, countersigned by Commanding Officer, showing manuscript "P 1d" in red ink, red Paid arrival d.s. (31.5) and, on reverse, part Trinidad double-arc d.s. The letter gives fascinating details of life in the Island "..This is very fine looking country. The background is all mountains covered with woods and the lowlands is all cultivated with sugar cane, coffee and cocoa and always looks green - but the most unhealthy place I was ever in my life. Everything here is very dear (but turtle that is only 5d. per lb.). There is very many curiosities here such as fire flies, lantern flies, praying mantis and the sensitive plant grows here like a weed - there is a great lot of serpents and wild cats and other beasts in the woods and the handsomest birds I ever did see". Photo" /> cover 1841 (11 Apr.) entire letter to London, headed<I> "From Corporal Charles John Tuck 81 Regt No 296"</I>, countersigned by Commanding Officer, showing manuscript<I> "P 1d"</I> in red ink, red Paid arrival d.s. (31.5) and, on reverse, part Trinidad double-arc d.s. The letter gives fascinating details of life in the Island<I> "..This is very fine looking country. The background is all mountains covered with woods and the lowlands is all cultivated with sugar cane, coffee and cocoa and always looks green - but the most unhealthy place I was ever in my life. Everything here is very dear (but turtle that is only 5d. per lb.). There is very many curiosities here such as fire flies, lantern flies, praying mantis and the sensitive plant grows here like a weed - there is a great lot of serpents and wild cats and other beasts in the woods and the handsomest birds I ever did see"</I>. Photo | Christie's