Accounts and Papers Volume 4

Accounts and Papers Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...that has taken land from thepossession of parties unable, whether from want of capital or want of method, to cultivate it successfully for the advantage of society, and placed it in the hands of others more sensible of their duties, more alive to the reciprocal obligations between employer and labourer, and who have the will and the means of regularly employing and punctually paying their labourers. There is little doubt that the obligation and expense of maintaining a separate (;,, m;, _ Government establishment, acts as an encumbrance and a clog on the progress of a community numbering less than 8,000 souls, of which not more than 150 are white, and scarcely so many educated. A legislative union with Antigua would I think be generally advantageous to this Island; but I am of opinion that there is no chance of accomplishing this object with the present House of Assembly. The end proposed by myself, resolutions for effecting of which were passed by the other legislative branches in 1848, and received the sanction of his Lordship the Secretary of State, the consolidation of the Council and Assembly iiito one body, partly elective, and partly nominated by the Crown, as in the conquered colonies, a scheme which changes in the House of Assembly, on the point of its being effected, compelled me at the time to give up, would still offer a better prospect of success than an incorporation with Antigua. In a return which I some time since forwarded to his Lordship the Secretary of State, it was stated that there were only lll persons in the colony above sixteen years of age who were able to read or write, and if the age were exlelldfid t0 2l, the number would be reduced to 85; many of these, and the best qualified, such as the clergy, more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818717
  • 9781236818713