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Antigua -- Pownall vs Pickwood } Copy Record-- (docket title)
"Antigua George the Fourth... To The Honorable Paul Horsford Chief Iustice of our Court of Common Pleas for our said Island Antigua Greeting. Because in the Record and proceedings as well as in giving of Iudgment in a Plaint... before you... Between Richard Lovely Nanton Deputy provost Marshal, plaintiff, and Thomas Daniel and John Daniel, Defendants, of a Plea of Debt, manifest Error hath intervened... we... do Command you... send to our Court of Error... the Record and proceedings of the Plaint aforesaid..." with seal of the Chief Justice of Antigua, Paul Horsford.No reference found to Pownall or Pickwood., Original digital object name: bei-m546, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Antigua 20 Augt. 1779 Letter from Commodore Collingwood with an accot. of his proceedings at English Harbour. Recd. by the Surprize 27 Augt. (docket title)
"Grafton, English Harbour 20th Augst. 1779 -- Sir I have to inform you that there are yet in this Harbour the Venus and Star -- they have began coppering the Venus... The Pelican Brig is... so very defective as... not to be worth repairing... I... inclose... two Letters... from Captain Thomson... respecting Montserrat... The Deal Castle is still attending on Governor Burt, and has never yet joined me. There has been so much Work on the Small Craft... not a stroke has been struck for the Grafton... Thos. Collingwood", Original digital object name: bei-m266, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Antigua, 2 July 1759. ALS to Davenport and Wentworth
"Gentleman I have got a full Ship at Last and Sales to morrow with the fleet for England..." signed "Robt Stokell", Original digital object name: bei-m139, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Barbados, Jan. 1825-Dec. 1841. Codex
Mangrove Plantation.Includes sales, purchases, records of slaves (254 named), accounting, labor details, shipments to Liverpool, education of children, blacksmith, doctor, accountant, stores, land purchases., Original digital object name: bei-m535a, 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.
Bedford. Line of Battle 14 February 1782 Sr. S. Hood (docket title)
"Line of Battle The Torbay to lead on the Starboard And the America on the Larboard } Tack... To Captn. Graves Commander of His Majs. Ship the Bedford... Given under my hand on board his Majesty's Ship the Barfleur in Basseterre Road St. Christophers, the 13th February 1782... Saml Hood... By Command of the Rear Admiral W: Hunt"Hood's final engagement against De Grasse at Basseterre. Ships' names, places in line, commanders' names, numbers of guns and men, battle movements.Five months after his unsuccessful efforts to prevent De Grasse's fleet from entering the Chesapeake to aid the Americans, Hood re-engaged the French naval officer at St. Kitts. In January 1782 De Grasse sailed to resume attacks on the British islands of Nevis and St. Kitts. Hood followed, discovered the French off Basseterre, engaged De Grasse on 24 January, and through bold movements was able to turn the French out of their anchorage. Enraged at having been outwitted, De Grasse made two attempts to oust Hood, who successfully repelled both while sustaining heavy losses. Determined to defend the island garrison, Hood eventually capitulated on 13 February, yielding St. Kitts. Hood was able to slip his entire fleet past the French through a brilliant maneuver executed in the dead of night, and on the morning of the 15th De Grasse discovered the anchorage empty. The 11th EB states that Hood's clever tactics were "the most brilliant things done by any British admiral during the war.", Original digital object name: bei-m281, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Boyne, off Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe, 13 April 1794. ALS to Philip...
"Sir, I desire you will acquaint the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty that I sailed from St. Lucia on the 5th. instant, and anchored with the Squadron, Transports, Ordnance Storeships &amp, c. in Fort Royal Bay, Martinique, that Evening..." signed "J. Jervis.", Original digital object name: bei-m358a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bristol, 17 Oct 1765. Ms. Letter, signed, to Hugh Hall Wentworth...
Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m171, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bristol, 24 Oct. 1765. Ms. Letter, signed, to Hugh Hall Wentworth...
Signed, "...We shall be Expecting Yr. orders to Insure the ship You Were Sheathing For The West Indies... We are Determined to Close all our Accots. In America out of hand... For We are Greatly Alarmed at the Late Mobbing..." signed "Devonsheer and Reeve", Original digital object name: bei-m173, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bry[?], 28 Aug. 1805. ALS to Captain Jackson
Original digital object name: bei-m431c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
By his Excellency Sir James Cockburn Bart. Governor and Commander...
By his Excellency Sir James Cockburn Bart. Governor and Commander in Chief etca. etca. etca. Personally appeared Steward Abernethy Assistant Commissary and made oath that... he puplished... Advertisement... Cash for Bills of Exchange..., Original digital object name: bei-m454a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Campaign and provision journal, 17 Feb. -7 Dec. 1798
[campaign and provision journal]"Fort Williamson accts Commencing 14 August 1796" (1st 2 leaves); "Lt. S. Mansfield British officer," pencil note on first leaf"Saturday 17 Feb. 1798 Left London in a Chaise with Genl Bowyer..." through "Friday Decem. 7. 1798" and list of provisions and accounts, 12 leaves at end., Original digital object name: bei-m397a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Chatham, 14 June 1805. ALS to the V. M. General
Original digital object name: bei-m431b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Chatham, 5 March 1805. ALS to Lt. Col. Bunbury
Original digital object name: bei-m431a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Collot, Georges, 1750-1805. On board the Boyne, 22 April 1794. Ms...
Collot, Georges, 1750-1805."La Capitulation du fort Bourbon n'est point encor entre nos mains..." signed "G. Collot" and "Accordé" "Charles Grey" "Jervis."Directions for the surrender of the troops on Guadeloupe., Original digital object name: bei-m358b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copy of a Letter from Mr. Pitt to Sir James Douglas-- dated Whitehall, 5th August 1761 (docket title).
Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m149b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copy of a Minute of Cabinet <14th Augt. 1795> (docket title)
"...Present Lord Chancellor Lord Privy Seal Duke of Portland Marquis Cornwallis Earl Spencer Lord Hawkesbury Lord Grenville Mr Pitt Mr Windham Mr Dundas His Majesty's Confidential Servants having taken under their serious consideration the present state of the War..."Recommends preparations for offensive in the Leeward Islands and St. Domingo, conquest of Guadeloupe and St. Lucia with not less than "15,000 Effective Infantry", no fewer than "12,000 effective Infantry" to attempt St. Domingo, in order to protect Jamaica as well as to swing the balance into British favor against France and Spain on St. Domingo, "a Body of Guards amounting to 3000 men to serve under General Abercromby.", Original digital object name: bei-m370, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Downing Street, 12 Feb. 1813. Ms. letter to Beckwith, signed
Signed, "Sir, I am directed by Earl Bathurst to transmit to you the Commissions and Instructions of General Wale and General Bonham... Henry Goulburn."Goulburn was Bathurst's Under Secretary of State for War and Colonies, Bonham governed Surinam 1811-1815, Wale was governor of Martinique 1812-1814., Original digital object name: bei-m471, 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.
Duplicate...Bathurst to Lt. Gen. Sir George Beckwith. Downing...
Signed, Duplicate... Bathurst to Lt. Gen. Sir George Beckwith.Bathurst was at this time Secretary for War and Colonies (1812-1827), Beckwith, governor of Barbados (1812-1814)., Original digital object name: bei-m477, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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