THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 321.
Report from Lieutenant Dru,nmond to the Governor of Barbados on
his procedure with the French.
Source :-British Museum. Additional Mss. 32821.
Published by the courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum.
December i2th, 1749.
The Governor of Barbados ordered Lieutenant Drummond
of H.M.S. Tavistock to proceed to the Island of Tobago and
there co-operate with the French Commissary appointed by
His Excellency the Marquis de Caylus for the mutual
evacuation of that Island.
January 2nd, 1750.
To His EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE GOVERNOR GRENVILLE.
In compliance with your orders and instructions of
12th ult. I proceeded in H.M. Sloop Shark to Tobago and
enclosed have sent you the particulars.
I am with great respect, Sir,
Your most obedient and humble servant,
Daily progress at Tobago.
Monday, December i8th, 1749. At 8.0 a.m. anchored in
Roqucle Bay in company with the French Brigantine. At
9.0 a.m. the French struck their flag ashore.
Tuesday igth. At 3.0 p.m. read the proclamation in
consort with the French Officer and erected them on a post.
In the morning sent ashore 20 men to assist in dismounting
the cannon and demolishing the fortifications. The French
people engaged in carrying off the stores.
Wednesday 20th. In the morning transported the guns
to the beach. P.M. employed in building a stage for
transporting them off. French employed ditto.
Thursday 21st. A.M. employed ditto. P.M. got off the
guns. French employed ditto.
Friday 22nd. A.M. employed in getting off the large
stores on the stage. At noon broke up the stage. French
Saturday 23rd. A.M. the French finished getting off
their stores. At 8.0 set fire to the guard house, &c. At
Io.o a.m. weighed in company with the French Brigantine
and made sail for Sandy Point.
Sunday 24th. At 4.0 p.m. anchored in Sandy Point Bay.
At 6.0 ditto read the proclamation in consort with the French
Officer and erected them on a post.
Monday 25th. At 5.0 a.m. weighed, the French
Brigantine in company, and turned to windward. At noon
off Little Courland Bay.
Tuesday 26th. At 4.0 p.m. anchored in Grand Courland
Bay. At 6.o ditto read the proclamation in consort with the
French Officer and erected them on a post. At 8.0 p.m.
weighed, the French Brigantine in company and turned to
Wednesday 27th. At 7.0 a.m. anchored in John la Mor
Bay. At noon read the proclamation in consort with the
French Officer and erected them on a post.
Thursday 28th. The French employed in wooding and
Friday 29th. At 7.0 a.m. Weighed and came to sail, the
French in company.
Saturday 3oth. At 7.0 p.m. lost sight of the Brigantine.