§ MR. MILNER GIBSON
asked, whether the Queen's warrant had been issued constituting the colony of Bay Islands? If so, what was the date of such warrant, and whether it would be laid before Parliament? Also, what was the date of the appointment of the Presiding Magistrate of the Bay Islands Colony?
§ MR. LABOUCHERE
said, the Queen's warrant constituting the Colony bore date March 28, 1852. If his right hon. Friend moved for it, there would be no objection to lay a copy of the warrant on the table. The first appointment of a Presiding Magistrate was on the 5th of August, 1852; but he believed there had been a recent appointment to that office by the Governor of Jamaica, in whom the patronage was vested; and he (Mr. Labouchere) was unable at present to state the name of the gentleman appointed.