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: VID00441
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 45882505

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4/2/1786.



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THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD

AND TOBAGO.

Publication No. 453.

An Extract from the Minutes of the General Assembly
of Tobago. 1786.

Source:-Paris. Archives Nationales.
State Papers Colonial. C 10. E 3.

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

Translated from the French.

Tobago.
4th February 1786.

Summary.

The Governor had forwarded to the Assembly, the
Requisition from the King of France for a gift of the
sum of 200,000 livres a year, to assist in maintaining
the Government.

The Assembly agreed to pay this amount for the
years 1786 and 1787 but humbly prayed that the amount
for the year 1785 be remitted as the crop of the Island
had fallen far below the usual yield.

The Assembly then passed a Bill to raise 200,000
livres by placing a poll tax upon all slaves. Certain
Civil and Military Officers were exempted from this
tax; as also were widows with dependent children.

This Tax was fixed at 22 livres 10 sols, Currency








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for each slave between the ages of 14 and 60 years.

In order to obtain an equitable contribution from
merchants, artizans and others, an additional Tax of
8% on the capital value was levied on all buildings in
Scarborough, Plymouth and Georgetown.




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