Catalogue description Governor William Rufane, Martinique, to Egremont. Transmits 'recensement' [census] of...

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Details of CO 166/2/41
Reference: CO 166/2/41

Governor William Rufane, Martinique, to Egremont. Transmits 'recensement' [census] of the island, together with representations from Mr MacLean, receiver general and collector, on matters relating to trade on which he needs instructions. Rufane also requests instructions on various matters concerning the government of Martinique, especially relating to the different interests of the English and French. He has published an ordinance requiring all agreements between French and English to be recorded in both languages and signed by both parties before witnesses, except where money is paid on the spot. He reports difficulties in dealing with criminal matters and taxation. Folio 27.

Date: 1762 July 19
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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