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Gouvernement des Isles du Vent [ca. 1760?] Ms. Fragment
"Gouvernement des Isles du Vent"The end of a description of France's Canadian colonies: "Toutes les affaires sont portées directement au Conel. Superieur, à l'exception de celles que le Commissaire ordonnateur decide en qualité de subdelegué de l'Intendant de Canada..."And the beginning of a précis on the French Antilles: "Gouvernement des Isles du Vent" "Il comprend La Martinique, Marie Galande, La Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy, La Desirade partie de l'Isle St. Martin, La Grenade et Cayenne, outre les Isles de Sts. Lucie et de Tabago dont la propriété nous est actuellement disputée par les angloises. Il y a aussi les Isles de la Dominique et de St. vincent, mais elles appartiennent aux Caraïbes quoiquil y ait des françois établis, sourtout à la Dominique. ..."Population figures "Avant la guerre" and "pendant la guerre" on verso at bottom.Ends: "...Il n'y a point d'Eveque îtabli aux Isles du Vent, et l'Eglise y est desservie par divers ordres Religieux, dont chaque Superieur a les pouvoirs de Vicaire", Original digital object name: bei-m142, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
La Rauchelle To Wm Bell Esqr. and ors } Lease for a year. (docket title)
Agreement between "La Rauchelle of that Part of the Parish of Saint George in the Island of Saint Vincent heretofore called Ribichi (but at present in the Island of Grenada) Chief of the Tribe of Red Indians in the said Island of Saint Vincent" and William Bell, Robert Young, and Thomas Mathews of St. Vincent, Anthony Richard William Somarsall, William Forbes, and Thomas Griffith of Barbados, and William Johnston of Tobago, "Practitioner in Physick.""La Rauchelle... Hath... Sold... All that Tract or Parcell of Land from the Southernmost Point of... Saint Vincent... called... Morn or Garou to... Pointe Espaignol... Containing by Estimations Four thousand Acres... And all Woods... and also all other the Lands Grounds and Hereditaments whatsoever of him the said La Rauchelle... in that part of the said Parish... heretofore called Ribichi or Elsewhere in the said Island..."Mark and seal of La Rauchelle., Original digital object name: bei-m205a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
La Rauchelle to Wm Bell Esqr and ors. } Release. (docket title)
Sale by La Rauchelle of "certain Tracts of Land [described above]" to William Bell, Robert Young, Thomas Mathews, Anthony Richard William Somarsall, William Forbes, Thomas Griffith, and William Johnston for "One Hundred Pounds Sterling... And... Twenty Shillings... per Acre... one Month after... the King... Confirm[s]... Peaceable and Quiet Possession thereof..."Signed "The Mark and Seal of La Rauchelle X X" "Will Bell" "Robt Young" "T. Mathews"; Athy Rid Willm Somersale, Willm Forbes, Thos Griffith } all by Wm Bell their attorney, and "Will: Johnston""Before The Honorable [blank] Esquire one of the Iustices of the Court of Common Pleas held for the Island of Saint Vincent. Chennequin De Blissy of the said Island of Saint Vincent Gentleman one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within Deed maketh Oath and Saith that he was Present and did hear the within Deed fully and clearly explained to the within Named La Rauchelle and that he was also present and did see... La Rauchelle Sign Seal and as his Free and Voluntary Act and Deed Deliver the within Deed..." with date of Jan. 1771 but unsigned; date not filled in; justice's name left blank.An early (but not the first) ripoff., Original digital object name: bei-m205b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.