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Petition Sr. Henry Puckering Knt. and others Creditors. of the late Earle of Carlisle (docket title)
First line: That ye Pet'ers having wholly submitted to y'r Ma'sty all theyr interests and pretensions..., Probably written in St, Kitts and Nevis, Puckering, Sir Henry, fl. 1663?"To the Kings most Excellent Maty. And the Lords of his most Honble Privy Counsill. This humble Petition of Sr. Henry Puckering Knt., Thomas Henshaw and--George Goodman Esqrs... on ye Island of Barbados and other ye Chariby Islands, yr Maty was graciously pleased... to order and direct Francis Ld Willoughby of Parham... to pay... out of one moyty of ye revenue of the sd Islands... before any parts therof should bee payable to the Crowne...", Original digital object name: bei-m007b
Petition Sr. Henry Puckering Knt. and others Creditors. of the late Earle of Carlisle. (docket title)
First line: Petition Sr. Henry Puckering Knt. and others Creditors..., "To the Kings most Excellent Maty. And the Lords of his most Honble. Privy Councill. The humble Petition of Sr. Henry Puckering Knt., Thomas Henshaw & George Goodman Esqrs. in ye behalf of themselves and ye Reste of ye Credrs. of James late Earle of Carlisle deceased..."Attempts to recover monies expended in Barbados and St. Lucia; cf. PRO. Calendar of State Papers. Colonial. 1661-1668, 482, 485, 486., Original digital object name: bei-m007c, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Population of the West India Islands 1805 (docket title).
"Population of the Brith W. Indian Isles from Sir WYoung 1787... 1805...", Original digital object name: bei-m430, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Robert Robertson's Bill Sale for half of Sloop Elizabeth...
Robert Robertson's Bill Sale for half of Sloop Elizabeth, Original digital object name: bei-m185a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Salem, 7 March, 1758. ALS to Davenport and Co.,...
"Gentm: Yours favours p post I Recd.... the underwriters... decline writing to Antigua on any terms and the premium to Nevis, St Kitts, 'Statia or any of the Virgin Island directly from Portsmouth is 20 p Ct: but then you must give the Master possitive Orders to fall to Leeward of the Port he designs for... by running down the Latitude of Antigua they go right in the way of the French Privateers..." signed "Will: Vans", Original digital object name: bei-m128, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Scavoir sil reste encore quelque chose a fair sur la vente del Isle…
No dealer's note was found with this manuscript, and was not scanned. De la Croix is not mentioned in the manuscript., Scavoir sil reste encore quelque chose a faire sur la vente del Isle Ste Croix faite aux Danois en Juin 1733. es si le commerce avec cette Isle est assy interdie que celui avec les Isles Angloises et hollandoises. ...Terms of the French sale of St. Croix to Denmark include details on receiving the sacrament at Easter; trade between Louisiana and Martinique; whether or not the Negroes belonging to a vessel's crew are part of the ship's fittings; disposition of Negro and mulatto children; and establishment of a hospital at Grenada. From the records of M. [César-Marie] de la Croix, Intendant des Isles du Vent under Louis XV, according to the dealer's note. On the acquisition of St. Croix see Westergaard, The Danish West Indies, N. Y. 1917, chapter X (pp. 199-212)., Original digital object name: bei-m055, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Scraps etc. In the Tropics from 1824 to 1831... 14 Nov. 1824-1831...
Scraps &c. In the Tropics from 1824 to 1831...Begins "At Sea Nov.r 14th 1824..." Enumerates various estates, estate owners, flora and fauna, hurricane losses in 1831.Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Jan. 1983., Original digital object name: bei-m534, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Solly, Samuel, fl. 1753. Boston, 17 Sept. 1753. ALS to Hugh…
Solly, Samuel, fl. 1753."Dear Hukee, I am very glad to hear Every thing goes on Smooth and Easy... you may give my Compliments to your Father, Capn. Iohn, and other Freinds... Pray tell Hannah, that I have advice of a Negro Boy, bought for me at Rhoad Island... I have done all in my power to hasten the Stills..." signed "Saml Solly", Original digital object name: bei-m115b, 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 Proprietors of Estates in British Guiana and Trinidad and Others and Alexander Macgregor Esqre. } Agreement as to Chinese Immigrants. (docket title)
Importation of Chinese as indentured servants was allowed under the Chinese Passenger Act of 1855. Twenty-seven proprietors put up £2 per head plus £20 upon importation. Thomas Gerard went to collect laborers in China. The largest hopeful importer was Coven Bros. and Co., merchants, asking for 400 Chinese of the total of 2,690., Original digital object name: bei-m589, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Theseus.-- List of Killed and Wounded at the attack of Curacoa 31 Jany to 26th. Feby 1804. (docket title)
[26 Feb. 1804] Ms., 4 p. Tied. 33.4 cm."A List of Seamen and Marines Killed and Wounded at the attack upon Curacoa, belonging to His Majesty's Ship Theseus, John Bligh Esqr. Captain, between the 31st. Jany. and 26th. of Feb. 1804... Mens Names... Quality... Division or Regiment... Killed or Wounded... Time when... Nature of the Wound... Directions to their Friends...", Original digital object name: bei-m425i, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Thoughts on the importance of our Colonies in the West Indies...
Thoughts on the importance of our Colonies in the West Indies with Hints for their extension and improvement. ..., Original digital object name: bei-m400, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Tobago, 3 March 17773. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
"Dear Sur I have the plasher to inform you of my porsceeding I have Sold and Delivered allmost the hol of my Cargo..." signed "Wm: Woolcutt", Original digital object name: bei-m220a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
U. S. S. Vandalia. Log. 1879-81. Commander Richard Worsam Meade.
U. S. S. Vandalia. Log.Commander Richard Worsam Meade.1: 12 leaves of index, 252 lined pages with smaller notebook leaves and sketches tipped in. 31.5cm.Contains a copy of Meade's explicit instructions on maintaining a log, which he required of all Ensigns and Cadet Midshipmen, and Meade's signature at intervals throughout."Journal Cadet Midshipman H. J. Robinson" in ink on front cover.2: 11 leaves of index, tabulated; 136 pages of ms. log on 214 p. 33cm."H.J. Robinson. Vol. II. Journal" on front cover; "Vandalia" on rear cover."H.J. Robinson U.S.S. Vandalia 2nd Rate," ownership mark on 1st flyleaf., Original digital object name: bei-m602v1, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
United States Consulate Dutch West Indies.
United States Consulate Dutch West Indies. The earliest records preserved in the Archives of this Consulate Commence April 9th 1797 and is the form of a protest made before B. H. Philips Consul of the United States by Richard West master of the Ship "Ann and Susan" of New York... Done before B. H. Philips Consul of the United States April 15th 1797..."This is followed by protest of Mayo Gerrish Master of Brig 'Lady Washington' belonging to Ebenezer Wheelwright of Newburyport Mass. which sailed from Barbados on March 10th 1797 with a cargo of sugar rum and molasses..." (middle of 1st leaf verso).Passionate diatribe (p. 5-6) about the temerity of privateers and the lack of support against them: "How little do those that are interested in maratime affairs... realize the risk and dangers attending navigation in the early days of our national independence... treatys were violated, and a port like Curaca owned and fitted out pirates... the records of this Consul do show as bloody fienish work... with the full Knowledge if not the assistance of the Governments...""Names of American vessels captured by French privateers" (44) with pencil notes in contemporary hand. Last half page written in pencil. A record of shipping between Curaçao and the United States during the undeclared war with France, possibly compiled by someone who suffered losses.Includes a copy of a letter from the American consul to Admiral Truxtun congratulating him on the destruction of a French warship while commanding the Constellation. The records end in 1800.For events of this time see Naval Documents Related To The Quasi-War Between The United States And France. Naval Operations From Feb. 1797... (USGPO 1935) 1:22 ff., Original digital object name: bei-m591, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Voyage dans l'Amerique du Nord, Antilles, Mexique...
Voyage dans l'Amerique du nord, Antilles, Mexique, Etats unis, Canada et Terre Neuve 1859-1860-1861. ...The author, a French naval officer who became Inspector-General of the French Navy, published numerous articles on the natural history of many of the countries he visited (cf. Otto Lorenz, Manuel du libraire). This voyage in the frigate Cleopatre under the command of Vice-Admiral Ed. Penoud emphasizes the Mexican coast and Martinique., Original digital object name: bei-m590v1, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Wentworth, Joshua, 1742-1809. Portsmouth, 14 June 1773…
Wentworth, Joshua, 1742-1809."Capt. Robert Follett, Sir, The Schooner Nonpariel whereof you [torn] Master &lt, &amp, one third Owner of sd. Vessell and Cargo, and myself [Ow]ner of the other two thirds of sd., Interest&gt, -- being compleat [in] every respect for Sea-- You must proceed..." signed "Josh. Wentworth", Original digital object name: bei-m220c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
West Indian Mems [i.e., memoirs]
Original digital object name: bei-m593a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Ydea de lo que parece convendria hacer para mejorar nuestra...
Ydea de lo que parece convendria hacer para mejorar nuestra actual situacion. ..."El aumento que por la detencion del dinero en America vá tomando el perjudicialismo quebrante de los vales, la absoluta necesidad de enviar arogues y papel â Nueva España, el proveer de tropa, armas y municiones la Provincia de Caracas, el conducir à ella el Gobernador, y los muchos provistos para America que hay detenidos en Cadiz, y la reconquista de la Ysla de Trinidad que tanto nos conviene... Todo pues, reunido ha sugerido el pensamiento de proponer una Expedicion que abrace aquellos objetos consiguiendolos facilmente... La mayor dificultad parece consiste en la salida de Cadiz estando la Esquadra de Jervis..."John Jervis (1735-1823), who had won the battle of St. Vincent (Valentine's Day 1797), commanded a fleet which blockaded Cadiz through 1797 and 1798, thwarting the plans elaborated in 10 1/2 pages of this document., Original digital object name: bei-m389, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[two certificates for importation of rum] 23 June 1806. Printed forms...
[two certificates for importation of rum]No. [16914] District of Massachusetts. Port of Boston and Charlestown. I certify, that there was imported into this District on the [blank] 1806, by [blank] in the [blank] an American Vessel, [blank] from [blank] one [blank] of [blank] numbered and marked as per margin, containing [blank] [blank] Collector. Countersigned by [blank] Inspector. ..." "T. Melvill, Boston. [blank] 1806." in left corner. Embossed seal in woodcut border, top left corner.Blanks filled for 122 hogsheads of third proof rum and 109 hhds. second proof rum, both for ship Greyhound, Captain Gilpatrick., Original digital object name: bei-m442, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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