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WEST INDIES.

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WEST INDIES. Before the Great Western's departure, the .Thames had, arrived out with the particulars of Lord John's propositions;" and the debate in the Commons. To judge from the tone of the Jamaica papers, the measures are considered unsatisfac- tory in nature and totally inadequate. Nevertheless sugar, the staple of the island, advanced considerably in price, and was selling briskly at 17s. to 21s. per 100 lbs. whereas the quotations so recently as the 22nd of May were so low as 12s. to 16s. per 100 lbs. The weather had been fine at Ja- maica, and favourable for the crops. No disturbances had taken place amongst the black population in any part of the island. Rumours were in circulation that a movement of the negroes was contemplated on the 1st of August; but they were not generally credited, as they were supposed to be made current to serve party purposes. In Demerara the planters were all busy with their crops, the weather- being very fine, but labour still scarce. In the Danish islands of St. Thomas's and St. Croix order amongst the emancipated blacks had been restored, and the negroes had returned to their work.

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