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Copy of a secretarial manuscript letter by Macartney to Admiral Samuel Barrington about "the defenceless situation of my government." St. George's Grenada. January 30, 1779. 1pp., 32 cm.
Original digital object name: bei-ms273, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Cuba - Diary
Edward Huntington (1817-1881) Manuscript diary of a trip to Cuba to survey for a railroad from Puerto Principe to Nuevitas Nov 1836 to June 1837. It was a rugged job hacking through the jungle, exploring alternate routes, sleeping in insect ridden hammocks. He records his trip in this bound journal (6.5" x 7.5", 200 pp) the small villages, the people who give him hospitality. He describes the opportunities the new rail line would present, all without slave labor- oranges, timber, sugar. He describes in detail the process of sugarcane to sugar loaf; the process of cassava, the growing and curing of coffee. He tells of the criminal system (lashes for theft), the Catholic rituals and processions, the bullfight with the one armed matador and the sea serpent (?). He learns to appreciate Cuban food and describes the numerous unfamiliar fruits of the island. The slave trade flourished openly, the government issued passports for coastal travel to new arrivals from Africa. He comments frequently on the slave trade; incidents such as June, 1837, a ship holding over 400 landed near Nuevitas. The British Men of Wars would dump captured slaves on shore and these individuals were treated worse than slaves, becoming "apprentices" (overseers). "I would rather be a slave than an apprentice in Cuba". Huntington talked to an old slaver who went twice to the Guinea Coast returning with several hundred. "I asked him if some of them died on the voyage. He said muchissimo & many killed themselves...He enjoyed a hearty laugh telling about throwing them overboard". A US vessel took a slaver and sent it to Pensacola – The captain and crew are liable to be hanged as pirates. Huntington returned and took charge of a project for widening the Erie Canal and in 1855 became the President of Rome, NY Savings Bank. A lengthy and well written diary giving insights into life in early 19th century Cuba and the slave trade. Housed in box 21., Original digital object name: bei-ms283, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Danbury, 30 Sept. 1778. ALS to [Joshua Wentworth]
"matelots espagnols... délivrés à Mr Luke Mathewman Cap. du Phenix..." signed "Gerard." "The Above were recev'd from Robert Duval Keeper of the State Prison at Philadelphia" signed "L. M."Conrad Alexandre Gerard de Rayneval was the first French minister to the United States., Original digital object name: bei-m260a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Daniel Byam Mathew Esqr. to Mr. Coulthard } Lease for a Year. (docket title), 6 June 1777 / (tied with) b) Danl. Byam Mathew Esqr to Mr Coulthard } Deed to bar Intails in the Cupids Garden or penitinny plantation. (docket title), 10 June 1777
a) Daniel Byam Mathew sold Cupids Garden and Penitinny plantations to James Coulthard. Signed "D Byam Mathew"tied. b) Daniel Byam Mathew, late of Nancy in Louvain (first son of Daniel Mathew who was second son of William Mathew Captain General of H.M. Leeward Islands who bequeathed his friend Stephen Blizard Cupid's Garden and Penitinny plantations in St. Christopher), sold Cupid's Garden and Penitinny plantations to James Coulthard. Signed "D Byam Mathew", Original digital object name: bei-m253a-b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
De Par Le Roy Il est ordonné au S Beauregard de Telincourt…
"De Par Le Roy Il est ordonné au S. Beauregard de Telincourt Souslieutenant d'artillerie du Departement de Brest de passer en celuy de Rochefort..." signed "Louis" "Boüillé", Original digital object name: bei-m105, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Deed Of Settlement Of The West India Land Investment Company (ms. cover title)
Deed Of Settlement Of The West India Land Investment Company (ms. cover title)"Dated the 6th day of September 1839 Deed of Settlement Of The West India Land Investment Company. Established March 11. 1839." (ms. title-page).Begins: "This Indenture... [of 6 Sept. 1839] Between The several Persons whose names and seals are hereunto... affixed, except Ioseph Sturge... and George William Alexander... of the first part and the said Ioseph Sturge and George William Alexander of the second part Whereas it hath been agreed that a Company should be formed... to purchase... Real Property in the West India Islands and also in any place or places in South America lying to the north of the Equator... to ameliorate the condition of the Black and Coloured Population... by the establishment therein of Villages and by inducing [them]... to purchase or take... small plots... and to cultivate... on their own account and by such other ways and means as to the Company shall seem meet..."Proprietors include William Brodie Gurney and Constantine Richard Moorsom.Directors are George William Alexander, William Brodie Gurney, George Stacey, Thomas Norton the younger, Constantine Richard Moorsom, Joseph Sturge, Thomas Bielby, John Sturge, Isaac Cooke, George Thomas, John Wylde.Solicitors are Daniel Taylor Rowlinson and William Morgan. No auditors."Sold by James Drake. Law Stationer. 52 New Street Birmingham..." engr. into initial on p. [1].45 proprietors' signatures netted a total of 75 shares at £500 each but paying only £2 up front.With, tucked in back: "1839. W. I. Land Investmt. Co. List of Proprietors, with number of shares held, date of signing Deed, and residences &c." (docket title). Ms. (on paper), 2 p. 40.8 cm. "Additions" column gives proprietors' occupations., Original digital object name: bei-m562, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Demerary. By His Excellency... Benjamin D'Urban...Lieutenant-Gov...
"Demerary. By His Excellency... Benjamin D'Urban... Lieutenant-Governor... in and over the United Colony of Demerary and Essequibo, its Dependencies..."Certificate for W. J. Vandewater, with "annexed special Power of Attorney executed by Joseph Alexr. Lievwright of this Colony in favour of Joseph Lowe of St. Helens Place London." Signed "B D'Urban" with large seal of Demerary., Original digital object name: bei-m541, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Depositions in a legal case - Curaçao 1774-1819
Original digital object name: bei-ms286, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Des nombrement general de l'isle de la Martinque de l'anne 1694. July 8, 1694. 1 p. 34.8 x 45.3 cm.
Original digital object name: bei-ms219, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Diary of a voyage from Inverness, via London, to Demerara. October 14-December 15, 1843. 35 pp. 18 cm. Box 21
Original digital object name: bei-ms232, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Doctr J Jeffries Letter directs in Sale of his Land Nov. 28. 1791. (docket title)
Signed, Original digital object name: bei-m344, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Eckley, Joseph, fl. 1792-1797. "Dear Sir, Your last letter with the 466...
Eckley, Joseph, fl. 1792-1797."Dear Sir, Your last letter with the 466 dol 66 Cents &amp, c. came safe to hand... I think that if Peace should take place... the price of real Estate will fall..." signed "Joseph Eckley", Original digital object name: bei-m378b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Engraved portrait, 11.5 X 9.1 cm., glued to larger sheet of frayed paper...
Oil exhibited Royal Academy 1833, cf. #538 of Graves 5:289., Original digital object name: bei-m469g, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Estrait des Registres de La Chambre de Comptes, Paris, 26 May 1721
First line: Louis par la grace de Dieu Roy de..., Extrait des Registres de La Chambre de Comptes. Letters patent for Sieur François Le Vassor de la Touche and his heirs, in recognition of 45 years' service in the French West Indies., Original digital object name: bei-m041
Exeter, 21 Nov. 1788. ALS to Joshua Wentworth, "Sir...
"Sir I have herwith transmitted a Copy of a vote of Court respecting the Honourable Board of War..." signed "Joseph Pearson", Original digital object name: bei-m327, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Extract out the record of the Sentence of the Island of St. Martins...
"Extract out the record of the Sentence of the Island of St. Martins. Simon De Graaff. Cornelius Cuveillé Jno Cadet and Olivier Oyen, Arrestand or Seisure Against the Owners of the English Privateer Called the Prince of Orange from Bermuda. ..."Signed "A:v: Heyningend Sectry:"Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m135, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Extrait des Registres des Greffes de L'amiraute Generalle de france…
Extrait des Registres des Greffes de L'amirauté Generalle de france au Siege de La Cable de l'Harbre du [?] a paris. Due Mecredy vingttrois decembre 1745. ...Signed "Bottee." Stamp for 10 deniers on verso, with ms. note "mon negre ma été prit le 9 octobre 1747 il de ma servis que 21 mois de 36 que lordonnance macorde," referring to La Violette., Original digital object name: bei-m094, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Extrait du Registre des Deliberations du Tribunal des Prises... [Paris]...
Extrait du Registre des Délibérations du Tribunal des Prises...American ship "Diana d'Alexandrie, Capne. henry nicoll pris et introduit au port de paix par le corsaire français le Tripeid, capne. Antoine Pellegrin...", Original digital object name: bei-m387, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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