3 MARCH 1866, Page 2

The Bill enabling Her Majesty to prepare a new Constitution

for Jamaica passed its third reading in the Commons on Wed- nesday—a day usually given up to theology, and probably selected because the ultimate object of the BM is to enforce on planters and negroes the commandment, "Thou shalt do no murder." The clause assigning a date of expiry to the Bill was, we are happy to perceive, removed, and there is therefore no chance that the responsibility of Her Majesty's Government for massacres will be again shifted on to a local Assembly.