Bermuda, Oct-Dec 1848, Despatches : Charles Elliot, governor of Bermuda : Index; List; Returns; Report; Financial document; Acts and Legislation; Minutes; Petition; Correspondence Oct-Dec 1848
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- Despatches from Charles Elliot, governor of Bermuda. Described at item level. CO 37/123/1. Forwards a petition from an Irish convict named John Moran with a copy of a note from the High Sheriff of the County of Limerick stating he was convicted due to a mistake of identity. Convicts, No. 84, folios 3-9 Governor Elliot. 05/10/1848. CO 37/123/2. Forwards a letter from Captain Hope recommending thirty-six prisoners for mitigation of sentences due to 'meritorious' conduct when the diving bell vessel sunk in Stag's Channel on 27 September. Convicts, No. 85, folios 10-13. 05/10/1848. CO 37/123/3. Recommends sending reserved earnings home with convicts in the future. Forwards a bill for £35 3s 8d, the reserved earnings for four convicts [not included in volume]. Convicts, No. 86, folio 14. 04/10/1848. CO 37/123/4. Suggests contracting for the works required to be erected in Boaz Island. Requests that a properly qualified clerk of works should be sent out. Notes that convicts would level the ground. Convicts, No. 88, folios 15-16. 10/10/1848. CO 37/123/5. Comments on the Acts passed during the last Legislative session, and encloses the attorney general's report. Acts include: No. 1 Improvement of the administration of criminal justice; No. 2 Conviction of offenders transported from Great Britain and other parts of His Majesty's Dominions; No. 3 Law of evidence; No. 4 To abolish certain oaths and affirmations; No. 5 Offences against the person; No. 6 To prevent civil and military officers from quitting during times of danger or invasion; No. 7 Payment of witnesses in criminal cases; No. 8 Repeal of Revenue Acts; No. 9 To regulate the importation of books and to protect the British author; No. 10 Revenue collection; No. 11 For raising a revenue; No. 12 Appointment of public revenue officers; No. 13 Quarantine amendment; No. 14 Regulating punishment on tread wheels; No. 15 Regulating liquor shops and taverns; No. 16 Temporary Acts relating stray cattle and hounds; No. 17 Regulating the public ferry; No. 18 Relating to apprentices; No. 19 For simplifying the mode of proceeding in the Court of General Assize; No. 20 To facilitate summary proceedings before justices of the peace; No. 21 Post Offices; No. 22 Merchant seaman in Bermuda vessels; No. 23 For the better regulation of the pilotage; No. 24 For imposing tax upon dogs; No. 25 For preventing injuries or annoyances upon the public roads; No. 26 To maintain the lighthouse. Convicts, No. 89, folios 17-59. 17/10/1848. CO 37/123/6. Forwards a memorial requesting the disallowance of the Act for regulating taverns and liquor shops. Gives views on the merits of the Act. Executive, No. 90, folios 60-71. 17/10/1848. CO 37/123/7. Recommends three more convicts for indulgence for their 'meritorious' conduct when the diving bell boat sunk. Convicts, No. 91, folios 72-75. 18/10/1848. CO 37/123/8. Reports having employed 75 convicts at six percent each day for repairing the bridge and causeway near the ferry connecting the main island and St Georges, which had been damaged by the sea. Military, No. 92, folios 76-77. 24/10/1848. CO 37/123/9. Forwards the attested lists of the five convict hulks for the quarter ending 30 September [not included in volume; sent to the Home Office]. Convicts, No. 94, folios 78-79. 30/10/1848. CO 37/123/10. States reasons for recommending that the lighthouse should be placed under the management of the Admiralty. Executive, No. 95, folios 80-87. 30/10/1848. CO 37/123/11. Forwards a copy of the governor's instructions for selecting 250 Irish convicts to be sent to Australia on tickets of leave. Notes that the proportion of Irish convicts in the colony was inconveniently high. [Printed for Parliament April 1849.] Convicts, No. 96, folios 88-94. 01/11/1848. CO 37/123/12. Forwards the convict labour returns for September. Convicts, No. 97, folios 95-115. 01/11/1848. CO 37/123/13. Forwards a Convict Establishment medical report for the quarter ending 30 September. Remarks on the unhealthy state of the most recently arrived Irish convicts noting that 44 out of 704 had died. Convicts, No. 98, folios 116-132. 02/11/1848. CO 37/123/14. Forwards the name of a convict recommended for pardon whose name had been omitted from a previous despatch. Convicts, No. 99, folios 133-137. 02/11/1848. CO 37/123/15. Reports that the convict clothing applied for in April had not yet arrived and was needed. Convicts, No. 100, folios 138-140. 03/11/1848. CO 37/123/16. Reports measures taken for forming building contracts for the prisons and houses to be constructed on Boaz Island. Notes that tanks for 1600 tons of water would also be constructed. Recommends Mr Anderson for remuneration for preparing all the plans and specification for the works. Convicts, No. 101, folios 141-148. 03/11/1848. CO 37/123/17. Forwards a second remittance of £35 3s 8d for the reserved earnings of certain convicts [not included in volume]. Convicts, No. 102, folios 149-151. 05/11/1848. CO 37/123/18. Forwards and recommends an application for an immediate pardon for a convict named George B Grundy. Convicts, No. 103, folios 152-156. 14/11/1848. CO 37/123/19. Forwards the convict labour returns for October. Convicts, No. 104, folios 157-168. 23/11/1848. CO 37/123/20. Reports the frequent occurrence of assaults by convicts on guards and other officers. Suggests using courts martial to deal with such cases. Reports adopting a kind of uniform for the convict guards. Notes that they may need to be armed. Convicts, No. 105, folios 169-188. 05/12/1848. CO 37/123/21. Reports that three runaway convicts had been recaptured. Recommends four convicts for pardons for their help in the recapture. Convicts, No. 106, folios 189-197. 01/12/1848. CO 37/123/22. Forwards copies of the Acts of the Legislature, minutes of both Councils, and journals of the House of Assembly [not included in volume]. Executive, No. 107, folios 198-199. 04/12/1848. CO 37/123/23. Forwards a copy of a petition from the Irish nationalist convict John Mitchel stating the bad state of his health and asking to be removed from Bermuda. Notes that the medical report on his health confirms his statement. Convicts, No. 108, folios 200-206. 05/12/1848. CO 37/123/24. Forwards a schedule of the tenders received for constructing the buildings on Boaz Island. Recommends using convict labour to construct the buildings as all the tenders far exceeded the estimated amount. Also encloses a copy of an invoice for goods shipped by Tucker & Lightbourn. Convicts, No. 109, folios 207-219. 08/12/1848. CO 37/123/25. Reports that the auditors' queries had been replied to. Convicts, No. 110, folios 220-221. 09/12/1848. CO 37/123/26. Forwards a requisition for a supply of stationery. Convicts, No. 110a, folios 222-224. 11/12/1848. CO 37/123/27. Recommends that a convict named James Fitten be pardoned. Convicts, No. 112, folios 225-227. 14/12/1848. CO 37/123/28. Reports on a convict named Thomas Newman. Notes that his name would be added to the list of convicts being sent to Australia. Convicts, No. 113, folios 228-231. 14/12/1848. CO 37/123/29. Reports on Convict Guard Augustus Pearman's claim to a pension. Convicts, No. 114, folios 233-235. 18/12/1848. CO 37/123/30. Suggests that military prisoners should not mix with those on the hulks. Recommends a plan for sending them to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and South Australia. Advises that they be divided into four graduated classes, with the chance of rising from one class to another under certain regulations. Convicts, No. 115, folios 236-248. 19/12/1848. CO 37/123/31. Recommends that Lieutenant Hire's salary should be increased. Convicts, No. 116, folios 249-252. 23/12/1848. CO 37/123/32. Return of officers receiving retirement allowance for the year ending 30 September. None are listed. Unnumbered, folios 255-256. 30/09/1848. CO 37/123/33. Return of members of the Legislative and Privy Council holding office during the half year ending 31 December. Unnumbered, folios 257-258. 01/01/1848. CO 37/123/34. Return of members of the Legislative and Privy Council holding office during the half year ending 30 June. Unnumbered, folios 259-260. 01/07/1848. CO 37/123/35. Return of members of the Legislative and Privy Council holding office during the half year ending 31 December. Unnumbered, folios 261-262. 01/01/1849. CO 37/123/36. Quarterly report of the governor's service. Unnumbered, folio 263. 01/04/1848. CO 37/123/37.
Quarterly report of the governor's service. Unnumbered, folio 264. 01/07/1848. CO 37/123/38. Quarterly report of the governor's service. Unnumbered, folio 265. 01/10/1848. CO 37/123/39. Quarterly report of the governor's service. Unnumbered, folio 266. 01/01/1849. CO 37/123/40. Return of colonial officers present and in execution of office during the quarter ending 31 December. Unnumbered, folio 267.
01/01/1848. CO 37/123/41. Return of colonial officers present and in execution of office during the quarter ending 31 March. Unnumbered, folio 268. 01/04/1848. CO 37/123/42. Return of colonial officers present and in execution of office during the quarter ending 30 June. Unnumbered, folio 269. 01/07/1848. CO 37/123/43. Return of colonial officers present and in execution of office during the quarter ending 30 September. Unnumbered, folio 270. 01/10/1848. CO 37/123/44. Return of colonial officers present and in execution of office during the quarter ending 31 December. Unnumbered, folio 270a. 01/01/1849. CO 37/123/45. Return of steam vessels built and registered during the half year ending 31 December. None are listed. Unnumbered, folio 271. 01/01/1848. CO 37/123/46. Return of steam vessels built and registered during the half year ending 30 June. None are listed. Unnumbered, folio 272. 01/07/1848. CO 37/123/47. Return of steam vessels built and registered during the half year ending 31 December. None are listed. Unnumbered, folios 273-274. 01/01/1849.
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