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Captain Bligh relating to Curacoa. (docket title)
Signed, "Sir, Agreeably to your orders of the 16th: Dec. I arrived off the City of St: Domingo, where being joined by His Majesty's Ships Hercule, Blanche, Pique, and Gipsy Schooner, I proceeded with all possible dispatch toward this Island..." [signed] "John Bligh" "...Annexed is a list of the killed and wounded..." Recounts the state of the siege, saying it is going well., Original digital object name: bei-m425d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Captain Bligh relative to Curacoa (docket title)
Signed, "Sir, Having obtained certain information of the Enemy's receiving a reinforcement on the 23rd Instant and seeing no probability that the Island would surrender by the 4th: of March... I determined to reembark the people without loss of time... I have given Captain Mudge orders to continue the Blockade of port Amsterdam in the strictest manner..." signed "John Bligh.", Original digital object name: bei-m425g, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Captain Bligh respecting Curacoa the Summons. (docket title)
Signed, "Sir, As your Excellency must be aware by the appearance of a British Squadron off Couraçao, that it is with the intention of reducing the Island..." signed "John Bligh." Offers terms for Dutch capitulation to the British., Original digital object name: bei-m425a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Captain Bligh's Private Letter respecting Curacoa (docket title)
"Dear Sir, I feel much distress that the absence of the Squadron has so far exceeded what we had reason to expect... where I mention the escape of the French from St: Domingo to this Island I mean the Inhabitants, who have taken up arms... These aided by the Crews of two Privateers in the Port, make the number more formidable... should I receive certain information that the enemy can hold out beyond the 4th, I shall raise the Siege... A close Blockade will... answer every purpose, the Island produces very little, and... cannot maintain 40,000 Inhabitants for any length of time..." signed "John Bligh", Original digital object name: bei-m425e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Captain William Pryce Camby To The Masters of Vessels under...
Signed, Captain William Pryce Camby To The Masters of Vessels under Convoy of H.M.S. Hyperion."...It being understood that the Enemy's Privateers are very numerous and formidable in the naighbourhood of the West India Islands, The Masters of Vessels under my Convoy are particularly directed to keep near the Hyperion... Wm. Price Camby Captain", Original digital object name: bei-m470, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Case
Case. Barbadoes. William Singleton Commander of the Ship Patient Mary... seized... as a lawfull Prize... how wod. you advise the Captain and Owner to Act--Legal query with advisement, "I think the Conduct of the Captain of the Man of War cannot be justified..." signed "Fl. Norton" and dated "Lincoln's Inn 19th Decembr 1763" (p. [2])."Case", "Sir Fletcher Norton 1 Gua. [i.e., guinea]", "Geo: Bristow Winterbottom Mercht. Taylors Hall 10th. Octr. 1765" on docket title.Sir Fletcher Norton, 1st baron Grantly (1716-1789) was Attorney General in 1763.Phillipps ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m163, 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.
Copies of Various Orders and Letters respecting the Blockade of the Island of Curacoa By His Majestys Naval Forces under the Command of Vice Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth Kt. (docket title)
"Copies of Letters written to His Majestys Minister at the United States of America to the Spanish Governors on the Main and to the Governors of the Danish and Swedish Islands," informing the neutral recipients that the island was under blockade.The English naval commander Sir John Thomas Duckworth reduced the Swedish and Danish possessions in the West Indies, 1801, and defeated the French fleet off St. Domingue in 1806.Documentary support for the case docketed as "Schr. Fly, Wallace" "Copy of the King's Advocate's Opinion" (M440 in this catalogue)., Original digital object name: bei-m425j, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copies of letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 5 March . . . 12 March . . . 14 March 1691/2
(1) "Sr I write to you againe Sooner then I thought, the Inclos'd Letter to the Lords will find you the reasons of itt..."(2) "The Master of the same Vessell that brought me Last Week, a letter from my Lord Inchiquin..."(3) "Sr. This is the third time I have writt to you in eight dayes by 3 Severall Vessells..."(4) "Coll Codrington also informs me that Capt: Stubbles Commander of the England frigatt was att Antego repairing the Damage he rec'd from the French..."(5) "Sr. You may Remember that I told you att my Leaving England that I carryed over with me Mr. Siddon a Lawyer...", Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029d
Copies of letters to John Povey and Blathwayt, Barbados, 10 Aug. and 12 Sept. and 19 Sept. 1692
(1) "Sir Believing Mr. Blathwait to be with the King in Flanders I write to you... Give my humble Service to Mr. Blathwayt who I hope is safely return'd with his Maty: from Flanders. Copia"John Povey, Blathwayt's nephew, was his deputy in the Plantation Office (cf. Jacobsen, p. 250).(2) "Sir I congratulate your safe arrival into England... Glorious with your conquest over the French... Mr. Garth, a Captn. in the Duke of Bolton's Regimt. came in here, in a Sloop that had been to carry Prisoners to Martinico..."(3) "By a Vessell that arriv'd yesterday from Bermudas I am inform'd that an Expresse that was bound for England from the President of Jamaica... gives a Lamentable Relation of the Totall Destruction of Port Royall by an Earthquake but I hope itt is not so bad as itt is Reported."James Kendall was governor of Barbados 1690-1694., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029k
Copy of a Deposition of Mr. Jno. Ridley In the Letter of the Lds. Commrs. of Trade of Febry. 1th 1707/8. In the D. of Newcastle's May 16. os 1728 (docket title)
Notes presence of French settlers on St. Vincent--a French man-of-war going to St. Vincent to capture English sloops cutting timber there., Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m051
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.
Copy of a letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 14 March 1691/2 and 20 April 1692
(1) "Sir This is the third time I have writt to you in Eight dayes, by three Lords..."(2) "Sir Since the writing the above Letter: Wrenn is dead, and Butler as Eldest Captn succeeds to the comand of the Squadron...", Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m029e
Copy of a letters to Blathwayt, Barbados, 7 Feb and 4 March 1691/2
Kendall, James, fl. 1692. Copy begins: "Sir By the Hanniball, and Captn. Wren I receivd yours of the third and twelfth of November, to which I will give you a full Answeur by the First Fleet that sayls with convoy..."ALS begins: "Sr. I write to you again sooner then I thought the inclos'd Letter to the Lords all give you the Reasons of itt. I have order'd Mr. Thornbrough to wayt on you..." "The same Vessell that brought me Last Week a Letter from my Lord Inchequeen wherein he gave me an account of his Sicknesse, Inform'd me also of his Death...", Original digital object name: bei-m029c
Custom House, March 14th 1796. Mr. T. Irving Transmitting Various Accounts. (docket title)
Signed, "Sir The Paper which I have the Honor of herewith inclosing exhibits a General View of the Value of the Imports into and Exports from Great Britain to and from the British West India Islands..." signed "Thomas Irving"Discusses, with figures, trade between Great Britain and the West Indies and other trade out of the West Indies., Original digital object name: bei-m376, 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.

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