THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 314.
The Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to the
Secretary of State.
Source :-Public Record Office. State Papers Colonial.
Published by the courtesy of the MAaster of the Rolls and the
Deputy Keeper of the Public Records.
January 26th, 1749.
To His GRACE THE DUKE OF BEDFORD.
In obedience to His Majesty's commands signified as in
Your Grace's letter dated the I4th inst, we have given
directions for copies of all such papers as relate to the Islands
of Sta Lucia and Tobago to be prepared as expeditiously as
possible so that Mr. Yorke may be enabled, as far as depends
upon this office, to assert His Majesty's right and render
ineffectual the attempts of the French to possess themselves
of those Islands contrary to the honour and interest of
As it will necessarily take some time to draw up a full
state of His Majesty's right to the territory where the French
have erected a fort at Crown Point, we much doubt whether
it can be done before Mr. Yorke embarks for France but in
case that it should be impracticable, we will not fail to send it
to Your Grace as soon as possible in order to be transmitted
to him with all such materials as this office can furnish to
prove how much the security and the property of His Majesty's
subjects depend upon the French being obliged to quit the
possession of this dangerous and unjustifiable encroachment.
We are, My Lord,
Your Grace's Most obedient and humble servants.