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Martinique, 18 March. 1762. Ms. On printed letterhead...
"M. Papin L'Épine, Capitaine d'Jnfanterie Milices, habitant de cette Jsle, ayant donné avant et pendant le Siege, des preuves du plus grand Zele pour Le Service du Roy..." signed "Le Vassor de La touche", Original digital object name: bei-m155d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Memoire du Roy pour Servir d'jnstruction au Sr. De Lacrois Intendant des Isles du Vent …
Memoire du Roy pour Servir d'jnstruction au Sr. De Lacroix Intendant des Isles du Vent. ..."...Sa Maté ayant fait choix du S. De Lacroix pour l'Intendance des Isles du vent, Elle a resolu de lui expliquer Ses jntentions Sur les principales parties de Son administration, pour le metre en etat de repondre a ce qu'Elle attend de Son Zele et de son aplication. "Cinq objets principaux doivent partager les Soins et l'attention du Sr. De Lacroix dans les Fonctions qui lui Sont confiées. La Religion, La Justice, La Police, La depense que Sa Maté. ordonne pour les Isles du Vent, et la perception des droits qui y sont établis. Mais avant que d'entrer dans le detail de ces differens objets, jl en a propos de lui rapeller une jdée generale des Isles du Vent qui sont sous la domination de Sa Maté." Sous le nom des Isles françoises du Vent sont comprises la Martinique, La Guadeloupe & Ses dependances, Marie Galande, St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, Ste. Zouzie[?] ou Ste. Lucie, La Grénade, et les Grenadins, Tabago, et Cayenne. ..."Signed "Louis"; countersigned "Phelypeaux." Specific instructions on troops; construction of fortifications including those at Guadeloupe and Grenada; taxes on sugar and coffee; administration of justice, hospitals, police, agriculture; full instructions on planting cacao, coffee, indigo, and cotton; development of the coasting trade with Canada and Louisiana; prevention of runaway slaves; good roads., Original digital object name: bei-m068, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Memoire pour yves-henry de la Touche-Limousiniere, Ecuyer Sr. de Mareüil... de la Grenade
"Memoire pour yves-henry de la Touche-Limousiniere, Ecuyer Sr. de Mareüil... de la Grenade, au nom Et Comme prenant le fait et Cause d'u Sr. La Touche Ecuyer Son fils, et du Sr. Saint Quitz, Demandeur. Contre Jeanne Marie, Jeanne Claverie, et Bernard Mauquier Se disant legataires Vniversels de defunt françois Claverie dit Toulouse... de la Grenade, Defendeure pour Jean-Paul de Masclavy, Ecuyer... Pour satisfaire au jugement de Messieurs le General Et L'Jntendant d'es Jsles françoises du Vent... du 20. mars 1738. et à leur Ordonnance du 12 Janvier 1739." Refers to "le plan du Sieur d'Imbert arpenteur" which is not present., Original digital object name: bei-m073, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Ordre pour Le Transport des Blessés}... Fort Royal, Martinique...
Ordre pour Le Transport des Blessés}...Each battalion to have 30 negroes to transport the wounded. Signed "Le Vassor de La touche." Letterhead reads: "Louis Charles Le Vassor De La Touche, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal and Militaire de Saint Louis, Capitaine des Vaisseaux du Roi, Inspecteur des Troupes de la Marine, and Commandant Général aux Isles du vent de l'Amérique.", Original digital object name: bei-m151b, 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.
Protocole Pour les Réponses des Requettes présentées à L'Jntendant des Jsles Martinique and Ste. Lucie. (ms. cover title)
Protocole Pour les Réponses des Requettes présentées à L'Jntendant des Jsles Martinique and Ste. Lucie. (ms. cover title)Forms and permits for use of the intendant in various circumstances include Permission de Mariage, Réponse à une Requîte pour demander à Exercer la chirurgie, Permission pour tenir Billard, Boulangerie où Boucherie, Permission pour faire passer des Esclaves à Ste. Lucie, Forme de l'Egalization, etc..For the use of Martinique, with "à  St. Pierre m/que, Le" scratched out at the foot of some paragraphs., Original digital object name: bei-m216, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Relative to my not being Subject to pay Taxes as Governor of the...
Signed, "Relative to my not being Subject to pay Taxes as Governor of the Island.""Sir By an Act of this Island passed in the Year 1678... 'Whereas the Council and Representation of the Island aforesaid, have considered the great Charge and trouble that daily attend the Governor[...] do desire that the Governor[...] be free from all taxes and impositions, either in their personal or Real Estates[...]'... I therefore acquaint you that the Government of these Islands having devolved on me, on the absence of Sir Thos: Shirley -- my Real and personal Estates... are for the time being exempted... John Nugent", Original digital object name: bei-m330, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Reunion des pouvoirs du gouverneur general des Isles du Vent et...
Signed, Reunion des pouvoirs du gouverneur general des Isles du Vent et de l'Intendant de la Martinique entre les mains d'un Gouverneur et administrateur pour le Roi, nomination d'un commandant militaire, l'emploi de commandant en second de la Martinique est supprime...Signed "Gouvion-Saint-Cyr."Amplification of the Ordinances of 13 and 20 August 1817.From the papers of Comte Donzelot, named Governor General of Martinique on 13 August 1817., Original digital object name: bei-m493a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
St. Pierre, Martinique, 21 Oct. 1765. Ms. and autographer letter, signed...
Signed, "J'ai l'honneur, Monsieur, de vous donner avis que je compte ître Mercredy au Soir, 28 de ce mois au Lamentin... je donne des ordres pour que toutes... S'y assemblent avec les negres armés et les negres Pionniers..." signed "Le Vassor de La touche.", Original digital object name: bei-m172, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Stokell, Robert, fl. 1759. Antigua, 26 Feb...
Stokell, Robert, fl. 1759."Gentlemen I... find markets Low and Crops very Bad... from Barbados to all our Leeward Islands... for want of Rain the Planters which used to Make a hundred hogshead Sugar cant make above twenty... our forces has Taken Grandtear But his not got Profusion of Gordeloup..." signed "Robt Stokell"Brought a cargo of "Boards Planks Jayst and Staves", sugar and rum extremely expensive., Original digital object name: bei-m136c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Wavel Smith Petition agt. Report. (docket title)
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council -- The Humble Petition of Wavell Smith and Savile Cust Esqrs. Secretary & Clerk of the Crown... Sheweth... That by the first of the Said two Acts your Petrs. are Deprived of all their usual and accustomary fees for Publick business and in Lieu thereof a Salary is Settled but in no sort equal... 4th of March 1733/4...", Original digital object name: bei-m057, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Whitehall, 15 Aug. 1716. ALS to James Douglass
"...I was favoured with your Letter... immediately laid before the King... I send you... a Letter to the Governor of Barbados, and... to the Governor of the Leeward Islands..." signed "W: Pitt."The governor of Barbados (1756-66) was Sir Charles Pinfold, George Thomas governed the Leeward Islands (1753-66)., Original digital object name: bei-m149a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[Rough draft of a letter to the new Chef de la Marine with marginal…
Unsigned, [Rough draft of a letter to the new Chef de la Marine with marginal notes] "Monseigneur jay appris avec Bien du plaisir la justisse que le roy Vous a rendu En Vous confiant Le Soin de sa marine... jause Esperer... que Vous tienderes cette Lettre segrete... sans cuy je cours risque... du nouvelle persecutions..." "Autograph Collection of Dr. Max Thorek Chicago" stamped on last page., Original digital object name: bei-m085, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[ms. Order on printed letterhead] Fort Royal, Martinique...
Signed, [ms. order on printed letterhead]"On donnera a chaque Compagnie, deux Barils à l'Eau et quatre Sacs pour mettre les Vivres..." signed "Le Vassor de La touche", Original digital object name: bei-m151a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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