THE TRINIDAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Publication No. 227.
A Proclamation by their Excellencies Brigadier-General Thomas
Picton and Commodore Samuel Hood. His Majesty's Commis-
sioners for executing the Office of Governor of Trinidad, &c.
Source :-Colonel Fullarton's -Answer to Colonel Picton's Pamphlet.
A Refutation of the Pamphlet which Colonel Picton lately
addressed to Lord Hobart. By Colonel Fullarton, F.R.S. Printed
for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London, 1805.
27th April, 1803.
Whereas it now appears that Colonel William Fullarton,
His Majesty's First Commissioner for this Government, hath
withdrawn himself therefrom, and from the duties thereof,
without His Majesty's leave, and without permission from us,
or any consultation with His Majesty's Council of this Island
We do, therefore, by and with the advice of His Majesty's said
Council, hereby proclaim and declare, that we consider and
deem the said William Fullarton no longer officiating as one
of His Majesty's Commissioners in the Government of this
Island; and we require all persons, Civil and Military, to
govern themselves accordingly.
Given under our Hands and Seals, at the Council-
Chamber, at Port d'Espana, this twenty-seventh day of April,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
three, and in the forty-third year of His Majesty's Reign.
By Command of their Excellencies.
JOSEPH M. WOODYEAR, Sec.