§ MR. RICHARD
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether a number of Custodes of Hanover and Saint James, in the island of Jamaica, and also of the Magistrates, have signed and presented a Memorial to the Governor, praying for the removal of Mr. P. A. Smith, District Judge of Monte go Bay; and, what has been the course adopted by the Governor or by the Secretary of State for the Colonies in consequence?
§ MR. J. LOWTHER,
in reply, said, it was true that such a Memorial had 1623 been presented; but the gentleman in question was believed to be a most efficient official, and information had since been received that the Memorial had been withdrawn by the persons who originally presented it. Mr. Smith had been appointed to another post, which was higher than that which he had previously held.