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demeanour. All the neiglibours of the persons to receive anel iny islands were placed under transmit lists of slaves should be mutial law, as it was discovered left to the Commander-in-chief, that their negroes bad been se- instead of to the Representatives, cretly apprised of the conspiracy which was carried ; and a clause in Barbadoes, and were only wait was unanimously passed for fixing to hear of its success till they ing the penalty for each slave should join in a similar attempt. omitted to be given in at 1001. At the colony of Demarara on the In Dominica a correspondence continent symptoms of restless- took place between the House of ness appeared among the slaves Assembly and Governor Maxwell on hearing of the insurrection, on the subject of the policy adopted which occasioned the governor to by the British ministry since the put forth a proclamation ad- peace with America, as to the dressed to the united settlements niode of providing the West Inof Denarara and Essequibo, by dia islands with provisions. The which, and his precautionary House represented, that in conmeasures, all disorders were ob- sequence of the hurricane in Doviated,
minica of the 15th and 16th of In the General Assembly of September, without the importaBarbarloes several messages were tion of supplies, particularly from delivered from the Governor, in the United States of America, a August, containing copies of the great proportion of the slave poAddresses from both Houses of pulation must perish with hunger Parliament to the Prince Regent, before his Majesty's Government relative to the insurrection in that could be consulted, and an anisland, and also a dispatch from swer returned. They therefore Lord Bathurst, recommending to earnestly urged, that the ports of the Legislative council and the the island ought to be immediAssembly, that they should meet ately opened io the vessels of the the views of the sovereign and United States for the importation the parent state by passing such of provisions and lumber in barter acis as might prove beneficial to for the produce of the island. the true interests of Barbadoes. The Governor in answer stated, Mr. Myers congratulated the that he had submitted their reHouse on having, in a bill under quest to his privy council, who consideration, anticipated the were of opinioni that the injuncviews of the British Government tions of the royal order were so by the adoption of measures for imperative, that they could not ascertaining more accurately the advise compliance : at the sanje slave population. The House time he sent to the Assembly then went into a committee on a copy of Lord Bathurst's instructhe bill
, and the Speaker gave his tions on the subject. This comsupport to it. Its clauses being munication did not satisfy the As. read, were agreed to unanimously. sembly, which passed resolutions, On a further consideration of the that the distress contemplated by bill, Mr. Mayers moved as an the instruetions, as requiring the amendment, that the appointment opening of the ports, hadoccurred;
that famine would be felt in its pointed out, “pursuant to the most frightful form if this mea- resolutions of the late House of
were not speedily put in Assembly at the close of the last prartice: that experience had con- session." The Governor's mesvince then, that all expectations sage in consequence, having been of substantial relief from the referred to a committee of the British North American colonies House, a resolution was reported in British bottoms were altıgether on Nov. 6th, in the foiloning visionary; and that partial sup- words: plies frm the neighbouring That it be recommended to islands, doubled in their price as the Hou-e to send a Message to they must be, would be above his Grace the Governor, thanking the planter's means of payment. hinn for the comunication conThe Council again advised the tained in his message to tie Hou e Governor not to adopt the mea- of the 1st instant ; to assure his sure requeste:1, as not called for Grace that the House properly by such necessity as would appreciates the care with which justify it; as, on the contrary, bis Majesty's Ministers have thy hoped that the means als guarded against the interference ready employed would prove suffi- of Parliament on a question, the cient to avert that necessity. consideration of which excitisively
The session of the House of belongs to the Legislature of this Assembly of Jamaica was opened island ; an inter ference which at the close of October with a must ever provoke the utmost speech frm the Duke of Nian- irritation and alarm in the minds chester, Governor, in which, after of his Majesty's loyal subjects of adverting to the calamitous event Jamaica, as a direct invasion of at Barbadoes, he recommended to their most sacred and important the consideration of the Assem-- rights; that although the House bly, whether some further legis- will never suffer its proceelings lative regulations thight not be to be intluenced by an apprehennecessary to promote the moral sion that the wisdom and justice and religious instruction of the of the British Parliament will negroes, as well as to improve allow the malignant and unfoundtheir general comfort and happi. ed aspersions which have been
The House, in reply, after cast upon the inhabitants of affirming, that the delusion among this island to operate to their the negroes which produced such disadvantaze, and although it fatad effects at Barbadoes " bad has been distinctly proved that been insidiously spread by the no clandestine or illicit importapractices of certain associations tion of slaves has taken place in the mother county," and prais- here, the House is still willing to ing the peaceable and orderly satisfy, if possible, even the precon luct of the slaves in their judices of those who may have own islanıl, mention their pure been deceived into a belief that pose of attending to the recom- a change of circumstances may mendation of his Grace, and en- afford new facilities to a violation tering into the considerations of the Abolition Laws, and will,
in compliance with his Grace's way of amendment, which was recommendation, proceed to adopt a total change in the resolution such measures as may appear best by substitutiny one which men.. calculated effectually to ensure a tioned the Registry Bill in terms strict and faithful observance of of great asperity, and implying a those laws, in a manner least determination to make no enactburdensome to the inhabitants of ment of that nature, it was nethe island."
gatived by 25 votes against 4, A motion having been made by and the report was agreed to.
East Indies - Renewal of Hostilities with the Nepaulese. --Actions, and final Treaty.- Proceedings in Cutch.--Insurrection at Bareilly-rruption from Mahratta.-China.
N the relation of occurrences depôt at Etowndah, he marched
in British India during the forward his remaining force 10 last year, mention was made of the ground he tben occupied, opthe termination of ostilities be posite to which, on a steep hill, tween the Nepaulese and the Eng. he descried on his arrival a strong lish Company, by a convention party of the enemy, which eraconcluded with the principal cuated their position, on which Goorkah chiefs, who resigned a he posted a party of his own. On large tract of frontier country. the very next day, an attack was It was, however, thought expe- made upon the British posts by dient by the Governor-general 10 large bodies of the Nepaulese, reinforce the army opposite to reckoned at 2000 men with guns. the Nepaulese; but this measure and repeated reinforcements ; | was at that time sufficient to pre- which, during a momentar y su
vent the renewal of war, and on periority of numbers, approached the 2d of December 1815, a close to the village held by the peace was finally settled between British. This was obstinately disthe Neptul and the British go- puted by its few defenders, until verninents.
the arrival of more troops changed It appears, however, that when the fortune of the day; and froin the troops were withdrawn, the that time the repeated attacks Nepaulese evinced such a reluc- of the chemy, upon the Britance to fulfil the conditions of tish positions were invariably rethe treaty, that it was found ab- pulsed, and they were at length solutely necessiļry to have recourse driven off in confusion, cliiefly by to compulsi n. Accordingly, Sir a charge of the 2d baitalion of David Ochterlony was again dis- the Sth Native Infantry. The patched to the frontier, which he loss of the Nepaule-e was very reached about the close of Ja-, considerable; and that of the nuary. That general in the fol-- British troops amounted to a total lowing month sent accounts of of 45 killed, 175 wounded, and his proceedings, the first of which 2 missing. On the whole, as on is dated from the camp at Muck-, former occasions,, it was eviHampor., Feb. 28th.
dent that they had to contend with tions, that after having put in a antagonists defe tive neither in state of defence the fortified courage nor discipline.
On March 3d, Gen. Ochterlony lands between the rivers Kali and received intelligence of the cap- Rapti. ture of the important fortress of Secondly, The whole of the Hurriapore, which was evacuated low lands (with the exception of by the enemy on the 2d, after Bootwul Khaas) lying between they had been repulsed in a sally the Rapti and the Gunduck. male with desperate bravery. Thirdly, The whole of the low
The Calcutta Gazette Extraor- lands between the Gunduck and dinary of March 15th, announced Coosah, in which the authority of that the treaty of peace concluded the British Government has been between the British Government introduced, or is in aetual course and the Rajah of Nepaul on De- of introduction. cember 4, was finally ratified by Fourthly, All the low lands be- ; the Rajah in the British camp tween the river Meilchec and the before Muekwampore on the 4th Teesah. instant, with all the proper for- Fifthly, All the territories within malities; and the following copy the hills eastward of the river of its conditions was published Meilchec, including the fort and for general information :
lands of Naggree and the pass of "Whereas war has arisen be- Nagarcote, leading from Morung tween the Honourable East India into the hills, together with the Company and the Rajah of Ne- territory lying between that pass paul : and whereas the parties and Naggree. The aforesaid terare mutually disposed to restore ritory shall be evacuated by the the relations of peace and amity, Goorkah troops within forty days which previously to the occur- from this date. rence of the late differences had IV. With a view to indemnify long subsisted between the two the chiefs and Barabdars of the States, the following terms of state of Nepaul whose interests peace have been agreed upon: will suffer by the alienation of
Article 1. There shall be per- the lands ceded by the foregoing petual peace and friendship be- article, the British Governnient twevn the Honourable the East agrees to settle pensions to the India Company and the Rajah of aggregate amount of two lacs of Nepaul.
rupees per annuin on such chiefs 11. The Rajah of Nepaul re- als may be selected by the Rajah nounces all claim to the lands of Nepaul, and in the proporwhich were the subject of dis- tions which the Rajah may' tis., cussion between the two states As soon as the selection is made, before the war, and acknowledges sunnuds shall be granted under the right of the Hon. Company the seal and signature of the Goto the sovereign!y of thuse lands. vernor-general for the pensions
II. The Rajah of Nepaul respectively. hereby cedes to the Hon. East V. The Rajah of Nepaul re. India Company, in perpetuity, all nounces for himself; his heirs, the under-mentioned territóries,' and successors, all ciaim to, or Timely-
connexion with, the countries First, The whole of the low lying to the west of the liver