CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.
Causes of the inferiority of the Slaves in the British Colonies
Characteristic apathy—^The natural effect of Climate and SoilConflagration of Port Royal— General Hunter’s Government— The European Troops defeated by the Slaves—Disputes of the Legislature, and Decline of the Colony—Reinstatement of Ayscough—^The Elevation of Gregory—The Accession of Trelawney, and Peace with the Rebels.—A.D. 1728—1739.—p. 1.
Undecided conduct of the British Cabinet with regard to the Spanish Empire in the West—Expeditions under Vernon, and Wentworth—Causes of their failure—Port Royal destroyed by a Hurricane—Condition of the Slaves—Departure of Trelawny—His Conduct and Character—Accession of Admiral Knowles—
Examination of the Claims of the Colonists by the British Parliament,—A. D. 1739—1754.—p. 34.
Removal of the seat of Government—Comparative advantages of Kingston and St. Jago de la Vega—Intrigues of the Governor— Rebellion of the Slaves—Capture of the Havanna,and Revival of Prosperity in Jamaica—Government of Lyttle ton—His Impeachment—Administration of EUetson—Dissensions between the Legislative Bodies—Arrival and Death of Sir William Trelawney.—A. D. 1754—1772.—p. 79.
The Dependencies of Jamaica—Discovery of NicaraguaAnnals of Honduras, and the Musqmto shore—A. D. 1502—1827.—p. 118.
Interference of Jamaica on behalf of the Northern Colonies—Hutchinson the Assassin—^Declaration of War by France—and Spain—Defence of Jamaica—Legislative Proceedings—Fire at Savanna-la-Mar—Hurricane—Distress of the Colony—Storm—Dalling’s Government—General Campbell—Rodney’s Victory—Peace in Europe and in the West.—A. D. 1772—1783. —p. 157.
Government of General Clarke—Origin of the Slave Question in Great Britain—^Administration of the lEarl of Effingham — Revolution in Saint Domingo—Government of General Williamson—French War—^Arrival of the Earl of Belcarres.—Maroon War, A. D. 1783—1796.—p. 192.
Continuation of the War in the West Indies—Black troops forced upon Jamaica—Repeated acts of fiscal avidity exercised by the British Cabinet—Consequences of the projected Abolition of the Slave Trade—Evacuation of Saint Domingo—French Conspiracy—Change of Governors—^Peace of Amiens—Fresh
Demands upon Jamaica—Rapid Decline of the ColonyRenewal of Hostilities.—A. D. 1796—1805.—p. 241.