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Relative to my not being Subject to pay Taxes as Governor of the...
Signed, "Relative to my not being Subject to pay Taxes as Governor of the Island.""Sir By an Act of this Island passed in the Year 1678... 'Whereas the Council and Representation of the Island aforesaid, have considered the great Charge and trouble that daily attend the Governor[...] do desire that the Governor[...] be free from all taxes and impositions, either in their personal or Real Estates[...]'... I therefore acquaint you that the Government of these Islands having devolved on me, on the absence of Sir Thos: Shirley -- my Real and personal Estates... are for the time being exempted... John Nugent", Original digital object name: bei-m330, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Reunion des pouvoirs du gouverneur general des Isles du Vent et...
Signed, Reunion des pouvoirs du gouverneur general des Isles du Vent et de l'Intendant de la Martinique entre les mains d'un Gouverneur et administrateur pour le Roi, nomination d'un commandant militaire, l'emploi de commandant en second de la Martinique est supprime...Signed "Gouvion-Saint-Cyr."Amplification of the Ordinances of 13 and 20 August 1817.From the papers of Comte Donzelot, named Governor General of Martinique on 13 August 1817., Original digital object name: bei-m493a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Rough Sketch of Agreement to Capt Burell (docket title).
First line: This Indenture made of _ day of _ In ye yeare of o'r Lord God one thousand six hundred ninty and..., Probably written from Dullingham, Original digital object name: bei-m003o
Schedule and award made the 27 of August 1685 between Captain Christopher Jeaffreson and Ensign Edward Thorne
First line: 1685. Received of Capt. Athy this book on ye 12th of November 1685 by me Christopher Jeaffreson, This item was inserted into a ledger book for the Wingfield Estate owned by the Jeaffreson family, Original digital object name: bei-m003h-07
Several preliminary sketches for plans, possibly for buildings on the Dullingham, England or Wingfield, St. Kitts estates. Undated
Probably written in Dullingham, England, This item was inserted into a ledger book for the Wingfield Estate owned by the Jeaffreson family, Original digital object name: bei-m003h-19
Sr Wm Stapletons Grant of Wingfield Manor Plantation -- with the Original Grant of the use of the Water in the Old Road River for the benefit of the Wingfield Manor Estate to build Mills and Indego Works and ...(docket title).
First line: S'r William Stapleton Baronette Cap'tt Gen'er and Cheiffe sovern'e[?] in and over his Maj'ties Carribe Leeward Islands in America. To all Xtian People to whom these Pressents..., Original digital object name: bei-m003e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States., Signed "Wm: Stapleton"
St. Pierre, Martinique, 21 Oct. 1765. Ms. and autographer letter, signed...
Signed, "J'ai l'honneur, Monsieur, de vous donner avis que je compte ître Mercredy au Soir, 28 de ce mois au Lamentin... je donne des ordres pour que toutes... S'y assemblent avec les negres armés et les negres Pionniers..." signed "Le Vassor de La touche.", Original digital object name: bei-m172, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Stokell, Robert, fl. 1759. Antigua, 26 Feb...
Stokell, Robert, fl. 1759."Gentlemen I... find markets Low and Crops very Bad... from Barbados to all our Leeward Islands... for want of Rain the Planters which used to Make a hundred hogshead Sugar cant make above twenty... our forces has Taken Grandtear But his not got Profusion of Gordeloup..." signed "Robt Stokell"Brought a cargo of "Boards Planks Jayst and Staves", sugar and rum extremely expensive., Original digital object name: bei-m136c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
The Lord Carleils graunt to Coll John Jeaffreson (docket title).
First line: This Indenture made the Third day of Aprill in the fourth year of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England…, Date on manuscript is 1628 - not 1658, Original digital object name: bei-m003b, Hough and Hough notes: "Inrolled in the close Rolles in Chancery the fifteenth day of July in the yeare of our Lord 1658 [sic] By Humfrey Haggard... Earle of Carlile & Jefferson & Johnson."Carlisle had been granted a royal patent on 2 July 1627, appointing him Lord Proprietor of the English Caribbee Islands. This grant for 1,000 acres in St. Kitts "now in the actual possession and occupation of the said John Jeaffreson, but late being parcel of certain gardens late belonging to the Indian Savages of the Island" was to Jeaffreson and Johnson, in reward for help in "keeping the Island against the Savages and others" and for "defeating, suppressing and conquering of the Natives and other Savage inhabitants of the Island... indeavouringe to have slayne and extirpated the said John and other his majesties subjects there then planted, dwelling and inhabiting."
The counterpte of the Assignemt. to Mr. Willm: Freeman. 1652 (docket title).
First line: The counterpte of the Assignemt. To Mr. Willm:..., The counterpte of the Assignemt. To Mr. Willm:..., Signed "William Freeman", Original digital object name: bei-m003a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States., Hough and Hough notes: "St Christophers Manor of Godwin" Signed "William Freeman"
Undated invoice of Mr. Francis Lodwick
Probaly written in London, England, This item was inserted into a ledger book for the Wingfield Estate owned by the Jeaffreson family, Original digital object name: bei-m003h-17
Undated poem composed by the writer's cousin, Christopher
First line: On the life of Man. by my cosin Christoper, Probably written in Dullingham, England., This item was inserted into a ledger book for the Wingfield Estate owned by the Jeaffreson family., Original digital object name: bei-m003h-16
Wavel Smith Petition agt. Report. (docket title)
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council -- The Humble Petition of Wavell Smith and Savile Cust Esqrs. Secretary & Clerk of the Crown... Sheweth... That by the first of the Said two Acts your Petrs. are Deprived of all their usual and accustomary fees for Publick business and in Lieu thereof a Salary is Settled but in no sort equal... 4th of March 1733/4...", Original digital object name: bei-m057, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Whitehall, 15 Aug. 1716. ALS to James Douglass
"...I was favoured with your Letter... immediately laid before the King... I send you... a Letter to the Governor of Barbados, and... to the Governor of the Leeward Islands..." signed "W: Pitt."The governor of Barbados (1756-66) was Sir Charles Pinfold, George Thomas governed the Leeward Islands (1753-66)., Original digital object name: bei-m149a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[1716] A Lease from Christopher Jeffreson Esqr. to Major General Lambeth of the plantation or Mannor of Wingfield in St Christophers for Twelve Yeares at 200l p [annum] to [expire] at Lady Day 1728. (docket title).
First line: This Indenture made that ffifteenth Day of May in the Seventh Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland..., Written From Dullingham, England, Signed "Christopher Jeaffreson.", Original digital object name: bei-m003ff, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[1727] C Jeaffreson Esqr. to Charles Pym Esqr. A Lease of a Plantation in the Island of Saint Christophers For 30 Years from Lady Day 1728 Yearly Rent 250£ (docket title).
First line: This Indenture made the Thirtyeth day of November in the Second Year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George the…, Signed "Charles Pym.", Original digital object name: bei-m003ii, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[1728] Bond from Charles Pym and Thos Truman to Chrisr Jeaffreson for Performance of Covenants (docket title).
First line: Noverint universi per pr'sentes nos Carolus Pym de Insula S'cts..., Original digital object name: bei-m003jj
[Rough draft of a letter to the new Chef de la Marine with marginal…
Unsigned, [Rough draft of a letter to the new Chef de la Marine with marginal notes] "Monseigneur jay appris avec Bien du plaisir la justisse que le roy Vous a rendu En Vous confiant Le Soin de sa marine... jause Esperer... que Vous tienderes cette Lettre segrete... sans cuy je cours risque... du nouvelle persecutions..." "Autograph Collection of Dr. Max Thorek Chicago" stamped on last page., Original digital object name: bei-m085, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[ms. Order on printed letterhead] Fort Royal, Martinique...
Signed, [ms. order on printed letterhead]"On donnera a chaque Compagnie, deux Barils à l'Eau et quatre Sacs pour mettre les Vivres..." signed "Le Vassor de La touche", Original digital object name: bei-m151a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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