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ALS, 1 p. "Noon 16 Feb. My Lord The Helicon has joined me being...
"Noon 16 Feb. My Lord The Helicon has joined me being sent to take the next Convoy to the Spanish Main, I do not find that Cap. Newcombe had any information to rely on...", Original digital object name: bei-m521d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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.
Jamaica, 10 Nov. 1823."My Lord Your Lordship will...
"My Lord Your Lordship will be pleased to learn that the Columbian Government yielding to my remonstrances determines to make the concessions I demanded from it in atonement of the affair of the Carnation..."Melville was First Lord of the Admiralty (1812-27); Owen was Commander in Chief, West Indies (1822-25)., Original digital object name: bei-m521t, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 10 Oct. 1823. "My Lord I thank your...
"My Lord I thank your Lordship for your Letter..." Favorable and particular mention of Captain Leith and Sir Thomas Cochrane., Original digital object name: bei-m521r, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 11 Oct. 1823. "My Lord My various returns..
"My Lord My various returns will shew Your Lordship that the promotions of Midn. to be Lieutenants in Admiralty vacancies extend to Mr. G: P: Baker, leaving Mr. S. Harisse belonging to the Forte at present first upon the List. There have been two Deaths...", Original digital object name: bei-m521s, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 12 May 1823, "My Lord I have been joined...
"My Lord I have been joined here by Mr P: F: Colinott late a Midshipman of the Liverpool in India..." Requests promotion for Colinott., Original digital object name: bei-m521l, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 3 Sept. 1823. "My Lord I have the honor...
"My Lord I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the List of Officers for Promotion...", Original digital object name: bei-m521q, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jamaica, 7 Aug. 1823. "My Lord I have received the...
"My Lord I have received the Letters which Your Lordship has been good enough to send me..." Lists officers for promotion., Original digital object name: bei-m521p, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Kingston, Jamaica, 10 July 1823. "My Lord Sir...
"My Lord Sir Charles Rowley's Letter of the 19th of April has stated to Your Lordship that he considered the conduct of of Mr G. L. Campbell had rendered him unworthy of the promotion...", Original digital object name: bei-m521n, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Barbados, 10 March 1823
"My Lord By my Public Correspondence Your Lordship will observe that a Vessel under English Colours has been condemned at La Guayra It is my belief that she is a Spanish Vessel...", Original digital object name: bei-m521f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Barbados, 13 Feb. 1823
"My Lord In the hope of yet gaining some Intelligence before the Sailing of the Transport <Success> by which my Letters will be sent I keep this open tile the moment of her Sailing, I however cannot expect the return of the Eden from Martinique tile about Saturday or that of the Forte from Porto Rico before that day week...", Original digital object name: bei-m521b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Barbados, 16 Feb. 1823
"My Lord The information brought by the Eden, shews that General Mainwaring had been misinformed respecting the French Squadron..."with, on the same sheet:, Original digital object name: bei-m521c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Barbados, 26 Feb. 1823
"My Lord Sir Thomas Cochrane speaks highly of the apparent sincerity of General La Tours the Governor of Puerto Rico, but there appears evasion in that part of the Letter quoted from the report of the Political Chief...", Original digital object name: bei-m521e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Barbados, 26 March 1823
"My Lord A Merchant Ship <the Stedfast> is about to sail to day for Bristol... I avail myself of the occasion to send my Official Reports... the authorities of Porto Rico tho' yet without orders from home as they assert, are at length rousing, and resolve to do what is desired of them Viz To restrain their Privateers...", Original digital object name: bei-m521g, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Barbados, 28 March 1823
"My Lord I avail myself of the occasion of Lieut Tucker's going home... the Captain General and Political Chief at Porto Rico have acceded to my wishes in assuming Power themselves to restrain their Privateers..."Note below Owen's signature in another hand: "H.M. Sl: Ringdove sailed from England 20th. Feby. with dispatches announcing the final arrangement with Spain and recalling his former orders... ordering him to proceed to Iamaica... Ringdove would probably arrive in a few days after the date of this letter, at Barbadoes -- ", Original digital object name: bei-m521h, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Barbados, 8. Feb. 1823
Group of 19 letters, all to Melville on gilt-edge notepaper, all signed "E: W: C: R: Owen""My Lord The Forte was much more fortunate in the Winds at the commencement of her Voyage...", Original digital object name: bei-m521a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Jamaica, 13 July 1823
"My Lord Captain Herberts report upon the present state of Mexico is interesting..."", Original digital object name: bei-m521o, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Port Royal, Jamaica, 1 May 1823
"My Lord My Public Letter of this date will explain to Your Lordship that I anticipate Sir Charles Rowley's order... I have no doubt that he will leave Havanna either this day or tomorrow..." Lists and explains promotions., Original digital object name: bei-m521j, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Port Royal, Jamaica, 10 June 1823
"My Lord The return of Sir Charles Rowley will put your Lordship in possession of the several details from this station... there is one point on which I am very desirous to receive the Instructions... that of the Carnation being fired into at Carthagena, by which a Boy was Killed, and a Marine with two passengers badly wounded...", Original digital object name: bei-m521m, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Port Royal, Jamaica, 11 May 1823...
"My Lord Your Lordship will be pleased to find that Sir Charle's Rowley's measures to suppress the Piracy from Cuba have been attended with considerable success...", Original digital object name: bei-m521k, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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