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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.
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.
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.
Duplicate...Bathurst to Lt. Gen. Sir George Beckwith. Downing...
Signed, Duplicate... Bathurst to Lt. Gen. Sir George Beckwith.Bathurst was at this time Secretary for War and Colonies (1812-1827), Beckwith, governor of Barbados (1812-1814)., Original digital object name: bei-m477, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
E[lizabeth?] Temple to R. G. Temple Esq., 1831?
George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson. ALS, 3p., Original digital object name: bei-m535m, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Ensign G. Sarda, 3d. Batt. 60 Regt. (docket title)
"His Excellency Thomas Trigge, Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in the Windward and Leeward Charribee Islands, &amp, c. &amp, c. &amp, c. To [Godrick Sarda, -- - ] Gent By Virtue of the Power and authority in me vested, I do by these Presents constitute and appoint you to be [Ensign -- - ] to that Company, whereof [blank] Esq. is Captain, in the [Sixtieth, &lt, or Royal American&gt, ] Regiment of [Foot,] commanded by [His Royal Highness, The Duke of York]..." signed "Thos. Trigge Lieut. General" and countersigned "R A.: Darling Ms.", Original digital object name: bei-m415, 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.
Fleming, Gilbert, d. 1762. St Christopher, 14 April 17[42]
Fleming, Gilbert, d. 1762."Sir Mr Henry Fane writes me you are so kind to sollicite my Complaint agt Genll. Mathew... His Excelly, I think, will not... controvert the Facts, but will excuse ym by suggesting that De Lavaux was suspected to be a Spy... Poor Mans Unhappy Martyr to St Kitts and his inclination to the British Service. ... was locked up in a Dungeon, is not permitted Converse, Light or Necessarys, and is Dying by Inches..."For background on Lavaux' imprisonment see the Brimstone Hill fortification depositions of 16 July 1741 (M77 above).Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m079b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, 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

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