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RETURN to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons,
dated 25 February 1859;-for,

"COPIES or EXTRACTS of any CORRESPONDENCE between the Colonial Office and the Governors of the WEST INDIAN COLONIES and the MAURITIUS, with respect to the Condition of the LABOURING POPULATION of such Colonies, both Native and Immigrant, and the Supply of Labour :"

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"And, of all COLONIAL ACTS or ORDINANCES, regulating the Condition of IMPORTED LABOURERS, at present in force, and not already laid before Parliament."

(Mr. Chichester Fortescue.)

PART II.

ST. LUCIA.-GRENADA.-TOBAGO.-ST. VINCENT.

ST. KITTS.-MAURITIUS.

Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed,
11 June 1859.

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NUMBER AND Date.

10 July 1858

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(No. 37.)

24 July 1858

(No. 42.)

8 September 1858

(No. 54.)

10 September 1858

(No. 57.)

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DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

The Right Honourable H. LABOUCHERE, M. P.; The Right Honourable Lord STANLEY, M.P.; and
The Right Honourable Sir E. B. LYTTON, Bart., M.P.

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DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR HINCKS.

ST. LUCIA.

SUBJECT.

IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS. Enclosing Resolutions of the
Legislative Council adopted relative to regulating Immigration
STATE OF THE LABOUR MARKET AND WAGES AND
PRICES, and remarks generally on the state of the labour supply
COOLIE IMMIGRATION.

Recommending that two ships should

be despatched next season

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EMIGRATION AGENCY IN INDIA. Reply to Circular of
4th June 1858; and recommends that Mr. Caird should continue his
services for the smaller Colonies

IMMIGRANTS' INDUSTRIAL RESIDENCE. States his opinion
that it would be inexpedient to reduce the term of industrial residence
below eight years

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DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR HINCKS.

EMIGRATION FROM WINDWARD ISLANDS TO BRITISH
GUIANA. Acknowledges Governor's Despatch (General), of the
9th November 1857; explains the principle of the law about to be
introduced in British Guiana

THE WEST INDIA LABOUR QUESTION. Acknowledges
Governor's Despatch, No. 3, of 10 July 1857, and encloses Report of
the Emigration Commissioners thereon

TENURE OF LAND BY LABOURERS. Acknowledging Go-
vernor's Despatch, No. 55, of 25 September, enclosing an article from
the Barbados Liberal newspaper on this subject

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