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demeanour. All the neighbour- of the persons to receive and ing islands were placed under transmit lists of slaves should be martial law, as it was discoveredł left to the Commander-in-chief, that their negroes had 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 100l. 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 mode of providing the West Inof Demarara 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 inportaBarbadoes several messages were

tion of supplies, particularly froin 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 Parliainent 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 to 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 islandi. the true interests of Barbadoes. The Governor in answer stated, Mr. Mayers congratulated tlie that he had submitted their reHouse on having, in a bill under quest to his privy council, who consideration, anticipated the

the were of opinion that the injunc views 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 adrise compliance: at the same slave population. The Tlouse 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 instructions, as requiring the amendment, that the appointment opening ofthe ports, had occurred;

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were not speedily put in Assembly at the close of the last practice; that experience had con- session. The Governor's mesvinced them, 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 altogether on Nov. 6th, in the following visionary; and that partial sup

words : plies from the neighbouring " That it be recommended to islands, doubled in their price as the House to send a Message to they must be, would, be above his Grace the Governor, thanking the planter's means of payment. him for the communication con"The Council again advised the tained in his message to the House Governor not to adopt the mea of the 1st instant; to assure his sure requested, as not called for Grace that the House properly by such a necessity as would appreciates the care with which justify it; as, on the contrary, bis Majesty's Ministers have they hoped that the means al- guarded against the interference ready employed would prove suffi- of Parliament on a question, the cient to avert that necessity.

consideration of which exclusively The session of the House of belongs to the Legislature of this Assembly of Jamaica was opened island ; an interference which at the close of October with a must ever provoke the utmost speech from the Duke of Man- irritation a.:] 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 Assen- rights; that although the House bly, whether some further legis. will never suffer its proceedings lative regulations might not be to be influenced by an appreheni necessary 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 disadvantage, and although it fatal effects at Barbadoes “ had 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 country," and prais- here, the House is still willing to ing the peaceable and orderly satisfy, if possible, even the preconduct of the slaves in their judices of those who may have own island, mention their pur been deceived into a belief that pose of attending to the recom à 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,

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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 substituting 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,

CHAPTER

CHAPTER XVII.

East Indies.— Renewal of Hostilities with the Nepaulese.- Actions, and final Treaty.Proceedings in Cutch.- Insurrection at Bareilly.-- Irruption from Mahratla.-China.

IN
N the relation of occurrences depôt at Etowndah, he marched

ip British India during the forward his remaining force to last year, mention was made of the ground he then occupied, opthe termination of hostilities 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 evaconcluded 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 to 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 momentary suvent the renewal of war, and on periority of numbers, approached the 2d of Decenīber 1815, a close to the village held by the peace was finally settled between British. This was obstinately disthe Nepaul and the British go- puted by its few defenders, until vernments.

the arrival of more troops changed It appears, however, that when the fortune of the day; and from the troops were withdrawn, the that time the repeated attacks Nepaulese evinced such a reluc of the enemy, 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 necessary to have recourse driven off in confusion, chiefly by to compulsin. Accordingly, Sir a charge of the ed battalion of David Ochterlony was again dis the sth Native Infantry. The patched to the frontier, which he loss of the Nepaulese 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 cccasions, it was eriwampore, Feb. 25th. It men dent that they had to contend with tions, that after having put in a antagonists defective neither in state of defence the fortified courage nor discipline.

On

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. inade 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 actual course and the Rajah of Nepaul on De- of introduction. cember 2d, was finally ratified by Fourtlaly, All the low lands bethe Rajah in the British camp tween the river Meilchec and the before Muckwampore 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 betwcen 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 Barahdars of the States, the following terms of state of Nepaul whose interests peace have been agreed upon: will suffer by the alienation of Article I. There shall be per

the lands ceded by the foregoing petual peace and friendship be- article, the British Gorernment tween the Honourable the East agrees to settle pensionis to the India Company and the Rajah of aggregate amount of two lacs of Nepaul.

rupees per annum on such chiefs I]. The Rajah of Nepaul re as may be selected by the Rajah bounces all claim to the lands of Nepaul, and in the proporwhich were the subject of dis tions which the Rajah may fix. cussion between the tivo stiltes 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 sigrature of the Goto the sovereignty of those lands. vernor-general for the pensions

III. The Rajah of Nepaul respectively. hereby cedes to the Hon. East V. The Rajah of Nepaul reIndia Company, in perpetuity, all nounces for himself, his heirs, the under-mentioned territories, and successors, all claim to, or naniely

connexion with, the countries First, The whole of the low lying to the west of the river

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