, if he shall have reasonable cause to

suspect that any such offence has been committed with

respect to such property, or that the same or any part thereof

has been stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained, is hereby

authorised, and if in his power is required to apprehend and

detain, and as soon as may be to deliver such offender into the

Custody of a Constable, together with such property, to be

dealt with according to law.

XVIII . And be it further enacted and ordained, That it shall Removing

be lawful for any Constable to stop and detain until due enquiry Furniture to

can be made all persons whom and all horses, carts, and carriages evade Rent.

or any other animal or thing which he shall find employed in

removing the Furniture of any House or Lodging between

the hours of Eight in the evening and Six in the following

morning, or whenever the Constable shall have good grounds

for believing that such removal is made for the purpose of

evading the payment of Rent.

XIX. And be it further enacted and ordained, That it shall Persons charg-

be lawful for any Constable belonging to the Police- Force to ed with recent

take into custody without a Warrant any person who shall be assaults may be

charged by any other person with committing any aggravated apprehended

assault, in every case in which such Constable shall have good without War-

reason to believe that such assault has been committed, although rant.

not within view of such Constable, and that by reason of the

recent commission of the offence a Warrant could not have

been obtained for the apprehension of the offender.

XX. And be it further enacted and ordained, That when- Horses, Car-

ever any person having charge of any horse, cart, carriage, or riages, & c., of

boat, or any other animal or thing, shall be taken into custody offenders may

of any Constable under the provisions of this Ordinance, it be detained.

shall be lawful for any Constable to take charge of such horse,

cart, carriage, or boat, or such other animal or thing, and to

deposit the same in some place of safe custody as a security

for payment of any Penalty to which the person having had

charge thereof may become liable, and for payment of any

expenses which may have been necessarily incurred for taking

charge of and keeping the same ; and it shall be lawful for

any Magistrate before whom the case shall have been heard

to order such horse, cart, carriage, or boat, or such other ani-

mal or thing, to be sold for the purpose of satisfying such

penalty, and reasonable expenses, in default of payment thereof,

in like manner as if the same had been subject to be distrained

and had been distrained for the payment of such penalty and

reasonable expenses .

XXI. And be it further enacted and ordained , That every Persons ap-

person taken into custody by any Constable belonging to the prehended with

Police Force without a Warrant, except persons detained for out Warrant to

the mere purpose of ascertaining their name or residence, shall be taken to the

be forthwith delivered into the custody of the Constable in Station- house.

charge of the nearest station house, in order that such person

be secured until he can be brought before a Magistrate to be

dealt with according to Law, or may give bail for his appear-



ance before a Magistrate, if the Constable in charge shall

deem it prudent to take Bail in the manner hereinafter men-


Power to take XXII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That when-

recognizances at ever any person charged with any offence of which he is

station houses liable to be summarily convicted before a Magistrate, or with

on petty charges. having carelessly done any hurt or damage, shall be without

the Warrant of a Magistrate in the custody of any Constable

of the Police-Force in charge of any station house, during the

time when the Police-courts or Magistrates' offices shall be

shut, it shall be lawful for such Constable, if he shall deem it

prudent, to take the Recognizance of such person, with or

without sureties, conditioned as hereinafter mentioned .

Power to bind XXIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That when-

over persons ever any person charged with any Felony or any Misdemea-

makingcharges. nour punishable by transportation, or any other grave misdemea-

nour, shall be, without the Warrant of a Magistrate in the cus-

tody ofany Constable of the Police- Force at any Station-house

during the time when the Police-Courts or Magistrates' offices

shall be shut, it shall be lawful for the Constable in charge ofthe

Station-house to require the person making such charge to enter

into a recognizance conditioned as hereinafter mentioned, and

upon his or her refusal so to do, it shall be lawful for such Con-

stable, if he shall deem it prudent, to discharge from custody

the person so charged upon his or her own recognizance ,

with or without sureties, conditioned as hereinafter mentioned .

Punishment XXIV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

of Persons sus recognizance so taken shall be without Fee or Reward, and

pected of hav- shall be conditioned for the appearance of the person thereby

ing or convey- bound before a Magistrate of the District in which such

ing stolen goods Station-house shall be situated, at his next sitting, and the

time and place of appearance shall be specified in the recogniz-

ance ; and the Constable shall enter in a book to be kept for

that purpose at every such Station-house, the name, residence,

and occupation of the party and his surety or sureties (if any )

entering into such recognizance, together with the condition

thereof, and the same thereby acknowledged, and shall return

every such recognizance to the Magistrate present at the time

and place when and where the party is bound to appear.

Condition of XXV. And be it further enacted and ordained, That every

Recognizance. person who shall be brought before any Magistrate charged

with having in his possession or conveying in any manner any

thing which may be reasonably suspected of being stolen or

unlawfully obtained, and who shall not give an account to the

satisfaction of such Magistrate how he came by the same,

shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall be liable

to a Penalty ofnot more than Ten Pounds, or in the discretion

of such Magistrate may be imprisoned in any Gaol within the

Colony aforesaid, with or without hard labour, for any time

not exceeding Fourteen Days.

Power to grant XXVI. And be it further enacted and ordained, That if

Search War- information shall be given on Oath to any Magistrate that

rants. there is reasonable cause for suspecting that anything stolen

or unlawfully obtained is concealed or lodged in any dwelling-

house or any other place, it shall be lawful for such Magistrate

by special Warrant under his hand directed to any Constable

to cause every such Dwelling-house or other place to be

entered and searched at any time of the Day or by Night, if

power for that purpose be given by such Warrant ; and such

Magistrate, if it shall appear to him necessary, may empower

such Constable with such assistance as may be found neces-

sary (such Constable having previously made known such his


authority) to use force for the effecting such entry, whether

shall by breaking open Doors or otherwise ; and if, upon search

men thereupon made, any such thing shall be found, then to convey

the same before a Magistrate, or to guard the same on the spot

when- until the offenders are taken before a Magistrate, or otherwise

he is dispose thereof in some place of safety, and moreover to take

with into custody and carry before a Magistrate every person found

ithout in such house or place who shall appear to have been privy

stable to the deposit of any such thing knowing or having reasonable

g the cause to suspect the same to have been stolen or otherwise

allbe unlawfully obtained.

emit XXVII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That Power to exa-

ithor when any person shall be brought before any Magistrate mine party from

charged with having or conveying anything stolen or unlaw- whom stolen

vhen fully obtained, and shall declare that he received the same from goods received.

emea. some other person , or that he was employed as a carrier, agent,

emea or servant to convey the same for some other person, such

ecus- Magistrate is hereby authorized and required to cause every


such person, and also if necessary every former or pretended

Offices purchaser or other person into whose possession the same shall

ofthe have passed, to be brought before him and examined, and to

enter examine Witnesses upon Oath touching the same ; and if it

, and shall appear to such Magistrate that any person shall have

Con- had possession of such thing, and had reasonable cause to

stody believe the same to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained,

ance, every such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanour,

oned. and to have had possession of such thing at the time and place

Every when and where the same shall have been found and seized,

and (and the possession of a carrier, agent, or servant shall be

ereby deemed to be the possession of the person who shall have

such employed such other person to convey the same,) and shall be

the liable to a Penalty of not more than Ten Pounds, or in the

gniz discretion of the Magistrate may be imprisoned in any Gaol

t for within the Colony aforesaid with or without hard labour for

ence, any time not exceeding Three Calendar Months.

any) XXVIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That if Power to or-

ition any goods shall be stolen or unlawfully obtained from any der delivery of

turn person, or being lawfully obtained shall be unlawfully depo- goods stolen or

time sited, pawned, pledged, sold, or exchanged, and complaint fraudulently

shall be made thereof to any Magistrate, and that such goods obtained and in

Tery are in the possession of any Broker, Dealer in Marine Stores, possession of

rged or other dealer in second-hand property, or of any person who Brokers and

other dealers in

shall have advanced money upon the credit of such goods, it second-hand


n or shall be lawful for such Magistrate to issue a Summons or

the Warrant for the appearance of such Broker or Dealer, and for property.

me, the production of such goods, to be delivered up to the owner

able thereof, either without payment, or upon payment of such

tion sum and at such a time as such Magistrate shall think fit ; and

the every Broker or Dealer who being so ordered shall refuse or

ime neglect to deliver up the goods, or who shall dispose of or

make away with the same after notice that such goods were

tif stolen or unlawfully obtained as aforesaid, shall forfeit to the

hat owner ofthe goods the full value thereof, to be determined by

len such Magistrate : Provided always, that no such order shall

ng. bar any such Broker or Dealer from recovering possession of

ate such goods by suit or action at law from the person into

ble whose possession they may come by virtue of such Magis-

be trate's order, provided that such action be commenced within

six calendar months next after such order shall be made.


ch XXIX. And be it further enacted and ordained, That it Power to or-

-er shall be lawful for any Magistrate to order that any goods der restoration

S unlawfully pawned, pledged, or exchanged, which shall be of Property un-



lawfully pawn- brought before him, and the ownership of which shall be

ed, &c. established to the satisfaction of such Magistrate, shall be

delivered up to the owner by the party with whom they

were so unlawfully pawned, pledged, or exchanged, either with-

out compensation, or with such compensation to the party in

question as the Magistrate may think fit.

Penalty on XXX. And be it further enacted and ordained, That after

Pawnbrokers the passing of this Ordinance every Pawnbroker within the

receiving Fled- said Colony, and every Agent or Servant employed by any

ges from per- such Pawn-broker, who shall purchase, or receive, or take any


age ofunder thee goods or chattels in Pawn or pledge of or from any person


Years. apparently under the age of Twelve Years shall be liable to a

penalty of not more than Ten Pounds.

Unclaimed XXXI. And be it enacted and ordained, That when any

stolen goods de- goods or money charged to be stolen or unlawfully obtained,

livered to the and of which the owner shall be unknown, shall be ordered

Superintendent by any Magistrate to be delivered to the Superintendent of

of Police may Police, it shall be lawful for such Magistrate after the expira-

be sold after tion of Twelve calendar Months during which no owner shall


have appeared to claim the same, to order such goods or

money to be sold or disposed of towards defraying the expenses

of the Police - Force.

Amends may XXXII . And whereas Informations are often laid for the

be awarded for mere sake of gain , or by parties not truly aggrieved , and the

frivolous infor- offences charged in such informations are not further prose-


cuted , or it appears upon prosecution that there was no suffi-

cient ground for making the charge ; Be it enacted and ordain-

ed, That in every case in which any Information or Complaint

of any offence shall be laid or made before any Magistrate and

shall not be further prosecuted , or in which , if further pro-

secuted , it shall appear to the Magistrate by whom the case

shall be heard that there was no sufficient ground for making

the charge , the Magistrate shall have power to award such

amends , not exceeding the sum of Ten Pounds, to be paid by

the Informer to the party informed or complained against, for

his loss of time and expenses in the matter, as to the Magis-

trate shall seem meet.

Penalty on XXXIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That in

Common Infor- case any person shall lodge any Information before any Ma-

mers for com- gistrate for any offence alleged to have been committed, by

pounding inti-which he was not personally aggrieved, and shall afterwards

mation. directly or indirectly receive, without the permission of a Ma-

gistrate, any sum of money or other reward for compounding,

delaying, or withdrawing the information, it shall be lawful

for any Magistrate to issue his Warrant or Summons, as he

may deem best, for bringing before him the party charged

with the offence of such compounding, delay, or withdrawal ;

and if such offence be proved by the confession of the party

or by the Oath of any credible witness, such Informer shall

be liable to a penalty of not more than Ten Pounds

Second of- XXXIV. And be it further enacted and ordained , That for

fence. every second or subsequent offence under this Ordinance the

offender shall be liable at the discretion of the convicting Ma-

gistrate to a penalty in double the amount, or to be imprisoned

with or without hard labour for any length of time not more

than Fourteen Days where the pecuniary penalty imposed for

the first offence does not exceed Five Pounds, and for any

time not more than One Calendar Month where the pecuniary

penalty imposed for the first offence does not exceed Tén



XXXV. And be it further enacted and ordained , That if Power to or-

any goods or money charged to be stolen or fraudulently der delivery of

obtained shall be in the Custody of any Constable by virtue goods charged

to have been

of any Warrant of a Magistrate, or in prosecution of any stolen or frau-

charge of Felony or Misdemeanour in regard to the obtaining dulently obtain-

thereof, and the person charged with stealing or obtaining ed, and in Cus-

possession as aforesaid shall not be found, or shall have been tody of a Con-

summarily convicted or discharged, or shall have been tried stable.

and acquitted, or if such person shall have been tried and

found guilty, but the property so in Custody shall not have

been included in any Indictment or Information upon which

he shall have been found guilty, it shall be lawful for any

Magistrate to make an order for the delivery of such goods

or money to the party who shall appear to be the rightful

owner thereof, or in case the owner cannot be ascertained,

then to make such order with respect to such goods or money

as to such Magistrate shall seem meet : Provided always, that

no such order shall be any bar to the right of any person or

persons to sue the party to whom such goods or money shall

be delivered, and to recover such goods or money from him,

by action at law, provided that such action shall be commenced

within six calendar months next after such order shall be


XXXVI. And be it further enacted and ordained, Tha Power to re-

any Magistrate, if he shall think fit, may remand any person, mand or enlarge

who shall be charged before him with any Felony or Misde- Prisoners on

meanour upon his personal recognizance (with or without recognizances.

sureties,) and every such recognizance shall be conditioned

for the appearance of such person before the same or some

other Magistrate, for further examination , or to surrender

himself to take his Trial at the Supreme Court, at a day and

place to be therein mentioned, and the Magistrate shall be at

liberty from time to time to enlarge every such recognizance

to such further time as he shall appoint, and every such re-

cognizance which shall not be enlarged shall be discharged

without fee or reward, when the party shall have appeared

according to the condition thereof : Provided always that

when any Magistrate shall take the recognizance of any

person to appear at the Supreme Court, the Magistrate shall

be bound to return the Depositions taken in the case, and to

bind over the witnesses to appear and give evidence in like

manner as if he had committed the party to take his Trial at

such Court.

XXXVII. And be it further enacted and ordained , That it Expenses of

shall be lawful for the Superintendent or other Officer of removing obs-

Police to require any person whose duty it shall be to remove tructions, &c.

any filth or obstruction, or to do any other matter or thing

required to be done by this Ordinance, so to do within a

certain time to be then fixed by the said Superintendent or

other Officer, and that in default of such requisition being

complied with, the said Superintendent or other Officer shall

and may cause to be removed such filth or obstruction , or do

or cause to be done such other matter or thing as aforesaid ;

and it shall be lawful for the Magistrate before whom the

offender shall have been convicted to order and adjudge such

offender, in addition to the penalties hereinbefore imposed, to

pay such sum of money for defraying the expenses of such

removal, or of doing such other matter or thing as to such

Magistrate shall seem just and reasonable, and the sum so

ordered and adjudged shall be recoverable in the manner

hereinafter provided for the recovery of penalties imposed

by this Ordinance.


Compensation XXXVIII . And be it further enacted and ordained, That

for Hurt or Da- every person who, by committing any offence herein forbid-

mage. den within the said Colony, shall have caused any hurt or

damage to any person or property, may be apprehended with

or without any Warrant by any Coustable belonging to the

Police Force, and if he shall not, upon demand, make amends

for such hurt or damage to the satisfaction of the person

aggrieved, he shall be detained by such Constable in order to

be taken before a Magistrate, and upon conviction shall pay

such a sum, not exceeding Ten Pounds, as shall appear to

the Magistrate before whom he shall be convicted to be

reasonable amends to the person aggrieved, besides any pe-

nalty to which he may be liable for the offence, and the evi-

dence of the person aggrieved shall be admissible in proof of

the offence.

Not to pre- XXXIX. Provided always and be it further enacted and

vent Indict- ordained, That nothing herein contained shall be construed

ment or Action. to prevent any person from being indicted or being proceeded

against by indictment or information for any indictable offence

made punishable on summary conviction by this Ordinance, or

to prevent any person from being liable to be proceeded

against by action for any hurt or damage caused by him, pro-

vided nevertheless that no person be punished twice for the

same offence, and provided no compensation shall have been

awarded for such hurt or damage.

Recovery of XL. And be it further enacted and ordained, That the pe-

Penalties. nalties imposed by this Ordinance shall be recoverable in a

summary manner under and according to the provisions of an

Ordinance made and passed on the 10th day of April in the

year of our Lord 1844, and numbered 10, entitled, " An Or-

" dinance to regulate summary proceedings before Justices of

"the Peace, and to protect Justices in the execution of their

" Office."

Imprisonment XLI. And be it further enacted and ordained, That in

on Non-pay- every case of the adjudication of a pecuniary penalty or

ment of Penal- amends under this Ordinance, and nonpayment thereof, it

ties. shall be lawful for the Magistrate to imprison the offender

for a term not more than seven days where the penalty im-

posed shall not exceed Five Pounds, and not more than Four-

teen Days where the Penalty imposed shall not exceed Ten

Pounds, the imprisonment to cease on payment of the sum


Meaning of XLII . And be it further enacted and ordained, That in the

the word Ma- construction of this Ordinance, the word " Magistrate " shall

gistrate. be taken to mean and include every Assistant Magistrate,

and also every Justice of the Peace acting in and for any Dis-

trict or place within the Colony of Hongkong .

General inter- XLIII. And be it further enacted and ordained , That in

pretation clause the construction of this Ordinance, unless there be something ·

in the context repugnant thereto, any word denoting the

Singular Number and Male Sex shall be taken to extend to

any number of Persons or Things and to Both Sexes.


Governor, &c., &c.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 26th day of December, 1845.


Clerk of Councils.


By His Excellency JOHN FRANCIS DAVIS, Esquire, Governor and Commander-

in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its dependencies, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary

and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the advice of

the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

Title. An Ordinance to raise an Assessed Rate on Houses, Lands, and Premises, within

the Colony of Hongkong, for the upholding ofthe requisite Police Force therein.

[23d May, 1845. ]

I. WHEREAS it is deemed expedient and necessary that the Colony of Hongkong

Preamble. should defray the Expenses attendant on the upholding and maintaining the

Police Force thereof : Be it therefore enacted and ordained by the Governor of Hongkong,

Governor to ap- with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, that it shall and may

point valuators of be lawful to and for the said Governor, with the advice of the Executive

the lands, houses, Council, from time to time to appoint two or more persons for the pur-

and premiseswith- pose of estimating the annual value of the lands, houses, and premises

in the Island. within the said Island, or within any particular district thereof, which

shall be in the tenure or occupation of any person or persons ; and the said valuator or

valuators shall, when thereunto required, make a return in writing and on oath of such

valuation to the said Governor and Council ; and also at the time of having valued each

property respectively, he or they shall leave or cause to be left with some inmate or the

proprietor thereof, a written Notification of their having made such valuation, and of the

Amount thereof.

II. And be it further enacted and ordained, that for the purposes of this Ordinance,

Valuation may be the said Governor and Council may cause a new valuation to be made

made annually. annually.

III. And be it further enacted and ordained, that for the purpose of levying the said

Assessment to rate, a per Centage at such an amount in the hundred as may annually

be made on the be determined on by the Governor with the advice of the Executive

annual valuation Council, not exceeding such a sum as shall be equal to the expenses of

and provision for the Police establishment, shall be assessed and paid in respect of every

periods of pay occupier or owner of each parcel of ground, house,

ment, notice of such valuation by the

assessment, per- or building, within such time and times as the said Governor, with the

iod of payment, advice of the said Council, shall direct, or as is hereinafter provided.

and remedy for In the absence of such direction, and in default of the same being paid,

nonpayment. it shall be lawful for any person or persons appointed to collect the said

tax to apply to the Chief Magistrate of Police of the Island , who shall, on satisfactory

proof of the same having been duly demanded, and being due and unsatisfied, grant his

Warrant to levy the same by distress of any goods on or in the lands, houses, or premises

so rated ; and that any such rate, while unpaid, shall be a lien on the property so assessed,

or charged therewith. Provided always, that when and so often as any assessment shall

be made on any such valuation, the particulars and nature of such assessment shall be

published in one or more public newspapers of the said Colony.

IV. Provided always that all religious edifices, hospitals, cemeteries, and buildings

Charitable in strictly and exclusively appropriated to charitable purposes, and not being

stitutionsexempt- used as dwelling- houses, shall be exempted from assessment under this

ed from assess- Ordinance.


V. And be it hereby enacted and ordained, That the Governor, with the advice of the

Provisions for Executive Council, shall have power to appoint such officer or officers

the appointment as shall be deemed requisite for the collection of the Rate leviable under

of Collectors. this Ordinance, allowing him or them as remuneration for this service

such a per centage as to the Governor in Council shall seem fit.

And be it hereby enacted and ordained, That as soon after the first day of January

Collectors to in each year as may be found practicable, the officer collecting the

make annual re- assessment under this Ordinance shall prepare a detailed statement

turns and provi- exhibiting the sums collected during the preceding year, and the said

sion for their pub- statement, duly attested by the said officer, shall be inserted in some

lication. newspaper published within this Colony, and shall also be open to

general inspection at the office of such officer for one month from and after the date of its



VI . And be it hereby enacted and ordained, That the said Rate shall be payable

Rate payable quarterly in advance, unless otherwise prescribed and directed, as here-

quarterly in ad- inbefore mentioned, and that it shall be charged and chargeable on the

vance. lands, dwelling-houses, and premises respectively assessed, at the time of

such assessment.

VII. And be it hereby enacted and ordained, That the owner of any land, dwelling-

Exemption as house, or premises assessed, which may not be let to any tenant, shall

to property not be deemed the occupier thereof : Provided always, that if such owner

let, occupied, or can shew that the property has not been inhabited for a period of three


months or upwards in any year, he shall be entitled to a proportional

abatement of assessment levied on the same for the said year.

VIII. Provided always, That if any person from whom paymentof the assessment

Appeal against leviable under this Ordinance may have been demanded, and who shall

assessment after have already paid in the amount demanded of him, objects to the

payment thereof. demand on any other ground than that of valuation, it shall be competent

to such person, after payment ofthe amount demanded, to appeal against such demand to

the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at such time and place as the said Chief Justice

may be pleased to direct, or that if any person be dissatisfied, or object to any valuation

to be made under this ordinance on the ground of over-valuation, he or they may, within

the period of three Calendar months after such valuation, or when the said Chief Justice

may appoint or direct, appeal to him against such valuation and that it shall be lawful

for him, if he deem it advisable or necessary, to have any three persons taken from the

existing list of Special Jurors to assist him in ascertaining the question of value which

may arise on any such appeal.

IX. And be it further enacted and ordained, That it shall and may be lawful for the

Districts may said Governor, with the advice of the said Executive Council, to exempt

be exempted. such districts or portions of the said Island from the operation of this

act, or from the payment of the said Rates, as to him and them may seem advisable.

X. And be it hereby enacted and ordained, That no assessment made under the

Interpretation authority of this Ordinance shall be impeached or affected by reason of

clause. any mistake in the name of any person liable to assessment, or of any

thing chargeable with assessment, provided the directions of this Ordinance be in substance

and effect complied with.

And be it further enacted and ordained, That this Ordinance shall come into operation

and take effect, from and after the first day of July next ensuing.


Governor, &c., &c.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 23d day of May, 1845.


Clerk ofCouncils.


DEEDS , WILLS , &c .

By His Excellency Sir HENRY POTTINGER, Baronet, Knight Grand Cross of the

most Honorable Order of the Bath, Major-General in the Service of the East India Com-

pany, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies,

and Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, with the advice of

the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

Title. An Ordinance to provide for the Registration of Deeds, Wills, Judgments, and

Conveyances affecting Real or Immoveable Property in Hongkong.

[28th February, 1844.]

I. WHEREAS it is expedient to prevent secret and fraudulent Conveyances in the

Preamble. Colony of Hongkong, and to provide means whereby the Title to real and

immoveable Property may be easily traced and ascertained : Be it therefore enacted by

That it is de- His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong and its Dependencies, with

sirable to facilitate the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That from and after the

the tracing of titles passing of this Ordinance, the Land Office in the said Colony shall be

to landed property. a public office for the registration of Deeds, Conveyances, and other

Establishment of Instruments, Wills, and Judgments, in manner hereinafter mentioned :

a Registry Office. And that all Conveyances and other Deeds, Wills, and Devises, and

From the pass- other Instruments in writing, now or hereafter to be made or executed,

ing of this Ordi- and all Judgments hereafter to be obtained, by which Conveyances,

nance all Instru- Deeds, and other Instruments in writing, Wills, and Judgments, any

ments affecting parcels of Ground, Tenements, or Premises in Hongkong aforesaid or

land may be regis- its Dependencies, now are, or shall, or may hereafter be affected, may

tered within the be entered and registered in the said Office in the manner hereinafter

said office. directed.

II. And be it further enacted, That all such Judgments and Conveyances, or Instru-

SuchInstruments ments in writing, obtained, made, or executed respectively after the

tohave priorityac- passing of this Ordinance, and registered in pursuance hereof, shall

cording to theirre- have priority one over the other according to the priority of their res-

spective datesofre- pective dates of registration, and that all such Judgments, Deeds, Con-

gistration. yances, or Instruments in writing, as last aforesaid, and all future

Devises which shall not be registered in pursuance of this Ordinance, shall (as against any

subsequent bona fide purchaser or mortgagee of the same parcels of Ground, Tenements,

or Premises, for valuable consideration) be absolutely null and void to all intents and pur-

poses : Provided that nothing hereing contained shall extend to bona fide leases at rack

rent for any term not exceeding Three Years.

III. And be it enacted, That no notice whatsoever, either actual or constructive, of any

Notice of unre- prior unregistered Deed, Judgment, Will, Conveyance, or Instrument

gistered Instru- in writing, shall affect the priority of any such Instruments as aforesaid

ment not to affect

Instruments duly as shall be duly registered in pursuance of this Ordinance.


IV. And be it further enacted, That all Judgments, Deeds, Wills Conveyances, or

SuchInstrument Instruments in writing, hereafter obtained, made. or executed, which

to be registered shall be duly registered within the respective times next mentioned :

within a certain " that is to say," all Deeds, Conveyances, and other Instruments in

time after execu- writing (except Wills,) which (if execnted in Hongkong or its De-


pendencies) shall be registered within one month, or which (if executed

in any other place) shall be registered within Twelve Months afther the time of execution

thereof respectively, and all Wills which (ifthe Devisors die in Hongkong or its Depen-

dencies) shall be registered within One Month, or which (if the Devisor die in any other

place) shall be registered within Twelve Months after the decease of every Devisor re-

spectively, and all future Judgments which shall be registered within One Month after

the entry or recording thereof, shall severally be in like manner entitled to priority, and

shall take effect respectively by relation to the date thereof, only in the same manner as

if this Ordinance had never been made.


V. And be it further enacted, That the registration intended by this Ordinance shall

Mode of Regis be made in manner following : " that is to say," a Memorial containing

tration by a Me- the particulars hereinafter specified shall be delivered into the said

morial containing Land- Office, signed ( in case of Deeds, Coveyances, or other Instru-

certain particulars ments in writing, except Wills) by some or one of the parties to the

to be delivered to original Deed or Instrument, or if such parties be dead or absent from

the Land Officer: the Colony, then by one or more of the witnesses to such Deed or In-

struments, and (in case of Wills and Devises) signed by some or one of the Devisees, or

his or her guardian or trustees, and (in case of Judgments) signed by the plaintiff or

plaintiffs : And every such Memorial shall be verified by the oath of some competent

person , that the same contains a just and true account of the several particulars therein

set forth, which oath shall be taken before the Chief Magistrate of Police, or before any

Justice of the Peace of the said Colony.

VI. And be it further enacted, That every Memorial of any Judgment shall contain

Particulars which the following particulars : "that is to say." the names and additions of

it is necessary for the Plaintiffs and Defendants respectively, the sum thereby recovered

the Memorial to or secured, the time of entry or recording the same, and the sum of

contain. money bona fide due thereon ; and every Memorial of any Deed or

Conveyance, Will, or other Instrument, shall contain and set forth the date of such Deed,

Conveyance, Will, or other Instrument, and the particular nature and object thereof, the

names and additions of all the parties to such Deed, Conveyance, or Instrument, and of

the Devisor, Devisee, or Devisees of such Will, and the names and additions of all the

witnesses thereto, and shall especially particularize and express the parcels of Ground, Te-

nements, and Premises affected or intended to be affected by such Deed, Conveyance,

Will, or Instrument, and the proper and ordinary or accustomed names of the places

where the same shall be situated, and (except in cases of Wills) the pecuniary or other

consideration for the same in the form or to the effect of the form numbered 1 in the

Schedule hereunto annexed : Provided always, that when there shall be more writings

than one for perfecting the same Conveyance, Devise, or Security, affecting the same parcels

of Ground Tenements, and Promises, all such writings shall be stated in one and the same

Memorial, in which it shall be sufficient to particularize such Parcels, and Premises only


VII. And be it further enacted, That on delivery of any such Memorial as aforesaid,

Such memorial the said Land Officer shall number the same according to the order of

to be numbered by time in which it shall have been so delivered , and shall give a Receipt

the Land Officer, for the same, in which receipt shall be specified the certain day and

and a receipt to be time of day when such Memorial shall have been so delivered, and the

given for the same; proper number thereof in Register of the said Land Office ; and he

and the Land Of-

ficer shall endorse shall also in like manner immediately indorse on the back of such Me-

thereon a certifi- morial a certificate, containing the day and time of day when the same

cate ofthe dayand was so delivered, and the name and place of abode of the person ve-

hour when such rifying the same, and shall sign the said certificate when so indorsed,

memorial was de- and such certificate shall be taken and allowed as evidence of the re-

livered into his of- gistration, and time of registration, of every such Judgment, Deed,

fice-such certifi- Will, Devise, Conveyance, or other Instrument, whereof such Memorial

cate to be evidence shall be so made.

of the time of Re-

gistration of the


VIII. And be it further enacted, the every such Memorial shall, as soon after the

The Memorial to receipt thereof as practicable, be carefully registered by the Land Of-

be registered as ficer, in regular succession as received, according to its proper number,

soon as possible in in a particular book to be kept by him for that purpose, and shall af-

aproper book, and

be deposited in a terwards be deposited by him in some secure place in his Office, and

secure place in the there kept for future reference when required, and he shall also keep

Office. an Index of the parcels of Ground, Tenements, and Premises, men-

Land Officer to tioned in every such Memorial, and also a like Indexes of the names

keep an Index of of the several parties to Conveyances, and other Deeds and Instruments

places and names and of Devisors and Devisees in Wills, and of the Plaintiffs and De-

connected with the fendants in case of Judgments, with accurate references in all such

instruments so re- Indices respectively to the number and page of registry of the Memo-

gistered, with cor- rial to which any entry in such Index or Indices shall relate.

rect references to

the proper page of

the Registry book.

IX. And be it further enacted, That in case of Mortgages and Judgments registered

In case of Mort- in pursuance of this Ordinance, if at any time afterwards such verified

gages and Judg- certificate as is hereinafter next mentioned shall be brought to the said

ments, Land Offi- Land Officer, signed by the respective Mortgagers or Mortgagees or


cer shall enter sa- Plaintiffs and Defendants, or their Agents respectively, and attested by

tisfaction for the two credible Witnesses, whereby it shall appear that the whole of the

same on receiving monies due on any such mortgage or Judgment have been fully

a verified certifi- paid, or that such Mortgage or Judgment is otherwise satisfied,

cate as after des- then the said Land Officer shall make a short entry or memorandum


thereof on the memorial and on the margin of the registry of such

Mortgage or judgment, and shall afterwards carefully register the same certificate in one of

the registry books of his office, and the Land Officer shall make an entry thereof in his

index or indices, referring accurately to the page of registry of such certificate.

X. And be it further enacted, That every such certificate shall contain the following

From the cer- particulars ; "that is to say," (in case of Judgments, the names and

tificate of satisfac- additions of the Plaintiffs and Defendants , the time of entering the

tion on a Judg- same, the sum or sums thereby recovered, the date or dates of payment

ment or Mortgage. or other satisfaction of the amount bona fide due thereon ; and in case

of Mortgages the names and additions of the original parties, the date of the Instrument,

the sum thereby secured, and the time or times of payment or other satisfaction thereof;

and every such certificate shall be verified by the oath of some competent person that the

same contains a just and true account of the several particulars therein set forth, which

oath shall be made and taken before the said Chief Magistrate or before any Justice of

the Peace of the said Colony ; and on the back of such verified certificate the Land Officer

shall immediately indorse the date when the same was received by him, and the name and

place of abode of the person verifying the same, and the said certificate shall, after being

so indorsed and entered as aforesaid, be safely kept in his Office for future reference

when required .

XI. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for any person or persons what-

Any person may soever, to deposit in the said Land Office for safe custody any Con-

deposit in the said veyance, Deed, Power of Attorney, or Instrument in writing whatso-

Office any Deed, ever, or his or her last Will and Testament, of which Deeds, Wills,

Will, or other In- Conveyances, or other Instrument the said Land Officer shall (first

strument for safe giving a receipt for the same) immediately make an entry or entries in

custody. a book to be kept for that purpose, to which book he shall keep an

accurate alphabetical Index, having reference therein as well to the

Wills, when so name of the testator or parties to each such Deed or Instrument, as to

deposited for safe person or persons depositing the same, and the said Land Officer shall

custody, to be carefully and securely keep all such Deeds, Wills, or other Instruments

wrapped up in an the party or parties depositing the

envelopeunderthe in his said Office until required by Provided that every such Will or

seal of Testator or same to deliver them back again :

Testatrix. Testament shall be enclosed within a cover or envelope, sealed with the

• On the death of seal of the Testator or Testatrix, whose name shall be endorsed by the

Testator or Testa- Land Officer on such envelope or cover ; and every such Will shall,

trix, Land Officer remain in the said Office until the decease of the Testator or Testatrix,

shall deliver the unless he or she shall previously require the same to be delivered back,

Will to the first and upon the death of the Testator or Testatrix, the said Land Officer

named Executor , shall (after examining such Will) deliver the same to the Executor first

or to any person named therein, or to such other person as shall be duly authorized to

ordered to receive receive the same.

the same.

XII. And be it further enacted, That if the said Land Officer, or any other person

Penalty on Land employed in the said Land-Office, shall wilfully neglect or omit to

Officer or subordi- number, register, or enter, in manner hereinbefore directed, any Me-

nate Officers wil- morial or Certificate delivered into the said Office, he shall for every

fully neglecting such offence forfeit and be liable to pay to Her Majesty, Her Heirs,

their duty.

and Successors, for the public purposes of the said Colony, the penalty

Dollars, and be further liable in damages to

Wilful destruc- or sum of Five Hundred

tion, forgery, or if to the party injured to the extent of the loss or injury sustained : And

the said Land Officer, or any Clerk or person whatsoever, shall wil-

alteration of any

registered Instru- fully destroy, embezzle , or secrete, forge, counterfeit, raze, deface, or

ment, with intent alter any Memorial, or any part thereof, or any indorsement made

to defraud or in- thereon, or any entry or registry thereof, in any book in the said Office,

jure, punishable with intent to defraud or injure any person or persons, such Land Of

with seven or four- ficer, Clerk, or person so offending, shall be guilty of felony, and being

teen years' trans- thereof duly convicted, shall be liable to be transported beyond seas for

portation. any term not less than Seven Years, and not exceeding Fourteen Years.

XIII. And be it enacted, That all corrections by erasure, interlineation, or otherwise,

Correction to be in any Memorial of the registry of any document required to be regis-

verified by signa- tered by this Ordinance, shall be noted and set forth at length in red

ture of Land Offi- ink in the margin of the Memorial wherein they may be made, together

cer. with the reasons for making the same, and shall be attested and veri-

fied by the signature of the Land Officer for the time being.


XIV. And be it further enacted, That the several Fees or sums of money mentioned in

Fees to be taken the List numbered 2 in the said Schedule (and no higher or other Fees)

by the Land Offi- shall be demanded and paid by and to the said Land Officer for and in

cer. respect of the several matters and things to be by him performed and

done under or by virtue of this Ordinance, and the said Land Officer is hereby required to

keep an accurate account of such Fees, and to pay over the same to the Colonial Treasurer

for the public purposes of the Colony of Hongkong.


Governor, &c., &c.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 28th day of February, 1844.


Clerk of the Legislative Council.


No. 1.

1. Date of Will or Instrument.

2. Nature and object thereof.

3. Names and Additions of the Parties or Devisers or Devisees.

4. Names and Additions of the Witnesses thereto.

5. Description of the Land or Premises conveyed in or affected by the

Deed or Will.

6, Name and Description of the Place, where situate.

7. Consideration, and to whom and how paid.

8. Any other particulars the case may require.

No. 2.

1. For registering every Assignment, Mortgage, or other alie- $5.00

nation, ... ... ...

2. Forregistering every Will or Judgment, or receiving any 1.00

verified certificate , ... ...

3. For receiving for safe custody any Deed, Will, or other 5.00

Instrument, ...

4. For every search, ... ... ... 1.00

5. For certificate of receipt of any document, or certifying a 2.00

copy thereof, and every other certificate, ...

6. For every uncertified copy of any Will, Deed, Memorial or 0.25

other Instrument, per folio of 80 words, ...





Her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingkom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His

Majesty the Emperor of China, being desirous of putting an end to the misunderstandings

and consequent hostilities which have arisen between the two countries, have resolved to

conclude a treaty for that purpose, and have therefore named as their plenipotentiaries, that

is to say : Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Sir Henry Pottinger,

Bart., a Major- General in the service of the East India Company, &c., &c.; and his

Imperial Majesty the Emperor of China, the high commissioners Keying, a member ofthe

Imperial House, a guardian of the Crown Prince, and General of the garrison of Canton ;

and Ilípú, of the Imperial Kindred, graeiously permitted to wear the insignia of the first

rank, and the distinction of a peacock's feather, lately minister and Governor- General, &c.,

and now Lieutenant-General commanding at Chàpú :-Who, after having communicated

to each other their respective full powers, and found them to be in good and due form, have

agreed upon and concluded the following articles :

ART. I. There shall henceforward be peace and friendship between Her Majesty the

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the

Emperor of China, and between their respective subjects, who shall enjoy full security and

protection for their persons and property within the dominions of each other.

ART. II. His Majesty the Emperor of China agrees, that British subjects, with their

families and establishments, shall be allowed to reside, for the purpose of carrying on their

mercantile pursuits, without molestation or restraint, at the cities and towns of Canton,

Amoy, Fuchaufú, Ningpo, and Shanghái ; and Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain,

& c., will appoint superintendents, or consular officers, to reside at each of the abovenamed

cities or towns, to be the medium of communication between the Chinese authorities and

the said merchants, and to see that the just duties and other dues of the Chinese Govern-

ment, as hereafter provided for, are duly discharged by Her Britannic Majesty's subjects.

ART. III. It being obviously necessary and desirable that British subjects should

have some port whereat they may careen and refit their ships when required, and keep

stores for that purpose, His Majesty the Emperor of China cedes to Her Majesty the

Queen of Great Britain, &c., the island of Hongkong, to be possessed in perpetuity by

Her Britannic Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and to be governed by such laws and

regulations as Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, &c., shall see fit to direct.

ART. IV. The Emperor of China agrees to pay the sum of six millions of dollars, as

the value of the Opium which was delivered up at Canton in the month of March 1839,

as a ransom for the lives of Her Britannic Majesty's superintendent and subjects, who had

been imprisoned and threatened with death by the Chinese high officers.

ART. V. The Government of China having compelled the British merchants trading

at Canton to deal exclusively with certain Chinese merchants, called hong-merchants

( or co-hong,) who had been licensed by the Chinese Government for that purpose, the

Emperor of China agrees to abolish that practice in future at all ports where British mer-

chants may reside, and to permit them to carry on their mercantile transactions with what-

ever persons they please ; and His Imperial Majesty further agrees to pay to the British

Government the sum of three millions of dollars, on account of debts due to British

subjects by some of the said hong-merchants, or co-hong, who have become insolvent, and

who owe very large sums of money to subjects of Her Britannic Majesty.

ART. VI. The Government of Her Britannic Majesty having been obliged to send

out an expedition to demand and obtain redress for the violent and unjust proceedings of

the Chinese high authorities towards Her Britannic Majesty's officer and subjects, the

Emperor of China agrees to pay the sum of twelve millions of dollars, on account of the

expenses incurred ; and Her Britannic Majesty's plenipotentiary voluntarily agrees, on

behalf of Her Majesty, to deduct from the said amount of twelve millions of dollars, any

sums which may have been received by Her Majesty's combined forces, as ransom for

cities and towns in China, subsequent to the 1st day of August, 1841 .


ART. VII. It is agreed, that the total amount of twenty-one millions of dollars,

described in the three preceding articles, shall be paid as follows :

Six millions immediately. Six millions in 1843 ; that is, three millions on or before

the 30th of the month of June, and three millions on or before the 31st of December.

Five millions in 1844 ; that is, two millions and halfon or before the 30th of June, and

two millions and a half on before the 31st of December. Four millions in 1845, that is,

two millions on or before the 30th of June, and two millions on or before the 31st

of December.

And it is further stipulated, that interest, at the rate of 5 per cent per annum, shall be

paid by the Government of China on any portion of the above sums that are not punc-

tually discharged at the periods fixed.

ART. VIII. The Emperor of China agrees to release, unconditionally, all subjects of

Her Britannic Majesty (whether natives of Europe or India,) who may be in confinement

at this moment in any part of the Chinese Empire.

ART. IX. The Emperor of China agrees to publish and promulgate, under His

Imperial Sign Manual and Seal, a full and entire amnesty and act of indemnity to all

subjects of China, on account of their having resided under, or having had dealings and

intercourse with, or having entered the service of, Her Britannic Majesty, or of Her

Majesty's officers ; and His Imperial Majesty further engages to release all Chinese

subjects who may be at this moment in confinement for similar reasons.

ART. X. His Majesty the Emperor of China agrees to establish at all the ports which

are, by the second article of this Treaty, to be thrown open for the resort of British

merchants, a fair and regular tariff of export and import customs and other dues, which

tariff shall be publicly notified and promulgated for general information ; and the Emperor

further engages, that when British merchandise shall have once paid at any of the said

ports the regulated customs and dues, agreeable to the tariff to be hereafter fixed, such

merchandise may be conveyed by Chinese merchants to any province or city, in the

interior of the Empire of China, on paying a further amount as transit duties, which shall

not exceed per cent on the tariff value of such goods.

ART. XI. It is agreed that Her Britannic Majesty's chief high officer in China shall

correspond with the Chinese high officers, both at the capital and in the provinces, under

the term " communication ;" the subordinate British officers and Chinese high officers in the

provinces, under the terms " statement," on the part of the former, and on the part of the

latter, " declaration ;" and the subordinates of both countries on a footing of perfect

equality ; merchants and others not holding official situations, and therefore not included

in the above, on both sides, to use the term " representation " in all papers addressed to,

or intended for the notice of the respective Governments.

ART. XII. On the assent of the Emperor of China to this Treaty being received, and

the discharge of the first instalment money, Her Britannic Majesty's forces will retire

from Nanking and the Grand Canal, and will no longer molest or stop the trade of China.

The military post at Chinhái will also be withdrawn ; but the islands of Kúláng-zú and

of Chusan will continue so be held by Her Majesty's forces until the money pay-

ments, and the arrangements for opening the ports to British merchants, be completed.

ART. XIII. The ratification of this treaty by Her Majesty the Queen of Britain, &c.,

and His Majesty the Emperor of China, shall be exchanged as soon as the great distance

which separates England from China will admit ; but, in the meantime, counterpart

copies of it, signed and sealed by the plenipotentiaries on behalf of their respective

sovereigns, shall be mutually delivered, and all its provisions and arrangements shall

take effect.

Done at Nanking, and signed and sealed by the plenipotentiaries on board Her

Britannic Majesty's Ship Corwallis, this twenty-ninth day of August, 1842 ; cor-

responding with the Chinese date, twenty-fourth day of the seventh month, in the

twenty-second year of Táukwáng.

Approved and ratified by the Emperor on the 24th day of the 9th month, in the 22d

year of his reign, (October 27th, 1842.)

Note. This treaty was ratified by Her Majesty, and the great seal affixed, on the 31st

of December, 1842, The ratifications were exchanged at Hongkong, June 26th, 1843.






Whereas a Treaty of perpetual peace and friendship between Her Majesty the Queen

of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the Emperor of

China was concluded at Nanking, and signed on board Her Majesty's Ship Cornwallis on

the 29th day of August A. D. 1842, corresponding with the Chinese date of the 24th day

of the 7th month of the 22d year of Táukwáng, of which said treaty ofperpetual peace and

friendship the ratifications, under the respective seals and signs manual of the Queen of

Great Britain &c., and the Emperor of China, were duly exchanged at Hongkong on the

26th day of June A. D. 1843, corresponding with the Chinese date the 29th day of the

5th month, in the 23d year of Taukwang ; and whereas in the said treaty it was provided

(amongst otherthings) that the five ports of Canton, Fuchaufú, A moy, Ningpo, and Shanghái

should be thrown open for the resort and residence of British merchants, and that a fair

and regular tariff of export and import duties and other dues should be established at

such ports ; and whereas various other matters of detail connected with, and bearing

relation to, the said treaty of perpetual peace and friendship have been since under the

mutual discussion and consideration of the plenipotentiary and accredited commissioners

of the high contracting parties, and the said tariff and details having been now finally

examined into, adjusted and agreed upon, it has been determined to arrange and record

them in the form of a Supplementary Treaty of articles, which articles shall be

held to be as binding and of the same efficacy as though they had been inserted in the

original Treaty of perpetual peace and friendship.

ART. I. The tariff of Export and Import duties which is hereunto attached under

the seals and signatures of the respective plenipotentiary and conmissioners, shall hence-

forward be in force at the five ports of Canton, Fuchaufú, Amoy, Ningpo, and Shanghai,

ART. II. The General Regulations of Trade which are hereunto attached under, the

seals and signatures of the respective plenipotentiary and commissioners, shall hence-

forward be in force at the five aforenamed ports.

ART. III. All penalties enforced or confiscations made under the third clause of the

said General Regulations of Trade, shall belong, and be appropriated to the public service

of the Government of China.

ART. IV. After the five Ports of Canton, Fuchau, Amoy, Ningpo, and Shanghai,

shall be thrown open, English merchants shall be allowed to trade only at those five ports.

Neither shall they repair to any other ports or places, nor will the Chinese people at any

other ports or places be permitted to trade with them. If English merchant vessels shall,

in contravention of this agreement and of a proclamation to the same purport to be issued

by the British plenipotentiary, repair to any other ports or places, the Chinese Government

officers shall be at liberty to seize and confiscate both vessels and cargoes ; and should

Chinese people be discovered clandestinely dealing with English merchants at any other

ports or places, they shall be punished by the Chinese Government in such manner as the

law may direct.

ART. V. The fourth clause of the General Regulations of Trade on the subject of

commercial dealings and debts between English and Chinese merchants, is to be clearly

understood to be applicable to both parties.

ART. VI. It is agreed that English merchants and others residing at or resorting to the

five ports to be opened, shall not go into the surrounding country beyond certain short

distances to be named by the local authorities, in concert with the British consul, and on

no pretence for purposes of traffic. Seamen and persons belonging to the ships shall only

be allowed to land under authority and rules, which will be fixed by the consul in com-

munication with the local officers ; and should any persons whatever infringe the stipu-

lations of this article, and wander away into the country, they shall be seized and handed

over to the British consul for suitable punishment.


ART. VII. The Treaty of perpetual peace and friendship provides for British subjects

and their families residing at the cities and towns of Canton, Fuchau, Amoy, Ningpo, and

Shànghài, without molestation or restraint. It is accordingly determined that ground

and houses, the rent or price of which is to be fairly and equitably arranged for, according

to the rates prevailing amongst the people, without exaction on either side, shall be set

apart by the local officers in communication with the consul, and the numberof houses

built or rented will be reported annually to the said local officers by the consul for the

information of their respective viceroys and governors, but the number cannot be limited,

seeing that it will be greater or less according to the resort of merchants.

ART. VIII. The Emperor of China having been graciously pleased to grant to all

foreign countries whose subjects or citizens have hitherto traded at Canton, the privilege

of resorting for purposes of trade to the other four ports of Fuchau, Amoy, Ningpo, and

Shànghài, on the same terms as the English ; it is further agreed that should the Emperor

hereafter from any cause whatever be pleased to grant additional privileges or immunities

to any of the subjects or citizens of such foreign countries, the same privilege and im-

munities will be extended to and enjoyed by British subjects ; but it is to be understood

that demands or requests are not on this plea to be unnecessarily brought forward.

ART. IX. If lawless natives of China, having committed crimes or offences against

their own government shall flee to Hongkong, or to the English ships of war, or

English merchant ships for refuge, they shall if discovered by the English officers be

handed over at once to the Chinese officers for trial and punishment ; or if before such

discovery be made by the English officers it should be ascertained or suspected by the

officers of the government of China whither such criminals and offenders have fled, a

communication shall be made to the proper English officer in order that the said criminals

and offenders may be rigidly searched for, seized, and on proof or admission of their guilt

delivered up. In like manner, if any soldier, or sailor, or any other person-whatever his

caste or country- who is a subject of the crown of England, shall, from any cause, or

on any pretence, desert, fly or escape into the Chinese territory, such soldier or sailor or

other person shall be apprehended and confined by the Chinese authorities and sent to

the nearest British consular or other government officer. In neither case shall conceal-

ment or refuge be afforded.

ART. X. At each of the five ports to be opened to British merchants, one English

cruizer will be stationed to enforce good order and discipline amongst the crews of

merchant shipping, and to support the necessary authority of the consul over British

subjects. The crews of such ship of war will be carefully restrained by the officer com-

manding the vessel, and they will be subject to all the rules regarding going on shore and

straying into the country that are already laid down for the crews of merchant vessels.

Whenever it may be necessary to relieve such ship of war by another, intimation of that

intention will be communicated by the consul, or by the British superintendent of trade

where circumstances will permit to the local Chinese authorities, lest the appearance

of an additional ship should excite misgivings amongst the people, and the Chinese

cruizers are to offer no hindrance to such relieving ship, nor is she to be considered liable

to any port charges or other rules laid down in the General Regulations of Trade seeing

that British ships of war never trade in any shape.

ART. XI. The posts of Chusan and Kùlàngsù will be withdrawn, as provided for in the

treaty of perpetual peace and friendship, the moment all the moneys stipulated for in that

treaty shall be paid ; and the British plenipotentiary distinctly and voluntarily agrees

that all dwelling-houses, store-houses, barracks, and other buildings that the British

troops or people may have occupied or intermediately built or repaired, shall be handed

over on the evacuation of the posts exactly as they stand, to the Chinese authorities so as

to prevent any pretence for delay, or the slightest occasion for discussion or dispute on

those points.

ART. XII. A fair and regular Tariff of duties and other dues having now been esta-

blished, it is to be hoped that the system of smuggling which has heretofore been carried

on between English and Chinese merchants- in many cases with the open connivance

and collusion of the Chinese custom-house officers-will entirely cease ; and the most

peremptory proclamation to all English merchants has been already issued on this subject

by the British plenipotentiary, who will also instruct the different consuls to strictly

watch over and carefully scrutinize the conduct of all persons being British subjects

trading under his superintendence. In any positive instance of smuggling transactions

coming to the consul's knowledge, he will instantly apprize the Chinese authorities of the

fact, and they will proceed to seize and confiscate all goods- whatever their value or

nature that may have been so smuggled ; and will also be at liberty, if they see fit, to

prohibit the ship from which the smuggled goods were landed from trading further, and to

send her away as soon as her accounts are adjusted and paid . The Chinese government

officers will at the same time adopt whatever measures they may think fit with regard to

the Chinese merchants and custom-house officers who may be discovered to be concerned

in smuggling.


ART. XIII. All persons, whether natives or China or otherwise, who may wish to

convey goods from any one of the five ports of Canton, Fuchau-fù , Amoy, Ningpo, and

Shanghai, to Hongkong for sale or consumption, shall be at full and perfect liberty to do

so on paying the duties on such goods, and obtaining a pass or port-clearance from the

Chinese custom-house at one of the said ports. Should natives of China wish to repair to

Hongkong to purchase goods, they shall have free and full permission to do so, and should

they require a Chinese vessel to carry away their purchases, they must obtain a pass or

port-clearance for her at the custom-house of the port whence the vessel may sail for

Hongkong. It is further settled that in all cases these passes are to be returned to the

officers of the Chinese government as soon as the trip for which they may be granted

shall be completed.

ART. XIV. An English officer will be appointed at Hongkong, one part of whose

duty will be to examine the registers and passes of all Chinese vessels that may repair

to that port to buy or sell goods, and should such officer at any time find that any

Chinese merchant vessel has not a pass or register from one of the five ports, she is to be

considered as an unauthorized or smuggiing vessel, and is not to be allowed to trade,

whilst a report of the circumstance is to be made to the Chinese authorities. By this

arrangement, it is to be hoped that piracy and illegal traffic will be effectually prevented.

ART. XV. Should natives of China who may repair to Hongkong to trade incur

debts there, the recovery of such debts must be arranged for by the English courts of

justice on the spot ; but if the Chinese debtor shall abscond and be known to have pro-

perty real or personal within the Chinese territory, the rule laid down in the IVth clause

of the General Regulations for Trade shall be applied to the case ; and it will be the duty

of the Chinese authorities on application, by and in connection with the British consuls, to

do their utmost to see justice done between the parties. On the same principle, should a

British merchant incur debts at any of the five ports and flee to Hongkong, the British

authorities will, on receiving an application from the Chinese government officers, accom-

panied by statements, and full proofs of the debts, institute an investigation into the

claims, and when established, oblige the defaulter or debtor to settle them to the utmost

of his means.

APT. XVI. It is agreed that the custom-house officers at the five ports shall make a

monthly return to Canton of the passes granted to vessels proceeding to Hongkong,

together with the nature of their cargoes, and a copy of these returns will be embodied in

one return, and communicated once a month to the proper English officer at Hongkong.

The said English Officer will on his part make a similar return or communication to the

Chinese authorities at Canton, showing the names of Chinese vessels arrived at Hongkong or

departed from that port, with the nature of their cargoes ; and the Canton authorities will

apprize the custom-houses at the five ports, in order that by these arrangements and pre-

cautions all clandestine and illegal trade under the cover of passes may be averted.

ART. XVII, or Additional Article relating to British small craft. Various small

vessels belonging to the English nation , called schooners, cutters, lorchas, &c., have not

hitherto been chargeable with tonnage dues. It is now agreed in relation to this class of

vessels which ply between Hongkong and the city, and the city and Macao, that if they

only carry passengers, letters, and baggage, they shall as heretofore pay no tonnage dues.

But if these small craft carry any dutyable articles, no matter how small the quantity

may be, they ought in principle to pay their full tonnage dues. But this class of small

craft are not like the large ships which are engaged in foreign trade, they are constantly

coming and going, they make several trips a month, and are not like the large foreign

ships which on entering the port cast anchor at Whampoa. If we were to place them on

the same footing as the large foreign ships, the charge would fall unequally ; therefore,

after this, the smallest of these craft shall be rated at 75 tons, and the largest not to

exceed 150 tons ; whenever they enter the port (or leave the port with cargo), they shall

pay tonnage dues at the rate of one mace per ton register. If not so large as 75 tons,

they shall still be considered and charged as of 75 tons, and if they exceed 150 tons they

shall be considered as large foreign ships, and like them charged tonnage dues at the rate

of five mace per register ton. Fuchau and the other ports having none of this kind of

intercourse, and none of this kind of small craft, it would be unnecessary to make any

arrangement as regards them.

The following are the rules by which they are to be regulated.

1st.- Every British schooner, cutter, lorcha, &c., shall have a sailing letter or register

in Chinese and English under the seal and signature of the chief superintendent of

trade describing her appearance, burden, &c., &c.

2d. - Every schooner, lorcha, and such vessel, shall report herself, as large vessels are

required to do, at the Bocca Tigris ; and when she carries cargo, she shall also report

herselfat Whampoa, and shall on reaching Canton, deliver up her sailing letter

or register to the British consul, who will obtain permission from the hoppo for her to

discharge her cargo, which she is not to do without such permission, under the forfeiture

of the penalties laid down in the IIId clause of the General Regulations of Trade,


3d. When the inward cargo is discharged, and an outward one (if intended) taken on

board, and the duties on both arranged and paid, the consul will restore the

register or sailing-letter, and allow the vessel to depart.

This Supplementary Treaty- to be attached to the original Treaty of peace, consisting

of 16 articles, and one additional article relating to small vessels, is now written out,

forming with its accompaniments four pamphlets, and is formally signed and sealed by

their excellencies, the British Plenipotentiary and the Chinese imperial commissioner,

who in the first instance take two copies each and exchanges them, that their provisions

may be immediately carried into effeet. At the same time each of these high functionaries

having taken his two copies shall duly memorialize the sovereign of his nation, but the

two countries are differently situated as respects distance, so that the will of the one

sovereign can be known sooner than the will of the other. It is now therefore agreed

that on receiving the gracious assent of the Emperor in the vermilion pencil, the imperial

commissioner will deliver the very document containing it into the hands of his excellency

Hwang judge of Canton, who will proceed (to such place as the plenipotentiary may

appoint) and deliver it to the English plenipotentiary to have and to hold. Afterwards

the sign manual of the sovereign of England having been received at Hongkong likewise

graciously assenting to and confirming the Treaty, the English plenipotentiary will

despatch a specially appointed officer to Canton, who will deliver the copy containing the

royal sign manual to his excellency Hwang, who will forward it to the imperial commis-

sioner as a rule and a guide to both nations for ever, and as a solemn confirmation of our

peace and friendship .

A most important Suplementary Treaty.

Signed and sealed at Hùmun-chài on the 8th day of October, 1842 , corresponding with

the Chinese date of 15th day of the 8th moon of the 23d year of Tàoukwàng.

L. S.

H. B, M.'s (Signed) HENRY POTTINGER.


L. S.

E.the Imperial

H.Commissioner. (Signed) KEYING,-in Tartar.

True Copy , ADAM W. ELMSLIE,

Offg. sec. to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c . &c.