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Boston, 23 Sept. 1773. Ms. Letter to Joshua Wentworth, signed...
Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m224a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Cardwell, Edward... Monserat, 14th March 1865.
Cardwell, Edward."Montserrat Governor Hill Private 14th March 1865 Sir, I have received your private letter of 21st. Dec. 1864... I am glad to have it in my power to give Effect to your recommendation..." initialled "E. C.", Original digital object name: bei-m597b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Certified Copy of Triennial Return of Slaves...
Certified Copy of Triennial Return of Slaves. ...Lists 24 "Slaves in Possession" by "Names, Sex, Colour, Reputed age. <Signed> Eliza Murray..." "Eliza Murray Executrix of Walter Murray decd Who was Executor of Francis Grant Gordon decd"., Original digital object name: bei-m549, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Contract of Marriage Betwixt Iames Douglas of Bridgend Esqr. And Miss Helen Brisbane. 18 april. 1753 (docket title)
"At Mounteviot Lodge and Brisbane... It is contracted and matrimonially Ended between the Parties following Viztt. James Douglas... and Miss Helen Brisbane..."signed at the bottom of each page "Brisbane" "James Douglas" "Helen Brisbane.", Original digital object name: bei-m114, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copy of a judgment, 4 July 1800
[copy of a judgment]This judgment, listing all documents by which Henry Douglas' lands changed hands beginning with his will in 1752 and ending in 1778, was solicited by George Douglas and has his comments at the end, on an attempt to establish title to a moiety of Douglas' Antigua estate."Henry Douglas of the Island of Antigua Esqr seized of Plantations... of considerable yearly value made his will in November 1752..."Henry Douglas' heirs include his daughter Mary Douglas King and her children, and Henry's brother James Douglas and his heirs.James Douglas willed his share to his nephews Henry and James Douglas and their heirs.Mary King conveyed the plantations to Hugh Hammersley. Mary King, Michael McNemara, Sir James Douglas, and John Newton made an agreement among themselves as well."Your opinion is requested... to whom does the Estate now belong?...", Original digital object name: bei-m410, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copy of the Condemnation of the Snow Francis at Antigua. (docket title)
"Antigua. Wednesday the 21st. day of Ianuary in the Year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and Eighteen. Before the Worshipful Iames Athill Judge of His Majestys Vice Admiralty Court at Antigua, also to hear and determine all and all manner of causes and complaints, as to Ships and Goods seized and taken as Prize Specially constituted and appointed at the Judges Chambers, in the Town of Saint John in the Said Island, present John William Malloy, Esquire, Notary Public and Registrar -- George Sayer. Esquire, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Antelope. against The Snow Francis, Robert Garrick, Master, and her Cargo or lading...""A True Copy - Signed Wm. Ramsay Registrar in Admlty.""the above copied by me from the one left at the Ocean Office, by Mr. OBrien--JLS 10 Nov. 1821.", Original digital object name: bei-m494, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Cumnathan, 12 June 1789. ALS to Sir George Douglas
"Dear Sir George My two former letters have already given you my opinion of Harvey's proposal. His epistle at large... is a selfish an insolent and an insidious one. Let me beg you will listen to none from him. ... If the Slave Trade is abolished he will not run the Risk of of Renting your Estate -- If not, I am convinced, he will accede to your terms... Slaves must rise to double their present value, and by procrastinating the Reappraisement... he would reap an advantage... Waltr. Nisbet.", Original digital object name: bei-m331, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Daily Book: Of Expenditur No: 3: (front cover title).
Daily Book: Of Expenditur No: 3: (front cover title).Loose inside front cover: 1 receipt for £38.13.0 from the Court of Common Pleas; 6 studies of heads in pencil, ink, and colors, the smallest (5.5 x 4.75 cm.) in pencil, the largest (10.5 x 10 cm.) in color., Original digital object name: bei-m362, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Deed Poll Signifying the Consent of Samuel Martin Esqr; and Mr. Henry Wilmot to the Marriage of Mr. Morris with Miss Mordaunt. (docket title)
"To all Men to whom these presents shall come We Samuel Martin late of... Antigua... Esquire and Henry Wilmot of... Middlesex Gentleman Send Greeting Whereas Valentine Morris formerly of... Antigua... Lieutenant Colonel of his Majesty's Regiment of Foot commanded by General Robert Dalziel did... appoint his Wife... One of the Guardians together with his Executors of All the Children..." [and whereas Valentine Morris the younger wishes] "to intermarry with Mary Mordaunt... And Whereas Elizabeth Morris... hath also signified her Consent..." signed "Samll Martin" "Heny Wilmot" "Eliz Morris" " Vall Morris.", Original digital object name: bei-m101, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Diagram of Twenty two Acres of Land in Saint Vincent granted to Thos. Fairbairn 14. January 1805 (copy)
Original digital object name: bei-m526a-g, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Diagram of Twenty two Acres of Land in Saint Vincent granted to Thos. Fairbairn 14. January 1805 [docket title]
Original digital object name: bei-m526a-f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Elizabeth Richardson to Samuel Martin and others } Release of Dower. (docket title inside text)
"In the West Indian Incumbered Estates Court <Antigua> Re Martin and others Exparte Ewing and others."Elizabeth Richardson of St. Martin, widow of John Richardson of Antigua and late of St. Martin, "Doctor of Physick deceased," releases her dower claims to Samuel Martin, Collector of Customs for the Port of Saint Johns, Antigua, and Thomas Jarvis and Daniel Hill of Antigua; signed by Elizabeth Richardson., Original digital object name: bei-m352, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Engineer Department, Antigua To Charles Kerr... For Victualling the...
Engineer Department, Antigua To Charles Kerr... For Victualling the Under-mentioned Number of Negroe Artificers, and Labourers, Employed in Building Officers, and Mens Barracks, and Two Reservoirs, on the Ridge near English Harbour... 1788. Septr. 30th... [signed] Charles Shipley, Captain, and Royal Engineer.Receipt for £737.0.3, signed by Chas. Kerr and two witnesses, with lithograph portrait of Major-General Sir Charles Shipley attached to 8 pages of text on the same, pulled from book apparently entitled National Portraits., Original digital object name: bei-m329, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Estate Accots. from the 30th. April 1767 to the 30th. April 1784 17 Years. (on rear cover and first 76 leaves, herein designated A). with, the volume turned and reversed: "Estate Accots. from the 30th. April 1784" (front cover and first 60 leaves, herein
"Estate Accots. from the 30th. April 1767 to the 30th. April 1784 17 Years." (on rear cover and first 76 leaves, herein designated A). with, the volume turned and reversed: "Estate Accots. from the 30th. April 1784" (front cover and first 60 leaves, herein designated B). (ms. title-pages)"S(?) Horncastle Stationer No. 85 in New Bond Street, near Oxford Street. Sells all Sorts of Stationery. Wholesale and Retail..." (printed bookplate inside front cover).A: "John St. Leger Douglas Esqr. his Accot. Currt. with Truman Neave and Willett... 1767 April 30..." (10 leaves);"...Neave and Willett... 1769 May 1..." (37 leaves)"...Richard Neave... 1778 May 1..." (20 leaves)"Richard Neave Administrator with the Will Annexed of John St. Leger Douglas Esqr. decd. in Acct. Current with Richard Neave... 1783 June 3..." (2 leaves, and 5 leaves further along)Both sections interspersed with informative notes in the hand of William Douglas.B: 3 leaves of index"Annual Incumbrances" (1 leaf)"William Douglas Esqr. his Account Current with Richard Neave... 1783 Feby. 10..." (15 leaves)"...Richard and Thomas Neave... 1787 April 30..." (3 leaves, 3 leaves)"Richard Neave, Receiver appointed under the Court of Chancery, for the Estate of I. S. Douglas Esqr. decd:; in Account Current with Richard and Thomas Neave... [1787] July 20..." (4 leaves, 28 leaves, 7 leaves)"Invoice of Goods shipped..." (3 leaves)The Douglas estate was in Antigua.Bound in green leather, blind-stamped; three leather hinges laced and stamped in gold on both covers and spine.Literature: Namier, Sir Lewis, and John Brooke, The House of Commons, 1754-1790, London, HMSO, 1964, II:332; Oliver, V. L., The History of Antigua I:213, III:419., Original digital object name: bei-m183, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Farqd. Campbell To Rose Debuque Dr. 17 March 1813. Ms. receipt...
Original digital object name: bei-m526a-i, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Form of Receipt to Mr Harvey (docket title), 1 Sept. 1787. Ms...
"Received of John Anthony Rucker... on account of Robert Harvey... Kelso... 1st Sept 1787 Signed Ias Douglas.", Original digital object name: bei-m315, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Francis Shand Esquire and others to George O'Bryen Ottley Esquire and another } Assignment of Mortgage debt on Parry's Estate in the Island of Antigua.-- (docket title)
"In the West Indian Incumbered Estates Court <Antigua> Re Ottley Exparte Ottley."Francis and Alexander Shand (Liverpool merchants) and William Walcott Shand (Liverpool broker); Francis Shand; Rev. Theophilus Saulez (Middlesex clerk); Grace O'Bryen Ottley (spinster); and George O'Bryen Ottley (Col. in H. M. Bengal Army); signed "F Shand" "Alexr Shand" "W Walcott Shand" "Theophilus Saulez" "Grace O'Bryen Ottley" "Geo O'B. Ottley"With ms. note in top margin: "This is the Indenture referred to in the annexed Declaration of John Eden the Younger made... fourteenth day of April 1860" (declaration not present)., Original digital object name: bei-m593, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Francis Wightwick Esq: to Geo: Savage Martin and Wm. Heny. Martin Esqrs } Re-Conveyance of the Nibbs and High Point Plantations in Antigua -- (docket title)
"In the West Indian Encumbered Estates Court <Antigua> Re Martin and others Exparte Ewing and others""Sold by W. G. and W. H. Witherby Birchin Lane." engr. rondel in initial.Francis Wightwick (Surrey); Winifred Wightwick (Surrey, spinster); George Savage and William Henry Martin (Antigua); Nibbs or Popeshead, High Point, Barnes Hill, and Ronans plantations, united and called High Point Plantation; signed "Frs Wightwick" "Winifred Wightwick.", Original digital object name: bei-m569, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Fuller and Wise
Signed, Fuller and Wise.London, 17 July 1896. Ms. letter to Codrington on printed letterhead, signed, 2 p. 20 cm., Original digital object name: bei-m603c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Gardner, William, fl. 1773. Antigua, 28 Sept. 1773. ALS to Joshua...
Gardner, William, fl. 1773."Sir The malancholly condition we are now in is beyond conception..." signed "Wm Gardner" with postscript: "Sr I must beg you would be kind enough to put in the Prints the extreme politeness most Humane Assistance of Capt. Ebenezer Ricker..."On the way south along the eastern seaboard they had met with a stiff gale, in which seams had begun to loosen. Ricker had come upon them and had escorted them into Antigua., Original digital object name: bei-m224b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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