THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 337.
The Governor General to the Lords Commissioners of Trade and
Source :-Public Record Office. State Papers Colonial.
Published by the courtesy of the Master of the Rolls and the
Deputy Keeper of the Public Records.
April 2oth, 1765.
I am sorry to inform Your Lordships that by the slow
progress that has been made in the settling of Tobago, owing
partly to the sales in St. Vincent and to the disposition of the
Barbadians being not quickly enough laid hold of, the town
traced out in Barbados Bay and the adjoining lands have
not as yet been cleared so that it not only remains unhealthy
but affords no accommodation either for the settlers or for
the Public Officers who are there on duty which has made it
indispensably necessary to continue the two ships that were
hired for the service of that Island six months longer than
they were chartered for by the Navy Board; vizt: to the
16th December, 1764.
I am uncertain whether there will not be a necessity of
continuing one if not both of them still longer as I am afraid
that no spirit of taking up town lots in that place will prevail
till the fate of the next sales is known.
I have the honour to be with great respect,
Your Lordships most obedient and most