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Dec 6 Joseph Boothe, Kingston
Dec 11 James Scott, Kingston
In Spanish Town, on Sunday last, in his 29th year, Samuel Barrett, Esq.: Member of Assembly for the parish of Trelawny, and a Captain in his Majesty's dragoon guards... He was interred with the honours belonging to both his professions; and the Assembly and Army paid on the occasion their last tribute to a man so valued by both.
On Monday last, in Spanish Town, Samuel Lew Duntze, Esq. a Lieutenant in the 62nd regiment, the youngest son of Sir John Duntze, Bart. of Rockbea?, in the county of Devon. He has left an amiable and afflicted widow in Spanish Town, and a family in Europe, who will be inconsolable for his loss.
At Old Harbour, Mrs. Ricketts, wife of the Hon G. Crawford Ricketts, Esq.
In Spanish Town, on Monday, William Grier, Esq. of St. Ann's; and Thursday evening, Hector McLean, Esq. of St. Mary's.
In this town, Mr. John Charles, youngest son of Mrs. Melmoth Charles, widow; and Mrs. Jessie Dennis, wife of Philip Dennis, Esq.
A very unexpected attack, was made by the insurgents on Fort Bissoton, near Port au Prince, about half past four on the morning of the 5th instant. They came down so secretly and in such considerable numbers, that the Sentinels were instantly driven in from the outposts, and followed by a number of the assailants. A severe action then commenced, and continued upwards of an hour, when our brave garrison succeeded in repulsing and totally routing an enemy more than ten times their number.
Captain Grant, of the 13th, Lieut. Clunes of the Royals, and Lieut. Hamilton, of the 41st regiment, the only Officers in the fort, were severely wounded; four privates were killed and twelve wounded.
St. Jago de la Vega, December 12 - Last week a duel was fought between Captain W. and Lieut. V. of the 16th, in which both parties were wounded; the former being wounded in both hips, and the latter having received his antagonist's shot in the groin. They are in a fair way of recovery.
Tuesday, December 2, 1794
Mr. Christie, according to order, presented to the House a bill to entitle Sarah Spraggs and her children to certain privileges; which was received, and read the first time: Ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.
Mr. Swaby, presented to the House a bill for making free and rewarding a sambo man slave, named George, belonging to Lancaster estate, etc., which was received, and read the first time: Ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.
Mr. Christie, from the committee to whom the petition of Ann Evans was referred, reported the allegations true, and recommended a bill to be brought in agreeably thereto: Committee appointed for that purpose.
Wednesday, December 3, 1794
The bill for making free and rewarding a sambo man slave, named George, was read a second time, and committed for tomorrow.
Sarah Spraggs's privilege bill was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed.
Mr. Vaughan, according to order, presented to the House a bill to amend the highway law; which was received, and read the first time.
Mr. Christie, according to order, presented to the House a bill to entitle Ann Evans, her children and grandchildren, to certain privileges; which was received, and read the first time.
Mr. Murray, from the Committee of Accounts, made a report, recommending payment of sundry sums due to creditors of the Public; which was referred to Committee on State of the Island.
Thursday, December 4, 1794
Sarah Spraggs's privilege bill was read the third time, passed, and sent to the Council.
House in committee on the deficiency bill: Being resumed, Mr. Fitch reported amendments; and, on motion, the bill was recommitted.
Ann Evans's privilege bill was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed.
House in Committee on State of the Island: Being resumed, Mr. Rodon reported three resolutions, recommending a grant of 300l for Fort Charlotte at Lucea, and another of 100l for the embankment at Bath; also 52l to Samuel Bell, for his care of the barracks at Savanna la Mar: To which the House agreed.
Friday, December 5, 1794
Ann Evan's engrossed privilege bill was read the third time, and passed.
House in committee on the bill to amend the Rio Cobre Bridge acts: Being resumed, Mr. Batty, from the committee, reported the same with amendments; which were agreed to, and, with the bill, ordered to be engrossed.
House in committee on the bill for making free and rewarding a sambo man slave, named George, etc. Being resumed, Mr. Swaby, from the Committee, reported the same with amendments; which were agreed to, and, with the bill, ordered to be engrossed.
Mr. Cockburn, according to order, presented to the House a bill to amend the militia law, which was received, and read the first time.
Mr. Vaughan, according to order, presented to the House a bill for regulating the police of Montego Bay; which was received, and read the first time.
Mr. Galbraith, in his place, moved for leave to bring in a bill for the better regulation and government of seamen; which was received, and read the first time.
Mr. Fitch, in his place, moved for leave to bring in a bill to amend the Kingston Town Guard act; which was received and read the first time.
Mr. Batty, in his place, moved for leave to bring in a bill to amend the Milk River Bath act; which was received and read the first time.
Mr. Stewart, from the committee to whom the petition of the inhabitants in the vicinity of Rio Bueno was referred, made a report, recommending that the prayer of the petition should be denied; to which the House disagreed.
Tuesday, December 9, 1794
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, that the leave of absence granted to Mr. Murphy was expired, and that he had not applied for a renewal of the same: Ordered, That Mr. Murphy be expelled.
The House being informed of the death of S. Barrett, Esq.
The list being called over, Mr. Halsted, Mr. Barrett, and Mr. White were absent; but the Speaker informing the House they had his leave on account of indisposition, they were excused.
The engrossed deficiency bill, and the bill for making free a sambo slave, named George, were read the third time, and passed. Leave granted to Mr. Swaby to petition the Council on the passage of the said bill.
House in Committee on State of the Island: Being resumed, Mr. Rodon reported one resolution, recommending to the House to send a message to the Lieutenant Governor, to acquaint him, that, if his majesty will be pleased to augment the number of officers of the 20th light dragoons, to consist of one Lieutenant Colonel Commandant; one second Lieutenant Colonel; one Major; three Captains; one Captain Lieutenant; five Lieutenants; and six Cornets, that the said regiment may be divided into six troops instead of four, the House will provide for the expense as long as the number of privates is kept complete.
Peter Grant, Robert Kerr, Donald Campbell, and George McLenan, Esqrs. to attend the House tomorrow, to be examined concerning the Montego Bay close harbour bill.
On whose Estate/By whom entered
Dec 5 Henegan, Matthew by Charles Henegan
Dec 5 Henegan, Mary by Charles Henegan
Dec 5 Newton, Thomas by John Ruddach
Dec 5 Campbell, John by Alexander Campbell
Dec 6 Woodcock E. Young by John Moseley McCaw
Dec 6 Matthews, Williams by Jonas Spiller and Dennis Conway
Dec 6 Bruce, William by Jonas Spiller
Dec 8 Elliot, Benjamin by William Renwick
Dec 9 Gunn, Hon. Rookey by George McKenzie and John Sibbit
Dec 9 Litchfield, Thomas by Henry John Humphreys
Dec 10 Sellman, William by James McLehose
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