The Outstations and the settlements on the
Coromandel and Malabar coasts.
Unlike in the ordinary correspondence with the Outstations
and the settlements on both coasts of India, in this secret series all inward
letters were bound together without observing any geographical distinction. It
is not clear why this was done, but the series is shown as such already by the
It should be borne in mind that the word "Outstations"
applies to all the settlements under the Ceylon Dutch government outside the
Colombo dessavony either in Ceylon or in India, the main settlements being
Jaffna-Mannar, Galle-Matara, Trincomalee-Batticaloa, Mullaittivu, Tuticorin.
The headquarters on the Coromandel coast were in Negapatam, on the Malabar
coast in Cochin.