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Marshal de Castries letter to Vicomte d'Arrot, 1784 August 28

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Marshal de Castries letter to Vicomte d'Arrot, 1784 August 28

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Versailles 28 August 1784

Tobago
Principal establishment
to form in that colony

It is assured, Sir, that the location of the city and the port of Scarborough presents some inconveniences, either for the security of ships, or in order to make convenient establishments there at the principal area of the Island. I inform, accordingly, M. le Vicomte de Damas, to plan with you, in the same way as with the General-director of the fortifications of the Windward Islands, the special Engineer of Tobaga, and the Commander of the station, in order to verify if there would not be some other port in the island which could combine more advantages. You will wish in awaiting the arrival of Mr. de Damas, to concern yourself with this objective, on which it is necessary that I have as soon as it will be possible the most precise information.

I have the honor to be very perfectly, Sir, your very humble, and very obedient servant,
Marshal de Castries.

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Castries, Armand-Charles-Augustin de La Croix, duc de, 1756-1842, “Marshal de Castries letter to Vicomte d'Arrot, 1784 August 28,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 20, 2024, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/107.
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