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An Account of the Transactions of his Majestys Ship Magnificent...
An Account of the Transactions of his Majestys Ship Magnificent From the time of her leaveing England {I. E.} Febry. 6th: 1782 till the time of her arrival which was June 9th: 1783 -- (ms. t.-p., 2d leaf)"David Minns July 13th: 1783" (1st leaf, recto)."Officers on board the Magnificent at her leaveing England. ..." (1st leaf, verso).Journal begins: "On Febuary 6th: 1782, we Saild from Portsmouth, with 9 Sail of Men of War, and Several of the East India Ships, under the Command of Comodore Bickerton... On the 22d: of Febuary we Left the Comodore and India Ships, and proceeded on with the Agamemnon for the West Indies..." arriving at Barbados 18 March, where they "Victualed and Wartered" for two days.On 29 March they sailed from Saint Lucia with Agamemnon (64 guns) and Endymion (44 guns) "on a Cruce of St. Martinico, to watch the Motions of the French in the Harbour of Fort Royal."On 1 April at St. Lucia they join Rodney; at anchor until the 8th when they return to Martinique to watch the French, who had meanwhile got underway "and three of their heavy Ships give Chace to us almost as far as Rock Diamond. When we stood over to St. Lucia, we found... Rodney had got the British Fleet underway, accompanyed by... Hood... [and] Drake... we Joined... Hoods Division..."; the following 12 leaves describe the subsequent maneuvers and battle, ending "at 1/2 past 6 the Ville de Paris, Count de Grasse, Struck to Sir Samuel Hood in the Barfleur...""Lists of the Ships of the Line, in the British and French. Line of Battle. Which Engaged on the 12th of April, in the year 1782" (leaf 12, verso)."French Line of Battle Which Engaged April 12th: 1782" (leaf 14, verso).The journal continues as Magnificent, now damaged, cruises the islands and off Havana, where several Spanish vessels are captured. On 20 August the ship begins extensive repairs at Halifax; on course to New York they suffer storm damage and head for the West Indies. After capturing the American schooner Sally, they reach Barbados on 29 December. The Magnificent, plagued by storm and battle damage, continually needs repair, and on 1 May 1783 returns to England, making Land's End on the 7th."In giveing Names to the Ships of the Royal Navy, the Original Intention must have been..." (leaf 53 verso); 3-1/2 leaves essay, signed."Admiral Barringtons Defence at St. Lucia" verse, leaf 59 verso, signed "David Minns November 23d: 1784.""The distress of his Majestys Ship Endymion. of 44 Guns. on the 22d: and 23d: of January 1780 being 130 Leagues Westward of Scilly By D+ Minns Mariner..." (leaf 60 verso); 5 leaves of prose describing a storm."The Transactions of his Majestys Ship Emerald A Frigate of 32 Guns. By D+ Minns Mariner..." (leaf 65 verso); a prose account of a convoy to Gibraltar; 5-1/2 leaves.Leaf [57] and the three final leaves are removed; the bottom third of the last present leaf is cut off., Original digital object name: bei-m280, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Fort de France, 30 Dec. 1802. Printed form
"Colonies. Isle De La Martinique, Et Dépendances.}" "Le Capitaine Général de la Martinique et Sainte-Lucie" printed at top.Ms.: "Au Ministre de la Guerre. Citoyen Ministre. J'ai l'honneur de vous prévenir que j'ai fait partir ce matin pour Ste. Lucie, 86 hommes qui restaient à la Martinique... je l'ai donnée [le command] au Citoyen Noquèr frère du Général de ce nom..." signed "Villaret"Form printed at Martinique?Preparations to protect St. Lucia from the British., Original digital object name: bei-m419, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Fort-Royal, 6 Jan. 1747. Ms. letter, signed, to Maurepas
Signed, "Monseigneur on ma assuré que le roy fesoit cas d'un fruit de ce pays qu'on appelle chadeques, j'en ai fait embarquer plusieurs..." in a ship belonging to the Compagnie des Indes; signed "Le M. de Caylus" Parke-Bernet Galleries, Historical French Documents of the Eighteenth Century... From the archives of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux Comte de Maurepas, N. Y. 1962 (sale 2092, lot 7)., Original digital object name: bei-m097b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
La Martinique et Ste Lucie. Etat des dépenses a faire a la martinique...
La Martinique et Ste Lucie. Etat des dépenses à faire à la martinique et Ste Lucie Pour le Service du Roi pendant L'année 1772. ..., Original digital object name: bei-m207, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 1 Dec. 1746. Ms. letter, signed, to Maurepas
Signed, "Monseigneur Je Profite de La meme voye Dont Je me fera pour vous informer de L'arrivée de Mr De Foligny pour vous rendre compte de La Situation Critique ou Se trouve M Rauché. Il Est Dangereusement malade d'une fievre continüe avec des redoublemens. ..."; as Caylus is too busy with the squadrons he has confided his care to excellent physicians; signed "Le M. de Caylus", Original digital object name: bei-m097a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 15 Nov. 1747. Ms. orders to Delignery
"Le Marquis de Caylus... Il est ordonné au Sieur Delignery... de prendre le commandement du bateau du Roy dans lequel est embarqué Le Sr Poüet[?]... pour Se rendre en La dte isle de Ste Lucie et y continuer les services..." signed "Le Marquis de Caylus", Original digital object name: bei-m097c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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
Protocole Pour les Réponses des Requettes présentées à L'Jntendant des Jsles Martinique and Ste. Lucie. (ms. cover title)
Protocole Pour les Réponses des Requettes présentées à L'Jntendant des Jsles Martinique and Ste. Lucie. (ms. cover title)Forms and permits for use of the intendant in various circumstances include Permission de Mariage, Réponse à une Requîte pour demander à Exercer la chirurgie, Permission pour tenir Billard, Boulangerie où Boucherie, Permission pour faire passer des Esclaves à Ste. Lucie, Forme de l'Egalization, etc..For the use of Martinique, with "à  St. Pierre m/que, Le" scratched out at the foot of some paragraphs., Original digital object name: bei-m216, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.