THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 382.
The Commnandeur of Essequibo to the Dutch West India Compa7ny.
Source:-The Report of the English Commission on the
British Guiana-Venezuela Boundary. Volume III. 1896.
February iith 1748.
I shall also as a favourable opportunity occurs, execute
Your Honour's orders emanating from the Committee
of Ten, concerning the forts of the Spaniards.
As regards the fishery, I have brought the matter so far
with the Commandant of Orenoque that I believe myself
that no further disturbances will occur ; but I can obtain
no satisfaction for the three canoes taken away because he
pretends that this took place through a privateer of Trinidad
and thus out of his jurisdiction.
The Captain of the aforesaid privateer is in chains at
Trinidad at the accusation of the Governor of Cumana who
himself cannot make good our loss. This is however
satisfactory for the future.
LAURENS STORMS VAN GRAVESANDE.