31 OCTOBER 1840, Page 8

During the week, two mails have arrived from the West

Indies. They bring intelligence to the middle of September ; the latest date from Jamaica being the 17th of that month. Their contents have little. beyond a local interest.

A report had been circulated in Jamaica, and contradicted, and again affirmed, that Sir Charles Metcalfe was about to leave that island to assume the government of India; to be succeeded by Lord. Keane as Governor of Jamaica.

A memorial to the Secretary of State, founded on the resolutions. passed at the public meeting in Cape Town, and praying that certain. available resources in the colony 'night be devoted to purposes of immi- gration, was in process of signature by the public.