Group Title: The Trinidad Historical Society publication.
Title: Publication
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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.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00080962
Volume ID: VID00403
Source Institution: University of Florida
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18/4/1795.



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THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD

AND TOBAGO.

Publication No 415.

The Governor of Tobago to the Secretary of Stale.

Source:-Public Record Office. State Papers Colonial.
C.O. 285/3.

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

Tobago.
April 18th 1795.
My Lord
I arrived here on the 2nd instant and took posses-
sion of the Government of the Island. I have the hon-
our to enclose the Addresses customary on the intro-
duction of a new Governor.
I found the Colony in a good deal of confusion.
The critical situation of the neighboring Islands had
excited a great alarm which was increased by a similar
insurrection being on the point of breaking out here
just before my arrival but it had been quelled by send-
ing away such of the French inhabitants as refused to
take the Oaths of Allegiance and who had been most
instrumental in fomenting the disturbances.

X X X

I have done everything in my power to re-establish
confidence and I have made every preparation to offer
the enemy the strongest opposition that the weak state
of the garrison and of the Colony in general will admit
of. There are only 90 Regulars in the Island and about
150 men comprise the whole Militia. With this force
Your Grace will hardly expect that any long or effect-
ual resistance can be made.








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No part of the re-inforcement lately sent to the
West Indies from Europe has yet been ordered here and
I have just heard from Sir John Vaughan that we are
not to expect any succour.
The inhabitants are however brave and loyal and
I have no doubt would stand by me with the greatest
gallantry.
I have the honour to be, My Lord Duke,
with the greatest respect
Your Grace's
Most obedient and most humble servant
William Lindsay.
His Grace
The Duke of Portland.




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