THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 354.
The Governor General of Grenada to the Secretary of State.
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.
July I7th, 1773.
I have the honour to Ltansmit to Your Lordship my speech
to the Council and Assembly of Tobago with their Addresses
to me on that occasion.
The failures that have lately happened in Europe have
so very much distressed that Colony as well as the other parts
of my Government and the damage that Island is likely to
sustain from the Ant, an insect very destructive to the sugar
cane and which has made its appearance there, made me
recommendation by asking a salary though I have ever
reason to be convinced of their good disposition and readiness
to comply with so reasonable a demand if the difficulties
which they labour under ut present, had not been so great.
As I was directed by Lord Hillsborough not to make that
requisition in case 1 thought that any of the Islands an my
Government would refuse to pay a ready obedience to it,
I flatter myself this forbearance will meet with Your Lordships
I have been under the necessity to give directions for a
temporary repair of lhe barracks at Granby Fort. They are
in very bad condition and have been made much worse by a
little hurricane that happened there on the 20th of last month.
By this conveyance I transmit to Your Lordship a state
of the Island of Tobago on the Ist of May last.
I have the honour to be,
My Lord, with great respect,
Your Lordships most obedient and humble servant,
WILLM. L. LEYBOURNE.
The Right Honourable
THE EARL OF DARTMOUTH,
Secretary of State.