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Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
At Port Royal, Mr. William Waugh to Miss Willacy.
A melancholy circumstance occurred in this harbour last Wednesday. Mr. Carr, the master of a schooner lying near a wharf at the west end, discharging a blunderbuss which turned on a pivot, the piece burst, tore off the upper part of his head, and killed him on the spot.
In Philadelphia, 9th of October last, where he went for the benefit of his health, Richard Gilborne, Esq. of the parish of St. Catherine, Planter.
In this town, of the prevailing fever, Richard Mansergh, Esq., of the 22nd regiment, now at Cape Nicholas Mole; Master King, infant son of Mr. Thomas King; Mrs. Mary Bridget Sellman, widow; and Mr. Jas. Rosser.
At Salt Ponds, Miss Mary A. Gordon, infant daughter of Mr. Charles Gordon.
Falmouth, November 19 - In this parish, Mrs. Reid, wife of G. Haughton Reid, Esq.; and early on Sunday morning, at Woodlands, Mrs. Elizabeth Haughton Reid, the wife of Thomas Reid, Esq. of Bunker's hill.
Montego Bay, November 15 - Last Saturday, in this town, Mr. Alexander Norris, lately from Savannah in Georgia.
The following Gentlemen have been sworn into the commission of the peace for this parish: Robert Hibbert jun., James Stewart, Alexander Jopp, Charles Oswin, James Laing, and Thomas Hughan, Esqrs.
Early last Tuesday morning, a new born male infant was found on the piazza of the Beef market, where it had been exposed to cold north wind, with no other covering than a piece of linen cloth thrown over the few clothes it was dressed in. It was first seen by the domestic of an inhabitant who resides near the spot, and conveyed to her master's house, where it was charitably received, but nothing was found about it that could lead to a discovery of its inhuman and unnatural parent.
Falmouth, November 19 - On Saturday last James Stewart, Esq. was unanimously elected Representative for this parish, in the room of Joseph Tharp, Esq. who has vacated his Seat.
On Wednesday last a slave court was held at the Court House; when a Negro belonging to Green-side estate was tried for the murder of a slave the property of John Hodges, Esq. The Jury found him guilty, but recommended him strongly to mercy: The Court, coinciding in their opinion, sentenced him to six months labour in the Workhouse.
Monday a Negro named Junius was tried before James Galloway, Alexander Hawthorn, and James Lyon, Esqrs. on a charge of willful murder, by stabbing another slave, named Jeffrey, both the property of T. P. Thomson, Esq. The fact being clearly proved, he was sentenced to be executed at four o-clock in the afternoon of the same day.
Friday, November 14, 1794
A message from the Lieut. Governor in Council, with the writ of election for St. Thomas in the Vale, with the Provost Marshal's return thereto, whereby it appeared, that Lewis Cuthbert, Esq. was returned; who attending, took the oaths, and his seat.
Mr. Batty, from the committee to whom the petition of Ann Middleton, on behalf of herself and children, was referred, reported, that they had enquired into the allegations, and find they are true; and are of opinion, that a bill should be brought in agreeably to the prayer of the said petition: Committee appointed.
A petition of William Bryan, of Port Royal, merchant, for payment of an account, was presented, and referred to the committee of accounts.
Mr. Batty, in his place, moved for leave to bring in a bill, to appoint commissioners of the Board of Works; which was received, and read that first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Tuesday next.
House in committee on the bill for regulating the price and assize of bread: Being resumed, Mr. Quarrell, from the committee, reported the same, with amendments, which were agreed to, and the bill, with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed.
House in committee on the insolvent debtors bill: Being resumed, Mr. G. G. Barrett, from the committee, reported the same, with amendments, which were agreed to, and the bill, with the amendments ordered to be engrossed.
Tuesday, November 18, 1794
The engrossed bills, to regulate the price and assize of bread, and for preventing persons making bread for sale from intermixing therewith any damaged or unwholesome materials or ingredients; and for the further relief of insolvent debtors, were read the third time, passed, and sent to the council.
Message from the Lieut. Governor in Council with the writ of election for Trelawny, with the provost marshal's return thereto, whereby it appeared that James Stewart, esquire, was returned; who attending, took the oaths, and his seat.
A petition of George Atkinson, secretary of the island, for official business; and petition of William Smart, printer, for payment of a printing account, were presented, and referred to the committee of accounts.
A petition of John Baillie, of Port Royal, mariner, on behalf of the reputed children of Richard Young, by Susan Young Ladd, a free mulatto woman, praying for certain privileges, was presented, and referred to a committee.
House in Committee on the bill for the speedy collection of public taxes: Being resumed, Mr. Cockburn, from the Committee, reported the same, with amendments, which were agreed unto, and the bill, with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed.
Wednesday, November 19, 1794
Committee to whom Baillie's petition was referred, reported the allegations true: Bill ordered.
House in Committee on the Board of Works bill, Mr. Batty in the Chair: Being resumed, Mr. Batty reported the same, with amendments, to which the House agreed, and the bill and amendments ordered to be engrossed.
House in Committee on the Foreign Slave bill, Mr. Thompson in the Chair: Being resumed, Mr. Thompson reported the same, with amendments, to which the House agreed, and the bill and amendments ordered to be engrossed.
A petition of the representative of John Henderson, Esq. of the kingdom of Great Britain, praying payment for lodgings due by officers of his Majesty's troops, either dead or gone off the island, was presented, and referred to the Committee on State of the Island.
Three petitions of Robert Shawe, William Walker, and T. Craskell, Esqrs. praying for payment of their respective accounts, were presented, and referred to the Committee of Accounts.
A petition of Alexander Murray, of Kingston, Gentleman, praying to be permitted to practice as an Attorney at Law, was presented, and referred to a committee.
On whose Estate/By whom entered
Nov 14 Morgan, Elizabeth by John Franklin
Nov 14 Smith, James by George Woodbine
Nov 14 Dailey, John Burn by Joseph Ismay
Nov 15 Taylor, William by Martin Eachern
Nov 15 Fisher, Thomas by John Beckford
Nov 17 Henderson, George by John Duncan
Nov 19 Macfarlane, James by Peter McKeith
Nov 19 McLaughlin, John by Hon. James Wildman
Nov 20 Bruce, William by Jacob of Moses Bravo
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