Group Title: The Trinidad Historical Society publication.
Title: Publication
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00080962/00017
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Title: Publication
Physical Description: no. : ; 26 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Historical Society of Trinidad and Tobago
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Port-of-Spain
Publication Date: 1932?-52?
Frequency: irregular
completely irregular
 Subjects
Subject: History -- Periodicals -- Trinidad   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: no. 1-1042.
Numbering Peculiarities: Ceased publication.
Issuing Body: Issued 1932-35 by the society under its earlier name: Trinidad Historical Society.
General Note: Reprints of documents relating to the history of Trinidad.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00080962
Volume ID: VID00017
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 45882505

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I 8/1/1678.







THE TRINIDAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Publication No. 29.

Letter from William Stapleton, Governor of Leeward Islands to the
Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantation.

i8th January, 1678, Antigua.

Public Record Office. State Papers Colonial, C.O. 42. Published
by the courtesy of the Master of the Rolls and the Deputy
Keeper of the Public Records.

MY LORDS :
Herewith Your Lordships have a relation of the taking of
Tobago by the French squadron under the command of
Mons. Le Comte D'Estrees on the 12/2 December, 1677,
occasioned by an unhappy accident of a shell or great granado
shot in the magazine over which imprudently lodgings weic
built where Mynheer Binkcs, the Dutch commander and all
his officers were blown up, they being at dinner.
There being no officer to command the men, they
surrendered upon mercy and the French lost one man.
They design for Porto Rico or to Carrasoe (Curacoa) if
the Dutch squadron under Captain Tobiason his command,
which calls at Cayan on the way thither does not come in
time enough to prevent their further progress.
The French expect more ships and men besides 500 sailors
to add to nine companies they have already upon their Islands.
Judging that Your Lordships have a better account fiom
Barbados or France than I can give I conclude in all
submission My Lords.

Your Lordships' most obedient, most obliged and
most humble servant,


WM. STAPLETON.




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