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Extract of a Letter From Mr. Grey Dat. 17th. June 99 (docket title)
"Abstract of a Letter from Mr. Grey Govr. of Barbados... His Majtys: Service will Suffer very much in all probability without having 2 or 3 men of Warr continually here..."--Captain Billingsley reported "in Chace of Kidd the Pyrate.", Original digital object name: bei-m032
Fergusson, Mudoch and Co. (firm) Madeira, 25 May 1773...
Signed, Fergusson, Murdoch and Co. (firm)."Sir We are favour'd with yours of the 22 March and are glad to hear of Capt. Wolcutts safe arrival..." signed "Fergusson, Murdoch and Co.", "Shipping prices of wine for 1773:" on 3d page., Original digital object name: bei-m220b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
First Battn, Royal. List of Men who have Died from the period of...
First Battn, Royal. List of Men who have Died from the period of Arrival in the West Indies. 19 March 1801...By a lieutenant.Contains 1,070 names., Original digital object name: bei-m466, 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. Bureau d'Administration.
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Bureau d'Administration."Monsieur Le Comte, J'ai l'honneur de vous adresser des discours du chancelier de l'échiquier et du Président du bureau du commerce de Londres, relatifs à la situation financière et commerciale de l'angleterre..." signed "Cte de Chabrol.""I have the honor to send you the reports of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the President of the Bureau of Commerce in London, regarding the financial and commercial situation of England...", Original digital object name: bei-m538d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
France. Ministère des Relations Extérieures.
Signed, France. Ministère des Relations Extérieures.Ministre des Relations Extérieures Talleyrand to Citoyen Skipwith, Consul général des Etats unis à Paris."Paris le 26. Ventose an 9 de la République française. Le Ministre des Relations Extérieurs Au Citoyen Skipwith Consul général des Etats unis à Paris. J'ai reçu, Citoyen, la lettre que vous m'avez adressée sous la date du 21 de ce mois. cette lettre résumant différentes réclamations que vous avez été dans le cas de m'adresser...", smoothly saying nothing, signed "ch. mau. talleyrand."Talleyrand was Ministère de la Marine and des Colonies, 1797-1807.This group of eight communiqués shows the complications which arose between the date of signing the convention and its publication in the West Indies., Original digital object name: bei-m412h, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
From Mr. Stede to The Committee (docket title)
First line: May it Please your: Lordships By the inclosed Coppy..., Stede, Edwyn, fl. 1679-1694."May it Please yor: Lordships By the inclosed Coppy... you will Please to observe what Papers were then Sent to yor: Lopps..." with ten signatures including Samuel Newton, Richard Howell, Henry Walrond, Thomas Wardall, John Beers, Edwyn Stede, John Walrond, Benjamin Knights., Original digital object name: bei-m019b
George Washington, President of the United States of America...
George Washington, President of the United States of America. To all who shall see these presents, Greetings:Printed in three columns: text in French, English, Dutch.Filled in "For Abner Derby Master of the Sloop Nancy 62 and 50/95 Tons, bound from Washington to St. Croix with a load of tobacco, peas, shingles, plank staves, hoops, tar."Signed by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and William Keats Deputy Collector.Jefferson served as Secretary of State from 1790 through 31 Dec. 1793. The Collector for the Port of Washington obviously had pre-signed forms in his possession., Original digital object name: bei-m357, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Grenada November 1799 in Continuation Grenada, 4 Nov 1799...
"Grenada November 1799 in Continuation""Monday 4 Novemr. a Very rainy disagreeable Morning. Capt. Huxley, 2d. W. I. Regt. arrived from Mtinico yesterday and brought an Account of the Dutch Fleet having surrendered to Admiral Duncan, that our Troops had landed and took a fort by Storm and were in possession of the Texel. Mr Hughes arrived in Town last evening 4 at dinner Mr Hughes and the family LMj"The last entry, dated Easter Sunday 5 April 1801, is signed "this day ends my second year in... Grenada. T B Campbell Capt 66 Regt. ..."Campbell served as aide to the commanding general, travelling with him about the island and attending most if not all social functions. His entries are usually brief, beginning with a note about the day's weather followed by his activities. He unfailingly describes where and with whom he dined, and is meticulous in noting the arrival and departure of all ships, including privateers and prizes. Reviewing troops, attendance at courts-martial, escorting visiting dignitaries (and losing to them at cards) were all part of Campbell's duties., Original digital object name: bei-m403, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Grenada, May 1774. ALS to [Davenport and Wentworth]
"Dear Sir I wrote you Via Newbery and likewise p Capt Holland, have now to Acqt you that I am taken in Sugars..." signed "Jonathan Cary", prices at end., Original digital object name: bei-m227, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Grenada, May 1774. ALS to [Davenport and Wentworth]
"Dear Sir I wrote you Via Newbery and likewise p Capt Holland, have now to Acqt you that I am taken in Sugars..." signed "Jonathan Cary", prices at end., Original digital object name: bei-m227, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 25 Jan. 1801. Ms letter on printed form, signed
Signed, "Liberté. Égalité. Au port liberté, Jsle guadeloupe, le 9 pluviose, an 9 de la rep. fs. une et indivisible. Les agents des Consuls de la Rép. fs: aux Jsles du vent, À Monsieur John Barry, Commandant les forces navales américains aux antilles, à bord de la frégate les États-unis, à St. Christophe. Monsieur, ...Comme il paroit par votre lettre... vous n'aviez par encore reçu de votre gouvernement, la convention entre la france and l'amérique, Signé à Paris le 8 vendemiaire...", mentions ships captured and released, signed "Bresseau" "vannes", Original digital object name: bei-m412f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 25 Jan. 1801. Ms. Letter on printed form, signed
Signed, "Liberté. Égalité. Au port liberté, Jsle guadeloupe, le 9 pluviose, an 9 de la rep. fs. une et indivisible. Les agents des Consuls de la Rép. fs: aux Jsles du vent, À Monsieur John Barry, Commandant les forces navales américains aux antilles, à bord de la frégate les États-unis, à St. Christophe. Monsieur, Il est vrai que le Navire américain Nancy and non Mary a été pris par les corsaires le Mars et les deux amis, depuis la signature du traité. il est encore vrai que ce bâtiment et sa cargaison ont été vendus. ...", quotes the convention, sends a copy of Allen's petition and the French response, signed "Bresseau" "vannes", Original digital object name: bei-m412e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 26 Jan. 1801. Ms. Letter on printed form, signed
Signed, "...Port liberté, île Guadeloupe, le 6 pluviose, an 9... À Monsieur John Barry... Monsieur, ...Nous chargeons le Citoyen Blanchenoë notre Officier parlementaire sur le bateau L'amitié de vous remettre nos dépîches..." signed "vannes", Original digital object name: bei-m412g, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
H.M.S. Sloop Prometheus. At Sea...
H. M. S. Sloop Prometheus. At Sea...Illustrated with 33 small, precise ink and watercolor drawings of ports in both hemispheres, each labelled in neat square capitals:Port Louis. Mauritius. 5.9 x 10.5 cm.Zanzibar. 6.5 x 12.8 cm.Nassau. 5.3 x 14 cm.San Salvador. 6.2 x 13.5 cm.Harbour Island, Bahamas. 5.2 x 12.5 cm.Entrance To Harbour of Rio Janerio. 5 x 15.2 cm.From Summit Of The Corcovada. 5.2 x 15.4 cm.Alhambra Granada 5.4 x 7 cm.Lisbon 1851. B. R. 4.9 x 7 cm.Barcelona 1851 5.4 x 15 cm.Rio De Janerio. 1851. B. R. 5 x 7.5 cm.Valpariso. 4.7 x 7.6 cm.Asuncion. Paraguay. 5 x 7.4 cm.Lima 5 x 7 cm.Valpariso. Cerro Conception. 6 x 13 cm.Madeira 5.8 x 8 cm.Puerto Montt 5.8 x 8 cm.Teja Island 5 x 14 cm.Estrecha De Magallanes 3.9 x 8 cm.Estrecha De Magallanes 3.8 x 7.6 cm.Table Mountain, Lion's Head And Davis Peak From Table Bay 5 x 15.5 cm.Costa Rican Coast 4.5 x 12.5 cm.Las Palmas 5.4 x 11.5 cm.St. Pierre Martinique 5.3 x 8 cm.Montego Bay From Heading Hill 5.3 x 9 cm.Fort Antonio Jamaica 4.7 x 9 cm.Roseau 4.7 x 8.5 cm.Monserrat 6.3 x 16 cm.St. Thomas 6 x 16 cm.Havana 5.8 x 7 cm.Cape Town 5.8 x 7.2 cm.Havana From The Quarries 4.1 x 16 cm.Free Town 5.7 x 9 cm.[sailing ship] 17 x 25 cm., Original digital object name: bei-m581, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Hall, Charles, fl. 1767. Barbados, 25 Sept. 1767. ALS to Hugh...
Hall, Charles, fl. 1767., Original digital object name: bei-m185b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jepson, John, fl. 1759
Jepson, John, fl. 1759."Dear Sir I rec'd. your Company Letter... please Send to Mr. Faneuil In Boston..." signed "John Jepson", Original digital object name: bei-m136b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
John Bassett Junr. His Book (ms. Title-page). 25 Dec 1752-11. . .
John Bassett Junr. his Book (ms. title-page).Begins (leaf 2): "cargo of Schooner Dolphin... No. 1 Invoice of Sundry Merchandizes Ship'd on board the Schooner Dolphin. Martin McAwee Master <at New York> bound for Mt. Cristi, on the Proper Acct and risque of Mr Luke Thomas Frances Welch, John Taylor and John Bassett Junr. and goes Consign'd to said Bassett Viz. ..."Includes bills of lading for Schooner Dolphin of New York (22 leaves); Ship Lovely Peggy, New York - West Indies (1 leaf); Sloop Henry, New York (5 leaves); Sloop Polly and Nelly (7 leaves); and copies of letters, two from St. Eustatius (8 leaves)."Catalouge of Dr Iohn Bassetts Books" by language (5 leaves).Later inscription at bottom of first leaf: "John Bassett Chapin Hillard Seneca Lake New York Sept. 15 1877.", Original digital object name: bei-m111a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Journal, 1 Aug. 1817-30 Aug. 1819. Codex
[journal]For author's name see p. 170."Passage from Portsmouth to the Island of St. Thomas... 1st Augt. 1817.... on board the Ship Two Friends -- Captn. Corns. Ryan with 91 Passengers... to South America <our place of Destination>... Felt the difference of my Situation, being among a set of Men spending their Sabbath in Cursing and Swearing... Commenced the Study of Spanish... nearly 100 of us, a great Proportion British Officers..."At St. Thomas, Agents Mendez and Walton were to supply them $200 each and instructions as to final destination but could not be found; the author decides to return home but on the way met Captain Osborne; they join Colonel Needham and "8 or 9 other Officers, who intended to join the Patriots..."Received by Lieutt. General Tomás Montilla on their arrival at Old Guyana."The Government of Venezuela have declared themselves Independent..."; listing all officers, Bolivar through Col. Richards, Secretary to the Admiral.Minor skirmishes (Calaboza), various commanders, campaign; Bolivar's personal staff; full account, with sketch, of battle in which author is wounded."The following is a correct List of the English officers in this Action" includes himself by name.Leave of absence, return, final departure; rift between Bolivar and Col. Páez results in English officers imprisoned; aboard H.M. Frigate Tartar (Sir Geo. Collier) in Barbados, "A large Spanish armed Corvette <the Herculina> had the Impudence to Anchor close to our Frigate full of Slaves from Africa: being in a French Port, the Tartar dare not touch her, tho' employed on the African Station..."; author returns home, stopping at St. Domingo under King Christophle.Appendix, pp. 295-317.Kitchingman was not known to Alfred Hasbrouck (see his Foreign Legionaries in the Liberation of Spanish South America, N. Y., 1928)., Original digital object name: bei-m490, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Killed and Wounded at Curacoa (docket title)
"Return of the killed and wounded of the Seamen and Marines employed in the Expedition against Curaçao, between the 22nd: and 25th: of Febry. 1804." signed "John Bligh.", Original digital object name: bei-m425f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Killed and Wounded at Curacoa (docket title)
Officers listed by name. To accompany letter dated 21 Feb. 1804. Signed "John Bligh.", Original digital object name: bei-m425h, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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