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: VID00391
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. 403.

The Commander in Chief to Brigadier General Tottenham.

Source:--Public Record Office. State Papers Colonial
C. 0. 318/8.

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

Off St Christopher's
6th May 1781.

I have to apprise you of a large French arma-
ment being arrived lately at Martinique. The General
has an idea that in a secret small way they may have
intentions of visiting Tobago.
To that Island,he therefore wishes you to give
a watchful and careful eye and if you can spare a few
troops,to send them there immediately as also any sup-
ply of ammunition you may judge to be of service.
On receipt of this you will be pleased to disp-
atch an express boat to Governor Ferguson with the
enclosed as also any other assistance and information
you may judge proper.
Major Williams of the Royal Artillery,who comes
by this conveyance,will grant you any aid from his de-
partment and acquaint you more fully than time permits
me at present, respecting the General's wishes.
The General purposes visiting you soon and will
bring what assistance can be spared to your Island.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient and humble servant
Adjutant General.

A company of the Rutland Regiment,a non commis-
sioned officer with some artillery men and a quantity
of ammunition was sent to Tobago and arrived and lan-
ded there before the enemy came to the Island.

Off St Christopher's
6th May 1781.
Lieutent Governor Ferguson.
By direction of the Commander in Chief, I take
the earliest opportunity to apprise you that a large
French armament has lately arrived in Martinique. His
Excellency has some idea that in a secret small way
they may have the intention of visiting Tobago.
In your and Major Stanhope's vigilance and act-
ivity,he has the greatest reliance and I am authorised
to assure you by the General that every aid possible
shall be given for the protection and security of the
In consequence Brigadier General Tottenham has
directions to spare a few troops to you with any sup-
ply of ammunition or stores that may be necessary and
to forward this by an express boat to you.
My respectful compliments to Major Stanhope to
whom you will be pleased to communicate the contents
of this letter and consider it addressed to you jointly.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient and humble servant
Adjutant General.
Lieutenant Governor
George Ferguson.

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