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
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Subject: History -- Periodicals -- Trinidad   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad
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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: VID00424
Source Institution: University of Florida
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1/4/1677



I I

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD

AND TOBAGO.

Publication No. 436.

A Report of the Attack on Tobago in March 1677.
by Le Comie de Hershey.

Source:-Paris. Archives Nationales.
State Papers Colonial.Col. C 10. E 1.

Published by the courtesy of the Minister
of the Colonies. Paris.

Translated from the French.

1st April 1677.
Summary.
The troops from Martinique were commanded by
Monsieur de Souches of Grenada.
The landing in Tobago was effected by Monsieur
de Grandefontaine with 120 habitants and 700 soldiers.
They were opposed by a small detachment of 48 Dutch
who soon fled. Later about three hundred more men
were landed.
A party was sent in to sound the approaches to the
Bay. They were fired upon for three quarters of an
hour and twenty men were killed and wounded.
The Fort was defended by 300 Dutch soldiers with
200 French residents who were prepared to fight to the
last knowing that they could expect no quarter. The
Comte D'Estrees tried to draw these French away from
the Fort but failed.
The ship Marquis was the Admiral which had 84 men
killed.The Pavillon was Vice Admiral and had 200 men
killed.The wounded amounted to 150. Among the killed
were Messieurs de Gabaret,de la Borde and de Lignies.









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The Dutch lost 400 killed on the ships as well as
400 women, children and negroes.
On the 13th March, the French Fleet had arrived
at Grenada.




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