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3d June 1772 Mr Fitzhugh to Mr Rogers } Bond for Payment of £1500 and Intt. (docket title)
"Know all men by these presents that I [Wm. Fitzhugh...] am held and firmly bound to [Mrs. Mary Rogers... in the Sum of three thousand pounds]..." signed "Wm. Fitzhugh.", Original digital object name: bei-m209b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Amesbury, Massachusetts, and St. Vincent, 29 June 1773-Jan. 1812...
John Martin, a ship's chandler in Amesbury, Massachusetts, included among his accounts David Lowell; Isaac, Sarah, and Jonathan Martin; Capt. William Bagley, Nathan Long, Isaac Osgood, Joseph Dodge, John White, and Nathan Blodgett; Enoch Bartlett, Daniel Dinnerson Rogers and James Dunkin of Haverhill; John Pinkinton, James McGregor of Derry; and Samuel Phillips of Andover.The ledger also includes seven notarized copies (on 9 leaves) of letters from Thomas Traill of St. James Estate, Grenada, executor of Jonathan Martin, who owned the island of Petit St. Vincent, along with a copy of Martin's will. Two pages at end illustrate Masonic rites. The last entry is dated 27 May 1811."1812 the Heirs to the Estate of My Hond Father Jonathan Martin of Little St Vincent..." and "A Copy of the Copy of The last Will and Testament of Jonathan Martin late of Petit St. Vincent, in the West Indies... I Jonathan Martin of the Union Island Planter...", Original digital object name: bei-m221, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
George Lowman Esqr. to Francis Cabot Esqr. } Lease for a year. (docket title)
George Lowman of St. Vincent leased Ladoux in the parish of St. Andrew, with its 95 named "Negroes and Slaves," to Francis Cabot of Southampton; signed "George Lowman.", Original digital object name: bei-m219, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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.
Journal, 1 Aug. 1817-30 Aug. 1819. Codex
[journal]For author's name see p. 170."Passage from Portsmouth to the Island of St. Thomas... 1st Augt. 1817.... on board the Ship Two Friends -- Captn. Corns. Ryan with 91 Passengers... to South America <our place of Destination>... Felt the difference of my Situation, being among a set of Men spending their Sabbath in Cursing and Swearing... Commenced the Study of Spanish... nearly 100 of us, a great Proportion British Officers..."At St. Thomas, Agents Mendez and Walton were to supply them $200 each and instructions as to final destination but could not be found; the author decides to return home but on the way met Captain Osborne; they join Colonel Needham and "8 or 9 other Officers, who intended to join the Patriots..."Received by Lieutt. General Tomás Montilla on their arrival at Old Guyana."The Government of Venezuela have declared themselves Independent..."; listing all officers, Bolivar through Col. Richards, Secretary to the Admiral.Minor skirmishes (Calaboza), various commanders, campaign; Bolivar's personal staff; full account, with sketch, of battle in which author is wounded."The following is a correct List of the English officers in this Action" includes himself by name.Leave of absence, return, final departure; rift between Bolivar and Col. Páez results in English officers imprisoned; aboard H.M. Frigate Tartar (Sir Geo. Collier) in Barbados, "A large Spanish armed Corvette <the Herculina> had the Impudence to Anchor close to our Frigate full of Slaves from Africa: being in a French Port, the Tartar dare not touch her, tho' employed on the African Station..."; author returns home, stopping at St. Domingo under King Christophle.Appendix, pp. 295-317.Kitchingman was not known to Alfred Hasbrouck (see his Foreign Legionaries in the Liberation of Spanish South America, N. Y., 1928)., Original digital object name: bei-m490, 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.
Mr Jackson To Jno Statham Esqr and another } Assignment of two Annuities of £50 and £40 (docket title)
"Sold By Thomas Druce, Stationer. Staple Inn Holborn. and At the Corner of [Quality?] Court Chancery Lane" engraved on first sheet.William Jackson sold both annuities, issuing from a St. Vincent plantation, to Richard Willis, John Statham, and Catherina Barker, widow. Signed "Wm Jackson" and "Richd. Willis", Original digital object name: bei-m238, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Ms. letter to Monsieur de la…, Martinique?, 11 Aug. 1779.
Signed, "Monsieur L'Arrivée imprévue de Mr Le Cte D'Estaing, Et le Depart dans deux ou trois Jours d'un Convoy quil fera escorter, me permet Encore de vous Ecrire..." signed "Barré de St Venand."Concerns the interruption of the sugar trade and its anticipated recovery with D'Estaing's capture of Grenada., Original digital object name: bei-m265, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
West Indian Mems [i.e., memoirs]
Original digital object name: bei-m593a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
bei-m209a
Particulars of the Estate, Negroes Buildings &amp, c of Wm Fitzhugh deceas'd, in the Island of St. Vincents. ...Lists approximately 110 slave names, acreage, buildings, and livestock.With four copies, each 2 p., each about 32 cm., each with the same docket title and identical text., Original digital object name: bei-m209a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.