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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.
Barbados, 15 Dec. 1781. ALS to Hon. T. Townshend
"Dear Sir! It has not been for want of a due Sense of the Attention and Civilities I received at your Hands, whilst I was in London solliciting the Matter of the Petition of the Assembly of St. Vincent against Governor Morris... The attempt made by General Vaughan and Admiral Rodney 12 months ago to retake the Island, has been productive of more mischief to the wretched English Inhabitants than the Scandalous Shameful manner in which the Island was first given up... as if the measure of the Inhabitants' misery was not complete by the Capture of the Island, this mock Expedition was contrived to abandon them to the rage and brutality of inhuman Savages, who indiscriminately massacred Whites and Blacks, burned and destroyed all the Buildings and Plantations in their way before they cou'd be checked..." signed "Michl J Keane" with postscript., Original digital object name: bei-m276, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Barbados. Governor.
Barbados. Governor.Lt. Governor Mundy to His Grace The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos Transmits further address from Assembly with regard to an Engineer..., Original digital object name: bei-m600b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Covenant by the Count of Polignac in contemplation of his Marriage with Miss Barbara Campbell to execute a Settlement of his property. (docket title)
Polignac, Auguste Jules Armand Marie, comte de, fl. 1816."Sold by Thomas Crispe, Law Stationer, Chancery Lane" engr. on initial.Among The Right Honorable Auguste Iules Armand Marie Count of Polignac (Languedoc; Peer of France; 2d son of the Right Honourable Armand Jules François Duke of Polignac, Peer of France, by Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastran, Duchess of Polignac); Barbara Campbell (Middlesex; spinster); Evan Baillie (Inverness); and The Honorable James Murray (Perth), Archibald Macdonald (Middlesex), James Macdonald (Surrey), Reginald George Macdonald (Inverness); signed "Le Cte jules de Polignac" "Bar. Campbell" "Evan Baillie" "Iames Murray" "Archd. Macdonald" "James Macdonald" and "R. G. Macdonald."Armand Jules François Polignac, Duc de Polignac (1745-1817) married Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron (c. 1749-1793). They acquired large pensions as a result of Polastron's friendship with Marie Antoinette; their extravagance a direct cause of the revolution, they fled to the Ukraine in 1789. Their son, Auguste Jules Armand Marie, comte (later Prince) de Polignac (1780-1847), ultraroyalist politician, became intimate with the Comte d'Artois in 1814 and later held office under the Bourbon restoration., Original digital object name: bei-m485c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Grant, John, fl. 1819. London, 28 Sept. 1819. Ms. copy of letter "To...
Grant, John, fl. 1819.<Copy> Dear Sir In consequence of what has passed between us respecting Sir George Douglas' Estates in Antigua... My object as you know... is to remove some of the Negroes to St. Vincent... a due regard will of course be paid to not separating the Individuals of the different Families...", Original digital object name: bei-m501b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Great Baddon, Essex, 28 Aug. 1815
"Sir When I had the pleasure of seeing you, you asked me if I could furnish you with any details respecting the eruption of the Volcano in the Island of St. Vincent in the year 1812, of which I was a near witness. -- I have since procured from a friend some letters, written while the circumstances were fresh in my memory. from which I shall select such facts as may be interesting to you..."The three ink and watercolor drawings measure 12.5 x 17, 10.5 x 17, and 12.3 x 17 cm. in borders., Original digital object name: bei-m480, 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.
Letter (photostat of published version) dated 13 November 1784...
Original digital object name: bei-m300a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Lincolns Inn, 29 Sept. 1819. ALS to "Sir George Douglas Bart."
"Sir On the other side I send you, at the request of Mr. Wilson a letter from Mr. Grant offering £15,000 for your Estate... P. A. Hanrott"with, on same sheet:, Original digital object name: bei-m501a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Lt Governor Mundy to His Grace The Duke of Buckingham...
Lt Governor Mundy to His Grace The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos. Transmits a Resolution from the Assembly relative to the alteration of the Constitution to that of a Crown Colony..., Original digital object name: bei-m600c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Minute Paper
Minute Paper.Signed and dated at end: "N. T. 31 Augt / 68.", Original digital object name: bei-m600d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Miss Barbara Campbell to Lord James Murray James Macdonald and Regd. Geo. Macdonald Esqrs. } Lease for a Year. (docket title), 4 July 1816 / (with) b) folded into quarters and tucked into bottom signature fold, a small sheet of paper…
a) "Sold by Thomas Crispe, Law Stationer, Chancery Lane" engr. on initial.Barbara Campbell sold "All that one undivided Moiety" of Calder Estate and of Calder Bridge in St. Vincent and other properties including the Argyle Estate to The Honorable James Murray, James Macdonald, and Reginald George Macdonald; signed "Bar. Campbell." (b) With, folded into quarters and tucked into bottom signature fold, a small sheet of paper written in pencil on both sides discussing wills and property of persons condemned to death under civil French law: "By the french law... a person condemned to Civil death loses all his property (biens) which devolves as if he were naturally dead intestate also he cannot acquire... or by any means dispose of his property also he cannot be guardian or attesting witness..." Discusses "P"'s [Polignac's?] situation as regards holdings in England and "upon Estates in Island St Vincent." (ms., 2 p. 17.8 cm.), Original digital object name: bei-m485a-b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Sir C Brisbane to Mr Crokatt 2 Dec 1810 (docket title)
Signed, "Sir I have received your Letter of the 27 Ultimo... directing me to account for all contingent expences..." signed "C Brisbane"Brisbane governed St. Vincent from 1808 until the year of his death., Original digital object name: bei-m464, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
The Hoñble Lord Iames Murray and others and the said Barbara Countess of Polignac to [blank] Porter Esqr. } Power of Attorney. (docket titl
Hon. James Murray (Perth), James Macdonald (Surrey), and Reginald George Macdonald (Inverness), trustees in the marriage settlement of Auguste Iules Armand Marie Count of Polignac and Barbara Countess of Polignac, appoint Porter of St. Vincent and alternately Christopher Punnett of St. Vincent "true and lawful Attorney... to receive and take the possession from... Robert Gordon the surviving... Trustee..." the Calder Estate, Calder Ridge Estate, and Argyle Estate, left to Barbara Campbell by Duncan Campbell; signed "James Murray" "J Macdonald" "R G Macdonald" "Le Comte jules de Polignac" "C. Polignac.", Original digital object name: bei-m492, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
bei-m600a
"Sir, I have the honor to transmit to Your Excellency a Resolution adopted on the 7o. Instant, by the Legislative Assembly to the effect that in the opinion of the House the Constitution Act as lately amended is unsuited to the wants of the Island..." signed "George Berkeley.", Original digital object name: bei-m600a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.