THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No 463.
Don Josef Maria Chacon, Governor of Trinidad,
to Comte Dillon, Governor of Tobago. 1787.
Source:-Paris. Archives Nationales.
State Papers Colonial. C 10. E 4.
Published by the courtesy of the Minister
of the Colonies. Paris.
Translated from the Spanish.
Port of Spain.
11th August 1787.
I have received with particular satisfaction, your
kind letter sent by Monsieur le Comte de Brueys, and
have provided him with all the facilities which are in
my power, to promote the success of his mission.
By the ship, San Fernando, which left Cadiz on
the 12th April, I learnt that 14 frigates, which usual-
ly cruised off Cape St Vincent, are to be laid up as
the fear of war had passed. It arrived here on the
18th July, and brought apparatus necessary for the
work at Chaguaramas, and a detachment of troops.
I have received no news suggesting a proximate
I hope that you may be pleased by my efforts and
that you will allow me many other opportunities of
proving that I have the honour to be
Most obedient servant
Josef Maria Chacon.