THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No 467.
Le Marquis de la Luzerne, Ministcr of the Colonies,
to Count Dillon, Governor of Tobago. 1788.
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 French.
29th May 1788.
The Minister (who is now Monsieur le Marquis de
la Luzerne) acknowledges receipt of the letter of 26th
August 1787, in which the Administrators recommend a
change from English to French Laws for Tobago.
Careful consideration has been given to all asp-
ects of this question and the Government has decided
to continue the application of English Laws in that
Island and to make no change, except as regards the
Constitution and Procedure of the Courts of Justice.
These are to be brought into conformity with the Fre-
In this way there will be the least disturbance to
commerce and property.