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In 1759 the Mission of Arima was formed, consolidated and enlarged in 1785, and the Amerindians were to have had control of 2,000 acres of land.
1763. By the Treaty of Paris, England claim to Tobago was guaranteed.
1768. The First meeting of the Tobago House of Assembly and Legislative Council held.
1770 Sugar exported from Tobago for the first time.
1773. A U.S.A fleet attempted to capture the island of Tobago was stopped by the British.
1781. The French defeated the British after a long battle on land and sea for Tobago .
1781 - The French capture Tobago from the Spanish, transforming it into a sugar-producing colony.
1783. By Royal proclamation, large numbers of Catholics were offered special privileges to Migrate to Trinidad. Many French families took advantage of this proclamation especially so after the French Revolution.
In 1783 Trinidad's Amerindians were displaced from their lands to make way for the influx of French planters and their African slaves.
1793. Tobago is re-taken by the British.
1797. The Spanish Government in Trinidad surrendered to the British.
1797 February 18th - A British naval expedition captures Trinidad from Spain.