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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 Subjects
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: VID00431
Source Institution: University of Florida
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12/5/1786.






THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD

AND TOBAGO.

Publication No. 443.

A Report on the Debts of Planters in Tobago by Count Dillon.

Source:-Paris.Archives of the Ministry of the Colonies.
B.O. 1906. No 597.

Published by the courtesy of the
Minister of the Colonies.

Translated from the French.

Paris.
12th May 1786.

Summary.
On the 19th September 1784, enquiry was made in-
to the question of payments due on lands granted to
the planters.

Count Dillon opposed any drastic action and re-
commended that this affair should be proceeded with
very cautiously as otherwise the King will have to re-
sume most, if not all, of this land in Tobago.

Verbatim.
The debts of the planters of Tobago to people in
England, appear oppressive and discouraging if they
are as declared. I enter into no detail on this matter
as the Memoire presented by Monsieur de St Laurent
to the Minister, appears to me equally clear and true
in all particulars.

It is, both just and to their advantage, to free
these new subjects from the chains in which they are
held by the merchants of England.










I believe that if the order proposed by Monsieur
de St Laurent be passed, it will be welcomed by the
creditors in England as it will show that France is
concerned in making all pay what is properly due.

The planter will be freed from a heavy yoke with-
out incurring the reproach of having broken their ag-
reement, however illegal, though contracted by urgent
need.

The Colony will become happy and prosperous and
become solvent instead of in debt and the Minister will
have nothing to fear from the English merchants as
their own laws are applied rigorously to their own
case.

Summary.
The Comte Dillon urged extensive fortification of
Cotton Hill, so as to make it as impregnable as Brim-
stone Hill in St Kitts.




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