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25th Jany 1742. Gilbert Fleming Esqr. agt Govr. Mathew Order in Council to Examine Witnesses (docket title)
"At the Council Chamber Whitehall the 25: day of Ianuary 1742. Upon a Motion... praying liberty for George Leigh of the Island of St. Christophers Esqr. and Iames Gregory of the said Island Esqr. to swear to their Affidavits... in relation to the Complaint of Gilbert Fleming Esqr. Lieut. General of the Leeward Islands against William Mathew Esqr. Governor in Chief of the said Islands..." signed "W. Sharpe.", Original digital object name: bei-m079a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bedford. Line of Battle 14 February 1782 Sr. S. Hood (docket title)
"Line of Battle The Torbay to lead on the Starboard And the America on the Larboard } Tack... To Captn. Graves Commander of His Majs. Ship the Bedford... Given under my hand on board his Majesty's Ship the Barfleur in Basseterre Road St. Christophers, the 13th February 1782... Saml Hood... By Command of the Rear Admiral W: Hunt"Hood's final engagement against De Grasse at Basseterre. Ships' names, places in line, commanders' names, numbers of guns and men, battle movements.Five months after his unsuccessful efforts to prevent De Grasse's fleet from entering the Chesapeake to aid the Americans, Hood re-engaged the French naval officer at St. Kitts. In January 1782 De Grasse sailed to resume attacks on the British islands of Nevis and St. Kitts. Hood followed, discovered the French off Basseterre, engaged De Grasse on 24 January, and through bold movements was able to turn the French out of their anchorage. Enraged at having been outwitted, De Grasse made two attempts to oust Hood, who successfully repelled both while sustaining heavy losses. Determined to defend the island garrison, Hood eventually capitulated on 13 February, yielding St. Kitts. Hood was able to slip his entire fleet past the French through a brilliant maneuver executed in the dead of night, and on the morning of the 15th De Grasse discovered the anchorage empty. The 11th EB states that Hood's clever tactics were "the most brilliant things done by any British admiral during the war.", Original digital object name: bei-m281, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Fleming, Gilbert, d. 1762. St Christopher, 14 April 17[42]
Fleming, Gilbert, d. 1762."Sir Mr Henry Fane writes me you are so kind to sollicite my Complaint agt Genll. Mathew... His Excelly, I think, will not... controvert the Facts, but will excuse ym by suggesting that De Lavaux was suspected to be a Spy... Poor Mans Unhappy Martyr to St Kitts and his inclination to the British Service. ... was locked up in a Dungeon, is not permitted Converse, Light or Necessarys, and is Dying by Inches..."For background on Lavaux' imprisonment see the Brimstone Hill fortification depositions of 16 July 1741 (M77 above).Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m079b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Nevis and St. Christophers Debentures, 3 July 1725
[Nevi]s and St. Christophers Debentures.Payment to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Bart., pursuant to "An Act for paying of and cancelling One Million of Exchequer-Bills, and to give Ease to the South-Sea Company...", Original digital object name: bei-m045
Ordinance and Ordinance Stores proposed for the Island of St. Christophers pursuant to an Order of Council dated the 23rd. December 1731
A Proportion of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores proposed for the Island of St Christophers pusuant to an Order of Council dated the 23d. December 1731. -- ...Signed "Th. Roebuck."See PRO. CSP. Colonial, 1731, 554: (Dec. 16) Petition of Thomas Beake, Agent of St. Christophers, to the Council of Trade and Plantations. The said island hath for some time past been in a very weak and impaired condition in regard to its forts, fortifications and all manner of stores, and tho' its Condition was so bad is now rendered much worse by an accident of having the principal magazine in the island lately blown up by lightning in which was contained the greatest part of the arms and ammnubition belonging to the said island whereby they were all destroyed. ...", Original digital object name: bei-m053