§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether by an Order of the Court of Policy of Demerara, dated February 3,1820, George Bagot, esquire, was appointed Protector of the Indians for the Rivers Essequibo, Mazaruni, and Cuyuni; and, whether he is aware of the earliest date at which this jurisdiction was superseded by the appointment of a Governor by the United States of Venezuela; and, if not, whether he will make inquiries on the subject?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Such records of British Guiana for the year 1820 as are deposited in this country have been examined, and do not contain any mention of the Order of the Court of Policy referred to in the hon. Member's Question. No appointment of a Governor by Venezuela could supersede the jurisdiction of an officer appointed by the Government of British Guiana.