THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 426.
The Governor of Barbados 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.
4th October 1786.
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As the strength of this Island must ever consist in
the number of its Militia, it appears to me advisable
to hold out every encouragement in my power for ind-
ustry to prevent emigration, particularly as we are so
near Trinidad and Demerary where the Spaniards and
the Dutch offer every possible temptation that may in-
vite the English to settle amongst them.
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I have the honour to be, My Lord,
Most obedient and most humble servant
Secretary of State.