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11 July 1684 Orders upon the Report concerng Mr Freeman and Mr Bramley (docket title)
First line: 11 July 1684 Orders upon the Report concerng..., Original digital object name: bei-m025c
17 April 1743. Ms. Letter to Joshua Sharpe, 13 lines, with integral address.
"Sir Rodille has serv'd Mr Math: Wayne allso wth a Writt..." signed "Gilbt: Fleming" with note at end signed "Matt Wayne.", Original digital object name: bei-m081a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
2 July: 84. Report concerng Mr Freeman / ok draught (docket title)
First line: May it please your Maty Having recd your Maty's Order... [first line], "May it please your Maty Having recd your Maty's Order in councill... Reforming unto us the Petition of Wm Freeman Esq Complaining of the Unjust Proceedings of John Bramley of Monserrat in Endeavouring to defraud the Petition in his absence By a Partition of a Plantation and--Stock..." Asks that the partition be set aside as illegal after having required enlightenment of William Stapleton, Governor of Montserrat., Original digital object name: bei-m025a
24 March 1806. Ms. Receipt, Signed "Willm: Nicolay Lt...
Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m431k, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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.
2: July 1684. Report concerning Freeman Ca. Bramley (docket title)
First line: May it please Yor: Matie: Having received Yor Maty's... [first line], "May it please Yor: Matie: Having received Yor Maty's Order in Council... referring unto us the Petition of William Freeman Esq. complaining of the unjust proceedings of John Bramley of Montserrat...", Original digital object name: bei-m025b
7 May 1743 Fleming agt Matthew} And for hearing in ye Petition.— (docket title)
Great Britain. Privy Council. Committee to hear Appeals from the Plantations."Council Office 7th May 1743 The Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for hearing Appeales and Complaints from the Plantations... to hear Counsel on the Petition of Gilbert Fleming Esqr. Lieut: General of the Leeward Islands, praying that the Order made at the Committee... for the said Mr. Fleming to Answer the Memorial of Govr: Mathew may be reconsidered, That... the said Memorial may not be heard at the same time with his Complaint against Governor Mathews -- ..." signed "W. Sharpe."Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m081b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
7th Augt. 1755 Committee Order for staying proceedgs. in Mr. Price's last appeal. (docket title)
"At the Council Chamber Whitehall the 7. of August 1755. By the Right Honorable the Lords of the Committee of Council for hearing Appeals from the Plantations. Whereas by Order in Council... there was referred... the humble Petition and Appeal of the Honble Charles Price of... Jamaica..." signed "W. Sharpe"Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m118, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
8 Dec. 1798
"No 2 1799" on front cover; "The Intrepid a 74 in Lord Bradfords(?) Fleet..." (leaf 1); "In Continuation -- Fort Royal. Martinico 1798 Saturday 8th. Decembr. ..." (leaf 2)., Original digital object name: bei-m397b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
8th August 1766 Ship Recovery Bryant agt Gambier and others } Order in Council Referring the Petition of Appeal (docket title)
"At the Court at St. James's the 8th Day of August 1766. To the Kings most Excellent Majesty in Council. The humble Petition of appeal of John Bryant late Master of the Brigantine or Vessell called the Recovery Sheweth That... from a Sentence... Condemning the said Vessell and her Cargo for Trading Contrary to Law..." signed "W: Blair."Appealing a decision made in the Vice Admiralty Court of the Bahama Islands by Samuel Gambier, Advocate General, and James Bradford, Collector of Customs, both of whom would share in the prize monies.Phillipps ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m180, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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
Anglia. Mather Byles Esquire Acting Resident Commissary in Grenada from the 25° December 1795 to the 23d February 1798. (docket title)
"In the Roll of Foreign Accounts of the 1vo Year of King George the Fourth. Anglia. Mather Byles Esquire as Acting Resident Commissary at Grenada... Accounting for the money by him received and of the Expenditure thereof... Rendereth an account [of monies] received by this accountant from Commissary General Valentine Jones at sundry times... which By a Treasury Warrant dated 31o May 1823... Authorising... the Commissioners for Auditing the Public Accounts to discharge... from any further payment... the said Sum... having... been paid... by Mrrs Maria Byles Widow and Executrix of the Accountant... the Accountant is thereby Even. And he is Quit." "30 July 1823 Examined Chad H Ware dep Clk of the Pipe", Original digital object name: bei-m523, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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.
Antigua -- Pownall vs Pickwood } Copy Record-- (docket title)
"Antigua George the Fourth... To The Honorable Paul Horsford Chief Iustice of our Court of Common Pleas for our said Island Antigua Greeting. Because in the Record and proceedings as well as in giving of Iudgment in a Plaint... before you... Between Richard Lovely Nanton Deputy provost Marshal, plaintiff, and Thomas Daniel and John Daniel, Defendants, of a Plea of Debt, manifest Error hath intervened... we... do Command you... send to our Court of Error... the Record and proceedings of the Plaint aforesaid..." with seal of the Chief Justice of Antigua, Paul Horsford.No reference found to Pownall or Pickwood., Original digital object name: bei-m546, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Antigua 20 Augt. 1779 Letter from Commodore Collingwood with an accot. of his proceedings at English Harbour. Recd. by the Surprize 27 Augt. (docket title)
"Grafton, English Harbour 20th Augst. 1779 -- Sir I have to inform you that there are yet in this Harbour the Venus and Star -- they have began coppering the Venus... The Pelican Brig is... so very defective as... not to be worth repairing... I... inclose... two Letters... from Captain Thomson... respecting Montserrat... The Deal Castle is still attending on Governor Burt, and has never yet joined me. There has been so much Work on the Small Craft... not a stroke has been struck for the Grafton... Thos. Collingwood", Original digital object name: bei-m266, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Antigua, 2 July 1759. ALS to Davenport and Wentworth
"Gentleman I have got a full Ship at Last and Sales to morrow with the fleet for England..." signed "Robt Stokell", Original digital object name: bei-m139, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Battle of the Saints, West Indies, 10-12 April 1782, Ms. Diary
Unsigned, [Battle of the Saints]"We arrived at St Lucia the 30th of March, where We found the Convoy and Storeships... a great releif, as our whole fleet were...stored and victualled for five Months. We daily reconnoitered the Enemy...""...at 8 minutes [past 8:00 a.m.]... the Formidable opened her fire... when we came near the Ville de Paris... we... Luffed close to her... never I firmly believe was so tremendous Canonade... we were enable to cut thro their line... ... she hardly fired at all tho it was in her Power to have raked us... we... ceas'd firing in the Formidable -- at 38 minutes past 9...""...at 1/2 past 6 the Russel having raked the Ville de Paris... the Count de Grasse struck his Colours... there were almost as loud and thundering Noise by Cheers as there had been by Cannon the Seamen where almost frantic with Joy..."Alexander Robert Kerr (d. 1831) entered the Royal Navy as midshipman in November 1781 and served on Rodney's flagship Formidable. In this account he gives names and positions of all ships during the engagement, with details and times of all signals, he has provided a vivid, detailed description of the British fleet stalking and outmaneuvring the French fleet.Dealer states that this piece comes from Kerr's family papers., Original digital object name: bei-m282, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boyne, off Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe, 13 April 1794. ALS to Philip...
"Sir, I desire you will acquaint the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty that I sailed from St. Lucia on the 5th. instant, and anchored with the Squadron, Transports, Ordnance Storeships &amp, c. in Fort Royal Bay, Martinique, that Evening..." signed "J. Jervis.", Original digital object name: bei-m358a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bristol, 17 Oct 1765. Ms. Letter, signed, to Hugh Hall Wentworth...
Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m171, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bristol, 24 Oct. 1765. Ms. Letter, signed, to Hugh Hall Wentworth...
Signed, "...We shall be Expecting Yr. orders to Insure the ship You Were Sheathing For The West Indies... We are Determined to Close all our Accots. In America out of hand... For We are Greatly Alarmed at the Late Mobbing..." signed "Devonsheer and Reeve", Original digital object name: bei-m173, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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