with refpeét to the employment of the troops in an llllllfh my climate and tartan, they n ere aniwered by the neceility or the occalion; and the mepiiire juliitied, upon that principle, by the practice of all HgCS.

Upon a ciivifion on the feparate QUciLlOEIS, at.cr long debates, the firlt motion was rtrjected by a. mtjoritfv of :06, againll: 88, who fuppoitcti L, the majority was leis upon the other.» ; as the ltovfe grew thinner.

About the fame time, the ex- pedition which gave birth to this enquiry, was alfo terminated. The Carihbs, notwithlianding the iirength of their faftnelles, their courage, in which they were not at all deficient, and their expert- neis in the ule of fire-arms, were under many difadvantages in this W31’. They were furrounded by {ea and land, their quarters becom- ing every day more contrafled, were cut of? from their great fource of fubliilence by filhing, and their bodies worn down by continual watching and fatigue. Our t;(;OQS alfo fufFered infinitely in the fer- vice. Without a conliderabie re- inforcement, it was probable, the reduction of the enemy could not

e elfeeted. The object, either for advantage or glory, was not wor- thy of f0 much toil and treafure, even if the jufiice of luch a war could be clearly defended.

Thefe mutual fuPierings, and the dilpofitions they gave rife to, brought on a treaty, between the Caribbs and Major General Dalrymple, who commanded the forces, by which the former obtained laettcr {OHLllLlCflS than they had realbn to expect. The original object of the

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war, the tranfplantation to Africa, was wholly abandoned. The Ca- ribhs, on their pa.t, acknowledged his [Vlajehyk fovereignty without referve, agreed to take an Oath of fidelity and allegiance, and to fub- mit to the laws and government of the ifiand, lo far as relates to their intercourfe, and to all tranziaéitions with the white inhabitants ; but in their own dilitifts, and in all mat- ters that relate to their ititercourfe with each other, they are to retain their ancient polity, and ftill to be governed by thofe cuftems and ufages, to which they have given the force of laws. They have alfo ceded a large tract of very valuable land to the crown; but the di- Itriéts which they Ptill retain, are fecuted in perpetuity to them and their polierity. There are a num- ber of other articles, which relate to domellic regulation, or tend to the future tranquillity, and fecurity of the illand. The lofs upon this expedition, though confiderable, was not alto- gether {'0 great as was apprehended from the nature, length, and feve- rity of the lervice. The killed and wounded did not much exceed 15o, among the former of which, was a lieutenant-colonel, and (time other ofiiccrs; the lives lolt by the climate amounted to no; butthere remained 428 lick, at the time of concluding the treaty. » Apetition from the captains of the navy for a {mall addition to their halti-pay, prefented about this time, was attended with Tome parliamentary circumllances, which occaiioncd its being the more par- ticultrly noticed. It would be

needlefs to fay much as to the mat- ~

ter of this petition. The merits

and lerviccs of theie brave ofiicers required