Accounts of St. Kitts plantation

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(i) 1775. Excellently kept. Note medical treatment of negroes

(ii) 1776

(iii) Letters from John Bryan to the proprietor, attorney etc. Fortunr did not favour Bryan's tenure. There was at the outset some confilct of authority re. attorneys and a reported offer to reinstate Queely at St. Kitts; there was Bryan's requisition for horses, which was turned down in London; the mules that were sent out instead were talen by American privateers; the negroes were in perturbation, which led to some severe measures by Bryan, measures criticised by Nelson the attorney. Bad crops and the outbreak of flux and fever completed the picture. On 15 December 1777, Bryan handed over the keys of management to Robert Thomson. One should note his remarks on the eating habits of the negroes and his discussion on guines-grass