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Charles Steuart Papers(1762–1789)

  • DMS 1955.4
  • Microfilm: M-1130.1
  • 19 items

Letters, 1762–1763, between Charles Steuart (1725–1797), merchant in Norfolk, VA, and later receiver general of customs for the Eastern-Middle District of North America, and lieutenant governor Francis Fauquier (1703–1768) concerning the conditions of Don Pedro Bermudez and his party, who were attacked by English seamen while in Portsmouth, VA. Because of Don Pedro’s importance as second in command of the Spanish Navy at Havana, and the diplomatic negotiations proceeding between England and Spain, this situation was a sensitive one, and Steuart’s diplomatic handling of it is credited with gaining him the position of receiver general of the customs. There is also a letter, February 21, 1763, from Don Pedro’s son to Steuart, and a narrative of the so-called “Spanish Affair,” signed by Steuart and dated August 16, 1789.


Inventory

Date Description
Folder 1
1762 November 9 Coversheet, “Papers…Virginia in 1762.” Letter. Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier. Copy.

1762 November 12 Letter. W[illia]msburgh, Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart.
1762 November 23 Letter. Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier, Portsmouth. Copy.
1762 November 23 Letter. W[illia]msburgh. Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart.
1762 November 25 Letter. Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier. Copy.
1762 November 26 Letter. W[illia]msburgh, Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart, Portsmouth. Copy.
1762 December 2 Letter. Portsmouth, Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier. Copy.
1762 December 9 Letter. Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart, W[illia]msburgh.
1762 December 9 Letter. Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier. Copy.
1762 December 12 Letter. Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier. Copy.
1762 December 25 Letter. Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart, W[illia]msburgh.
Folder 2
1763 January 5 Copy. Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier. Letter.

1763 January 7 Letter. W[illia]msburgh, Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart, Portsmouth. Copy.
1763 January 8/10 Letter. Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier. Copy.
1763 February 9 Letter. W[illia]msburgh, Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart, Portsmouth.
1763 February 12 Letter. Don Francisco Bermudez to Charles Steuart, Portsmouth [in Latin].
1763 February 15 Letter. Charles Steuart to Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier. Copy.
1763 June 17 Letter. Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier to Charles Steuart, W[illia]msburgh.
1789 August 26 Narrative of the “Spanish affair” signed by Charles Steuart, London.

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