Papers, 1762-1789.


Papers, 1762-1789.

Letters from Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart and copies of Steuart's letters to Fauquier concerning the condition of Don Pedro Bermudez, second in command of the Spanish navy at Havana; describes incident of several officers, a lady and 116 Spanish soldiers and sailors forced by the condition of their ship to put in at Portsmouth, Va. where they were attacked by seamen from H.M.S. Arundel. Also, a letter from Don Francisco Bermudez, Don Pedro's son and a narrative of the "Spanish Affair" signed by Steuart.

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Morales Bermúdez Cerrutti, Francisco (person)

Steuart, Charles, 1725-1797. (person)

Born in Scotland, Steuart was sent to Virginia in 1742 as an apprentice to a Scottish tobacco factor. He was a merchant in Norfolk and Portsmouth [Va.] His diplomatic handling of a Norfolk riot led to his appointment as Receiver-General of Customs for the eastern central district and Receiver and Paymaster General of the American Board of Customs. Steuart retired to Edinburgh in 1788 where he died in 1797. From the description of Papers, 1524-1882 1717-1792 [microform] (Colonial Will...

Bermudez, Pedro W. (person)

Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768 (person)

Francis Fauquier was Lt. Governor of Virginia between 1758-1768. From the description of Correspondence, 1758-1768. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 26924538 Francis Fauquier (1703-3 March 1768) was a Lieutenant Governor of the colony of Virginia and served as acting governor from 1758 until his death in 1768. From the guide to the Commission of Oyer and Terminer, 1761 August 15, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foun...