THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 397.
Sir Ralph Woodford to Earl Bathurst. Mr. Maingot's Salary and
Extra Medical Officer.
Source:-The Red House, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Duplicate
Published by courtesy of His Excellency the Governor.
16th October, 1815.
The inclosed Petition contains a correct Statement of
the Services of Mr. Maingot and in laying the same before
Your Lordship I beg to solicit your Confirmation of the
increased Salary of 500 per ann. to which he has appeared
to me to have been long most justly entitled. I have also
directed that his Clerk should be paid at the rate of 450
currency per ann. which is still below the Salaries of many
Merchants Clerks who have not to maintain themselves.
I beg to state to Your Lordship that independent of the
Medical Attendance required on the Government Negroes
which is charged under that head of Expense, I find the daily
necessity of a Medical person attached to the Government
to answer the unceasing demands which Justice or Humanity
require to be provided for, and I have therefore to solicit
the Appropriation of a suitable Salary from the Colonial
Funds to this Object.
I have the honor to be,
Your Lordship's most Obedient and humble Servant,
&c. &c. &c.