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On board HMS Gloucester, Jamaica, 13 July 1823
"My Lord Captain Herberts report upon the present state of Mexico is interesting..."", Original digital object name: bei-m521o, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Port Royal, Jamaica, 1 May 1823
"My Lord My Public Letter of this date will explain to Your Lordship that I anticipate Sir Charles Rowley's order... I have no doubt that he will leave Havanna either this day or tomorrow..." Lists and explains promotions., Original digital object name: bei-m521j, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Port Royal, Jamaica, 10 June 1823
"My Lord The return of Sir Charles Rowley will put your Lordship in possession of the several details from this station... there is one point on which I am very desirous to receive the Instructions... that of the Carnation being fired into at Carthagena, by which a Boy was Killed, and a Marine with two passengers badly wounded...", Original digital object name: bei-m521m, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Port Royal, Jamaica, 11 May 1823...
"My Lord Your Lordship will be pleased to find that Sir Charle's Rowley's measures to suppress the Piracy from Cuba have been attended with considerable success...", Original digital object name: bei-m521k, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
On board HMS Gloucester, Port Royal, Jamaica, 13 April 1823
"My Lord You will learn by Sir Chas. Rowley's correspondence that I arrived at this place on Wednesday last, I have been employed in reading over such parts of the Admirals Correspondence as he thinks necessary...", Original digital object name: bei-m521i, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Ordinance and Ordinance Stores proposed for the Island of St. Christophers pursuant to an Order of Council dated the 23rd. December 1731
A Proportion of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores proposed for the Island of St Christophers pusuant to an Order of Council dated the 23d. December 1731. -- ...Signed "Th. Roebuck."See PRO. CSP. Colonial, 1731, 554: (Dec. 16) Petition of Thomas Beake, Agent of St. Christophers, to the Council of Trade and Plantations. The said island hath for some time past been in a very weak and impaired condition in regard to its forts, fortifications and all manner of stores, and tho' its Condition was so bad is now rendered much worse by an accident of having the principal magazine in the island lately blown up by lightning in which was contained the greatest part of the arms and ammnubition belonging to the said island whereby they were all destroyed. ...", Original digital object name: bei-m053
Pepperellboro', 1 Dec. 1790. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
"Sir I Recd yours pr Post, and am very sorry to find my Schooner is a Shore at Barnstable Bay... my Ship has arrived... her Cargo is in English Goods that will not Turn quick..." signed "Thos. Cutts", Original digital object name: bei-m341, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Petition for Thomas Ker of Mersingtowne (docket title)
First line: To ye Lords of Maties most hon privie Counsell..., "To ye Lords of Maties most honll privie Counsell The humble petitioune of Thomas Ker of Mersingtowne Sheweth That gr[?] your petr haveing taillzied[?] his haill estate To Mr Alexr Swintoune advocatt in mariage with his Niece Upon conditioune of the name and armes of Ker to be assumed by the aires of the mariage The payt of the petrs debt And retaining the Lyferent use of the haill estate L-- -- e payeing to the said Mr Alexr the rents of the Just debts to be payed by him Conforme to the expresse conditioune of the taillzie[?] and backband[?] relative therto herewith produced Secondit with many oathes and asseveratiounes by word and Letter Notwithstanding gr[?] of the said Mr Alexr hath not onlie broken the taillzie and suspended the backband But also accompanied with a number of rude persons tooke your petr... [beat him up and--threw him in debtors' prison, from whence issueth this paper]..."Possibly the estate referred to in the agreement is in the West Indies., Original digital object name: bei-m012
Photo, map of Foul Bay, SE coast of Barbados; includes Mangrove...
Weekes genealogical chart. 2 or 3 p. in fragments, in plasticine., Original digital object name: bei-m535c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Plan of Landing Original-- 27th: Jany: 1809 -- P: B. --papers relative to the taking of Martinique... (docket title)
"The author of these plans was Captain Philip Beaver, R.N., commander of the Acasta, a 40-gun frigate, at the taking of Martinique. His diagrams of the first and second landings look like complicated football lineups, with positions of the various boats from the ships of the fleet, and listing "Captain S. T. Pechell R.N." "Captain Thos Cochrane R.N." "Captain John Dick R.N. to superintend the whole. P: Beaver." Below Beaver's own endorsement on the docket title is that of a famous naval scholar and artist, also present at the taking of Martinique.""Presented to the Hartwell M. S. Library 31 July 1830 by Capt W H Smyth R.N. 1st. Division of Capt. Beavers Papers.", Original digital object name: bei-m455, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Port Louis, 16 April 1745. To The Honble Coll: Jno. Cottrell… (first line)
John Cope, Lieutenant of Marines in Col. Cotterell's Company aboard HMS Anglesea, Capt. Jacob Elton, describes an engagement with the French man-of-war Apollon, Captain Belle Isle."Sir, I am sorry to give no better Account of the Detachment I had the Honour to Comãnd, than that they are Prisoners in France. ... On the 29th: of last Month, we gave Chace to a large Ship, which we took for a Martinico Man... She unhappily proved to be the Apollo of Rochefort... We engaged them... A third Broadside now tore us to Pieces... I believe it might be half an hour after the Death of Captain Elton when all finished with striking the Colours..." Upon the death of Captain Elton and his first lieutenant, command fell to the second lieutenant, Mr. Baker Phillips, who surrendered after a half hour fight. He was later court-martialled and shot. See Schomberg, Naval Chronology 1:212-213, who dates the action 22 April.Phillipps Ms. 28170., Original digital object name: bei-m091, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Portsmouth, 2 Aug. 1770. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
"Dear Josha. Furwald, Arrived Last Evening by whom I Rec'd your Letter, and also heard of your Arrival in the Deserts of Arabia... I Dont know off Any thing more to acquaint you... only the Sons of Liberty at Boston, Continues the[ir] Exploits, Last Saturday they drove the Jacksons, out of town..." signed "Geo. Wentworth."See "William Jackson, an importer, at the Brazen Head,... It is desired that the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, would not buy any one thing of him...", broadside [Boston, 1770?], see Evans 11120, Sabin 86986. On the vote to drive Jackson out see Evans 11576., Original digital object name: bei-m202, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Rear Adml. Harvey's Order for constructing 4 Carronade Carriages 24th Septr. 1796 (docket title)
Signed, "By Henry Harvey Esqr. Rear Admiral of the Red, Commander in Chief &amp, -&amp, -&amp, -" "To Isaac Richard Robert Esqr: Ordnance Storekeeper Antigua," an order for carronade carriages for HMS Pudrix, signed "Hen: Harvey" and "J G Briggs."Sir Henry Harvey became Rear Admiral of the Red July 1794, in April 1796 was appointed commander-in-chief in the Leeward Islands. In the following February, together with Sir Ralph Abercrombie, he took possession of Trinidad and later made an unsuccessful attempt to seize Puerto Rico (DNB)., Original digital object name: bei-m386, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Received from Stewart Abernethy Esqr. Assistant Commissary...
Received from Stewart Abernethy Esqr. Assistant Commissary, the Sum of One hundred and twenty four pieces of eight and four bits...Signed "Jas. Cockburn Govr. and Comdr. in Chief"On verso, one half ledger page of ostler's accounts, also signed by Cockburn., Original digital object name: bei-m454b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Return of Beach Supplied by Messrs Chatterton and Walker, on the New Military Road, between Rye and Winchelsea. 25th Feby to 24th March 1806. 722 Tons Beach. (docket title)
Original digital object name: bei-m431j, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Return of a Party of Navigators Employed under the direction of Walter Fuller, upon the Line of Water Defence in Pett Level from 17th to 22nd Feb. 1806. (docket title)
Nicolay, at this time Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Staff Corps, was later Governor of Dominica (1824-1831), of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla (1832-1833), and of Mauritius (1833-1840). Although these letters, written while he was attached to field works between Hastings and Rye, have no West Indian content, they show his character., Original digital object name: bei-m431l, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Schr. Fly, Wallace Copy of the King's Advocate's Opinion (docket title)
"There being several Cases before me which depend upon the Blockade of Curacoa, it may be convenient here to state a general View of them, referring in the other Cases to this Opinion... In respect to this particular Case, it is rather a strong one in favor of the Captors-- for, the invoked Letters tend to shew that the Place was considered as Blockaded by the Persons at Curacoa, and the Vessel being in the Port, the Master could hardly have been ignorant of its Existence - and violated it by lading and bringing away a Cargo..." signed "J. Nicholl."With the papers on Bligh's blockade of Curaçao, M425 in this catalogue., Original digital object name: bei-m440, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Sir G: Br Rodneys orders from Admiralty and his orders to Mr Digby at Gibraltar 1780 -- (docket title)
"Extracts of secret Instructions to Sir George Brydges Rodney... dated the 9th Decr 1779... it is of great importance that you... arrive early in the West Indies... so soon as you shall have cleared the [Gibraltar] Straights... you are to proceed... without a moments loss of time, to the Leeward Islands... [other than sending damaged ships to England] you are not... to make any alteration in the destination... By Comãnd of their Ldships Php. Stephens Extract from the Original Instructions P. Stephens &lt, Copy&gt, Original digital object name: bei-m270, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Skeffington Robinson Alexander Robinson and Thomas Robinson Esqres to His Majesty } Mortgage of 12/15th parts of the Rosalie Estate in the Island of Dominica for securing £1500 and interest at £4 p Ct.-- (docket title)
Skeffington Robinson, Alexander Robinson, and Thomas Robinson mortgage 12/15ths of the Rosalie Estate in Dominica to King William IV."List of Persons formerly Slaves attached to Rosalie Estate," 181 people, not named; deed poll on verso of 4th and 5th sheets dated 10 June 1856., Original digital object name: bei-m554b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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