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1840 Copy of a Despatch from Sir E I MacGregor Governor Genl (docket title).
Extract of a Despatch, dated Government House, Barbados, 4th September 1840 No 445... [requesting] a more detailed account of the German Emigrants brought out by Capt King, specifying the number of each Sex, terms of their engagements, their employment, and the nature of settlement in which they are located..., Original digital object name: bei-m557r, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1841 Estimated expenditure (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557t, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1841 Government statement of Ways and Means for the present year (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557u, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1844 Memorial of Planters Merchants on Subject of Immigration (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557cc, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1845 Copy of Sir Charles Grays Despatch of 29th Nov to Lt Col Torrens (docket title).
...I collect... that I am called upon to say whether I will sanction the introduction into the Tax ordinance for 1846 of a duty of six pence on every pound of Tobacco..., Original digital object name: bei-m557jj, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1845 Honble W. Hanley Colonial Secretary Castries 3 June Recd 16 June On Subject of Despatch from Hon Government to pay Costs and Damages in suit with D and J (docket title).
("D and J" are Drysdale and Johnston), Original digital object name: bei-m557ee, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1845 Honble Wm Hanley Colonl Secty Castries 29 March Recd 31 March on Subject of Next Council the end of May to consider of the Ways and Means for 1846 (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557dd, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1846 Copy of His Excellency Colonel Torrens Despatch of 22nd April... on subject of the Brig 'Susan King's [Captain McLean] coloured Seamen being improperly treated at Wilmington North Carolina (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557mm, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1846 Copy of the Secretary of States... Despatch of 5 June... on Subject of the ill treatment enforcanced[?] by the Coloured part of the Crew of Brig 'Susan King' from the authorities at Wilmington North Carolina (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557ll, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
21 July 1845 Jennings (Chief Clerk for Colonial Secretary) to HK,...
Jennings (Chief Clerk for Colonial Secretary) to HK,asking for reply to trial-by-jury proposal of 17 June 1845., Original digital object name: bei-m557gg, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
22 Nov. 1845 Petition against immigration (docket title).
Cover letter for the petition itself. Ms., 1 p., Original digital object name: bei-m557z, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
22 Nov. 1845 Petition against immigration from Gov't Office dated 13 Mar. 1845 (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557aa, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
24 Oct. 1846 Grey to Torrens, "...although I have no...
Grey to Torrens,"...although I have no objection to the continuance of the import duty I cannot sanction any excise duty whatever on Tobacco: however low it might be, it would require, I apprehend, a virtual prohibition of the growth and preparation of tobacco by the Laborers for their own use, which appears to me to be an unnecessary and injurious interference with their comforts. ...", Original digital object name: bei-m557pp, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
28 Jan. 1775. Thomas Hunt and Joseph Paice to Nathaniel Mason} Special Power of Attorney (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m232a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
3 Dec. 1838. Plan of Taxation for the Island of St Lucia for the year 1839... (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557h, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Actaeon Comdore: Collingwood's Orders 29 Novemr. 79 -- to join the Admiral-- (docket title)
Signed, "To Captain Keeler Commander of His Majesty's Ship the Actaeon" "You are hereby required and directed to proceed to Sea with His Majesty's Ship under your Command, and make the best of your way to join Rear Admiral Parker... Given under my hand on board the Conqueror at St. Lucia... Thos. Collingwood", Original digital object name: bei-m269, 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.
Au sujet d'une souscription qui auroit été ouverte à la Martinique en faveur de la Famille de Mr. de Montarby. (docket title)
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Bureau d'Administration."de la main de son Excellence... <Très confidentielle>... Mon nom ni mon autorité ne peuvent ître employés ni mentionnés...", Original digital object name: bei-m505e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
B Extracts French and English marriage James Macfarlane Jr. Flora Macfarlane Deed Bk f 119 (docket title).
"By Henry Hegart Breen, Esquire, Administrator of the Government of the Island of Saint Lucia, and its Dependencies, etc., etc., etc. Extrait des Registres de Notre-Dame de L'Assumption, Paroisse de la soufrière. <Ile ste Lucie.> L'An mil huit-cent-soixante, et le quatorzieme jour de Fevrier..."Marriage record for "James Macfarlane, négociant, propriétaire et Maire de Castries," Church of England; and "Demoiselle Anna-Maria-Flora Macfarlane, fille Mineure et légitime..." Catholic.Certified by J. G. Porter Atthill, Chief Justice of St. Lucia.Breen was governor of St. Lucia 1857-1862., Original digital object name: bei-m592, 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.

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