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17 June 87 From Mr Carmichael Rec'd ye 7 Aug (docket title)
First line: 17 June 87 From Mr Charmichael Rec'd ye 7 Aug..., "Sr: I send you inclosed the Coppie of Sr: Richard Duttons order to the Treasurer... and Coll: Walronds receipt..." signed "Arch. Carmichaell" with postscript., Original digital object name: bei-m026b
24 March 1807. Kings Constitution. James Ogilvie to be an Assistant Commissary in the West Indies (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m446, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
30 May 1685 From Mr. Carmichael (docket title)
First line: Sr: I now send you an Accot: From his Majties:... [first line], "Sr: I now send you an Accõt: From his Mãjties: Exche~qr: of this Island..." signed "Arch: Carmichaell.", Original digital object name: bei-m026a
A Perticuler List or Schedule of all and Singuler the Negroes horses Cattell Stock and Utensills of Plantation belonging to the within bargained Land and promises as followeth
A Perticuler List or Schedule of all and Singuler the Negroes horses Cattell Stock and Utensills of Plantation belonging to the within bargained Land and promises as followeth (Viz)... Recorded In the Secrerys office this 16th of 7d 1678 Edwyn Stede Depty Secrry. ...Stede served as collector in Barbados--Jacobsen reports letters at Porlock House (cf. p. 171, note).For a document by the same author dated 28 Feb. 1694 among the Harley Papers, British Library, see Handler 134., Original digital object name: bei-m019a
A Scheme for re-establishing the Assiento upon a better Foundation than heretofore, [London? Ca 1714]
The location is not provided and is presumed to be in London., A Scheme for re-establishing the Assiento upon a better Foundation than heretofore--"1. The K of Ss. Acct. to be sent Him with the Compy demd. for paymt. of his loss sustain'd upon his 1/4 part, accompanyed with an extrry. demd. for damages sustain'd by ye Compy thro' His Sd. Majeys. Violations of the treaty and--many groundless embarrasments by His Ministers in ye Indies. 2... If this scheme be approv'd... It sho'd be put in execution as submitted... 1. That an address be presented to His Maty. by the Cort. of Directors... thanking Him for the care he has taken by the preliminary Act to restore ye Assiento trade... 2. And that in some little time after, a pamphlet be published and--translated into French as wrote by a disappointed proprietor who had promoted ye trade under ye Contract in Q Ann's reign but is now rather for giving it up than trusting ye Spands..."Dealer states that this proposal appears to involve bribery by "The Company" of a favorite of the King of Spain, with subsequent publication in French of a pamphlet supposedly written by a failed proprietor detailing hardships resulting from breaches of the treaty.See Sperling, John G., The South Sea Company (Boston, 1962), pp. 20-24., Original digital object name: bei-m037
Answer of the Government of Curacoa to the Summons of Capt Bligh. (docket title)
"The Commissariis conducting the Government of the Island of Curacoa and Districts thereon depending. To the Commander of his Britannic Majesty's Squadron Cruizing Before Curacoa. Commander-- We have received your Letter, and in answer thereto we reply, that we know our duty, and that we will and must act accordingly, and therefore on no Consideration Can enter into your proposal. ...", Original digital object name: bei-m425c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
At the Court at Whitehall ye 13th of June 1663 Present The Kings most Excellt
First line: His Ma'tie haveing this day in Councell heard the Severall Pretensions of ye..., At the Court at Whitehall ye 13th of June 1663 Present The Kings most Excellt. Matie... Duke of Yorke Duke of Albemarle... Prince Rupert Lord Chamberlain Lord Chancellor Lord Holles Lord Treasurer Mr. Secry. Morice Lord Privy Seale Mr. Secry. Bennett His Matie having this day in Councell heard the Severall presensions of ye Earle of Kenoul the Lord Villughby of Parham, and all others who claime Title or Interest in ye Caribee Jslands..."Vera Copia John Nicholas"In 1666 "the English held four islands of the Leeward group, and to the south of them the island of Barbados, lying out in the Atlantic Ocean. The old Carlisle Patent which covered these islands was issued in 1627 by Charles I to the earl of that name, and twenty years later was leased by Carlisle's son to Lord Francis Willoughby of Parham. ..." (Crouse, pp. 16ff.)During Governor Willoughby's administration the proprietary form of government was abolished in Barbados, which was made a Crown colony. The King finally decided the whole revenue of the island to belong to the Crown. This petition attempts to settle claims against the estate of the Earl of Carlisle., Original digital object name: bei-m007a
Captain Bligh relating to Curacoa. (docket title)
Signed, "Sir, Agreeably to your orders of the 16th: Dec. I arrived off the City of St: Domingo, where being joined by His Majesty's Ships Hercule, Blanche, Pique, and Gipsy Schooner, I proceeded with all possible dispatch toward this Island..." [signed] "John Bligh" "...Annexed is a list of the killed and wounded..." Recounts the state of the siege, saying it is going well., Original digital object name: bei-m425d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Captain Bligh relative to Curacoa (docket title)
Signed, "Sir, Having obtained certain information of the Enemy's receiving a reinforcement on the 23rd Instant and seeing no probability that the Island would surrender by the 4th: of March... I determined to reembark the people without loss of time... I have given Captain Mudge orders to continue the Blockade of port Amsterdam in the strictest manner..." signed "John Bligh.", Original digital object name: bei-m425g, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Captain Bligh respecting Curacoa the Summons. (docket title)
Signed, "Sir, As your Excellency must be aware by the appearance of a British Squadron off Couraçao, that it is with the intention of reducing the Island..." signed "John Bligh." Offers terms for Dutch capitulation to the British., Original digital object name: bei-m425a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Captain Bligh's Private Letter respecting Curacoa (docket title)
"Dear Sir, I feel much distress that the absence of the Squadron has so far exceeded what we had reason to expect... where I mention the escape of the French from St: Domingo to this Island I mean the Inhabitants, who have taken up arms... These aided by the Crews of two Privateers in the Port, make the number more formidable... should I receive certain information that the enemy can hold out beyond the 4th, I shall raise the Siege... A close Blockade will... answer every purpose, the Island produces very little, and... cannot maintain 40,000 Inhabitants for any length of time..." signed "John Bligh", Original digital object name: bei-m425e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Captain William Pryce Camby To The Masters of Vessels under...
Signed, Captain William Pryce Camby To The Masters of Vessels under Convoy of H.M.S. Hyperion."...It being understood that the Enemy's Privateers are very numerous and formidable in the naighbourhood of the West India Islands, The Masters of Vessels under my Convoy are particularly directed to keep near the Hyperion... Wm. Price Camby Captain", Original digital object name: bei-m470, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copies of Various Orders and Letters respecting the Blockade of the Island of Curacoa By His Majestys Naval Forces under the Command of Vice Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth Kt. (docket title)
"Copies of Letters written to His Majestys Minister at the United States of America to the Spanish Governors on the Main and to the Governors of the Danish and Swedish Islands," informing the neutral recipients that the island was under blockade.The English naval commander Sir John Thomas Duckworth reduced the Swedish and Danish possessions in the West Indies, 1801, and defeated the French fleet off St. Domingue in 1806.Documentary support for the case docketed as "Schr. Fly, Wallace" "Copy of the King's Advocate's Opinion" (M440 in this catalogue)., Original digital object name: bei-m425j, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copies of letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 5 March . . . 12 March . . . 14 March 1691/2
(1) "Sr I write to you againe Sooner then I thought, the Inclos'd Letter to the Lords will find you the reasons of itt..."(2) "The Master of the same Vessell that brought me Last Week, a letter from my Lord Inchiquin..."(3) "Sr. This is the third time I have writt to you in eight dayes by 3 Severall Vessells..."(4) "Coll Codrington also informs me that Capt: Stubbles Commander of the England frigatt was att Antego repairing the Damage he rec'd from the French..."(5) "Sr. You may Remember that I told you att my Leaving England that I carryed over with me Mr. Siddon a Lawyer...", Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029d
Copies of letters to John Povey and Blathwayt, Barbados, 10 Aug. and 12 Sept. and 19 Sept. 1692
(1) "Sir Believing Mr. Blathwait to be with the King in Flanders I write to you... Give my humble Service to Mr. Blathwayt who I hope is safely return'd with his Maty: from Flanders. Copia"John Povey, Blathwayt's nephew, was his deputy in the Plantation Office (cf. Jacobsen, p. 250).(2) "Sir I congratulate your safe arrival into England... Glorious with your conquest over the French... Mr. Garth, a Captn. in the Duke of Bolton's Regimt. came in here, in a Sloop that had been to carry Prisoners to Martinico..."(3) "By a Vessell that arriv'd yesterday from Bermudas I am inform'd that an Expresse that was bound for England from the President of Jamaica... gives a Lamentable Relation of the Totall Destruction of Port Royall by an Earthquake but I hope itt is not so bad as itt is Reported."James Kendall was governor of Barbados 1690-1694., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029k
Copy of a Deposition of Mr. Jno. Ridley In the Letter of the Lds. Commrs. of Trade of Febry. 1th 1707/8. In the D. of Newcastle's May 16. os 1728 (docket title)
Notes presence of French settlers on St. Vincent--a French man-of-war going to St. Vincent to capture English sloops cutting timber there., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m051
Copy of a letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 14 March 1691/2 and 20 April 1692
(1) "Sir This is the third time I have writt to you in Eight dayes, by three Lords..."(2) "Sir Since the writing the above Letter: Wrenn is dead, and Butler as Eldest Captn succeeds to the comand of the Squadron...", Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029e
Copy of a letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 7 Feb and 4 March 1691/2
Kendall, James, fl. 1692. Copy begins: "Sir By the Hanniball, and Captn. Wren I receivd yours of the third and twelfth of November, to which I will give you a full Answeur by the First Fleet that sayls with convoy..."ALS begins: "Sr. I write to you again sooner then I thought the inclos'd Letter to the Lords all give you the Reasons of itt. I have order'd Mr. Thornbrough to wayt on you..." "The same Vessell that brought me Last Week a Letter from my Lord Inchequeen wherein he gave me an account of his Sicknesse, Inform'd me also of his Death...", Original digital object name: bei-m029c
Custom House, March 14th 1796. Mr. T. Irving Transmitting Various Accounts. (docket title)
Signed, "Sir The Paper which I have the Honor of herewith inclosing exhibits a General View of the Value of the Imports into and Exports from Great Britain to and from the British West India Islands..." signed "Thomas Irving"Discusses, with figures, trade between Great Britain and the West Indies and other trade out of the West Indies., Original digital object name: bei-m376, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
First Battn, Royal. List of Men who have Died from the period of...
First Battn, Royal. List of Men who have Died from the period of Arrival in the West Indies. 19 March 1801...By a lieutenant.Contains 1,070 names., Original digital object name: bei-m466, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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