The French law for the regulation of slavery in the plantations, known as the Code Noir (framed under Louis XIV.
Neglecting both his see and his professor - ship, to which latter he appointed a deputy described as highly incompetent, he withdrew to Calgarth Park, in his native county, where he occupied himself in forming plantations and in the improvement of agriculture.
The circumstances of their subsequent life on the plantations were not favourable to the increase of their numbers.
Most of them settled in Oriente province, where their names and blood are still apparent, and with their cafetales and sugar plantations converted that region from neglect and poverty to high prosperity.
There is a small government house, standing in beautiful grounds, adjoining Albert Park, with plantations of oaks and pines.