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Saintes, Guadeloupe, 15 May 1808. Printed form, blanks filled in ms...
"Mon General la Pirogue de Marie Galante est venue cette nuit comme je vous l'avois annoncé. ils ont amené deux Deserteurs anglais du vaisseau Lintrepide..." signed "Madier.", Original digital object name: bei-m453, 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.
bei-m445a
"Je vous annonce avec plaisir, Messieurs, que Sa Majesté, voulant venir Extraordinairement au Secours de la Guadeloupe, vient d'ordonner qu'il sera mis à ma disposition une Somme..." signed "Denis", Original digital object name: bei-m445a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
bei-m447
Signed, Le Commissaire du Gouvernement a Monsieur Le Général Ernouf. Grand officier de La Légion d'honneur."Monsieur Le Général J'ai L'honneur de vous rendre Compte que le 10 de ce mois, il a été Pris sur L'habitation de Mr Nau. une Négrisse nommée Aimée..." signed "P Bouscaron."Execution by burning with implications of witchcraft., Original digital object name: bei-m447, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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