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5 Bury Street, 16 Dec. 1815. ALS to "J. Scott Esquire Editor of the...
"Sir I hope you have not inserted my name, as finishing the letter... " signed "Geo: M. Ainslie Governor of Dominica and Major General", sending documents printed in Roseau in support of himself against ill usage of his office (he was Governor of Dominica, 1813-1815)., Original digital object name: bei-m484, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Anthony Bertrand Esqr. to Mr. Thos. Durham } Feoffment of Town Lot No. 25 buildings. (docket title)
Signed by Anthony Bertrand of Dominica and Thomas Durham, merchant of Dominica; for a lot and land on Queen Street in Roseau., Original digital object name: bei-m195, 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.
De l'inventaire des Biens dependants de la succession du Sieur...
De l'inventaire des Biens dependants de la succession du Sieur Charles Robert le Vassor de la touche Beauregard... décédé en L'Jsle Dominique au raport de Mr Rigordi Notaire Royal en datte du Vingt deux du mois de Juillet dernier. A eté Extrait ce gen Suit. ...Signed "Rigordy", lands valued at livres 20,438., Original digital object name: bei-m237, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Dominica, 10 June 1788. ALS to Evan Nepeat, "Dr. Sir...
"Dr. Sir Although I had not a letter from you by last post, I can easily conceive that even the degree of disapprobation marked against W. by confirming his suspension, was in a great measure the consequences of your friendly interference... unless he is dismissed perfectly both as Att: Genl. and member of the Coun: all will go wrong here... The blow that he and his party have received by Ld. Lyon: last letter on the subject, has been a staggerer... I determine to remain untill Ld. Sydney determines... Be assured H:M: Ministers have been deceived respecting our Fortifications! ..." signed "J. Orde" with postscript., Original digital object name: bei-m320b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Dominica, 12 July 1788. ALS to Evan Nepeat, "Dr Sir...
"Dr. Sir Although I have in reality nothing to tell you, yet I cannot let the Packet depart without asking after your health... Cuyler has been with us..." signed "J. Orde", Original digital object name: bei-m320c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Dominica, 13 May 1788. Ms. letter to Evan Nepeat, signed
Signed, "Dr. Nepeat Since writing my last I find that our friend Mr. Knox... and Mr. Gregg, his great friend, have written out here that I was ordered Home, but that the Minister had allowed me to say it was at my request... I only hint this to you in order to shew the Character and views of the people in question, Knox writes to Wm: [Wins.r?], Gregg to Howard [Haward?] the Judge of the Admty:..." signed "J. Orde" with postscript., Original digital object name: bei-m320a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Dominica, 29 July 1788. ALS to Evan Nepeat. "My Dear Sir All here..
"My Dear Sir All here is tranquility and peace... I mentioned in a former letter some scrape our Chief Just: had got into... I much wish another appointed..." signed "J. Orde", Original digital object name: bei-m322, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Duplicate. Skeffington Robinson Alexander Robinson and Thomas Robinson Esqres. to His Majesty } Lease for a Year. (docket title)
Skeffington Robinson (London merchant), Alexander Robinson (Dominica), and Thomas Robinson (Bengal) sell "All those twelve individual fifteenth parts" of the Rosalie Estate to King William IV; signed "Skeff. Robinson" "Alexander Robinson by his Attany Skeff. Robinson" "Thomas Robinson by his Attany Skeff. Robinson".Includes "List of Persons formerly Slaves attached to Rosalie Estate" as of 1 Aug. 1834, 181 people, not named., Original digital object name: bei-m554a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Estates in -Bequia. Vte. Lib. {-Dominica. -St. Johns Gulph of St. Lawrence (front cover label).
Estates in -Bequia. Vte. Lib. {-Dominica. -St. Johns Gulph of St. Lawrence (front cover label)."Island of Bequia Memoranda relative to Estates therein of Sr. Wm. Young Bart.-" "A Sugar Plantation in Bequia was purchased in 1765 -- 6. -- of original French settlers..." (through May 1786, begins 1st leaf recto), "Estates in Dominica and In St. Johns Island.-" "In Dominica A woodland Estate, Situate in the Parish of St. David..." (from about 1769-1787, last leaf verso, reversed)., Original digital object name: bei-m192, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
King’s Constitution John Orde Esqr to be Receiver of the Money arising by the Grants of Leases in Dominica and St. Vincent. (docket title)
Signed "Shelburne," "W: Pitt," and "R. Iackson."Recorded in Dominica 24 Feb. 1784 and in St. Vincent 14 Feb. 1787., Original digital object name: bei-m293, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Narrative of the Circumstances that led to the late important...
Narrative of the Circumstances that led to the late important Victory at Sea April 12th 1782Begins "The Count de Grasse had been promised by his Court a Reinforcement of twelve sail of the Line, to be with him in November. They actually sail'd in December, but the bold manouvres of Kempenfelt in attacking a Convoy in sight, and within command of a superior Fleet, with the subsequent stormy weather, for that time frustrated their views..."Ends, "This action, besides its immediate political consequences, has decided a point a [?], that never was doubted of till the present war. Every honest Englishman believed firmly, that Frenchmen never could stand a firm close fire, but all our men of sentiment, and all who affected to know more than others, as firmly maintained that we had no advantage... Now it appears, that... the way to receive least damage... is to engage near...", Original digital object name: bei-m283, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Skeffington Robinson Alexander Robinson and Thomas Robinson Esqres to His Majesty } Mortgage of 12/15th parts of the Rosalie Estate in the Island of Dominica for securing £1500 and interest at £4 p Ct.-- (docket title)
Skeffington Robinson, Alexander Robinson, and Thomas Robinson mortgage 12/15ths of the Rosalie Estate in Dominica to King William IV."List of Persons formerly Slaves attached to Rosalie Estate," 181 people, not named; deed poll on verso of 4th and 5th sheets dated 10 June 1856., Original digital object name: bei-m554b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Thomas Robinson Esquire to His Majesty } Confirmation of Mortgage of Shares of Rosalie Estate in the Island of Dominica for securing £1500 and interest at 4 pCent. (docket title)
Indenture on verso dated 12 October 1837 in which Thomas Robinson sells King William IV 4/15ths of Rosalie Estate; signed "Thos. Robinson.", Original digital object name: bei-m559, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Wm King and James Parkinson Esqrs by the direction of [blank] to Fredk. Keddell Esq. and Alexander Dalrymple Esq. } (docket title)
"Sold by T. and A. T. Waterton No. 24 Birchin Lane, Cornhill." engr. in initial.William King (London merchant) and James Parkinson (Middlesex) have sold the Dominica plantations formerly owned by James Potter Lockhart (deceased) to Frederick Keddell (London gent.) and Alexander Dalrymple (Middlesex); signed "Wm King"; "Jas Parkinson"; "J Keddell."; and "Alexr. Dalrymple.", Original digital object name: bei-m565, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.