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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
Copies of Letters on the Expedition... Bridgetown, Barbados, 28 Dec...
Copies of Letters on the Expedition...Title on verso of first leaf.Contains 26 letters in various hands, some much overwritten, with a list of commands on page 46.Twelve letters from Robert Melvill include two to Dalrymple, one to Rodney., Original digital object name: bei-m153, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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
Letter to William Plaxton, Barbados, 26 Nov. 1723
"Dear Br. I cou'd not let Slip the opportunity of writing... to tell you of a project thats hatched... towards paying the debts of the Island, I have laid it before Mr. Worsley...", Original digital object name: bei-m044ac
Letter to William Plaxton, Barbados, 3 Sept. 1723
"Dear Br. I hope my last of the 3d. of Augt. came safe to your hands, in which I acquainted you of my being appointed Treas of this Island...", Original digital object name: bei-m044aa
Letter to William Plaxton, Barbados, 7 Oct. 1723
First line: Dear Br. With much pleasure I recd yours by..., Original digital object name: bei-m044ab
Wm Rawlin Barbad May 7th 1745 reced in Lond June 8th do. (docket title).
Signed, "Sir The Vessell, by which this goes, being an Express... with an Account of the Arrival of a Fleet of French Men o'War at... Martinique... I have received your Letters... concerning the Affair of your Brother Sir Joseph's Children and the Heir of Samuel Brome; all which I have laid before your Lawyers here..."Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m092, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[Journal of the siege of Martinique] 19 Dec. 1761 through 26 Feb...
[Journal of the siege of Martinique]December 19, 1761. -- "...I have sail'd from English harbour, Antigua, in the Levant Fregate of war... Capt. Laforey, to join the fleet... against The Martinique. We had received intelligence that admiral Rodney was arriv'd at Barbadoes, we had also intelligence that the troops under the command of general Monchton were actually saild from New-York..."December 29, 1761. -- "Thursday morning, we arrived In Carlisle Bay... found general Monchton... admiral Rodney, Sir James Douglas and commodore Swanton. The whole Bay afforded a noble sight being crouded with wessels of war and transports..."January 5, 1762. -- "The whole Fleet... sail'd... against Martinique."January 6, 1762. -- "The whole flet lay to, in order not to be seen by the ennemy...""Thursday at about 2o'clock in the afternoon. Sir James Douglas... went into St. Annes Bay and silenced 3 several Batterys..."Friday morn. January 8th. -- "At night a firing on the fleet from several batteries..."Written by an English officer aboard Levant in the fleet commanded by Rear Admiral George Brydges Rodney, giving a day-by-day, firsthand account., Written by an unidentified officer who served in the Siege of Martinique., A reference is made to a Native American named "Flying Arrow", who is brother to the "famous Silver Heels", and who was wounded in the breast during battle., Original digital object name: bei-m152, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.