THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 304.
Sir Ralph Woodford to Earl Bathurst. Introduction of Venezuelan
Source:-Red House, Port-of-Spain. Trinidad Duplicate
Published by the courtesy of His Excellency the Governor.
No. 151. 8th February, 1816.
I am honored with Your Lordship's Despatches No. 69
and 72 transmitting to me the Orders Your Lordship has
kindly procured from the Court of Madrid for the Exportation
of 300 Head of Cattle, and I am extremely grateful for Your
I beg leave however to observe that the Application I had
originally the honor of submitting to Your Lordship's
favourable Consideration in my Letter No. o16 was for a
License for an Annual Exportation from the Main of 300 Head
of Breeding Cattle (Ganado de Cria) and not Ganado Vivo,
or live Cattle as the Licence expresses it. The Cattle always
come over alive, and the Governor of Cumana had promised
to let me have 200 on sending for them which the renewal
of the Disturbances has prevented my doing, but the Governors
cannot permit the Exportation of Young breeding Cattle
without express permission.
I have the honor to be,
Your Lordship's Obedient
& faithful Servant.
&c., &c., &c.