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Port La Liberté, 27 April 1801. ALS to M. Claveau
j'ai reçu hier, Mon cher Claveau, vos Deux lettres Dont une accompagnoit une Clle que le Docteur Courbe M'envoye, C'est une peine que je vois que vous n'avez pas encore reçu le pacquet que j'ai laissé a Mr Cooper lors de mon Départ De St Martin... Soyez perçuadé que je n'oublirai jamais les Services que vous m'avez rendu a St Barthelemy... signed "V Bouvier"The second sheet, of accounts, is headed "1801 Mars... Mr. Claveau Courant avec Bouvier...", Original digital object name: bei-m406n, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Probate of the Will of William Cock Esq. deceased (docket title)
"Before me Georg Ekholtz by Royal Authority exercising the functions of Notary Public for... Saint Bartholomew Personally appeared William Cock Esquire of this Island Burgher and Merchant born in... England and now about Fifty nine years of age and his Spouse Mrs. Ann Mary Cock born Fabio a Native of the Island of Saint Eustatius and now about fifty years of age Who... have both freely and voluntarily dictated... their last Will and Testament..."With smaller (20 cm.) vellum sheet attached at signature fold containing deed of probate dated 22 July 1829, ms. on printed form. "We Thomas Parkinson, Doctor in Divinity, Vicar General, and Official Principal, of... John Bird... Lord Bishop of Chester... Do By These Presents Make Known To All Men..."Beneficiaries include the Roman Catholic and Swedish Lutheran churches of Gustavia; the poor of the island; and their four domestic slaves, who are freed., Original digital object name: bei-m537, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
St. Martin, 13 April 1801. ALS to Mme. Noux
Ma chere Dame Je comptois rependre plustot à la lettre que vous m'aves faite l'amitié de mècrire... signed "Mary Gumby.", Original digital object name: bei-m406f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
This is a group of letters "mainly from French civilians... writing to...
This is a group of letters "mainly from French civilians... writing to members of their families, to friends, or to business partners, in the dependent Swedish colony of St. Bartholomew... At this stage of a mainly naval war the English were gaining the advantage at sea and communication between the French islands was becoming difficult... [the letters] were going, by private arrangements, in American ships bound for New York and Philadelphia with sugar from the French islands. On arrival, letters were being transferred to outward-bound American merchantmen. The longer way round was the shortest way home... It is clear, from the dates on these letters, that nearly all were intercepted on their way to St. Bartholomew, at about the same time..." (Skrine)The letters are discussed, and some quoted in translation, by Walter Skrine in "Guadeloupe Correspondence 1800-1801," Philatelist, Dec. 1966, p. 66-69, 101-105., Original digital object name: bei-m406, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Vaye, 14 Jan. 1800. ALS to Maisoncelle Vertille
Mon cher frere depis deux ans, je nes pas eus de vos nouvelles, et Selon la lettre que vous mavée Écrite vous deviée quiter St Barthellemy, pour aler à la nouvelle angleter... signed "Vertille.", Original digital object name: bei-m406a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
With papa's return envelope, addressed "A MonSieur zaCaro...
With papa's return envelope, addressed "A MonSieur zaCarÿ Gourdent a St Bartellemÿ.", Original digital object name: bei-m406kk, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[Guadeloupe, May 1801]
Ma cher dame Je vous écrit une Trer petis Lettre ces pour vous donner de Mes nouvelle... signed "Anne Harding.", Original digital object name: bei-m406ee, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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