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Copie De La Lettre De mr. hyde parker à mr. de La Motte picquet Datté De Ste. Lucia Le 28 11bre 1779... (docket title)
"...quoi quil'y eut peu de temps que vous m'ayez enlevé une fregatte et plusieurs batiments marchand, je ne puis m'enpecher de vous estimes[?] et d'admirer La Conduitte que votre excellence á tenue... elle á justifié pleinement La haute reputation dont vous jouissez parmis nous... hyde parker"It has been suggested that this is ostensibly the letter about which John Knox Laughton wrote in the DNB, "Lamotte-Picquet was unquestionably an able officer, but it is difficult to believe that Parker, as stated by French writers, wrote to say that he esteemed, admired, and envied him (Chevalier p. 156). It is a case in which the text of the letter would be more satisfactory than the paraphrase." Unless this is a contemporary fabrication, we have here such a letter which is, indeed, couched in extravagant terms., Original digital object name: bei-m268, 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.
Envoi du Budget de la Martinique Exercice 1821. (docket title)
Signed "Portalis.", Original digital object name: bei-m505a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Envoi du Budget de la Martinique pour 1822. (docket title)
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Bureau des Finances and Approvisionnemens., Original digital object name: bei-m505f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Feb. 1839. Extract from Despatch No. 181, from the Governor...
Extract from Despatch No. 181, from the Governor General to Lieutenant Colonel Everard. ...", Original digital object name: bei-m557c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
France. Ministère de la Guerre. Direction Generale des subsistances...
France. Ministère de la Guerre. Direction Générale des subsistances militaires."Messieurs Pour satisfaire à l'honneur de votre circulaire relative a la consommation de bois... Voici les résultats des 4. jours d'operation scrupuleusement suivie..." signed "Lemal," who has tested different woods for effectiveness., Original digital object name: bei-m505b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Secretaire d'Etat...
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Secretaire d'Etat."Confidentielle" "Monsieur le Comte, J'ai l'honneur de vous adresser, ici, l'extrait d'un discours qui a été prononcé, le 26 Septembre 1820, devant une assemblée générale du commerce et des habitans de Maurice par M. le Gouverneur Farquhar... " signed "Bon. Portalis"., Original digital object name: bei-m505c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
H. Kings Statement of Way and Means for 1814...
H. Kings Statement of Ways and Means for 1841..., Original digital object name: bei-m557s, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Line of Battle. On board HMS Terrible, Gros Islet Bay, St. Lucia... (docket title)
Line of Battle."The Magnificent to lead with the Starbd. and the Triumph to lead with the Larboard Tacks on board. ..." signed "Josa. Rowley" "To Captn. Houlton Comr. of His Majs. Ship the Montagu."Rear Admiral Joshua Rowley commanded the rear of Rodney's fleet at the battle of St. Lucia, 17 April. Rodney had ordered every ship to "steer for her opposite in the enemy's line." Rowley followed the "Additional Fighting Instructions" to the letter but Rodney had a different concept and he blamed Rowlay (and Parker, who commanded the van) for the loss of "that glorious opportunity &lt, perhaps never to be recovered&gt, of terminating the naval contest in these seas." Rowley was castigated by his chief and here defends himself.Lists one frigate, ten ships, eleven commanders, and one division., Original digital object name: bei-m272, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Memoire sur l'Isle de Ste. Lucie... [Paris. March 1738?]
Mémoire sur l'Isle de Ste. Lucie. ...Prepared for the Comte de Maurepas, this discussion of rights to St. Lucia traces the history of French possession dating from 1635. In 1649 the Governor of Martinique bought the island from the Compagnie Française de l'Amérique. In 1718 the Regent ceded the island to the Maréchal d'Estrées. England has been evading a definite settlement of ownership: were they to gain possession of St. Lucia they might invade other French islands and gain a commercial advantage. It is thus important "d'en assurer une fois pour toutes la propriété à la France et d'écarter pour toujours la prétention des Anglais." Parke-Bernet Galleries, Historical French Documents of the Eighteenth Century... From the archives of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux Comte de Maurepas, N. Y. 1962 (sale 2092, lot 7)., Original digital object name: bei-m070, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Memorandum of quantity of produce Exported from 1 Jay to 30 Sept 1845 (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557hh, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Octr 1845 Copy of Governor General Sir C: E: Grays Despatch to His Excellency Colonel Torrens on Subject of Tax Ordinance for 1846 (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557ii, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Official Ways and Means to meet the expenditures in St. Lucia in 1843 (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557x, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Petition Sr. Henry Puckering Knt. and others Creditors. of the late Earle of Carlisle (docket title)
First line: That ye Pet'ers having wholly submitted to y'r Ma'sty all theyr interests and pretensions..., Probably written in St, Kitts and Nevis, Puckering, Sir Henry, fl. 1663?"To the Kings most Excellent Maty. And the Lords of his most Honble Privy Counsill. This humble Petition of Sr. Henry Puckering Knt., Thomas Henshaw and--George Goodman Esqrs... on ye Island of Barbados and other ye Chariby Islands, yr Maty was graciously pleased... to order and direct Francis Ld Willoughby of Parham... to pay... out of one moyty of ye revenue of the sd Islands... before any parts therof should bee payable to the Crowne...", Original digital object name: bei-m007b
Petition Sr. Henry Puckering Knt. and others Creditors. of the late Earle of Carlisle. (docket title)
First line: Petition Sr. Henry Puckering Knt. and others Creditors..., "To the Kings most Excellent Maty. And the Lords of his most Honble. Privy Councill. The humble Petition of Sr. Henry Puckering Knt., Thomas Henshaw & George Goodman Esqrs. in ye behalf of themselves and ye Reste of ye Credrs. of James late Earle of Carlisle deceased..."Attempts to recover monies expended in Barbados and St. Lucia; cf. PRO. Calendar of State Papers. Colonial. 1661-1668, 482, 485, 486., Original digital object name: bei-m007c, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Pour Le Sieur jean françois Vianny Cape du Navire la Prudence de DunKerke. Contre Mr Le Procureur du Roi. En Demandant amté Extraordr. ... 1792. au 24. fevrier. au 25. dit. sentence. ... (docket title)
Vanny, accused of smuggling in the interests of Holland, won his case against the Procureur du Roi of St. Lucia, thanks to thorough documentation by his lawyers.Signed on docket title, "Pour acquit a félicité Le 13 aoust 1793. Gaudran" who is billing Vanny and returning all the papers.The 14 pieces are:1) Etat des fraix faits a La Requette du Sieur Jean Fs Vanni, Suite et Diligence des Sieurs Brunet and Brillenburgh. c. Mr. le Procureur du Roi. ... [1793] (1p., 30.5 cm.)2) J'ay reçu a MM Brunet and Brillenburgh... signed Blondeau. Castries, 4 Mar. 1792 (1p. receipt, 21.5 cm.)3) St. Lucia. Notaire Royal. Protestation de faites Par le Sr. Jean Fs: Vanny Capne. du Navire La Prudence de Dunkerque. ... (docket title). Signed Blondeau. 29 Feb. 1792. (8p., 29.8 cm.)4) Pour Le Sieur J. F. Vanni Capne. du Navire la prudence. Contre Mr Le Procureur du Roi. Sentence... (docket title). St. Lucia, 25 Feb. 1792. (4p., 30 cm.)5) Ordre de Monsieur Gimat Gouverneur de L'Jsle Ste Lucie 24 fevrier 1792 (docket title). Signed "Le ch de Salleton commandant a castries" (1p., 15.3 cm.)6) Extrait du Registre du greffe de L'amirauté de l'isle Ste Lucie A l'audience extraordinaire... Devant nous Jean marie aubert Lieutenant General de l'amirauté de l'isle Ste Lucie Contre le Sieur Jean françois Vanny... (2p., 30 cm.; incomplete)7) [deposition that la Prudence remains in harbor at Castries, signed Alpherau, dated 24 Feb. 1792, numbered 5] (1p. 17.5 cm.).8) [St. Lucia. Bureau General du Domaine. Directeur General. Deposition for Vanny signed by De'Auvergne, numbered 4. 24 Feb. 1792] (1p., 14.5 cm.)9) [deposition for Vanny, numbered 3, dated 22 Feb. 1792] (1p., 23 cm.)10) [deposition by Vanny's crew, dated 23 Feb. 1792] (1p., 32.8 cm.)11) 21e. 8bre. 1786. Reception au Long-cours du Sr. Jean-françois Vanny de DunKerque (docket title). Long series of depositions about Vanny and the ownership of La Prudence, signed Blondeau and numbered 2. (8p., 39 cm.)12) Pour Le Sieur Jean Vanny C. Monsieur Le Procureur du Roi. appointt. No. 48 (docket title). (1p., 30.5 cm.)13) Extrait des minutes du Greffe de l'amirauté de l'isle Sainte Lucie. A Monsieur Monsieur le procureur du Roi au Siege de l'amirauté de cette ville. Le Receveur des Droits de M. L'amiral a l'honneur de vous representer, qu'il a vu entrer en ce port il y a environ huit mois un batiment geré par les Sieurs Brunit and Brillenburg... signed Cornau and numbered 1. (10p., 30.5 cm.)14) A Monsieur Monsieur Le Lieutenant Genéral de L'amirauté de cette isle Ste Lucie. Supplie Humblement Jean francois Vanny... signed "Gaudran" and "aubert" and dated 21 Feb. 1792. (4p., 30.3 cm.), Original digital object name: bei-m348, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Tuileries, 15 March 1821. Ms. letter to Sir Charles Stuart, signed
Signed, "Mr Lauriol de St Croix Grand propriétaire à l'isle de Ste Lucie, se disposant a s'y rendre afin de veiller lui mîme à ses proprietes, désireroit beaucoup obtenir de Votre Excellence une lettre de recommandation pour le Gouverneur de cette isle..." signed "Duc de [Fitzjames? filjamel?]", Original digital object name: bei-m505d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Versailles, 6. Jan. 1745. Ms. Letter to de Lignery
Signed, "J'ai receu, Monsieur, votre Lettre... Sur le compte que j'ai rendu au Roy de la conduite que vous avez tenüe dans la poursuite des deux Corsaires Anglois qui en avoient attaqué un françois à Ste. Lucie, Sa Majesté... a bien voulu vous accorder la croix de St. Louis..." signed "Maurepas", Original digital object name: bei-m090a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Ways and Means for 1843 (docket title).
Original digital object name: bei-m557y, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[Request that Bochart de Champigny admit de Lignery to the order…
[Request that Bochart de Champigny admit de Lignery to the order of St. Louis at Martinique]"De par le Roy Sa Majté ayant associé le S. de Lignery Capitaine aide major à la Martinique... Commet le S. Marqs. de Champigny... pour le recevoir et admettre... Fait a Versailles le per. Janvier 1745./. Louis Conformement a l'ordre... nous Certiffions avoir recu cejourd'huy chevalier de L'ordre Royal et militaire de St. Louis le sieur De Lignery... 5e may 1745" signed "Champigny", Original digital object name: bei-m090b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States., Signature of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781) is mostly gone due to worming of the paper.

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