THE TRINIDAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Publication No. 177.
Captain Rion to Admiral Benjamin Caldwell.
Source :--Public Record Office. State Papers Admiralty.
Published by the courtesy of the Ma of toe ar f the Rolls and the
Deputy Keeper of the Public Records.
H.M. S. Beaulieu,
24th March, 1795.
The underwritten is the substance of the information
given to me by Don Cosme de Churruca, a gentleman whose
conduct and manners what little I saw of him, gave me
great pleasure and satisfaction as he was very communicative,
a man of science and of a very enlightened understanding
as far as my humble opinion may be considered.
1 am, Sir, very much
Your obedient and devoted Servant,
Don Cosme de Churruca left Trinidad by order of the
Governor, Don Chacon, for Grenada on hearing of the
insurrection in that Island. He brought two brigs to Grenada,
one lying in St. George's Bay and the other (in consequence
of Brigadier General Lindsay's request) lying at Goyave
under the command of the senior officer, Don Cosme
He brought forty Spanish troops from the garrison of
Trinidad and a part of the complement of the two Spanish
brigs, numbers not known, to place at the disposal of the
Governor ot Grenada.
Although the Governor of Trinidad had divested himself
of the presence of thle two brigs and the forty soldiers which
could be ill spared in the present critical state of Trinidad,
having on that Island nearly 2,oo0 French people of all
descriptions and of' different political opinion, Don Chacon
thought it right to do the utmost in his power for the
preservation of Grenada and its Government.