Group Title: The Trinidad Historical Society 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
Subject: History -- Periodicals -- Trinidad   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad
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: VID00178
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 45882505

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Publication No. 190.

A Letter from Dr. Salcedo de Merva to the King of Spain.

Source :-British Museum. Additional Mss. 36320.

Published by the courtesy of the Trustees of the British
Museum. Translated from the Spanish.

31st January, 1618.

He urges that it is necessary to send aid and support
the vecinos who are settled in the Island of Trinidad and
the Province of Guayana. If this be not done these unfortunate
people will have to leave these lands.

He records that by the Cedula of 15th May, 1616, the
people of these lands were granted freedom from the tax
of Alcavala and Almoxarifazgo on their tobacco for a period
of six years.

He reports that a patache loaded full with tobacco fiom
these lands had been captured on the 21st November, 1617,off
Cape St. Vincent by the Turks and all had been lost.

He urged the immediate necessity of suitable and
adequate defences if these places were to be retained.

He stated that a short while ago trees of cacao had been
found in the Island of Trinidad. In order to dexelope this
discovery he suggested that 300 pieces of slaves should be sent
to that Island of whom two-thirds should be men and
one-third women.

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