THE TRINIDAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Publication No. 107.
The Governor of Barbados to the Commissioners of Trade
25th October, 1715. Barbados.
Source : The Calendar of State Papers. America and the West
Indies. No. 614. 1715.
Summary. -About two months ago one Mr. Lowden, an
inhabitant of this place, went to 'Irinidad with a cargo of
such English manufactures as was appropriate for those people.
The Spaniards resorted in great numbers on board his
sloop and agreed with him for his whole cargo as likewise
to pay him for it as they took it away.
Before however, he had delivered a third part thereof,
two French sloops that rode at anchor some small distance
from him, interrupted the trade and would not permit the
Spaniards to have any further dealings with him.
He was forced to leave the place for fear of being seized
by the said sloops, for the French behave themselves like
Lords Paramount over this part of the world and treat
the Spaniards just as they think fit.