Catalogue reference: CO 137/392/54 folio 513. Crown Copyright.
State of the Island.
St. Thomas ye East,
St. Ann’s Bay.
A Requisition numerously signed,
for a Public Meeting, to consider
“the condition of the people,” having
been presented to the Custos of St.
Thomas ye East, his Honor has, we
learn, appointed the Meeting for that
purpose, at Morant Bay.
But we fear they
have been deceived and misled, and
the consequence is a serious grievance
to our people; but we advise them to
be prudent, yet firm, in their remon-
strances, and we have no doubt that
“Truth” will ultimately prevail.
People of St. Ann’s,
Poor people of St. Ann’s,
Starving people of St. Ann’s,
Naked people of St. Ann’s,
You who have no Sugar Estates to
work on, nor can find other employ.
ment – We call on YOU to come