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: VID00330
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. 342.

A Petition from the Proprietors of Tobago to the Governor General.

Source :-Public Record Office. State Papers Colonial.
C.O. 101/2.

Published by the courtesy of the Master of the Rolls and the
Deputy Keeper of the Public Records.

September I6th, 1767.

To His Excellency ROBERT MELVILL, Esq.,
Captain General and Governor in
Chief of His Majesty's Islands of
Grenada, the Grenadines, Dominica,
St. Vincent and Tobago, &c., &c.

May it please Your Excellency
We who are proprietors of lands in His Majesty's Island of
Tobago being sensible of the many and great difficulties that
attend the settlement thereof, with pleasure embrace this
opportunity of making our grateful acknowledgement to
Your Excellency for your unwearied attention to that desirable
object and of expressing our ardent wishes for the continuation
of the same happy assistance so manifestly tending to the real
service of the Sovereign and the immediate benefit of the

It must no doubt have given Your Excellency great
satisfaction at your late visit to behold large tracts of land
cleared and plantations arising in various quarters which yield
a promising appearance so that this fertile Island will (under
due encouragement) soon grow into consequence and become
one of the most flourishing Colonies belonging to the Crown.

But, Sir, in our present situation exposed as we are to
calamities and dangers incidental to new settlements, it may
not perhaps be unworthy of Your Excellency's consideration
whether there be not a necessity for a Council composed of a
certain number of the proprietors, to make such regulations
as may be deemed expedient under the particular circumstances
of this infant Colony until a regular civil government and
constitutional legislative power be established which is with
all deference submitted by

Your Excellency's most obedient and most
humble servants

Ben. Brown
Caldwell Craig.
Peter Campbell.
James Simpson.
David Mill.
Robt. Stewart.
C. Irvine.
Wm. Gardiner.
Walter Carew.
J. Dumaresq.

Michel Croker.
Hugh Smyth.
Jas. Dunoon.
Alex Young.
John Hamilton.
John Leith.
A. J. Alexander.
Tho. Tipping.
Benj. Gaskin.

Gedney Clarke.
Timothy Blenman.
Alexander Stevenson.
Henry Fisher.
Richard Green.
John Haslen.
William Leigh.
Samuel Newbold.
Robert Young.

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