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Colonial Gazette (Newspaper) - June 22, 1839, London, Middlesex PUBLISHED IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLONIAL SOCIETY; FOR THE o 30.] WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1839. r Prick i Sixpence. "SHIPS, COLONIES, AND COMMERCE!" CONTENTS. Colonial News: . British North America - Canada Newfoundland....................465 West Indies - Jamaica-Barbados- British Guiana ~ Dominica-Grenada-St. Lucia-Tobago-Trinadad 465 Africa-Cape of Good Hope........ 468 Asia-Bush ire........................468 Foreign Colonies......................468 Constitution of the State of Illinois .. 469 Mode of Disposing of the Public Lands in the United States..................469 The Origon Territory..................469 The Brazilian Slave Trade..............469 Importation of Labourersfrom the United States to the West Indies ............470 Case of the Barbadian Emigrants......470 Religious Instruction in the Australasian Colonies ........................470 Home Nkws..........................471 Commerce of Pictou.................... 472 Postscript............................472 The Colonial Gazkttk ..............472 Correspondence : Emigration-The Proposed New Colonies in South Africa and Now Zealand..........................478 Reviews and Abstracts : Information relative to New Zealand for the Use of Colonists-The Ini- qulties of the Opium Trade ........473 Imperial Parliament............474-478 The London Gasettrs............479 Shipping and Markets................ 479 Advertisements.............,......480 BRITISH NORTH AMERICA. has at length May dent companies for particular service. We are inquire, if he would only seek for information from happy to learn, that with scarcely any exception those disinterested sources which, we are happy to those gallant fellows have expressed a willingness say, are now within his reach, we feel perfectly to enrol themselves under their officers at any persuaded that he would soon be amply convinced moment their services may be required by the Go- of the truth of all and every statement that has been Windsor affairs. advocate who, we feel assured, will not let our to the 22nd from Canada, lheir contents, now- vernment> to repress internal sedition or repel our made of the causes which operate so injuriously ever, are of a very unimportant nature. sympathising neighbours, should they feel an inch- against the best interests of the colony. But, for* The Canadian papers contradict the report of nation for another edition of the Windmill or tunately for us, we have now in England an able the intended resignation of Sir G. Arthur. ~ * The only news from the boundary is that a Capt Nye, belonging to Maine, has been violating the arrangement recently concluded on that subject, but his conduct is strongly censured by the Ameri- While on this subject we cannot but congratu- | cause suffer from any want of exertion on his part nor will he, we trust, allow the Government to can papers CANADA. be any longer deluded by the misrepresentations which have from time to time gone forward from the radical faction-the fellows who are wont to pray to the god of battles to aid the Canadian rebels in their treasonable designs-until they have The Attorney-General and Lord Durham. Mr. Small brought up his motion on the subject of responsible government on Saturday, before the prorogation. An amendment was moved bv Mr Merritt to very nearly the hon. gentleman supported it in an able speech of upwards of an hour, in which he avowed that he had become a convert to responsible government in consequence of the conduct of Sir Francis Head. to give even was followed late both officers and men on the effective state of discipline and soldier-like appearance they have obtained under that gallant and accomplished officer, the Baron de Rottenburg, during the last winter. It shows a heartiness and zeal on the part of the commander and commanded, highly creditable to both,-it is a convincing proof, if succeeded in so completely bewildering the eolo-any were wanting, that there is a nemo me impune nial minister as to render him incapable of forming lacessit spirit, a sort of "touch-me-not" feeling in a correct judgment as to our real condition. All the country, of which our friends on the other side we want, therefore, is that the Government will inquire into the facts, and, having ascertained Previous, however, to the dischargp of the men, them, view them in their proper light. Let Lord same effect, and the forty-five may do well to take note. We regret our inability, this week, the substance of his remarks. He by Mr. Hagerman, who spoke in a most violent and declamatory manner, denouncing Lord Durham's report as a " vile calumny," containing " not ten lines of truth." He stated previously in the House, when the Speaker was not in the who obtained the highest praise from their officers Normanby do this-and let him at the same time for steadiness and good conduct while in quarters, forget that there is such a person as King Dan- as well as for attention to their military duties-all and wo should not despair that Ample justice would the officers serving in the district under the noble be done to all parties, and public confidence- once baron paid him the well-merited compliment of, more restored.- 7�me�, May 1. giving him a public dinner at Belleville ; and, at We learn that Mr. Jukes (who arrived on the same time, invited some of the loading gentle- Wednesday morning last in the Diana from Liver-men in the neighbourhood to do honour to their pool) has come out, under the recommendation of gallant guest by meeting him there. Another and the London Geological Society, for the purpose-of similar mark of respect was paid to the gallant undertaking a scientific survey of this colony, in Baron and his suite by the officers stationed at the pursuance of the provision made by the Colonial river Trent, when on the eve of their discharge; Legislature in the Supply Bill for 1837, by which the utmost harmony and good humour prevailed, the sum of 300/, was granted for the above-men-S�S7 harm "to"V^er Ca^laThan I the social pleasures of the festive board were tioned object. It would, of course, be prcmaturo chair, that " Lord Durham is unprincipled a fellow as ever lived, serted plain palpable lies with regard to Canada. Mackenzie as We have elsewhere answered M Hagerman's attack, which must, we believe, pro- prolongued to a late hour, their guest being in ex- for us $t present to offer any opinion as to the cellent spirits, having recovered from rather a se- probable success of an undertaking, having for its cure Zm^Se ,�mi.aaTfrom an office, his vere fit of illness, uuder which ho had unfortunately object the devclopcment ,f the resources of the ma iiuuiuuiu-i/v ^ _ 7 . �.��Vi�^^ 4Yi�tr Antra iMiAiriAii� if fin A**%r 4V�1 nnlmitr nlmiii \vliw�h on 11 ft in ia ninwn f hmirrlt o has We shall give the yeas and nays on this amendment on a future occasion,-they were yeas 12, nays 23. Mr. Sherwood moved another amendment in the shape of an address to her Majesty, which alludes to the appointment of a select corn- suffered a few days previously. On the day fol- colony, about which so little is known, though a lowing, the officers at the Brighton station were vast deal has been sung or said by persons who aro similarly honoured. These are pleasurable asso- generally considered as mere visionary enthusiasts j ciations, and mark the respect which has volunta- and still less are wo disposed to say anything to rily been bestowed on an able and efficient officer discourage the exertions of the gentleman who by those who have had the best means of appreci- mittee Mai This amendment was carried by a majority of about seven.-To* ronto Examiner, May 15. The grand jury for the assizes of the Newcastle has arrived amongst us. We understand that ho ating his character, and witnessing his untiring has been in constant communication since his zeal to preserve the tranquillity of the country and arrival with the venerable Speaker of tlio House bring the force under his command into an efficient of Assembly, from we feel persuaded he will derive state of discipline. As one of the few acts of a much valuable information. Whig Government that we can approve of, we eon- The coal mines supposed to exist in the neigh * .hTnu J j MTW�f +uA nf eratulate them upon their judicious selection of the bourhood of Cape St. Francis, are, we learn, to bo district have presented the report of the Earl ot b * J , fi nhi^tof ^Arah: Rid �hnuld th� Wrmul Durham as a libel on the province of Upper Canada.-Kingston Chronicle, May 18. The following bills were reserved by his Excellency the Lieut.-Governor, for the signification of officers generally, and of the gallant Baron in par- the first object of research ; and should the learned tieular, chosen for the arduous and responsible doctor's most sanguine expectations be realized, duties of the particular service in this country. Ibid. the long-talked-of railway will no doubt be imme diately commenced. Other improvements which Maj We have seen a letter received in town on Sun- our ancestors wot not of, will of course follow this Maj it land to James '^ite^^?'. a. . . f f. I distinctly mentions that the excitement there is colonial history, which even that accomplished An act to make provision for the division of the J legator. Tom Fit/Gibbon, with all his knowledtn ake a grant of dav� *rom one of tne PrinciPal hotbeds of brigand- important discovery, and Newfoundland will bid b ' ism and sympathy on the western frontier, which fair, at no distant day, to occupy a place in our intended new district of Colborne into two counties. Welland purchase reater than ever it was. So much for British legislator, Tom Fitzgibbon, with all his knowledge, magnanimity" and British " clemency.** These of her internal resources, never expected to wit- vince, and for other purposes therein mentioned. act pass current An act to authorise the issue of bills of credit. An act to afford further facilities to negoti debentures for the completion of certain works. brigands are bullies, who grow audacious in propor- J ness.-Ibid,, May 15. tion as their adversaries appear afraid of them, and, in truth, they have much and sufficient reason | A fire broke out in St. John's on the 'evening ot to suppose that our Government quails before them. Montreal Herald. The advertisement calling for tenders, for supplying clothing for the volunteer corps raised for �MK^rtan^l5��t 5enCTal T, in the district of MontT!, has from the been recalled.-Ibid. May of the military and the firemen, it was extinguished after burning 15 houses, and greatly damaging many others, although at one time serious tears for the safety of the town were entertained. invasions of this province act to disnose of the la: iinonly called WEST INDIES. purposes Mentioned. An act to appropriate the casual and territorial revenue, and for other purposes therein mentioned. The Provincial Parliament stands prorogued to Thursday, the 131 NEWFOUNDLAND. The latest advices from England do not, so far as we can learn, furnish anything of particular mo- By the Express packet we have Jamaica papers raent, as regards this colony, if we except the cir- to the Ufh M Barbados, May 6; British Gui cumstance of a deputation of the merchants con- MR cerned in its trade, having had an interview with ana� -M-aye. day of June next.-Ibid. Lord Normanby, the result of which we understand The general tone is much the same as-for some last few days stationed was so far satisfactory that his lordship promised | time lost past; hut we are glad to observe that, in 1 during the past winter at BelleflUe^ the River that he would endeavour to obtain the fullest and some instances; the negroes in Jamaica are begii Trent, and Brighton, have Been snfiexed to depart | most correct information relative to the present en to their homes, where their presence ferequired __ " , ' " ' " - , i m
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