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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.
Survey of Provisions recd. by the Dispatch transport Victualler (docket title)
"By Brigadier General Layard... The Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, having directed that all provisions and Liquors arriving in this Island for the use of His Majesty's troops, should be Surveyed as Soon as Landed..." signed "J: T. Layard Brigr. General Comm.g the Forces"Directed to Major Gordon, Captain Hoy, Lieutenant Cowper, Assistant Surgeon Seamen, and Thomas Mashiter and Robertson, Merchants, with their signatures on the third page following their report of inspection.Some of the flour found damaged., Original digital object name: bei-m461, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
The petition of Rd Bate to the Ld Justices concerning plant La Rouse Augt 99 (docket title)
Bate, Richard, fl. 1699, plaintiff.Bate declares the Delarouse plantation on Barbados, given in the original grant to Lord Carlisle but now taken by the attorney of the island, to be rightfully his., Original digital object name: bei-m033b
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.
To the Honble Captain Boscawen Commander of his Majesty's Ship the Shoreham (first line)
"To the Honble Captain Boscawen Commander of his Majesty's... [first line], "To the Honble Captain Boscawen Commander of his Majesty's Ship the Shoreham.""By Edward Vernon Esqr. Vice Admiral of the Blue, and Commander in Cheif of his Majesty's Ships and Vessels in the West Indies. You are hereby required and directed to use all possible Diligence in getting your Ship ready for the Sea..."Orders Boscawen to cruise off Havana and take Spanish ships. Signed "E: Vernon" and "Wm: Pearse."Boscawen won distinction in this year at the taking of Porto Bello.Accompanied by an engraved portrait of Admiral Vernon dated 1879 and an engraving showing "Monument of the late Admiral Vernon.", Original digital object name: bei-m072, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Warrant from Iustices of Peace of denbigh March 11th. (docket title)
"Borough of Denbigh &lt, to witt&gt, -- - To John Roberts, William Foulke, Benjamin Parry and Foulke Myddelton Whereas we William Myddelton and Thomas Williams... have caused George Williams, William Johnson and Thomas Evans otherwise Edwards to be Apprehended... it appearing to us that they are Stragling Seamen... fitt to Serve... we... charge... Immediately to conduct them to... Chester... And... require the... Commander... to Certify the receipt... in order that they... may be paid..." signed "William Myddelton" "Thos: Williams."Phillipps ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m121, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Weekes family accounts, 1825-Dec. 1841
Photo, map of Foul Bay, SE coast of Barbados; includes Mangrove plantation., Original digital object name: bei-m535b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Weekes genealogical chart. 2 or 3 p. in fragments, in plasticine.
"Memo re Weekes Family" 2 p. ms., Original digital object name: bei-m535e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Weekes, genealogy
John Penrose Cumming to Thomas Hollist. ALS, 1 p., Original digital object name: bei-m535f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, 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.
William Young Esqr. and Oths. to Mr. David Young } Release. (docket title)
Indenture between William Young "of Cariouacou Esquire," Robert Young of Grenada, and Archibald Scot late of Grenada, of the one part, and David Young of Grenada, Gentleman. H.M. Commissioners for the Selling and Disposing of the Lands in the Ceded and Neutral Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines, St. Vincent Dominica and Tobago had put up for sale Lot Number One in Rockly Bay Division of Tobago. Signed "William Young by his attorney Robert Young" "Robt Young" "Archibald Scott by his attorney David Mill" and "David Young"Price £2 per acre., Original digital object name: bei-m194, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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