§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ MR. HUNT
would confess his ignorance of the subject, and he wished to ask for some explanation of the purposes for which the Bill had been introduced.
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE
said, the Bill was intended to do justice, and not injustice to the inhabitants of those islands. The islands were a small group of islands near Jamaica, and dependencies of Jamaica. The Great Cayman was an island twelve miles long and three broad, and the population was about 2,000. The Bill had been drawn up upon the petition of the inhabitants, and would give great satisfaction to them, as it would give legality to the mode of government, which hitherto had been very imperfect.
§ House resumed.
§ Bill reported, with Amendments; as amended, to be considered on Monday next.