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Basseterre, Guadeloupe, 28 Sept. 1848. Ms. Letter to a friend in France...
"Mon cher confrère and ami. Il y a bien longtems que je ne vous ai écrit... j'ai peu à peine correspondre avec ma famille... un nouveau Directeur de l'Interieur nous est arrivé, il me rend à la liberté... Le paquet qui suivit celui qui nous avait apporté la République nous apprit que M. Arago avait eu la faiblesse ou l'imprudence de céder à M. Schoelcher la Direction des affaires Coloniales..."The first section ends: "Je viens de traier de la situation... un tableau bien triste; Si je m'arrîtai pourtant ici, vous n'en connaîtriez pas toute l'horreur... Les dépenses du Service local de 1848 avaient été traiés... de la maniere suivante:" [follow 2 pages of figures, ending:] "Il était donc du à cette époque. . . . . . . . . 350,000.00"The second part (p. 13) begins: "Le restant à recouvrer s'élève en ce moment à F. 923000-- Mais il n'y a presque plus rien à percevoir sur l'impôt à la sortir des sucres, je vous ai dit plus haut que jusqu'en décembre il se ferait à peine quatre mille... Que sera notre situation en 1849?... Ce dernier malheur [the absence of legislative power for the island], le plus grand de tous peut ître, nous le devons en entier à M. Schoelcher. Il a toujours pensé que l'abolition de l'esclavage n'exigeait aucun mesure speciale... Il serait trop long de vous dire tout ce que nous souffrons, tout ce que nous avons souffert de l'insuffisance des pouvoirs legislatifs..." signed "A Liguison", Original digital object name: bei-m578, 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.
Beauregard (fl. 1801). St. Pierre, Martinique, 13 Feb. 1801.
Beauregard (fl. 1801)."Je reconnois Devoir a monsieur De Lafresnaye La somme De..." signed "a St. pierre ce 13 fevrier 1801 Beauregard", Original digital object name: bei-m413c, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bermuda, 30 June 1751. Ms. Letter, signed to "M" Thomas Cross…
Signed, "Dear Sir I wrote You... abt. Majr. Hinson's Affair wth. Stevenson... Majr Hinson wd be glad to Know... the Book dept against Geo Dickinson's Estate, recoverable or not. This will be delivered you by Mr. Elias Ferris..." On Elias Ferris see Oliver, Hist. Antigua I:250.Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m107, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bermuda, Oct. 1815. ALS to John D. Anderson
Warrant. No. Bermuda, alias Somers' Islands.}... Printed form, blanks filled in ms., 1p. 32 cm. All signed "Jas Cockburn"; all directing John D. Anderson Esqr., Deputy Assistant Commissary General, to pay monies to:John Joseph Fawcett, Assistant Surgeon, 62d Regt. 24 Sept. 1815"several persons" 24 Oct. 1815H. B. McKenzie "Philip Hudson "James E. Forbes ""several persons" "" "" "" "Philip Hudson "H. B. McKenzie "Philip Hudson Dec. 1815"several persons" "" "John Jos. Fawcett ""several persons" "H. B. McKenzie 24 Feb. 1816"several persons" "James Cassidy ""several persons" 24 April 1816" 24 June 1816" "Philip Hudson "H. B. McKenzie ""several persons" "Cockburn governed Bermuda from 1811 to 1819., Original digital object name: bei-m482, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bill and receipt, Barbados, 28 March 1716
"Examined for the Use of the Honble Mr Audr Harley 42 Journals of the Duty of 4 1/2 p Cent..." signed "p Pet: Gard"Edward Harley (1664-1735) was MP and Auditor of Imprest., Original digital object name: bei-m039
Bill of Sale for the Brigg Free Mason. (docket title)
Sir James Douglas was co-owner., Original digital object name: bei-m146, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bill of lading for a sack of coffee, Martinique, 21 Feb. 1756...
[bill of lading for a sack of coffee]"...Antoine Prestavery pour Compte and Risque de Demoiselle Claire Beridot... pour porter... à Marseille... un Sac Caffé...", Original digital object name: bei-m120, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bill of lading for coffee, Le Havre, 8 June 1786. Printed form...
[bill of lading for coffee]Pierre Augustin LeBourgeois consigns coffee to the ship Solide for Le Havre, where it is received and signed for on the verso by Messrs. Feray and Harb., Original digital object name: bei-m310, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bill of lading, Bordeaux, 27 April 1790. Printed form, blanks filled...
[bill of lading]Le Vieux, captain of le Neptune, agrees to deliver red and muscat wines from Jean Jacques Boyer Frères to Mlle. M. de Poyenon[?] at Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe., Original digital object name: bei-m337, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bordeaux, 12 Aug. 1778. ALS to Pocquet de Puilhery
"Dear Sir I am now to acknowledge the Receipt of yr very kind and obliging Letter... It will give me pleasure to hear that [all your family] have been carried safely thro the Small-pox... His most Xtian Majesty it seems hath concluded a Treaty of Friend Ship between France and the United States of America..." signed "David Jeffries", Original digital object name: bei-m258, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bordeaux, 17 March 1817. ALS to Mme. Levassor
"je Suis Bien Sensible Mon aimable Niéce, a Linteret que vous voulez Bien prendre a Ma Santé... R. Desvallon", Original digital object name: bei-m486, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boston, 10 Aug. 1753. Ms. Letter to Hugh Wentworth, signed…
Signed, The Wentworth family, merchants of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, traded from New England to the West Indies and Europe. There are 73 items covering the years 1753 through 1797., Original digital object name: bei-m115a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boston, 10 May 1797. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
"Sir, In my last letter I informed you that in consideration of the bad state of health under which you laboured, the heirs of Mr. Jeffries had... committed the care and direction of the various lots... to Mr. John Goddard..." signed "Joseph Eckley" and requesting an accounting., Original digital object name: bei-m393, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boston, 11 Nov. 1782. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
Original digital object name: bei-m286, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boston, 13 Jan. 1783. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
"Sir As Messrs Tracy's have a quantity of excellent Cordage just arriv'd from France..." signed "Sam Breck", Original digital object name: bei-m291, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boston, 16 Oct. 1782. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
"Sir As their are men yet to be found who are base enough to misrepresent, and so infamous as to declare known Falshood, I have sent to the Major the letter which you last wrote to me, by which it will be easy for him to point out to me the Man, who has been so lost to all sense of Honor, as to make to him such an unfair representation respecting the Masts, of which I wrote so fully in my last..." signed "Sam Breck", Original digital object name: bei-m284, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boston, 17 Feb. 1766. ALS to Hugh Hall Wentworth...
"...Capt. Haynes... offer'd to sell me his Sloop shall be oblig'd to you if you will examine her..." signed "Henry Lloyd", Original digital object name: bei-m176, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boston, 17 Sept. 1796, "Dear Sir, I received your...
"Dear Sir, I received your Letter of the 14 instant..." signed "Joseph Eckley"Acknowledges receipt of printed advertisement for the sale of the New Hampshire lots, thanks Joshua Wentworth for all his help., Original digital object name: bei-m382, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boston, 2 July 1796. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
"Sir Your favor by Post with the money enclos'd... came safe to hand..." signed "D. Jeffries"with, on verso of the same sheet:, Original digital object name: bei-m378a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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