Royal Gazette 1817 January 30
The Mail for Europe, to be forwarded to St. Kitt's by the Robert mail-boat, now in the river, will be made up at the Post-Office on Saturday morning.
The letter-bag of the Grantham, which sails tomorrow for London, is at the Store of Underwood, M'Garel, & Co.
The Letter-bag of the Balfour, for London, is at the Store of Store of Nurse and Troughton. She sails in the course of a few days.
Local Laws. [heading]
By an Act dated the 20th July, 1803, no person is permitted to keep a tavern, or a tap, for wine, beer, or spiritous liquors, or keep open houses in either of these Colonies, unless such persons have a special licence from the Governor, for which he is to pay annually, within the first three months of every year, f 3000, which licence must be renewed every year.
But no such tavern-keeper is permitted to sell to Slaves, on pain of forfeiting his licence; nor is he allowed to open a new score [sic], or to draw liquor to any one, after ten o'clock at night, except to strangers.
By the same Act, no person whatsoever, except sugar Planters, on their esattes, or the above-named licenced tavern-keepers, are permitted to sell rum, or to barter the same, on pain of f 1000 fine; and if the same be sold or bartered to slaves, on a further pain of banishment.
All persons who are desirous of retailing spirituous [sic] liquors, must apply to the Governor who will, if he think fit, grant permits for 12 months, to be renewed annually, on payment each time of f 300.
Even the said retailers, however, must not sell any rum in a less quantity than 5 gallons and a half, and that to inhabitants only, on pain of f 1000 fine, and forfeiture of their licences; and if the said Rum be sold to any Slave, then the further pain of banishment.
SLAVES in the COLONY-JAIL. [heading]
Jan. 30. F. Strunkay, Scout.
Published every Tuesday, Thursday, and