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There shall also be prepared a scale of the minimum and maximum rates of wages and Appendix, No. 28. allowances of tradesmen, artisans, and household servants current at the time.

The said scales may be graduated so as to increase year by year throughout the first period of service.

The scales so prepared shall, as soon as possible, be published in the "Government Gazette."

55. Similar scales shall be made not later than the month of August in each succeeding year, from which a similar scale of wages and allowances shall, in like manner, be prepared and published.

56. The scales specified in the preceding Articles shall, upon the earliest opportunity, be transmitted to the Emigration Agents at the several Presidencies, in order to be posted up in conspicuous places in or near their depôts, in the several dialects commonly understood in the Presidencies respectively.

They shall also be posted up in and near the depôt in Mauritius in the different dialects commonly known in the Colony.

57. All communication, directly or indirectly, by or on behalf of any intended employer, with newly-arrived immigrants, previous to their arrival at the immigration depôt is strictly prohibited.

58. Whenever it shall be proved, to the satisfaction of the Protector, that such communication has taken place, he may refuse to allot any immigrant to the employer for whom such immigrant shall have been induced to declare a preference in consequence of such communication.

59. The Protector shall also have full power to exclude from the depót every person who he shall have reason to believe shall have come there for the purpose, or with the intention of inducing immigrants to engage with an employer for whom they shall not have been recruited in India, or whom they shall not have selected before arrival at the depôt.

60. All contracts and other documents mentioned in the Schedule shall, as far as possible, be upon printed forms to be furnished by a duly authorised officer of Government; and when such forms can be obtained none other shall be used for the purpose.

61. Whenever any document requiring to have any official signature of any magistrate or public officer under these Regulations, shall bear ex fucie to have such signature, it shall be received in all courts of justice as genuine, without such signature requiring to be proved; and it shall continue to be so received until the said signature shall have been proved to be a forgery.

62. The present Regulations shall take effect from the 13th day of November 1858.

Given in Executive Council at Government House, this 12th day of November 1858.

R. Y. Cummins,

By command,

Secretary to the Council.

Humphry Sandwith, Colonial Secretary.

I name

SCHEDULE.

FORM (A.)

Ordinary Agricultural Labourers.

I [name and designation] request the Protector of Immigrants to take the steps required by law and regulations for obtaining for me from the Presidency of the number

of immigrants for agricultural purposes to be employed in the district of

I undertake to pay to each immigrant who shall engage with me in virtue of this requisition the wages and allowances upon the Government scale at the time of engagement [or] the wages and allowances following, viz.: [as the case may be].

Proper lodging and medical care to be also furnished by me to each of the said immigrants.

[If a special agent is to be employed the following will be added.] my special agent and recruiter of immigrants in India. A. B. [Applicant's signature.] The above requisition lodged with me this day of G. H., Protector of Immigrants, Mauritius.

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Artisans and other Skilled Labourers.

1[name and designation] request the Protector of Immigrants to take the steps required by law and regulations for obtaining for me from the Presidency of

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to be

Appendix, No. 25. employed in the district of
the number of immigrants, for the employments
and at the monthly rate of wages and allowances following, viz.:
[Number] carpenters at the wages of [lowest rate offered] to [highest rate offered].
[Ditto]
of
to [ditto.]
Ditto
of
[dillo].

masons

[ditto] [ditto]

grooms

to

[and so on with regard to other skilled labourers required.]
[If only one rate is offered, the same to be stated.]
Allowances [if any, to be specified at length].

Proper lodging and medical treatment to be also furnished by me to each of the said
immigrants.

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I undertake to pay and provide to each immigrant who shall engage to me in virtue of
this requisition the wages which shall be agreed on in India with him at the rates (or within
the limits) above-mentioned, and also the allowances above stated.

[If a special agent is to be employed, the following will be added :]
my special agent and recruiter of immigrants in India.
A. B., [Applicant's signature].
day of

The above requisition lodged with me this

G. H.,
Protector of Immigrants, Mauritius.

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FORM (B.)

A. B., of
and C. D., of
jointly and severally promise and bind
themselves towards the Protector of Immigrants on behalf of the Government of Mauritius,
as follows:

The said A. B. having this day made requisition under the provisions of Ordinance No. 30
of 1858 for
Indian immigrants, hereby undertakes to accept that number or any
lesser number that may be introduced pursuant to his requisition; the said A. B. and C. D.
bind themselves jointly and severally to pay all expenses attendant upon the introduction of
such immigrants, and of the proportion of females by regulation required to accompany
them, including in such expenses of introduction the cost of maintenance of such immigrants
at the rate of 6 d. per diem for each immigrant, from the date of landing until the date of
leaving the depôt to enter on the service of the said A. B. The said A. B. and C. D.
promise to pay to the Protector of Immigrants all such expenses of introduction, upon the
said immigrants being handed over to the said A. B., engaged to him under a binding con-
tract to be made with them in India, such payment to be exigible previous to their leaving
the depôt.

In default of the said A. B. claiming and engaging such immigrants within seven clear days after they shall have been landed at the depot, the said A. B. and C. D. bind themselves to pay to the Protector of Immigrants 7 s. for each immigrant, as his cost of maintenance during the interval between his arrival at the depôt and his entering on service; and in case of such default and of any of the said immigrants electing to be free from their engagement, the said A. B. and C. D. do further bind themselves, as aforesaid, to pay to the Protector one-half of the expense of introducing the immigrants so electing, and of the proportion of females accompanying them.

The said A. B. and C. D. hereby consent that the certificate of the Protector of Immigrants shall be conclusive evidence against them in all courts and places of the amount chargeable against them in respect of the said expenses of introduction, or of the costs of their maintenance, as the case may be.

[To be written by each of the
obligants in his own name.]
[If they or either of them cannot write, they or he shall sign by
one witness subscribing.]

The above bond signed in my presence and deposited with me this

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Approved A. B. Approved C. D. mark in presence of

day of T. H., Protector of Immigrants,

FORM (C.)

to the

This is to certify that [name of special agent] is hereby licensed to recruit emigrant labourers for [employer's name and designation], in Mauritius, in conformity with the Regulations published and to be published from time to time regarding such recruiting. This licence is granted from the inclusive, and upon the express understanding and condition that the said agent is to be under the direction and control of myself and my successors in office in all matters relating to such recruiting, and that we shall have full power to suspend or withdraw this licence, if he shall not conduct himself in the premises to our satisfaction.

(Date).

B., Emigration Agent at

for Government of Mauritius.

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FORM (D.)

We, the undersigned immigrants from

of

engage to serve [employer's name and addition] as
in the district or
[or otherwise, as the case
may be] for full period of
years from the date of registration of this
contract in Mauritius with double the time of any unlicensed absences, in
consideration of receiving the wages and allowances following, viz.

[Here follow the wages and allowances.]

Proper lodging and medical care to be also provided to us.

And we further engage at the expiry of this contract to enter into new contracts of service, one or more either with the above-named or with other persons to be agreed upon hereafter, until we shall have completed the full period of five years' industrial residence in Mauritius, with double the time of any unlicensed absences.

[Here follow the signatures and marks of the Immigrants and of employer's
agent, if present at the time.]

to Mauritius, hereby
on the estate

The above contract was explained in my presence to the said immigrants,
and signed before me by them with their names or marks, and by
authorised agent of the said
day of

at

this

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Immigration Depôt, Mauritius, day of

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FORM (E.)

Notice of Arrival of Immigrants specially engaged in India. Immigrants arrived engaged in India upon requisition by the following persons; viz. [List of names and designations of parties to whom engaged.]

T. H., Protector of Immigrants.

FORM (F.)

The within named immigrant contract, not having been claimed within seven days after arrival at the depôt.

(Date.)

[or]

has elected to be free from his

FORM (G.)

on the

We [name and designation of intended employer, and names and numbers of immigrants engaged] being respectively the intended master and servants under a contract of service made before the Government Emigration Agent at day of do hereby agree that the whole rights and obligations of the said first party under the said contract shall be, and the same are hereby transferred, as at the date hereof, to [name and designation] under the provisions of Ordinance No. 30 of 1858; who hereby agrees to accept the said transfer and the contract hereby transferred, with all its rights and obligations.

T. H., Protector of Immigrants.

X. I.

A. B. [Signatures or marks of all the parties.]
I. J

The above transfer signed by all the parties thereto, its nature and effect having been first fully explained to the immigrants above named all in my presence. The said transfer also approved and concurred in by me as on behalf of the Government.

At

this

day of

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T. H.

Protector of Immigrants.

Stipendiary Magistrate
for the District of

Appendix, No. 25.

Appendix, No. 25.

We [name and designation of employer and name and number of immigrant] being respec-
tively the employer and the servant under a contract of service inade at
India,
and dated the
day of
do hereby consent that the said
second party shall from this day and henceforth be released from the said contract and all
obligations under the same.

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G. H.
Immigrants.

FORM (H.)

Memorandum of Release from Contract of Service.

day of Registered at Immigration Depôt,

Protector of

Mauritius, this

by me

The nature and effect of the above release explained by me to the said immigrant who, having expressed his full consent hereto, both parties signed the same in my presence this day of

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X. Y.
Z.

́} [Signatures or marks of parties.]

M. N. Stipendiary Magistrate for the District of

FORM (I.)

We, the undermentioned immigrants from
to Mauritius, hereby
engage to serve the employers to whom we may be respectively allotted by the
Mauritius Government for the period of
years after the date of regis-
tration of this contract in Mauritius, with double the time of any unlicensed
absences: And we further engage, after the expiry of such service, to enter into
contracts of service one or more with other persons to be agreed upon hereafter,
until we shall have completed the full period of five years industrial residence in
Mauritius, with double the time of any unlicensed absences.

[Here follow the signatures and marks of the Immigrants.]

The above contract was explained to the said immigrants in my presence, and signed by them, with their names or marks before me, and also signed by me, on behalf of the Government of Mauritius, at day

this

of

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A. B.

Emigration Agent at
Mauritius Government.

[List of names and numbers of Immigrants to the above contract.]

FORM (K.)

I [name and designation] request the Protector of Immigrants to allot to me
under Ordinance No. 30 of 1858, and relative regulations, for contract of service for
years, the number of
following, viz. :—

newly arrived immigrants for the employments

[Number required, and for what kinds of employment to be specified.]

I undertake to give to any immigrants who may be allotted to me under this requisition wages and allowances according to the Government scale existing at the time of allotment. Proper lodging and medical care to be also furnished by me to the said immigrants.

L. M.

[Signature of Requisitionist.]

(If he cannot write he will sign his mark before one subscribing witness.)
Lodged with me thi

day of

for

List of Immigrants allotted.

185 1. H.

Protector of Immigrants.

FORM (L.)

I hereby certify that I have this day allotted to the said requisitionist the immigrants following, for the employments and periods of service, and on the conditions above specified respectively.

(Date.)

T. H.

Protector of Immigrants.

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REPORTS

Made for the Year 1857 to the Secretary of State having the Department of the Colonies; in continuation of the Reports annually made by the Governors of the British Colonies, with a view to exhibit generally

THE PAST AND
PAST AND PRESENT STATE

OF

HER MAJESTY'S COLONIAL POSSESSIONS.

TRANSMITTED WITH THE BLUE BOOKS
For the Year 1857.

DIEU ET.

Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 9 August 1859.

MON DROIT

LONDON:

PRINTED BY GEORGE EDWARD EYRE AND WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE,
PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE

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