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Au Sujet des délibérations du Comité consultatif, Session de 1824, terme en 1825. (docket title)
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Bureau d'Administration.On agriculture; steamboats; the municipal budget; territorial circumscription; French tariffs; Martinique tariffs; sugar manufacture; finances; commercial activities; the 1825 tax ordinance; population, with the disproportion between blacks and whites a source of dismay., Original digital object name: bei-m538c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Barbados? 1701? Ms. Estimate
Estimates for Charge of the like Quantity of Studs[?]... to Barbados as well sent Martinique in 1702... fixt with Bazanetti -- and also of the Charge ... a supply of Studs to the Leeward Islds..., Original digital object name: bei-m034a
Concernant le réglement du compte de la Votation de 1824. (docket title)
"...Les dépenses faites pour la Colonie se sont élévées... Elles excèdent par conséquent... le montant de la Dotation. Cet excédant a été prélevé sur la dotation de la Guadeloupe à laquelle la Martinique en doit le Compte. Vous voudrez bien en conséquence... faire expédier à la Guadeloupe... la ditte somme... Je previens de cette disposition <ministerielle> Mr le Contre Amiral Jacob..." signed "Cte de Chabrol."Because of a disparity between the expenses of the two islands, Martinique is to send 33, 126 francs 33 centimes to Guadeloupe., Original digital object name: bei-m538b, 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 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
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Bureau d'Administration.
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Bureau d'Administration."Monsieur Le Comte, J'ai l'honneur de vous adresser des discours du chancelier de l'échiquier et du Président du bureau du commerce de Londres, relatifs à la situation financière et commerciale de l'angleterre..." signed "Cte de Chabrol.""I have the honor to send you the reports of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the President of the Bureau of Commerce in London, regarding the financial and commercial situation of England...", Original digital object name: bei-m538d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Letter to Blathwayt, Barbados, 11 June 1692
Whetstone, John, fl. 1692."Worthy Sr. By his Exenc. order I herewith Send you Coppyes of all Publiq busines transacted at the Councill...", Original digital object name: bei-m029i
Letter to Blathwayt, Barbados, 12 Feb. 1691
First line: Though I have not beene soe happy this many months to have and Commands from..., Original digital object name: bei-m029a
Letter to Blathwayt, Barbados, 13 Aug. 1692
Whetstone, John, fl. 1692."Sr. I now Send you in the Hampshire Copyes of all busines transacted at the Councill Board..."John Whetstone was Clerk of Council in Barbados--cf. PRO. Calendar. Colonial Series, v. 13., Original digital object name: bei-m029l
Letter to Blathwayt, Barbados, 14 May 1692. From Mr Whetstone Recd. 13 Aug: 1692 (docket title)
Whetstone, John, fl. 1692."Worthy Sr. His Excie: our Governor: Order'd Mee to Signify to you that by the Man of Warr... all publiqe Affaires... will be then directed to your hands..."--discusses financial and political affairs., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029f
Letter to Blathwayt, Barbados, 15 July 1692
Kendall, James, fl. 1692."Sr. This serves Only to inclose this act wch carries in itt a Present of 2000ll..." signed "Kendall," who asks permission to accept the gift and complains of the lack of news from home., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029j
Letter to Blathwayt, Barbados, 15 March 16[92]
First line: Soe uncertaine have beene all our Conveyances for Europe of late by going in the winter..., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029b
Letter to Blathwayt, Barbados, 23 July 1696, Drpt from Col. Russel (docket title)
Russell, Francis, d. 1696, colonel."Sr. I am soe fateagued with these three fleets that I was not able to write..." replying to charges made against him--"my owne contience does not accuse me of any crime... I wish those persons here would have bin soe faere with me as to have seen wt they wrote and--lett me have sent my owne iustification with it..." signed "F Russell" with postscript.Russell was governor of Barbados, 1694-96. Frere in his Short history of Barbados says there was dissatisfaction over a gift of £4,000 made to Russell by the Assembly.From the J. G. Bell and--Sir Thomas Phillipps Collections., Original digital object name: bei-m029m
Letter to Richard Bate, Barbados, 28 April 1701
Scott, Richard, fl. 1701."Dear Frd Bate/ Though I cannot give you a pfect accot of mattrs, yet I think it pp to say something in answer to yor severall Lrs, by Mr Alexandr., Capt Sutton and others, relateing to the affaires of Madm [Barbara] Newton decd, yor self and me viz"In the first place, as to Gibbs, since the rect of yor new power of Att, from the severall Trustees (Except Burrow) to my selfe, Capt Codrington, Mr Willis and Mr Alexandr, which is not yet proved..."I know not what notions persons (in England) have of his Excellcy, but without partiallity I speake it, Barbados was never happier, then now it is, and whilest he continues, we shall be soe..." signed "Rd Scott."Richard Scott was "a member of this Board, and one of the Attorney's of Richard Bate, Esq now in London..."--see PRO CSP Col. 1701, 340 for related documents of 15 April.Richard Bate was a plantation manager--see Handler 158--Suppl. 60., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m034b
Letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 14 May and 10 June 1692
Kendall, James, fl. 1692."What you have now read is the coppy of what I sent you by the last Shipp... Not having anything of consequence to impart to the Lords of the Comittee I think it would be impertinent to trouble them now with my Letters...", Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029g
Letters, 10 June and 9 July 1692
"Sir Not having any thing of consequence to import to the Lords of the Committee I think it would be impertinent to trouble them now with my Letters..." and "Sr. The Letter on the other side was upon Second thoughts Sent you By the Mary-- tho her Comdr. be an arrant Sott yett the Leutt is a sober fellow...", Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029h
Morrins test (docket title)
First line: The deposition of William Morren aged twenty foure..., Probably written in Massachusetts Bay., "The Deposition of William Morren aged twenty foure yeares or thereabouts. Saith. That Being one of the Seamen Belonging to the Ship Dolphin when Thomas Savage was master of her on a voyage to the West Indies, we being at an Island called St Lucia... sd Sloop loaded from or vessell twice... by the ordr of mr augustin Melot... mr melot desired or master to let him have the Boate and two men and he would goe over to Martinicoe... I Being one of the men... taken upon oath 25th. 6.77 before me Simon Bradstreet Rgr."After a long wait for his return, they left Melot behind., Original digital object name: bei-m016
On l'informe du résultat de l'Examen des comptes administratifs de la Martinique, pour les Exercices antérieurs à 1821. Dispositions à suivre pour opérer la clôture des Comptes d'Exercice. (docket title)
Results of the examination of Martinique's administrative accounts for fiscal years 1814-1820; instructions for the 1825 accounts. Signed "Cte de Chabrol.""...Villèle le choisit [le Comte de Chabrol] comme ministre de la Marine le 4 août 1824. L'opinion s'étonna de voir ce poste occupé par un non-spécialiste et tourna Chabrol en dérision. Bien à tort; cet excellent administrateur créa le conseil de l'Amirauté, rétablit les préfectures maritimes, fonda une nouvelle école maritime flottante, réorganisa les équipages, liquida les dettes de la guerre d'Espagne en 1826, termina le bassin à flot de Cherbourg, construisit des navires et fit des économies...", Original digital object name: bei-m538a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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