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A Copy of Capt. Fortes Pedegree. genealogical tree.
E[lizabeth?] Temple to R. G. Temple Esq. ALS, 2 p. incl. poem "on leaving Bath", Original digital object name: bei-m535g, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
A Perticuler List or Schedule of all and Singuler the Negroes horses Cattell Stock and Utensills of Plantation belonging to the within bargained Land and promises as followeth
A Perticuler List or Schedule of all and Singuler the Negroes horses Cattell Stock and Utensills of Plantation belonging to the within bargained Land and promises as followeth (Viz)... Recorded In the Secrerys office this 16th of 7d 1678 Edwyn Stede Depty Secrry. ...Stede served as collector in Barbados--Jacobsen reports letters at Porlock House (cf. p. 171, note).For a document by the same author dated 28 Feb. 1694 among the Harley Papers, British Library, see Handler 134., Original digital object name: bei-m019a
A Scheme for re-establishing the Assiento upon a better Foundation than heretofore, [London? Ca 1714]
The location is not provided and is presumed to be in London., A Scheme for re-establishing the Assiento upon a better Foundation than heretofore--"1. The K of Ss. Acct. to be sent Him with the Compy demd. for paymt. of his loss sustain'd upon his 1/4 part, accompanyed with an extrry. demd. for damages sustain'd by ye Compy thro' His Sd. Majeys. Violations of the treaty and--many groundless embarrasments by His Ministers in ye Indies. 2... If this scheme be approv'd... It sho'd be put in execution as submitted... 1. That an address be presented to His Maty. by the Cort. of Directors... thanking Him for the care he has taken by the preliminary Act to restore ye Assiento trade... 2. And that in some little time after, a pamphlet be published and--translated into French as wrote by a disappointed proprietor who had promoted ye trade under ye Contract in Q Ann's reign but is now rather for giving it up than trusting ye Spands..."Dealer states that this proposal appears to involve bribery by "The Company" of a favorite of the King of Spain, with subsequent publication in French of a pamphlet supposedly written by a failed proprietor detailing hardships resulting from breaches of the treaty.See Sperling, John G., The South Sea Company (Boston, 1962), pp. 20-24., Original digital object name: bei-m037
ALS, 1 p. "Noon 16 Feb. My Lord The Helicon has joined me being...
"Noon 16 Feb. My Lord The Helicon has joined me being sent to take the next Convoy to the Spanish Main, I do not find that Cap. Newcombe had any information to rely on...", Original digital object name: bei-m521d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Admiral Frankland rece'd 29t Feby 1759 Answerd 3d March 59 (docket title)
"Gentlemen I was favored with yours with the Copy of the Account you have sent the Prize Commissioners which I wishe you had forwarded to me for many reasons. For by the whole Tenor of their demands from me the money is what they want, and they give themselves no Trouble about giving up our Bonds... I insist you remit them not the money..." signed "Thos. Frankland"Sir Thomas Frankland, commodore of the fleet at Barbados in 1756, has paid over £20,000 from his own pocket for Germany., Original digital object name: bei-m134, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Anglia. Mather Byles Esquire Acting Resident Commissary in Grenada from the 25° December 1795 to the 23d February 1798. (docket title)
"In the Roll of Foreign Accounts of the 1vo Year of King George the Fourth. Anglia. Mather Byles Esquire as Acting Resident Commissary at Grenada... Accounting for the money by him received and of the Expenditure thereof... Rendereth an account [of monies] received by this accountant from Commissary General Valentine Jones at sundry times... which By a Treasury Warrant dated 31o May 1823... Authorising... the Commissioners for Auditing the Public Accounts to discharge... from any further payment... the said Sum... having... been paid... by Mrrs Maria Byles Widow and Executrix of the Accountant... the Accountant is thereby Even. And he is Quit." "30 July 1823 Examined Chad H Ware dep Clk of the Pipe", Original digital object name: bei-m523, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Answer of the Government of Curacoa to the Summons of Capt Bligh. (docket title)
"The Commissariis conducting the Government of the Island of Curacoa and Districts thereon depending. To the Commander of his Britannic Majesty's Squadron Cruizing Before Curacoa. Commander-- We have received your Letter, and in answer thereto we reply, that we know our duty, and that we will and must act accordingly, and therefore on no Consideration Can enter into your proposal. ...", Original digital object name: bei-m425c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
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.
At the Court at Whitehall ye 13th of June 1663 Present The Kings most Excellt
First line: His Ma'tie haveing this day in Councell heard the Severall Pretensions of ye..., At the Court at Whitehall ye 13th of June 1663 Present The Kings most Excellt. Matie... Duke of Yorke Duke of Albemarle... Prince Rupert Lord Chamberlain Lord Chancellor Lord Holles Lord Treasurer Mr. Secry. Morice Lord Privy Seale Mr. Secry. Bennett His Matie having this day in Councell heard the Severall presensions of ye Earle of Kenoul the Lord Villughby of Parham, and all others who claime Title or Interest in ye Caribee Jslands..."Vera Copia John Nicholas"In 1666 "the English held four islands of the Leeward group, and to the south of them the island of Barbados, lying out in the Atlantic Ocean. The old Carlisle Patent which covered these islands was issued in 1627 by Charles I to the earl of that name, and twenty years later was leased by Carlisle's son to Lord Francis Willoughby of Parham. ..." (Crouse, pp. 16ff.)During Governor Willoughby's administration the proprietary form of government was abolished in Barbados, which was made a Crown colony. The King finally decided the whole revenue of the island to belong to the Crown. This petition attempts to settle claims against the estate of the Earl of Carlisle., Original digital object name: bei-m007a
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.

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