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Passed in Council, this 13th day of June, in the year of our
A. C. ROSS, Clerk of the Council.
No. 3 of 1865.-With regard to immigration.
No. 6 of 1866.-For the apprehension of vagrant immigrants.
No. 8 of 1866.-For the establishment of hospitals for immigrants.
No. 3 of 1867.-For the treatment of immigrants in certified hospitals.
No. 3 of 1869.-For the feeding of indentured immigrants.
No. 26 of 1869.-To amend the law with regard to female immigrants.
No. 3 of 1870.-For extending the time for the feeding of indentured
Agent-General of Immigrants of this Colony, on behalf of 4. B., immigrant labourer, &c., of the one part, and E. F., of
in this Colony
of the other part, witnesseth that in virtue of the Ordinance No. of 1870, and in consideration of the agreements on the part of the said E. F. hereinafter contained, he, the said Agent-General, doth hereby bind and indent the said immigrant labourer to the said E. F. for the time of five years, to be computed from the date hereof, and doth hereby agree with the said E. F., his heirs and assigns, that the said immigrant labourer shall during the said term, or the continuance of these presents, truly and faithfully serve as a labourer on plantation according to the laws and regulations made or hereafter to be made concerning immigrant labourers in this Colony. And the said E. F. doth hereby agree with the said Agent-General that the said E. F., his heirs and assigns, shall during the said term, or the continuance of these presents, provide the said immigrant labourer with suitable and sufficient lodging, medicine, and medical attendance, in conformity with the laws and regulations made or hereafter to be made concerning immigrant labourers in this Colony, and also shall find work for the said immigrant labourer for 280 days in each term of twelve calendar months of his service under this indenture, and pay wages to the said immigrant labourer at the same rate which may be at the time paid to the labourers not under a written agreement residing on the said plantation for every day on which he shall work on the said plantation, or on which he shall be willing to work, but work shall not be found for him.
In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands.
I, H. M., Agent-General of Immigrants, do hereby certify that A. B., of is the employer of the several immigrants hereunder mentioned, and that the names of such immigrants, and their numbers in the general register of immigrants, and the names of the vessels by which they respectively arrived in this Colony, and the names of the several plantations in respect of which they have been respectively indentured, and the several days when their respective terms of service will expire, are those in the following Schedule:
18 between H. M.,
Agent-General of Immigrants of this Colony, on behalf of immigrant No. who has completed an industrial residence of five years within this Colony, of the one part, and in this Colony
of the other part, witnesseth that in virtue of clause of the Ordinance No. of 1870, and in consideration hereinafter contained,
of the agreement on the part of the said
he, the said Agent-General, doth hereby bind and indenture the said immigrant to the said for the term of one year to be computed from the
his heirs and
according to the laws and
date hereof, and doth hereby agree with the said assigns, that the said immigrant shall during the said term truly and faithfully serve as a labourer on plantation regulations made or hereafter to be made concerning immigrant labourers in this Colony. And the said doth hereby agree with the said Agent-General that he, the said
his heirs and assigns, shall
during the said term provide the said immigrant with suitable and sufficient lodging, medicine and medical attendance, in conformity with the laws and regulations made or bereafter to be made concerning immigrant labourers in this Colony, and also will pay wages monthly to the said immigrant at the same rate which may be at the time paid to the labourers not under a written engagement residing on the said plantation.
In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands. (Signed) H. M.
in the ward of
Agent-General [or as the case may be] of Immigrants, do hereby certify, that on the requisition of A. B., owner [or person in charge] of the plantation I have inspected a building on the said plantation intended to be used as a hospital, and that the said building is well ventilated, and otherwise fit to be used as a hospital:
Height from floor to plate
Height from floor to ridge
Given under my hand, this
and that the internal contents of the said building are
the said building is capable of accommodating
CASE-BOOK of the Hospital of the Plantation.
cubic feet, and that
Order under the
Clause, where the Immigrant is Imprisoned.
To all police constables, and to the keeper of
A. B., an Indian [or as the case may be] immigrant, having been on this day of convicted before me, for that he, the said immigrant,
found on the high road [or other place] in the county of
in the ward of ; and that he being required according to law by C. D., a policeman [or whoever the person may be], failed to produce any certificate of exemption from service or of industrial residence, or any ticket of leave signed by his employer, I adjudge
him for his said offence to be imprisoned for the term of
I hereby authorize and require you, the said constables, to convey the said immigrant to the
and there deliver him to the keeper, whom
months; and on the expiration of the said
I direct to imprison him for term of months, command you, the said keeper, to deliver the said immigrant into the custody of some constable of police. And I do hereby require you, the said constables, safely to convey the said immigrant to the principal dwelling-house on the plantation
in the ward
being the plantation in respect whereof the services of the said immigrant are due, and to deliver up the said immigrart to the charge of the manager or other person having the chief authority on the said plantation. A. B., Stipendiary Justice.
ORDINANCE of the Government of Trinidad, to restrict the Introduction of Paupers likely to become chargeable to the Colony.*
(L.S.) S. FREELING, Governor.
[June 1, 1882]
BE it enacted by his Excellency the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council, as follows:—
1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Infirm Paupers Ordinance, 1882."
2. In this Ordinance—
The term "Visiting Officer" means a Visiting Officer acting under "The Quarantine Ordinance, 1871;"
The term "infirm pauper" means a person as to whom notice that he is an infirm pauper is given according to this Ordinance;* and
The term "pauper charges " means any money expended out of the public funds of the Colony or the funds of any Municipal Corporation for the relief, maintenance, care, or treatment of any pauper, and the expenses, computed according to a scale prescribed by the Governor, of such relief, maintenance, care, and treatment in any hospital, asylum, house of refuge, or other institution for the relief of sick or destitute persons, if such hospital, asylum, house of refuge, or other institution is maintained out of the public funds of the Colony or the funds of any Municipal Corporation.
3. This Ordinance shall not come into operation until Her Majesty's confirmation and allowance thereof is proclaimed in this Colony.
4. If, on the arrival in this Colony of any vessel, there is on
* Amended by Ordinance No. 11 of 1895, page 1007.
board any person who, in the opinion of the Harbour-master or Visiting Officer visiting such vessel is unable by reason of physical or mental infirmity to maintain himself by his own labour and likely, if permitted to land, to become chargeable to the Colony, such Harbour-master or visiting officer shall give notice that such person is an infirm pauper. Such notice may be given verbally or in writing to the master or any of the crew of the vessel or by writing nailed or affixed to any mast or other part of the vessel, but shall, where practicable, be given to the master.
5. An infirm pauper shall not, except by permission of the Governor, land in any part of the Colony unless one of the following conditions is first complied with, that is to say, either
(1.) Some person resident in the Colony and approved by the Receiver-General as sufficient in this behalf shall by deed (which may be in the form given in the Schedule to this Ordinance) covenant with Her Majesty the Queen, her heirs and successors, to repay to the Receiver-General any pauper charges which, within one year from the date of such deed, may be incurred in respect of such infirm pauper; or
(2.) The infirm pauper shall deposit with the Receiver-General the sum of 201., to be applied, in the first place, in payment of any pauper charges incurred in respect of the depositor within one year from the time of the deposit, and the balance, if any, or the whole, if no part is applied as aforesaid, to be repaid to the depositor.
6. If any infirm pauper lands in any part of the Colony contrary to this Ordinance, the vessel by which such infirm pauper arrived shall be subject to a maritime lien in favour of Her Majesty the Queen, her heirs and successors, for a sum of 100%. in respect of each infirm pauper who lands as aforesaid, and the amount so charged may be sued for and recovered in the Vice-Admiralty Court accordingly.
Any Harbour master, Assistant Harbour - master, officer of Customs, or other Government officer, and any officer on full pay in the naval and military service of Her Majesty may detain, and by force, if necessary, any vessel charged with the payment of any sum under this section until 6 of the clock in the evening of the day following the landing of the infirm pauper, in respect of whom the sum is charged: Provided that such detainer shall cease upon either of the following events, that is to say :
(1.) Upon payment to the officer detaining the vessel or the person placed by him in actual charge of the vessel of all sums charged upon the vessel under this section; or
(2.) Upon the vessel being arrested under process of the ViceAdmiralty Court issued in any proceedings for recovering the sums last aforesaid.