The Sessional Papers Printed by Order of the House of Lords, or Presented by Royal Command, in the Session 1854-5

The Sessional Papers Printed by Order of the House of Lords, or Presented by Royal Command, in the Session 1854-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...Commissary Judge to the Earl of Clarendon.--Received August 30.) (Extract.) Havana, August 3, 1854. A LIST has been published officially by the Captain-General in the "Gaceta" of the 15th instant, for the information of the persons interested, showing the manner in which the Bozal negroes, seized recently at Sancti Spiritu and Trinidad, have been ordered to be disposed of. The CaptainGeneral prefaces the list, which is called a statement of the persons favoured, and of the number of Bozals assigned to each, by expressing a hope that those persons to whom the Bozals are entrusted as apprentices will fulfil the duties which religion, morality, and the existing regulations impose on them; and by announcing the day--the 17th of July--appointed for those persons to apply for them at the place of their deposit under the HAVANA. 19 charge of the Real Junta de Fomento; and further announcing that they would be disposed of by four distributions of one fourth part each time to each assignee in turn, according to the dates of the assignments. Each person is allowed his choice of the individual negro he will take. I understand that there is now much unwillingness to take charge of the new emancipados, now called apprentices, on the part of persons formerly anxious to obtain their services. Formerly persons used to apply for emancipados, and used to get their names put down in the proper department of the Government, as applicants to whom emancipados should be given when the Government had any to dispose of. I have heard that one of these persons who had thus had his name put down for some emancipados about a year ago, and therefore before the publication of the Regulations of the 1st of January last, but who had not yet received any, and had more

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