On 24 Feb 1832, Sir Howard Elphinstone RE was sworn in as Acting Lieutenant Governor and Commander of the Garrison. During the Governor's absence from Malta, it was standard procedure for senior military officers to temporary take over the administration of the island.
On 5 Mar, Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby, resumed his duties as Lieutenant Governor and Commander of the Malta Garrison.
As a result of the outbreak of cholera in England, the Board of Health in Malta directed that all vessels arriving from a port in England were to enter quarantine for 10 days. The hammocks and clothing of the crew and passengers were to be aired on deck and the hold and cabins fumigated.
The following baptism was recorded in 1832:
Michael George Balneavis, born on 3 March 1832, son of Lt Col and Town Major Henry Balneavis and his wife Georgina was privately baptised on 11 April 1832, by Archdeacon John Thomas Howe Le Mesurier Chaplain to the Forces.