THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 451.
From Monsieur le Vicomte D'Arrot, Governor of Tobago,
to the Marshal, le Duc de Castries. 1785.
Source:-Paris. Archives Nationales.
State Papers Colonial. C 10. E 3.
Published by the courtesy of the Minister
of the Colonies. Paris.
Translated from the French.
15th October 1785.
The Governor reports that the Island of Tobago
has passed through an unusually sickly season which
has caused heavy mortality amongst the inhabitants.
There were three hundred troops in the garrison
in January. Of these, seventy eight had died during the
The Ordonnateur, Monsieur Delorme, is dangerous-
ly ill and will probably die.