Group Title: The Trinidad Historical Society publication.
Title: Publication
ALL VOLUMES CITATION THUMBNAILS PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00080962/00323
 Material Information
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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00080962
Volume ID: VID00323
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 45882505

Full Text







20/11/1764.





THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
AND TOBAGO.

Publication No. 335.

The Governor General to the Secretary of State for War.

Source :-Public Record Office. State Papers War Office.
W.O. 1/49.

Published by the courts of the Master of the Rolls and the
Deputy Keeper of the Public Records.

BARBADOS,
November 2uth, 1764.

SIR,
1 arrived here on the 23rd of last month and proposed to
have proceeded in a few days to Grenada but found so strong
a dread of Tobago on the report of its unhealthiness and so
universal a determination of both rich and poor against
settling it, although it is the first object of His Majesty's
Instructions to the Commissioners, that I thought it my
indispensable duty to remain here some time and to do my
utmost to change this spirit into a more favourable one. I am
happy in thinking that my endeavours have not proved
unsuccessful for there is now a foundation laid for settlement
which could never take place to any degree but from this
Colony.

Tomorrow I sail for Tobago on my way to Grenada with
all persons of this place who are desirous of being the first
settlers and hope to find Lieutenant Governor Brown (whom
I despatched thither on the 9th inst.) possessed of a very
healthy and commodious bay which has been discovered on
the Windward side.

I shall not fail to concert with him the best measures
I can for the reception and healthy accommodation of such
Companies of the Regiment expected from England as it may
he necessary to quarter in that Island; as I shall in general,











Sir, use my utmo.,t endeavours for the preservation of all
His Majesty's Troops throughout the Government, who I
fear have already suffered but too much, not only from the
nature of the climate but also from the badness of lodging
and the unhealthful situation of the places where they have
been quartered.

I have the honour to be at all times with the greatest
respect and esteem,
Sir,
Your most obliged and obedient, humble servant,

ROBERT MELVILL.
The Right Honourable
WELLBORE ELLIS, ESQ.,
Secterary ofState for War.




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs