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Martinique, 1 June 1745
"Monseigneur Recevez sil vous plait mes remerciemens pour la place que j'occupe et que je desire bien vraiment de remplir a votre Grè. ..."; asks for the king's "portrait en grand, avec un dais et un tapis" to place in his audience chamber to increase people's respect for his decisions; has forgotten to mention that he sent two small barrels of red wine from the Canaries, one each for the king and Maurepas; signed "Le M. de Caylus." Parke-Bernet Galleries, Historical French Documents of the Eighteenth Century... From the archives of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux Comte de Maurepas, N. Y. 1962 (sale 2092, lot 7)., Original digital object name: bei-m093, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 1 March 1741 Covering letter for the order to De La Neuville.Parke-Bernet Galleries, Historical French Documents of the Eighteenth Century …
Covering letter for the order to De La Neuville. Parke-Bernet Galleries, Historical French Documents of the Eighteenth Century... From the archives of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux Comte de Maurepas, N. Y. 1962 (sale 2092, lot 7)., Original digital object name: bei-m076b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 13 July 1797
"Mlle. pocquet de puilery", signed "Vernoy de St. Georges.", Original digital object name: bei-m377c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 14 Oct. 1740
"...Monseigneur J'ai Reçeû la Lettre... elle me renvoye a légard des plaintes portées contre la Permission du S. Pichaud a Votre depeche Commune...""Extrèmement vexé" over Maurepas' reproaches about his having condoned illegal commerce, la Croix explains that Pichaud received permission from others and had the King's consent to trade in Canada and the Isle Royale., Original digital object name: bei-m074c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 15 Nov. 1747. Ms. orders to Delignery
"Le Marquis de Caylus... Il est ordonné au Sieur Delignery... de prendre le commandement du bateau du Roy dans lequel est embarqué Le Sr Poüet[?]... pour Se rendre en La dte isle de Ste Lucie et y continuer les services..." signed "Le Marquis de Caylus", Original digital object name: bei-m097c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 16 June, 1776. AL to de la Touche
Unsigned, "monsieur monsieur votre fils m'ayant temoigné que vous et madame de la touche [?] que je prise connoissance de vos affaires de potiche m'a remis votre procuration en blanc... je suis inquiet de l'estat du Sr. goursac."Concerns de la Touche's request that Pocquet represent them in the sale of their sugar plantation at Potiche to M. Goursac., Original digital object name: bei-m248, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 17 May 1814. ALS to Henry Besson
Original digital object name: bei-m476e, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 18 March. 1762. Ms. On printed letterhead...
"M. Papin L'Épine, Capitaine d'Jnfanterie Milices, habitant de cette Jsle, ayant donné avant et pendant le Siege, des preuves du plus grand Zele pour Le Service du Roy..." signed "Le Vassor de La touche", Original digital object name: bei-m155d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 20 Dec. 1737. ALS to "Monseigneur"
"...il ya environ dix huit mois que jay porté la somme de quatre Mil quatre cent livres a un Gentilhomme de ce pais qui se nomme Monsieur de Longpré..." signed "Louvel De Menille"; wants his money back; asks Monseigneur to pressure de Longpré., Original digital object name: bei-m067, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 22 Sept. 1748. ALS to Maurepas
"Monseigneur Ma vüe c'est extremement affaiblie depuis que j'habite le tres vilain païs de la martinique, et je ne puis, qu'avec beaucoup de peine Lire, et encore moins ecrire, sans le secour des lunettes que jay prié Mr. des rivieres de maporter. ... Je vous avoüe dabord Monseigneur que je suis au desespoir d'avoir mérité de votre part des reproches, au Sujet de l'avanturier, qui a pris icy le nom du prince hereditaire de Modene... O Monseigneur Quel soleil que le soleil de la martinique..." signed "Le M. de Caylus. "Rauché had insisted that the "hereditary Prince of Modena" was not an impostor and Caylus had allowed him passage to France; Maurepas is displeased. Caylus says the island is divided as to the man's true identity; complains about Rauché, listing incidents in which the man has caused difficulty; for the sake of Pellerin, Maurepas' assistant as First Clerk of the Navy and Rauché's father-in-law, Caylus would like not to have to change affairs, but things are so bad that he asks for Rauché's recall, suggesting Lalane or Charron as replacement. Parke-Bernet Galleries, Historical French Documents of the Eighteenth Century... From the archives of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux Comte de Maurepas, N. Y. 1962 (sale 2092, lot 7)., Original digital object name: bei-m100, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 23 April 1762. Ms. Customs certificate
"Martinico... John White Junr. Master... Schooner Sally Arrived... from Salem..." landed pork, rice, pitch, and tar, signed "Lau MacLeane Collr.", calculations on verso., Original digital object name: bei-m156, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 23 Sept. 1812
"M. Poquet héritiers", signed "M. Pesneau.", Original digital object name: bei-m377k, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 24 Sept. 1800
"dlle. Poquet de Phuillery", signed "Lacoste."With the additions as above., Original digital object name: bei-m377f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 24 Sept. 1815
"des héritiers Poquet", "Quittance du Domaine 1814" on verso, signed "M. Pesneau.", Original digital object name: bei-m377l, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 25 Jan. 1810
"Dlle. Pocquet Puilhery", signed "A. Eysseris.", Original digital object name: bei-m377j, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 25 Jan. 1810
"Mlle. Pocquet de Puilhery", signed "A. Eysseris.", Original digital object name: bei-m377i, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 26 Jan. [1761] ALS to Pocquet de Puilhery...
"on me rend compte, monsieur, que le pillage... dans la ville est une [s]uite du desordre... il est important de l'arreter..." signed "Le Vassor de Latouche.", Original digital object name: bei-m148a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 27 April 1810. ALS to Henry Besson...
Original digital object name: bei-m462b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 27 April 1814. ALS to Henry Besson
Original digital object name: bei-m476c, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Martinique, 27 May 1814. ALS to Henry Besson
Original digital object name: bei-m476f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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