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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 :"

“ And, of all Coloxial Acts or ORDINANCES, regulating the Condition of

IMPORTED LABOURERS, at present in force, and not already laid before Parliament.”

(dlr. 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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TOBAGO.

p. 109

DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR HINCKS

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARIES OF STATE

p. 115

ST. VINCENT.

DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR HINCKS

p. 116

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARIES OF STATE

p. 140

ST. KITTS.

p. 148

DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR HAMILTON

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE -

p. 153

MAURITIUS.

DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR HIGGINSON AND GO-

VERNOR STEVENSON -

DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARIES OF STATE -

p. 150

p. 256

APPENDIX

P. 297

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1. 23 September 1857

(No. 45.) 9 November 1857

(No. 57.) 3. 10 July 1858

(No. 37.) 4. 24 July 1858

(No. 42.)

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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
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
ORDINANCE, No. 5 of 1858, to amend Ordinance, No. 7 of 1850,

for the promotion of African Immigration, &c., enclosed

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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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7 November 1857

(No. 80.)

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27 April 1858

(No. 8.)

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PROPERTY OF DECEASED COOLIES, &c. Enclosing communi

cations from the India Board and Emigration Board, relative to the
Remittance to India of the property of Coolies who may die in the
West Indies, and of the earnings which they may wish to send to their

friends in India
IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS. Approving of the Resolutions
of the Legislative Council, which were enclosed in the Governor's

Despatch, No. 46, 23 September 1857
EMIGRATION OF LIBERATED AFRICANS. Announcing the

steps taken for facilitating the conveyauce of Liberated Africans to the

West Indies
IMMIGRATION INTO THE WEST INDIES. Encloses Extract of

a Report from the Emigration Commissioners relative to the importation
of Immigrants into the West Indies -
IMMIGRANTS' INDUSTRIAL RESIDENCE. Calling for remarks

on the proposed reduction of the term of industrial residence
EMIGRATION AGENCY IN INDIA. In reply to Governor's Des-

paich, No. 42, of 24 July 1857, states that the Acting Emigration Agent
at Calcutta has been instructed to continue his services in that capacity
on behalf of St. Lucia
COOLIE IMMIGRATION. Reporting steps taken for the despatch of

two ships to St. Lucia, as soon as the consent of the Indian Govern

ment shall have been obtained
ORDINANCE, No. 5 of 1858. To amend Ordinance, No. 7 of 1850,
for the promotion of African Immigration, &c. Conveying Her

Majesty's confirmation of this Ordinance -
COOLIE IMMIGRATION. Reporting the charter of the “Palmyra'

for the conveyance of Coolies

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The Right Honourable H. La BOUCHERE, M. P.; The Right Honourable Lord STANLEY, M.P.; and

The Right Honourable Sir E. B. LYTTON, Bart., M.P.

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