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CALENDAR 



HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS, 



IX THE OFFICE OF TUI 



SECEETAPvY OF STATE, 



ALBANY, N. Y. 



EDITED BY 



E. B. O'CALLAGHAN. 



PART II. 



ALBANY: 

WEED, PARSONS AXD COilPANT, PRINTERS. 
1866. 



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STATE OF NEW YORK. 

IN" SENATE. 

Albai^y, April 2i, 18G3. 
Eesolved, That the Clerk of the Senate cause to be printed 500 copies of 
the Calendar of Land Papers, from 1643 to 1803, and the Calendar of Historical 
Manuscripts, from 1638 to 1801. 

By order of the Senate, 

J AS. TERWILLIGER, Clerk. 



J> ^H T II 



ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS 



1GG4-1776. 



CONTENTS. 



Page. 

Preface, vii 

Papers relating to the administrations of 

Governors Nicolls and Lovelace, 1 

Governor Colve, 8 

Governor Andros, 31, 41, 53, 73, S2 

Commander Beockholls, G3, 95 

Governor Dongan, 102 

Governors Dongan and Andeos, 161 

Lieutenant-Governor Leislee, 173 

Governor Sloughtee, 201 

Commander Ingoldesby, 213 

Governor Fletchee, 227 

Governor Bellomont, 261 

The Council, 280 

Lieutenant-Governor Nanfan, 284 

Governor Coenbcey, 293 

Governor Lovelace, 360 

President Schuylee, 363, 445 

Lieutenant-Governor Ingoldesby, 363 

President Beekman, 369 

Governor Huntee, 370 

Govei-nor Bltinet, 455 

Governor Montgomeeie, 502 

President Van Dam, 514 

Governor Cosby, 517 

President Claeke, 524 

Lieutenant-Governor Claeke, 527 

Governor Clinton, 569 

Governor Osboen, 609 



CONTENTS. 



Lieiitenant-Governor De Lancet, 610, 672 

Governor Haedt, 643 

President Golden, 713 

Lieutenant-Governor Golden, 725, 743, 779, 825 

Governor Monckton, 733 

Governor Mooee, 750 

Governor Dunmore, 788 

Governor Tkton, 795, 833 



PEEFACE. 



lu accordance with the resolution of the honorable the Senate, we 
herewith submit the second, part of the Calendar of the Historical 
Manuscripts in the office of the Secretary of State. 

Part I embraced the titles of Papers in the Dutch Language previous 
to the year 16G4, contained in Volumes I to XXI of the Books indorsed 
"N. Y. Colonial Manuscripts." 

The present Part includes the titles, and furnishes an analysis, of the 
English Manuscripts contained in Volumes XXII to CI of the series, 
extending from 16G4 to the Eevolution. 

The executive government of the Province of Xew York was composed 
of a Governor and Council, whose action on the various matters, civil and 
military, claiming their attention, such as the erection of courts, appoint- 
ments to office, organization of troops, issuing of letters of marque, grant- 
ing of lands, &c., is recorded in volumes, entitled "Council IMinutes." 

These Minutes, however, contain only the decisions of the Council. 
The mass of papers on which the action of that body was based, consist- 
ing of Letters, Petitions, Claims, Accounts, &c., were not entered on the 
Minutes, but filed away for reference. They have since been arranged 
in Chronological order, bound in volumes, indorsed as above mentioned, 
and the Historical portion of these papers is that which this Calendar 
describes ; the part relating to Lands having been already published in 
18G4, under the title of "Calendar of Land Papers." 

It is a subject of great satisfaction to all who are interested in the 
History of our State, that the liberal policy which led the Legislature to 
authorize the publication of several volumes of Colonial Kecords, has 
called into existence, of late years, many Societies, whose labors are 
directed to the investigation and study of our early annals. 

When this policy was inaugurated there was but one Historical 
Society in the State, that of the City of Xew York, which was originally 



PREFACE. 



fouuded iu 1801). Tbe Albany Institute was, it is true, incorporated in 
1829, but it is not exclusively a Historical Society ; for the development of 
Science and tlie Mechanical Arts enters also into the plan of its organi- 
zation. 

We have now to record the establishment of the 

Long Island Historical iSociety, 

Ulster Historical Society, 

Onondaga Historical Society, 

Buffalo Historical Society, and 

Oswego Historical Society. 

To which may also be added the N. Y. Ethnological Society. 

The majority of these Societies hold regular stated meetings, and pub- 
lish their proceedings, which afford encouraging evidence of the beneficial 
influence they exercise in their respective localities. 

We are happy to observe that the State Agricultural Society also has 
directed its attention to the department of Local History, and enriched 
its Transactions with sevei-al papers of a Historical character, of which 
the following is a list: (Those marked thus * have maps.) 

18i8-9. * Survey of "Washington county, by Dr. Asa Fitch. 

1850. * Survey of Seneca county, by John Delafield. 

1851. Survey of Madison county, 'by Gurdon Evans. 

1852. Survey of Essex county, by Winslow C. Watson. 
1859. * Survey of Onondaga county, by George Geddes. 

1861. * Survey of Steuben county, by Goldsmith Denniston. 

1862. * Siu-vey of Orange county, by Goldsmith Denniston, and 

Historical Notes on Queens county, by Henry Onderdonk, Jr. 

The value of these surveys is universally admitted; they are particu- 
larly useful to the Historical student, as, with two exceptions, they treat 
of Counties of which there are as yet no published histories. 

All History, whether general or local, must be based on authentic evi- 
dence. This consists of Avritten and oral testimony. Records of public 
offices, and works compiled from them, constitute the most reliable 
authority for the Historian, whilst oral and traditional narratives require 
critical investigation before they can be depended on, and ought either 
to be based on the record, or receive some color of evidence from it. 

In all civilized communities, property in the soil is the first evidence 
of settlement. In preparing Local History, therefore, great care ought 
to be taken to work it up from this stand point; to show how the title 
passed from the Indians to the Government, and from the State to indi- 
viduals. It will be easy after that to trace the organization of the County, 
its Towns and Villages, the sources from which they first derived their 
population, and the nomenclature of their various localities. 



PREFxVCE. ix 

The published CuUmkIuis of oiu- State Miiiiu.scri[)ts will supply, to a 
certain extent, information on these points, and enable i)ersons at a dis- 
tance to ascertain what papers, if any in those Collections, throw light 
on the subject in which they are engaged. 

There are, however, many additional volumes which may be consulted 
with advantage by those who aim at communicating reliable information 
on the History of the State; its aboriginal inhabitants; the rise and pro- 
gress of its institutions; its laws; general settlement; population and 
the sources of its wealth. To facilitate such examination we liave pre- 
pared the following 

List of Boolcs and Papers in the Office of the Secretary of State. 

[Thus « marked are in the S. E. Room of the third story of the State Uall.] 

No. of Vol3. 

Annalium Thesaurus, 1 

* The Duke's Laws, 1674, 1 

* Dongan's Laws, 16S3, IGS-i, .' 1 

Original Laws (Colonial), 1CS3-1775, 19 

Original Laws (State), 1778-1865, 61 

* Bills which failed to become Laws, 16S5-1732, 2 

[There are several other such Bills bound up with the Original Colonial Laws.] 

* New York Colonial Manuscripts (Dutch and English), 103 

[Calendars of these papers are published.] 

* Holland Documents, 1611-1665, 16 

* London Documents, 1611-1782, 47 

* Paris Documents, 1631-1763, 17 

[The three sets of Documents last enumerated have been published, with a General 
Index, under the title of N. Y. Colonial Documents; 11 vols. 4to.] 

* Translations of Dutch Eeeords (Vanderkemp's), 1638-1674, 24 

* General Entries, 1664, 1665; 1671-1674; 1C7S-17S0 ; 1682, 1683,. . 4 

* Minutes of the Court of Assize, 1665-1672, 1 

* Orders and Warrants, 1674-1679 ; 1680-1682, 2 

* Pass Book, 1680-1691, 1 

* Council Minutes, 1668-1783, 28 

* Indentures of Palatine Children, 1610, 1711, 1 

* Payments from the Public Chest, 1702-1705, 1 

Treasury Warrants, 1702-1776, 6 

* Accounts of the Treasurer of the Province of New York, 1737-1750, 1 

[There are a number of these Treasurers' accounts, from 1720 down, also in the store- 
room belonging to the Comptroller's office, in the 3d story of the State Hall.] 
Treasiu-ers' Accounts, 1793-1850, 6 

* Marriage Bonds, 1752-1783, 40 

[An Index to these Volumes has been published.] 

* Lidian Traders' Bonds, 1765-1771, 2 



PREFACE. 



No. of Vols. 

Dutch Patents, 1630-1661, 2 

Translation of Dutch Patents, 3 

Pteturns of Survey, 1683-1686, 1 

Licenses and Warrants of Survey, 1686-1712, 2 

Indian Deeds; Indian Treaties; Warrants and Eeturns of Survey, 

1691-1852, 3 

Warrants of Survey; Licenses to Purchase Indian Lands; Indian 

Deeds, and Warrants for Patents, &c., 1721-1766, 7 

Original Treaties and other Indian Papers, 1818-1849, 2 

Books of Patents, 1661-1866, 41 

Original Books of Patents, 1664-1771, 13 

Books of Deeds, 1659-1855 43 

[There are papers of a miscellaneous character, such as Commissions, Denizations, Licenses 
of schoolmasters, &c., in the earlier volumes of Patents and Deeds.] 

Military Patents, 176iH797, 8 

Abstracts of Patents, 13 

Abstracts of Military Patents, 2 

Abstracts of Deeds, 5 

State Mortgages and Appendix, 4 

State Releases, 1815-1866, 3 

Originals of State Releases, 4 

Field Books, 53 

Land Papers, 1643-1803, 63 

[A Calendar of these papers has been published.] 

Files of Papers relating to Lands and to AVater lots, from 1801, 
several hundred packages. 

Minutes of the Land Office, 1784-1866, 14 

Rough Minutes of the Land Office, 1822-1838, 4 

Register of Gold and Silver Mines, 1791-1866, 1 

Military Balloting Book, 1790, 1791, 1 

Executive Orders for Commissions, 5 

Commissions, 1680-1866, 48 

Appointments by the Governor and Senate, 1823-1866, 8 

Appointments of Commissioners for other States, 2 

Records of Discharges or ^ujiersedeas, 3 

Memorandum Book of Commissions sent to County Clerks, 1 

Oaths of Office, 6 

Oaths of Members of Assembly, 2 

Official Seals, 1 

Charter of the City of New York, 1730, 1 

■ Minutes of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for settling the 
Boundaries of the Colony of Rhode Island eastwards towards the 

Province of the Massachusetts bay, 1741, 1 



PREFACE. 



Minutes of tlie Conimissionere appointed to re-examine and deter- 
mine the cause or Controversy depending between the Colony of 
Connecticut and the Mohegan Indians, 1743 (marked 13), 1 

Collection of Evidence in Yindication of the Territorial Eights of the 
State of Xew York against the Claims of Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire and the Yermonteers, 1750, 1 

Papers relating to the Yemiont Controversy, 1777-1799, 1 

Minutes of the Comniissionei"s ajipointed to detemiine claims to lands 
in the State of Yermont imder New York grants not intended as 
confirmations of grants from New Hampshire, 1797-1800, 1 

Report of Commissioners under the act respecting a claim for the ex- 
tension of the eastern boundary of the State of New Jei"sey, ISOS, 1 

[Printed in Senate Journal, ISOS, p. 51-92.] 

Miscellaneous Parchments ; Deeds ; Conveyances ; Agreement be- 
tween the State of New York and New Jersey, relative to the 
boundary between these States, 1834, 1 

Proceedings of Commissioners for ceding jurisdiction of certain lands 
in the city of New York, at Wallabout bay, Brooklyn, at New 
Utrecht, Eome, and in Clinton county, to the United States, 1808- 
1818, 1 

Journal of New York Convention and Committee of Safety, 
1776-1778, .'.10 

[Printed in Journal of the K. Y. Convention, Vol. I, lSi2, folio.] 

Revolutionary Papers, 1775-1777, 12 

[Printed in Journal of the N. Y. Convention, Vol. II.] 

Original Drafts and Minutes of the New York Convention, 1775- 

1778, 6 

Credentials of Delegates to New York Provincial Congress, 1775 

(marked 24), T 1 

Minutes of Military Committee, 1775-1778 (marked 25), 1 

Mihtary Returns, 1775-1780 (marked 26, 27, 28, 29), 4 

Associations and Miscellaneous Papers, 1775 (marked 30), 1 

Petitions, 1775-1777 (marked 31, 32, 33), 3 

Miscellaneous Papers, 1775-1778 (marked 34-39), 6 

Register showing the names alphabetically, rank, dates of commissions 
and enlistments, period enlisted for and occurrences of the officers, 
non-commissioned and privates of the New York Line of the late 

army (Revolutionary War), 1 

Constitution of the State of New York, 1777, with letter of John 

McKesson, transmitting the same, dated August 29, 1821, 1 

Constitution of the State of New York, 1821, 1 

Constitution of the State of New York, 1846, 1 

Resolutions of Congress amending the Constitution of the United 
States 1 



Minutes of the Council of Appointment, 1777-1821, 14 

Files of Papers relating to the proceeding of the Council of Appoint- 
ment, such as applications and recommendations for ofliee, &c. 

Abstracts of Civil Appointments, 6 

Minutes of the Council of Revision, 1778-1824, 5 

Assembly Papers, 1777-1831, 43 

Pegister of Civil ofEcere elected by the People, 1828, 1 

Book indoreed '• Frontiers, Miscellaneous," containing papers relative 
to the Frontier ; Petums of County Clerks ; Petitions to the Legis- 
lature; Powers of Attorney; Eeport on Xeversink Navigation 
Company; Eeport and Observations on Onondaga Salt -works, 

179J-182S (marked 35), 1 

Onondaga Claims, ISOl, 2 

Decisions of Commissioners on the Onondaga Salt Springs, 1810- 

1812, r. 3 

Book iadoRcd " Salt Sjirings," 1 

Certificates of election, 1799, 1827, 3 

Papers and Journal of Electoral Colleges, 1792-1864, 2 

Files of Election Returns, showing the names of Candidates, Voters, 
&c., in the several Districts, 1800-1837. 

Record of Election Returns, 1822-1866, 5 

Files of Election Returns, 1.844-1866. 

Miscellaneous Files, Yol. 2 ; containing Papers relating to heights 
and Measures; Executive Proclamations against Canadian Sym- 
pathizers ; Anti-Rent Papers ; Medical Certificates filed by grad- 
uates ; Resignations of Ofliee ; "WTialing Companies on the Hudson 

river, and various private papers, 1814r-lS51, 1 

Miscellaneotis Files, Tol. 3 ; containing Abstracts of Douw Fonda 
and John Cochrane's titles to lands in the Royal Grant ; appoint- 
ments to office ; boundaries of Towns ; cession of lands to the United 
States in 1S42 ; papers relating to the Capitol, and order for the 
transfer of Records to Albany, 1798; Field Book of Division 

Line of Schoharie and Delaware counties, &c., 1798-1844, 1 

Miscellaneous Files, Vol. 4; containing Boundary Line between Xew 
York and Vermont, as established in 1813 and 1814; Holland 
Land Company Papers ; Report on State lands in Staten Island, 1 

Towns erected or changed by Supervisoi^, 1849-1855, 1 

Files of the same, subsecjuent to the above years. 

Census of 1825, 1 

Census of 1835, 1 

Census of 1845, 1 

Indian Census, 1845, 1 

Depositions of Resident Aliens, 1825-1866, 54 



Journal of the Court of Impeachment (People against Mather), 1S53, 1 

Peddlers' Licenses, 1840-1866, 4 

Benevolent and Charitable Incorporations, 5 

Ferry Company Incorporation Keports, 1 

Gas Company Incorporations, 1 

Plank Koads ; Article of Association (and files), 5 

Manufacturing Association Incorporations (and tiles), 21 

Ocean Steamship Incorporations, 1 

Register of Railroad Corporations, C 

Railroad Reports, 1 

Bonds of -JS'ew York and Erie Railroad, 1 

Bonds of Hudson and Berkshire Railroad, 1 

Letter Books, 1831-1840, 2 

Files of Ofliee Letters. 

Copies of Wills and Lettei-s of Administration, filed pursuant to Act 
of March 21, 1823; Xo. 1 to 931, (in files). 

[Transferred from the Court of Probates on its abolition.] 

Papers relating to Escheated Lands (in files). 

Returns of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1847-1853 (in files). 

Returns from Special Sessions (in files). 

Returns of Criminal Convictions (in files). 

Executive Orders for Pardons, Commutations, &c., 6 

Pardons, 1799-1866, 8 

District Attorneys' Reports (in files). 

Poor Reports (in files). 

Count}- Treasurers' Reports (in files). 

In the Office of the Comptroller. 

[Tliose marked tluis f are in tlie 3d story store room of the Comptroller's office.] 

Account of Certificates issued by the Treasurer of the State of New 
York for moneys taken on loan, and other debts due fi-om the 
State, 10 

[These Books contain the names of the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates 
of the New York levies who served during the Revolutionary War.] 

New York Quartermasters' accounts during the Revolutionary "War, 

17S0-17S5, and Journal, 3 

Assistant State Agents' certificates; Prisoners' pay-rolls (Revolu- 
tionary) 1 

Pay-roll, New York Line. 1781, 1 

t Manifest Books (N. Y. Custom House), from 4 Jime, 1737, to 1774,. 33 

t Entry Books (N. Y. Custom House), 1728-1769, 10 

t Bonds given by Masters of Vessels not to take out of the Province 
of New York any Servants, Debtors or other persons, without a 
pass, on pain of paying such obligations as they may leave unset- 
tled, 1750-1766,. . '...] '^ 7 



xiv PREFACE. 

No. of Vols. 

•f Account of sales of Personjll property belonging to Beverly Kobin- 
6011 and other Tories, 1777-1 779, 1 

f Account of Forfeited Property taken for tlie use of the United States 
troops in Westchester county, 1782, 1 

t Field Book of Onondaga Salt Springs Keservation, 1S20-1822, 1 

Records of the Prerogative Court and Court of Probates in the Office of the 
Cleek of the Court of Appeals. 

Eecords of Wills, 8 

Files of Wills, A-Z, and 2 Vols, of Index. 

List of Wills and other records delivered to the Surrogate of tlie 

city of New York pursuant to the Act of March 30, 1799, 1 

Letters of Administration, 1778-1823, 5 

Administration Bonds, 1790-1823, 5 

Orders and Decrees of the Court of Probates, 1793-1823, 3 

Miscellaneous Files, 1666-1736. 
Petitions, 1788-1799 (files). 
Inventories, 1727-1798 (files). 
Bonds, 1778-1783 (files). 
Surrogates' Keturns, 1808-1813 (files). 
Certificates to aflidavits (files). 



ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 



VOLUME XXII. 



GOT. XICOLLS A^D LOVELACE. 

[Thus * marked are in Dntch.) 
1664. PAGE. 

Dec. 24. Memorandum of sovenior Nicolls' orcler to Peter Stuyvesant and 
Cornelius van Ruyvaut, attorneys of the W. I. Company, to render 
an account of what they have in their hands belonging to that 
company, 1 

Dec. 27. JMemorandum of an order of governor Xicolls, declaring the arrest 

of said i^rojjerty ; instructions about making out the accounts, ... 1 
1665. 

June 8. Memorandum of a warrant to Mr. Van Rurvant, to account with 
Warner Wessels for the tarms he (W.) hired [of] the W. I. Com- 
pany, 1 

June 25. Proclamation confiscating all the West India Company's estate in these 

parts, 1 

June 22. Memorandum of a letter from govei'nor Nicolls to the inhabitants of 
Long island, acquainting them tliat admiral De Ruyter has orders 
to attempt the recovery of New York, and directing them, to 
attend armed at the Ferry at the first notice, 1 

Sept. 6. Guarantee of 3 morgens of land over against Apes' island (near 

Albany) to Jacob Jansen Plodder, 2 

Jan. 9. Letter. Gov. Xicolls to Jeremias van Rensselaer, relative to the 
NewYork. policy of his government, 2 

Sept. 22. Condemnation of the prize galiot, called the Hope, 3 

Oct. 7. Agreement between gov. Xicolls and the Esopus Indians, relative 
to their lands west and southwest of the river called Kahankson, 
and up the head thereof where the old fort was, and so on to a 

great hill west and southwest thereof, 4 

1664. 
Xov. 30. Report of the commissioners concerning the boundary between Xew 

Tork and Connecticut, 5 

[In Smith's ffist. of New York.] 



2 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXII. 

NICOLLS AND LOVELACE. 
1665. P.\GK. 

Oct. Alterations, araendinents and additions made in the laws, and con- 
firmed at the general court of assizes held in the city of New- 
York, r, 107 

1666. 
Oct. Additions, explanations and amendments of some things in y= 

lawes, made and confirmed at y= general court of assizes in New 

York, T, 8, 107 

1667. 
Nov. Additions and amendments of some things in the lawes, made and 

confirmed in the general court of assizes in New York, 7 

1669. 
Nov. Additions .and amendments of some things in y« lawes, made and 

confirmed at the general court of assizes in New York,. . . 7, 96, 107 
1670. 
Oct. Several orders made and confirmed at the general court of assizes 

held in New York, 7, 107 

1669. 
May 18. Oi'der ag.ainst stone horses feeding in the commons of New York, 

except by permission of the overseers, 7 

1671. 

Oct. Orders made at the general court of assizes in New York, 7 

1672. 
Oct. Orders made and confirmed at the general court of assizes in New 

York, 7, 142 

1666. 
Dec. 28, 29. Additions, explanations and amendments of some things in the 

lawes, made, &c., at the general court of assizes in New York,. . 9 
1668. 
Aug. Instructions for capt. John Baker, for the well regulating of aflairs 

at Albany, 10 

1666. 
Oct. 8. * Deed. Jan Jansen van Oosterhout, to Matheus Blanchan, of a 

house and lot in Wildwyck (Kingston), 11 

Oct. 16. * Declaration. Roelof Swartwout and Juriaen Westphael, respect- 
ing the arrival of Matheus Blanchan and family, at Wildwyck, 
and his ajiplication for a place to settle, 12 

(No date.) Observations on the patents granted to the fi-eeholders of Harlem ; 
to Constant and Nathaniel Silvester; to Thos. Pell, and to the 

freeholders, &c., of Flushing, 13 

1667. 

Jan. 2, * Complaint. Albert Heymans and other inhabitants of Wildwyck, 
that Geoi-ge Hall appropriates to his use, portion of the firewood 
which they draw to the guard house for the use of the soldiers, 
with order of the court thereupon, 14 

April 26. Description of certain lots, &c., in the city of Albany, patented to 

Gerrit Banker, 15 

List of houses and lands within this government, confiscated during 
the time of the late war against the Dutch, 16, IS, 19, 20 

Sept. 26. Order to John Manning, sheriff of New York, to notify certain par- 
ties to surrender the powers of attorney in their hands, for the 
management of the above confiscated property, 17 



Vol. XXII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 3 

NICOLLS AND LOVEL.\CE. 
1067. P,,GE. 

Papers concerning the Esopus mutiny, witli the death of Henrick 
Cornelius; also, the proceedings of the commission held there, 21, 3.3 

Confirmation of the Gravesend patent (imperfect), 33 

166-1. 
April IT. * Power of attorney. Gerrit Zuyck and Dirck Croon of Amster- 
dam, to Johannes van Brugge, to wind up the aftairs of Ver- 

brugge & Co., in New Netherland, 34 

1666. 
Dec. 11. Deed. Philip Carteret, John Ogden and Luke Watson, to Daniel 
Pierce and associates, for the land between the Raritou and Ra- 
wake rivers, N. J., 35 

1668. Indictment against a Montauk Indian, for a rape upon Mary the wife 

of John Miller, of Easthampton, L. I., 36 

Instructions for the trial of the above Indian, 37 

March 20. Affidavits. Mary Miller and others, in relation to the above men- 
tioned rape, 38, 39 

March 28. E.xamination of "Will, the Lidian, in relation to his committing the 

above crime, 40, 41 

April 20. Minutes of the trial of Will, the Indian, on the above ch.arge, . . . 42, 43 

April 21. Sentence pronounced on the above Indian ; bill of costs, 44, 45 

Allegations of capt. Tliomas Salter, of Port Royal, Jamaica, against 
Abraham Keeling, in relation to the ship Cedar, 46 

Allegations of capt. Salter, commander of the George Frigget, of 
Port Ro3-al, against William Smith, Thomas Davis, Samwel 
Smith, Thomas Barnes, John Hunter and Simon Jones, of his 
ci-ew, for making oif with the prize Cedar and cargo, and bringing 
her to New York, 7. . . 47 

Answer and defense of Wm. Smith, master of the Cedar, to the 
allegations of capt. Thomas Salter, 48 

April 18. Judgment of the court of admiralty in the ease of tlie ship Cedar, 49 

Resolutions for settling the several garrisons in this government to 
the least expensive standard, safety considered, 50 

May 24. Instructions to Cornelius van Ruyven, collector of the customs in the 

city of New York, 51 

Instructions to Isaac Bedlow, comptroller of the customs, 52 

Instructions to Nicholas Bayard, surveyor of the customs in New 
York, " .' 53 

Nov. 4. Discharge of John Bull, a soldier, who came over with gov. Nicolls, 54 

1669. 
March 29. Testimony of James Bown, Randall Huett, jun"^ and John Williams, 

in relation to Samuel Buggbey, a fugitive" from Delaware, 55 

March 23. Examination of George Canida and Thomissin Nicolls, wife of 
Richard Nicolls, relative to robberies committed in the house of 
Jan Hendrickson by Alexander Frizzel, 56 

March 26. Examination of Alexander Frizell and George Canida on a charge 

of burglary, 57 



4 ENGLISH MAXUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXII. 

KICOLLS j\ND LOVELACE. 
1669. . • PAGE. 

April 1. Instructions for holding a special court of oyer and terminer for 

the trial of the above parties, 58, 59 

April 1. Trial of George Canada and Alexander Frizzell, as also of Samuel 

liugby, 60 

Sentence of the court in the above cases, 61 

April 6. Examination of Samuel Bugby, 62 

May 3. Inquest on the death of the child of Angle Hendricks, found drowned 

in a well, 63 

June 11. Proclamationfor the arrest of Angle Hendricks, escaped from prison, 64 

July 2. Instructions and directions to be observed at the special court of 
oyer and terminer for the trial of Angle Hendricks on a charge 
of child murder, 65 

Names of jiersons composing the above court, and form of oath to 



Votes for president of the above court, 67 

July 2. Sentence of the court agaiust Angle Hendricks, 68 

Names of the jurors on the above trial, 69 

July 3. Warrant for the execution of Angle Hendricks, directed to the 

sheriff of New York, 70 

July 17. Sheriff Manning's bill of expenses for the arrest and execution of 

Angle Hendricks, 71 

Presentment against David du Four for abetting in the escape of the 
above Angle Hendricks from jail, 72, 73 

Sentence of Lucas, the negro, and David du Four, for harboring 
Angle Pleudricks, 74 

Petition. David du Four for a mitigation of his sentence, 75 

Aug. 6. Letter. Lancelot Talbot to Samuel Wilson, of London, advising 
Berbice. him of a shipment of sugar, 76 

Aug. 15. Bond. John Berry, of the island of Barbadoes, and Samuel Edsall, 
of Berghen, N. J., to Matthias Nicolls, of New York, for £100 
payable in tobacco, 77 

Aug. 14. Complaint. William Paterson, mercht.', against capt. John Baker, 

deputy governor of Albany, for an assault, 78 

Answer of capt. Baker to the above charge, -79 

July 31. * Complaint. Sheriff Swart, of Albany, against capt. Baker for 

riot, 80 

* Minute of the application made by the magistrates of Albany to 
capt. Baker for the release of Mr. Paterson from confinement in 
the fort, and his refusnl, 80 

Aug. 1. * Order of the court at Albany, in the case of Paterson vs. Baker, 

for assault, 81 

Aug. 1. * Depo.sition of Michael Calier, that capt. Baker burst open Jochem 

Baker's door and abused his wife, 82 

Aug. 1. * Summons to capt. Baker, to release Mr. Paterson from custody, . 83 



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Aug. 2. Additional depositions in support of Mr. Paterson's complaint 

against capt. Baker, 84, 85 

Aug. 3. * Letter. Magistrates to governor Lovelace on .aflairs of that place, 
Albany. and capt. Baker's misbehavior, 86 

Aug. IS. Proceedings of the court martial held at fort James, New York, 

for the trial of capt. Baker for assaulting Wm. Paterson, 87 

Aug. 26. * Deposition of Gertrude Jeronenius, wife of Jochem Backer, re- 
specting the assault committed by capt. Baker on Mr. Paterson, . 88 

Aug. 19. Recognizance of William Paterson, to prosecute capt. Baker for 

burglary, 89 

Acknowledgment of capt. Baker to William Paterson, of being in 
the wrong, , , 90 

Aug. 26. * Bond. Capt. Baker, for his appearance .at the court of assizes, 

New York, to answer the complaint of William Paterson, 91, 92 

Aug. 26. * Deposition of two soldiers, respecting the assault committed on 

Mr. Paterson by capt. Baker, 91 

Oct. 4. Commission. Ralph Whitfield and others, to he.ar and decide the 

matter between Wm. Paterson and capt. John Baker, 93 

Oct. 6. Judgment in the above case in favor of Mr. Paterson, 94 

Commissions. Abraham Staats to be captain, and m.ajor William 
Teller, lieut., Andrees Teller, ensign of a company of foot at 
Albany ; Richard Rensselaer, capt., Yolkert Jans, lieut., Ger- 
rit Teunissen, ensign of a company in Rensselaerwyck ; Philip 
Peter Schuyler, capt., Jan Clare, lieut., Jacob Jansen, ensign of 
a company at Schanechtade, 95 

March 9. * Deed. Sander Leendertse Glen to his three sons (named), of a 

certain piece of land opposite Schenectady, 97 

1670. 

April 26. Petition. Joseph Gillmore and others for letters of administration 
on the intestate estate of Samuel Palmer, of Westchester county, 

deceased, 98 

1669. 

Sept. 11. Instructions for Ralph Whitfield, capt., John Manning and others, 
commissioners, for the afiairs of Esopus and the new village.s 
adjacent, and their proceedings under the same, with report of 

the commissioners, 99 

1670. 

March 24. Instructions to capt. Dudley Lovelace, Mr. Jaques Curtillean and 
the rest of the commissioners for the aftairs of Esopus and the 
new villages adjacent, and their proceedings at length, 99 

April 18. Commissions. Henry Pauling to be captain, Christopher Benispie, 

lieut., John Biggs, ensign at Esopus, 100 

May 5. Orders established for the paying and receiving the innkeepers or 

tappers' excise at New York, 101 

June Memorandum th.at Mrs. Micah Spicer had made good her title to 

part of Throckmorton's or Spicer's neck, 102 

July 11. Declaration. Thomas Terry, that Thos. Lovelace, Matthias Nicolls, 
John Pavne, and the heirs of John Alcocke, are his associates, in 
the purchase of land at Matinecocke tVom the Indians, 103 



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July 13. Commissions. Silvester Salisbury to be lieuteuant of the governor's 
company of foot, and commander of the fort at Albany ; D. Love- 
lace, ensign, 104 

Sept. 23. Commissions. Jeremias van Rensselaer to be capt. of a troop of 
horse at Albany, Rensselaerwyck and Schenectada, Goose Gerrits 
to be lieut., and Jan Hendricks van Bael, cornet, 105 

July 13. Memorandum. Commissions to be issued to Marten Cregier, to 
be capt., Govert Loockerm.ans, lieut., Stephanus van Cortland, 

ensign of a company at New York, 106 

1666. 
Feb. 26. Warrant putting in force several amendments to the laws (annexed), 
until such time as they shall be enacted and confirmed, at the ne.\-t 

general court of assizes, 107 

1670. 
Nov. 22. Commission. Matthias Nicolls to be one of the council, 108 

Nov. 22. Commission. Thomas Delavall, mayor of New York, to be one of 

the council, 109 

1671. 

Feb. 15. Consent of Thomas Willett, Richard Cornall and other inhabitants 
of Flushing, whose names are signed, that William Lawrence 
obtain a patent for a certain piece of land in that town, Ill 

24. Council minutes. Delaware matters, 112 

April. Copy of an Act passed by the Assembly of Mar3'land, explaining one 

of the clauses in an act entitled. An Act prohibiting the importa- 
tion of all horses, mares, geldings or colts into that province,. ... 113 

May 5. Conditions on which the excise of innkeepers or tappers in New 

York, tfcc, will be farmed out, 114 

May 19. Bonds of .iFgidius Luyck to col. Francis Lovelace, 115, 116 

June 1 9. Warrant to the surveyor-general, to lay out for Micah Spicer, thirty 
acres of land, with meadow in proportion, on Throgmorton's neck, 
with assignment of the said land, by Mrs. Spicer to Mathias 
Nicolls, 117 

July 14. Decision in the matter between the town of Hempstead, and Thomas 
Terry and John Paine, relating to a tract of land lying between 
Hempstead Plains and the sea, towards the northeast, 118 

July 19. Confirmation of the appointment by the mayor's court of New York, 
of Cornelius Steehwyck and capt. John van Brugh, to be wees 
masters, or guai-dians of widows' and orphans' estates, 119 

Sept. 6. Petition. Richard Smith in relation to certain lands taken by the 
town of Huntington, between Cow harbor and Neesaquank river, 
on Long island, 119 

Oct. 13. * Receipt to Theunis Gysberts Bogard, for 778 guilders, in beavers, 
due the late W. I. Company by Hans Hanssen van Bergen, 
deceased, 120 

Nov. 17. * Petition. Constable and overseers of the town of Brooklj-n, that 
a certain vacant swamp or valley adjoining said town, may be 
granted to some of the inhabitants or fenced in, inasmuch as 
several horses and cows have been smothered and lost in it, 121 



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Dec. 28. Proeci'flings of a court-m.ivtial held at Fort James, for the trial of 
Melehior Class, a soldier, for theft ; sentenced to run the gant- 
lope and to be kicked bv the inarshal out of the fort, 123 

1672. 

Jan. 19. Directions for holding a court of oyer and terminer for the trial of 
BenJMniin Johnson, Thomas Faulx and Rogert Esse.x; for felony, 
and William Ingles for misdemeanor, 124 

Proceedings of the court in the above case, 125 

Indictment of Benjamin Johnson for larceny, 126 

Xames of the jurors, 127 

April 8. *Petition. Jan Hendricksz for a tract of land at Claverack, 127 

June 27. Account rendered by Thomas Lamberts, constable of Brooklyn, of 

the last year's rate, " 128 

June. *Receipt to Willi.am Gerretsen for the sum of 386 guilders due by 

Peter Moutfoort, his late father-in-law, to the W. I. Company,. . . 129 

July 4. Names of those in Xew York who subscribed to the repairs of Fort 

James, 130 

July 2. *Bill against the estate of the late Govert Loockermans, 131 

July 3. Notarial agreement between the inhabitants of Schenectady and an 
Indian representative of the four Mohawk castles, for the sale of 
lands within three miles (Dutch) of Schenectada on both sides 
of the river west, ending at Kinaquariones, " where the last battell 
was between the Mohawks and the North Indians," with receipt 

of payment, 132 

1671. 

Dec. 2 7. Order to the constable of Brooklj-n to abate sixty guilders from 

Pawl's rates, , 133 

1672. 

July 11. Instructions to the commissioners appointed to superintend the for- 
tification of Fort James, New York, 134 

Sept. 29. List of ai'ticles stolen by William Lawrence's negro at Flushing, .. . 135 

Memorandum respecting certain of the Duke's laws, 136 

Address. John Paine, agent of Massachusetts, to gov. Lovelace and 
council, about the right of free passage up the Hudson river, and 
the bounds between Massachusetts and New York, 137 

Sept. 9. Letter. John Paine to gov. Lovelace about the title of Prudence 

island, Rhode Island, ^c, 138 

Oct. 29. Address of John Paine to the jury at Newport (R. I.), on his plea 
of Not Guilty to the charge of taking out a j)atent from New 
York for Prudence island, 139 

Letter. John Paine to gov. Lovelace on the subject of the above 
indictment and trial, 139 

Calendar of causes entered for trial at the assizes in New York from 
1665 to 1672, 140 

Order to the constables and the clerks of the courts of sessions, to 
make up their accounts with the high sheriff without any further 
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Nov. 28. Confirmation of an order made by the town of Southampton, L. I., 

relative to the wages of Indians engaged in whaling, 143 

Dec. 9. Letter. Charles II. to John Berry, deputy gov. of New Jersey, eu- 
Whitehaii. joining on him to enforce obedience to the laws and government 
established in that colony by the authority of Lord Berkeley and 
Sir George Carterett, 144 

Dec. 30. Memorandum of the payment of £5 to John Rider on account of 

Isaac Melyn, who owed that sum to capt. Edward Randall, 144 

1673. 

Jan. 5. ""Resolution of the constable and overseers of Brooklyn respecting 
the purchase of land formerly belonging to Carel Gabrie and 
afterwards confiscated, 145 

Jan. 25. * Bond. Dirck Storm, Lambert Janse Dorlant, Raeff Warnaer, 
Jeronimus de Rapalie and Dirck Janse Woortman, town oflicers, 
for the payment of the above land, 146 

June 21. Order to Peter Smith, under-sheriif, to arrest Daniel Lane of Brook- 
haven, an escaped prisoner, 147 

July 12. Certificate of secretary Nicolls, that Ralph Warner, &c., have pa'id 

for the above mentioned lot of land and meadow in Brooklyn,. . . 148 
July 12. Letter. John Paine to secretary Nicolls, 149 

Newport (R. I.) 

Account of the town of Brooklyn with the high slierifi:', for the year 
1672, 150 

Aug. 1. Deed from Thomas Dclav.al to Daniel Ilondecoutre, of a house and 

lot in Albany, 151 

June 7. Confirmation of a patent to Matthias Blanchan, for a piece of land 

in Esopus, 153 

July 17. *Deed. Adri.an Gerritsen, Andries Teller and Gerrit Tisbeck, to 
Jan Hendricks van Salsbergen and Gerrit van Slechtenhorst, of a 
piece of land at Claverack, called Preewen hook, on the east bank 

of the river (Hudson), 154 

1674. 
June 13. Letter. Charles H. to Philip Carteret, governor of New Jersey, 
Windsor. enjoining on him to enforce the laws and government established 
in that province, by Sir George Carterett," who hath the sole power 
to dispose of said country, 156 



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[Papers in this vol. are in Dutch, except those marked thus *, which are In English.] 

1673. 
Aug. 12. Order allowing Elizabethtown, Newark, Woodbridge and Piscatta- 
way. New "Jersey, to send delegates to the Dutch commanders, 
to surrender their towns, 



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Aug 12. Order to the village of Bergen, &c., to send delegates also, 2 

Aug. 12. * Order to the villages of ]\Iiddleto\vne and Shrewslniry, to send 

delegates also, 3 

Aug. 12. Release of the authorities of the eity of New Orange (late Xen- 

York), from their oath to the English government, 4 

Aug. 13. Summons to the English towns on Long island, and to Westchester, 

to send delegates to New Orange, 5 

Aug. 13. Minute of the submission of the Dutch towns on Long island, and 

of the people of Staten island, 6 

Aug. 13. Orders to the burghers of New Orange, to send delegates to confer 

with the Dutch commanders, 6 

Aug. 14. Commission. Messrs. Steenwyck and five others, to be delegates, 

and to confer accordingly, 7 

Aug. 15. Order for tlie nomination of burgomasters and schepens, for the city 

of New Orange, 7 

Aug. 10. Nomination of burgomasters and schepens, 8 

Oath of office of the municipal authorities, 9 

Aug. 17. Proclamation altering the form of government of the city of New 

Orange, ". ." 10 

Aug. 18. Privileges granted to the several towns in New Jersey, 12 

Aug. 18. Appointment of magistrates for Brooklyn and adjoining towns on 

the west end of Long island, 14 

Aug. 18. Proclamation seizing all property belonging to the English or French 
within the province of New Netherland, and particularly that of 
Thomas de Laval, 15 

Aug. 18. Appointment of magistrates for Bergen, N. J., 18 

Aug. 19. * Order to the inhabitants of Elizabethtown and five neighboring 

towns in New Jersey to nominate magistrates, 19 

Aug. 21. Minute of the qualifying of the magistrates of divers towns; sub- 
mission of East and Westchester, with extent of the jurisdiction 
of their courts, 21 

Aug. 22. Minute of the submission of Flushing and four adjoining English 
towns on Long island ; order to elect magistrates ; privileges 
granted these towns, 22 

Aug. 23. * Petition presented by delegates from Oysterbay, with order grant- 
ing the same, , 24 

Aug. 24. Appointment of magistrates for Elizabethtown, Woodbridge, Shrews- 
bury and Newark (N. J.), and Mamaroneck, 25 

* Oath of office, 26 

Aug. 14. * Petition. Delegates from the five English towns on Long island, 
east of Oysterbay, with the privileges they demand and their 
submission, 26 

Answer of the Dutch authorities to the above petition, 28 



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Aug. T. * Letter. Governor and general assembly of the colony of Coii- 
Hartford. nccticut to the Dutch authorities at New Orange, inquiring what 

are their farther intentions, 29 

Aug. 25. Letter. Commander and council of war in answer to the above, . . 31 

New OranEe. 

Aug. 25. Order to the towns on the east end of Long island to nominate 

magistrates ; appointment of magistrates for Staten island, 32 

Aug. 26. Minute of the submission of the proprietors of Shelter and Gardiner's 

islands, 33 

Aug. 2C,. Appointment of magistrates for Piscattaway (X. J.), 34 

Aug. 28. Order for the settlement of the late gov. Lovelace's accounts, 35 

Aug. 28. Grant of Shelter island to Nathaniel Silvester, 36 

Aug. 29. Order for the administration of the oath of allegiance to the inhabi- 
tants of the Dutch and English towns on the west end of Long 
island, with form of the oath, 40 

Aug. 29. Patent to Nathaniel Silvester for Shelter island, 41 

Aug. 30. Appointment of magistrates for East and Westchester, 44 

Aug. 31. Appointment of magistrates for Flushing and adjoining English 

. towns on Long island, 45 

Sept. 1 . Order on a petition from Esopus for the government of that district, 46 

Petition for privileges from Fort Orange (Albany), 47 

Sept. 1. Commission. Schout and secretary of Achter Col, 50 

Sept. 1. Census of Brooklyn and other towns on the west end of Long 

island, 51 

Sept. 2. Order on a petition of Johanna de Laet, directing Jeremias van 
Rensselaer to render an account of his administration of the 
colonic of Renselaerswyck, 52 

Sept. 4. Order continiiing to the colonic of Renselaerswyck, its ancient privi- 
leges for one year, 53 

Sept. 4. Appointment of militia officers for the town of Bergen, 54 

Sept. 6. Order for administering the oath of allegiance to the inhabitants of 

the towns in Achter Col (New Jersey), 55 

Sept. 6. Petition. Schout, burgomasters and schepens, of New Orange, 
praying that two ships of war may remain during the winter for 
the protection of the country, 55 

Answer granting said request, 58 

Sept. 8. Appointment of magistrates for the towns on the east end of Long 

island, 59 

Sept. 8. * Letter. Commander, «fcc., to the people at the east end of Long 
Kew cranise. island, consenting to certain modifications of the oath of fidelity, 

with the oath as amended, 60 

Sept. 8. Confiscation of a ketch lying sunk in Westchester creek, 61 

Sept. 9. Orders respecting New Jersey and Harlem, 62 

Sept. 11. Order for the departure of ex-governor Lovelace, 63 



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Sept. 11. ProoIanKitioii against the sojourn of strangers, within the city of 

New Orange, 63 

Sept. 12. Privileges granted to the inhabitants of tlie South river (Delaware); 

jurisdiction of the several courts there, 65 

Sept. 12. Hue aTid cry for tlie arrest of Daniel Lane, who broke j.iil, 67 

Sept. 13. Renewal of the peace with the Hackensaek Indians, 68 

Sept. 13. Fine imposed on John Singletary of New Jersey, 68 

Fine imposed upon Robert van Quelen, 69 

Sept. 14. Census of the several towns at Achter Col., 69 

Sept. 14. Names of the militia officers of said towns, 70 

Sept. 18. Minute of the departure of Mohawk chiefs from New Orange, 71 

Sept. 18. Appointment of magistrates for Schaneghtade, 72 

Aug. 12. Commission. Anthony Colve to be governor of New Netherland, . 72 

Commission. Cornells Steenwyck, to be member of the council, . . 73 

Oath of office taken by councillor Steenwyck, 74 

Commission. Cornells Ewoutse, to be master gunner, ttc, 75 

Sept. 20. Proclamation confiscating all property in New Netherland, belong- 
ing to the kings of France and England, or their subjects,. . . 75, 274 

Sept. 10. Bond of commander Benckes, pledging his superiors to pay all 

expenses incurred by the Surinam and Zeehondt, 76 

Aug. 20. Commission. Nicholas Bayard, to be secretary of the province, .. . 77 

Sept. 20. Commission. Nicholas Bayard, to be receiver-general, 78 

Sept. 20. Order fixing Nicholas Bayard's salary, 79 

Sept. 19. Commission. Peter Alrigs, to be schout and commandant at the 

South river, 81 

Oath of office taken by said Alrigs, 82 

Sept. 25. Order to administer the oath of allegiance to the inhabitants of the 

South river, 83 

Sept. 25. Commission. Walter Wharton, to be land surveyor at the South 

river, , ' 83 

Sept. 26. * Oath of office taken by Mr. Wharton, 84 

Sept. 25. * Letter. Gov. Colve to the magistrates of Hempstead, censuring 
New Orange. them for not arresting a stranger who had endeavored to create 

disaffection, 85 

Sept. 25. Order for delinquents at Hempstead, to take the oath of allegiance, . 85 

Sept. 26. Grant of the free exercise of their religious "worship, to the Luther- 
ans at Wlllemstadt (Albany), 87 

Sept. 26. Instructions for Andrles Draeyer, commandant and schout at Wll- 
lemstadt (Albany), ' 88 

Sept. 27. Order to Martin Cregier, to furnish supplies to commander Draeyer, 89 



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Sept. 27. Instnietions for the schout and commandant of the South river, 89 

Sept. 29. Permit to Lewis Morris to come into Xew X"etherland ; order to the 
magistrates at Nevesings, to send intelligence of approaching ves- 
sels"; * order for a new election of magistrates at Shrewsbury,. . . 91 
Oct. 1. * Letter. Gov. Colve to the towns on Long island, east of Oyster- 
New Orange. hay, with instructions for their government, 91 

Oct. 1. * Commission. Captain Knj-fl" and others, to administer the oath of 
alleiJ-ianee to the inhabitants of tlie towns on the east end of Long 

island, 92, 104 

Oct. 1. Instructions for the schout and magistrates of Brooklyn, and adjoin- 
ing towns on the west end of Long island, 93 

Minute, that like instructions have been sent to the other towns on 
Long island; to the South river; Esopus, and the towns in New 

Jersey, 96 

Oct. 1. Order to sell major Kingsland's plantation and stock at Achter Col., 96 
Oct. 1. Orders for Jan Sol, major of the garrison at fort Willem Ilendrick, 97 

Oct. 4. Orders extracted from the articles of war, 99 

Oct. 4. Instructions for the commissary, 102 

Oct. 4. Complaint by the inhabitants of Fordham against John Archer and 

his surrender of the government of that town, 103 

Oct. 4. Order to the inhabitants of Fordham to send in a nomination for 

magistrates, 104 

Oct. 6. Appointment of magistrates and militia officers for Swaenenburgh 
(Kingston), Marbletown and Hurley, with an order that a nomi- 
nation for schout be made and sent to the governor, 105, 106 

Oct. 6. Appointment of magistrates for Willemstadt and Renselaerswyck, . 107 

Oct. 7. * Letter. Gov. Colve to Hempstead, excusing those inhabitants 
New Orange. who have not taken the oath of allegiance, and giving further 

orders for that purpose, 108 

Oct. 7. * Letter. Gov. Colve to William Lawrence and Chai-les Bridges, 

New Orange. directing them to publish the order confiscating the property of 

all subjects of the King of England ; also, to arrest all seditious 

persons, 109 

Oct. 7. Oath of office of William LaMontagne, secretary to the court at the 
Esopus ; -order of Peter Bilyou, schout of Staten island, to report 
the arrival of vessels inside of Sandy hook, Ill 

Oct. 8. Minute of the attendance of the burgomasters of New Orange on 
the gov. and council ; houses, &c., under the walls of the fort to 

be demolished, Ill 

Oct. 9. Letter. Gov. Colve to the magistrates of Swaenenburgh, directing 
New Orange. the Sale of liorscs belonging to English subjects, 112 

Oct 10. Minute of arrangements entered into with the proprietors of houses 

near the fort, for the removal thereof, 113 

Oct. 11. Appointment of assessors to value the above houses ordered to be 

pulled down, 115 

Oct. 11. Order allowing Lewis Morris to have the guardianship of his de- 
ceased brother's orphan child, 116 



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Oct. 12. Order on a petition iVoui Oysterbay, e.vplaining and confirniincc their 

privileges, 117 

Get. 14. Banishment of Thomas Himt, of Westchester, out of the province, IIV 

Oct. 14. Order to scbont Jacob Strycker to call on the several constables 
within bis district to account for, and jiay in the balance of the 
public taxes, 118 

Oct. 14. * Letter. Gov. Colve to schout Ogden on Indian matters; seizure 
NewOraDge. of the property belonging to eapt. Carterett, late gov. of New 

Jersey, &c., 118 

Oct. 16. Proclamation ordering the demolition of houses, <tc., adjoining fort 
Willem Hendrick, and imposing a dnty on certain goods to pay 
an indemnity to the proprietors of said property, 119 

Oct. 16. Valuation of the houses, etc., ordered to be demolished, and of tlie 

lots given in stead, 122 

Oct. 17. Order granting Lewis Morris the plantation of his deceased brother 

Richard, for the benefit of the latter's orphan child, 124 

Oct. 18. Ajspointment of clerk and magistrates for Fordham, 125 

Oct. 19. Permit to Walter Webly to remain within this government on taking 

the oath of allegiance, 125 

Oct. 19. Report of capt. Knyif and the other commissioners sent to adminis- 
ter the oath of allegiance to the inhabitants of the towns on Long 
island, east of Oysterbay, 125 

Oct. 1. * Answer of the town of Southampton, refusing to swear allegiance 

to the Dutch government, 126 

Sept. 29. * Reasons why the major part of the town of Southold refuse to 

come under the Dutcli, 127 

Oct. 2. * Letter. Com't of Easthampton to the Dutch commissioners, re- 
EasthamptoD. qucsting to be left to be regulated by their former laws and the 

resident magistrates, 127 

Oct. 3. * Letter. Recorder and constable complaining of those of South- 
EasthamptoD. amptOD for having opened their letter to the Dutch commissioners, 128 

Oct. 4. * Letter. Town of Seatalcott to the commissionei'S, excusing them- 
Seatawcott. selves for not complying with their request ; with resolution of 

the town, 129 

Oct. 6. * Letter. Magistrates to gov. Colve, praying to be excused from 
Huntington. taking the oath of allegiance for one year, and to be allowed to 
remain neutral ; yet submitting to the Dutch government, and 
asking for the appointment of additional magistrates, 130 

Oct. 20. Resolution of the governor and council on the above rejiort, 132 

Oct. 20. Minute of the appearance of the magistrates of the towns on the 
west end of Long island, before the council ; loyalty of the people 
there to the government, 132 

Oct. 23. Council minute. Approval of some ordinances of the town of Ber- 
gen ; orders on jjetitions for lands ; Harlem ; Esopus, 133 

Oct. 25. Appointment of Isaac Grevenraet, to be schout at Esopus ; arrests 

for sedition; confiscation of furs belonging to Thomas Willett, 135, 136 



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Oct. 25. Resolution to send a second embassy to the towns on the east end of 

Long island, 137 

Oct. 25. Commission. Capt. Knyff and ensign Vos, to administer the oath 
of allegiance to the inhabitants of the eastern towns on Long 
island, 137 

Appointment of militia officers for the towns of Midwout, Ames- 
foort, Brcuckelen, Utrecht, Bushwyck and Gravesend, 138 

Oct. 25. Orders on a petition for the better government of the Esopus, 138 

Oct. 27. Council minutes. Mitigation of the seizure of Mr. Willet's beavers; 

appointment of curators of the late Nicolas Davis' estate, 139 

Oct. 27. Appointment of commissioners to take charge of the estate of capt. 

John Manning, and to pay debts due by hira, 140 

Oct. 28. Report of the submission of Huntington and Seataleott, and of the 

appointment of magistrates there, 141 

Oct. 30. * Commission. Councillor Cornelis Steenwyck, capt. Charles Epestyn, 
and lieut. Charles Quirynsen, to visit the towns of Easthampton, 
Southold and Southampton, and administer the oath of allegiance 
there, 141 

Instructions for said commissioners, 142 

Oct. 30. Commission. Isaac Grevenraet, to be schout at Esopus, 144 

Oath to be administered to the magistrates and militia officers at 
Esopus, 145 

Nov. 1. Appointment. Balthazar Ba3-ard, to be commissioner on the part of 
the government, to regulate, in conjunction with the guardians 
of Richard Morris' son, said Morris' estate, sell personal property 
and pay debts, 146 

Nov. 2. Commission. Olof Stevense van Cortlandt, Gelyn Yerplancke and 

Gabriel Minvielle, to settle the estate of the late gov. Lovelace, . . 146 

Nov. 2.' Appointment of Lodewyck Cobbes, to be notary public at Willem- 

stadt, 147 

Oct. 21. * Letter. General court of Connecticut to governor Colve, remon- 
Haitford. strating against his proceedings on the east end of Long island, 

and threatening to deal with his headquarters, 147 

Nov. 5. Letter. Gov. Colve to gov. Winthrop ; cannot believe that such an 
New Orange. impertinent and absurd letter came from the gov. and general 

court ; incloses copy and awaits his answer, 148 

Permit to Madame Corlear, to trade with the Indians at Schenectady ; 
order respecting a negro claimed by Mrs. Teller, 149 

Nor. 8. Instructions for the schout and magistrates of Willemstadt and Reu- 

selaerswyck, 150 

Nov. 8. Report of the commissioners sent to the east end of Long island 

(with) journal of their voyage and proceedings, 152 

Nov. 15. Proclamation for a day of Humiliation and Thanksgiving, 156 

The same in English, 158 



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1073. PAGE. 

Nov. IG. Order to eapt. Ewoutsen to proceed to Nantuokot ami endeavor to 

save a small Dutch craft there, 159 

Nov. 16. * Warrant to Mr. John Hoit, magistrate of Eastchester, not to suffer 
any person to travel tlirough said town to or from New Eng- 
land, without a pass from those in authority, lOO 

Council minutes. Order in the ease of the widow Lattine of Hemp- 
stead ; the authorities at Willemstadt to put a stop to all corres- 
pondence with the Jesuits and Frenchmen from Canada ; arrears 
of taxes in the towns on the west end of Long island ; appoint- 
ment of a magistrate for New Utrecht ; order to seize capt. Carr's 
estate on the Delaware, 160, 161 

Oct. 31. * Letter. Gov. Winthrop to gov. Colve ; avows the genuineness of 
Hartford. the letter of the gen. court of the 2 1st inst., which he commends 

to liis consideration, 161 

Nov. 18. Letter. Gov. Colve to gov. Winthrop and the gen. court of Con- 
New Orange, necticut, vindicating his course at the east end of Long island, and 

censuring those of Connecticut for their interference there, etc.,. . 162 

Nov. 21. * Order to the magistrates of Seatalcot to seize the estate of Daniel 

Lane, accused of incest, 163 

Nov. 21. Order defining the jurisdiction of the magistrates of Huntington and 

Seatalcot, 164 

Nov. 23. Council minutes. Permission to Thomas Hunt, Jr., to reside within 
the province on taking the oath of .allegiance ; order to conmiander 
Draeyer to break off all correspondence with the Jesuit from 
Canada; report of capt. Ewoutsen that the Dutch vessel at Nan- 
tucket has been taken to Boston ; reprisals, 165 

Nov. 26. Examination of the captains of the New Engl.and ketches brought in 

by captain Ewoutsen, ". . . . . 166 

Resolution to detain said vessels and cargoes, 168 

Nov. 27. Letter. Gov. Colve to gov. Levereth, informing him that he has 
Kew Orange. released the captains and crews of the above vessels and sent them 

to Rhode Island free of expense, 168 

Nov. 28. Appointment of magistrates for the Whorekill, 168 

Nov. 30. Order on a petition of Lewis Morris, permitting him to bring to 

New Orange property belonging to Richard Morris's child, 169 

Nov. 30. Order confiscating the four New England ketches lately brought in 

by capt. Ewoutsen, 170 

Ded. 5. Order referring to commissioners a difference between Jan Jausen 

Yeryn and the town of New Utrecht, 171 

Dec. 8. Sentence pronounced on Francis Beado, for threatening to burn the 

village of Fordham, &c. ; to be branded and banished, 172 

Dec. 12. Proclamation ordering all strangers to depart the province, and in- 
terdicting all correspondence with N. England, 173 

Nov. 25. * Letter. Gov. and council of Massachusetts to gov. Colve, demand- 
Boston, ing release of the ketches captured by capt. Ewoutsen, 175 

Dec. 13. Letter. Gov. Colve to the gov. &c., of Massachusetts, in answer to 
New Orange. the above ; justifies his proceedings, 1 75 



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Dec. 14. Order to the magistrates of Seatalcot to allow the wife of Daniel 

Lane half of his estate for her support, 176 

Dec. 15. Commission. William Kuyff to be fiscal of New Netherland, 177 

Dec. 1 9. Divers orders in view of a threatened attack on the province from 

New England, 1 '78 

Dec. 19. Names of the militia officers of New Orange and their oath, .. . 179, 180 

Dec. 21. * Letter. Gov. Colve to schout William Lawrence, of Flushing, 

New Orange. enjoining on him and the people of his district to be true and faith- 
ful to their allegiance, 180 

Dec. 21. Orders to administer oath of allegiance to the people of Staten 
island ; admitting Allard Anthony to be notary jjublic and attor- 
ney in all the courts, 181 

Dec. 22. Order forbidding the export of provisions and other articles, 181 

Dec. 22. Commission. Cornells Steenwyck to be captain, N. Bayard lieuten- 
ant, and Gabriel Minviele ensign, of the burgher corps of New 
Orange, 182 

Dee. 22. Letter. Gov. Colve to the schout, magistrates, &c., of Bergen, en- 
New Orange. couragiug them in their allegiance, 183 

Dec. 24. Council minute. All persons, no matter what their religious per- 
s>iasion, are bound to contribute to the support of the precentor 
and schoolmaster, 184 

Dec. 26. Order furloughing one-third of each of the militia companies that 

came to New Orange, 185 

Dec. 27. Letter. Gov. Colve to the schout, magistrates, &c., of Harlem and 
New Orange. Fordham, enjoining them to be faithful to their allegiance, 186 

Dec. 27. Order for the preservation and security of New Orange, 187 

1674. 
Jan. 1. Commission. Jacobus van de Water to be town major of New 

Orange, 188 

Jan. 1. Commission. Francis de Bruyn to be auctioneer for the five Dutch 

towns on Long island, 188 

Jan. 1. Letter. Gov. Colve to the magistrates of Schenectady, censuring 
New oranee. them for Want of respect to the court of Willemstadt, &c., 189 

Jan. 1. Commission. Martin Cregier, jr., to settle the estate of Thomas de 

Laval at Willemstadt, 189 

Jan. 2. * Order to schout Ogden to send some pieces of ordnance to New 

Orange, 190 

Jan. 3. Instructions for the officers of militia at the Esopus, 190 

Jan. 10. Commission. Martin Vonck to be captain of the Hope, 191 

Jan. 10. Instructions for captain Vonck, 191 

Jan. 11. Oath of office of Allard Anthony as notary public and attorney,. . . 192 

Jan. 12. Instructions for town major Van de Water, '. . . . 193 

Jan. 14. Proclamation sent to the South river on an invasion of those parts 

from Maryland, 194 



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1074. PAGE. 

Jan. 15. Instructions for the schout, burgomasters and schepens of the city of 

Xew Orange, 195 

Jan. 16. Proceedings of gov. Colve towards the burgomasters of Xew 
Orange, on their declining to allow schout Knyft' to preside in their 
court, 198 

Submission of said burgomasters, 199 

Jan. 17. Order in the suit of Richard Smith vs. the town of Huntington,. . . 200 

Jan. 22. Appointment of commissioners to investigate charges against the 

sheriff of Staten island, 200 

Ja n. 22. Minute of the appearance of certain Indiati sachems of Xew Jersey 

before the council, 201 

Jan. 25. Order for the punishment of a refractory seaman, 201 

Jan. 24. Order prohibiting the sale of strong liquors to soldiers and sailors 

in the public service, 202 

Jan. 30. Order on a petition of the schout of Achter Col for the ratification 

of certain ordinances, &c., 202 

Feb. 1. Court minutes. Order in the case of the fiscal agst. Van Deventer, 

for insulting his superior officer, 203 

Further court minutes, 204 

Feb. 1. Order referring the case of Richard Smith affst. the town of Hunt- 
ington to arbitrators, , , . . 206 

Feb. 1. Commission. Assessors to make a return of all estates in Xew 

Orange over 1,000 guilders, 200 

Feb. 6. Order for the nomination of additional magistrates for Staten island, 207 

Feb. 10. Warrant for the arrest of Ralph Doxy and Mary Lintsch, of New- 
town (L. I.), who are living together without being married, 208 

Feb. 14. Appointment of Gideon Marlet and Nathan Whiteman to be addi- 
tional magistrates for Staten island, 208 

Feb. 14. Writ of appeal from a judgment of the court of Xew Orange in the 

case of the fiscal agst. Van Deventer, 208 

Feb. 15. Court minutes, 210 

Feb, 15. Order on an application of Robert Coo, of Rustdorp (Jamaica), 
L. I., for license to marry Jane, widow of Edward Rause ; certainty 
of said Rause's death to be established, 211 

Feb. 17. Order making further provision for a correct assessment of the real 

estate in X ew Orange, 211 

Feb. 20. Ordinance. Forthe exclusive use of Amsterdam weightsand measures, 212 

Feb. 22. Court minutes. Order in the matter of the estate of the Late Isaac 

Bedloo, 213 

Feb. 22. Order authorizing Xicholas Bayard, vendue master, to sue for his 

fees, 215 

Feb. 23. Order postponing the ease of Smith ciffst. the town of Huntington, 

until May, ' 215 

Feb. 23. Order continuing the case of the fiscal a(/st. Doxy, 216 



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Feb. 28. Commission. Dirck van Clyif, Walter Webly and Balthazar Bayard, 

to settle the estate of the late Richard Morris, 216 

Feb. 28. Pass for the ketch Welvaert, to sail to Surinam, 216 

March 1. Court minutes. Judgment against Van Deventer for affronting his 
superior officer, fined 25 beaver skins ; judgment against Ralph 
Doxy, his marriage pronounced void, as it was solemnized by 
Jacobus Pabricius, who had no power to act, ordered to be re- 
married ; judgment against Fabricius, for having married the above 
parties; suspended for 12 months from the exercise of his clerical 
functions ; said Fabricius further fined for having committed an 
assault on one Maretie Jurians, 217-219 

March 2. Order further extending the time fixed for tlie departure of Thomas 

Lovelace from the province, 220 

March 8. Orders allowing Bartholomew Applegadt & Co., to purchase lands 
at Middletown (N. J) from the Indians ; granting Paul Regrenie 
50 morgens of land on Staten island ; commanding Roger Town- 
sen and the town of Westchester, to appear before the appointed 
arbitrators; regulating the sailing of sloops to the Esopus, . 221-223 

March 13. Order to the militia of the Dutch towns adjoining Xew Orange, to 

appear armed at that city on the first notice, T 223 

March 16. Order forbidding citizens of New Orange to pass the night out of 

that city without leave, 224 

March 17. Order for a forced loan to defray the expenses incurred for the repair 

of the fort at New Orange, 225 

Feb. 19. Return of estates in New Orange, exceeding in value the sum of 

1,000 guilders, " 228 

March 22. Order to the Dutch towns to send delegates to New Orange, to con- 
fer with the governor, 229 

March 24. Appointment of Francis Bloodgood, to be chief ofiicer of the Dutch 
inhabitants of Flushing, Heemstede, Rustdorp and Middleburgh, 
&c., 230 

JIarch 24. Commission. Jacobus van de Water, to be receiver of moneys 

advanced for completing the fortification of New Orange, 230 

March 26. Minute of the meeting of the delegates from the several Dutch 

towns, with their names, 231 

March 26. Order to provide boats to convey the out people to New Orange, 

on the approach of the enemy, .". . 232 

March 27. Order respecting vessels in port, 232 

April 5. Court minutes. Francis Rombouts and Gelyn Verplanck, fined for 
holding correspondence with New Englanders ; Peter Poulsen 
sentenced for assaulting people in the public street, 232, 233 

April 12. Order. Divorce granted to Catherine Lane, if her husband do 

not apjjear in 6 months, 234 

April 12. Ordinance. Against the running at large of hogs, horses and cows 

in New Orange, 235 



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April 18. Sentence of Samuel Form.in of Oj'sterbay, for distuiliing jmblic 
worship in the church at New Orange ; to be publicly whipped 
and then banished, ". 236 

April 18. Order refusing Jacobus Fabricius, a Lutheran minister, permission 

to baptize, 237 

April 18. Ordinance. Against shooting or catching hogs in the woods on 

Manhattan island, without a permit, 237 

April 18. Caveat against granting Thomas Lovelace certain land near Staten 

island, ■; 238 

April 18. Caveat against granting certain lands (in New Jersey), to Bartholo- 
mew Applegate & Co., 238 

April 18. Order approving an oixlinance of the town of Middletown (X. J.), 

against people quitting that place without notice, 238 

April 18. Minute of the hearing of a claim lodged by some Indians to Seeau- 

cus (N. J.), 238 

April 23. Order to pay for materials furnished for the repairs of Fort Willem 

Hendrick, 239 

Points submitted by the magistrates of Willemstadt, and order 
thereupon, 240 

May 7. Order to attach the estate and eflects of John Archer, to answer 

a demand of Thomas Gibbs and John Curtis, 241 

0. Order protecting Thomas Lambertse, late constable of Brooklyn, 

from any claims against him in such capacity, 241 

2. Sentence of Isaac Melyn to hard labor at the fort, for uttering sedi- 
tious language, 242 

2. Sentence of banishment against John Sharp, for fomenting mutinv, 242 



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2. Order confiscating all property in New N'etherland, belonging to 

inhabitants of New England, Virginia and Maryland, 243, 338 

2. Mortgage of sundry pieces of cannon for the re-payment of money 

borrowed by the government, 243, 336 

2. Letter. Gov. Colve to Johau Doncker, governor of Curasao ; 

rumors of peace, 245 

2. Letter. N. Bayard to lieut. Drayer ; peace concluded between Hol- 
land and England, ." 245 

8. Order to pay moneys for repairs of the fortifications, 246 

9. Order referring complaints of Richard Smith and Jeremy Wood, 
to the local tribunals, 246 

May 22. Propositions of the Mohawk Indians to gov. Colve, and his answer, 247 

May 24. Orders on various petitions from Aghter Col (New Jersey), 243 

May 26. Minute of the capture of sundry New England vessels, 250 

May 26. Order confiscating said vessels, 250 

May 26. Judgment in a suit for possession of the public bouwery, at Ahasy- 

mus (N. J.), 251 

May 26. Order to survey lots in New Orange, for divers persons, 251 



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June 5. Minute of the return and attendance of the Mohawk chiefs at the 

council ; order to forward them home, 252 

June 5. Divers orders on petitions of private persons ; peace between Hol- 
land and England proclaimed in New England, 252, 255 

June 12. Order to levy hy execution the 100th penny off all persons refusing 

to pay their share of the lorced loan, 256 

June 15. Order to settle the accounts of the hite gov. Lovelace, 256 

June 15. Order to regulate the accounts of Cornells van Ruyven, who is about 

to return to Holland, 257 

June 15. Court minutes. Prosecution for smuggling, &c., 258 

June 15. Order for the payment of the salaries due the late rev. Johannes 

Megapolensis deceased, and to rev. Samuel Megapolensis, . . 259, 264 

June 15. Order on a difference between the towns of Woodbridge and Piseat- 

taway (N. J.), 260 

June 17. Commission. John Lawrence, Richard Betts and James Hubbard, 
to be commissioners to settle certain differences between tlie above 
towns, 261 

June 21. Court minutes. Writs of appeal issued, 262 

June 21. Order for payment by the W. I. Company, of debts due individual 

creditors in New Netherland, 263 

June 28. Order releasing from confiscation, property in New Netherland 

belonging to inhabitants of New England, Virginia and Marjdand, 264 

July 4. Order for the restoration to their owners, pursuant to the articles of 

the peace, of three New England vessels lately captured, 265 

July 5. Court minutes, 266 

July 1. Orders on sundry matters relating to New Jersey ; order to the 
magistrates of Heemstede, to investigate certain charges against 
the marshal of that town, 267 

July 7. Order on petition of Abigail Messinger, wife of Richard Darlin, 

for divorce ; considei-ation postponed 6 months, 269 

July 7. Order confirming to the consistory, &c., of the Dutch Reformed 
religion, the church standing in Fort William Hendrick, New 
Orange, 269 

June 26. Order to Messrs. Steenwyck, Bayard and Van de Water, to receive 

the account books of the W. I. Company, 270, 359 

[All the preceding documenls in this volume are printed in N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 571-730.] 

Part of the rough draft of the journal of the commissioners' visit to 
the east end of Long island (siqjra, p. 152), 271 

Accounts against Peter Stoutenburgh and others, 272 

1673. Muster roll. Capt. Steenwyck's company, 273 

Names of persons residing between the Fresh water and Harlem, 
and of negroes, 275 

Aug. 28, Names of persons who took the oath of allegiance ^t Harlem, 276 



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governor colve. 

1673. • PAGE. 

Sept. 28. Commission. William Knyfe and It. Krynscn to administpr tlio oatli 
allegiance to the people of Westchester and Eastchester on the 

Mayne, '211 

Names of the male inhabitants of West and Eastchester, 1277 

Sept. 28. * Declaration of allegiance signed by Quakers living at Westchester, 277 

Sept. Names of persons who have taken the oath at Elizabethtown, Shrews- 
bury, Middletown, Piscattaway, Newworke, Woodbridge and 
Fordham (or Yonkers), 277 

* Oath of allegiance subscribed at Oysterbay, with names of the 
signers, 277 

Oct. 14. * Letter. John Winthrop to Mr. Bryan, requesting a credit for Mrs. 
Hartford. Mathias Nicolls to the amount of £40, 273 

Oct. 16. Order to Peter Harmsen to remove his house from the vicinity of 

the fort, (New Orange), 279 

Oct. IG. Similar order to Peter de Riemer, 280 

Oct. 22. Commission. Samuel Willis and John Winthrop to repair to the 
east end of Long island, and prevent the Dutch forces using any 
hostility towards the people there, 281 

Oct. 2 7. Commission. Jeronimus Ebbingh and Gabriel Minvielle to act with 

Henry Taylor as curators of the estate of Nicolas Davids, dec.,. . 282 

Nov. 1. Petition. Gabriel Tomassen of Willemstadt, for permission to go 

to Boston for goods there belonging to him, 283 

Caveat entered by the people of Westchester against granting a 
l^iece of land there to Roger Townsend, 284 

[Xo date.] Petition. Capt. John Berry, pr.aying a revision of a judgment pro- 
nounced against him by the court of Bergen, 285 

Nov. 11. Minute of court of Bergen in the suit against John Berry, defend- 
ant, for taking away some hogs belonging to capt. Sandford ; 
judgment 250 guilders and costs, with duplicate of the preceding 
petition, 286 

Petition. Peter Stoutenburgh and others, for payment of the indem- 
nity to which they are entitled for the removal of their houses 
adjoining the fort, 287 

Nov. 16. Letter. Secretary Bayard to Isaac Greveraet, sheriiF of Esopus; 
NewOraDge. sends him fouv negroes, with directions to sell them for wheat, 

peas or beaver, 288 

Certificate of surgeon Roelof Kierstede as to the cause of the death 

of Hendrick, the wampum stringer, 289 

Nov. 28. * Depositions of William Smith, George Tibbet and James Pinnet, 
of Fordham, proving the threats uttered by Francis Beado, to 
burn, kill, and destroy the Dutch (see supra, p. 172), 290 

Nov. 30 * Deposition of William Osborn of Hempstead, as to the proceedings 

and conversations of Beado, 291 

Dutch copy of said Osborn's deposition, 292 

Dec. 26. Complaint of ensign Voz against serg't Coenraet Janse, with the 

trial and sentence of the latter, : 293 



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Dec. 24. Reference of a case to sellout William Laurence and Richard Corn- 

wel, for examination, &c., 294 

Some leaves of an account book with prices of various articles, 295 

1674. 
Jan. 4. Minutes of the court at Willemstadt (Albany), in a suit brought by 
Ilendrick Roosenboom, city grave digger, to recover his fees from 
a man who had employed the grave digger of the Lutheran church, 
who is styled an interloper ; judgment for plaintiff', 18 guilders,. . 296 

Jan. 2. List of creditors of the fortifications of New Orange, 297 

Jan. 17. Report of Jacob Leisler and Dirck van der Clyft", of amounts due 
workmen at the fort ; that New Utrecht and Brooklyn only have 
paid their contributions, 298 

Jan. 25. Petition. John Ogden, praying confirmation of certain ordinances 

enacted by the court of Achter Col, 299 

Feb. 1. Complaint of the fiscal against capt. Fleet and Walter Webly, .... 300 

Feb. 1. Same. Against Asser Levy, 301 

Feb. 1. Same. Against Jacob Leunen, . , 302 

Feb. 9. Condemnation of the sloop Dolphin, captured by commanders 

Evertze and Benckes in the bay of Virginia, 303 

Feb. 9. Petition. Schout and magistrates of Flushing, 304 

Feb. 9. Letter. Magistrates to gov. Colve ; send a dangerous fellow named 

FMsbins. James , to New Orange to be imprisoned, as they have no 

jail or lockup in which to confine him, 304 

Feb. 10. Trial and sentence of two soldiers for fighting; one to run the 
gauntlet naked during the pleasure of the court martial ; the other 
to set on the wooden horse with a 24lb. weight to each leg, 
whilst the former is running the gauntlet, 305 

Feb. 10. Trial of Ambrose Cfesar, a soldier, accused of disobeying his ser- 
geant ; sentence to run the gauntlet naked, and then to be re-ad- 
mitted into the company with the colors overhead, 306 

Feb. 14. Order to the marshal to summon Dirck Jansen van Deventer before 

the gov. and council to answer a complaint of the fiscal, 307 

Feb. 19. Petition. Anna Vermont, for mitigation of the sentence of ban- 
ishment pronounced against her husband, 308 

Feb. 19. Certificate signed by sundry citizens of New Orange, in favor appa- 
rently of the above person, 309 

Feb. 22. Complaint of the fiscal against Laurens van der Spigel, 310 

Feb. 24. Petition. Jacobus Fabricius, minister, praying forgiveness for having 

married a couple illegally; pleads ignorance of the law, 311 

Feb. 27. Mortgage by Samuel Edsall to Jacob Kipp and Peter Stoutenburgh, 

of Constable's hook (N. J.), 312 

Feb. 21. Petition. Precentor and grave digger of Willemstadt (Albany), 

to be maintained in the rights of his office, 313 

Feb. 23. Affidavit of David Govertsen in regard to the violent conduct of 

rev. Mr. Fabricius towards Maritie Juriaens in her own house,. . . 314 



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Feb. 23. Declaration of Maritie Jiiriaens, regarding the violent conduct of 

rev. Mr. Fabricius aforesaid, 315 

March 1.* Petition. George Cooke, for permission to go to Koad island, .. . 310 
March 8. Petition. Bartholomew Appelgate and others for leave to purchase 
from the Indians a tract of land two Dutch miles this side of the 
village of Middletown (N. J.), for the settlement of six or eight 
families there, 317 

March 12. Petition. Elizabeth de Potter, widow of Isa.ac Bedloo, to be ad- 
mitted as a preferred creditor of the late gov. Lovelace, i&c.,. ... 318 

March 14. Evidence that Jan Spigelaer sold rum on the public fast and prayer 

day, '... 319 

March 15. Papers in the suit against said Spigelaer, 320-324 

March 16. * Letter. Matthias Nicolls to gov. Winthrop ; rumors that some 
ships are designed to reduce New York ; recommends that the 
United Colonies anticipate the expectations from Europe, in which 
there would be great honor, 325 

March 23. Mortgage. John Catlin, attorney for Edward Ball, John Baltwin 
and Nathaniel Wheeler, of Newworke (N. J.), to Pieter Jacobse 
]\Iarius, of a portion of their land at Achter Col, being part of 
Kingslant's plantation, 326 

March 23. Mortgage by the same to Gabriel Minviele of another portion of 

said plantation, 327 

April 5. Complaint against Francis Rombouts for holding correspondence 

with the enemy, 328 

April 12. Petition. Richard Sniythe, prajang redress in a suit against Jeremy 

Wood, ." 329 

April 12. Petition. Catherine Lane for a divorce, 330 

April 25. Minute of an order of the court held at Jamaica, that Susanna Hal- 
let's husband shall pay her certain mone3's, 331 

April 16. Fragment of .an affidavit setting forth that Samuel Forman, of 
Oysterbay, came to the city, where he lodged at the house of An- 
thony Jansen from Salee, and, by inspiration of Christ Jesus, 
intended to repair to the church during divine service, and ex- 
claim : " O cry wath shall I cry, all flesh is grass, grass is the 
flower of the field, the flower falls and the grass withers, but 
the word of God obeids forever," &c., 331 

April 30. Affidavit of Francis Charetier alias La Foreest, that he had settled 

with schout De Milt for a fine imposed on him for tapping, 332 

May 3. Petition. Balthazar Bayard to be appointed commissary of exports 

and imports, " 333 

May 9. Petition. Isaac Melyn, a prisoner, setting forth various reports 
which he heard of the conclusion of peace, and of the proposed 
restoration of New York, and praying that he may be admitted to 
bail, &c., 334 

May 9. * Letter. Nathaniel Denton to secretary B.ayard, respecting the 
Jamaica, L. L maintenance of the minister, to which Humphrey Underhill and 

William Crede refuse to contribute, 335 



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May 9. * Declaration of Jonas Wood as to a conversation he bad with gov. 
Lovelace last June respecting an order in a suit brought by Rich- 
ard Smith, which the gov. denied had been authorized, 337 

May 12. Complaint against John Sharpe for coming to Xew Orange and 

spreading reports of peace and the restoration of the city, &c.,. . 338 

May 12-. Complaint against Isaac Melyn for the s:,me, .-. 340 

May 19. Petition. Richard Smith for redress against a judgment of the court 

at Jamaica, L. I., 341 

April 25. Minute of the proceedings at Jamaica, L. I., in the case of Richard 

Smith agst Jeremy Wood, and the same against Joseph Smith, . . 342 

May 24. Answer of respondents in an appeal of John Gilman and [Daniel] 
Denton of Piscattaway affst. John Pike, Samuel Moor and Jona- 
than Dunham, att'ys for the town of Woodbridge, 343 

May 28. * Petition. Richard Pateshall, for liberty to send to Boston for a 

vessel and goods to trade here, 344 

Jime 2. * Petition. Richard Pateshall requesting certain favors in regard to 

his vessel, 345 

June 2. Mortgage. Jacques Corteljou to Cornells van Ruyven, of his 

bouwery, &c., at New Utrecht, 346 

June 6. * Petition. Anthony Jenkins, for permission to bring from Boston 
to N. Orange certain Barbadoes goods, such as rum, molasses, 
sugar and cotton, 347 

June 6. * Petition. Charles Hill of [New London], for permission to bring 

his vessel to New Orange with a cargo of wine, brandy and rum, 348 

June 5. Complaint of the fiscal against Anthony de Milt for trespass, 349 

June 5. Complaint of the fiscal against Francis Chartier, for aiding some 

Frenchmen to desert their masters, 350 

June 7. Declaration of Marritgie Symens, wife of Jacob Barentsen, regard- 
ing the trespass committed by schout De Milt, 351 

June 7. Declaration of Metjie Wessels as to the same afiair, 352 

Inventory of papers, &c., delivered in the case of Jacob Yarrevan- 
ger affst. Cornells Steenwyck, 353 

June 11. Commission. Gulayne ver Planke, Stephanus van Cortlant, Dirck 
van Clj'iF and Peter de la Noy, to examine and settle the estate of 
the late gov. Lovelace, 354 

June 13. Further complaint of the fiscal agst. Francis Charretiei-, 355 

June 15. Complaint against Geoi'ge Demis, for smuggling rum, &c., into 

Long island, 355 

June 16. Petition. Richard Smith, complaining of Joseph Smith, and pray- 
ing redress, 356 

June 22. Minute of the court of Marbletown, referring to the governor Jan 

Joosten's application for permission to reside on his land, 357 

June 23. Decision of the court at Elizabethtown, in the case of the town of 

Piscattaway agst, the town of Woodbridge, 358 



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June 26. Petition. Richard Pateshall, for pcnnission to send his vessel to 

Boston with freight, SCO 

June 29, * Petition. Xework, Elizabethtown and Piscattaway, for a con- 
firmation of their rights and possessions, 361 

June 29. * Grant to James, duke of York, of tlie i)ro\ ince of New York and 

territories, thereon depending, 362 

July 5. * Petition. Town of Oysterbay for a certain tract of land adjoining 

that place, 363 

July 7. Petition. Inhabitants of the town of Bergen protesting against 
certain agreement of their delegates, in regard to some disputed 
meadow land, and praying that the same be annulled, 364, 365 

July 14. Commission. Pieter Jacobsen Marius and Asser Levy, to settle the 

claims against John Manning, 366 

July 18. Judgment of a court held at Elizabethtown, in Aghter Cull, in a case 

between the town of Piscattaway and the town of Woodbridge, 367 

July 24. Declaration of Alexander Stultheer, respecting a passage way 

between Mr. Steenwyck and ]Mr. Varrevanger's houses, 368 

July 25. Objections of the inhabitants of Gommoenepan, &c., against a deci- 
sion of arbitrators, in respect to a piece of meadow in dispute 
between them and the town of Bergen, 369 

Aug. 10. Report of referees as to the value of the ground allotted to Peter 
Stoutenburgh, in exchange for what he lost near the fortifications 
of Xew Orange, 370 

Aug. 11. Nomination of burgomasters and schepens for Xew Orange, for the 

ensuing year, 371 

Aug. 11. Complaint of Richard Smith agst. Joseph Smith, 372 

Aug. 14. Nomination of magistrates for Hurley and Marbletown, 373 

Aug. 14. Nomination of magistrates for Swaenenburgh, 374 

Aug. 17. Mortgage. John Man to John Shakerly, of his plantation, house, 

barn, tfec, at Jamaica, L. I., 375 

Aug. * Declaration of the governor and council of New Plymouth, accept- 
ing the proposal of Gov. Colve, mutually to release all vessels and 
property belonging to either colony, then under arrest, 376 

Petition. James Grover, John Bowne and associates, for confirma- 
tion of their patent for the lands lying between S.andyhook and 
the Raritan kil. New Jersey " 377 

Aug. 20. * Protest of the town of Huntington against the claim of Richard 

Smith, 378 

Petition. Richard Smith for the confirmation of a decision of the 
commissioners appointed to determine his claim against the town 
of Huntington, 379 

Sept. Complaint of the fiscal against for having corresponded 

with the enemy, 380 

Sept. Complaint of the fiscal against Thomas ^Yandel for having given 

entertainment to persons who had been banished the province, . . 381 
4 



26 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXIII. 

GOVERNOR COLVK. 
1(574. _ _ PAGE. 

Sept. 6. Petition. Richard Smith, praying a termination of his suit against 

the town of Huntington, . . " 382 

* Petition. Town of Huntington, praying for justice and protection 
against Richard Smith, '. 383, 384 

Petition. Richard Smith, praying that execution issue against the 
town of Huntington, agreeably to the judgment pronounced by 
the governor and council, .". 385 

Sept. 27. Protest. Town of Huntington against the above judgment, 386 

Petition. Richard Smith, praying a disposition of a bill of costs 
he hath furnished in the above case, 387 

Report of referees in the case of Gabry affst. Veryn, 388 

Petition. J.an Jansen Veryn, praying a letter of protection during 
his attendance on the gov. and council in the above suit, 389 

Petition. William Hallet, praying that his wife may be obliged to 
live with him agreeably to the decision of referees, or in case of 
her refusal to comply, that he may be granted a divorce, 390 

Complaint of the iiscal against James , sent from Flushing as 

a public disturber, 391 

Complaint against Peter Paulusen, for assaulting Jacob Wolphertsen 
and others, 392 

Answer of Anthony de Milt to the complaint of fiscal Knyff, 393 

Petition. Peter Stoutenburgh, for a piece of land to be used as a 
kitchen garden, , 394 

Petition. Jacob Hendrickse Varvangef, attorney of Paulus Leen- 
dertse vander Grift, praying that Jacques Cortillyou may be 
obliged to appear before referees according to order, 395 

Petition. Fredrick Philips, complaining that the court at Willem- 
stadt had taxed his father-in-law, Adolf Hardenbroeck, who is 
merely his agent, and as his (P.'s) estate is taxed in New Orange, 
prays that the tax in Willemstadt may be taken oif, 396 

Petition. Isaac Melyn, a native and burgher of New Orange, pray- 
ing to be released from imprisonment, 397 

Petition. Cornells Steenwyck, praying a survey of his lot, 398 

Petition. Jan Theunissen, Jan Gerritsen and Anthony Theunissen, 
praying a grant to each of 25 or 30 morgens of land on Staten 
island, 399 

Petition. C. V. Ruyven, praying the appointment of commissioners 
to examine his accounts, 400 

Aug. 25. Nomination of magistrates for the town of Bergen and dependen- 
cies, T 401 

Sept. 6. Nomination of magistrates for Gravesend, 402 

Sept. 20. Certificate of the magistr.ates in favor of granting certain land on 

the west side of Staten island to Henderick Rycken, 403 

Sept. 25. Survey of Land on Staten island for Roelof van der Linde, Jnn 

Spieringh, Jan van der Linde, Hans Spieriugh, 404 



VoL-XXIII] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 27 

GOVERNOR COLTE, 
1674. . PAGE. 

Oct. 1. Receipt of John S.iffin, of Boston, curator of the estate of Thomas 
Willet, dec'd, late of Swansy, in Plymouth colony, for a lot of 
peltries lately seized by the government and now released, 405 

Oct. 5. Petition. Children and heirs of Cornells Melyn tt al., relative to 

Staten island (fragment), 406 

Oct. 10. Return of survey for Jacob Gerritse .md Zeger Gerritse, of a tract 

of land on Staten island, 407 

[Feb.] Petition. Minister and elders of the Lutheran church at Willcm- 

stadt, to be allowed to bury their own dead (see supra, p. 296, 313), 408 

Oct. 17. Commission. Cornells Steenwyck, Johannes van Brugh, Johannes 
de Peyster and Egidius Luyck, to value certain lots along the 
North* river, and without the" walls of New Orange, 366, 409 

Oct. 19. Petition. Gerrit Janz Roos, butcher, to purchase a piece of ground 

in New Orange, 410 

Oct. 10. Return of survey for Jan Scholten, of a parcel of land on Staten 

island, along the Kill van kol, 411 

Oct. 22. * Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Colve, "from on board the ship 
Diamond," demanding the transfer and surrender of the New 
Nethcrland, to the crown of Great Britain, pursuant to the late 

treaty, 412, 413 

[In X. T. Doc. Hist., Ill, 67.] 
Oct. 24. * Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Colve, requesting that an early day 

be fixt for the surrender of New Orange, 414 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 69.] 
Oct. 28. * Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Colve, acknowledging receipt of 
certain propos.als ; expressing every wish to accommodate matters, 

and a desire to send a force ashore to receive the fort, 415, 418 

[In X. T. Doc. Hist., Ill, 71.] 
Oct. 23. * Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Colve, declining to land in a private 

capacity, and urging the surrender, <&c., 416 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist, III, G8.] 

Oct. 25. Balance sheet showing the amount received and expended on the 
fortifications of New Orange, with list of persons whose assess- 
ments remain unpaid, 417 

Oct. 27. Proposals sent by gov. Colve to gov. Andros, previous to the sur- 
render, 419, 421 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 73.] 

Nov. 2. * Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Colve, with answers to the above 
proposals, and thanking him for the present of three horses and a 

coach, 420 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 420.] 

Oct. 29. * Commission. Capt. Philip Carteret and Mathias Nicolls, to receive 
from gov. Colve such stores as are to be delivered pursuant to the 
articles of peace, with letter to gov. Colve informing him thereof, 422 

Nov. 10. Letter. Gov. Colve to Isaac Greveraedt, schout of Swaenenbergh, 

directing him to deliver up that place to the English, 423 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 77.] 



28 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXIII. 

GOVERNOR COLVE. 
1674. — PAGE. 

Nov. 10. List of confiscated lands, houses and other effects, left here by the 

gov. of New Netherland at his departure, 424 

List of articles presented by capt. Knylf to the Lutheran church, . . 424 

Book which relates to removed houses and moneys contributed for 

strengthening the fortifications of New Orange, 425 

1673. 
Sept. 6. iMinute of the commissioners appointed to arrange for the removal 

of the buildings adjoining the fort, 426-429 

Names of persons whose houses have been removed for the purpose 
of strengthening Fort Willem Hendrick, with estimates of dama- 
ges, r 430-432 

1674. 

Nov. 3. Register of Dutch patents and deeds begun 29th November, 1673, 
and ending 3d November, 1674, viz : 
1673. 

Nov. 20. Patent. Gov. Colve to John Ogden, Jaspar Crane, Jacob Melyn, 
Samuel Hopkins, John Ward, Abraham Pierson, senior, and Ste- 
phen Freeman, for themselves, and the inhabitants of New Work 
(N. J.), of a plantation heretofore belonging to major Nathaniel 
Kingsland, of Barbadoes, in the Caribbees, being two-thirds of 
a neck of land at Achter Coll, between the rivers Pessayack and 
Hackingsack, extending from the point opposite New Work, to the 
fall opposite Espatin, which land had been confiscated and sold by 
auction to the above parties, and the remaining third part to 

William Sandfbrd of Achter Coll, aforesaid, 1-433 

1674. 

Feb. 28. Bill of sale to Jan Hendricks Spinter, William Sandford, Cornells 

van Bursum and Reinout Williamse, of a confiscated ketch, . . 4-433 

Feb, 28. Pass to Lourens Sachariassen, skipper of the ketch Welfare, for a 

voyage to Surinam, 7-433 

March 0. Bill of sale to Dirck van Clyff, of the confiscated ketch Neptune, 8-433 

March 28. Bill of sale to Cornells Steenwyck and Nicholas Bayard, of the con- 
fiscated ship St. Michael, 9-433 

March 19. Patent. Gertrude, widow of John Hubon ; lot situate at the Ferry, 

Long island, 10-433 

Deed. Maretie, widow of Govert Loockermans, Balthazar Bayard, 
Hans Kierstede with Johannes de Peyster and Oloff Stevensen van 
Cortland, guardians of Jacob Loockermans, heirs of said Govert 
Loockermans, to Roelof Martense Schenck, of a bouwery at 
Amesfoort, L. I., containing 200 acres ; also one lot in the village 
aforesaid, two valley lots at Canuressingh, one lot on Vriesen 
hook, one lot on Varcken's hook, one lot on Bestevaer's island, two 
lots in the rear of the land in the Great Valley, with the buildings 
thereon, 1 2-433 

April 22. Deed. Gisbert Elbertsen, to Jan Janse Slot; a tract of land at 
Mespath's kil, L. I., containing 13 morgens, with a lot on the 
south side of Burger Jorissen's house, 1 1-433 

April 23. Bill of sale to Jacobus van de Water and Stephen van Cortland of 

the confiscated sloop Dolphin, 14-433 



Vol. XXIII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 29 

COVKHNOR COLVE. 
1674. PAGE. 

Feb. 10. Deed. Ephraim Herman, agent of his fother Augustyn Herman, to 
the widow and curator.s of the estate of the late Nicholas David's 
of Backstable, New England, of a tract of land in the bay oppo- 
site Staten island, south of tlie Raritan kil, beginning at tlie first 
kil called Kehackanick, tiienee running north along the bay to 
the Raritan kil aforesaid, thence westward up to tlie great kil 
Wackonabeck, which runs southerly, as jiurchased by said Augus- 
tyn Herman from the Indians, 28 March, 1651, and patented to 

him by Philip Carteret, 16 Nov. 1600 (New Jersev), 10-433 

1GV3. 

Oct. 14. Patent. Nicholas Bayard ; confiscated lot on the High street, New 
Orange, formerly belonging to William [Pattison], at present liv- 
ing in Scotland, " 19-433 

Oct. 14. Patent. Cornells, husband of Sara van Borsum, for her services as 
Indian interpretress ; lot on Manhattan island about northwest of 
the Windmill, on the west side of the road, which runs to the 
Kalckhook, 20-433 

1674. 
[May 22.] Patent. Pauhis Regrinar; 70 morgens of land on Staten island, on 

the bay, about 1 Dutch mile from Gideon Marlet's point, 21-433 

May 22. Patent. Peter Stoutenbergh ; lot west of the Broadway, being No. 
3, in the garden formerly belonging to the W. I. Company, New 
Orange, 22-433 

Patent. Gerrit Janse Roos; lot No. 2 adjoining the above, ... 23-433 

May 22. Patent. William van Yredenburgh ; lot No. 1, adjoining the 

above, 24-433 

May 22. Patent. George Cobbet ; lot No. 4, adjoining the Lutheran congre- 
gation in the garden aforesaid, 25-433 

May 22. Patent. Lutheran congregation ; lot No. 5, in the garden aforesaid, 

between George Cobbet and the city wall. New Orange, .... 26-433 

May 24. Patent. Peter de Riemer ; confiscated house and lot heretofore 
belonging to the late gov. Francis Lovelace, east of fort William 
Hendrick, New Orange, 2 7-433 

May 24. Patent. Simon Barentse Blanck ; lot in Brewer street, New- 
Orange, 28-433 

May 24. Patent. Peter Jansen Slodt ; lot in Brewer street. New Orange, 

adjoining the above, 29-433 

May 24. Patent. Jan Dirckse Meyer ; lot in Bridge street. New Orange, 30-433 

May 24. Patent. Andries Meyer; lot in Bridge street. New Orange, . . . 31-433 

May 24. Patent. Peter Janse Mesier; lot in Bridge street, east the Five 

houses. New Orange, 32-433 

May 24. Patent. Ephraim Herman ; lot in High street, east of the high- 
way. New Orange, ^33-433 

May 24. Patent. Martin Janse Meyer; confiscated house and lot east of 
the Sheep Pasture, New Orange, heretofore the property of 
Thomas Delaval, 34-433 

May 24, Patent. Lodewyck Post; confiscated house and lot on the East 

river. New Orange, formerly the property of William Pattison, 35-433 



30 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [\'ol. XXIII. 

GOVERNOR COLVE. 
16V4. . PAGE. 

May 24. Patent. Peter Harmse; confiscated house and lot on the little 
coiner of Smiths street, New Orange, formerly the property of 
William Pattison, '. 36-433 

Feb. 15. Patent. Jacobus van de Water; confiscated house and lot in Pearl 
street, New Orange, formerly the property of William Pattison, 
now residing in Scotland, 37-433 

Feb. 15. Patent. Gerrit Hendrickse, butcher; confiscated bouse and lot in 
Smiths street. New Orange, formerly the property of William 
Pattison, aforesaid, '. 38-433 

July 17. Patent. Ephraim Herman; lot, garden and orchard in Smith's val- 
ley, without the city New Orange, 40-433 

May 24. Patent. Johannis van Brugh ; valley on the west side of the North 
river, between two kills called Hoboocken and Wiehaacken, con- 
taining about 5 ® 6 morgens (New Jersey), 41-433 

May 21. Patent. Obadi.ah Brnen, Samuel Kitchell, Michael Tamkins, John 
Brown, Robert Denison, and the other inhabitants of the town of 
New Worke at Achter Coll, all the lands belonging to said town 
bounded east by the bay, north by the Passayack river, south by 
the great kil or river called Weequaihick, and running in the val- 
ley to the head of the Inbotjht, and thence to the foot of the high 
hill called Watching, being about 7 or 8 English miles from 
Passayackdorp, and from the hill aforesaid to the third kil in 
Passayack river, which kil is called Yantakah, &c. (New Jer- 
sey), 42-433 

July 17. Patent. Martin Janse Meyer ; lot, garden and orchard in Smith's 

valley, without the city of New Orange, 45-433 

July 23. Patent. Consistory of New Orange; the use of the church stand- 
ing in fort William Hendrick, which they have enjoyed hitherto 
up to the present time, for divine service, 46-433 

Sept. 4. Patent. Roeloff van der Linde, Jan Spieringh, Jan van der Linde 
and Hans Spieringh ; morgens of land on the northwest hook 
of Statcn island, 47-433 

July 17. Patent. Peter Jansen Mesier ; lot in Smith's valley, without the 

city of New Orange, 50-433 

July 17. Patent. Peter Stoutenbergh ; lot in New Orange, adjoining Dr. 

Henry Taylor's garden, 52-433 

Oct. 26. Patent. Martin Cregier, jun'r; confiscated house and lot adjoining 
the Lutheran church yard, formerly belonging to the English 
governor Francis Lovelace, New Orange, 53-433 

Oct. 10. Patent. Jan Teunissen van Pelt ; piece of land known as The 

Blackpoint, on the Kil van Col, Staten island, 54-433 

Oct. 10. Patent. Jacob Gerritsen and Seger Gerritsen ; 72 morgens land, 

south of the Fresh kil on Staten island, 55-433 

Feb. 16. Patent. Ephraim and Casparus Hermans, brothers; neck of land 
below New Amstel, on the South river, running in breadth along 
said river from Ariens kil to Appoquenemin kil, and inland to 
the head of Ariens kil, containing about 250 morgens, more or 
less, 56-433 



Vol. XXIV.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 31 

GOVKRNOU ANTIROS. 
1674. P.^GE. 

Oct. 20. Patent. Peter Jansen Statuis and his sons Jan and Peter Petersen 
ofGouwanis, with Jan Jansen ; piece of land on the soutliwest 
side of Staten Ishmd, bounded west by the l<il and south by the 
bay, ' ". oti-433 

Oct. 30. Patent. Elizabeth Drisius; lot in New Oiange, adjoining the 

widow Couweuhoven, 5 7-433 

Oct. 30. Patent. Jan Scholten ; 30 morgens of land on the Kil van Col, 

Staten island, 7 57-433 

Nov. 3. Patent. Gerrit Jansen Roos ; lot in New Orange, 57-433 



VOLUME XXIV. 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 



[Papers thus • marked are iu the Dutch langiiaje.l 
1674. 

July 1. Tariff of customs established by the Duke of York for New York, . . 1 
[InN. Y. Coll. Doc, III, 217.] 

[No date.] Opinions of counsel concerning col. Nicol's patent and Indian pur- 
chases in New Jersey, between the date of the grant to Lord 
Barckly and Sir Geo. Carteret, and notice thereof in America,. . . 1 

[No date.] Petition. Walter Webley, agent of Lewis Morris, for a grant of 

land, 2 

Nov. 2. Letter. John Saffin to secretary Nicolls ; enters a cave.at against 
New York. Henry van de Water selling a house in New York lately in the 

possession of Thomas Willet, 3 

Petition. Margaret Baker to mayor, aldermen, »fcc., of New York, 
praying to be released from her late husband's debts on surrender- 
ing his estate, 4 

Nov. 3. * Petition. Jacob Manritsen, skipper of the ship the Beurs of Am- 
sterdam, for permission to depart for Holland, 5, 10 

Note. Gov. Andros to the mayor of New York, respecting tender- 
ing the oath to the citizens, 6 

Nov. 7. Petition. Tristram Coffyn and Matthew Mayhew, to procure a right 
understanding about their gr.ant of Nantucket, and whether they 
have not a right to erect a manor court there, 6 

Nov. 7. Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Colve ; acknowledges receipt of or- 
ders for the surrender of the government ; encloses demand for 
losses sustained by the capture of certain vessels since the conclu- 
sion of the peace, 7 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 76.] 
Nov. 9. First proclamation of gov. Andros, confirming Rights and Proper- 

tyes, 8 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 79.] 



32 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXIV. 



GOVERNOR ANDROS. 

• PAGE. 



1674. . 

Petition. James Matthews, tavern keeper of New York, praying 
for leave to build a wood house and privy on the wharf in front 
of the road, 9 

* Petition. Deacons and elders of the Lutheran church at New 
York, for an order to collect subscriptions to pay the expense of 
calling a clergyman and his salary, 10 

Nov. 11. Abstract of a letter from gov. William Coddington of Rhode Island 
to gov. Andi'os, congratulating him on his arrival, and complain- 
ing of encroachments by Connecticut, 11 

Nov. 11. Order to the sheriff of New York to seize public property hi the 

possession of private persons, 12 

Nov. 1 1 . Return of the sheriff to the preceding order, 13 

Nov. 13. Warrant to the sheriff of New York to attach the lands, houses and 

estate of Francis Lovelace, Esq., 14, 15 

Nov. 14. Letter. Matthew Mayhew and Thomas Daggett to gov. Andros, 

respecting affairs at Nantucket, 16 

June 24. Statement of the original purchase of Nantucket from the Earl of 

Sterling, 17, 18 

Extracts from the' records of Nantucket, signed b}^ Peter Foulger, 
clerk, ". 10 

Nov. 18. * Power of attorney from gov. Colve to Nicholas Bayard to collect 

debts due the Dutch government, <fec., 20, 21 

Nov'r. Petition. Nicolaes Bayard, attorney of gov. Colve, respecting the 

above debts, 22 

Nov. 25. Certificate that all bargains, sales, contracts and agreements were 
to remain as they had been, and in conformity with the terms of 
two proclamations then recently issued, notwithstanding any 
change of government, 23 

Nov'r 30. Petition. Inhabitants of Hempstead, L. I., concerning the support 

of the gospel among them, 24 

Dec'r 1. Petition. Inhabitants of Jamaica, L. I., praying the establishment 

of a representative form of government, &c., 25 

Dec'r 9. Petition. Robert Ryder, surveyor, praying payment for his trouble 

in laying out and making a draft of Staten Island, 26 

Dec'r 2. Bond of William Darvall for the security of a boat and appurte- 
nances in controversy between him and Peter Alricks of New Cas- 
tle, Delaware, 27 

Dec. 4. Rough minutes of council, 28 

Dec. 18. Minutes of the Court of Sessions at Gravesend, from 16 th to 18th 

December, 29 

Dec. 11. Minutes of the Court of Sessions at Jamaica, from 9th to 11 th of 

December, 30 

Bill of the tavern keeper at Jamaica for the board of the Court of 
Sessions, 31 



Vol. XXIV.] ENGLISH INIAXUSCRIPTS. §3 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1674. PAGE. 

Dec'r 16. Verdicts rendered at the Gravesend Sessions in suits between Assar 
Levi and Jan Jansen van Kirk, and between Albert Cornelisen 
Wantenaar and Andries Juriansen, with bills of costs, 32 

Dec. 17. * Petition. Juriaen Theunissen, Harraen van Gansevoort and Ger- 
rit Thennissen, for permission to purchase from the Indians a 
tract of land at Katskill ; granted, provided they settle the land 
immediately, 33 

1675. 
Jan'y 19. Petition. Xicholas Bayard, attorney of gov. Colve, complaining of 
cei-tain parties who refuse to fiillil their obligations and thereby 
prevent the payment of his client's debts, ". 34 

Jan. 22. Order on the preceding petition, leaving it to the usual course of law, 35 
Jan'y 21. Address of eapt. John Manning to gov. Andros, respecting his re- 
ception and treatment by the government in England, 3G 

[In X. T. Doe. Hist., Ill, SO.] 
Jan'y 29. List of persons summoned to appear before the governor on the e.x- 

amination of eapt. John Manning, 37 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., HI, 83.] 
Feb'y 2. Articles against eapt. John Manning, commander-in-chief in James' 
fort, Xew York and government, at the taking thereof bv the 

Dutch in July, 1673, . .^ ." 33 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist.. Ill, S3.] 

Feb. 4. Examination concerning the surrender of Xew York fort to the 

Dutch, 39, 40 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 84.] 
Feb. 5. Petition. Capt. John Manning, praying that his answer to the 

above articles may be received, 41 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, SG.] 

Feb. 5. Answer of capt. John Manning to the charges preferred against 

him, 42 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., HI, 87.] 

Certificate of certain soldiers in favor of capt. John Manning, 43 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 95.] 

An exact account of all the proceedings at Fort James on the 2Sth, 
29th and 30th July, 1673, 44 

[In X^. Y. Doc. Hist., III. 91.] 

Narrative of capt. John Manning respecting occurrences at the cap- 
ture of Fort James, ". 45 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 39.] 
1673. 
July 29. Order of capt. .John Manning to capt. Carpenter, of Jamaica, to 

repair with his men to Xew York, 46 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist. Ill, 9S.] 

July 30. Answer of ensign Ruscoe of Jamaica, to the above, 47 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., III. 99.] 

July 23. Order to lieut. Willett or cornet Dought}^ to send out scouts, 48 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 96.] 
6 



34 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXIV. 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1673. PAGE. 

July 28. Order to lieut. Willett to repair with his men to the Ferry, 49 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist, III, 97.] 
July 29. Letter. Capt. Manning to cornet Douglity, thanking him for his 

New York. activity, 50 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., HI, 97.] 

July 29. Letter. Elias Doughty to capt. Manning, respecting his endeavors 

Jamaica. to raise men, 51 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 9S.] 
1675. 
Jan. 29. Petition of capt. Manning praying mercy, 52, 53 

(No date.) Complaint of Edmund Gibbon agst. Peter de la Noye, respecting 

transportation of goods to Virginia, , 54 

Jan. 19. Judgment in the case of Richard Lockwood agst. John Cavalier, for 
passage-money from Virginia to Boston; fees of the officers of the 
court ; bills for board and lading, 55 

Jan. 18. Deposition of John Price, i-especting the voyage of John Cavalier 

and his wife, in Richard Lockwood's vessel, 55 

Jan. 22. Order to take an account of the waste ground in the city of New 

York, and to oblige projjrietors to build thereon, 56 

Jan. 30. * Bill for the repair of the Royal Arms in front of the City Hall, 

and for a frame therefor, 57 

Feb. 15. Petition. Daniel, Matthias and Jacobus d'Haart, complaining of 

the trustees of the estate of their brother, Balthasar d'Haart, 58 

Feb. 27. Petition of inhabitants of Musketoe cove and Mattinecock; L. I., for 

a preference in purchasing land near them, and order thereupon, . 59 

Feb. 22. Letter. (French). DirckJansen, Ralph Warnaer, JeronimusRapalie 
The Ferry, and Michel Hainelle, to secretary Nicolls ; request a patent for the 

land between Brooklyn and the Wallebocht which they purchased 
from the late gov. Lovelace (see su2wa vol. 22, 121, 145, 146), ... 60 

Feb. 2. * Petition. Rev. Theodorus Polhemus, for payment of arrears of 

salary due him by his congregation, 61 

(No date.) Declaration. John Shakerly of New York, agst. Samuel Winslow 

of Boston, 62 

1674. 

July 8. Bond, ttc, of John Shakerly and Peter Jacobsen Marius, to Samuel 

Winslow, 62, 63 

Aug. 29. Writ issued against John Shakerly and Peter Jacobsen Marius, to 

the marshal of the county of Suffolk (Mass.), with its return, 64 

Sept. 1. Bond of Samuel Winslow, to answer complaint of John Shakerly, . 65 

Sept. 4. Order of court at New Orange, in the case of Shakerley agst. Wins- 
low, 66 

Oct. 27. Judgment of the county court at Boston, Mass., in the case of Sha- 
kerley agst. Winslow, 67 

1675. 
Jan. 8. Articles of association for a joint stock company at New York, for 

the prosecution of the cod fishery, 67 



Vol. XXIV.] • EXGLISII MAXUSCRIPTS. 35 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
16/5. TAGE. 

Feb. 23. Obligations of RichavJ Middlecott, attorney of Samuel Winslow, in 

the case of Shakerly afjst. Winslow, 68 

Feb. 24. Receipt of Robert Orchard, attorney of Peter Jacobsen Marius, for 
a certain sum of money which is })aid to Richard Middlecott, 
attorney for Samuel Winslow. 69 

March 7. Robert Orchai-d's acoount of the cliarges in the case of Shakorloy 

afjst. \Yiuslow, 70 

March 9. Minute of the attendance of Tackpousha and other Long island 

Indians on the governor, 71 

March 13. Warrant to the sheriff of New York to take out execution against 

col. Francis Lovelace's estate, and to make an inventory thereof,. 73 

March 27. Report of the appraisers of colonel Lovelace's estate, 72 

March 16. * Petition of Cornells Steenwyck, X. Bayard, Egidius Luyck, Johan- 
nes de Peyster and others, praying the intercession of' the mayor 
and aldermen of Xew York, with the governor, that they be "re- 
lieved of the obligation of taking the oath of allegiance and of 
bearing arms against the Dutch, 73 

March 26. * Obligation of Sophia van Loodenstyn, widow of Carel de Beauvois 
of Brooklyn, to pay any debts her sou Jacobus may have con- 
tracted, . " 74 

March 5. Letter. Inhabitants of Martha's Vineyard to secretary Xicolls about 

Mr. Mahew and his patent (unsigned), ". 75 

March 19. Report of committee of the council recommending the discharge of 
(Jornelis Steenwyck and other prisoners confined in the fort, on 
giving security to appear at the next Court of Assizes, 76 

March 22. Bonds of Xieholas Bayard, Gabriel Minville and otliers, of the city 
of Xew Y'ork, to appear before the assizes to answer any charges 
that may be brought against them, " T 77-84 

(Xo date.) Papers in an action of trover and conversion between John Law- 
rence, plaintiff, and Xiehs. Bayard, defendant, 85 

Judgment of the mayor's court of Xew Y^ork for plaintiff, in the 
case of Walter Webly, trustee of the estate of Richard Morris, 
plaintiff, and Peter Aldrix, defendant, for recovery of a negro 
woman, 86 

March 25. Account of the void places about the city of Xew Y'ork, 87 

March 29. * Bill of Coersten against the government for expenses in- 
curred on account of the same, 88 

March 30. Petition. Xicolas Bayard respecting his controversy with John 

Lawrence, 89 

April 7. * Letter. Ludovicus Cobes, town clerk, to secretary Xicolls, inclos- 
Aibsmy. ing mortgage given to lieut. Ciute by some Cattskill Indians for 
one fourth of their lands, and requesting that the same be regis- 
tered, 90 

April 10. Engagement subscribed by the Quakers of Oyster Bay, with form 

of the affirmation of a jury composed of Quakers at Rhode Island, 91 

April 12. Letter. Thomas Mayhew, of Martin's Vineyard, to gov. Andros, . . 92 



36 EXGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Yol. XXIV. 

GOTERSOR ANDROS. 
1675. PAGE. 

April 12. Petition. Town of Sherburne, on tlie island of Xantueket, praying 

fur certain privileges, 93 

April 15. Petition. Samuel Dayton and John Laughton, pr.aying a license to 
purchase from the Indians a certain ti'iangle of land between the 
towns of Southampton, Southold and Seatalcott, 94 

April 16. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to Mr. Woodhull ; inquiries about the 
Kew York. above mentioned lands, . . 95 

April 20. Account of a visit of certain Indian sachems of Xeversink to gov. 

Andros, .". . . 96 

April 20. Letter. Capt. John Carr to secretary Nicolls ; vindicates his con- 
MaiTiand. duct from aspersions of capt. Manning, in regard to the capture 

of New York by the Dutch, 97 

April 20. Petition. Tristram Coffin and other inhabitants of Nantucket, 98 

April 21. Arrest of judgment in favor of Emanuel Mandeville, plaintiff, and 

John Shakerly, defendant, for recovery of a negro woman, 99 

April 27. Petition. Tristram Coffyn and Matthew Mayhew in behalf of the 

major part of the first purchasers of Nantucket, 100 

(No date.) Petition. Wisquannowas, alias Adam, of Martha's Vineyard, ask- 
ing for a grant of land, .' 101 

April 2 7. Letter. Magistrates of Nantucket to gov. Andros, congratulating 
Nantucket, him on his arrival, and expressing obedience to his commands, . . . 102 

April 28. Petition. Nicholas de Meyer, praying to be admitted in appeal 

against a judgment of the mayor's court, 103 

Petition. Simon Athearn of Martin's Vineyard, for a confirmation 
of his land in Edgartown, 1 04 

May 15. Letter. Gov. Andros [at the Delaware], to lord Baltimore, excusing 
himself for not being able to wait on his lordship at St. Mary's, 
being obliged to hasten his return to New York, 105 

May. Petition. George More, to have adrainistratio'n of tlie estate of 

Thomas Lane of New Castle, 106 

Maj' 27. * Deed from the magistrates of Albany, to Adrian Gerritse, for a lot 

of land in that city, 107 

May 27. Proceedings in the case of Joseph Towusend ac/st. John Foxhall, . . 108 

June 2. Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Leveret, thanking him for having 
New York. arrested a deserter, 109 

June 8. Judgment in the case of Miehall Spicer, widow, affst. Robert Coe, 

at the Sessions, at Jamaica, L. I., with bill of costs, 110 

June 8. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions, at Jamaica, from June 8 to 

June 10, Ill 

June 15. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions, at Gravesend, L. I., in the 

case of John Sharpe a</sL Nathaniel Brittaine, 112 

June 15. Calendar of cases to be tried at the Court of Sessions, at Gravesend, 

L. I., 113 

June 17. Minutes of the Court of Sessions, held at Gravesend, from 15th to 

1 7th June, 114 



Vol. XXIV.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 87 

GOVKRXOR ANDROS. 
1675. PAGE. 

Proceedings of tlie mayor's court in New York, on the •22cl, 24tli 
and 28th June, ." 115, 116 

June 28. Minute of a visit to the governor of a party of Wappinger Indians, 

on an embassy to the Susqnehannas, 117 

June 28. Petition. Michel Hainelle, to be appointed register of horses ex- 
ported from Long island at the Feri-y of Brooklyn, 118 

June 20. Two letters from New London, announcing attacks on the English 

by King Pliilip and his Indians, 119 

June SO. Proceedings at a special M.ayor's Court in New York, 120 

June 2. Instructions to captain John Collyer and Mr. Thomas Ashton, who 

are sent to gov. Winthrop of Connecticut with a letter, 121 

July 4. Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Winthrop, respecting Indian depreJa- 
Ncw York. tions On Plymouth colony, 121 

[In Col. Rec. of Conn., 1665-16T7, p. 579.] 
July 4. Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Carteret, respecting the war against 

NewYork. the Imlians, .'. 121 

July 8. Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Winthrop, &c., concerning the diffieul- 
saybrook. ties with thc Indians, 121 

[In Col. Rec. of Conn., 16G5-1677, p. 579.] 

July 8. Letter. Gov. Andros to gov. Leverett, at Boston, respecting the 
sajbiook. Indians ; boimdaries, <fcc., 121 

July 2. Affidavit of Andrew Ball, master of the Susannah of Jamaica, re- 
specting a mutiny on board that vessel off New Utrecht, 122, 123, 125 

(No date.) Names of mas;istrates for Kingston, Hurley, Marbletown and New 

Paltz, . . . .^ 124 

July 4. Examination of Peter Gerritsen, cliarged with mutiny as above,. . . 126 

July 5. Petition. Elizabeth Bedlow, widow, for an appeal from a judgment 

of the Mayor's court, 127 

Aug. 6. Passes for Katharine Jonasson, Alice Jonasson, Jan Hendricks van 
Baal and wife, to go to England in the Good Hope, Geo. Heath- 
cote master, 127 

Aug. 6. Marriage license. Francis Romboudts and Anna Elizabeth, widow 

of Warnar Wessells, of New York, 127 

July 21. Abstract of a letter from gov. Coddington of Rhode island, to gov. 
Andros; Indian war; invasion of the territory by an army from 
Massachusetts and Connecticut, &c., 128 

July 22. Petition. John Skidmore and wife of Jamaica, respecting the acci- 
dental killing of Thomas Barker by their son, 129 

July 23. Visit to the governor by Hackensack Indians, 130 

July 26. Bill of widow Wessells agst. the late gov. Lovelace; ordered to 

be examined, 131 

July 31. Petition. Wm. Dyer, collector of the customs at New York, to 
have appraisers appointed to value the ship Susannah and her 
cargo ; appraisers appointed, 132 



38 EXGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXIV. 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1675. PAGE. 

July 31. Commission. M.ayor, deputy mayor and alderman Darvall, to exam- 
ine and report on the accounts of the late Warner Wessells and 
Peter Nys, farmers of the excise, 133 

Aug. 10. Reports on the above accounts and discharge of the parties,. . 133, 134 

Aug. 12. Inventory of books and papers belonging to Elizabeth Bedlow, 
administratrix of the late Isaac Bedlow, taken by P. de la Noy, 
&c., 136 

Aug. 19. Assessment rolls of the towns of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Flatbush 

Flatlands and New Utrecht, L. I., 136 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., IV, 141-] 61.] 

Sept. 10. Letter. Joseph Bayly, to the constable, &c., of Oyster Bay, warn- 
ing them to be on their guard against the Indians, 137 

Sept. 16. Council minute. Visit to gov. Andros of Indians from Rockaway 

and Hackingsack, 138 

Sept. 22. Council minute. Visit to the gov. by various Indians, "towards 

Delaware," 139 

Sept. 29. Interrogatories proposed by Jan Gerritsevan Marken, late schout of 
Schenectady, to Grietje Ryckman, wife of Jaques Cornelissen, in a 
slander suit, * 140 

Sept. 30. Minute of an interview with Tackpousha and other L. I. sachems, 

&c., at the fort in New York, 141 

(No date.) Complaint of G.abriel Minville of New York, attorney of Lewis 
du Bois, of Esopus, against Lewis Morris, for the unlawful deten- 
tion of a negro and negress, belonging to said Du Bois, 142 

(No date.) Answer of Gabriel Minville, attorney as aforesaid, to the complaint 

of Lewis Morris, 143 

Aug. 28. Return by Nathaniel Pearsal, clerk of Hempstead, L. I., of the 

amount of the town's estate, 144 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 463.] 
Sept. V. Letter. Simon Saring to secretary Nicolls, enclosing the preceding 

Hempstead return of property in Hempstead, L. I., 145 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., H, 463.] 

Aug. 21i Letter. N.ithaniel Cole to secretary Nicolls, with return of the 

Oyster Bay. value of the estates in Oyster bay, L. I., 146 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 442.] 
Sept. 8. Letter. Benjamin Coe to secretary Nicolls, enclosing return of pro- 
Jamajca. perty iu Jamaica, L. I., . ■. 147 

Sept. 12. Assessment roll of Westchester, by Edward Waters, 148 

Sept. 14. Return of the valuation of property ui Gravesend, L. L, by Nicholas 

Stillwell, ' 149 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 462.] 
Aug. 24. Return of the valuation of property in Eastharapton, L. I., 150 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 441.] 
Sept. 28. Letter. Constable and overseers to secretary Nicolls, enclosing 
Southampton. return of property in Southampton, 151 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, H, 456.] 



Vol. XXIV.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 39 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1075. PAGE. 

Sept. 10. lleturn of tlie valuation of property in Southold, L. I., 152 

[In N. y. Doc. Hist, II, 44" ] 

Aug. 28. Letter. Epenetus Pl,-\tt to secretary Xicolls, enclosing return of 
HuntiDBtoD. property in Huntington, L. I., 153 

Sept. 22. Return of the valuation of property in Brookhaven, L. I., 153 

[lu X. Y. Doe. Hist, 11. 4GS.] 

Sept. 2. Return of the valuation of property in Newtown, L. I., 155 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 464.] 

Sept. 29. Return of the valuation of property in Flushing, L. I., 156 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 459.] 
Oct. 5. Letter. Mosup, a sachem of the Indians at Montauk, to Gov. An- 

dros, asking for a return of their guns, &c., 157 

Oct. 5. Letter. Rev. Thomas James to gov. Andros, respecting the Indians 
Fasihampton. and their conversion, 157 

Oct. 15. Petition. Rev. Nicolaus van Rensselaer, minister of Albany, re- 
questing tobe appointed director of the colonie of Rensselaerswyck, 

vice Jeremias van Renslaer, dec'ed, .". . . 158 

1075. 

Oct. 8. Petition. Simon Athearn of Martin's Vineyard, respecting his pur- 
chase of land, r 159 

Oct. 12. Petition. Secretary Nicolls, for redress against certain false asper- 
sions against him by the inhabitants of Hmitington, L. I., 160 

Bond of Willi.am Bowditch .and Thomas Delavall to pay salvage on 
certain vessels at Pemaquid {see jMst, vol. 26, 149 ; 21, 2), 161 

Oct. 22. Order to the inhabitants of Seatalcot to cut down and burn all the 

brushwood within eighty j)oles of the newly built fort there, .... 161 

Oct. 10. Protest by the mate and boatswain of the ship Good Hope, 162 

Oct. 13. Petition. Johannes Verveele complaining of John Archer for non- 
performance of contract, 163 

Oct. 13. Petition. The coopers of South and East Hampton, praying that 
coopers from Boston may be prohibited coming to work there in 
the winter, 164 

(No date.) Petition. The Poor Farmers, seated on the land lately in contro- 
versy between Richard Smith and the inhabitants of Huntington, 
L. L, .^ . . . 165 

(No date.) Petition. Garritt Hendricks of Half Moon, praying that Goosen 
Gerritse (van Schaack) be obliged to pay the costs in a suit wherein 
he was defendant, 166 

(No date.) Petition. Nicholas Blake, praying a suspension of a judgment ob- 
tained against him by surprise, 167 

Reasons why Nicholas Blake doth not comply with the court's 
order, Jwl 6 7 

Petition. Samuel Barker, to be indemnified for the loss of his son 
(see sitjva, p. 129), 168 



40 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXIV. 

GOVERNOR AXDROS. 
1675. . ■ PAGE. 

Petition. Allard Anthony, for leave to appeal in a suit between him 
and Mrs. Elizabeth Bedlow, 169 

Petition. Jacob Melyne, for le.ave to appeal from a judgment ob- 
tained against him by Robert Leprerie, 170 

Oct. Presentment of Mary Case by the constable of Newtown, L. I., for 

disturbing church service, .,..;..... 171 

Minutes of the general Court of Assizes in the city of New York, 
from October 6 to October 13, 1675, 172 

Oct. 12. W.arrant to sheriff Gibbs to seize .ill the goods, ch.attels, &c., of 

Cornelius Steenwyck, .i 173 

Similar warrants to seize the property of Egidius Luyck, 1 74 ; Jo- 
hannes van Burgh, 175 ; Anthony de Milt, 176 ; Jacob Kipp, 177 ; 

William Beekman, ..... 178 

Records of verdicts in sundry cases at the Court of Assizes held at 
New York, October, 1675, 179-183 

Petition. John Manning, praying redress against Martin Huffeman, 
who mortgaged a house and lot in New York after he had sold 
the same fo him. Manning, 185 

Oct. Judgment against the following persons, for refusing and opposing 
the taking of the oath of allegiance : Cornelius Steenwyck, Nich- 
olas Bayard, Johannes van^Brugh, Egydius Lnyck, William 
Beeckman, Jacob Kipp and Antonio de Mill ; forfeiture of their 
goods and chattels to his majestj', 186 

Oct. Judgment of the Court of Assizes, in the case of Richard Smith agst. 
tlie inh.abitants of Huntington, L. I. ; verdict for the plaintiff; 
each party to bear their o^^Tl charges, and defendant to pay the 
costs of court, 187 

Oct. Orders made at the general Court of Assizes held at New York, be- 
ginning the 6th and ending the 13th day of October, 1675, 1 85 

(No date.j Amount of last year's rates due by Flattbush, Boswyck, Newtown 

and Jamaica, 189 

Oct. 20. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to the constables of the above mentioned 

towns, requiring the immediate payment of their rates, 190 

(No date.) Fees of sheriff stated by the Court of Assizes, 191 

(No date.) Table of shei-iff 's fees given in and compared with those formerly 

allowed, 192 

Oct. 21. Decision between the whites and Indians about certain lands in the 

vicinity of Cow Neck, L. I., 193 

Oct. 22. Decision upon Indian claims to land about Hempstead, &c., 1 94 

Oct. 23. Order to Tackpousha and son, and the Rockaway sachem and other 

Indians, to bring in their guns to the officers at Hempstead, 195 

Oct. 29. Order for the apprehension and imprisonment of Nicholas Bayard in 

the fort, 196 



Vol. XXY.] EXGLISH MAXrSCRIPTS. 41 



VOLUME XXV 



gov?:rxor andros. 



[P;iper9 thus * marked are in Dutch,] 
16T5. PAGE. 

Nov. 1. Council minutes. Nicholas Bayard, a prisonei' in the Hole, released 
for the night, on giving secin-ity for good behaviour; order, that 
Jlr. Steenwyck, and all the rest, be sent for and questioned as to 
their satisfaction with the late judgment, &o. ; I'eiease of Mary, 
wife of Thomas Case, at the request of her friends, upon her 
promise not to go abroad to unlawful meetings, nor to have any 
at home, 1, 2 

Kov. 1. * Deed. Jan Hendricksen from Salsbergh to Gerrit van Sleghten- 
horst, for half of a tract of woodland at Claverack, on major 
Abraham Staets's kil, 4 

Nov. 2. Council minute. Mr. Steenwyck and others brought up and con- 
ferred with ; they insist on an appeal, 5, 6 

Nov. 2. Order for a new trial in the case of Steenwyck, Van Brugh and others, 

if they are dissatisfied with the result of the former trial, 7 

Nov. 2. * Petition. Messrs. Steenwyck, Van Brugh, Luyck, Beeckman, and 
Kipp, objecting to being tried again by the Court of Assizes 
and praying a pardon, 8 

Nov. 3. Petitions and submission of Jacob Kip, Cornelius Steenwyck, Johan- 
nes van Brugh, William Beeckman, and ^gidius Luyck, to the 
court in their cases and praying to be allowed to take the oath of 
allegiance, ." 9-1 3 

Nov. 3. Council minute. Mr. Steenwyck and others have three days allowed 
them to make composition for one-third of their estates, neglect- 
ing which, execution to issue against the whole, 14, 15 

Nov. 3. Commitment of Sarah Mintall of Mamaroneck, as a witness to a 

charge of bastardy against Thomas Hatfield, 16 

Nov. 5. Council minute. Tackapoucha and other Indians appear and lay 
claim to lauds at Cow Neck, Hempsted, «fec. ; terms of the 
Indians, 17 

Nov. 6. Narrative of Benonie Stebbins's capture by the Indians at Deerfield, 

with the manner of his escape, 18 

Nov. 8. Petition. John Heady and other inhabitants of Yonkers land con- 
sisting of 4 families, to be permitted to remain at home to resist 
the Indians, and not be obliged to assist those of Fordham, 19 

Nov. 8. Certificate. Excusing John Heady and the inhabitants of Yonkers 

from going to the defense of Fordliam, 20 

Nov. 8. Bond of Sarah Mintall to appear and prosecute her master, Thomas 

Hatfield, 21 



42 EXGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXV. 

GOVERNOR ANDKOS. 
1675. • PAGE. 

Nov. 19. Receipt. Riehanl Brj-an of ililfoid, Conn., to Gabriel Min^ielle, 

for certain goods, 22, 23 

Nov. 10. Bond of Samuel Scudder of Maspeth kils, L. I., to be of good 

behavior, 24 

July 28. Bill of lading to Lewis Morris by captain Francis Richardson of the 

Good Hope, at Barbadoes, for 20 hhds. sugar, 25 

Nov. 1 0. Report of carpenters relative to the condition of the ship Good Hope, 26 

Nov. 12. Petition. Officers and crew of the ship Good Hope for payment 

of their wages, 27 

Nov. 12. Commission. Matthias Nicolls and others, to constitute a Court of 
Admii-ally to adjudicate in the case of the ship Good Hope and 
her crew, 28 

Nov. \l. Proceedings of the Court of Admiralty in the case of the Good 

Hope, 29 

Nov. 15. Letter. Thomas Topping, constable, to secretary Nicolls, respecting 

the town's rates which are paid in fat cattle, 30 



(No date.) Bill of Thomas Topping of certain payments to be made out of the 

above rates, 31 

Nov. 15. Order to the marshal to summon Lewis Morris and others before 

the Court of Admiralty assembled in the case of the Good Hope, 32 

Nov. 16. Accounts of the wages due the persons shipped on board of the 

Good Hope, 33 

Nov. 12. Petition. Francis Richardson, inaster of the Good Hope, praying 
that commissioners be appointed to determine what freight he is 
entitled to on the cargo of his vessel, 37 

Nov. 16. Petition. The same, thsit he may be allowed to pay his seamen in 

sugar and cotton wool, 38 

Nov. 16. Statement of wages due the seamen of the Good Hope, 39 

Nov. 18. Oath administered to the members of the Court of Admiralty ap- 
pointed in the case of the Good Hope, 41 

Nov. 1 8. Judgment in the case of the Good Hope, 40, 41 

Nov. 18. Petition. Jacob Schellinger, Stephen Hand, James Loper and 

others of Easthampton, for leave to employ Indians in whaling,. 41 

Nov. 23. Account of the goods lost from on board of the Good Hope, 42 

Nov. 13. Letter. Secret.iry Nicolls to Richard Smith, stating the governor's 
New York. views of his Controversy with the people of Huntington, L. I., . . . 43 

Nov. 22. * Declaration of Ludovicus Cobes, relative to the purchase by Jan 
Ryerse of Schenectady, of Preeunien hook at Claverack, of the 
Indians, with gov. Stuyvesant's approval ; of his remov.al with his 
own and several other families thither, and of their murder by 
Onondaga Indians in the time of the war between the Mahicanders 
and the Mohawks, 44 

* Affidavit of Jan Tymensen Valentine as to the above purchase, ... 44 



Voi,. XXr ] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 43 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 



Nov. 23. Petition. Daniel cle Hnart, aclrainistrator of Balthnzai- de Haait, de- 
ceased, pvaying to he admitted in ap])eal from a judgment of tlie 
^Mayor's Court, 45 

Nov. 23. Petition. [Robert Coe,] former higli sheriff, resjjectiiig liis being 
fined at the Graveseiid Sesisions, and comj)hiiiiing of Robert Rider 
for retaining part of the public money, 46 

Nov. 25. Minute of a visit from Tackapousha and other Indians, respecting 
payment for the land which Hempsted men have so long enjoyed; 
must have patience, , 47 

Nov. 25. Conditions on which the weigh-house is to be let to farm ; taken 

l)y John Sh.irpe, .' 49 

(No date.) Orders to be observed in making pavmcnts at the weigh-house ; 

tariff of duties, .^ ". 50 

Dec. 4. Conditions on which the Great Packt or Tapper's excise is to be let 

to tarm, 51, 52 

Dec. 4. Names of the bidders and amount of their bids, at the letting of 

tiie Great Packt ; expense attending said letting, 53 

Dec. 7. Boundaries between New York and Connecticut, 54 

April 20. Minute of a meeting of gov. Andros and gov. Carteret with three 

sacliems from New Jersey, 54 

Dec. 9. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions, held at Jamaica, L. I., and 

docket of cases, 55, 56 

Dec. 15. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions, at Gravesend, L. I., with 

docket, ^ 57, 53 

Dec. 18. Inventory of the estate of Thomas Seabrooke, of Westchester ; en- 
dorsed " Letter of Administration [to Mary Seabrooke] hereupon," 59 

Dec. 1 7. Receipt of the constable of Easthampton, L. L, to John Combs, for 

all tines, cfec, 59 

Dec. 18. * Letter. Ludovicus Cobes, town clerk, to secretary Nicolls; private 
Albany. affairs, 60 

Dec. 18. * Letter. Jan Thomasen to secretary Nicolls ; private matters,... 61 

Albany. 

1G5S. 

Dec. 27. * Indian deed to Volckert Jansen and Jan Tomassen for half of an 

island situate in the Bunnen kil, in front of their bouwerv, 62 

1661. 
Jan. 25. * Indian deed to Volckert Jansen and Jan Tomassen, for the whole 
of the above island, together with a small island adjoining, called 

the Little Cooper's island, 62 

1675. 
Dec. 22. Letter. John Barnes to John Shakerley, respecting merchandise 
Barbados. Consigned to him, 63 

Oct. 20. Statement of an accoimt of Mr. Shackerly with Mr. Lee, 64 

1676. 
Jan. 7. Confirmation of the peace with the Westchester Indians, 65 



44 EXGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXV. 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1678. PAGE. 

Jan. 11. Minute of tlie M.ayor'a Court, N. Y. ; nppeal granted defendant in 

the case of John Tudor agst. Josias Helman and wife, 66 

Jan. 9. Letter. Gov. Coddington to the governor and council of Massa- 

Rhode Island. chusetts and the commissioners of the United Colonies ; refusing 
to comply with their demand for a military force ; leproaching 
them for "establishing iniquit}^ by law," and rebuking them for 

having " departed from the Lord," 67 

1675. 

Dec. 18. License to Thomas Smith, fencing master, to open a school to teach 

the use and exercise of arms in the city of New York, 68 

1676. 

Jan. 12. Memorandum that Tackapousha and other Indians eng.age friendship 
for themselves and all the other Indians as fiir as beyond Seatalcott 
(Brookhaven), ' 68 

Jan. 24. Petition. Josias Hillman for a writ of appeal in a suit between him 

and John Tudor ; granted, 69 

Jan. 26. Warrant to the constable of Staten island to levy upon the goods 

and chattels of Nathaniel Brittaine, 70 

Feb. 6. Proceedings before the council in the matter of John Palmer and 

William Pinhorn, bookkeeper of John Winder (deceased), & Co., 70 

Feb. 7. Petition. Christopher Hoghland, Francis Rumbout, and Guilain 
Verplanck, respecting merchandise of theirs seized in Boston as 
the property of Dutch enemies at New York, 71 

Feb. 24, St.-xtement of Samuel Andrews' account, together with his receipt of 

the amount, 73 

Feb. 24. Bill of sale of a vessel from Samuel Andrews of Long island to John 

Shakerley and Reineer Williams, 74 

Feb. 1. Petition. Constable and overseers of Huntington, L. I., reflect- 
ing upon the Court of Assizes ; they are committed to the custody 
of the sheriff and bound over to the next assizes, 75 

(No date.) Petition. Daniel de Ilaart, administrator of his brother Balthazar 
de Haart, relative to a balance owing the estate by Bareutsen 
de Klyn, 76 

Feb. 9. Certificate of John Stanton to the good services of the Pequot 

Indians on the English side, in the late disturbances, 77 

Feb. 9. Bond of Symon Barensen to appear at the next Court of Assizes, to 

answer, &c., and to keep the peace towards Jan Scholter, 78 

Feb. 12. Appeal of Johannes Vervalen from the manorial court of Fordham; 

granted on his giving security to prosecute in the Court of Assizes, 79 

Feb. 25. Statement of Thomas Warner, taken prisoner by the Indians at 

Hatfield, 81 

Feb. 29. Account of the arrival of two Indians at New York from Rockaway, 
with an Indian scalp sent as a present to the governor by Tacka- 
pousha, 82 

Petition. Matthew Hiller relative to the opening of a school in 
New York. Referred to the mayor and aldermen, 83 

Petition. Richard Wood of Westchester, for a divorce from his 
wife on the ground of adultery, 84, 85 



Vol. XXV.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 45 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
ICTC. PAGE. 

Petition. John Tiickor, jiin., of Seat.aleot (Brookliavcn), to lie ooni- 
pensated for having been shot by Samnel Sey ward, S6 

Petition. John Hart of Maspethkill, L. I., piayiiig relief for a wron.cc 
done him in the division of his father's estate now in possession 

of Thomas Case, 87 

March 4. Order to lieut. Gerrit Teunise to pursue Philip, or other Xortli In- 
dians, to the Eastern frontier, or as far as the Connect lent river ; 
to warn them against further invasion, and to demand and receive 
from them certain Ciiristian prisoners, 88 

Feb. 5. A True Relation of the Indian War, by John Easton, deputy gov- 
ernor of Rhode Island, 89 

Feb. 11. Order to keep in custody Wm. Loveridge till he shall give security 
to make good his charge against the Dutch of Albany, of hav- 
ing supplied the Nortli Indians with ammunition, 90 

March 14. Letter. Simon Saring to secretary Nicolls, giving an account of the 
Hempstead. apprehension, at Hempstead, of Robert alias Thomas Williams, 

accused of having committed a murder at the Delaware, 91 

March 29. Council minutes. Two Sachems from Wickerscreeke (Westchester 
county), sent for in consequence of advice that they are about to 
join the North Indians ; appeared and, answering satisfactorily, 
were dismissed, with presents, 92 

Names of persons applying for land upon Manhattan island ; in- 
dorsed 1676, " 94 

April 11. Bond of Samuel Ruscoe, William Creed, Abell Gaile and Humphrey 
Underliill, of Jamaica, to appear and answer the suit of Roulfe 
Johnson at the next Jamaica Sessions, 95 

April 12. Receipt of Thomas Williams, of Flushing, L. I., to Lawrence Van- 
dcrspiegle for moneys due the estate of Mr. Cooke, of Barbados, 
&c., 96 

April 14. Minute of a visit to the governor of the two sachems of the Wick- 
erscreeke Indians, who appeared before the council during his 
absence at Albany, 97 

April 15. Coimcil minutes. Report of the carpenters concerning the frame of 
timber, or mole, necessary to be erected in the harbor of New 
York, " 98 

April 17. Account of an interview with the governor, of Tackapousha and 

other Indian sachems of the west end of Long Island, 90 

April 26. Petition. Daniel de Haart, for an appeal to the next Court of 

Assizes, 100 

April 23. Letter (accompanied with a beaver for fees) ; Jacob Cleysen van 
Albany. der Heyden to secretary Nicolls, soliciting a patent for a lot of 

ground, 101 

April 20. Agreement between capt. James Carterett and Elizabeth Bedloo, for 

the purchase of Love island, 102 

April 27. Minute of a meeting held at the fort, by the governor and coun- 
cil, with Indians from Wayattanoc, at the head of Stratford river. 
Conn., accompanied by some from Wickerscreeke and Stamford, 
to whom presents are given, 103 



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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1676. . • '■-^GE. 

April 29. Letter. William Nottingham to secretary Nicolls, to procure a writ 

ES0PU3. of appeal from a judgment of the court at Kingston, 104 

Petition. Margaret Stuyvesant for an examination of her account 
against the estate of the late Balthazar de Haart, with whom 
she was eng.aged to be married, and who in his lifetime made 

use of her estate, 105 

Petition. Daniel de Haart, administrator of the late Balthazar de 
Haart, praying for further time to procure testimony, 106 

Oct. Petition. John Manning, for an audit of his accounts as high sheriff 

of Yorkshire, 107 

Oct. Petition. Jacob Melyn and Isaac Melyn, for themselves and others, 
as the equitable proprietors of Staten island ; with Remonstrance 
of the present case and grievance of Jacob and Isaac Melyn, in 
behalf of themselves and sisters, equitable proprietors of Staten 
island, 108 

May 9. Letter. Thomas Macy to governor Andros, relative to the condi- 
Nantucket. tion and treatment of the Indians at Nantucket, 109 

May 13. Minute of an interview between the governor and the sachems of 
Hackingsack and Tapan and others, who desire to live in friend- 
ship, and promise to bring in other Indians, 110 

May 15. Depositions of John CLarke and Penelope Cooke, as to Thomas Sea- 
brooke's intention to leave his property to his wife (see supi-a, 
p. 59), Ill 

May 20. * Deed. Commiss.aries of Albany to Jacob Tys van der Heyden, 
for a lot of ground on the corner of Esplanade street, and ad- 
joining the new church yard, 

May 22. Petition. Rebecca, wife of Thomas Sadlei', praying the restoration 
of the estate on Staten island, belonging to her husband, now in 
the hands of Jonas Halsted, 113 

May 22. Letter. Gov. Andros to the governor and council of Massachusetts, 
NewYoik. respecting the Indian war, 116 

May. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to secretary R.awson, at Boston, respect- 

New Yoik. ing Messrs. Hoghland, Rombout and Verjjlanck's goods, which 

had been seized at the beginning of the Dutch war, 117 

May 23. Minute of an interview between the governor and council and the 
LTnchechaug Indians, " free-born natives " of Long island, who 
desire free liberty of fishing, which is granted, 118 

May 24. Order granting liberty to the Ilnchechaug Indians, to whale or fish 

on their own account, 119 

Names of proprietors of vacant lots in New York, 119 

May 26. Order .about vacant lands in the city of New York, 120 

M.ay 30. Instructions to Mr. Delav.all to proceed to Albany, and cause the 
Mohawks, Senecas and Mahicanders, to be invited to meet the gov- 
ernor there, 121 

June. Petition. Daniel de Haart, administrator of Balthazar de Haart, 
to be allowed to appeal from a judgment of the Mayor's Court 
obtained by Margaret Backer (see su^ra, p. 105), 122 



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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1G70. PAGE. 

June 2, 3. j\Iinute of interviews between the governor and two Susqueliannah 
Sachems ; they are promised protection and receive presents ; 
" they speak Mohawk," 124 

June 6. Pass to a Wickerscreeke sacliem to go to Stamford, 125 

June 12. * Account of the widow of Johannes Xevius, dec'd, fen-yman, cd/M. 

secretary Nicolls, 126 

June 13. Oi-der for an appeal in the suit of Jolm Rvder agst. Ezekiel 

Fogg, ! 127 

June Docket at the Jamaica Sessions, 128, 129 

June \\. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions at Jamaica, 130 

June 14. Deckration. Xicolas Demyer agst. Willam Smith at the Jamaica 

Sessions, 131 

June 14. Declaration. Wm. Sydenham, attorney to John Robinson agst. 

Thos. Davids, at the same court, 132 

June I2. Proceedings of the court of Sessions at Gravesend, 133 

June 16. Statement of capt. Thomas De Laval's accounts, 134, 154 

June 23. * Affidavit of Jannetie Cornelis, wife of Jacob Schermerhoorn, 
respecting certain Avords e.xpressed by Jan Gerritsen van Marken, 
at Schenectady against the characters of Harmen Vedder and S weer 
Teunissen, 135 

* Account of presents given by order of col. Schuyler to various 
Lidian scouts, 136 

(Xo date.) Points of law submitted by col. Morris, 137 

June 28. * Petition of Martin Geritsen for a grant of land in Albany, 138 

July 5. Letter. HenryEaston,atBarbados, to Mrs. Jane Rider, at Xew York, 140 

July 25. Minute of the appearance before the governor of Wickerscreeke 
Indians who pretend not to have been paid for the Youncker hnid ; 
whereupon the patent to Mr. O'Xeale is produced, ifcc, 141 

July 26. Letter. Henry Easton, at Barbados, to Mrs. Jane Rider, at Xe\v 

York, about knaveries committed by John Tuder, ... 142 

July 28. Pass to some Indians to go to the south of Long island, 143 

July 21. Letter. Commissaries to governor Andros, nominating Andries 
Albany. Teller, Dirk Wessells, Cornelis van Dyck, and Marte Crygier to 

be magistrates, 1 44 

July 22. Letter. Xicolaus van Rensselaer to governor Andros, nominating 
Albany. Teuuis Spitseuburgh and Juriaen Teunnissen to be commissaries 

of Rensselaerswyck for the coming year, 145 

July 27. Petition. Sweer Teunissen, commissary at Schenectady, for an 

appeal against a decision of the court at Albany; granted, 149 

July 24. Summons to John Garretsen van ^Marcken, requiring him to appear 
before the governor and council to answer to the complaint of 
Sweer Theunissen, 150 

(No date.) Order to transmit to New York all the papers relating to the suit 

between Sweer Theunissen and John Gaixetsen van Marcken,. . . 151 



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ANDROS. 
1676. • PAGE. 

May 2. Declar.ition, before the court .at Albany, of John Garretsen van 

Maicken, as to the false oath of Sweer Theunissen, 152 

May 6. Trial and judgment at Alb.any in the case of Sweer Teunissen a/jst. 

John Garretsen van Marchen for slander; verdict for defendant, 153 

July 29. Trial of Albert Hendricks for having spoken disrespectfully of the 
King ; found guilty, and sentenced to pay £5, or to receive thirty- 
nine stripes, 155 

July 26. Memorandum of orders about Shoemakers and Tanners, and about 
slaughterhouses in New York ; that some fit persons be appointed 
to ag-ree with workmen, and to supervise the construction of the 
mole" for the harbor, and that the magistrates of New York ap- 
point a Town Treasurer ; a committee appointed to confer with 

the magistrates on the subject, 155 

1675. 

Oct. 13. Discharge by proclamation of Samuel Gainpalne, charged with the 

death of Lawrence Robinson, 156 

1676. 

July 31. * Nomination of magistrates for Schenectady, 156 

Aug. 31. * Conditions and terras whereupon Gerrit van Slechtenhorst oifers 

two houses at Albany for sale, and purchaser's name, 158 

Aug. 2. Warrant of execution against Thomas Davids for a judgment ob- 
tained ag.ainst him byJohn Robuison, at a court of Sessions held 
at Jamaica on the 19th of June, 1676, 159 

Aug. 9. Memoranda respecting the case of Sweer Theunessen and John Gar- 
retsen van Marcken, 160 

Aug. 9. Refusal of permission to Sweer Theunessen to sell merchandise at 

Schenectada, 160 

Aug. 10. Petition. Peter Groenendyke for a review of a decision obtained 

against him by Henry Smith at a court held at Whorekill, 161 

Aug. 18. Summons to and William Fisher, of Esopus, to ap- 
pear at the next General Court of Assizes to make answer to the 
complaint of Anne, the wife of William Nottingham, of the same 
place, in an action of battery and slander, 162 

Aug. 10. Minute of the appearance before the governor and council, of two 
Maquas sachems and some of their Indians, one of whom gives 
account of a conversation had with the governor of Canada about 
the operations of the " North Indians," 162 

Sept. 3. Petition. Abraham Corbett driven with his family from his home 

eastward of New England, for a license to distill strong liquors,. 163 

Sept. 4. Names of persons to h.ave land in Harlem bounds, 164 

Sept. 15. Minute of a meeting of the governor with the sachems of Southhamp- 
ton ; are thanked for their visit ; presents made them, and a 
promise given that they may have their arms, 165 

Sept. 16. Letter. Governor Andros to the commander .and jnagisti-ates at 

New York. Albany respecting the complaint of Jacob Leisler and Jacob 

Milborn, who accuse Mr. Rensselaer for words spoken in a sermon, 166 

Sept. 16. Petition. John Parsall ali.as Butcher, for leave to appeal from a 
decision obtained against him by Angletie Burgers, at the Graves- 
end Sessions in June, 1675 ; granted upon security, 167 



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16 TO. PAGE. 



Sept. 16. Oblig.ation of N. Bayavd to p.ay John Shakerly a certain sum of 

money conditionally, 168 

Sept. 2.3. Invoice of goods by the sloop Edniond of New York, for Delaware, ITO 

Sept. 25. Letter (French.) Gov. Andros to commander Benckes, informing 
New York. him that he had sii])plied one of the Dutch fleet with provisions, 
and thanking him for having made favorable report of him to the 
Prince of Orange, 171 

Sept. 25. List of debtors to the estate of col. Francis Lovelace, in Jamaica, 
L. I., with warrant to the constable and overseers of that town 
to notify the parties to pay the same, 172 

Sept. 28. Letter. Constable and overseers to governor Andros, submitting 
Southampton. their reasons for not having taken out a patent for their lands 

(inclosing), 173 

Reasons of the inhabitants of Southampton for delaying to take out 
a patent, ". 174 

Sept. 28. Reasons of the inhabitants of Southold, for not taking out patents 

for their lands, 175 

Oct. 7. Judgment against the above towns for disobedience ; declaring the 
people to have forfeited all title, rights and privileges to their 
lands, unless they comply with the conditions within a fort- 
night, ' 176 

Sept. 30. List of Mr. Bedloo's books taken out of the great chest at Mrs. 

Bedloo's ; also of those delivered to Stephen van Cortland, 177 

Oct. 2. Summons to Marritye Jans and others, to appear at the general Court 
of Assizes, to testify in a cause in question between AUard Anthony 
and Elizabeth Bedloo, 17D 

Oct. 2. Receipt from S. V. Cortlandt to secretary Nicolls, for certain 
books belonging to the estate of Francis Lovelace (see S2tp)-a, p. 
177), ISO 

Oct. 4. Docket of the general Court of Assizes, 181 

Proceedings of said Court of Assizes from the 4th to the 7th Octo- 
ber, 181, 101-197, 202, 205 

Oct. Petition. Thomas Scudder, William Brotherton, Benjamin Jones 
and John Gowlding, of Huntington, asking relief against the 
exactions of Mr. Smith of Nessequage, 182 

Oct. 7. Petition. Jolm Robinson, for protection against the shifts and sub- 
terfuges of Thomas Davids, in the payment of a judgment obtained 
against him at the Jamaica Sessions, 183 

Oct. 7. Sentence of William Loveridge for having charged the Dutch 
inhabitants of Albany with having supplied the North Indians 
■with powder and ammunition, and not proved the same; fined 
twenty beavers, and given six months' time to substantiate his 
charge against Arnout Cornelisseu, the interpreter, 184 

Bill of costs against, for William Loveridge, 185 



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Oct. 2. Request of Daniel de Ilaart for a subpoena to William Bogardus, 
to give evidence at the coming Court of Assizes, in the suit 
between Daniel de Haart, administrator, &c., and Margaret Stuy- 
ve.sant alias Bakers, 186 

Oct. 2. Subpoenas to William Bogardus and others, to appear at the court 

of Assizes, and testify as .above, 187-190 

Oct. 27. Permit to the ship Margarett of New York, Gilbert Pack, com- 
mander, to sail for England, 198 

Bills of costs, 198, 199, 206, 210, 211, 214 

Sept. 18. Petition. David des Marets, for an appeal in his suit with John 

Archer, 200 

Judgment of the Court of Assizes (in equity) on an appeal ; David 
des Marets, appel't, affst. John Archer, resp't, on a claim to a piece 
of meadow near Spiting Devil ; the former judgment of the court 

(when acting as a court of common law), reversed, 201 

1677. 
March 13. Proclamation, requiring the inhabitants of the town of to sat- 
isfy the Indians for their lands within the space of three months, 

on pain of being taken in hand by his excellency, 203 

1676. 
Oct. 3. Order upon petition to John Cornell (driven from his habitation at 
the eastward by the Indians), granting him one hundred acres of 
land at Cow Neck, 204 

Declaration of William and Anne Nottingham, of Kingston, against 
W^illiam Fisher, for slander ; suit withdrawn, 207 

Oct. Orders of the Court of Assizes respecting the destruction of 
wolves; delinquent constables of towns on Long Island to be 
more exact in returning each man's naTiie whose estate is to 
be taxed ; all Christians who bargain with the Indians shall have 
the same put upon record with the town clerk, or m.ake the bar- 
gain before some public officer ; the town of Huntington to pay 
last year's rates, 209 

Oct. Order of the same court. Hempstead men to be told th.at whosoever 
act by way of combination, will run themselves into a new pi'emu- 
nire, apd that if Mr. Cornell, Doughty, &c., will not immediately 
settle on Long island, there are them that will, 211 

Oct. Judgment on appeal from the mayor's court in a suit between Jo- 
siah Helraont, appel't, affst. John Tudor, resp't, for defamation ; 
judgment for resp't, £10 dam. and costs, 212 

Oct. Judgment on appeal from the mayor's court in a suit between John 
Rider and Ezekiel Fogg, for payment of a bond ; judgment was 
given for defendant, 212 

Oct. Judgment for plaintiffs in suits between Silvester Salisbury and 
John Sharpe, and between Timothy Gabry and Jan Jansen 
Verryn, 213, 215 

Petition. John Robson (confined on a charge of sedition) to be 
released from custody ; granted, 216 



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Petition. Ellen Wall of Flushing (whose house was burnt), solicit- 
inti an order to the magistrates of that place to assist her in the 
collection of her debts, 217 

Oct. 11. Indemnity bond of Timothy Gabry to Gabriel Minvielle .and Nicolas 
Bayard, his bail, to meet a certain judgment of the court of 
Assizes, 218 

Oct. 14. Nomination by the mayor, aldermen, &c., of New York, of two 
sets of candidates, out of which the governor is to select their 
successors for the ensuing year, 219 

Oct. 16. Affidavit of Henry Clarke respecting a libelous paper found by him 

on his premises, 220 

Oct. 16. Petition. William Leveredge for a remission of his fine, &c. (see 

supra, p. 184), 220 

Oct. 19. Summons to Frederick Philips and others to appear before the 
mayor, &c., to testify in a matter between Thomas Ashton, sherift", 
and George Heathcott, 221 

Oct. 23. Letter. Constable and overseers to governor Andros, announcing 

Southampton. the resolution of the town to comply with the law for taking out 

patent for their land, Ac, 222 

Oct. Rates and credits of the towns of Easthampton, Southampton, 

Southold, Setauket, and Huntington, L. I., 22.3 

Oct. 9. Note signed by Barker and Richard Woodhull, about audit- 
ing captain Manning's account, 224 

Sept. 29. Protest of the constable, overseer and clerk of Hempstead against 

any persons settling upon Cow Neck, 225 

Oct. 2. Agreement entered into and signed by thirty-seven inhabitants of 
"Hempstead, to stand by each other in the maintenance of their 
rights of property in all the lands of that town, 226 

N.ames of the persons who signed the above paper, 227 

Oct. 18. Warrant to the constable, &c., of Hempstead, requiring them to sum- 
mon Nathaniel Pierson, Thomas Rushmore, Adam Mott, Abrm. 
Smith and Jos. Langdon (accused of riot) to appear before the 
council at New York to answer therefor, 228 

Oct. 26. Presentment of the Hempstead men, for riot, tfcc, 229 

Presentment of Nathaniel Pierson, Thomas Rushmore, Adam Mott, 
Abrm. Smith and Jos. Langdon, of Hempstead, for destroying the 
dwelling of John Cornell of said town, and treating him with 

menacing and abusive language, 230 

Oct. 26. Form of indictment against said individuals, 231 

Draft of the indictment of Nathaniel Pierson and the other Hemp- 
stead rioters, 232 

Oct. 26. Form of proceeding against Henry Pierson, one of the Hempstead 

rioters, with the names of the jurors who tried him, 233 

Oct. 25. Proceedings at a speci.al Court of Assizes for the trial of several Hemp- 
stead rioters; found guilty and variously sentenced; others to be 
tried at the next court, 234 



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GOVERNOR AKDROS. 
IGTS. . PAGE. 

Oct. 25. Indictment against George Heathcott, of New York, for uttering 
seditious words respecting the government of the colony, and for 
saying that he had not the privileges of an Englishman, and that 
he could prove that the Dutch had landed goods in the city con- 
trary to law, 235 

Complaint against George Heathcott, 236 

Oct. 10. Warrant for the apprehension of George Heathcott, 237 

Oct. 26. Judgment against George Heathcott ; fined £20 and costs, 238, 239 

Oct. 26. Statement of said costs (£61:5:6), 240 

Oct. 26. Letter. George Heathcott to governor Andros ; explains charges 

against him for sedition, and prays a stop to the proceedings, . . . 241 

Oct. Presentment of John Fenwicke, late of the county of Berks, Eng- 
land, for riotously and routously, with Fenwick Addams, Rich- 
ard Hancocke, and others, possessing himself of lands within the 
colonj' (New Jersey), and assuming to be lord chief proprietor of 
the same, 242 

Oct. 21. Order to the constable of Newtown, L. I., to levy upon the goods, 
chattels, &c., of Richard Wood, to satisfy a judgment in favor of 
George Wood, obtained at the Gravesend Sessions on the 24th 
June, 243 

Oct. 2. Assessment rolls of the five Dutch towns on Long island, 244 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 470-493.] 

Dec. 2. Conditions of farming the Weigh House in the city of New York, 
and a list of the bidders on the 2d iust., with the amount of their 
bids, 245 

Nov. 22. Warrant against the goods, chattels, &c., of Mrs. Elizabeth Bedloo 
of New York, to satisfy judgments against her, by Alexander 
Bryan of Connecticut, 246 

Judgment for the pFff in the suit between Allard Anthonv and Eliza- 
beth Bedloo, ". 246 

Judgment for def ts in the suit between Daniel de Haart, pl'ft', and 
Jan Hendricks van Bomell, Jacob Teunissen Kay, and Jacques 
Cosseau, def 'ts, 246 

(No date.) Reasons presented by John Lawrence why Cristina van Yos's peti- 
tion for city property in his possession ought to be rejected, .... 247 

Nov. 20. Memorandum of the several towns to which the orders of assizes of 

1676 were sent, and by whom, 248 

Nov. 11. Letter. Peter Smith to secretary Nicolls, inclosing a copy of his 
Jamaica, L. I. commission, 248 

Nov. 15. Letter. Joseph Knott (in prison for having shipped unculled staves 

contrary to law), to governor Andros, alleging his innocence,. . . . 249 

Nov. 15. Papers relating to Mr. Knott's case, 250 

Nov. 16. Sentence pronounced against Joseph Knott, 251 

(No date.) Petition. Joseph Knott to be exempted from the infliction upon him 

of the public and ignominious part of his sentence, 252 



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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1070. . _ PAGE. 

Oct. 9. St.atenient of rapt. John Coster's .iccouut, 253 

Dec. 1. Petition. Wm. Pinliorne, attorney of John Jackson, merchant of 
London, for an appeal against a judgment obtained by Samuel 

Wilson in the mayor's court of New York, 254 

1079. 

March 10. Warrant against Jacob Hadley of Westchester, who is about to leave 
th.it place, to answer at the Jamaica Sessions in an action of 

debt, 255 

1676. 

Dec. 2. Account of sales of goods belonging to capt. Edward Rawling, 

dec'd, 255 

Dec. 5. * Judgment of the court at Albany against Mrs. Curler, at the suit 

of Gerrit van Slechtenherst, for debt, 256 

Dec. Proceedings at the Jamaica Sessions, held on the 13th, 14th and 15th 

of December, 257 

Dec. 30. Notice that Andrew Gibb of Oysterb.ay, hath given security in the 

suit of Samuel Blagge, of New York, 258 

Docket of the Jamaica Sessions, to be held on the 13th of December, 259 



V^OLUME XXVI. 

GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
[Papers thus * marked are in Dutch.] 

1676. 
(No date.) Petition. Abigail Darling, to be freed from corporal punishment, . 1 

Dec. Petition. Rich.ard Valentine, one of the Hempstead rioters, to be 

exempted from punishment on account of his youth and ignorance, 2 

1677. Petition. Ezekiel Fogg (a close prisoner), submitting certain points 

of law in his case, 3 

Petition. Timothy Gabry to be granted time to put in security in 
a matter between him and Jan Jansen Verryne, 4 

Jan. 10. Commission for a special court of Sessions at Jamaica, L. I., to hear 
a matter in difference between Samuel Blagge, and Samuel Edsall 
and Andrew Gibb, all of New York city, ." 8 

Jan. 10. Summons. Samuel Edsall and Andrew Gibb, to appear at the 

aforesaid special court of Sessions, 9 

Jan. 12. Order relative to the cording of firewood exposed for sale in New 
York, and renewing former orders prohibiting felled timber to 
remain on the ground, 10 

Jan. 12. Trial of m.njor John Fenwyck, 11, 12 

Jan. 12. Order respecting Thomas Case; owing to the great concourse of 
people visiting him in prison, he is to be restrained, and the offi- 
cers only to come to him for necessary purposes, 13 



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GOVERNOR 
1677. — -^ PAGE. 

Jan. 12. Sentence. Major John Fenwyck, tried for possessing himself of 
large tracts of land in the colony, and selling the same, and for 
assuming to be lord chief proprietor thereof; an appeal lodged, . 14 

Jan. 18. *Deed. Marretje Loockernians to John Shackerly, for a lot of 

ground in Xew York, 15 

Jan. 20. Account between John Shakerly and John Sharpe, 16 

Feb. 1. Petition. Francis Rumhoult, Christopher Hoogland and Guilain 
Verplanck, for a certificate in the matter of goods consigned to 
them from London, which being carried into Boston by way of 
precaution, while New York was temporarily in the hands of the 
Dutch, were confiscated and sold as enemies' property, 17 

Jan. 30. * Certificate of certain inhabitants of Bushwick, that Ryck Leyde- 

ker obtained in 1660 a grant of a tract of land in that town, 18 

Feb. 5. * Certificate of the constable and overseers of Bushwyck, that Ger- 

rit Leydecker is proprietor of certain lands in that town, 18 

Feb. 7. Summons. Baertel Claes and Coert Stevens of Flatbush, and Cor- 
nelis Corsen Bloom of Brooklyn, to answer tlie complaint of 
Marritie Jacobs Tervangher, of New York, widow, in an action 
of debt, 19 

Feb. 9. Letter. John Archer (?) to secretary Nicolls, relative to a sum- 
mons of the mayor of New York, served upon him by the consta- 
ble of Harlem, declaring that the officer has exceeded his jm-is- 
dictiou, 20 

Feb. 13. Execution issued against the goods of Rob't. Coe, of Jamaica, L. I., 

to satisfy a judgment obtained against him by John Sharpe, 21 

Feb. 19. Execution issued against the goods and chattels of Nicholas Bay- 
ard, of New York, to satisfy a judgment obtained against him, at 
the last general Court of Assizes, by Paulus Richards, 22 

Feb. 5. Order. Samuel Leete to deliver up to capt. Nicolls the writings 

conceming the house he bought at vendue, 22 

Feb. 20. Proceedings in the suit between Nicholas Blake, plaintiif, and Samuel 
Blagge,"defendant, for slander; judgment for plaintiff £1,000; 

defendant allowed to appeal, 23 

Petition. John Hendricks Bruyn and Samuel Simonson to have 
certain goods which they had shipped for Barbados, returned to 
them (the vessel, the Piiike Hopewell, in which they were shipped 
having returned into port, and remaining there), or that a special 
court "be forthwith appointed to determine the matter, 24 

Jan. 24. Warrant to levy £24 off the goods and chattels of Nicholas Blake 
of the city of New York, or, in default of goods, arrest him and 
keep him in custody till he make satisfaction, &c., 25 

Feb. 21. * Certificate of the constables and overseers of Boswyck relative to 

the contents and location of Gerrit Leydecker's land, 26 

Feb. 14. Order of the court of Nantucket, that Peter Foulger, arraigned for 
contempt of court, be required to give bail in the sum of £20 
for his appearance at the Court of Assizes of New York, to answer 
for his offense, and that he remain committed till such bail be 
given, 26 



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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1677. PAGE. 

March 1. Petition. Samuel Blagge for an appeal against a judgment obtained 

at the last mayor's court, by Nicholas Blake, in a case of slander, 27 

Petition. Town of Huntington, L. I., that the Quakers may not be 
permitted to come into the meeting house (as they frequently do), 
in time of worship, to disturb the congregation, tfec, 28 

[In \. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 3i4.] 

(No date.) Petition. John Robinson to be pardoned for the utterance of rash 

and passionate language, 29 

(No date.) Statement of John Robinson relative to a convers.ation between him 
and capt. Clarke, of the ship Unity, in Rhode Island, respecting 
the importation of goods from Holland into New York, 30 

(No date.) Petition. Peter de la Noy, attorney of Jan Hendrickse Bruyu for 
the estate of Matthias de Haart, deceased, and of Jacobus de 
Haart, that the bonds given by his clients in the matter of Baltha- 
zar de Haart's estate, m.iy be made void, and that an order be 
granted for an equal distribution of said estate among the heirs,. 31 
1676. 

Dec. 10. Order of the court of Nantucket to the constable, to obtain from 

Peter Foulger all the court books and records, 32 

1677. 

March 10. Return of survey of the lands recovered from Huntington by Rich- 
ard Smith, sen'r, as laid out by Thomas Weekes, 32 

March 13. Council minute. Interview with the sou of the Maspeage sachem 

and another Indian, 33 

March 13. Order to Hempstead to come to an agreement with the Indians for 
the title of their lands, so long in question, within three months, 
or the governor will undertake it himself and end it, 33 

March 27. Petition. Peter Foulger, clerk of the court of Nantucket, to inter- 
pose in the case of his imprisonment, for refusing to deliver up the 
books of the court to unduly chosen magistrates, &c. ; also a cer- 
tificate in his favor, signed by Richard Gardner, Edward Starbuck 
and Thomas Coleman, 34 

March 15. * Minute of the court of Albany, referring to the governor all mat- 
ters relating to the estate of Mrs. Curler, dec'd, 35 

March 20. Security entered by Richard Ponton of Westchester, to prosecute 
his .appeal from a judgment obtained against him by John Pell, at 
the last court of Sessions held at Jamaica, 36 

March 20. Replevin in the case of property taken in execution from Richard 

Ponton of Westchester, for the use of John Pell, 36 

(No date.) Petition. Hendrick Jansen (.appellant in a suit with Wm. Hallett, 
sen'r), giving an elaborate statement of his case, and asking a 
confirmation of his title to the laud in dispute at Maspet kil, 38 

(No date.) Letter. Tristram CoiFyn to governor Andros, recommending Rich- 
Nantucket, ard Gardner for the oflice of chief magistrate of the island, 38 

March 15. Letter. John Gardner to gov. Andros, respecting affairs at Nan- 
Nantucket. tucket, and the case of Peter Foulger, 39 

(No date.) Petition. John Gardner of Nantucket, respecting the government 

of that island, 40 



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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1G77. . ■ PAGE. 

(No date.) Statement of John Gardner, about the election of a magistrate for 

Nantucket, ^ • 41 

March 29. Letter. Governor Andros to Mr. Mayhew, respecting the trial of 
ijewYark. Mr. Wright for words spoken against the duke of York, 42 

March 25. Lease of the Duke's bouwery or farm, New York, to Dirck Seek- 
ers, . . '. 43 

March 25. Letter. John Gardner to governor Andros, stating the case of an 
tJaniucitet. Indian named Obadia, whose Land had been sold by other Indian 

sachems who had nothing to do with it, 44 

March 28. Council minutes. Attendance of Tackpousba, and thirty other 
Long island Indians j assert their continued friendship ; presents 
exchanged, &c., 45 

March. Letter. Governor Andros to gov. Leverett respecting the conduct 
New York. of the N. Y. Indians J has sent out parties .igainst the Indians at 

the eastward, 46 

(No date.) Deed. William Dyer to Samuel Leete, of a lot of ground on the 

east side of Broadway, New York, 47 

April 24. * Certificate of the constable and overseers of Brooklyn, respecting 
the grant of a morass or valley behind that village to Jeronimus 
Rapalje and others, and the draining thereof (seervol. 22 : 121),. 48 

April 6. Order respecting an alleged free mulatto, claimed as a slave by 
Thomas Thatcher ; that if Thomas Thatcher or John Palmer do 
not prove him to be a slave, within eight days, or enter security 
of £1,000 to prove him to be so within twelve months, then the 
said mulatto shall be declared free, 49 

J^eb. 12. Indenture of Wm. Corvan, the above mulatto, binding himself as a 

servant to Thomas Thatcher, of Boston, for seven years, 50 

1676. 

Sept. 18. Testimony of Robert Little, seaman, to the freedom and abduction 

of the said Wm. Corvan, a native of Martinique, 51 

1677. 

April 27. * Minute of an interview of governor Andros with the Esopus 
Indians ; description of the boundaries of the lands they ceded to 
the English ; presents inade them ; the limits to be determined by 
actual per.ambulation in presence of some of the Indians, 52 

May. Power of attorney. Richard Crisp, of Boston (attorney of Lancelot 

Talbott of the same place), to John Inians and , 

of New York, to collect certain debts due said Talbott there,. . . 53 

May 10. Account between capt. Mathias Nicolls and Nicholas Blake, of 

New York, 54 

May 16. Trial at Southampton, L. I., of Elizabeth Rainer, found guilty of 
neglecting to preserve the life of her newly born infant ; sentenced 
to stand under the gallows with a h,ilter round her neck, and then 
be taken to the whipping post and receive 21 sti'ipes on her naked 
back, 56 

May 30. * Letter. Robert Sanders to secretary Nicolls, respecting a patent 
Albany for a piece of land purchased by a friend of his, 57, 58 



Vol. XXri.j ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 57 

OOVEliXOR ANDROS. 
10 77. P.iGE. 

* Memorantlum. To insert the name of Heiidrick Salsbei'gen in a 
patent for Philip Pietersen Schuyler, 59 

May 19. Account of tin ware and brushes sold by John Teft to capt. Delaval 
and John Shackerlj', and memorandum for Mr. Shackerly, from 
Guiiain Verplanck, 61 

May 31. Letter. John Gardner to governor Andros, respecting aftuirs on the 
Nantucket, island of Nantucket, 62 

June 7. Bond. Samuel Blagge, of Stratford, in New England, and capt. 
John Howell, of Southampton, L. I., that said Samuel Blagge 
shall prosecute an appeal, from a judgment obtained against him 
in the mayor's court of Xew York, by Samuel Edsall and Andrew 
Gibb, 63 

June 5. Order of the general court of Nantucket. That capt. John Gard- 
ner, for contumacious conduct towards the court, be fined ten 
pounds, and disfranchised, 64 

June 23. Memor.andum of a claim of Weamske, sachem of Seacotauk, to 
Nesaquak lands and of Swanemee to the land called Unchemau, 
near Huntington, 65 

July 12. Letter. Governor Andros to the magistrates of Albany ; declines 
New York. to visit that place at the request of the Maquas ; condemns the 
violence of the Mohawks and Northern Indians towards Mohe- 
gans, who have been received into that city, 66 

July 11. Petition. Sarah, widow of John Cooper, of Southampton, L. I., for 

letters of administration to her husband's estate ; granted, 67 

Petition. Nicholas B.ayley, constable of Westchester, for measures 
to suppress quarrels, fighting, and all sorts of disturbances in 
that place arising from the sale of strong drinks to the Indians 
by " the very christian inhabitants," 68 

July 21. Answer of the Oneyda Indians to propositions of the Hon. Henry 

Coursey, agent of Lord Baltimore, lord proprietor of Maryland,. 69 

July 22. Testimony of Mr. Gildersleeve, Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Gildersleeve, 
of Hempstead, to the satisfoctory payment of the Indians for their 
lands, and concerning the bounds of lands sold by them to Hemp- 
stead, 70 

July 12. Testimony of William Yeats, John Carman and Edward Sprage, 

all of Hempstead, as to the payment of Indians for their lands, ... 71 

July 2. Brief of documentary titles of the town of Hempstead to its lands, 72 

Rough draught of Hempstead bounds, 73 

July 21. Petition. Samuel and No.aray Barker, respecting the shooting of 

their son by John Skidmore, at Jara.aica, L. I., 74 

July 25. Receipt. John Collier to John Ogle, for twenty bushels of wheat, 
quit-rent, due for the land of Lewis Johnson, on Apoquenamin 
creek, Del., 75 

July 26. Letter. Hezekiah LTsher to George Cooke, of New York, inclosing 
Boston, power of attorney to prosecute Ezekiel Fogg, of that place, 76 



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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1677. - P'^GE. 

Aug. 3. Council minutes. Thomas Macy continued chief magistrate of 
Nantucket ; proceedings against capt. John Gardner, for contempt 
of court, and TristranT Coffin, sen., and John Swain, sen., respect- 
ing a deed burnt or destroyed ; to be suspended, 77 

Account against John Shackerly, 78 

Aug. 4. Judgment in a suit between John Henderer agst. Thomas Bray; 
th^it the defendant pay the plaintiff three months' wages and 
restore his clothes ; parties to pay equal costs [plaintiff had been 
set on shore by the defendant (master of a vessel), for neglecting 
his work, and breaking open the bulk-heads, &c.], 79 

July 30. Account of supplies sent to " Fort Charles at the Eastward," from 

Piscataway and Boston, 80 

Aug. 14. Warrant of Helm Wiltbank, of Whorekill, Del., for the apprehen- 
sion of John Roades, charged with stealing property of Edward 
Southern, 81 

Aug. 28. Summons by Thomas Hicks, for the appearance of Caleb Carmen, 
Samuel Cole, Thomas Wigins and some Rockaway Indians, before 
the bench at Jamaica, 82 

Aug. 18. Receipt in full by Samuel Winslow of Boston, mariner, to John 

Shackerly of New York, merchant, 82 

(No date.) Petition. Nicholas Eedes for a gr.ant of land lying in Corchoagg 
and Occabauk, Southold, L. I., formerly in the tenure of John 
Hand of Easthampton, and since forfeited in consequence of said 

Hand's absence, ... 83 

Description of the bounds of the above land, 84 

Sept. 10. Certificate of the constable and overseers of Southold, L. I., to the 
willingness of themselves and the inhabitants of the town, that 
Nicholas Eedes should have the land formerly owned by John 

Hand, 85 

Sept. 11. Warrant to the constable of Oyster Bay, to arrest Richard Black- 
leach of Stratford, at the suit of Cornelius van Borsum and 

Thomas Delaval, &c., 86 

Sept. 13. Letter. John Gardner to governor Andros, respecting Peter Foul- 
Nantucket. ger, and desiring some order relative to the Indians of that island, 87 

Sept. 7. Certificate of John Edmondsen of Champtank river, as to the length 
of time John Griffen, the man servant of George Moore, was to 

serve, 88 

Notice from Samuel Leete to secretary Nicolls, of the withdi-awal 
of the cause of Daniel de Haart agst. the executors of Balthazar 

deHaart, 89 

Sept. 30. Letter. John Topping to governor Andros, begging him to excuse 
his non-attendance at the court of Assizes, in consequence of the 

sickness of a child, 90 

Petition. John Mann of Jamaica, L. I., for an appeal from a judg- 
ment obtained against him by Nicholas Bayard, of New York,. . 91 

Petition. Elizabeth Gibbs, attorney of her husb.and, Thomas Gibbs, 
absent, for a special Court of Assizes to try an appeal, granted to 
capt. Thomas Delaval, from a judgment obtained by her husband, 92 



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GOVER.VOR A.VDBOS. 
1677. PAGE. 

Petition. George Hall of Esopus, to be indemnified for the loss of 
his negro slave, who had been executed for the murder of two 
women in the summer of 1676, 93 

Oct. 5. Petition. Nathaniel Piersall and Joseph Langdon of Hempstead, 
L. I., asking to have their bonds given up, and the whole or part 
of their fines remitted, 94 

Sept. 5. Petition. Ezekiel Fogg, relative to his imprisonment, and soliciting 

enlargement, 95 

Petition. Joseph Ludlam of Oyster Bay, L. I., for an order to can- 
cel two bonds given by him to capt. Thomas Delaval and John 
Thompson, and that he have a title to a house and lot in Oyster- 
bay purchased by him, 96 

Oct. 5. Order for the discharge from custody of Symon Gibson, sent a pris- 
oner to New York by the court at New Castle, for detaining a coat 
belonging to Thomas Morse, 97 

Oct. 5. Taxed bill of costs in the case of Simon Gibson, 98 

Petition. Timothy Gabry, respecting a loan made by him to Jan 
Jansen Veryne in Holland, 99 

Oct. Petition. Timothy Gabry, to remit a fine imposed upon him for 
uttering, m the Court of Assizes, gross and unbecoming language 
agaiust his adversary, 100 

Oct. Order in the suit between Timothy Gabry, pl'ff, and Jan Jansen 
Verryne, deft, for indemnifying the def t against any damage to 
him by the production of a pretended lost obligation, 101 

Oct. Order in the suit between Peter Groenendyke, pl'ff, and John Avery 
and Henry Smith, def'ts, that the action be divided, that is, th.at 
the plaintiff, in one action, shall prosecute the court and jury at 
the Whorekill, and in another, prosecute the defendant Smith by 
way of appeal, at the next Court of Assizes, also, that evidence 
taken at Whorekill relative to this matter, shall be admitted in 
this court, and that the parties shall put in security, the one to 
prosecute, and the other to answer, 102 

Oct. Further order of the Court of Assizes, respecting the preceding 

case, 103 

Oct. Order confirming a judgment of the mayor's court for defendant, in 

a suit between Samuel Wilson and Lancelot Talbot, 104 

Invoices of goods sent to the Barbados from Boston, by Samuel 
Wilson, and consigned to Lancelot Talbot, in the year 1608, .... 105 
1669. 
April 20. Letter. Lancelot Talbot to Samuel Wilson, Boston, respecting the 

Barbadoes. above gOods, 106 

1676. 
Dec. 26. Power of attorney. Lancelot Talbot to Richard Crisp, to collect 

debts of Thomas Snawsell of New York, and others, «&c., 107 

1675. 
Jan. 4. Power of attorney. Charles Gosfright of London, to Hezekiah 
Usher of Boston, N. E., to collect debts due him ; with power of 
attorney from Mr. Usher to John Robinson, appointing him his 



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oovERSou Axnnos. 



substitute to collect Mr. Gosfiight's debts in New York, and 
several documents of the lesjal authorities of Suffolk county, 

Mass., &c., " 108 

16V7. 
Oct. Order confirming a judgment of the nLayor's court condemning 
Ezekiel Fogg to pay ilohn Robinson, attorney of Charles Gos- 
fright, or find security ; the plaintiff's security desiring to be dis- 
charged, it was ordered that the sheriff take him into custody 
until he find other suiety (see stqyra^ p. 95), 109 

Oct. Order confirming a judgment of the mayor's court, that Samuel 
Wilson pay Wni. Pinhorne, attorney of John J.ackson, £230 and 
costs ; U]ion the plaintiff's moving an appeal to England, it was 
granted, he giving security, 109 

Oct. Order in the .ippeal between Samuel Wilson, pl'ff, and Lancelot 
Talbot, deft, that the attachment be null and no further prose- 
cution made against the deft in this place, but that pl'ff have 
leave to sue the deft, if he see fit, at his place of residence, 109 

Oct. Order in an appeal from the mayor's court, between Samuel Blagge, 
pl'ff, and Nicholas Blake, deft, that the pl'ff showing certain 
scandalous letters about, was no libel nor damage to the deft, but 
that the deft be left to his remedy at law against those who wrote 
and sent the letters hither, 109, 114, 120 

Oct. Order in an appeal from the court of Sessions, in the East Riding 
of Yorkshire upon Long island, in a suit between Samuel Blagge, 
pl'ff, and Samuel Edsall and Andrew Gibb, def ts, for balance of 
an account ; judgment for pl'ff, lOS 

Oct. License. Jonas Wood of Huntington, L. I., to practice chirurgery. 111 

Oct. Judgment affirming a decision of the mayor's court between Nicholas 
Bayard, appel't, and Paulus Richards, resp't ; appellant to pay 
143 guilders and ten stivers, with costs of suits,. Hi, 

Oct. Judgment against William Lawrence, in a suit with Isaack Melyne, 
for £6.19s.5d. (the amount allowed by the referees in the case) 
with costs, 112 

Oct. Order that Robert Coe, sheriff in governor Lovelace's time, be freed 
from several suits at law commenced, and judgments obtained, 
against him for public debts, Jbc, , 113 

Oct. 5. Report of merchants appointed to examine the accounts between 

Samuel Blagge and Samuel Eds.all and Andrew Gibb, 115, 121 

Oct. Answer of Samuel Edsall .and Andrew Gibb to the bill of complaint 

of Samuel Blagge, 116, 121 

List of exhibits in the case of Samuel Blagge and Samuel Edsall,. . 117 

Oct. Bill of costs in the suits between Samuel Blagge and Nicholas Blake, 

and between Blagge and Edsall and others, 118, 119 

Oct. 4. Petition. Constables in the East and North Ridings on Long 
island, praying that there may be a minister of the gospel and a 
school in each town ; that the sale of strong drink to the natives 
be obstructed ; that ports of entry be established in the several 
towns; that liorses <fcc., be more fairly valued in the town rates, 
and that pounds be established in the several towns, 122 



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GOVEnNOR ANDROg. 
16V7. . PACE. 

Oct. Resignation by Nicholas Bayard of his attorneysliip to govcrnoi- 

Colve, 123 

Oct. 4. Petition. Nicholas Bayard, respecting certain acts of his as attorney 

of governor Colve, '. 124 

Oct. Order in an appeal between John Innyans (attorney of Clayborne 
Haslewood), pl'tt', .and William Darvall, Cornelius Steenwyck and 
Gabriel Minvielle, def's, that the whole case be remitted to Eng- 
land, the parties giving the necessary securities, <fcc. [This suit 
was in consequence of the demurrage of a ship at Newcastle, 
Eng.], 125, 127, 129 

June 12. Order allowing John Innians to appeal to the general Court of Assi- 
zes, from a judgment of the mayor's court, 128 

Oct. Judgment for appel't in a case between John Man and Nicholas 

Bayard, for 1 6 head of cattle, and costs, 130 

1674. Accounts between John Man and Nicholas Bayard, 131-134 

1677. 
Oct. 5. Letter. John Pynchon to caj^t. Salisbury, at Fort Albany, respect- 
Epringfleid. iiig Indian troubles, with Benoni Stebbings' account of the affair 

at'Hattield, 135 

Oct. 12. Letter. Governor Leverett to the sachems of the Mohawks, warn- 
Boston. ing them against injuring the friendly Indians of his colony, and 

exhorting them to the rescue of the Hatfield captives, 136 

Oct. 7. Draft of Samuel Winslow on capt. John Palmer, to pay to capt. 

Thomas Delaval £4. 19s., on account of Ralph Hutchinson, 137 

Accounts between John Shackcrly and Dirck Jansen, ferryman, 
Thaddeus Mackarty of Boston, and John West of New York, . . 137 

Oct. 18. License. Henry and Thomas Townsend of Oysterbay, L. I., to 

purchase land of the Indians within their limits, 138 

Oct. 20. Affidavit. Jacob Milborne, bookkeeper to Thomas Delaval of New 
York, from 1668 to 1672, that he does not recollect any dealing 
between Thomas Gibbs and said Delaval, within that period, and 
that he cannot find, upon search of said D's books, any record of 
such dealing within said time, 139 

Oct. 22. * Resolution of the court of Schenectady to recommend Daniel Jan- 
sen's application for a license to purchase the third fiat on the 
Mohawk river, and Jacobus Peeck and Isaac de Truex the second 
flat on said river, 139 

Oct. 29. Affidavit. Nathaniel Steny relative to a disagreement between 
William Shackerly, master of a ketch from New York, and William 
Critchlow of St. Michaels, respecting some damaged goods brought 
him in the vessel of said Shackerly, ". 140 

Oct. 30. Letter. Governor Andros to capt. Salisbury, commander at Albany, 
New York. Ordering him to send to New York any strangers that may visit 

the former place, 141 

Nov. 2. * Surrender by Harman Gansevoort of a lot of land iit Kattskil pur- 
chased from rev. Nicolaus van Reuselaer and Maria, his wife, 142 



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GOYERNOR ANDROS. 
16T7. PAGE. 

(No date.) Note of Jan Aartse respecting Andrew Norwood's mare sent to 

Stateu island, 143 

Nov. * Certificate that Jau Aertsen's fence was in good condition, 143 

Nov. 6. Council minutes. Visit to the governor by Tackpousha and other 
Indians as far as Unchechauke, and the sachem of Seatalcott ; they 
complain of the Whites in the purchase of their lands ; in retuni, 
the governor gives them fair promises and exhortations to exercise 
patience, 144 

Nov. 7. Fees to be paid by vessels lying at anchor or within the wharf at 

New York, 145 

Nov. 6. Petition. Nicolas D'Meyer for time to remove his horses running at 

large on Staten island, contrary to the new order, 146 

Nov. 1. Order. Every man shall put his brand upon all barrels of flour 

when sent to be shipped, and not before, 147 

Petition. Thomas Hunt for payment of his account against the 
government for divers journeys to Hartford, &c., on the public 
service, 148 

Nov. 13. Letter. Governor Leverett to governor Andros, requiring the sur- 
Boston. render of some persons and vessels captured by Indians at 

Pemaquid, 149 

Nov. 15. Letter. Governor Leete to governor Andros, expressing dissatisfac- 
Hartfoid. tion at the non-recovery of persons of that colony in the hands of 

Indians, and giving instances of the loyalty of Connecticut, 150 

[In Conn. Col. Rec, 1 665-1 G67, p. 508.] 

Nov. 16. Power of attorney. Governor Andros to his wife, for the collection 

of his debts, &c., in New York during his absence, 151 

1677-8. Translation of two letters from governor Frontenac of Canada, dated 
Quebec. Nov. 18, 1677, and Jan. 8, 1678, to governor Andros, desiring infor- 

mation relative to Frenchmen, prisoners in Boston, and requesting 

him to forward letters he sends to France, via England, 152 

1677. 
Nov. 22. Letter. Sarah Cooper to governor Andros, requesting him to com- 
Southampton. pel some Indian whalemen who had deserted her husband's busi- 
ness in his absence to fulfill their engagement, 153 

Dec. 3. Bids for the farming of the weigh house at New York ; capt. 

Thomas de Laval takes it for 6,500 guilders, 154 

Dec. 11. Power of .attorney. John Palmer of Staten island, N. Y., to John 
Smith of Barbados, to collect not only his own debts there, but 
those of his wife Sarah, relict and administratrix of John Winder 
of Barbados, 155 

Dec. 12. Proposals of George Heathcote, concerning the restoration of goods 
taken from him at Albany ; the return of a fine imposed upon 
him, and his liberty to trade, uninterrupted, in the city, 156 

Dec. 12. Council minutes. Order on the above proposals, and respecting Mrs. 

Cooper's business with the Indians of Southampton, L. I., 157 

Names of gentlemen and ladies, supposed to be invited to a party ; 
in secretary NicoU's handwriting, 158 



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COMMANDER ISROCKHOLLS. 
1677. PAGE. 

Dec. 29. Warrant to tlie constable of Jamaica, L. I., to summon Samuel Davis 
to appear and answer the charge of detaining Edward Burleigh 
in his service, beyond the time of his indenture, 158 

Dec. 12-14. Proceedings of the court of Sessions at Jamaica, L. I., 159 

Dec. 19, 20. Proceedings of the court of Sessions at Gravesend, L. I., 160 

Dec. 20. Propositions made by the Oneydes, to the commander and commis- 
saries at Albany, &c., 161 

Dec. 21. Answer of the commander and commissaries at Albany, to the pro- 
positions of the Oneydes, 162 

Account of disbursements of the country rates of the several towns 
on Long island and Westchester, for 1676 and 1677, 163 

(No date.) Bill of Anthony Shackerly for the iron work of the Harlequin, and 

her boat, and sundry other accounts, 164-173 

(No date.) Letter. Mary Philips of St. Jones, Del., to capt. Edward Cantwell, 

St. Jones. respecting the settlement of a debt, •. . 174 

Sundry accounts, 1 74-179 



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I Thus * marked are in Dutch.] 
1678. 

Jan. 1. Memorandum of a letter from secretary Nicolls to capt. Townsend, 
New York. of Ovsterbay, about a servant of John Bowne, 1 

Jan. 5. Council minntes. Resolution to deliver up to Wm. Bowditch, of 
Salem, certain vessels at Pemaquid, in compliance with a request 
of gov. Leverett (see supra, vols. 24 : 161 ; 26 : 129), 2 

Petition. Henry Case, of Southold, for remission of a fine imposed 
on him for fornication, 3 

Jan. 6. Return by John Jagger, constable, of articles saved from a vessel 

cast on shore at Southampton, L. I., 3 

Jan. 7. Letter. John Topping to commander Broekholls, relative to the 
Southampton. above vessel said to belong to Richard Lord, of Hartford, 4 

Jan. 7. Letter. Commander Broekholls to the governor at Boston, in 
New York. answer to his of the 13th Nov., and relative to the delivery of the 

ketches at Pemaquid, 5 

Jan. 8. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. Billop, about leasing Mattiniean 
New York. island, iu Delaware river, to Robert Stacy, 6 

Jan. 8. * Trial and sentence of Wm. Loveridge, Jan L.insingh, Frans 
Pieterse Winne and others, of Albany, for planting a scandalous 
tree before the door of Rich.ard Pretty, magistrate, 7 



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COMMANDER BnoCKHOI.LS. 
1678. PAGE. 

Petition. William Lovereclge,jr., for remission of .a fine imposed on 
him and others for setting up the above pole, 8 

Jan. 19. Warrant to George Commines, constable of Staten Island, to .arrest 
Paulus Marlett, Francis Vesselton, Hans Lawrens, Daniel Stillwell, 
Eklward Marshall and Peter Jansen, for abducting a servant girl 
of Christopher Billop, 9 

Jan. 19. Order to sheriff Ashton, of Xew York, to hold an inquest on the 
body of a negro servant of John Cooly, said to have been killed 
by him, 9 

Account of the farming the great excise in New Yoi-k and Esopus, 
and to -wlicm let ; names of weighmasters at New York ; account 
of the sale of the ketch Susannah, 10 

Jan. 15. Invoice of goods bought of John Reding, 10 

Jan. 17. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to the magistrates of Albany ; approves 

New York. of their negotiations with the Oneydas, relative to the delivery 

of a Mohicauder boy, and an attack made by the Senecas on the 

Susquehanna Indians beliind Virginia, in ignorance of the late 

treaty, 10 

Jan. 24. Order for the discharge from prison on bail of Paul Marlett and 
others, charged with having abducted Christopher Billop's servant 
girl from Staten Island, 11 

Jan. 29. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to John Topping, magistrate of South- 
New York, ampton, L. I., relative to the vessel belonging to Mr. Lord, of 

Hartford, cast on shore at former place, 12 

Feb. 6. Order for a writ of appeal in favor of Abraham Whirlev agst. John 

Rider, .' 14 

Feb. 11. Petition. Samuel Willson, for the confirmation of his appeal in the 

action of capt. Palmer, in the matter of Lancelot Talbut, 15 

Feb. 12. Account. James Matthys' against John Sackerly for wine, rum, &c., 16 

Feb. 12. Letter. Johannis Kip to John Adams, of Virginia (?), relative to 

their business transactions, IV 

Feb. 14. Letter. Timothy Cooper to major John Pyneheon. of Springfield, 
Albany. giving an account of the safe arrival of Benjamin \Yait and 
others in Canada, and the redemption of several persons there 
from the Indians, 18 

Feb. 15. List of letters brought from Canada to Albany by serje.ant Cham- 

pangie, bound for Boston, 19 

Jan. 9. Passport of Count de Frontenac to Serjeant Champagne and two 

soldiers to go to Boston, 20 

Feb. 1 9. Letter. John Briggs to John Shakerly ; to procure some goods for 

himself and family, 22 

Feb. 20. * Bill of s.ale from Renier Willemsen to John Schakerly, of one-half 

of the sloop Edmund, 24 

Feb. 21. * Obligation of John Shackerly to Renier Willemsen for 3,400 

guilders, the price of his share of the yacht aforesaid, 25 

Feb. 22. * Invoice of goods sent to the Delaware river by Francis Rombouts, 20 



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1078. PACE. 

Feb. 22. * Power of attorney. Francis Rombouts to John Shackerlj-, to 

collect the amount of the following account at the Delaware,. ... 38 

Feb. 22. Account of Francis Roinboult against Edmund Cantwel for mer- 
chandise, 29 

Feb. 22. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to John Shaokerly, desiring him to col- 
New York. lect from Mr. Moore, deputy sheriff at Newcastle, and from Simon 

Gibson, certain fees due by them, 30 

Feb. 25. Bill of lading of goods shipped on board the sloop Edmund, bound 

for Delaware, by John Robinson, with account, 31 

Feb. 25. Council minutes. Ship Mary from Liverpool, lying at Delaware 
damaged by the ice, with six or seven families of Quakers on 
board, to be sent to clear at New York, 34 

Feb. 25. Council minutes. Repetition of the above order ; appeals gr.anted 
in the case of Samuel Wilson and Lancelot Talbut, and to Abra- 
ham Whirley, in the case of John Rider; death of Mr. Tom, of 
Delaware, in prison at the suit of Mr. Delaval ; wills his property 
to capt. Cantwell ; grant of water right to John Palmer for his 
mill at Staten Island, 35 

Feb. 25. Warr.ant to the constable of Flatbush, to levy by execution on the 
goods and chattels of Thomas Lamberts, former constable of 
Brooklyn, the sum of 150 guilders collected by him for the late 
rev. Mr. Polhemus and which remains unpaid, 36 

Feb. 25. Order. Constable and overseers of Staten Island to permit John 

Palmer to cut through the great pond for more water for his mill, 36 

Feb. 28. Letter (French). Commander Brockholls to gov. Frontenac, of 
NewVoik. Canada, concerning French prisoners at Boston, &c., 37 

March 16. Letter. John Gardner to governor Audros, relative to his dispute 
Nantucket. with Mr. Mayliew, 38 

March 18. Warrant to the constable at Westchester, to summon Richard Pon- 
ton, John Palmer and others, for refusing to give an account of 
their arms, or to obey their superior officer on training day, 39 

Petition. Richard Osborne of Westchester, reporting the above 
officers and others, for refusing to obey orders, 40 

Feb. 26. * Petition. Domine Polhemus' widow, praying execution against 
Thos. Lambert, constable of Brooklyn, for the payment of arrears 
of salary due her late husband, pursuant to a judgment of the 
court at that place, 41 

March 14. Letter. Timothy Cooper to capt. Brockholls, complaining that the 
Albany. Commander at Albany breaks open his letters, 42 

March 18. Order on the complaint of Richard Pretty, collector of the excise 
at Albany, ac/st. Harman Rutgers, brewer, for defrauding the 
excise and selling beer to the Indians ; the case to be left to 
the local court {see jiost. p. 67), 43 

March 18. Council minntes. On the complaint of Timothy Cooper of Albany, 
relative to the breaking open his letters ; on Richard Pretty's 
complaint against Herman Rutgers, for defr.auding the excise ; 
on complaint of capt. Richard Osborn of Westchester, against his 
soldiers ; 3,000 stockadoes for the fort, assessed on the towns on 
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tlie water side, Biooklyn, &c. ; town of Huntington to levy by 
distress the minister's money and town rate, . . 44 

March 21. Council minutes. Complaint against the military company at West- 
chester dismist ; order relative to the runaway servant girl of John 
Smith, of Newtown, 44 

March 21. Letter. John Gardner, in relation to his difficulties with I\Ir. May- 
Nantucket. hew and Mr. Coffin, &c., 45 

March 22. Warrant to Ed. Cantwell, sheriff of Delaware, to arrest John 

Edridge of West Jersey, for debt, at the suit of John Fenwyck,. 46 

March 25. Warrant to the constables and overseers of Huntington, to distrain 

the goods of such as refuse to pay the minister's money, &c., .... 47 

March 25. Conditions whereupon the Tappers' licenses in New York are to be 

let to farm, and the names of the bidders, 48 

Regulations of the weigh house. New York, 49 

March 26. Form of the bond given by Abraham Corbett, William Morrill, and 

James Matthews of New York, farmers of the excise, 50 

Dec. 7. Form of the bond of Peter Nys as farmer of the weigh house, .... 50 

March 25. Letter. Thomas Townsend to the governor, asking for a change in 
Oyster bay. the law for choosing town officers, 51 

March 26. Order. Andrew Norwood, surveyor, to lay out on Staten island 
a lot of land on Freshkill for Edward Land, and a lot at Smoak- 
ing point for John French, 52 

March 27. Letter. John Shakerly to Francis Romboult, relative to his demands 
Newcastle. against Aldricks and Cantwell, and asking for more goods, 53 

April 2. Council minutes. Visit of Rockaway sachems to renew friendship ; 
Samuel Walker's carrying 200 bushels of wheat to Boston, to be 
connived at, &c., 54 

April 2. Council minutes. Allowance of bills of Nathaniel Denton, relative 
to two runaways from Connecticut, and of John Oldfield, constable 
of Jamaica, 55 

April 6. Warrant. Andrew Norwood, to survey lots on Staten Island for 

Martin Hadaway, Daniel Perring and Claes Smith, 55 

April 8. Letter. John Talcot, assistant, to capt. Salisbury ; Indian affairs ; 
Hartford. the islaud of Tobago reduced by the French ; men, women and 

children massacred ; small pox in Boston and Charleston, 56 

April 8. Council minutes. Dispute between Mr. De Myers and Mr. Palmer 
about horses belonging to the former being at large on Staten 
Island, &c., 57 

April 8. Council minutes. Complaint of militia officers on L. I., that general 
training is neglected ; administration of the estate of Robert 
Fordham, &c., 58 

April 12. Fragment of a Journal of secretary Nicols' visit to Jamaica, L. I., 58 

April 8. Order to capt. John Palmer, ranger of Staten Island, to allow 

Nicholas de Meyer to remove several horses, 59, 60 

April 11. Letter. Thos. Backer to commander Brockholls, relative to a case 

of infanticide by a Degress in his town, 61 



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1678. PAGE. 

April 16. Letter. Comraaiuler Brockholls to governor Leete of Connecticut, 
New York. relative to two River Indians supposed to be detained at Windsor, 

in that colony, 62 

April 20. Petition. William Bowditcli of Salem, New England, for an order 
for the delivery to him of two ketches brought by Indians to 
Pemaquid ; granted, 63 

April 20. Council minute. Order to capt. Knapton, commander at Fort 

Charles, Pemaquid, to cause the above vessels to be given up, ... 64 

April 20. Petition. Benjamin Alford of Boston, for permission to ship oil to 

London from Southampton, L. I., 65 

April 20. Council minute. Order granting the prayer of the above petition, 

with permit, 66 

* Petition. Richard Pretty, collector at Albany, for an appeal from 
a judgment there on his complaint of Harman Rutgers for selling 
beer to Indians, ifcc, 67 

April 8. Proceedings before the coui-t at Albany against Harme Rutgers, for 

selling strong beer to Indians, 68, 73 

April 9. * Judgment of the court at Albany dismissing the complaint of col- 
lector Pretty against Harmen Rutgers, with costs, 69, 74 

Reasons of collector Pretty for appealing from said judgment, 70 

Feb. 19. Answer of Harme Rutgers to the complaint lodged against him before 

the court at Albany by Richard Pretty, 71, 75 

April 22. Notice by Richard Pretty that he will appeal from the judgment of 

the court of Albany, 72, 76 

April 23. Letter. William Loveridge to capt. Brockholls, complaining of a 
Albany. fine imposed on him for setting up a tree in Albany before Mr. 
Thompson's door when he was married, " the same being the man- 
ner and custom of the place," 77 

April 25. Constable's bill of charges about an Indian who died at Jamaica, 

L. L, 78 

April 26. Order to the deputy constable of Eastchester ; in all town matters 

the votes of the majority to govern, 79 

April 30. Award in the matter of the disputed bounds between Isaac Des 

Champs and Jacob Tennis de Kay's premises, 80 

April 30. Letter. Governor Frontenac of Canada to capt, Salisbury, inform- 

Quebec. ing him that he sends back certain English prisoners captured by 
Indians, and requesting they may be forwarded to Boston [in 
French and Latin], 81 

April 30. Passport to Monsieur Lusignan, who conveyed the English prisoners 

taken by the Indians at Hadley's falls, 82 

May Statement of Monsieur De la Chambre, one of count Frontenac's 

guard, of the force of the French at several points in Canada,. . . 83 

May 1. Council minutes. Sloops not to go up the Delaware river ; the Mary 
of Liverpool lands goods at New S.alem ; capt. Salisbury to be 
informed of the probability of a war with France ; persons Avith- 
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May 1. Order relative to the negro woman belonging to John Straton of 

Easthampton, who murdered her child ; bail to be taken, 86 

May 1. Order relative to the accounts of capt. John Manning, sheriff, 87 

May 6. Letter. William Harden, deputy constable, to secretary NicoUs, 

Eastchester. returning a warrant sent by Richard Shute, 88 

May 7. Order referring to the Sessions certain disputes about boundaries 

between the towns of Flushing and Jamaica, 89 

May 7. Order referring to the Sessions the complaint of the constable, &c., 
of Flushing, against capt. William Lawrence, for fencing in the 

highway, 90 

May 7. * Sentence of the court at Albany against William Loveridge, for 
setting up an obscene tree before Mr. Thompson's door (see stipra, 

P"). 91 

May 8. Petition. Richard Osborne of Westchester, praying leave to fence 
in a swamp near his land, with order referring the matter to the 

court of Sessions, 92, 93 

May 8. Memorandum. Letters of administration granted to Dirck van 
Clyft on behalf of Greetje Dircksen, and to Hendrick Williams 
and David Wessells, in trust for the persons to whom the estate 

is bequeathed, 93 

May 8. Summons to Mr. Wandall to answer for his refusal to deliver pos- 
session of a house in New York, to Mrs. Susannah Garland, .... 94 
May 11. Letter. Richard Stillwell to secretary Nicolls, relative to threats 

Gravesend, used by John Grady about the service of a process, 95 

M.ay 13. Letter. Robt. Livingston to capt. Brockholls, inclosing proceedings 
Albany. of the court at Albany, in the case of Wm. Loveridge; new 

sheriff appointed, 96 

May 13. Petition. Temperance, the mother of William Loveridge, in his 

behalf, 97 

May 14. Note from secretary Nicolls to Andrew Norwood, surveyor, to lay 

out a lot for Peter Croisson on Staten island, near Long Neck, . . 98 
May 15. Letter. Monsr. Laprairie to capt. Brockholls, requesting him to 

woodbridge. cause the arrest of a runaway Frenchman, named Delloryse, 99 

May 16. * Letter. Francois Rombouts to John Shakerly, declining to send 

New York. anymore goods to the Delaware, and requesting the return of 

such as are unsold, as there has been an advance on goods in New 

York, 100 

May 16. Report of facts in relation to the accidental shooting of a Kattskil 

Indian woman in Albany, by William Teller, 101 

May 16. Verdict of the jury in the above case, 102 

May 16. Proceedings of a special court held at Albany in relation to the 

above matter ; referred to New York, 103 

May 17. Letter. Richard Woodhull to secretary Nicolls, communicating a 
rumor of a combination of the French and Indians to cut off the 
Endish, 104 



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M.ay 20. Letter. Philip Schuylei' and Ricliard Pretty, commissaries, to capt. 
Albany. BrocklioUs, relative to the aceideatal shooting of an Indian woman 

by William Teller, 105 

May 22. Order for the suspension of certain "alterations" begun to be made 
by major John F'enwick, east of the Delaware river (New Jersey), 
and that he cease acting there under his pretended authority, 106 

May 22. Order. William Loveridgc of Albany to be released from jail on 
giving bonds for good behavior, and William Teller of same place 
to be discharged from arrest for killing an Indian woman, &c., . . . 107 

May 22. Council minutes. Report of Richard Woodhull of Seatalcott, .about 
the designs of the French, considered ; order to examine into the 
matter ; proceedings of Albany magistrates relative to William 
Loveridge's affiiir disapproved of, 108 

May 22. Account of expenses at Albany for board, &c., of the New England 
prisoners and the three Frenchmen who brought them from 
Canada, 109-111 

May 24. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to capt. Brockholls on Canadian affairs ; 
Albany. incloses a Frenchman's report of the strength of the military in 

Canada, &c. (see p. 83, supra), 112 

May 24. Letter. Capt. Brockholls to the commissioners at Albany, relative 
New York. William Loveridge's affair, and the appointment of a new sheriff, 113 

(No date.) Letter. Governor Frontenac to capt. Brockholls, thanking him for 
Quebec. past civilities, &c., 114 

May 23. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to capt. Brockholls; arrival of the captives 
Albany. of Hatfield and Hadley from Canada; condition of that country, 115 

1677. 
March 20. Couti-act for service between George Renals, of Barbadoes, laborer, 
and Thomas Gibbs, of New York, merchant ; assignment of the 

same to John Brigen, 115 

1678. 
May 26. Letter. Capt. Brockholls to capt. Salisbury, acknowledging receipt 
New York. of his of 23d, and relating to the Frenchmen who came with 
Benjamin Wait and Stephen Jennings and other prisoners taken 
by Indians at Hatfield, Hadley, &c., 117 

May 27. Order to Joseph Carpenter, to furnish plank for the fort, 118 

May 22. Order of the Court of Sessions at Southampton, L. I., granting letters 
of administration to John Palmer and brothers, of Westchester, 

on the estate of their deceased brother, Ob.adiah Palmer, 118 

Their petition, 119 

June 1. Council minutes. Motion that execution in debt issue against Saml. 

Leete, John Sharpe and other public debtors, 120 

June 3. Warrants to the constable of Hempstead, to summon Robert Wil- 
liams and John Ellison to answer the complaint of John Smith, 

Mr. Strickland's son-in-law, at the Jamaica Court of Sessions, 121 

June 6. Letter. Captain Brockholls to capt. Salisbury, relative to two 
New York. Frenchmen who return from New York to Albany in a birch canoe ; 

their passports, 122 



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1678. PAGE. 

June 6. Letter. (French.) Capt. Brockholls to count Frontenac, governor 
New York. of Canada, iu answer to his on p^ 114; acknowledging his great 

charity towards the English prisoners, and thanking him therefor, 123 

June 7. Letter. Capt, Brockholls to capt. Knapton at Pemaquid ; arrival of 
New Tori. mutineers from that post; news from England; arrival of gov. 

Andros there ; is knighted ; preparations for war with France ; 

peace with the Indians near Piscattaway, , 124 

June 12. Council minutes. Order for the restoration to John Alden, of his 

ketch and cargo seized at Pemaquid, 125, 126 

Memorandum of certain letters from Quebec to Father Bruyas and 
others, Jesuit missionaries among the IroqiioiSj ■ 125 

June 12. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions at Jamaica, 127, 128 

June 19. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions at Gravesend, 129 

July 1. Depositions of William Crisy, Joseph Webb and Joshua Webb of 
Stamford, about the slanders of Robert Penoyer against Thomas 

Hunt, 129 

1677-8. Minutes of divers transactions during the absence of gov. Andros,. 130 
Memorandum of letters received and sent during the governor's 

absence, • 131 

Memorandum of several matters passed upon by the council, 132 

1678. 
Jmie 10. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. Chambers, giving directions about 
New York. the estate of lieut. George Hall, deceased, of Kingston, 133 

June 13. List of debts due the above estate, with names of the debtors, 134 

June 14. Inventory of the real and personal estate of George Hall, deceased, 135 

June 10. Memorandum. Capt. Delaval sends up his servant (clerk), Abra- 
ham de Peister, to Kingston, to adjust accounts with John 
Ward, <fcc., 136 

June 19. Petition. Wynant Gerritse van der Poel to capt. Brockholls, for 

permission to put up a house in Albany in a certain manner, 136, 137 

June 24. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to rev. Mr. Prudden of Jamaica, permit- 
New York, ting him to make use of the public meeting house for divine worship, 1 37 

June 24. Letter. Capt. Brockholls to capt. Salisbury, about the extravagant 

New York. entertainment of the Frenchmen at Albany, 138 

Jime 24. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to capt. Brockholls, about parties of Mo- 
Aibany. hawks going to fight the Unagoungas, and marching towards 

Springfield, T 139 

June 27. Letter. Cipt. Salisbury to capt. Brockholls; reports the arrival of 
Albany. a party of Mohawks with 22 Xatick Indians prisoners, taken near 
Sudbury, Mass., one of whom brought a copy of Eliot's Indian 
Bible to Albany in gov. XicoUs' time, 140 

June 28. * Regulations made in 1676, for the Indian trade, opening of streets 

and erecting buildings at Albany 141 

June 28. Letter. Thomas Chambers of Esopus, to the council; he had 
Foxhaii. employed Abram de Peyster and William Montanye to write up 

the books of George Hall, dec'd, 142 



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July 1. Letter. C;ipt. BrockhoUs to c.ipt. Knapton at Pemaquid ; advises 
Ken- York. liiiii of the Mohawks' design to attack the Onuagoungas, ]43 

July 2. Order of the covirt at Albany, prohibiting any persons but burghers, 

trading with Indians in that town, 144 

July 4. Letter (Preneh). Capt. BrockhoUs to count Froiitenae, with assu- 
New York. ranccs of his respect, 145 

July 6. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to capt. BrockhoUs, in answer to liis remarks 
Albany. on tlie extravagance of the bill for entertaining the Frenchmen wlio 

came with the English prisoners from Canada, 146 

July 6. Minute of an application of Hendrick Cornelijs of Hurley, for per- 
mission to purchase 18 morgens of land of the Indians; decision 
reserved, 147 

July 6. * Answer of Jan Hendricks Bruyn, to a notice of the sherifl' forbid- 
ding him to trade with Indians at Albany, on the ground that he 
is a New Yorker ; .alleges thiit he has been a burgher at Albany 
tor upwards of twenty years, ... 148 

July 6. * Order of the court at Albany, prohibiting Mr. Bruyn from trading 
with Indians, or selling by retail to Christians, as he has not kept 
fire and light in that place for one whole year, 148 

July 7. * Protest of Jan Hendricks Bruj^n against the above order, 149 

July 9. * Order of the court of Albany, requiring Jan Hendricks Bruyn to 
give security in a sum of £200 sterling, that he will prosecute the 
above protest before the gov. .and council, meanwhile to be of 
good behavior, 149 

July 8. Letter. Council to Thomas Chambers, relative to the estate of 
New York. George Hall of Kingston, deceased, allowing the widow to ad- 
minister, 150 

July 10. Letter. Philip Schuyler and Richard Pretty, magistrates, to capt. 
Albany. BrockhoUs, vindicating the order of the court on trading with 

the Indians, and reporting John Hendrick Brown's violation of it, 151 

July 11. Letter. John Hendrick Brupi to capt. BrockhoUs, relating to his 
Aib.iny. rights as a burgher, and praying a license to trade at Albany, . . . 152 

July 11. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to capt. BrockhoUs; most of the N.a- 
Aibany. tick Indians have been burnt ; other parties of Mohawks out ; 
requests authority to ransom prisoners ; censures the New Eng- 
land people for neglecting those poor Indians, 153 

July 11. Instructions for S.amuel Ely and Benjamin W.aite, with Peter De 
Boston. Vos, their interpreter, agents on the part of Massachusetts to the 

Mohawks, 154 

July 12. Passport of governor Leveret to Samuel Ely and Benjamin Waite, 

to go to the Mohawk country, 155 

July 13. Letter. Rev. J. Bruyas, S. J., missionary to the Mohawks, to capt. 

(FS?°uuntei") Salisbury, informing him that a party of Mahingans Taraktons 
(Cattskil Indians), had passed, with some Algonquin prisoners, 
who are subjects of count Fronten.ae, and demanding their punish- 
ment, 156 



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COMMANDER BROCKHOLLS. 
1678. PAGE. 

July 15. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to capt. BrocklioUs, inclosing the above 
Albany. letter, and informing him of his efibrts to procure the release of 

the Natick and Algonquin prisoners, ^ ..,.., 157 

July 18. Letter. Capt. Brockholls to John Ilendrick Bruyn, advising him to 
New Ydrk. have patience until the return of gov. Andros, who is daily ex- 
pected, : i 158 

July 20. Letter. Capt; Brockholls to capt. Salisbury ; comments on the ex- 
New York, travagance of the bill for entertaining the Frenchmen at Albany, 
on their way to Boston with the English prisoners ; the Natick 
prisoners burnt, 159 

July 20. Letter. John Pynchon to capt. Salisbury ; requests his good ser- 
sprinefieid. vices for Samuel Ely and Benjamin Waite, 160 

July 23. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to capt. Brockholls ; arrival of the above 
Albany, persons ; Lamberville, a Jesuit, at the first castle of the Mohawks 

who will treat only at Albany, . ...;......... 161 

July 22. Order to Thomas Stevens to remove his fence and surrender the 

strip of land bought by John Passall of Burger Joris, 162 

Account of business transacted during the absence of gov. Andros, 
1677, 1678, 163 

July 25. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to capt. Brockholls, on Indian affairs ; most 
Albany. if Hot all the Natick prisoners burnt, 164 

July 27. Power of attorney. George Moore, of Delaware river, to John 
Shakerly, New York, to sell John Geirfin, his indented servant, 

a Welshman, who has three years to serve, &c., 165 

July 28. Letter. Capt. Brockholls to capt. S.alisbury, on the complaint of 
he* Yotk. the Jesuit, Bruyas, about the Mahingan Indians taking Algonquin 

prisoners, &c., > . , 166 

AUg. 1. Answer of the Mohawks at Albany to the propositions of the messen- 
gers frotil the governor and council of Boston, 167 

Aug. 2. Letter. Capt. Brockholls to capt. Salisbury ; censures him for allow- 
New Yorki ing the agents from Boston to go to the Mohawk country, and 
for h.aving permitted the Mohawks to take away the Natick pri- 
soners, whom they afterw.ards burned,. 168 

Aug. 6. * Return of survey of a lot of ground in Albany for Jochim Wes- 

selse, i 169 

Aug. 6. * Order of the court at Alb.iny authorizing the deacons of the Dutch 
church there to take possession of the estate of the late Basti.an de 
Winter, who, they allege, left his property to the poor, by his 
will, which, however, is unsigned, 170 

July 24. * Will of Bastian de Winter, . ; 171 

Aug. 6. * Declaration of Cornelius van Dyck, surgeon, of Albany, that Bas- 
tiaen de Winter had informed him of his intention to leave his 
property to the poor, 172 

Aug. 8. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to the commander and commissioners at 
New York. Albany ; none but settled inhabitants to trade there, 175 

Augi 8. Council minute. Order in relation to the above matter; an increased 

duty imposed on imported rum, 176 



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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1678. PAGE. 

Aug. 8. Letter. Capt. Salisbury to secretary NicoUs ; Indian affaira ; arrival 
Albany. of live ships and 2,000 men in Canada ; the French building a fort 

near to the Senccas, a great way above Cadarachqui, 177, 178 

Aug. 17. Council minutes. Proceedings relative to the New Yorkers who 

are captives among the Turks ; their names, 179, 188 

Aug. 13. * Petition. Deacons of the Dutch church in Albany, praying that 
whatever remains of Bastiaen de Winter's estate after paying his 
debts, may be given them for the poor, 180 

Aug. 14. * Letter. Johannes Provoost to sir Edmund Andros, requesting con- 
Aibany. tirmation of his office of sheriff, 181 

Aug. 14. Letter. Richard Pretty and Philip Schuyler, commissaries to gov. 

Albany. Andi'os ; Avill enforce the orders relating to trade at that place ; 
have forbid John Robinson to trade there ; delegation sent to 
congratulate his excellency on his s.afe return, 182 

Aug. 13. Indenture. Katharine Jeffreys to serve Charles Bridges and Sarah 
his wife, of Flushing, L. L, for five years, in payment of her pas- 
sage from England, 183 

Aug. ^j. Council minute. Indians from Rockaway, Mericock, and Wickers- 
creek, greet governor Andros on his return ; presents sent to the 
Mohawks, Senecas, «fec., 184 

Aug. 1 9. * Nomination. Commissaries or magistrates for Schenectady, for 

the ensuing year, 185 

Aug. 22. * Letter. Sander Glen, magistrate, to gov. Andros, with the 
Schenectady. abovc nomination, 186 

Aug. 20. Council minute. Measures to be adopted to prevent the French 
drawing off Mohawks and River Indians to Canada, where they 
already have four forts, 186 

Aug. 17. Council minutes. Duties on powder and lead at Albany removed ; 
sentence on Wm. Loveridge confirmed ; order about John Hend- 
rick De Bruyn trading at Albany confirmed ; none but resident 
inhabitants to trade with the Indians at Albany ; freemen of New 
York may trade with Christians at Albany on paying duties, 18S 



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[Thus * marked are in Dntch.] 

1678. 
Aug. 22. Council minutes. Major Fenwyck's case ; he had been prosecuted 
for claiming a right to land in the colony independent of its gov- 
ernment ; refused leave to go to England .and to appe.al to the 
king ; Indian affairs, 1 

Aug. 23. Council minutes. Mr. Loveridge's (of Albany) sentence confirmed 
and directed to be executed; Pemaquid; Senecas at war to 
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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1678. . PAGE. 

the S. W. of Maryland; John Hendricks Brttyn, for trading 
with Indians at Albany, fined and bound to good behavior; regu- 
lations for trading at Albany, 1-3 

Aug. 23. Memorandum respecting the answer to be returned to the governor 

of Maryland's letter about the Indians, 2 

Aug, Petition. Jacob Lueena, for a pass to go to Albany and Esopus to 

trade, 5 

Sept. 1. Letter. (French.) Michel Hainelle to secretary Nicolls, recoramend- 
Biookim. ing that a grant of Red Hook be made to Wynant Pieterse ; 

patent of Brooklyn more than 25 years old, 6 

Sept. 10. * Return of survey of Red Hook (Brooklyn), 7 

Sept. 9. Letter. John Gardner to governor Andros, concerning aftairs at 

Nantucket. Nantucket, 8 

Sept. 6. Council minutes. Schenectady ; Albany, 9 

Sept. 10. Petition. Obadiah Hulmes, of Staten island, for a lot of land there 

once owned by him, but afterwards intended for a minister, 10 

Sept 11, 14. Council minutes. Permission to a French man-of-war and her 

prize, to wood, water and provision, in the port of New York, . . 11 

Sept. 14. Petition. John Palmer, of Staten island, for an appeal from a de- 
cision of the mayor's court in a case in which the administratrix 
of John Wender, of the city of New York, and Henry Rawlins, 
of Esopus, were concerned, 12 

Sept. 24. Minute of the dismissal of capt. Billop from bis military employment 

for extravagant speeches, »fcc., 13 

Sept. 24. Pass granted to The Charles, Thos. Singleton commander, for 

England, 13 

Sept. 18. Certificate of the constable and overseers of Oysterbay, relative to 
the encroachment of Aaron Firman, senr., upon the lands of Moses 

Firman, 14 

Sept. 18. Letter. Thomas Townsend, justice, to governor Andros, respecting 
Oysterbay. the trespass of Aaron Furman upon the lands of Moses FuiTnan, 15 

Sept. 29. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to justice Townsend of Oysterbay, trans- 
New York, mitting instructions how to settle the matter of Aaron Furman's 

trespass, 16 

Rate list of the town of Easthampton, L. I., 17 

Rate list for the town of Newtown, L. I., 17 

Sept. 26. Letter. Ludovicus Cobes to governor Andros, requesting a grant 
Schenectady. of land for Peter Viele, his brother-in-law, and Jan van Rotterdam, 1 8 

Sept. 28. Order of the auditors of Isaac Bedloo's accounts as to the per centage 

to be allowed him, 19 

Sept. 28. Letter. Governor Andros to the chief magistrate, &c., of Nan- 
New York, tucket, respecting two vessels recently shipwrecked upon that 

island, 20 

Oct. 8. Letter. Governor Andros to the governor, <fcc., of Massachusetts, 
New York, requesting them to seize and send to New York the sloop Katha- 
rine, engaged in illicit trading, 21 



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GOVEKNOK ANDR03. 
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Oct. 11. Letter. Secret.iry Nicolls to tlie magistrates at Esopus, desiring 
New York. that Mrs. Eliza Hall, administratrix, give the security requisite in 

such cases, 22 

Oct. 17. Capias .against Philip Hugan, of Newtown, L. I., at the suit of 

Thomas Morse of New York, 23 

Oct. 21. * Minute of the court of Schenectady, refusing permission to Rich- 
ard Pretty, sheriff of Albany, to e.vercise jurisdiction over that 
place, 24 

Oct. 22. * Minute of the court of Albany, referring the above matter to the 

governor, 25 

Oct. 25. * Letter. Commissaries to governor Andros ; complain of the 
Albany. above conduct of the magistrates of Schenectady, and of illicit 
trade at that place with Indians ; great alarm among the burghers 
at Albany by a rumor that that place is to be transferred to the 
patroon of Rensslaerswyck ; subscription of Albany for the re- 
demption of christian slaves at Algiers, 20 

Oct. 31. Memorandum of an answer to the above letter ; Schenectady not to 
trade with Indians ; the duke of York favorably disposed towards 
the family of Rensselaer, 20, 27 

Aug. 17. Council minutes. Church officers authorized to take up collections 
for relief of persons of the colony who were taken on board of 
Jacob Leisler's vessel and are in captivitv among the Turks (see 
vol. 27: 179, 188), ' 27 

Sept. 19. Order. Thomas Thatcher, master of the sloop Katharine, to give 
security, or to remain in custody, to answer the charge of resisting 
the surveyor of the port in levying on that vessel for illegal trading, 27 

Oct. 8. Appointment of magistrates and sherifl' for Albany, 27 

Oct. 23. Council minutes. Timothy Cooper, sent down from Albany, answer- 
ing unsatisfactorily respecting a letter of his to major Pyncheon, 
he is ordered to remove from Albany in the spring, 27 

(No date.) Letter. Timothy Cooper to the governor and council, explanatory 

of his obnoxious communication to m.ajor Pyncheon of Springfield, 28 

Nov. 28. Letter. Governor Andros to the governors of Massachusetts and 
New York. Connecticut, notifying them that the sloop Katharine had been 
rescued from the officers of the customs at New York, and request- 
ing that her officers and crew be sent back for trial, 29 

Oct. 31. Letter. Governor Andros to the commissaries at Albany and 
New York. Schenectada (see pp. 26, 27), 30 

Nov. 1. Warrant. The constable of Hempstead, to summon Adam Mott, 
jun., to appear at the next Court of Sessions at Jamaica, to answer 
to the suit of Gabriel Minvielle of New York, 31 

Nov. 30. Council minutes. Henry Smith of the Whorekil, fined for having 
failed to make good his charge against the magistrates of that 
place, 32 

(No date.) Statement of the case of Peter Jacob Marius and Dirck van der Clyff, 

trustees of the estate of Dirck Weygerts, 34 

Dec. 5. Mortgage. John Shackerly to Francis Romboult, of a lot of 

ground in New York, 35, 36 



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Dec. 5. Petition. John Gardner of Nantucket, for reimbursement of a fine 

imposed upon liim by tlie general court of that island, 38 

(No date.) Petition. Rich.ard Betts, sen. (of Newtown, L. I.), for a grant of 

the breadth of Plunder's Neck up to the hills, 39 

(No date.) Petition. Gerrit van Slechtenhorst for an abatement of part of the 

quit-rent of his land at Claverack, containing 1,000 acres, 40 

Dec. \^. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions at Jamaica, L. I., 41 

Dec. Memorandum respecting the line between Aaron and Moses Fur- 
man's lands at Oysterbay (see pages 14 and 15), 41 

(No date.) Location and bounds of several lots of land at Hempstead, L. L, owned 

by Robert Jackson, 42 

Dec. 14. Memorandum respecting land at Cow Neck to be granted to sundry 

young men of Hempstead (named), 42 

Dec. 18. Docket of the Court of Sessions held at Gravesend, 43 

Dec. 9. Writ of replevin to the constable of New L^trecht, to attach the sum 
of £20, being part of the amount brought by a span of horses 
belonging to John Garlaud and sold for the benefit of capt. Silves- 
ter Salisbury, 44, 54 

(No date.) Certificate of the purchase at public sale of a house in New York 

by Thomas Thatcher for £150, 44 

Dec. 18. Proceedings of the court of Sessions held at Gravesend, L. I., .... 45 

Dec. 25. Letter. Constable and overseers to governor Andros, respecting a 
Eouthoid. debt due by the town to Symon Seryon, of Hempstead, 46 

Dec. 20. * Indian deed to Robert S.anders, of a tract of land called Popgassit, 
on the east side of the North river, and an island called Whale 
island, 47 

(No date.) Petition. John Ward, for leave to purchase a piece of bnd called 

Cocksingh, behind Marbletown, of the Indians, 48 

1679. 

Jan. 21. Report of auditors on the accounts between His Royal Highness 

James, Duke of York, and the late governor Lovelace, dec'd, ... 50 

Jan. 22. Petition. Richard Floyd, of Seatalcot, for an order commanding 
Richard Man, Andrew Miller, Richard Wareing, John Thomas 
and John Man to appear at the next Court of Sessions to be held 
at Southampton, to answer upon a certain bond, 51 

Feb. 17. Letter. Josias Starr, William Vallintine, Moses Embree, Jonah 
Hempstead, Vallintine, Richard Elison and John Moott to justice Cornwell, 
soliciting him to ask the governor to grant each of them a hundred 
acres of land in Hempstead, 55 

Feb. 18. Petition. Samuel Edsall to be .appointed administrator of the estate 

of Daniel Lane, of Seatalcott, 66 

Feb. 25. Petition. John Combes, of Seatalcott, for remission of the costs of 
court in two actions of his tried at the Sessions at Southampton, 
and also respecting a horse (retaken by one John Layton, the 
seller), full payment for which he was prevented making by an 
inopportune imprisonment, 57 



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GOTERNOR 
1679. PAGE. 

Feb. 21. Council minutes. Commissioners appointed to have a survey made 
of the land in Xew York city between the gates and the Fresh 
water ; the lower part of Pearl street ordered to be fenced and 
a gate set up there ; port regulations, 58 

Feb. 21. Petition. James Mott, of Hempstead (a prisoner in Xew York), to 

be forgiven for having sold liquor to the Indians, 59 

Feb. 22. Minute of a visit of Tackpousha and other Indians to the governor, 

to give fresh professions of their friendship, 59 

Feb. 18. Warrant. Committing James Mott, of Hempsted, to prison in New 

York, on a charge of selling of liquor to Indians, 01 

Feb. 21. Order for a survey and appraisal of all the lands in New York, be- 
tween the city gate and the Fresh water, 62 

Feb. 28. Council minutes. Meeting to consider the manner of weighing the 

ship at the Wallebocht, 63 

(No date.) Petition. Cornelius Johnson, of the Whorekil, for an appeal from 

a decision of the court at that place ; granted, 04 

March 21. Letter. Elias Doughty to secretary Nicolls, requesting a grant of 
Flushing. Boman's neck, near Cow neck, L. I., with bounds of said land, . 65 

March 21. Attachment against John \Vright, late of Martin's vineyard, at the 

suit of Mary Huulock, of New York, 66 

March 25. Notice to retailers of liquors in the city of New York, to take out 

license, 67 

March 27. Bill of Mr. Corbett, innkeeper. New York, against capt. Pontum and 

lieut. Palmer, " about the squaw that was killed," 68 

March 27. Order granting Richard Patteshall a rehearing on a judgment of 

the mayor's court, for landing passengers contrary to law, 69 

March 27. Petition. Richard Patteshall, for a rehearing of his case at the next 

Court of Assizes, 70 

April 8. Petition. Richard Patteshall, to be released from imprisonment, for 

having disparaged the mayor's court for its judgment in his case, 71 

April 9. Memorandum. Petition of Mr. Patteshall referred to the mayor's 

court ; they return it, suggesting that the petitioner be fined, &c., 72 

April 9. Petition. Richard Patteshall, that (having paid his fine) he be ex- 
cused from complying with tiie remainder of his sentence, 73 

April 9. Council minute. Richard Patteshall dispensed from his appearance 
at the Court of Assizes ; ordered to acknowledge his ofiense before 
the mayor's court, and pay a fine for charitable uses, 74 

April 11. Receipt of Ad. Pieterse, church warden, to Richard Patteshall, for 

£5, for charitable uses, 75 

April 25. Council minutes. Regulation for measuring lime, &c., 75 

April 25. Order that the magistrates of the several towns in Esopus send to 
the governor and council an accoimt of certain charges made 
against the excise revenue in those towns, 76 

Accounts of James Graham against John Shackerly, and Abraham 
Corbet against John Shackerly, 77 



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1679. . . PAGE. 

April 29. * Petition. Burghers and inhabitants of Albany, Renslaerswyck 
and adjacent places, remonstrating against a recent order in coun- 
cil forbidding any of them to trade over sea, TS 

April 29. Proceedings at special court of Oyer and Terminer for the trial of 
William Laurence's negro Andries, for the murder of a squaw 
[found guilty conditionally, of manslaughter], 79 

May 1. Order canceling a bill for 200 pounds of tobacco given by Denis 

Holdren of Flushing, to James Whittacker, 80 

May 2. Letter. Martin Geritssen and Johannes Provoost, comTnissaries, to 
Albany. govemor Andros, complaining of an order in council of the 24th 

August, last, prohibiting those of Albany from trading over sea, 
and forbidding flour to be inspected and packed there ; also inclos- 
ing a petition of the inhabitants against the same (see siq^ra, 

V- 'i'8), 83 

May 3. Invoice of merchandise sliipped for Delaware by James Graham,. . . 84 
May 5. Council minutes. Orders for staking out a new street in New York 
from the Bevergraft to the fortifications northward ; cleaning of 
streets ; collection of city debts, &c., 85 

May 6. Council minutes. Andries Teller and Dirck Wessels, deputies of 
the inhabitants of Albany to remonstrate against the prohibition to 
trading over sea and inspecting flour, allowed to go home without 
being troubled for fetching so undigested a petition ; the signers 
of the petition Stoftel Jansen Abeel, Henry Cuyler, and David 
Schuiler summoned before the governor and council, 86, 87 

May 7. Petition. Thomas Ashton, sheriff of New York, to be .allowed to 

resign, and recommending John Archer for his successor, 88 

May 7. Memorandum by William Kingsley, appointing Robert Giiford to 
receive clothing, &c., of his on board the government sloop, the 
Mary, 89 

May 9. Letter. Thomas Willett and Thomas Hickes, justices, to governor 
riushiog. Andros, transmitting a full account of the business between Dennis 

Holdren and James Whittaker, 90 

May 13. Receipt from Peter de la Noy to John Shackerly for customs, 93 

May 14. Report of the appraisers appointed to lay out the new street in New 

York, 93 

May 16. Proceedings against several persons charged with violations of the 

excise law, 94 

May 19. * Resolution of the court at Albany, referring to the governor's wis- 
dom the question concerning foreign trade from which the 
inhabitants of that place are at present excluded, 95 

May 23. Letter. Thomas Chambers, of Esopus, to governor Andros, with 
Foxhaii. two sealed sacks of wheat, each containing four skepels, sent in 

compliance with an order of council of the 25th of April, 96 

May 24. W.arrant to the constable of Eastchester, to take and keep Levi 
Grey till he give security to answer at the next Jamaica sessions, 
the presentment made against him by the constable aforesaid, ... 97 



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1679. P,,GE. 

M;iy 20. Letter. Richard Gildersleeve, constable, to governor Andros, in- 
Uempsiead. forming him that a Quaker meeting had been held at e:ipt. John 

Seaman's on the 25th inst., 98 

May 27. Letter. Corn, van Dyck and Johannes Provoost, commissaries, to 
Albany. govemor Andros, inclosing copy of their resolution about the 

petition for foreign trade and flour inspection (see supra, p. 95),. 99 

May 29. Letter. Andrew Bowdler to John Shackerly, respecting some mer- 
New York. cautile transactions between them, 101 

May 30. Letter. Joseph Lee, under sherift'of Yorkshire, to secretary Nicolls, 
respecting expenses incurred in apprehending John Williams, with 
constable's bill, 102 

May 31. Petition. Peter Groenendyke, of the Whorekil, respecting the 
settlement of matters between him and Henry Smith without 
further litigation, and the governor's order thereupon, 103 

June 2. Order that two schepel measures be sent to Esopus and Albany to 

be used in measuring grain, 104 

June 3. * Certificate of the court at Albany, that Jochim Wessells hath been 

some years in possession of a house and lot on the hill there,. . . . 105 

June 4. Agreement between Thomas Ashton and John Archer, as to the 

collection of the former's fees whilst sheriff of New York, 106 

June 6. Regulations for the inspection of wheat, 107 

June 6. Bill of costs of Henry Ludlam's suit at the Sessions at Southampton, 

&c., 108 

June 9. Letter. Governor Andros to John Avery at the Whorekil ; Cor- 
NewYoik. nelis Verhoofe to be clerk of the court and surveyor, and John 

Vines sherift; «fcc., ." 109 

June 11. Docket of the Sessions to be held at Jamaica, 5/6^109 

June 11-14. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions at Jamaica, 110 

June 22. Note. Charles Morgin, of Flushing, to John Bridgen, of Staten 

island, for £26,... iT Ill 

1678. 
Oct. 20. Indenture. George Renales, late of Barbados, to serve John 
Bridgen, carpenter, for five years, or ten years in case he escape 
from such service, with an assignment of the same to Charles Mor- 
gin, dated 22 June, 1679, 112 

1679. 
May 24. Regulations for cleaning the streets of New York, 113 

July 17. Account of the remains of an adventure sent to the Delaware by 

James Grahame of New York, 115 

July 31. Council minute. Reception of colonels Kendall and Littleton, agents 
from Virginia ; meeting of the Five Nations ordered to be held 
in Albany, to treat with them about their inroads into Vir- 
ginia, . . ." 120-122 

Aug. 2. Council minute. Frenchmen coming into the colony from Canada 
without passes to be sent to the West Indies ; strangers, not the 
king's subjects, excluded from settling ; the governor to visit 
Pemaquid, 123 



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GOVERNOR ANDEOS. 
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Aug. 6. Order to send back Frenchmen lately from Canada, that they may 

notify the above regulation, 124 

Aug. 8. Letter. Gov. Andros to capt. Salisbury, commander at Albany; 
New York. Sent by the Virginia deputies; the Five Nations to be called to- 
gether, &c., 125 

Aug. 15. Permit to Jarvis Marshal to go up to Albany with merchandise,. . . 125 

Sept. 1. Evidence on which Peter Brower was bound over to answer at the 

Gravesend sessions for an ass.ault on Gerrit Croesen, 126 

Sept. 2. Hue and cry after Jacob, a runaway negro of Sweer Theunisse of 
Schenechtady ; " speaks good English, Dutch, good Mohawk and 
Mohegan," 127 

Sept. 26. "Warrant for the arrest of runaway negroes of Cornelius van Borsum, 129 

Sept. 28. Warrant to the magistrates, &o., at Kingston, in Esopus, to forward 

by exjjress a desjjatch to Albany, 130 

Sept. 28. Council minute. The governor to go to Albany, 131 

Sept. 29. Declaration of Barnard Hodges, relative to the land in difference 

between John Richardson and John Stevens, 132 

Sept. 30. Council minutes. Order that Peter Teschemaecker be ordained 

minister of the gospel for Newcastle, Del., 132 

(No date.) Memorandum. Sundry matters to be attended to, 133 

Oct. 1. Directions for holding the general Court of Assizes, to begin on the 

8th of October, . .T 134 

Oct. 13. Certificate that Jan Elten, alias Eltynge, made oath, before sec- 
retary Nicolls as to his identity, and as to his being the son of 
RoelofFe Elten, 135 

Oct. 10. * Decl.aration. Steven Coerten, Willemtje Roelofs, Jan Strycker, 
armorer, Jan Seebringh, Goert Stevensen of Flattlands, all natives 
of Drenten, as to the identity of Jan Elten, a native of the same 
jjlace, but now of Kingston, 136 

(No date.) Order to the magistrates on Long island, to aid an officer from 
Woodbridge, N. J., in apprehending a runaway Frenchman named 
Dellorie, 137 

Oct. 3. Proceedings before the Court of Assizes in divers suits, in appeal 

from inferior courts, 138 

Oct. 3. Judgment in the case of Titus Serix (accused of having had illicit 
connection with Annetye Dircks Hoogland), that he pay a fine of 
£25, and costs of suit, and that Annetye Dircks Hoogland be 
whipped at the common whipping post, or pay a fine of £5 and 

costs, 138 

Bill of costs in the suit of Henry Ludlam, 140 

Oct. 6. Council minute. Fine of £25 to be levied for harboring runaways, 
and upon magistr.ates, &c., who neglect sending them, agreeably 
to order, to New York, 142 

Oct. 6. Affidavit of John B.arstead as to the manner in which John Rich- 
ardson procured Thomas Cromton's testimony about his land, . . . 142 



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Oct. 8. Council minutes. Order designating a place in New York to boil 
pitch for vessels Ij'ing at the wharves ; no fires to be kindled for 
cooking on board vessels, except in the extremity of winter, and 

then with license, 143 

Oct. 29. List of the creditors of John Shackerly, dec'd, with their accounts, 145 
(No date.) Appraisal of Fred. Philip's ketch, built by Mr. Leggatt, 148 

Oct. 30. Warrant for the arrest of Jan Mattysen. son of Aeltje van Couwen- 
hoven, a runaway apprentice of Annetie, widow of Abel IlarJen- 
broock, shoemaker, 148 

(No date.) Oath taken by such as are admitted freemen of New York city,. . . 149 

Nov. 12. Nomination of sixteen persons for the governor to select from them 
the mayor, sheriff and aldermen of the city of New York for the 
ensuing year, 151 

Nov. 15. Declaration of William Bogardus, notary public, respecting Corne- 

lys Dircks' intention to make a will, 152 

Acknowledgment of Dirck van Clyffefor payment of a mortgage by 
John Robinson, tfcc, 152 

Nov. 24. Acknowledgment by John Robson of satisfaction of a mortgage by 

Dr. Henry Taylour, of Flushing, 153 

Nov. 29. Summons to Abraham Smith, of Hempstead, to appear before the 
next mayor's court of New York, to testify in the case of John 
Tender and Richard , prosecuted for unlawful gaming, ... 155 

List of the amounts realized from farming the Weigh house from 
1675 to 1679, with names of the lessees, 156 

Nov. 19. Petition. John Dishingtonne, gunner of the Lisburne merchant, 
for compensation for loss of wages by being put on shore by Ro- 
ger Whitfield, commander, 157 

Nov. 26. Warrant for the arrest of John Tuder, of New York, for resisting 

the entrance of officers of justice into his house, 158 

Nov. 26. Council minute. Thomas Lawrence ordered to give security for liis 
wife's appearance at the mayor's court to answer as accessory to 
the theft of her husband's hogs, Ac, 159, 160 

Dec. 5. Council minute. Orders forbidding the killing of horses for tres- 
pass ; Indians declared to be free and not slaves ; regulations as 
to the binding of christian servants brought to the colony ; kill- 
ing of wolves ; limiting of public charges at sessions and assizes ; 
militia training ; selling wood by the cord, and disallowing the use 

of the stillyard, 161, 162 

1675. 

Oct. 13. Warrant to seize the goods and chattels of Nicholas Bayard, con- 
demned for disobedience to his majesty's laws, 163 

1679. 

Dec. 6. Minute of the trial of the Long Finne, at the Delaware ; sentenced 
to be whipped, branded on the face and transported ; of the exe- 
cution of said sentence, and of his having been sent to and sold at 
Barbadoes, 183 

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1679. PAGE. 

Dec. Resolutions adopted at the court of sessions at Jamaica and Graves- 
end, L. I., touching the matters contained in the order of council 
of the 5th instant, 164 

Dec. 13. Summons. Michael Heynelle to .appe.ar at the next sessions at 
Gravesend to testify in a matter depending against Wynant Pie- 
ters, charged with having obtained, by false information, &c., a 
patent for the Red Hook, Brooklyn, 165 

Dec. 13. Summons. Wynant Pieters to appear .at the above sessions, to an- 
swer the charge of having obtained the above patent by false 
suggestions, &c., 166 

Dec. 16. Proceedings in the suit between John van Twist, pl'ff, and Thomas 

Delaval, deft ; judgment for pl'ff, 167 

Dec. 24. Council minutes. Regulations for the wharf at New York and ves- 
sels lying there; market days appointed; beef and pork to be 
marked, ; 168 

Dec. 25. Depositions of John CoUyer and Benj. Collyer respecting the mal- 
treatment of the former by Mr. Pinhorne, .T 169 

Dec. 26. Bill of indebtedness of Peter Gronendyke to the deacons of New 

York, 170 

(No date.) Petition. Secretary Nicolls to the court of mayor and aldermen, 
to grant him remuneration for losses of goods by his late servant, 
James Steward, particulars of which are annexed, 171 

(No date.) Account of Indians sold in New York by James Barre, 172 

Dec. 5. Council minutes. Resolution that all Indians are free and not 
slaves, and cannot be forced to be servants, unless those formerly 
brought from the Bay of Campeches or other foreign parts ; any 
of these brought within six months to be disposed out of the gov- 
ernment ; all brought to New York from foreign parts after that 
time to be free, 173, 174 

(No date.) Draft of patents to Francois Martino, Louis Lackman, and George 

Cimiming for land on Staten island, 175 

Dec. 31. Council minute. Order on a petition of Mr. Lewin and Mr. Wolley, 
complaining of having arbitrators imposed upon them by the court 
in New York, 174 



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[Thus * marked are in Dutch.] 

Statement of the balance of John Inians' account against John 
Shackerly, deceased, 

Council minutes. Settlement of the differences between Messrs. 
Jones, West and Pinhorn, and Lewin and Wooley ; orders about 
bringing dead hogs, »fcc., to town to be enforced ; Spiting Devil 



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1680. PAQE. 

be viewed with reference to the erection of a bridge tlicre ; the 
coopers to be summoned for a combination to raise tlie price of 
casks ; no storehouse, bolting mill, &c., be kept at the Ferry, 2 

Jan. 7. Articles of agreement entered into by twenty-one coopers of the city 

of New York to raise the price of their work, with their names,. 3 

Jan. 8. Council minute. The coopers tried, found guilty, and fined each 
£2. 10s.; and those in the public employ dismissed; ordered that 
coopers, carpenters, smiths, tfcc, serve five years before being 
allowed to set up business ; names of the coopers fined, 3 

(Xo date.) * Petition. Jacob Lendertsen and Rebecca Fredericksen his wife, 
daughter of Frederick Lubbertsen, deceased, for redress of certain 
injustice done her by her late father's will, 4 

(Xo date.) Petition. Barent Garette declaring his innocence of the charge of 

selling liquor to Indians, 5 

(Xo date.) Petition. Katliarine Moore, late wife of Daniel Lane of Seatalcott, 
praying that Samuel Edsall's administration of her late husband's 
estate shall cease, 6 

(Xo date.) Petition. Peter De La X'oy (in beh.ilf of his wife), pr.a)-ing tliat a 
final end may be put to the action of the commissioners appointed 
to state the books and accomits of the late Isaac Bedloo, and that 
petitioner may receive his just debts, 7 

Jan. 7. E.vtract of a letter from Messrs. Lewin and Wooley to Mr. Jones, 

and delivered by him to the governor, 8 

Jan. 10. Petition. Richard Jones, soliciting a review or rehearing of his case, 9 

Jan. 10. Petition. Mary Henry, alias Mother Dobson, praying to be no 
further troubled for having received several pieces of meat from 
Mr. Nicolls' serving man, 10 

March 22. Presentment of Tomasin Xicholson of Xew York, as a receiver of 

stolen goods, 11 

Jan. 12. Petition. Rem Jansen, Abraham du Toict and others, inhabitants 

of X'ewLotts, against those of Flatbush, for demanding quit-rent, 12 

Jan. 13. Complaint. William Dyre, collector at Xew York, against Andrew 
X'^ewcombe, master of the sloop Edmund and M.artha, for attempt- 
ing to smuggle tobacco to Boston, 13 

Jan. 13. Order that notice be given to all parties concerned in grants of land 
in Xew Lotts, to appear on Saturday sevennight, before the 
council, to receive an answer as to payment of quit-rents, 1 -t 

Order respecting the sittings of the council, and the excise, 15 

(Xo date.) Petition. Dirck Jansen Hoogland, complains of the non-payment 
of money due him, and refers to the misfortune which has befallen 

his daughter, &c. (vol 28 : 138), 16 

1674. *Deed. Gov. Colve to Capt. Epestyn and Lieut. Quirynsen, of a 

negro, with minutes of transfers of said negro to 16S0, 17 

1680. 
Jan. 17. Petition. Richard Jones, attorney to John Lewin, Robert Wolley 
and Jacob Legay of London, to grant a review or rehearing of 
their case in the mayor's court, or an appeal to the Court of Assizes, 1 8 



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GOVERNOR ANDROS. 
1680. PAGE. 

Jan. 17. Council minutes. Order on the above petition ; Wm. Crooke, the 
cooper's brother, to be excused his fine ; none to practice physic 
except licensed ; complaint lodged against tanners ; no flour to be 
brought to the city for exportation, nor to be packed except at 
the bolting mills, in the city of New York, 19 

[Oct.] Bill in equity. Lewis Morris, appellant, from a decision in the 
mayor's court confirming the confiscation of his negroes by 
the' Dutch, and the sale thereof to Lewis Du Bois of Esopus, 20 

Jan. 13. Judgment of the mayor's court of New York, iu the ease of Lewis 

Du Bois, pl'tf, and Lewis Morris, deft, 21, 23 

(No date.) Plea of Lewis Morris in the preceding case, 24 

(No date.) Case of Lewis Morris, paralleled with that of major Kingsland, 
passed upon in the mayor's court, in 1675, and some objections 
answered, 25 

Jan. Petition. Lewis Morris, for an appeal to the Court of Sessions in 

the case of his negroes (in Quaker style), 26 

Jan. 20. Council minute. Grant of an appeal to Lewis Morris suspended; 

parties and negroes to appear before the council, 27, 28 

Jan. 7, 20. Order of council. No mills to bolt or pack flour for exportation 

except in the city of New York, 29 

1679. 

Jan. 19. Petition. William Haviland, of Flushing, for the appointment of 
persons to make a di^^sion of lands on Madnan's neck between 
him, Richard CorneU and Thomas Hicks, 30, 31 

Jan. 20. Council minutes. Order on the above petition ; none but freemen 
to be merchants or keep retail stores, or bolting mills in New 
York, itc, 32 

Jan. 22. Petition. John Warfoot, of Eastchester, to be appointed adminis- 
trator of the estate of David Osburne, his wife's late husband, . . 34 

Jan. 22. Petition. Richard Osbunie, of Westchester, respecting the fencing 

of his land, 35 

Jan. 24. Council minutes. Order on the above petition, 36 

Jan. 24. * Petition. Constable and overseers of Flatbush, praying that Brook- 
lyn may be induced to pay its share of the expenses of building 
the minister's house, 38 

Jan. 24. Order on the above petition, 39 

Jan. 24. Orders respecting tanners and shoemakers in New York ; quit-rents 
at New Lotts ; the Brooklyn people admonished to execute their 
part of the agreement in the erection of the Domine's dwelling, 39 

Jan. 27. Petition. Peter Gronendyke, for an appeal from the decision of the 
mayor's court in a suit with the deacons of the city, with copy of 
the judgment, 40 

Jan. 28. Report of Henry Taylor and Samuel Thome, of Flushing, respect- 
ing the land in controversy between William Haviland and Richard 
Cornell and Thomas Hicks, at Madnan's neck (see page 31), 41 

Jan. 29. Execution against the goods and chattels of Samuel Edsall and 

Andrew Gibb, of Long island, 42 



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Jan. 30. Testimony of Robert Crosse, Daniel Ensign and Margaret Ruling, 
respecting a conversation between Thomas Lawrence and bis son- 
in-law, Charles Labrus, in a matter of the estate of Joseph Wins- 
low, 43 

Duplicate minutes of council already described, 44 

Jan. 31. Complaint against the wife of Aaron Isaacs, for selling liquor con- 
trary to law, 45 

Feb. 2. Complaint against Jacob Lendersen for the same offense ; both par 

ties fined, 49 

Feb. 16. Letter. William Haviland to William Dyre, respecting the division 
Cornbury. of his land at Madnan's neck, 47 

Feb. 20. Order to lay out certain land at Little Neck, or Cornbury (L. I.), for 

Messrs. Hicks, Cornell and Haviland, 49, 50 

Feb. 28. Petition. Thomas Partridge of Flushing, praying a stay of execu- 
tion for the forfeiture of his bond to prosecute William Lawrence, 
and a rehearing, 51 

Feb. 27. Order in the matter of Richard Osborne of Westchester; the land 

in dispute to be surveyed, 52 

Feb. 28. Statement of an account and agreement between Jacob Leisler and 

Reinier Willemse, 54 

March 8. Letter. Governor Andros to Philip Carteret of New Jersey, com- 
NewTork. plaining of his doings, and warning him to forbear further tres- 
passes upon the jurisdiction of his Royal Highness' patent, 55 

March 5. * Letter. Ludovicus Cobes to secretary Nicolls, requesting a patent 
Albany. for a Small tract of land behind Kinderhook, for Evert Luycas and 

Laurens van Alen, 57 

March 9. W^rit of execution against the goods and chattels of Thomas Dela- 

val, at the suit of Thomas Gibbs, 58 

March 10. Letter. William Haviland to capt. William Dyre, respecting the 
Jamaica, L, I. Controversy about his land, 59 

March 12. Order on the petition of Thomas Sherman of Mashpeth ; that 
Thomas Wandell, constable, and other parties concerned, appear 
before the council, 60 

March 13. Proclamation against the proceedings of captain Philip Carteret, in 
relation to the government of New Jersey, and confirming all the 
present constables of the several towns there, 61 

March 15. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. Sandford, inclosing copy of the 

New York. above proclamation, and inviting him to visit New York, 62 

1665. Extract from the Concessions at New Jersey ; quantities of land to 

be given to settlers there, 63 

[In Learning and Spicer's Grants and Concessions, p. 12; in Smith's New Jersey, p. 512.] 
1680. 
Marcl^ 17. Power of attorney. Joan Wooledge of Piscataway, New Jersey, to 
Henry Greenland and James Bollen, to administer in her stead 
upon the property of her deceased cousin, Robert Hoskins, 64 

March 19. Return by Thos. Wandall, constable of Newtown, of the proceeds 

of the sale of Thomas Sherman's land, and order thereupon, 65 



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March 22. Letter. Jonathan Wright to governor Andros, respecting land in 
Flashing. Hempstead, desired by Elias Doughty ; the inhabitants wish to 

divide the commons among themselves, 67 

March 21. Council minutes. Resolution that it will be necessaiy and conven- 
ient for his majesty's service, that the towns in New Jersey 
have deputies as others our neighbors have, 68 

March 23. Council minutes. Letters read from governor Carteret, accompa- 
nied by two from the duke of York, to governors NicoUs and 
Lovelace ; two from his majesty to capt. Berry and Philip 
Carteret; an election of representatives in New Jersey ordered,. 68 

Mai'ch 25. " Travayles to the Nevisans in the Governor's sloope," together with 

the bill of expenses consequent upon the same (by Mathtas Nicolls), 69 

(No date.) Petition. Cornells Verhoofe, to be surveyor and clerk at the Whore- 

kil and St. Johns, Del. (see vol. 28 : 109), 71 

(No date.) Order on a petition of Daniel Turner and others of Harlem ; the 
petitioners to continue in quiet possession of the meadows at 
Stone island, 72 

April 2. Order. The constable and two of the overseers of P'iushing, to 
appear before the governor and council, to give more explicit 
information in regard to the lands desired by Elias Doughty,. ... 73 

April 2. Order. That Thomas Wandell, late constable of Newtown, pay 

Thos. Sherman the balance due him, 74, 75 

April 2. Petition. Thomas Ashton, respecting his fees as sheriff and coro- 
ner of New York, with his bill, 76 

April 2. Order on the above petition, 77 

April 6, 7. Particulars of governor Andros's visit to gov. Carterett at New Jer- 
sey, and of the discussion of their claims to the government of 
that province, 78 

April 9. Orders in regard to the town of Flushing, L. L, 79, 80 

April 20. Grant from the town of Flushing to Elias Doughty, of 200 acres of 

land, 81 

April 17. Orders respecting Dr. Desjardin's estate at Newcastle, Del., 82 

April 17. Orders respecting bolting and packing of flour and meal at Albany, 84 

April 29. Petition. "Willi.im Loveridge, sen'r, for the grant of forty acres of 

Woodland, adjoining his farm at the Katts Kil, 84 

April 20. Order declaring all Indians free and not slaves, 86 

April 20. Order regulating the registry and assignment of indented sei'vants 

brought into the province (see siqyra, vol. 28 : 161, 174), 86 

April 20. Deposition. John London of Windsor, that Joseph Bull sen'r, of 
Hartford, had kept col. Goffe for several years, at his or his son's 
house, and that col. Whaley had lived and died at Hadley, and 
was buried there, 87 

June 16. Memorandum of some proceedings of the Court of Sessions at 

Gravesend, 88 

April. Petition. Samuel Landslaet, of Flushing, for land, 89 



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April 14. Execution issued bj' justice Sandford, of Elizabethtown, X. J., to 
Samuel Moore, provost marshal, against the goods and chattels of 
Koger Lambert, . 90 

April 21. Memorandum of papers delivered to \Vm. Biles, one of the new 

made court at the falls of the Delaware, 90 

April 23. Deposition. William Merritt, th.at he became security for the pay- 
ment of a note given by John Shackerly to Mrs. Mary Phillips, . . 90 

April 24. Declaration. Secretary Nicolls, that he had not received payment 

for two patents for Samuel W. Stills and Robert Frayley, 91 

May 1. Assignment by Matthew Taylor, of New York, of the remaining 
time of John Temple, of Barbadoes, to Thomas Stevens, of New- 
town, L. I., 92 

May 4. Deposition. Francis Jackson, denying having received any part of 

100 lbs. of tobacco from John Shackerly for John Briggs, 92 

May 1. Warrant to capt. John Collyer, to apprehend capt. Philip Carteret 
(governor of New Jersey), and convey him to New York, for 
having presumed to exercise authority, «fcc., 93 

March 2. Letter. Richard Hartshorne to governor Andros, with some sper- 
Portiand Point, luaccti, the govemor having hurt himself, 94 

May 13. Petition. Barnett Garrett, denying that he sold liquor by small 
measure, with affidavit as to the breaking open of his house by 
drunken Indians from Burlington, 95 

(No date.) Presentment of John Burrell and William Shore, of New Jersey, 
for counterfeiting Boston money, and circulating it as coin in New 
York, 96 

May 19. Acknowledgment by William Shattock and Eliakim Wardell, of 

Shrewsbury, N. J., of the authority of governor Andros, 98 

May 19. Commission. William Blathwayt to be surveyor and auditor-general 

of all the plantations in America, . . i i 91 

May 19. Deposition. John Ward, constable of Newark, respecting the 
counterfeiters in New Jersey, with examination of Burrall and 
Shore (see siqyra, p. 96), 98 

May 21. Sundry entries respecting New Jersey ; appointment of magistrates 
for Burlington, Lapland, New Castle and Pemaquid ; committal 
of Thos. Budd, of Burlington, 99 

May 24. Bill of expenses incurred by John Ward, const.able at Newark, for 

apprehending William Shore, and fetching him to New York,. . . 100 

May 24. Certificates of the election of John Hance and Judah Allen, to be 
representatives of the town of Shrewsbury; John Bowne and 
Jonathan Holmes, for Middleton ; Thomas Johnson and John 
Ward for Newark, and Henry Lyon and Benjamin Price for 
Elizabethtown, N. J., "...." 101 

May 27. Directions for holding a special Court of Assizes, for the trial of 

Philip Carteret, . . .". 102 

Presentment against capt. Philip Carteret, of Elizabethtown, New 
Jersey, for ryoutously and routously, without any lawful authority. 



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exercising jurisdiction within the bounds of his majesty's letters 
patent granted to His Royal Highness the Duke of York, 103 

May 27. Trial of capt. Philip Carteret ; not guilty, 104 

May 27. Trial of William Shore for counterfeiting; convicted, and ordered to 
receive thirty lashes ; .John Burrell making confession, is ordered 
to make restitution, and fined, 106 

May 22 — June 2. Names of the deputies elected to the Assembly to meet at 

Ehzabethtown, N. J., .• . . . 105, 106 

June 2. Terms of the county courts in New Jersey ; Assizes formerly held 

in Elizabethtown and Woodbridge, to be held at New York,. . . . 105 

Jxme 11. Answer of the deputies assembled at Elizabethtown, N. J., to the 

speech of governor Andros; Isaac Whitehead, clerk, 107, 114 

June 2. Resolutions of the deputies at Elizabethtown, that all privileges 
granted to the inhabitants of New Jersey, by the concessions of 
lord Berkeley and sir George Carteret, be confirmed, particularly 
the one for a general assembly every year, 108, 109-115 

June 4. Act. Confirming all former laws and acts of assembly passed at 

Elizabethtown^N. J., in November last, 110, 115 

June 6. Order that the assembly bring in what laws they refer to, to be 

taken into consideration, with what more they shall bring in,. . . . 110 

Message from the New Jersey assembly to gov. Andros, informing 
him that they desire a committee of conference upon the propo- 
sals presented to them, 110, 115 

June 8. Declaration of R. Mann, respecting violent language used by Dr. 
Wm. Tailor at Elizabethtown, N. J., against sir Edmund Andros 
and his government, Ill 

June 9. Warrant for the apprehension of William Taylor and John Curtis, 

late of Hempstead, 112 

June 9. Declaration of R. Mann, respecting railing language used by John 

Curtis against sir Edmund Andros and his government, 113 

June 10. Letter. Isaac Whitehead, clerk of the assembly at Elizabethtown, 
to governor Andros, announcing that that body had expelled 
William Douglas, member for Bergen, on account of his being a 
Roman Catholic, and requesting the issue of a writ for the elec- 
tion of another person in his place ; new writ ordered, 116 

June 10. Council minutes. Answer to the message of the Assembly for a 
conference, granted ; the request for a writ for the election of 
a new representative from Bergen to be considered to-morrow,. . 117 

June 11. Warrant to the sherifli" of New York to receive John Curtis, and him 
keep till further order, or till he shall be discharged by due course 
of law, 118 

June Letter. William Worth, clerk of the court, to governor Andros, 
Nantucket. conccming a French vessel wrecked there, 119 

June 2-12. Minutes of the legislative coimcil of New Jersey, 120 

Journal by secretary Nicolls of governor and lady Andros's visit to 
New Jersey, and of his own visit to Jamaica, L. I.,. . . 122, 12-3, 124 



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June 3. Inventory of the personal effects of Tiinotlious Gabrey, deceased, . . 125 

June 3. Laws appointed by the general court at Martin's vineyard, 126 

June 10. Council minute, Elizabethtown, N. J.; Daniel Pate, master of the 
Mary of Waterford, released, &c., and left to his remedy at law 
for any pretended damages, I07 

June 9. Order of the general court at Martin's vineyard to the constable of 
Sherburn to summon the people of that town to answer for havinir 
elected John Gardner assistant, he being incapacitated to bear any 
office of trust, 128 

June 9. Petition. Daniel Pate, master of the ship Mary, praying to be 
released from imprisonment for having brought to NewYork a 
pregnant indented servant from Barbados (see p. 12V), 129 

June 11. Letter. William Dyer, collector, to governor Andros, detailing his 
New York. release of capt. Pate, 129 

June 10. Petition. Abigail Mills, quondam Darling, praying for the remission 
of a fine for cohabiting with her present husband before marriage, 
with certificate of the Court of Sessions at Jamaica as to her recent 
good behaviour, 130 

June 16. Petition. Nicholas de Jleyer praying disallowance of an appeal 

granted to Henry Pawling by the Court of Sessions at Kingston, 131 

(No date.) Petition. Henry Pawling to the court at Kingston, soliciting a 

review of his case with Nicholas de Meyer, 132 

April 30. Order of the Court of Sessions at Kingston upon the foregoing peti- 
tion with duplicate in Dutch, 133, 134, 

June 21. Assignment of three years' services of William Madox to John 
Little of Elizabethtown, by Edmund Loftis of Chester river, 
Maryland, 135 

June 24. Council minutes. Orders for Pemaquid, Martin's Vineyard, Fish- 
er's Island, Nantucket and Saggadahock, 136 

June 24. Receipt of secretary Nicolls, for a note received from the wife of 

Dirck "Wessels and his attorney, 137 

June 25. Council minute. Appointment of magistrates for Pemaquid, <fcc.,. . 137 

July 9. Petition. Thomas Lawrence, administrator of the estate of Joseph 
Winslow and Sara his wife, for aid in collecting part of the said 
estate in the hands of Thomas Stevens of Newtown, 138 

June 30. Letter. John Ward, constable, to secretary Nicolls, informing him 
Newark, N'. J. that Johu Ward, Thomas Johnson and Samuel Swaine hadbeen 

chosen overseers of the town of Newark, 139 

June 30. Petition. Inhabit.ants of Newark, N. J., requesting that Thomas 

Johnson be justice of the peace, 140 

June 31. Minute of a meeting to consider the best way to raise money to 

build a new church in New York, 141 

July 1. Letter. William Haviland to William Dyer, soliciting his interest 
comburr.L. I. iu obtaining a grant of land for his sons, 141 

July 1. Council minutes. Order respecting some Frenchmen and Indians 

who have come from Montreal, 143 

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July 3. Letter. Isaac Whiteliead to governor Andres, transmitting names 
Eiiiabethtown. of persons to be clerk of the sessions and justices of the monthly- 
courts at Elizabetlitown, N. J.,. . 144 

July 9. Grant to Henry Pawling of sixty acres of land at Hurley and Marble- 
town, 145 

July 6. Judgment (for pl'ff) in a suit between Daniel Turner and others, 

pi'ffs, and col. Lewis Morris, deft, for trespass on Stony Island,. 146 

July 7. Petition. Thomas de Laval, complaining of the conduct of Thomas 

Gibbs, attorney for sir Robert Yeamans, 147 

July 9. Petition. Jean Burbon, praying to be released from confinement, 

and sent home to Canada ; granted, 148 

July 9. Petition. William Dyer, collector, soliciting a hearing in the case 

of a seizure of tobacco, 149 

July 9. Council minutes. Disposal of the above petitions, 150 

July 10. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. BrockhoUs at Albany, informing 
New York. him that Jean Burbon is allowed to return to Canada, 151 

July 14. Reasons of the freeholders and inhabitants of Woodbridge, N. J., 
for declining to comply with an order of gov. Andros to send him 
the names of persons to keep town courts, 153 

July. 16. Letter. Justices of Woodbridge and Piseataway to governor An- 
dros, returning tlie names of Samuel More .and Samuel Denis, for 
him to choose one of them to be clerk of the court of sessions,. . . 154 

Answer of John van Twist, attorney to Daniel de Hondecoutre, to 
the bill of complaint of Thomas Delaval, 155 

July 16. Council minutes. Orders on various suits at law, 156 

July 20. Judgment (for deft) in the suit between Rich. Hall, pl'ff, and Will. 

Darvall, deft, for breach of charter party [appeal granted], 157 

(No date.) Declaration of Rich. Hall against Will. Darvall, 158 

April 14 — June 21. Depositions of Samuel D,avis, Henry Hallo way and several 
others, as to the regular and proper place for the shipping log- 
wood in the bay of'Campeachy, 159-162, 165, 166 

(No date.) Plea of William Darvall agst. Richard Hall, 163 

1678. 
Dec. 27. Certificate relative to the loss of ceitain papers in the case of Hall 

vs. Darvall, 164 

1680. 
July 20. Letter. Justice Garton to secretary Nicolls requesting a patent for 

Kineston. land, 168 

July 21. Appointment of overseers for the town of Piscattaqua, N. J., 169 

July 21. Council minutes. New Jersey appointments, 169 

July 23. Petition. Thomas Delaval for an appeal from the decision in flivor 

of John van Twist, attorney to Daniel de Hondecoutre, 171, 172 

July 23. Council minutes. Order granting prayer of the above petition, &c., 173 

Memorandum respecting matters at Albany, 174 



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July '26. * Xomin.ition of magistrates of Schciicftad}- for the ensuing year, . 1 75 

July 27. * Keturn of magistrates eleetcd in Bergen, X. J., 1 75 

July 22. Pass to the ship Dolphin of Xew York, Rol.ert Carr, master, to 

proceed to Barbados, 176 

July 2S. Petition. Elizabeth Gibbs, praviuLC that the sherilf collect a debt 

from Thomas Delaval, ". . . 177 

July 28. Petition. Daniel Turner, Cornells J. B. Jonson and Lawrence J. B. 
Jonson of Harlem, praying redress against col. Lewia Morris, for 
cutting hay on Stony island, with col. Morris' consent to answer 
the complaint, 1 78 

July 30. Council minutes. Xew Jersey appointments, itc, 179 

Aug. 3. Judgments in favor of Francis Romboult agst. Corn. Steenwyck, 

administrator, Ac, of John Shackerly, Iso, 181 

Aug. 6. Petition. Inhabitants of Jamaica, L. I., for the remission of a fine 
imposed upon the town for an irregularity at the election of a new 
constable in 1677, " 182 

Aug. 4. "Warrant for the apprehension of John Curtis, arrested for sedition, 

but forfeited his bail, 183 

Aug. 4. Warrant for the apprehension of Samuel Moore and S.amuel Dennis 
of Woodbridge X. J., for contempt shown towards governor 
Andros's government, 184 

Aug. 4. Xames of those chosen members of the Court of Small Causes in 

Piscataway, X. J., 184 

Aug. 6. Council minutes. Samuel Moore committed to prison, itc, 185 

Aug. 6. Letter. Tristram Coftyn to governor Andros, concerning matters 
Nantucket. Oil Xaiitucket islaud, 186 

Aug. 13. Council minutes. Samuel Moore and Dr. Wm. Taylor of X. J., 
released and allowed to go home ; bolting mills at Kingston to 
remain, »fcc., 187 

Aug. 1 7. Return by X. Bayard, of town oiEcers elected at Bergen, X. J., 188 

Aug. 18. Xotice to Elyas Michiclse of Gommunipau to attend the governor 

at Xew York, 189 

Aug. 19. Report by James Bowne, town clerk of Middletown, X. J., of the 

result of the recent town meeting for election of magistrates,. . . . 190 

Aug. 20. Letter. .John Bowne to secretary XicoUs, explaining the failure to 
Middletown, N. J. hold a Court of Scssious at Shrewsbury, N. J., 190 

Aug. 20. Report of Abram Browne, constable of Shrewsbury, announcing that 

nothing was done at town meeting for the election of magistrates, 191 

Aug. 23. Oath of allegiance administered to Samuel Dennis, 191 

Aug. 23. Petition. Samuel Dennis to be discharged from confinement, 192 

Aug. 23. Petition. John Smith of Mamaroneek, complaining of a forcible 

ejectment from his land, 193 

Aug. 25. Warrant for a new election of town magistrates for Middletown 

and Shrewsbury, X. J., » 194, 195 



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Aug. 27. Council minutes. Order for holding the court at Slivewsbury, X. J. ; 
governor to go to Albany; major Pyncheon sent to treat with the 
Mohawks about the Natick Indians, 196 

Aug. 28. Report of the town clerk of Middletown, announcing that a town 

meeting had been held, but no vote passed, 197 

Aug. 28. Proceedings of a Court of Admiralty held at Nantucket, in the case 

of a French vessel shipwrecked there, 197 

Aug. .30. Letter. Tristram Coffyn to governor Andres, respecting his con- 
Kantucket, duct as magistrate in the case of the shipwrecked French vessel, 198 

Aug. 31. Returnof the names of the magistrates chosen at Woodbridge, N.J. , 199 

Sept. 1 . Proof submitted by Mary, wife of capt. John Pyke of Woodbridge, 
N. J., that she was the reputed daughter of Thomas Turvell of 
Rumsey, Hampshire, 200 

Sept. 3. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions held at Piscataway, N. J.,. . . 201 

Sept. 4. Petition. Henry Willis and John Bowne of Flushing (Quakers), 
complaining of a iine imposed on them, for suffering their daugh- 
ters to marry contrary to law, 202 

Case of marriage amongst the people called Quakers, stated and 
maintained legall at a tryall at Nottingham Assizes, the 8th of 6 
month, called August, 1661, 203 

Sept. 13. Letter. John Topping, justice, to governor Andros, complaining 
Southampton, L. I. th.at the Indians do not comply with their engagements, 204 

(No date.) Petition. Inhabitants of Esopus, for a minister of the gospel cap.a- 
ble of preaching in English and Dutch, and requesting that rev. 
Peter Tasetmaker may be engaged, 205 

Sept. 8. Docket of the Court of Sessions at Elizabethtown, N. J., 206 

Sept. 8. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions at Elizabethtown, N. J., 207-209 

Names of persons composing a jury at Kingston, 208 

Act passed at Elizabethtown, N. J., for the collection of £196.1 8s. 
to defray the country debts, 210 

Sept. 13. Petition. John Gardner of Nantucket, respecting his fine and dis- 
franchisement, 211 

Sept. 14. Council minutes. Martin's vineyard ; a d.ay of Th.anksgiving ordered, 212 

Sept. 14. Council minutes. Pemaqiiid aflairs, 213 

Sept. 14. Letter. Isaac Whitehead to secretary Nicolls, concerning aftairs in 

Elizabethtown. EUzabethtown, N. J., 214 

Sept. 14. Letter. John Little to secretary Nicolls, soliciting a hue and cry 
Elizabethtown. for the recovering of William Mattuke, a runaway servant (see 

SKpra, p. 135), 215 

Sept. 14. Petition. William P.ardon, of Eliz.abethtown, N. J., for an appeal 

in his suit with William Meeker, 216 

Sept. 15. Letter. William P.ardon to secretary Nicolls, requesting a stay of 

execution, 217 

Sept. -J^. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions held at Bergen, N. J., 218 



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Sept. 16. Nomination of magistrates for Albany, 219 

Sept. 17. Council minutes. Order on the petition of Willis and Bowne, Qua- 
kers ; country rates in New Jersey to be collected, 220 

Sept. IT. Petition. Inhabitants of Esopus in behalf of their sheriff, William 

Asfordbie, 221 

Sept. 20. Deposition. Edw. Cantwell, of Newcastle, Del., respecting Thomas 

Phillips's return of land for John Kichards, 222 

Sept. 21. Letter. Peter Smith to secretary Nicolls, for a supply of rum and 

suffar 223 



Sept. 2 1 . Order of the court at Middletown, N. J., for the appearance of certain 

persons known to be refractory to the government, 224 

Sept. 22. Order for the election of new constables for Middletown and Shrews- 
bury, N. J., 225 

Sept. 23. Execution against the goods and chattels of John Crawford, of Mid- 
dletown, N. J., 225 

Sept. 22. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions at Middletown, N. J., 226 

Sept. 23. Letter. John Warren to secretary Nicolls, respecting the matter 
Erizabeihtown. ui controversy between William Pardon and William Meeker,. . . 228 

Sept. 24. Petition. Richard Hall, for an appeal in his suit with William Darval, 229 

Sept. 24. Council minutes. Delaware river ; Leisler, 230 

(No date.) Petition. Elizabeth Gibbs, widow, that the sheriff be constrained 

to render an account of moneys collected from William Darval,. . 231 

Sept. 28. Letter. Henry Greenland to secretary Nicolls, respecting letters of 
Piscattaway, N. J. administration in the case of Robert Hoskins, 232 

Oct. 1. Letter. Edward Batt to John West, requesting him to issue a hue 
Newark. and cry after two runaway servants of Mr. Hooper, 233 

Oct. 6. Calendar of appeals to the General Court of Assizes, 234 

16V9. 
March 5. Declaration. Isaac Arnold, att'y for Wm. Brimley, plt'f, agst. 

Thomas Moore, deft, 235 

1680. 
June Bill of costs to be paid by Wm. Brimley or Thomas Moore, on his 

appeal from the Court of Sessions held at Southold, 236 

Sept. 22. Petition. Thomas Moore of Southhold, for an appeal in his suit 

with William Brimley, 237, 240 

Sept. 2. Reasons assigned by Thomas Moore for appealing from the decision 
of the Court of Sessions at Southhold, in his suit with William 
Brimley, 238 

Sept. 22. Power of attorney. Thomas Moore of Southhold, to John Young, 

in the above appeal, 239 

(No date.) Declaration. Thomas Delaval in appeal from a judgment obtained 
against him in the Mayor's Court by John v.an Twist, in behalf 
of Daniel de Hondecoutre (see supra, pp. 155, 171), 243 

Sept. 22. Petition. Paulus Richards for an appeal in his suit with Peter 

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Sept. 24. Notice to Peter Peterson and John Bridges, that appeals had been 

granteJ in their suits with Paulus Richards and Charles Morgan, 245 

(No date.) Plea and answer of Peter Peterson of Staten island, to the bill of 

complaint of Paulus Richards of New York, 246 

Bill of complaint of Paulus Richards against Peter Peterson of Staten 
island, T 247 

June 18. Tj-ial. George Rej-nolds, an indented servant, for running away 
from John Bridges, his master ; sentenced to serve Mi-. Bridges 
ten years, 248 

June 9. Proceedings of the Court of Sessions at Jamaica, in the suit between 

John Bridges, plt'f, and Charles Morgan, deft, 249 

Bill of complaint of Charles Morgan of Jamaica, L. I., against John 
Bridges of Staten island, 250' 

Plea and answer of John Bridges of Staten island, to the bill of 
complaint of Charles Morgan of Jamaica, 251 

Sept. 17. Petition. Inhabitants of Flatbush for an appe.al from a judgment as 

to bounds, obtained against them by the inhabitants of Flattlands, 252 

(No date.) Answer of the inhabitants of Flattlands to the foregoing petition, . . 253 

Sept. 28. Bill of complaint of the inhabitants of Flatbush against the inhabit- 
ants of Flatlands, 254 

(No date.) Petition. Mary Feeke of Flushing, respecting her land, 255 

Oct. 1. Council minutes. Trial and sentence of capt. Osburn's soldiers of 

Westchester, for disobedience of his orders, 256 

Oct. 1. Petition. Gertrude, widow of Jochem Wessels, late of Albany, for 
permission to remove her bakery higher up the hill, to a more 
business part of that town, 257 

Oct. 29. Council minutes. Capt. Lewin, commissioner, to inquire into the 

state of public accounts ; governor Andros recalled, 258 

Oct. 30. Council minutes. Nomination of mayor and aldermen of New 

York, 258 

Nov. 13. Engagement of Nicholas de Meyer to pay all the expenses of a hue 

and cry after his son's negro, who had run away from Esopus, . . . 259 

(No date.) Petition. Matthew Mayhew, of Martin's Vineyard, for a confirma- 
tion of his right to the soil of that island, &o., 260 

Nov. 19. Council minutes. Order to John Archer, late sheriff, forthwith to 

make due return of an execution against Thomas de Laval, 261 

Nov. Letter. Justice Topping to governor Andros, stating his inability 
Southampton. to come to Ncw York as ordered, 262 

Nov. 20. Complaint of John Howell, of Southampton, of the misconduct of 

the Indians, 263 

Dec. 10. List of the bids made at the farming of the Weigh house in New 

York, 264 

Dec. 13. Letter. Justice WoodhuU to governor Andros, respecting their 



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Dec. 16. Letter. John Arnold to governor Andros, solic-ilint; tlie situaticin 
Southampton. of clcrk of tlie sessioHS for the East Hiding of Long island, 206 

Dec. 17. Petition. Elizabeth Gibbs, complaining of the late sherifl" John 

Archer, for neglect of the council's order in her case, 276 

Dec. 17. Petition. Catharine Moore, of Seatalcott, late wife of Daniel Lane, 
for an order to put her, as administratrix, into possession of her 
husband's estate, 268 

(No date.) Petition. Thomas Kyrke and Mife, relatives of Mr. Pell, in regard 

to land promised them by said Pell, 269 

Dec. 23. Petition. John van Twist, for an execution against capt. Thomas 

Delaval, in favor ol' Daniel de Hondecoutre, 270 

1659. 
Nov. 9. * Return of survey for Burger Joris, of a lot at the Manhattans,. .. 271 

1664. 
June 14. * Bond of Burger Joris to deliver to Gerrit Ilendricksen van den 

Boogh a deed for a house and lot in New Amsterdam, 271 

1680. 
Dec. 31. * Return of survey of a lot on thelleerewegh (Broadway), New York, 

seemingly for the widow of Gerrit Hendrickse de Boogh, 271 

(No date.) Names of persons who apply for patents for land on the west side 

of Stat en island, 273, 274 

Account of the country rates of Long island for the year 1680, .... 275 



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Jan. 7. Table of fees I'br the secretary's office in New York, 1 

Jan. 7. Petition. Thomas Clarke, respecting tobacco seized at the custom 

house, 2 

Jan. 18. Execution issued against the goods and chattels of Thomas Dela- 
val, at the suit of Thomas Gibbs, 3 

Jan. 20. Bill of lading of the ship St. Lucar merchant, David Hepburne, 
mastei', &c., &c., with certificate that said Hepburne has been 
admitted a freeman of Belfast and Carrickfergus, Ireland, 5 

Jan. 22. Certificate of the terms of purchase of a vacant house in New York 

by John Robinson, 7 

Jan. 20. Bond of Jacob Melyne, as security for a debt due by Isaac Melyne 

to Mr. Robinson, 8 

Jan. 31. Report of referees on the difference between Flatbush and Flat- 
lands, 9 



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COMMANDER BROCKHOLLS. 
1681. PAGE. 

Feb. 5. Petition. Town of Gravesend respecting a difference with Elbert 

Elbertsen as to their lands, 10 

Feb. 10. Petition. Samuel Reafe, of Royway river, X. J., to be released 

from imprisonment, 11 

Feb. 10. Deed. Thomas Williams, of Flushing, to Elias Doughty, for 

one-half of his land, 12 

Feb. 10. Petition. William Darvall, for a stay of execution against Thomas 

Delaval, at the suit of Thomas Gibbs, 13 

Feb. 11. Letter. John West to the high sheriff, inclosing commission for 
NewToik. John Howell to be clerk of the sessions for the East Riding of 

Long island, 14 

Feb. 12. Certificate of secretary Xicolls respecting the amount of quit-rent 

laid by gov. Andros on lands in Staten island, 14 

Feb. 23. Petition. Robert Orchard, complaining of John Archer, 15 

Feb. 28. Affidavit of Edward Fox that Humphrey Underbill, of Mamaroneck, 

aided two runaway servants to escape, 16 

March 8. Order in the matter of the administration of the estate of Thomas 

Lovell, deceased, 17 

(Xo date.) Petition. Cornelis Steenwick, for letters of administration on the 

estate of Thomas Lovell, deceased, 18 

March 18. Petition. John Tudor, for an appeal from a judgment of the May- 
or's court against him for keeping a gaming house, 19 

April 21. Warrant against Edmund Lane for seditious language, 20 

March 18. Petition. Allard Anthony, for the issue of .an execution against Mrs. 

Bedloo, 20 

May 17. Petition. John Inians, of Xew York, and Thomas Fleete, of Hunt- 
ington, for an execution against Richard Betts, of Huntington, . . 21 

June 6. Certificate that the captain of the ship Charles, of Xew York, 
hath given security for the proper prosecution of his voyage 
thither, 22 

June 28. Order granting letters of administration to Greetye, widow of Peter 

de Xys, on her husband's estate, 23 

(Xo date.) Petition. Greetye, widow of Peter de Xys, for leave to surrender 

her late husband's Weigh house contract, 24 

June 15. Order of the court at Gravesend, granting letters of administration 
on the estate of Robert Ryder, deceased, to Cornelis Steenwyck 

and others, 25 

July. Letter relating to the reconciliation of domiue Schaets' daughter 

and her husband, 26, 27 

Letter from Robert Livingston on Albany affairs, 28, 29 

July 4. Letter. Cornelis van Dyck, to capt. Brocknolls, respecting Indian 

Albany. atlairs, 30 

(Xo date.) Petition. Capt. Josi.ah Hubbard and others, attorneys^ to Richard 
Middlecott and others of Boston, praying for a special Court of 



Vol. XXX.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 97 

COMMANDER BROCKHOLLS. 
1681. . PAGE. 

Sessions to try all causes depending between their clients and John 
Throp, late of Boston, 31 

Aug. 29. Court proceedings at Albany ; Robert Livingston agst. John Delaval, 
deft, for payment of excise ; defendant denies the right of a gov- 
ernor to impose any tax ; case referred to New York, 32 

Sept. 27. Nomination of magistrates of Albany for the ensuing year, 34 

Sept. 12. Propositions of Minissinck Indians at New York who have returned 

from fighting with Spanish Indians; answer thereto, 35 

Oct. List of appeals to the General Court of Assizes, 36 

(No date.) Petition. John Smith of Mamaroneck, for protection against the 

lawless doings of John Richbell, 37 

(No date.) Petition. John Riggsbell against John Smith of Mamaroneck, 38 

(No date.) Petition. Cornells Steenwyck and others, for letters of administra- 
tion on the estate of Robert Ryder, 39 

Oct. 10. Commission. John Palmer, John Inians, and Peter Delanoy to 

audit the accounts of the public rates of Long island for 1680,. . . 40 

Oct. 10. Depositions respecting Indian outrages in the town of Huntington, 

L. L, 41, 42 

Oct. 17. Letter. Jonas Wood to secretary West, respecting misconduct of 
Huntington. the Indians, 43 

Oct. 11. Letter. Jon.as Wood to commander Brockholls, respecting Indian 
HunUngton. Outrages, 44 

Oct. 25. Petition. Sweer Teunise of Schenectady, respecting his grist mill, 45 

Oct. 31. Petition. Wm. Frampton, attorney of Thomas Oline of Burlington, 
N. J., for letters of administration on the estate of Thomas Palmer, 
deceased, 46 

Nov. 1. Letter. Sheriff Youngs to commander Brockholls, complaining of 
Southoid. Josiah Hobart for stirring up the people to oppose the government 

and not to pay the country rates, 47 

Nov. 2. Letter. Justice Arnold to commander Brockholls, respecting capt. 
Southoid. Josiah Hobart's conduct (as above), 48 

Nov. 10. Letter. Justice Arnold to commander Brockholls, acknowledging 
Seataicot. receipt of a warrant for the arrest of capt. Hobart, 49 

Nov. 21. Letter. Josiah Hobart to commander Brockholls, informing him of 
Easthampton. Ms arrest, and that he had given bail, »fec., 50 

Nov. 26. Inquest at Southoid on the body of Thomas Harris of Boston, 51 

Nov. 29. Bond. John Robinson of New York, to Cornells Steenwyck, for 

payment of a piece of land in New York, 52 

Oct. Bill of complaint in equity. Richard Hall, appellant, agst. Wm. 

Darvall, respondent, 5? 

Dec. 7. Judgment of the king in council in the suit between Richard Ilall 
and William Darvall, confirming that of the Court of Assizes of 
New York in favor of the former, with receipt of Hannah Hall, 
administratrix, &c., 54 

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1681. . . PAGE. 

Dec. 31. Execution against the goods and chattels of Samuel Edsall of Sea- 

talcott, with return, 55 

1682. 
Jan. 20. Valuation of improvements made upon the estate of Daniel L.ane, of 

Brookhaven, by Samuel Edsall, his administrator, 58 

Jan. 24. * Indian deed to Gertrude Govers and Michael Modt, for land at the 

Esopus, 60 

(No date.) Order of the general court of Nantucket, in the case of capt. John 

Gardner's contempt, 62 

Feb. 5. Letter. John Gardner to commander Brockholls, respecting affairs 
Nantucket. at Nautucket, 63 

Feb. 14. Letter. Justices of the North Kiding of Yorkshire, to commander 
Flushing. Brockholls, detailing proceedings of Christopher Dean and Thomas 

Robinson, in seizing wheat there, 64 

Feb. 16. Information of Christopher Dean and Thomas Robinson, relative to 
the neglect of the justices of Flushing, to prevent the shipment 
of wheat in Cornbury Bay, 65 

Feb. 22. Petition. Samuel Willson, for an appeal against a decision in the 
mayor's court, in favor of John Robinson, attorney of John Uar- 
wood of London, 66 

Feb. 23. Petition. Catharine Moore and James Graham (attorney to Rich- 
ard Smith and Thomas Do.xey), for an execution against Samuel 
Edsall, and that the sherifl' may be made accountable, 67, 69, 10, 93 

Feb. 23. Certificate. Justice Woodhull, that a return under oath has been 

made of the improvements on the late Daniel Lane's estate, 68 

March 22. Letter. Sheriff Youngs to commander Brockholls, respecting the 

Southampton. Securities of John Throp, &c., 11 

March 10. * Propositions of the Senecas at Albany; peace with the Diononda- 
daagas, or Indi.ans with little holes through their noses ; war at 
Virginia ; answer of the commissaries, 72 

March 22. Letter. Justice Arnold to commander Brockholls, respecting the 

securities of John Throp, &c., 73 



(No date.) Petition. John Tuder, for an appeal in his suit with Gabriel Min- 

vielle, 74 

(No date.) Petition. William Moore, a prisoner, respecting his controversy 

with capt. Edward Reade, 75 

(No date.) Petition. Mary, widow of the late Joseph Raynor, of Southampton ; 

letters of administration, &c., 76 

Petition. Samuel Wilton, for an appeal in his suit with Thomas 
Norman, of Boston, 77 

(No date.) Petition. John Robinson, for an order to John Layton, Charles 
Hormey, Joseph Marshall and Frances Cheepell, to appear before 
the council, and state upon oath wh.at goods or estate of John 
Throop, of Long island, an absconding debtor, they may have in 
their possession (see p. 73), 78 

April. Petition. Rowlife Johnson, for a review of a decision obtained 

against him by Nicholas Bayard, 79 



Vol. XXX.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 99 

COMMANDER BROCKHOLLS. 
1682. PAGE. 

(No date.) Petition. ]\Iichael Smith, of Berghen, N. J., for a fair trial of liis 

suit with William Lawrence, in the mayor's court of the city,. . . 80 

(Xo date.) Petition. Jacobus DeBevoyce, for an appeal from a judgment of 

the court at Gravesend, 81 

(No date.) State of the case between Cornelius Corsen and Jacobus DeBevoyce, 82 

(No date.) Petition. The farmers of the excise for the reversal of a judgment 
obtained by Isaac Melyne in the mayor's coiu-t of the city of New 
York, 83 

April 11. Petition. Robert Wright and Francis Pew, of Staten Island, for 
an appeal from a judgment obtained against them by Richard 
Cornwall, ' 84 

April 11. Petition. Peter Jacobs Marius, attorney to Eliz. v.in Dyke, widow 
and administratrix of Silvester Salisbury, dee'd, relative to the 
affairs of her late husband, 85 

May. Letter. Cornelius van Dyck, commissary, respecting refusal of the 
AibMr. colonic of Renselaerswyck to pay its share of the public tax, 80 

May 16. Settlement of the bounds of Connecticut and New York, made by 

his majesty's commissioners in 1664, 87 

May 12. Petition. George Heathcote, that persons may be appointed to as- 
certain and report the damage sustained by goods imported by 
him in the pinke John and Mary, 88 

May 13. Report of referees as to the above damages, &c., 89 

May 25. Protest. George Heathcote against the commander-in-chief and 
council, for refusing him an appeal from a judgment of the mayor's 
court, 90 

May 27. Petition. George Heathcote, that W^illiam Landford, imprisoned for 
having drawn up the preceding protest, may be released from con- 
finement, 91 

May 27. Petition. William Sandford, to be discharged from imprisonment, 92 

May 22. Order on a petition of Catharine Moore, for payment of her claim 

against the estate of Samuel Edsall, 94 

May 24. Petition. George Heathcote, for an appeal from a decision obtained 
against him in the mayor's court of the city, by John Cassway, 
master of the ship John and Mary, 95 

(No date.) Petition. Jasper Nessepat and Peter Johnson Messier, for a grant 
of land on the common in New York on which to erect a wind 
mill, 96 

June 19. Resolution of a town meeting at Staten island to levy a rate to pay 

the minister, Mr. Morgan Jones, his salary, 97 

(No date.) Petition. John Young, sheriff', respecting an execution against 

Samuel Edsall, administrator, &c., of the late Daniel Lane,. . 98, 140 

June 22. Bond. Thomas Stevenson of Newtown, to Thomas Lawrence, to 

abide by the award of arbitrators on the differences between them, 99 

June 24. Letter. Commissaries to comm.ander Brockholls, informing him 
Aibaoj. that a party of Oneidas and Onondagas had gone to make war in 

Maryland, &c , ...,....,,.,,, lOQ 



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June 


25. 


Albany. 




June 


25. 


Albany. 




June 


30. 


(No date.) 


June 


30. 


July 


21. 


July 


13. 


Southoli 




July 


14. 


July 


22. 


July 


30. 


Southold. 





COMMANDER BROCKHOLLS. 
. PAGE. 

Letters. Col. Coursey and col. Loyd to commander Brockholls on 
the above matters, 101 

Letter. Cornelius van Dyck, commissary, respecting the Maryland 
commissioners ; conference with the Five Nations called, 102 

Award in the matter in controversy between Thomas Lawrence and 
Thomas Stevenson (see p. 99), 103 

Petition. John Johnson Fine of Mnshpath hills, for protection 
against the evil practices of his co-tenant Mr. Rider, 104 

Petition. Ralph Cardall for an appeal from a judgment in favor of 
"William Goulding's estate, 105 

Petition. William Darvall to be indemnified from the rest of the 
owners of the ship Nevis Factor, 106 

Letter. John Youngs, sheriff, to commander Brockholls, respecting 
an English vessel that had come into Easthampton, 108 

Report of Daniel Johnson, master of the sloop Compliance, respect- 
ing some negroes and other goods brought by him from Nevis to 
New York, 109 

Petition. John Smeedes for an appeal from a judgment obtained 
against him by John Okeson of Madnan's Neck, 110 

Letter. Justice Arnold to commander Brockholls, concerning 
piracies committed at the east end of Long island, with deposition 
of Samuel Gardner as to robberies in York river, Va., by one John 
Williams, master of a ketch called the Boneta, which is now 
seized, Ill 

Letter. Philip Carterett to commander Brockholls, respecting 
meadow land on Staten island which he claims, 112 

Petition. John Youngs, sherift", for an appeal from a judgment 
obtained against him by James Graham, attorney for Catharine 
Moor, 113 

Petition. Edmund Gibbons for an execution against Christopher 
BiUop, 114 

Petition. Sarah, widow of Charles Bridges, late of Flushing, for 
letters of administration, 115 

Petition. Margaret, widow of John Forbes, late of Flushing, for 
letters of administration, 116 

Examination of Thomas Willis, master of the ketch Adventure, and 
several of his crew and passengers, relative to their having been 
plundered by a Spanish man-of-war on their homew-ard voyage 
from the island of Jamaica, 117 

Deposition. James Bird of Easthampton, relative to the treatment 
of capt. Williams on board of the ketch Ruth (or Boneta) (see 
p. Ill), 118 

Examination of Robert Darton, Daniel Lawton and Richard H.art- 
well, of the ketch Ruth, sent prisoners from Connecticut, 119 

Agreement between Peter Fileroy of Albany and Samuel Wilson of 
"New York, for the purchase of the latter's house and land at 
Albany, 120 



Aug. 8. 

Elizabethtown. 

14. 



Auc 



Aug. 19. 

Aug. 22. 

Aug. 22, 

Sept. 4, 



Sept. 
Sept. 



Vol. XXX.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 101 

COMMANPER BROCKnOIXS. 
1682. . . TAGE. 

Sept. 28. Deposition. Robert Ilntchiiison, rel.itive to tlic delivery of a port- 
manteau by him to tlie late John Shackerly, 121 

Sept. 28. Note from Corn. Stecnwyck to Sara Burgers, requesting her to 

deliver to Robert Hutchinson, his portmante.au, 122 

Petition. John Prents of Connecticut, that a vessel of his bound to 
London, may be allowed to come to some port at the east end of 
Long island, or to the city, for lading of New York merchants,. . 123 

Sept. 25. Petition. Isaac Melyne, for an appeal from a judgment obtained 

against him by William Darv.all, 124, 130 

(No date.) Petition. John Archer for confirmation of a steward for his land 

(at Fordliam), 125 

Oct. 21. Proceedings of a town meeting held on Staten island, about laying 

out the me.ado ws, i .. . , . 123 

Oct. 6. Petition. Abraham Man, for an order to bring Edward Cantwell 

to trial for a false imprisonment, 127 

Oct. 25. Petition. Thomas Norman, that Samuel Willson be compelled to 
give security to prosecute his .appeal to England, or that execu- 
tion may issue forthwith, 128 

Oct. 25. Petition. Theodore Polheymus, Elbert Lucassen, Henry Williams 
and Henry Hegeman, for permission to purchase from the natives 
certain lands upon Cow Neck, L. I. (rejected), 129 

Nov. 17. Letter. Justices on Long island to commander Brockholls, upon 
HantiDgton. the high sheriff's accounts for the last year, 131 

Account of receipts and disbursements of the public rates of Long 
island, for the year 1682, 1 32 

Dec. 19. Execution against Samuel Edsall of Seatalcott, in favor of Catharine 

Moore, . . 133 

Dec. 19. Petition. Constable and overseers of Jam.aica, for an appeal from 

a judgment obtained against the town by Willi.am Creed,. . . 134, 136 

Dec. 20. Order to levy by distress the dues remaining impaid to Mr. Jones, 

formerly minister of Staten island, 135 

Dec. 29. Petition. John Jones, for relief against unfair dealings of Mr. 

Inians, 137 

Dec. 29. Petition. John Inians, for an appeal from a judgment obtained 

against him by Richard Harcutt, 138 

Dec. 29. Petition. Town of Flatbush, for an appeal from a decision of the 
Court of Sessions, in favor of Richard Betts and others of New 
Lotts, 139 

(No date.) Petition. Peter Pangburne to be appointed sealer of leather, 141 

Dec. Bill of costs against Nicholas Everett and others, town officers, at 

the Jamaica Sessions (see p. 134), 142 



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GOVERNOR DOXGAN. 



(Thus * marked are in Dntch.: 



Jan. 4. Petition. Thomas Williams, for an appeal from a judgment obtained 

against him by William Osborne, 1 

Jan. 4. Complaint. Samuel Pepin, of Mamaroneck, against John Richbell, 

for unroofing his dwelling at an inclement season of the year,.. . . 2 

Jan. 15. Petition. Francois Martinou, John Boudyn, and the major part 
of the inhabitants of Staten island, that they may not be compelled 
to contribute to the support of Morgan Jones, a pretended minis- 
ter of the gospel, by reason of his ill life and conversation, 3 

Jan. 15. Petition. Jacobus van de Water, to be appointed public notary and 

clerk of Brooklyn, 4 

Jan. 15. Survey of the pincke Golden Hynde, 5- 

Jan. 19. Letter. Richard Stilhvell, justice, to [secretary West], in answer 
Btaten Island. to the petition of Francois Martinou, John Boudyn, and other 

Walloons, respecting rev. Morgan Jones, 6, 9 

Jan. 19. Petition. John Carman and Elizabeth Ludlam, of Jamaica, for a 

marriage license, 7 

Jan. 19. Affidavit of Ann Stuyvesant, wndow of Nicholas Verlett, that the 
marriage portion of Maria Lockermans, on her marriage with her 
son, Balthazar Bayard, was 800 guilders, Holland currency, 8 

Jan. 22. Affid.avit of H.ans Kiersted, that his wife, a daughter of Govert 
Lockermans, brought him, for her marriage portion, one hundred 
beaver skins, 8 

Jan. 23. Petition. Jeremiah Hubbard, of Jamaica, and Rebeccah Brush, of 

Huntington, for a marriage license, 8 

Feb. 15. Deposition. Cornelius Steenwyck, that he was chosen, several years 
ago, by Govert Lockermans, to appraise some cattle between him 
and Balthazar Bayard, 8 

Jan. 26. Petition. Lydia, widow of Tyse Barnse, of Staten island, that let- 
ters of administration on her late husband's estate, may be granted 
to Paulus Richards, of New York, 10 

Jan. 26. Petition. William Johnson Barkaloe, for an appeal from a decision 

obtained against him by John Dishington, ] 1 

Jan. 26. Petition. William Moore, that he may be released from confine- 
ment, and his case with capt. Edward" Reade, disposed of, 12 

March 2. Letter. Duke of York to the General Assembly at New York, an- 

London. nouncing his appointment of Coll. Dongan as lieutenant governor 

of the province, 13 

(No date.) Case of Samuel Edsall, relating to the undue practices of James Gra- 
ham and John West, 14 



Vol. XXXI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 103 

GOVERNOR DOKC.AN. 
1C83. PAGE. 

(No date.) Petition. Francis llomboult and Johannes van Brugh, executors of 
the estate of Govert Lockerinans, for an appeal from a judgment 
obtained against them by Baltus Bayard (see p. 8), 15 

April 23. Power of attorney. Richard Greshani, of London, to John New- 
man, purser of II. M. ship Constant Warwick, to collect certain 
debts due him by Thomas Robinson, of New York, 17 

March 12. Petition. Jacob Leisler, for letters of administr.ation on the estate 

of Harmanus Casparus van Rynerman, 18 

May 1. Letters of administration in compliance with the foregoing petition, 

by the mayor's court, 19 

July 26. Application of Thomas Lawrence, of Hellgate neck, for a license of 

marriage for his daughter, Elizabeth, with John S.aunders, 20 

June 6. Letter. John Howell, jun., clerk of the Court of Sessions, to com- 
mander Brockholls, informing him that the constable of Southold 
had refused the court permission to hold their meeting in the 
church, 21 

June 12 Order on the petition of Jacob Leisler, to be appointed administra- 
tor of the estate of Govert Lockermaus ; no action to be taken on 
the same, 22 

June 13. Probate of the will of Richard Elison, sen. of Hempstead, 23 

June 18. Affidavit of John Youngs, sheriff, that the constable and overseers 
of Southold refused the use of the meeting-house to the Court of 
Sessions, 24 

June 25. Affidavits relative to four hhds. of salt sent to Surinam by Jacob 

Leisler 25, 26 

June 23. Order to commit to prison several persons picked up at sea who had 

run away from Maryland, 27 

June 28. Acknowledgment of the constable and overseers of Southold, of 
their offense in refusing the use of the town meeting house to the 
Court of Sessions, and begging pardon, 28 

June 29. Petition. Joseph Heelger, for an appeal from a judgment obtained 

against him by Edward Harnett and wife, 29 

June 29. Petition. James Barre, for an appeal from a judgment obtained 

against him by Joseph Carpenter, 30 

July 7. Petition. Jacob Leisler, for an appeal from a judgment obtained 

against him by Ryneer Williams, 31 

(No date.) Petition. Robert Annett (seaman), that capt. Edward Reade may 
not be allowed to appeal from a judgment obtained against him 
by the petitioner, 33 

Aug. 18. Letter. Constable and overseers to commander Brockholls, respeet- 
Soathampton. ing the wreck of a sloop and the drowning of Stephen Bossell, 

of Boston, the master, 35 

Aug. 18. Inventory of the effects saved from the aforesaid sloop Expedition, 

cast away at Southampton, 36 

Aug. 21. Letter. Richard Woodhull, justice, to commander Brockholls, 
Brookhayen. respecting a Boston vessel wrecked at Seatalcott, 37 



104 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXSI. 

GOVEKNOR DONGAN. 
1083. - — PAGE. 

Aug. 21. Letter. Philip Inill (?), master of the above vessel, to commander 

brookhaven. BrockhoUs, respecting her, .', 38 

1684. 

Sept. 6. Petition. Thomas Atkinson and others (seamen), to be released from 
prison, and to have justice done them in their controversy with 

their master, 41 

1683. 

Bept. 22. Petition. John Archer for redress against Eichard Ponton, Will. 
Richardson and Joseph Palmer, trespassers on his manorial 
rights at P'ordham, 42 

(No date.) Petition. John Archer for the confirmation of his nomination of 

John Spragg as his steward at Fordhara, 43 

Sept. 22. Petition. Thomas Willetts to be protected in his possession of Hog 

island, 44 

Sept. 4. Proceedings of the mayor's court in the suit between Wm. Robin- 
son, plt'f, and Isaac Melyne, deft, 45 

1684. 
Sept. 25. Petition. Daniel Turneer for a warrant against Lewis Morris, to 

answer the petitioner at the next Court of Assizes, 46 

(No date.) Petition. George Wright of Flushing, to the Court of Oyer and 
Terminer at Jam.aica, for protection against the cruelty of his 

children, 47 

(No date.) Answer of Jonathan Wright to the above petition, 48 

Oct. 3. Petition. John Gilbert to be paid for bread furnished to the garri- 
son at Albany, 49 

Oct. 19. Certificate of John All ward that Samuel Street hath faithfully 

served his apprenticeship, 50 

(No date.) Certificate of William Chandler that Godfrey Woodward hath duly 

served his apprenticeship, 50 

(No date.) Nomination by the justices of the North Riding of Yorkshire, on 
Long island, of the names of three persons from whom to appoint 
a sheriff, 51 

Oct. 6. Petition. John Cooley to be paid a balan<!e due to him for furnish- 
ing iron work to repair Fort James, in 1672, 3, 52 

1683. 

Oct: 6. Petition. John Rider for relief as administrator of the estate of 

Roger Rugg, deceased, 53 

Septi 29. List of the estates of the inhabitants of Oyster Bay subject to public 

rates, 54 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 528.] 
List of the estates of the inhabitants of Huntington subject to public 
rates, ^ 55 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., 11, 530.] 
List of the estates of the inhabitants of Southampton subject to pub- 
lic rates, 56 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 536.] 



Vol. XXXI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 105 

GOVERNOR DONOAN. 
1683. . . p^OE. 

Sept. 8. List of the estates of the inhabitants of Easthampton subject to 

public rates, 57 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., 11, 5:!0.] 

List of the estates of the inhabitants of Southold subject to public 
rates, ". 58 

[lu X. Y. Doe. Hist., II, 535.] 

List of the estates of the inhabitants of Brookehaven, subject to 
public rates, 59 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 232.] 

List of the est.ates of the inhabitants of Jamaica, subject to public 
rates, GO 

[lu X. Y. Doc. Hi.st., II, 519.] 

List of the estates of the inhabitants of Gravesend, subject to the 
public rates, 61 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 508.] 

Sept. 28. List of the estates of the inhabitants of Smithtown, subject to the 

public rates, 62 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 531.] 

Sept. 29. List of the estates of the inh.abitants of Flushing, subject to the 

public rates, 63 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 516.] 

Oct. 11. List of the estates of the inhabitants of Hempstead, subject to the 

public rates, 64 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 523.] 

List of the estates of the inhabitants of Newtown, subject to the 
public rates, 65 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 512.] 

Sept. 28. List of the estates of the inhabitants of New Utrecht, subject to 

public rates, 66 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 506.] 

Sept. 29. * List of the estates of the inhabitants of Brukelyn, subject to 

public rates, 67 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 498.] 

Sept. 25. * List of the estates of the inhabitants of Flattlands, subject to 

public rates, 68 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 495.] 

Sept. 8. * List of the estates of the inhabitants of Bushwick, subject to pub- 
lic rates, 69 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 493.] 

List of the estates of the inhabitants of Flatbush, subject to public 
rates, 70 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 501.] 

List of the estates of the inliabitants of Westchester, subject to 
public rates, 71 

Sept. 13. Petition. Thomas Lawrence of Newtown, for an appeal from a 
judgment obtained against him, by Thomas Stephens of the same 

town, 72 

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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1683. PACK. 

Oct. 7. Bill of costs of Thomas Lawrence at tlie Gravesend Sessions, ..... 73 

Oct. 6. Order of the Court of Assizes, referring all those bills of costs to 

the courts whence the appeal came, &c., 74 

Jan. 20. Bills of costs iu the suit between Wm. Jansen Barkaloe, pl'iF, and 

John Dishington, deft, 74, 75 

(Xo date.) Petition. John Wood to be released from imprisonment, 76 

Sept. 10. Warrant for the apprehension of Stephen Jones, a suspected burglar, 77 

Oct. 3. Letter. John West to secretary Spragg, advising him that Stephen 
NewYoik. Jones, charged with burglary, was bound over to the Court of 

Assizes, 78 

Oct. 6. Proceedings in the suit between Anna Fabricius, appell't, and Luke 
de Paw, deft, for recovery of land at Newtown, L. I. ; verdict 
for defendant, 79 

Nomination of mayor, aldermen and sheriff of New York, 80 

Oct. 22. Order of the governor and council of New Hampshire, regulating 
the trade in lumber of sloops coming to the province from Massa- 
chusetts, Connecticut, Plimouth and Koade Island, 81 

Oct. 22. Petition. Tackapousha, sachem of Marsh.ipeag, L. I., respecting his 
difficulties with the Whites, who lay claim to his unsold land on 
Cow's Neck, 82 

Petition. Town of Hempstead for a review of the decision obtained 
against them, by Tackapausha, sachem of Marshapeag, 83 

Got. Petition. Lewis Morris, for a review of the decision obtained 
against him by Daniel Turneer, in the matter of Stony island, 
with a deduction of his title to Bronck's land, 84 

Oct. Petition. Thomas Norman, for redress in his suit with Samuel 
Willson, who .appealed to the King and council in England from 
a judgment obtained against him by the petitioner, 85 

Oct. Petition. Wra. Richardson, of Westchester, for a review of a de- 
cision obtained against said town by John Archer, and that said 
town have notice given to defend its rights, 86 

Oct. Petition. Thomas Stevens, of Newtown, propounding terms of 

settlement with Thomas Lawrence (see p. 72), 87 

Oct. Petition. Giles Sylvester, of Shelter island, complaining of tres- 
passes upon his rights by the county of Suffolk, 88 

Oct. 29. Petition. John Inians, setting forth certain difficulties interposed 
by John West to his disposal of negroes consigned to him, and 
praying that a stop be put to the passage of a Bilfintroduced in the 
Assembly to confirm all former proceedings and judgments in 
court, as it would prove injurious to him in this matter, 89 

Petition. Robert Livingston, intermarried with Alida, relict and 
administratrix of Domine Nicolaus van Rensselaer, deceased, for 
a division of the colonic of Rensselaerwiek, so that Nicolaus van 
Rensselaer's interest therein may be ascertained, and the petitioner 
enabled fully to administer upon his estate, with order of council 
thereupon, 90 



Vol. XXXI.] EXGLISH MAXITSCRIPTS. 107 

GOVER.VOR DONGAX. 

1683. P.VGE. 

Nov. 22. Petition. Richard Pattishall, that the overplus of money paid by 

him for a negro, who had absconded, should be returned, 91 

Nov. 14. Order of the general court at Hartford, appointing deputies to visit 
and congratulate coll. Thomas Dongan, upon his safe arrival at, and 
entrance upon his government of New York, and to rearrange, 
in the best way possible, the line between that colony and Con- 
necticut, with instructions to said deputies, .* 92 

[In Col. Rec. of Conn., 1G78-1689, pp. 133, 135.] 

Nov. 23. Petition. Frederick Ellis, late of Connecticut, complaining of the 
constables and overseers of Easthampton for obstructing his set- 
tlement in that town, and praying relief in the premises, 93 

Nov. 26. Proclamation, prohibiting all persons trading with the Indians with- 
out a license from the secretary's office, 94 

Nov. 27. Petition. Mayor and aldermen of New York, for certain alterations 

in the city ciiarter, itc, 95 

Dec. 9. Petition. Inhabitants of Mad Nan's Neck, praying that the town 
of Hempstead be obliged to pay part of the expenses attend- 
ing the building of their meeting house, and complaining that the 
minister does not preach there, 96 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., III. 2-18.] 

Dec. 20. * Report of referees on the amount to be paid to Henry Pawlding 

for fencing a valley at Hurley, 97 

Dec. 23. Petition. Nathaniel Baker Law, of Easthampton, for reversal of a 
sentence pronounced against him by the Court of Sessions at South- 
hold for bringing home his ox on a Sunday, 98 

"[In X. Y. Col. Doc, III, 349.] 

Dec. 29. Petition. John Jennings, to be reappointed marshal of the East 

Riding of Yorkshire, on Long island, 99 

1684. 
Jan. 3. Petition. Inhabitants of Madnan's Neck, to be allowed to dis- 
pense with the services of the rev. Mr. Hobart, of New Hemp- 
stead, and to call rev. Morgan Jones, 100 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 346.] 

(No date.) Petition. Deacons of the Lutheran church. New York, for a patent 

of confirmation for their church lot, 101 

Jan. 7. Petition. Anna van Borsum, widow, that an e.xecution issue in her 

case against Jacques Cortelyau, 102 

Jan. 17. Petition. Peter Jacobsen Marius, to obtain from William White 

and wife a transfer of a lot of ground in New York, 103 

1685. 
Sept. 17. Petition. Aeltie, widow of Gerret van Slechtenhorst, deceased, for 

letters of administration, 104 

1684. 
Jan. 20. Petition. Dirck Jansen Hoogland, to be granted a fair trial before 
the council, with Peter Lotl, for land in Flatbush (being unable 

to obtain one before the Court of Sessions at Gravesend), 105 

1685. 
April. Petition. Jane, widow of John Rider, deceased, for letters of 

administration upon her late husband's estate, 106 



108 ENGLISH MANrSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXI. 

aOVERNOR DONOAN. 
1684. . PAGE. 

Jan. 22. Report of the arbitrators appointed in the case of Anna van Bor- 

sum and Jacques Cortelyou, 107 

Jan. 28. Letter. Samuel Sewall to John Ushei', instructing him to inquire 
Boston. in New York respecting a tract of land at Matinicock, near Hemp- 
stead, L. I., granted to Thomas Terry and company, 108 

Jan. 28. Deposition, James Deune, living on Kennebec river, relative to 

the hostile dispositions of the Indians, 109 

Feb. 1. Petition. Nicholas Demyer, for relief against John Young, late 

sheritFof Long Island, for remissness in serving executions, 110 

Feb. 7. Order appointing persons to examine condition of the estate of Go- 
vert Loockermans, dec'd, Ill 

(No date.) Petition. Mrs. Eleie Leisler, praying th.at the rights of her absent 

husband in the above estate may be protected, &c., 112 

Feb. 11. Proceedings of the overseers of the poor of Brookhaven upon the 
complaint of the widow Fancy as to the ill condition of Samuel 
Fancy, 113 

Feb. 15. Petition. Neelcye, widow of Jacobus Looper (who died recently 
in the public service at Albany), that she may not be molested on 
account of her late husband's debts, 114 

Feb. 18. Petition. Inhabitants of Esopus, Ulster county, that they may be 

granted the right to choose town officers, &c., with names, 115 

Feb. 20. Petition. Overseers of the poor of Brookhaven, for advice, &c., in 

the case of Samuel Fancy, a pauper, 116 

July 22. Petition. Richard Cornell, to be put in possession of a certain tract 

of land on Staten island, 117 

Feb. 22. Deposition. John Hornibroke as to the hostile disposition of the 

Indians on the eastern frontiers, 118 

Feb. 23. Deposition. John Vearing and Will. Baker relative to an intended 

rising of the Indians upon the English at Casco bay, 119 

Feb. 28. Deposition. John Molton relative to a hostile encounter with an 

Indian, 120 

Feb. 25. Petition. Philip and Dego Dequae, two natives of the Spanish 

Main, held as slaves in New York, claiming to be freemen, 121 

March 1. Resolution of the town of Flushing to grant to governor Dongan 
400 acres of land joined to the two hundred given to him by "the 
town of Hempstead, 121 

March 1. Petition. John Archer, junior, that an administrator be appointed 
to his late father's estate, who shall be empowered to try his title 
to lands in Fordham, 122 

March 3. Petition. Inhabitants of Bedford to be allowed the immunities 
enjoyed by them when under the government of Connecticut, <fcc. ; 
Abraham iVmbler appointed justice of Westchester county, 123 

March 6. Petition. Cornelius Steenwyck for letters of administration upon 
the late John Archer's estate ; that the surveyor-general may sur- 
vey the manor of Fordham, and persons be appointed to appraise 
its value, , 124 



YoL. XXXI.J ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 109 

GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1GS4. . PAGE. 

March 17. Petition. Mayor and aldermen of New York that former regu- 
lations forbidding the erection of bolting mills, &c., except in the 
city, may be confirmed, 125 

March 18. Order calling for reasons for the above request, 12G 

March 18. List of goods taken by Daniel Ilobart from his master, Isaac 

Desehamps, 127 

March 22. Petition. Mayor and aldermen of New York that regulations may 

may be made for the sale of firewood in the city by the cord,. ... 128 

Proclamation directing that after the first day of September next, 
no firewood shall be exposed for sale in the city of New York but 
such as shall be cut after the manner of cord wood, and sold by 
the cord, ". 129 

March 24. Petition. Yolchie Peiters, widow of Pieter Meeusen Vrooman of 
Albany, deceased, for letters of administration upon her late 
husband's estate, without security, 130 

March 24. Warrant to seize the property of James Looper of Southampton, a 

runaway prisoner, 13] 

March 24. Deposition. James Seilf that Joseph Coalman had publicly asserted 

that no justice was to be had at Nantucket, 132 

April 8. Petition. Henry Looper of Huntington, for an appeal from a judg- 
ment obtained against him by Jonathan Rogers, bisl32 

Petition. W. De Meyer, excusing himself for having drawn up a 
petition to the Court of Oyer and Terminer which appears to be 
contrary to the laws of the Land, 133 

April 4. Judgment of the Court of Oyer and Terminer at New York, in the 
case of Robert Willy and Elizabeth his wife, charged with 
inducing Daniel Hobart, a servant of Isaac Desehamps, to abscond ; 
fined £10 and costs, 133 

April 8. Reasons submitted to the governor's consideration by the mayor and 
aldermen of New York why the bolting of flour and making of 
bread for transportation should be restricted to that city, 134 

April 9. Petition. Joseph Lee to be empowered to collect arrears of public 

dues and public charges on Long island, 133, 137 

April 12. Petition. Henry Desbrow to have the sum of sixty pounds which 
he had lost by becoming security for Richard Betts, restored to 
him, 136 

April 17. Petition. Cornells van Dyck and Johannes Provoost of Albany, for 
permission to transport to New York several parcels of flour 
lying at that place, 138 

Feb. 21. Mortgage from Jacques Cortelyou to Anna van Borsum, of his farm 

at New Utrecht, 139 

April 18. Bond. Richard Smith to Samuel Smith, of Suffolk co., to .abide by 
the award of arbitrators chosen for the settlement of their difler- 
ences, 140 

April 18. Award of the arbitrators in the above case, 141 

April. Petition. Inhabitants of Xew Lotts, for the removal of the quit- 
rents upon their lands, 142 



110 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXI. 

GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1684. PAGE. 

April 23. Return of survey of the house of Thomas Rogers, at Alb.iny, 143 

May 22. Proclamation against bolting or casking of flour, or making of bread 
for transportation, in any other place within the province than the 
city of New York, until the pleasure of his Royal Highness the 
Duke of York and Albanj', shall be ascertained in the premises 
(also in vol. 34 : 20), 144 

May 5. Petition. Cornells Steenwyck for the appointment of persons to 
appraise his loss on certain goods consigned to him from Amster- 
dam, in the ship Delaware, shipwrecked on Long island, 145 

May 8. Petition. Harmen Jansen, rope winder, for the grant of a certain 

piece of land in Smith's Valley, New York, 146 

May 26. Petition. Thomas Crandall of New York, attorney to John Jackson, 
&o., of London, for an attachment against certain goods on board of 
the ship Seaflower, purchased by English Smith and George Lock- 
hart, and bonds given to secure payment for the same, &c., 147 

May 27. Petition. Alice Fisher for relief against the exactions of Edward 
Stevens of Newtown, to whom she was sold as a servant for four 
years, but who claimed longer service. [The governor saw this 
poor woman promptly righted], 148 

June 6. Names of the petitioners at Esopus, bound over to appear at court, 
with the amount of the fines severally imposed upon them (see p. 

115, supra), 149 

Petition. Sheriff" of Ulster county for arrears of salary, 149 

June 13. Return of the persons appointed to view and appraise the sliip 

Gideon, in the port of New York, 150 

June 15. Marriage license. William Haines of New York, and Elizabeth 

Hussy of Esopus, 151 

June 26. Order respecting the taking up of stray horses, 152 

June. Petition. Thomas Willet and others of Long island, to be allowed 
to purchase certain lands on Cow Neck, from the natives ; with 
an order directing the inhabitants of Hempstead to prove their 
purchase of the land asked for by the petitioners, 153 

July 8. Certificate of John West, clerk of New York, that the necessary 
formalities had been gone through with in the matter of the will 
of Dirk Jansen Deventer of Newcastle, Del., and referring those 
concerned to the governor, for letters of administration, &c., 154 

July 9. Petition. Jacobus Kipp to be .allowed to purchase some land lying 

adjacent to the premises of John Homes and Stoutenburgh 

on New York island, 155 

July 9. Petition. George Wood of Newtown to be discharged from Queens 

county prison, and for a rehearing of his case, 155, 172 

July 9. Petition. Daniel Turneer for a writ of habere facias }wssessionem in 
his suit with col. Lewis Morris, for the possession of Stony island. 
[This was asked for in consequence of the abolishment of the Court 
of Assizes in which the suit w.as pending], 156 

July 25. Instructions. Mr. De la Barre, governor of Canada to Mr. De Sal- 

vaye, who is sent with a message to gov. Dongan (French), 157 

[In N. T. Col. Doc, III, 450.] 



Vol. XXXI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. HI 

GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1684. . PAGE. 

July 29. Minute of the .attendance of Minisiuk Indians ou tlie council ; inter- 
change of presents, 158 

Aug. * Report by Aukes Cornelissen Viele of his mission to the Five 

Nations, 159 

Aug. 16. Declaration in ejectment. Ilarman Gansefort agst. Jan van Loon, 
fur land in Coxsackie, with Mr. V. L.'s letter to M.artin Gerritson 
disclaiming any title to the land in question, also Mr. Gerritson's 
plea to be made the ejector in the suit, 160 

Aug. 16. Recognizance of Jan Jansen Flintsburgh, to answer the suit of John 
Philips, at the next Court of Oyer and Tern\iner of the city of 
New York, " ". . . 161 

Aug. 18. Recognizance of Richard Pattishall to answer the suit of sir Edmond 

Andros, knight, 162 

Aug. 14. Petition. John Joost of Kingston, administrator of Joosten Ariense, 
to be paid for accommodations, &c., furnished to the Court of 
Sessions in 1681, 163 

Aug. 27. Petition. Elizabeth, widow of Philip Carteret, Esq., late governor 
of the province of East New Jersey, respecting some meadow- 
land on Staten island granted to her husband's use by the several 
English governors of the province of New York, but which is now 
claimed by one John Tunissen, 164 

Declaration. Isaac Fawie, M. D., of New York, against Thomas 
Stedman in a suit to recover the amount of his bill for attendance 
on said Stedman's wife before she was married, 165 

Information of Richard Pattishall against John Nelson, merchant, of 
Boston, in regard to the duke of York's territory in the eastern 
parts of New England, 166 

(No date.) Petition. Wm. White of Jamaica, to be allowed to keep a tavern 

or house of entertainment, 167 

(No date.) Petition. Grietie Arense for a reconsideration of the judgment 

obtained against her by Henry De Foreest, 168 

(No date.) Petition. John Nelson of Mamaroneck, to be allowed certain sums 
of money advanced by him in his settlement with- the widow of 
John Richbell, deceased, 169 

(No date.) Petition. Gessie Lewis, widow of Thomas Lewis, deceased, to be 

appointed executrix of his last will and testament, 170 

(No date.) Petition. William More for relief in his controversy with capt. 
Edward Reade, whose mate he was, and who had procured his 
imprisonment, 171 

Sept. 6. Petition. Lutheran congregation of the city of New York to have 
their places of worship and religious houses exempted from taxa- 
tion, 173 

Form of the freedom of the city of New York to be presented to 

lord Howard, governor of Virginia, 174 

1683. 
Sept. 15. Petition. Inhabitants of Hurley for an appeal from a judgment 

obtained against them at the Kingston Sessions by Henry Pawling, 1 75 



112 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXI. 



GOVERNOR 
1684. • PAGE. 

Sept. 11. * Letter. Richard van Rensselaer to governor Dongan, respecting 

vyanen. the colonie of liennselaerswyck, 170 

Sept. 1. Translation of the above letter, 177 

Sept. y'j. * Letter. Richard van Rensselaer to the governor and council of 
Vyanen. New York, in answer to Robert Livingston's demand for a division 

of the colonie of Rennselaerswyck (see p. 90), 178 

Sept. 1. Translation of the foregoing letter, 179 

Sept. 6. Petition. Inhabitants of Kingston for the remission of the fines 
imposed upon them for presenting an ill-advised petition to the 
governor (with names), (see pp. 115, 140), 180 

Sept. 6. Petition. Inhabitants of Pemaquid for confirmation of their exclu- 
sive right to trade with the Indians, and for a fort at Merrymeeting, 181 

[Some autograph liunter has cut off and abstracted the signatures to this do 



YOLUME XXXII. 



GOVERNOR DOXGAN. 



[Thus • marked are in Dutch.] 

Oct. 1. Order for a wi-il of habeas corpus to bring the body of Walsall Cobby 

before the judges and justices of the city of New York, 1 

Oct. Petition. Francis Romboult for relief against the evasions of John 
Pell to pay him a certain debt, &c. [This petition was caused by 
Mr. Pell's patent rendering him irresponsible before any other 
tribunal, save the governor and council], 2 

[1683.] Petition. Samuel Edsall for a decree that will satisfy him for losses 
incurred while acting as the administrator of Daniel Lane of Seatal- 
cott, an absconding criminal, 3 

Sept. 30. Petition. Deputy mayor and aldermen of the city of New York 
to issue an order regulating the value of Spanish coin current in 

the city and province, 4 

1684. 
Oct. 2. Letter. Secretary Spragge to Thomas Townsend and others of 
New York. Oyster bay, to appear before the governor and council on Monday 

fortnight, to advise respecting the boundary lines between that 

town and Hempstead, 5 

Calendar of actions brought in Queens county, C 

Oct. 8. Writ of habeas corjnis to bring the body of John Symonds before 
the Court of Oyer and Terminer to be held at Jamaica on the 5th 
of November next, 7 

Aug. Declaration in ejectment at the Queens county Sessions, John Pine 

agst. John Symonds, together with defendant's answer to the same, 7 



Vol. XXXII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 113 

GOVEUNOR DOXGAS. 
1084. p^GE. 

(No date.) Answer in bar of .Joseph Sutton a(;st. John Loakeson of Queens 

couuty, in au action for trespass, 8 

Oct. Proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Terminer «fcc., for Richmond 

county, held on the 15th, 16th and 17th of October, 9 

Aug. Plea of trespass upon the case. Thomas Walker agst. John Morgan 

and Anne his wife, of Richmond couuty, 10 

Sept. 16. Depositions of William Lovering, Thomas Jenk and others, made 
at New Dartlunouth on the l;ith of September, 1684, relative to 
an assault and battery committed on Gyles Goddard by capt. 
Nicholas Manning, 11 

Oct. 23. Notice to the sheriff to summon grand jurors to attend the Court of 
Oyer and Terminer <fce., of Queens county, to be held on the 5th 
of November next, with panel of grand jurors, 12 

[1683.] Memorial. Henry Pawling to the governor and Court of Assizes, 
respecting his difference with inhabitants of Hurly, as to the title 
to certain meadows (see vol. 31 : 175), 13 

1684. 
Oct. 1. Petition. Edward Hornett and Mary his w-ife, to direct the sheriff 
of Queens county to serve an execution on a judgment obtained 
by the petitioner at a Court of Sessions held in tlie North Riding 
of Yorkshire on Long island. [Mr. Willett, the sheritl', had declined 
to serve the execution in question, because, by an alteration in the 
civil divisions of Long island, the place where the judgment <fcc., 
was obtained had ceased to be within the bounds of his shrieve- 
alty], 14 

(No date.) Petition. Abraham Corbett for the right to prosecute the officers 

and soldiers of the garrison at New York for debts, 15 

Errors assigned upon the record and giving judgment in an action 
at the Court of Sessions at Southold on the '21st of October, 1684, 
by John Earle, attorney to Cornelius Meery, assignee to Samuel 
Davies and Caleb Pumery, against John Edwards, alias Nathaniel 
Baker, 16 

Oct. 24. Petition. John Williams and others of the crew of the ship Beaver 
of New York, for remedy against the wrong doings of Jacob 
Maurice, master of said vessel, 17 

Oct. 30. Order to the sheriff of Queens county, to notify Edward Hornett 
and Marj^ his wife, to appear before the Court of Oyer and Termi- 
ner tfec, to be held at Jamaica on the 1st of November next, to 
hear the decision of the Court of Sessions at Jamaica, in a suit 
between them and Joseph Hedges, deft ; with the sheriff's 
return, 18 

Oct. 30. Petition. Richard Wodhull and John Tooker, in behalf of the 
inhabitants of Brookhaven, to the governor, council and assembly, 
to be allowed to keep their swine as formerly on the town com- 
mons, there being plenty of acorns, 19 

Proceedings at the Jamaica Sessions, held on the 13th of June, 1864, 
in an action of trespass, «fcc., between Edward Hornett and Mary 

his wife, and Joseph Hedges, 20 

15 



114 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXII. 

GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1684. PAGE. 

Nov. 1. Petition. Inhabitants of Hempstead for a patent for their town, 

■\vitli tlie reservations not to inclose the plains, 21 

Nov. 5. Minutes of the court of Oyer and Terminer «fcc., held at Jamaica, 

Queens county, 22 

Nov. 5. Writ of habeas corpus directed to the justices of the county of 
Queens, to have the body of John Simonds before the court of Oyer 
and Terminer &c., for said county, on the 5th of November next, 23 

Nov. 7. Judgment of the court of Oyer and Terminer &c., for the county of 
Queens, in the matter of Alice Fisher and her child, claimed as 
servants by Edward Stevens of Newtown; the infant to remain a 
servant to said Stevens until it attain the age of 21 years, 24 

Nov. 10. Petition. Inhabitants of Jamaica, L. I., for the settlement of the 
boundaries between that town and Hempstead, previous to grant- 
ing a patent to said town. [On the back of this petition there is 
indorsed an order of the governor and council, directing that the 
inh.ibit.ants of Jamaica shall stand by the agreement made between 
them and Hempstead, in the time of governor Nicolls], 25 

Nov. 18. Grant of 200 acres of land in Hempstead to Thomas Dongan, gover- 
nor, &c., by said town, 26 

Nov. 23. Petition. Inhabitants of Hempstead, to be permitted to fence in 

land on the plains, as formerly, for agricaltur.al purposes, 27 

Nov. 23. Transcript from the records of the town of Hempstead, granting to 

John Spragge, secretary, 150 acres of land in said town, 28 

Oct. 10. Interrogatories to be ministered to the witnesses to be introduced 
on the part of Walsall Cobbe, master of the ship Seaflower, in his 
difterence with George Lockhart and English Smith, two of his 
crew, on a hearing of the matter befo're John Palmer, Esq., one of 
the council, 29 

Nov. 9. Minutes of the committee of the council for the regulation of fees, 

with a table of the same, 31 

Dec. 12. Proceedings of the Court of Admiralty for the province of New 

York, held on the 12th of December, 1684, 32 

Dec. 12, Depositions of Nathaniel Bayly, Samuel Farman and Tho. Barker, 
respecting the p.art George Wood, jmiior, had in recovering a 
lost cow of said Nathaniel Bayly, 33, 34 

(No date.) Bond by George Wood, senr. of Newtown, for the appearance of 
George Woo'd, junr., at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, &c., to 
be held at Jamaica in November next, to answer concerning the 
taking away of Nathaniel Bayly's cow, 35 

Nov. 11. Warrant at the request of the House of Representatives,^ nominating 
a commission to examine and audit all the accounts of the sheriffs, 
&c., on Long island since 1674, and to make return thereof to his 
excellency before the first Monday of March next, 3G 

(No date.) Petition. Inhabitants between the rivers Kennebeck and St. Croix 
[Pemaquid], respecting the regulation of trade among them, and 
for a due administration of the laws, &c. (see vol. 31 : 181), 37 



Yoi.. XXXII.] EXGLISII MANUSCRIPTS. 115 

GOVERSOR DONGAN. 
1684. PAGK. 

(Xo date.) Protest of Jacob M lurits, half-brother to the late Conielis Stoeiiwyck, 
against all the nrilcrs, deorces tte., obtained in several courts of 
the province bv Mar^-nrita Uioniers, alias Steenwyck, in the 
matter of the su|i|io^c,l l.i~t will and testament of the said Cornelis, 
and prayini; for |iLi'uiissiiiii to appeal in the case to the king and 

council in England, 38 

1G85. 

Jan. 12. Declaration in ejectment in the county of Queens ; Jonathan Wright 

agst. Mary Feake, widow of James Feake, 39 

Jan. 8. Petition. John Inians to be granted letters of administration on the 

estate of the late John Kichbell of Mamaroneck, 40 

Jan. 8. Petition. Jarvasse Marshall and John Smith to be granted letters 
of administration on the estate of Dirck Wessels of New York, 
deceased, 41 

(Xo date.) Statement of George Loekhart's account for fees in tlie mayor's 

court of the city of Xew York, 42 

Jan. 26. Interrogatories to be propounded to witness in the suit between 
Thomas Smith and James Shore, in the Court of Sessions of New 
York together with the answer.s made to the same by John Corbell, 
before Lucas Santeu, master in chancery, &c., 43, 44 

Jan. 27. Petition. John Campbell for the release of certain goods of his 

seized by the sheriff of the county of Suffolk, 45 

Feb. 2. Petition. Josiah Hunt .and John Baily of Westchester county, for 
the remission of fines imposed upon them at the Court of Oyer and 
Terminer »fcc., of said county, for refusing to take the new oath 
administered to jurors, 46 

Feb. 18. Petition. Rev. Morgan Jones of Newtown, to order said town to 

pay the arrears due on his salary, &c., 48 

1684. 

Feb. 19. * Deed. Peter Phillipse Schuyler to Evert Wendel,junr., of a house 

and lot on the hill at Albany, 49 

July 23. * Deed. George Heatheote to Robert Sanders of a house and lot 

on the hill at Albany, 49 

July 25. * Deed. Laurence van Ale to Jacob Lockermans of a house and lot 

in Albany, 49 

Oct. 14. * Deed. Slarg.aret.a, widow of the late Phillip Schuyler, to her son 

Arent Schuyler, of a house and lot in Albany, 49 

Dec. 29. * Deed. Margareta, widow of the late Philip Schuyler, to Dowe 
Jellise Funda, of a house, barn, orchard, and three morgens of land 

in the colonie Renselaerswyck, 49 

1686. 

Feb. 22. Petition. Samuel Ruscoe of Jamaica, for an order to pay his account 

for entertainment furnished to the Court of Sessions at Seatalcott, 50 
1685. 

March 2. Petition. ThomasTrowbridge, of New Haven, Conn., for permission 
to receive and carry off, duty free, some oil which he had contracted 
for, previous to the passage of a late act concerning the same, .... 51 

March 19. Bill of lading for goods shipped by Tho. Wenham, Jos. Bueno 
and Co., on board of the Susanna of London, Thomas Hill, master, 
for Surinam, 52 



H6 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Voi.. XXXII. 

GOVERNOR DONGAM. 
1685. PAGE. 

(No date.) Petition. Poor inhabitants of Newtown, complaining of the mono- 
poly of lands in that town so that they cannot procure firewood or 
wood to fence their land with, . .' 53 

Petition. Deborah Vallentine, widow, for an order directing pay- 
ments to be made to her on a building which she is erecting for 
the town of Hempstead and use of the minister ; referred to law, 54 

April 8. Examination of Jacob Decker relative to a fire that occurred in 

Thomas Garton's house in 3Iarbleton, 55 

April 9. Petition. Elizabeth Stratton, lately arrived from Scotland, for relief 
against capt. David Moody, who claims to dispose of her .as a 
servant, notwithstanding that her passage-money had been paid by 
her brother on her arrival here, 50 

April 11. Power of attorney. Richard Sarson of Edgartown, Martha's Vine- 
yard, to Matthew Mayhew of the same town, 57 

April 15. Declaration of eijectment, Albany. Gerritt Banker agst. Francis 
Chappcll, together with Mr. Chappell's notice to Hendrick Lan- 
sing and Evart Banker, to defend their title to the land in question, 58 

April 24. Reasons submitted to the governor and council, by John Lawrence, 
John Bowne and Matthias Harvye, against a pretended right of 
William Creed and his associates to lands in Flushing, 59 

April 25. Confirmation of Matthew Maybe w's p.ateut for Martin's vineyard, . . 60 

April 25. Petition. Hugh Rlddell, for the restoration of some goods of his 
seized on coming into the province from New Jersey ; petition 
granted on condition that Mr. R. pay the charges of Michael 
Vaughton, whom he wounded at the seizure of his goods, 61 

April 28. Order of the mayor's court. New York, respecting the probate of 
the will of Cornells Steenwyck, whereby his widow was appointed 
executrix ; referred to the governor for further confirmation,. ... 62 

April 29. Petition. Nicholas Garrett to be relieved from difiiculties in which 
he h.ad involved himself, by importing brandy into the province 
in ignorance of its having become a prohibited commodity, and 
for which his vessel had been seized, 63 

(No date.) Petition. Sylierten Blythenbird, widow, for a confirmation of her 
appointment by the mayor's court of the city, as administratrix of 
the last vfiW and testament of her late husband, Augustine Bly- 
thenbird, deceased, 64 

April 30. Petition. Inhabitants of Jamaica, L. I., asserting title to the Little 
Plains, «fcc., .adverse to that of the town of Hempstead ; ordered, 
that the inhabitants of Jamaica appear before the governor and 
council on the 3d Wednesday of June next, to show their pre- 
tenses to the land in question, 65 

(No date.) Petition. George Heathcott for relief, he having incautiously handed 
some goods of his English correspondents (destined for Virginia 
and M.aryland), at Westchester, in order to repair the vessel in 
which they were, without having paid the duties on them, 67 

April 24. Petition. Jane, widow of John Ryder, deceased, for letters of 

administration on her late husband's estate, 68 



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QOVERXOR DON-OAN. 
16S5. . PACK. 

jMay ]2. Petition. Hugh Riddell against the extortionate charges of the 
physicians who attended Mr. Vaughton, tlie custom-house otficer, 
wounded by him at the seizure of his goods (see p. 61), C9 

May 13. Petition. Margaretta, widow of Cornelius Steenwyck, deceased, for 
a confirmation of her appointment by the mayor's court, to be 
executrix of her late husband's estate, TO 

May 13-19. Bill found by the grand jury of Alb.any, against Mees Hoogeboom, 
for interring his negro in a private and suspicious manner. [Mr. 
H. plead guilty and was fined], VI 

May 14. Power of attorney. Matthew Mayhew, of Martin's vineyard, to 

major Anthony Brockholls, of New York, '. 72 

June 2. Letter. Tierck Claes de Witt to Mr. Knight, authorizing him to 
defend several actions brought against him at the Court of Oyer 
and Terminer, &c., for the county of Ulster, . . 73 

June. Execution directed to the sheriff of the county of Leister, against 
the goods and chattels of Dierck Claes de Witt, in fa\-or of 
Nicholas De Meyer, 74 

June 6. Petition. Robert Livingston of Albany (administrator to the estate 
of the late Nicholas van Rensselaer, whose widow he had married), 
for a patent for a fiirni at Greenbush, opposite Albany ; ordered, 
that copy of this petition be sent to Mr. Peter de la Noy, sum- 
moning him to appear before the governor and council next 
Monday morning, to show cause why the prayer of the petition 
should riot be granted, 75 

June 8. Answer of Peter de la Noy to the petition of Robert Livingston,. . . 76 

June 5. Reasons in answer to a petition of Robert Livingston, administrator, 
&c., for a division of the colonic of Rensselaerswyck, addressed to 
the governor and council, by Peter de la Noy, attorney to Rich- 
ard van Rensselaer (see vol. 31 : 178), 77 

June 15. Petition. Richard Codner, master of the brig Adventure of Caro- 
lina, complaining of Humphrey Ashley who chartered said vessel^ 
but ruined the voyage by killing one Indian and bringing away 
four others to the port of New York, from Cape Fear ; ordered, 
th.at all the eflects of Mr. Ashley be sold at auction, and the pro- 
ceeds of the sale placed in the hands of Frederick Phillips, in 
order to secure the charges necessary to transport said Ashley 

and the four Indians he had abducted back to Carolina, 78 

1686. 

March 11. Petition. Freeholders and inhabitants of Bos wyck, for a confirraa- 
tion of the patent for their town, as its bounds were fixed in the 
time of governor Lovelace, or, that a day be appointed foi' 
debating the respective claims of Boswyck and Newtown ; ordered, 
that if the petitioners will not comply with the agreement made 
by themselves before the governor and council, to take out a pa- 
tent dated the same day with the patent of Newtown, that they 

be referred to law, 79 

1685. 

June 27. Petition. Peter Chock of London, complaining of ill treatment at 
tlie hands of Christopher Deane and others of Jamaica, L. I., and 
requesting that all parties be brought up for a hearing, 80 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1685. . PAGE. 

Adtli-ess of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New 
York, to the governor, respecting the erection of buildings upon 
vacant land, near the dock, 81 

July 15. Petition. Elizabeth Loper of Easthampton, for a bill of divorce 

from her husband, 82 

July 23. Petition. Frederyck Flypsen, praying that a vessel of his named 
the Charles, be allowed to proceed on her intended voyage to 
Jamaica, he giving the required security, 83 

(No date.) Petition. Peter Groenendyck to be allowed to import tobacco into 

New York from the Delaware river, 84 

Aug. 13. Petition. Francis Vincent and Francis Bassett, in behalf of Mr. 
Boybellaud of Little Gon.aves (then in New York with his vessel), 
that he might receive certain favors in requital for his humanity 
to the petitioners, upon their making their escape from the Span- 
iards, 85, 80 

Aug. 25. Petition. Humphrey Ashley to be set at liberty, be promising to 
make his appearance in Carolina to answer the complaint of 
Richard Codner (see p. 18), 66, 87 

Aug. Deed. Margareta Schuyler, widow and administratrix of Philip 
Pieters Schuyler, deceased, to Stephen van Cortland and Brant 
Schuyler of a house and grounds on the east side of Broadway, 
New' York, on their marriage, 88 

Aug. Deed. Margareta Schuyler, as above, to Stephen van Cortland on 
his marriage with her daughter Gertrude, of a certain garden 
on the west side of Broadway, New York, 88 

Oct. 2. Petition. Philip Wells, of the county of Richmond, for the appoint- 
ment of commissioners to lay out the lands of Claes Arents accord- 
ing to his patent, and that till the same be done all proceedings at 
law on his part shall cease, 89 

Oct. 4, 5. Proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and general gaol 

delivery for the county of Queens, held at Jamaica, 00 

Declarations in ejectment, Queens county. John Loakeson affst. 
John Simpson, William Peate, William Thorne, Robert Miller, 
William Hedger, and Joseph Sutton of Madnan's Neck, 01 

Same parties ach. John Loakeson, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 

Declaration in ejectment, Queens county. John Woolly affst. 
William Thorne, John Simpson and Robert Miller, 97, 98, 99 

Same parties ads. John Woolly, 100, 101, 102, 103 

Declaration of trespass on the case, Queens county. Margareta 
Steenwyck, executrix, &c., of Cornelius Steenwyck ae/st. Elias 
Doughty, 104, 105 

Declaration in trespass. Queens county. W^illiam Hallett, jun'i-, 
ac/st. Joris Stevenson, 106 

Oct. 15. Petition. Henry Taylor of Flushing, for his share of land in that 

town, amounting to 200 acres, bis] 06 



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l'3S4. FAGE. 

June 20. Petition. Gabriel Minvielle of New York for letters of adminis- 
ti'ution on the property (in tiie province of New York), of Josue 
Lasseur, of Bordeaux, France, 107 

1085. Petition. Justices of Riclimond county, for a confirmation of cer- 
tain rules made by them in relation to fences, 108 

Oct. 27. Writ of venire to the sheriff of Queen's county, to summon grand 

jurors for the same, 109 

Oct. 28. Petition. Answell Samuele Levy, to be released from imprisonment 
and granted a hearing of the case between him and Simon Valen- 
tyne van der Wilden, about the non-performance of an award con- 
cerning the estate of Asser Levy, deceased, 110 

Oct. 28. Petition. Philip Lawrence (a prisoner), for a fair, open and clear 

trial for the crime he is accused of (see infra, p. 115), Ill 

Oct. 29. Petition. Francis Doughty, Charles Doughty, and Elyas Doughty, 
jun r, of Flushing, to have laid out to them in said town, two hun- 
dred acres of land each, they having been part purchasers of the 
s.ime from the Indians; order in the case, that the petition be 
granted, unless the inhabitants of Flushing show reasons to the 
contrary, 112 

Oct. 29. Petition. Bartholomew Mercier of Boston, in New England, that 
his estate and goods be exempted from the payment of customs, 
he intending to settle in the city ; ordered, that for the encourage- 
ment of merchants to come and inhabit in the city, the goods and 
merchandises of the petitioner already imported, be freed from 
the payment of customs, 113 

Oct. 29. Petition. Elyas Doughty of Flushing, that a warrant be issued to 
the surveyor-general, to lay out three hundred acres of land for 
him in tliat part of said town, which he was part purchaser of 
from the Indians in 1684 ; order in this case, the same as at p. 112, 114 

Dec. 5. Petition. Philip Lawrence to be exempted from whipping and burn- 
ing on the forehead (for burglary), on condition of departing from 

the province, .' 115 

1686. 

June 20. Petition. Paulus Johnson for letters of denization, 116 

1685. 
Oct. 17. Order of the court at Pemaquid, in relation to the taking oflf of the 

customs at that place, and to making it a free port, 117 

Nov. 17. Depositions of Timothy Hoisted and Samuel Denton of Hempstead, 
and Josiah Lettin of Oyster Bay, relative to the purchase-money 
paid the Indians, for Aft'ter Kull (Achter Kol), N. J., by Daniel 
Denton, John Baylies and Luke \Vatson, 118 

Nov. 3. "Writ to the sheriff of Queens county, to summon John Seaman and 
others, patentees of the town of Hempstead, to appear at a Court 
of Oyer and Terminer, «fcc., for said county, to be held at Jamaica 
on the first Wednesday in November, and show cause why they 
refuse to make partition of certain land with Thomas Hicks, 119 

Nov. 12. Petition. Johi. Langhton, to be pardoned an offense which he com- 
mitted in pleading the case of Job Sayre, before the court in Suf- 
folk countv, L. I., 120 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1685. PAGE. 

Nov. J 5. Petition. Derrick Jansen Hoogl.and of Flatbush, to hear the difler- 
ence between him and Peter Lett with respect to his land, and 
furnishing a list of the witnesses whom he would have examined ; 
petition rejected, as the law had already determined the case, . . . 121 
1678. 

Nov. 19-26. Certificates of the constable and overseers of the towns of Brnke- 
lyn and Flatbush, testifying to the uniform good conduct of Der- 
rick Jansen Hoogland, while a resident in their towns, 122 

1685. 

Nov. 3. * Joint will of Joannes Provoost and Sara Webbers his wife, of New 

York, 123 

Nov. 19. Petition. Hendrick Thomson to be released from hia imprisonment, 124 

Nov; 19i Petition. Reynier Williams and Barent Lewis, that their bond, 
given as securitj' for the faithful administration of Roger Rugg's 
estate by John Ryder, may be returned to them, 125 

Nov. 26. Petition. Dlrck van Clyffe, administrator of the estate of the late 
Cornells Direcksen, to be granted his quietus, to have his securi- 
ties discharged, and his bond returned him ; ordered, that the 
petition be allowed after due notice shall have been given to show 
cause why it should not be granted, 120 

(No date.) Petition. Robert Morris, to be granted relief in a matter of debt, 

between him and William Frampton and Francis Richardson, ... 127 

Dec. 12. Petition. Frederick Flipsen, to grant a bill of store on several pipes 
of wine, shipped at Barbados on a vessel of his, forced into 
port by stress of weather, or to mitigate the duty of ten per cent, 
claimed on the wine here by the collector of customs ; ordered, that 
a bill of store be granted, and that the produce of the western 
islands and Madeiras, imported hither by way of the West Indies, 
is not to pay ten per cent, 128 

Dec. 17. Petition. William Men'itt, to be paid his bill for entertainment of 
the commissioners engaged in auditing the accounts of the sher- 
iffs of Long island ; ordered paid, 129 

(No date.) Petition. John Manning for satisfaction of his claims, as his 
accounts have been audited and allowed (as sheriff of Long 
island), 130 



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GOVERNOR DOXGAX. 
1686. 
Jan. 7. Petition. Andrew Gibbs, that a caveat entered by the inhabitants 
of Seatalcott, against his purchase of Indian lands in that town, be 
dismissed, unless they show cause therefor within a reasonable time, 

Jan. 13. Petition. Robert Arthur and David Scudder, for a grant of certain 
islands in Nicequaugh river, 



Vol. XXXIII,] EXGLISH MAXrSCRIPTS. 121 

GOVERNOR DONOAM. 
1686. PAGE. 

March. Petition. Thoin.is Creber, master of the ketch John nnd Mary, for 
relief, his vessel having been condemned for a violation of the 
navigation laws, *1 

(Xo date.) Petition. Thomas Stephens, of Southampton, that some goods of 
his shipped in England, and unavoidably landed and reshipped at 
Boston, in Xew England, be entered without p.aying the ten per 
cent collectable on goods and merchandise coming from other 
colonies, 2 

March. Petition. Rev. Jlorgan Jonea, for relief against Benjamin Collier, 
sherifl' of Westshester, who had caused two chests of his books 
and clothes to be sold at vendue, without giving him proper 

notice, 3 

1685. 

Oct. 28. Order to the sherifl' and clerk of Westchester countj-, to call Josejih 
Palmer, former constable of the town of Westchester, to account 
for cert.ain moneys collected by him to repair Fort James, 4 

M.arch. Return to the preceding order, stating that 5Ir. Palmer had, on 
examination, declared he had made returns to governor Lovelace 
in the matter of the moneys collected, and until that account 
appeared he declined to make another, 4 

March 25. Petition. Altye Leisler, to defer granting a quietus to Derick van 
Clitte, administrator of Cornells Deiicksen, for the space of three 
weeks, or till her husband's return from Virginia, 5 

(Xo date.) Petition. Joseph Fordham, of Southampton, that some goods 
shipped to him from England, but unavoidably landed at Boston, 
in New England, and there reshipped, be entered without paying 
the duty of ten per cent, collectable upon merchandise coming 
from other colonies, 6 

March 29. Letter. Sheriff" Pretty to Mr. Swinton, concerning the collection of 
Aibanr. quit-rcnts, 7 

March 31. Return of quit-rents collected by Richard Pretty, sheriff of Albany, 8 

(No date.) List of the inhabitants of the Halfe Moone, 9 

April 6. Proceedings of the Court Oyer and Terminer and general gaol de- 
livery for the county of Xew York, 10 

^No date.) Complaint of govei-nor Dongan against John Smith, for neglect to 
render a reasonable account of his excellency's fees of anchorage 
and powder money, &c., to 20 Sept., 1686, 11 

April 26. Writ of venire to the sheriff" of Albany county, to summons twelve 
petit jurors for the next Court of Oyer and Terminer, Ac, for 
said county, to be held at Albany on the second AVednesday of 
May next, together with the panel of jurors summoned, 12 

May 12. Proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and general jail 
delivery for the county of Albany, held on the 12th of May, and 
on the 27th and 28th of August, 1686, ." 13 

May. Presentment by the jurors of the county of Albany, of Egbert 
Tunison, for carrying away out of the hands of the sheriff' of said 
county, who had seized the same, six bundles of deer skins, 14 

16 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1686. . PAGE. 

Aug. Presentment by the jurors of the county of Albany, of Jacobus 
Kuyler, for an assault and battery upon Arnout Cornelisen, deputy 
sherift' of said county, when in the execution of his duty, 14 

May. Presentment by the juroi's of the county of Albany, of Frederick 

Ellis, for selling strong liquor &c., without license, 15 

May. Suit in ejectment, Albany County. H.arman Gansevoort, lessee of 
John Bronke, pl'ft", ugst. Martin Garretsen, deft; reasons 
offered by deft for arrest of judgment in said action, 16 

May 12. Docket at the Court of Oyer and Terminer and general jail delivery 

for the county of Albany, with memoranda, 17 

May. Presentment by the jurors of the county of Albany, of Sylvester 

Garland, for unlawful traffic with Indians, 18 

(No date.) Bill of costs against Garrett Banker, in his suit with Francis 

Chappie, 19 

May 13. Information against Egbert Tunissen of Albany, for unlawful traffic 

with Indians, 20 

May. Presentment by the jurors of the county of Albany, of Garrett 

Koseboom, for unlawful traffic with Indians, 21 

May. Presentment by the jurors of the county of Albany, of 3Iyndert 

AVymp, of Schenectidie, for an assault on Richard Pretty, sheriff 
of said county, while engaged in executing the duties of his office, 22 

April 26. Declaration. Frederick Ellis affst. Robert Livingston, for slander, 

with defendant's answer, 23 

May. Presentment by the jurors of the county of Albany, of Ryneer 
Schaites, of Schenectide, for an assault on Richard Pretty, sheriff 
of said county, while engaged in executing the duties of his 
office, 24 

May 11. Presentment by the jurors of the county of Albany, of Adam Fro- 
nian, late of Schenectide, constable, for refusing to execute a war- 
rant under the hands and seals of Hendrick Kuyler and Robert 
Saunders, justices, &c., 24 

March 27. Declaration in ejectment, and notice to tenant ; Killian van Rensse- 
laer, lessor, affst. Mai'tin Cornelisen, tenant, 25 

May. Presentment by the jurors of the county of Albany, of Guisbert 
Garretts, of Schenectide, for an assault upon Richard Pretty, 
sheriff of said county, while engaged in executing the duties of his 
office, 26 

April 7. Petition. Jacobus Schalenger and Samuel Mulford, of Easthampton, 
to be indemnified for certain losses incurred by them in conse- 
quence of the estate of James Loper (for whom they had become 
security) being taken out of their hands, 27 

April 22. Petition. Elie Coppin, that her daughter, living with Wessels 
Wessels, may be dismissed his service, he having several times 
attempted to debauch her, 28 

April 26. Petition. Joseph Browne .and Isaac Gabay, for the remission of 
fines incurred by them in violating a law against boarding a new- 
ly-arrived vessel before the master had reported her, 29 



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1084. PAGE. 



Nov. 15. Petition. Derick Johnson Ilougland, for redi-ess in a suit witli Dan- 
iel de Haart, and that justices Albert and Ilnbbart be summoned 
to appear before the governor and council to report in the case, . 30 
16S6. 

June. Petition. Estien Hamel, master of the brigantine Amorante, for the 
remission of a tine. [Petitioner was a French Huguenot, who had 
fled from persecution in Guadaloupe to settle in New York; but 
having ignorantly violated the navigation act, his vessel had been 
condemned], 31 

June 11. Petition. Thomas Brookes, master of the sloop Adventure, for the 
remission of a penalty incurred by allowing a bag of wool and 
other articles to be landed at Oyster Bay, 32 

June 11. Writ to the sheriff of Queens county, to inquire into the amount of 
plaintiti^s damages in a case of trespass ; John Woollv ai/i)t. llo- 
bert Miller, ....■" ". . .' 33 

June 11. Writ to the sheriff of Queens county, to inquire into the amount of 
plaintif}"s damages in a case of trespass; John Woolly ai/st. John 
Simpson, 34 

June 11. Writ to the sheriff of Queens county, to inquire into the .amount of 
plaintiff's damages in a case of trespass ; John Woolly affst. Jo- 
seph Sutton, , 35 

June 22. Petition. Paulus Schrick, complaining of Thomas Allen, com- 
mander of his majesty's ketch Quaker, for interrupting him in the 
prosecution of a trading voyage from New York to Rappahannock 
river, in Virginia, and of lord Effingham, lieut. gov. of said colony, 
for refusing him relief in the premises, and praying to be allowed 
to replevin his sloop, on giving the required security, said sloop 
having been seized at New York upon complaint of the said lieut. 
gov. of Virginia, 36 

June 22. Order on the petition of Paulus Schrick, that he give security in the 
sum of £500 to answer any action, complaint or information, if 
any be made by lord Effingham, for transgressing his majesty's 
laws, and to cause said sloop to be forthcoming, &c., and that she 
be appraised, «fcc., , 36 

July 7. Petition. Nath. Baker, to be relieved from damages that may re- 
sult to him in consequence of the neglect of the clerk of Suffolk 
county to make return of a writ, &c., 36 

July 7. Petition. Edward Antill, to be allowed to sell some perishable 
goods, consigned by Roger Jackson, of the island of Jamaica, to 
Richard Phitlips, of New York (an unknown person), for the bene- 
fit of said Jackson ; granted, on sufKcient security being given,. . 37 

July 7. Petition. Inhabitants of Easthampton, against the grant of any part 

of their lands, without a legal trial in the county, 38 

July 7. Petition. Mary, widow of Samuel Davis, late of Jamaica, that the 
small property left to his family may not be all expended in the 
payment of surgeons, who failed to save his life when suftering 
from a broken leg and extensive frost bites, 39 

July 13. Aw.ard of the mayor and aldermen to the New York physicians of 

six pounds for their services in the above case, 39 



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PAGE. 



(No date.) Bonrl. Stephen Creger .ind Edward Buckmaster, that said Creger 
(master of the ketch Adventure) shall not transport any slaves or 
servants from tlie province, but sucli as have passes, 40 

July 28. Deposition. William Card, seam.an of the Johanna of Pisc.attaway, 
Philip Leverett, master, relative to her voyage from Malaga, her 
shijjwreck in Penobscot river, .and the seizure of some of her cargo 
on board of a shallop bound for Piscataway, '. , 41 

July 29. Petition. Jacobus de Beavoise, for possession of two houses and 
lots in Albany, late the property of Adrian Johnson van Elpen- 
dam (a suicide), the petitioner being his relative, 42 

Aug. 9. Petition. Hendrick de Bruyne, for the remission of the claims of 
the crown in a vessel of his, condemned by a law of which he was 
ignorant, 43 

Aug. 12. Petition. Stephen Hussey, of Nantucket, for redress of wrongs 
done him by Joseph Gardner, justices Gardner and Coffin and 
William Worth, clerk of the court, in the seizure of rum belong- 
ing to him, 44 

Sept. 13. Petition. Jacob Melyne, for a rehearing of his case with Stephen 

Creger, at the grand Court of Assize ; granted, 45 

Sept. 13. Petition. Isaac Melyne, for a rehearing of his case with Stephen 

Creger at the grand Court of Assize ; granted, 46 

Sept. 8. Commissions. Tho. Sh.arpe, Richard Pattish.all, Tho. Giles, Nicolas 
Manning, Giles Goddard, Jno. Dolling, Lawrence Denny and 
Elihu Gunison, to be justices of the peace for the county of Corn- 
wall, in the province of New York, with a copy of the oath of 
office to be administered to them, 47 

Sept. 17. Instructions for capt. Nicholas Manning, sub-collector, surveyor and 
searcher of his majesty's customs and excise in the county of 
Cornwall, and receiver of his m.ajesty's quit-rents and other reve- 
nues in said county, 48 

(No date.) Commission. English Smith, to visit the county of Queens, to 

ascertain who are selling liquors without license, <fec., 49 

(No date.) Petition. Jacob Leisler, in behalf of the inhabitants of the county 

of Suffolk, respecting their trade and commerce, ". 50 

(No date.) Petition. S.amuel Stocker, to have his necessities provided for while 
in confinement, and to h.ave legal advice granted him in answering 
the offense imputed to him, 51 

(No date.) Petition. Thomas Stephens, in behalf of the troop of horse under 
the comm.and of capt. Josiah Hubbart, of Easthampton, that the 
members of the troop may be exempted from the payment of 
the common rates on themselves and horses, 52 

(No date.) Petition. Robert Allen and David Shepherd, that their household 
goods, ttc. (they coming to settle in the province), may be 
exempted from the duties claimed on them by the collector of the 
port of New York, 53 

(No date.) Petition. Sam'l Eborne, Andrew Gibbs and Richard Lloyd, of 
Brookhaven, that they may be allowed to trade with and employ 



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GOVERNOR DOXOAN. 
1680. PAGE. 

Indians, while engaged in tlieir whaling design, and enjoy certain 
privileges on the beach by the Long Cove, 54 

Oct. 4. Petition. John Priidden, quondam minister of Jamaica, L. I., to 
grant him relief against certain of his parishioners who refuse 
to pay their share of his salary, and that (should any considera- 
ble portion of the people of said town of the Congregational 
persuasion be desirous to employ him as a pastor), his Excellency 
and the couneil would give their approbation to the proceeding; 
Ordered that notice be given to the delinquents to appear befme 

the governor, «fcc., to answer in the premises, 55 

[InN. Y. Doc. Hist., III., 195.] 

Oct. 6. Protest. Samuel Mulford and others, of Easthampton, against the 
intrusion of Robert Kedy, John Parsons and others upon, cer- 
tain lands in said town, to which they have no title, 5C 

Oct. 6. Protest. Thomas Osboriie and others, of Easthampton, against 
the claims of Robert Kedy to lands lying on Duck creek, in said 
town, belonging to said protestors, 57 

Oct. 9. Protest. Robert Daiton, of Easthampton, against the claim of Oli- 
ver Norris to lands at Hammack, in said town, belonging to the 
protestor, 58 

Oct. 9. Protest. Samuel Mulford, of Easthampton, against the claims of 
John Persons, we.iver, to lands lying on the south side of Alewise 
brook, in said town, belonging to said protestor, 59 

Oct. 11. Patent. Mattliew Blanjohn for sixty-two and three-quarter acres 

and thirty-six rods of land in the town of Hurly, county of Ulster, 60 

(No date.) Indictment against Peter Chock for forging a petition to the gov- 
ernor and council, under the names of Samuel Parsons, Thomas 
Osbourne and John Hoping, overseers of Easthampton. [As 
Peter Chock failed to appear at the October sessions of South- 
hold, the case was referred to the Court of Oyer and Terminer, 
&c., to be held at Southampton on the 2d Wednesday of Novem- 
ber ensuing], 61 

Declaration. John Dishington against John Harrison, for the 
recovery of £1 1. 5s, 62 

Oct. 27. Minutes of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, ifcc, for the county of 

Kings, held at Flatbush, 63 

Nov. 3. Petition. John Farrington, of Flushing, to the coui-t sitting at 

Jamaica, for relief in the execution of his duties of pound keeper, 64 

Nov. 15. Petition. Thomas Phillips and others, belonging to the ship Thomas, 
Thomas Colebrook, master, for relief in their imprisonment effected 
by said Colebrook's bringing them to trial on a charge of mutiny, 
for which they were condemned and fined, 65 

Nov. 13. Deposition. Peter Benson, of Easthampton, relative to a certain 
seditious sermon preached by rev. Thomas James in said town, 
wherein he applied Job xxiv, 2 (relating to the removal of neigh- 
bor's landmarks), to the difficulties then prevalent about lands in 
Easthampton, 66 

Nov. 18. Deposition. Josiah Hobart, of Easthampton, &c. [Same as the 

preceding], 67 

fin N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 67.] 



126 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXIII. 

GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1686. PAGE. 

Nov. 18. Order for the arrest of rev. Thomas James, charged with preaching 
a seditious serinon at Easthampton, and for the attendance of wit- 
nesses ; also that warrants be issued to take Samuel Mulford, 
Robert Dayton, Samuel Parsons, Benj. Concklin, Thomas Osborne, 
John Osborne, and others, and bring them to the city to answer 

in the premises this day fortnight, 68 

[In N. Y. Doo. Hist., Ill, 355.] 

Information, filed by James Graham, attorney-general, against 
Thomas James, late minister of Easthampton, for sedition, with 
plea, 69 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 356.] 

Nov. 19. Warrant for the apprehension of Thomas James, late minister 
of Easthampton, for having preached a seditious sermon in said 
town on the 1 '7th of October last, 70 

[In N. Y. Doo. Hist., Ill, 357.] 

Information against Samuel Mulford, Robert Daiton, Sam'l Parsons, 
Benjamin Conckling, Thomas Osborne and John Osborne, for 
publishing a scandalous and libelous paper in Easthampton, &c.,. 71 

[InN. Y. Doe. Hist., HI, 351.] 

Information, filed against Samuel Mulford, of Easthampton, for pub- 
lishing a scandalous and libelous paper in said town (a copy of 
which is embraced in this information) ; [Mr. Mulford and his 
associates were thus proceeded against for unlawful opposition to 
an order of the governor and council, which directed that thirty 
acres of uninclosed land in Easthampton should be laid out for 
Robert Cady and nine other persons, who had regularly paid their 
duties for the last four years in said town, and thereby become 
associates in the siirae], 72 

Nov. 19. Warrant for the apprehension of Samuel Mulford, Robert Dayton, 
Samuel Parsons, Benjamin Concklin, Thomas Osborne and John 
Osborne, of Easthampton, for publishing a certain seditious libel 
in said town, to answer, &c., 73 

Information, filed against Robert Daiton, of Easthampton, for pub- 
lishing a scandalous and libelous paper in said town, 74 

Information, filed against Thomas 0.sborne, Stephen Hedges and 
Mary Perkins, for publishing a scandalous and libelous paper in 
Easthampton, &c., 75 

Warrant for the apprehension of Stephen Hedges, William Perkins, 
Jeremy Concklin, Daniel Bishop and Nathaniel Bishop, of P]ast- 
hampton, for publishing a scandalous and libelous paper in said 
town, to answer, &c., 76 

Nov. 12^. Minutes of council. Southampton bounds ; Amboy ; charges against 

Lucas Santen ; Kenebec; mutiny at Staten island ; Mr. James,. . 77 

Nov. 25. Petition. Rev. Thomas James, minister of Easthampton, for clem- 
ency, and remission of the fine imposed upon him for having 
preached a certain sermon, &c., 78 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist.. Ill, 358.] 

Petition. Thomas James, Samuel Mulford and others, associates of 
the town of Easthampton, suggesting that the order of council 



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ot'tlie 29th of July, 1686, granting three hundred acres of the land 
in said town to Robert Cady and others, was based upon misin- 
formation as to their having paid scot and lot in said town, and 
praying that said order may be redressed or revoked, T9 

Petition. Samuel Mulford and others, of Easthampton, to be 
pardoned their late offenses, and to have the penalties imposed 

upon them remitted, 80 

Nov. 25. Petition. Abraham Corbett representing that he had contracted 
with the i'ariners of the excise, for a certain sum, to sell liquors by 
retail, for the year ; but the mayor of the city had forbidden him 
to sell, and praying redress in the premises, 81 

Dec. Minutes of council of the 6th and 9th of December, 1686, 82 

Dec. 9. Petition. Jeremy Hobart, minister in Hempstead, complaining of 
the remissness of the town in complying with its agreement with 

him, and craving interposition in the matter, 83 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 192.] 
Petition. Samuel Mulford of Easthampton, representing that a ves- 
sel containing certain merchandise for him from Barbados, was 
frozen up in Connecticut river ; that in the spring said merchandise 
came to him in the same bottom, but that, nevertheless, the duty 
of ten per cent was demanded of him, and soliciting its remission ; 
granted, S-t 

Dec. 13. Minutes of council of the 13th of December, 1686, 85 

Dec. 13. Petition. Rev. Samuel Eborn, minister of Brookhaven, representing 
that the inhabitants of the town had utterly neglected to p.ay his 
salary, and praying relief in the premises; order that he be paid, 
or that the inhabitants of the town, or some one in their behalf, 

appear and show the reason for refusal, 86 

[In N". Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 359.] 

Dec. 15. Petition. John Smith of Hempstead, representing that his sons were 
obstructed by certain Indians in settling on lands which he granted 
to them, and praying that the matter might be heard and deter- 
mined by the council, 87 

Dec. 12. Receipt by P. De La Xoy for certain goods seized at Josiah Hunt's 

by P. Lndger, and delivered at the custom house, 88 

Dec. 1 6. List of books and records, &c., as the}' were delivered by John Ward, 

this 16th day of December, 1686, signed R"" Bleecker, clarq, 88 

Dec. 23. Minutes of Council of the 20th and 23d of December, 1686, 89 

Dec. 27. Petition. Rev. Samuel Eborne, of Setalcott, to be granted a patent 
for certain meadow lands adjacent to his premises; granted, if 
not appropriated by others, 90 

Dec. 27. Minutes of Council of the 27th of December, 1686, 91 

Dec. 30. Petition. Samuel Rusco of Jamaica, for the payment of £5 9 found 
to be due him by the committee to audit the accounts of sheriffs, 
&c., 92 

Dec. 16. List of all the families and persons in Huntington, L. I., 93 

List of the inhabitants and householders, with the number of persons 
in each family in Southhold, 1686, 9-4 



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Writs, orders, proclamations, &c , issued by governor Dongan in the 
years 1684 and 1685, viz., 95 

1684. Tlie I'ollowiug documents are paged separately in this vohinie. 

May. Order appointing Margareta Schuyler, late of Albany, widow of 
Gerrit van Schlectenhorst, late of Esopus, deceased, to be adminis- 
tratrix of his estate, 1 

May 8. Certificate to the peaceable conduct of Agottapatani, son of the 
Nantacoek emperor, granting him and his people permission to 
visit the province, 2 

May 9. Commission. John White to be alderman and justice in New York, 

in the place of Gulian Verplauck, deceased, 3 

May 11. Commission. Michael Vaughton to be clerk of the market, New 

York; (also in vol. 34 : 19), 3 

May 11. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to draw an exact line 
between the towns of Flatbush and Newtown, L. I., and to make 
return, &c. (also in vol. 34 : 19), 4 

May 11. Commission. John Eider to be clerk and register of Westchester 

county ; (also in vol. 34 : 20), 4 

May 13. License to Charles Aubert De La Chesnaj^e to bring beavers, peltry 
and other goods in his vessel from Quebec to New York, and to 
trade and traffic in that city ; (also in vol. 34:20), 5 

May 20. Order to the sheriff of Richmond county to notify the inhabitants of 
the New Lotts to pay their quit-rents, or to distrain for them on 
their neglect to pay, 5 

May 23. Order forbidding flour to be bolted or packed, or bread made for trans- 
portation in any other part of the province than the city of New 
York, until his royal highness' will shall be known in the matter 
(see vol. 30 : 144), 6 

June 5. Commission. Capt. Gardner to be captain of a foot company at 
Martin's Vineyard, and likewise to be chief magistrate ; ditto 
Matthew Mayhew (see vol, 34 : 21), 7 

June 7. Certificate of the naturalization of Cornells Jacobse of the city of New 

York ; (also in vol. 34 : 21), 7 

June 9. Order appointing the persons by whom, and the times when courts 
shall be held at Nantucket and Martin's vineyard, in Dukes 
county ; (also in vol. 34 : 22), 8 

May 19. Order, directing that certain enumerated commodities (not coming 

from Europe) shall be duty free until further order, 9, 11 

May 30. Commission. Justice Pell to be captain of a troop of horse, 9 

May 30. Commissions. J. Youngs to be lieut. col. of a troop of horse on 
Long island ; John Howell, m.ajor ; John Budd, lieut. ; _ John 
Youngs, jun'r, ensign ; Isaac Arnold to be captain ; (also in vol. 

34: 2l), 10 

June 5. Order to Jeptha, Indian sachem of Nantucket, Meshawqnet, <fcc., 
for the peaceable and quiet possession of their lands ; not to sell 
any except to the governor for his royal highness, 10 



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June 6. Warrant to Thomas Smith, watur bailift" to seize the sliip IJaeheloi's 

Fortune, 10 

May 27. Capias granted to Gabriel Leggett, 10 

May 27. Commission. James Graham to be justice of tlie peace for the city 

and county of X^ew York ; (also in vol. 34 : 18), 11 

May 19. Habeas corpus granted to Capt. Osborne for the court of West- 
chester, " 11 

1683. 

March 1. Order appointing Nicholas Demeyer, Gabriel Minvielle, John Inians 
and Wm. Pinhorn, to examine and audit the public accounts of 
Capt. Anthony Brockholls, from the 20th of November, 1082, to 

the 6th of October, 1GS3, and to make report of the same, 12 

1684. 

June 20. Order granting ten pounds reward to informers against those who 
sliall take up horses not their own, and directing that every one 
taking up his own horse, or horses, shall make proof of his own- 
ership before the next justice of the peace, 13 

June 25. Pass to Jean Bourbon and Jaques Obesson for Canada; (also in vol. 

34 : 24), 14 

June 11. Order appointing Anthony Brockholls and Lucas Santen, together 
with Thomas Cooper and Robert Gregoi', masons, to examine the 
fortifications of the city of ISew York and ascertain and report 
what repairs are immediately necessary ; (also in vol. 34 : 23), 15 

(No date.) Report of Anthony Brockholls, Lucas Santen, Thomas Cooper and 
Robert Gregor, masons, as to the repairs required on the fortifica- 
tions of the city of New York ; (also in vol. 34 : 24), 15 

June 25. Order to John Hendricks Browne, Nichs. Blake and Paulus 
Richards to appraise the estate of Joshua Lasseui', deceased, 
which is in the possession of Gabriel Minvielle, and to report 
thereupon ; (also in vol. 34 : 25), 16 

June 9. Order warning all the Indians on the island of Nantucket not to 
dispose, sell or give any of their lands to any one whatsoever, 
except the said purchase, or deeds of gift be made in the presence 
and by the consent of Capt. John Gardner, »fcc. ; (also in vol. 
34 : 22), 17 

June 10. Order to John Hendricks Browne, Paulus Richards, Abram Moll 
and William Lee to make an appraisement of the barque New 
Providence, and to report thereujjon (also in vol. 34: 23), 18 

June 13. Order to Capt. Andrew Bowne, Robert Darkins, Abraham Moll and 
William Lee to make an appraisement of the ship Gideon or 
Bachelor's Fortune, and to report thereupon, (also in vol. 34 : 23), 18 

June 11. Report of John Hendricks Brown and others of their appraisal of 

the barque New Providence (vol. 34 : 27), 19 

July 3. Protest granted to Joseph Benbrigge against Phillips and Alleysen, 

&c., .■; 20 

July 4. Commissions. Anthony Brockholls to be major over all the horse ; 

Mr. Santen, captain ; John Royce to be lieutenant ; Court- 

landt, ensign ; Wm. Merritt, quartermaster ; Nich. Demeyer, ma- 
jor ; — Miuville, captain of a troop, 20 

17 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1684. . PAGE. 

June 20. Appointment. Gabriel Minville, of New York, to be administrator 
of the estate of Joshua Lasseur, late of said cit)', deceased ; (also in 
vol. 34 : 26), 21 

June 25. License. Moses Aboab, of New York, to trade and traffic like the 
rest of the inhabitants, within the city, during pleasure ; (also in 
vol. 34 : 26), " 22 

June 25. Commission. John Thompson, to inquire after .and make seizure 
of all strays, drift whales, wrecks and drifts within the county of 
Suffolk ; (also in vol. 34 : 25), ". . . 23 

June 25. Summons to Joseph Davis, Samuel Munsie, Zachary Hawkins and 
Obadiah , to answer for abuse of John Thompson while 
engaged in taking up stray horses, 24 

July 11. Capias. Francis Romboult op-si. John Pell, Westchester; returna- 
ble on the first Wednesday in October, at the Court of Oyer and 
Terminer of said county, 25 

July 25. Capias. John Palmer agst. Edw. Marshall, late of the county of 
Kichmond ; returnable last Wednesday in October next, at the 
Court of Oyer and Terminer for Kings county, 25 

July 25. Summons. Thomas Atkinson and others of the crew of the Sea- 
flower, to respond to Walter Cobie, master of said vessel, on the 
29th of July at New York, 25 

May 14. Certificate. William Bogardus, public notary of New York, of an 
acknowledgment by Abraham Verplank of his indebtedness in 
various ways to Henrica Verpl.anck, widow of his deceased son, 
Gullain, &c. ; (also in vol. 34 : 29), 26 

July 28. Hue and cry granted to Tho. Davis of New York, Albert Albertsen 

and others, 28 

July 29. Capias. Trespass on the case; Abra. Desosa agft. Jacob Delun, 

returnable the first Wednesday in October, in New York, 23 

Aug. 10. Warrant gnanted for William Beekman to James Wilson, mate of 

the pinke Rebecca, 28 

Aug. 18. Habeas corpus to Richd. Pettishall, at the suit of sir Edmond 

Andros, in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, etc., 28 

Aug. 18. Marri.age License. John Specy and Mary Hunt; (also in vol. 34 : 30), 28 
July 9. Letters of administration. Ann Carpenter and Joseph Carpenter, to 
administer to the estate of the late Joseph Carpenter of Oysterbay, 

deceased, 29 

July 26. Pass granted for Oanckkoe, sachem for Mohegen, 30 

Aug. 16. Capias. Trespass on the case; John Phillips affst. John Johnson 

Flintsbergh, returnable the 1st Wednesday in October, 30 

(No date.) Inventory of the estate of Joshua Lasseur, deceased, 31 

July 9. Marriage license. John Mccarty of Piscataway and Ann Harman 

of Woodbridge ; (also in vol. 34 : 28), 32 

Aug. 2. Marriage license. William Francis of Piscataway, and Janacay 

Arense of the city of New York ; (.also in vol. 34": 28), 82 



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July 18. Marri.acrc license. James Graham and Elizabeth Windebank, (also 

in vol. 31 : 28), _ . . 32 

Aug. 22. Order (on the petition of Thomas Singleton, master of the pinck 
Thomas and Ann) foregoing his line in case it accrues to his 
royal highness or to his excellency — if to the city, to be referred 
to the mayor to discharge it, and" release the petitioner from his 
imprisonment, as he is a regular trader to New York, 33 

Aug. 29. Commission. John Collier, to be aid-major and muster-master of 

the city and province of New York, (also in vol. 34 : 31), 34 

Aug. 21. Capias. Trespass on the case ; Edward Taylor (/(/si. Peter Jacobs, 35 

Aug. 20. Certificate to the purchase, by Gabriel Minvielle and Johannes 
Debrowne, of the ship formerly called the Gideon of Amsterdam 
or Bachelor's Fortune, now the New York Merchant, (also in vol. 
34 : 30), 35 

Aug. 20. Marriage license. Thomas Scidman and Mary Hunt, (also in vol. 

34: 31), 38 

Sept. 8. Order for the several foot companies within the city of New York 
to parade at 7 o'clock in the morning of the 20th inst., on the 
green before the fort, 37 

Sept. 9. Instructions to Minnie Johannes to repair to Minnisink, to inspect 
the lands and ascertain what are fit for settlement and to make 
report, &e., 39 

Sept. 1. Certificate that Nicholas Bayard, before whom certain depositions 
liad been taken, was a justice of the peace for the cit}" and county 
of New York when they were taken, 39 

Sept. 8. Order to raise a block house at Merry meetings, by the town of 
Pemaquid, for trade and traffic, and that ensign Sharpe send a file 
of men there, to be commanded by John Rowdon, (also in vol. 
34 : 32), 40 

Aug. 27. Warrant and hue and cry for the apprehension of Robert Dowsen, 

a runaway, to answer to Will. Lee, his bondsman, 41 

Sept. 15. Order authorizing capt. Stephanus van Cortlandt to raise a troop 

of horse in Kings county, to consist of fifty men, &c., 43 

Sept. 10. Commissions. [Nichs.] Deraeyer, major ; Ga. Minvielle, capt. ; A. 
Corbett, lieut. : Abram Depeister, ensign ; Jacob Leisler, capt. ; 
Hanse Kiersted, lieut. ; Brant Schuyler, ensign ; Francis Rum- 
boult, capt. ; Isaac van Vleek, lieut. ; Paulus Schrick, ensign ; 
Wm. Pinhorne, capt.; Derick van CliflT, lieut.; Barent Lewis, 
ensign ; John Delavall, capt. ; Wm. Bogardus, lieut. ; Joseph 
Lawrence, ensign ; Nichs. Stuyvesant, capt. ; Daniel Turner, 
lieut. ; Arian Cornelis, ensign, 43 

Sept. 18. Hue and cry granted after Garven Browne and Malachy Hanton, 

runaway servants of governor Dongan ; also after Daniel Hobart, 44 

Sept. 10. Commisssion. John Becker to be public notary for the town of 
Albany, Renslaerswyck, Schanectade and places adjacent, (also in 
vol. 34 : 33), 45 

Sept. 8. License. Vellum Dauie and Pier Danie, to hunt unmolested among 

the Indians in the province, 47 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1684. ■ PAGE. 

Sept. 12. Commission. Alexander Wavdrope, to be collector of quit-rents at 

Peraaquid, (also in vol. 34 : 32), 48 

Oct. 2. License. Thomas Willett, Eli.as Doughty, Tho. Hicks, Richard 
Cornwall and John Cornwall, to purchase of the Indian proprie- 
tors a tract or parcel of unappropriated land on the east side of 
Cow Neck, on Long island, (also in vol. 34 : bis 32), 49 

Oct. 5. Commission. Cornells Coursen to be justice of the peace for the 

county of Richmond, 49 

Oct. 6. Commission. Epenetus Piatt, to be justice of the peace for the 

county of Sufiblk, 49 

Sept. 13. Commission. Joseph Lee, to be clerk and register for the county 

of Westchester, 50 

Aug. 27. Commission. James Graham, to be clerk and register for the county 

of Ulster, (also in vol. 34 : bis 33), 51 

Oct. 6. Commission. Roeloffe Martens, to be justice of the peace for the 

county of Kings, 51 

Oct. 6. Commission. Ryer Skermerhorne, to be justice of the peace for the 

county of Queens, 51 

Oct. 8. Commission. Peter Schuyler, David Schuyler, Johannes Wendall, 
Will. Teller, Gerritt Banker, M.artin Gerrittsen and Killian van 
Renselaer, justices of the peace for the county of Albany, (also in 
vol. 34 : bis ZZ), 53 

Oct. 8. Wan-ant. Wm. Pinhorne and John Spragg, each to take and seize 
any four stray mares, within the province, belonging to his royal 
highness, &c., 53 

Oct. 9. Marriage license. Hendrick Jacobs and Antie Symons, both of 

New" York, (also in vol. 34 : bis 33), 54 

Oct. 12. Marriage license. Edward Taylor and Deliverance HoUitt, 54 

Oct. 22. Marriage license. William Owing and Mary Ciuburne, both of 

Flushing, 54 

Oct. 25. Marriage license. Samuel Weuder and Margaret. Rudyerd, 54 

Oct. 25. Marriage license. John West and Ann Rudyard, 54 

Dec. 2. Marriage license. Edward Buckmaster and Margaret Mathews, both 

of New York, 54 

Oct. 10. License to David Brown to trade and traffic in the city of New 

York, 55 

Dec. 5. Marriage license. John Briggs, of Gravesend, and Matthew {sic) 

Wilkins, 50 

1686. 
Oct. 8. Commission. Nicolas Bayard, to be colonel of a regiment of foot 

within the city and county of New York, 56 

1684. 
Oct. 1 4. Commission. Gabriel Minvielle to be mayor of the city of New 

York, 57 

Sept. 9. Wan-ant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to lay out a lot of vacant 

land on Staten island, for Abraham Cole, 59 



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GOVERNOR DOXGAN. 
1684. . . PAGE. 

Oct. 21. Commission. Simon Sciring to be justice of tlie peace for the county 

of Queens, '. 60 

Oct. 22. Hue and cry after ilalaclii Ilauton and Gawen Browne, servants of 

governor Dongan, 00, 62, 9.3 

Oct. 22. Commission. John Buttery to be captain of foot in Sackadahock, . . 60 
Oct. 22. Commission. Gyles Godavd, to be captain of a foot company in 

New Dartmouth, in the county of Cornwall, 61 

Oct. 22. Warrant tt) Gyles Go^ldard, to be surveyor of lands at Pemaquid, in 

the county of Cornwall, 61 

Oct. 30. Commission. Benjamin Collier to be slieritf of the county of West- 
chester, 62 

Oct. 27. Commission. Richard Pretty to be sheriff of the county of Albany, 62 

Nov. 24. Marriage license. George Brewerton and Anite Blauck, 62 

Oct. 31. Warrant to the constable of Hempstead to summon the Indians 
and others of said town, to appear before the council, on the last 
Friday in November, to shew cause what pretense they have 
against the metes and bounds of Hempstead, 63 

Sept. 29. Caveat by James Barre, on a certain parcel of land lying at Karles 
Rock, at the Fresh kill, on Staten island, as per patent from gover- 
nor Andros to John Sharpe, 64 

Oct. 25. Hue and cry. Mr. Johnson after Robert Meare, 64 

Oct. 1 1 . Caveat by John Johnson Fenn against any patent to Wm. Ridder at 

Mashpeth kill, till the same be decided by the governor, 64 

Nov. 3. Commission. Gabriel Minvielle, mayor ; James Graham, recorder ; 
Nickolas Bayai-d, John Lawrence, John Robinson, Andrew Bovvne, 
Isaac van Vleaq [Vleck], Nicholas Willem Stuyvesant, aldermen, 
to be justices of the peace for the city and county of New 
York, &c., 65 

Nov. 5. Two passes granted for Canada : one to Mr. Cortland with blanks 

for two names, and the other to Robert Sanders, 66 

Nov. 6. License to John Roe of Seatalcott, to take up any three stray horses 
or mares without m.ark, within the county of Suffolk, and belong- 
ing to his royal highness, &c., 67 

Oct. 24. License to John Spragge, to take up any four horses or mares within 
the province without mark, commonly called strays, and belong- 
ing to his royal highness, «fcc., 67 

Nov. 20. Caveat by John Okie and Cornells Barnes, in behalf of the inhabit- 
ants of Flatbush, against any patent being granted to the inhabit- 
.ants of Brookland, unless an agreement be produced on the behalf 
of both towns, which shall be approved of by the governor, .... 68 

Dec. 1. Warrant to the sheriff of the county of Richmond, to warn those 
not having titles to lands within the county, to appear before the 
governor and council on the 15th inst., to show what right or title 
they have to the lands in their possession, 69 

Dec. 8. Pass to Mr. Minviell for the barque Susanna, bound for Jamaica,. . . 70 
Dec. 10. Marriage license. Oliver Cranesburgh and Helekin van Horrow, 

both of the citv of New York, 70 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1684. PAGE. 

June 16. Deed. Isaac Melyn to Isaac van Vleck, for a house and lot in the 

Pi-ince's Graft, New York, 71 

Dec. 9. Commission. John Palmer to be justice of the peace for the county 

of Westchester, 72 

Dec. 8. Commission. Henry Filkins of the city of New York, to be collec- 
tor of the great packt or excise, in the several counties of Long 
island, &c., with instructions, 73 

Dec. 16. Order to Robert Darkins, William Merritt, William Lee and William 
Palmer, to appraise the anchors, guns, tackle, &c., belonging to 
the ship Sealiower, 75 

Dec. 16. Order to Thomas Smyth, water bailiff, to take from the ship Hope- 
well, and place on the city wharf, two anchors belonging to the 

ship Seaflower, 75 

1685. 

Jan. 7. Marriage license. Saml. Griffin and Eliz. Piatt, both of Huntington, 75 
1684. 

Dec. 23. Marriage license. Asser Levy and Margaret Levy, both of the city 

of New York, 76 

Dec. 29. Commission. John Knight, to be one of the clerks of the court of 

chancery, 77 

Dec. 29. Commission. James Graham, to be one of the clerks of the court 

of chancery, 70 

Dec. 27. Warrant to Michael Vaughton, commander of the sloop James of 
New York, to proceed to the Sound, and seize and send to the city 
for further examination, all vessels that may seem to be engaged 
in unlawful traffic, 81 

Dec. 21. Commission. William Ashfordby, to be sheriff of the county of 

Ulster, 83 

Nov. 11. Warrant appointing Nicholas Bayard and James Graham of New 
York, and Elias "Doughty, Samuel Spycer and Isaac Arnold of 
Long island, to be a committee to inspect and audit the accounts 
of the sheriffs of Long island, since 1674, and also of all fines, 
rates and public fees, &c., and to make return thereof to his 
excellency before the 1st Monday of November next, 85 

Oct. Letters of administration to Cornells Corsen, on the estate of Edmond 

Arrowsmith of the county of Richmond, 87 

1685. 
Feb. 19. Letters of administration to Hendrick Gillus, on the estate of Jacob 

Uyten Bogard of the city of New York, 88 

1684. 
Nov. 15. Warrant to Adolph Pieters, Peter King and Robert Shaw, to lay 
out and survey for James Burne some vacant Land in the Smith's 
Fly, New York, convenient for a slaughter-house, and also land 
for a dwelling, adjoining the Cow Pen, and to make return, &c., 89 
1685. 

Feb. 3. Hue and cry after Daniel Toshack and his wife, 89 

Feb. 9. Hue and cry after James White, James Muire, Will. Busie and 

Robert Muire, servants to doct. Lockhart, 90 



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1685. . PAGE. 

Feb. 13. Comniission. John I'alnicr, one of tlic judges of the Court of Oyer 
and Terminer, Jolm Pell and John Palmer, justices of tlie peaec 
of the county of Westchester, to hold a Court of Oyer and Termi- 
ner within said county, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the 
18th, 19th and 20th inst., '. 91 

Feb. 1 9. Letters of administration to Stephanus van Cortlandt, on tlie estate 
of Anne Lockerman, hitc widow of Oliver van Cortlandt, deceased, 
of New York, 92 

(Xo date.) Bill of health to James Shore, 93 

Letters of administration to John Tuthill and Isaac Arnold, on the 
estate of John Budd, late of Southold, deceased, 93 

(No date.) Caveat by Matthias Nicolls agst. John Vincent, administrator to the 
estate of Jaques Cousseau for £5 due at the Court of Assizes, 
1078, 93 

March 2. Warrant to the sheriff" of New York, to disinter and hang in chains, 

Cufty, a slave of col. Lewis Morris, executed for arson, 94 

March 10. AVarrant to Henry Filkins, to take, for his royal highness' benefit, 

a drift whale lately cast ashore on the south side of Long island, 95 

M.arch 13. Commissions sent to Suffolk county for the following persons: 
Joseph Fordham, sheriff"; Thomas Stephens, quartermaster ; Jo- 
seph Hob, captain ; Epenetus Piatt, captain ; Jonas Wood, lieut. ; 
Jonathan Scudder, ensign ; Richard Woodhull, jun., captain of a 
foot; Richard Smith, jun., his lieut. ; Thomas Jeuers, his ensign, 96 

March 19. Commissions for Albany for the following persons : Johannes Wen- 
dell, captain ; Jacob Saunders Glen, his lieut. ; Joachim Staats, his 
ensign ; Samuel Glen, captain at Schanectada ; John van Eps, his 
lieut. ; Johaimes Glen, his ensign ; John Johnson Bleecker, to be 
captain of foot at Alb.any ; Robert Saunders, his lieut. ; Gabriel 
Thompson, his ensign ; Martin Garretsen, captain of a foot at 
Renselaerswyck ; Mindart llendricksen, his lieut. ; Garret Guys- 
bertsen, his ensign ; Peter Schuyler, lieutenant of a troop of horse, 
Albany ; Killian van Ranslaer, his cornet, 96, 97 

May 7. Commissions. Major Willett, captain of a troop of horse ; Tho. 
Wandall, his lieut. ; Francis Doughty, his cornet ; Tho. Stephens, 
quartermaster, 98 

May 12. Commissions. John Young, jun., Southhold, lieut. ; Arnold, 

his captain, 98 

March 16. Warrant to the several sheriff's throughout the province, to make 
inquiry of the inhabitants within their bailiwicks by what right, 
title or pretenses they enjoy their possessions, and to make 
return of the same, in order to find out whether they be recorded, 99 

March 19. Caveat by Nathaniel Piersen and Simon Searing, that those of Cow 

Neck (L. I.), should have but one hundred acres, 100 

Mai-ch 21. Summons to Samuel Hitchcock and others, within the limits and 
bounds of Bronxe's river, Westchester county, to show what right 
and title they have to the lands in their possession, «&c., 101 

March 27. Quietus to Johannes John Vincent as administrator of the estate of 

Jaques Cousseau, deceased, 102 



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March 23. Proclamation against peddling goods or merchandise within the 
province on which the duties have not heen paid, and granting 
one-third part thereof to any one who shall seize the same, 103 

March 23. Proclamation against carrying concealed or private weapons, 103 

March 23. Proclamation against landing dutiable goods at any other place than 

the city bridge. New York, hay, wood and lime only excepted,. . 104 

March 30. Hue and cry after three servants belonging to Wm. Barkly, 104 

March 30. Warrant to Anthony Brockholls to seize a certain vessel near Mar- 
tin's vineyard, supposed to be a pirate, and also to search all 
places suspected to have received any of said vessel's cargo, and 
to seize the samC) &c., 105 

March 23. Marriage license. Thomas Wendall and Andy Sharpe, 105 

April 1. License to Abel Maieon delaFountaine and three others, his associ- 
ates, to hunt in the woods among the Indians, 106 

April 1. Pass to Evert Banker and comrade for Canada, with a request to 

the officers in Canada to allow them to pass and repass, &c., .... 107 

April 17. Order to major Nicholas Demeyer and capt. Santen, to warn all the 
companies within the city and county of New York, to assemble 
for exercise at the usual place for rendezvous, on the 29th of May 
next; similar order to col. John Youngs and capt. Hobart, . 108, 109 

April 17. Marriage license. Wm. Cox and , 109 

April 7. Commission. Thomas Coker, to be coroner for the city and county 

of New York, and Henry Pawling for the county of Ulster, 110 

April 9. Marriage license. Cornells Michells and Neltie Elderts, 110 

1684. 
Nov. 3. Memorandum. That in the commission to Mr. Graham to be clerk 
of the county of Ulster, after the words " giving you," was 

added, " or your deputy," Ill 

1685. 
April 15. Caveat of John Bowne and Matthias Harmse of Flushing, against 

granting land in said town to Wm. Creed (?) and his associates,. 112 
1686. 
Oct. 8. Commission. John Lawrence to be captain, Jonathan Wright to 
be lieutenant, and Edw. Farrington ensign, of a foot company in 

Flushing, Queens county, 112 

1685. 
April 24. Order to major Nicholas Demeyer to have all the foot militia of the 
city and county of New York paraded before the gate of Fort 
James, on the next Thursday after the date hereof, his majesty 
King James the second being then and there to be proclaimed, . . 113 

April 21. Order to major Thomas Willett, sheriff of the county of Queens, to 
proclaim his majesty James the second, in the most public and 
usual places in the said county, 115 

(No date.) Coi^y of a printed proclamation for his majesty's colony of New 
York, in America, announcing the accession of James Duke of 
York, &c., to the throne. Loudon : Printed by the assignes of 



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John Bill, deceased, and by Henry Hiles and Thomas Newcomb, 

piinters to the King's most excellent majesty, 1684, 116 

(No date.) Royal proclamation continuing in office all persons holding commis- 
sions or appointments at the time of the late King's death (imper- 
fect), 116 

April 29. Commission. Peter Schuyler to be a judge of the Court of Oyer 
and Terminer and general gaol delivery for the county of Albany, 
until the 16th day of May ne.xt, 120 

April 29. Warrant to Wassail Cobbie and Jacob Morris to appraise the sloop 
l>achelor's Fortune, her tackle, apparel and cargo, and to make 
report, &c., 121 

April 27. Certificate to the oath of Jonathan Selleck that a vessel called the 
Brother's Adventure was built at Standford, Conn., by Jonathan 
Selleck, and his brother John Selleck, 122 

April 27. Quietus to Jane Rider, widow of John Rider, deceased, administra- 
trix of the estate of the late Roger Rugg, 123 

May 15. Caveat by Jacob Morris, brother of Cornelius Steenwyck, deceased, 
against the probate of the will of said Cornells Steenwyck, and 
the granting of administration thereon, 12.3 

April 6. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to survey and lay out a 
parcel of land without the gate of the city of New York, com- 
monly called the Governor's vineyard, and to make return, &c.,. . 126 

April 9. Commission. Cornells Coursen to be captain of a company at Brock- 
land, 127 

April 15. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to survey and lay out 
for the counties of Ulster and Albany, and for Haverstraw, Tap- 
pan and Younkers, all such tracts, pieces or parcels of land as 
have not been as yet surveyed, in order for further confirmation by 
patent, and to make return, &c., 127 

May 13. Warrant to John Tuder, sheriff of New York, to collect the quit- 
rents due on the island of Manhatans, 128 

May 17. Order to Thomas Lovelace, sheriff of Richmond county, to warn the 
inhabitants of Staten island not to transport wheat out of the gov- 
ernment contrary to the act of the General Assembly, 129 

May 13. Commission. Matthew Mayhewto beclarke and register for Duke's 

county, ." ." 130 

May 26. Marri.age license. John Henry and Ann Price, both of the city of 

New York, 130 

May 26. Marriage license. Thomas Ashton and Elizabeth Gibbs, both of the 

city of New York, 131 

May 27. Hue and cry after Wm. Lee and Eliz. Lee als. Cevitt, als. Pierce, who 
goes for his wife, and Eliz. Ridge aU. Stillary, and one Charles, a 
seaman, 131 

June 4. Warrant to Thomas Lovelace, sheriff of Richmond county, to notify 
the inhabitants of Old Town, in said county, to show by what 
right, title or claim, they enjoy their lands and possessions, and to 
make return, &c., 131 

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June 4. Warrant to Benj. Collier, sheriff of Westchester county, to notify 
the inhabitants of Rye and Bedford, in said county, to" show what 
right and title they have to their lands and possessions, and to 
make return, &c., 133 

May 6. Commission. Jarvis Baxter, to be major of the foot and horse 
forces of Albany, Renslaerwick, Scannectade, and the whole county 
of Albany, 135 

June 12. Summons to Thomas Chambers and Henry Beakman, of the county 
of Ulster, to show cause for resisting John Ward in the execu- 
tion of the duties of his oiBce, and ordering them to see that there 
be a constable at Mombaccus, 136 

June 15. Commission. Major Patrick Magregoire to be mustermaster for the 
city and province of New York, with instructions for a tour of 
review and inspection through the province, 137, 138 

Jmie 13. Commission. Richard Brown, senr., to be ensign under capt. Isaac 

Arnold, for the town of Soulhhold, 139 

June 15. Warrant to Richard Pretty, sheriff of Albany, to collect forthwith 
all quit-rents remaining unpaid in the town and county of Albany, 
and to distrain for the same if necessary, ". 139 

July 1 0. Passes to Jaques Lamarque and Gabriel Fesard, his son, with their 
company, to visit the city of New York, or the town of Albany, 
upon their lawful occasions, ". 140 

(No date.) Commission. John Palmer, Matthew Mayhew, John Gardner, 
James CoiEn, Will. Worth and Will. Geire (or any two of them, 
John Palmer being one), to hold a special Court of Oyer and 
Terminer, &c., for the county of Dukes, &c., 141 

July 16. Pass to Anthonie Lespinaurd to proceed to Canada, 142 

July 21. Warrant to seize the pinck Charles, with all her guns, ammunition, 

tackle, &c., and to make return thereof, 143 

July 23. Warrant to Gresham Bowne and Andrew Bowne, Elias Pudington 
and Clement Elsworth, to make appraisement of the pinck 
Charles, and to make report, 144 

July 24. Order to Josiah Hobart, captain of a troop of horse in the county 
of Suffolk, to complete his troop from the towns of Southampton, 
Southold and Easthampton ; Seatalcott and Huntington, in said 
county, being too remote for the purpose, 145 

July 25. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to measure and survey 
all the house lots on the north side of Pearle street, in the city of 
New York, and to give account whether said lots are in accord- 
ance with their patents, 146 

Memorandum. Patent for land at Haverstraw, to Hend. Ryker, &c., 146 

July 28. Warrant to Benj. Collier, sheriff of Westchester county, to seize 
and secure certain suspected robbers, and to apprehend all vaga- 
bonds who fail to give a satisfactory account of their actions. 
[Warrants similar to this were also sent to the sheriffs of Ulster 
and Albany], 147 

Aug. 1. License to the inhabitants of the island of Manhatans, to hunt and 

destroy wolves thereon, on Thursday next, 148 



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Aug. 6. Order directing that all information or affidavits concerning vessels 
for breach of the navigation laws, &c., shall be laid before the 
governor, or, in his absence, before the judge of the Court of 
Admiralty or secretary, 149 

Aug. 12. Pass to Francoy Jemmenie Dumonore for Canada, 150 

Aug. 12. Pass to Johannes Roseboome to hunt among the Indians, 150 

Aug. 13. Pass to Amadon Fulpiea (or Flupica), and comrade, to hunt beaver, 150 

Aug. 13. Pass to John van Loon and his guide for Canada, 150 

Aug. 17. Order to David Josiah Menevert to withdraw himself and people 
from certain Indian lands upon which he had settled without 
license, 151 

Aug. 13. Proclamation dissolving the General Assembly, 152 

[lu Journal Leg. Coun., xiv.] 

Aug. 1 7. Writ to Matthew M.ayhew, sheriff of Dukes county, to have chosen 
a representative for said county to the General Assembly to meet 
at New York on the 20th of October next. [Similar writs were 

sent to New York, Kings, Queens and Suffolk], 153 

[la Jour. Leg. Coun., xiv.] 

Aug. 13. Commission. Matthew Mayhew, to be sheriff of Dukes county, .. . 154 

Aug. 17. Marriage license. Joh. Tankins and Janite Haddock, both of the 

city of New York, 154 

Aug. 17. Marriage license. Joseph Hopper and Janite Cornelis, 154 

Aug. 24. License to Jacob Loekerman and thirty men to travel, trade and 
hunt among the Indians as far as to the Wagganasse and Atta- 
waasse (Ottawaas), 155 

Aug. 26. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-gener.al, to survey and lay out 
for doctor Henry T.aylor .and Thomas Willett, of Flushing, a cer- 
tain neck of land at Unquachage, known by the name of the 
the Merryes, purchased by the said Taylor and Willett, from John 
Mayhew, Indian owner, and to make return, &c., 156 

Aug. 29. Two hue and cries after Wm. Smith, servant to col. Pye, 156 

(No date.) Order th.at no wampum, w.arapum pipes, Indian Jewells or money 
shall be carried out of the government in the way of trade or 
traffic, &C., 157 

Aug. 9. Order regulating the trade with the Indians at Albany, and direct- 
ing that no beer or liquor be brewed in the county of Albany to 
sell to the Indians, except by those having license, &c., 157 

Aug. 30. Commission. Thomas Chambers to be m.ajor of the foot and horse 

forces of the county of Leister, 1 60 

Aug. 30. Commission. Hendrick Beakman to be captain of a troop of horse 

for the county of Leister, 161 

Aug. 30. Commission. Wessel Ten Brook to be lieutenant of a troop of 
horse for the county of LHster, whereof Hendrick Beakman is cap- 
tain, 162 

Aug. 30. Commission. Daniel Broadhead to be cornet of a troop of horse 

for the county of Ulster, whereof Hendrick Beakman is captain, . 163 



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Aug. 30. Commission. Anthony Addison to be quai'termaster of a troop of 
horse for the county of Ulster, whereof Hendrick Beakman is 
captain, 164 

Aug. 30. Commission. Matthias Matthysen to be captain of a foot company 

for Kingstowne and New Paltz, 165 

Aug. 30. Commission. Abraham Hasbroack to be captain of a foot company 
for Kingstowne and New Paltz, whereof Matthias Matthysen is 
captain, 166 

Aug. 30. Commission. Jacob Rutgers to be ensign of a foot company for 
Kingstowne and New Paltz, whereof Matthias Matthjsen is cap- 
tain, 167 

Aug. 30. Commission. Thomas Garton, to be captain of the foot company in 

Hurly, Marbletowne and Mombaccus, 168 

Aug. 30. Commission. John Biggs to be lieutenant of a foot company in 
Hurly, Marbletowne and Mombaccus, whereof Thomas Garton is 
captain, 169 

Aug. 30. Commission. Charles Broadhead to be ensign of a foot company in 
Hurly, Marbletowne and Mombaccus, whereof Thomas Garton is 
captain, 170 

Sept. 2. Writs sent to the counties of Albany and Ulster to choose members 

of Assembly, 171 

Sept. 2. Denization. Guillaume Perodeau, with license to trade or traffic,. . 171 

Sept. 2. Denization. John Bolsbellaud, 172 

Aug. 11. Certificate of the sale of the sloop Lewis, and that she has become a 

free vessel of the province, 173 

Sept. 12. Hue and cry after John Gale, servant of Benjamin Chambers, 174 

Sept. 15. Denization. Jacob Tellieur of New York, 174 

Sept. 17. Denization. John Davene, with license to trade or traffic, 175, 179 

Sept. 17. Denization. Jacob Garrott, with license to trade or traffic, 176 

Sept. 17. Denization. Jean Peletrau, with license to trade or traffic, 177 

Sept. 17. Denization. Etienne Doussinet, with license to trade or traffic,. ... 178 

Sept. 17. Denization. PieiTe Godin, with license to tr.ade or traffic, 180 

(No date.) Warrant to the sheriff of Westchester county to distrain the goods, 

chattels &c., of Ann Rich bell of Mamaroneck, for quit-rents, ... 181 

(No date.) Warrant to the sheriff of Westchester county to distrain the goods, 
chattels &c., of John Archer, of the manor of Fordham, for quit- 
rents, 182 

Sept. 16. Commission. Daniel Whitehead to be ranger-general on Long 

island, 183 

Oct. 14. Commission. Nicholas Bayard, to be m.ayor of the city of New 

York, 184 

Oct. 14. Commission. John Knight, to be high sheriff of the citv and county 

of New York, ". 185 



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Oct. 14. Commission. Henry Cuyler, to be lieutenant of a foot company for 

the county of xVlbany, whereof Joliu Wendall is captain, 186 

Oct. 17. Denization. Abraham Vanderwater, with liberty to trade or traffic, 187 

Oct. 17. Denization. Bartholomew Mereier, Catharine Mercier, and Henry 

Mercier, with liberty to trade or traffic, 188 

Oct. 20. Commission, [blank] to be justices of the peace for the city and 

county of New York, 189 

Oct. 20. Commission. Jaques Corteleau, Nicholas Stilwell, Elbert Elbertsen, 
Gerardus Beakman and William Morris, to be justices of Kings 
county, 192 

Oct. 20. Commission. Roelofle Martense to be sheriff of Kings county,. . . 192 

Oct. 20. Commission. Peter Johnson to be coroner for Kings county, 192 

Oct. 20. Commission. Elias Doughty, Richard Cornell, Thomas Hicks, 
Thomas Stephenson, John Seamans, John Jackson, Daniel White- 
head, and John Townsend, to be justices of the peace for Queens 

county, 193 

Oct. 20. Commission. Thomas Hicks to be sheriff for Queens county, 193 

Oct. 20. Commission. Edward Stephenson to be coroner for Queens county, 193 

Oct. 20. Commission. John Howell, senr., Isaac Arnold, Richard Woodhull, 
Epenetus Piatt, and John Topping to be justices of the peace for 
[Suffolk county], ". 193 

Oct. 20. Commission. Josiah Hobart to be sheriff for Suffolk county, 193 

Oct. 20. Commission. Wm. Barker to be coroner for Suffolk county, 193 

Oct. 16. Commission. Nicholas Bayard, mayor, James Graham, recorder, 
and Andrew Bowne, John Robinson, William Beakman, John 
Delavall, Abraham Depeyster and Johannes Kipp, aldermen of 
the city of New York, or any three of them, the mayor or re- 
corder being one, to keep a Court of Mayor and Aldermen, 194, 196 

Oct. Notice to retailers of liquor within the city of New York, to appear 
before the governor and council, on Wednesday, the 2Sth Lnst., to 
secure a license on fiivorable terms, &c., 195 

Oct. 20 Commission. David Josiah Mineverd, Thomas Chambers, Thomas 
Garten and Hendrick Beakman, to be justices of the peace for the 

county of Ulster, 196 

Oct. 20. Commission. Henry Pawling to be sheriff for Ulster county, 196 

Oct. 20. Commission. Hendrick Hussey to be coroner for Ulster county, . . 196 

Oct. 20. Commission. Peter Schuyler, Jan Jansen Bleker, Henry Cuyler, 
Robert Sanders, Levinus van Schaick, Martin Gerritsen, Guil- 
liaum van Ranslaer and Sanders Glen, jun., to be justices for the 
town and county of Albany, whereof Peter Scuyler's, Jan Jansen 
Bicker's and Henry Cuyler's to be one date, 197 

Oct. 20. Commission. Richard Pretty to be sheriff of Albany county, 197 

Oct. 20. Commission. Jan Trompetter to be coroner of Albany county, 197 

Nov. 15. Marriage license. Thomas Hall and Abigail Wakeraan, 198 



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Nov. 14. Pardon. Henry Thompson, a burglar, and remission of the punish- 
ments of whipping and burning on the forehead, 198 

Nov. 10. Fieri Facias against John Pell, of Westchester county, to Francis 

Kimbouts, of New York, 199 

Nov. 10. Memorandum. Elizabeth Smith to be one of the proprietors of 

Flushing patent, 200 

Nov. 20. Proclamation appointing the 30th of December to be a day of 
thanksgiving for the triumph obtained by his majesty over the 
rebels, and for the success of the christian armies against the 
forces of the Ottoman, 200 

Nov. 19. Order forbidding the harboring or concealing of vagabonds, and all 
such as cannot give a fair account of themselves, or who have not 
a certificate or pass from the place whence they came, 202 

Nov. 26. Notice to Thomas Purcell of New York, to show cause why a 
patent for some land should not be granted to the widow Engletie 
Burgers, 203 

Nov. 26. Notice, to all concerned, to show cause why a quietus should not be 
granted to Dirck van Ciyff, administrator (on behalf of the widow) 
upon the estate of Cornells Dircksen, deceased, 204 

Dec. 10. Letters of administration to Hannah Galpin, widow of Philip Gal- 
pin, of Rye, in the county of Westchester, deceased, 204 

(No date.) Caveat by John Layton and John Thompson against granting a 

patent to Andrew Gibb, 205 

Dec. 7. Pass to the captain of the sloop Amity to proceed as an express to 

Petit Gouaives, 206 

Dec. 11. Letters of administration to Isaac Arnold, of Southhold (attorney 
to James Barton, of Boston, in New Engl.and), on the estate of 
Bartholomew Hooper, son of Bartholomew Hooper of Plymouth, 

England (also in vol. 34 : 87), 207 

1682. 

April 20. Power of attorney. Bartholomew Hooper, junr., of Plymouth in 
England, to Bartholomew Hooper, his father, with his will (also 

in vol. 34 : 87), 208 

1685. 

April 13. Power of attorney. Bartholomew Hooper, senr., of Plymouth, in 
Eno-land, to James Barton, of Boston, in New England (also in 
vol? 34: 89), 211 

Aug. 4. Power of attorney. James Barton, of Boston, in New England, to 

Isaac Arnold of Southhold (also in vol. 34 : 90), 212 

Dec. 9. Certificate of the farming of the Great Packt or Excise, by William 
Jlerritt, Geo. Lockhart,- Matthew Taylor, James Matthews and 
Philip Smyth, &o. (also in vol. 34 : 91), ^ 213 

Dec. 9. Notice to all concerned, not to retail liquors till they obtain a license 

from the new farmers of the excise (also in vol. 34 : 92), 214 



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Dec. 1 7. Order to the mayor of the cit_v of New York to appoint four persons 
to examine the ground adjoining to Wall street, and near to Smith's 
garden, and to report what inconvenieney or convenience the lay- 
ing out of a street through the same will cause to George Heath- 
cott and Marten Johnson 31eyer ; (also in vol. 3-i : 92), 215 

Dec. 16. Commission. James Graham of the city of New York, to be attor- 
ney-general of the province ; (also in vol 3-i : 93), 210 

Dec. 23. Letters of administration to rev. Henricus Selyne and Peter Jacob 
Marius, on the estate of Sarah Webber, deceased, wife of Johan- 
nes Provoost ; (also in vol. 3-1 : 93), 217 

Dec. 16. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to lay out 2,000 acres of 
land in the county of Ulster, for James Graham and John Dela- 
val of the city of New York, 218 

Dec. 26. Marriage license. Christopher Gore and Eliz. Rogers, both of the 

city of New York, 219 

1686. 

March 10. Denization. Pierre Bourdet, with liberty to trade or traffic, 219 

March 10. Denization. Benjamin L'Hommedieu, with liberty to trade or traffic, 221 

March 10. Denization. Estiene Mahault, with liberty to trade or traffic, 222 

March 10. Denization. Jacques Morille, with liberty to trade or traffic, 223 

March 12. Commission. Mennie Johannes to be high sheriff of the county of 

Orange, ". . . 223 

March 12. Warrant to the sheriff of Orange county to apprehend certain per- 
sons from east New Jersey, concerned in disturbing Daniel Clarck, 
Cornelius van Vorst and others in their possessions, near to Tapan 
creek, 252 

March 16. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to survey and lay out 
a certain piece of land on Staten island, near to Fresh Kill, for 
Edw.ard Antill, and to make return, »fcc., 226 

March 20. Letters of administration to Jacobus Berry, on the estate of Paulus 

Berry, of the county of nstei-, deceased, ... 227 

March 23. Letters of administration to Henrica, widow of Allard Anthony, 

late of the city of New York, deceased, on his estate, 228 

Capias against Robert Livingston at the suit of Kilian van Ran- 
selaer, returnable the first Wednesday in October, county of 
New York, .' "... 229 

April 2. Denization. Jean Manhout, with liberty to trade or traffic, 229 

April 12. Denization. Peter Lcgrand, with liberty to trade or traffic, 230 

April 15. Warrant to John Harlow and Henry Filkin of the city of New 
York, to \'isit Long island and inquire into all evasions of his 
majesty's revenues, &e., 232 

April 19. Caveat by John Okie and Joseph Hageman, in behalf of Fl.atbush, 
against granting a patent to Breucklen, except it be drawn accord- 
ing to the award of arbitrators between said toA\-ns, 233 

April 15. Order forbidding all trade or traffic with the Indians, without liberty 

and license halving been obtained for the purpose, 234 



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April 21. Commission. William Merritt to be lieutenant of a troop of horse 
for the city and county of New York, whereof Lucas Santen is 
captain, 235 

April 29. License of marriage. Benjamin Smeedis and Mary Angell, both of 

New York, ". 235 

May 3. Commission. Patrick Magregoire to be ranger-general of Staten 

ishmd, 236 

May 4. Brief to Joseph Taylor, of Westchester county (whose property had 
been destroyed by fire), commending his case to the liberality of 
the public, 237 

April 3. Proclamation enjoining a more strict observance, on the part of com- 
manders of vessels, of the act of the General Assembly relating to 
the collection of a revenue, 238 

May 12. Denization. Joseph Brown, M-ith liberty to trade or traffic, 240 

(No date.) Writ of inquisition to the sheriff of Queens county to inquire into 
the amount of damages sustained by John Wooly by the trespass 

of John Simpson, 241 

Writs issued of similar character ; John Wooly against Joseph Sut- 
ton, Robert Miller and William Tliorne, 242 

June 18. Commission. Matthias Nicolls, to be vendue master of the city and 

island of New York and precincts, 243 

June. Warrant to James Barry, commander of the sloop James, to visit 

the Sound, and seize and send to the city for further examination, 
all such vessels as may seem to be engaged in unlawful traffic,. . . 244 

June 14. Denization. Jacob, Marianne and Dorotia Thoroulde, with liberty 

to trade or traffic, 246 

(No date.) Caveat by the magistr.ates of Albany against granting land to Egbert 

Turnier at the Halfe Moon, ". 247 

June 15. Denization. Isaac Gabay, with liberty to trade or traffic, 248 

June 19. License to John Spragg, of the city of New York, to take up Som- 
mersett island, and the small island adjacent thereto at Pemaquid, 
in the county of Cornwall, for confirmation by patent, 249 

June 19. License to James Graham, of the city of New York, to take up 1,000 
acres of unappropriated laud in Pemaquid, in the county of Corn- 
wall, ". 250 

June 19. License to Thomas Smyth to take up 300 acres of unappropriated 

land in Pemaquid, for confirmation by patent, 251 

June 19. License to Thomas Coker to take up 300 acres of unappropriated 
land in Pemaquid, in the county of Cornwall, for confirmation by 
patent, 251 

June 1 9. Appointment of John West by secretary Spragg to act as his deputy 
at Pemaquid during the time that John Palmer shall be engaged 
in setting off lands to settlers in Pemaquid, ... 252 

June 19. Commission. John Palmer to repair to Pemaquid, to establish quiet 
among its inhabitants, to treat with those wishing to take out 



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1686. 

patents for land, to settle for quit-rents, to regulate the garrison, 
to appoint justices of the peace aiid quorum, to let to farm the 
excise and customs, «fcc., 253 

June 19. Warrant to James Larkins, waiter and searcher, to seize the sloop 

Happy Return, her guns, tackle, apparel, &c., 254 

June 22. Denization. Casper Hart, with liberty to trade or traffic, 255 

June 22. Denization. Pa ulus Johnson, with liberty to trade or traffic, 257 

June 27. Warrant to William Merritt, James Barry and John Tuder to seize 
and bring to the city a supposed piratical vessel lying in the 
Sound, .". . r 260 

July 5. Warrant to John Knight, water-bailiff, to attach the brigantine Pen- 

silvania, to answer a claim of Edward Antill, 261 

July 6. Warrant for the apprehension of John Perry, a felon, who had 

escaped out of the hands of the constable of Seabrook, 261 

July 6. Order relinquishing, condition.ally, to Josiah Ilobart, sheriff of Suf- 
folk county, all his majesty's right, title and interest, in the estate 
of Thomas Squire, of Easthampton, who died intestate, leaving 
no heir visible, 262 

July 7. Denization. Stephen De Laneey, withjicense to trade or traffic, . . 263 

July 8. Commission. William Shaw, to be waiter and searcher of the town 

and county of Albany, 265 

July 12. Commission. Thomas Coker, of the city of New York, to be sur- 
veyor of his majesty's custom-house, at the city of New York, . . 266 

July 12. Commission of Robert Livingston to be sub-collector of the town 

and county of Albany, 266 

July 12. Instructions to William Shaw, waiter and searcher at Albany, 267 

July 14. Denization. Albertus Br.ant, with liberty to trade or traffic, 268 

July 29. Denization. John Leeonte, with liberty to trade or traffic, 270 

July 29. Denization. Etienne Bowyer, with liberty to trade or traffic, 271 

July 29. Denization. Samuel Meynart, with liberty to trade or traffic, 272 

July 29. Denization. Rudolphus Varick, with liberty to trade or traffic, 273 

July 29. Denization. Pierre and Daniel Fleuriau, with liberty to trade or 

traffic, 275 

Aug. 3. Caveat by Joris Jacobs, against granting a patent to Richard Gibbs, 
of the Ferry, for land there, till the same be decided by due course 

of law, 276 

Aug. 3. Caveat by the to^vn of Breuklen, against the same, 276 

Aug. 6. Denization. Isaac Decosta, with liberty to trade or traffic, 276 

Aug. 6. Denization. Andrew Jolyne (or Jolain), with liberty to trade or 

traffic, ... 277, 281 

Aug. 11. Notice to Joris Jacobs to appear before the governor and council, to 
show cause for entering a caveat against Richard Gibbs' patent ; 
same notice sent to the inhabitants of Breuklen, 278 

Aug. 16. Denization. Pierre Decor (or Lecor), with liberty to trade or traffic, 279 



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GOVERNOR DONGAK. 
1686. . PAGE. 

Aug. 16. Denization. Francois Bosmon, with libert}' to trade or traffic, 282 

Aug. 19. Warrant to Stephanus van Cortlandt, James Graham, Nicholas 
Bayard and Thomas Coker, to audit, in his majesty's behalf, all 
the accounts of Lucas Santen, collector of the province, from No- 
vember 3, 1683, to March 25, 1686, and to make report, &c., with 
the form of oath administered to them, 283 

Aug. 18. Denization. Pierre Buretell, with liberty to trade or traffic, 284 

Aug. 21. License to , to hunt among the Indians as fav as 

Wagganasse and Attawasse, to make some discovery ; [sent to 
Peter Schuyler, mayor of Albany], 286 

Aug. 23. Writ to William Dearing, Nicholas Tuttle, Jeremy Tothill and John 

Dishington, to appraise the ship Mariner's Adventure, 287 

Aug. 23. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to survey and lay out 
certain unappropriated lands on Staten island, for Thomas Love- 
lace, and to make return, i&c, 287 

Aug. 26. Certificate of the naturalization of John Cornelis, in virtue of an act 

of the General Assembly of 29th October, 1683, 288 

Aug. 26. Denization. Gilles Gaudineau, Susanna Gaudincau and EUena Gau- 

dineau, with liberty to trade or traffic, 288 

Sept. 3. Denization. Isaac Mereier, with liberty to trade or traffic, 290 

Sept. 4. Proclamation proroguing the General Assembly, from the 25th day 

of September to the 25th day of March next, 291 

[In Jour. Leg. Council, xv.] 

Sept. 6. Caveat by John Robinson, against issuing a patent for land at Cow 
Neck, to Matthias Nicolls, until the decree against him in chan- 
cery be satisfied, 291 

Aug. 7. License to Clause Westfoll, with five and twenty companions, to 

travel, trade and hunt among the Indians at the southwest, 292 

Aug. 7. License to Elizabeth Wybrantse to peddle on Long island, 293 

June 9. Capias granted to Nicholas Taj^lor against Peter Buretell, 293 

Sept. 10. Denization. To Ayme Canche, 293 

Sept. 10. Marriage License. Edward Antill and Elizabeth Bowne, 293 

1685. 
Nov. 12. Letters of administration to Edde Way, widow, and James Way 
and John Way, sons, on the estate of James Way, deceased, late 

of Newtown, L. I., 294 

1686. 
Sept. 11. Commission. Matthias Nicolls, John Spragg and John Cavaleer, to 

be respectively judge, register and marshal of the Admiralty, . . . 295 

Sept. 16. Warrant to the constable of Breuklen, to bring within four and 
twenty hours the order nailed on the church door of the town, 
against handicraft men, 295 

Sept. 17. Marriage license. John Merritt and Jane Lockhartt, 296 

Sept. 1 7. Marriage License. Jean Lemonter and Helena Fell, 296 

Sept. 18. License to Gustavus Kingsland, to fish for bass in Huntington Gut, 296 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
108G. . PAGE. 

Sept. 18. Denization. Rene Fesan Des Inibers, with license to trade or traffic, 297 

Sept. 21. Licenses to capt. and capt. , with their associates, to 

travel, trade and hunt among the Indians, 298 

Sept. 29. Three hue and cries after Robt. Neven, John Allen and Robt. 

Garnwy, soldiers, belonging to Fort James, 300 

Sept. 23. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to survey for Thomas 
Crandall of the city of New York, a certain parcel of unappro- 
priated land lying on the west side of the North river, bounded 
northward upon the lands of Frederick Hussey and company, 
southward by the little Esopus kill, and backward to the hills, 
and to make return, etc., 300 

Oct. 4. Commission. Minne Johannes, to be sheriff for the county of Orange, 301 

Oct. 4. Commission. Dowe Harmens, to be justice of the peace for the 

county of Orange, 301 

Oct. 4. Commission. Thomas Stillwell, to be sherift* for the county of 

Richmond, 302 

Oct. 4. Pass to Eustache Lambert Dumont, to travel in the province, 302 

Oct. 4. Commission. Derick Wessels, to be recorder for the citv and coimty 

of Albany, ". 303 

Oct. 7. Certificate in fevor of the rev. Josiah Clark, two years chaplain at 

Fort James, 304 

Oct. 4. Commission. John Tuder, to be quartermaster of a troop of horse, 304 

Oct. 4. Commission. Charles Lodewyck to be captain of a foot company 

for the city of New York, 304 

Oct. 8. Commission. Gerardus Beakman, to be captain of a foot company 

at Flatbush, 304 

Oct. 8. Commission. Johannes De Peister, to be ensign under captain 

Abraham De Peister, his brother, 304 

Oct. 8. Commission. Joost Cockyt to be captain of foot company at Bosh- 

wyck, Kings county, 305 

Oct. 8. Comiuission. Volkert Dericksen, to be lieutenant under his com- 
mand, 305 

Oct. 8. Commission. John Lessurier, to be ensign under the same command, 305 

Oct. 9. License to Joseph Bro-mie, to peddle in the county of t'lster, 305 

Oct. 8. Commission. James De Bonnemeere, to be ensign of a foot under 

capt. Minvielle, 305 

Oct. 8. Commission. Gyles Godeneau, to be lieutenant of foot under capt. 

Minvielle, 305 

Oct. 9. License granted to Isaac Gabay, to peddle in the county of Ulster, 305 

(No date.) Commission. Isaac Dereimer, to be ensign of foot in the city of 

New York, 305 

Oct. 9. Warrant to Peter Chock, to proceed to Long island, to secure all 
drift whales for his majesty's use, to inquire out all those who 
have cut up or conveyed away whales or whalebone, and to make 
report, &c., ". 306 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1686. PAGE. 

Oct. S. Coniniission. Richard Browne, to be lieutenant of a foot company 

for the county of Suffolk, whereof Isaac Arnold is captain, 306 

Oct. 8. Commission. Thomas Mapes, to be ensign of said company, 306 

Oct. 9. Warrant to Philip Wells, surveyor-general, to survey and lay out for 
Richai-d Cornwall, of Long island, 200 acres of land, reserved out 
Hempstead patent, lying upon Cow Neck, and to make return, &c., 307 

Oct. ]2. Commission. Thomas Willett, to be sheriff for Queen's county, .. 307 

Oct. 11. Commission. Gerrit Strycker, to be sheriff for King's county, 307 

Oct. 8. Commission. Isaac Hegeman, to be ensign of a foot company at 

Flatbush, whereof Gerai'dus Bekeman is captain, 307 

Oct. 8. Commission. Pierre Guilleaura, to be lieutenant in the same com- 
pany, 307 

Sept. 22. Scire facias ad audiendum errores ; Cooly a(/st. Martin, on the 1st 

Wednesday of October next, 308 

Oct. 2. Richmond county. A. and Margareta Briggin ads. Anthony H. 

Fountaiue, 3d inst. ; G. Farewell, 308 

(No date.) Memo.— Dowe Harmens, appointed justice of the peace for the 

county of Orange, 308 

(No date.) Writ granted to Richard Elliott Cooper against Pell, county 

Westchester, Oyer and Terminer ; damage £18, 308 

(No date.) Writ granted to John Dishington against John Harrisson, county 

Queens, Oyer and Terminer ; damages £15, 308 

(No date.) Capias granted William Nicolls against Rich'd Smith ; damages £12, 308"* 

1685. 
March 25. Caveat by Mary Manningham alias Blackwell, that the patent of 
Manning's island, and the neck thereto belonging, may not be 
granted to John Manning longer than durante viid till the same 

be decided before the governor, 309 

1686. 
April 3. Habeas corpus granted to Adrian Bennett and Jacobus Vandewa- 

ter ; returnable in King's county last Wednesday in October next, 309 

April 10. Subpcena to Elias Doughty, to appear at the Coui-t of Oyer and Ter- 
miner sitting at New York, 310 

April 12. Subpoena to Richard Betts, of Newtown, L. I., to appear at the 

Court of Exchequer on Monday next, 310 

April 23. Capias to John Palmer against Nathaniel Pearsalls, to answer said 
Palmer on a plea of trespass before the Court of Oyer and Termi- 
ner for Queens county, to be held on the 1st Wednesday of 
November next, 310 

Writ against Randolph Evans, to answer at the next court of Oyer 
and Terminer, to be held in Kings county the last Wednesd.ay in 
October next ensuing, 312 

June 9. Capias to Benjamin Hawton against Claus Denier Carman, to 
answer the said Hawton at thenext Court of Oyer and Terminer 
at the city of New York ; damages £10, 312 

Aug. 12. Capias granted to Rich'd Ashby against John Burtt, 312 



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GOVKRNOR DONGAN. 
1686. ^ PAGK. 

(No date.) Capias gi-anted to John Dishington against John Harrison ; damage 

i.15, 312 

Jan. 1 9. Writ of Ilab. Fa. Possess, for Jolin Orden, lessee, ads. Thomas Trow- 
bridge, for tenement and messuage at East Hampton, Suftblk 
county, 313 

July 12. Capias; Christopher Dean vs. Ste])hen Sherwood, Westchester 

county ; damage £20, 313 

Aug. 17. Capias. John Sibly against Wm. Pinhorne ; damage £20, 313 

Aug. 27. Capias to Jacobus de AVarner at the king's suit; trespass upon the 

case ; damage £50 ; John Tuder appears for defendant, 313 

Aug. 14. Capias granted to George Lockhart against David Moody, sen'r ; 

damage £200, ." 313 

(No date.) Capias to Jan Tuuissen against David Valentine van der Wilden ; 

trespass upon the case ; damage £30, 314 

Sept. 15. Capias to Anthony Fountaine against Francis Barber ; assault and 

talse imprisonment ; damage £100, 314 

Oct. 10. Capias to Tho. Meach against Will. Stillwell of Gravesend ; dam.age 

£20, 314 

1685. 

Nov. 3. Capias to Thomas Williams against Thomas Hunt, to answer said 
Williams of a plea of trespass, before the Court of Oyer and 
Terminer, for Westchester county, to be held on the 1st Wednes- 
day in December next, 315 

Nov. 5. Writ of error, to remove the case of the town of Southampton agst. 
Thomas Teuner and Joseph Longbotton, from the Court of Ses- 
sions of Suffolk county, to the Court of Oyer and Terminer for the 
said county, to be held on the 3d Wednesday of November next, 318 

(No date.) Capias against Antony of Esopus, at the suit of Francis 

Rumboult, 317 

1686. 

Jan. 19. Capias against Edward Taylor, at the suit of Peter Ludgar; assault 

and battery, 317 

(No date.) Two capiases against Thomas Ashton, at the suit of Edward Taylor ; 

debt £150, 317 

March 9. Capias to Abram Corbett, at the suit of Ann Leggett; debt £11, . . 313 

March 9. Capias against Content Titus, at the suit of Saml. Moore, 318 

March 13. Capias against Thomas Young, at the suit of Williiim Merritt ; tres- 
pass upon the case ; damage £15, 318 

March 13. Capias against Peter Jacob Marius, at the suit of Jai-vis Marshall; 

debt £400 ; damages £40, 318 

Capias against Peter Ludgar, at the suit of Edward Taylor; trespass 

upon the case ; damages £7, 318 

Capias to J. Palmer against Wm. Bogardus ; trespass upon the case ; 

damages £60, ^ 319 

1685. 
Sept. 14. Capias to Christopher Denne against Ansell Samuel Levy and 

Garritt Hene, butchers ; damage £12, .' 319 



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GOTERNOK DONGAX. 

Sept. 16. Scire Facias. Richd. Cornell against Robert Wright and Francis 

Few, on the possession of land in Richmond county, 319 

Sept. 16. Capias against Darby Bryant, at the suit of Daniel Butts; damage 
£70; returnable at the Court of Oyer and Terminer; Wm. 

Nicolls, 319 

(No date.) Scire Facias. John Palmer against John Baker, 319 

Sept. 21. Capias. Simon Valentine van der Wilden against Ansell Saml. 
Levy; plea of £1,000; damages £200; Court of Oyer and Ter- 
miner, New York, 320 

(No date.) Capias. John Henry of New York, against John Woolstencraft of 

Mashpeth kills, £2*00 ; damage, £100, 320 

(No date.) Habeas corpus. Roger Pedley, Joseph Sutton, sen'r, Joseph Sutton, 
jun'r. Will. -Hedges, Wm. Thorne, Robt. Miller, Wm. Pate and 
John Simpson, 320 

(No date.) Two writs issued ; one against William White, another against Ran- 

dolfe Evans, 320 

(No date.) Capias. Mr. Steenwyck against Elias Doughty, 320 

Aug. 10. Capias at the suit of Isaack, in a debt of £100 against Thomas Ott- 

knicson (?) and Will. Gutheridge ; damage, £20, 321 

Aun-. 10. Capias granted to Mr. Chcake against the master of a ketch, 321 

Aug. 12. Capias granted against Fr.ancis Thorne at the suit of Christopher 

Deane ; damage, £100, 321 

Aug. 15. Capi.as against Thomas Wayman at the suit of Thomas Harden ; 

damages £20, 321 

Aug. 17. Capias. George Brewerton against Rowland Cox, for defamation 
before the Court of Oyer and Terminer, for the city and county 
of New York, .* 322 

July 2. Summons to Francis Persons, to appear in the Court of Chancery, 
to answer those things then and there to be objected against him 
by Mary Jones, widow, 323 

Aug. 1. Capias. William Nicolls against Richard Smith, late of Smithfield, 
alias Smithstown, to answer said Nicolls before the Court of Oyer 
and Terminer, to be held at Southold, Suffolk county, on the 2d 
Wednesday of November next, 324 

June 29. Capias. Joseph Swift against Richard Stave, late of Brookhaven, 
for debt, before the court of Oyer and Terminer for Suffolk 
county, ." 325 

(No date.) Capias. Joseph Throgmorton against Robert Codenham, to answer 
said Throgmorton of a plea of trespass, as also to a declaration 
upon the case, before the Court of Oyer and Terminer for the city 
and county of New York, to be held on the 1st Wednesday of 
October next, 326 

Sept. 26. Processes granted in chancery from the secretary's office, September 
26th ; injunction for Christopher Deane against Anthony Brock- 
holls, to stop proceedings at law and answer the plaintiff's bill; 
writ of error for Derick van der Clyffe against a judgment obtained 
in the Mayor's Court, by John van Brugh ; returnable at the next 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1685. . PAGE. 

Court of Oyer and Terminer, on the 3d Wednesd.iy in April next ; 
iujimetion against Matt. Gurretsen, " 327 

June 20. Capias. Christopher Deane against Thomas Robinson, for debt, 
before the Court of Over and Terminer for the city and county of 
Xew York, to be held on the 1st Wednesday of October next, . . 328 

June 6. Writ of error, to remove the case of John Cooly vs. Richard Mar- 
tin, from the ^Mayor's Court to the Court of Oyer and Terminer, 
for the city and county of New York, to be held on tlie 1st Wed- 
nesday of October next, and to stay proceedings, 329 

June 5. Capias. Christopher Deane against Peter Chock, to answer said 
Deane of a plea of trespass, and also to a declaration upon the 
case, before tiie Court of Oyer and Terminer, for the city and county 
of New York, to be held on the 1st Wednesday of O'ctober next, 330 

June 7. Writ of error, to remove the case of John Stratton vs. Thomas Rix, 
from the Court of Sessions, of the county of Suifolk, to the Court 
of Oyer and Terminer, for said county, to be held on the 2d Wed- 
nesday of October next ; and to release said Rice from imprison- 
ment, «fcc., 331 

May 6. Writ of replevin to the shei-iff of New York, for a chest of goods in 

the hands of Thomas Coker, belonging to Wassal Cobbe, 333 

April 20. Action of trespass. John Inians -vs. James Stancliff ; to bo tried at 

the Court of Oyer and Terminer, for Kings county, October next, 335 

(No date.) Action. Wm. Hallett against Synion Valentine van der Wilden ; 

case ; damage, £20 ; returnable in April next, 335 

March 12. Habeas corpus to Will. Nicolls for Winaquebeag, sachem of West 

Connecticut, to Court of Sessions, Suffolk county ; land trial, . . . 33? 

March 14. Capias against Joseph Lawrence for John Woodm.ansey ; debt, £20; 

returnable 1st Wednesday in April next, New York coimty, .... 337 

March 25. Capias against Darby Bryant for Rowland Cox ; case; damage, £10; 

returnable Ist Wednesday in April next. New York, 337 

(No date.) Subpoena to Jaques Cortelyou, Tho. Wandall and Rlchd. Elliott,. . . 337 

Capias against capt. Dyre for Fred. Phillips ; damage, £100; return- 
able 1st Wednesday in October next. New York, 337 

May 19. Capias against Wra. Dyre, at the suit of Saral. Moore ; trespass .and 

false imprisonment ; damage £50, 338 

May 20. Habeas corpus to John Johnson Vryn, to appear at the Court of 
Oyer and Terminer, <fec., for the city of New York, to be held on 
the 1 St Wednesday in October, 338 

Capias against Thomas Hellyard, of Southampton, at the suit of 
Thomas Wendham ; trespass ; damage, £30, 338 

Nov. 18. Writ of error for John Edwards against John Earle, attorney to 

• Merrit, assignee to Samuel Davies and Caleb Pumrey, on 

a judgment recovered by them against Edwards in the Court of 

Sessions for Suffolk countv, 339 

1684. 

Nov. 28. Subpoena for Mary and Sarah Cox, Benjamin Colier, Josejih Lee, 
William Rich.ardson, Joseph Hunt, Ililanders Rand, Michl. Vaug- 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1684. PAGE. 

ton, Joseph Hoopei' and William Weekes, witnesses to the inform- 
ation of Lucas Santen against George Heathcott ; returnable 
into the Admiralty the 31st of November, 339 

Nov. 27. Subpcena to William Hole and Nicolas Lueis to give evidence upon 

the information of John Tuder against Wassal Cobbe, 340 

Subpoena for Wm. Bogardus ; returnable at the Court of Oyer and 
Terminer for Westchester county, 340 

Oct. 10. Capias. Thomas Coker against George Lockhart ; case, £30; 

returnable the 3d Wednesday in October next, in Richmond county, 340 

Capias. Isaac Swinton against Pauls Vanderbeake ; case, £20 ; 
returnable before the Court of Oyer and Terminer for New York, 
the first Wednesday in April next, 340 

Capias. Anthony Demilt against Barent Courten, 341 

1686. Scu-e facias for John Hedges against Edw. Hernett and Mary his 
wife ; returnable before the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Queens 

county, to be held the first Wednesday in November next, 341 

Scire facias ad audiendum errores. Nathaniel Baker against the 
constable and overseers of Easthampton for 1682 ; returnable 
before the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Sufiblk county, on the 2d 
Wednesday in November next, 341 

Capias. John Delavall against Grizell Sylvester, Francis Brinley, 
James Loyd, Isaac Arnold, Lewis Morris and James Gold ; return- 
able before the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Sufiblk county, on 
the 2d Wednesday in November next, 341 

Oct. 8. Writ of Hab. Fa. Possess., &c., Walter Marshall ads. George Fare- 
well, for 200 acres of land at Seatalcott, in the coimty of Sufiblk, 342 
Oct. 12. Capias. Jacob Scallenger against Joseph Fordham ; returnable 

the 2d Wednesday in November next, for Sufiblk county, 342 



VOLUME XXXIV. PART 



GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1683. 
Aug. 29. Order to the mayor and others to view the fortifications of the city 
of New York, 

(No date.) Marriage license. Thomas Gilbert and Bethia Young, of South- 
hold, 

Aug. 29. Warrant to capt. Anthony Brockholls, Matthias NicoUs, Stephanus 
van Cortlandt and Edward Antill, to inspect all the papers in 
the secretary's ofiice, and to give an exact catalogue of them, . . . 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1683. — PACE. 

(No date.) Warrant to capt. Peter Bennett and others, to survey the ship 

Camelion (impcrfeet), 2 

Sept. 1. Commission. Matthew Mayhew, to be sheriif of Martin's vineyard, 

Nantucket, &e., 3 

Sept. 15. Commission. Lucas Santen, judge of the Court of Admiralty, and 
William Bekeman, deputy mayor, John Lawrence and James 
Graham, aldermen of New York, Cornelis Steenwyck, Nicholas 
Bayard, William Pinhorne and Jacob Leislear, or any si.x; of them, 
to inquire into any piracies, felonies, «fcc., committed by captain 
Nicholas Clough of the ship Camelion of Loudon, his ofBcers and 
crew, 3 

Sept. 20. Writ of erroi-, to remove the case of John Coe, Richard Betts and 
their associates, against Thomas Barker and others, of the New 
Lotts, from the Court of Sessions of Kings county to the Court 
of Assizes, to be held in the city of New York on the 3d Wed- 
nesday of October next, 4 

Nov. 11. Proclamation directing masters of vessels to the collector of the port 
of New York, for observance of what is required by the act of 
Assembly, and the times and places for loading and unloading 
goods, &c., 5 

Nov. 2. Procl.amation respecting the licensing of public houses in the 

province, 6 

Nov. 9. Commission. Benj. Collier, to be slieriff of the county of West- 
chester, 7 

Nov. 6. Recommendation of the Mayor's Court of New York, to the gov- 
ernor, that none be allowed to trade with Indians within that city, 
but such as shall have obtained licenses, 1 

Order to Edward Antill, to convey the ship Camelion of London, 
and her commander Nicholas Clough, back to her owners, 8 

Nov. 10. Order to the sheriff of Westchester county, to warn all persons not 
to ship oif or send away any wild or unmarked horses or mares, 
nor to cut any timber, wood or trees on unappropriated lands, 
belonging to his royal highness, «tc., 8 

Nov. 10. Commission. Thomas Sharp, to be commander at Peniaquid and 

parts adjacent, <fcc., 8 

Nov. 24. Commission. Cornelis Steenwyck to be m.ayor, Nicholas Bayard, 
Jno. Inians, William Pinhorne, Guilaine Verplanke, Jno. Robin- 
son and William Cox, aldermen of the city, and John Tuder, 
sheriff of the city and county of New York, 9 

Nov. 21. Commission. John West, to be clerk of the city of New York, . . 9 

Nov. 26. Proclamation prohibiting all persons from trading with Indians 

within the city of New York, without a license, 9 

Nov. 27. Commission. John Tuder, to be sheriff and coroner of the city and 

county of New York, 10 

Nov. 28. Commission. Alex'r Woodrop, to be sub-collector and receiver of 
the public revenue of the customs and excise, due to his royal 
highness at Pemaquid, and its dependencies, &c., 10 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 

1683. ^^°^- 

Nov. Commission. Thomas Sharp, John Allen, Richard Pattishall, Alex'r 
"Waldrop and Thomas Gyles, commissioners for settling his royal 
highness's territories between the rivers Keuuebeck and St. Croix, 
and to make rules and orders for governing the same, <fcc., 10 

Feb. 8. License to Asher Michells De Paul, Joseph Bueno, Abr. Desosa- 

mendes, to trade and traffic within the city of New York, 11 

Feb. 9. Commission. Samuel Winder, to be clerk and register of the 

county of Richmond, 1 1 

Feb. 23. Warrant to Philip Welles, to survey the lands and meadows of the 
county of Richmond, on Staten island, and to lay out for each 
person his proper quantity according to his patent, and to ascer- 
tain how much is possessed by those who have no patents, in order 

to their procuring the same, and to make report, 11 

1684. 

March 8. Warrant to the Samuel Winder of Richmond county, to collect the 
quit-rents due in the county, or to distrain for the same if payment 

be refused, 11 

1683. 

Dec. 4. Commission. James Graham, to be recorder of the city of New 

York, 12 

1684. 

Dec. 29. Commission. John Spragg, to be register and clerk of the Court 

of Chancery, 12 

Dec. 29. Commission. John Spragg to be master of the rolls, of the province 

of New York, 13 

1683. 

Dec. 29. Warr.o.nt for the apprehension of coiners of counterfeit monej", 14 

Dec. 29. Commission. Matthias Nicolls and John Palmer, judges of the 

Court of Oyer and Terminer, and general jail delivery, &c., 14 

1684. 

April 15. Letters of administration to Volker Pieters of Albany, widow of 

Pieter Meuseu Vrooman, on his estate, 15 

April 16. Order to the towns of Brookland, Bushwyck and Newtown, to 
appoint three commissioners each, to lay out the limits of said 

towns, 15 

Commission. Derick Wessels, Cornelis van Dyck and Joannes 
Proovost and Jan Jansen Bleecker, to be justices of the peace for 
the county of Albany, 15 

April 15. Marriage license. John Dishington and Cornelia Johnson, 15 

April 23. Commission. Benjamin Colier to be collector of quit-rents in West- 
chester county, 16 

April 19. Order for laying out the bounds of the town of Flatbush, 16 

April 28. Commission. Nicholas Manning to be captain, and Gyles Goodard 
to be lieutenant, and Caleb Rage ensign, of a foot company for 
the county of Cornwall, 17 

April 28. Commission. John Allyen, John Dolling, Laurence Denni, Thomas 
Gilles, Alexander Wo'ldrop, Thomas Sharp, Richard Pattishall, to 
be justices of the peace and commissioners for settling the country 
between the Kennebec and St. Croix rivers, 18 



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May 1 7. Probato of the will of Peter Schuyler ; Margareta van Slecktenhor.st 

his widow, administratrix, 18 

May 27. Commission. Judge Palmer to he judge, John Spragg register and 

John Cavalier marshal of the Court of Admiralty,". . . . ." 21 

June 5. Commission. John Coffin to be lieutenant of a company at Nan- 

tuekett, * 21 



June 1. Liventory of the personal effects of Josua Lasseur, 27 

1686. 

Oct. 4. Order to the several slierift's throughout the government, to make a 
return of the number of horse and foot within tlieir respective 
counties ; also the number of inhabitants and merchants, English 
or foreigners, servants and slaves ; number of marriages, christen- 
ings, burials, for the 7 years last past, with the names of persons 

holding lands from the crown, &c., 81, 83 

1687. 

Aug. 1. Deposition of Matthias Nicolls, judge of the Court of Oyer and 
Terminer, that Richard Perrot of Middlesex county, Virginia, 
applied to him for copies of certain tracts of land near the 
Whorekill on the Delaware river, granted to him in 1671, by 
gov. Lovelace, when said Nicolls was secretary of the province, 
and that said patents had been duly signed and recorded, but 
cannot now be found, and are supposed to have been lost when the 

Dutch took New York, 85 

1686. 

July 19. Denization. Pierre Howrieau and Daniel his brother, Ill 

July 29. Denization. Isaac Decosta (or De Corta), (See«;^^;ra Vol. 33 : 276), 111 
1687. 

Sept. 9. Warrant to Thomas Butler, to take into his custody the ship Joanna 

of Piscattaway, in New England, Joseph Berry master, 119 

Order for a draft of every tenth man of the militia of the province, 
to defend the frontiers of Albany and Schenectady, 120 

[N'OTE. — Many papers in this volume, being duplicates of those already described in 
Volume 33, their titles are omitted here.] 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1684. 
April 21. Petition. Inhabitants of New Dartmouth, in the county of Corn- 
wall (Maine), representing the disturbances they sustain from 
strangers claiming their lands, soliciting a confirmation by patent 
of them, and complaining of the insolent and overbearing con- 
duct of cnpt. Nicholas Manning, government commissioner, 

among them, 2 

1682. 
Aug. 19. Articles of agreement for settling a town at Shipscut river, 3 

]684. 
Aug. 28. Proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, for the county of 
Albany, for August, 1684, in the case of J. Bronk agst. Martin 

Gerritsen ; suit in ejectment, 4 

1686. 
May 16. Declaration in ejectment; Albany county ; John Roe agst. Richard 

Doe, [Killian van Ranselaer, lessor ; Garrett Tewnison, tenant],. . 5 
June 10. Commission. Thomas Dongan to be captain-general and governor- 

in-ehief of the province of New York, 6 

Sept. 4. Interrog.atories to witiiessc^s, on behalf of Jacobus Skallenger and 
Samuel Mulford, pl'tfs, against Joseph Fordham, deft, Suffolk 
county ; with the deposition of Nathaniel Baker, 7, 8 

Dec. 11. Commission. Matthias Nicolls to be judge of the Court of Admiralty, 

Sept. 14. Ordinance of the common council of Albany for the regulation of the 

trade with the Indians, 10 

Sept. 14. Ordinance of the common council of Albany respecting the small 

excise of that place, 11 

Laws and ordinfinces of the city of Albany in regard to inspec- 
tion of grain, strangers, carmen, freemen, streets, retailers of 
liquors, surveyors, prevention of fires, negroes, markets, appren- 
tices, swine and bread, 11 

1688. 

May 28. Report of Stephanus van Cortland and James Graham, accountants 
and managers of the revenues of the province, for the year begin- 
ning on the 25th March, 1687, and ending on the 25th March, 
168"8, with audit, 12 

(No date.) Draft of a bargain and sale of an allotment of land on Madnan's 

neck ; John Inians to G. Beekman and Hend. Ryke, 13 

1683. Inform.ation lodged by John Tuder, advocate-general, in the Court 
of Admiralty against Nicholas Clough, master of the ship Came- 
leon, of London, and his crew, for conspiracy to defraud the 
owners of said vessel, 14 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN. 
1CS3. . PAGE. 

Indictment, in the Court of Admiralty, of Nicholas Clough, master 
of the ship Camelion of London, and his crew, for conspiracy to 
defraud the owners of said vessel, 15 

Sept. 29. Judgment against Nicholas Clough, master of the ship Camelion of 
London ; that he be deprived of his command, and be sent to 
England to give account to his owners, 16 

Sept. 29. Order of the governor appointing Edward Autill to convey the 
Camelion to London, and deliver her, and capt. Clough, to the own- 
ers, 16 

(No date.) Complaint in Admiralty. Frederick Phillipsen against John Corne- 

lisen, r 17, 18 

(No date.) Answers of John Cornelisen, deft, to the bills of complaint of 
Frederick Pliilipseu ; verdict of the court : that deft pay the 
complainant £2-1, and the costs of suit; in the other case, that 
complainant pay the deft's costs, 18, 19 

Oct. 16. Complaint in Admiralty. Isaac Melyne against Stephen Crego, with 

deft's answer ; judgment for pFff, 20 

1684. 

June 11. Information, by John Beakeman, against the ship Gideon of Amster- 
dam, now the Bachelor's Fortune, for a violation of the naviga- 
tion laws, 21 

Dec. 1. Proceedings in the Court of Admiralty held in New York, 22 

Information, by John Tuder, sheriff of New York, to the Court of 
Admiralty, against Wassail Cobbe, master of tlie ship Seaflower, 
for a violation of the navigation laws, 23 

Aug. 6. Writ for the attaching the ship Seaflower, Wassail Cobbe comman- 
der, with the water-bailiff's return of its service, 24 

(No date.) List of several articles of merchandise shipped in the Seaflower, 
Wassail Cobbe master, for Scotland and New York, for account 
of George Lockhart and English Smith, with the names of the 
creditors of said Lockhart and Smith, 25 

(No date.) Statement of an accoimt between George Lockhart and Mr. Barber, 26 

(No date.) Deposition of Nicholas Lewis in the matter between Wassail Cobbe 

and George Lockhart and English Smith, 27 

(No date.) Plea of George Lockhart and English Smith in defense of the ship 

Seaflower, .• T 28 

(No date.) Answer of John Tuder, sheriff of New York, to the foregoing plea, 20 

March 18. Writ to the sheriff of New York to attach certain goods in the 

hands of capt. Wassail Cobbe, 30 

Aug. 14. Return of John Tuder, sheriff of New York, of the service of the 

preceding writ, with a list of the goods attached, 30 

Aug. 14. Capias against Wassail Cobbe, to answer at the suit of George Lock- 
hart and English Smith, with sherift"s return of service, SO 

Bill of costs in the Court of Admiralty in the suit between Wassail 
Cobbe, and Thomas Attkinson, 31 

(No date.) Petition. George Lockhart and English Smith for relief in the case 

of the ship Seaflower, 32 



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GOVERNOR DONO.^N. 
1685. PAGE. 

Feb. 21. Recommendation by the Privy Council of Scotland, of the case of 
George Lockhart and English Smith, merchants of New York, to 

the tiivorable consideration of his royal highness, &c., 33 

1684. 

Nov. 28. Information, in the Admiralty Court, by Lucas Santen, collector of 
the customs of the province of New York, against George Heath- 
cott, merchant of New York, and Joseph Hopper, master of the 
sloop Lancaster, for a violation of the revenue laws, 34 

Feb. Various papers concerning moneys due by the ship Betty of Caro- 
lina, lying at Martin's \ ineyard, 35 

June 12. Declaration in the Court of Admiralty. Richard Sarson vs. the ship 
Betty of Carolina, for money loaned to the master, with several 
papers relating thereto, 36 

July 6. Warrant to Gersham Bowne and others for the appraisement of the 

ship Betty of Carolina, 37 

July 6. Return of the appraisers, with an inventory of the ship Betty's rig- 
ging, sails, and appurtenances, 38 

(No date.) Depositions of Wni. Johnson and Peter Lockcourt, seamen of the 
Pinck Charles, Robert Codenham, master, relative to her voyage 
to the coast of Guinea for slaves, eight of whom were landed at 

Rye, and delivered to Frederick Philips's son, 39 

1686. 

Aug. 2. Information lodged in the Court of Admiralty, against John Wash- 
ington, master of the sloop Two Sisters, for a violation of the 
navigation laws, 40 

Sept. 15. Proceedings in the Court of Admiralty, at New York, 41 

Sept. 14. Libels lodged in the Court of Admiralty, by Christopher Rennels, 
and other seamen of the ship Mariner's Adventure, against Wil- 
liam Williford, her master, for debt and damages, with his answers 
to the same, 42, 43 

Sept. /g. Decrees of the Court of Admiralty in the suits between Cornelius 

Creek and Christopher Rennels, and William Wooliford, 44, 45 

Sept. 15. Petition. William Woolliford, master of the ship Mariner's Adven- 
ture, respecting the salvage on a bale of raw silk picked up by 
him at sea, 46 

Sept. 20. Orders concerning the above mentioned bale of raw silk, 47 

Sept. 30. Report of the appraisers as to the value of the raw silk, 48 

(No date.) Order of the Court of Admiralty in the case of Creek vs. Woolliford, 
referring the statement of the accounts of the parties to Thomas 
Wenhani, with his report, 49 

Sept. 28. Decree of the judge of Admiralty in the case of Philip Neson vs. 

Wooliford, 50 

Sept. 28. Exceptions taken by Cornelius Creek to the report of Thomas Wen- 
ham, 51 

(No date.) Libel exhibited by Edward Antill against Michael Vaughton, master 
of the ketch Adventure, with the libellant's replication to deft's 
answer, 52 



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GOVERNOR DONGAN". 
168G. . PAGE. 

(No date.) InteiTosutories to be administered to witnesses, in the Court of 
Admiralty, in a plea depending in said court between Edward 
Antill and ilichael Vaughton ; with the answers of Stephen Crego, 53 

(No date.) Answer of ^Michael Vaughton to the bill exhibited against him by- 
Edward Antill, 54 

Sept. IS. Decree of the Court of Admiralty, in the case of Charles Conner 

agst. William Woolliford, 55 

Oct. 29. Libel exhibited by Thomas Colbaeh, master of the ship Thomas, 
against his seamen, for mutinous conduct ; with decrees of the 

court, adjudging the parties guilty, 56, 58 

1087. 

June 3. Libel exhibited by William Nieoll, king's advocate, against Samuel 
Stocker, commander of his m.ajesty's shallop, the Royal James, for 
piracy, " 59 

Feb. 8. Note of the rum that capt. Stocker disposed of, cfcc, 60 

April 5. Statement of several persons respecting the conduct of capt. Stocker, 61 

June v. Report of William Moore, Richd. Pattishall and Abraham Moll, 

appointed to .appraise the brigantine Araarante, 62 

June J J. Proceedings of the Court of Admiralty, at New York, 63 

Sept. 7. Libel exhibited by John Doe, against the sloop Happy Return, 
Thomas Ridley master, for a violation of the navigation laws ; 
with the demurrer ot Anthony Brockholls, owner, 64 

Proceedings in the Court of Admiralty, at New York, on the 25th 
and 27th of August, 1687; on the 1st, 17th, 19th and 24th of 
September, 1687, and on the 5th of May, 1688, 65 

(No date.) Libel exhibited by Fred. Phillipsen and others, part owners of the 
ship Beaver, Willi.am Play m.aster, against rev. Henricus Selynes 
and Margareta his wife, part owners of said ship, 66 

(No date.) Petition of Henricus Selynes and Margareta his wife, for time to 

collect evidence in the case of the ship Beaver, 67 

Aug. 26. Allegations, plea and answer of Henricus SeljTies and Margareta 

his wife, in the case of the ship Beaver, 68, 71 

(No date.) Reply of Frederick Phillipsen and others, to the answer of Henry 

Selynes, in the case of the ship Be.aver, 69 

Sept. 1. Rei'usal of the grand jury at New York, to find a bill against the 

sloop Happy Return, for a breach of the navigation laws, 70 

Sept. 21. Report of Gabriel Minvielle, Jacob Leisler, Benjamin Blagge and 
Edward King, of the damages sustained by Fred. Philipsen and 
company, in the case of the ship Beaver, 72 

Sept. 24. Decree of the Court of Admiralty, in the case of the ship Beaver; 

judgment for Mr. Philipsen, £49 and costs, 73 

1688. 

May 5. Decree of the Com-t of Admir-alty, in the case between the governor 
and company of merchants of London, trading to the East Indies, 
pl'tfs. and Oliver Cransburgh, master of the ship Marguritte, deft, 74 



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GOVERNORS DONGAN AND ANDROS. 
1688. PAGE. 

May 5. Answer of Oliver Cransburgh, master of the ship Margarite, to the 
libel and complaint of the governor and company of merchants of 
London, &c., 75 

Feb. 29. Certificate of the Duke of Albemarle, governor of Jamaica, to Oliver 
Cransburgh, master of the pinck Margarite, recommending him 

to the favorable regai-d of others, 76 

1687. 

Aug. 31. Complaint of the Royal African Company of England, against 
Robert Allison, for infringement of their charter, by importing 
negroes, elephants' teeth, &c., into New York from Africa, 77 

Sept. 7. Allegations. Plea and answer of Robert Allison to the information 
exhibited against him, in the Court of Admiralty, by the Royal 
African Company of England, 78 

May 5. Libel exhibited by the governor and company of merchants of 
London, against the ship Margarett, Oliver Cransburgh, master, 

for infringement of their privileges, 79 

1691. 

March 27. Libel exhibited by William Kidd, against the ship Pierre of Bay- 
onne, Pierre de Clabiere, late master, as lawful prize ; with the 
plea of Johannis Outman, claiming one-quarter part of said ship, 
together with capt. Kidd's answer ; also the decree of the court 
condemning the vessel, 80 

March 31. Libel exhibited by Abraham Depeyster, against the ship Virgin of 
Honfieur, James Bongoure, late master, as lawful prize, with the 
decree of the court condemning the vessel, 80 

March 31. Libel exhibited by Leonard Walkington, against the ship Esperance 
of Havre du Grace, William Bigoire, late master, as lawful prize, 
with the decree of the court condemning the vessel, 80 

April 7. Libel exhibited by John Nicholson and Robt. Allison, against the 
pinck St. Jean of Bayonne, Estienne Cassanada, late master, as 
lawful prize, with the decree of the court condemning the vessel, 80 

March 27. Libel exhibited by Abraham Depeyster, against the pinck Charles, 
formerly the Jean of Bayonne, as lawful prize, with the plea of 
Jasper Hicks that said libel be dismissed ; also, the answer of said 
Depeyster, and the decree of the court condemning the vessel, 
and directing her appraisement, 80 



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YOLUME XXXV. 

GOVERNORS DOXGAN AND ANDROS. 



[Thus • marked are in Dutch.) 
1687. PAGE. 

Sept. 17. Indictment against Ari.iu Ryerse of Flatbu.s!i, Kings county, and 
Aras Janse, Rine Avanse, Joseph Hegeman and Cornelias Barnse, 
for breaking into the house of Peter Brewer, 1 

Oct. 20. Indictment against Dirk Jansen Hoogland of Fhitbush, Kings 

county, for au assault with a knife on Denys Theunisen, 1 

Oct. 20. Indictment against Denis Teunissen of Flatbush, Kings county, 

for an assault on Dirk Johnson Hoogland, ." . 1 

Names of the grand and petty jurors for Kings county, 2 

Jan. 1. Bond of arbitration between John Rogers and James Blevin of 

Oysterbay, Queens county, and award thereon, 2 

Jan. 6. Petition. Francis Stepney, late of Boston, now of Xew York, danc- 
ing master, to have the order of the council requiring him to 
give security under the act of the Assembly against disorderly 
persons, or quit the province, referred to the king in person, .... 3 

Jan. 12. Return of the number of inhabitants in Easthampton, L. I., 4 

[In N. Y. Doe. Hist., Ill, 360.] 

Jan. 29. Petition. Jeremiah Canniff, wife and mother, and Ann Savage, of 
Yonkers, Westchester Co., for aid, their property having been 
destroyed by fire ; with certificate of character, 5 

Jan. 24. Recommendation by Nicholas Bayard, of John D. Bruyn, or Brant 
Schuyler to be captain in place of Wm. Pinhorn, removed from 
the government, 6 

Jan. 3. Order in council requiring Francis Stepney, dancing master, to give 

security that he will not become a public charge, 7 

Jan. 6. Order granting Francis Stepney's petition for an appeal, 8 

Jan. 10. Order for a commission for capt. Billop, as surveyor of highways, 

for Stateu island, 8 

Jan. 10. Council minutes. Auditors of the public accounts empowered to 
administer oaths to persons in relation to frauds in the revenue ; 
assembly dissolved, 9 

Jan. 13. Council minutes. Mr. Santen ordered to deliver into the hands of 
Stephanus V. Cortlandt all papers relating to the revenue, <fec. ; 
the latter's report, with further order to seize the same, 10 

Minutes of proofs against Mr. Santen, 10 

Jan. 13. Council minutes. Peter De La Noy ordered to take charge of the 

books and papers in the custom house, 11 

Jan. 13. Council minutes. Lucas Santen suspended from the office of receiver, 

tfcc, of the revenue, and ordered into custody, 13 

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GOVERNORS DONGAN A 
1687. PAGE. 

Jan. 14. Council minutes. Action of the Council in relation to tlie papers of 

John Smith, 14 

Jan. 14. Return to the warrant of the Council ordering the seizure of the 

papers of John Smith and Lucas Santen, 15 

Jan. 20. Proclamation dissolving the General Assembly, 16 

Jan. 29. Petition. Mayor and aldermen of New York, for a confirmation of 

their privileges and charter, 17 

Jan. 27. Council minutes. Jos. Fordham's petition gr.anted, provided he 
makes it appear by his bills of lading that the goods were consigned 
to him will) in this government. Petition of mayor and alder- 
men of New York, read and granted. Mr. Santen's petition 
read. Ordered that his money and papers be restored to him, and 
that he give security in the sum of £5,000 previous to going to 
England, where he shall surrender himself and remain subject to 
the king's pleasure, 18 

Feb. 1. Council minutes. Order to Mr. Spragge to inquire of Mr. Santen 

about the excise of New York for this past year, 19 

Feb. 3. Petition. William Tucker, commander of the ship Catherine, in 

relation to the cargo of the same, 20 

Feb. 6. Council minutes. Order on the petition, last appeal and postscript 

of capt. Santen, 21 

Feb. 8. Council minutes. Opinion of judge Palmer in the case of John 
Smith, read, and order thereon. Mr. Merritt to have a commis- 
sion to manage the excise of the city and county of New York 
for this present year, ifec, 21 

Feb. 10. Council minutes. Mr. Santen ordered to deliver np all bills, bonds 
and accounts of the king in his hands, and further proceedings in 
his case, 22 

Feb. 1 1 . Council minutes. Richard Rogers ordered to pay public money in 
his hands to Peter De Lanoy ; on his refusal is ordered under 
arrest, 23 

Feb. 14. Council minutes. Capt. Santen ordered to deliver up all books, 
papers and accounts relating to the revenue to his excellency, and 
further proceedings thereon, 24 

Feb. 18. Petition, Thomas Hunt of West Farms, Westchester county, re- 
lating to taxation of his land, 25 

Feb. 18. Petition. Josiah Hunt of the town of Westchester, in relation to 

his property wrongfully seized, 26 

Feb. 1 8. Petition. Thomas Coker relating to his pay while in the service of 

Lucas Santen, late collector of customs, 27 

Feb. 17. Petition. Richai-d Elliott relative to the balance of his pay as 

guager under Lucas Santen, 28 

Feb. 18. Petition. James Larkin relating to his pay as weigher and searcher 

under Lucas Santen, 29 

Feb. 18. Petition. George Lockhart relating to £38 due him from Lucas 

Santen, .....". 30 



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1687. . PAGE. 

Feb. 18. Council minutes. Order on a petition from Flusliiiig, and from 

Lucas Santen's creditors, 31 

Feb. 22. Order to the sheriff to deliver capt. Santen over to Jno. Wake, 

commander of shij) , who is to deliver him to the secretary 

of state, England, 32 

Feb. 22. Legislative minutes. Bill relating to chai'ges against the govern- 
ment read iirst time, amendments made, to be grosed by judge 
Palmer ; bill against privateers read the 2d time, 32 

Feb. 22. Petition from Madnan's neck read; the minister of Hempstead to 

preach there at least once a month, 32 

Feb. 23. Council minutes. Warrant to deliver capt. Santen to Jno. Wake, 
and one to the latter, to convey him to England, signed by his 
excellency, 33 

Feb. 23. Legislative minutes. Act about the revenue, read second time, 33 

Feb. 22. Vote of the town of Flushing, L. I., to lay out new ten acre lots for 

the shareholders of that town, 34 

Feb. 24. Address of the people called Quakers, in relation to their rights, 

with oi'der of council thereupon, 35 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 1003.] 

Feb. 24. Council minutes. Return of the inhabitants of Flushing, in relation 
to commonage, read and order thereon ; address of "the Quakers 
read ; they are not to be exempted from training, , 36 

Feb. 24. Legislative minutes. Revenue act read third time and passed ; act 

about privateers passed, 36 

Feb. 24. Warrant for the surrender of Pemaquid, pursuant to the king's 

instructions, 36 

Feb. 28. Council minutes. Mr. Bayard, Mr. Graham and Mr. Cortland to 
audit the public accounts ; Mr. Palmer and Mr. Bayard called 
to the council, 37 

March. Petition. Alexander Macklellon and Alexnnder Clemy, in relation 
to their goods shipped on board the William and Mary from 
Glasgow, 38 

March 7. Council minutes. Orders to sheriffs in relation to quit-rents, &c. ; 
law against selling without license to be strictly enforced ; excise 
of Long island be let to the highest bidder ; petition of Macleland 
read ; governor remits his share but not the king's, 39 

Feb. 26. Receipt of Thomas Longworth of Southold, for the ketch John and 

Mary and her cargo, delivered to the governor in New York, 40 

March 17. Account of goods taken by Samuel Stocker, commander of the 

Royal James, from the John and Mary, 40 

March. Petition. John Smith, a prisoner, to be discharged from confine- 
ment according to verdict of a jury in the Court of Exchequer,. . 41 

March 10. Legislative minute. Judge Palmer, Mr. Bayard, major Cortlandt, 
Sir. Graham and capt. Nicolls, ordered to prepare a bill for set- 
tling the fees of all courts and offices, 42 



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GOVERNORS DONGAN AND ANDROS. 
1G87. PAGE. 

March 10. Council minutes. Seals to be made for the Courts of Exchequer, 
Oyer and Terminer, and Court of Sessions ; John Smith's petition 

referred to the Court of Exchequer, 42 

March 14. Council minutes. Orders in relation to the refusal of some mer- 
chants of Boston to pay duty on oil purchased by them on the 
east end of Long island, and to persons selling liquor without 

license, 4.3 

March 16. Legislative minute. Bill to prevent frauds, read, 45 

March 16. Council minutes. Order in relation to vessels entering and clearing 

the several ports of Suffolk county, 45 

March 17. Legislative minute. Bill to prevent frauds, passed, 45 

March 1 7. Council minutes. Order to send three persons to Suffolk county to 

prevent smuggling ; order on petition of Morgan Jones, 45 

March 19. Petition. John Davids, Edward Wright, William Willson and 
Samuel Tilden, for a grant of land on the south side of Long 
island, in Oysterbay, 46 

March 21. Order in council on the complaint of the commissaries of Schenectade, 47 

March 24. Council minutes. The governor acknowledges to have received of 
Benjamin Collier, collector of Westchester, £20 ; ordered that the 
weigh-house be let to the highest bidder, 48 

March 30. Return of the foot company, and of the number of marriages, chil- 
dren (births), burials, servants and slaves in Newtown, L. I., 49 

March 31. Council minutes. Patents passed to captain Palmer, Tho. Hawar- 
den, Hend. Cuyler and Jno. Luykesen ; letter of John Hoop, a cap- 
tive in Argier, read and order for a general collection for his 
ransom ; complaint against C. Dean for barretry ; ordered pro- 
secuted, 50 

March 31. Legislative minutes. Bills for settlement and assessments, ordered 

to be drawn up, 50 

April 4. Petition. Wm. Gray, late of Brookhaven, in relation to a coven.wt 
between him and Richard Floyd, about a farm on the south side 
of Long island, 51 

April 4. Council minutes. Ordered that Mr. Smith stay at Southold, and 

that the excise on Long island and Westchester be let, 52 

April 4. Appointment of William Bogardus, to be postmaster for this 

province, 52 

April 7. Petition. Frederick Hussey of New York, grain measurer, praying 

that no grain be exported from Esopus until measured, 53 

April 7. Council minutes. Dr. Butler to have £20 for going to Connecticut ; 
Maquaes proposition of 18th Feb'y, in relation to a meeting of 
the Five nations with the governor of Canada at Cadaraqui, and 
order thereon ; French priest at Onondaga ordered to come to New 
York ; petition of Fred'k Hussey concerning measuring corn, re- 
jected ; P'r Johnson, to enjoy his land according to the bounds of 
his patent ; fort at New York to be repaired ; on petition of Jacob 
Leisler on behalf of the inhabitants of Suffolk county, the tide- 
waiters to be withdrawn from there ; additional ports of entry there, 54 



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1687. p_^Q(;_ 

April 9. Petition. Robert Saunders, of Albany, in relation to his pa}- for 
goods delivered to the Indians by order of tlie magistrates, in part 
payment of the purchase of the Susquehanna river ; ordered paid, 55 

April 9. Legislative minutes. An act against imbracery, &c., ordered to be 

drawn up, 56 

April 18. Petition. Thomas Willett, John Bown, Sarah Hinchraan, widow of 
John Hinchman, deceased, and Richard Stocking, inhabitants 
of Flushing, L. I., that they may be protected in relation to their 
rights to a share in the patent of that town; referred to the 
law, 57, 59 

April 18. Council minutes. Judge Palmer and Mr. Graham appointed to go 
to Connecticut to induce the people to submit to this government, 
i-tc. (for instructions see p. 73) ; Peter Delanoy's accounts ordered 
to be audited, 58 

Answer of Jonathan Wright, Jasper -Smith, Morice Smith and John 
Adams, in behalf of the freeholders and inhabitjmts of Flushing, 
to the petition of Thomas VVillett and others, 59 

April 14. Council minutes. Order on a petition of sundry inhabitants of 
Albany concerning one V. Plessy, a runaway from Canada; the 
Five Nations not to suifer any person to trade on the Susque- 
hanna or Skoolkill without a license, 60 

April 21. Council minutes. Letter to gov. Treate, and instructions to capt. 

Palmer and Mr. Graham, read and approved, 61 

April 26. Council minutes. Sheriff of Suffolk county to be reprehended for 
letting the excise of the town of Southampton .at so low a rate as 
£5 ; Long island obstinately opposed to the excise ; proposed 
remedy, 62 

May 7. Commissions. Matthew Mayhew, John Gardiner and Thomas Jlay- 

hew, to try a murderer, 6.3 

May 23. Council minutes. Captain Palmer and Mr. Graham report that the 

people of Connecticut are obstinate not to surrender to the king,. 64 

May 31. Petitions of El. Vandike, widow, and Morgan Jones, for administra- 
tion, granted, 65 

May 31. Council minutes. Letter of administration to widow Vandike ; also 
to Morgan Jones; copy of petition of Madnan's Neck people 
sent to Mr. Hubbard, 63 

May 31. Legislative minutes. Ordered a tax of |d on the pound be raised 
for defraying the expenses for the a:ood of the province in Eng- 
land, .". 65 

June 6. Council minutes. Application to load a vessel from Boston with oil 
at the east end of Long Island, refused ; must load at New York ; 
the French refused 'permission to hunt towards the Schoolkill 
and the Susquehanna, 66 

June 8. Council minutes. Tre.aty of peace between the kings of England and 

France, read and ordered published, 67 

June 9. Legislative minute. Act about settlement, read 1st time, 67 



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June 9. Council minutes. Order iu the case of the congregation of Mad- 
nan's Neck ; rev. Mr. Hubbard to be paid all arrears, and rev. 
Mr. Jones to be induced to be separated from Hempstead, 67, 88 

June 9. Council minutes. Mayor, aldermen, &c., of the city of New York, 
to make an ordinance that all new buildings be uniform and with 
party walls, 67 

June 13. Council minutes. The negroes of the Bo wry to clean the easement 
behind the fort ; proclamation in regard to naturalization ordered ; 
petition of the Lutheran elders rejected, and petitioners referred 
to the courts; Jacobus Vandewater ordered to deliver the books 
of the States General or W. I. Company to Wm. NicoUs, 67 

June 13. Legislative minutes. Bills in relation id tax, excise of rum, and 
about mortgages, read 1st time; attorney-gen'l ordered to draw a 
bill enacting that all bills, bonds, records, &c., be in English, ... 67 

June 14. Legislative minutes. Bills in relation to ^d tax, act of settlement, 

about mortgages, pleadings in English and excise on rum passed, 67 

June 14. Council minutes. Judges to swear in the sheriifs and take same 
security as in England ; commissioners appointed to administer 
the oath of allegiance in various places ; order in relation to 
patents and quit-rents ; J. Swinton to be naval officer, 67 

(No date.) List of soldiers in Esopus, 68 

June 10. Account of goods on board the ship Amity of London, 69 

June 12. Council minutes. In relation to the French invasion of the Senecas' 

country, 70 

June 24. Council minutes. Proposition of the sachems of the Maquas and 
Oneidas in relation to the French invasion of Senecas' country, 
and action of the council thereon, 71 

June 27. Council minutes. Petition of Thomas Stevenson, concerning a troop 
of horse, read and referred ; patents to Frederick Flipsen, John 
Knight, Garret Cornelsen, Tackapoucha, Ruranasseck, and for the 
township of Sherburne, passed, 72 

April. Instructions for capt. John Palmer and James Graham, commission- 
ers to Connecticut (see p. 58), 73 

Feb. 23. Warrant to the sheriff of New York, to deliver Lucas Santen into 
the custody of John Wake, captain of the Elizabeth and Katho- 
rine ; sheriff's return and captain's receipt, 74 

March 27. Return of the population of the city and county of Albany, with 

number of baptisms and burials from 1683 to 1686, 75 

March 1 4. Return of John Robinson, Richard Jones and Thomas Longworth of 

goods found on board of ship John and Mary, Thos. Creber, captain, 76 

March 30. Patent to Hendrick Cuyler of Albany, for land above Schanectede, . 77 

Estimate of what oil may be in the town of Southampton and depend- 
encies, L. I., with names of owners, 79 

April 10. Writ of venire and list of jurors for a court to be holden at 

Albany, 80, 81 

^nvii i5_ Account of all the oil, whalebone and blubber found in Easthamp- 

ton, L. I., 82 



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GOVERNORS DON'GAN AND ANDROS. 
1687. . PAGE. 

April 10. Declavation. Branilt Schuyler of Albany against Garret Teunissen, 

in an action of debt, 83 

April 19. Declaration. Isaac Swinton of Xew York against Garret Teunis- 
sen, debt, ." 84 

May 4. License. Henry Cuyler of Albany, to purchase land of the Indians 

at the Long Reach below Esopus, 85 

1686. 
Dec. 8. License. John Pell to purchase all the Indian lands within his 

jiatent, 85 

1687. 
May 11. Minutes of the Court of Oyer and Terminer of the county of Albany, 86 

June 6. Warrant to William Moore, Richard Pettinghall and Abraham Mott 
to appraise the value of the brigantine Amarante, E. Hammell, 
captain, 87 

July 7. Declaration in ejectment, against Derrick Teunissen for a piece of 

land on the north of the Catskill, 89 

Aug. 2. Information given to governor Dongan by sachems of the Sennekas, 

in relation to the invasion of their country by the French, 90 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 444.] 
Aug. 6. Answer of the Maquase, Oneydes, Onondages, Cayouges and Sinne- 
kas to governor Dongan, in relation to their troubles with the 

French (two copies), 91 

[la N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 441.] 

Aug. 19. Petition. Daniel Duchemin, Jacob Therousde, Alexander Allaire, 
Daniel Gombauld, Marie Guerpin, Jean de Neufville, Jean 
Peletrau Merschet, Gilles Godineou, Estienne Vallos, Aime Cauche, 
Lonis Bougeaud, Jean Boutellier, Andre Therunet, Isaac JMercier, 
Paul Merlin, Pierre Jounean, Pierre and Daniel Henriau, Estienne 
Bomser, Estienne Ilamel, Benjamin and Jean L'hommedieu, to be 
naturalized, 92 

Aug. 27. Petition. Tho. Hawerder in relation to a threat of Robt. Allison 

that he would take the ketch Adventure, 93 

Aug. 26. Petition. Bryan Roarke for relief, and to be continued a soldier in 

the garrison at Xew York, 94 

Aug. -31. Examination of Ivakaricoll, a christian Maquas, brought a prisoner 

from Canada, 95 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 431.] 
Auo-. 31. Petition. Ilarman Dowsa of Tappan, for liberty to purchase land 

of the heathen, ". 96 

Sept. 1. Names and surnames of inhabitants of LHster county who had taken 

the oath of allegiance, 97 

[In X. Y. Doc Hist., I, 279.] 
Sept. 7. Petition. Donald Kofoe to have his demand against capt. Palmer 

secured, 98 

Sept. 9. Proposition of the Maquase sachems to the mayor, &c., of Albany 

in relation to the war begun by the governor of Canada, 99 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 483.] 



168 ENGLISH jyiANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXV. 

GOVERNORS DONGAN AND ANDROS. 
1687. PAGE. 

Sept. 14. Names of the assessors of Kings county, Brookhaven and Smith- 
town sworn into office, 100 

Sept. 26. Petition. John Cavelier for payment for services as messenger of 

the council, with names of persons on whom he served warrants, 101 

Sept. 26. Letter. Andrew Robeson, a Quaker, to governor Dongan, declining 
cionmei, West S.J. au appointment of water bailifl', . . 102 

Sept. 27. Resolutions of the Court of Lieutenancy, 103 

Sept. 29. Petition. William Merritt, collector of excise for the city of New 
York, praying that persons who keep boarders be obliged to take 
out license, 104 

Sept. 30. Names of those wiio have taken the oath of allegiance in Kings 

county, 105 

[la N. T. Doc. Hist., I, 659.] 

Oct. 6. Petition. Henricus Selinus and Margaret his wife for an appeal to 
the governor and council from a judgment of the Court of Admi- 
ralty against them, in the case of the ship Beaver, (see vol. 34 : 
66, 67, 73), 106 

Oct. 6. Petition. George Brewerton, clerk in the secretary's office, for 

arrears of salary, with his account, 107 

Oct. 8. Petition. James Graham and John Delavall for a warrant of survey 

of 2,000 acres of land in Ulster county, near the Pals, 108 

[1683.] Petition. Thomas Lovelace to the governor and Court of Assize, 
for authority to collect a debt due by Samuel Resco and John 

Bayly, 109 

1687. 
Oct. 21. Writ of venire to the sheriff of Kings county, in the case of Joris 

Jacobs, pl'tff, and Richard Gibb, 110 

Oct. 21. Writ of venire to the sheriff of Kings county, for a grand jury, 111 

(No date.) Petition. Joris Aertse van der Baest and others, inhabitants of the 

village of Schenectade, for remission of their fines, 112 

(No date.) Petition. Ann Harm.ansa, praying thiit a base strolling negro, who 

h.ad done her great wrong, may be examined and punished, 113 

Oct. 25. Petition. Mayor and aldei-men of the city of Albany, for the im- 
position of a duty of eighteen pence on every anker of rum, 114 

Oct. 25. Petition. Derrick Johnson Hoagland, in relation to a boundary line 

between him and Peter Lott, 115 

Oct. 25. Petition. Richard Tincker, a blind man, for liberty to tap without 

license, 116 

Nov. 7. Petition. Dirk van der Chife and Peter Stoutenburgh, for letters 

of administration on the estate of Dirk Jansen Deventer, deceased, 117 

Nov. 10. Petition. Samuel Burt in relation to some merchandise consigned 

to him on bo.ard the ship Robert from England, 118 

Nov. 10. Affidavit of Peter Reverdy, Peter Perret and Michael Pack, in 
relation to the death of Richard Burt, commander of the ship 
Robert, from England, 119 



Vol. XXXV.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 1G9 

GOVERNORS DONGAN AND ANDROS. 
1087. PAGE. 

Nov. 19. Inventory of Mr. Richard Burt's papers, taken by A. De Peyster, 

John De Laval and Samuel Burt, 120 

Nov. 26. Return by Epenetus Piatt, of the names of the assessors of the 

town of Huntington, 121 

Nov. 29. Petition. Henry Willis and Edward Titus of Hempstead, L. L, 
"in derision called Quakers," in regard to their sufferings for 
conscience sake, and protesting against being forced to maintain 
one Jeremiah Hubbard, 122 

Dec. 5. Petition. Jacob and David Robles, French aliens, to liold real 

estate, 123 

Dec. 14. Return of Daniel Whitehead, J. P., as to the swearing in of Joseph 

Sackett and Thomas Petlitt, assessors, of the town of Newtown, 124 

Dec. 24. Petition. John R.obinson for letters of administration on the estate 

of Philip Jones, 125 

Dec. 26. Petition. Thomas jMeech in relation to the ship Joanna, sunk in 

the channel near Sandy Hook, 126 

1688. 

Jan. 11. Petition. Richard Smyth, senr., of Smithtown, L. I., for an order 

that Samuel Eburn of Brookhaven, secure a debt owing him, 127 

(No date.) Petition. Elizabeth van Dike, widow of Cors van Dike, for letters 

of administration, 128 

Feb. 13. Petition. Peter Deriemer for letters of administration on the estate 

of Elizabeth Graveratt, deceased, 129 

Feb. 24. Petition. Elias Doughty, Richard Cornell and Thomas Hinkes, for 
the immediate trial of William Jones of Madnan's neck, Queens 
county, 130 

March 6. Petition. Thomas Roberts and others, executors of the last will, 
<fcc., of Mary Mathews of New York, tavern keeper, deceased, for 
an abatement of £20 excise money, 131 

March 6. Petition. Richard Blackledge, on the part of the several soap 
boilers of the towns of Stratford, Milford and Fail-field, Connecti- 
cut, for permission to purchase oil at New York, 132 

March 13. Petition. Samuel Eburne, of Brookhaven, for an order on Richard 

Smith, to pay £11. 15s. 6d. and affidavits, 133 

March 13. Petition. John Palmer and Matthias Nicolls, judges of Court of 

Oyer and Terminer, in relation to their salary, 134 

April 2. Petition. Daniel Verveelen, for a renewal of the grant of the ferry 

at Spyting Devil, formerly held by his father, Johannes Verveelen, 135 

April 2. Petition. Henricus Selyns be discharged from administering on 

the estate of John Shackerley, deceased, 136 

April 3. Petition. Matthew Middleton for leave to recover plate or other 
valuables from a wreck lying near Catt island, one of the 
Bahamas, 137 

April 11. Petition. Richard Mitchell of Richmond county, for a survey of 

his land, so that a patent may issue, 138 

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170 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXV. 

GOVERSOBS DONGAN AND ANDROS. 
1688. ■ PAGE. 

April 12. Petition. Captain Robt. Augur that he may purchase the sloop 

Endeavor, she being condemned, 139 

Account of goods on board the Endeavor of New York, John 
Richardson master, 140 

Account of charges on the Endeavor, since tlie 21st March, 1688, till 
24th July, 141 

List of rates for the town of Flushing, L. I., 142 

Return of marriages, christenings and burials in the town of Ja- 
maica, for the seven years preceding 1688, 143 

April 1 ] . Certificate of the oaths of certain assessors of Kings county and 
Orange county ; list of persons who took the oath of allegiance 

in Orange county, ■. 144 

April 12. Petition. Benjamin Collier, sheriff of Westchester county, that 

Joseph Lee, clerk of said county, be compelled to account, 145 

April 16. Petition. John O'Key and John Hegeman, on behalf of the town 
of Flatbush, that the line between said town and Brukelin may 
be surveyed, 146 

April 21. Papers produced on the hearing of the reasons of the jury in the 
case of the sloop Brother's Adventure, .Jonathan Hall master, and 
Josiah Hobart, qui tam, at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Suf- 
folk county, 147 

April 29. * Propositions of gov. Dongan to the Six Nations of Indians, 148 

May 3. Petition. Joseph Fordham, praying to be reimbursed £43. 9s. 9d. 
for clothing furnished col. John Young and maj. Howell, for the 
Suffolk county men, for the expedition'to Albany, 149 

May 3. Bond. William Smith and Jolm Foster of Jameco, and Samuel 

Swezey of Southold, L. I., in relation to horses taken illegally, . . 150 

May 3. Petition. Abraham Corbett, for the remission of £18 excise money, 

for retailing strong liquor in New York, and order thereon, 151 

May 14. Answer of the town of Bruckland to the petition of the town of 

Flatbush, in relation to the town line, 152 

May 14. Petition. Do we Johnson to be discharged from his bond given to 
capt. George Lockard, in relation to his service as a trooper in the 
expedition'to Albany, 153 

May 14. Petition. John Hoagland, same as above, 154 

(No date.) Petition. Mary Veall, wife of Philip Veall of Huntington, black- 
smith, for the discharge of her husband engaged in the expedition 
to Albany, 155 

May 14. Petition. Matthias Harvey of Flushing, for the remission of a fine 

of £3, 156 

May 17. Return of William White and John Bayles, assessors of the town 

of Jamaica, of the tax levied on that town, 157 

May 23. Obligation of William Robotham, to Michael Hawdon, for £1. 19s. 

6d" and the latter's assignment of the same indorsed thereon, 158 



Vol. XXXV.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 171 

GOVERNORS DOXGAN AND ASDROS. 

1688. 

May 25. Letter. Gov. Dongan to Arnout Conielise Vielo, instructing him 
Albany. to setid the chiefs of the Five N.ations to him, and to beware of 

the Black gowns (.Jesuits), 158 

June 3. * Letter, .\rnout Cornelissen Viele, to mayor Peter Scliuyler; liis 
OnonJaea. ertbrts to send delegates from the Senecas, Onondagas, etc., to 
Albany to meet the governor, and to detach them from the 
French, 159 

June 5. * Letter. Arnout Cornelise Viele, to gov. Dongan ; arrival of 200 
Onondaga. Wagganes at Onvagaro ; mea.sles among the Senecas ; Todehaeckto 
the chief place of all the Senecas ; French have set uj) a high cross 
2 miles from Niagara, 160 

1686. List of confirmatory grants of land to Newtown, L. I., Richard 

Doughty on Cow Neck, Thos. Hicks on Cow Neck, Rich'd Cor- 
nell on Cow Neck, Joseph Sackett at Newtown, Benj. Smith at 
Brookhaven ; the towns of Southampton and Easthampton ; John 
Seaman at Oysterbay ; town of Brookhaven, L. I.; Samuel Eburne 
Snake's Neck, south side of L. I., and at Seatalcot, L. I.; Andrew 
Gibb at Brookhaven; Jacob Sullivan .at Staten island; Richard 
Lloid at Seatalcott ; John Cornell at Cow Neck ; the town of Bos- 
wick, L. I. ; William Nicolls, islands near Huntington, L. I., 161 

1688. 
June 6. Inventory of the several books delivered by Jno. Knight (acting 
provincial secretary), to mayor Cortlandt, major Philips and col. 
Bayard, at his departure for England, 162 

June 26. Answer of the Maquase, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas and Senne- 

kas, to gov. Dongan at Albany, 163 

July. Questions to the old people at Albany, in relation to the Indians, . . 164 

Jan. 23. Certificate of the clerk of the Sessions of the county of Sufiblk, of 
security agreed on a writ of error, in the case of Richard Smith 
vs. Samuet Eburn, 166 

July 26. Petition. Henricus Selyns, that he may be maintained in quiet pos- 
session of the manor of Fordham, against the town of West- 
chester, 167 

July 30. Petition. Quakers of Long island and New York, in relation to 

their grievances, for conscience sake (with), 168 

Schedule of property taken from the Friends in the government of 
New York, since the arrival of gov. Dong.au, and on what account, 169 
[In N. T. Doc. Hist., Ill, 1004,] 
July 30. Petition. Robert Allison, to retain an Indian slave he purchased at 

Honduras ; rejected, 169 

Aug. 12. * Petition. Jacob Milborn, of New York, merchant, attorney of 
Anthony Brockholls, &c., to the supreme court of Holland, for the 
appointment of referees in a suit with Jan Faneuil and others, of 
Rotterdam, 170 

1687. Speech of [.gov. Dongan] to the chiefs of the Five Nations, inciting 

them against the French ; about to send .an English Jesuit to the 
Mohawks to learn their language, 171 



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GOVERNORS DONGAN AND ANDROS. 



Sept. 18. Propositions made to gov. Andros by the Five Nations of Indians, 

in the City Hall in Albany, 172, 174 

[111 N. T. Col. Doc, III, 558.] 

Sept. 20. * Answer of the Five Nations of Indians to the speech delivered by 

gov. Andros yesterday, in the city of Albany {infra), 173, 174 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 559.] 
Sept. 19. Speech of gov. Andros to the Five Nations, with a copy in 

Dutch, 174, 181 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 558.] 

Sept. 29. * Letter. Magistrates of Schenectady to the governor, with Indian 

intelligence "from Canada a,nd western New York, 175 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 565.] 

Oct. 9. Pass from sir Francis Watson, knt., governor of Jamaica, to 

Stephen Cregoe, master of the ship Yorke, 176 

Dirck Wessels' bill of expenses, &c., of a journey to Canada, 177 

Oct. 1. Bond of Myndert Herraanse, of Albany, to Abraham de Peyster, 

merchant, of New York, 178 

Petition. Hendrick Matthysen Smack to the court at Flatbush, in 
relation to a division fence between him and Jan van Kerck, 179 

Petition. Jane Ryder to the court at Flatbush, for relief on account 
of a mistake made by the clerk of the court in entering a judg- 
ment of record due her husband in a wrong name, 180 

Oct. 1 7. Deposition of Catilyn Trico, of Brooklyn, in relation to the first set- 
tlement at Albany, Hartford and the Delaware, 182 

[In N. Y. Doc Hist., Ill, 50.] 
Oct. 15. Invoice of goods in the Bachelour, Humphrey Ayles, master, for 

Stephen de Lancey, &c, 183 

Nov. 16. Invoice of goods entered the custom house from the ship Bachelor, 184 

Nov. 15. Invoice of goods to be landed from the ship Bachelor, 185 

Dec. 28. * Letter. Sander Glen to Peter Schuyler, -with intelligence that 900 
Schenectady. Indians of the Five Nations are about to march to Canada to 

make war on the French, 186 

1687. 
Nov. 16. Memorial of the British commissioners in relation to the English 

title to Hudsons Bay and the Iroquois, 187 

[In K. Y. Col. Doc, III, 509.] 

* Copy of the above memorial in Dutch, 188 

Answer to the appeal of J.acob Leysler, plaintiff, against Reynier 

Williams, in relation to some salt, 189 

Accounts and papers reg.ardiug the Melborne estate; 1686-1690, . . 190 
1686. 
Dec. 7. Letter. Thomas Meech to Mr. Mellborn, on business matters ; has 

Marjianrt. Seen his father, &c., 191 

1687 Account of Thomas Meech and ye ketch Susan, with Mr. Mil- 
borne 192, 193, 196-207 



Vol. XXXVI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. ]73 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 
1C87. . PAGE. 

June 25. Obligation of Tiiomas Meech to Anthony Brockliolts and Jacob Wi\- 
bourne, for £800, on account of a voyage of the ketcli Susan froni 
New York to Virginia, and thence to Rotterdam, I95 

March 11. Bill of lading for a cargo of tobacco shipped by Anthony Brockholls 
and Jacob Melborne from New York for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in 
the ketch Susan, Thomas Meech, master, ." 202 



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[Thus » marked are in Dutch.) 
1689. 
Jan. 25. Answer to be delivered to the ]Maquas or Five Nations, and to the 

Schakoke Indians at Albany, 1 

March 7. * Answer sent by the Five Nations to the governor, by Arnout Cor- 

nelisse Viele, 2 

March 28. Refusal of Wm. Lynes, Alexander Lamb, Jan van Dortt, Harman 
Lourie, Wm. Greene, George Billbe and Robert Owle, to go on a 
voyage in an unseaworthy vessel, 3 

June 19. Account. Thomas Clarke against the province of New York, 4 

July 30. * Letter. Levinus van Schaick to Arnout Cornelise (Viele) respect- 
Albany, uig the Indians, ■ 5 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, IS.] 

Aug. 1. Warrant to bring to Albany, for examination. La Fleur, Villeroy 

and De La Fortune, three Frenchmen living near Saratoga, 6 

[la N. T. Doc. Hist., H, 81.] 

Aug. 2. * Proposition of the Maquas, communicating a message the Ouwena- 

gonges had sent to them, 7 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 19.] 

Aug. 28. * Answer of the magistrates of Albany to the Onondngas, congratu- 
lating them on their victory near Montreal, T 8 

(No date.) Letter. Joris Aertsen, clerk (of Schenectady), to the m.agistrates 

of Albany, with papers from Arnout Cornelisse Viele, 8 

Sept. 4. Resolution of a convention of civil and military officers held at 

Albany in relation to a threatened invasion of the French, 9 

Warrant for the election of a mayor, sheriff and town clerk, for the 
city of by order of the committee of safety, 10 

Sept. 21. Bill of lading by John Carter of goods on board the sloop Resolu- 
tion, Benjamin Blagge, master, from Barbadoes to New York, . . 11 

Oct. 10. Letters of administration on the estate of Anthony D'Mill, granted to 

his son, Peter DWIill, 12 



174 ENGLISH MAXUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVI. 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 
1689. PAGE. 

July 24. Inventory of books and papers, in secretary's office made by order 

of the committee of safety, 13 

Oct. 26. Resolution of a convention of the mayor, aldermen, justices of the 
peace and militia of the city and county of Albany, to have the 

oath of allegiance administered to the soldiers in the fort, 14 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 100, 101.] 

Dec. 16. * Resolution of the above convention, in answer to a mess.age from 

the Five Xations, 15 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 137.] 

Dec. 18. Entry, by Abiah Edwards, of goods, on board the sloop Desire, 

from West Jersey and Neversinck, 16 

Dec. 25. * Letter. Arnout Cornelisse Viele to Peter Schuyler, mayor of 

Albanj-, with a message from the Onondages, 17 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 137.] 
Dec. 27. Resolutions of the convention at Albany in answer to the preceding 

message, 18, 19 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 139.] 
1690. 
Jan. 6. Propositions to be made by Arnout Cornelise [Viele,] interpreter, and 
Robert Sanders, in the Indians' general council at Onondaga, on 

behalf of the Albany convention, 20 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 143.] 
Jan. 9. Petition. John Oortt that Richard Jones and Jacob Mayles, execu- 
tors of Wm. Cox, of New York, deliver a full and just account of 
said estate, on oath ; ordered accordingly, 21 

Jan. 11. Proceedings of the convention at Albany, in relation to acknowledg- 
ing Jacob Leisler, as lieutenant governor of New York, 22 

[In N. Y. Doe. Hist., II, 144.] 

Jan. 10. Protest of the mayor, aldermen and common.alty of the city of 
Albany, against certain proceedings of Jochem Staats, under 
authority of Jacob Leisler, 23 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 150.] 

Jan. 15. Letter. Richard Pretty to Jacob Milborne, in relation to Leisler's 
Albany. commissions, 24 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 59.] 

Jan. 14. Letter. William Nicolls to George Farewell, prisoner in Boston ; 

New York. State of affairs in New York ; Leisler and coimcil, 24 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, HI, 662.] 

Jan. 20. Proposal of capt. Bluestocking and another Mohawk, to the mayor, 
aldermen, &c., of Albany, to send out scouts to watch the French, 
with answer, 25 

Petition. Christopher Goff to be discharged from prison, he being 
confined for words spoken, and order of council thereon, 26 

Feb. 14. Petition. Elizabeth, widow of Stephen Jorrissen, late of Messpatt's 

kills, for letters of administration with order thereupon, 27 

Feb. 17. Letter. Wm. Milborne to his brother Jacob Milborne, in vindica- 
Boston. tion of capt. Lodewick; departure of sir E. Andres 28 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., H, 72.] 



Vol. XXXVI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 175 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AXD LEISLER, 
1690. PAGE. 

Feb. 20. Writ for the election of represent.atives to a General Asseniblj", . ... 29 

Feb. 25. Propositions of the sachems of the three Maquas Castles to the 
mayor, &c., of the city of Albany, in relation to the burning 

of Schenectady, cfcc, and their answer, 30, 31 

[III N. Y. Doc. Hist., 11. 101.] 
Feb. 27. Deposition of Thomas Masters in relation to the oath of allegiance 

to king James, taken by James Eniott before father Smith, 31 

[In X. V. Col. Doc, III, 747] 
Feb. 28. License. Robert Robinson, governor of Bermuda, to capt. Francis 
Islack, master of the sloop Xathaniel's Adventure, to sail to and 

from said island, 32 

Proportion of ammunition stores to be provided for the garrison of 
New York, in Xew England, 32 

March 10. Letter. Samuel Mulforde, Samuel Person and Thomas Chatfield, to 
Easthampton. lieut. gov. Leisler, informing him that they are sending an address 

to the king, praying to be re.anne.xed to Connecticut, 33 

[la X. T. Doc. Hist., II, 187.] 
March 12. Warrant. Robert Treat, governor of Connecticut, for the arrest of 

Robert Livingston, 34 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II. 18S.] 
Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to lieut. gov. Leisler, 
in relation to the warrant for the seizure of Mr. Livingston, and 

consenting to co-operate against the French, &c., 35 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 189.] 

March 20. Capitulation with the garrison in Fort Orange, 36 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 192.] 
March 27. * Letter. Johannis Provoost and John Hendrieksen Bruyn, com- 

Aibany. missioners, to Jacob Milborne, asking for supplies, 37 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 19S.] 
March 28. * List of the goods sent from Albany to Xew York, to be distribut- 
ed among the refugees from Schenectady, 38 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 199.] 
March 25. Deposition of Richard Pretty, in relation to words spoken by Robt. 

Livingston against the prince of Orange, 38 

[In X. Y. Col. Doc, III, 747.] 
April 1. Affida^dt of Margaret, wife of Akes Cornelisen [Viele], concerning 

words spoken by Robt. Livingston against king William III., ... 38 
[In X. Y. Doc Hist., II, 206; X. Y. Col. Doc, III, 747.] 
March 29. * Letter. Cornelis Corssen to lieut. gov. Leisler, informing him that 
Richmond. M. Plowmau hath a quantity of beef and pork stored in Town- 
ley's cellar, 39 

April 2. * Letter. Commissioners to lieut. gov. Leisler, transmitting affidavits 
Albany. against Livingston, and papers of Jesuit Yalliant ; members of 

Assembly chosen, 39 

[In X. Y. Doc Hist., II, 205.] 
April 11. Letter. John Allin, secretary of Connecticut, to lieut. gov. Leisler, 

Hartford. promising reinforcements for Albany, . . . , 40 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 232.] 



176 EXGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXX YI. 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 
1690. PAGE. 

April 11. * Letter. Roelof Swartwout to captain Milborne ; election for 
Kingston. members of Assembly ; no disloyal person to vote or to be elected, 41 

[III N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 230.] 

April 11. * Letter. Nicolas Anthony, county clerk, to Messrs. Brnyn, Pro- 
Kingston, voost and Milborn, commissioners ; supplies forwarded, 42 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist, II, 231.] 

April 18. Letter. Robt. Treat, governor of Connecticut, to lieut. gov. Leisler, 

Miiford. relating to volunteers, 43 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 233.] 
April 18. * Letter. Nicolas Anthony, county clerk, to the commissioners at 
Kingston. Albany; Lidian murders; members of Assembly leave for New 

York, 44 

April 23. * Letter. Sander Glen and D[ouwe] A[uckes] magistrates, to the 
Schaenhechtade. commissioners at Albany, requesting that inhabitants of Schenec- 
tady sojourning at Albany may be sent back, with the names of 
such absentees, 45 

April 30. Certificate of Peter Delanoy, collector of New York, of lead 
delivered by Mr. Du Bois to lieut. Wm. Churcher, for the expedi- 
tion at Albany, 46 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 237.] 

April 30. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the commissioners at Albany ; meet- 
New York, ing of commissioners from New England; laws sent up; Assem- 
bly prorogued, 47 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, n, 237.] 

May 1. * Instructions for Abraham Schuyler and Tjerck Harmensen, sent to 

conduct Indians from lagaro to Albany, 48 

May 6. Order annulling the will of Christina Dirckse Hoyer deceased, and 

granting letters of administration to her brother Cornelius, 49 

May 1. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to John Tathem, at Burlington, N. J., 

New York. in relation to his vessel ; suffering at Bermuda ; gov. Koxe, 50 

[In N. Y. Doe. Hist., II, 241.] 

March 17-April 2. Minutes of the proceedings of Leisler's commissioners at 

Albany, 'l 51 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 191-210.] 

April 9. Order to Robt. Livingston to deliver to Rich'd Pretty, all books and 

papers relating to tfie revenue in the city and county of Albany,. 52 

Order to Richard Pretty, sheriff of the city and county of Albany, 
to guage all vessels containing strong liquoi", and make out list of 
persons who have departed from the city of Albany without leave 

or giving notice, 53 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 217.] 

April 12. Proclamation against selling liquor to the soldiers at Albany, 64 

[In N". Y. Doc. Hist, II, 217.] 

April 14. Order in relation to the books, &c., concerning the revenue in pos- 
session of Robert Livingston, he having absconded, 55 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 218.] 



Vol. XXXVI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 177 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 

1690. . p^voE. 

April 22. Order to Levinus van Schayck and Peter Schuyler, to fortify patroon 

Rensselaer's mill, 53 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist, 11, 218.] 
April 22. Order to Johannes Wendell and Peter van Wegelonie, to erect 

breastworks within the stockades around the city of Albany, 56 

[luN. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 2 in.] 
April 23. Permit by Edwin Stede, lieut. s:overnor of Barbadoes, to capt. Henry 

Beer, to sail from that island to New York, 57 

April 30. Order to Richard Pretty, sheriff of the city and county of Albanj', 

to attach the property of Robert Livingston, 58 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 219^] 

April 30. Order forbidding any person trespassing on a certain pasture in the 

city of Albany, 59 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 220.] 
May 1. Order to lieut. Twist, to make forcible entry into the house of Wil- 
liam Teller, of Albany, and quarter a soldier therein, 60 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 220.] 

May 2. Order forbidding the sale of liquor to Indians, or egress outside of 

the stockades at Albany to discourse or trade with them, 61 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., It, 220.] 

May 2. * Account of Anna, widow of Henry Cuyler, for sundries delivered 

to the government, 63 

May 11. Order to Richard Pretty, sheriff, to distrain twelve kettles in posses- 
sion of capt. Johan Blecker, 63 

[InN. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 231.] 

May 12. Order that the posts of Schenectade, Connistigione and Half Moon 
be properly garrisoned, in consequence of the inroads of the 
French, 64 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 223.] 

M.ay 12. Order that the inl-ibitants of the city and county of Albany, render 

a true account of the powder in their possession, 65 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., H, 223.] 

May 12. Order .appointing Claas Riper and Jacob Merser to inspect the 

stockadoes and platforms around the city of Albany, 68 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 223.] 

May 12. Order to the inhabitants of the city and coimty of Albany not to 

waste powder, 67 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 222.] 

May 12. Order in relation to the excise in the city and county of Albany, . . . 68 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 222.] 

May 12. Orders to provide shoes, kettles, canoes and axes for the expedition 

against the French, 69 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 221, 222.] 
May 13. Order to capt. Sander Glen and others, to build a fort at Schen- 
ectade upon a piece of ground called " ClejTi Isaacs," 70 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, n, 224.] 

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GOVERNORS ANDROS AND 
1C90. . . PAGE. 

May 15. Letter. Secretary Allyn to lieut. gov. Leisler, in relation to the 
Hartford. expedition against the French ; small pox in Albany ; major- 
general Winthrop, 71 

[lu N. Y. Doe. Hist., II, 252.] 

May 1 9. Lettei'. Governor John Coode to lieut. gov. Leisler ; difficulty of 
Maryland. furnishing men and assistance ; sends agents to New York, 72 

[In N". Y. Doc. Hi.?t., II, 248.] 
May 19. Letter. [Lieut, gov. Leisler] to the commissioners at Albany ; com- 
Foriwuiiam. jjlains of the lies circulated by his enemies against him, and 

reports his movements, 73 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 247.] 

April. List of soldiers for the expedition at Albany, 74-81 

Return of civil and military appointments for the counties of 
Albany and Ulster, 82 

Receipt of Jacob Milborne for 600 pounds of powder received 
from the king's store, Albany, 83 

May 20. Order to capt. Francis Goderis, commander of the brigantine John 

and Cataryn, to proceed against Quebec, &c., 84 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 251.] 

May 20. Order to capt. George Bollen, commander of the sloop Resolution, 

to sail to Quebec and act against the French, 85 

May 27. Letter. Secretary Allyn to lieut. gov. Leisler, proposing major- 
Hartford, general Winthrop foi^the command of the troops against Canad.n, 
in preference to capt. Milborne, who is reckoned "short in 
parentage," 86 

May 30. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor, &c., of Connecticut, in 
Fort ■William, N. Y. relation to the command of the troops on the expedition against 

Canada, 87 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., H, 258.] 

May 30. Letter. Simon Bradstreet, governor of Massachusetts, to lieut. 
gov. Leisler, in rel.ation to capture of Casco bay ; .attack on 
Wells and Kittery; Port Royal reduced by sir W. JPhipps; Deer- 
field ; preparations against Quebec ; new governor of Barbadoes, . 88 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 259.] 

May 30. Order to ensign Symon van Nes, to proceed to Saratoga and the 

carrying place, to watch the movements of the French, 89 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 224.] 

June 21. Bond. Mary Gammon and Joohem Roeloffe to the parish of the 

city of New Yoi-k, in a bastardy case, 90 

June 23. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler and council to the earl of Shrewsbury ; 
New York. aiTest of Chevalier d'Eau ; Dome. Dellius in prison; assault on 

Leisler ; several arbitrary arrests, 91 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 731.] 

[June 23.] Petition. Benj.amin Blagg to the king, on behalf of lieut. gov. 
Leisler and council, in relation to the removal of lieut. gov. Nichol- 
Bon, and the appointment of Leisler, 91 

[In N. Y. CoL Doc, III, 137.] 



Vol. XXXVI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 179 

GOVERNORS AXDROS AND LEISLER. 
1690. . PAGE. 

June 7. Proclamation calling on all the inhabitants of New York to appear 

at the tort and renew their declaration in favor of king William,. 91 

[111 N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 264.] 

Memorial of occurrences in the province of New York, since the 
accession of William and Mary, 90 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 738.] 

Threatening letter from William Nicolls to lieut. gov. Leisler, on 
account of the confinement of Phillip French, Jacobus de Key and 
others, 91 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, HI, 747.] 

June 8. Depositions of Gerret Duyckink, Ilendrick Jansen Brevoort, Abra- 
ham Gouverneur and others, in relation to a riot at New York, 
and assault on Leisler, 91 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 740.] 

May 19. Petition. Joseph Hegeman, Jacob Teller and others, of New York, 
to the king, praying protection, &c., against the arbitrary power 

exercised by Leisler and his followers, 91 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 748.] 

June 25. Order that the companies of foot, under the command of col. Henry 
Slauter and capt. Charles King, be transferred from Southampton 
to the Isle of Wight, 92 

July 1. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the commissioners at Albany, in 
New Yorit relation to military aftairs, etc., 93 

[In N. Y. Doc Hist., 11, 270.] 

July 8. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor of Bermudas, acknow- 
NewYork. Icdging receipt of powder, and sending flour in return; progress 

of the war, 94 

[In N. Y. Doc Hist., II, 271.] 

July 9. Letter. J. Bruyn and Johannes Provoost to major Milborn, &c., at 

Albany. Schenectade, with news from Montreal, 95 

[la N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 273.] 

July 22. Letter. Gov. Treat to lieut. gov. Leisler, asking for a supply of 
Miiford. ammunition, tfcc, 96 

[In ^f. Y. Doc Hist,. II, 276.] 

July 23. Report of Isaac Stevenson, concerning certain vessels in New York 

fit for service, 97 

July 24. Warrant to Isaac Stevense, Robt. Sinclaer, Niclaes Gerritse, Wm. 
Bearing and John Dissington, to appraise certain vessels taken up 
to serve against the French, 98 

[In K. Y. Doc Hist., II, 277.] 

July 29. Certificate for the ship Friend's Adventure, John Sweet, master, 

from Barbadoes to New York, 100 

July 31. Articles of .agreement between John DeBruyn, John Provoost .and 
Jacob Milbourne, Com", tfec, and the Hon"'' John Winthrop, in 
relation to the command of the forces in expedition from Albany 
against Canada, 101 

[InN. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 279.] 



180 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXYI. 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 
1690. . PAGE. 

Aug. 21. Bond. Andrew Falourdell, James Bobin, and Adam Carlin, to 
John Coe, high sherift" of Queens Co., that said Falourdell -nill 
answer an action of defamation brought by Daniel Marchand and 
wife, 102 

Aug. 28. Caveat. Alee Frogmorton, executrix, against issuing letters of 

administration on the estate of Joseph Frogmorton, 103 

Sept. 16. Deposition. (French.) Jean Bonhomme, Elie Toma, Francis de 
Bartran, seamen, that they had been taken prisoners in the river 
St. John by capts. Mason and Goderis, together with the ship 
Union, Elie Crousson, master, belonging to the company of Acadie, 104 

* Information fui-nished by a Praying Indian, of an embassy from 
Canada to Onondage, and the tenor of their message, 105 

Sept. 17. Proceedings in the Court of Admiralty, New York, against the 
French prize L'Esperance, now The Horned Frigate, and her con- 
demnation, 106 

Sept. 1 7. Proceedings in Admiralty against, and condemnation of, the French 

prize St. Peter, of Bayonne, 107 

Sept. 16. Deposition. (French.) Pierre Borstenago, Pierre de Larepunda, Nic- 
olas de Castillon and Pierre mon Pon, that the flute La Princesse, 
Pierre Dieregoven, master, the flute St. Pierre, Pierre de Claborde, 
master, the pink St. Jean, Estienne de Casenade, master, and the 
pink St. Jean, Antoine de Bretagne, master, were the property of 
French subjects, residing at Bayonne, and were captured by capts. 
Mason and Goderis, about the 1 st of August last, in front of Isle 
Perce, Canada, and brought to New York, 107 

Complaint of Peter Cavalier, Adolphus Hardenbroek, Louis Dubois, 
Cornells Gelderse, and John Langstraet, that they were deprived 
of their share of the prizes taken in the Canada expedition, with 

answers, 108 

Sept. 1 7. Judgment of the Court of Admiralty, against the prizes named above, 109 
Nov. 11. Libel against the prize Union, of Rochelle, 110 

Sept. Bond of William Lasle. master of the brigantine James, and Abra- 
ham Depeyster, of New York, merchant, not to carry away per- 
sons, &c., without a permit, Ill 

Sept. 22. Inventory and appraisement, by John Outman, Simon Jansen 
Roraaine, Lendert Hugen and Garrett Hardenburgh, of the car- 
goes of certain vessels, 112 

Sept. 25. Conditions upon which the above six vessels, taken from the French, 

are to be exposed to sale, 113 

Sept. 23. * Petition. Inhabitants of Haerlem complaining of a band of negroes, 
who have run away fi'om their masters, at New York, and commit 
depredations on the inhabitants of the above village, 114 

Sept. 25. Minute of the sale of the cargoes of the above ships, at a vendue 
held at the house of PhilRp Smith in New York, with the names 
of the bidders, 115 

Sept. 29. Certificate. Capt. Hickes, commander of H. M. ship Archangel, to 

John Cornelius, pilot, 110 



Vol. XXXVI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 181 

GOVERNORS ANDR03 AND LEISLER. 
1690. PAGE. 

Sept. 17. Certificate of sale, by Jacob Milborne, vendue master, of a ship, 

under a judgment in Admiralty, to Charles Nickolson, 117 

Oct. 2. Fragment of an Act of Assembly, authorizing the raising a tax of 
three pence in the pound on all real and personal estates, to meet 
the expenses of the war, 118 

Oct. 7. Order to col. Henry Sloughtcr, to embark two companies of foot on 

board the frigate Archangel, at Spithead, for New York, 119 

* Accounts of William Beeckman for sundries, 120, 121 

Oct. 20. Letter. (French.) Rev. D. Bonrepos to lieut. gov. Leisler ; nomi- 

New Rocheiie. nation of magistrates ; collection of taxes, 122 

[In X. T. Doc. Hist., II, 304.] 
Oct. 23. Procl.imation, denouncing persons who have unlawfully taken up 

arms in Queens county, 123 

Oct. 30. Order to the const.ables of Haerlem and the Bowery, New York, to 
prevent the ship Jacob, William Mason, Com''', from being piloted 
through Hellgate, 124 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., 11, 315.] 

Account of what had been taken from Gabriel Minviell, by order of 
Leisler, 125 

Oct. 19. List of the soldiers who .are going to Albany from fort William, 

New York, 126, 123 

1689. 

Nov. 2. List of stores furnished from New York, for the expedition to 

Alb.any, 127 

Nov. 6. Inventory of the sails, rigging and stores, of the ship Resolution,. . 130 

[InN. T. Doc. Hist, II, 211.] 
Nov. 11. Libel against the ship Virgin of Honfleur, now the Resolution, a 

prize, 131 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 312.] 

Libel against the French ship, L'Esperance, capt. Guiliam Bigore, a 
prize, 132 

Order in council [Aug., 1688], settling the establishment for the two 
companies of foot in the colony of New York, to be p.aid out of 

the revenue arising in New England, 133 

Petition. Officers of the two comp.anies of foot soldiers lately in 

garrison at New York and Albany, in rel.ation to their p.ay, 133 

Nov. 11. Order referring the above p,etition to col. Sloughter, 134 

Nov. 11. Judgment in Admiralty, in the libel against the ship Resolution,. . . 135 

Dec. 11. Letter. Jacob Melyen to lieut. gov. Leisler ; Ireland reduced ; Wil- 
Boston. Ham III returns to England ; gov. Sloughter daily expected ; con- 
dition of things in New York, 136 

Dec. 21. Commission. Ryert Cornelisse to be captain of the Dutch ship of 

war Zeelandia, 137 

June 4. Letter. Jacob Leisler to the governor and committee of safety at 
New York. Boston, informing them that he had seized the fort at New York, 

&c., 138' 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 1.] 



182 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVI. 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 
1690. PAGE. 

Jan. 24. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to Jacob Malline ; arrests Bayard, Wm. 
Fortwuiiam.N.y. Nicolls, and the ferryman's wife, 138' 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 62.] 
March 4. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor of Massachusetts ; bui-n- 
Fort -wuiiani, N.Y. ing of Schenectady ; arbitrary arrests in New York ; news from 

Maryland, 138' 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 184.] 
Feb. 14. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to governor Treat, on the disturbances at 
New York. Albany, and requesting that a convention be held at Milford, Conn., 138' 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 68.] 

March 1 . Letter. Lieut, governor and council of New York to gov. Treat, 
Fort wmiam, N. Y. declaring governor and council of Connecticut upholders of rebel- 
lion, and ordering them to withdraw their soldiers from Albanj', 138* 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 11.] 
March 5. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler " to the governor of Boston, in Connec- 
Fortwuuam, N.Y. ticut," in relation to disturbances at Albany, and requesting the 

arrest of Robert Livingston, who has lied i'rom that place, 138' 

[InN. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 186.] 

March 24. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to Major Winthrop, informing him that 

Fort wiuiam, N. Y. he Is Sending up troops to Albany, &c., 138" 

[In N.Y. Doc. Hist., II, 190.] 
1689. 
June 16. Letter. Jacob Leisler to major Nathan Gold, on afl'airs in New 

Fort WUliam, N. Y. York, 138' 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 4.] 

June 29. Letter. Capt. Leisler to the governor of Boston; has disarmed all 

the Papists ; war with France, 138' 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 5.] 

July 10. Letter. Capt. Leisler to "William Jones, in New Haven, on the 

New York. affairs of the province, 138* 

Aug. 7. Letter. Capt. Leisler to governor Treat ; repairs the fort at New 

New York. York, &c., 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 20.] 
Aug. 13. Letter. Capt. Leisler to the governor of Massachusetts ; attack on 

the French ; population of Saratoga ; Jesuit college, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 22.] 

Aug. 25. Letter. Jacob Leisler, commander-in-chief, to governor Treat; 

Indian outrages in Maryland, . , 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 25,] 

Au"'. 28. Letter. Jacob Leisler, commander, &c., to governor Treat, on 

New York. affairs and alarms in N. York, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 25.] 
Fragment of a letter from Mr. Leisler to some person in Connecticut, 
gning an account of the release of Mr. Tuder and others from 
confinement, 138" 

Sept. 25. Letter. Jacob Leisler, commander, &c., to the govei-nor of Massa- 

NewYork. chusetts relating to Indian murders in Maryland, 138" 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 31.1 



Vol. XXXVI.] ENGLISH MAXUS(;RIPTS. 183 

GOVERNORS A.NDROS AND LEISLER. 
16S9. PAGE. 

Oct. 22. Letter. Jacob Leisler, commander, cfee., to the governor at Boston ; 

New Vork. treaty between Massachusetts and the Five Nations ; de.sign to 

release sir Edmund Andros ; books and papers belonging to New 

York at Boston, 138" 

[Iq N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 37.] 

Aug. V. Letter. Jacob Leisler, commander, &c., to governor Treat ; escape 
Fort William, N. Y. and recapture of sir Edmund Andros ; his friends waiting for him 

in New York, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doo. Hiat., II, 2].] 
1600. 
March 26. Letter. Lieut, gov. Lei-sler to [the commissioners from New Eng- 
Fort William. N. Y. land], suggesting a house out of town for their meeting, on 

account of the small po.x in New York, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doo. Hist., II. 191.] 
1689. 
Aug. 19. Letter. Commander Leisler to the governor of Massachusetts ; war 
New Yori!, between the Senekas and French ; a French priest tortured ; burn- 

ing of St. Christopher ; fears of sir Edmund Andros ; state of 

the fort ; New York records, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 24.] 

[April.] Letter. Captain Leisler, to the commissioners from New England ; 
sends capt. William Mason, lieut. Walters and Mr. Dufore to wel- 
come them, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 238.] 
1690. 
April 2. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor, &c., of Connecticut ; 
New York. requests leave to beat the drum for volunteers for Albany, 138" 

[InN. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 210.] 

May 30. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to governor Treat (duplicate of letter, 

Fort William, N. Y. stipra, p. 87), , 138" 

April. 7. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor of Massachusetts ; has 
Fort wuuam, JJ. Y. secured the fort of Albany ; Livingston; French Jesuit; Connec- 
ticut ; New York records ; meeting of commissioners, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 227.] 

April 3. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor of Massachusetts, in 
Fort wuiiam, N. Y. relation to an expected attack of the French and Indians on 

Albany ; meeting of delegates at New York proposed, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II. 225.] 

April 2. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governors of the several Pro- 
New York, vinces ; burning of Schenectady; proposed meeting of delegates 

from the several provinces at New York, 138" 

[InN. Y. Doc. Hist., 11, 211.] 
1689. 
Oct. 30. Letter. Commander Leisler to the governor of Massachusetts ; 
Fort William, N. Y. ordcrs Seizure of powdcr at Delaware ; Dr. Cox; Mr. Bayard, &c., 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist,, II, 39.] 
Oct. 30. Letter. Commander Leisler to John Tatham ; sends proclamation 
Fort William, N. Y. of William and Mary for Delaware ; forces sent to Albany, .... 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., U, 39.] 



184 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVI. 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 
1690. PAGE. 

May 1 7. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor of Massachusetts ; arrest 

Fort wiiuam. N. Y. ofchev.D'Eau and Suite at Oneida ; arbitrary arrests at New York, 138" 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 246.] 

[May 30.] Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to major Walley; sends him one La- 

flores, who committed a murder at New Bristol; chev. D'Eau,. . 138" 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 252.] 

May 17. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor of Barbados, in rela- 
Fori William, N. T. tioH to the Outrages committed by the French and Indians at 

Schenectady, &c., 138" 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 243.] 

March 4. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to col. Coode, commander-in-chief at 

Fort ■wmiam, N. Y. Maryland; arrest of Bayard and Nicolls ; flight of coll. Dongan, 

major Brockholst, Stephanus van Cortland, major Willett, 

Daniel Whitehead, doctor Reid, Mathew Plowman ; massacre at 

Schenectady ; asks assistance, 138" 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., 11, 181.] 
1689. 
Sept. 29. Letter. Commander Leisler to capt. William Harris, inclosing him 
New York. One for the General Assembly of Maryland, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 33,] 

[Sept. 29.] Letter. Commander Leisler to in Mainland ; 14 or 15 shillings 

per 1 00 lbs. would be allowed for prime tobacco ; the Quakers of 
Pennsylvania will not resist the French, 138" 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist, IL 33.] 

Oct. 15. Letter. Commander Liesler to the assembly of Maryland; battle 

New York. with and defeat of Indians in New England, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 36.] 
1690. 
April 7. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to [col. Coode] Maryland ; the Maquas, 
Fort William, N. Y. Oneydays, Onondates, Cackogues and Mekehauders have espoused 

his cause ; pursuit of the French, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 229.] 
1689. 
Sept. 29. Letter. Commander Leisler to the assembly of Maryland, in rela- 
New York. tion to Papists ; coll. Dongan and sir Ed* Andros ; war with 

Canada ; Five Nations, &c., 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 31.] 
1690. 
May 13. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the Western governments, stating 
Fort William, N. Y. that the Five Nations have .agreed to furnish 1800 men, &c.,. . . 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 242.] 
June 27. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to col. Cood, Maryland, in relation to 
Fort William, N. Y. the Indians ; quotas of troops to be raised by the several pro- 
vinces ; return of Indian prisoners from France ; chev. D' Eau ; 

father Milet ; Port Royal ; assault on Leisler, &c., 138" 

[In N". Y". Doc. Hist, II, 2G6.] 
1689. 
Nov. 23. Commander Leisler to the governor of Barbadoes, in relation to the 
Fort William, N. Y. seizure of the fort at New York; celebration of the king's birth- 
day ; a French ship taken by capt. Blagg, 138" 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 40.] 



Vol. XXXVI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 185 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLKR. 
1690. PAGE. 

Dec. 16. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the governor of Barbadoes, in rela- 

Fort wuuam, N. Y. tion to col. Nicholson's drinking the king's health with a figure 

J. ; William and Mary proclaimed ; sir Edmond Andres's release 

ordered, ' 138" 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 46.] 
1692. 
Jan. 19. * Account of Jacob Mauritz, for disbursements to Joost Stoll, on his 

departure for England in 16S9, 139 

1691. 
Feb. 2. * Letter. Sheriff and justices of Orange county to the governor, 
Havenitraw. requesting that Dirck Storm be appointed county clerk, and that 
administrators be named for the estate of the late Minnie Johan- 
nes 140 

March 12. Permit to John Hewling, master of the sloop Robert and William, 

to proceed on his vovage, 141 

1689. 

Dec. Council minutes. Jacob Milborne, to be secretary of the province 

and clerk to the lieut. gov. and council, 142 

Dec. Council minutes. Pieter D'la Noy, to be receiver of the revenues of 

the province, 142 

Dec. 14. Council minutes. Ordered that the customs and eccise be collected 

according to the .act of 1683, , 142 

Dec. 16. Council minutes. Capt. Abraham Depeysterto retain his command, 

provided the lieut. gov. and council are satisfied he is qualified,. . 142 

Dec. 17. Council minutes. Capt. Ebenezer Piatt to administer oaths to the 
rest of the justices of the county of Suifolk ; capt. Beeckman, for 
Kings county; Samuell Eds.all, for Queens; capt. Tho. Williams, 

for Westchester, and William Lawrence, for Orange, 142 

[The above entries are in X. T. Doc. Hist., II, 48, 49.] 
Dec. 1 1 . Warrant to capt. Benjamin Blagge, Robert Darkins, John Dissington, 
(No. 1.) Barnard Lewis and Francis Goderis, to raise the ship Hunter, 
John Pitts, master, sunk in the harbor of New York, and their 
return thereto, 142 

Dec. 12. Order to Obadi.ih Holmes, justice of Richmond Co., to assist c.ipt. 
(No. 2.) Thos. Lawrence in taking an inventory of the estate of Thos. Wal- 
ton, deceased, 142 

(No. 3.) Commission. Obadiah Holmes to be justice of the peace for Rich- 
mond county, 142 

Dec. 13. Commission. John Coe, to be sheriif of Queens county, •. 142 

(No. 4.) 

Dec. 12. Commission. Gerardus Beekman, justice. Kings county, 142 

(No. 5.) 

Dec. 12. Commission. John Howell, justice, Suifolk county, 142 

(No. 6.) 

Dec. 12. Commission. Roelof Martense (Schenck), justice. Kings county, . . 142 

(No. 7.) 

Dec. 12. Commission. Jeronimes Rapallie, justice. Kings county, 142 

(No. 8.) 

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Dec. 13. Commission. Nicholas Stilwell, justice, Kings county, 142 

(No. 10.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Johannes Jansen, high sheriff, New York, 142 

(No. 11.) 

Dec. 13. Commission. John Tredwell, justice. Queens county, 142 

(No. 13.) 

Dec. 13. Commission. Nathaniel Cole, justice, Queens county, 142 

(N'o. 13.) 

Dec. 13. Commission. Myndert Koerte, high slieritf. Kings county, 142 

(No. U.) 

Dec. 13. Commission. Matthias Harvey, justice. Queens county, 142 

(No. 15.) 

Dec. 13. Commission. Samuel Edsall, justice, Queens county, 142 

(No. 16.) 

Dec. 13. Commission. Nathaniel Denton, justice, Queens county, 142 

(No. 17.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Richard Smith, justice, Suffolk county, 142 

(No. 18.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Thomas Statham, high sheriff, Westchester county,. . 142 

(So. 19.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Joseph Pudway, justice, Westchester county, 142 

(No. 20.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Joseph Ponton, justice, Westchester county, 142 

(No. 21.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Andrew Tauvet, justice, Westchester county, 142 

(No. 22.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Samuel Mulford, justice, Suffolk count}', 142 

(No. 23.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Edward Waters, justice, Westchester county, 142 

(No. 21.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Thomas Mapes, justice, Suffolk county, 142 

(No. 25.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Ebenezer Piatt, justice, Suffolk county, 142 

(No. 26.) 

Dee. 14. Commission. Thomas Williams, justice, Westchester county, 142 

(No. 27.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Jaques Poullion, justice, Richmond county, 142 

(No. 28.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. William Lawrence, justice. Orange county, 142 

(No. 29.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Teunis Roelofzen, justice. Orange county, 142 

(No. 30.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Ely Crosson, high sheriff, Richmond county, 142 

(No. 31.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Matthew Howell, high sheriff, Suffolk county, 142 

(No. 52.) 

Dec. 14. Commission. Daniel de Clercq, justice. Orange county, 142 



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Dec. 14. Commission. Thomas Morgan, justice, Richmond county, 142 

Dec. 14. Commission. Jacob Gerritse, justice, Richmond county, 142 

(Xo. 3o,) 

Dec. 16. Commission. Henry Cuyler, major of foot. New York, 142 

(N-o. 36.) 

Dec. 16. Commission. Robert Walter, captain of foot, south ward. New 
(N-o. 37. ) York, 142 

Dec. 16. Commission. Isaac de Riemer, lieutenant in Walter's company, 
(No. 38.) New York, 142 

Dec. 16. Commission. Jacobus van der Spiegel!, ensign in Walters com- 
(No. 3?.) pany. New York, 142 

Dec. 16. Commission. Swcrt Olphertse, captain of foot, west ward, New 
(N-o. «.) York, 142 

Dec. 16. Commission. Paulus Turck, lieutenant of foot, west ward. New York, 142 

(Xo. 41.) 

Dec. 17. Commission. Peter White, ensign of foot, west ward. New York, 142 

Dec. 13. Commission. Abraham de Pevster, captain of foot, dock ward, New 
(N-o. 43.) York, ". 142 

Dec. 17. Orders for the pi-oclamation of king William and queen Mary in 
(No. 44, 69.) Staten island and New Jersey, 142 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 50.] 

Dec. 13. Commission. Johannes de Pevster, lieutenant of foot, dock ward, 
(No. 45.) New York, '. 142 

Dec. 13. Commission. Peter de ]\Iill, ensigne of foot, dock ward, New York, 142 

(N-o. 4S.) 

Dec. 16. Commission. Gerrit Duvkinck, captain of foot, north ward, New 
(N-o. 47.) York, ■ 142 

Dec. 17. Commission. Hendrick Ten Eyek, lieutenant, north ward, New 
(N-o. 43.) York, " 142 

Dec. 1 7. Commission. Joannes Beeckman, ensign of foot, north ward, New 
(N-o. 94.) York, ". 142 

Dec. 17. Commission. John de Browne, captain of foot, east ward. New 
(No. 50.) York, 142 

Dec. 18. Commission. Jaques Puillion, captain of foot, Richmond county,. 142 

(No. 51.) 

Dec. 17. Commission. Peter Verbrngh, lieutenant, in De Brown's company, 
(No. 52.) New York, 142 

Dec. 1 7. Commission. Abraham Brasher, ensign, in De Brown's company, 
(No. 53.) New York, 142 

Dec. 16. Commission. Adriaen Cornelissen van Schayck, captain of foot, out 
(Xo. 54.) ward, New York, 142 

Dec. 11. Commission. Peter de Lanoy, collector of the port of New York, 142 

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Dec. 10. "W.ai-rant to arrest Mathew Plowman, for an assault on one of the 
(No.66.) justices of the peace of Richmond county, 142 

Dec. 18. Commission. Daniel Ter Neur, lieutenant in Van Schayck's com- 
(No. 57.) pany, New York, 142 

Dee. 18. Commission. John Slott, ensisjn, in Van Schayck's company, New 
(No.M.) York, ". 142 

Dec. 18. Commission. Thomas Morgan, lieutenant, in Puillion's company, 
(No. 59.) Richmond county, 142 

Dec. 18. Commission. Seger Gerritsen, ensign, in Puillion's company, Rich- 

(No. 6c.) mond County, 142 

Dec. 17. Commission. William Bogardus, notary public. New York, 142 

(No. 61.) 

Dec. 18. Commission. Ebenezer Piatt, justice, Suffolk county, with dedimus 
(No. 65.) potestatem, 142 

Dec. 16. Commission. Roelof Swartwout, justice, Ulster county, with dedi- 
(No. 65.) mus potestatem, 142 

Dec. 23. Commission. Jochem Staats, justice, Albany county, with dedimus 
(No. 62.) potestatem, 142 

Dec. 18. Commission. John Howell, clerk and collector of Suffolk county, . . 142 

(No. 63, 64.) 

Dec. 19. Commission for the erection of courts for the trial of small causes in 

(No. 65.) the counties of Suffolk, Richmond, Westchester, Queens, Kings, 

Albany and town of Schanegtada, according to the act of 1683, 

for the settlement of Courts of Justice, 142 

Dec. 19. Commission. Cornells Corsen, justice, Richmond county, also cap- 

(Nos. 66, 67.) tain of foot, 142 

Dec. 19. Commission. Cornells Nevius, ensign in Corsen's company, Rich- 

(No.68.) mond county, 142 

Dec. 20. Commission. Edward Collier, clerk of Westchester county, 142 

(No. 70.) 

Dec. 20. Commission. Jacobus van de Water, clerk of Kings county, 142 

(No. 71.) 

Dec. 16. Proclamation declaring in force the Act of Assembly of 1683, enti- 
(No. 72.) tied, a Continued bill for defraying the requisite expenses of the 

government, 142 

Dec. 17. Commission. James Evetts, searcher and wayter of the port of 

(No. 73.) New York, 142 

Dec. 20. Proclamation against defacing or removing orders or papers affi.xed 

(No. 74.) by authority, or affixing others in their stead, 142 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 50.] 
Dec. 19. Commission. Gerret Cornelisse, justice. Kings county, 142 

(No. 75.) 

Dec. 20. Commission. Abraham Gouverneur, clerk of the city and county of 

(No. 76.) New York, 142 

Dec. 12. Commission. Peter de Lanoy, mayor of the city of New York,. . . 142 

(No. 77.) 



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Dee. 20. Comrais.sion. Daniel Daiiton, clerk of Queens county, 142 

Dec. 24. Commission. Hendriciis Beeekman, justice, Ulster county, 142 

(No. -P.) 

Dec. 24. Commission. William Haynes, justice, Ulster county, 142 

Dec. 24. Commission. Jacob Aertse, justice, Ulster county, 142 

C.S-o. 81.) 

Dee. 24. Commission. Guysbert Crom, justice, Ulster county, 142 

(No. 82.) 

Dec. 24. Commission. Abraham Haesbroock, justice, Ulster county, 142 

(No. 83.) 

Dec. 24. Commission. Roelof Swartwout, justice, Ulster county, 142 

(.\'o. 84.) 

Dee. 24. Commission. William de Lamontagne, high sheriff, Ulster county, 142 

(No. 85.) 

Dec. 24. Commission. Nicolaes Anthony, clerk, Ulster county, 142 

(No. 86.) 

Dec. 24. Commission. Thomas Chambers, major of foot, Ulster county, ... 142 

(No. 87.) 

Dec. 24. Commission. Matthys Matthyssen, captain of foot, Kingston, Ulster 

(No. 88.) county, 142 

Dec. 24. Commission. Johannes de Hooges, captain of foot, Ulster county, . 142 

(No. 89.) 

Dec. 24. Commission. Thomas Teunisse Quick, captain of foot. Marble, 

(No. 90.) Ulster county, 142 

Dec. 24. Commission. Abraham Haesbroeck, captain of foot, Paltz, Ulster 

(No. 91.) county, 142 

Dec. 12. * Pledge of the people of Hurley, to approve of what their commit- 

(No. 92.) tee may do for the public good, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., 11. 4G.] 

Dec. 28. Order to captain .Tochem Staas, to take possession of Fort Orange, 

(No. 93.) &c., .'. . 142 

[In N. Y. Doo. Hist, II, 51.] 

De.c 28. Commission. Richard Pretty, collector of the grand accise, sheriff 

(Nos. 91, 93, 96.) and surveyor, and searcher for Albany county, 142 

Dee. 28. Commission. Johannes Cuyler, clerk of Albany county, 142 

Dec. 28. Commission. Roelof Swartwout, collector of the grand accise, 

(No. 98.) Ulster county, 142 

Dec. 28. Commission. David Christofelse, justice, Schanegtade, 142 

(No. 99.) 

Dec. 28. Commission. Ryer Jacobsen, justice, Schanegtade, 142 

(No. 100.) 

Dec. 28. Commission. Myndert Wemp, justice, Schanegtade, 142 

(No. 101.) 

Dec. 28. Commission. Reynier Schaets, justice, Schanegtade, , 142 

(No. 102.) 



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Dec. 28. Commission. Douwe Auckes, justice, Schanegtade, 142 

(No. 103.) 

Dec. 28. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leislev to of Albany ; orders sent 
New York. to capt. Staas ; commissions sent for holding monthly courts; 
(No. loj.) election of militia officers ordered, 142 

[la N. y. Doc. Hist., II, 51.] 

Dec. 28. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to the civil and military officers and 
New York. protestaiit fieeraen of Albany ; election of mayor and aldermen 

(No.ioo.) ordered, 142 

[In y. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 145.] 
Dec. 28. Letter. Lieut, gov. Leisler to capt. Jochem Staas ; sends liis corn- 
New York, mission for conimanding Fort Orange; designates certain persons 
(No. 106.) to be elected mayor, aldermen, &c., of Albany, and magistrates 

of Schenectady and adjoining places, with dedimus potestatem,. . 142 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., n, 52.] 
Dec. 28. Commission. Capt. Nicholas Rust, to attack and destroy the French 

CNo. 107.) fort at Kadarockqua, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 53.] 

Dec. 13. Commission. John Townsend, junior, justice. Queens county, ... . 142 

(No. 108.) 

Dec. 13. Commission. John Simmons, junior, justice. Queens county, 142 

(No. 109.) 

Dec. 30. Commission. Thomas Lawrence, major of all the horse and foot in 
(No. no.) Queens county, 142 

Dec. SO. Commission. Joseph Smith, captain of foot, Hempstead, Queens 
(No. 111.) county, 142 

Dec. 30. Commission. Content Titus, captain of foot, Newtowne, Queens 
(No. 112.) county, 142 

Commission. Gerardus Beeckman, major of all the horse and foot 
(No. 113.) in Kings county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Pieter Stryker, captain of foot, Flatbush, Kings 
(No. Ill) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Symon Hanse, lieutenant of foot, Flatbush, Kings 142 
(No. 115.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Isaac Hegeman, ensign of foot, Flatbush, Kings 
(No. 116.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Joost Kookuyt, captain of foot, Bushwick, Kings 
(No. 117.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Nicolaes Stilwell, captain of foot, Gravesandt, Kings 
(No. 118.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Michael Hanse, captain of foot, Breuckelen, Kings 
(No. 119.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Coort Stevense, captain of foot, Flatlands, Kings 
(No.120.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Jan Hanse, captain of foot. New Utrecht, Kings 
(No. 121.) county, 142 



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Dec. 17. Commission. James Evetts, collector of accise, New York, 142 

(Ko. 122.) 

Dec. 27. Commission. Thomas Lammerse, lieutenant of foot, Brcnkclon, 
(No. 123.) Kings county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Volkert Hondriekse, ensign of foot, Broukelen, Kings 
(No. 124.) county, '. . 142 

Dee. 27. Commission. Jan Janse van Dyck, lieutenant of foot. New Utrecht, 
(No. 125.) Kings county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Jost V. Brunt, ensign of foot. New Utrecht, Kings 
(No. 126.) count}-, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Jan Tunisse van Dyckhuyse, lieutenant of foot, Flat- 

(No.127.) lands. Kings county, 142 

1090. 

Jan. 9. Order to the justices of the peace of Kings county, to establish 

(No. 123.) monthly courts in the several towns of said county, 142 

Jan, 10. Notice of the appointment of James Evetts, to be collector of 
(No. i2!i.) aceise for New York, 142 

16S9. 
Dec. 30. Proclamation ordering all persons holding civil or military commis- 
(No.130.) sions from col. Thos. Dongan and sir Edmund Andros, late gov- 
ernors, to surrender the same, 142 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist,, II, 53.] 
1690. 
Jan. 7. Warrant to the sheriff of Queens county to make inquiry for all 
(No. 131 ) books, records or other papers relating to the courts of judicature 
of Queens county, and to deliver the same to Daniel Danton, the 

authorized clerk and register, 142 

[III N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 59.] 
1689. 
Dec. 27. Commission. Direk Jansen, ensign of foot, Flatlands, Kings 
(No.132.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Michiel P.ilmitier, lieutenant of foot, Buswick, Kings 
(No. 133.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Dirk Volkertse, ensign of foot, Buswick, Kings 
(No.134.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Daniel Leeck, lieutenant of foot, Gravesand, Kings 
(No.135.) county, 142 

Dec. 27. Commission. Joghem Gulick, c;-.?:g" "<^ foot, Gravesand, Kings 
(No. 13C.) county, If^ 

Dec. 27. Warrant for the arrest of Nicholas Bayard, Stephannus van Cort- 
landt, Anthony Brockholst, Pieter Jacobse Marius, William 

Nicolls and R(jbert Reed, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, GO.] 
1690. 
Jan. 2. Commission. Jeremiah Borrowes, lieutenant of foot, Newtown, 

(No. 13:.) Queens county, 142 

Jan. 2. Commission. Jeremiah Smith, ensign of foot, Hamsted, Queens 
(Ko. 183.) county, 142 



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Jan. 2. Commission. Robert Coe, ensign of foot, Newtown, Queens county, 142 

(No. 139.) 

J<an. 10. Commission. Richard Guildersloef, lieutenant of foot, Hempstead, 

(No. HO.) Queens county, 142 

Jan. 10. Commission. John Lawrence, captain of horse. Queens county,. . . 142 

(No. 141.) 

Jan. 10. Commission. Jonathan Smith, lieutenant of horse, Queens county, 142 
Jan. 10. Commission. Daniel Lawrence, cornet of horse, Queens county, . . 142 

(No. 143.) 

Jan. 10. Commission. Charles Morgan, quartermaster of a troop of horse, 
(.No. 144.) Queens county, 142 

1689. 
Dec. 19. Commission. John Theunissen van Pelt, lieutenant of foot, Rich- 
(No.145.) mond county, 142 

Dec. 18. Commission. Jacob Corbet, clerk of Richmond county, 142 

(No. 146.) 

1690. 

Jan. 11. Commission. Peter de Lanoy, Gerjirdus Beeckman, Johannes Ver- 

(N0.H7.) milye, John Hendrickse Bryun, Benjamin Blagge, Hendrick 

Johnson, John Spratt, Cornells Plevier and Joh.annes Provost, to 

hold a Court of Oyer and Terminer and general jail delivery at 

New York, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., 11, 61.] 
Jan 18. Commission. Peter de la Noy, Matthias Harvy, John Tredwell, 
(No. 148.) Nathaniel Denton, Nathaniel Coole, John Townsend, senior, and 
John Simmons, senior, to hold a Court of Oyer and Terminer 
and general jail delivery in Queens county, 142 

Jan. 10. Commission. Hope Carpenter, ensign of foot, Jamaica, Queens 
(No. 149.) county, 142 

Jan. 20. Commission. Jonah Wood, lieutenant of foot, Jamaica, Queens 
(No. 150.) county, 142 

Jan. 10. Commission. John Bayly, capt.ain of foot, Jamaica, Queens county, 142 

(No. 151.) 

Jan. 10. Commission. Richard Osbiirne, captain of foot, Madnans neck, 

(No. 152.) Queens county, 142 

Jan. 1 0. Commission. John Hobs, lieutenant of foot, Madnans neck. Queens 

(No. 153.) county, = 142 

Jan. 10. Commission. Joseph Sutton, junior, ensign of foot, Madnans neck, 

(No.154.) Queens county, 142 

Jan. 13. Commission. Reelof Martense Schenck, captain of horse. Kings 

(No. 155.) county, 142 

Jan. 13. Commission. Gerret Elbertse Stoothof, lieutenant of horse. Kings 

(No. 156.) county, 142 

Jan. 13. Commission. Joseph Hegeman, cornet of horse, Kings county,. . . 142 



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Jan. ].'3. Commission. Gerrct Stryker, qunrterniastur of the troop of liorse, 
(No. 15S.) Kings county, 142 

Jan. 13. Warrant to search for the books, records and papers of the courts 
(^Jo. U!i.) of Queens county, detained by DanielWhitehead and others, and 
Andrew Gibb, and to deliver the same to Daniel Denton, and also 
to take the said Andrew Gibb into custody, 142 

Jan. 24. Order to put Elizabeth Joriss in quiet possession of the premises of 
(No. 160.) her deceased husband, in Queens count)', wrongfully held from 

her by Robert Burgess, 142 

Jan. 25. License to capt. Gerbrant Claesscn, of Gemoenepa, to purchase of the 
(N'0.161.) Indians a certain piece of land upon the Hudson river, in Dutches 

(now Putnam) county, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, G7.] 

Jan. 31. Summons to John Pell, of Westchester county, to appear before the 
(No. 162.) governor and council, and prove his claim to the goods, cfcc, of 

David Osbourne, deceased, in his possession, 142 

Feb. 1. Warrant to search for several barrels of gun-powder, in the custody 
cNo. 1G3.) of John Pell, Pelham, Westchester county, 142 

[In >T. y. Doc. Hist., II, 08.] 
Feb. 12. Commission. Roeloff Swartwout, justice, Ulster county, 142 

(N'o. 167.) 

Feb. 14. Warrant. Leon.ard Becket to survey certain land lying in Rich. 
(N-o. 168.) mond county, and being in dispute between Gerret Claesen Vechte 

and Nys Theunissen, 142 

Feb. 14. Commission. Leonard Becket, surveyor for the city and county of 
(NO.I69.) Xew York, 142 

Feb. 14. Commission. Roeloff Swartwout, and two other justices, of Ulster 
(No. 170.) county to inquire in whose hands any of the revenue is, or who 

are indebted to the same, 143 

Feb. 14. Warrant for the arrest of John Jennings, of Westchester county, 

(So. 171.) for words spoken against the king 142 

[la N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, lO.] 

Feb. 15. Warrant to the authorities of Queens county to arrest Thomas Don- 
(No.172.) gan, Thomas Willet, Thomas Hicks, Daniel Whitehead and 

Edward Antill, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 70.] 
Feb. 15. Warrant to arrest all papists and disaffected persons, and all who 
(N-0.173.) hold commissions from the late governors Dongan or Andros,. . . 142 

[InX. Y. Doc. Dist., II, 11.] 
Feb. 10. Order to raise men for the protection of Albany, 142 

[In y. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 71.] 

Feb. 17. Permit to Jacob Hendrickse Veltcamp, commander of the ship 
(No. 174.) Prophet Elias, from Curagao to Amsterdam, to refit in the port of 

X^ew York, 142 

Feb. 18. Order to the justices of Westchester county, to place Samuel Palmer, 
(.s'o.i75.) Thomas Bedleiit, and John Jennings, under bonds for their good 

behavior, 142 

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Feb. 18. Commission. Covnelis Claesen Cuyper, captain of foot, Orange 

(No. 176.) county, 142 

Feb. 18. Commission. Johannes Gerritsen, lieutenant of foot. Orange county, 142 

(No. 177.) 

Feb. IS. Commission. Theunis Douw, ensign. Orange county, 142 

(No. 178.) 

Feb. 19. Commission. Edward Harington, captain of foot, Flushing, Queens 
(No. 170.) county, 142 

Feb. 19. Commission. John Harrison, lieutenant of foot. Flushing, Queens 
(No. 130.) county, 142 

Feb. 19. Commission. Robert Hinksman, ensign, Flushing, Queens county, 142 

(No. 181.) 

Feb. 19. Commission. Samuel Moore, captain of foot, Newtown, Queens 
(No. 182.) county, 142 

Feb. 19. Commission. Joseph Sacket, lieutenant of foot, Newtown, Queens 
(No. 183.) county, 142 

Feb. 19. Commission. Gersham More, ensign, Newtown, Queens county, . . 142 

(No. 181.) 

Feb. 19. Commission. Robert Coles, captain of foot, Oysterbay, Queens 
(No. 185.) county, 142 

Feb. 19. Commission. Moses Modge, lieuten.ant, Oysterbay, Queens county, 142 

(No. 1S6.) 

Feb. 19. Commission. James Weeks, ensign, Oysterbay, Queens county,. . . 142 

(No. 187.) 

Feb. 18. Order for the draft of every tenth man in New York, Kings and 

Queens counties, 142 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 73.] 

Feb. 19. Warrant to Leonard Becket, surveyor, to determine the division line 
between the lands lying in the bounds of Harlem, and the lands 
of Theunis Ydesen, 142 

Feb. 29. Commission. Floris Willemse Crom, to be sheriff of the county of 
(No. 188.) Orange, 142 

Feb. 18. Commission. James Evett, to be adjutant of the troops under the 
(No. 189.) command of major Henry Cuyler, New York, 142 

Feb. 21. Order to arrest Thomas Dongan, Stephen van Cortland, Anth" 

(So. 190.) Brockholls, Mathew Plowman, Richard Townly and 

Emmit, 142 

Feb. 20. Commission. Richard Penton, major, Westchester county, 142 

(No. 191.) 

Feb. 26. Commission. Barnard Lewis, captain of foot for the expedition to 
(No. 192.) Canada, 142 

Feb. 26. Commission. Marten Clock, lieutenant, for the expedition to 
(No. 193.) Canada, ... 142 

Feb. 26. Commission. Jacobus de Warin, to be ensign for the expedition to 
(No. 194.) Canada, 142 

Feb. 10. Commission. James Mott, justice, Westchester county, 142 

(N'o. 196J 



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1690. , Pior. 

3Lirch 18. Commission. Peter Johnson, coroner, Kings county, 142 

March 20. Order to Joainies Johnson, sheriff of Xew York, to seize the goods, 

(No. :oo.) tfcc, of Matthew Plowman, hxte collector, absconded, 142 

[tn N. Y. Doc. Hist., II. 188.] 

March 24. Commission. John Willet, captain of foot, Easthampton, Suffolk 
(No. 201.) county, ... 142 

March 24. Warrant to John Brevoort, constable of Harlem, to arrest Matys 

Brockholst, ' . 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 100.] 
Blarch 1. Order for the arrest of Robert Livingston, 142 

[In N. Y. Doe. Hist., II, 179.] 

Jan. 1. Warrant to Daniel ter Xeure, to search for messengers and letter 
carriers employed by persons concerned in a conspiracy against 
the government, , 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 55.] 

March 4. Commission. Joannes de Bruyn, Joannes Provoost and Jacob Mil- 
borne, to call in all commissions granted by col. Thomas Dongan 
and sir Edmund Andros, late governors under king James, in 
Lister county, and to superintend public affairs there, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 181.] 

March 4. Commission. Joannes de Bruyn, Joannes Provoost and Jacob Mil- 
borne, to command all the forces raised in New York and .adja- 
cent counties, and to proceed to Albany and take control of affairs 

tliere, also to take possession of the fort, &c., 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist. II, 1"9.] 

April 2. Commission. Capt. William Mason, of the ship-of-war Blessed 

William, to act against the French, 142 

April 8. Writ for a general election of representatives to deliberate on the 

affairs of the province, 142 

March 26. Conference with River Indians to send men to Albany, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 23G.] 

April 15. Certificate to Jacob Ilendrickse Veltcamp, captain of the ship 
Pi'ophet Elias, for certain cannon taken from said ship for the use 
of the city of New York, 142 

April 16. Commission. Thomas Wicks, captain of foot, John Wood, lieuten- 
(Nos. 205, e, T.) ant, Thomas Hickey, ensign of foot, all of Huntington, 142 

April 26. Order. Robert Darkins, Nicies Gerret, Hendrick Jacobse and 
Clement Elsewert, to appraise two vessels employed in the king's 
service, and their appraisement, 142 

May 12. Warrant to capt. Francis Goderis, comm'''' of the brigantine Ann 
and Catherina, and capt. George Bolles, comm'''' of the Resolu- 
tion, to inquire for and take guns, &c., 142 

May 15. Certificate that the sloop Mary, condemned for trading contrary to 

the act of parliament, and sold to Jacob Maylie, is a free vessel, . 142 

May 15. Warrant of survev for a lot of land on Staten island granted to Jean 

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May 5. Warrant to search for and to seize all the pork in the city of Xew 

York, 142 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist., 11, 243.] 
May 19. Commission. William Mason to command the ship Blessed Wil- 
liam, and to operate against the French in Canada, 142 

[Id N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 250.] 
May 19. Commission. Francis Goderis, to command the brigantine John 

and Catherine, and to proceed against the French, 142 

May 19. Commission. George Bollen, to command the sloop Resolution, for 

the same purpose 142 

May 19. Order to Benjamin Blagge, Nicholas Gerritse and Whyte Timber, 
to appraise some guiis and p.atarares belonging to Nicholas Du 
Maresq, for use ou board the sloop Resolution, 142 

May 13. Certificate of appraisal of the sloop Nath.aniel Adventure, capt. 

James Estlack, at present called the Resolution, 142 

May 25. Commission. Jacob Milborne, to be major of all the forces raised 

at Albany for the expedition, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 240.] 

May 1. Minute of the proceedings of the commissioners on the part of 
New York, Massachusetts, Plymouth and Connecticut, preparatory 

to the expedition against Canada, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 239.] 
June 7. Warrant for the arrest of Samuel W.alker, commander of a brigan- 
tine in the East river, together with the crew, passengers and 

papers, on a charge of sedition, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 2*4.] 
June 7. Proclamation for the arrest of Tunis de Key, Jeremy Tothill, 
Dennis Lambert, Edward Tailhor, Thomas Willett, Daniel White- 
head, John Crooke, Elias Boudinott, Thomas Wenhan, WiUiam 
Tailyor, Lucas Kiersted, Brant Schuyler and Jacobus de Key, for 

sedition, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 262.] 
June 17. Order to Antony Low to receive on board his sloop Jean Laforay 
charged with murder, and to deliver him to the magistrates at 

Ne^-'Bristol, Pl}-mouth colony, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 2G5.] 
July 3. Commission. Gerret Hardenberg, of the sloop Royal Albany, and 
capt. Albert Clock, of the sloop Elizabeth, to act against the 

French, 142 

June 23. Order. The constables of Westchester, Eastchester, Rey and Bed- 
fort, to arrest deserters from the expedition against the French, . 142 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 266.] 
July 18. Warrant. Sergeant John Burger to arrest William Backer, com- 
mander of the ship St. Peter, for contempt, 142 

July 19. Commission. Captain John Swinton, of the sloop Edward and 
Elizabeth, to proceed against certain supposed hostile vessels at 
Block island and the Sound, 142 



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1(390. PAGE. 

July -29. Onlev to major Thomas Lawrence to raise seventy men for the pro- 
tection of Southold, 142 

[In N. Y. Doe. Hist., II, 274.] 

July 18. Order to the sheriffs of Kings and Queens counties to arrest Peter 
Duniont, Andrew Falourdell and Michael Anthony, for high niis- 
demeaTiors, 142 

[lu X. Y. Doc. Hist.. II, 274.] 

July 21. Order to the constable of Eliz.ibethtown to arrest five armed 
Frenchmen seen on Shutter's island, among whom are Peter 
Dumont and Andrew Falourdell, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 275.] 

July 23. Commission. Christopher Goff, of the ship Catharine; capts. Philip 
Philips, John Weyman and Richard Moon, to cruise along the 
coast and capture several French vessels about Block island and 
the Sound, 142 

July 23. Warrant. .George Brewerton, surveyor, capt. Isaac Stevens, 

Barker, James Evits, James Fullerton and John Josen, to seize 
certain vessels and use them against the enemy, 142 

July 24. Order to capt. Isaac Stevense, capt. Robert Sinclair, Niclaes Gerritse, 
Wm. Bearing and Jno. Dissington, to appraise and equip the ship 
Cathrin and other vessels in the port of Xew York, 142 

July 29. Warrant for the .arrest of Joseph Hegeman, of FlatLush, for sedition, 142 
[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 278.] 

July 29. Order to dismiss Gerret Elbertse Stoothof, lieutenant of horse, for 

disobedience, and appoint Peter Jansen, of Brookland, in his place, 142 
[111 y. Y. Doc. Hist.. II, 279.] 

July 29. Commission. Pieter Jansen, lieutenant of a troop of horse. Kings 

county, 142 

July 29. Commission. Daniel Polhemius, cornet of a troop of horse, Kings 

county, 142 

July 30. Commission. Johannes Hardenbrock, sheriff, Ulster county, 142 

(No. :m.) 
Aug. 9. Proclamation for the meeting of the General Assembly in New York, 

on the first day of September next, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 282.] 

Aug. 11. Writ for the election of a representative for Queens county, in place 

of Nathaniel Pierson, 142 

[lu N. Y. Doe. Hist.. II, 282.] 
Aug. 1 1 . Writ for the election of a representative in the General Assembly, 
for the city and county of New York, in the stead of Wilhelmus 

Beeckman, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 283.] 

Aug. 11. Writ for the election of a representative in the General Assembly, 
for the county of Westchester, in place of Thomas Browne, 
deceased, 142 

Aug. 13. Writ for the election of one additional representative for the city 

and county of Albany, 142 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 233.] 



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GOTERNOKS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 
1690. . PAGE. 

Aug. 13. Order to Joseph Sacket, collector, &c., of the town of Newtown, 
Qneens county, to collect the taxes, and remit the same to New 
York, U2 

Aug. 14. Commission. Peter de la Noj and Samuel Edsall, two of the coun- 
cil, and Jeronimus Rapalie and Gerrit Cornelisse, two justices 
of the peace for Kings county, to hear and determine an action of 
defamation between Gerardus Beeckman and dom= Rudolphus 
Varick, 142 

Aug. 14. Order to the commissioners of the town of Flushing, to stay pro- 
ceedings in the case of Jon. Clap vs. John Abrarase, until the same 
be heard at Quarter Sessions, 142 

Aug. 14. Warrant to John Abramse, to seize four muskets in the possession 
of Elias Doughty of Queens county, and lodge the same in the 
fort at New York, 142 

Aug. 15. Order for the collection of the tax of three pence in the pound, on 

all the real and personal estate in the province, 142 

Aug. 11. Order to captain Isaac Stevenson, Andrew Alger, Hend'' Jacobs 
and Cornelius Bussing, to appraise and report the value of the 
brigantine John and Catharine, with report, 142 

Aug. 16. Subpoena to James Way, Joost Duree, Solomon de Safree, Daniel 

Marchand and Catharin Marchand, 142 

Aug. 21. Warrant to the sheriif of Queens county, to arrest Andrew Falour- 
dell, in an action of defamation brought by Dan' and Catharine 
Marchand, 142 

Sept. 11. Proclamation convoking the General Assembly to meet at the city 

of New York on the tifteenth of Sept'r, 142 

[111 N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 290.] 

Oct. 8. Commission. Johannes Wendel, mayor of the city of Albany, 142 

Oct. 6. Commission. Humphrey Davenport, to be clerk of Ulster county, . 142 
(^ct. 6. Commission. Joseph Smith, justice, Queens county, 142 

Oct. 6. Commission. Laurens van Aelen, Reyer Jacobse Schermerhoorn, 
Barent Pietersen Koeymans, John Thyssen, Claas van Petten, 
Myndert Harmensen, Harmen G.ansevoort, Jacob Staas, John 
Naill, Jan Finagel and Jan Jans Bleeker, to be justices of the 
peace, Albany county, 142 

Oct. 6. Commission. Barent Wemp, captain of foot, Albany county, 142 

Oct. 6. Commission. Isaac Cornells Switz, lieutenant of foot, Albany 

county, 142 

Oct. 6. Commission. Douwe Aukus, ensign, Albiiny county, 142 

Oct. 6. Commission. Peter Wogolem, captain of foot, Albany county, 142 

Oct. 6. Commission. Hans Hendrix, captain of foot, Albany county, 142 

Oct. 19. Commission. James Campbell, town major, Albany, 142 

Oct. 15. Commission. John Bates, lieuten.int of foot. Orange county, 142 

Oct. 10. Commission. Jochem Staas, Joh.annes Wendel, Johannes Bleeker, 
sen', Pieter Bogardus and Reyer Jacobs Schermerhorn, to 



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GOVERNORS ANDROS AND LEISLER. 
1690. PAGE. 

superintend .iffiiirs rebiting to the city and county of Albany and 
its defense, and to treat with the Five Nations of Indians, etc.,. . 142 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 303.] 
Oct. 18. Subpcena, to Teter Geiitt and Jan Hanse, of Araesfoort, to ajipear 
and show cause for selling and disposing of the estate of llause 

Hansen, deceased, without administering thereupon, 142 

Oct. 24. Certificate that the ship Catharine, Christopher Goft", captain, was 

detained from her voyage and used in their maj"" service, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 306.] 
Oct. 26. Order to suspend the Court of Oyer .and Terminer, for Kings county, 
until the rebels in the counties of Long island be reduced to 

obedience, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 307.] 
Oct. 28. Warrant authorizing Jacob Milborne to raise sufBcient forces and to 

act against the rebels in the province, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 309.] 

Oct. 30. Commission. Samuel Edsall, Thomas Williams .and Hendrick Ten 
Eyck, or one of them, to command the sloop and volun- 
teers, and to proceed to Flushing bay to secure the persons and 
papers of suspected rebels, 142 

[la N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 309.] 

Oct. 30. Commission. John Pell, justice, Westchester county, 142 

Nov. 4. Commission. Jacob Milborne, Gerardus Beekman .and the rest of 
the commissioned officers of Kings county, to hold a court mar- 
shall .at Fktbos, t 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 310.] 

Nov. 11. Commission. John Lansing, captain ; Reynier Barents, lieutenant; 

Abraham Coyler, ensign of foot, Albany county, 142 

Nov. 16. Commission. M.ajor Thomas Chambers, and the other military 
officers of Ulster county, to r.aise eighty or one hundred able 

men, well armed, and to send them to Albany, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 313.] 

Nov. 19. Order to capt. Barent Lewis, Mr. Schermerhorne, and their assist- 
ants, to press twenty men, with arms and provisions, in the county 
of LTlster, for the expedition of Albany, 142 

Nov. 20. Commission. Aernout Cornelisse Viele, resident agent among the 
Indians, at their court of Onond.age ; Gerrit Luycasse to act as 

agent till Viele arrives, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 314.] 
1691. 
Jan. 20. Commission. Dirck J.ans Amermen, captain ; John Albertsen, lieu- 
tenant ; Albert Courten, ensign of foot, for Kings county, and 
Christopher Johnson Romeyn, lieutenant of capt. Nicholas Still- 
well's company, Gravesend, L. I., 142 

1690. 
Oct. 1. Commission of Oyer and Terminer, &c., for the county of ; 
Peter de LaNoy, judge, Gerardus Beekman, Roelof Martense 
Solienck, Nicholas Stevense, Gerret Cornelise, Samuel Edsall and 
Matthis Ilarvev, 142 



200 I^lJGLISH MANtJSCniPTS. [Vol. ^XXVt. 

GOVERNORS ANDROS AND I.KISLER. 
1690. PAGE. 

Dec. 20. Commission. Jan Ilendri.x de Bruyn, major of foot, New York, . . 142 
1691. 

Jan. 8. Commission. Abraham Brasher, sheriff, New York, 142 

Jan. 19. Commission. John Lawrence, sheriff. Queens county, 142 

1690. 
Oct. 23. Certificate of sale, to Francis Rombonts, Jacob Teller, and Isaac 
Riemei-, of the flyboate Mason (now the Katharine), taken by 
captain William Mason, and capt. Francis Goderus, and con- 
demned, 1 i 142 

1691. 
Feb. 13. Like certificate in the case of the French ship, St. Pierre, afterwards 
the Francis, now the Beare, to Jacob Maurits, Joannes Prevoost, 
and Joannes Outman, 142 

Jan. 25. Order. Mayor and aldermen of the city of New York, and the 
justices of the counties of Kings, Richmond and Westchester, 
for the election of assessors and collectors, to collect, forthwith, 
one-half of the tax (three pence in the pound of all real and per- 
sonal estate), and the remaining half on or before the 25th of 

March next, 142 

[Id N. Y. Doe. Hist, II, 320.] 

Jan. 6. Warrant. John de Bruyn to convene a council of the several ofli- 
cers of New York, to take measures for the due discipline and 
ordering of the militia of the same, 142 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 319.] 

Account. Susannah Churchil, widow of lieutenant William Churchil, 
for the services of her husb.and, as lieutenant, during the years 
1689, 1690, and for clothing, &c., furnished, 143 

Account. Juryen Nagel, for 22 months' service, in 1689, 1690, as 
a soldier at New York and Albany, by command of capt. Jacob 
Leisler, 143 

Account. Susannah Churchil, legatee, for the services of Henry 
Piper, late of Albany, deceased, a soldier under capt. Staats, in the 
expedition to Canada ; and also for arrears due her husband, Wil- 
liam Churchill (disallowed, 1714), 144 

Account. Jacobus Veen Vos, administrator of Daniel Veen Vos, 
for merchandise, furnished on the order of gov'' Jacob Leisler, . . 145 

Dec. 6. * Account. Susannah Dupue for making clothes, 146 

Jan. 6. * Account. Jan Jansen Slot and Jan Otten van Tuyl against Roelof 

Swartwout for conveying him to the " Soopes," 146 

Jan. 31. Account. Peter Delanoy, collector. New York, of the revenue, 

from 1 July, 1689, to date, 147 

Jan. 31. Payments to Jacob Leisler, lieut. governor, from Dec. 31, 1689, by 

Peter Delanoy, collector, 148 

Jan. 31. Payments on account of the Albany expedition, from April 1, 1690, 149 

July 26. Expenditures of the expedition to the Sound against the French 

privateers, under the command of Christopher Goffe, admiral,. . 150 

-Jan. 31. Account of customs received and discounted from 1st July, 151 



Vol. XXXVII.] ENGLISH MAXUSCRIPTS. '201 

GOVERN-ORS SLOrCRTER AND IMGOLDESBT. 
109O. PAflE. 

March 25. Account of excise received at Xew York from March 25, 1689,. . . . 152 

1G90. 

Sept. 27. Account of excise received from Peter LeConte for Statcii ishmd, . . 153 

1G91. 

Jan. 3. Account of excise received at Albany, by Richard Pretty, collector, 153 

March 25. Account of excise received at Long island, 153 

1690. 
May 3. Account of flour seized and condemned, belonging to Philip Schuy- 
ler, for arrears of excise at Esopus, 154 

May 3. Account of goods seized and condemned, belonging to Mathew Plow- 
man, late collector, for arrears, 155 

Oct. Account of quit-rents received from Gerret Vecht, Henry Mathyse, 
col. Morris and Wm. Oukley, town of Flatbush, town of Flatland, 
to« n of Bi'eukelen, Tennis Dye, 156 

May 1. Account of seizures at New York, from John 3Ianny and John 

Crooko, 156 

1691. 
Jan. Account of taxes of the province, received, and from whom, 157 

Jan. Account of tenths of prizes brought in by the brigantine John and 

Catharine, and flyboate Mason, «fcc., 158 

Jan. Account of prisoners' expenses, 158 



VOLUME XXXYIL 

G0TERX0R3 SLOUGHTER AXD IXG0LDE3BY. 



1691. 



[Thus * marked arc in Dutch.; 



Commission. Major Richard Ingoldesby to command the troops 
at New York, 1 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 339.] 

March 4. Letter. Matthew Clarkson. secretary of the province, to Robert 
New York. Treat, governor of Connecticut, in relation to the alfairs of New 

York, 2 

[hi N. Y. Doc. Hist, II. 327.] 

March 8. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to col. Thomas Willett, urging him to 
New York. march with his men to New York, 3 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 332.] 

March 11. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to secretary Clark- 
[la.tford. son, of Ncw York ; appointment of col. Sloughter as governor ; 

moderation recommended, 4 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 332,] 



202 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVII. 

GOVKRNORS SLOUGUTER AND IXGOLDESBT. 
1691. PAGE. 

March 11. Letter. John Allyn to Jacob Leisler, in relation to violence used 
Uaiifoid. towards a sergeant and three sentinels going the rounds in New 

York ; advising him as to his future conduct, .• 5 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 333.] 
March 12. * Letter. Geraidus Beeckman to the inhabit.ants of Kings and 
Fiatbush. Queens counties, in relation to the troubles in New York, and 

recommending them to sign a peace address, 6 

[III N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, :!34,] 

March 13. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to the people of Fiatbush, acknowledg- 
ing their zeal and oifers of assistance, 7 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 335.] 
March 14. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to col. Townly, capt. Bowne and capt. 

Jackson, requesting them to repair to New York with their men, 8 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 336, 338.] 
March 14. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to Ebenetus Piatt, Huntington; the 

people of Suffolk county to be ready to furnish aid when required, 9 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 335] 
March 15. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to m.ajor Ingoldesby, calling on him to 

New York. repair to the defense of the city of New York, 10 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 336.] 

March 16. Letter to the military and civil officers in Kings county, calling for 

aid against the designs of Jacob Leisler, 11 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 331.] 

March 16. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to col. Tre.at, requesting that three or four 
New York. hundred men be raised and sent to New York against capt. Leisler, 1 2 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 338.] 
March 16. * Declaration of Jacob Leisler and his party against major Ingoldesby 

and his council, 13 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 340.] 

* Deed of purchase between Malthys Hooghteling and Scher- 

raerhoorn and Jan de Backer and Kobes, for a piece of wild land, 13 

March 17. Answer of the council to Leisler's declaration, 14 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist , II. 346.] 

March 20. Letter. Governor Sloughter to Walter Clark and Walter New- 
bury, Ilhode Island, 15 

Account of ammunition and guns delivered to capt. Kidd and col. 
Willet, &c., by Mr. De Peyster, by order of the council before 
the arrival of col. Sloughter, 16 

(No date.) Return of guns, powder and ball, ifcc, in the fort at New York, ... 17 

(No date.) Petition. Jacob Leisler, Peter dc Lanoy, Gerardus Beeckman, 
Thos. Williams, Johannes Vermelje, William Lawrence, Hendrick 
Jansen, Robt. Le Cock and Jacob Milborne, praying for a hearing 
and for time to prepare their del'ense, &c., 18 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 360.] 

(No date.) Petition. Peter de Lanoy, Gerardus Beecfcm.an, Tho' Williams, 
Hend'' Janse, Johannes Vermelje, William Lawrence, Robt. Le 
Cocke and Jacob Millboume, members of the late council, to Jacob 



Vol. XXXVIL] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 203 

GOVERNORS SLOUGnTER AND INGOLDESBY. 
1091. PAGE. 

Lcisler, praying to be relieved from some of the inconveniences of 
their continement, 19 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 361.] 

(No date.) Petition. Gerardus Beakm.in, explaining his conduct under Lcisler, 20 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist,. H. :iBS.] 

(No date.) Petition. Magd.ilinc, wife of Gerardus Beaknian, explaining her 
husband's conduct, and praying for better accommodations for 
him, 21 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., II, .309.] 

March 22. Note. Edmond Scofield to Edward Taylor, for £2, 18s. for board, 

&c., '. 22 

March 24. Petition. Andrew Gibbs, to be restored to the office of clerk of 

Queens co., he having been removed by Jacob Leisler, 23 

March 24. Petition. Joseph Lee, to be restored to the office of clerk of ^Vest- 

chester county, ... 24 

March 25. Petition. Richard Foster, commander of the ship John and James, 

of Boston, for payment of his account for carrying public stores, 26 

March 25. Petition. John Jost, for the restoration of his sloop, she having 
been seized for having beaver skins on board, which had not been 
entered in the custom house, 27 

April 22. Petition. Guillaume le Conte, for the release of his brigantine 
Happy Return, purchased by him of Jacob Leisler, and seized for 
the government ; granted, 28 

March 25. Account. George Jacobs, for keeping 20 Hempstead soldiers' 

horses 2 nights, 29 

March 25. Account. John Smith (at the Ferry), for keeping seven Hemp- 
stead soldiers for four nights, 29 

March 26. Council minute. Resolution on a petition of James Graham to the 
board of trade and plantations, for payment of a balance of £100 
due him as collector, ordering payment of the same, 30 

March 26. Petition. George Lockhart, relating to his duties and fees as clerk 

of the market in New York, 31 

April 7. Proclamation appointing the 11th of April a day of thanksgiving, 

being the anniversary of their majesties' coronation, 32 

April 13. Petition. Catharine, Hester, Sarah and Abigal Hanmer, that the 
salary of their deceased father, Joseph Hanmer, maybe paid them, 
and that letters of administration be granted to Charles Lodwick, 33 

April 20. Petition. Edward Palmes, of New London, complaining of a judg- 
ment of the court at that place, 34 

April 16. Letter. Governor Sloughter to the governor of Massachusetts, for 
the restoration of N. Y. records and sloop, and in relation to fur- 
nishing aid in defense of Albany against the French and Indians, 35 

April 15. Audit of sundry accounts, 36 

April 1 7. Letter. Governor Sloughter to capt. Hicks, in relation to impress- 
Foit wm. Henry, ing Seamen, 37 



204 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVII. 

GOVKRXORS SLOrOUTER AND INOOLDESBY. 
1691. . PAGE. 

(No date.) Memorial. Nicholas Blanek, setting forth the amount due Philip 

Smith as a montrosse (sic) in the tort at New York, 38 

April 9. Account. Brandt Schuyler, for supplies furnished and money paid 

out, 39 

April 20. Petition. Jacob LeLsier and Jacob Milborne, praying that their 
execution may be deferred until their majesties' pleasure be 

known, 40 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 375.] 

April 20. Petition. Allis Lucien by John Hallani, her attorney, praying that 
her protest against the action of a special court held at New Lon- 
don, in relation to an estate of John Lucien, may be put on 
record in the public notary office (see supra, p. 34), 41 

April 20. Petition. Gabriel le Boyteulx, praying for the restoration of his 

property wrongfully taken by Jacob Leisler, 42 

April 20. Petition. Richard Smith, praying for a postponement of the trial 

for twenty-nine barrels of oil seized by the government, 43 

April 22. Instructions. Gov. Sloughter to John Corneli»5e, of the sloop Grace, 

as to his voyage to Pemaquid, , 44 

April 22. Affidavit. Michael Hanse and William Post, relative to Jacob 

Leisler quartering their comp.iny on the inhabitants of New York, 45 

April 24. Petition. Hermpje, widow of Thomas Cooke, praying for letters 
of administration, &c., on the estate of William Cooke, said 
Thomas's father, 45 

April 24. Account. Alexander Boyle, for pots and kettles furnished the 

government, 46 

April 25. Account. Nicolas Garr.at, commander of the sloop Fortune, for 
expenses on a voyage from New York to Bermuda, by order of the 

council, 47 

Audit of the account of Stephen van Cortland, for the support of 
two foot companies at Albany and New York, during the years 
1688 and 1689, 48 

Aug. 6. Letter. The council to secretary Blathwayte, transmitting narrative 
of the resistance made by Jacob Leisler and his confederates to 

the king's forces, and of his and Milborne's execution, 50, 51 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 381 ; N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 789.] 

April 27. Answer (drawn up by Messrs. Bayard and NicoUs) to capt. Blagg's 

memorial, commenting at length on the acts of Leisler, 52, 53 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 388, 391 ; N. Y. Col. Doc, HI, 763.] 

April 27. Order. Andries Marshalleck to remove corn belonging to said Mar- 

shalleck, in possession of Gerard Beekman, 54 

AprO 27. Bond. William Beeckman to gov. Sloughter, for £100, in relation 

to the above corn, 55 

April 28. Relation concerning Canada, brought by two Maquase to Albany,. 56 

(No date.) Petition. Dorothy, widow John Worsoncroft, praying that Peter 
Choack may be ordered to deliver up certain papers belonging to 
her, 57 

(No date.) Petition. Richard Lesley that he may be appointed clerk of Rich- 
mond or Kings county, both which are vacant, 58 



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GOVERNORS SLOUGnTER AND INGOLDESnV. 

IGOl. r.\GE. 

(No date.) Petilion. Lawrence Read, of New York, incrchnnt, late of Barlia- 
diics, praying tliat tlie duty of ten per cent on an invoice of goods 
consigned to him from England to Barbadoes and from thence to 
New York, may be remitted, the goods not having beeen opened, 59 

(No date.) Petition. Lieutenant Thomas Sharp, late commander at Albany, 
stating th.at he had lost all his property at Pemaquid, and had 
been cashiered and deprived of his comm.ind by Jacob Leisler, 
and asking for his arrears of pay, 60 

(No date.) Petition. Arent Schuyler, Casper Teller and S. Bag , for license 

to purchase 1,400 or 1,500 acres of land from the Indians on 
Hudson river, 62 

(No date.) Petition. English Smith to be appointed inspector of excise for 

New York, and the several counties of Long island, 62 

May 2. Letter. Governor Sloughter to lord Inchiquin, anouneing his arri- 

Fort \vm. Henry, val at Ncw York, and the condition in which he found it, 64 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 372.] 
(No date.) Petition. Anthony Broekholls for the sum of £418. 0. 6, due him 
and his foot company, for services in the garrison at New York, 
at the time of the late revolution, 65 

May 2. Order. John Gardiner, of Nantucket, to deliver to Rip van Dam 

goods saved from the brigantine Dolpliin, 66 

May 2. Letter. Governor Sloughter to the magistrates of Queens county, 
directing that justice should be done to the Indians, who have 
complained that their lands had been taken from them, 66 

May 3. Letter. Gov. Sloughter to the [gov. of Connecticut], relating to a 
Albany. party of Maquas Indians converted to the Roman religion, and 

asking for assistance, 67 

May 4. Order. Thomas Stillwell, sheriff of Richmond county, to summon 
the widow of Richard Stillwell, to appear before the council to 
set forth her title to a tract of land granted to Thomas Carhart, 68 

May 15. Petition. John Thompson, to be released from prison for words 

spoken against col. William Smith, one of his inaj""' council, 69 

May 4. Affidavit of Christian Lanerier and Corneliss Creger, two men 
belonging to the ship Grace, capt. Cornelisse, relating to putting- 
Dennis Hegeman on shore, 70 

May 4. Petition. Nicholas Bayard, that he may be repaid the sum of 
£87. 16. 9, ex|)ended by him for materials to fortify New York, 
in pursuance of an order of Francis Nicholson, late governor,. . . 71 

(No date.) Petition. Anthony Farmer, to be overseer and sealer of tanned 

leather, 72 

May 4. Petition. Joseph Sackett, that he may not suffer in consequence of 
having had the office of collector of taxes for the town of New- 
town, Queens county, forced on him by Jacob Leisler, 73 

[In X. T. Poo. Hist., II, 373.] 

(No date.) Petition. Peter Demilt, in favor of capt. Braiser, who had been 

imprisoned by Leisler, 74 

Oct. 12. Proceedings against Jonathan Morell and Samuel Mills, of Queens 

county, for words spoken against the government, 77 



206 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVII. 

GOVERNORS SLOUGHTER AND INOOLDESBY. 
1691. PAGE. 

July. Letter. [Governor Sloughter] to Jonathan Smith and Francis Chap- 

pell, constable and collector of Hempstead, ordering the collection 
and payment of the salary of Jeremiah Hobart, minister of that 

town (see infra, p. 1 T8), 76 

[In N". Y. Doc. HUt, III. mS.] 

(No date.) Letter. Governor Sloughter to the justices of Hempstead, requir- 
ing them to call a meeting of ti)e inhabitants of said town, and 
assess the balance due Mr. Hobart, 79 

(No date.) Petition. Anthony Pintard, of France, for letters of denization, . . 80 

(No date.) Petition. Abraham Tonneau, Alexander JMorrisset, Peter Tillou 
and Laurens Cornifleau, French protestants, to be made burghers 
and citizens, 81 

May 4. Letter. Gov. Sloughter to eapt. Hicks, of the Pink Charles, in rela- 
Fort wm. Henry, tion to his men refusing admission in said vessel to the marshal of 

the Court of Admiralty, 82 

May 4. Order. Benjamin Phipps, marshal of the Admiralty, to take pos- 
session of the pink Charles, till the case is disposed of by the 
court, 82 

May 4. Order for the audit of col. Bayard's account for disbursements on 

the fortifications before Leisler's usurpation, 83 

May 4. Letter. Gov. Sloughter to doct. Allin, stating that he had sent a 

sloop to Boston for the sloop Mary and the guns from Pemaquid, 84 

[May 6.] Fragment of an address to the king; antient bounds of the pro- 
vince ; reannexation of Connecticut, N. Jersey, Pennsylvania and 
Delaware to New York, 85 

May 6. Address. Governor, council and representatives of the province of 

of New York, in General Assembly, to their majesties, 86 

May 6. Order to Gerrit Stryker, sheriff' of King's county, to suifer Magda- 
lena Beekman to use and enjoy the goods and chattels of her 
husband, Gerard Beekman, convicted of treason, 87 

May 8. Letter. Governor Sloughter to Joseph Church, relative to com- 
port wm. Henry, plaints of oppression and injury, on the part of the inhabitants of 

Dartmouth and Little Compton, 88 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, II, 373.] 
May 8. Petition. Elizabeth Cornelisse, daughter of Catelyntje France, 

late of New York, for letters of administration on her mother's 

estate, 88 

May 8. Letter. Governor Sloughter to the governor of Barbadoes, request- 
Fort Wm. Henry, iug him not to allow seamen coming from New York to the Latter 

place, to be impressed, 89 

May. Letter. Governor Slovighter to col. Townly, informing him that he 
was about going to Albany ; that he had appointed F. Phillips 
and Nich. Bayard, commanders in chief in his absence, 90 

May 8. Letter. Governor Bradstreet of Massachusetts to gov. Sloughter ; 
Boston. records of !New York delivered to Mr. Newton ; guns taken from 

the fort at Pemaquid ready for delivery; the sloop denied, 91 

May 9. Petition. Margaret, widow of Richard Tindell, blacksmith, late of 

Flushing, for letters of administration ; granted, 92 



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GOVKRNOKS SI-OUGIITKK AND INGOLDKSUr. 

IGOl. P.,CE. 

M;iy 10. Letter. Sir Robt. Robinson, knt., to pov. Slouglitci-, in rehitioii to 
New York. powJcr Sent by him from Bermudas, and seized, 03 

1689. 
O t. 14. Account. Sir Robert Robinson, sjovernor of Hernuubis, for twenty 

barrels of jjo \v Jer, " 91 

1691. Order to capt. Ebeneser Wilson, to deliver to eapt. Leonard Walk- 

ington ten guns, 95 

ilay 1 2. Letter. Gov. Sloughter to major Selinyler, in relation to the Indians 

mt \\m. Henry, going to Can.ida, 96 

lay 13. Petition. Jarvis Marshall, for pay as under slierift" of the city and 

county of N^ew York, 97 

(Ipril 9. Order. House of representatives of the province of New York, 

respecting their rights and privileges, 98 

April 10. Resolution of the house of representatives, pledging their lives and 
fortunes in support of the government of king William and queen 
Mary, ." 98 

April 10. Resolution of the house of representatives, that the thanks of that 
body be returned to his excellency, for his favorable speech, and 
for quieting the disorders of the province, 99 

April 10. Warrant of the speaker of the house of representatives to Mathew 
Clarkson, secretary and clerk of the crown, to issue anew writ to 
the counties of Ulster and Dutchess, for the election of a member 
to supply the place of capt. Thomas Garton [with the Graham 
seal and arms], 100 

April 15. Message of the house of representatives; that the attorney-general 

attend the house to draft bills, 101 

April 15. Message to request his excellency to appoint a serje.ant-at-arms, to 

attend the house of representatives, 101 

April 17. Resolutions of the house of representatives, on the acts and doings 
of Jacob Leisler, Samuel Edsall and divers others, aiding and 
abetting him, 102, 103 

April 17. Resolution of the house of representatives, appointing a committee 

on fees, 10-1 

April 18. Address of the house of representatives, to governor Sloughter, 105, 106 

April 21. Resolution of the house of representatives, concurring in the reso- 
lution of the council for publishing the resolves of the house, . . . 107 

April 23. Message from the house of rejjresentatives, in relation to the 
appointment of justices and judges of the several courts, devolv- 
ing their appointment on his excellency, tfcc, 107 

May 4. Message from the house of representatives, requesting the governor 

to sign such bills as have been assented to, 107 

May 5. Resolution of the house of representatives, that it resolve itself into 
a committte of the whole on the state of business of the house ; 
report of the committee, and its concurrence in by the house,. . . 108 

May 9. Resolution of the house of representatives, thanking the governor 
and council for their readiness in passing such bills as have been 



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GOVERNORS SLOCGHTER A 
1691. PAGE. 

sent to them, and appointing a committee of conference on the 
method of drawing bills, 109 

May 11. Resolution of the house of representatives, thanking the governor 

for his care in preserving the peace of the province, ttc, 109 

May 14. Resolution of the council against delaying the execution of the 
prisoners (Messrs. Leisler and Milborne), condemned for treason, 
with resolution of the house of representatives approving the same, 110 
1692. 

April. Letter. Commander-in-chief and council to colonel Lionel Copley, 

governor of Maryland, in relation to the defense of Albany and 

the Indians, and requesting assistance, Ill 

1691. 

May 15. Petition. Sarah, widow of John Oort, deceased, for letters of 

administration, 112 

May 18. Petition. Miles Forster, Richard Jones, William Biekley and James 

Mills, Quakers and merchants of New York, in relation to oaths, 113 

May 1 9. Order. Capt. Jasper Hicks, commander of H. M. frigate The Arch- 
angel, to remain at New York until the return of the governor 
from Albany, 114 

May 2. Invoice of goods purchased for the Indians, 115 

May 19. Proclamation, calling upon all persons absenting themselves, to 

return to their homes and usual places of business, 110 

May 16. Bill of George Farewell, their majesties' counsel, for his services 
against Leisler and others, and for drawing up sundry bills for 
tiie legislature, 117, 118 

March, Bill of Thomas Newton, attorney-general, for drawing up indict- 
ments against Jacob Leisler and others, 119 

Address of the grand jury of New York, to the king, 120 

May. Letter. Governor Sloughter to col. Christopher Codrington, gover- 

NewYork. nor of the Leeward islands ; condition in which he found the 

province of New York; Leisler and Milborne executed; their 

accomplices to be pardoned, 121 

May 22. Letter. Rev. James Noyes to , New London, relating to an 

stonington. attack of the French on Block island (with), 122 

May 22. Letter. Joseph Clarke to James Noyes, of Stonington, informing 
westerie, R. I. lum of the above attack on Block island, 122 

May 22. Letter. Edward Palmes to governor Sloughter, informing him of 
New London. the attack OH Block island, and transmitting above letters, 123 

May 23. Letter. Isaac Arnold to William Smith, of the council, with pre- 
Southoid, L, I. ceding letters, in relation to the attack on Block island, and ask- 
ing assistance, 124 

May 24. Letter. William Smith to the council .at New York, with preced- 
Brookhaven. ing letters, relating the attack on Block island, 125 

May 25. Letter. The council to colonels Trent and Townly; capts. Kidd 
New York. and Walkington dispatched in pursuit of the French, 126 



Vol. XXXVII.] EXGLISH MAXUSCRITTS. 209 

GOVERNORS SLOCGIITER AND INGOLDESBT. 
1691. PAGE. 

(Xo date.) Petition. Tliomas Thornliill and William Kelsoe, snrgeons, for the 
payment of their bill for attendance on persons wounded by 
Leisler and his accomplices (with), 127 

Aecomit. For their attendance on the wounded and those men that 
were killed in service against Leisler and his accomplices, . . 128, 129 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 364.] 

(Xo date.) Petition. Gabriel Minvielle, for the restoration of seven barrels of 

powder, taken from him during the late revolution, 130 

(Xo date.) Petition. Dirk Wessells of Albany, for payment of £79.18. 
expended by him in a journey to Quebec, in September, 1688, by 
order of sir Edmund Andros, 131 

March. Petition. George Lockhart, to be appointed sheriff or clerk of Xew 

York, 133 

(Xo date.) Petition. William Merrett, for the return of Peter Persons, an 

indented apprentice, taken from him by Jacob Leisler, 133 

(Xo date.) Petition. Joshua Brodbent, for the return of Richard Clitford, an 

indented apprentice, impressed by Jacob Leisler, 134 

(Xo date.) Petition. Richard Clifford, to be discharged from the service of 
Joshua Brodbent, as an apprentice, and to remain in the service 
of the king, 135 

(Xo date.) Petition. James Mills, merchant, attorney of sundry merchants 
of London, creditors of Thomas Phillips, late of Xew York, 
merchant, deceased, for letters of administration on the estate of 
said Phillips, 136 

(Xo date.) Petition. Elias Robinson, seaman, for a pension, he having been 
disabled in an action with the French and Indians at Causo, 26 
August, 1690, 137 

(Xo date.) Petition. Joost StoU, for the restoration of books, papers and 

other articles belonging to him, 138 

May 26. Propositions of the Mohawk praying Indians to gov. Sloiigbter, for 

Albany. the return to them of Godevridus Dellius, their minister, 139 

[ItiX. Y. Col, Doc, III, 7T1.] 
May 26. Answer of gov. Sloughter to the above propositions, 140 

[In N, Y, Col, Doc, III, 7T2.] 

(Xo date.) Account of goods advanced by Stephen De Lancey and others, mer- 
chants of Xew York, for a present to the Five Nations at Albany, 141 

May 27. Order. Capt. Jasper Hicks, of the frigate Archangel, to proceed to 

Block island, in pursuit of the French ship which captured that place, 142 

May 28. Letter. Messrs. Philipse and Bayard to governor Sloughter, at 
NewVork. Albany, in relation to the attack of the French on Block island, 

and the position of Connecticut with regard to its old charter, . . 143 

(Xo date.) Petition. Ann Kelsoe, for the paj-ment of a bill rendered some time 

since by D' Thornhill and her husband (see p. 128), 144 

Information of an Indian woman in relation to a contemplated 
attack of the Indians and French on Block island, for Leisler's 
sake, 146 



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GOVERNORS SLOUGHTER AND ING0LDE.3BY. 
1691. ■ PAGE. 

May 31. Affidavit of Peter Burdein and John Oblein, relating to tlie seizure 

of their boat under Block island by a French privateer, 145 

June 1. Affidavit of William Private and William Bradley, two pilots 
brought from South Carolina to Block island by the French pri- 
vateer, 147, 148 

(No date.) Petition. Inh.abitants of Cow Neck and Great Neck, otherwise 
called Mad Nans Neck, of the township of Hempstead, L. I., to 
choose their own assessors, and that the gov' appoint all military 

officers, 149 

June 4. Letter. Messrs. Philips and Bayard to governor Sloughter, at 
New York. Albany, with additional particulars regarding the attack on Block 

island, loO 

June 1. Proclamation prohibiting the exportation of provisions, 151 

June 3. Agreement of gov. Sloughter, making over to Abraham De Peyster 
one-half of the Horn frigate, Leonard Walkington, captain, for 
advances made by him, 152 

June 3. Speech of Claes, for the Tapan and other Indians, expressing friend- 
ship, with answer thereto, 153 

June 4. Propositions by the Mohawk and other sachems of the Five Nations, 

to gov. Sloughter, at Albany, and his answers, 154 

[In N. T. Col. Doc, III, 717.] 

June 6. Account of gov. Sloughter's expenses while at Albany, 155, 156 

June 11. Order on Robt. Livingston in favor of Walter Gerretse, for £12. 
9s, for the board of a French prisoner's child, redeemed from the 
Indians, with Gerretse's account, 157 

(No date.) Petition. Robert Livingston, that the county of Ulster being 
indebted to the late tax, may be ordered to send up 1 ,000 bushels 
of wheat and 300 bushels of pease, to pay said debt, and for the 
support of the garrison at Albany, 158 

(No date.) Petition. Thomas Knights, Robert Fullthorp, Henry Loe, William 
Tripe, Garrett Toppin, Andrew Smith, Edward Forde and Abra- 
ham Carmer, soldiers at Albany, for arrears of pay, they being 
ordered to join the Horn frigatte, captain Leonard Walkington, 
against the PVench, 159 

Letter. Governor Sloughter to Dr. Daniel Allen of Boston, in rela- 
tion to placing his (gov. S.'s) nephew, William Lindon, at school 

there, preparatory to sending him to Harvard college, 160 

(No date.) Letter. Gov. Sloughter to [the governor and council of Con- 
necticut], in relation to Indian affairs, 160 

(No date.) Letter. Gov. Sloughter, to William Stoughton, at Dorchester, 
recommending rev. Mr. Dellius minister at Albany, to be paid 
by the society for propagating the gospel among the Indians, for 
instructing the Maquase in the Christian religion, 160 

June 6. Letter. Simon Athearn to gov. Sloughter, in relation to the affairs 
Tisbury, Martha's of Martin's vineyard, and recommending that the clergy be sup- 
ViDward. ported by tithes", 161 



Vol.. XXXYII.] EXGLISII MANUSCRIPTS. 211 

GOVERNORS SLOUGHTER AND INGOLDESBY. 
IGOl. PAGE. 

Jane 9. Letter. S.ander Glen to gov. Sloughter, giving information of 
Schancshtcde. attiiirs In Canada, derived from three Indians just returned from 

there, 162, 103 

June 11 Order on Robert Livingston, in iUvor of rev. Godeyridus Dellius, 

for £G0, to be i)aid quarterly, for services in teaching the Indians, 1G3 

Circular letter to the several counties in the province, relating to 
enforcing the levy of 200 men, 164 

June 11. Letter. Frederick Philipse and Nicholas Bayard, to Mr. Harts- 
Ken- York, home, requesting prompt information of all suspicious vessels 

appearing on the coast of Sandy Hook, 165 

June 12. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Sloughter, in 
narifoid. reply to a proposal of the latter for a union of the colonies, for 

the reduction of Canada, 166 

June 13. Letter. [Messrs. Philips and Bayard] to gov. Sloughter, informing 

New York. him of the return of the man of war (Archangel), from inspecting 

the coast, and of the arrival of a brigantine from Ireland, with 

news of the king's return from Holland; of his being expected in 

Ireland ; that the Turk had made peace with the emperor, 167 

June 15. Report of Robert Livingston, giving a history of the title to the 

pasture in the city of Albany, 168 

June 20. Examination of a Maquase Indian, arrived from Canada with the 
eldest son of Symon Groot, taken by the French at Schenectady, 
giving information of an intended attack of the French and Indians 
on the Onondagas, 169 

[lu N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 7S2.] 

June 20. Examination of Tahonisiwago, a Maquase Indian, giving informa- 
tion of an attack and defeat of a party of Sennekes, at a fort 
below 31ont Royall, and of an intended expedition on the part of 
the French and Indians against the Sennekes, Cayugas, Ononda- 
gas and Oneidas, thence to Albany, 169 

[Iq N. T. Col. Doc, in, 782.] 

June 22. Letter. Robt. Livingston to governor Sloughter, inclosing the 
Albany. above ex.aminations, relating to the designs of the French, &c.,. . 170 

[In N. T. Col. Doc, III, 781.] 

June 24. Letter. Assembly of Rhode Island to gov. Sloughter; in conse- 
Kewpoit. quence of the attack on Block island, they will not be able to 

assist New York ; French attack on Wells, 171 

June 25. Speech of the Minissa Indians to the council in New York, during 

the absence of the governor at Albany, 172 

June 24. Letter. The council to the governor of Pennsylvania, informing him 
New York. that they forwarded to him John Rush, a counterfeiter, with a bag 

of counterfeit money, 1 73 



June 24. "Warrant to convey said Rush overland to Philadelphia, 173 

June 29. Order to eight towns in East Jersey, to raise men for the defense 

of Albany, 174 

June. Petition. Meesie Vinge, in relation to selling rum without license, 175 



212 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVII. 

GOVERNORS SLOUGHTER AND INGOLDESBY. 
1691. PAGE. 

July 2. Letter. Dirck Wessels to gov. Sloughter; the Maquase Indians 

Albany. and their movements ; two men killed at Canestagione, on Claes 

the Brabander's island, 176 

July 2. Letter. Robert Livingston to gov. Sloughter, to the same purport, 177 

Albany. [lu N. T. Col. Doc, III, 783.] 

July 3. Petition. Jeremiah Hobard, minister of Hempstead, praying that 
his annual stipend may be punctually paid ; (for order hereupon 
see siqyra, p. 78), 178 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 198.] 

(No date.) Petition. Robert Walters, for the delivery to him of a negro sent 
him by sir Francis Watson, knight, of Jamaica, to dispose of, 
and detained on board the man of war Arch Angel, 179 

July 2. Petition. John Smith of New York, for compensation for a piece 
of ground belonging to the estate of Jouica Vantenhoven, his 
wife, in front of their premises and filled up from the sea, and 
afterwards taken as waste land by the mayor of New York, 180 

July 4. Petition. William Britton, for a grant of land on the south side of 

Staten island, 181 

July 6. Letter. Governor Sloughter to Lord Inchiquin ; has reduced the 

New York. province to allegiance ; executed Leisler and Milbourn ; sent an 

expedition to Canada, and had called for aid from the other 

colonies to oppose the designs of the French against Albany, 183 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., 11, 382.] 

(No date.) Letter to the counties of Suffolk, Richmond, Westchester and 

Queens, calling on them for a speedy payment of their taxes, 184 

July 8. Order. The several commanders of regiments on Long island, to 
cause the arms and equipments of their several commands, to be 
inspected, and to report .all delinquents, 185 

July 8. Letter. Gov. Sloughter to Isaac Arnold, of Suffolk county, requir- 
NewVoik. ing him to aid in settling the excise of his county, 186 

(No d.ate.) Letter. Gov. Sloughter to Messrs. Palmes .and Bulkeley, informing 

New York. them that he will forward any information they desire to give on 

the affairs of their colonies, and recommending them to transmit 

a report of the oppressions, grievances, &c., they suffered since 

the revolution, 187 

July 9. Letter. Tho' Hinckley to Joseph Dudley, Roxbury, commenting 
Plymouth. On gov. Sloughter's letter to Little Compton and Dartmouth, 

about raising men and money, 188 

July 10. Certificate of R. Wilson, naval officer, Port Royal, Jamaica, that 
the four quarter casks of brandy shipped on board the barque 
Samuel Gilley, Shelley, master, were taken from the French, 189 

July 11. Receipt of Jan Janse Arbroot, for a medicine chest and drugs, &c., 

from Giles Gaudineau, 190 

July 11. Letter. Gov. Sloughter to the governors of the several colonies; 

New York. d.angers to the out-plantations and Schenectady; the latter and 

Half Moon garrisoned ; expedition to Canada under maj. Schuy- 
ler ; necessity of the several colonies raising men and money for 

defense against the French, 191, 192 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist,, II, 383 ; N. Y. Col. Doc, lU, 784.] 



Vol. XXXVII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 213 

GOVKRNORS SLOUGHTER AND I.NGOLDESBY. 

1C9I. P.,a^. 

July 12. Letter. Gov. Sloughter to Isaac Arnold, justice, and Josiah Hob- 
New York, bard, sherift" of Suftblk cc, requiring them to demnnd iu the king's 

name, all the oil got from drift whales, during the late usurpation, 193 
July 3. "Warrant. John Jackson, sheriff of Queens county, to notify the 
justices of Hempstead, that they satisfy the arrears due Mr.'llob- 
bart, minister of that place, 105 

July 13. Petition. William Letes, of Chescowacke, New Jersey, for the 

recovery of a runaway servant, named C. Scot, 1 96 

Memorandum. To write to the earl of Scarborough, for a license 
for Henry Leconte, of New York, to manufacture gunpowder, . . 196 
July 1 4. Letter. Governor and council of Connecticut to governor Sloughter, 
Hartford. in reply to his call for men and money, and declining the same,. . 197 

[Iu N. Y. Col. Hist, III, ise.] 
July 20. Petition. Nicholas Dumaresq, for two small guns and two patera- 
res taken from him during the late disorders, 198 

July 22. * Letter. Rev. Godfrey Dellius to gov. Sloughter, with a French 
Albany. woman who recently escaped from the Mohawks, 199 

July 23. Letter. Joseph Dudley to gov. Sloughter, informing him of the 
Roxbury. decision of the General Court declining to furnish aid, &c., 200 

July 21. Proclamation, announcing the death of gov. Sloughter, and declar- 
ing major Richard Ingoldesby, commander-in-chief, 201 

July 28. Probate of the will of Nicholas De Puis, late of New York, 202 

July 29. Letter. Richard Ingoldesby, commander-in-chief and council, to the 
New York. lords of trade ; the death of gov. Sloughter; major Ingoldesby 
sworn as commander-in-chief ; aflairs of the colony, and negotia- 
tions with the Indians, 203 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 386 ; N. T. Col. Doc, III, ^91.] 
July 30. Order for the payment of £50 to Mr. Graham for his journey to 
Albany, and eight pounds eight shillings to the surgeons, for open- 
ing and inspecting the body of the late governor, 203 

July 29. Report of Rip van Dam, Jonathan Selleck, Tho. "Wenham, Jno. 
Crooke, and Sam. Yinsent, on beef and pork sent on shore by 
c.apt. Hicks, and order of the council thereon, 204 

July 29. Letter. Committee in Maryland to governor Sloughter, acknow- 
Maryiand. Icdgiug receipt of the treaty with the Indians ; men and money 
cannot be sent out of the province without the vote of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, 205 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist, III, 788.] 
Aug. Answer of the commander-in-chief. New York, to the above (imperfect), 206 

Aug. 6. Part of a letter to the Mr. Blathwayte, conveying the intelligence of 
the death of gov. Sloughter, and" report of the surgeons as to its 

cause, 207 

Account of the funeral expenses of governor Sloughter, and the 
names of those who are unpaid, 208 

Report of the attorney-general on the antient boundaries of the 
province, and showing the necessity of re-annexing Connecticut, 
New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania to New York, 209 



214 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVH. 

GOVERNORS SLOUGHTEH AND INGOLDESBY. 
1691. TAGE. 

Aug. 6. Address of the governor and council of New York to the king ; 

account of the jirovince, 210, 212 

[la N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 796.] 
Aug. 6. List of stores and ammunition wanted for the province of New York, 213 
Petition. English Smith for compensation as inspector of excise, 
Queens county, 215 

Petition. Barent Wempe, Sander Glen and Johannis Glen, who 
are married to the children of Sweer Tunnis van Velsen and 
Maritje, his wile, who were murdered at Schenectady by the French 
in 16|§, that certain real estate may be divided among them, 216 

Sept. 10. Petition. John Clapp, for compensation for a mare let to Mr. 

Lashly, by order of gov. Sloughter and not returned, 217 

Memorandum, showing the time English Smith was inspector of 

excise in Queens county, 217 

1688. 
Oct. 30. Certificate of Stephen van Cortlandt, that he paid English Smith, 
May 13, 1687, £2. 2. for a journey to Southold to look after the 

revenue, 218 

1691. 
(No date.) Petition. Thomas Sharp for his pay as a gunner to the fort at Al- 
bany, '. T 220 

Aug. 8. Warrant to arrest certain French persons who escaped from Mas- 

„peth kills, Queens county, 221 

Examination of Jaques Joseph Mariett, alias Le Vellier, a French 

prisoner, 222 

Aug. 8. Order. Benjamin Collier, sheriff of Westchester, to summon Robt. 
Bloomer, sen' and jun', to answer for several misdemeanors, with 
return, 223 

Petition. George Rascarrick, for relief, he having been charged 
with an assault and acquitted ; the sheriff charges him £4. for fees, 224 

Petition. James Barre, for letters of administration on the estate 
of Robt. Moyne, 224 

Aug. 11. Petition. Jacobus Kip, for letters of administration on the estate 

of Abraham Ver Plank, late of New York, deceased, 226 

Aug. 13. Commission. John Ashton, to be storekeeper of Fort William 

Henry, 227 

Aug. 15. Order to arrest three Frenchmen named Martin Marmanda, Pilotta 
and De Gre, at the house of Valois, Peter Praa and Jacob Fon- 

tenie, at Bushwick, and bring them to New York, 228 

Aug. 15. Letter. Jeremiah Hobart to major Ingoldesby, in relation to the 

Easthampton. troops and the French invasion, 229 

Aug. 20. List of oificers and magistrates for Nantucket and Martha's Vine- 
yard, 230 

Aug. 21. Letter. Ne° Blakiston, president, to maj. Ingoldesby ; General As- 
Marjiand. sembly meet on the first of September ; something effectual will 

be then done in the way of aid, 231 

Aug. 24. Orders. Col. Treat and capt. Hubbart, to raise forces to repel the 

French, who are threatening Albany, 232 



Vol. XXXVII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 215 

GOVERNORS SLOUGIITER AND I.NGOLDESBY. 
1691. ,.AOK. 

Aug. 25. Petition. Lucas van Tien Hoven and Gerryt Rose, executors of the 

will of John van Gee, for letters of administration, 233 

Aug. 26. Report. N. Bayard and James Graham, on tlie accounts of Peter 

Schuyler, for the expenses of the hite expedition to Canada, 234 

Aug. 27. Account of Peter Schuyler for extraordinary expenses during the 

late expedition, 235 

Nov. 1. Certificate tliat Hendrick Gerretse, a volunteer in the \aie expedi- 
tion to Canada, was twice severely woxmded, 236 

Account. Anna Yauderheyden for the board of and .attendance on 
Hendrick Gerretse, 236 

Account of disbursements made at Albany to the Indians of the Five 
Nations, 237 

Sept. 3. Account. Tho° Newton, of expenses for bringing the New York 
records from Boston, and of Thomas Clarke for sundries, audited 
by Tho. Coker, 238 

March 6. Certificate that Mr. had delivered ninety-six pair of shoes at 

six shillings per pair, for the company of fusileers, 239 

Sept. 3. Petition. Jabez Dickinson, for pay for the use of his sloop, pressed 
into the king's service by order of Frederick Phillips and Gabriel 
Minevale, 240 

Sept. 3. Petition. Thos. Clarke, for payment of several disbursements made 

by him in the king's service, in the time of the late governor, .... 241 

Sept. 2. Petition. Catelina Depuis, widow of Nicholas Depuis, late of New 

York, for letters of administration, 242 

Sept. 3. Petition. Elizabeth Banker of Albany, for relief; she being about 
to build on a lot in the city of New York, has been impeded by 
Thomas Clarke, under sherift" by order of the mayor, &c., 243 

Sept. 5. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to maj. Ingoldesby, 
Hartford. granting permission to raise one hundred men for the defense of 

Albany, 243 

Oct. 7. Claim. Barth. Le Roux, against Nicholas Blanck, Urian Nagell, 
William Churcher, for five barrels of pork taken from him in the 
time of the late rebellion, 245 

Sept. 7. Claim. Nicholas Bayard against sundry persons (named), for dama- 
ges sustained by him during the late rebellion, 246 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., II, 393.] 

Sept. 9. Petition. William Le Conte of New Rochelle, for letters of admin- 
istration on the estate of his father-in-law, James Laty, late of the 
island of St. Christopher, 247 

Sept. 9. Draft. Jabez Dickinson on maj. Ingoldesby, in favor of P^rancis 

Vincent, for £7, ".....'" ". 248 

Sept. 10. Receipt. Akus Cornelise (Viele's) receipt to Peter Schuyler, for 

£3, for services on the expedition to Canada, 248 

Sept. Warrant. John Ashton, to be storekeeper of Fort William Henry, 

New York, ." . 248 



216 ENGLISH MAXUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXVH. 

GOVERNORS SLOUGHTER AND INGOLDESBT. 
1691. PAGE. 

Sept. 10. Petition. Joannis van Brugh, only sui'viving executor of the last 
will, &c., of Mary, widow of Govert Lockerman, for a quietus 
and appointment of two persons to receive the books and papers,. 249 

Sept. Petition. Balthazar Bayard, on behalf of Maritie, his wife, and 
Janitie Kiersted, daughters of Govert Lockerman, deceased, for 
letters of administration, 250 

(No date.) Petitioui Capt. John Corbett of the ship Beaver, capt. Robt. Sin- 
clair of the flyboate Resolution, capt. John Horton of the ketch 
the Swan, and capt. Samuel Dygate of the sloop Dolphin, that 
they may receive their dispatches, and a certificate that they have 
been detained by the government, 251 

(No date.) Petition. Matthew Clarkson, provincial secretary, for compensation 
for the services of himself and clerks, in preparing commissions, 
enrolling laws, and attendance on the council, 252 

Sept. 11. Order for the release of the goods of lieut. Henry LeConte, of New 

York, taken for absenting himself from the night watch, 254 

1692. 
Feb. 11. Petition. JohnClapp, clerk ofthe assembly, for an order for £54. 2. 6. 

due him for salary and contingencies, 255 

1691. 
Sept. 11. Petition. Rudolphus Yarick, minister of Breuckelen, Midwout and 
Amesfoort, for arrears of salary due him by said towns and the 
town of New Utrecht, 256 

Sept. 12. Petition. Daniel Veen Vos, James Larkin, Jacobus, Mattje and 
Daniel D'Hart, for letters of administration on the estate of Bal- 
thazar D'Uart of the city of New York, merchant, deceased, 257 

Sept. 14. Commission. Nicholas Bayard, Gabriel Monveile, Jacobus van 
Cortlandt, William Merritt, Brant Schuyler, Tennis Dekey, Chris- 
topher Gow, Ebenezer Wilson and John Merrett, to be a court 
martial, 258 

Sept. 17. Accounts of the Horn frigate witfi col. Henry Sloughter and Abra- 
ham de Peyster, 259 

Sept. Judgment in ejectment in the case of John Smith vs. Audry Wan- 
dell, of Newtown ; Queens county Common Pleas ; with writ of 
error, and sherifl''s return thereon, 260 

Nov. 18. Lease of the excise in New York to William Merritt, Michael Har- 
ding, Edward Buckmaster, Humphrey Hull, Anthony Farmer, 
Thomas Melton, Peter Kings, Francis Julin, Otto Garrettse, 
Gustavus Horn, John Eldridge, Mary Smith, Mary Walkinton, 
and Thomson, 261 



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VOLUME XXXYIII. 



GOVERNORS IXGOLDESBY AND FLETCHKR. 

1691. PAGE. 

Petition. Elsie, widow of Jacob Leisler, that the books, papers and 
a boat, also the goods seized in Suftblk county, may be delivered 

to her, 1 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 394.] 
Sept. 21. Petition. Daniel TTaldrom, private in capt. Tudei-'s company, and 
wounded, at the Point near Mr. Mathew's house in Xew York, 
by the same gun which killed major Magregory and Jacob Dekey, 
asking for relief, 2 

Sept. 26. Hue and cry after a runaway negro, named Jack, belonging to Hen- 

ricus Selinus, minister of the Dutch congregation in New York,. . 3 

Sept. 25. Petition. Adam Mott, eldest son of Adam Mott, deceased, for let- 
ters of administration on the estate of his father, 3 

Sept. 26. Petition. Rodolphus Variek, minister, and Joseph Hegeman, elder, 
of the Dutch church at Flatbush, that Joannes van Eckelen be 
forbid to teach school in that town, he having been an active par- 
tisan of Leisler, 4 

Petition. Joseph Isaacs, praying for the restoration of a gun, 5 

Sept. 29. Return of officers chosen for the several wards of the city of New 

York, for the ensuing year, their names, 6 

Return of the names of six persons for sheriff of Ulster county, viz. : 
Francis Salisbury, William J^egg, Charles Brodhead, John Beaty, 
Richard Brodhead, Stephen Talleau, .". 7 

Sept. 30. Proclamation forbidding the exportation of wheat in grain, until the 

last day of the next session of the assembly, 8 

Sept 30. Proclamation appointing the first "Wednesday of every month, from 
November inclusive to June exclusive, as a day of fasting and 
humiliation (see />os^, p. 10), 8 

Sept. 10. Minutes of assembly. Message from the house of representatives, 
to the commander-in-chief and council, asking if they have any 
business with the house, 9 

Sept. 26. Address of the house of i-epresentatives, desiring the commander- 
in-chief to order a day of fasting and humiliation, 10 

Sept. 26. Resolves of the house of represent.atives, that it would be grievous 
to the inhabitants of this province to restrain the importation of 
European goods from Boston, also that the exportation of wheat 
be restrained, 11 

Sept. 28. Report of a committee appointed on the pai-t of the house of repre- 
sentatives, to inquire into the claims of Wra. Merrett et al., 12 

Sept. 29. Minute of the council on receipt of the above i-eport, 13 



218 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXYIII. 

GOVEnNORS INGOLDKSBV AND FLETCHER. 
1691. . ■ ■ PAGE. 

Sept. 29. Order of the house of representatives, to transmit two bills to the 
commander-in-chief and council, and request them to dispatch 
bills before them, so that the house may adjourn, 14 

Sept. 29. Order of the house of representatives transmitting to the com'^'-in- 
chief and council the Bill for raising and paying 150 men; and 
desiring a conference upon a bill of New York, 14 

Oct. 1. Message of the house of representatives, informing the commander- 
in-chief and council, that the house will attend them on the pub- 
lication of the laws, &c., 15 

Oct. Order of business on opening the term of the Supreme Court, 16 

Oct. Declaration in assumpsit between Robert Brett chyrurgiou, plain- 
tiff, and Lewis Morris, defendant, 17 

Oct. 5. Letter. Edward Taylor to chief justice Dudley, requesting letters 
Westfiew, of administration on the estate of William Arras, 18 

(No date.) Petition. Margaret, wife of Jacob Mauritz, and Anna, wife Johan- 
nes Provoost, that their husbands' recognizances may be canceled 
on the payment of £25 each, 19 

Oct. 5. Petition. Bernard Lewis, for his pay, as ensign under capt. John 
Tuder in the expedition against the French in 1687, '8, and cap- 
tain of a foot company at Albany 13 months, and as lieutenant 
under captain George Bradshaw, 20 

Oct. 15. Petition. Cornelius Coursen, principal creditor of Thomas Walton, 

deceased, for letters of administration, 21 

Oct. 15. Petition. Edward Tayler, for letters of administration to the estate 

of William Arms, 21 

Oct. 20. Warrant for the seizure of any goods, &c., belonging to Joseph 
Baker, of Bergen, New Jersey, in the liands of Jacobus Jockem- 
sen, 22 

Petition. Inhabitants of the north side of Staten island, for the 
privilege of having commissioned militia officers among them- 
selves, 23 

Oct. 22. Petition. John Gemacktlick, William George, Cornells Nephew, 
Joseph Staes and Henry Jackson, of the county of Richmond, to 
have the privilege of having a captain and other military officers 

over the north quarter of said island restored to them, 24 

Query submitted by the commissioners appointed by the act of the 
General Assembly, to regulate damages done in the time of 
the late disorder, for the city of New York, 25 

Oct. 10. Account. Col. Smith, of disbursements on business of the govern- 
ment, 25 

Oct. 22. Petition. William Merritt, for letters of administration on the 
estate of Joseph B.aker, late of East Jersey, deceased, his widow 
refusing to take out letters, 26 

Oct. 22. Petition. Augustine Grassett, farmer of the weigh house. New 
York, for enforcing the regulations established by sir Edmund 
Andros for the weighing of goods imported and exported, 27 

Oct. 22. Resolution of the commander-in-chief and council, postponing the 

consideration of the above petition, 23 



Vol. XXXVIII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 219 

GOVERNORS INGOLDKSDY AND FLKTCHER. 

Bill of costs in the case of Plowman vs. Tunissen et al. (see i»/w, 

P- y-')> 29 

Oct. 22. Letter. Major Ingoldesby to the governor, «fce., of Connecticut, 
New York. Complying with their conditions about raising 150 men, 30 

Oct. 29. Petition. Wilhelmus de Meyer, for letters of administration on the 

estate of Richard Stilhvill, late of Richmond county, deceased,. . 31 

Oct. 29. Declaration in trespass. Mathew Plowman, plaintiff, vs. John 
Tnnissen van Pelt, Jacques Pullion, John Peterson alias Ge- 
macktlick, Lawrence Jansen, Derrick Cruize, John Bodine and 
Thomas Morgan, Richmond county, 32 

Aug. 20. Petition. Dirck Wessells, for an order on the collector for the pay- 
ment of £50, for maintaining a correspondence with the Indians 
of the Five Nations, 33 

Nov. 11. Invoice of medicines furnished by Giles Geaudineau to Gerret van 

Slightenhurst, 3-1 

Nov. Bill for making blinds above the stockadoes of the fort at Albany, . 35 

Dec. 1. Receipts of rev. Godefry Dellius for his salary, 35 

Oct. 5. Deposition. Serjeant Isaac Whitehead, that lie saw, in April, 1690, 
John Tunison and Segar Garrison roll several barrels of beef and 
pork out of the goose house belonging to Mr. Townley, and sell 
some of it to old Mr. Whitehead for drink, , 36 

Oct. 5. Deposition. Joseph Whitehead, that he saw John Tunison, Jaques 
Pullion, John Gemaclick, Lawrence Jansen, Deriek Cruise, 
Thomas ^Morgan and Segar Garrison roll out of the goose 
house of Mr. Townley several barrels of beef and pork, as above, 37 

Oct. 7. Deposition. Benjamin Meaker, in relation to the above beef and 

pork, 38 

Deposition. Richard Townley, in relation to the same, 39 

Oct. 7. Deposition. Benjamin Wade, in relation to the above, 40 

Oct. 12. Bill. James Muddy, for sundries furnished Richard Ingoldesby, .. . 41 

Dec. 25. Fines and forfeitures levied by Thos. Codrington, sheriff of the 

city and county of New York, 42 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II, 394.] 

Dec. 23. Petition. Jane, widow of Thos. Berryman, deceased, for letters of 

administration, 43 

Dec. 30. Petition. Henry Garretse, for relief, having served under Peter 
Schuyler against the French and Indians, and been severely 

wounded, 44 

Dec. 30. Letter. Civil and military officers to the commander-in-chief; Nar- 
Aibany. rative of the conflicts of a party of the Five Nations with the 

French and their Indians, 45 

[InN. Y. Col. Doc, III, 814.] 
Rules and articles of war for the better government of the militia 
and other forces of the province, 46 



220 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXV HI. 

GOVERNORS INGOLDESBY AND FLETCHER. 
1691. PAGE. 

List of persons belonging to the John and Elizabeth, and bill of 
sundries against the ketch Friendship, 47 

(No date.) Petition. Joris Hoogelandt, Lourens Johnson, Dirck Kroesen, Wil- 
liam Jorissen, and Hendrick van Pelt, inhabitants of Richmond 
county, to be released from a certain fine imposed upon them by 

the justices of said county, . . . . ; 48 

1692. 

Jan. 2. Proclamation remitting the fine against the above individuals, 49 

1693. Memorial. Stephanus van Cortlandt and Nicholas Bayard, com- 
missioners, in relation to the debts of the government, 50 

1691. 
(No date.) Petition. Benjamin Croesvelt, for letters of administration on the 

estate of Segisminds Lucas and Gertruda his wife, 52 

(No date.) Petition. Susanna Jans, widow of Sibout Claesen, late of New 

York, for letters of administration, 53 

Petition. John Inian, that he may have execution on his judgment 
against William Cromwell, or Cramer, of the county of Elizabeth- 
town and Newark (N. J.), 54 

(No date.) Petition. Samuel Hitchcocks and Mehitable, his wife, the relict of 
Geo. Tibbetts, and Altie Betts widow of Wm. Betts, for a warrant 
of survey of the land near Spiting Divel, belonging to the estates 
of Willm. Betts, George Tibbets and John Archer (Yonkers), ... 55 

(No date.) Petition. Gerret Huygen de Klyne, of New York, for letters of 

administration on the estate of his wife Goertude Rutgers, 56 

(No date.) Petition. John Teunisen, Thomas Morgan, Lawrence Johnson, John 
Peterson, Derick Crews, Chauck (? Jacques) Pullion and John 
Bodine, that the action brought against them by Matthew Plow- 
man, for taking his beef and pork, may be discontinued, they hav- 
ing acted imder the authority of Jacob Leisler (see p. 32, supra), 57 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 395.] 

(No date.) Petition. Peter Bishop, of the island of Barbadoes, but now of New 
York, for the recovery of certain legacies left him by col. Lewis 
Morris, and refused by his administrator, 58 

Petition. John Tatham, of Pennsylvania, that John Waters, a rnna- 
W'ay servant of his, may be restored to him, 59 

(No date.) Petition. William Smith in relation to lands in the town of Brook- 
haven, Suffolk count)', mortgaged by Daniel Lane to ra.aj. Richard 
Smith, 60, 61 

(No date.) Petition. Henry Pawling, of Esopus, to be allowed to use a certain 

stream running through his land for mill purposes, 62 

1692. 

March. Report. John Pell, John Palmer and William Barnes, justices of 
Westchester county, and affidavits in the case of Richard Ponton, 
charged with resisting the commissioners appointed under an act 
for regulating damages in the time of the late disorders (see 
post, p. 81), 63 

Jan. 7. Petition. William Beeckley for letters of administration on the 

estate of his nephew, Charles Lambert, 64 



Vol. XXXVIIL] EXGLISII MANUSCRIPTS. 221 

GOVERNORS INGOLDESBY AND FLETCHER. 
1C92. PAGE. 

Jan. 8. Letter. Major Ingoldesby to lord Nottingham on the state of tlie 

New Vork, colon V, C5 

[111 N. Y. Col. Doc, III, 8)2.] 

Jan. 17. Letter. ]\Iajor Ingoldesby and council, to Mr. Blaithwaite, on tlie 
New York. State of the province, 6G 

[X. Y. Col. Doc, III, 813.] 

Jan. 11. Order. Chidley Brooke, collector and receiver-general, to pay to 
Matt Shanke, George Bradsliaw, Pieter Schuyler, John Tnder'and 
Dirck Wessells £150, for presents to the Indians, . . 67 

Jan. 12. Letter. Chidley Brooke to Robert Livingston in relation to the 
New York. disposition of part of the £2,000 ta.\, 67 

Feb. 6. Certificate that Hend. Gerritse was wounded in Canada, that he was 
boarded hi Albany at widow Tyson's 12 or 13 weeks, and Abe 
Schuyler at his mother's, 68 

Feb. 4. Petition. John Pruddeu, minister at Jamaica, in rehatiou to arrears 

due him, 69 

Feb. 11. Petition. Jan Willemse Romer for his discharge from prison as bail 

for his brother Jacob, 70 

Feb. 11. Petition. Philip Philips for a grant of six and .an half acres of salt 

meadow on the north side of Tapan creek (Rockland county), ... 71 

Feb. 18. Account. Jacobus van Cortlandt for use of shallop Unity and for 

bread, &c., furnished, 72 

Feb. 24. Petition. Richard Chapman for the payment of £10, half a year's 

salary due him as clerk of the church in the fort, 73 

March 2. "Warrant for the arrest of Daniel Lawrence, of Newtown, L. I., for 
misdemeanors, with constable's return that said Lawrence said, 
"God dam their souls and blood, he would see y" all damned to 
hell before he would undervalue himself for to come afore y™, and 
further y' he would not be taken alive," 74 

March 3. Proclamation for a day of thanksgiving for the protection of the 
frontiers at Alb.any, for the king's safe return to England, and 
for the great victorj' obtained by the emperor against the Turk, . . 75 

March 3. Proclamation .against circulating seditious pamphlets and libels, and 

against unlawful meetings in the province, 75 

March 4. Order. To bring James Berry (or Barry) and Daniel Lawrence, his 
servant, both of Newtown, Queens county, before the council, and 
marshal's return, 76 

Account. Claes Ripse van Dam, for wheat, peas and tobacco deliv- 
ered during the years 1690 and 1691, 77 

April 6. Account. Peter Schuyler for goods furnished the Indians, <fcc.,. .78, 79 

March 11. *Account. Dirck Wessell of disbursements to the Indians, 80 

March 8. Letter. John Pell, John Palmer and William Barnes to James Gra- 
Westchester. ham, attorney-general relating to the conduct of Richard Pen- 
ton and Rob' Bloomer (see supra, p. 63), 81 

March 8. Petition. James Mills and Rip van Dam for letter of administration 

on the estate of Tho" Philips, 82 



222 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XXXYIII. 

GOVERNORS IN'OOLDESBY AND FLETCHER. 
1692. PAGE. 

Mai-ch 14. Report of comraissioners appointed to examine the fortifications 
around the city of New York, and determine the e.Kpen.se of re- 
pairing them, 83 

March 17. Petition. Andrew Gibb for a grant of 600 acres of land, lyinff at the 
south side of Long Island, and known by the name of Wing.an- 
happague neck, 84 

March 19. Proclamation commanding the return of all able-bodied men to their 
respective houses in Albany, from which they have fled on account 
of the French, and forbidding any to leave said city without leave, 85 

March 24. Petition. Cornelis Viele, for payment of liis account for surgical 

attendance on divers persons wounded in Leysler's late rebellion,. 86 

March 31. Petition. Thos. Coker, for the payment of his salary as keeper of 

the public accounts, 87 

Oct. 6. Account. Lew. Wessell, for lime delivered to the fort, 88 

Account. Thos. Coker, for supplies and labor on account of the 
government, and for his salary as keeper of public accounts, 88 

April 7. Summons to Willi.am Smith to appear before the council to answer 
a complaint of Tatkapaucha's son, on behalf of the rest of the 
Indians, for intrusion on their lands, 89 

April 11. Petition. Rineea Papar Lafleur, of New York, concerning goods 

taken by the soldiers, and bill for the same, 90 

April 19. Certificate of Peter Schuyler, that he had borrowed of Mrs. Schuy- 
ler and Mrs. Banker, 1,200 guilders in wampum, for the Maquase, 
ifcc, 91 

April. Petition. Robert Laprairee, for compensation for goods taken from 

him by the soldiers, 92 

April 21. Petition. Stephen de Lancey and Steplien Valloes, for letters testa- 
mentary on the will of Peter L'Hommedieu, of IJlster county, . . 93 

Notice. Persons having claims for damages on account of the late 
disturbances, must file them in the secretary's oflice before the 
8th day of Sept. next, 94 

Nov. 17. Account. Caleb Heathcote against maj. Ingoldeshy, for watch 

coats, " 94 

April 20. Report. S. V. Cortlandt and N. Bayard, auditors, on the public 

accounts till the 25th day of March last, 95 

April 23. Account of the pay and incidental cliarges of the three companies 

of fusileers raised for the defense of Albany, 96 

April 29. Account. Dirck Wessells' disbursements to the Brand watch, 

Albany, 97 

(No date.) Petition. John Cooley, blacksmith, for iron work furnished the fort 

in New York, during the time of gov. Sloughter, with account,. . 98 

April 27. Names of the men of capt. Shanke's company, Albany, 99, 137 

April 27. Petition. Harpert Jacobse, for £8 due him for hire of his sloop 
to convey money to Albany, to pay Schuyler's men for going to 
Canada, ". 100 



Vol. XXXVIII.] EXGLISII MANUSCRIPTS. 223 

GOVERNORS INGOLDESBV AND FLETCHER. 

1602. 

Api-il 21. Minutes of assembly; messages to tlie commander-in-chief :ui<l coun- 
cil, for a list of the forces employed at Albany, .■unl an account 
of their expenses; that the house cannot jiPHVL-d till the above 
information is furnished, 101 

April 27. Resolution of the house of representatives to communicate to 
the council the report of the committee appointed to examine the 
accounts of the three companies of fusileers, 101 

April 29. Report of the committee of the council, recommending that some 

of the troops of horse be disbanded, .' 102 

May 2. Message. House of representatives to the council, asking for a 

committee of conference on the state of the revenue, 102 

May 2. Expenses of the house of representatives during the present ses- 
sions: John Clapp, clerk, £9. 19. 6; Wm. Welch, doorkeeper and 
messenger, £2. IG. ; Mr. Mathews, for rent, £1.17., 102 

April 29. Message to the commander-in-chief and council, praying that the 

house may be dismissed, 102 

April 29. Resolution concurring in that of the council, for disbanding the 

respective troops of Albany, Ulster and New York, 102 

April 20. Report of committee of conference on the charges of the three com- 
panies of fusileers ; progress, 102 

April 27. Report of an audit of the accounts of the three companies of fusi- 
leers, 102 

April 27. Appointment of a committee of the council to confer with a com- 
mittee of the house on the subject of the above charges, 102 

April 28. Address. House of representatives to the commander-in-chief and 
council in relation to exorbitant and unlawful fees paid public 
officers, &c., 102 

Petition. Thomas Gierke, Daniel Whitehead, Wm. White, Samuel 
Moor, George Wood and Charles Morgan, to the house of repre- 
sentatives, praying for compensation for services in raising men to 
resist Leisler, 102 

May. Petition. Mayor, aldermen and commonalty of New York, against 

building on two certain lots in Dock street, 103 

May 5. Petition. Thomas Clarke and others, for an audit of sundry 

expenses incurred by them during the late disorders, 104 

May 10. Account. Fredryck Flypse, of disbursements by order of the gov- 
ernment for a Mohawk Indian, 105 

May 11. Letter. Henrj' Beeekman to major Ingoldesby, in relation to send- 
Kingstome. ing troops from that county to Albany, 106 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Richard Jones, of New York, a quantity of pork for the pub- 
lic service, 107 



224 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol XXXYIH. 

GOVERXOES IXGOLDESBT AND KLETCHER. 
1692. PAGE. 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Rip van Dam, of New York, a quantity of pork for the pub- 
lic service, 108 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Abraham De Peyster, of New York, a quantity of beef and 
pork for the public service, 109 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Mrs. Hellegond DeKey a quantity of bread for the public 
service, 110 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Lawrence Reede, of New York, a quantity of duffles for the 
public service, Ill 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
of Gabriel Minviel, of New York, a quantity of duffles for the 
public service, 112 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
of Robert Attison, of New York, one barrel of powder for the 
public service, 113 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
of Robert Lurting, of New York, two barrels of powder for the 
public service, 114 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Jacobus van Cortlandt, of New York, ten pounds current 
money for the public sei-vice, 115 

May 11. Certificate of Federick Fh^i^se and "VY. Nicolls, of having received 
from John van Horn, of New York, two barrels of powder for 
the public service, 116 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Brandt Schuyler, of the city of New York, two pieces of 
strouds for the public service, 117 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flj-jose and W. Nicholls, of having received 
from Abraham DePeyster, of New York, two pieces of duffles for 
the public service, 118 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from col. Nicholas Bayard, of New York, one hundred shirts for 
the public service, 119 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Stephen De Lancey, of New York, four pieces of duffles for 
the public service, 120 

May 1 1 . Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Robert Darkins, of New York, ten pounds for the public 
service, 121 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Peter Jacobs Marius, of New York, the sum of five and 
twenty pounds for the public service, 122 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flypse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Phillip French, of New York, twenty barrels of beef for the 
public service, 123 



Vol. XXXVIII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 225 

GOVERSOIiS INOOLDESBY AND FLETCUER. 
1002. P.VGE. 

May 11. Certificate of Frederick Flj'pse and W. Nicolls, of having received 
from Jacob Mayle, of New York, sixteen barrels of pork for the 
public service, 1 2-t 

May 13. Proclamation c.illing for volunteers to go to the defense of Albany, 125 

May 13. Petition. Lieut. Joseph Smith for his pay as gunner of tlie fort at 

New York, 126 

May 13. Petition. Thom.as Burrouglis for letters of administration on the 

estate of Thomas Slater," of Albemarle county, Carolina, 127 

May 16. Council minute, appointing Frederick Philips and William Nicolls to 
audit the accounts of maj. Schuyler and Dirck Wessells, and their 
report, 128 

May 16. Certificate of Frederick Philips and W. Nicolls having received of 
Gabriel La Boyteux, of New York, the sum of ten pounds for the 
public service, 129 

May 18. Petition. Hannah Dean for letters of administration on the estate 

of her deceased husband, Christopher Dean, 130 

(No date.) Petition. Luycas van Tienhoven for compensation for his services 

as surgeon, on Daniel Waldron in 1691, and accoimt, 131 

May 21. Order to col. Willett to dispatch his troops for Albany, 132 

May. Address of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty, and military and 
civil oftieers of Albany, to maj. Ingoldesbj', in relation to the defense 
of the frontier and of the city, 133 

May 28. Petition. David Kennedy for letters of administration on the estate 

of John Anderson, late merchant of New York, dec'', 131 

June 15. Petition. Philip Philips for letters of administration on the estate 
of doctor John Keimey, late of Barbadoes, and inventory of his 
effects on board the brigantine Mary, 135 

May 26. Account of H. Vandyck, chirurgijn, for one year's salary as doctor 

and surgeon of a company of granadeers at Albany, 136 

June 1. Accoimt of pay due to capt. Dirck Wessels' company, 139 

Account of the men detached out of the several counties and sent to 

Albany, 140 

June 17. Roll of the men of major Peter Schuyler's company belonging to 
the counties of Westchester, Richmond, Kings, Queens, Suffolk 

and Ulster, 141 

Roll of capt. Bradshaw's company out of the counties of New York, 

Kings, Queens, Suffolk, Richmond and Westchester, 142 

May 30. Letter. The council to lord Nottingham and Mr. Blathwayt ; full 

New York. account of New York affairs, 143 

[In X. T. Col. Doc, III. 836.] 

June 9. Order. The sheriff of Kings county to bring before the council 
J.nques Courtilieau, Nicholas Stillwell, Roelof Martense, Jos. Hege- 
man, William Morris and John Teunissen, justices of the peace, to 
answer for their several contempts, 144 



226 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol.. XXXVIII. 

GOVERNORS IXGOLDESBY AND FLETCnER. 
1692. PAGE. 

June 9. Deposition. Deborah Crundell, that in a conversation with the wife 
of Johannes Clopper about the new governor, the Uxtter called 
major Ingoldesby a murderous dog, 145 

June 17. Petition. Gerrett Hansen for letters of administration on the estate 

of his deceased father, Hans Johnson, 146 

June 18. Letter. Major Ingoldesby to col. Dudley ; chevalier D'Eau ; treaty 
New York. with the Indians ; .affairs of the province, 147 

June 23. Petition. Daniel Waldron, laborer, for relief, he having been wound- 
ed at Whitehall whilst serving against Leisler, 148 

July 1. Petition. Peter Morin, brazier, for the payment of £14. 13, for ket- 
tles, &c., 149 

July 13. Petition. Matthew Mayhew for letters of administration- on the 

estate of Richard Pattishall, late of New York, mariner, 150 

July 4. Petition. Margaret, widow of N.athaniel Bayly, for letters of ad- 
ministration, 151 

July 14. Minute of council. Committee appointed to examine into the charges 

of the government, with their report, 152 

July 16. Account of Dcschamps against governor Sloughter and m.ijor 

Ingoldesby, 153 

July 10. Petition. Jaques Cortilyou, J. P., and Rudolphus Varick, minister 
of the gospel in Kings count}', praying the restoration of Joost 
de Baarre, reader and schoolmaster of Ne^v Utrecht, turned out 
of office by Meyndert Coerten and his friends, in the time of the 
late disorders, 154 

July 16. Petition. Giles, Nathaniel and Peter Sylvester, in relation to Shel- 
ter isl.and, patented to their father by gov. Nicolls in 1666, and 
to be protected in their rights, 155 

July 29. Order. Capt. John Hutchinson, to proceed at once with his com- 
pany to Albany, and take command of the fort there, 156 

1691. Order. Capt. Hicks, to cruise from the Capes of Virginia to Cape 
Ann, and to overhaul and examine all suspicious vessels ; to visit 
Boston, and demand, and if refused, seize H. M. sloop Mary; also, 
to demand the guns taken from Pemaquid (see vol. 37 : 166),. . . . 157 

1692. 
Aug. 1, Examination of two Frenchmen from Sovel, in Canada, named La 
Plante and Natdoe, and a daughter of La Fonteyne d'Ottowa, 
chief of St. Fransoe, brought prisoners to Albany, 158 

Aug. Order to summon Henry Denyse, executor of the last will and testa- 
ment of Nicholas Denyse, before the council for a contempt, 159 

Certificate to col. Steph. van Cortlandt and Robt. Livingston, that 
the government is indebted to them, in the sum of £672. 17. 4,. . 160 

Aug. 9. Petition. Derick Hansen Hoogland, in relation to controversy 
between him and Peter Lott, respecting land in Flatbush, and 
order of the council thereon, 16), 162 

Aug. 11. Report. Lord Sidney, secretary of state, on the petition of Eleanor, 
daughter and heir of Hewett Finch and Frances his wife, claiming 
the right to all concealed lauds in Ireland forfeited by the rebel- 



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COVERXOHS ISGOLDESBY AND FLETCHER. 

1602. 

""— _ PAGE. 

Hon of 1Gi\, in virtue of debt due, and a proniiso ninde by the 
crown to her father, _" 103 

Aug. 11. Petition.^ Frances Lambert, widow of Dennis Lambert, late of 

Xew York, for letters of administration, 1(34 

Aug. U. Message to the Far Indians (Shawanoes), who had come from 

Tonty's land to Pensilvania, and their answer, 1C5 

Aug. 1 4. Petition. Arent Schuyler, for the balance of his expenses as express 
to the Far Nation of Indians above mentioned, with an account 
of his expenses to and from Philadelphia, 160 

Aug. 17. Message. House of representatives, to inform the commander-in- 
chief and council that the house had met according to adjourn- 
ment 167 

Aug. 17. Speech of major Ingoldesby to the house of representatives, 168 

[In Journals of X. Y. Lejislalive Coimeil, IS.] 

Aug. 18. Deposition. John Gardner of Newarke, N. J., in relation to the 
remarks of Gerryt Duvckins, Gerry Hollant and Peter Williamse, 
in regard to Leisler, &c., 109 

Aug. 18. Letter. Major Ingoldesby to major Mayhew, informing him that he 
New rork. is to continuc in office under the government of New York, .... 170 
Aug. 22. Proclamation setting apart Wednesday, the 7th of September, as a 
day of thanksgiving, for their majesties' victory over the French 
fleet, in May last, 171 

Aug. Petition. John Smith, Giles Gaudineau, Louis Carre, Gabriel Le 
Boyteaux, John Tuder, Eb' Willson, Wm. Morris, B. Bayard, 
Ed. Buckmaster, Tho. Coker and Miles Forster, for redress of 
their wrongs during the late disorders in Leisler's time, 172 

Aug. 30. Proclamation. Benjamin Fletcher, announcing his appointment as 
governor, cfcc, and confirming all civil and military officers in their 
offices, 173 

Sept. 1. Proclamation enjoining good order, virtue and the practice of 

religion, 1 74 

Sept. 1. Petition. Gerardus Beeckman, Johannes Vermilye, Thomas Wil- 
liams, Myndert Coerten, Abraham Brasher and Abraham Gouver- 
neur, prisoners, under conviction for treason, for pardon, 175 

Sept. 7. Petition. . Inhabitants of the county of Suffijlk, for the privilege of 

a port, 176 

Sept. 7. Declaration in debt. Paul Richard, pl'ff, vs. Peter Billau, deft; Ellis 
Duxbury, judge, Denis Tunissen, Andrew Cannon, John Shad- 
well, justices, John Stillwell, sheriff, Richmond county, 177 

Proclamation of a general amnesty (imperfect), 178 

Account of wood brought into Fort William Henry bv Robt. 
White, 179, ISO, 181 

Account. Evert Bog.ardus, for transportation of soldiers under the 
command of capt. !Math. Shanks and lieutenant Joseph Smith, 
from Albany to New York, 182, 1 83 

Account. Dirck Vandenburgh, for mason work, 184 



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Sundry other accouuts against the government, 184-191 

Sept. 10. Account of the public charges at Albany, since the arrival of gov. 

Sloughter, 192 

Sept. 9. Petition. John Coe, of Queens county, for release from imprison- 
ment on a judgment obtained against him by Thomas Hix, 193 

Sept. 1 1 . Proclamation against profanity, 194 

Sept. 13. Proclamation dissolving the General Assembly, 195 

[In Journal of N. T. Legislative Council, 24.] 
Sept. 9. Petition. "William Lawrence, William Churcher, Joost StoU and 

John Coe, confined on treasonable charges, for their release, 196 

Sept. 15. Petition. P. D'Lanoy, late collector and receiver-general under 

Jacob Leisler, for his discharge from prison, 197 

Sept. 23. Petition. John Theunisson, John Peterson and Gerard Veghten, 

that John Still well may refund certain moneys collected of them, 198 

Sept. 26. Instructions to the council, while the governor is absent viewing the 

frontiers, .' 199 

(No date.) Petition. Inhabit.ants of New Harbor, signed by Wm. Sturt, 

town clerk of Pemaquid, for a survey of their lands, 200 

(No date.) Petition. Mary Shepherd, for her pay attending on sick soldiers, . . 201 

July 14. Petition. Thomas Thornhill, for surgical attendance on James 

Yenard, Richard Greenard and Daniel, the carman, 202 

Oct. 1. Account. Lieut. Abrah.im Bickford, for money due capt. George 

Bradshaw's company of fusileers, 203 

Oct. 7. Receipt. Peter Schuyler, to R. Livingston, commissary, for pro^"i- 

sious for his men, 204 

Oct. 1. Receipt. Abraham Bickford, to Robt. Livingston, commissary, for 

provisions furnished his men, 204 

Oct. 5. Account. George Jacob, for two nights grass for seven Suffolk sol- 
diers' horses, 205 

Oct. 12. Opinion of the Supreme Court in the case of Lyndall vs. Schuyler, 
as to the right of the city of New York to bolting and bak- 
ing of flour, 205 

Oct. Order for detaching troops for the reinforcement and security of the 

frontiers, '. 206 

Oct. 11. Petition. Inhabitants of Schenectady, that they may be released 
from their portion of taxes, on account of their losses by the 
French ; granted, 207 

Oct. 12. Letter. Abraham Gouverneur to his father and mother (Dutch and 

Boston. English coi^ies), 208 

[In X. T. Col. Doc., IV, 4 ] 
Oct. 15. Petition. Augustus Grasset, former of the weighhouse, New York, 

for an abatement of £28. 8. 9, on accoimt of the revenue, 209 

Oct. 16. Petition. Henry Gerritse, for payment of expenses incurred on 

account of his wounds received in the expedition to Canada, 210 



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1092. PAGE. 

Oct. 20. Petition. Jolin Mosure, deputy ranger for part of Long islantl, in 

relation to tliift whales, which he seized for the use of tiie crown, 211 

Oct. 21. * Deposition of Harme Jansen, that he, and Denis liegeman and 
Elias Burger, had been seized at Penobscot by Mr. !st. Castine, 
and sent prisoners to Quebec, 212 

Oct. 24. Speech of gov. Fletcher to the General Assembly, 213 

[In Journal of N. Y. Legislative Council, 25.] 

Oct. 25. Petition. John Hooglandt, stating that in order to be discharged 
from capt. Locldiart's troop, in gov. Dongan's time, he was com- 
pelled to give his bond for £2 ; prays now that said bond be 
returned to him, 214 

Oct. 27. Petition. Samuel Kniffin, of Rye, Westchester county, praying to 
be released from imprisonment, and to be allowed to return home 
to collect the rates which he had hitherto neglected to do, 215 

Oct. 27. Account. Peter Bogardus, for the passage of major Ingoldesby and 

family, and also of capt. Symes, &c., to Albany, 215 

Oct. 24. Account for ferriage of Suifolk soldiers, and pasturage of their 

horses, 215 

Oct. 27. Account of provisions delivered to the fusileers that were sent to 

Albany, 216 

Nov. 3. Petition. Robert Livingston, sub-collector at Albany, concerning 

the revenue and his salary ; report thereon, 217 

Sept. 16. Certific.ites that Casparus Teller had transported men from Albany 

to New York, with their accoutrements; with his account, . 218-220 

Nov. 2. Petition. Col. Tho. 'Willet, capt. John Tuder, capt. John Jackson, 
capt. George Loekhart and Robt. Livingston, on the behalf of 
themselves and the rest of the officers and soldiers that were em- 
ployed in an expedition to Albany, in 1687, for arrears of pay, 221, 223 

Nov. 18. Petition. Robt. Livingston, relating to rev. Dellius' salary; board- 
ing a French prisoner's child, and his memorial concerning the 
expedition to Albany, &c., 222 

Nov. 8. Petition. Thomas Norton of New York city, for a piece of ground 
near the blockhouse and the locust trees, as you go to the burial 
place, 224 

Nov. 23. Petition. John Teunissen van Pelt and Thomas Morgan, members 
of Assembly from Richmond county, praying that the estate there 
of the late Peter Testemaker, heretofore minister of the gospel on 
Staten island, may be bestowed to the use of the poor of said 
island, in accordance with the expressed wishes of deceased, .... 225 

Nov. Petition. John Teunissen van Pelt and Thomas Morgan, members 
of Assembly as .above, praying that the lot on Staten island, set 
apart for the church, may be continued to the s.aid use, notwith- 
standing a grant thereof through misinformation to one William 
Britten, 228 

Nov. Petition. John Teunissen v.an Pelt and Thomas Morgan, as afore- 
said, for restitution of the middle part of Staten island, as com- 
mons for the inhabitants, notwithstanding the late gov. Dongan 
craftily engrossed said commons to himself, 227 



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[Thus * marked arc in Dutch.] 
1692. PAGE. 

Petition. Abr.iliam De Peyster, for letters of administration on the 
estate of Philip Smith, late of New York, 1 

Sept. 6. Minutes of assembly. Committee appointed to confer with a com- 
mittee on the part of the council, on an address of thanks to their 
majesties, for sending them his excellency, the governor, 2 

Sept. 8. Message to the gov. and council, to ask that further business may 

be deferred, and that they may be dismissed, ... 3 

Sept. 9. Address, asking the gov. to issue his warrant to the justices of the 

respective counties, to make return of arrearages of levies, 4 

Sept. 9. Message to the council, that the house has provided for the payment 
of arrearages ; that they have ordered a tax to be levied for the 
reinforcement of Albany, &c., 5 

Oct. Demonstration for his excellency, gov. Fletcher, about the election 
of the Assemblymen for the city and county of New York, last 
September, 6 

Oct. 26. Address of the speaker of the Assembly to the governor, in relation 

to the rights and privileges of the house and its servants, 6 

Nov. 1. Order appointing a committee on the part of the house, with a com- 
mittee of the council for expediting the discovery of the liabili- 
ties of the government, &o., 7 

Nov. 1. Report of the committee thereupon, 8 

Nov. 9. Order appointing a committee on the part of the house, to thank his 

excellency, the governor, for his favorable speech, &c., 8 

Nov. 9. Resolution appointing a committee by the house, to wait on the 

governor in relation to the revenue bill, 8 

Sept. 6. Message of the house to the gov. and council, to ask that the bills 
for probate of wills, and the establishment of fees, may be 
speedily passed, &c., 8 

Nov. 7. Message of the house to the gov. and council, in relation to com- 
plaints against the currency of wampum, 8 

Nov. 9. Order appointing a committee of conference as to certain proposals 

sent by the council to the house, 8 

Nov. 7. Assent of the governor, to the bill for the paying the debts of the 
government, with amendments sent to the house ; the latter now 
concur, 9 

Nov. 11. Resolution of the thanks of the house to their speaker, James Gra- 
ham, signed by members, 10 

Nov. 11. Message of the house to the gov. and council, requesting a commit- 
tee of conference on the bill regulating fees, 10 



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Nov. 14. Mossasje of tlie house to the governor, in rchition to llie time of ad- 
journment, 11 

Nov. 14. Order of the liouse in rehition to tlie pay of its clerk, 11 

Nov. 12. Act gr.intint; one pennv l)er poinid on all the real and personal 
estate in the province, to the governor, for his care of the pro- 
vince, 12 

Nov. 12. Petition. John van Campe and company, for two hundred acres of 

land each, upon Shawangunk creek, 12 

Nov. 16. Petition. Elizabeth Bradshaw, for an order for the p.ay of her 
late husband, George Bradshaw, a captain at Albany ; letters of 
administration granted her, 13 

Nov. 19. Proclamation regulating the currency of wampum, 14 

Nov. 24. Petition. Thomas Cramer, for his pay for making galleries and 

floors for the mounts in the fort at Albany, 14 

Nov. 24. Petition. Jasper Nessepat, in relation to a wind mill on the common 

in New York, 15 

Nov. 24. Petition. Jasper Nessepat, in relation to a suit brought against 
him concerning his wind mill, and asking a new patent at a quit- 
rent of live shillings, 16 

Dec. 8. Petition. Albertus Conradus Bosse and Nicolaus Bl.anck, to be 
appointed overseers of the children of their sister, Margarita, 
widow of Philip Smith, 17 

Dec. Petition. Gerrit J.ansen Roos, for the restoration of a certain lot of 
ground on Broadway, New York, taken from him by gov. Slough- 
ter ; report with bounds of the lot ; restoration ordered, 18 

Dec. 15. Petition. John Clapp, clerk of the Assembly, for an order on the 

receiver-gen'l, for the sum of £79. 9, due him, 19 

Dec. 20. Petition. Stephanus van Cortland, for letters of administration 

on the estate of Minne Johannes, late of Orange county, 20 

Dec. 20. Petition. John Forrest, that letters of administr.ation be granted 
him and his brother Henry Forrest, on the estate of their father 
and mother, 21 

Dec. 9. Petition. Melle Caspars, for leave to purchase of the Indians three 

hundred acres of land, at Tedious Ilook, Orange county, 22 

1093. 

March. Commission. William Smith, chief justice; William Pinhorne, 
second justice ; Stephen van Cortland, Chidley Brooke and John 
Lawrence, justices of the supreme court, 23 

Jan. 3. Deposition. Thomas Tuder of the island of Jamaica, relating to 
some goods delivered by him, by order of Rich'd Jackson, to 
capt. John Agard, late of Port Royal, 24 

Jan. 4. Petition. Henricus Selyns and Margarita his wife, to be released 
from the administration of the estate of John Shackerly, formerly 
in the hands of Cornells Steenwyek, deceased, 25 

Jan. 6. Petition. Frederick Philips, for a confinnatory patent for several 
tracts of land in Westchester county, and that the same may be 
erected into a manor, to be called Philipsborough, with power to 



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build a bridge at Spitendevil ; report thereon, setting forth dates 

of the several grants, 26 

Jan. 17. Petition. Thomas Willett and Henry Taylor, for letters patent for a 
certain neck of land, in Suftblk county, on the south side of Long 
island, called Merigies, at Unquetaque, with bounds, and James 
Graham's report thereon (Brookhaven, L. I.), 27 

Jan. 24. Petition. Francis Goderus, for letters of administration on the estate 

of Dirck Theuuissen and Ariantye Waters his wife ; granted, 28 

Jan. 27. Petition. Abraham De Peyster, for letters of administration on the 

estate of Thos. Johnson, late of England ; granted, 29 

Jan. 31. Petition. Widow of Christopher Dean, butcher, for an order on 
the receiver-general, for £47. 16. 3^, due her husband, for supply- 
ing the fort with provisions, 30 

Feb. 3. Petition. Abraham De Peyster, administrator, for payment of the 

salary of judge Johnson, deceased, 30 

Feb. 13. Report of the council on sir Wm. Phipp's letter, concerning Mar- 
tin's vineyard, 31 

Feb. 26. Answer of the Five Nations to gov. Fletcher, in relation to the war 

with the French, 32 

[In N. T. Col. Doc, IV, 22.] 
Feb. 26. Proposals made by four of the chief Sachems of the Five Nations 

to gov. Fletcher, about the French prisoners, &c., 32 

[lu N. Y. Col. Doc, IV., 24.] 

Feb. 25. Report on the condition of the fort at Albany, 33 

Feb. 30. Account. Capt. Tho. Clarke, for expenses to Boston, 34 

Feb. Petition. John Hanson, for relief, he having become security for 

the pay of some soldiers going to Albany, 35 

March 2. Petition. Abraham Lakeman of Staten island, for a confirmation of 
a grant of seventy-eight acres of land on said island, with deduc- 
tion of title, . . .". 36 

March 4. Bond. John Tatham to William Screen, with assignments, 37 

March 27. Petition. Gerardus Beeckman of Flatbush, for protection; being 
under bonds to keep the peace, he is defomed by John Teunissen 
Dykhuyse, 38 

March 29. Petition. Johnathan Wright, for payment of £39. 19. If, due him 
as a lieutenant at Albany, under a commission granted by col. 
Dongan, 39 

March 24. Certificate in relation to careening the ketch, Albrought, 39 

March 22. Minutes of assembly. Resolution j^resenting the thanks of the 

house to the gov. for his speech ; care of the frontiers, &c., .... 40 

March 30. Order appointing a committee of the council upon the message re- 
ceived from the governor, with report on the pay of officei-s, and 
the quota of money payable by Westchester county, 40 

April 1. Order appointing a committee to confer with a committee of the 

council, on the" bill for calling Long island the island of Nassau,. 40 



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1693. p^^gj._ 

April 3. Oitler .ippointing a committee to confer witli a committee of the 
council, for llie plainer ascertaintng the debts of tlie goverinneiit, 

»^'^') 40 

April 5. Tariff of duties reported by the committee of conference, 41 

April 6. Petition. John Hari-iman, for payment of provisions sold by Alex- 
ander Bryan of Milford, Connecticut, to col. Lovelace, in io73,. . 42 
April 8. Petition. [Jolin Stilhvell of Staten island], for a patent for land 

laid out for his father ; granted, 43 

April 10. Brief. Warner "Wessels and Antic Christians, to solicit means for 
the vedem|)tion of the son of the former, and husband of the lat- 
ter from the Infidels at Salee, 44 

April 10. Account. Margaret Shnrpe, for lier husband's pay for services, &c., 

at Albany, from October 10, 1091, to April 10,"lG93, 45 

April 10. Petition. Dirck Wessels, L. Y. Schayck, K. V. Rensselaer, Jacob 
Rutgersen and Tho. Garton, representatives of Albany and 
Ulster, for warrant on the collector to repay money advanced 
by said counties for the defense of the liontiers, 45 

April 19. Deposition. Apolonia Welch, in relation to the contemjilated attack 

of the Hagensack and Tapan Indians, upon New York, 46 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., II., 397.] 
April 19. Report in relation to the sloop Hopewell, 47 

April 2G. jMemorandum of Robt. Livingston in relation to the pay of the sol- 
diers ; transportation of corn and purchase of provisions, «fec.,. . . 48 

May 4. Letter. Caleb Heathcote to secretary Mattliew Clarkson, relating 
Maniiuinack. to the ta.v, and the destitution of the people, 49 

May 5. Letter. Caleb Heathcote to Matthew Clarkson, in relation to men 

Mamarinack. tO bc Culisted, 49 

May 4. Letter. Isaac Arnold to Matthew Clarkson, relating to the taxes 
Southoid. and the raising of men, 50 

April 26. Letter. The council to the colonels of Suitblk, Queens and West- 
chester counties, urging them to forward men to reinforce Albany, 51 

May 19. Letter. Robert Livingston to the council, in relation to the taxes 
LonBisiand. to be raiscd by the several towns on Long island, 52 

May 19. Letter. Andrew Gibbs, county clerk, to the council ; report on the 
Jamaica. assessment of taxes of Newtown, 53 

(No date.) Petition. Margaret Smith, for the pay due her late husband for 

services at Albany, 53 

May 19. Petition. Joseph Burros, of Newtown, for the remission of a fine 

imposed on him for words spoken whilst in drink, 53 

May 19. Letter. Andrew Gibb to secretary Clarkson, transmitting report 
Jamaica. On a petition of the inhabitants of Newtown (see siq)ra, p. 53), 54 

May 20. Letter. The council to Isaac Arnold, of Suffolk county, ordering 

him to detach 30 men forthwith, 55 

May 20. Warrant to m.njor Arnold, to detach 30 men from Suffolk county, 

for service at Albany, 55 



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GOVKRNOR 
1093. . PAGE. 

Letter. Secretary Cl.irkson to major Scluiyler, in relation to an 
New York. attack of the Indians, and the care of Albany and Schenectadj^ . . 50 
May 20. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to col. Smith, in relation to the quota 
New Yo.k. of men from Suffolk county, 57 

May 22. Letter. Thos. Hicks to the council, in relation to an apprehended 

coinburr. attack of tlie Indians, and asking for instructions, 58 

May 24. Letter. The council to col. Hicks, requesting him to send to New 
NewVort York the Indians who had threatened an attack upon the whites, 59 

April 26. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to Peter Schuyler and col. Beeckraan, 
New York, requiring them to prevent the sending off grain till the garrison 

at Albany is supplied, 60 

April 26. Letter. Secretary Clarkson to Peter Schuyler, informing him that 
New York. the govemor had gone to Pennsylvania to take possession of 

that government, and cannot meet the Indians at Albany, 60 

May 27. Account of moneys received by Robert Livingston from the counties 

of Kings, Queens and Suffolk, for arrears of taxes, £1075. lis. Id., 61 

May 27. Account of Robert Livingston, of the arrears of taxes due from the 

counties of Kings, Queens and Suffolk, 62 

May 31. Propositions made by the several Sinnickes soldiers, from the fur- 
thermost nation, to major Richard Ingoldesby, in the fort at 
Albany, 63 

June. Petition. Gertuck Bruyn, for a grant of certain land called Shaw- 

angunck, lying on Palse creek, 64, 77 

June 3. Petition. Margaret Sharpe, that the salary of her husband, Thomas 
Sharpe, chief gunner in the third regiment of foot, at Albany, 
be paid, 65 

June 6. Answer of E. Chante, Thomas Mayne, John Mackey and James 
Busoe, of H. M. ketch Albrought, to charges made against them 
by sir Wm. Phipps, gov. of Massachusetts, 66 

June 6. Petition. William Horten, a soldier, for relief, 67 

June 5. Communication from Miles Forster, praying to have counsel to 

assist him, 68 

June 6. Petition. John Marsh, for aid to build "a small vessel that shall 

sail faster than all others," 69 

June 7. Petition. Cornelia Dishington, for letters of administration on the 

effects of her husband, John Dishington, deceased, 69 

June 15. Propositions of Skachcook Indians, relative to some of their people 

kept prisoners in Massachusetts, 70 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, lY, 38.] 

June 21. Propositions by the Maqu.ase to gov. Fletcher, and his reply, 70 

[la N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 38.] 

June 23. Certificate that Simon Schermerhorn had transported soldiers from 

New York to Albany, T'l 

June 18. Petition. Peter Waldrone, a soldier, for payment of charges 

incurred by him in consequence of wounds received in the service, 71 



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1003. _ _ P,,CE. 

June 29. retition. Josejth Yets, for his pay for Ihewood for tlie fort at 

Albany, 72 

July 1. Affidavit. John Baptist van Eps, an escaped prisoner from the 
French Indians, as to the ownership of 1 clubs or tokens sent from 
Deertield, where a murder had been committed, T3 

July 4. Answer of the Five Nations to gov. Fletcher, in relation to the war, 

and tlie governor's reply, ... 7 74 

[III N. V. Col. Doc, IV. 4L'.] 

July 4. Account of the governor's entertainment of the Indians on board 
the ketch Alborough, at anchor before Albany ; excites ihem 
against the French, and warns them against the French priest. 

Millet, .^ 75 

[In X. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 4:i] 

July 4. Petition. Ileud. van Dyck, in regard to his pay as surgeon of the 

fuzileers, T ". 70 

July 5. Speech of gov. Fletcher to the Indians at Albany ; urges them to 
return to their several homes and prepare for the contemplated 

attacks of the French, 78 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 45,] 

July 17. Order. "\Ym. Pinhorne, justice of tlie Supreme Court, William 
Nicolls, James Graham, attorney-general, be a committee to 
determine the propriety of establishing a permanent Court of 
Exchequer in New York ; report adversely, 79 

July 22. Petition. Abigail, widow of Matthias Nicolls, late of the city of 

New York, for letters of administration on his estate; granted, . 80 

July 25. Letter. Peter Schuyler to gov. Fletcher, giving information about 

Albany. the designs of the French, 81 

[InN. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 47.] 

July 25. Information furnished by Jurian, the Maqnase, of a packet of letters 
brought by a Tiiessenger from Count de Frontenae to Father 
billet, the Jesuit, who resides with the Oneydas ; Milet refused 
to give np the letters, tfcc, 82 

July 27. * Power of attorney. Neeltje van Duyn, of New Litrecht, widow 
of Jacques Corteljau, deceased, to her sons, Jacques and Peter, to 
settle the estate of his late father, 83 

July 28. Instructions to major Dirck Wessells, sent to attend the meeting 

of the Five Nations at Onondaga, 84 

July 29. Report of gov. Fletcher's expenses, for presents, «fcc., during his 

visit to Albany, So 

Aug. 3. Order. Col. Ingoldesby and maj. Schuyler, to see that the fort at 

Albany is stockaded ; estimate of cost, 80 

Aug. Petition. Gabriel Tompson, of New York, that the sub-collector 

repay him £36, excise of rum, 87 

Aug. 3. Petition. Peter Sfoutenburgh, for a confirmation of two lots of 
ground, the one on the wek side of Broadway, the other vvitiiout 
the land gate to the east of the highway, New York, 88 



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1693. • PAGE. 

Aug. 5. Petition. George Boardm.in and wife, of Oysterb.iy, vektive to ten 

acres of land seized by collector William Frost, for taxes, 89 

Aug. 5. Letter. Gov. Fletcher to Mr. Blathw.ayte ; gov. Fronten.ac threat- 
New York, ening western New York; adrair.al Wheeler at Boston; reward 
offered for the surrender of the Jesuit, Milet, a prisoner among 
the Oneidns; low state of the province; want of aid from the 
other colonies ; Pennsylv.ania Quakers ; Connecticut ; major Win- 
throp; revenue settled for five years; act passed for settling a 

ministry, 90 

Aug. 6. Report on a claim of Godefridius Dellius, for the board of three 

Lidian boys, 91 

Aug. 17. Petition. Ryck Abraharase, of Omnge count}', for leave to pur- 
cliase of the Indians seven acres of land in a place called John 
Cantons hook, above the meadows of Stephen Cortland, 92 

Aug. Proclamation forbidding the exportation of provisions from the 

province, on account of a threatened attack of the French, 93 

List of their majesties' council for the province of New York, 94 

Sept. 17. Petition. Robt. Livingston, for the .audit of his accounts of mer- 
chandise, &c., delivered to the Indians ; of the money paid to 
maj. Ingoldesby ; expedition to Albany and of the excise, 95 

Sept. 15. Petition. John Youngs, to be relieved from a vexatious judgment 
recovered against liim on a claim due the province, the money 
for which he is ready to pay, with report, 96 

Sept. 16. Deposition. Anica Hendricks, in relation to the purchase by her 
husband, Michell de Mott, from the Indians, of a tract of land in 
the county of Ulster, on the Shawanguuk creek, 97 

Sept. 27. Petition. Jannietie, widow of John Smith, for letters of adminis- 
tration on the estate of her late husband, 98 

Declaration in trespass. Jacob Teller against Tennis de Key, 
Jeremy Tutthill and Johannes van Brugg, Jr., all of New York, . 99 

Sept. 17. Indictment against Peter de Milt, of New York, for an assault on 

Nathaniel Pitman, 100 

Oct. 5. Indictment against Augustus Grassett, weighmaster. New York, for 

using a false beam, 100 

Oct. 5. Petition. Willi.am Smith, for a grant of land purchased by him of 
the Indians, on the south side of the island of Nassau, within the 
town of Brookhaven ; also that a tract of land lying on the north 
side of said island, in said township, being in compass about five 
miles, may be erected into a manor by the name of St. George's 
manor, 101 

Oct 10. Order to the inhabitants of divers counties, to furnish thirty-six 
cords of wood for the purpose of building a platform on the out- 
ermost rocks, under the fort at New York, on which to erect a 
battery to defend the East and North rivers, 102 

Oct. 30. Deposition. Samuel Smith, of Glastonbury, relative to words 
spoken by capt. J.ames Fitch, of Norwich, about the acts of 
the govornor of New York ; that Leisler and Milbourne were 
murdered, &c., . . . , 104 



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Nov. T. Petition. Anthony Crepell, of Hurley, for a grant of two tr.icts of 
land within the limits of said town, held under a warrant of sur- 
vey from gov. Dongan, 1 05 

Nov. 13. Proclamation relative to deserters from the army and navy, and 
travelers and others without passes [Printed and sold h\j William 
Bradford, Printer to Their JLijesties, King William and Queen 
Mary, at the sign of the Bible in the Citij ofNe^v York, 1693],. . 106 

(No date.) Petition. Reynard Johnson, Lawrence Wessells and brothers, for 
a grant of three or four morgans of land at Verdrietige hook, pur- 
chased from the Indians by license of the council, March 20, 
1692, 107 

(No date.) Petition. Hester Glen, of Newtowne, relative to ten acres of land 
in said town, formerly belonging to her first husband, Samuel 
Salles, and now claimed by Richard Owen, 108 

(No date.) Petition. Carmen of the city of New York to be relieved from the 
burden of carrying " one hundred and four loads for nothing," 
imposed on them by col. Dongan, 109 

(No date.) Petition. Richard Elliott, of the city of New York, cooper, for 
the pardon of his two negro slaves, who work for him as coopers, 
and have been convicted as abettors in a felony, 110 

(No date.) Petition. Thomas and Richard Willetts, for leave to purchase of 
tlie Indians forty or fifty acres of unappropriated land beyond 
Huntington, south ou Long island, Ill 

Nov. 16. Petition. Nathaniel Coeles, to be released from all prosecutions 
for bringing from New York to Oyster bay the wife of John Le 
lieaux, an alien enemy and prisoner, 112 

Nov. 27. Vote of the trustees of the town of Brookhaven, approving the 
patent to Wm. Smith for St. George's manor, signed Richard 
Wodhull, Daniel Brewster, Ralph Daiton, Abrana Daiton, William 
Jeane ; Timothy Brewster, clerk, 113 

(No date.) Petition. Audry, widow of Thomas Wandall, of Mitzpath kills. 
Long island, for relief from vexatious suits brought against her 
by a pretended heir, for land willed her by lier husband, and for 
the payment of damages sustained by her, 114 

March 16. Petition. Carmen of the city of New York, for p.iyment for cart- 
ing for the garrison, 115 

Dec. 1. Order. K. Ellsworth, Elias Puddington and Jno. Piero, ship- 
wrights, to examine the king's wood boats, and their report, 116 

Dec. 5. Depositions. Katharine Welch of the county of Richmond, and 
Timothy Lee, relative to capt. Christopher Billop kicking and beat- 
ing Wm. Bry.an ibr refusing to sign bis indentures, 117 

Dec. 14. Petition. William Bryan, to be discharged from his indentures to 

capt. Christopher Billop, 118 

Dec. 28. Petition. Abraham De Peyster, to be released from paying duty on 
a quantity of wine imported by him, and damaged by being 
wrecked, 119 



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1693. . • PAGE. 

(No date.) Presentment of the grand jury, in relation to the dangerous condi- 
tion of the highwa}', between Schenectady and the farm lands, . . 120 

(No date.) Petition. Benjamin Cooper of Richmond comity, for a warrant of 
survey of two tracts of land on Staten island, in order that he 
may have a patent for the same, 121 

Petition. Peter Janse Staets, that he may be confirmed in the 
bounds of his land, as settled by an order of the council, dated 

14th April, 1687, 122 

1694. 
Jan. 11. Order of the king in council, relative to the prosecution of one 
Whitehall. Reaxi.x, a French protestant, 123 

(No date.) Letter. Isaac Arnold, Richard Smith, Samuel Mulford, Wni. Bar- 
ker, Thomas Hcline and Thomas Mapes, justices of the peace of 
Suffolk county, to gov. Fletcher, relative to the collection of the 
arrears of taxes, tfec, 124 

Jan. 12. Letter. Col. Ingoldesby to gov. Fletcher; Indian news; French 

Albany. threaten to invade Onondaga; father Jlilet's proceedings, 125 

[In N". Y. Col. Doc, IV, SO.] 

Interpretation by father Milet, of three belts of wampum, sent by 
the Five Nations to count de Frontenac, governor of Canada, . . 125 
[tn X. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 79.] 

Jan. 15. Letter. Colonel Ingoldesby to gov. Fletcher; peace concluded 
Albany. between the Five N.ations and the French, 125 

(No date.) Petition. Rut Albertsen and Jan Gysbertsen of Flatbush, for an 
order on capt. Peter Stryker, in whose company they served eight 
months in 1689, in the expedition to Albany, for their pay, 126 

(No date.) Petition. John Griffin of Westchester, mason, for relief from a 

vexatious suit of Gabriel Leggett, 127 

(No date.) Petition. Hej-ltie Cloppers of New York, for letters of administra- 
tion on the estate of her late husband, Cornells Cloppers, 128 

(No date.) Petition. Samuel Verplanck, for leave to ship to Boston flour and 

provisions purchased for Timothy Clark, 129 

1691. 
Oct. 19. Petition. Mathew Clarkson, secretary of the province, for a salary, 130 

1694. 
Jan. 25. Petition. John van Dvck, for letters of administration on the estate 

of Henryck Theyssen, 131 

Jan. 25. Petition. Simon and Annetie Aertse, for letters of administration 

on the estate of William Huyckon, 131 

Feb. 1. Petition. Peter Billeu of Staten island, for relief against Paulus 
Richards, who has recovered a judgment against him for the pen- 
alty of a bond, when the principal is paid, 132 

Feb. 3. Instructions to capt. Arent Schuyler, sent to the Minissinck Indians, 133 

Feb. 9. Explanation of three belts of wampun sent by the sachems of the 

Five Nations, to the praying Indians of Canada, 134 

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List of the debts of the government, 135 

Feb. 6. Petition. Jacobus De Hart, John De Bruyn and Daniel Venvoos, 

for letters of administration on the estate of Daniel De Ilaart, . . 136 

March 1. Petition. Capt. John Evans, for a grant of the land purchased hy gov. 
Dongan of the Esopus Indians, on the west side of Hudson'.s river 
from xMurderer's creek back, and of a certain swamp on Manhat- 
tan island beyond the Duke's larm, 137 

March 1. Petition. William Merritt, Fred. Phillips, Daniel Whitehead and 
others, for the repayment of money advanced by them to the gov- 
ernment, ." 138 

March 1. Petition. Yonras Abranison of Xewtown, for the appointment of 

a proper person as collector of said town in his place, 139 

March 8. Petition. Ilendrick van Dyck, chirurgeon to the fort at Albany, 

for the payment of his salary, 140 

March 8. Petition. Ai-ent Schuyler and Samuel Bayard, for a warrant of sur- 
vey of a tract of 1,500 acres of land, west of the Hudson's river, 
beyond the Highlands, near the point called the Dans Chamber, 
granted by gov. ISloughter, 141 

March 11. Petition. Janitie, widow of Jan Teys Buys, for a grant of the 

house and lot left her by her said husbantl, 142 

(Xo date.) Petition. Thomas Thornhill, surgeon, for compensation for attend- 
ing Peter Walldron, wounded in the late expedition to Albany,. 143 
March 20. Petition. Thomas Willett, for a grant of land on Cowneck, L. I.,. . 145 

March 23. Petition. Henryick Cornells Bogard, for a grant of three several 
parcels of land in the town of Marbletown, LTlster county, con- 
taining one hundred and twenty acres, one rod and sixteen 

perches, 140 

1693. 

April 20. Petition. Sarah Burger, in relation to a lot of ground lying on 
Broadway, Xew York, given by their grandmother to the child- 
ren she had by John Shackerly, 147 

1694. 

March 28. Petition. Thomas Hicks, junior, for confirmation of a patent 
granted by gov. Andros, of a piece of land upon Cowneck, 
Queens county, and for a grant of one hundred and fifty acres 
adjoining, 148 

April 1. Order of the king in council for the establishment of four foot com- 
panies for the province of New York, 149 

April 3. Petition. Evert Banker and Marity, widow of Hendrick Bries, 
shoemaker, for the payment of necessaries furnished the Fusileers 
in 1692, by order of capt. George Bradshaw, 150 

April 23. Memorandum. Time for the payment of taxes prolonged ; expenses 

of the several companies of soldiers, 151 

April 16. Letter. Greenberry, Thomas Tench, John Addison and 

St. Marys. Tiio. Brooke, president and council of Maryland, to gov. Fletcher, 
informing him that they had transmitted to Chidleigh Brook bills 
of exchange for £205. 8. 4, 153 



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GOVERNOR FLETCHER. 
1694. PAGE. 

May 1. Resolution of the town of Brookliaven agreeing to the limits and 
bounds of the patent for the manor of St. George, granted to col. 

William Smith, May 1, 1694, 154 

1692. 
Dec. Petition. William Peat, of Cowneck, Queens county, for relief 

against the trespasses of col. Willet on his premises, 155 

1694. 
May 5. Report of the messengers sent by the Five Nations of Indians to 

the praying Indians of Canada, 156 

(No date.) Petition. Sarah Schouten, of New York, butcher, in behalf of her 

son-in-law, Abraham Breser, 157 

May. Bill of indictment against John Windeveer, of New York, gold- 
smith, for an assault on Jarvis Marshall, 158 

May 12. Depositions. Edward Buckmaster, Anthony Farmer, Henry Kem- 
ble and Jarvis Marshall, with regard to the assault of John 
Wendeveer on Jarvis Marshall, and to hearing him say that Leis- 
ler and Milborne were murdered, 159 

May 14. Petition. Dierk Claes DeWitt, of Esopus, for an order for a survey 
of 280 acres of land purchased by him of the Indians at Coxinke, 
in Ulster county, 160 

May 14. Petition. John Miller, Dan. Honan and Robert Sanders, for a license 
to purchase of the Indians several pieces of land between the 
bounds of Schanectade and Chenundrogo, and between the latter 
and Chenundogo, 161 

May 15. Petition. Thomas Coker, for an allowance to the children of lieut. 
Thomas Sharpe, on account of his pay as gunner to the garrison 
at Albany, 162 

May 15. Petition. Ann, widow of Hendrick Jacobs, that the will of her 
husband may be admitted to probate, and that she may have let- 
ters of administration ; Thomas Roberts and John Vincent are to 
show cause why said will should not be admitted to probate, 163 

May 15. Petition. Francis Goederich, master of the brigantine Rebecca, to 
release his goods from the custom house, so that he may com- 
plete his voyage to St. Thomas, as he first intended, he having 
been chased into this port by a French privateer, 164 

M.iy 15. Petition. Joseph Bueno and Ann Coyler, two-third owners of the 

above brigantine, praying for the said release, 165 

May 15. Petition. John Ward, of Marbletown, for .SO acres of land lying in 
said town, at a place called Cocockinke, purchased of the Indians 
by license from gov. Andros in 1680, 166 

May 21. Petition. (French.) Guillaume Cothonneanx, Daniel Streing and 

Besby, ofliicer.s of the company of New Rochelle, praying 

time to furnish men from their company for Albany, in con- 
sequence of the sickness and mortality in the town, 167 

June 25. Examination of two Indians who came from Canada; speech of 

Kanitsore to the governor of Canada, and his reply, 168 

July 5. Petition. Dyrck Hooglandt, of Flatbush, for a grant of land given 
him by the' Indians, situate in Kings county, on the west side of 
the island of Nassau, with bounds, 169 



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July 2. Petition. Pliillip French, junior, tli;it certain goods consisrnecl to 
liim from Engl.iml by wny of Boston may belandod, on the pay- 
ment of the usual duty on goods imported directly from England, 170 

July. Petition. Tiiomas Tliorniiili, cliyrurgcon, for his pay for surgical 
attendance on Peter Waldron, wounded in the expedition to 
Albany, jYl 

July. Letter. Gov. Fletcher to the Board of Trade ; sends copy of his 
Newvoik. treaty with the Five Nations; they have made a peace with the 
gov. of Canada; Pennsylvania refuses to assist in defending 
the frontiers; address from Delaware; census of Indians sent"; 
jirivateers ; earthquake at Jamaica, W. I. ; map of the way be- 
tween Albany antl Canada; altogether a wilderness; mode of 
t':iveling, HI 

July 15. Memorial. James Graham, relative to establishing a standard for 
tiie weighing of gold and silver; referred to the mayor and .alder- 
men of the city of New York, John Barbaric' and Robert 
Lurtin, merchants, and Cornelius Vanderburgh and Jacob Barker, 
silversmiths, 172 

July 12. Petition. Mathew Collineau, a French protestant, for letters of 

denization, 173 

July IG. Letter. Rieliard Ingoldesby to gov. Fletclier, relative to affairs 
Albany. between the Onnogungos and New England, 174, 175 

July 17. Petition. Thomas De Key, for a license to purchase of the Indians 
20 acres of meadow land on the east side of the Hudson river, 
near a place called Antliony's nose, in the Highlands, 176 

July IS. Petition. George Harrison and seven associates, for a license to 
purchase of the Indians a tract of vacant land in the county of 
Orange, si.v miles wide and eight miles long, on a river called 
Paquannack, near the falls of Pampeton, with description, 177 

July 18. Petition. William Pinhorne, for a confirmation of a grant of land 
upon the south side of the Fresh kill, upon Staten island, contain- 
ing 150 acres of upland and 20 acres of fresh and salt meadow, 
which was granted to Richard Cornwall, Nov. 1, 1075, and was 
conveyed to the petitioner by said Cornwall, 27th May, 1686,. . . 178 

July 19. Petition. Denys Hegeman, for relief, having been sent by gov. 
Slonghter, in 1691, to Pemaquid, to treat with the Indians, where 
he was taken prisoner by Castine and sent to Quebec, and 
from thence to France, where he w'as kept in prison three years,. 179 

July 19. Petition. William Barker, for an order for the survey of 20 acres 

of meadow on the Fresh kill, Staten island, 180 

Aug. 2. Petition. Cornelis Jacobs, late master of the brigantine Orange, for 
the release of said brigantine and cargo, the same having been 
libeled by Chidley Brook, 181 

Aug. 2. Report of Robt. Lurting, A. De Peyster, Jno. Barberie and Gerard 
Dow, on a standard for weights and scales for weighing gold and 
silver, 182 

Aug. 2. Petition. William Barker, for a grant of forty acres of vacant 

land on Staten island, 183 

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GOVEKNOR FLETCIIKR. 
1694. PARE. 

Aug. 15. Propositions of the Five Nations to gov. Fletcher, 184 

Aug. 18. Propositions of the River Indians to gov. Fletcher, 185 

Aug. 2. Petition. Lambert Dorrelen and Jan Swebringh, praying a patent 

for certain lands, 186 

Aug. 3. Petition. Daniel Honan, clerk of the market, setting forth the 
inconvenience of the site of the present market place in New 
York, and praying that the city market be fixt at the plain before 
the fort, which is the antient market place, 187 

Aug. 28. Speeches of the Mahekanders or River Indians, and the Showannees 

or Far Indians, to gov. Fletcher, at Kingston, 188 

Sept. 21. Petition. Lieut. John Sharpe, for his pay as gunner at Albany, ... 189 

(No date.) Petition. Jacob Lockermans, Baltus Bayard, Maratie, his wife, and 
Janitie Kiersted, widow, heirs of Govert Lockermans, relative to 
the sale of a lot of ground on the waterside, in the city of New 
York, where the breastwork and platform are erected, and where 
a new street is about to be opened, 190 

July 12. Petition. Paul Richards, for an order for the survey of thirty acres 
of meadow land, near the mouth of Fresh Kill, on Staten island, 
formerly owned by Gideon, Joshua and Paul Marlet, 191 

July. Letter. Gov. Fletcher to the lords of trade ; transmits copy of his 
New York. proceedings at Albiiny with the Five Nations who have made 
peace with the gov. of Canada ; Cadaraqui about to be rebuilt ; 
coni]ilaints of Pennsylvania ; transmits census of the fighting men 
among the Indians; earthquake at Jamaica; map of the way 
between Albany and Canada sent ; how the Indians go thither ; 
impossible to march with hoi-se artillery, dragoons or carriages 
over that route, 192 

Sept. 3. Petition. Hendiick Appel, for letters of denization, 192 

Sept. 29. Petition. Andre Thauvet and Eli Cothonneau, on the behalf of 

French citizens of New Rochelle, for aid and relief, 1 93 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., III., 921.] 

Oct. 4. Petition. William Huddleston, to be admitted an attorney ; referred 

to col. Wm. Smith and judge Pinhorne ; their report, 194 

Oct. 5, Petition. Capt. Thomas Clarke, capt. Daniel Whitehead, Samuel 
Moore, George Wood, Charles Morgan, Thomas Oakey and Wil- 
liam White, for payment of moneys disliursed by them in raising 
men to support major Ingoldesby in 1691, against Leisler, 195 

Vouchers in support of the preceding claim, ._. 196-200 

March 1. Petition. Widow of Henry Pawling, deceased, ibr a grant of land 
purchased of the Indians in Dutchess county, on the east side of 
the Hudson river, at a place called Eaquaquanessinck, &c., 201 

Oct. 29. Examination of justice Barnes of Westchester, and Thomas Baxter, 

collector of the same place, in relation to the collection of taxes, 201 

Nov. 1. Petition. John Haden of Westchester county, in relation to taxes 

paid by him to justice Barnes and not accounted for, 202 

Affidavit. Richard Burt, Joseph H.aviland and others, in rela- 
tion to the payment of the aforesaid taxes 203-206 



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GOVKKNOR FLKTCIIKR. 

1004. r.vcE. 

Nov. 22. Petition. Joliti Ward of Marblctown, in tlio county of Ulster, for 
a uontirmatory grant for 274 acres of land in said town and 
and county, 207 

Nov. 10. Examination of BLatliew Pawling and Nioliolas Smith, two prison- 
ers returned from Canada, 203 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, IIG.] 

Nov. 5. Affidavit of Kiclinrd Steere of Easthanipton, in relation to a negro 

named John Jackson, ". . . 209 

Nov. 13. Receipt of Jolin Ward for tlie patent of Clause Tennissen, bearing 

date Oct. S, 1677, 210 

Petition. Thomas Carliart and William Britton, for grants of land 
on Staten island, 211 

Nov. 26. Report on governor Slougliter's accounts, 212 

Nov. 28. Letter. Gov. Flotclier to capt. Stuyvesant, desiring the loan of the 
New York. bell in the Bowery churcli for the use of the gai'rison, the bell 

in the fort being cracked, 213 

Dec. 3. Petition. James Emott for a confirmatory grant of 89 acres of 
land on the south side of Staten island, purchased from Edward 
Antill, 214 

Dec. 6. Petition. Daniel Shotwell, for a confirmation of a patent for 300 
acres of land on Staten island, purchased of capt. Palmer and 
capt. Cornelius, 215 

Attestation of Rode, a Mohogh Indian, relative to an island in the 
Mohawk river, called Varkens island, granted to Aukus Cor- 
nelise van Slyck, some 30 years ago, 218 

Dec. 30. Contract with John Cockburn, to l.iy the floors of the bastions of the 

fort with hewn stone, 217 



VOLUME XL. 



GOVERNOR FLETCHER. 
1696. 
May 21. Petition. Patience Loyd, David Loyd and Isaac Norris, for letters 
of administration on the estate of Thomas Loyd, and for cancel- 

' ing a deed mentioned in an act of assembly, passed 16 April, 1 

1695. 
Jan. 3. Memorial for an order for one-quarter's salary of certain civil officers, 'Z 

Jan. 31. Propositions made by the Indians at Onondage, 3 

[InN. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 120.] 
Jan. 29. Petition. William Appell, to have excise money refunded to him, 
he having been disabled by wounds received in the attack upon 



Schenectadv, 



1. Petition. Charles Lodwick, mayor of New York, for the payment 
of certain innkeeepers on whom soldiers had been quartered, .... 



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GOVERNOR FLETCHER. 
1695. . -~ PAGE. 

Feb. 22. Petition. Josiah Hunt, for letters of administration on liis father's 

estate, 6 

March 7. Petition. William Beekman, for a grant of land in the city of New 
York, about Stuyvesant's bowry, granted by gov. Wni. Kieft, 
Aug. 2, 1640, to Peter Vandelinde, who conveyed it to Cornelis 
Commegis, June 12, 1658, and was by him mortgaged to petition- 
er, Sept. 1, 1658, V 

Points in a law case, parties not named, 8 

March 14. Petition. Dirck ^Yessells, for pay for his journey to Canada, 9 

March 14. Petition. Daniel Stillwell, of Richmond, for a patent of 82 acres 
of upland and 8 acres of meadow, on the south side of Staten 
island, surveyed by Philip Wells, under a warrant from gov. 
Andros, Dec. 20, 1680, 10 

Blarch 14. Petition. Dirck Wessells and K. V. Rensselaer, for payment of the 

soldiers in the time of the revolution, 11 

March 5. Petition. Derix van Burg, for his pay for erecting a chapel and 
other buildings in andabout Fort William Henry, New Yoik 
(£943. 14. 10^), 12 

March 19. Petition. Tho. Claik, Robt. Lurting, Jeremiah Tothill, C.ileb 
Heathcote, James Evetts, Will. Morris, Ebenzer Willson, Will. 
Merritt, R. Ashfield, Jas. Emott, members of the church of Eng- 
land, for license to purchase a small piece of land without the north 
gate of the city of New York, between the king's garden and the 
burying groimd, on which to erect a Protestant Episcopal church, 13 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 407.] 

March 21. Petition. Peter Hellebrandts, against granting a patent of a tract 

of land in Ulster county, to Thomas and George Hall, 14 

March 26. Minute of council at Philadelphia. Announcing the reception of 

William Markham's commission, as governor of Pennsylvania, . . 15 

April 1. Proceedings of the Supreme Court on the return of the justices of 
the Sessfons of Westchester coimty, to a writ of error in the case 
of Gabriel Leggett, 16 

April 15. Petition. Joannes Low, Joannes van Imborch, William Montngnie 
and ]Mary Kipp, for a confirmatory grant of a tract of 100 acres 
of land at Harlem, originally granted to Joannes la Montague, . . 17 

April 18. Petition. Hendrick van Rensselaer, in relation to the brigantine 

Orange, 18 

April 22. Proclamation dissolving the assembly. [Priiited and sold by WiViinm 
Bradford, Printer to Their llcijesties Jung William and Queen 
Mary, at the Bible in the City of New York 1695,] 19 

April 25. Petition. Wra. Sinison, John York, Thomas Cole, Jacob Knife, 
James Williams, Tho. Clattery, David Jones, Hezekiah Hawk- 
ings, Thomas Maybee and Richard Waters, deserters, for pardon, 20 

May 30. Petition. Susan Elliott, in relation to her two negroes condemned 

for felony, 21 

May 15. Intelligence received from Albany, relative to the designs of the 

French and Indians, 22 

[In N. T. Col. Doe., IT, 124.] 



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GOVERNOR FLETCnER. 

1095. r^^(3j.. 

May 'J4. Order in council to attorney-general Graham, for tlie prosecution of 
Jean Reaux, a French protestant, for crimes committed by him in 
these parts, , oj 

June C. Proclamation forbidding the impressment of seamen or other per- 
sons for the king's frigate, 03 

June 6. Printed proclamation to the same eftect, 24 

June 6. Judgment on an attachment, in the case of Richard Ponton vs. 

Thomas Statham and Edmund Ward, Westchester county, 25 

Petition. John Cartier of New Rochelle, for letters of denization, 26 
Petition. Reyne Arianse and John Auckic, for letters of adminis- 
tration on the estate of Joost Fr.ancis, of Bedford, 27 

Letter. Gov. Fletcher to cols. Young, W^illet and Heathcoke, to 
hasten their detachments for Albany, 28 

June 20. Report of Peter Martense and Ben. Phipps, relating to the pay of 

tiie Fusileers, 29 

June 20. Petition. Francis Pope, in relation to duties, 30 

Petition. Daniel Mercereau, for letters of denization, 31 

June 22. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher, 

Uartford. praying to be excused from sending troops to Albany, 32 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 1S7.] 
June 25. Letter. Sir Edmund Andros to gov. Fletcher, in relation to troops 
Virginia. to be furnished by Virginia, 33 

June 27. Appointment. William Smith, chief justice, William Pinhorne 2d 
justice, Chidley Brooke, William Nicolls, Caleb Heathcote and 
col. Cortlandt, to consider and report the form of a commission 
for holding courts of judicature ; their report, 84 

June 29. Proceedings of the governor and council of Pennsylvania, relating 

to furnishing troops, 35 

July 1. Letter. William Stoughton, governor of Massachusetts, to gov. 
Boston. Fletcher, declining to furnish men for the defense of Albany and 

the frontiers, 36 

July 3. Petition. Maria Obia, "the mother of the poor-house" of New 

York, for her pay ; with names of the inmates, 37 

July 9. Memorial. Col. S. van Cortlandt, for the payment of £2,460. 3s. 7|d, 38 

July 5. Letter. Caleb Carr, gov. of Rhode Island, to gov. Fletcher, request- 
Newport, ing that that province may be allowed to commute for its quota 

of men, 39 

[In Rhode Island Gol. Rec, III, 303.] 
July. Propositions made by the Schaghkook Indians, 40 

July 6. Propositions made at Albany by the sachems of the Five Nations of 

Indians, 41 

July 9. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher, 
Hartford. acknowledging receipt of her majesty's letter of 21 June, 1694, 

relating to furnishing men, and expressing their loyalty, 42 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 188.] 



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GOVERSOB FLETCHER. 

1695. P.^GE. 

July 11. Memorial. D.'ivid Jamison, for extra pay for services as secretary 

of the council, 43 

July 11. Report of the committee relative to additions to the governor's 

lodgings in the fort, 44 

July 15. Resolutions of the governor and council on the propositions of the 

Five Nations and River Indians, 45 

1696. Petition. Jarvis Marshall, to be appointed sheriff of Ulster county, 46 

1695. List of the debtors .ind creditors, and account of disbursements of 

and for Phillip Smith, deceased, 47, 48, 49 

July 25. Permit of the mayor, &c., of Albany, to Martin Cregier, to build a 
house 15 ft. square, north of his corner house, east of the Parrell 
street, near the fort, 50 

July 26. Letter. Robert Treat, governor of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher, 

in relation to lier quota of men, 51 

Aug. 8. Petition. David Schuyler, for his pay for services in the expedition 

to Canada ; report thereon, 52 

Aug. 12. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher, in 
Hsriford. relation to deserters, and forces to be furnished by Connecticut,. 53 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 189] 
Aug. 15. Petition. John Cockburn, for pay for paving the bastions of the fort, 54 

Aug. 15. Petition. Richard and Thomas Willets, for a grant of Land on the 
south side of Nassau island, in Suffolk county, called Georges and 
Fort neck, and a tract of upland adjoining, near Sonipawams 
swamp, and running to the place where the Indian path crosses 
Okeneck creek, 55 

Aug. 15. Petition. Martha Ashfordby and others, for a patent for 87^ acres 

of land in Marbletown, south side of the Esopus creek, 56 

Aug. 15. Petition. Lucas van Tienhoven and Jan Cornelise, for a grant of 

land in Orange county, 57 

Aug. 15. Petition. Dirck Vandenberg, for pay for his journey to St. Mary's, 

Maryland ; report thereon, 58 

Aug. 15. Petition. Martin Cregier, for a grant of land in Albany, east of 
Parle street and south of the highway to the north, previously 
owned by Jan Verbeeck, 59 

Aug. 17. Letter. Francis Nicholson, governor of Maryland, to gov. Fletcher, 
Annapolis. relating to the quota of men from that piovince, 60 

Aug. 24. Letter. William Stoughton, lieut. gov. of Massachusetts, to gov. 
Boston. Fletcher, relating to quota of men and money ; Indian attack on 

Bilrica and Saco ; French privateers on the coast, 61 

Aug. 28. Propositions of the sachems of the Mohoggs country, at Albany,. . 62 

Aug. 29. Petition. John H.arrison, for a grant of land in Westchester county, 

between Rye and Mamaronack, 63 

Aug. 29. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher; 
Hartford. cannot fumish 120 men for Cadarachque; French and Indian 

attack on the borders, 64 

[lu N. V. Col. Doc, IV, 191.] 



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GOVERNOR FLETCnER. 

1003. . P.,,^. 

Aug. 29. Petition. Simon Bonan, for letters of denization for Isaac N;iplital, 65 
Sept. 24. Letter. "Weston Clarke, secretary of Rhode island, to gov. Fletcher, 

Newport. relating to the quota of men to be furnished, 6U 

[In Rhode Island Col. Rec, III, 304.] 
Sept. 4. Propositions made by fifteen Oneyde Sachems, at Albany, G7 

Sept. 10. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher; 

Hartford. Still declining to furnish the quota, &c., 68 

[Id N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 192.] 

Sept. 12. Memorandum of what is done by the Five Nations against Canada, 

since this spring, 09 

Sept. 1 T. Letter. Richard Ingoldesby and other officers, to gov. Fletcher, on 
sciianectacie. Indian aflairs, 70 

Sept. 18. Proposition of gov. Fletcher to the Five Nations of Indians, and 

their answer, 71 

Sept. 19. Petition. Godfrey Dellius, Peter Schuyler, Dirck Wessels and 
Evert Banker, of Albany, for leave to purchase from the Maquase 
Indians on the Skeneetady river, two miles on every side from a 
place called Orakkie, to another place called Onnawadage, 72 

Sept. 24. Petition. Gabriel Thompson, for letters of administration on the 

estate of Richard Pretty, his brother-in-law, 73 

Sept. 28. Petition. Jean Le Chevalier, Jean Barge and Jean La Tourrette, 

for letters of denization ; granted, 74 

Sept. 28. Petition. Nicholas Bayard, for leave to purchase from the Indians 
a tract of land called Skoha.are, extending from the mouth of the 
creek at Teaondaroge, to the head thereof, near the hill called 
Kanjearagore, 75 

List of acts passed by the assembly, from Aug., 1692, to Oct., 1695, 76 

Oct. 23. Petition. John Hammell, for a grant of 69 acres of land at Hurley, 
L'lster county, conveyed to him by his father-in-law, John Jorisen, 
of the same place, 77 

Oct. 11. Petition. Thomas Sharpe, for his pay as gunner to the fort at 

Albany, and report thereon, 78, 79 

Oct. 2. ^Minutes of the council and house of Burgesses at Annapolis, Mary- 
land, on the subject of the deni.and on that province for its quota 
for the defense of the frontiers of New York, 80 

Oct. 17. Petition. Bathshua Wessells, widow, complaining of wrongs done 
her by her brother, justice Pell, by detaining her cattle, and pray- 
ing that her "brother Mountaine should not be allowed to swal- 
low her Moulhill," 81 

Oct. 19. Propositions made by the Five Nations of Indians at Albany, 82 

Oct. 25. Petition. Francis Goderis of the brigantine Rebecca, for the release 

of certain goods seized in 1694, 83 

Oct. 25. Petition. John Pell, in answer to Bathshua Wessells ; referred to 

col. Pleathcote, 84 

Oct. 31. Petition. Thomas Williams of Westchester, complaining of Gabriel 

Legett ; referred to the justices of Westchester county, 85 



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GOVERNOR FLETCUER. 
1695. PAGE. 

Nov. 5. Report of Thos Hickes, Daniel Whitehead, justices, and John Har- 
rison, sheriif, of Queens count}^, on the arrest of Timothy Hal- 
steed, Jeremiah and Isaac Smith, Ephraim Volentine, Wm. Pate, 
Samuel Rayner, George Pearsall and Refer Totten, of Hempstead, 
for trespass on lands of Thos. Willett, at Cowneck, 86 

Nov. 8. Warrant to the sheriif of Queens county, for the commitment of 

the above persons for riot and trespass, 87 

Nov. 14. Petition. Andrew Cox, John Watkins, William Titman, Edward 
Lyne, Thomas Cooper, Alexander Gordon, John and Francis 
Bush, distressed mariners, for p.ayment of their wages and dis- 
charge ; report thereon, 88 

Nov. 14. Proceedings of a court of Special Sessions for Queens county, in 
the cases of the above named Timothy Halsteed, jr., Jeremiah 
Smith, Isaac Smith, George Pearsall, Ephraim Volentine, William 
Pate and Samuel Rayner ; fined 40s. each, 89 

Nov. 21. Petition. Mark Desachoy of Richmond county, for a warr.ant of 
survey for a quantity of meadow on Staten island, purchased from 
Obadiah Holmes, 90 

Petition. Lancaster Simms and Katharine his wife, for confirmation 
of a tract of land on the boundary line between New York and 
New Jersey, between Hudson's river and Overpeck's creek, for- 
merly granted by the gov. of New Jersey, to Balthazar De Haart, 91 

Nov. 21. Order of the king in council, for the payment of certain claims pre- 
sented by Robert Livingston, 92 

Nov. 21. Petition. Jacob Loockerm.an, for letters of administration on the 

estate of Govert Looekerman, his father, 93 

Nov. 21. Order. Mayor of New York, to inquire as to the quantity of corn 

in the city ; his report thereon, 94 

Nov. 21. Petition. Thomas Sharpe, gunner at Albany, for arrears of pay ; 

report thereon, 95 

Nov. 22. Warrant for the survey of the dogger ketch, Success, 96 

Nov. 25. Letter. Lieut, gov. Stonghton to gov. Fletcher, on Canadian affairs ; 

Boston. New York agents sail for England, 97 

Nov. 25. Report on the dogger ketch. Success, 98, 99 

Nov. 25. Inform.ition received by Mathew Carey from several French protest- 
ant officers and soldiers at Quebec, and now transmitted by lieut. 
gov. Stoughton, lUO, 101 

Nov. 27. Examination of the Mohogge called Tunnuanege, lately come from 

Canada, ." 102, 103 

Nov. 21, Petition. EUice Duxbury and Mary, his wife, for a grant of Love- 
lace's plantation, Staten island, 104 

Dec. 5. Petition. Inhabitants of the city of New York, owners of lots 
between low water mark and the block house by the east gat-e of 
the city .and along Queen street, pr.iying I'eraoval of said block- 
house, as it obstructs the street and all improvements, 105 

Dec. 5. Petition. .John Laurence, complaining that the town of Flushing 

withholds from him his just share of the public lands, with report, 106 



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GOVKIlNon PLKTCIIER. 

1005. , r.vcK. 

Dec. 23. Letter. Joliii Allyii, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletclier, on 
Hartford. military niatleis, ^ 107 

Dec. 30. Information regiu-iling a treaty between tlic Five Nations and tlic 

Tiounondades and tlie Oltowawaes, 108, 109 

Petition. Isaac, Henricus, David and .M.iry Deforeest, for letters of 
administration on tlie estate of their father, Isaac Deforeest, 
deceased, 110 

Petition. Henry van Rensselaer, Peter Schuyler, Robert Livingston 
and Cornelius Jacobs, owners, and Kicliard Jackson, Jlatliew 
Chirkson, Stephen D'Lancey, Sam'! Brown and Jacob D'Kobles, 
freighters on board the brigantine The Orange, Ill 

Petition. Peter Lott and Catliaiine Poihemns, of Flatbusli, relating 
to the boundary line between them and Dirck Johnson Hoogland, 112 

Dec. 12. Petition. Nicholas Bayard, praying that his land at Schoharie may 

be erected into a manor, with the usual francliises and privileges, 113 
1696. 
Jan. 5. Petition. Robt. Livingston, jiraying payment of an account, 114 

Petition. Peter Waldron, wounded in the French cxjiedition, for 
his pay, 115 

April 2. Petition. Jolin Harmensen, for a confirmatory grant of land on 

Staten island, 110 

Petition. Derrick Storm, collector, 118 

Petition. Richard Gibbons, praying a warrant to survey the bounds 
between him and George Jackson, at the Ferry, on the island of 
Nassau, 119 

Jan. 9. Petition. Balthazar Bayard, of New York, brewer, for permission 
to erect a house on rear of iiis lot M-est of Broad street, in that 
city, 120 

Jan. 16. Petition. Minister, elders and deacons of the Dutch protestant con- 
gregation of the city of New York, for an act of incorporation,. 121 

Petition. jSlayor, recorder, aldermen and commonalty of the city 
of New York, for permission to sell some ground on the river 
side to pay the city's debts, 122 

Bradt vs. Morris ; Replication, 123 

Morris ads. Bradt ; Plea, 124 

Petition. Heiinon Jonson and Elias Burger, for relief, they having 
been taken prisoners by the French in 1691, whilst in the public 
service, 125 

List of papers in the case of Robert Livingston, &c., 126 

Feb. 5. Petition. Joseph Budd of Rye, Westchester county, for a patent 

of several tracts of land purchased by his father of the Indians, . . 129 

Feb. 6. Petition. Denys Tuenisse, praying tliat the inliabitants of New 

I'^trecht be ordered to elect a collector in his stead, 130 

Feb. 13. Petition. Jolm Harrison, for a patent of a tract of land in tlie 

county of Westchester, 131 



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Feb. 20. Petition. Caleb Heathcote and Augustine Graham, for a license to 

purchase several tracts of land upon Hudson's river, 132 

Feb. 27. Printed proclamation appointing Friday, 27 March, to be a day 

of fasting and humiliation, 133 

March 2. Proclamation of amnesty to Robert English, Erasmus Horton, 
liicliard Woodworth, James Thomas, William Benuit, John 
Clark, deserters, on condition that they return within 30 days, . . 134 

March 5. Petition. Miles Forster, of New York, merchant, to have counsel 

assigned him to defend a suit, 135 

Mai'ch 12. Petition. Tlioraas Wenham, for repayment of money advanced to 

the government, 136 

March 12. Petition. Thomas Noxon, to be appointed sherift" of Ulster county, 137 

March 12. Petition. Timothy Halstead, George Pearsell, Samuel Reyner and 
Ephraim Volentine, for remittance of a fine imposed on them for 
trespassing on Cowneck, 138 

March. Petition. Patience, widow of Thomas Loyd, David Loyd, Isaac 
Norris, Jolin Godfrey and Elizabetli Loyd, for canceling a cer- 
tain deed poll rehuing to land outside the'north gate, New York, 139 

March 12. Petition. John Kipp, Luycas Kiersted and William Teller, heirs of 
Cornelius van Bursum, for grant of a certain piece of land about 

the Calckhook, New York, 140 

Bill of costs in the case of Deverel ads. Somers et ctl.., 141 

March. Petition. Anna Jochems, widow of Johannes Minne, late of Haver- 
straw, Orange comity, for letters of administration, 142 

March 16. Petition. Wm. Barnes, president of the town of Westchester, for 
the incorporation of said town under a mayor, aldermen and 
common conncilmen, 143 

March 12. Petition. Sceviott Bronssard, alias Des Champs, for letters of 

denization, 144 

March 19. Letter. Geo. Clarke to gov. Fletcher, transmitting form of an asso- 
iiorse Guards. ciation, and requesting that the same be signed by the officers 

under his command, 1 45 

March. Letter. Abraham Bickford to gov. Fletcher, relating the desertion 
skennectide. of the guard and his pursuit and capture of them, 146 

[In X. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 161.] 
March 14. Deposition. Lieut. Bickford's soldiers with regard to the above 

matter, ." 147 

[III N. T. Col. Doc, IV, IGl.] 
March 24. Letter. Sir Edmund Andros to gov. Fletcher, transmitting des- 
viiginia. patches from the lords of trade, 148 

April 1. Report of S.V.Cortland and others on the dr.aft of the patent 

incorporating the Dutch church. New York, 149 

April 2. Petition. Gerret Jansen Roos, for a patent for a lot of land in the 

city of New York, 150 

April 12. Petition. Elje, widow of Jacob Leisler, for the employment of Mr. 

Emott as her counsel in a suit at law, 151 



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GOVKRNOK FLKTCIIKR. 

169G. 

April. Answer of Denis Tennis in a siiit of ejectment broujilit by Tliomas 

Gordon, for a tract of land in Kicliniond county, .' 152 

April 18. Petition. Kolit. Livingston, Mat hew C'larkson, .Tacobiis Cortland, 

Morinc, Saul Brown. David Kobles, Henry van Kcnsse- 

laer, and otliers, relating to the brigantiue Orange,." 15,3 

April. Petition. Peter Schuyler, with regard to the pay and subsistence 

of his men in garrison on the frontiers, 154 

April 20. Proceedings of a joint committee of the council and Assembly held 
at col. Heatlicote's chamber, on the subject of ta.xes and public 
il^^'lits, ■ 155, 15G 

April 20. Printed [>roclamation in relation to the enlistment of volunteers,. . . 157 

April 21. Minutes of a court martial held at Albany for the trial of the Sche- 
nectady deserters ; sentenced to be .shot, 158 

[111 X. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 1G2.] 
April 24. Speech. Gov. Fletcher, on adjourning the Assembly, 159 

[111 Journal of Leg. Council, ;i3.] 

May 11. Printed proclamation offering a rewaal for the destruction of the 

enemy, 100 

May 11. Keport on the allegations of lieut. Roger Wright, against capt. 

\Vm. Hyde, 161 

May 14. Letter. Walter Clark, gov. of Rhode Island, to gov. Fletcher, 

Nevtport. relating to the public defense, " 102 

[In N. y. Col. Doc, IV, 156; Rhode Islnnd Col. Rec, III, 31G.] 
]May 14. Letter. Peter Schuyler to gov. Fletcher; a man scalped over 

Albany. agaiust patroon's island ; calls for I'einforcenients, 163 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 151.] 
Blay. Printed proclamation for a day of thanksgiving for the discovery 

and failure of a conspiracy against the life of king William, 164 

May 22. Letter. Governor and General Assembly of Connecticut to gov. 
Hartford. Fletcher, on public defense, T. . . 165 

[In X. Y. Col. Doc, IV. 15:5.] 

May 30. Letter. Governor and council of Connecticut to gov. Fletcher, on 

Hartford. the public defense, 166 

[In X. Y. Col. Doc, IV. 154.] 
June 7. Memorial. Daniel Honan, requesting a supply of money to pur- 
chase fuel for the garrison at New York, 167 

June 11. Memorial. Daniel Honan, requesting money to pay the bounty to 

the volunteers, 167 

June. Petition. Freeholders and inliabitants of the city of Xew York, for 

an embargo on the exportation of grain, flour and bread (with 

names), .7 T 168 

June 11. Printed proclamation against the exportation of breadstuffs, 169 

June 17. Petition. Leonard Lewis, for a patent of confirmation and an abate- 
ment of quit-rent on his farm in Staten island, 169 

J\me 18. Letter. Sir Edmund Andros to gov. Fletcher, on the state of the 
Virginia. public defense, 170 



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June IS. Letter. Win. Pinhorne, judge of the Supreme Court, to gov. 
P'leti-her, praying the removal of John Apple, sheritf of Albany, 
for neglect of duty, 171 

June 22. Charges of lieut. Roger Wright against capt. Wra. Hyde, for with- 

hotdlng subsistence money from the soldiers, 172 

June 22. Letter. Wm. Stoughton, lieut. gov. of M.assachusetts, to gov. 
Dorchester. Fletcher, on tlie subject of the embargo on breadstuffs, etc., 173 

Petition. Philip Wells, for a survey of land in dispute between him 
and Gen it Claesen, on Staten island, 1 7.3 

June 25. Message from the Indians at Qu.anastogue, where the Indians live 
tliat removed from the Schoolkill, to the gov. of Pennsylvania, 
informing him of hostilities committed by some Tonatowas, 174 

June 29. Letter. Lieut, gov. Stoughton to gov. Fletcher ; Indian hostilities in 
Boston. New Hampshire; French privateer; no news of col. Dudley's 

two sons, who had sailed for England, 175 

July 2. Petition. Robert Gardner, of Newport, Rhode Island, for permis- 
sion to load witli provisions, 176 

June 26. Petition. Willi.am Teller and Lucas Kiersted, for permission to 

export breadstuffs to Boston, .... 177 

July 2. Printed ])roclamation granting permission to export flour, «&c., for 

eight days, 178 

July 11. Petition. Miguel d' Arismode and two others, taken prisoners by^ 
capt. Kidd of the Adventure galley, for permission to go to 
Boston to be exchanged, 179 

July 13. Three receipts given to capt. Kidd for the above prisoners, 180 

July 13. Letter. Lieut, gov. Stoughton to gov. Fletcher, on Indian and naval 
Boston. affairs, 181 

July 16. Petition. Wm. Merrett, John Tuder, Thomas Wenham and Jas. 
Emott, managers of the building of Trinity church, praying that 
certain moneys collected in New York for the ransoming of sun- 
dry Christian slaves in Salee be paid over to them, as .some of 
said Christians are dead and others have escaped, 182 

July 18. Petition. Arent Prall, for a grant of 160 acres of land in Richmond 

county, 183 

Aug. 1. Certificate. Wm. Stoughton, lieut. gov. of Massachusetts, that 
Martin Mischelas, boatswain of the French barque Sita Gratia, 
has been delivered .at Boston for exchange, 184 

Aug. 2. Printed proclamation notifying the public of warlike preparations on 

the part of the French, 1 8.5 

Aug. 1. Printed proclamation, calling on the creditors of the Fusileers to file 

their claims, 186 

Aug. 7. Speech of gov. Fletcher in a council held at Albany, in relation to 

the war, with conclusion thereupon, 187 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 175.] 



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GOVKRNOR FLKTCIIKR. 

1096. PAGE. 

Aug. 8. Report. Godfrey Delliiis, Evert Bancker, Diick UosscOls, X. D.iy- 
ard and Peter Seluiyler, on Indian atlairs eonse(]iU'nt on the 
iiivaision of western New York ))y eonnt de Froiitenae, ISO 

[In X. Y. CI. P.,e., IV. HG.] 

Aug. 24. Order to Messrs. ]>ayard and Ileatlicote to adjust the accounts 
between capt. James Weenis and lieutenant George Sydenham, 
and their report, 189 

Aug. 27. Petition. Peter Chock, of Newtown, on the island of Nassau, a.gent 
for sundry persons in Boston to recover a debt due by capt. Kidd, 
for relief from imprisonment, he having been arrested to defeat 
his suit against said Kidd, 190 

Aug. 28. Letter. Gov. Hamilton, of New Jersey, to gov. Fletcher, in rela- 

BuriingtoD. tion to public defense, 191 

[III N.Y. Col. Doc, IV, 200.] 

Sept. 2. Petition. Lieut. Thomas Sharp, for liis pay .as gunner to the fort at 

Albany, V 192 

Sept. 3. Petition. Capt. James Weemes, on behalf of three companies in 
garrison at Albany, for shirts, stockings and briches ; report 
thereon, 193 

Sept. Contract. Peter Schuyler, to furnish jirovisions for the soldiers at 

Albany, 194 

Sept. 10. Report of a committee of the council on a petition of Robert Liv- 
ingston for payment of certain moneys due him, 195 

Sept. 12. Printed proclamation for the arrest of Force of Jamaica, 

Simon Ingerson and Ephraim Kellam of Huntington, John Sat- 
terly of Setaukot, Peter Webb and Lyon lioper of E.asthampton, 
Ben.j. Davis and John Collins of Southold, and William Trigory 
of New York, deserters, 196 

Sept. 15. Minute of council, referring Robt. Livingston's commission to a 

committee, 197 

Sept. 15. Report of the committee of the council on said Livingston's 

commission, 197 

[111 N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 203.] 

Sept. 17. Minute of council suspending Robert Livingston from his office of 

secretary to the Indians, 197 

Sept. 15. Report of Brandt Schuyler and Lawrence Reade, on the credit for 

goods to the government to the value of £500, 198 

List of accounts from Sept., 1694, to Sept., 1690, 199 

Sept. 12. Proclamation adjourning the Assembly, 200 

[In Journal of N. Y. Leg. Counc, 94.] 

Letter of denization of Erasmus Harrison, 201 

Commission. Stevanus Cortlandt, and any two more of the council, 
to be keeper of the great seal of the province of New York dur- 
ing the governor's absence at Albany, and said Cortlandt to take 
probates and grant letters of administration, 202 



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VOLUME XLI. 

GOVERNOR FLETCHER. 

169C. PAGE. 

Sept. 29. Proceedings at a meetina: of the sachems of the Five Xalions, lield 

at Albany, witli gov. Fletcher, 1-5 

[In''x. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 235-241.] 

Oct. Presentment of the grand jury, Paul Richard, foreman, against Isaac 

Rodrigo Marky, for altering entries in the weighhouse books, ... 6 

Oct. 3. Panel of jurors in the case of Smith vs. Harris, 6 

Sept. 27. Council minute. Appearance of Robert Killom of Huntington, 
Suflblk county, with information that his son Ephraim, who en- 
listed, had deserted, and requesting that his other son Robert 
may be accepted as a substitute ; granted, 7 

Sept. 29. Council miimtes. Appearance of a French man of war, at anchor 
off Rockaway, L. I., and order to capt. Evans of H. I\I. ship 
Richmond, to proceed against her ; permission to William Brad- 
ford to print, for the island of Barbadoes, an act passed there last 
May, for the encouragement of privateers ; receipt of letters from 
the governor at Albany ; embargo ; appointment of mayor of 
New" York; fitting out H. M. ship Richmond; captures by the 
French man of war ; contributions of the merchants in aid of 
the expedition against that vessel, 7 

Sept. 30. Council minutes. Further orders for the expedition against the 
French man of war ; order for the arrest of men landed from said 
vessel ; capt. Evans' report on her character ; vessel captured, . . 7 

Oct. 1. Bills against said expedition ; (1 8th) order for payment, 7 

Oct. 4. Report of a committee of the council on the defense of Albany 

county, 8 

Oct. 15. Balance sheet of Chidley Brook, collector and receiver-general, for 

Michaelmas quarter, 9 

Oct. 16. Examination of Joseph d'Boake, Philip Andre La Coudre and 

Isaac Giggen La Pomere, French prisoners at Albany, 10 

[III N. T. Col. Doc, IV, 241.] 

Xov. 16. Petition. Symon Arensen, for a patent of a piece of land at Gow- 

anus, on the island of Nassau, 11 

Petition. Caleb Heathcote, Joseph Theal, Wm. Barnes, James 
Mott, against Henry Beekman and Jacob Rutsen, 12 

Nov. 13. Petition. Chidley Brooke and William NicoU to the board of 

trade, on the condition of New York, 13 

[111 N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 244.] 
Dec. 4. Speech of governor Fletcher to the River Indians at Albany, . 14, 15 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 248.] 
Nov. 25. Message of gov. Fletcher to the Five Nations, with answer and 

propositions made to them by the governor of Canada, 16, 17 



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COVKRNOK KI.KTCllER. 

1600. . r.^cK. 

Dec. 2G. Address of the mayor, aldermen and justices of Alliaiiv, to gov. 

Fletcher, ". ' 18 

Dec. 26. Address of the militia ottlcors of Albany to gov. Fletcher, 19 

1697. 
Nov. 16. Certificate. Drs. Geo. Lockhart and ■\Villiam Edwards, as to the 

sickness of Thos. Head, mate of the pink Violet, 20 

Nov. IT. Affidavit. Thomas Rend, as to an assault on him by James Bridges, 

capt. of the pink Violet, 20 

Petition. Thomas Read, mate, for redress against James Bridges, 
master of the pink Violet, 20 

Jan. 4. Report. Peter Scliuyler, Godfrey Dellius, Direk Wessells and Evert 

Bancker, on the condition of the Indians, 21 

Jan. 4. Memorial. Chidley Brooke and "William Nicol, to the board of 

trade and plantations, 22 

[In X. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 254.] 

Jan. S. Examination. P. French, jr., John Aubayneau, in relation to a case 
of the killing of James Boyce, a blockmaker, by a negro in New 
York, ." .' T 23 

Jan. 9. Petition. Isaac Smith, Timothy Ilalstead, jr., Jeremiah Smith, 
George Pearsall, Ephraim Voientine, Wm. Post and Samuel IJeg- 
ner, of Hempstead, in relation to the town land, 24 

Jan. 14. Propositions made by the River Indians to gov. Fletcher in 

Albany, T 25, 2G 

Jan. 21. Petition. Myndert F'jcderieks, for his pay as armorer of the fort at 

Albany, . . '. 27 

Jan. 23. Letter. Gov. Fletcher to the council; proposed meeting of commis- 
Aibany sioners from all the colonies to provide for mutual defense ; rc\ iew 

of the troops, 28 

Petition. Capt. Wm. Hyde, in relation to the subsistence of the 
troops, 29 

Information of lieut. George Sydenham, respecting the non-payment 
bj' capt. Hyde of the subsistence money due tlie two companies of 
soldiers, sent from England in 1695, 30 

Feb. 4. Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas, held at Albany, 31 

Feb. 6. Report. P. Schuyler, G. Dellius, Dirck Wessels and Evert Bancker, 

in answer to gov. Hamilton's complaint of the Five Nations,. ... 32 

Petition. Cornelius Jacobs, to be tried by a special court of Oyer 
and Terminer, 33 

Petition. Lieut. George Sydenham, for permission to go to England, 34 

Petition. John Byvanck, for letters of administi-ation on the estate 
of Johannes van Couvenhoven, whose widow he has married, ... 35 

Feb. 19. Letter. Col. Ileathcote to the council, giving an account of his ill 
Westchester. success wltli the people of Rye, to induce them to take out a 

patent, 36 



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GOVERNOR I'LETCnKR. 
1697. . PAGE. 

March 4. Nnn-.ative of the proceedings of a Court of Oj-er and Terminer, held 
.nt Northampton, 2)st October, 1096, for the trial of four Indians 
for ihe murder of Kicliard Church, 37 

March 9, 12. Propositions made at Albany, by the cliief men of the Onondagas 

to gov. Fletcher, and his e.'ccellency's answer, BS, 39 

March 12. Report. Peter Sclitiyler, Dirck Wessels, J. Jansen Bieecker, Johan- 
nis Schuyler, Kvert Bancker and Aug. Graham, on the condition 
of fort at Albany, 40 

March 13. Proclamation forbidding tlie exportation of grain, etc., 41 

March 19. Petition. Thos. Wenlinm, Jeremiah Totliili, Robt. Lurting and J. 

Morris, relating to the sliip Sarah and Elenor, 43 

March 19. Petition. S. Broussard, alius Deschamps, and Marie Chintrier, for 

letters of deniz.ition, 44 

March 27. Report. Col. Ileatiicote to the council on the town of Rye, 45 

March 22. Letter. Francis Nicliolson, governor of Maryland, to gov. Fletcher, 
Port Annapolis. acknowledging receipt of letters and a printed account of his ex- 
cellency's message to the Five Nations, 46 

Petition. John Lawrence, entering a caveat against a giant of land 
to Cristina Vinvos and Miles Foster, 47 

March 25. Petition. Mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city, and the 
justices of the county of Albany, for an embargo on the export- 
ation of grain, 48 

March 25. Petition. Thos. Monsey, deputy collector, in relation to excise and 

quit-rents of Albany and Sopass, 49 

March 25. Petition. William Shaw, searcher and ganger at Albany, for an 

increase of salary, 50 

March 25. ProcLamntion for Thanksgiving for the king's return to England, .. 51 

March 26. Petition. Conrad Bogert for smart money, he having been wounded 

by the French in the attack on the Mohawk castles, 52 

March 29. Speech. Gov. Fletcher to the Assembly, 63 

[In Journal of N. Y. Leg. Coiiiic. 101.] 

April 7. Petition. Thos. Stathain of Westchester county, for relief for cer- 
tain acts done by hiin, as sheriff under Jacob Leisler, 54 

AjDril 8. Petition. INIiehael Hanson and others, on behalf of the town of 
Bi'ooklyn, entering a caveat against granting certain lands at the 
Ferry, in the town of Brooklyn (see infra, p. 58), 55 

April 8. Letter. Benjamin Collier, sheriff of Westchester county, in relation 

to the difficulties at Rye, 56 

April 10. Petition. Thomas Williams, for a grant of land in Westchester 

county, 57 

April 8. Petition. Matthew Clarkson, for a grant of 300 feet of land from 
hich water mark in front of the Ferry, on -the island of Nassau, 
for docks, &c. (Brooklyn), 58 

April 17. Address of the house of Assembly, in relation to the defection of 

the towns of Rye and Bedford, 59 



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GOVERNOR FLETCHER. 
1G97. PAGE. 

April 29. Wan-.ant of the lords of the Admiralty to appoint William Smith, 
Adminiity office, jiidge; Joliii Tuder, register; Jarvis Marsli.iU, marshal, and James 
Loucio.1. Graham, advocate of tiie Court of Vice Admiralty of New York, 

Connecticut and East Jersey, GO 

Sr.'iy 3. Letter. Lieut, gov. Wm. Stougliton to gov. Fletcher; Indian 
Boston. affairs; deserters; earl Belloniont appointed governor, 61 

May 4. Propositions of the Skacoqiies and River Indians at Albany, in re- 
spect to Indians executed in Massachusetts, 62 

M.ay 6. Letter. Johannes Glenn to Peter Schuyler, on Indian affairs ; some 
Eohenectady. Onoudagas attacked by French Indians, 63 

May 6. Petition. Managers of the English church at New York, to be 

incorporated, 64 

May 11. Order of the lords justices in council, confirming sundry laws passed 
Whitehall. by the Assembly of New York, 65 

May 17. Judgment refusing a writ of habeas corpus in the case of Hcndrick 

Fransa, 66 

May 20. Petition. Hendrick van Dyck, for his pay as surgeon to the garii- 

son at Albany, 67 

May 27. Letter. Lords of the treasury to the gov. and council of New 

Whitehall. York, inclosing col. Thomas Dongan's petition for repayment of 

disbursements whilst governor of that province, and Mr. Blath- 

■wayt's report thereon, and directing them to transmit their opinion 

to their lordships, 63 

May 27. Petition. Dan. Honan, accountant general, tendering his resignation 

of that office, 69 

Petition. Dirck Vandenburgh, for payment of his account, 70 

May 31. Printed proclamation forbidding the exportation of wheat, corneel, 

co.arse meal and other breadstuffs, Vl 

Petition. Anthony Farmer, Peter King, Gustavns Hopper, Francis 
Chapel and Roger Beker of New York, for their pay for boarding 
soldiers, '^ 72 

June 1. Petition. G.abriel Minvielle, for a permit for his sloop to proceed 

to North Carolina for provisions, 73 

June 2. Petition. Captains Mitchell and Moon, for permission to sail for 

Jamaica with provisions, 74 

June 3. Petition. Robert Griffin and Mathew Ling, for permission to land 

goods from the ship Johannah, 75 

June 4. Proclamation offering £i. 10s. as a bounty for the enlistment of one 

year volunteers, for duty at Albany, 70 

Petition. Claas Evertson, capt. of the barquenteen the Meer Man, 

that his men be ordered to go to sea, 77 

June 7. Letter. EleazerKimberly, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher, 
nartford. informing him that 120 men have been raised for defense of New 

York, 78 

June 7. Letter. Lieut, gov. Stonghton to gov. Fletcher, informing him of 

Boston. the capture of a French shallop, 79 

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GOVERNOR FLETCHER. 
1697. PAGE. 

Juue 9. Projjositions of the sachems of Onoudage to the commissioners 

for Indian affairs at Albany, 80 

[In y. T. Col. Doc, IV, 2';9.] 

June 10. Petition. Onzeel van Swieten and John Cruger, factors, to have 
counsel assigned tliem in a suit against Abraliam De Peyster, who 
liath retained all the princijial lawyers in the province, 81 

June 10. Petition. Kilian van Rensselaer, to be released from the payment 

of quit-rent in time of war, and the arrears thereof now due, ... 82 

June 15. Letter. Lieut, gov. Stoughton to gov. Fletcher, returning two 
Boston. Albany Indians arrested upon Merrimack river, 83 

June 17. Petition. Matthew Plowman, formerly collector of the province, 

in relation to a balance due the government from him, 84 

June 17. Order and report on the above petition, 85 

June 17. Petition. Jno. Theobalds, of New York, for a patent of land in 

Queens county, 80 

June 21. Memorandum of lands in New York, &c., for which Nicolas Bayard 

desires patents of confirmation, bisSQ 

June 1 7. Petition. Samuel Bayard, for a patent of certain lots oi land in the 

city of New York, on the south side of Dock street, 87 

June 21. Letter. Lieut, gov. Stoughton to gov. Fletcher, on Indi.in and 
Boston. naval afiiiirs, 88 

July 3. Petition. Dirck Vandenburgh, in relation to his claim, which Mr. 

Monsey refuses to pay, although ordered so to do, 89 

July 10. Letter. William Smith to gov. Fletcher, in relation to a wreck; 
Manor of St. ncws of lord Bellomout, 90 

July 14. Letter. P. Schuyler, Dirck Wessells and G. Dellius, commissioners, 
Albany. to gov. Fletcher, on Indian aflairs, 91 

July 8. Propositions of 24 sachems of the Five Nations, and answer of the 

commissioners at Albany thereto, 92 

July 12. Propositions made by the commissioners of Indian .aftairs to sachems 

of the Maquaes, and their answer, 93 

July 22. Petition. Capt. John de Bruyn, for a patent of certain lots of land 

in the dock at New York, 95 

July 22. Petition. Christina van Vos, for a patent of land in New York,. . . 96 

July 22. Petition. John Lawrence, in relation to bounds of land in dispute 

between him and Christina van Vos, in the city of New York, . . 97 

July 26. Testimony of Hannah Allison and Richard Sleigh, in the matter of 

the killing of Philip Mullins, in New York, by Joseph Smith, ... 98 

July 31. Petition. Richard Sleigh, of the island of Jamaica, to be discharged 
from his recognizance as a witness in the above case, with report 
of the attorney-general thereon, 99, 100 

Aug. 5. Petition. John Merritt, for the payment of his claim, with report 

thereon, 101 



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169T. PAGE. 

Aug. 9. Letter. Lieut, gov. Stoughton to gov. Fletcher ; Pontis' success 
Boston. against Carth.igeua; arrivalof a ship at Salem from Coriinna; news, 102 

Aug. 18. Letter. Henry Beekman to gov. Fletcher, in relation to taxes and 
Kinsstowne. quit-rents, 103 

Aug. 20. Letter. Governor Treat to gov. Fletcher, i!i relation to deserters, 
Miiroid. «fcc., 104 

Aug. 19. Petition. Abraham Lakeman, tor a patent for a lot of ground in 

the city of New York, 105 

Aug. 26. Letter. Governor Treat to gov. Fletcher, informing him that 100 
Hartford. meu would be sent to Albany from Connecticut, 106 

Sept. 2. Petition. Thomas Roberts, for a patent for a lot of land in New 

York, in Dock street, between high and low water mark, 107 

Sept. 4. Letter. Gov. Treat to gov. Fletcher, relating to lieut. John Chris- 
jiiitord. topher's case, 108 

Sept. 9. Petition. Balthazer Bayard and Johanna Kirstead, in relation to 

the estate of Govert Lockerman, deceased, 109 

Sept. 13. Letter. Lieut, gov. Stoughton to gov. Fletcher; expected arrival 
Boston. of the earl of Bellomont ; descent of a French privateer at Cape 
Cod ; attack on Lancaster, Mass. ; minister (rev. Jno. Whiting) 
and 1 5 others killed, 110 

Sept. 17. Litelligence from Philadelphia. Death of vice admiral Nevill and 
rear admiral Meese ; ship fitting out for Guinea ; sir Edm. Andros 
dangerously ill ; gov. Nicholson in Virginia, Ill 

Sept. 17. Letter. Gov. Markham to gov. Fletcher, inclosing the above, which 
Pbiiadeiphu. is " undoubtedly true," 112 

Sept. 20. Petition. Caleb Heatheote, mayor of Westchester, requesting the 
establishment of a tariif for the ferry between that place and 
the island of Nassau, 112 

Sept. 20. Lettei-. Lieut, gov. Stoughton to gov. Fletcher, transmitting par- 
Boston, ticulars of an engagement of the forces under major March with 

the enemy, 114 

Sept. 20. Petition. Ebenezer Dennis and Edward Street, quartermasters of 
the barque the Dorothy, Peter Lawrence, captain, in relation to 

impressment, 115 

Sept. 28. Petition. Ebenezer Dennis and Edward Street, in relation to the 

French prize, the Prophet Daniel, 116 

Sept. 28. Petition. David Collins, master of the ship the Blossom, for per- 
mission to unload, 117 

Sept. 28. Propositions of the sachems and captains of the Cayugas at Albany, 118 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 294.] 
Oct. 8. Letter. Dirck Wessells of Albany to gov. Fletcher, relating to the 

Albany. exportation of grain, &c., 119 

Oct. 14. Petition. Peter Perrot, minister of the French Protestant church 
of New York, for letters of denization for Abraham Gouin and 
other French protestants, recently taken in a prize captured on 
the banks of Newfoundland, ....." 120 



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GOVERNOR FLETCHER. 
1G9T. . • PAGE. 

Oct. 14. Petition. Joseph Smith convicted of killing Phillip Mullens in self 
defense, for pardon and restoration of his goods and chattels, 
with rejjort of the judges of the Supreme Couit thereon, 121 

Oct. 14. Petition. Peter Schuyler and other victualers of the companies at 

Albany, that the exportatioivof grain may be prohibited, 122 

Oct. 21. Petition. Thomas Parmyter, gunner at the fort of New York, for 

his pay, 123 

Oct. 21. Proclamation proroguing the Assembly, 124 

[lu Journal N. T. Leg. Counc, 110.] 

Oct. 21. Petition. Capt. Peter Mathews, for additional clothing for the sen- 
tries at Fort William Henry, New York, 125 

Oct. 26. Petition. Magdalena, Stephen and Margaritt Charles, alias La 
Jeunesse, Tone Hunaut, Peter Leonard and Peter Edlin, Cana- 
dians, all prisoners by the misfortune of war at Albany, for per- 
mission to return home, 120 

Nov. 4. Petition. John Cassee of Richmond county, for a patent for a tract 

of land in that county, 127 

Nov. 25. Petition. Abraham Bickford, lieutenant of one of the companies at 

Albany, for his pay, 128 

Petition. William Merrett, to be paid the amount due him, 129 

Oct. 20. Petition. Several Canadian prisoners at New York, for permission 

to return home by way of Acady, 130 

Nov. 4. Printed proclamation concerning deserters, 131 

Nov. 25. Order of the king in council adverse to the claim of the proprietors 
Kensinton. of East Jersey, to a port of entry exclusive of New York, 135 

Dec. 1. Account of sundry necessaries disbursed by Dirck Wessells to the 

Five Nations and River Indians, 136 

Dec. 27. Letter. Dirck Wessels to gov. Fletcher, relating several accidents; 
Albany. col. Schuyler's daughter run over by Cornells van Vecten and 

killed ; two men stabbed near the Lutheran church, &c., 137 

Dec. 27. Petition. Gerret Tunisen (van Vechten), on behalf of his brother, 

who accidentally killed a child of col. Schuyler, 133 

Dee. 27. Letter. P. Schuyler, G. Dellius and Dirck Wessells to gov. Fletcher 
Albany. ou Indian affairs ; meditated attack on the Seuecas, Onondages, 

&c., by the French, 139 

Dec. 29. Letter. The same to gov. Fletcher, acknowledging receipt of the 

Albany. conclusion of peace ; will forward the treaty to Montreal, 140 

1698. 

Jan. Letter. The same to gov. Fletcher; articles of peace sent to Mon- 

Aibany. trcal ; Five Nations object to burying the hatchet, 141 

Jan. 10. Account of Thos. Clarke's expenses as messenger, 142 

Feb. 6. Petition. Godfrey Dellius, Peter Schuyler, Dirck Wessels and 
Evert Banker, for license to purchase a tract of land from the 
INIohawks fifty miles in length, and two miles on each side of 
the Mohawk river, 143 

Feb, 14. Account for work done on the new house in the fort at Albany, ... 143 



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1698. 



PAGE, 

Feb. 26. Proclamation ordering a general Thanksgiving for tlie preservation 

of liis majesty's person during the war, 144 

Feb. 26. Proclamation of peace and cessation of hostilities, 145 

March 24. Petition. Surgeon van Tienhoven, for compensation for attending 

Daniel "Wakiron, wounded in the public service 20 March, 1690; 

referred and report thereon, 146 

March 17. Petition. Johannes Cuyler, for permission to build a house for the 
accommodation of Indians at Albany, north of the city toward 
the hills, 100 paces from Parrill street gate and the stockades, . . 147 

March 29. Petition. Abraham Schuyler and John Rosie, for their pay as bear- 
ers of the articles of peace to Canada, ... 148 

March 31. Petition of the three companies at Albany, relative to their pay,. . . 149 



VOLUME XLIL 

EARL OF BELLOMONT. 

1698. 
April 2. Proclamation dissolving the Assembly, 1 

[In Jouru. N. Y. Leg. Coiinc, 110.] 

Feb. 20. Petition. Elizabeth Edmonds, for payment of her account for 

boarding John Berry, a sick soldier, 2 

April 7. Proclamation for the security of freedom at elections, 4 

March. Account for candles delivered to Fort William Henry, by Miles 

Forster, 5 

Writ of error. Francis Tyrens and Valentine Crnger, of the city of 
London, appellants, and Abraham Depeyster, respondents, 6 

Assignment of erroi's in the above case, 7 

April 18. Petition. Mary Glover, for letters of administration on the estate 

of her husband, Richard Glover, 8 

April 13. Petition. Robert Livingston, for an examination of his accounts, . . 8 

April 1 8. Petition. Mathew Ling, for letters of administration on tlie estate 

of John Haggard, late of Barbadoes, 10 

May 1. Receipts. Non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the companies 
commanded by captains John Nanfan, Richard Ingoldesby and 
James Weems, for six months' pay, 11 

May 2. Petition. Ann Bowen, for payment of her bill for boarding Patrick 

W^aldrone, a sick soldier, 12 

May 6. Account. John Crooke, for cooperage for Fort William, 13 

May 9. Proclamation for the arrest of pirates and suppression of piracies,. . 14 

May 24. Proclamation against ships going to Perth Amboy, or any other 
port or place in East New Jersey, vinless they have first entered 
and paid the customs at New York, , . . ., 15 



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EARL OF BELLOMONT. 
1698. • PAGE. 

May 25. Account. Frans Winne, for the passage of soldiers, freight and 

munitions of war from New York to Albany, , 16 

May 16. Petition. Thomas Parraeter, gunner of Fort William Henry, for 
payment of expenses incurred in consequence of a wound received 
in the public service, 17 

June 14. Petition. Mary, widow of Jacob Milborne, for the restoration of 
the books and papers of her late husband, his attainder having 
been reversed, 18 

June. Petition. Lieut. Mathew Shanke, for arrears of pay, 19 

June 17. Petition. Bartholemew Fewert, for letters of denization, with 

attorney-general's report, 20 

June 9. Account. Johannes van Vechten, master of the sloop Indian, for 

freight, &c., certified by James Weems and Dirck Wessells, 21 

Commission. George Sydenham, to be escheator, 22 

June 27. Commission. Stevanus Cortland, Nicolas Bayard and James Gra- 
ham, to be commissioners on the part of New York in the matter 
of the towns of Rye and Bedford, 23 

June 27. Accounts. Peter Morvn, Moses Levi and others, for presents to 

the Indians, ." 24, 26, 27, 28 

June 30. Account for clothing and provisions for 19 French prisoners going 

to Canada with col. Peter Schuyler and dom' Dellius, 25 

July 4. Account. Rip van Dam, for goods delivered the government, 29 

Aug. 1. Petition. Jacob States, for his pay as "chirurgeon" of the com- 
panies at Albany, from Feb. 1697 to Feb. 1698, with account and 
report, 30, 31 

Aug. 16. Petition. David Schuyler and Robt. Livingston, jr., farmers of the 

excise at Albany, 32, 33 

July 31. List of the men, women and children, with names of the heads of 
families in the city and county of Albany, on the 16th June, 1697; 
total 1,4/0 souls, 34 

Aug. 1. Petition. William Shaw, waiter and searcher of sloops at Albany, 

for his pay, 35 

Petition. Justices of the counties of Ulster and Dutchess, for the 
passage of an act regulating ring fences, 36 

Aug. 2. Account of provisions delivered to the Five Nations from May 16 

to Aug. 2, 1698, by Robert Livingston, commissary to the Indians, 37 

Aug. 6. Accounts of pi-esents made to the Indians of the Five Nations, 

&c., 38-41, 43 

Aug. 6. Account of disbursements for the earl of Bellomont's table, while 
at Albany in treaty with the Indians, and for his visit to Sche- 
nectady, 42 

Aug. 6. Account of divers sums paid for sick soldiers, and repairing the 

block houses, &o., 44-47 

Aug. 16. Petition. Andries Coeymans on behalf of his father Barent Peter 

Coeymans, in relation to a tax twice levied on his land, 48 



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EARL OF BELLOMONT. 
1698. PAGL-. 

Ausj. 22. Instnictions to ciipt. Johannes Schuyler, on his mission to Canada,. 49 
[luN'. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 371.] 

Aug. 31. Account of wines, &c., delivered for the earl of Bellomont's visit to 
Albany, at the expense of the government, by Johannes van 
Cortland, 50 

Aug. 31. Account for wood, plank, ttc, delivered at the fort at New York, . 51 

List of all the freeholder.s, their wives, children, apprentices and 
slaves, in Kings county, 52 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., HI, 133.] 

Aug. 31. List of the heads of families and negroes in Newtown, L. I., 52 

List of all the names of all the inhabitants in the town of Flushing, 

old and young, freemen, servants, whites and black, 53 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., I, GGL] 

Sept. 5. Account of the families living in Mamaroneek, 5-1 

Names of inhabitants white and black, on Morrisania manor (James 

Graham and family), 55 

List of families at Fordham and adjacent places, 56 

List of the inhabitants of the town of Eastchester, 57 

List of the inhabitants of the town of Bedford, 58 

List of the inhabitants of New Rochelle, 59 

List of the inhabitants of the towns of New Rochelle and Westches- 
ter, 60 

Sept. 15. List of the inhabitants of the town of Southampton, old and young, 

Chi-istians, heathens, freemen and servants, white and black, 61 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., I, 665.] 

List of the inhabitants of the town of Southold, old and young. 

Christians, heathens and negroes, 62 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., I, 669.] 
Sept. 17. Account of money advanced to capt. Baxter's company at Albany,. 63 
Sept. 1 7. Account for candles sent to Albany by Miles Forster, 64 

Sept. 17. Account. James Brodie, chirurgeon, for services in the late expe- 
dition to Albany, 64 

Sept. 17. Account of contingent expenses incurred by the meeting of the 

Assembly, for house rent, pay of clerk and doorkeeper, 65 

Sept. 21. Sundry accounts of militai-y expenses, 66 

Minutes of Courts of Common Pleas held at Albany during the 

years 1698, 1699, 67 

Oct. 6. Account. Johannes Schuyler's expenses on his journey to Canada 

by order of the governor, 69, 70 

Oct. 10. Petition. William Titsoort and Arian Rosaert, on behalf of sev- 
eral Indian sachems of Little Minessink, 71 

Oct. 10. Petition. Dyrck Vandenburgh, bricklayer, for the pardon of his 

negro, convicted of burglary at the house of Mr. Ives, 72 



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EARL OF BELLOMONT. 
1698. PAGE. 

Oct. 10. Petition. Mary Milborne, in relation to the books and papers of 

her husband, Jacob Milborne, 73, 74 

Oct. 10. Petition. John Middagh, for a grant of the Yaulk cripplebush in 

Marbletown, Ulster county, containing 120 acres, 75 

Account. Peter Schuyler, as commissary for victualing the fort at 

Albany, , 76 

Oct. 11. Petition. Rymderig Quick, of the county of Ulster, widow, for a 
license to purchase of the Indians 150 acres of land lying at Magat- 
scoot, 76 

Oct. 17. Appointment of justices of the peace, &c., for the county of West- 
chester, 77 

Oct. 17. Appointment of justices of the peace, &c., for the county of Rich- 
mond, 78, 79 

Oct. List of provisions delivered Johannes Schuyler, for his journey to 

Canada, '. 80 

Oct. 18. Account of provisions delivered to the French prisoners and the Five 

Nations, 81, 82 

Oct. 21. Account of the lieutenant-governor's expenses on his visit to Albany 

on the public service, 83 

Oct. 22. Petition. Claas Claase Slyter for a grant of 400 acres of land at 

Roundout kill, Ulster county, 84 

Oct. 22. Petition. Lieut. Matthew Shanke, relative to his accommodations 

in the fort, 85 

Oct. 22. Petition. John Trevett, of New York, pilot, for pay for his ser- 
vices in conducting H. M. ship Deptford from New York to 
Nantucket, 86 

Oct. Petition. Thomas Sharpe, for his pay as gunner of the fort at 

Albany, 87 

Oct. 22. Petition. John Simpson, complaining of wrong done him by Thomas 
Hicks, J. P. of Queens county, and James Mills, of New York, 
and praying redress, 88 

Oct. Account. Col. Romer's expenses in the surveying of Albany, 

Scheuektedy, Half Moon, Kanastagione, «S;c, 89 

Oct. 22. Order in favor of John Trevitt, a pilot (see p. 86), 00 

Account of peltry received from " Dockter Lokert," 91 

Oct. 24. Account. Jacob Staets, chirurgeon, for attendance on the com- 
panies at Albany, 91 

Account. Peter D' Ryniers (glazier), for setting glass in Fort 

William Henry, 92 

Oct. 25. Letter. Lords of the council of tr.ade, &c., to the earl of Bello- 

whitchaii. mont, on the affairs of the province and pirates, 93 

[la N. T. Col. Doc, IT, 412.] 
Oct. 27. Representation of the council of trade on the letters of denization 
granted by col. Fletcher to Arnold Nodine, a Frenchman, declar- 
ing the same void, 94 



Vol. XLII.] EXGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 265 

EARL OF BELLOMONT. 
1C9S. p^Gj., 

Names of Frencli soldiers taken prisoners with oapt. De Villen, at 
Fort Xaxouat, in Acadia, and dispersed to the West India islands 
and elsewhere on their arrival at Boston (French), 95 

Oct. 28. Report of tlie committee of the council on the salary of Hendrick 

van Dyck, surgeon of the fort at Albany ; allowed, 90 

Nov. 7. Account. Capt. Joaquin Staats, for the charter of his sloop, the 

3Iorning Star, to carry the earl of Belloniont to Albany, 07 

Nov. 1. Commission. Hendrick van Dyck to be surgeon of the fort at Albany, 98 

Nov. 1. Commission. Jacobus van Dyckj to be surgeon of the fort at Sche- 
nectady, 98 

Sundry accounts against the government, 99, 100 

Nov. 7. Petition. Captain John Smith and capt. John Blake, relative to the 

seizure of their vessels, 101 

Nov. 7. Order for the inspection of the barracks and bedding of the soldiers 

of the fort at Albany, ' 102 

1C97. 
Sept. 30. Memorial and account of Abraham De Peyster, for the freight of his 

ship Johanna, '. 103, 104 

1698. 
Nov. 9. Petition. Jacobus van Dyck, for his pay as surgeon of the fort at 

Schenectady, 105 

Nov. 9. Petition. Thomas Millei-, for permission to refit his vessel, 100 

Nov. 16. Petition. Barent Peterse Cueymans, for a grant of several tracts of 

land in tlie county of Albany, 107 

Nov. 10. Petition. Joan Dewsbnry, for relief against Wni. Bradford of New 

York, jjrinter, coadministrator of the estate of lier husband, .... 108 

Nov. 2.3. Petition. Soldiers of the garrison .at Albany, for relief, being nearly 

naked and quite barefooted, 109 

Nov. 23. Petition. Gabriel Ludlow, for pay for sending the governor's 

packets to England, 110 

Nov. 26. Sundry accounts against the government, 110-117 

Nov. 23. Proclamation requiring the inhabitants to take the oaths prescribed 

by act of parliament, and to sign the test and association, 117 

Nov. 18. Respite of Jack, a negro, sentenced to death for burglary, 118 

Nov. 18. Bond. Dyrck Vandenburgh, to transport the above negro out of 

the province, 118 

Dec. 13. Affidavit. Samuel Terill, relative to his loss by the burning of his 

house at St. George's manor, 119 

Petition. Freeholders, &c. of Eastchester, complaining of intru- 
sions by the town of Westchester, and praying protection, 120 

1699. 
June 10. Bond. James Borroughs and John Ellison, for the appearance of 

Caleb Breck at the s'uit of Anthony Farmer, 121 

Jan. 3. Account. Stephen van Cortlandt, for disbursements on account of 

government, 122 

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266 EXGLISH MANUSCRIPTS." [Voi.. XLII. 

EARL OF BELLOMONT. 
1699. PAGE. 

Petition. Inhabitants of Hurly, one of the ancient towns in tlie 
county of Ulster, to be erected into a township, 123 

Jan. Circular letter to the magistrates of the several counties, directing 

New York. them and the inhabitants of their districts, to take the oaths, &c., 124 

Petition. Samuel Terrill, for a brief to authorize liim to solicit 
assistance, his house having been burned (see stipni, 119), 126 

Jan. 6. Petition. Anna Kelley, in relation to letters of administration on 
the estate of her son-in-law, Richard Glover, with order there- 
upon, 127 

Jan. 30. Petition. Hendrick Hansen and Joannes Bleeker, Indian traders at 

Albany, for a pass for 4 men and 8 or 10 horses to go to Canada, 128 

Jan. 26. Account. Mr. Stokes, for horse hire going to Southampton, L. I., 

on the public service, 128 

Jau. 12. Memorial. George Sydenham, escheator for the province, relative 
to the estate of Thomas Williams, of Westchester co., who died 

intestate and without heirs, 129 

1698. 

Dec. 10. Proceedings of a court of escheat on the estate of Thom.as Williams 

of Westchester county, aforesaid, 130 

Bills of John Shute, sheriff, Ben Collier, late sheriff, Joseph Hunt, 
constable of Westchester co., and Peter Chocke of New York, 

against the estate of Thomas Williams, 131, 132 

1699. 
Feb. 2. Petition. Henrick Cruise of Richmond county, relative to his title 

to land on Staten island; county records destroyed by fire,. 133, 134 

Feb. 9. Petition. Helmer Janse, for a patent of a tract of land lying on the 
north side of Cats kill, at its entrance into the Hudson river, 
formerly owned by his stepfather, Gysbert Bogaert, ] 35 

June 10. Minute of council on a representation of Wm. Smith, judge of the 
Court of Vice Admiralty, in relation to his fees, and those of 
the advocate-general and marshall, 136 

Feb. 8. Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas, at Albany, in the case of 
Johannes Groenendyck, sheriff of the county, offst. Barent Pie- 
terse Coeymans, 137 

Feb. 5. Petition. Lydia Rose, relative to her claim against the estate of 
Jacob Smith, late of New York, turner, whereof John Buckley 
and Wm. Bickley are executors, 138 

Feb. 9. Answer of John Buckley and Wm. Bickley to Lydia Rose, afore- 
said, ' 139 

Feb. 21. Petition. Johannes Beeckman, in relation to his sloop seized by 

the officers of the customs, with order thereupon, 140 

Feb. 23. Petition. Matthew Wenham, for compensation as a "post" from 

New York to Ulster and Albany, 141 

Feb. 28. Petition. Abraham Gouverneur, for payment of his claim against 

the government for forwarding despatches, 142 

Sundry accounts against the province, 143-149 



Vol. XLII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 207 

E\RL or nEI.LOMONT. 
1G99. PAGE. 

March. Petition. Duncan Campbell, deputy postmaster of Xovtli America, 
to the legislature of New York, for payment of arrears of allow- 
ance to the post-office, and that a bridge or ferry be established 
at the Mamaroiieck river, 150 

March 16. Memorial. S. van Cortland, Dncic Iliingcrford, commissioners of 

the revenue, 151 

JIarch 16. Proclamation against lotteries, 152 

March 24. Account. Henry Jonrdain, for room, etc., furnished to the last 

Assembly, 152 

March 25. Petition. John Lawrence, guardian of liis eldest son, non compos 

iiieiitis, relative to his estate at Jamaica, Queens county, 153 

March 25. Memorandum of salaries of civil officers, 154 

March 25. Petition. Robt. Maxwell, agent of the earle of Rumney, in relation 

to his lordship's share of several prizes taken at sea, 155 

March 29. Petition. Richard Floyd, to be a(bnitted to bail on a charge of 

cutting up a whale belonging to Mr. Mulford, 15C 

March 30. Petition. James Evetts, for pay as draftsman of the public build- 
ings, 157 

March. Petition. Samuel Clowes, to be appointed comptroller or surveyor 

of the customs ; rejected, 158 

April 5. Petition. John Marsh, for redress against capt. Cholwell, Edward 

Antill and Lancaster Syms, for false imprisonment, 159 

April 5. Petition. John Marsh, of the city of New York, for redress against 

John Tudor, for assault and forcible entry, 160 

Petition. Nathaniel Pearsall, John Sands, William Peat and Jona- 
than Smith, inhabitants of the town of Hempstead, Queens county, 
that said town be relieved from the oppressions it groans under, ICl 
May 12. Address of the House of Assembly in fa\or of the petition from 

Hempstead for redress, 161 

April 6. Petition. Paulus Turck, of New York, for redress for injuries 

received at the hands of several soldiers, 162 

April 7. Petition. Inhabitants of the town of Oysterbay, to have their har- 
bor made a port, 163 

April 7. Petition. Inhabitants of Hempstead, to have Oysterbay made an 

open port, 164 

April 11. Petition. Wm. Hallett, for a warrant of survey for a tract of land 

on Hellgate neck, L. L, 165 

April 12. Certificate for Richard Plaisted, doorkeeper of the assembly, 160 

April 12. Petition. John Baptist van Eps, for payment of his expenses as 

messenger to the Indians, 167 

April 9. Account. Pieter De Reimer, for glazing for Fort William Henry, 168 

April 14. Letter. Babba Hassan, dey of Algiers, to the king of England, 
extending the time allowed for British ships in West India to 
procure passes, 169 



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EARL OF BELLOMONT. 
1699. PAGE. 

April 19. Petition. Ducie Ilnngerfonl, in relation to his p.ay, as collector, for 

his share of a seizure, 170 

April 19. Petition. James Evetts, searcher, <S5rc., in relation to his salary,. . . 171 

Petition. Hencirick Beeckman, against granting licenses to persons 
to trade with the Indians of Ulster, &c., 172 

Petition. Jan Hunloke, for the discharge of his son, an enlisted 
soldier, 173 

Petition. Charles Ashfield, Richard Brewer and Henry Holland, 
lieutenants, relative to their p.ay, 174 

Petition. James Kinard, sergeant in capt. Weeni's company, for 
pay for delivering certain deserters, 175 

Petition. Thomas Gage, shipcarpenter, for damages for his ship 
taken for public service, 176 

Petition. Quamino, a free negro, to be released from imprison- 
ment, 177, 180 

Petition. Edward Antill and Joseph Smith, in relation to an Indian 
boy, named Wainca, whom they purchased from Samuel Bayard 
and who w-as, afterwards, taken from them by the Mayor, <fcc., of 
New York, he being free born and a subject of the states of Hol- 
land, praying that said Bayard may be enjoined from suing them 
on a bond which they gave for the purchase money of said boy,. . 178 

Petition. Pieter Johnson Staats, coroner of Kings county, as to 
his pay, 179 

April 20. Bond. John Jones, Robt. Walters, Leonard Lewis, Miles 
Forster, in relation to a lottery, licensed by the earl of Bello- 
mont, 181 

April 22. Agreement between the above parties in regard to the aforesaid 

lottery, 1S2 

Petition. Richard Wise, late commander of the ship Hester, for 
repayment of advances made on account of said ship, with 
account, 183, ] 84 

Return of Isaac D. Reimer, sheriff of New York, of the sale of said 
ship Hester, and portage bill and wages due those in said ship, 184, 185 

Draft of an execution in the case of De Peyster vs. Cruger,. . . 188, 199 
Pleading in the case of Abraham De Peyster vs. O. van Sweeting,. 189 
May 4. Order. Onzell van Sweeten, Francis Tyres, Valentine Cruger and 
Adoljthus Philips, to show cause why a certain sum due Abra- 
ham De Peyster, should not be paid by them, 190 



EXGLISII MANUSCRIPTS. 2(]9 



PACE. 



YOLUME XL 1 1 1. 

GOVERNOR BELLOMOXT. 

[Thns • marked arc in Dutch.] 
1690. 

March 4. Petition. Duncan Campbell, deputy postmaster of North America, 
for payment of the allowance for the encouragement of the post- 
office, 1 

May 5. Petition. John Lawrence, recommending William Lawrence and 

John Barbaree to be guardians of his idiot son, 2 

May 10. Report of the committee of the council to whom were referred 
several bills for the support of ministers and schoolmasters, the 

post-office, and regulating fences in Ulster county, 3 

[In Joiir. of X. Y. Leg. Council, i;i8.] 

May . 10. Petition. Jacob Mauritz of New York, mariner, in relation to his 
claim for damages which lie suffered for his conduct during the 
late happy revolution, 4 

May 10. Petition. Johannes Provoost, in relation to his claim for damages, 
the recognizances which he entered into to answer for his conduct 
in the late happy revolution, having been forfeited in his absence, 5 

Amounts levied off the estates of Jacob Mauritz and Johannes Pro- 
voost, and for which they claim restitution, 6 

May 12. Account. Col. Wm. Smith, for expresses sent on business of the 

government, 7 

May 12. Account. Paroculus Parmyter, for stationery, 8 

May 13. Amendments of the house of representatives to the bill relating to 
extravagant grants; Godfrey Dellius, removed from the ministry 
for obtaining grants fraudulently; the city of New York to have 
a right to the Fresh water, and to the lands to low water mark ■ 
behind the king's garden, 

M,ay 14. Account of sundries disbursed by Johannis Schuyler and Johannis 

Blecker, for their expedition to Onondaga, 10 

May 15. Ordinance establishing courts of judicature, 11 

May 15. Petition and remonstrance of the General Assembly to the governor, 
reviewing in severe language the administrations of Sloughter, 
Fletcher and Ingoldesby, ])raying the p.ayment of £2,'700 to the 
heirs of Leisler ; th.at judges and two or three able council may 
be sent from England, and that gov. Fleteh-er's arms may be 
pulled down from the king's chapel in the fort and from Trinity 
church, " since his birth was so mean and obscure that he was not 
entitled to bear a coat of arms," 12 

May 15. Memorial. Barne Cosens, for his p.ay for sending packets, &c., for 

the government, 13 



270 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XLin. 

GOVERNOR BELLOMONT. 
1699. PAGE. 

May 16. "Warrant to Mathew Clavkson, clerk of the crown, to issue his writ 
to tlie sheriff of New York, for the election of a representative in 
the place of James Graham, called to the council, 14 

May 16. Memorial. Benjamin Feneile, requesting permission to forward let- 
ters relating to a ship at Mont Royal, in Canada, 15 

May 19. Minutes of council ; the Mohawks to be notified that the patent 
of the Mohawk land is vacated, and that Mr. Dellius is sus- 
pended ; lieut. gov. Nanfan not obliged to take the oaths pro- 
vided in the act'of 7th Will. III., 16 

May 25. Receipt. Robt. Livingston, for half a year's salary as conmiissary 

to the troops at Albany, 17 

May 25. Petition. William Lawrence and John Barbaric, for letters of 

guardianship over John Lawrence, an idiot, 17 

Sundry accounts against the government, 18-22 

May 31. Petition. Wm. Creed, praying to be heard in error in an ejectment 
suit brought against him by Daniel Whitehead, for land in Queens 
county, 23 

May 31. Demurrer and assignment of errors in a suit of the King vs. William 
Bickly and John Bulkly, for escheat of a house in the city of New 
York, lately owned by Jacob Smyth and Mary, his wife, dec'd, . . 24 

June 14. Account of supplies furnished the sachems of the Five Nations at their 

conference, at Albany, 25 

June 21. Petition. Mary Drew, a colored woman, for her freedom from her 

master, Michael Harding, on account of neglect, tfcc, 26 

June 21. Petition. Sarah van Feurden, in relation to a fine imposed upon her 

late husband, Henry van Feurden, for aiding Jacob Leisler, 27 

June 25. Salaries of the civil officers of the government, 28 

July. Petition. Audry Wandall, widow, complaining of Stephen Cort- 
land, one of the justices of the Supreme Court, and Mathew 
Clarkson, clerk of said court, for countenancing certain trespass, 
and forcible entry, committed by one Richard Alsop on her premi- 
ses at Maspeth kills, 28 

Petition. Albert and Wouter Vanderzee, of Albany, for a license 
to trade to Canada, 29 

Aug. 5. Accounts. Judith Thomas and Anthony Rogers, for nursing sick 

soldiers, 30 

1698. 

Oct. 25. Order of the lords justices in council, approving the removal of 
William Nicholls, Chidley Brooke, William Pinhorn, Nicholas 
Bayard and Frederick Phillips fi-om the N. Y. council, and ap- 
proving the appointment of Abraham De Peyster, James Graham, 
Samuel Staats, Robert Livingston and John Corbile, in their stead; 
directing the prosecution of pirates, vacating extravagant grants 

of land, and regulating future grants, 31 

"[InN. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 411.] 

Oct. 25. Order of the same in council, referring to the council of trade cer- 
tain charges .igainst colonel Fletcher, late governor of the province 
of New York, to hear him thereon and report, 32 



Vol. XLIII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 271 

GOVERNOR DELLOMONT. 

1G08. P,aH. 

Oot. 27. Letter. Bo.iid of tr.ide to the lords justices, recommcndinaf tli;it 
whitebaii. the 1-equest of the eurl of Bellomont in regard to eol. Komar's 

stay in America, be granted, ^ ,S3 

1690. 
March 9. Rejiresentation of the board of trade upon the hearing of conipl.aints 

of col. Fletcher's conduct in the government ^jf New York, .33 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 4T9.] 
March 16. Order of the king in council, referring the above representation to 

the attorney and solicitor-generals, 34 

March 16. Order of the king in council, referring to lord Walden, commissary- 
general of musters, the 15th article of the preceding represent- 
ation to report thereon, 7 34 

March 9. Order of the king in council, referring to the board of trade the 

following, 35 

(No date.) Petition. Proprietors of East New Jersey, in America, relative 
to a free port at Perth Amboy, order in council thereon, 
and complaining of the earl of Bellomont, 3n 

April 18. Representation of the board of trade upon the above petition about 
a port at Perth Amboy, recommending that the claim of the 
proprietors be tried at bar at Westminster hall, 3G 

July 5. Memorial. Proprietors of East New Jersey, with proposals 
upon which they otfer to surrender their charter for the govern- 
ment, as they have an aversion to have any controversy with the 
king; request that col. Andrew Hamilton be dispatched to the 

government of West Jersey, 37 

[In Smith's New Jersey, 560.] 

Aug. 10. Representation of the board of trade and plantations, relating to 
illegal trade between New York and Mad.igasear, and arrival 

of pirates in Pennsylvania and West Indies, 38 

[In X. T. Col. Doc, IT, 542.] 
May 27. Letter. Giles Shell}', master of the ship Nassau, to (Stephen) 
Cape May. De Lancey, informing him of his return with a valuable cargo 

from Madagascar, 38 

July 13. Representation of the board of trade, relating to military stores for 

the province of New York, 39 

Aug. 11. Account. P. Schuyler, for disbursements for the government,.... 40 

Aug. 18. Petition. John Rosier, Abraham Schuyler and Fraier Armos, for 

pay for going to Canada, 40 

Aug. 18. Petition. Michael Hawdon, relative to a cellar under the custom 

house, 41 

Aug. 18. Petition. Mayor, &c., of New York, relative to the fortifications 
on the line of Wall street, as they propose building a new city 
hall there, ^ 42 

May 15. Order directing the sale of the ship Fortune, an unfree bottom 

owned by Abm. De Peyster, 43 

Aug. 22. Bill for the ship Fortune, and Samuel Staats and Robt. Walters' 

report as to the value of the same, 44 



272 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Yol. XLIH. 

GOVERNOR BELLOMOXT. 
1699. PAGE. 

Petition. Tliom.as Wenham, relative to the estate of John Hoare, 
deceased, late of Jamaica, W. I., 45 

Petition. Peter Newkirk, to have another person appointed con- 
stable in his place for the north ward of New York, 46 

Petition. Seijeants, corporals and " drums " of Albany, for them- 
selves and soldiers, in relation to their treatment, 47 

Petition. Dirk Vandenburgh, for his pay for work done on P'ort 
William Henry, New York, 48 

Bill. Jonas Thom.as, for boarding a soldier at New York, 49 

Aug. 18. Bill. John Baptist van Eps, for a voyage to Nondage (£12), 49 

Aug. 23. Petition. Thomas Worden, citizen and pipemeiker of London, for 
his pav due fiom Thomas Parmvter, late gunner of the fort of 
New York, ' 49 

Aug. 2C. Proclamation offering a reward of 100 pieces of eight for the arrest 

of Edward Buckmaster, who broke jail, 50 

Aug. 25. Return of John Shute, sheriff of Westchester, to a summons against 

the widow Risbell, 51 

Aug. 28. Letter. Ann Rishbell to Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, re- 
ManiMonecf. lating to the above, 51 

Aug. 29. Account. Jolin Owen, carpenter, for work done on Fort William 

Henry, 52 

Sept. 25. Salaries of the civil officers, 53 

Sept. 19. Account of disbursements for entertaining the French agents from 

Canada, T 53, 54 

Sept. 21. Account of provisions delivered to the Five Nations, 55, 56 

Sept. 20. Account. Robt. Livingston, of supplies, <fec, furnished for the fort 

at Albany, ". , 57 

Sept. 22. * Alemoranduni of Dirck Wessels expenses going to Onondage 

and New York, 58 

Oct. 5. Memorial. Col. Abraham De Peyster, to have a person appointed 

justice of the Supreme Court in his place, 59 

Petition. Alexander Cockaway, a blind man, for relief, 60 

Oct. 7. Petition. Rebeckah Rand.al, of Flushing, that Mr. Ducie Hunger- 
. ford, collector, be ordered to restore certain goods of her's taken 

by him, 61 

Oct. 11. Petition. Boudewyn DeWitt, of Ulster county, to be released from 

a fine, 62 

Test and association, 63 

Association, with original signatures, apparently Queens county 
names, 64 

Oath appointed to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and 
supremacy, 65 

Test o.ith, with original signatures, apparently Queens county and 
New York names 06, 67 



Vol. XLIIT.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 373 



GOVERNOR BELLOMOMT. 



1G99. 



• PAGE. 

Memorial. William Bradford, for pay for his altcndaiiee on the 
assembly in the months of March aiid April, IGOO, and for sta- 
tionery furnished by him, 68 

Oct. 22. Petition. Johannes Groenendyck, against further stay of execution 

against Barent Peterse Coy man, " ... G9 

Oct. 21. Account. Tiios. Winne, for carrying sundry persons to and from 

Albany and New York, and sundry other accounts, 70-T2 

Oct. 25. Petition. David Ilendrickse, for pay for the loss of his boat, 73 

Nov. 1. Petition. Thomas Sharpe, gunner of the fort at Albany, for his 

p«y> 74 

Nov. IT. Sundry accounts against the government, 75-77 

Nov. .3. Petition. George Anderson, in relation to the ship Adventure, ... 78 
Nov. 8. Petition. Wm. Trenwick, who hath been to Darien and Caledonia, 

and came thence to New York, for relief, 79 

Nov. 10. Letter. William III to the earl of Belloinont, on the subject of 
Kensington. Stopping piracies and the punishment of the jailer of Boston, who 

connived at Bradish's escape, 80 

Nov. 14. Letter to Andre Dreyer, lieutenant in the navy in the service of 
CopeniK-igen. the king of Denmark, (Danish), 81 

Nov. 15. Memorial. Paroculus Parmyter, relating to the ship Adventure, . . 82 

Nov. 15. Petition. Ann Everendon, for relief against her husband, Robert 

Everendon, for ill treatment and threatened abandonment, 83 

Nov. 15. Petition. Ann Smith, of Brucklen, who had been married to 
Robert Everendon by the rev. Mr. Smith, praying the court at 
Flatbush to protect her against her husband, who has wasted her 
estate and now is about to abandon her, 84 

Nov. 17. Order. Robert Sinclair, Isaac Brasier, F. Vincent and Francis 
Wessels, to appraise the sloop belonging to David Hendrickse ; 
their report, 85 

Nov. 26. Petition. George Sydenham, for instruction as to his fees as 

escheator, 86 

Nov. 30. Letter. Council of trade, &c., to gov. Bellomont, transmitting the 
Whitehall. king's letter by Dr. Bray, now going to Maryland (.supra, p. 80), 87 

Nov. Condition of the bond given by Thomas Clarke, of New York, to 
surrender all goods, gold dust, bullion, plate, &c., committed 
to his care by capt. Kidd, 88 

Dec. 20. Report on the condition of the bedding, &c., of the troops in the 

fort at New York, .' 88 

Dec. 23. Account. Robert Walters, of goods furnished the government,. . . 89 
Amount of duties arising from the several branches of the flour bill, 90 
Assignment of errors in the case of Henry Jackson vs. Phillip Wells, 91 
1700. 
Jan. 18. Order of the king in council, approving a report of the attorney and 
solicitor-generals adverse to the right of governors of colonies 

granting letters of denization, 92 

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274 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. XLIII. 

GOVERNOR BELLOMONT. 
IVOO. P-^GE. 

Summons. Ccrtaiu justices of the peace to appear before tlie 
governor and council to answer for their neglect to levy their 
share of the £1,000 tax, and to enroll the males in their districts 

between the ages of 16 and 60 years, 93 

Account. Col. Smith, of Long island, for horse hire, 94 

Expenses of apprehending and bringing to New York John 

Williams, a deserter, 94 

March 11. Will. Henry Greaverode, of Blowfields in Jamaica, 96 

March 14. Minutes of eoimcil in relation to exporting horses to Canada, 
and in the matter of Mrs. D.avis ; John Latham ; Benjamiu 
Faneuil, and a return of gold, gold dust, jewels, cfcc, belonging 
to pirates, transmitted by gov. Blakiston, through William 
Sharpas, 97 

March 16. Proclamation against melting down the coin of the province into 

plate and disposing the same by lottery, 98 

Sundry accounts against the government, 99, 100 

March 25. Salaries of the several civil officers of the government, 101, 102 

March 28. Order of the king in council confirming the agreement of 1683 for 

settling the boundary between New York and Connecticut, 102 

[lu N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 628.] 
Condition of Thomas Clarke's bond to deliver up capt. Kidd's 
goods, &c. {stqyra, p. 88), 103 

March 29. Return to a writ of error by the Court of Common Pleas of Suffolk 
countv, in tlie ease of John Wood vs. Jonas Wood and Samuel 
Wood, 104 

March 29. Petition. Thomas Lawrence, Jacob Wilse and Conrad Albertson, 

of Newtown, L. I., complaining of Content Titus, J. P., 105 

April 4. Petition. Samuel Wood of Huntington, and Jonas and Joseph 

Wood, his sons, for a stay of proceedings against John Wood,. . 106 

April 5. Letter. Lieut, gov. Nanfan, to the justices of SuSblk county, 

about the Indians, 107 

April 8. Petition. Paul Richards, requesting that a proclamation be issued, 
oftering a reward for the discovery of the murderers of his 
daughter and servant girl, on the 19th October last (seal), 108 

April 8. Petition. Martinus Lamberse, for a speedy trial, a true bill having 
been ibund against him for the murder of Hester, wife of Marcus 
LeflPert, of New York (daughter of Paulus Richard), and a negro 
woman (see p. 108), T 109 

April 8. Petition. Engel Baert Lott, sheriff of Kings county, relative to a 
quantity of elephants' teeth, tea, silks, muslins, &c., which he 
had seized on Long island, having been smuggled contrary to 
law, which goods were removed to the custom house by Ducie 
Hungerford, the collector, but now on inquiry cannot be found,. 110 

April 11. Circular letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to the sheriffs of 
New York. the sever.al counties, ordering them to publish and post a procla- 
mation for the discovery of the murderer of Hester Lefert, Ill 



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April 13. Lfttcr. Mr. l{ol)ert, late consul, stating'- that all vessels iVoin the 
A;gitrs. eiiloiiics must be provided with admiralty papers lictnie Sij)- 

tember, 112 

Ajiril IT. Account of expenses incurred b\ William ."^haipas, jxisimastcr of 
Xew York, in a journey to Philadelpliia, and liuru thence to 
Annapolis, Md., with despatches (see utipni, p. 97), 11. 3 

April 18. Account. Hendrick Hansen, for supplies furnished the Indians at 

Albany, 11 4, 1 1 5 

April 18. Petition. Michael Ilawdoii, relative to tlie cellar under the custom 

house, New York, 116 

April 24. Representation of the board of trade to the king, recommending 
that money be furnished the earl of Bellomont for building a Ibrt 
in the Onondaga country, increasing the military force in Xew 

York, and making presents to the Five Nations, 117 

[la X. Y. Col. Doc, IV, GH9.] 

April 28. Assignment of errors in the case of William Creed aJs. Thomas 

Fidlerton, 118 

April oO. Petition. Thomas ^{organ and Gerrit Veghten, representatives of 
Richmond county, praying that their pay be levied and assessed 
as ]iart of the county tax, as the same hath always been, 119 

April 2ft. Accoimt. Jonathan Davis, for sweeping chimneys of the fort, 120 

May 9. Petition. Valentine Cruger per O. van Swieten, praying that the 
judgment of the king in council, reversing that of the governor 
and council against him and in favor of .Vbraluim De Peyster, be 
entered of record, 121 

May 8. Warrant to tiie lord justices of Ireland, to send a detachment of 150 
])rivates, 4 sergeants and 3 lieutenants, from the regiments in 
Ireland, to New York, 122 

May 15. Petition. Sus.anna Elliot, widow, of New York, in relation to a 

judgment obtained by Barne Cosens, 123 

Sundry accounts against the government, 124 

May 30. Account. Dirck Vandenburgh, for building the new house in Fort 

William Henry, 126 

May 30. Account of the expenses of Abraham De Peyster, the judge who 

went the circuit to the counties of Ulster and Dutchess, 127 

June 20. Memorial. Charles Oliver, sheriff of New York, notifying the 
authorities that Ducie Ilungerford, late collector, imprisoned at 
the suit of the king, had broke jail and escaped to parts unknown, 128 
July 20. Account. Dirck Vandenburgh, for work and labor done in and 

about Fort William Henry, 129 

June 21. Instructions of the lords of admiralty to gov. Bellomont, relative 

to Mediterranean passes, 130 

July 2. Salaries of civil officers, 131 

July 14. Proclamation convoking the General Assembly on the 25th inst., . . 131 
July 18. Order of the lords justices in coimcil, calling for particulars of the 
mode of procedure in the trial of causes in the several courts in 
the colonies, 133 



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GOVERNOR BELLOMONT. 
1700. PAGE. 

Aug. 3. Account of disbursements to the Indians at Albany, 1.34, 135 

Aug. 3. Account of disbursements for the fort at Albany, 136, 137 

Aug. 3. Account. For work done on Fort William Henry, . 138, 141, 142, 143 

Aug. 3. Account. Robt. Livingston, for making 400 wheelbarrows at 

Albany and Schenectady, 138 

July 25. Account. Lawrens Claese, for journeys to the Onondages, Oneydas 

and Maquas, "l39, 140 

Aug. 7. Account. Col. Wm. Smith, for expenses paid to watch the Indians 

on Long island, 143 

Aug. 5. Amendments to the bill against Jesuits and popish priests, 144 

Aug. 5. Account. John Livingston, for pursuing three deserters, two of 
whom, viz. John Peats and Thos. Long, he brought back ; capt. 
"VVeem's certificate; gov. Bellomont's warrant for their arrest,. . . 145 

Aug. 7. Account of the expenses of Peter Schuyler's journey to Onondaga, 146 

Aug. 8. Amendment to the act for appointing and en.abling commissioners 

to examine, take and state the public accounts of the government, 147 

Aug. Names of the collectors of the quota of the city of New York, of 

the £1,000 tax for building a fort at Onondaga, 148 

Sundry accounts against the government, 148 

Aug. 8. Petition. Thomas Worden, pipemaker, praying protection from the 

prosecutions of Thomas Parmyter, 149 

Aug. 8. Account. Ryer Schermerhoorn, for freight, &c., and account of 

provisions delivered to the sachems of the Five Nations at Albany, 150 

Aug. 20. Calendar of a sitting of the Supreme Court, held at Southampton, 

Suffolk county, 151 

Aug. 24. Petition. Claas Classe Slyter, of LTlster county, for a patent for a 

piece of land at Roundout kill, 152 

Sept. 2. Petition. Johannes Bleecker, for pay as interpreter to the Indians, 153 

Sept. 16. Circular. Secretary Cosens to the sheriffs of the several counties, 
New York. directing the publication of a proclamation convoking the General 

Assembly, 154 

Sept. 29. Account. Duncan Campbell, of charges against the government, . . 155 

Sept. 23. Proclamation notifying mariners that they will receive Mediterra- 
nean passes at the secretary's office, 156 

Oct. 2. Memorial. Capt. James Weemes, for the repayment of money 

advanced to his soldiers, 157 

Oct. 2. Account. Robt. Livingston, of disbursements on account of the fort 

at Albany, 158 

Oct. 3. Account. Robt. Livingston, of provisions furnished the Indians at 

Albany, T 159 

Sundry charges and accounts against the government, 160-163 

Oct. 8. Account of the expenses of the governor's visit to Albany, 164 

Oct. 7. Order in council relative to the pay of Jacob Staats, surgeon, 165 



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Oct. Letter. Lords of tr.ide to gov. Bellomont, referring a claim of 

whitehnii. Matthew Plowman for £400, for his report, 1G6 

Oct. 7. Order in council appointing Jacob Staats and Hendrick van Djck, 

chirurgeons to the companies at Albany and Schenectady, 107 

Oct. 11. Order in council on capt. John Peroo's application for jtermission to 

trade, 168 

Oct. 12. Petition. Paroculus Parmyter, Barne Cosens and Richard Stokes, 

for pay as members of a court-martial, 109 

Sundry accounts against the government, 170 

Oct. 15. Memorial. Lieut. Peter Mathews, for the discharge of some 

decrepid soldiers, 170 

Oct. 8. Petition. James Leonard, sergeant, for payment of the reward for 

arresting two deserters, 171 

Oct. 8. Order for the pay of capt. Weemes for firewood for the fort at 

Albany, 172 

Oct. Test and association, with signatures of Wait Winthrop, judge of 

admiralty, and other officers of government, 173, 174 

Oct. 21, Petition. Boudewin DeWitt, of Kingston, Leister co., for pay for 

expresses, 175 

Oct. 22. Letter. Capt. James Weemes to Johannes Cortlandt, requesting 
Albany. him to obtain payment of a note he incloses, 176 

Oct. 23. Petition. Hendrick van Dyck, surgeon at Albany, for payment of 

his salary, '. 177 

Oct. 23. Accounts. Jean Le Chevalier and Peter Matthews against the 

government, , bisl 77 

Oct. 23. Petition. Lieut. John Riggs, for his pay for a journey to Phila- 
delphia, 178 

Oct. 24. Petition. Samuel Clowes, to be appointed surveyor, having studied 
many years under John Flamstead, his majesty's mathematician 
in England, 179 

Sept. 3. Account. John Sanders Glen, for labor and materials for the 

garrison at Schenectady, 180 

Oct. 24. Petition. Frances Chappel, for payment for the use of a room for 
the committee on grievances, with resolution of the assembly in 
favor of paying the same, 181 

Extract of the instructions to the earl of Bellomont relative to 
passing of laws, 182 



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Oct. 29. Account of house rent, salaries to clerk, doorkeeper, and contin- 
gencies for the session of the General Assembly ending 9th 
August (£26. 18. 10^), 1 

Oct. 5. * Account. Johannes Sanders Glen, for work at the fort at Sche- 
nectady, 2 

Nov. Bond. Peter van Brugh and Hendrick Hansen, for the p.aymcnt 

of £500 to the troops at Albany, 3 

Oct. 9. Account due the estate of Peter de la Noy, dec'd, for lumber for 

the house above tlie gate, at New York, 3 

Oct. 9. Accounts. Hendrick Hansen and Peter van Brugh, for expenses of 

a journey to Onondaga, with col. Romer, 4 

Oct. 22. * Account of disbursements by col. Romer, for his journey to Onon- 
daga, 4 

Nov. 6. Account of goods delivered by Johannis Schuyler to certain Indians 

sent with some Christians to Ottawawa, 4 

Nov. 6. Account for provisions furnished by Peter Schuyler to French pris- 
oners, 4 

Nov. 1. Letter. Earl of Bellomont to Johannes Schuyler, instructing him 
New York. to Send messengers to the Eastern or Onnagongues Indians, to 

invite them to come and live at Schatikook, 5 

Nov. 12. Address. The assembly to gov. Bellomont, requesting him to 
issue his warrant for the payment of the expenses of the late 
commissioners of accounts, 6 

Nov. 12. Petition. Capt. John Wake, of London, mariner, requesting that a 
court be appointed to adjudicate on certain suits he wishes to 
enter, as his stay in New York is limited, 1 

Nov. 12. Account. Ryer Schermerhorn, for wood furnished the garrison at 

Schenectady, 8 

Oct. 29. Draft. Daniel Roberts, mate of the ship Fortune, on col. De Peys- 

ter, in favor of Madam Bourdet, for his wages, 8 

Sundry accounts against the ship Fortune, 9-14 

Oct. 21. Account. John Peter Melott, for hardware furnished Fort William 

Henry, 15 

Nov. 27. Petition. John Trevett, a pilot, for papuent of his account for 

piloting several of H. M. ships, 16 



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Nov. 27. Mi'iiiorial. Officers in Fort William llciiry, relative to their aeconi- 

modations, 17 

Dec. 4. Bond. Nicholas Blank, relative to £50 due John Peter Melot from 
the government, which said Melot is an absconding debtor, and 
owes liim that sum, 7 19 

Dec. 20. Petition. Paroculus Parmyter, naval officer, for payment of his bill 
against the ship Adventure, and for prosecuting eapt. IIowull, 
the master ; with bill, 20 

Form of a writ against Roger Baker, of the city of New York,. . . 21 

Dec. Petition. .Tames Kinard, Serjeant in capt. Weems' com]iany, at 

Albany, for payment of reward for arresting deserters, " 22 

Dec. 28. Petition. Mayor and aldermen of the city of New York, demand- 
ing the release of a free born Indian woman, native of Curacao, 

now held as a slave, by Edward Autill, 23 

1701. 
Jan. 6. Letter. Capt. John Schuyler to gov. Bellomont, advising him of 
Albany. liis proceedings to induce the Schaticook Indians to send a delega- 
tion to the Onnagongues, and of the designs of the French at 
Cataraqni and Wood Creek, 23 

Jan. 7. Proclamation oflering a reward for the apprehension of the mur- 
derer of David Burgett, of New Rochelle, 24 

Jan. 18. * Account. Jacob van Noorstrant, against the government, 25 

Jan. 21. Petition. Jacob Mauritz and Johannes Provost, for the restoration 
of certain sums of money taken from them by major Ingoldesby, 
in the time of the late happy revolution, 25 

Jan. 21. Account. Jonathan Davis, for sweeping chimneys, 2(3 

Jan. 21. Salaries of the civil officers of the government, 27 

Jan. 30. Account. Abraham de Peyster, for wine furnished the garrison on 

the king's birthday, ifec, 20 

Bond of John de Peyster, naval officer, of New York (unsigned),. 30 

Feb. 3. Petition. Boaz Bell, late captain of the ship John Henry, of Caro- 
lina, ]iraying that James Holderidge, the present master, may be 
obliged to give security, 31 

Feb. 3. Petition. Dirck Vandenburgh, for his pay for work done at the 

fort in New York, 32 

Feb. 7. Petition. Jolm Tallraan and Nathaniel Pearsall, of Flushing and 
Hempstead, supervisors of the poor, complaining of the proceed- 
ings of the justices of Queens county against them, 33 

Feb. 12. Answer of John Coe, Joseph Smyth, John Smith, Samuel Edsall 
and Nicholas Everett, justices aforesaid, to the complaints of 
John Tollman, of Flashing, and Nathaniel Pearsall, of Ilemiv 
stead, 34, 35 

Feb. 11. List of warrants issued to Robert Livingston and others, 37 



Feb. 12. Letter. Johannis Schuyler to the governor, informing him tliat 
Albany. a deputation of the Schaakook Indians had gone to invite the 



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Onagongues to settle in New York, and that he has been pre- 
vented setting out for Canada by the deep snow, 38 

Feb. 17. Message of the Mohawk sachems transmitting news from Onon- 
dage ; Senecas hunting at the other side of the lake with French 
Indians ; the French have built a new fort above Cadarachqui ; 
messenger sent to Onondage, 39 

Feb. 18. Minutes of council in relation to the books and papers of the reve- 
nue ; orders issued to the sheriff of New York to seize all such 
books and papers (in possession of the widow Van Cortland),. . . 40 

Feb. 19. Proclamation prohibiting the payment of the revenue to Gertrude, 

relict and executrix of Stephen van Cortlandt, dec'd, 41 

Feb. 22. Inventory of goods of maj. Daniel Hooper, of the island of Barba- 

does, deceased, in the hands of Jeremiah Tothill, 42 

Feb. 23. Caveat. Sus.anna Elliott, against granting a marriage license to her 

son, Robert Elliott, and Frances Byall, 43 

Feb. 27. Letter. Gov. Bellomont to capt. Johannes Schuyler, approving his 

course in regard to the Onagongue Indians, 44 

Feb. Inventory of books, papers and accounts belonging to the revenue, 

seized by the sheriff at the house of Mr. Chappell, 45 

Minute of the committee of the council ; appearance of Johannes 
van Cortlandt on behalf of his mother, on the subject of the 
revenue, 46 

March 4. Summons to the widow Van Cortland and her son to appear before 

a committee of the council and produce books and papers, &c., . . 47 

March 5. Proclamation announcing the death of the earl of Bellomont, and 
that the council have assumed the administration of the govern- 
ment, and continuing all civil and militai'y officers in office ; 
circular to the sheriffs of the several counties to publish the 
above, 48 

I\Iarch 5. Letter. Clerk of the council to col. Smith, col. Schuyler, and Mr. 
New York. Livingston, announcing the death of the earl of Bellomont, 49 

March 5. Letter. The council to the governors of the several provinces, noti- 
NewTork. fyiug them of the same event, 49, 50 

March 5. List of books, &c., delivered to Mr. Weaver, 51 

March 6. Letter. The council to Hendrick Hansen and Peter van Brugli, 
New York. informing them of the death of the earl of Bellomont, and pro- 
viding for the subsistence of the companies at Albany, 52 

March 10. Warrant for the arrest of William Messam, John Rice, and Bar- 
nard Cain, three deserters, 53 

March 14. Letter. Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, to the several sheriffs, 
New York. requiring them to publish the following proclamation, and inviting 
the inhabitants of the several counties to attend the funeral of the 
late governor, on the 27th instant, 54 

March 14. Proclamation of the council convoking the assembly on the first 

Wednesday of April, 55 



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March 14. Letter. Tlie council to Hendrick Hansen and Peter van Brngh, 
NewYork. iuclosing money for the companies at Alban}-, 56 

]\[arch 14. Receipt of Dirck Benson for the above, 57 

March 14. Letter. The council to Mr. Champante, agent, advising him that 
KewToik. they liad drawn on him for £100, 58 

Marcli 14. Bill of exchange in fovor of Stephen Delancy, on John Champante, 

of London, agent of H. M. forces in New York, for £100, 59 

March 14. Letter. Johaunis Schuyler, to the earl of Bellomont, on Indian 
Albany. afthirs, 60 

March 16. * Letter. Hendrick Hansen to the council, acknowledging theirs of 

the (ith inst., " . .". CI 

March 17. Council minutes. Robt. Walters and .Johannes de Peystcr, con- 
tract to furnish firewood for Fort Wm. Henry, hickory 14s, and 
oak 1 2s a cord, 62 

March 17. Letter. Clerk of the council to capt. Daniel Polhemus, of Kings, 
New York. and capt. John Laurence, of Queens co., ordering them to bring 
over their respective troops of horse to attend the funeral of 
gov. Bellomont, 63 

March 17. Letter. The council to col. Beeckman, of Kings eo., recjuesting 
New York. him to attend the funeral of the late earl of Bellomont with hi.i 
regiment, as there is to be a funeral procession around the city 
previous to the interment, 64 

March 1 7. Inventory, taken by order of the council, of the letters from the lords 
of trade, ifcc, to the earl of Bellomont, delivered by col. Smith 
to col. De Peyster, C5 

March 26. Letter. Dr. John Johnson to the council ; trial of one of Kidd's 
Monmoih. N.J. men; rescue of the prisoner by the people of Middletown, and 
forcible seizure and detention of the governor and judges by the 
armed mob, 66 

March 29. Depositions. Ann Anderson and Margaret Richardson, of Phila- 
delphia, relative to certain threatened attacks on that city by 
pirates, ". . . . 67 

March 29. Dejiosition. Mercy Godfrey, in relation to a threatened attack on 

Philadelphia, by"William"Russel, 63 

March 29. Letter. The council to gov. Penn ; earl of Bellomont interred yes- 
New York, terday ; express friendly feelings ; memo, of secretary Cosens — 
col. De Peyster, Dr. Staats, Mr. Walters and Mr. Weaver, refuse 
to sign the letter, 69 

March * Letter. J. Sanders Glen, Ryer Schermehoorn, and the elders and 

Echonechiade. deacons of the Dutch church, to lieut. gov. Nanfan, pr.aying for 

the payment of an allowance to their minister for preaching to the 

Indians, 70 

Petition. Richard Tincker, a blind man, prosecuted for harboring 
servants, <fec. ; prays for pardon, and declares he never saw any 

such persons in his house, 71 

March 29. Letter. The council to Safety Grover and such others as have 
NewYork. imprisoned governor Hamilton and the judges of New Jersey, 

requiring that the matter be referred to tliem, &c., 72, 73 



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March 31. Remonstrance. Col. Schuyler and Robt. Livingston, setting fortli 

that, in their opinion, the council cannot sit and act, imless col. 

Smith, the president, be present, '?4 

March 31. Letter. Richard Shute, justice of Westchester eo., to Thomas 
Eastciiesier. Weaver, member of tlie council, relative to papers in the case of 

Peter Villepontou, ''5 

April 1. Account. Jean Bacham, for black.smithing done in Fort William 

Henry, ''^ 

April 1. Proclamation oifering a reward for the arrest of deserters found oft' 

the island of Manhattan, or beyond Turtle bay, X. Y., 77 

April 3. Memorial. Capt. James Weems, relative to the condition of the 

Ibrt at Albany, and of the garrisons there and at Schenectady, . . 78 

April. Bill of costs. Paroculus Parmyter, attorney, against William Law- 
rence, 79 

April 3. Petition. Capt. James Weems, for leave to proceed to England on 

the affairs of his company, 80 

April 4. Answer of Peter Schuyler and Robert Livingston, to the memorial 

of the commissioners of accounts, 81 

April 4. Letter. The council to John Champante of London, agent, with 

New York. bill of exchaugc, 82 

April 4. Letter. Capt. William Caldwall of IL M. ship Advice, to the 
H. M. si.ip Advice, council, asking for two reams of paper, he being about to go to 

New York. SCa, 83 

April 5. Letter. Capt. William Caldwall to the council, for the appointment 
H. M. Ship Advice, of some pcison to audit the accomits for repairs of his ship, .... 84 
April 5. Letter. The council to lieut. gov. Stoughton of Massachusetts, 
New York. acknowledging his of 24th ult., and assuring him they will take 

every care of the province, &c., 85 

April 5. Letter. The coimcil to governor Beeston of Jamaica ; announcing 
New York. the death of the earl of Bellomont, 85 

April 5. Letter. The council to secretary Addington, Boston, requesting to be 
New York. informed of any matters which may concern the province of New 

York, 85 

April 5. Certificate. Capt. James Weems, relative to the advances made 
by col. Roraei', to defray the expense of an expedition to the 
Ottowawas, with col. Romer's request for reimbursement, 86 

April 8. Warrant to Stephen Delancy, John Barbaric, Matthew Ling, Thomas 
Noell and John Coi'bett, to audit the accounts of the H. M. Ship 
Advice, 87 

April 8. Petition. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, for payment of expenses 

in copying proclamations, &c., 88 

April 8. Letter. James Weems to Mr. Cosens, clerk of the council, rela- 
tive to the affairs of his company, 89 

April 8. Reasons offered by col. Wm. Smith, in support of the right of the 
oldest member of the council to preside in that body, and that the 
assembly was dissolved by the governor's death, 90 



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the council. 

1701. . p,,.^. 

April 8. Account. Jan J.-nisc Blecckcr, for the rcii:iii-s of llic tilnck llou^(•< 

itc, at Albany ;, 1 , 92 

April IS. Memorial. Kichanl Aslilic'l,!, lor the place of comptroller of cu>loms 

in N e w York, 03 

April 9. Answer of A. dc Peyster, S. Staats, U. Waliir-^ and T. Weaver, to 
the claim of col. Smith to exercise the diitits of t;dveriior, he 
being the oldest nH'nd)er of the council, 94 

April le. Return of S. Witts, in relation to a woman and child at llclford, 
L. I., whom he had arrested, but were afterwards Id t;.. bv the 
constable of that place, /...." do 

Petition. Serjeants, itc, of major lue-.ildesl.y's company, at Albany 
and Schenectady, for their jia}, " [ij, 97 

April 14. Reply of col. Wm. Smith to the answer of Messrs. De IVvster, etc. 

{.s'v/w, p. 94) ." .... 98 

April 14. Resolution of the council ordering col. Smith's re]ily to be placed 

on tile ." " 99 

April 14. Rejoinder of A. de Peyster, R. Walters, S. Staats an.l T. Weaver, 

to col. Smith, 100 

April 14. Letter. Capt. W. Caldwall to the council, relative to dispatcli of 

H. M. SUip Advice. hlS ship, 101 

April IC. Letter. The council to gov. Penn, informing him of the arrest of 

certain persons according to his request, 102 

April IS. Account of the expenses of the assembly during the session of 

November, 1 700, ." ^ 103 

April 18. Opinion of the officers of H. M. ship Advice, as to certain repairs 

for that vessel, 1 04 

April 18. Account. Sheriff of Xcav York against John Richardson, Robt. 
Dale, Henry Fuller, Wm. Russell, arrested by order of the coun- 
cil on requisition of gov. Penn, 104 

April 18. Address. The General Assembly to the council, in relation to the 
pro])osed fort at Onondaga, &c., signed Abra. Gouverneur, 
speaker, 105 

April 19. Vote of the assembly allowing Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, 

payment of his account, 107 

April 29. Letter. Johannis Schuyler to the council, in relation to negotiations 
Albany. with the Ounagonges, 108, 110, 111 

April 22. Letter. The council to the governors of the neighboring provinces, 

in i-elation to deserters, ... 109 

April 25. Order. The naval officer, to produce certain jiajiers relative to the 

seizure of the ketch Katharine, 112 

April 28. Letter. The council to sec'y Addington of ^Massachusetts, with a 
New York. packet tVom the lords of trade, 113 

April 28. List of papers inclosed in the above letter, 114 

April 28. Order. Jean Le Chevalier, on the council, in favor of Cornelia 

de Peyster, 115 



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May 2. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to c;ipt. Scliuyler, directing 
New York. him to c.arrj' out gov. Bellomont's instructions in regard to the 

Onnagonges, 116 

May 2. Letter. The council to the agent of the province in England, inclos- 
NewVork. ing four bills of exchange, 117 

May 5. Memorial. Matthew Clarkson, secretary of the province, for the 

p.ayment of his account for engrossing acts of assembly, 118 

May 6. Letter. Commissioners of Indian affairs to lieut. gov. Nanfan, trans- 
Aibany. mitting a proposal from Canada to remain neutral in case of war 

in Europe, 119 

May 6. Minute of the mayor and aldermen of Albany, containing informa- 
tion from Canada, communicated by aid. David Schuyler, in 
regard to the proposed neutrality above mentioned, 119 

May 12. Letter. The council to the governors of Rhode Island, Connecticut 
New York. and New Hampshire, inclosing letter for each of them recently 

received from England, 120 

May 12. Letter. Commissioners of Indian affairs to the council, transmitting 
Albany. information of gov. Calliere's intention to visit Onondaga, 121 

May 12. Letter. The council to the governors of Virginia, Maryland and 
New York. Pennsylvania, with despatches from England, 122 

May 12. Letter. The council to secretary Addington, inclosing several letters 
New York. relating to Massachusetts affairs, received from England, 123 

May 12. Letter. The council to col. W. Romer, approving drafts of the rivers 
New York. of the east coast of New England, and directing a coast survey 

from St. Croix to Cape Cod, 124 

May 14. Letter. Barne Cosens to the paymasters of the troops, 125 

New York. 

May 16. Letters of advice, containing bills of exch.inge to the order of 
New York. Fraucis Gourdon, 126 

May 22. Bill of exchange drawn on John Charapante, agent at London, .... 127 

May 30. Minute of council and order of the king in council, declaring the 
towns of Rye and Bedford to be within the province of New 
York, and confirming the boundary line agreed to in 1683, be- 
tween that province and Connecticut, ; . 129 

[111 N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 628.] 

June 1. Proclamation confirming all officers, civil and military, in their 

respective offices, 130 

June 1. Proclamation dissolving the General Assembly, 131 

[111 Jour. N. Y. Leg. Coun., 156.] 

June 1. Proclamation appointing the times for holding the Court of Chan- 
cery, 132 

1699. 

Aug. 18. Petition. Peter Villepontoux, of New Rochelle, complaining of 

Mr. Bondett, minister of that place, ". . . . 133 

(No date.) Petition. Richard Hunter, for a license for theatrical performances 

in the city of New York ; granted, 134 



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LIEUTKNANT-GOVKRNOR NASF.VN. 

(Xo date.) Petition. Peter D. Mill, sheritT of New York, for eonipensntion 

for keeping one luintlred soldiers who imitinied, ]35 

June 17. Account. Wni. Walters and John de Peyster, for firewood, l.",0 

June 5. Account. Peter D. Keimer, tor painting ami glazing for Fort 

William Henry, i;i7 

June 5. Account. Elie Pelletreau.v, for candles for the government, 1.38 

Petition. Allite Doornes, widow, for relief from the ill treat- 
ment she receives from her daughter and her husband, George 
Sydenham, ". 139 

June 5. Petition. Robert Livingston, -that the receiver-general give reasons 

for refusing to cash his warrants, ." 140 

June 5. Letter. Lt. gov. Xanfan to the commissioners of Indian aftairs,. . . 141 

New York. 

June 17. Account. Abraham de Peyster, for wine furnished the government, 142 
June 17. Letter. Barne Cosens to the justices of the several counties, to 
New York. enumerate the number of males in each town between the ages 

of sixteen and sixty, 143 

June 17. Petition. David Jameson, late clerk of the council, for arrears of 

his pay, 144 

June 26. Accounts. Repairs of four block houses, &c., at Albany,. . . . 14.5, 146 

June 26. Petition. Mando, a negro woman, for the freedom of lierself and 
Hagar, her child, according lo stipulation of Ann Wharton, 
daughter of Thomas Rudyard, which Samuel Denton, of Queens 
county, now refuses to carry out, 147 

June 26. Account. Je.nn le Chevallier, for work done on the fort, &c., at 

Xew York, 143 

July 1. Letter. John Mnlford, sheritf, returning the names of Mathew 
South Hampton. Howell and William X'icol, as representatives to the General 

Assembly, 149 

July 18. Proclamation proroguing the General Assembly, 150 

July 31. Letter. Isaac Arnold to the clerk of the council, returning the 
Soiithoid. number of men in the foot companies in his town ; 202 men, 151 

Aug. 4. Warrant to seize capt. Kidd's estate, 152 

Aug. 5. Deposition. Mathew Cornelius, John Allye and Jacobus Lerow, in 
relation to the purchase from the Indians of the tract of land 
called Magockamock, by Philip French & Co., 153 

Aug. 7. Account. John Baptist van Eps, interpreter to the Five Xations,. 154 

Oct. 19. Notice to consignors, &o., interested in the cargo of the ship 
William and Mary, wrecked on the coast of Virginia, and list of 
claims, 154 

Aug. 19. Account of the expenses of recovering part of the goods from the 

wreck of the William and ilary, .and the avails of the sale thereof, 155 

Aug. 28. Answer of Thomas Weaver, collector and receiver-general, to the 

petition of Robt. Livingston, 150 



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Aug. 22. De])osition. Mary, wife of Gen-it van Triglit, rdative to the birth 

of Abraham Governeur, at Amsterdam, Ilolhind, 157 

Aug. 22. Petition. Adolph Phillips and Stephen DeLancy, of New York, 
merchants, relative to their ship, the Elizabeth, now the May 
Flower, taken by the French, 158 

Aug. 25. Warrant to capt. William Caldwall, of H. M. ship Advice, to 

cruise between the capes of Delaware and Rhode Island, 159 

Aug. 26. Warrant to the magistrates of the several counties to enumerate 

the males between the ages of 16 and 60, 160 

Aug. 28. Ordinance erecting a Court of Chancery, 161 

Aug. 30. Account for disbursements for the government, to be repaid to the 

countess of Bellomont, 162 

Aug. 30. Reply of Robert Livingston to the answer of the receiver-general 

to his petition, ... 163 

Sept. 17. Petition. Thomas Baxter, justice of Westchester county, relative 

to an assault on him by John and Thomas Hunt, 164 

Sept. 22. Petition. Robt. Livingston, relative to his accounts, 165 

Sept. Proclamation for the apprehension of John and Thomas Ilimt, of 
Westchester, charged with having outrageouslv assaulted Thomas 
Baxter, J. P., .^ '\ ". 166 

Sept. 24. Petition. Thomas Sharjie, for his pay as gunner to the fort at 

Albany, ." 167 

Sept. 27. Affidavit. Isaac Trentnall, of Eastchester, surgeon, as to the 

wounds inflicted on the person of Ilenrick Meyer, 108 

Sept. 27. Letter. Richard Shute, J. P., to Robert Walters, respecting the 

Easlcliester. aboVC, 163 

Oct. 3. Petition. Samuel Haight, John Wey, Robt. P'ield, and others, of 
Queens county, Quakers, complaining that they had been deprived 
of their right to vote, and praying redress, 166 

Oct. 5. Message from the sachems of the Onondagas, stating that the Five 
Nations are invited to Tiughsaghrondie by the Waganhaes to 
make peace, and asking that some Christians be sent thither on 
the part of the government ; instructions, 170 

Oct. 6. Accounts. Ann Bowen for the keeping of Charles Rogers and 

Henry Povey, two soldiers, 171 

Oct. 6. Bill. John Ev.ans, for nursing the following soldiers : Thomas 
Fling, William Wood, EdwVf Roberts, Thos. Evans, Jos. Conelly, 
Stephen Holla way and Edward Fitzgerald, ... 172 

Oct. 7. Order to pay Hendrick van Dyck, surgeon, Alljany, for attendance 

on capt. Ingoldesby's company, 172 

Oct. 7. Petition. Martin Clock, for a public lauding place in New York, 
on the west side of Burger's path, commonly called the slip, 
between the bridge and Countesses wharf; rejected, 173 

Oct. 27. Account. Johannes Bleecker and David Schuyler, of their expenses 

to Onondaga, 174, 1 75 



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likutexant-govkhnor xankan'. 

IVOl. ,.,,,j, 

Oct. 27. Ac-oonnt of goods delivered by Peter van I>rni,di and llcniv Hansen 
to Samuel York, Andries Nack, Johannes dc NVandelaci- and 
Daniel Keteliiuyii, going to tlie reuiot<> Indians, 171; 

Oct. 27. Receipt of the above parties foV said goods, I 77 

Oct. 27. Petition. .Tohanncs Hlec-k.T and David SchuvKT, for .-unipens.,- 

tion for two j„nnu.ys to ( )n„nda.ua " 1 78 

Oct. 12. Message of the sachems of tiie Onondagas and Scnnckas, slating 
that they liad sent a delegation to conchidc |iraci' wiih the 
Waganhaes, and complaining that a Cayuga chief wa^ imprisoned 
at Quebec, and condemned to death, as a reprisal f..r some Inilians 

burnt by them, 1 79 

Amendments to the bill to compel liol)ert I^l\inuston to account, ISO 

Oct. 16. Memorial. Col. Wm. Merrett, calling attention to an omission in 
the ordinance for establishing courts of judicature, an. I pi-aving 
that courts for the county of Orange be held at Tappen,. ..... .T 181 

Oct. 15. Instructions to .Tohn Bleecker and David Schu\ler, as to their 
mission to the Onondagas, and to accompanv the delegation to 
eonclude a peace with the WaL;'anhaes at Tiughsaghrondie 
(Detroit), '. T. . . T 182 



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XAXFAX Axn CORNBCRY. 

[Tliiis * marked are iu Dutclil 
1701. 

Oct. 18. Report of Lawrence Claese's proceedings at Onondaga; French 
build a fort at Tiughsaehrondie (Detroit), and two at this side of 
the lake, hard by tlie Seiiecas, 1 

Oct. 18. Account of the house vent, officers' salaries and other incidental 
expenses of the General Assembly, during the present session 
(i.'91. 2. 6), ; T 2 

Oct. IS. Titles of acts of the legislature of New York passed in 1099, 1700 

and 1 701, not confirmed nor repealed, 3 

Oct. 25. Deposition. Johannis "Westbrook, in relation to land at Shawan- 

konck, donated by the Indians to Machteld de Mott's son, 4 

Oct. 27. Petition. Bernardus Freerman, minister at Schenectady, and Rycr 
Schermerhorn, for a license to collect offerings throughout the 
province to build a church, 5 

Oct. Ordinance for adjourning the Supreme Court of judicature, 6 

Power of attorney. Charles Oliver, to George Blakeney and John 

Champante, of London, 7 

Names of the magistrates of Suffolk county, 9 



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Petition. Henry Veebte, Michael Hansen and Cornelius van Duyne, 
of Briicklyu, to enjoin the people of said town and of Flatbush, 
from cutting any timber on the common laud of said town, till 
the question of title is settled, 10 

1699. Petition. William Appel, innkeeper "in one of the worst places 

in New York, viz.: the New Street," in relation to the excise,. . . 11 

1701. 
Nov. 1. Warrant to pay Hendrick van Dyck his quarter's salary as surgeon 

to the garrison at Albany, 12 

Oct. 27. Brief to collect funds for rebuilding the church at Schenectady, 

destroyed by the French and Indians in the late war, 13 

Oct. 27. Letter. Barne Cosens to col. Smith, requiring liim to send to the 
KewToik. receiver-general the produce of the excise of Suffolk county, .... 14 

Oct. 27. Letter. Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, to Messrs. Hansen and 
NewYoik. Van Brugh of Albany, requiring tliem to dispose of the balance 

of the goods intended for the Ottawa was, &c., 14 

Oct. 30. Letter. Barne Cosens to the commissioners of Indian affairs, 
New York. Albany, requiring them to make a contract with some person to 

furnish wood to the garrison at Albany and Schenectady, 14 

Oct. 30. Petition. Robt. Livingston, relative to the fort built by the French 
at Detroit, between lakes Sweege and Ottawawa, and their two 
trading houses near the Senecas, 15 

Oct. 30. Petition. Johanes Groenendyck, of Alb.any, farmer of the excise, 

for an extension of his lease, 16 

Order to capt. Wm. Caldwall, to bring H. 31. ship Advice from 
Sandy Hook to the harbor of New York, to winter, 17 

Petition. Robt. Cranil, on behalf of the crew of the custom house 
pinnace, for increase of pay, 18 

Oct. 31. Account. John Maddock, for sundries furnished the government, 19,29 

Oct. 31. Account. Julia Pemberton, for nursing Jonas Thomas, 19 

Petition. Jacob Mauritz and Johannes Provoost, relative to their 
claim against the government, 20 

Nov. 6. Account. William Davis, of the expenses of the governor's voyage 

to Albany, " . 21 

Nov. 6. Account. Thomas Weaver, for money advanced to and expended 

by \Vm. Davis for account of government, 22 

Nov. 6. Account. R. Walters, of firewood delivered Fort Wni. Henry, ... 23 

Nov. 6. Arbitration bond between P. Sabatier and George Clarke, both of 

the city of Dublin .• 24 

Nov. 8. Petition. Jolni Lalande, a Canadian prisoner, for means to retm-n 

home, 26 

Nov. Account. Thomas Weaver, for supplies furnished the government, 27 

Nov. 11. Account. William Teller, for the use of his sloop, . . 28 

Nov. 11. Petition. Gabriel Tompson, of New Y''ork, innkeeper, for payment 

of his account annexed, 28 



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LIEnTENANT-GOVERNOR NANKAN. 

1701. PAGE. 

Nov. 14. Award of Daniel Wjbrants (of Dublin), umpire, on the difterence 
between Peter Sabatier and George Clarke, relative to an assault 
committed by the latter on said Sabatier, 30 

Nov. 18. Release. Peter Sabatier to George Clarke, of damages awarded 

him for an assault, 31 

Nov. 18. Certificate that Andrew Graveraet, master of the sloop Catharine, 

has entered said sloop in the port of New York, 32 

Dec. 1. Ordinance adjourning (continuing) the sitting of the Supreme Court, 33 
Dec. 18. Letter. Lt. governor Nanfan to the loixls of trade, transmitting a 
NewYork. report on the accounts of Mr. Plowman, former collector of New 

York, 34-37 

Dec. 18. Representation of Elias Haskett, governor of the island of Provi- 
dence (Bahamas), complaining of John Graves, Roger Prideaux 
and James Crawford, for conspiracy and rebellion, , 38 

Dec. 18. Petition. Deliverence Brown, for the inhabitants of the town of 
Rye, Westchester county, praying that arrears of taxes may be 
remitted, '. 39 

Dec. 25. Salaries of the civil officers of the province, 40 

Dec. 26. Petition. Bartholomew Feurt, of New York, merchant, relative to 

his vessel and cargo, taken bj' the Spaniards, 41 

Account. Anne Boyne, Jonas Thomas and Judith Pemberton, for 
nursing sick soldiers, 42 

List of sick soldiers belonging to the governor's company, left out 

of the garrison, 43 

1700. 
March 29. Proclamation against trading to Can.ada without a license, 43 

1702. Commission. Isaac Denham to be a captain in the militia of West- 

chester county, 44 

Blank commission for holding a Court of Oyer and Terminer, 45 

Jan. 1. Petition. Thomas Weaver, collector and receiver of the province, 

in relation to his fees, 46 

Jan. 8. Letter. Peter Schuyler to Mr. Cosens, for an allowance for his 
Albany. joumey to the Mohogs country, 47 

Jan. 8. Petition. William le Compte, of New York, merchant, for com- 
pensation for damages done his house, the same having been used 
as a hospital for sick soldiers, 48 

Jan. 8. Petition. Jacob Morris, for his pay for piloting H. M. ship Deptford, 49 

Jan. 8. Petition. Samuel Denton, of Queens county, that the sheriff of 
Westchester may apprehend and deliver to the sheriff' of Queens 
county one Mando, an escaped negro woman and her child (see 
vol. 44 : 147), 51 

Jan. 15. Memorandum of articles taken from a chest belonging to Guillaume 

le Compte, 52 

Jan. 15. Petition. Guillaume le Compte, for satisfaction for the articles 

above taken, , , ,.....,..., 53 

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LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR NANFAN. 
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Jan. 20. Letter. Lt. governor and council to the lords of trade, relative to 

New York. a conspiracy on the part of col. Bayard and others, 54 

[In N. y. Col. Doc, IT, 942.] 

Jan. 21. Letter. Lt. governor and council to the lords of trade, giving 
New York. further information with regard to the above conspiracy, 55 

[In N. T. Col. Doc, lY, 943,] 

Jan. 21. Opinion of Sampson Shelton Broughton, attorney-general, that the 
address of Nicholas Bayard, Rip van Dam, Philip French and 
Tiiomas Wenham, for the release of alderman Hatchings from 
confinement, is neither illegal nor contemptuous, 50 

Jan. 24. Procl.amation to allay public excitement arising from the prosecu- 
tion of Nicholas Bayard, John Hutchins and other disaffected 
persons, 57, 58 

Jan. 26. Account. Johannes van Cortlandt, for supplies fariiislied H. M. 

storeship Fortune, 59 

1700. 
Oct. 26. Receipt. Hunton Deering, commander of the ship Fortune, for 
supplies fui-nished by Stephanus van Cortlandt, and latter's 

account, 60, 61 

Order. Col. Cortlandt, commissioner of the revenue, to deliver 

certain supplies to capt. Deering for the ship Fortune, 62 

1702. 
Jan. 23. Letter. Richard Shute of Westchester county, to secretary Cosens, 

concerning excise, 63 

Eastchester 

Jan. 24. Certificate of naturalization of Nicholas Evertson and Laurence 

Heddings, 64 

Jan. 26. Letter. Lt. gov. Nanfan to Mr. Champante, requesting him to 
New York. procure patents of denization for several persons, ; 65 

Jan. 23. * Certificate. Minister and elders of the Dutch Reformed Church of 
New York, that the persons therein named are protestants, and 
enemies of the false doctrine of Antichrist, 66 

Jan. 26. Petition. Severeyn Ten Hout, entering a caveat .against granting 
Mathias Mott a p.atent for certain land at Shawangunk, on Paltz 
creek, Ulster county, 67 

Jan. 26. Account of the expenses of the messengers sent to the Onongonga 

Indians, 68 

Jan. 29. Proclamation annulling all commissions heretofore granted ; those 
to militia officers, justices of the peace, commissioners of Indian 
affairs, clerks of the council and assembly and custom house offi- 
cers only excepted, 69 

Feb. 9. Petition. Nicholas Bayard and John Hutchins, that their trial may 

not take place till the regular term of the Supreme Court, 70 

Petition. Nicholas Bayard, in relation to the indictment found 
against him, and that he may be tried by a jury composed of 
Englishmen, 71 

Memorandum. Special commission for the trial of Bayard and 
Hutchins; Mr. Weaver to be king's solicitor on the occasion, 72 

Feb. 14, Petition. Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, for compeus.ition, ... . 73 



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1702. PAGE. 

March 2. Proclamation proroguing the General Assembly to the third Tues- 
day in April, T-t 

March 4. Letter. Jacob Rutsen and Jacob Aertsen, to lieut. gov. Nanfan, 
Kinssto-ne. complaining that William de Meyer and others act as magis- 
trates without having been qualified, To 

March 10. Proclamation of amnesty to all persons concerned in libeling the 
government, e.\cept Nicholas Bayard, John Ilutchins, Phillip 
French, Thomas Wenham and Rip van Dam, 76 

March 18. Memorial. Capt. Mathews, and lieut's Riggs, Guinn and Oliver, 

Fort William Ilenrj-, to have necessary linen furnished, 77 

March 19. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to Jacob Rutsen, of Ulster 
New York. CO., inclosing minute of council on the affairs of Kingston, 7S 

March 21. Petition. Jacob B.alck, for letters of denization, with certificate 

from rev. Mr. Da Bois, 79 

Certificate of the lieut. gov. and council, recommending that said 
Balck be endenized, 80 

March 21. Order to pay capt. Bennet £60, the proportion of the £1,000 due 

from Albany, with receipt, 81 

March 22. Examination of Arnold Mapes and others of Suffolk eo., relative 

to deserters from H. M. ship Jersey, 82 

March 23. Letter. Tho. Clarke, president of the board of trustees, to T. 
Brcokbaven. Weaver, recciver-general ; difficulty of collecting quit-rents, Ac. ; 

three whales stranded on the beach, 83 

Clause in the patent of Brookhaven conferring certain powers on 
the trustees, 83 

March 23. Report of Leonard Lewis, Abraham Gouverneur, Rip van Dam, 
Cornells Seberinge and D. Provoost, Jr., commissioners, on Robt. 
Livingston's accounts, 84 

March 26.>Questions to be proposed by the committee on public accounts, to 

Robt. Livingston, and to be answered under oath, 85 

March 26. Proclamation convoking the General Assembly on the third Tuesday 

of April, ' 86 

Draft of an act against going on board of ships before the same are 
entered, 87 

March 29. Proclamation for the discovery of the person or persons who cut 

down the gallows in New York, 88 

March 17. Account. John de Peyster, for wood at the fort in New York, ... 88 

March 17. Account. Wm. Davis, for sweeping the chimneys at the fort, 88 

INIarch 17. Account. Abraham de Peyster, for wine furnished for the king's 

birthday, »fcc., 88 

April 2. List of warrants issued for salaries, 83 

April 3. Letter. P. Schuyler, inclosing writ and copy of the plaint between 
Albany. Johannes Grocnendyke, late sherifl' of Albany, and Barent Peterse 

Coeymans, 89 

April 5. Petition. Kille van Olinda, for her salary as interpretess to the 

Indians at Albany, , 90 



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April 7. Depositions. Jan Bruyn and Abraham Smedes, relative to tlie ten- 
ure of Severeyn ten Hout, of a tract of land called Maskaeck, at 
Shawankonck, 91 

April 10. Certificate. Jacob Aertsen and Jan Hermans, two justices of the 
peace of Ulster co., that several Indians of Esopus bad before 
them declared that the Indian under whom De Mott had the laud 
at Shawangunk surveyed, was not an Esopus Indian, and had no 
land whatever, 92 

April 13. Petition. Joseph Prosser, for the remission of a fine imposed on 

him for words uttered against the government, 93 

April 13. Letter. B. Cosens to col. Thomas Willett, of Queens co., requiring 
New York. him to appear before the council to answer charges against him, . 94 

April 14. Account. John Crooke, for merchandise furnished Fort William 

Henry, 94 

April 3. Account. Thomas Weaver, for contingent charges, including attend- 
ance on the late trials for treason, 94 

April 18. Letter. ,Lt. gov. Nanfan to B. Cosens, directing that the printed 
New York. copies of Bayard and Hutchings' acknowledgments be sent in, . . 95 

April 18. Recognizance. Roger Baker, in the sum of £120, on being dis- 
charged from imprisonment for uttering scandalous, false and 
opprobrious words against the king, 95 

Sundry accounts against the government, 95 

April 14. Account. Gabriel Ludlow, for copying letters and papers by order 

of the earl of Bellomont, 95 

April 18. Depositions. Edward Clarke and others, as to opprobrious words 

uttered by Edward Burroughs against the earl of Bellomont, ... 96 

April 20. Petition. Hannah, wife of John Ilutchins, to have Englislinien 

substituted for Dutclnnen on the jury for the trial of her husband, 96 

April 14. Account. Joliannes van Zandt, for work done at Fort Wm.JHenry, 96 

April 14. Account. R. Walters, for dry goods, 96 

April 14. Account. Ryer Schermerhoorn, for firewood, 96 

April 27. Petition. John Owen, joiner, for the payment of his account, 97 

April 13. Order. Lt. gov. Nanfan to B. Cosens, to draw two warrants, one 

for £90 for lady (Bellomont), and one for £30 for him (Nanfan),. 97 

April 14. Account for salaries and incidental expenses of the General Assem- 
bly, 97 

April 27. Reasons of lieut. gov. Nanfan for suspending Robt. Livingston from 

being one of his majesty's council for the province of New York, 98 

April 29. Petition. Hannah Hutchins, praying that the estate of her husband, 

sentenced to death, may not be seized, 99 

April 27. Account. Peter Deriemer, for glazing for the fort, 99 

April 27. Account. Burger Myndersen, for blacksmithing for Fort William 

Henry, 99 

April 27. Account. Zachariah Mills, for his expenses under the warrant to 

seize capt. Kidd's estate, 99 



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■ PAGE. 

May 1. Resolutions of the house of representatives, returning the act for 
continuing the revenue, and requesting that the conimissioners of 
accounts be paid their account, 100 

April 14. Account. John Lawrence, for bringing jnrates' goods from Oyster 

bay, with sundry other accounts, " " 100 

May 3. Proclamation by lord Cornbury, confirming all officers, civil and mili- 
tary, in their respective offices, 102 

May 3. N.ames of the members of H. M. council for the province of New 

York, 103 

May 3. Names of the officers of the regiment of foot and troop of horse in 

the city of New York, on the arrival of lord Cornbury, 104 

May 4. Letter. B. Cosens to the governors of east and west New Jersey 
New York. and Connecticut, annoimcing the arrival of lord Cornbury, and 

his assumption of the government of New York, '. 105 

May 4. Letter. B. Cosens to the justices of the peace of the several coun- 
ties, announcing the arrival of lord Cornbury, ifcc, 105 

May 4. Minute of council. The secretary to deliver to the clerk of the 

council a copy of his excellency's letters patent, 106 

May 6. Letter. B. Cosens to the several counties, for a return of the names 
NewTork. of all civil and military officers, 107 

May 7. Account. Lawrence Clase (interpreter), for his voyage to Onon- 
daga, 103 

May 7. Account. Haerpert Jacobsen, for freight, &o., to Albany, 109 

May 7. Account. Johannis Bleecker, for sundry goods furnished the com- 
missioners for Indian affairs, 110 

May 7. Account. Cornelius Schermerhorn, for towing pinnace and passage 

of soldiers to Albany, Ill 

May 7. Account. Hendrick Hansen and Ryer Schermerhorn, for presents 

to the Indians, Ill 

May 7. Account. Ryer Schermerhorn, for repairing the fort at Schenec- 
tady, 112 

May 7. Account. Johannis Bleecker and Hendrick Hansen, for repairing 

the fort at Albany, 112 

May 7. Bill of costs in the Supreme Court ; The King affst. Demeyer, 113 

May 8. Petition. Philip French and Thomas Wenham, of New York, 
merchants, for relief from an act of outlawrj' passed against them 
at the last session of the legislature, 114 

May 13. Petition. Abraham Gouverneur, recorder, John De Peyster, Jacob 
Boelens and ^lartin Clock, three of the aldermen of New York, 
and Abraham Brasher and Abrah.am Mesier, two assistants, 
against the usurpations of Thomas Noell, mayor of said city, 
in making soldiers in the garrison free citizens, 115 

May. Petition. Matthew Clarkson (secretary of the province), to be 
allowed to act as clerk of the council, ifcc, as was formerly the 
custom, 116 



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May 13. Affidavit. Zachariah Mills, sheriff of Queens county, relative to 

threatening words spoken by col. Thomas Willet, 117 

May 13. Petition. Mary Burroughs, for the discharge from prison of her 
son, a boy of thirteen years of age, confined for appending the 
words " and h.-ing John Nanfan " to a proclamation, 118 

May 13. Certificate. P' Stapylton, commander of H. M. ship Jersey, that 
L. Keersteed, master of the sloop Sarah and Mary, had weighed 
an anchor and cable at Sandy Hook for said ship Jersey, 119 

May 14. Letter. B. Cosens to the sheriffs of the several counties, ordering 
New York. them to make an enumeration of their several counties, 119 

Names and addresses of the several governors of the American 
colonies, 120, 121 

May 14. Address. Mayor, aldermen and commonalty of New York to lord 

Cornbury, 122 

Answer of Lord Cornbury to the above address, 123 

May 26. Letter. Johannis Bleecker to lord Cornbury, inclosing a message 
Albany. from the sachems of the Onondagas, and answer to the same, 124 

May 26. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to alderman French, Mr. 
Wenham and Mr. Jamison, inclosing a memorial preferred against 
them by the chief justice, 125 

May 26. Memorial of chief justice Atwood, above mentioned, 126 

May 26. Articles exhibited against Boudewyn de Witt, sheriff of Ulster co., 
by A. Gaesbeek" Chambers, W. de Meyer, Thos. Noxon and 
Johannis Wyukoop, 127 

May 26. Memori.al. T. Weaver, collector, and Wm. Carter, comptroller, 
relative to custom house boats and the bad condition of the 
custom house, 128 

May 28. Answer. Thomas Noell, mayor, and sundry aldermen of New York, 
to the complaint of Abraham Gouverneur, late i-ecorder, and 
others (supra, p. 115), 129 

May 28. Petition. Onseel van Sweeten, of New York, merchant, for the 
reversal of a judgment obtained by Abraham De Peyster against 
Valentine Cruger, of London, 129 

Alay 28. Certificates. Johannis Schuyler, mayor of Albany, and James 

Weems, of the delivery of firewood for the fort by col. P. Schuyler, 130 

May 28. Account. Elizabeth Vandenuythoft, William Ketelhuyn and Har- 
mon Rutgers, for rooms rented to lieut's Shanks, Brewer and 
Holland, 130 

May 30. Account. A. De Peyster, for fii-ewood, &c., delivered for and on 

account of the government, 131 

June 2. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at the city hall in Albany ; list 

of grand jurors ; their returns, 132 

June 3. Calendar of causes for trial at Court of Common Pleas held at 

Albany, 133 

June 4. Petition. Bernardus Freernian, minister at Schenectady, relative to 

his salary, 134 



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GOVERNOR CORNBURY. 
1702. PAGE. 

June 5. Petition. John Grave.s and Roger Pri.loaux, of the Bah.ima islands, 
to be permittted to depart for England to present charges against 
Elias Haskett, governor of said islands, 136 

June 8. Affidavit. John Cornelisse, of Flathush, relative to Denyse liege- 
man going to Penobsquid with letters, and his imprisonment by 
the French governor there, 13(5 

June 9. Minute of council. Suspension of Abraham De Peyster, Samuel 

Staats and Robert W.alters as members of the council, 138 

June 9. Notice to the above parties of their suspension as aforesaid, 139 

June 9. Notice to Thomas Weaver of his suspension as one of the council 

and collector and receiver of the revenues and solicitor-general,. . 140 

June 10. Petition. David Maddox, for redress against Thomas Weaver, for 

confining him six weeks on board of a ketch, 141 

June 11. Account. Peter Schuyler and Mr. Dellius, of expenses incurred by 

their journey to Canada on business of the government, 142 

June 12. Petition. Peter van Brugh and Hendrick Hansen, for compensation 

for their Journey to Onondaga with col. Roraer, 143 

June 13. Letter. Lord Cornbury to the governors of the neighboring prov- 
KewYorv. iuces, requesting them to issue proclamations for the arrest of 
Thomas Weaver, late member of the council and receiver and 
collector of the revenue, who has absconded, 144 

June 15. Certificate. James Weems, P. Schuyler, and Johannis Bleecker, 
mayor of Albany, that Edward Corbett has supplied firewood for 
the soldiers for six months according to contract, 145 

Order to the sheriffs, directing them to make an enumeration of the 
inhabitants of the province, 146 

June 13. List of the inhabitants of Brooklyn, Kings county, 147 

List of the heads of families in the county of Orange, 148 

June 16. Appraisal of the sloop Mary by Jeremiah Tothill, Matthew Ling, 

Robt. Lurting and Benjamin Norwood, 149 

June. Petition. Edward Folwell of London, haberdasher, that major 
Howell of Suffolk co. may examine his witnesses, that their testi- 
mony may be used in a court of chancery, 150 

June 16. Account. Joseph Winship and five men, as expresses to Albanj',. 151 

June 16. Account. Johannis Schuyler, for rum and other articles given to 

the four Onondaga messengers, 151 

June 15. Certificate. Johannis Bleecker, mayor, and Johannis Rooseboom 
and Johannis Cuyler, aldermen, of Albany, that Francis Winne 
and Thomas Williams have furnished firewood for the block- 
houses, 152 

Account. Francis Winne, for the ])assage of an interpreter and two 

Indians from New York to Albanv, 152 

1701. 
June 17. Petition. Johannes Cortlandt, that a warrant for provisions fur- 
nished by him to the ship Fortune, m.ay be issued to Abraham 
De Peyster, 152 



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GOTERSOK CORN-BrST. 
1702. PAGE. 

June 18. Proclamation in Xew York, of the accession of queen Anne to the 

crown of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, 153 

June 20. Certificate. T. Weaver, that a certain warrant dated Xov. 6, 1701, 

payable to Robt. Walters or order, has not been p:ud, 154 

June 29. Petition. Thomas Weaver, relative to his accounts, 155 

June 29. Petition (French). Daniel Bondet, minister at Xew Rochelle, rela- 
tive to his salary, and the proceedings of the council thereon, . . . 156 
[In X. T. Doa HisL, m, 929.] 

June 29. Answer. Capt. Samuel Vetch to the petition of Edward Antill, 
attorney to John Savine, late of the city of Xew York, merchant, 
in regard to a claim for a sloop, 157-171 

June 29. Accounts of the several tavern keepers of Xew York, for quarter- 
ing soldiers in their houses, 158 

June 30. Account. Robt. Livingston, for disbursements on account of the 

Indians, 159 

July. Various other accounts against the government, 160-169 

June SO. Petition. T. Weaver, to have his chests and pajiers, Uken by the 

sheriff or coroner, restored to him, 169 

June 30. Salaries of civil officers of the government, 1 70 

July 2. Order of the queen in council, admitting Xicholas Bayard to appe.il 

to her majesty from the proceedings of the courts of Xew York, 172 
pn X. T. Col Doa. IV, 961.] 
July 2. Like order in favor of John Hutchins, 173 

July 29. Petition. David Schuyler and Robt. Livingston, junior, relative to 

the excise at Albany, 174 

July 27. Commission. Jacobus van Dyck, to be chyrurgeon "of the garrison 

at Schenectady, 1 75 

July 27. Letter. The council to lord Combury, at Albany, informing him 
NerTotk. that Mr. Weaver has absconded ; death of Duncan Campbell, also 
of rev. Mr. Gordon of Jamaica, L. I. ; Mr. Vesey gone to bury 
him, ." 176 

July 27. Letter. The council to the governors of the neighboring provinces, 
New Tort for the arrest of Thomas Weaver, lat€ Collector and receiver, 177 

July. Account current between Wm. Blathwaite and the countess of 

Bellomont, 178 

Sept. 8. Petition. Bemardus Freerman of Schenectady, minister of the gos- 
pel to the Indians, relative to his salary, 179 

Sept. 12. Petition. Jos. Short, master, John Morgan, carpenter, Edward 
Jones, gunner, John Xickes, boson, Rich'd Down, John Cooper, 
Xicholas Blaaford and James Gutter, sailors, belonging to the 
ship Elizabeth and Katharine, John Wake, deceased, was com- 
mander, relative to their pay, 180 

Sept. 12. Petition. Lowrens Thom-as, relative to a claim against Jacob 

Rutsen, one of the justices of the county of Ulster, 181 

Sept. 16. Petition. Dame 3Iary Sloughter, widow of col. Henry Slonghter, 

former governor, for money due him, 182 



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[Thus • msrked are in Dutch.] 



1:02. 
Sept. IT. Order in council relative to capt. Xanfan's warrants upon the gov- 

erniuent, T. . . 1 

June i& Oct. Account of the expenses of lord Cornbury's expedition to Albany, 
to renew the covenant chain with the Five Nations and other 
Indians, -2, 53 

Vouchers in support of the same. S-o'j 

Aug. Account of money disbursed by Uichard Stokes, since lord Corn- 
bury went to Albany -t 

Oct.& Nov. Account of expenditures during the governor's stay at Jamaica, 

L. I. ; expedition to Albany. ". ."i3-o7 

Sept. 5. Journal. David Schuyler, Wessel Ten Urook and Jean Uosie's expe- 
dition to Canada and back, with account of tiicir expenses, oO 

Oct. 2S. Writ of error in the case of col. Nicholas Bayard 60 

Oct. 26. Petition. John Ilutchins, for .in appeal in iiis case 60 

Oct. S. Jlinutes of a Court of Sessions held at the city hall, Albany, 61 

Oct. 7. Calendar of the inferior Court of Common Pleas held at the citv 

hall, Albany '. 62 

Certificate. Ellis Duxbury and others, justices of Richmond comity, 
in regard to laying out a higiiway through William Teliier's land, 63 

Oct. 12. Petition. Johannes Groenendyke, excise master at Albany, for an 

abatenient i^i' his rout, 64 

Oct. 17. Letter. 1?. Cosens, clerk of the council, to the officer of the troop 
j«m«ica. ui. in Queens county, desiring him to wait on the governor at col. 

Willet's, and to attend to his commands, Oo 

Oct. 20. Petition. Elders of the four Dutch chnrches of Urookland. Flat- 
bush, Flatlands and Now l^trecht, in Kings ^m., for permission to 
call l?eri\ardus Frcenuan, of Schenectady 66 

[hi N. Y. IVk. Hist., UI, l:!'.i.l 

Oct. 21. Depositions. Jonns Kiinsen, Johannes Symonsc and Jacobus IV- 

beavois, relative to the calling of Bernardus Freernian as minister, 67 
[hi X. Y. Poo. Uist., lU, in 1 

Oct. 23. Order of council on the preceding petition 67 

Oct. 22. Memorandum to ]>rcparc letters to the neighboring governments 
relative to their respective contribution tor the defense of the 
frontiers of N ew York i'^ 

Oct. 2S. Petition. Thomas Davis, tor his pay as riding messenger on the 

island of N assau, C>9 

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Oct. 29. Assignment. Edward Corbitt to Johannes Abeel, of his claim for 

furnishing two block houses and an officer with firewood, at Albany, 70 

Oct. 30. Petition. Thomas Roberts, fur the release of liia boat seized by the 

sheriii' of the county of Kings, as a deodand, 11 

Oct. 30. Petition. Hendrick van Dyck, of Albany, chyrurgeon, for two 

years' salary, 72 

Oct. 30. Letter. B. Cosens, 'clerk of the council, to Benjamin van de Water, 
to appear before the council to answer a petition of Richard Still- 
well, sheriff of Kings county, 72 

Oct. 30. Petition. Richard Stilwell, sheriff of Kings co., complaining that 

B. van de Water interfered with him in the discharge of his duty, 73 

Oct. 30. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to the justices of the peace 
of Ulster county, requiring them to pay arrears of taxes, on pain 
of prosecution, 74 

Nov. 3. Depositions. John Lake and Thomas Stillwell, as to the conflicting 

claims of the old and new sheriff of Kings county, 74 

Nov. 3. Depositions. John Griggs, Thomas Stillwell, John Lake, Thomas 
Cravan, of Gravesend, Kings county, as to a dispute between 
Richard Stillwell, present sheriff of said county, and Benjamin 
van de Water, late slieriff, respecting their powers in summoning 
a jury of inquest, 75 

Nov. 1. * Account. John Sanders Glen, for firewood for the garrison at 

Schenectady, 76 

Nov. 2. Petition. Inhabitants of the town of Huntington, L. I., that Oyster 

bay may be made an open port, 76 

Nov. 4. Inventory and appraisment of sundry goods and chattels of William 
Barker, deceased, by Samuel Cooper and Thomas Topping, of 

Southampton, L. I., 77 

Account. Gertrude, executrix of Stephen van Cortland, of goods 
&c., furnished the government from Feb., 1698, to Jan, 1702; 
warrants issued, 78 

June 4. Petition. Gertrude, widow of Stephen van Cortland, deceased, 
relative to her husb.and's claims on the government ; report of the 
commissioners of accounts, and order thereon, 79 

June 27. Report. Tho. Noell, mayor of New York, John Barberie and 
Thomas Lurting, on the petition of the widow of col. Stephanus 
van Cortland, 80 

Feb. 17. Account. Stephanus van Cortlandt, against the government, and 
report of Sa. Sh. Broughton, Rip van Dam and Caleb Heathcote 
thereon, 81 

Account of the expenses of buildings in Fort William Henry, 
New York, 82 

Account of firewood delivered at Fort William Henry from Jan. 

17, 1699, to Jan. 27, 1701, „ 83 

Account for furnishing the officers' chambers in the fort, 84 

Account of furniture ordered by the governor for the officers' cham- 
bers in the fort at Albany, 1699 and 1700, 85 



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1702. 

Account of supplies sent to the compank's at An)any, by order of 
the governor, in 1700, " 86 

Account of disbursements by Stephanus van Cortlandt, for re[>airing 
the house of col. Win. Smith, for lodging the soldiers, 1700, .... 87 

Account of disbursements by Stephen van Cortlandt for the soldiers 
during their mutiny, 1 700, 88 

Nov. 9. List of papers submitted by capt. Nanfan to the council, relating to 

the sloop Mary and another vessel, 80 

1701. Journal of the sloop ^Mary's voyage to Quebec and thence to Mar- 
tha's vineyard, 90 

Xov. 27. Inventory of the cargo of the slot)p Mary, driven ashore and 

abandonedat Monta'uke, " 91, 07, 99, 100 

Dec. Depositions. Abraham Schellenx, Ebenezer Leek and Wm. IJose, 
relating to the above wreck, and two invoices of goods taken out 
of the sloop Mary, 92 

Oct. 16. Inventory of goods received on board of and delivered from the 

sloop Mary at Quebec, 9.3 

Nov. 29. Inventory of sails, running ringing and other materials of the sloop 

Mary, ." T . . .".' 94 

] 702. 
May 19. Affidavit. John Wicks relative to the disposition of certain goods 
taken from the sloop Mary by doctor Wade, Henry Ludlam, and 

others, Southampton, L. I., 95 

1701. 
Nov. 6. List of papers relating to the sloop driven ashore at Montauke, 

delivered by lieut. Charles Oliver to the council, 96, 101 

Dec. 18. Receipt. T. Weaver, collector, to Charles Oliver, for goods re- 
ceived into tiie custom house. New York, 98 

Dec. 1. Names of those who watched the goods on the beach of Montauket, 

when the sloop Mary was driven in shore there, 99 

1702. 

April 10. Receipt. T. Weaver, collector, to C. Oliver, of condemned goods 

out of the sloop Society, .^ 1 00 

Nov. 6. Petition. Benjamin van de Water, late sherifl" of Kings county, re- 
lative to his interference with the present sherift" on an inquest, 102 

Nov. 9. Letter. Lord Cornbury to the governor of New Jersey, calling for 

Nen-York. the quota of money ($500 stg.) which that province is to pay 

towards building forts on the northern frontier, 103 

Nov. 9. Letter. Lord Cornbury to the governor of Virginia, on the same 

New York. SubjeCt, 1 04 

Oct. 10. Petition. Jacob Staats, for two years' pay as surgeon to the garri- 
son at Albany, 105 

Aug. 22. Certificate. James Weemes, Johannes Bleecker, mayor, and Johan- 
nes Schuyler, alderman, that col. Peter Schuyler had delivered 
wood at the fort iu Albany according to contract, 105 

Oct. 29. Account of expenditures for the fort and garrison at Albany, by 

capt. James Weemes, 106 



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Nov. 2. Account. Beuoni Corlaer, for glazing in the fort at Albany, 107 

1702. 
May 18. Account. Hen. Holland, for candles furnished the fort at Albany, . 107 

Nov. Account of necessaries furnished John Lalander for his journey 

home to Canada, 107 

Nov. 11. Petition. Capt. James Weems, in relation to the arrears of pay 

due his company, 108 

Nov. 11. Petition. Peter Villepoutoux, complaining of the old sheriff of 
Westchester county, for not putting in execution a writ against 
Jeremiah Fowler, and desiring that the same be placed in the 
hands of the new sheriff of Westchester, 109 

Nov. 11. Petition. Freeholders and inhabitants of the town of Hempstead, 

Queens county, to have Oysterbay made a port of entry, 110 

Nov. 11. Petition. Freeholders and inhabitants of Oysterbay, Queens county, 

for a port of entry there, Ill 

Nov. 11. Petition. Lieut. Robert Gwin, of major Ingoldesby's company, to 

be furnished such necessaries as are customary to lieutenants, 112 

Nov. 11. Petition. Lieut. Matthew Shanke, for arrears of his pay retained 

by capt. Nanian, 113 

Nov. 11. Petition. Edward Antill, for compensation for four guns taken 

from his vessel by order of the then government, 114 

Nov. 11. Bond. Thomas Willett, Samuel Height, John Tallman and Francis 
Doughty, of Queens co., that John Hutchins, condemned to death 
for treason, will prosecute his appeal to the Queen in council, 115 

Nov. 12. Letter. Barne Cosens, clerk of council, notifying all sheriffs that 
they may charge three pence per mile traveling fees, in serving 
writs, 116 

Nov. 12. Account. Abraham Schuyler, for the expenses of his journey to and 

stay at Onondaga, and among the Senecas, 116 

Nov. 12. Account. John Abeel, for supplies to and services on account of 

the Indians, 117 

Nov. 13. Account. John Luycasse and William Roby, for a journey to and 

stay at Onondaga five months, 118 

Nov. 13. Account. Thomas Willi.ams, for firewood furnished block house at 

Alb.iny, 119 

Nov. 14. Answer. Capt. John Nanfan, to the order in council relative his 

third of the proceeds of two condemned vessels, 120 

Nov. 14. Minute of council declaring the answer of capt. John Nanfan to 
their resolution of inquiry as the condemnation of the two vessels, 
insuflicient, 121 

Answer. Capt. John Nanfan to lieut. Shank's petition in relation 
to arrears of pay, 122 

Nov. 18. Letter. Capt. Nanfan to B. Cosens, asking for a return of papers 

he h.anded in to the council for the purpose of his defense, 122 

Nov. 19. List of papers delivered in council by capt. John Nanfan, viz. : 123 



Vol. XLVI.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 301 

GOVERNOR CORNIiURY. 

1 702. 1.A0K. 

Petition. Capt. John Nanl'an, relating to the seizure and condem- 
nation of tlie two sloops, and other official acts as lieul. gov. of 
the province (No. 1), \'2i, 1J5, 1-20 

An account of goods disposed of (No. 2), 127 

An accoiuit of goods delivered to Slater (Xo. ."<), 128 

1701. 
Dec. 30. Appraisement of the cargo of the sloop Mary, by Isaac D'Reimer 

and David Provost (No. 4), ' 129 

1702. 
April 20. Appraisal of the cargo of the sloop Society, by Isaac D'Reimer and 

David Provosts (No. 5), 1 30 

Nov. 1 9. Appraisal of the goods imported in the sloop Society, made by order 

of the Court of Admiralty, 131 

Nov. 1 9. Same in the case of the sloop Mary, 132 

List of individual accounts against the sloops Mary and Society 
(No. 6), T 133 

Invoice of goods from the sloop Society (No. 7), 134 

Dividends and charges paid to capt. Nanfan, of the avails of the 
sloops Mary and Society (No. 9), 135 

Nov. 21. Petition. Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, for arrears of pay due 

him, 136 

Nov. 27. Account of disbursements made by col. Wm. Smith, on account of 

the sloops Mary and Society, 138 

Nov. Bond. Governor and coimcil to Rip van Dam, for £200 advanced 

to the government, at 10 per cent, 13 

Nov. 27. Account of house rent, salaries and incidental expenditures of the 

General Assembly, 140 

Nov. 24. Petition. James Evetts, searcher and waiter in the custom house, 

for additional salary, 1-11 

Nov. 24. Petition. Rev. Alexander Innes, clerk, for balance of salary due 

him, 142 

Nov. 24. Petition. Sarah Smyth, widow, complaining of one Richard Smyth, 
and praying to have a decree of the court of equity in relation to 
her husband's estate executed, she having now living 50 children 
and grandchildren, whom she is desirous of providing for, 143 

Nov. 25. Petition. William Carter and James Evetts, praying the erection of 

a chimney in the custom house, New York, 144 

Dec. 9. Memorandum of the number of men lying in the fort (at New York), 
and of supplies necessary for them, signed John Riggs and John 
Person, ^■^^ 

Nov. 13. Petition. John Abeel, for pay for furnishing firewood to block 

liouses at Albany, for half a year, 146 

Dec. 10. Letter. Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, to the sheriff of Albany, 
inclosing an order to summon John van Alen and others to appear 
before the council, ^'^^ 



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Dec. 10. Petition. Peter Peiret, minister of the French congregation in 
New York, in relation to arrears of a pension formerly allowed 
liira and rev. Mr. Vesey, 147 

Nov. 30. * Certificate. The inhabitants of Kinderhook, in favor of Paulus 

van Vleq, precentor and schoolmaster of that place, 148 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 894.] 

Dec. 11. Commission. John Bridges and Sampson Shelton Broughton, 
to collect evidence in regard to the trial of the appeal of col. 
Nicholas Bayard, 147, 111 

Nov. 23. Affidavit. "William Nicoll, as to the fidelity of the report of the 
trial of col. Nicholas Bayard, printed in a volume, by William 
Bradford, at New York, in 1 702, 150 

Nov. 23. Affidavit. John Tuder, practitioner at law, to the same purport as 

the foregoing, 151 

Dec. 9. Affidavit. Thomas Sanders, of New York, bolter, and Isaac Stouten- 
burgh, carpenter, two of the petit jury, on the trial of col. Nich- 
olas Bayard, as to the ignorance of said jury of the law of high 
treason, 152 

Dec. 4. Affidavit. David Jamison, attorne3'-at-law, corroborating the cor- 
rectness of the printed report of the above trial, and his own 
exclusion from the court, by the judge, 153 

Nov. 17. Affidavit. Samuel Clowes, of Nassau isl.and, William Rich.'irdson, 
Robert Crannill, Francis Sherman, Thomas Button, Richard 
Flemming, Jno. Griggs, Richard Bouel, Hannah Hutchins and 
John Reade, witnesses on ihe trial of col. Nicholas Bayard, of 
the correctness of the report of said trial, 154 

Nov. 23. Affidavit. James Emott, of New York, counselor, to the same 

effect, 155 

Nov. 23. Affidavit. Paroculus Parmyter, practicer-at-law, to the same effi;ct, 156 

Dec. 4. Affidavit. Edward Antill, to the same effect, 157 

Nov. 17. Minute of the evidence of Sam'l Clowes on the trial of capt. John 

Hutchins, and of judge Attwood's meddling with the jury, 158 

Nov. 23. Affidavit. James Wright, of New York, binder sheriff, relative to 

conduct of judge Atwood on the trial of capt. Tohn Hutchins,.. . 159 

Nov. 23. Affidavit. Edward Marshall, of Now York, tailor, relative to 
addresses to the king, &c., he saw at the house of capt. John 
Hutchins, 160 

Nov. 30. Affidavit. Abraham Kipp, of New York, brewer, as to the con- 
duct of Thomas Weaver, solicitor gen'l, before the grand jury, in 
the cases of col. Nicholas Bayard and capt. John Hutchins, 161 

Nov. 30. Affidavit. Jacob Boelen, of New York, silversmith, rel.ative to pro- 
ceedings before the grand jury in the cases of Nicholas Bayard 
and John Hutchins, 162 

Nov. 30. Affidavit. William Jackson, cordwainer, John van Hoorne, bolter, 
Burger Myndevs, blacksmith, Gerret van Hoorne, bolter, Johannes 
vaiider Spiegle, bolter, all of New York, grand jurors in the 
cases of Nicholas Bayard and John Hutchins, as to the conduct 
of Mr. Weaver before them 163 



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n02. . P,,,i.;. 

Kov. 30. Affidavits. John van Home and Burger ;\IynJers, as to the fiiullng 

of tin' grand jury in the above cases, '. 164 

Nov. 30. Atlidavit. Gerrit van llorne, on tlie same subject, 105 

Nov. 30. Affidavit. John vander Spiegk', on the same siil)joct, 16G 

Dec. 2. Affidavit. John van Santen, of New York, blockniaker, on the 

same subject, 107 

Dec. 2. Affidavit. William Jackson, of New York, cordwainer, on the 

same subject, 108 

Dec. 2. Affidavit. Peter van Tilburgh, of New York, bolter, on the same 

subject, T 109 

Dec. 2. Affidavit. Johannes van Gieson, of New York, shopkeeper, on the 

same subject, 1 VO 

Dec. 3. Affidavit. Joh.annes Outman, of New York, merchant, on the same 

subject, 171 

Dec. 3. Affidavit. Ilendrick Gellisen IMyer, of New York, cordwainer, on 

the same subject, 172 

Dec. 7. Affidavit. Bartholomew Le Roux, of New York, goldsmith, rela- 
tive to his signing three addresses at the house of John Hutchins, 173 

Dec. 7. Affidavit. George Stanton, brewer, and Robert Anderson, carpen- 
ter, both of New York, relative to their signing addresses at the 
house of John Hutchins, and the conduct of Judge Atwood, on 
the trial of John Hutchins, 174 

Dec. 7. Affidavit. Jolin Ellison, of New York, merchant, on the same 

subject, 175 

Dec. 7. Affidavit. William Huddleston, relative to his drawing a petition 
for Mrs. Hutchins (copy of said petition annexed), and proceed- 
ings of lieut. gov. Nanfan towards him, 176 

Dec. 11. Petition. Elias and John Pelletreau, chandlers, for pay for candles 

furnished by order of lieut. gov. Nanfan, 178 

Receipts for candles received from Messrs. Pelletreau, of various 
dates, from May 6, to September 9, 1702, 179-181 

Dec. 24. Petition. Geesie Vanderclyst, widow, for relief in a court of 
equity against Abraham De Peyster, who hath foreclosed a mort- 
gage which she alleges hath been paid, 182 

Dec. 19. Petition. Edward Folwell, of London, relative to his claim to lands 

in this province, 183 

Dec. 19. Petition. Robert Livingston, junior, relative to bis salary as store- 
keeper for Fort Orange, at Albany, 184 

Dec. 22. List of civil officers of the government, with their salaries, 184 

Dec. 24. Account. Mr. Evett, for building a chimney in the custom house, . 185 
Dec. 18. Account. William Hudson, for mason work done at the custom 

house, 185 

Dec. 19. Account for carpenters' work done at the custom house, 186 



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Dec. 24. Petition. Benjamin Faneuil, setting forth that he had purchased a 
building for distilling rum from molasses, on the marsh of the 
fresh water, New York, and praying permission to continue his 
business notwithstanding the late proclamation, and to erect a 
wharf on the water side, 1 i 



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[Thus * marked are in Dutch.] 
1V02. 

Dec. 24. Petition. Joseph Isaacs and Moses Levi, praying permission to 

complete the distillation of rum, which they had commenced,. . . 1 

Dec. 24. Petition. Margaret van Schayck, surviving executrix of Mathew 
Clarkson, late secretary of the province, deceased, for arrears 
of his salary, 2 

Dec. 24. Petition. Joseph Isaacs, for permission to complete the manufac- 

tuie of rum he has begun (signature in Hebrew characters), 3 

Dec. 24. Memorandum. Quantity of rum ready to be manufactured in New 
York, presented to the council by Mr. Fanconnier and Dr. 
Rokeby, 4 

Dec. 24. Petition. Is.aac Rodrigues Marquis, for permission to complete the 

manufacture of rum already commenced, 5 

Dec. 24. Petition. Augustus Lucas, to the same purport, 6 

Dec. 25. Memorandum. Custom house officers' salaries, 1 

Dec. 27. Letter. Paroculus Parmyter to Daniel Honan, secretary of the 
New York. province, expressing sui-pri.se that he has not yet received permis- 
sion to sue William Lawrence, " as the way to justice ought to 
be like the way to hell, smooth and broad," 7 

Warrant to arrest four deserted seamen, belonging to the pink 
Eagle, 7 

Dec. 31. Account. Jean Le Chevalier, for work done on the fort by the 

governor's orders, 8 

Dec. 31. Account. John Bo wen, for ringing the bell and digging graves for 

thirteen deceased soldiers (names given), 8 

Dec. 31. Petition. Edward Cole, sergeant-at-arms to the house of repre- 
sentatives, for the apprehension of Jacobus Vanderspiegel, Mar- 
tin Clock and Arien Hoglandt, who have escaped from his custody, 9 

Dec. 31. Salaries of the civil officers of the government, 10 

Dec. 31. Petition. Cornelia, wife of Thomas Allison, that the sureties for 
her husband may be released, he having left the city of New 
York, 10 



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GOVERNOR CORNBCRY. 

1702. . 

Dec. Letter. Jolin Nantan to Mr. Cosens, asking for certain minutes of 

the council, 11 

Dec. 31. Letter. Paroculns Parmyter to William Lawrence, inclosing two 

bills of costs against him, 11 

Dec. 31. Petition. Paroculus Parmyter, for permission to take legal meas- 
ures to collect a debt against Wm. Lawrence, one of the council, 12 

1703. Petition. Jacob Isaac, for remission of duty on goods imported, . . 13 

Test signed by J. Billopp, Daniel Lake, Tho. Stillwell, Lambert 
Garrison, William Tillyer, Nathaniel Britton, Ephrem Taylor, 
F. Antonisen van Pelt and Cornelius Nefes, 14 

Oath of allegiance signed by Ellis Duxbury and the same parties,. . 15 

Pardon of John Tathara, 13 

Jan. Account. Robert Edwards, for work at Fort William Henry, .... 13 

Jan. 13. Account. Isaac Lenoir, for house rent, fire and light for the gov. 

and council at Jamaica, L. I., 17 

Jan. 13. Letter. William Laurence to lord Cornbury, apologizing for his 

absence from the council on account of sickness, 17 

Jan. 14. Petition. Samuel Denton, of Hempstead, for the arrest of his 
negro slave, who has been run oft' and concealed in Westchester 
county, 18 

Jan. 14. Order. The sheriff of Westchester co. to deliver the above negro 
woman, named Mando, to the sheriff of Queens co. ; sheriff's 
return — " cannot find the negro woman," 19 

Jan. 14. Letter. Thomas Noxon, sheriff of Ulster co., to Nicholas Bayard, 
Kingfitowne. relative to arrears of taxes, 20 

Jan. 26. Letter. Nicholas Bayard to Mr. Cosens, inclosing the above, 20 

Jan. 14. Affidavit. Paroculus Parmyter, relative to the indebtedness to him 

of Wm. Lawrence, one of the council, 20 

Jan. 15. Letter. Jacob Turck, sheriff, to B. Cosens, clerk of the council, 
AibaDy. relating to the arrest of Joh.annis van Allen, Conrad Borghgardt, 

Abraham van Alstyn and Herman van Jansen, 21 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 895.] 
Jan. 21. Petition. Margaret Stokes, for compensation for injuries received 
by her husband during his voyage to Albany, attending the late 
lieutenant-governor, 22 

Jan. 21. Letter. Clerk of the council to the sheriffs of the several counties, 
calling for a return of the number of persons in their several 
bailiwicks, 23 

Jan. 27. Return of the several caveats filed in the office of the secretary of 

the province, 23, 33 

Jan. 28. Petition. Coenrat Borghgardt, being summoned by the sheriff of 

Albany, that his case may be postponed till spring, 25 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 895.] 

Jan. 28. Petition. Samuel Blackraan, for payment of his account, 26 



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Jan. 29. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to the sheriff of Albany, 
New York. relative to the summoning of certain persons (see p. 21), 27 

Feb. 2. Account. Francois de Foenne, surgeon, for medicine and attend- 
ance on the soldiers in Fort William Henry, 27 

Feb. 2. Petition. Robert Livingston, junior, for payment of the expenses 

of his journey to Onondaga, with account, 28 

April 1. Account. Samuel Blackman, for surveying lumber, &o., and report 

thereon, 29 

Feb. 2. Account. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, for stationery, etc.; report 

thereon, 30 

Feb. 2, Petition and account of William Bradford, printer for the province, 

and report thereon, 32 

Feb. 3. Affidavit. Samuel and John Smith, of Queens county, relative to 

infidel remarks of Jonathan Whitehead, a justice of the peace,. . 34 

[lu N. T. Doc. Hist., Ill, 200.] 

Feb. 2. Account. John D'Honneur, of expenses as an express to Albany ; 

report thereon, 35 

Feb. 2. Account. Servas Morrisett, for work done at Fort William Henry ; 

report thereon, 37 

Feb. 2. Account. Nauning Harmesen, for the hire of his sloop to carry 

stores for the Indians ; report thereon, 37 

Feb. 2. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at the city hall, in the city of 

Albany, 39 

Feb. 4. Evidence taken against Paroculus Parmyter, in relation to the suit 

of John Lawrence against col. Willett, 40 

Feb. 5. Minutes of an inferior Coui't of Common pleas held for the city and 

county of Albany, 41 

Feb. 5. Petition. Lieut. Thomas Sanders, for the repayment of money 
expended by him in pursuing deserters from the ship Jersey, with 
account, 42 

Feb. 5, Petition. Oliver Besley, for compensation for powder taken from 
his brother-in-law, John Thevett, by Jacob Leisler, then com- 
mander of the garrison, 42 

Feb. 5, Petition. David de Bonrepos, minister of the French congrega- 
tion on Staten island, relative to his salary, with proceedings of 
lord Bellomont's council, on the same subject, 42, 53 

Feb. 6. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to col's Beeckraan and 
De Meyer, Esopus, directing them to summon the old justices, 
and examine them in relation to the disposition of the taxes, .... 43 

Sept. 6. Account. Margaret, widow of Richard Stokes, for her .attendance 

on It. gov. Nanfan at Albany ; report thereon, 44, 54 

Account. Paroculus Parmyter, against Mr. Lawrence, 44 

Feb. 17. Report. Rip van Dam and Matthew Ling, on the matters in dis- 
pute between Paroculus Parmyter and William Lawrence, 45 

Feb. 18. Letter. Clerk of the council to Mr. Vaughton and others, who have 

filed caveats in the secretary's office, 46 



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GOVKRNOR CORNBURY. 
1T03. P^OE. 

Feb. 18. Petition. Samuel Bayard, relative to furnishing firewood to the 

garrison ; report tliereou, with .account, 46 

Feb. 19. Warrant for the arrest of Edward Pettie, Joseph Conckline and 
William Bradley, of Southold, Suffolk co., for aiding the deserters 
from the ship Jersey, 47, 48 

Feb. 19. Petition. Paroculus Parmyter, for relief in equity against William 

Lawrence and others, indebted to him, with account, 49, 50 

Feb. 20. Petition. Robert Walter, for his pay for firewood furnished the fort 

in New York, 51 

Feb. 20. Report. Wm. Smith, Sa : Sh : Broughton and William Lawrence, 

of the council, on the claims of Robert Livingston, 52 

Commission. Rev'd John Sharp, to be chaplain to the forces in the 
province, 54 

INIinute that the will of Mary Slater was proved 29 Sept. last, 54 

Feb. 22. Certificate of John Nanfan, respecting Mrs. Stokes' account, 55 

Feb. 24. Affidavit. Joseph Baylye, in relation to the complaint against 
justice Whitehead, for sabbath-breaking; declaration of John 
Smith, of Little Plains, justice of the peace, on the same 
subject, 53 

[In N_ Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 200.] 

Feb. 25. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to the sheriff of Queens 

New York. CO., to summon Nehemiah Smith and William Glenn, church 

wardens, Hope Carpenter, Nathaniel Denton, Thomas Smith, 

William Bloodgood, Thomas Willet, David Wright, John Coe, 

Content Titus, Joseph Sacket and John Berrien, vestrymen, of 

the town of Jamaica, to appear before the council, 56 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., Ill, 201.] 

Feb. 25. Petition. Robert Milward, for payment for attending a special 
commission of oyer and terminer, at Albany, as public prose- 
cutor ; bill for services ; order and report thereon, 57 

Feb. 25. Petition. Bartholomew Le Fourt, for compensation for firewood 

delivered at Fort William Henry, 58 

Feb. 25. Bond. Bartholomew Le Fourt, to indemnify the province against 
the production of a lost warrant for the payment of firewood 
furnished Fort William Henry, , 59 

Feb. 27. Letter. Thomas Hicks, sheriff of Queens co., to Barne Cosens, 
Jamaica. Stating that he had summoned Nehemiah Smith and William 
Glenn, churchwardens, Hope Carpenter, Nathaniel Denton, 
Thomas Smith, William Bloodgood, Thomas Willet, David 
Wright, John Coe, Content Titus, Joseph Sacket and John 
Berrien, vestrymen, of Jamaica, 60 

March 2. Letter. Jacob Turck, sheriflf of Albany county, to B. Cosens, clerk 
Albany. of the council, relating to summoning certain persons ; and to the 

number of males, &c., 60 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 896.] 

March 4. Petition. Joseph Sacket, in behalf of the town of Newtown 
(L. I.), praying a survey of that town according to the patent 
of 166f, 61 



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March 6. Letter. Clerk of the council to the justices of Queens county, 
New York. dismissing John Parcell from the ofBce of collector, he being 

an illiterate person, 61 

March 6. Warrant to the sheriff of Suffolk co., to arrest all persons inter- 
fering with Thomas Cardale, a surveyor, employed to lay out 
land at Montauket, 62 

March 10. Letter. William Herrick, sheriff of Suffolk county, to B. Cosens, 
Southoid. informing him that he had summoned Isaac Arnold, Thomas 
Mapes and Thomas Young, justices of the peace, to appear before 
the council, but could not find the others, 63 

March 6. Account. Rip van Dam, for building a vault in Fort Ann, New 

York ; report thereon, 64 

March 11. Certificate. P. Schuyler, Dirck Wessels, and J. Abeel, that France 

Winne has furnished a block house at Albany with firewood, 65 

March 11. Petition. Mayor, aldermen and commonalty of New York, praying 
a grant of all vacant land from low to high water mark, fronting 
the harbor from the east side of Red Hook, on Nassau island, to 
the east side of the Wallabout, for convenience of ferries, 65 

March 16. Caveat. Jacob Hansen, Hendrick Vechte and Cornelius Vanduyn, 
trustees of Brookland, against granting the prayer of the above 
petition, 65 

March 11. Order to the commissioner for man.aging the oflice of collector and 
receiver-general, to pay Johannes Groenendyke, late farmer of the 
excise of Albany, £68. 18. 3, 66 

March 11. Petition. Lawrence Clase [Viele], for his pay as interpreter to 
the Indians, and account for sweeping the chimneys of Fort 
Ann, New York, 67 

March 11. Petition. Tavernkeepers of the city of New York (with names), 

for compensation for soldiers billeted on them; report thereon,.. 68 

March 18. Petition. Barne Cosens, escheator-general, for his pay, he having 
seized the estates of Onzell van Swieten and Robert Livingston, 
of New York, and Boudewyn De Witt, of Ulster county, 69 

March 22. Petition. Benardus Freerman, Minister of Schenectady, for two 
years' salary due him as missionary to the Indians, he having 
taken great pains " in translating severall divine things into their 
language," 70 

March 25. Warrant to the sheriff of Suffolk county, to arrest Nathaniel 
Bishop, for molesting Thomas Cardale, deputy pro\ancial sur- 
veyor, in the discharge of his duty, with return of his arrest, 71, 72, 73 

March 25. Petition. Paroculus Parmyter, for permission to pursue his profes- 
sion in the several courts of the province, from which he had been 
suspended, 74 

March 25. Petition. William Davis, elei-k in the custom house, for a salary,. . 75 

March 29. Letter. S. Clowes, clerk of Queens county, to Bai-ne Cosens, clerk 
Jamaica, of the council, informing him that the justices had appointed 

Thomas Morrell, collector of Newtown, 76 



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1703. . j.„az. 

March 29. Order. John Corbett, Robert Lurting, Jeremiah Tothill and 
William Anderson, to appraise the Eagle galley and her cargo, 
she having been seized for an infraction of the revenue laws, .... 77 

April 1. Petition. Thomas Davis, riding messenger on the island of Nassau, 

to be allowed his .ictual expenses in addition to his salary, 78 

April 2. Petition. Peter Schuyler, Killian van Rensselaer and Dirck 
Wessels, for relief under their contract for victualing the forces 
on the frontiers, and that the countess of Bellomont may not be 
allowed to leave the country until they are paid, 79 

April 2. Account of interest due col. Peter Schuyler and company, for money 

advanced by them for victualing the forces at Albany, 80 

1697. 
Sept. Extract of a letter from Gilbert Heathcote to col. Benj. Fletcher, on 

the above subject, 81 

1703. 
April 2. Certificate. James Weenies, that col. Peter Schuyler had furnished 

firewood to the garrison at Albany, 82 

April 5. Petition. John Merritt, on behalf of the justices of Orange 
county, to have proper days assigned for holding courts in said 
county, 83 

April 5. Petition. David de Bonrepos, French minister on Staten island, in 

relation to his salary, 84, 85 

April 8. Account. Thomas Longworth, for services about the sloop Dis- 
covery, and her voyage from Southold to New York ; report 



ther 



eon, 



April 9. Report. Henry Beekman, W. D'Meyer and The. Gaston, in rela- 
KiDgstowne. tion to the quit-rents of Ulster and Dutchess counties ; the owners 

of the greatest part of the latter are non-residents, 87 

April 13. Petition. William Carter, comptroller of the customs, that he may 

be allowed fees, 88 

Api-il 13. Petition. Daniel Honan, secretary of the province, in relation to 

his salary, 89 

April 13. Account. Rich.ard Green and three others, of the ship Jersey, for 
services on board the pink Hope, seized by order of the admi- 
ralty ; report thereon, 90 

April 13. Warrant of commitment to the jail of New York, of John Mulford, 
Thomas Chatfield, Richard Shaw, William Scallenger, Daniel 
Bishop and Manassah Kempton, charged with riot in Suftolk 
county, 90 

April 13. Order. Peter Schuyler and the mayor of Albany, to report the 
easiest way of building stock.ade forts at Nestigione and Half 

Moon, 91 

Names of the mate of the sloop Discovery, and of the person who 
went on board that vessel at Southold, 92 

April 14. Petition. Joseph Conkelyn and William Bradley, in explanation of 
their conduct on the sloop Discovery, and protesting their inno- 
cence of any intention of riot at Southold 93 



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April 15. Petition. Joseiili Conkelyn and William Bradley, acknowledging 
their oifense for opposing the lieut. of H. M. ship Jersey, and 
asking pardon for their otienses on board the sloop Discovery,. . . 94 

April 16. Petition. Peter van Brugh, for pay for his journey to Onondaga 

with col. Homer, in 1 700, 95 

April 16. Petition. John Baptist van Eps, interpreter to the Five Nations of 

Indians, for his pay ; reference and report thereon, 96 

Account. John Baptist van Epps, for his journey to Onondaga to 
meet the Waganhaes, 97 

April 21. Affidavits. Mary Harris, John D.avid, Rob't Crannel, John Faget, 
Neeshe Vangee, and others, of New York, with accounts for 
quartering soldiers, 98-100 

April 21. Examination of John Mulford and others, of Easthampton, relative 
the interference with C.ardale, the surveyor, and order to the 
attorney-general to prosecute them, (see sxq)ra, p. 90), 100 

April 20. Petition. Richard Greener, sadler, for damages, he having been 

wounded through the buttocks, during the Leisler disorders, 101, 182 

Account. John Abeel, for col. Schuyler's company of militia, 102 

April 22. Petition. John Abeel, relative to a balance due by the government ; 

order of the council, and report thereon, 103 

April 22. Bottomry bill. Samuel Vetch, merchant, owner of the sloop Mary, 

to Abraham De Peyster, and others, 104 

April 22. Order. Sheriff of Ulster co. to summon Jacob Rutsen, Jacob 
Aertsen, Abraham Haasbrouck and John Heermans to appear 
before the council, 105 

April 27. Examin.ation of the sheriff of Suifolk county, relative to the case of 

Cardale, the surveyor (see p. 100), 106 

April 29. Report. Sampson Shelton Broughton, on the bill to enable the 

justices of Albany to pay arrears of their public charge, 107 

April 30. " The Flower bill." Amounts received and still due for the Onon- 
daga Fort, 108 

May 3. Return of the names of the collectors in Kings county, of the 

£1,500 and £1,000 tax, 109 

May 4. Minutes of the commissioners of public accounts from February 22, 

to May 4, 1703, 110 

Report of the committee appointed to inspect the debts of the 
province, Ill 

May. Petition. Maria Daniels, for abatement of excise in consequence of 

the death of her husband, 112 

May 3. Account of fees due lord Cornbury, for licenses to purchase land, 

warrants of survey, &c., with names of debtors, 113 

May 4. Petition. Sarah Smyth, of Smythfield, island of Nassau, widow, 
complaining of Richard Smyth, and asking that a decree in chan- 
cery concerning her real estate, may be enforced, 114 

May 8. Account of house rent, officers' salaries and other charges during 

this session of the General Assembly, 115 



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May 8. Report on the accounts of Barne Cosens, cschcator-general, 116 

May 13. Petition. Rob't Livingston, junior, for the audit and payment of 

his account against the government, with account, 1 1 7, 1 19 

Order to the commissioners for managing the oflSce of collector and 
receiver-general, in favor of Robert Livingston, junior, 118 

May 12. Petition. Nicholas Bayard and John Hutchins, for the reversal of 

the sentence against them, 120 

May 8. Order to appoint persons to appraise the anchor and armament of 
the sloop Society, lying at Southampton ; appraisal of Isaac 
Halsey and Thomas Topping, 121 

May 2 7. Amendments of the council to the bill for prohibiting the distilling 
of rum and burning of oyster shells iu the city of New York, or 
within half a mile distance of the city hall, 122 

May 26. Report recommending the passage of the bill for laying out, regu- 
lating, clearing and preserving the public common highways 
throughout the province, 123 

May 19. Amendments to the bill declaring the illegality of the proceedings 

against Nicholas Bayard and alderman John Hutchins, 12-t 

May 15. Message of the assembly, desiring that a committee of the council 
may be appointed to join with that of the house to consider the 
jjrint and papers transmitted from the council, 125 

May 14. Petition. Philip French, for the restoration of gims taken from him 

by Jacob Leisler, 126 

May 28. Message from the assembly informing the coimcil that it had 
agreed to the amendments to the bill prohibiting the distillation 
of rum and the burning of oyster shells within half a mile of the 
city hall, New York, 128 

May 31. Amendment reported to the council on the assembly bill for 

defraying the public charge, and maintaining the poor, 129 

May 31. Report in favor of the bill for the better and more speedy recovery 
of forfeitures under the act for the better settling the militia of 
the province, 130 

June 2. Report in favor of the assembly bill for the better establishment 

of the maintenance for the minister of the city of New York,. . . 131 

June 3. Message from the assembly acquainting the council that it had 
concurred in congratulating Her Majesty on the late success of 
her arms, 132 

May 20. Address of congratulation to Queen Anne on the late victories, 133 

June 3. Report to the council recommending the postponement of the bill 
for settling the estate of David Briggs, late of Southampton, 
Suffolk county, 136 

June 5. Resolution of the assembly to pay the clerk of the commissioners 

appointed to examine the public accounts, 137 

June 9. Report to the council in favor of the bill amending the act for 
appointing and enabling commissioners to take, state and examine 
the accounts of the revenue, 138 



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June 10. Message of the house of representatives requesting a committee 
of conference on the bill for building two batteries at the 
Narrows, 139 

June 10. Amendments in coimcil to the bill to enable towns to repair their 
meeting houses, and the act to enable the counties of Richmond 
and Westchester to build common jails, 140 

June 10. Message from the assembly calling for an account of the persons 
who have done services and advanced money to the govern- 
ment, 141, 142 

June 10. Resolution of the council in answer to the above, 143 

June 12. Amendments reported to the coimcil on the bill to ascertain the 

assize of casks, weights, &c., 144 

June 16. Address of the governor, council and house of representatives to 

the Queen Anne, on the state of the province, 145, 146 

June 16. Resolution of the assembly with regard to the above address, 147 

June 18. Amendment reported to the council on the bill for better enabling 
the farmers of the excise within the city of Albany to collect their 
excise, &c. ; provides for the erection of a free grammar school 
within that city, 149 

June 18. Reports on the bills to oblige persons to pay their arrears of the 

£1,000 tax, and relative to taking off certain duties, &c., 150 

June 19. Account of the house rent, officers' salaries and other incidental 

charges expended during this session of the General Assembly,. . 151 

Sundry accounts against the government, 152-159 

May 15. Petition. Abraham Hasbrouck, of the Paltz, apologising for his 
non-attendance on the council in consequence of a great freshet 
in that creek, 160 

May 19. Examination. Abraham Hasbrouck before the council in relation 

to the taxes of Ulster county, 161 

May 19. Letter. B. Cosens to the sheriff of Ulster county, discharging the 
New York. Order for the arrest of Abraham Hasbrouck, 162 

May 25. Petition. John and Daniel Lawrence for the remission of a judg- 
ment obtained against them in 1698, at a Court of Sessions for 
Queens county, 162 

May 25. Deposition. John Smith, one of the justices of the peace for 

Queens county, in relation to the above matter, 163 

May 27. Petition. Jacob Aertsen, of Kingston, Ulster county, to be he.ard 

on his accounts for arrear.ages, &c., 164 

May 27. Petition. Jacob Rutsen, of the county of Ulster, to be heard on his 

accounts for arrearages, &c., 165 

May 28. Report on the petition of Biirent Vrooman, 166 

April 22. Petition. Lawrence Claessen, for his pay as Indian interpreter, 

with account and report thereon, 166 

May 29. Letter. Barne Cosens, to the justices of Ulster county, to assist 
NewTork. Jacob Rutsen in settling his accounts in relation to the taxes, 167 



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1703. _ 

May 29. Petition. Church wardens of the Xether Dutch church of Sche- 
nectady, in relation to their minister, Bernardus Freerman, 168 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, liZ.] 

June 1. Petition. Peter Schuyler, for the repayment of money advanced by 

him to tlie government in 1688, with account; referred, .... 109-171 

June 3. Account. John Abeel, of expenditures for lieutenant Charles 

Oliver's detachment, 172 

May 27. Certificates that capt. Gerret Teunisse and Hendrick Rensselaer 

had delivered lime and stone for the fort at Albany, 173 

June 3. Letter. Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, to Samuel Clowes, 
New York. clcrk of the court of Queens co., to suspend further proceedings 

on a judgment against John and Daniel Lawrence, 173 

June 9. Minute of council referring the accounts of the late earl of Bello- 

mont for exanynation, 174 

June 10. Petition. Major Dirck Wessels, for compensation for a journey to 

Onondaga on Indian aft'airs, 175 

June 10. Petition. Barent Vrooraan, for his pay for firewood furnished the 

block house in Schenectady, with certificate, 176 

June 15. Petition. John Parker, .against the passage of the bill relating to 

the estate of David Briggs, of Southampton, Suffolk county, 177 

June 19. Petition. Caleb Heathcote, mayor of the borough of Westchester, 
for an additional grant of the Ferry from that place to the island 
of Nassau, 178 

June 19. Warrant to the attorney-general to prepare a draft for an additional 
grant of the Ferry to the island of Nassau, from the borough of 
Westchester, 180 

June 13. Petition. Lucretia, widow of Denyse Hegeman, of Flatbush, for 
pay for her husband's services as agent to the Indians east of 
Boston ; reference and report ; affidavit of Daniel Remsen on the 
subject, 181 

June 24. Petition. Dirck Yandenburgh, for the payment of money due him 

from the government, 183 

June 24. Account. Daniel Honan, of expenditures for the garrison at Fort 

Ann, New York, 184 

July 6. Letter. Johannes Cuyler to B. Cosens, relative to a release of quit- 
Albany, rents in Albany, 1 8.5 

July 20. Petition. John Embree, inhabitant and freeholder of the town of 
Flushing, Queens co., for an injunction against Wni. Lawrence 
trespassing on his land ; report on the same, 186 



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July 5. Cei-tificate. Thomas Hicks, John Marston, John Thorne, John 
Farrington, Elias Cornelus, William Bloodgood, Matthew Fai-- 
rington and others, freeholders of the town of Flushing, that 
they are willing that John Embree should have his ten acres of 
land, according to the custom of said town, 1 

July 15. Dediraus potestatem. "William Lawrence and Gerardus Beekman 
to administer the oaths of supremacy and objuration to John 
Tredwell, 1 

Petition. Jacobus Kierstead, of New York, mariner, in relation 
to an Indian brought by him from the West Indies, and sold to 
Vincent Tillou as a slave, 1 

July 20. Deposition. Thomas Newton, mariner, that the above Indian was 

purchased as a slave at Jamaica, 2 

July 27. Report on the accounts of Jonathan Broadhurst, sherift' of Albany, 
for his fees and charges for the commitment and execution of 
four negro slaves, with bill, 3,5 

July 27. Minute of council directing the attorney-general to inquire into a 
riot committed by one Hubbard, a dissenting minister, and others, 

in Jamaica, Queens county, 4 

[la N. Y. Doc. Hist., in, 202.] 
July 29. Letter. Clerk of the council to the sheriifs of the several counties, 
New York. Calling for the names of the collectors of the £1,000 tax to build 
a fort at Onondaga ; names of collectors who are in arrear to the 
£1,300 tax, 6 

July 29. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to the clerks of the counties 
New York. of Ulster, Suffolk, Orange, Westchester and Richmond, summon- 
ing them before the council to answer for their neglect in relation 
to the £2,000 tax, 7 

July 30. Warrant. Caleb Heathcote, Thomas Wenham and Peter Faucon- 
nier, commissioners for managing the office of collector and 
receiver-genei-al, to deliver the custom house and all appertaining 
to the revenue to Thomas Byerly, appointed to said office, 8 

July 30. Report. Peter Schuyler and John Abeel on the disturbances at 

Kinderhook, 9 

June 8. Certificate of the election of Peter Vosburgh, Lammert Janse and 

Peter Verslyke, trustees of the town of Kinderhook, 10 

June 12. Certificate of the election on 4th April, of Lawrence van Ale, 
Dcrick vander Carr and Peter van Slyck, trustees for the town 
of Kinderhook, 11 



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June 15. Petition. Inhabitants of Kinderhook (with names) relative to the 

election of trustees, 12 

July 31. Letter. Richard Stillwcll to Mr. Cosens, with the names of the 
Graves Inn. collectors of the £1,000 tax in Kings county, 13 

Aug. 2. Petition. William Lawrence, complaining of the intrusion of John 

Embree on a part of liis estate called Tew's Neck, Flushing,. ... 1-t 

July 15. Account. William Hodson, for mason work at the fort in New 

York ; report on the same, 15 

Aug. 3. Account. Elias and John Pelletreau, for candles ; rejiort, IC, 17 

Aug. 3. Certificate of James Weemes, Albert Ryckman and Peter Schuyler, 
Albany. that Francis Winne furnished wood to " one block house and one 

officer," according to contract, 18 

Aug. 3. Account. Henricus vander Spiegel, for glazing for the fort ; report, 18 

Aug. 3. Summons. Jacob Rutsen, of Kingston, Ulster county, to appear 
before the council and produce all accounts and vouchers relating 
to taxes, with order to the sherifi" to serve said summons, 19 

Aug. 3. Petition. James Weemes, for the payment of his claim against the 

government, 20 

Aug, 3. Report on the accounts of several persons for lodging and nursing 

sick soldiers belonging to the garrison of New York, 21 

Vouchers in support of the same, 22-30 

Aug, 7. Letter. Ellis Duxbury to Barne Cosens, explaining why the county 

siaten Island. clcrk had iiot scut OH rctums of the £2,000 tax, 31 

July 20. Account of disbursements by Peter Fauconnier and Thomas 
Wenham for fortifications during the years 1 702, 1 703 ; report 
thereon, 82, 33 

Aug. 5. Account of contingent expenses for the government from June, 

1702, to July, 1703 (£474. 6s. 9d.), 34, 35 

Aug. 6. Letter. Ellis Duxbury to B. Cosens, clerk of the council, promis- 
suten Island. ing to have the county's sh.are of the £1,000 tax collected, 36 

Aug. 6. Note from col. Smith requesting payment of money disbursed by 

him for the public service, 37 

Aug. 6. Account. Peter Schuyler, for firewood delivered at the fort at 

Albany, and disbursements to Indians; report on the same,. . . 37, 38 

Aug. 8. Proportion of the £2,000 assessed on the several towns, manors, 

liberties and jurisdictions in Westchester county, 39 

Aug. 9. Letter. Thomas Hicks, sheriff of Queens county, to Mr. Cosens, 
Jamaica. returning the names of the collectors of the £1,000 tax, 40 

Aug. 9. Letter. R. Bleecker, of Kingston, to Mr. Cosens, stating that 
Kingstowne. Jacob Rutsen had gone to New England and could not appear 

before the council at present, ■! 1 

Aug. 9. Letter. Thomas Noxon, sheriff, to Mr. Cosens, relative to the 
Kingstowne. £1,000 tax, and stating that col. Rutsen had gone off to avoid 

the summons, 42 

Aug. 9. Memori.al. Thomas Byerley, receiver-general, urging measures foi* 

the collection of quit-rents outstanding, 42 



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Aug. 11. Letter. SheriiF Noxon to Mr. Cosens, inclosing returns of the 
Kingstowne. number of christians and negroes in Ulster county, also list of 

the £1,000 ta.x (see infra, p. 48), 43 

Aug. 17. Order. Capt. Henry Clavar, of the Dutch privateer Castle Roy, 

not to transport any person out of the country without a pass, . . 43 

Extract of minutes of the council relative to the subsistence of the 
troops, 44 

Census of the province of New York for 1 703, 45 

Census of the town of Flushing, Queens county, 46 

Census of the several wards of the city of New York, with names 

of heads of families, 47 

[InN. T. Doc. Hist., I, 611.] 
Census of Ulster county, 48 

[III N. Y. Doc, Hist., Ill, 966.] 

Aug. 20. Census of Richmond county, 49 

Aug. 20. Letter. Sheriff Turck to Mr. Cosens, clerk of the council, relative 
Albany. to the £1,000 tax, 49 

Aug. 28. Letter. Barne Cosens, clerk of the coimcil, to the justices of the 
NewVork. sJveral counties, relative the collection of the £1,500 tax, 50 

Aug. 30. Letter. Sheriff of Alb.any to Mr. Cosens, stating that he had sum- 
Aibany. moncd Hendrick Hansen, Peter Vosburgh and Lambert Jansen 

to appear before the council, 51 

Aug. 30. Letter. Henry Smith, clerk of Suffolk co., to Mr. Cosens, relative 
St. Georges, to the £1,800 and £2,000 taxes, and the apportionment of the 

same among the several towns, 52 

Sept. 2. Memorial. Thomas Byerley, collector and receiver-general, in 

relation to the custom house ; report thereon, 53 

Sept. 2. Petition. Jacob Rutsen, for an examination of his accounts of the 

taxes, 54 

Sept. 3. Petition. Paroculus Parmyter, on the part of Sarah Smith, of Smith- 
field, widow, for an enforcement of a decree of the court of 
chancery against her son Richard, to oblige him to surrender a 
deed in his possession, 55 

Sept. 6. Account. John Osburn, for sweeping chimneys in Fort Ann ; report 

thereon, 56 

Sept. 6. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, late commissioner of customs, for an 

examination of his accounts, 57 

Sept. 6. Petition. John Clapp, for the payment of his claim against the 

government, 58 

Sept. 8. Certificate that Lt. Heniy Holland has furnished wood for himself, 
Madame Ingoldesby and two block houses at Albany, according 
to contract, 59 

Sept. 8. Petition. Louwrence Clase, interpreter, for the p.ayment of his 

salary, 60 

Sept. 12. Letter. William Herrick, sheriff, to Mr. Cosens, relative to the 

£1,000 tax, and names of the collectors of said tax, 61, 62 



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Sept. 13. Miuute of council concerning the Kindeihook petition, 6i! 

Sept. 20. Letter. The council to the privateer at Rhode ishmd, rcqiiestincc 
NewVork. him to bring his prize to New York, and assuring him of every 

protection and accommodation, ' 6.3 

Sept. 20. Letter. The council to the privateer at Sandy Hook, to the same 
NewVork. purport as the preceding, 64 

Calendar of the October term of the Supreme Court in New Yoik, 05 

Oct. 5. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at Albany, 66 

Oct. 6. Minutes of an inferior Court of Common pleas held for the city and 

county of Albany, 67 

Oct. 7. Petition. Nanning Ilarmensen, in relation to his claim ag.ainst the 

government, 68 

Oct. 8. Order. Capt. Adrian Claver, of the ship Castle Roy, to set some 
person (name not given) on shore at New York, who is on board 
his ship, C9 

Oct. 15. Petition. Andrew Dupuy, master of the sloop Jacob, for redeniza- 

tion, having lost, by shipwreck, his denization papers, 70 

Affidavits. Peter Fauconnier, naval officer, and Giles Shelley, in 
support of the above, 71, 72 

Accounts. John Riggs, for pursuing deserters, and Peter Schuyler, 
for journeys on the public service, and goods furnished the 
Indians, 73, 74 

Oct. 18. Petition. Hendrick van Dyclj for his salary as surgeon to the 

garrison at Albany, 75 

Oct. 19. Petition. Capt. James Weeraes, in relation to the pay of disburse- 
ments made by him, 76 

Oct. 18. Petition. James Weenies, Matthew Shank and Henry Holland, 
officers posted at Albany, praying that a market may be estab- 
lished in that city, in order that they and the soldiers of the 
garrison may be enabled to obtain supplies without being subject 
to the exactions of the storekeepers, 77 

Oct. 18. Petition. Frederick Mynderse, armorer of the garrison at Albany, 

for pay due to him, 78 

Oct. 18. Petition. Jacob Staats, surgeon of the independent company of 

Fusileers, at Albany, for his salary, 79 

Oct. 18. Petition. Jacobus van Dyck, for his salary as surgeon of the fort 

at Schenectady, 80 

Oct. 19. Account of fees due by Charles Mott, for warrant of survey, 81 

Oct. 18. Petition. Capt. James Weeraes, commander of the garrison at 

Albany, for an allowance for entei-taining guests, 81 

Oct. 19. Petition. Jane, widow of Richard Greener, of New York, saddler, 
for relief, her husband having died in consequence of a wound 
received in the time of the disorders under capt. Leisler, 82 

Oct. 19. Petition. Elie and John Pelletreaux, foi' payment of their account 

for candles furnished the government, 88 



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Oct. 19. Petition. Abraham Lakeman, guardian and curator of Susanna 

Le Conte, for a confirmation of a certain grant of laud, 84 

Oct. 19. Account. Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, for stationery, «.fcc., 

with audit, 85 

Oct. 19. Petition. Albert Ryckman, mayor of Albany, for payment of 

expense of building a stockadoed fort at Half Moon, 86 

Oct. 20. Petition. Lt. Henry Holland, for pay for furuishing firewood for 

the garrison at Albany, 87 

Oct. 22. Petition. John Riggs and John Person, lieut's in Fort Ann, Xew 

York, for bed linen, 88 

Oct. 22. Report of the committee of the council on the bill to raise £1,300 

for a company of Fusileers, 89 

Oct. 21. Petition. John Abeel, on behalf of Albert Slingerland, Elizabeth 
Delendt and David Schuyler, for the payment of their bill for 
house rent and lodging of oflieers of the garrison at Albany, with 
account, ." 90, 91 

Oct. 23. Account. Lancaster Syms, for one pipe of wine for the militia, on 

the queen's birthday, 92 

Oct. 23. Account of house rent, officers' salaries and other incidental 

charges of this session of the General Assembly (£27. 19s.), 92 

Nov. 21. Petition. John Casperson, for payment of firewood furnished the 

block house at Albany ; and Albert Ryckman's certificate, 93 

Nov. 2. Petition. Geesie Vandercl3ff, widow, that the order suspending 
further proceedings in her suit iu equity against col. De Peyster, 
may be set aside, 94 

Aug. 5. Petition. Jean Le Chevalier, joiner, for the payment of his ac- 
count against the governient, and account, 95, 96 

Nov. 3. Petition. Paroculus Parniyter, in relation to his claim against 

William Lawrence, one of the council, with account, 97 

Nov. 3. Certificates that Peter Schuyler had furnished firewood to the 

gai'rison at Albany, with report thereon, 98, 99 

Nov. Account. Gabriel Loof, for the use of wagons and horses for the 

governor, from Jamaica to the Ferry, 99, 110 

Nov. 14. Petition. Lieut. Henry Holland, on behalf of himself and lieut. 

Charles Oliver, for their pay for apprehending a deserter, 100 

Nov. 4. Account. Peter Schuyler, for a journey into the Indian country 

with three interpreters ; report thereon, 101 

Nov. 4. Account. Thomas Wenham, for guns furnished the government ; 

report thereon, 102 

Nov. 4. Account. Elizjibeth Delendt, of Albany, for bed linen loaned 
lieutenants Shanks and Bucklew, and never returned ; report on 
the same, 102 

Nov. 4. Account. William Sell, of expenses of a six weeks' cruise in the 
Sound and eastefmost parts of Long island, pursuant to order ; 
report thereon, 102 



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Nov. 5. Petition. Barne Coseiis, escheator-genural, fur compensation for 
searcliing for the estates of Boudewyu DuWitt and Robert Liv- 
ingston ; report thereon, 1 0.3 

Nov. 4. Petition. Thomas Bycrly, receiver-general, for increased compensa- 
tion ; report, 1 04, 105 

Nov. 9. Petition. Jacob Willsee, of Newtown, yeoman, for leave to prose- 
cute William Lawrence, of the council, for a violent assault, 
whereby he broke the petitioner's arm, 106 

Nov. 59. Dedimus potestatem. Abraham Lakeman and John Stillwell, to 
administer to all civil and military officers within the county of 
Richmond, the oath of allegiance and supremacy, signed by Mr. 
Clarke, secretary, 107 

Dee. 4. Bond. Jacob Rutsen, of LTlster county, to account for all moneys 

by him received, ! . 108 

Dee. 3. Account. Lieuts. John Riggs and John Person, for bed linen pur- 
chased by them, 109 

Nov. 9. Report on Daniel Honan's petition for extra pay for keeping the 

accounts of the governoi-'s e.xpedition to Albany, Ill 

Nov. 9. Report on the petition of col. Smith, for compensation for four 

guns and two anchors taken from the sloop Society, Ill 

Nov. 9. Report on the expenses of the governor's visit to Alb.any 

in 1702, 112, 114 

Nov. 9. Account. Daniel Ilonan, of sums due sundry individuals on account 

of the above expedition, 113 

Dec. 28. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to the clerks of the peace 
KewVork. of the Several counties, in relation to the £1,500 tax for building 
batteries at the Narrow^s, and to arrears of the £1,000 tax for a 
fort at Onondaga, 115 

Dec. 29. Letter. Jonathan Broadhurst, sherift', to Barne Cosens, for certain 
Albany. orders of the council, <fcc., 116 

Dec. 30. Petition. Johannes Lydius, minister at Albany, in relation to his 

salary, '. 117 

Dec. 31. Letter. S. Clowes to B. Cosens, relative to a meeting of the justices 
Jamaico. for the Collection of taxes, &c., 118 

Commission. Capt. Thomas Braine, to command the privateer 
Pensbury, 119 

Petition. Peter Schuj'ler, for his pay as lieutenant of horse in 1687 
and 168S, 120 

1687. Names of the men belonging to lieut. Schuyler's troop (English 

Smith, William Bloodgood and others), 121 

1689. 
May 10. Certificate. Ex-gov. Thomas Dongan, of the service of Peter 

Schuyler in capt. George Lockart's troop, with account, 122 

1703. Account of what has been received from the £1,800 tax, and paid 
on account of the militia sent with the regulars to Albany for the 
defense of the frontiers, 1 22, 1 23 



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Jan. Account of disbursements of the land expedition to Albany, from 

the Lower Mills to Roeloif Jansen's kill, under lieutenant Charles 

Congreve, 124 

Account of the traveling charges of the said expedition from Roe- 
loft" Jansen's kill to Albany, 125 

Feb. 28. Account for supplies furnished the Indians at Albany, 126, 127 

1704. 
Feb. 25. Account. Ilendrick Outhout, for beer furnished for the use of the 

governor on his voyage to Albany, 127 

Feb. 28. Account. Dirck Vanderheyden, for wine furnished lord Cornbary, 

with his excellency's promissory note for the same, 128 

March 3. Account of the expenses of a company of scouts under the command 

of Abraham Schuyler, with muster roll of the scouts, 129 

April. Account of the pay of a company of fusileers commanded by col. 

Peter Schuyler on the frontiers, 130 

May. Account. Jacobus Schoonhoven, for building houses in the fort at 

the Half Moon, &c., 132 

Sundry other accounts, 133-141 

Aug. Account. Peter Schuyler, for supplies furnished sundry Ononda- 

gas, Seneeas and other Indians, 141 

Order in chancery referring the decree in fovor of Lady Ann Sta- 
pleton against Patrick Trant, knight, for computation of principal 
and interest, 143 

License to build a public market house in Jamaica, 144 

Jan. 3. Letter. Wra. Huddleston, clerk of Orange county, to Barne 
New York. Cosens, clcrk of the council, showing that the county is not in 

arrears for the £1 ,000 and £1,500 taxes, 145 

Jan. 5. Letter. S. Clowes, clerk of Queens county, to Mr. Cosens, on the 
Jamaica. coUection of the above taxes, 146 

Jan. G. Petition. William Bradford, public printer, for payment of arrears 

of his salary, 147 

Jan. 6. Petition. Philip Rokoby, surgeon to the forces. New York, for a 

chest of medicines, 148 

Jan. 6. Account of fees due to the attorney-general, and report thereon,. . . 149 

Jan. 26. Letter. Robt. Livingston, jr., to Barne Cosens, clerk of the coun- 
Aibany. cil, relative to the quota of the £1,000 and £1,500 taxes from 

Albany, 150 

Jan. 17. Letter. Clerk of the council to the clerks the several counties, 
New York. relative to the arrears of £1,500 and £1,000 taxes, 151 

Jan. 17. Letter. William Tillyer, clerk of Richmond county, relative to the 

quota of the £1,500 tax due by that county, 152 

Jan. 20. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, to be allowed one shilling per lb. for 
candles furnished by him to the fort, and to be paid every six 
months, with .accounts, 153-155 

Jan. 20. Letter. W. De Meyer, clerk of Leister county, in i-elation to the 
KiDBstowne. £1,000 and £1,500 taxes; uo sheriff in Dutchess county, 156 



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Jan. 27. Petition. William Bradford, public printer, for payment of account 

annex-ed ; report theretin, " 157, ICO 

Jan. 27. Petition. Mary Lawrence, for relief under the will of her husband, 
Thomas Lawrence, sen., near Hellgate, Xewtown, lately deceased, 
and complaining of ill treatment at the hands of William 
Lawrence, member ofthe council, 158 

Jan. 25. Account. Stephen De Lancey, for guns, &c., furnished the Indians, 159 

Petition. Jonas Davis, Garret Garritsen and others, for pay for 
lime furnished for the fort at Albany, IGl 

List of the officers and crew belonging to the privateer Ruble, 
Edward Thomas, commander, 162 

Feb. 1. Petition. Margaret van Schaick, surviving executrix of Matthew 
Clarkson, late secretary of the province, for balance of salary due 
him, and report thereon, 163 

Feb. 1. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at the citj' hall in the city of 

Albany, .' 164 

Feb. 3. Minutes of an inferior Court of Common Pleas held at the city hall 

of the city of Albany, 165 

Feb. 5. Deposition. Mathew Walton, relative to the conduct of Wm. and 

John Lawrence towards Mary Lawrence of Newtown, 160 

Account. Elie Pelletreau, for candles, 167 

Feb. 10. Examination. Jonathan Hazard before the council, relative to 

surveys in the town of Newtown, L. I., 168 

Feb. 10. Affidavits. William Gleane and Jacob Wallse, in relation to the 
matter of Mary Lawrence of Newtown. Thomas Homes's ac- 
count for sweeping chimneys in the fort at Schenectady, 168 

Feb. 17. Examination. John and Daniel Lawrence and Mary White, in 

relation to the matter of Mary Lawrence of Newtown, 169 

Feb. 17. Petition. Alderman John Hutchins and company, for the appoint- 
ment of a Supreme Court for the county of Orange, as in other 
counties of the province, &c., 170 

Feb. Report on the expenses of lord Cornbury's journey to the Jerseys 

to proclaim queen Anne, 171 

Aug. 3. Account of the expenses of lord Cornbury's journey into east and 

west Jersey, 172 

Feb. 17. Account of incidental charges for the custom house. New York, 

from 31 July to 25 December, 1703, 173, 174 

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Feb. 17. Petition. Dyrick Vandenburgh, bricklayer, in relation to his claim 
for materials furnislied the fort in New York, with his accounts 
and report thereon, 1-6 

Jan. 20. Invoice of medicines required for the troops in New York, 7 

Feb. 17. Bill of costs of the attorney-general for pi-osecuting suits in 
admiralt)'^ against the sloops Mary and Society ; report and 
decision of the council thereon, 8 

Feb. 28. Commission. Thomas Revell, to administer oaths to persons suing 

out letters of administration, &c., in New Jersey, 9 

March 2. Commission. Thomas Killingworth, judge of Common Pleas for 
the county of Salem, New Jersey ; Obadiah Holmes, Joseph 
Leley, Alexander and Richard Johnston, assistant justices, 10 

March 2. Commission. Thomas Revell, judge of Common Pleas for the 

county of Burlington, New Jersey, 10 

March 2. Commission. Peter Long, judge of Common Pleas for the county 

of Glouster, New Jersey, 10 

Names of the justices of the peace for the county of Monmouth, 
New Jersey, 11 

Military appointments for Freehold, Middletowne, Shrewsbury, 
Manasquan and Shark river. New Jersey, 11 

March 20. Recognizance. Jacob Rutsen, of Kingston, L'lster county, in relation 

to public moneys coming into his hands, 12 

March 24. Petition. Elias and John Pelletreau, of New York, chandlers, for 
payment of their account for candles furnished Fort William 
Henry, 13 

March 23. Account. Lancaster Symes for Bristol stones, for the use of the 

garrison, and report, 14 

March 24. Memorial. Jacob van Duersen, for his pay for two journeys as 

post rider to Albany, 14 

March 24. Petition. Jacob Rutsen, for permission to return to his family at 

Kingston, Ulster county, 15 

March 25. Observations [of William Blathwayte, auditor-general] on the New 

York accounts, 16 

March 29. * Letter. Rev. Bernardus Freerman, in relation to his s.ilary and 
Albany. the Indian interpreters, 17 

April 3. Petition. Mary, widow of Thomas Lawrence, complaining of the 

acts of Thomas and William Lawrence, in relation to his estate,. 18 



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April 3. Account. John Trcvitt, for services on board the sloop William ; 

report thereon, j g 

April 3. Certificate that Francis Winne had fnrnished one officer and one 

blockhouse at Albany with wood according to contract, 19 

April 4. Petition. Thomas Worden of the city of New York, pipemaker, 
for license to dig clay on the islaijd of Nassau, between high and 
low water mark; referred to tiie justices of Queens county to 
report wiiether the locality be within the bounds of the patent of 
Flushing, ; 19 

April 13. Petition. Joim Baptist van Eps, interpreter to the Five Nations 

for payment of his account, oq 

April 13. Petition. Peter Mathews, captain of the fusileers in New York 

for rugs and blankets for his men, ' 20 

April 21. Agreement between Peter Schuyler and Arent Danyels, carpenter, 
for the repair of the blockiiouse at Schenectade, and lieut. Philip 
Schuyler's certificate as to the performance of the contract, 21 

April 13. Petition. Arent Danyels of Schanegtade, carjjenter, for his pay for 

tiie above work, ". . . . 21 

March 13. Certificate that Johaimis Sanders and Jellis van Yorst had delivered 
218 double loads of wood for the garrison at Schanechtady, at 2s. 
6d per load, ^ 22 

April 13. Petition. Johannis Sanders and Jellis van Yorst, for the payment 

of their account for the wood above mentioned, " 22 

April 20. Warrant to seize a certain sloop for a violation of the revenue 

1 i"'s, 23 

April 20. Petition. John Abeel, for the payment of his account for supplies 

furnished the Indians at Albany, 23 24 

April 20. Account. William Carter and Richard Sackett, revenue officers, 

for their journey to East Hampton, Long Island, 25 

April 20. Petition. John Hutchins and comp.any, for the issuing of an 
ordinance to establish a Supreme Court of Judicature in the 
county of Orange, 26 

April 20. Ordinance for erecting and establishing a Supreme Court of 
Judicature in the county of Orange, as in other counties of the 
proviuce of New York, 27 

April 21. Warrant to seize several vessels trading contrary to the revenue 

laws, 28 

April 25. Account. Peter Schuyler and Jacob Turck, for candles deliyered 

to the garrisons at Albany and Schenectady, 23 

April 26. Petition. William Hall, for his pay for firewood for the garrison at 
Schenectady ; certificate by John Sanders Glen and Adam 
Yrooman, with report, 29, 34 

April 28. Report of a cotnmittee of the council, with amendments to an act 

for quieting and settling the disorders of the province, &c., . . 30, 31 

April 29. Petition. William Davis, for the payment of his salary as a clerk 

in the custom house ; report thereon, , . . . , 32 



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April 29. Minute of council on petition of col. Wm. Smith, for an allowance 
for his house in 1700, taken for the use of the newly arrived 
soldiers, and report, 33 

April Account. Volckert van Veghten, for entertaining the three mes- 
sengers who brought the news of the attack on Deerfield by the 
French Indians, &c., 34 

Account. Hendrick van Dyck, surgeon, for attending a Schaghtieoke 
Indian, wounded by a Mohawk, and certificate of service, June, 
1702, 35 

Sundry other accounts against the government, 35-45 

May 3. Petition. Daniel Honan, for payment of account for engrossing, 

and report, 42 

May 3. Letter. George Clarke, secretary of the province, to Thos. Cardale, 
New York. sheriff of Queens county, to permit Thos. Carmen, of Hempstead, 
to sell his whalebone and oil on paying one-twelfth to the govern- 
ment, 46 

May 1. Petition. Bernardus Freerman, minister at Schenectady, for his 

salary for instructing the Indians in the christian religion, 46 

May 4. Petition. Lawrence Clasen, interpreter of the Five Nations of 

Indians, for his salary, 47 

May 3. Petition. Gertrude, widow and executrix of Stephen Cortlandt, 

for payment of the amount reported due her husband, 48 

May 3. Petition. James Spencer, late dockmaster of the city of New 

York, for dockage due hini on several vessels condemned, 49 

May 4. Order appointing persons to examine and report what damages 
have been done to the house of col. Wm. Smith, rented to the 
government, with report, 50 

May 4. Vote of the general assembly on the amendments of the council to 
the bill for quieting and settling the disorders that have lately 
happened in this province, 51 

April 20. Memorial. Peter Fauconnier, for himself and the rest of the 
commissioners for executing the office of receiver-general, for 
repayment of several sums advanced by them, with accounts,. 52, 53 

]May 4. Report on Peter Fauconnier's accounts, 54 

May 6. Order referring the two papers relating to the accounts of capt. 
Nanfan, late lieut. governor, to a committee of the council, and 
their report, 55 

May 8. Sundry accounts against the government, 56-61 

May 9. Report of a committee of conference on the last clause of the 

bill for quieting and settling the disorders, &c.j in the province, 62, 65 

June 15. Reasons of the council for not agreeing to some of the amendments 
made by the assembly to the bill for the more effectual discovery 
and payment of quit-rents, «fcc., 04 

May 9. Petition. Lt. Charles Oliver, for repayment of money advanced by 
him for his lodging, firewood and candles in the fort at Albany; 
reference and report thereon, 66, 67 



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Afay 9. Petition. Robert Livingston, jr., garrison storekeeper at Albany, 

ill relation to his salary ; reference and report, 68 

May 8. Account. For carpenters' work, ttc, done at tlie fort in New 

York ; reference and report thereon, 69 

May 9. Order to contract for repairing the ibrt in New York, with 

report, T 10, 71 

May 18. Petition. Daniel Foy, for pay for his journey to Philadelphia on 

public service, 72 

May IS. Petition. John Abeel, for the payment of his claim against the 

government, and report thereon, 73 

May 19. Petition. Robert Mil ward, administrator of the estate of Thomas 
^Veaver, late collector and receiver-general, for delivery of said 
Weaver's bonds, 74 

May 19. Petition. John Hutchins and company, for a special terra of the 

SupreiriC Court to be held in the county of Orange, 75 

May 19. Order relative to the .affairs of Thomas \Yeaver, late collector and 

receiver-general, 70 

May i'O. Account. William Bradford, for printing blanks, and receipt by 

Elizabeth Bradford, 77 

May 20. Affidavit. Christopher Rousby, gentleman, and Stephen Jamain, 
of the city of New York, vintner, relative to their acquaintance 
with Daniel and Abraham Nahar, of the island of Jamaica, 77 

May 22. Resolution of the general assembly, asking for a conference with the 

council, 78 

M.ay 23. Letter. VTm. Bl.athwayt to [secretary Clarke] ; draught of Queen's 
wbitehaii. farm and of the Governor's garden, New York, received ; report 
thereon to lord treasurer ; comments on public accounts of the 
province, 79 

May 25. Petition. Lt. Henry Holl.and, for his pay for furnishing firewood to 

blockhouses at Albany, 80 

May 25. Answer of the general assembly, to the reasons of the council for 
the amendments to the bill for the repeal of the last clause of the 
act for quieting and settling the disorders in the province, «fcc., . . 81 

May 3. Certificate. Wm. Vesey, rector of Trinity church, New York, of 
the interment of lieut. John Buckley, and also of the marriage 
of alderman John Hutchins with Elizabeth, widow of the said 
lieut. Buckley; affidavits of Win. Huddleston, clerk of Trinity 
church, and John Bowen, on the same subject, 82 

May 26. Report of a committee of the council on the bill in relation to quit- 
rents, <fcc., 83 

May 26. Report of the conference on the bill repealing the last clause of the 

act for quieting and settling the disorders in the province, &c.,. . 84 

May 27. Abstr.act of the account of the militia for securing the frontiers, 

being the £1,800 tax, 84 

May 28. Report of a committee of the council on the measures to be enacted 

for the recovery of arrears of quit-rents, &c., 85 



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May 30. Petition. George Duncan, that Christopher Rousby show cause 

why he detains certain goods of his, 86 

May 30. Ordinance for appointing a special Supreme Court of Judicature in 

the county of Orange, 87, 88, 89 

May 31. Order on the petition of Daniel Kirkpatrick, Thomas Ford and 
others, complaining of Fr.ancis Doughty, Thomas Hicks, William 
Lawrence, William Bloodgood and others, surveying the common 

lands in the town of Flushing, 90 

1687. 

Feb. 22. Vote of a town meeting held in Flushing, relative to laying out tliu 

common lands in said town, 91 

March 4. Vote of a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Flushing, 

appointing a committee to lay out lands in said town, &c., 92 

1704. 

May 31. Bond. Tennis Johnson, Derrick Johnson Amevm.an and Derrick 
Longstreet, of Flattlands, tishermen, to Edwai-d Burrowes, Jonas 
Wood and John Okey, trustees of the town of Jamaica, not to 
fish or hawk in said town, 93 

Petition. John Drake, Joseph Drake, William Chatterton and 
others, inhabitants of Eastchester, on church affairs; rev. Mr. 
Bartow ; rev. ilr. Morgan, 94 

June 6. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held in the city of Albany, 95 

June 7. Petition. John Abeel, on behalf of Johannes Sanders Glen, Jellis 
van Vorst, Barent Vrooman, William Hall, Isaac Caspersen and 
Francis Wynne, for their pay for furnishing firewood to the 
garrisons at Albany and Schenectady, 96 

June 9. Petition. John Nanfan, late lieut. gov., in relation to some bills of 
exchange drawn by him on John Champante, agent of the forces, 
returned protested, 97 

June 16. Report of the committee of the council on the bill further regulat- 
ing highways, 99 

May 25. Order of the assembly, to transmit to the council the bill for 
explaining tiie act to oblige persons to pay their arrears of the 
£1,000 tax for building a lort at Onondaga, 100 

May 25. Order of the assembly, to transmit to the council the bill to charge the 
several cities and counties with a certain sum for fitting and furnish- 
ing a room for the general assembly, &c., in the city of New York, 100 

May 30. Report of the committee of the council on the above bill, 101 

May 30. Resolution of the assembly, on an address to the governor, asking 

his further commands, 102 

June 2. Report of the committee of the council, on the bill explaining an 

act to oblige persons to pay their arrearages to the £1,000 tax,. . 103 

June 6. Amendments to the bill to charge the several cities and counties 
"with £143. 10s. lOd., for the purpose of fitting and furnishing a 
room for the general assembly, with a lobby, in the eitj- hall of 
New York, . ." '. . . ". 104 

June 6. Amendments by the general assembly, to the bill ex]ilaining the act 

to oblige persons to pay their arrearages of the £1,000 tax, 105 



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June 6. Aiiieiulments of the council to the above bill, 106 

June 8. Oilier of the assembly, sending to tlie council for approval, the bill 
relating to higliways; also the bill for fitting, ttc, a room in the 
city liall of ^'ew York, for the general assembly, 107, 103 

June 14. Amendments of the assembly, to the bill relating to the discovery 

and payment of quit-rents, 109 

June 15. Report of a committee of the council, on the amendments of the 

assembly to the bill relating to quit-rents, 110 

June 16. Resolution of the assembly, asking for a conference with the council. 111 

June 10. Reasons of the council, for not agreeing with the assembly in its 

amendments to the bill relating to quit-rents, &c., 112 

June 20. Order. Thomas Cardale, sherift" of Queens county, to summon 
Jonathan Whitehead, justice of the peace, and Jonathan Smith, 
commonly called "Black Jonathan," before the council, 113 

June 19. Petition. John Abeel on behalf of col. Peter Schuyler, for liis pay 
for stockadoing the fort at Albany, and for furnishing stockadoes 
for the fort at Schenectady, 114 

June 1 9. Report of the committee of the council, on the account of the late 

commissioners of the customs on the £1,800 tax, 115 

June 16. Order. Richard Sacket to bring up from Oyster bay the sloop 

Betty, for trading contrary to law, 116 

Proclamation for the payment of quit-rents in New Jersey to John 
Berckley, agent of the propi'ietors, 116 

June 16. Order. Capt. George Fane of H. M. ship Lowestafe, to sail to 

Virginia and convoy certain vessels to New York, 117 

June 19. Opinion of attorney-general Broughton, that a commissioner be 
appointed to audit tlie accounts of the arrears of ta.\es in the 
counties of Ulster and Dutchess, 117 

June 19. Order referring all accounts relating to the £1,800 tax, to a 

a committee of the council for report, 118 

June 20. Reasons of the assembly for insisting on their amendments to the 

quit-rent bill, ". 119 

June 22. Message of the assembly, agreeing to certain amendments of the 

council to the bill relating to quit-rents, 120 

June 22. Points to be used on the part of the committee of the council, in a 
conference with a committee of the assembly, on the amendments 
to the quit-rent bill, 121 

June 22. Report of a committee of the council, of a conference, with the 

assembly about the quit-rent bill, 122 

June 26. Petition. Hilletjc van O'Linda, for the payment of her salary as 

interpreter to the Indians, ifcc, 1 2.S, 124 

June 27. Order. Lieut. Henry Holland to deliver to lieut. Charles Oliver 
the command of the detachment of fusileers at Albany, and to 
the latter to receive the same, 125 

June 29. Order. Thomas Clarke, sheriff of Suffolk county, to deliver to 
Richard Floyd the oil and whalebone belonging to him, seized by 
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July 1. Account of the officers' salaries and other expenditures of the 
assembly (£73. 14s. 9d.)j with resolution directing payment of 
the same, n 126 

July 1. Petition. Caleb Heathcote, Thomas Wenham and Peter Fauconnier, 
late commissioners for executing the office of collector and receiver- 
general, for payment of advances made by them on public account, 127 

July 4. Order. Thos. Cardale, sheriif of Queens county, to deliver the 
house occupied by John Hubbard to Wm. Urquhart, the same 
belonging to the church in Jamaica, 128 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., Ill, 205.] 

July 4. Order. John Hubbard to vacate the above premises, 129 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., HI, 205.] 
July 4. Order. Church wardens of the church of Jamaica, and sheriff of 
Queens county, to sell the corn collected for the support of the 

minister, &c., 129 

[lu N. y. Doc. Hist, III, 206.] 
July 6. Account. Wm. Heywood, for repairing the pinnace ; report on the 

same, 130 

July 8. Petition. Lieut. Henry Holland, for the payment of the rent of a 

house hired by him in the city of Albany, 131 

July 8. Petition. Richard Brewer, lieut. of one of the companies posted 

at Albany, for the payment of the rent of a house hired by him, 132 

April 26. Petition. John Griss, of Queens county, in relation to violations 
of the excise ; affidavit of Mary, widow of Samuel Denton, on 
the same subject, and warrant of Ed. Burrows for the arrest of 
said widow Denton, 133 

July 17. Report of attorney-general Broughton on the case of Samuel Clowes 
and Samuel Mills, accused of violating the excise laws in Queens 
county, 4 134 

July 13. Order. Ebenezer Wilson, sheriff of New York, to seize and retain 

till further orders the goods of Nicholas Evertsen, 135 

July 18. Petition. Rector, church- wardens and vestry of Trinity church. 
New York, for certain moneys raised for the redemption of 

prisoners in the hands of the Moors of Salee; referred, 137 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 415.] 
1693. 
April 8. Petition. Warner Wessels and Antie Christians, for leave to raise 
money for the purpose of redeeming the son of the former and 

the husband of the latter from the Moors of Salee, 138 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., HI, 416.] 
1700. 
Feb. 1. Letter. W. Hodges, Chr. Hayne, & Terreros to Herro Moy and 
cadit. William Bancker, relating to the redemption of certain captives 

among the Moors of Salee, 139 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 420.] 
March 20. * Letter. Hero Moy and William Bancker, to S. van Cortland, P. 
Jacobsen Marius, Joh.aunis Kip and Johannis Kerfbyle, transmit- 
ting the above letter, 139 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 420.] 



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TAGi;. 

June 8. Brief to Warner Wessels and Antie Cliristians, to ask contiibutioiiH 
for the redeeming the son of said Wesseln from the Moors of 
Salee. Printed by William Bradford, printer to king William and 

queen Mary, at the city of New York ; Anno, 1093, 139 

[Tliis is the earliest known specimen of Enplisli priiilinr; ilone in llic Province of New Yorlc It is 
reprluted in N. Y. Doc. Hist,. III. 4n.J 
1697. 
July 18. Order in council and rejiort on a petition of the rector, -wardens and 
vestry of Trinity church, for the moneys raised to redeem N. Y. 

captives ia Salee, ... 140 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 419.] 

July 18. Order in council on capt. John Nanfan's petition, relative to his 

accounts while administering the government, 141 

July 18. Petition. Thomas Byerly, collector and receiver-general, in relation 
to certain preferable warrants in favor of Thomas Wenham and 

Peter Fauconnier, 142 

1704. 

July 1 8. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, for himself and the other commissioners 

of the customs, relating to certain warrants issued in their favor, 143 

July 19. Order. Thomas Cardale, sheriif of Queens county, to pay to James 
Honyman certain moneys collected for the maintenance of the 
the minister at Jamaica, 145 

July 23. Keeeipt. Christopher Denne to Abraham Provost, for lumber, ... . 145 

July 27. Order to call out the militia, on intelligence that a French fleet had 

come into Sandyhook, 145 

July 28. Account of stores issued by John Rigs to captains Claver and 
Evertsen, conunanders of an expedition against a French priva- 
teer ofi' the coast, ." 140 

July 28. List of men who have of!ered to sail with capt. Xicholas Evertsen,. 147 

July 28. List of men who have oifered to sail with capt. Clavers on the above 

expedition, 148 

July 29. Order. Johannes Sanders and Adam Vroraan, to set up stockadoes 

on the west side of Schenectady, 149 

July 31. Statement of Dekauyhaha, a Mohawk Indian, relative to an attack 

made by some New England Indians on a place called St. Francois, 149 

July 31. Order and instructions to capt. George Rogers of H. JNI. ship Jersey, 

to pursue a French privateer, 150, 160 

July 31. Letter. The council to lord Cornbury, acquainting him with their 
New York. orders to capt. Rogers of H. M. ship Jersey, Ac, 151 

Letter. Geo. Clarke, secretary of the province, to 

giving an account of his voyage to America, 152 

Aug. 1. Warrant. Ebenezer Wilson, sheritf of New York, to arrest lieut. 

John le Roux on a charge of piracy, 153 

Aug. 1. Order. Capt. Abraham Provoost, of the sloop Elizabeth, to carry 

a detachment of militia to Albany, ] 54 

June 25. Observations on the commissioners' accounts from the 25th March to 
the 25th June, 1703, and memoranda of what to write to Mr. 
Blathwayte (by Mr. Clarke), 155 

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1704. PAGE. 

Aug. 1. Order appropriating £10 for provisions of the detachment of 
militia, to sail forAlbany with eapt. Abm. Provoost, and warrant 
for the same, 156 

Aug. E.xpenses of the council at Mr. Sheppard's upon the alarm and 

listing of men in the service, 156 

Aug. 2. Test oath of John Treadwell, justice of Queens county, administered 

by Gerard Beekman, 157 

Aug. 5. Warrant. Lieut. Henry Holland, to assume the command of the 

detachment of fusileers at Albany, 158 

Aug. 5. Instructions to capt. Thomas Higby, in relation to the detachments 

of militia sent to the frontiers, 159 

Aug. 7. Letter. The council to lord Cornbury on the same, informing him 
New York. of the ill success of the cruisc after the French privateer, .. 100, 162 

Aug. 1. Letter. The council to col. Dudley, gov. of Massachusetts, inform- 
New York. ing him of the presence and destination of the French privateer, 161, 164 

Aug. 7. Order. Ca]>t. George Rogers of the PI. M. Jersey, to go to the 

eastward in pursuit of the French privateer, 163 

1702. Letters of induction for the rev. Thomas Prichard, as rector of the 

church at Rve, 165 

1704. 
Aug. 10. License. Stephen Gasheris to keep a school in Kingston, LHster 

county, 165 

Aug. 16. Order. Col. Wm. Peartree, to call out his regiment of foot belong- 
ing to New York, 166 

Aug. 24. Order. Justices of the peace of Queens county and vestry of 
the church in Jamaica, to levy a tax for the maintenance of the 

minister, ". 166, 168 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., III. 207.] 

Aug. 24. Memorial. Robt. Milward, in relation to his salary as second judge 

of the Supreme Court, 167 

Aug. 24. Petition. John le Roux, that he may be examined in relation to a 

charge of piracy brought against him, 169 

Aug. 27. Letter. Wm. Blathwayte to George Clarke, on the public accounts; 
wiiiteiiaii. duke of Marlborough's victory over the French and Bavarians, . 170 

Aug. 30. Letter. George Clarke "to the gentlemen" at Esopus, directing 
New York. them to provide decent accommodations for Mr. Heburne, minister 

of the established church there, 171 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 96G.] 

Aug. 28. Statement of charges in fitting out vessels, «&c., in consequence of 

the late alarm at New York, 172 

Aug. 28. Warrant to impress men for II. M. ship Jersey, 173 

Aug. 28. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, in behalf of himself and the rest of the 
late commissioners for executing the office of collector and receiver- 
general, for an allowance for clerk hire, 1 74 

Aug. 28. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, for repayment of money advanced,. . . 175 



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GOVKnNOIi CORNBrRV. 
n04. _ PAGE. 

Aug. 28. Letter. B. Cosens, clerk of the council to the governor of Boston, 
N^rwVoik. requesting th.it one Pra.i .tnd some others at Piscataqu.a, be sent 
to New York as witnesses against John le Konx, contineil on the 
charge of piracy, ." IVG 

Aug. 28. Petition. Thomas Laccv, a matrosse in the garrison at Albany, for 

his pay, " '; '..... 177 

Aug. 28. Petition. Thomas Siiarpe, gunner in the garrison at Albany, for 

his pay, ! '. "..... 178 

Aug. 29. Warrant. :Matthe\v Ling, Caleb C'ooper aiul Benjamin Aske, to 
ailjnst the accounts between the estate of Onzeel van Swieten, 
deceased, and Peter Faucomiier, , 179 

Aug. 29. Letter. S. Clowes to secretary Clarke, transmitting certain papers 
j.imaica. I,. I. relating to the Supreme Court, 179 

Sept. 2. Petition. David Provoost, Leonard Lewis, Johannes Thibout and 
Abraham Keteltas, relative to their claim against capt. Andrew 
Claver, of tlie Dutch privateer, Castel Del Key, ISO 

Sept. 2. Testimony of Hester Blom, Jan Hendrickse and Dirck Yalck, in 
relation to a conversation between capt. Claver, capt. Provoost 
and Mr. Lewis, 181 

Memorandum of an agreement on the part of capt. Claver to pay all 
demands against him, 181 

Sept. 2. Minute of council in reference to the above petition, 181 

Sept. 10. Warrant. Capt. George Rogers of H. ^l. ship Jersey, to l)ring in 
a certain sloop and crew in his possession, in order that the men 
may be examined, 1 S2 

Sept. 11. Letter. Jo. Addington, secretary of Massachusetts, to the council 
Boston. at New York, promising that inquiry shall be made for Praa, and 

that he will be forwarded when found, 182 

Sept. 12. Warrant. Capt. George Rogers to release the sloop lately belong- 
ing to John le Konx, 182 

Sept. 12. Letter. The council to capt. Rene Tongreton, inviting him to bring 
NewVork. his prizcs into New York, which the judge of the Admiralty 

promises to condemn for nothing, 182 

Sept. 12. Letter. The council to the sheriffs, justices of the peace, &c., of 
New York. New Jersey, requesting their aid to enable captain Peter Ramon 
to recover such of his crew as had deserted at Sandy Hook, 
through fear of being impressed by H. M. ship Jersey, 182 

Sept. 16. Warrant. Richard Willett and Walter Thonge, of New York, 
merchants, to take charge of the burial of ilathew Ling, late 
member of the council, deceased, and also of his estate, 183 

Sept. 18. Letter. The council to lord Cornbury ; prizes ; Mr. Ling's death,. 183 

New Vork. 

Sept. 20. Warrant. Capt. John Riggs, commander of the fort in Xew York, 
to permit the burial of Mary Slaughter, wife of Henry Slaughter, 
formerly governor of Xew York, in a vault in the fort beside her 
said husband, 184 



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170-t. PAGE. 

Sept. 29. Observations on Mr. Bierly's accounts from 25 July to the 29th 
Sept., 1704 ; Mr. Blathwayte's allowance as auditor and surveyor- 
general, ." 184, 185 

Sept. 29. Warrant. Peter Fauconnier, Ebenezer Wilson, Caleb Cooper, 
Benjamin Aske, of New York, merchiints, to administer on the 
estate of Matthew Ling, deceased, 186 

Oct. 3. Minutes of the Court of Sessions held in the city hall at Alb:iny, . . 187 

Oct. 5. Minutes of an inferior Court of Common Pleas held at the city hall 

in the city of Albany, 188 



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1704. 
Oct. 7. Petition. Hendrick van Dyck, for his salary as surgeon in major 

Ligoldesby's company of fusileers, 1, 3 

Oct. 12. Order to civil and military officers throughout the province to aid 

in arresting deserters, 2 

Oct. 13. Petition. Jacobus van Dyck, for his salary as surgeon-general of 

the fort at Schenechtady, 4 

Oct. 13. Petition. Jacob Staats, for his salary as surgeon of capt. Weems' 

company of fusileers at Albany, 5 

Oct. 14, 16. Two letters. Paroculus Parmyter to Thomas Cardale, sheriff of 
New York. Queens county, instructing him to levy executions against William 

and John Lawrence, of his bailiwick, 6 

Oct. 16. Petition. Francis Winne, for his pay for furnishing firewood for 

block house at Albany, 7 

Account. Myndert Fredericks, as armorer to the garrison at 
Albany, 8, 10 

Oct. 17. Petition. Adrian Claver, captain, and Wm. Nazareth, quartermaster, 

of the Dutch ship Castel Del Key, in relation to certain prizes, . . 9 

Oct. 17. Petition. John Abeel, in behalf of Albert Slingerlandt, James 
Parker and David Schuyler, for their pay for house rent and 
lodging of officers at Albany, &c., with their account and report 
on the same, 11-13 

Oct. 18. Petition. Naning Harmesen, for compensation for the use of his 
sloop by the government in the years 1702 and 1703, and report 
thereon, 12 

Oct. 27. Receipt. John Riggs, for £3 as a gratuity to the under sheriff of 
Queens county, for returning John Gardner and one Mahoon, 
deserters from the forces; and John Abeel's account for building 
a fort at Kanistageioene, with report, 14 



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GOVEliNOR COHNBURY. 
1704. TAGE. 

Oct. 20. Petition. John Le Roux, i'or a spot'tly tiial on the cliarge of |)ii:uy 

pix'ft'i red against liini, .^ 15 

Oct. 20. Petition. James Davis, sliipniaster, for an injuiielion in a suit 
lirouglit by Sarah Smith against liim, for carrying away a free 
Indian boy to Curasao, wlio liad been sold as a slave to her hus- 
band in New York, ; 16 

Oct. 20. Petition. Margaret Stoakes, for payment of the warrants issued to 

her, 17 

Oct. 22. Letter. Parocuhis Parmyter to Thomas Cardale, sheriff of Queens 
NcwYork. county, in rehition to Jolm and William Lawrence, 18 

Oct. 26. "Warrant. Wm. Peartree, mayor, to pay to George I\Iuirson, 

schoolmaster of New York, £-25 for half a year's salary, 19 

Oct. 27. Warrant. Peter Fauconnier and Ebenezer Wilson, to attend the 
sale of the prizes taken by capt. Adrian Claver, and secure 
the tenths due the Dutch West India Company, 19, 20 

Oct. 27. Order in favor of Peter Schuyler for £45. 10s., for slioes advanced 

by him to the three companies, 21 

Nov. 1. Report of a committee of the council on col. Peter Schuyler's 

accounts, 22 

Aug. Account. Johannis Schuyler, for goods furnished the Indians, 23 

June. Accounts. Johannis Brat, Hendrick Vrooman and John Luykassen, 

for services as scouts, 24-26 

June. 6. Account. Peter Schuyler, Dirck "Wessels and Johannis Schuyler, 

for their services in the castle of the Onondagas, 26 

Nov. 1. Petition. Daniel Ebbetts, bricklayer, for his pay for work done on 

the fort in New York, 27 

Nov. 2. Petition. Catharine Apple, to have a certain boat delivered to her 

or to its owner, Nicholas Backer, of Staten Island, 28 

Nov. 2. Bond. W^allon Hnling, master of the sloop Unity, not to carry any 

slaves, &c., out of the province, 29 

Nov. 3. Will of Andrew Hamilton, governor of Pennsylvania, with probate 

of this date, ^ '. 29 

Nov. 4. Account of the officers' salaries and other incidental charges of the 

General Assembly this session (i;31.16s.0d.), 30 

Nov. 6. Order suspending Paroculus Parmyter from practicing as an attorney 

in the courts of the province of New York, 30, 32 

Nov. 6. Affidavits. Christopher Rousby and Thomas Cardale, sheriff of 
Queens county, in relation to Pai-oculus Parmyter's proceedings 
agamst William Lawrence, a member of the council, 31, 33 

Nov. 6. Memorandum by Wm. Carter, relative to his fees as comptroller of 

the customs, New York, 32 

Affidavit. John Parmyter, relative to Mr. Ilungerford's secretly 
taking goods from the custom house, 33 

Nov. 7. Order. Lawrence Clawson to attend the rev. Mr. Moore and Mr. 

; Lidius, as interpreter to the Indians, 34 



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1704. P.^OE. 

Nov. 7. Order. Lieut. Henry Hollaiifl to deliver the fomniand of tlie cletach- 

meiit under him to lieut. Charles Oliver, 34 

Nov. 7. Order to Samuel Moore, Samuel Hyat and Thomas Yates, in rela- 
tion to certain roads from Flushing to Jamaica, &c., 35 

Nov. 7. Ordinance reviving and re-establishing the high Court of Chancery, 35 

Dec. 22. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, in relation to his claims against the 

government ; his account for candles, 36, 37 

Dec. 26. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, in relation to his fees as naval officer, 38 

Account. Servas Mauris, as armorer to Fort Anne in New York, . . 39 

April 18. Leave of absence granted George Clarke, secretary of the province 

a'ld clerk of the council, 40 

Petition. Susannah, widow of George Walgrave, to be allowed to 
collect the debts due her late husband, who committed suicide, . . 41 

Order. Joseph Fordham and Mr. Stevens of Southampton, to in- 
quire into the truth of Jeremiah Scott's petition, 41 

Petition. Daniel Peterse Coienian, mariner, for the withdrawal of 
an order suspending his suit in chancerv, against James Spencer, 

of New York, ". 42 

1705. 
Jan. 11. Order of the queen in council, removing the suspension of Robert 

Livingston, as secretary of Indian affairs, 43 

[luN. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 1127.] 

Jan. ]1. Report of the board of trade, recommending that the suspension of 

Robert Livingston be taken off, 43 

Petition. Wessel Ten Brock, for payment for lime delivered the 
fort at Albany, 44 

Petition. Richard Merrill, administrator of Philip Welles, late 
surveyor-general of the province of New York, dec'd, with 
account, 45 

Petition. Richard Greener, sadler, for a pension, he having been 
wounded during the disorders, in the time of capt. Leisler, by a 
shot from the fort "through both his buttocks, and the slug 
grazed upon his spina dorsi," 46 

Extract of the' act 3 Jac. c. 8, relative to recognizances on writs of 
error^ 47 

Feb. 6. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at the city hall in the city of 

Albany, 47 

Feb. 7. Minutes of an inferior Court of Common Pleas, held at the city 

hall in the city of Albany, 48 

Feb. 21. Order. John Jackson, Thomas Stevens and Edward Burroughs, 
not to lay out any road between Jamaica and Flushing, through 
capt. Wiilett's land, 49, 50 

Feb. 24. Aocount. William Chambers, of his expenses during a voyage to 

the east end of Long island, in the sloop Industry, 50 

March 5. Letter. H. Mott to the secretary, desiring a license for the marriage 
Usmpstead. of lus daughter Mary, with Soloman Jamaus, 51 



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GOVKUNOIl COUNBUItV. 

1-0.5. . p,r.,,. 

March U. Sal:uifs proposed for iho officer.s of the Court of Cli:incei-v aiul fee 

l^ill' • 51 

March 24. Petition. Inliabitaiits of the town of Schenectady, conii.laininir of 

liver Schermerhoni and Jolin Wemp, _ 50 

March 26. Orders. Captains Jolin Anderson, Thomas Ilewett and Jeremiah 
Stillwell, of Monmontli county, N. J., to receive orders from eapt. 
Andrew Brown as regards militia matters, 53 

March 28. Order. Edward Cole to summon tlie church warden and vestrv 

of Jamaica, Long island, to aj)pear before the council, ". 5.3 

March 29. Petition. Johannes Sanders Glen, for the payment of his warrant 

for furnishing firewood, ." ... 54 

April 2. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, collector and receiver-general of New 
Jersey, that the boundary line be run between tliat province and 
New York, ." 55 

Statements of col. Bayard and Mr. Jamison, to the effect that 
Fisher's island, Gardner's island and Martin's Vineyard, &c., had 

been under the jurisdiction of Xew York, ." 55 

April 5. Petition. John Rodman, having an interest in Block island, for 

permission to bring its products to Xew York, 56 

April 5. Petition. Margaret, widow of Peter Peiret, minister of the French 

congregation in New York, for her husband's salary, 57 

April 5. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, for payment of liis claim against the 

government, '. T 58 

April 5. Report on the petition of Peter Fauconnier, in relation to his fees 

as naval officer, 59, 00, 6-1 

April 10. Commission. Roger Mompesson, chief justice, Robert Milward, 
Thomas Willet, William Hallet and Sam'l Moore, to hold a Court 
of Oyer and Terminer, and gener.al jail delivery in Queens county, 61,68 

April 12. Petition. Peter F.auconnier, that his bond as one of the late com- 
missioners of customs may be given up, 62 

Account. Secretary of the 2:)rovince against Christopher Rousby, 62 

April 14. Memorial. Robert Milward, second justice of the Supreme Court, 

in relation to his salary ; report thereon, 6-3, 65 

April 16. Petition. Barent Peterse Coeymans, for a Nisi Prius for the trial 
of his suit with Mr. Rensselaer, about the title of an estate in the 
county of Albany, 66 

April 16. Petition. Thomas Byerley, collector and receiver-general, "William 
Carter, surveyor, and James Evetts, searcher of the customs, in 
relation to their fees on coasters, 67 

April 18. Bond. Peter Fauconnier, Stephen Delancj-, Thomas Wenham and 
Daniel Cornelius, for Peter Fauconnier, as collector and receiver- 
general, 70 

April 20. Address. Grand jin-y of the ancient colony and dominion of Vir- 
ginia to queen Anne, congratulating her on the victor}- of Blen- 
heim, and thanking her for continuing col. Nicliolson as their 
governor, dated " Your majesty's royall capitoll," 71-73 



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fiOVERXOR CORXBURY. 
1705. . _ PAGE. 

May 5. Older. Sheriff of New York to arrest Zacliariah Roberts, of Bed- 
ford, justice of the peace of Westchester co., and to seize his 
papers, 74 

May. Comphiint. Jolin Thomson and Benjamin Wright, that rev. John 

Jones, of Bedford, is continually preaching against tlic church of 

England, 75, 76 

Affidavit. Benjamin Wright, in relation to the preaching of John 
Jones, of Bedford, a dissenting minister, and illegal conduct of 

justice Roberts, 77, 78 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 933.] 

Affidavit of John Thomson, of Bedford, on the same subject, 79 

[In N. T. Doc. Hi.'it., Ill, 935.] 

May 8. Petition. Dinck Egbertse, that his bond to the custom house may 

be canceled, 80 

May 8. Report on the accounts of Thomas Byerley, late collector and 

receiver-general, 81 

Account, debit and credit, with Mr. Blathwaite, auditor-general, for 
auditing the accounts of the receiver-general of the province,. 82, 94 
June. Calendar of c:mses depending in the Supreme Court of the province 

of New York, S3 

List of civil officers of Albany and Leister counties, 83 

June 5. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at the city hall in the city of 

Albany, 84 

June 5. Account. James AVeemes and John Abeel, for supplies furnished 

the Indians, and report, 85, 86 

170-4. 
April C. Account. James Parker, as messenger to the commissioners of 

Indian affairs, 87 

1705. 
June 7. Minutes of an inferior Court of Common Pleas held in Albany, ... 88 

Jan. 15. Affidavit. Thos. Preeson, master of the ship Thomas and Elizabeth, 

as to having been chased at sea by a strange vessel, 89 

June 15. Account of rum for the expedition under the command of col. Wm. 

Peartree, 90 

June 16. Affidavit. Jonathan Outerbridge, commander of the sloop Dolphin, 
of liis having been taken by a French privateer under capt. 
Claypeau, 91 

June 16. Commission. Col. Wra. Pearti-ee, to be commander of an expedi- 
tion against a French privateer, infesting the coast near Sandyhook, 92 

June 18. Commission. Capt. Francis Jones, as second in command under 

col. Wm. Peartree, on the above expedition, 93 

June 18. Account. A. D. Beeckman, for supplies for the above expedition, . 94 

June 18. Warrant. Col. Wm. Peartree, mayor of New York, to take under 
his command the squadron composed of the Elizabeth, capt. 
Jones, the Return, capt. Potter, the Sea Flower, capt. Cawley, 
the Peartree, capt. Dunscomb, 94 

June 24. Objections to sundry items in the public accounts, 95 



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GOVKRNOIl CORNBl-nv. 
1705. TAOK. 

June 25. Commission. Aort van IVlten, to be a lieutenant of militia, Kings 

county, unJer Jost van Bi'unt, eaj)tain, 90 

June 25. Commission. Samuel Ilulibart, to be ensign of militia, Kings 

county, in Joelieni tluiliek's eonijiany, 90 

June 25. Commission. Joeheni Guilick, to be captain of the above conii)any, 97 

June 25. Couiniission. Samuel Gerrison, to be lieutenant in the above 

conijiany, 93 

June 25. Commission. Jost van Brunt, to be captain of a company of militia 

in Kings county, 90 

June 25. Account. Goosen van Oort, for goods furnished the Indians, 100 

June 25. Account. Lourens Classen, for services to Onondaga with Abraham 

Schuyler, 101 

June 28. Petition. Xaning Harraesen, for his pay for the hire of his sloop 

for the governor's expedition to Albany, 102 

June 28. Petitii>n. Ililletie van Olinda, for her pav as interpretress to the 

Indians, " 103 

June 19. Order referring the petition of John Alieel and Peter Schuyler, 
relating to stockades for the fort at Schenectady, and accounts 
and report, ". 104-107 

Sundry other accounts against the government, lOS-1 12 

June 30. Commission. Augustine Graham, to be captain of the militia on the 

north side of Stateu island, vice Stihvell, 113 

July 5. Petition. Jannite, wife of Francis Kendall, for relief, said Kendall 
having gone to England, where he had a wife before he married 
the petitioner, 114 

July 7. Message. Assembly to the council, that they had agreed to the 
amendments to the bill to prevent slaves running away from 
the city and county of Albany, 115 

July 12. Petition. Xaning Harmesen, for the pay for the hire of his sloop 

on the governor's expedition to Albany, 110 

July 13. Account. Hip van Dam, for firewood furnished the garrison at 

Albany, T 117 

July 26. Amendments to the bill entitled, an act for the allowance for the 

burges of the borough of Westchester, 118 

July 7. Amendments to the bill for the better explaining, tfcc, the act for 
settling a ministry in the city of New York, and the counties 
of Richmond, Westchester and Queens, 118, 131 

July 19. Message. Assembly to the council, informing them that the house 

cannot agree to the amendments to the last above mentioned bill, 119 

July 20. Petition. Barne Cosens, for payment of his claim for services 

rendered the government, 119, 120 

July 28. Letter. Wm. Blathwayt to Peter Fauconnier, collector and 

Whitehall. receiver-gener.il in the "jerseys ; instructions, 121 

July 27. Account. William Bradford, for stationery furnished the govern- 
ment, and audit, 122 

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July 28. Mess.ige. Assembly to the council, agreeing to the amendments 
to the bill in relation to highways, and Avith amendments to the 
bill for an allo\v.ince to the burgess of the borough of West- 
chester, 123, 124 

July 28. Amendments to the aforesaid bills, 124 

July 30. Petition. Nicholas B.ayard and John Ilutchins, stating objections 
in England to confirming the act for declaring the illegality of 
the proceedings against them, and praying the passage of a new 
bill, 124 

July 30. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, commissioner to execute the of- 
fice of collector and receiver-general, that his accounts may be 
audited, T 125 

July 30. Message. Assembly to the council, notifying that body that 
they had agreed to its amendments to the bill regulating 
slaves, 126 

Aug. SO. Account. Willi.am Sell's expenses incurred in fitting out the ship 
Elizabeth, for the expedition commanded by William Peartree, 
and report on the s.ame, 120 

Vouchers in support of the above account, 127 

Aug. 4. Account. Salaries of officers, and other incidental charges of the 

General Assembly during tliis session, 128 

Aug. 5. Account of disbursements for eight Indian sachems, 129 

Aug. 6. Certificate in favor of Wessel Ten Broeck, for lime delivered at Fort 

Anne, Albany, 130 

Aug. 6. Account. Frederick MjTiderse, as armorer to the garrison at 

Albany, 131 

Aug. 7. Letter. Gov. Nicholson to lord Cornbury ; complaints against his 
wmianuburBh, Va. lordship ; Nicholson on his departure for England; transmits 
money for the vestries of the church of England in New York, 
also to defray expenses of the approaching convocation of the 
clergy; rev. Mr. Miles of Boston, and "one Barkley," if he be 
come from England, expected there, 132 

Aug. 7. Letter. Gov. Nicholson to gov. Seymour, of Maryland, informing 
wiUiam.burBh, Va. him of lus return to England, «tc., 132 

Aug. An act for the better explaining and more effectual putting in 
execution an act of the general assembly, entitled, an act for 
settling a ministry and r.aising a maintenance for them in the city 
of New York, county of liichmond, Westchester and Queens 
county, published at New York in August, 1705, 133 

Aug. Report of a committee on the bill entitled, an act for reviving an 

act for regulating slaves, and amendments, 134, 135 

Aug. 18. Account. Elizabeth Hutchins, for board, «fcc., of five Spanish 

prisoners, 1 35 

Aug. 30. Account. Harmanus Bensingh, Gerrit Duycken and others, for 
repairing tlie passiige behind the chappel and the distilling room, 
in the fort. New York, and John Crooke, for gaging rum, 136 



Vol. L.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 339 

GOVKRNOR CORNUrnV. 

1705. r.KGK. 

Sept. 19. Jlimifcs of .a Court of Coninion Picas lioM at Jriinaii'a, Queens 

county, 137 

Sept. 24. Warrant. Wni. Peartree, mayor of New York, to impress car- 
penters for II. ^I. ship Nonesuch, 138 

Sept. 26. Speech. Lord Cornbury, to the General Assembly at the opening of 

the session, 139 

[In Jour, of N. Y. Log. Council, 2:i4.] 

Si [it. 20. Reasons of the council against passing the bill entitled, an act for 

raising money to defray the charge of fusileers, 140, 143 

Sept. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at Jamaica, Queens co., 141 

Oct. 1. Order for the arrest of certain ship carpenters who have deserted, . 142 

Oct. 11. Report of the committee of the council appointed to confer on the 

bill for raising money to pay fusileers, 144, 147, 149 

Oct. 2. Certificate that Peter Schuyler liad furnished firewood for the forts 

at Albany and Schenectady, 145 

Oct. 3. Order. John Jewell to take oif the seizure from the sloop 
Elizabeth, in New Jerse}', she having been registered in New 
York, 145 

Oct. 4. Slinutes of an inferior Court of Common Pleas, held at the city 

hall, Albany, 146 

Amendments proposed by a committee of the council, to the mili- 
tia bill, 148 

Oct. 12. Report of a committee of the council, with amendments to the 

fusileer bill, 150, 151 

Oct. 4. Accounts for firewood furnished the fort at New York, and 

report, 152-155 

Oct. 2. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at the city hall. New York,. . . 156 

Oct. 10. Message. Assembly to the council, desiring a conference ; amend- 
ments to the militia bill, 157 

Amendments to the bill to prohibit the exportation of wheat, and 
to other bills, 158 

Amendments to the bill for levying a sum for the defense of the 
frontiers, 159 

June 30. Commission. Augustine Graham, to have the chief command of 

all the militia ou Staten Island, 100 

Oct. 30. Account. Officers' salaries and other incidental charges of the 

General Assembly, for this session, 102 

Oct. 13. Petition. Joseph Mallinson, for a writ of error in his suit against 

John Barrow, of New York, merch.ant, 163 

Account. Contingent charges for the province of New York, paid 
by Peter Fauconnier, commissioner of customs, 164 

Nov. 15. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, commissioner of customs, that his 

accounts may be referred, 165 



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GOVERNOR CORNBCHY. 
1705. PAGE. 

Oct. 25. Petition. Hendrick Hansen, of Albany, for pay foi- furnishing 

provisions to the troops, 166 

Oct. 13. Commission. Capt. Reynier Tongrclou, of the privateer New 

York Galley, " 167 

Nov. 12. Order for the arrest of deserters from H. M. ships, 168 

Nov. 13. Minutes of the Court of Sessions and Pleas, Kings county, from 

May 22, 1702, ." . . 169-171 

Nov. 13. Order. Philip Schuyler on John Abeel, in favor of Jonathan Dyer, 

Gerret Gysebert and Barrent Wemp, 171 

Nov. 16. Pardon. John Collison, James Stewart, Thomas Dent, William 
Grifl's and Walter Warner et al., convicted of an assault on 
sheriff Wilson and others, of New York, 172 

Nov. 19. Letter. George Clarke, secretary, to Richard Floyd, of Brookhaven, 

New York. Ordering him to restore Indian wh.alemen to their employers, 173 

Nov. 19. Proclamation relating to manning the privateer New York Galley, . 174 

Petition. Ruth, widow of John Lameter, for letters of adminis- 
tration, 175 

Dec. 21. Order for the saving of the arms and men of the privateer Del 

Rey, capt. Adrian Claver, lately cast away, 176 

Nov. Account for goods furnished the fort at Schenectady by Peter 

Schuyler ; i-eport, 1 76 

Dec. 20. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, commissioner to execute the office of 
collector and receiver-general, in regard to the levying of cer- 
tain duties, 177 

Dec. License. Francis Goodhue to be Presbvteriau minister, at Jamaica, 

L. I., ■; 178 

[luX. Y. Doe. Hist., Ill, 210.] 

Dec. 13. Petition. Barne Cosens, for Lis pay for services in Peter Faucon- 

nier's office, , . 179 

Dec. 13. Petition. James L.aborie, minister of the French congregation, for 

his salary, ISO 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 433.] 

Dec. 13. Deposition. William Hallett, of Newtown, Queens co., as to a 
trespass committed by John Lawrence, late of H. M. council, with 
John, Daniel and Jonathan Lawrence, and John White, 181 

Dec. 13. Petition. Sampson Broughton on behalf of Mary, widow of Samp- 
son Shelton Broughton, deceased, and company, for a patent for 
lands in Dutchess county, 182 

Dee. 13. License. Thomas Jones, to take drift whales on the gut joining 

Mr. Nicoll's land and the west end of Gravesend beach, 183 

Dec. 13. Memori.al. Peter Fauconnier, commissioner to execute the office 
of collector and receiver-general, praying that steps be taken to 
procure an account of quit-rents, 183 

Salaries of the necessary officers in New Jersey, 184 

Dec. 12. Older. Col. Henry Beekman, to call out 100 men of his militia 

regiment, to be prepared to march to the frontiers of Albany, . . . 184 



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COVKRNOU COHSBURV. 
1705. 



PACE. 

Dec. 4. Mi-mor;»n.lmn. Lord C'oriil.nrv o-rnnts IrlteTs of aaministration on 

the- estate of Thomas Stitr-es, of Xrw V,,ik, niaririer, .Iceeaso,!, . \So 

Nov. 21. Order for protec-tinp; from im|iressmciit all volunteers for mannin<T 

the privateer Castel Del Key 7 180 



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GOVERXOR CORXBUR\. 



1705. 



1G91. 



Papers concernin!]^ a diflercnec hetween governor Xieliolson, of 
Vir<riiiia, and some of the eouneil, also eoncerning the college 
of William and Mary there, viz ": ": . 1 



June 19. Letter. Rev. James Blair to lieut. gov. Nicholson, acknowledging 
Linhaven bay. receipt of his of the 17th inst., recommending that lawyers who 
are cluirch of England men, may be employed by the government 
in Virginia, 2 

Dec. 3. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to lieut. gov. Nicholson ; great difficulty in 
LoDdon. finding m.isters for William and Mary's college in Virginia ; 

necessity of procuring a president; reasons therelbr; the bishops 
of Salisbury and Worcester and several others, urge him for 
president; loose manner of conducting the colleges iii England; 
difterence of circumstances in regard to William and Alary's 

college, 2 

1692. 
April 20. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to gov. Nicholson, concerning the payment 
Gospo.t. of his salary as commissary ; Mr. B. and wife charged with keep- 
ing a store in Virginia, &c., 3 

1694. 
Jan. 2. Memorandum. Commissary Blair; college of William and Mary, 
located at Middle Plantation ; fund for its support ; his allowance 
for his trouble in England, 3 

July 19. Receipt. Gov. Nicholson, for £100, his donation to William and 

Mary's college ; signed Wm. Byrd, treasurer, 3 

[1703.] Memorandum. Accusing the rev. Mr. Blair of telling many 
untruths, and swearing fiilsely, for which it will be difficult for 
liim to get a dispensation, " except he has it of y' Jesuits or 
Kno.Konians," 3 

1093. Petition. Rev. James Blair to gov. Andros and the house 
of burgesses, Virginia; prays a recompense for his trouble in 

obtaining a charter for the college, 3 

April 29. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to lieut. gov. Nicholson, thanking him for 
Gosport. past kindnesses, &c., 3 

May 19. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to gov. Nicholson; acknowledges receipt 
Plymouth. of letter for Lady Andros ; about to sail for Virginia, 3 



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GOVERNOR CORXBURY. 
1694. PAGE. 

Aug. 7. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to gov. Nicholson, of M.arj-land ; sir E. 
Midie Plantation, Aiidros iiivited to be one of tlie governors of William and 

^'"- ilary's college ; several episcopal ministers arrive for Maryland, . 4 

1695. 
May 8. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to gov. Nicholson ; discouraging prospect 
niidie pimution. of the College ; Mr. B. suspended by the governor and council of 

Virginia, 4, 6 

May 23. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to gov. Nicholson ; urges his presence at 

iiidie Plantation, tile next meeting of the governors of the college ; Mr. B. proposes 

to go to England ; Assembly throws out the bill for bettering the 

salaries of the clergy, 4 

1696. 

April 22. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to gov. Nicholson; continued differences 

Kich Neck, Va. between Mr. B. and the council of Virginia ; governor Andros 

■would not communicate (receive the sacrament) with him at 

easter ; a great plot discovered in England ; the duke of Berwick 

taken, 4 

1697. 
Feb. 15. Letter. Rev. Mr. Blair to gov. Nicholson; is desirous to visit 
nichNeck. England to counteract representations of gov. Andros; urges 

ettbrts on the part of gov. Is'icholson to secure the government of 
Virginia for himself, " even if it be necessary to launch out any 
money" for that purpose; Mr. Blathwait gov. Andros's only 
supporter ; gov. N. recommended " to try to gain him by money, 

as no doubt gov. A. doth," 4 

1687. 
April 28. Declaration upon oath of Sarah, daughter of Benjamin H.arrison, 
that she will not marry any man but William Rascow, during his 

life, 1 

Memorandum that when Mr. James Blair was married to Sarah 
Harrison by Mr. Smith, and was asked, throe times, to say 
" Obey," she refused and each time said " No obey," yet Mr. 

S. proceeded with the rest of the ceremony, 7 

Memorandum that Sarah Harrison was promised to two or three 

others before she married the rev. Mr. Ijlair, 7 

Statement that young Mr. Ludwell and his father had children by 

their negro slaves, 1 

1703. 
May 1. Further affid.avit of James Blair, clerk, concerning gov. Nicholson's 
maladministrations with relation to the clergy, the college and 
himself, 8 

Answer. John Thrale, agent of gov. Francis Nicholson, of Vir- 
ginia, on behalf of said governor, to the memorial exhibited 
against said governor in the names of J. Lightfoot, Mathew 
Page, Benjamin Harrison, Robert Carter, James Blair and Philip 
Ludwell, 9 

1704. The several sources of the odium and discouragement which the 
college of William and Mary in Virginia lies under, and resolu- 
tion of head master of the grammar school thereupon, 10 

1705. 
Jan. 16. Declaration. Anthony Armistead, as to statements he made to 
secretary Wormeley's widow, to dissuade her from marrying 



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GOVERNOR CORNBURY. 

iro5. . ^,<,, 

Robert Beverley, and of .lUegations of col. Carter, col. Liijhtfoot, 
in regard to Mary, widow of rev. John Gordon, deceased, of 
Virginia, 1 1 

Feb. 8. ;Minntes of conncil at the royal college of WiHiam and Mary 

(Virginia), concerning appointment of councillors, '. 12 

1704. 

Aug. 17. Letter. Lords of trade to gov. Xicliolson, ordering iiini to discon- 

Whitehaii. tinue the prosecution of particular persons, with the governor's 

declaration in council thereupon, dated Feb. 10, 1705, 1,3 

June 15. Order of the queen in council, requiring gov. Nicholson to return his 
answer to eertain complaints prefen-ed against him by membeis 
of the council of Virginia, 14 

1705. Address. Clergy of Virginia to gov. Nicholson, 15 

Address. Governor and clergy of Virginia to the queen, IG 

Feb. Remonstrance. Clergy of Virginia to the lords of trade, disavow- 

ing the charges brought by rev. Mr. Blair against gov. Nicholson, 17 

Feb. 22. Address. Clergy of Virginia to the archbishop of Canterbury, on 

the same subject, 18 

Feb. 22. Address. Clergy of Virginia to the bishop of London, 19 

Feb. 22. Memorandum concerning col. Carter, of Virginia, and the Scotch 

peddler boy he cheated, 20 

Memorandum of charges made against col. Lightfoot and col. Robt. 
Carter, aforesaid, 21 

Feb. 25. Declaration. Henry Tyler, sheriff" of the county of York, Virginia, 

concernmg col. Philip Ludwell, 22 

1704. 
March 30, April 1. Two letters. E. Jennings to gov. Nicholson, on the subject 
London. of the petition presented against him by col. Ludwell and others, 23 

1705. 
April 16. Letter. The justices to gov. Nicholson, thanking him for a donation 
Gloucester CO.. Va. of £20 for law books, 24, 25 

April 2. Address. Justices of the peace of Middlesex, Va., to gov. Nichol- 
son, in relation to the action of the feoffers in trust of the town 
land in said county, og^ 27 

May 4. Proceedings of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, approving of the 

administration of gov. Nicholson, 28, 29 

Letter. John Lightfoot, Robert Carter and Philip Ludwell to the 
speaker of the House of Burgesses of Virgini.a, with their reasons 
against making any determination by that house upon the com- 
plaint against the governor, 30-32 

May 4. Speech. Gov. Nicholson to the House of Burgesses, on the com- 
plaint against him, and the resolves of the house thereon,. . . . 33-35 

May 12. Resolve of John Custis, Hen. Duke, John Smith and John Lewis, 
members of the council of Virginia, on gov. Nicholson's adminis- 
tration, 36, 37 

May 3. Affidavits. Wm. Robertson, clerk, John Allen, nsLer, and Mongo 
Ingles, head master, of the grammar school of William and Mary's 



244 



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[Vol. XL. 



GOVKRNOR KLETCHER. 
, _- PAGE. 

Petition. Joslah Hunt, for letters of administration on liis fallicr's 
estate, 6 

Petition. William Bcekinan, for a grant of land in the eity of New 
York, about Stuyvesant's bowry, granted by gov. Wni. Kieft, 
Aug. 2, 1640, to Peter Vandelinde, who conveyed it to Cornelis 
Couiniegis, June 12, 1658, and was by him mortgaged to petition- 
er, Sept. 1, 1658, ". .^ 7 

Points in a law case, parties not named, S 

Petition. Dirck Wessclls, for pay for his journey to Canada, 9 

Petition. Daniel Stillwell, of Richmond, for a patent of 82 acres 
of upland and 8 acres of meadow, on the south side of Staten 
island, surveyed by Philip Wells, under a warrant from gov. 
Andros, Dec. 20, 1 680, 10 

Petition. Dirck Wessells and K. V. Rensselaer, for payment of the 
soldiers in the time of the revolution, 11 

Petition. Derix van Burg, for his p.iy for erecting a chapel and 
other buildincjs in and about Fort William Hcnrv, New York 
(£943. 14. 10|), ' 12 

Petition. Tho. Clark, Robt. Lurting, Jeremiah Tothill, Caleb 
Ileathcotc, James Evetts, Will. Morris, Ebenzer Willson, Will. 
Merritt, R. Ashfield, Jas. Emott, members of tlie church of Eng- 
land, for license to purchase a small i)iece of land without the north 
gate of the eity of New York, between the king's garden and the 
burying ground, on which to erect a Protestant Episcopal church, 13 
[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 407.J 

Petition. Peter Hellebrandts, against granting a patent of a tract 
of land in Ulster county, to Thomas and George Hall, 14 

^Sliiiute of council at Philadelj>])ia. Announcing the reception of 
^Villiam ilarkham's commission, as governor of Pennsylvania, . . 15 

Proceedings of the Supreme Court on the return of the justices of 
the Sessions of Westchester county, to a writ of error in the case 
of Gabriel Leggett, 16 

Petition. Joannes Low, Joannes van Imborch, William Montagnie 
and ^lary Kipp, for a confirmatory grant of a tract of 100 acres 
of land at Harlem, originally granted to Joannes la Montagne, . . 17 

Petition. Hendrick van Rensselaer, in relation to the brigantine 
Orange, 18 

Proclamation dissolving the assembly. [Printed and sold bi/ William 
Bradford, Printer to Their Majesties Kinr/ William and Queen 
Mary, at the Bible in the City of New York 1695,] 19 

Petition. Wm. Sinison, John York, Thomas Cole, Jacob Knife, 
James Williams, Tho. Clattery, David Jones, Hezekiah Hawk- 
ings, Thomas Maybec and Richard W.aters, deserters, for pardon, 20 

Petition. Susan Elliott, in relation to her two negroes condemned 
for felony, 21 

Intelligence received from Albany, relative to the designs of the 
French and Indians, 22 

[In K. T. Col. Doc, IV, 124.] 



1695. 
Feb. 22. 



March V. 



March 14. 
March 14. 



March 14. 
March 5. 

March 19. 



March 21. 

March 26. 

April 1. 

April 15. 

April 18. 

April 22. 

April 25, 

May 30. 

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GOVERKOR FLETCHER. 
It395. PAGE. 

May 24. Order in council to attorney-general Graham, for the prosecution of 
Jean Reaux, a French protustant, for crimes coniniitted by him in 
these parts, 22 

June 6. Proclamation forbidding the impressment of seamen or other per- 
sons for the king's frigate, 23 

June 6. Piiuted proclamation to the same eflect, 24 

June 6. Judgment on an attachment, in the case of Richard Ponton vs. 

Thomas Statham and Edmund Ward, Westchester county, 25 

Petition. John Cartier of New Rochelle, for letters of denization, 26 

Petition. Repie Arianse and John Auckie, for letters of adminis- 
tration on the estate of Joost Francis, of Bedford, 27 

Letter. Gov. Fletcher to cols. Young, Willet and Heathcoke, to 
hasten their detachments for Albany, 28 

June 20. Report of Peter Martense and Ben. Phipps, relating to the pay of 

the Fusileers, "... 29 

June 20. Petition. Francis Pope, in relation to duties, 30 

Petition. Daniel Mercereau, for letters of denization, 31 

June 22. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher, 
Hartford. praying to be excused from sending troops to Albany, 32 

[In X. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 1S7.] 

June 25. Letter. Sir Edmund Andros to gov. Fletcher, in relation to troops 
Virginia. to be fumished by Virginia, 33 

June 27. Appointment. William Smith, chief justice, William Pinhorne 2d 
justice, Chidley Brooke, William Nicolls, Caleb Heathcote and 
col. Cortlandt, to consider and report the form of a commission 
for holding courts of judicature ; their report, 84 

June 29. Proceedings of the governor and council of Pennsylvania, relating 

to furnishing troops, 85 

July 1. Letter. W^illiam Stoughton, governor of Massachusetts, to gov. 
Boston. Fletcher, declining to furnish men for the defense of Albany and 

the frontiers, 36 

July 3. Petition. Maria Obia, "the mother of the poor-house" of New- 
York, for her pay ; with names of the inmates, 37 

July 9. Memorial. Col. S. van Cortlandt, for the paj-ment of £2,460. 3s. 7|d, 38 

July 5. Letter. Caleb Carr, gov. of Rhode Island, to gov. Fletcher, request- 
Newport, ing that that province may be allowed to commute for its quota 

of men, 39 

[In Rhode Island Col. Rec, III, 303.] 
July. Propositions made by the Schaghkook Indians, 40 

July 6. Propositions made at Albany by the sachems of the Five Nations of 

Indians, 41 

July 9. Letter. John Allyn, secretary of Connecticut, to gov. Fletcher, 
Hartford. acknowledging receipt of her majesty's letter of 21 June, 1694, 

relating to furnisliing men, and expressing their loyalty, 42 

[la N. Y. Col. Doc, IV, 188.] 



346 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. LI. 

GOVERNOR CORNECRV. 
l'?06. . PAGE. 

Feb. 5. Miinites of a Court of Sessions held at tlie city hall in the city of 

Albany, Yo 

Feb. 7. Minutes of an Inferior Court of Common Pleas, held at the city hall 

in the city of Albany, 77 

Feb. 14. Proclamation for the arrest of James Dickson and George Gill, 

deserters, 78 

Feb. 20. Petition. Richard Harris, for a warrant for the amount of his bill 

against the jury that sat upon Mr. Van Swieten's estate, 79 

Feb. 21. Memorial. Peter Fauconnier, commissioner, in relation to bonds 

given for duties by the agents of capt. Clavers, 80 

March 3. Petition. L.ancaster Symes, for payment of his account for fire- 
wood furnished Fort Anne, New York, 81 

March 5. Warrant. Capt. George Fane, of H. M. ship Lowstafte, to impress 

two sloops for public service, 82 

March C. Deposition. George Hallett, of Newtown, L. I., relative to an 

assault committed on him by William Lawrence and John White, 83 

March 7. Deposition. Joseph Moore on the same subject, 84 

March 14. Bond. Joseph Mallinson and John Parmyter to John Barrow, to 

prosecute an appeal upon a judgment recovered by the latter,. . . 85 
March 15. Warrant. Captains Miles, Fane and Davis, to impress seamen from 

inward bound vessels, 86 

March 19. Order. Johannes Schuyler, mayor of Albany, to provide quarters 

for lieut. Richard Brewer, of H. M. independent company, 87 

March 20. Petition. Daniel Bondet, minister of New Rochelle, in relation to 

the loss of two warrants for his salary, 88 

March 20. Order on the aforesaid petition, 89 

March 20. Minute of the council on the petition of Michael Hawdon, 90, 93 

March 20. Memori.al. Robert Milward, second justice of the Supreme Court, 

for payment of his salary, 91 

March 20. Petition. Michael Hawdon, for renewal of lease of the cellar under 

the custom house. New York, 92 

March 20. Petition. Barne Cosens, escheator-general, for his pay for escheat- 
ing the estate of Onzeel van Sweiten, 94 

April 1. Bond. Elias D. Frize and Rip van Dam, in relation to a lost w.ir- 
rant issued to Robt. Mihvard, and by him assigned to Elias D. 
Frize, 95, 104 

March 30. Letter. Secretary Clarke to the justices of Richmond co., to attend 
New Vork. the govcrnor at Mr. Duxbury's house on the 5th April, 95 

Rates of pilotage for New York harbor, 96 

Tariif duties imposed on goods in New York, 97 

April 4. Report to the council on the memorial of Peter Fauconnier, com- 
missioner, relating to the duties on prize goods, &c., 98 

April 4. License. George Muii'ison, minister in Westchester co., to baptize 

several persons in Connecticut, 89 

[In N. Y. Doe. Hist., Ill, 936.] 



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GOVERNOR CORNBUny. 

iroR. . p^f.j. 

Ai>ril 9. Letter. John Selniyler to lieut. Kieliard Brewer, relative to .a liouse 
Eteenrabie. lie h:id hired for hiin, 100 

April 10. Pass. Joseph Cailleteau, a Freneh prisoner, to go to Boston and 

from thence to Canada, "^. 1 00 

Pass. Jean and Isaac. Rocheteau, French prisoners, to proceed to 
Philadelphia, 100 

Jan. 14. Account. John Crooke, for cooperage at Fort Anno; his petition, 101,102 

April 11. Petition. Daniel Foy, for his p.ay as land and tide waiter, 103 

April 11. Petition. Jacob Rutsen, of Ulster county, that the accounts of that 

county may be audited more thoroughly, 105 

April 12. Bond. Daniel Bondet, of New Roehelle, and Elias Neau, of New 
York, in relation to certain warrants for his salary issued to said 
Bondet, and by him lost, ." lOG 

April 16. Proclamation for the apprehension of certain sailors, deserted from 

II. M. ships Lowestatfe and Triton'.s I'rize, 107 

April IG. Order. Capt. George Fane, of H. M. ship Lowestatfe, to sail on a 

cruise of ten days, t 108,109 

April 17. Order. Capt. Miles, of H. M. Triton's Prize, to send on shore one 
Cusack, for the purpose of inquiring into the matters he com- 
plains of, 110 

April 17. License. James JeftVay to teach school in the city of New York,. Ill 

April 18. Petition. Derrick Jansen Hoglandt, relative to his pay for two 

horses lost in col. Dongan's expedition to Albany, 112 

April 18. Order. Justice Moor, of Queens county, to appear before the 
council in relation to a riot lately committed in that county by 
some of the inhabitants of Kings county, ' 113 

April 18. Order. Capt. Thomas Miles of H. M. ship Triton's Prize, to release 

one James Hawes, an impressed seaman, 113 

April 22. Order. Sherift' of Westchester, to arrest John Legett, of West 

Farms, for harboring a deserted seaman, 113 

April 23. Petition. Paroculus Parmyter, for permission to prosecute Edward 

Cole, messenger to the council, for a debt, 114 

April 24. Order. Wm. Peartrce, mayor of New York, to impress seamen, . . 115 
April 24. Commission. William Merritt, to be pilot to H. M. ship Lowestatfe, 115 
April 24. Order. Roger Barton, sheriff of Westchester, to deliver all goods 
in his possession belonging to the estate of Thomas Pritchard, to 
his widow, 115 

[1711.] Names of the officers of a regiment formed out of the four com- 
panies of Fusileers, 116 

1706. 
April 25. Additional instruction to be observed by captain Adrian Clavcrs, 

of the sloop Cornbury, 117 

April 25. Petition. Henry Filkin .and Jan von der Vellen, trustees of Flat- 
bush, in relation to a riot in Queens county, by inhabitants of 
Kings county, 118 



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GOVERNOR CORNBURY. 
1706. - PAGE. 

March 25. Account for stationery furnished the provincial secretary's office, 
from the 25th day of March, 1705, to 25 March, 1706, and report 

thereon, 119, 120 

Sundry other accounts, 121 -123 

May 1. Commission. Henry Swift, to be ruler, &c., of the fairs to be held 

at Jamaica, L. I., . . 124 

May 1. Order. Civil and military officers of the counties of Kings and 
Queens, to assist Richard Rogers, carpenter, of H. M. ship 
Triton's Prize, to arrest deserters, 125 

May 4. Order for the discharge of Andrew L'Amonreux, capt. of a mer- 
chantman, impressed, 125 

May 9. Order for the arming of the militia in anticipation of an attack 

from the P'rench, 126 

May 9. Order for enrolling all from 16 to 61, able to bear arms, in the 

counties of Richmond and Orange, 127 

May 10. Order. Capt. Thom.is Miles, of H. M. ship Triton's Prize, to 

discharge Nathan Buckley, an impressed seaman, 127 

May 11. Order. \Vm. Peartree, m.ayor of New York, to cause the citizens 

to aid in fortifying that city, 123 

May 14. Order. The same, to receive subscriptions of the inhabitants of the 

city of New York, for the above purpose, 129 

May 20. Order. Capt. Geo. Fane, of H. M. ship Lowestaffis, to convoy the 

vessels bound from Virginia to London, 130 

May 27. Order. Jacob Morris, to pilot H. M. ship Lowestaffi3, 131 

May 21. Minutes of a Court of Sessions held at Jamaica, L. I., 131 

May 23. Minutes of a Court of Common Pleas held at Jamaica, L. I., 132 

May 8. Account. John Abeel, for supplies for the Indians ; petition and 

proceedings thereon, 133, 136 

May 23. Certificate. James Weemes, that col. Peter Schuyler had furnished 

firewood for the use of the garrisons at Albany and Schenectady, 134 

May 23. Petition. Harpert Jacobsen, for pay for the use of his sloop to 

carry the governor to Albany and back; report thereon, 134 

May 24. Proclamation requiring the General Assembly to meet at New York 

the 24th inst., 135 

[In Jour. N, Y. Leg. Conn., 237.] 

May 25. Two receipts for excise money received from William Bradford,. . . 136 

May 29. Petition. John Abeel, for the repayment of moneys advanced by 

him for the use of the province, 137 

June 13. Account. John Abeel, for repairs of the fort at Albany; report 

thereon, 138 

June 18. Petition. John Abeel, for payment of the above accounts, 139 

Petition. James Petty, Joseph Petty and Benjamin Horton, owners 

of three vessels, for permission to sail to Southold, 140 

June 13. Petition. Johannes Lydius, minister at Albany, in relation to his 

salary as instructor to the Five Nations of Indians, 141 



Vol. LI.] ENGLISH ^MANUSCRIPTS. 349 

COVKUNOR CORNBURV. 
KOG. PAGt- 

Juno 1. r(.'liticiTi. Ilillilic \:m Olinda, for her s:\l:n-v ;is iiitciiiictess to tlic 

Five Nations of Lulians, . . ." H2 

June 9. Order. Lieut. John I'orson to go on board H. M. sliij) Triton's 

Prize, ■\vilii a party of men, 143 

June 10. Order. Capt. Thomas Miles, to discharge Edward Craig and Roger 
Dousell, two seamen belonging to a sloop of Nicholas Craxion, 
of Pennsylvania, 14-t 

June 13. Petition. Lieut. Philip Schuyler, for the repayment of moneys 

advanced by him for repairing the fort at Schenectady, 145 

June 13. Petition. Peter Schuyler, for payment for goods furnished the 

Onondaga sachems, 146 

June 19. Order. Colonels of the several militia regiments in the counties of 
Kings, Queens, Westchester, Richmond and Orange, to a]ipear 
with their regiments on the common, near the city of New York, 
on the 27th instant, 147 

June 17. Account. John Mynderse, for iron work done for the fort at 

Schenectady ; report, 148 

June 20. Petition. John Mynderse, for payment of the above account,. ... 149 

June 24. Letter. Secretary Clarke to capt. Miles, of 11. M. ship Triton's 
New Tork. I'rizc, relative to her supply of water, 150 

June 27. Account. Officers' salaries and other incidental expenses of this 

session of the General Assembly, 151 

July 4. Petition. Jacobus van Dyke, surgeon of the fort at Schenectady, 

for his salary, 152 

July 5. Certificate that Thomas Byerley and col. Robert Byerley, of Gould- 
borough, county of Yorke, Eng., have each given a bond for 
£1,000, for the' faithful execution of the office of collector and 
receiver-general by said Thomas Byerley, ... 153 

July 13. Order. Capt. Geo. Fane, of H. M. ship Lowestaft'e, in relation to 

the enemy's vessels, 153 

July 18. Petition. Hendrick Hansen, for payment of his account for pro- 
visions furnished capt. Higby's company, at Albany, 154 

July 14. Account. Frederick Mynderse, for services as armorer to the 

garrison at Albany, 155 

Aug. 7. "Warrant. Francis Wessels, Lawrence Wessels, Anthony Lispenard, 
John Hogelandt, John C;inon and Mangels Janse Roll, to cut sods 
for the fortifications of New York city, 156 

Aug. 7. Order. Capt. George Fane, of II. M. ship Lowestaffe, to cruise 

beyond Sandy Hook, 156 

Aug. Account for four days' board and wine, for the Indian king and his 

companions, 157 

Aug. 8. Order. Captain George Fane of H. M. ship Lowestaffe, to discharge 

certain impressed seamen, 15/ 

Aug. 18. Petition. Naning Harmesen, for his pay for the use of his sloop in 

the expedition lo Albany, in 1704, 158 

Aug. 22. Petition. Philip Rokeby, surgeon, for his pay for medical attend- 
ance on a French Indian sachem, in 1705, 159 



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GOVERNOR CORNBCRY. 
I'iOQ. ■ ■ P^GE. 

Aur'. 29. Petition. John Tuder, register of the Court of Admiralty, for 

boolis for liis ofKce, 160 

SejDt. 2. Warrant. Capt. Geo. Fane, commander of H. M. sliip Lowestafl'e, 

to proceed to N e\v York and refit, 161 

Sept. 6. Petition. Lieut. Charles Oliver, of the garrison at Albany, for 

payment of his account annexed, 163, 177, 178 

Sept. 17. Report. Ellis Duxbury, John Stilhvell, Abraham Lakeman and 
Ephraim Taylor, justices of the peace of Kichmoiid county, on 
the petition of Jacob Galliot, in relation to a road to the church 

of which said Galliot is the clerk, 164 

1703. 

Jan. 21. Petition. Jacob Garriot, of Richmond co., in relation to the above 

road ; order of the council thereon, , 165 

1706. 

Sept. 24. Certificate that Peter Schuyler has furnished firewood for the garri- 
sons at Albany and Schenectady, 166 

Oct. 3. Petition. Lawrence Clausen, one of the interpreters of the Five 
Nations of Indians, for his pay for several journeys to the 
"Mohogs" and Onondagas, 167, 175, 176 

Oct. 3. Petition. Henry Beekman, for payment of his account, 168 

Oct. 16. Account. Hendrick Beekman, for disbursements on account of 

Indian afiairs, &c., and report thereon, 169 

Oct. 7. State of the revenue of New York in respect to the accounts 
thereof, humbly offered to the consideration of the Rt. Hon. 

Wm. Blathwayte, 170, 171 

Letter without signature or address, relating to the dispatch of 
the business before the assembly, 172 

Oct. 16. Account. George Booth, for carpenters' work done in the secretary's 

office, and report thereon, 173 

Oct. 17. Petition. Wm. Bond, in relation to the sale of rice on board of his 
vessel, he having put into New York on his voyage from Carolina 
to Holland, through stress of weather, 174 

Oct. 21. Account. Philip Schuyler, for lumber, «fce., for the fort at Schenec- 
tady, and report, 178 

Oct. 21. Minute of the council on Mr. Wenham's motion for remission of 
duties on several pipes of wine and brandy lately burnt ; referred 
to England, 179 

Oct. 21. Account. Officers' salaries and other expenses of the General Assem- 
bly at this session ; £30. lis., 180 

Petition. Cornells Seberingh and Cornells van Brunt, representa- 
tives of Kings CO. in the General Assembly, complaining that the 
justices of said county bad levied considerable sums for purposes 

unknown, 181 

Nov. 5. Order. Roger Barton, sheriff of Westchester county, to deliver to 
Susannah Walgrave the property of her husband, George Wal- 
grave, late of the town of Rye, a suicide, 182 

Order. Robert Lurting, Lancaster Symes, William Anderson and 
Benjamin Ask, to audit the accounts of H. M. ship Triton's 
Prize, 183 



Vol. LII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 351 

GOVKHNOR conNuruv. 

1706. PACK. 

Nov. 19. Minutes of n. special Court of Oyer and Terniiiier lield in the eity of 

Albany, ". . . 184 

Nov. 29. Onler. Oapt. George Fane, of II. ^I. ship Lowcstaffe, to convoy 

certain merchantmen to the West Indies, 186 

Dec. 3. Order. The same to discharge Elisha Parker, an impressed seaman, 187 

Dec. 3. Order. Capt. George Fane, to discharge James Ferrow and Jolm 

Slauson, two impressed seamen, 188 

Dec. 9. Order. Lieut. Davis, to deliver the command of 11. M. ship Triton's 
Prize, ma<le vacant by the death of capt. Tiiomas Miles, to lieut. 
Thomas Wilcocks, 188 

Doc. 9. Order. Lieut. Thomas Wilcocks, to appear before the governor,. . 189 

Dec. 10. Order. Capt. George Fane, to send to the governor lieut. Thomas 

Wilcocks, contined on board H. M. ship Lowestalle, 189 



YOLUME LII. 

GOVERNOR CORNBURY. 



iro6. 

Order for the survey of the powder in H. M. ship Triton's Prize, 
and for sending it to Boston to be rewrought, 1 

Dec. 11. Order. Lieut. Richard Davis, on board the Triton's Prize, to appear 

before governor Cornbury, 2 

Dec. 17. Order. Capt. Reynier Tongrelou, comm.ander of the privateer New 
♦ York Galley, to place his vessel under the command of certain 
officers, and to arrest lieut. Richard Davis, of H. M. ship Lowes- 
tafte, 2 

Dec. 17. Order to James Hull, chief mate of II. M. Triton's Prize, to take 

command of that vessel, 2 

1707. 
Jan. 3. Petition. Englebert Lott, Jacob Pardon, Daniel Polhemus and 
Benjamin Vandewater, elders of the Dutch congregations in 
Kings CO., of which Mr. Freerman is minister, for an order for 

tlie church books in the hands of Mr. Antonides, 3 

[III N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, U5.] 

Jan. 3. Order. Joseph Hegeman and Stophell Barbasko, pretended elders, 
imd Cornelius Willianise, Jan Vlies and Nys v.an Duyn, pretended 
deacons of the Dutch church at Flatbush, Joris Hansen, Daniel 
Rappellie .and Frederick Mynderse, elders, and Gysbert Bogart 
and Aert Jansen, deacons of Brookland, to deliver to Mr. Freer- 
man the church property, 4 

[III N. Y. Doc. Hisr., Ill, 146.] 

Jan. 8. Order. Capt. Reynier Tongrelou, commander of the privateer New 
York Galley, to deliver one Roger Jones to the cockswain of the 
Triton's Prize, 6 



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GOVERNOR CORSBURV. 
1707. ■ PAGE. 

Order. Otto van Toyle to proceed to Sandy Hook and watch the 
motions of a French privateer in that vicinity, 7 

[1704.] Order. Messrs. Walters, Lurting, Syines, Cruger and Cortlandt, 

to audit the accounts of H. M. ship Jersey, 8 

1707. 
Feb. Petition. Thomas Byerley, collector and receiver-general, to have 

his suspension from office removed, 9 

Feb. 9. Order. Capt. Davis to pay the accounts against the H. M. ship 

Triton's Prize, 10 

Feb. 12. Order. Capt. Abraham Lakeman to appear before the governor,.. 11 

Commission. Henry Sniitli, to be colonel of militia in Suffolk 
county, 12 

Commission. Thomas Jones, to be major of col. Thomas Willett's 
regiment of militia. Queens county, 13 

Feb. 28. Order. Joseph Purdy and John Clapp to testify on the part of 
Ebenezer Wilson, in relation to the passing a patent to him of some 
lands in the town of Rye, 14 

March 1. Order. Justices of Richmond county, to appear before the gov- 
ernor to answer complaints against them in respect to the county's 
quota of the £3,000 tax, 15 

March 6. Petition. Benjamin Faneuile, in relation to certain warrants (list 
annexed) due the estate of Duncan Campbell, late of Boston, New 
England, 16 

March 5. Report on the account of Barne Cosens, late clerk of the council, 

for stationery, 17 

March 6. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, late commissioner of the customs, for 

an examination of his accounts ; report of examiners, 18-20 

Feb. 13. Account. Peter Fauconnier, of candles delivered lord Cornbury 

from Nov. 10, 1705, to Feb. 13, 1707, with observations, 21-25 

March 20. Account. Peter Fauconnier, of the contingent expenses of the 
government from Feb. 27, 1705, to Feb. 2, 1707, with report 
thereon, 26-29 

Observations on sever.al items in Peter Fauconnier's account for 
contingent charges of tlie government from Feb. 27, 1705, to Feb. 
2, 1 7oV, 30-34 

March 6. Account. Lancaster Symes, for wood, and report, 35, 36 

March 6. Petition. Lancaster Symes, for payment of the above account, ... . 37 

March 6. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, late commissioner of the revenue, in 

relation to his accounts, and report, 38, 39 

March 22. Order. Thomas Byerley to pay £20 to John Tuder, register of 

the admiralty, and Tiider's receipt, 40 

March 24. Order. Capt. Richard Davis, of II. M. ship Triton's Prize, to 

cruise after the enemy, 40 

April 3. Letter. Daniel Clark to George Clarke, with a list of persons who 
Westchester. have died intestate at Rye, Mamoroneck, Westchester and Bed- 
ford, and in relation to the administration of their estates, 41 



Vol. LII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. 353 

OOVERNOU CORNBl'RV. 
1"07. PAGI. 

April 21. Older. Capt. Coningsby Norbury, of II. .AI. sliip Triton's Prize, 

to impress seamen, 42 

Mav 1. Account. Lieiits. Ilenrv Holland an<l Ricliard Brewer, for liouse 

rent, '. ^ 42 

May 5. Petition. Andie Fresneaii, of the brigantine St. John, for permis- 
sion to land his cargo and rej)air his vessel, 43 

^lay 9. Proceedings of the commissioners of Indian affairs at Albany, 45 

June 19. Petition. John Abeel, one of the oomniissinners for managing the 
Indian affairs at Albany, in relation to certain moneys paid out 
by him, 46 

June 19. Petition. John Rolland, master of the Bonnito Galley, for the 
discharge of three of his men impressed on board the Triton's 
Prize, " 47 

June 19. Petition. Ilendrick Hansen, of the city of Albany, for p.ayment of 
balance of his account for victualing capt. Thomas Higby's 
company, at Albany and Schenectady, 48 

June 26. Petition. Sampson Broughton, for a commission of attorney-general 
of the province of New York, pursuant to a warrant issued to 
that effect by lier majesty, 48 

June 28. Order. Capt. Richard Davis, of II. M. ship Triton's Prize, to cruise 

as far as the capes of Virginia, 49, 53 

June 30. Order. Capt. Geo. Fane, of H. M. ship Lowestaffe, to cruise in the 

neighborhood of Sandy Hook, 50 

July 10. Petition. Lieut. Charles Oliver, with his account for house rent 

and candles while stationed at Albany, 51 

July 12. Order. Ebenezer Wilson, sheriff of the city and county of New 
York, to take into his custody the prisoners captured by capt. 
Davis, of the Triton's Prize, and order to capt. Richard Davis to 
deliver the above prisoners, 52, 53 

July 11. Petition. Thomas Sbarpe, gunner of the fort at Albany, in relation 

to his pay, 54 

July 17. Petition. Lieut. Richard Hopson, to bo repaid money advanced by 

him for his sheets and pillow cases, with account, 55, 56 

July 17. Petition. Capt. James Weenies, to be repaid moneys advanced by 

liini for repairs of the fort at Albany, with report, 50, 57 

July 22. Report on petition of Hendrick Tenike and company, for land, 53 

July 23. Order in council, referring the accounts of Peter Fauconnier, late 

commissioner, tfcc, of the revenue, 59 

Aug. 6. Account. Frederick Myndertsenj for his salary at the garrison at 

Albany, ' ." 60 

Aug. 14. Petition. John Tuder, register of the Admiralty, for his salary, . . 60 

Aug. 14. Petition. William Anderson, on behalf of lieut. Philip Schuyler, 
for payment of disbursements for cleaning the chimneys in the 

fort atSchenectady, w ith account, 61 

Aug. 16. Letter. The council to lord Cornbury, transmitting information 
New Vork. relating to the designs of the Indians of Long Island to destroy 

the whites, 62 

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GOVERNOR CORNBURV. 
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Aug. 16. Letter. The council to col. Smith, directing him to have his 
New York. militia regiment (Suffolk co.) iu readiness to act, in case of 

danger from the Indians, 62 

Aug. 16. Letter. The council to col. Willett, Queens county, to hold his 
New Voik. regiment in readiness to aflt under the above circumstances, 62 

Sept. 1. Order to provide provisions for the Frenchmen who brought the 

flag of truce from Canada, and account, C3 

Sept. 2. Pass to Chambly, Jean Des Landes, Louis Soljett, Rene 

Coulon, Jean Baptiste Morriseau, and Jean Baptiste D'hercourt, 
bearers of the French flag of truce, to return to Canada, 64 

Sept. 5. Account of fees due by Mr. Emott for the September term of the 

Supreme Court, New York, ■ 65 

Sept. 11. Petition. Lancaster Symes, 11. Hopson and John Person, officers 
of H. M. forces in New York, in relation to the accommodation 
of the soldiers, .• 65- 

Sept. 11. Petition. Roger Mompesson, judge, Sampson Broughton, advo- 
cate-general, John Tuder, register, and Jarvis Marshall, mar- 
shal, of the Court of Admiralty, in relation to their salaries,. . . 66, 67 

Sept. 12. Humble answer of Peter Fauconnier to the above memorial of 
Roger Mompesson, judge, and other officers of the Court 
of Admiralty, in this province, 63 

Sept. 13. Order. Capt. Richard Davis, of H. M. ship Triton's Prize, to cruise 

between the capes of Delaware and the east end of Long island,. 69 

Sept. 13. Order. Capt. Geo. Fane, to refit U. M. ship Lowestafte, 70 

Sept. Bills of clerk of Supreme Court against Messrs. Regnler, Bickley, 
Tuder, Jamison, George and Emott, advocates, for Sept. and 
Oct. terms, 71-73 

Oct. 7. Memorandum of the salary and fees of the secretary of the province, 74 

Nov. 18. Petition. Robt. Livingston, for recognition of his commission as 

secretary of Indian aftairs, 75 

Nov. 19. Account. Lancaster Symes, for firewood for the fort at New York, 

and report thereon, 76 

Oct. 20. Petition. Robert Walter, praying to be allowed to ofl'set some 

warrants due him, against customs, with his account, 77, 78 

Nov. 28. Order. Capt. George Fane to take 25 men from the Triton's Prize 
for H. M. ship Lowestafle, and capt. Richard Davis to deliver 
the above men, 78 

Dec. 6. Petition. Elizabeth, widow of Edward Cole, for the salary due 

her late husband as messenger to the council, 79 

Dec. 8. Proclamation oftering a reward for the arrest of Abraham Rideout, 

who was committed for a riot and broke jail, 80 

Nov. 20. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, late commissioner of the customs, in 
relation to his accounts, and for payment of a balance due him, 

with accounts, 81-85 

Statement of money accounted for by Mr. Fauconnier to Mr. Cl.irke, 
and copy of a clause of his excellency's instructions, relating to 
the issuing of the public funds, with sundry accounts, 86-88 



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GOVKRNOn CORNBUHY. 

1707. PAGE. 

June 19. Aooount. Thomas Wenliani, for goods deliviTod fdv tlio cxiiedition 

ag:rnist the French privateers, with report thereon, 88, 89 

Dec. 24. Order lor the appraisal of tlie goods, ifec. of Kachel, widow of 

Isaac Uodrigue Marquez, late of New York, 90 

Dec. 27. Order. Capt. Fane, of II. M. ship LowestaftV, to convoy vessels 

to Barbadoes, «&c., " 91 

1708. Form of oath taken by the mayor of New York, ... 91 

Jan. 22. Petition. Lancaster Symes, in relation to his account for firewood de- 
livered at Fort Anne, New York, with account and report thereon, 92 

Jan. 22. Account. George Clarke, for stationery and incidents of the secre- 
tary's office, and report, 93 

Jan. 26. Reply and petition of Peter Fauconnier, late commissioner of the 
revenue, on the further petition of the judge and other officers of 
the Admiralty against him, 94 

Jan. 23. Petition. Cornelius Sebering, of Kings county, for a ferry grant 
between the island of Nassau ,and New York, reommended and 
signed by many of the inhabitants, 98 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 421.] 

Jan. 29. Petition. Rip van Dam, for payment of moneys advanced by him 

to the government in 1 702, 96 

Feb. 4. Report on Adrian Beekman's account for provisions, <fcc., 98 

Feb. 5. Petition. Mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, 

against the application of Cornells Sibring and others, for a ferry, 99 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 423.] 

Feb. 19. Order. Capt. Wm. Cnllen, of the sloop Eliza and Martha, to cruise 

between Sandy Hook and New York, 1 00 

Feb. 25. Report of a committee of the council on rumors lately spread con- 
cerning sending letters to France, and giving information of the 
condition of New York, 101 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hi.st., Ill, 431.] 

Feb. 9. Deposition. Maurice Newenhuyscn, in relation to the above 

matter, 102, 104 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 428.] 

Feb. 24. Examination. John van Brugh, on the above subject, 103 

[In N. Y. Doc^Hist., Ill, 430.] 
License. Hendrick Roelefsen to return from Canada, and with his 
wife to reside in this province, 106 

License. Richard Sackett, to dispose by lottery of several lots of 
land lying in the city of New York and county of Dutchess, 107 

Act of parliament for ascertaining the rates of foreign coins in her 
majesty's plantations in America. New York : Reprinted by 

Willia?n Bradford, 1708. (6th Anne), 108 

1709. 
Sept. 6. Report of a committee of the council on the act for encouraging 

seamen, 109 



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GOVKRNOR COIiNIU'RV. 
' PAGE. 

Petition. Peter F.iuconnier, late coiimiissionei- of the customs, for 
a tiiial audit of liis accounts, 109 

Account of fees due clerk of the Supreme Court, by Messrs. Bickley, 
Nicol, Kegnier, Jamison, Tuder, George and Emott, lawyers, 105-lOT 

Petition. William Chambers, for payment of his claim for services 
in the expedition against the French privateers, 1705, 110 

Order. Justices and other officers of the counties of Kings and 
Queens, to search for and arrest deserters from H. M. ship Tri- 
ton's Prize, Ill 

Receipt (of Geo. Clarke) to Peter Fauconnier, for several warrants ; 
not signed, Ill 

Pass. Thomas Hunt and John Steele, lately prisoners among the 
French, to return to Boston, 112 

Order. Col. Peartree and capt. Symes, to inspect the powder 
belonging to H. M. ship Triton's Prize, 113 

Order. Captains of merchantmen, not to hire or conceal any men 
belonging to ships of war, 113 

Account. Mary, widow of John Tuder, for her husband's salary,. . 114 

Petition. Lancaster Symes, for payment for firewood delivered at 
Fort Anne ; with account and report thereon, 115 

Order. Capt. Norburv, to impress seamen for H M. ship Triton's 
Prize, ■ IIG 

Order. Thomas Willett, colonel of the regiment of militia of 
Queens co., to search for and arrest deserting seamen, 116 

Petition. Peter Schuyler and John Abeel, two of the commission- 
ers of Indian aftairs at Albany, relative to their disbursements,. . 117 

Letter. Geo. Clarke to R. Ilorton, stating that letters of adminis- 
tration on the estates of John Horton and Samuel Kniifen, of 
Westchester, and Richard Stiverts, of Eastchester, are ready for 
delivery, 117 

Petition. Widow Newkirk, of New York, to be released from the 
payment of excise money, 118 

Petition. Mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New 
York, for a "grant of all land between high and low water mark 
on Nassau island, from the Wallabought to Red Hook, 119 

[In N. Y. Doe. Hist., Ill, 425.] 

April 8. Petition. John Abeel, in behalf of Jacob Staats, surgeon, and the 
Avidow of Hendrick van Dyck, surgeon, for the payment of their 
claims, with accounts, 120, 121 

April 8. Petition. Peter Schuyler, for his pay for firewood furnished the 

garrison at Albany, 122 

April 8. Petition. Elizabeth Cole, for a quarter's salary due her husband as 

messenger to the council, 123 

April 9. Petition. William Cullen, for payment for the hire of his sloop 

Elizabeth and Martha ; account and report on the same 124 



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VcL. LII.] ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. ,357 

COTKRNOIl COKNIll'RY. 

iro8. 

Ainil 13. Pftilion. Tliomas Bveiley, colk'Ctor .iiul recoiver-m"iicr;il, in w\:\- 

tioii to certain warrants is.sued to Joliii Abeel, 125 

April 15. Or.lor. Thomas Milli-r, of Jorico, Qneuns co., to arrest .lesertintj 

seamen, 1 20 

April 16. Petition. William Carter, comi)troller.of' the customs, for settling 

a table of fees for his office, 127 

April 22. Table of the fees usually taken in the Admiralty within the province 

of New York, 128 

April 19. License. William Bradford, to print certain documents for capt. 

Benjamin Faneuil, 129 

April 29. Deposition. Francis Jones, of the sloop Elizabeth, about being 

chased at sea by a suspicious vessel, 130 

May 1. Petition. Lieut. Richard Brewer, of the garrison at Albany, in 

relation to his house rent, 131, 136 

May. Account. Lieut. Charles Oliver, for lodging. Louse rent, fire and 

candles, whilc! stationed at Albany, 132 

May 4. Account. Robt. Livingston, Jr., for his salary as storekeeper at 

Albany, 133 

May 6. Petition. Lieut. John Collins stationed at Albany, for pay of house 

vent, ' 133 

May 10. Order of the queen in council, to make the Lutherans that came out 
Kensington. of the Lower Palatinate in Germany, free denizens, 134 

[Id N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 541] 

May 20. Order of the queen in council, confirming nineteen acts passed by 
Kensington. the Gcuei-al Assembly of New York, between the years 1091 

and 1 705, ' 135 

Account of fees due by Messrs. Jamison, Bickley, George, Nicoll, 
Emott and Regnier, lawyers, for the June term of the Supreme 
Court, 136-138 

June 13. Order. Thomas Byerley, collector, to hire a revenue cutter to 

cruise inside of Sandy Hook to prevent smuggling, 138 

June 24. Muster roll of lord Cornbury's Independent Company of Fusileers, 130 

July 0. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, for a copy of the charges against him, 140 

July 8. Petition. Frederick Myndertscn, of Albany, blacksmith, for the 

payment of account attached to his petition, 141 

July 13. Order. Capt. Coningsby Norbury, of II. M. ship Triton's Prize, to 

sail to the capes of Delaware, «fcc., and convoy vessels thence,. . . 142 

July 14. Order. Capt. Geo. Fane, of II. M. ship Lowestaffe, to cruise off 

Sandy Hook, 143 

Aug. 3. Letter. Burdett Jodrell to George Clarke, secretary of New York, 
London. inti-oducing John Bentley, a young man, and requesting his 

appointment to a clerkship in his office, 144 

Aug. 10. Letter. Henry Boyle, secretary of state, to lord Lovelace, inform- 
Whit^iinii. ing him that the queen proposes settling 52 German protestants 



358 ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. LII. 

GOVERXOR CORXDURY. 
1708. P-^GE- 

in New York, and desiring liim to grant 500 acres of land to their 

minister, Joshua de Kocherthal, for a glebe, 145 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 5i3.] 
Aug. 13. Order. Capt. Geo. Fane, to refit 11. M. ship Lowestaffe in tlie port 

of New York, 145 

Aug. IG. Petition. Peter Fauconier, late commissioner of the revenue, for a 

full meeting of the council to hear Mr. Bycrley and himself, 146 

Aug. 21. Answer. Thomas Byerley, to the petition of Peter Fauconier, 147 

Aug. 26. Petition. Joannes Lydius, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church 
at Albany, for his pay for instructing the Five Nations of Indians 

in the Ciiristian religion, 148 

Aug. 27. Report of the council on the £1,800 tax, 149, 150 

July 6. Petition. Lawrence Claessen, interpreter to the Five Nations, for 

his pay, with report thereon, 151, 152 

Aug. 27. Order. Capt. Coningsby Norbury, to sail with H. M. ship Triton's 

Prize to the capes of Virginia, to convoy vessels outward bound, 153 

Aug. 30. Letter. Secretary Clarke to colonel Walters, requiring his prompt 

attendance at the meetings of the council, on pain of sus])ension, 153 

Aug. 31. Order. Lieut. Wilcocks, to take the command of H. M. ship Triton's 

Prize, capt. Norbury having been taken sick, 154 

Sept. 1. Petition. J.ames Weemes, captain of one of the independent com- 
panies stationed at Albany, for money disbursed by him, with 
vouchers and audit, 155-158 

Sept. 2. Petition. Ebenezer Willson, for patent for a house and lot situate 

in Wall street, New York, 159 

Sept. 3. Petition. John Stevens, for his pay as clerk to col. Peartree in the 

expedition of 1 705, 160 

Sept. 6. Petition. Thomas Byerley, collector and receiver-general, in answer 

to an order of the council for his accounts, 161 

Sept. 3. Minutes of the council on the affairs of Peter Fauconier, 162 

Sept. 15. Petition. William Br.adford, public printer, complaining that the 
leceiver-gcncral will not pay his salarj', and other moneys long 
due him, witli accounts, 163 

Sept. 17. Report on AVilliam Bradford's petition and accounts, 164 

Sept. 15. Petition. Robt. Livingston, secretary for Indian affairs, for his 

salary, 165 

Sept. 17. Petition. Thomas Jones, of N.issau island, in relation to rum of 

his seized by the revenue officers, with report thereon, 167, 168 

Sept. 17. Report on the petition of Michael ITawden, recommending an 

abatement of rent iu his case, 169 

Sept. 18. Petition. Elizabeth, widow of Edward Cole, for the balance of 
salary due him as messenger to the council, and pay for boarding 
two Spanish priests, 170, 171 

Account. Elizabeth Cole, for boarding Padre Freay, Thomas 
Strada and Pedra (Padre ?) Pascoal, 172 



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COVKHNOI'.S COKNnURY, LOVICLAfli, (tc. 
1 Toy. TAGK. 

Dates of the :i|iiioiiitiiHMit of Edward Cole as iiicsscnijer, ami of 
hi.s ileatl., ' U2 

Order for tlie imi)rossiiK'iit of all horses Edward Cole, messenger, 
may re(iuire, 1'72 

Nov. 26. Report on tlie petition of Elizabctli Cole for lier late husband's 

salary, and for boarding two Spanish priests, 172 

Nov. 24. Petition. Henry Taylor, of Flashing, that his bond given to tlie 

revenue officers for some rum, may be returned to him, 173 

Sept. 23. Account. Henry Swift, for boarding the French captain and com- 
pany that came from Albany ; report of the committee on the 
same, 174 

Sept. 23. Petition. Angustin Graham, for liis pay for surveying Montauk, . . 175 

Sept. 30. Petition. James Harding, against the passage of an act to enforce 
the covenants between him and the corporation of New York, in 
relation to the ferries, 176 

Oct. 1. Petition. Elias Pelletreau, tallow chandler, for the payment of his 

account for candles for the use of the fort, and account, 177 

Oct. 4. Petition. P. Fauconnier, for the payment of liis account for 

candles, 178 

Oct. 8. Accounts. John Abecl and William Hall, for labor and materials 

about the fort at Albany, and report on the same, 179 

Oct. 8. Petition. Johannis de Peyster, for the payment of his account for 

firewood, and report on the same, 180 

Oct. 11. Petition. Lieut. Richard Brewer, one of the executors of the will 
of Thomas Sharpe, late gunner to the fort at Albany, for the pay 
due said Sharpe, 181 

Oct. 18. Account. Thomas Byerley, of the expenses of the custom house 

boat from Sept. 29, 1 707, to date, 182 

Oct. 18. Petition. Cornelius van Dyck, for payment of balance of salary 

due his late father, Hendrick van Dyck, surgeon, 183 



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1T08, 
Oct. 25. Petition. Ebenezer Willson and Lancaster Symes, in relation to 

Thomas Byerley paying over to the present commissioners for 

executing the office of collector, &c., the sum of £1,099.16.115. 

in liis hands, 

Oct. 26. Report on the claim of col. Schuyler, for compensation for going to 

Albany to meet the Five Nations of Indians, last September, 

Oct. 26. Account. Peter Schuyler, for candles furnished the forts at Albany 

and Schenectady, and report on the same, 



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Nov. 19. Petition. John Bashan (or IJashard), blacksmith, for the payment 
of his aecoimt for work, &c.., on the fort of New Yorli, and 

account, 4, 5, 30 

Petition. Bernardus Freerman, late minister at Schenectade, for his 
salary as te.acher of the Five Nations, from Aug. 25, 1700 to 
Aug. 25, 1702, 7 

Nov. 26. Commission. Jacob Mauritz, to be pilot for the port of New York, 8 

Nov. 27. Account. Officers' s.alaries and other expenses of the General 

Assembly, for this session, 9 

Dec. 15. Several accounts for work done on the custom house barge, 10 

Dec. 15. Petition. Gertrude, relict of Steph.anus van Cortl.andt, for the pay- 
ment of his claim as commissioner of the revenue, 11 

Dec. 30. Petition. Rich.ard Harris, for information as to whom he is to pay 

excise money, 12 

1709. 

Jan. 7. Petition. William Stockes and other carmen of the city of New 
York, for payment of their account for carting materials for 
fortilying Fort Anne, 13 

Jan. 12. Petition. Samuel Staats and Robert Walters, complaining of their 
suspension as members of the council by lord Cornbury, late 
governor, 14 

Jan. 12. Petition. Magtelt, widow of Jasper Missepat, late of New York, 
and mother of Ab'in Gouverneur, that capt. Mathews and Ebenezer 
Wilson, sherifi" of New York, may restore certain property of her 
husband, takeu by them, 15 

Jan. 13. Minutes of council on the petition of Samuel Staats and Robert 

Walters, 16 

Jan. 13. Petition. Johannis Ronier, Tunis Tiebout, Beverley Latham, 
Johannis van Gelder, Johannis Hybou and others, of New York, 
carpenters, for their pay for labor on the fortitications ; their 
account, 17, 18 

Jan. 20. Petition. Lord Cornbury, late governor, &c., for payment of 

arrears of his salary, &c., 19 

Jan. 20. Petition. Lord Cornbury, for further time to deliver over public 

papers, 20 

Petition. William Lawrence, to be restored to the guardianship of 

John Lawrence, Jr., a lunatic, 21 

Petition. Marjory, widow of Wm. Merret, for letters of administra- 
tion on the estate of capt. John Tuder, in order to secure a debt, 22 

Certificate. Richard Hartshorne, John Reid and others, as to the 
character of Jonathan, son of Thomas Herbert, a native of 
Middletown, 23 

Jan. 20. Petition. Robert Livingston, secretary of Indi.an affairs, remon- 
strating against a representation of lord Cornbury and the 
council, that his office was useless and a public burden, and pray- 
ing that he be recommended to her majesty, so that it may not 
be abolished, and that he be paid the arrears of his salary (with), 24 



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GOVERNOn LOVKI.ACE. 

1095. rAGt. 

Oct. 11. Extr.ict of a ru;iort of the bonnl of tnuJe rulaliiig to Robfrt Liv- 
ingston's petition, 24 

icno. 

Jan. 2. Extract of a report of tlie lords of the treasury on Robert Living- 
ston's case, reeoniinending that he have a sahiry of £100 a year 

for life, with siuulry ottiees, 24 

[III X. Y. Col. Doc. IV, lil.] 
1698. 
June 28. Report of the hite earl of Belloniont on Robert Livingston's case,. 24 
[luX. y. Cul. Doc. IV, 3:il.] 
1705. 
Jan. 10. Report of the board of trade i-econimending that the suspension of 

Robert Livingston be taken oti', " 24 

Jan. 11. Order of the queen in council, directing th.at the suspension of 

said Robert Livingston be removed, 24 

1709. 

Jan. 20. Petition. Elias Pelletrcau, tallow chandler, for the payment of liis 

bill for candles, and account, 25, 2G 

Jan. 20. Petition. Willi.am Anderson, for an enlargement of the time within 

which to give security as sheriff of New York, 27 

Jai. 20. Petition. Lancaster Synies, Ebenezer "^'illson and col. Peter 
Schuyler, in relation to their claims tor firewood, &c., furnished 
the garrisons at New York and Albany, 28 

Ja \. 20. Petition. Isaac de Riemer, for redress against lord Cornbury for 

false imprisonment in 1702, 29 

Jan. 21. Petition. Elders and deacons of the Dutcli churches in Brookland, 
Flalbush, Flatlands, in Kings county, praying that an inquiry be 
instituted as to tiie difficulties in said churches, 31 

[In N. Y. Doc Hist., lU, U7.] 

Jan. 27. Petition. John Harris, Mangell Jansen Roll, John Canon and other 
boatmen of New York, for tlieir pay for carrying sods from the 
Jersies to the fort at New York, with account, 33, 34 

Feb. 3. Answer. Thos. Byerley, collector and receiver-general, to lord 

Cornbury's petition {supra, p. 19), 35 

Feb. 3. Answer. Thos. Bj^erley, collector and receiver-gener.al, to Lancaster 

Synies and Ebenezer Willsou's petition {siq)i-a, p. 1), 36 

Jan. 31. Answer. Lord Cornbury, to the petition of Dr. Samuel Staats and 

Robert Walters (p. 14), 37 

Feb. 10. Petition. Lord Cornbury, in answer to Thos. Byerley, and request- 
ing that a day be appointed for hearing the parties, 38 

Feb. 3. Petition. Cornelius Sibering, Englebert Lott and Cornells van 
Brunt, in answer to the allegations contained in the petition of 
the pretended elders of the Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, 

&c., 39 

[In X. Y. Doc Hist., Ill, U9.] 

Feb. 10. Petition. Henry Swift, for payment of a dinner given to lord 

Lovelace at the fort, on his arrival at New York, with bill, 40 

40 



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Feb. 11. Replication. Samuel Staats and Robert Walters, to the answer of 

lord Cornbury, 41 

Feb. 10. Reply. Lancaster Symes and Ebenezer Willson, to the .inswer of 

Thomas Byerley, collector and receiver-general, 42 

Feb. 10. Petition. Lord Cornbnry, late governor, for paj-ment of money 

due him for several journeys to Albany, &o., 43 

Feb. 11. Petition. John Abeel, for pay for blankets furnished the men 

under cajjt. Thos. Higbie, at Albany, in 1 704, 44 

Feb. 11. Petition. Robt. Livingston, secretary for Indian affairs, requesting 
that the members of the council may furnish their reasons in 
writing against the utility of his ofKce, and that a copy be given 
him, 45 

Feb. 17. Petition. Lord Cornbury, for a speedy hearing of the allegations 
set forth by Dr. Samuel Staats and Robert Walters, in their 
replication [supra, p. 41), 40 

Feb. 24. Petition. Lord Cornbury, for a speedy examination of his accounts, 

■with items, 47 

Feb. 24. Petition. Lord Cornbury, for the prompt payment of sevei-al 

warrants held by him, with list of said warrants, 48 

March 3. Veto of the act of the General Assemblj' of New York, regulating 

and preventing the corruption of the current coin, 49 

[InN. T. Col. Doc, V, 71.] 

March 6. Articles exhibited by the elders, &c., of the Dutch Reformed 
churches in the towns of Brookland, Flatbush and Flatlaiids, on 
the island of Nassau, reconciling the differences among them, ... 50 
[InN. y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 152.] 
March 5. Proposals offered by Cornelius Se.abring, Inglebert Lot and 
Cornelius van Brunt, on behalf of themselves, &c , members of 
the Dutch churches of Flatbush, Brookland and New Utrecht, 
in the interest of domine Bernardus Freerman, their minister,. . . 51 
[Id N. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 151.] 

March 23. Order. Nicholas Tlenhovcn, to pilot II. M. ship Kingsale, captain 

Clifton, commander, to sea, 52 

April (sic.) Certificate. J. Redknap and John Riggs, that William Hobbs was 
[May.] employed in Fort Anne in mounting the great guns, by order of 

governor Lovelace, deceased, 53 

April 4. Memorandum of a statement made by captain George Fane, as to 

moneys of his, in the hands of captain Giles Shelley, 54, 55 

April 6. Message from the sachems of the Five Nations, relative to the 
peace to be concluded with the Waganhaes at Onondage, and 
answer of the commissioners for Indian affairs, 56 

April 18. Address. John Hamlin and William Whiting, delegates from the 
governor and co\nicil of Connecticut to lord Lovelace, requesting 
tliat the Five Nations be called on to engage in the war against 
Canada, 57 

April 19. Report on the propositions of the Five Nations to make peace with 

the Waganhaes, 58 



Vol. LIIL] ENGLISH MANUS(:RIPTS. 3C3 

nttSlDKNT SCIIUYLKR AND LIECTKNANT-COVKKNuR INCOLIiKSBY 
1700. PACK. 

Ainil 23. Aflhlin its. Griffith Lewis and Mary Hutcliiiis, that Ihwy ITutohins 

iiovcT belonged to any of H. M. ships, 50 

May 23. Coniniission. Francis Nicholson to be commander-iii-chiuf of the 

forces to be sent against Canada, (iO 

Receipts and accounts for disbursements by the late lord Lovelace 
for the garrison at New York, Gl-04 

May 10. List of papers delivered to Richard Ingoldesby, lieut.-govcrnor of 

New I'ork, ^ 05 

May 9. Passengers. Nathaniel and Samuel Astwood, and Kate, a negro, in 

tlie siiip Three Brothers, U5 

May 14. Petition. Lord Cornbury, for an early hearing of his charges 

against Thomas Byerley, collector, &c., 00 

Resolution of the Assembly appointing a committee to confer with 
a committee of the council, and cols. Vetch and Nicholson, for 
the present expedition, with memorandum of at/oida, 07 

May 19. Older. Johannes van Gelder and Peter Williamse to impress four 

house carpenters, 03 

May 19. Order. Captain Richard Davis, of 11. M. ship Maidstone, to bring 

to the port of New York all vessels lying at the Whitestone, »tc., 03 

May 19. Resolution of thanks to col. Nicholson by the General Assembly,. . 00 

^lay 19. Letter. Lieut, gov. Ingoldesby to the commissioners of Indian 
Nuw vork. atfairs, relative to the expedition to Canada, 70 

May 19. Order. Lancaster Symes and William Chambers to take an account 

of the provisions on board the several vessels in the harbor, 71 

May 19. Order. Col. Henry Beekman to send a detachment of sixty men, 

ttc, to Albany, 71 

May 19. Order. Col. Peter Schuyler to detach ninety men to make canoes, 72 

May 19. Order. Ebenezer Willson, mayor of New York, to prevent the 

exportation of provisions, 72 

May 19. Order. Cols. Rutzen and De Myer to send the Minisink, Highland 
and adjoining Indians to Albany, with Mr. Davis (col. Beeck- 
man's wife's son) as interpreter, 73 

May 20. Council minute relative to col. Nicholson's declining the command 

of the expedition to Canada, 74 

May 20. Order to purchase arms in the city of New York, 74 

May 21. Order. Captains Robert Walters, Lawrence Read, John dePeyster 

and Robert Lurting to impress gunsmiths, 74 

M.ay 21. Order. Col. Henry Smith, col. Richard Floyd and major Thomas 
Jones, to engage" the Long island Indians to join the expedition 
to Canada, ' -^ 

May 21. Order. Col. Peter Schuyler to give the necessary instructions to the 

detachment under capt. John Riggs, marching to Wood creek,. . 75 

Mav 23. Memorandum with regard to forming the troops of Connecticut, 

New Jersey and Pennsylvania into companies of fifty men each, 75 



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May 23. Commission. Petei- Schuyler to bo colonel of one of the regiments 

to be sent against Canada, T6 

May 23. Petition. Dirck Amernian and Tennis Johnson, of Flatlands, in 

relation to the right of fishery on Kacowa beach, '77 

May 23. Report of sundry arms in New York and the fort, 78, 83 

Letter. William Brown to the council, as to the number of armorers 
and blacksmith for the expedition to Canada, 79 

May 23. Commission. Col. Peter Schuyler to command all the Indians in 

the expedition against Canada, SO 

May 24. Orders to capt. John Riggs, commanding the detachment sent to 

Wood creek, T 60 

May 24. Petition. John Rayner, attorney-general, to be heard before the 

council on the bill regulating the fees of attorneys, 81 

Names of officers for capt. Weenies detachment and list of necessaries 

to be furnished, 28 

May 25. Order to capt. John Riggs, relating to the clothing, «fcc., for the troops, 28 

May 25. Memorandum. Col. Saltonstall's information that the Lon^ Island 
Indians desire to go on the expedition ; sloops with provisions for 
the troops to be sent through the St. Lawrence to Quebec and 
Montreal, 84 

May 25. Order. Capt. Bond, storekeeper, to deliver ammunition to col. 

Saltonstall, 85 

May 2G. Order. Capt. John Riggs to take command of the detachment of 

troops sent b}' Connecticut to Albany, 85 

May 26. Order. Capt. John Clifton, of H. M. ship Kingsale, to cruise off 

Sandy Hook, 86 

May 28. Petition. Nicholas Brouwer of Kings county, for permission to use 

the waters in Gouwanes for a mill he is about to erect there, .... 87 

Deo. 30. Reasons for repealing the following acts, viz.: An act for regulating 
and establishing fees, passed 24 May, 1709 ; An act to relieve this 
colony from divers irregularities and extortions, passed 6th Oct., 
1708, 88 

Table of sheriffs' fees for the Supreme Court and Court of Sessions, 89 

Table of fees most humbly offered by the council and attorneys of 
the Supreme Court as reasonable to be allowed them in the prose- 
cution of actions and suits in the said court, according to the 
different nature of the pleadings and entries in such prosecutions, 90 

June 6. Amendments reported to the bill, to send a detachment of four 

hundred men out of the colony, 92 

June 7. Reasons of the assembly for not agreeing to the 4th, 11th and 13th 
amendments made by the council, to the bill entiluled an act to 
detach 487 men out of this colony, 92 

June 7. Reasons of the council for their adherence to the aforesaid amend- 
ments, 92 

Sept. 24. Report of the committee of the council amending the bill to prevent 

the exportation of gold and silver coin, 93 



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1709. . ^^^f,^., 

June 8. Report of the committee of the council on the l/ill for l.ivint^ ;m 

excise on all liquors retailed in the colony, 93 

June 14. Letter. Caleb Ileathcote to lieut. gov. Ingoklesby ; has enlistetl the 
EusicUcster. quota of uieu trom Westchester county ; Roger Barton, capt., 

Noah Barton, 1st lieut., Moses Fowler, 2d do., 04 

June 14. Memorial. Capt. Peter Mathews, in relation to equipments lor his 

company, 94 

Names of persons recommended as officers for Albany: John 
Sanders Glenn, captain ; John Bronk, lieut. ; Edward Van Ess, 
lieut.; Wessel Ten Brock, captain; Garret Wingcrt, lieut. ; Gosen 
van Schaick, lieut.: for Ulster: Wessell Ten Brock, capt.; John 
Paulin, lieut. ; Elias van Bunscoten, lieut. : for New York : 
Johannis D'lloneur, caj)!. ; Jacob D'Key, lieut.; Bareut Staats, 
lieut., 95 

List of stores required and received for the forces on the expedition 
agaiust Canada, 05 

June 15. List of men in capts. Peter Mathews and Lancaster Syracs' com- 
panies, unlit for service, 90, 97 

June 18. Petition. Henry van Ball, of New York, mariner, that a writ of 
error brought by Roger Bret, on a judgment in an action 
of trover, for rigging, rum, slaves " and other merchandise," may 
be speedily prosecuted, 9S 

June 21. Memorial. Lieut, gov. Ingoldesby and council to col. Samuel 

Vetch, adjutant-general, for a supply of arms for New York,. ... 99 

June 21. Order. Sheriff of Suffolk county, to cause the Indians in that county 

to appear before the lieut. governor, 100 

June 21. Council minute. Cols. Nicholson and Vetch's communication in 
relation to arms; the crier to be sent around the city to notify 
parties to bring them in, 101 

June 22. Letter. Governor, council and representatives of the province, to 
NewVoik. capt. George Gordon, of 11. M. ship Lowestaffe, to delay his 

sailing till they can prepare an address to the queen, 102 

June 23. Order. Col. Mathews to embark the forces for Albany, and to 

make a road thence to Wood creek, , 1 03 

June 23. Warrant to prepare commissions for D.aniel Sayer and Mordecai 

Holman, as lieutenants in col. Schuyler's company, 103 

June 27. Address. Governor and council of Rhoad Island and Providence 

Plantations to col. Francis Nicholson, 104 

[lu Rhode Island Col. Rec, IV, 74.J 

June 27. Letter. Samuel Cranston, governor of Rhode Island, to col. 
Rhode Island. Nicholsou, with the above address, 1 04 

[In Rhode Island Col. Rec, IV, l:!.j 

June 29. Instructions to the messenger sent to Onondaga to invite the Five 
Nations to Albany, to take up the hatchet against the French ; 
Joncaire and all the priests and Frenchmen among them, to be 
seized and brought to Albany, 105 



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June 29. Petition. Joshua Koeherthal, minister to the Palatines, for a free 

passage to England, 107 

" [In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 54C.] 

Aug. 1 8. Petition. Joshua Koeherthal, minister, for a certificate of character, 

ifec, he being about going to England, 103 

July 1. Petition. John Conrad Codweis, schoolmaster, to be admitted into 

the German company, 1 09 

Oct. 10. Petition. Jonathan Taylor, of Woodbury, to the Court of Assist- 
ants, at Newhaven, for a divorce from his wife Hannah, on the 
ground of adultery, 110 

Sept. 13. Affidavit. Isaiah Bartlett and Jeremiah Thomas, that the above 
Hannah lives and cohabits with one Joseph AUyn, a negro servant 
of Mr. Sacket, of the province of New York, 110 

Oct. 5. Order of the court at Hartford, that the above Hannah Taylor 

answer before the court on the above complaint, 110 

K09. 

M:iy 3. Order of the court at Hartford, that application be made to the 
governor of New York, for the arrest and rendition of the above 
Hannah Taylor, 110 

Sept. 8. Petition. Joseph Hegeman, Peter Nevius and Jeronimus Rerasen, 
on the behalf of the elders and deacons of the Dutch Reformed 
Protestant churches of the towns of Flatbush, Flatlands and 
Brookland, in relation to the irregularities of the rev. Bernardus 

Freernian, and order of the council thereon, Ill 

[In N. T. Doc. Hist., Ill, 155, 15G.] 

Sept. 12. Affidavit. Henry van Ball, of New York, merchant, that he is the 

owner of two-thirds of the sloop Sea Horse, 112 

Sept. Bill of costs against Mr. Nicolls, Sept. Term Sup. Court, 112 

Sept. 14. Report of the majority of the council on the petition of the elders, 
ifcc, of the Dutch churches of Flatbush, Flatlands and Brookland, 
in favor of the rev. Mr. Autoiiides, 113 

[IqN. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 159.] 

Sept. 19. Petition. Theodorus Polheraus, John Hansen, Christian Snedecare 
and Jno. Snedecore, elders of the Dutch congregation in Queens 
county [sic), against the rev. Mr. Antonldes, and in favor of the 
re\-. Mr. Freernian, 114 

[111 N. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 156.] 

Sept. 21. Order of the General Assembly, appointing Mr. Hardenbrook to 
wait on the council and inform it of the appointment of a com- 
mittee in relation to their message, 115 

Petition. Daniel Duncan, for payment of bill of repairs on his 
room in the fort, at New York, 110 

Sept. 23. Petition. The German company at Quack (sic) creek and Thanska- 

niir, in relation to their daily allowance, 117 

[lu N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 547.] 

Sept. 24. Petition. Cornelius Sebring and Cornelius van Brunt, in behalf of 
themselves and others of the Dutch congregation of King.s 



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county, .against rev. Mr. Antonides confirinini:; certain cldtrs and 

deacons, .' 118 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist, III, 157] 
Sept. 24. Aflldavlt. Peter Herring, in relation to seeing Mr. Antonides 

contirni certain elders of Bruycklandt, 119 

[111 X. Y. Doc. liist., HI, 158.] 
Oct. 8. Report to the council on the bill for the treasurer paying certain 
sums of money ; also on the bill for levying divers sums of money 
for defraying the charge of the colony, 120 

Oct. C. Re]iort on the petition of the elders and deacons of the Dutch 

cliurches of Bruckland, Flatbush and New Uytrecht, 121 

Oct. 10. Petition. John Conrad Codweis,nirging tliat provision be made for 

support of the German company (Palatines) for the winter, 122 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 548.} 

Oct. 14. Petition. P. Faueonier, late commissioner of the revenue, in rela- 
tion to his clauiis, with orders in council, 123-125, 129 

Oct. 22. Petition. Richard Harris, in relation to his indebtedness to the 

queen, 120 

Oct. 22. Petition. Elders and deacons of the Dutch Reformed churches of 

Brookland, Flatbush and Flatlands, in favor of rev. Mr. Antonides, 127 
[InN. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 163.] 
Oct. 27. Petition. Cornelius Seberingh and Cornelius van Brunt, on behalf 
of themselves and others of the Dutch churches of Flatbush, 
Brookland and New Utrecht, for a decision in the matter of the 

rev. ]Messrs. Freerman and Antonides, 128 

[la N. Y. Doc. Uist., Ill, 164.] 

Oct. 24. Petition. Peter Fauconnier, l.ate commissioner, etc., for copies of 

certain orders respecting the enforcement of the excise laws,. ... 129 

Oct. 27. Petition. Robert Mil ward, second justice of the Supreme Court, in 

relation to his salary, 1 30 

Oct. 29. Petition. William Anderson, that his bond as sheriff' of the city 

and county of New York be canceled, 131 

Doc. Opinion of chief justice Jamison, of New Jersey, on the application 

of the acts of trade to the commerce between New York and 

New Jersey, 132 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, V, 235.] 

Minutes of the legislative council of New York, 4 July, 1713, 133 

Oct. 31. Reports to the council on sundry bill.s, 134, 135 

Account, debit and credit, of Charlotte, lady Lovelace, with tlie 
colony of New York, per John Johnson, her attorney, 137 

Nov. 9. Petition. Walter Thong, John Roy, Ch. Crommelin, Benj. Faneuil, 
Wm. Glen Cross and^Richard Willett, merchants of New York, 
for a convoy to their vessels bound to the West Indies, 137 

Nov. 9. Reports on the bill for levying ten thousand pounds of plate, and on 

the act for an assignment to lady Lovelace, 138 

Nov. II. Petition. Vincentius Antonides, minister of the Dutch Reformed 



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churches of Brookland, Flatbush ami Flatlands, explaining why lie 
cannot comply with au order of the council in his case, 139 

Nov. 11. Petition. John Schuyler, of Albany, that a French priest and his 
servant, prisoners in Albany, may be exchanged for his cousin, 
lieut. Barent Staats, a prisoner in Canad.a, 140 

Nov. 11. Resolution of the assembly in relation to the exchange of prisoners 

of war, 141 

Nov. 12. Resolution of the assembly to send an address to the queen, by col. 

Peter Schuyler, who intends sailing for England, 142 

Nov. 17. Order. Capt. Jno. Clifton, of II. M. ship Kingsale, to proceed 
with that vessel and the Maidstone to the West Indies as a con- 
voy, &c., 143 

Dec. 15. Memorandum of sundry votes of the council on various acts passed 

from May 29, 1684 to date, 144 

Dec. 15. Order of the queen in council, confirming sundry acts of the legis- 

st. James. lature of New York, 145 

Dec. 15. Veto of the acts regulating fees; to relieve the colony from divers 
irregularities and extortions; to enable the mayor, <fcc., of New 
York, to raise six hundred pounds, 146 

Dec. 15. Report of the council on the petition of Peter Fauconnier, in rela- 
tion to the bond of Jacob Leisler, Cor's dePeyster and Isaac 
De Reimer, concerning the accounts of Mr. Weaver, 147 

Petition. David Lyell, sealer of weights and measures, claiming 

exemption from militia service, by virtue of his office, 148 

Petition. Christopher Rousby, in relation to his controversies with 

Paroculus Parmyter, 149 

1710. 
Jan. 19. Letter. Lords of trade to col. Hunter, relative to illegal trading 

WliileUall. (with), 150 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, V, 250.] 
Extracts of three memorials, relating to illegal trade carried on 
between Curocoa, St. Thomas and tlie British plantations, 151 

Jan. 10. Writ forthe election ofa representative forthe county of Westchester, 152 

Petition. Judges and justices of the peace of Westchester county, 
against the removal of causes from their court, under the value 

of £20, 152 

Feb. 8. Petition. Rev. Mr. Antonides to be protected in his right as pastor 

of the churches of Brookland, Flatlands and Flatbush, 153 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 167.] 
Feb. 15. Meraori.al. Wm. Bond, storekeeper, in relation to powder in the 

fort, and recommending that steps be taken for its preservation,. . 154 

Account of bedding, &c., received from Mr. Cockerill for the use of 

lord Lovelace's companj^, 154 

Feb. 15. Petition. Johannes Beekman for permission to dispose of several 

lots of land in New York by lottery, 155 

Feb. 10. Warr.ant committing Francis Godbolt and Anne Godbolt to the jail 

of Salem, N. J., on a charge of larceny, 156 



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Feb. 20. Bail bond for said Francis Godbolt and liis subsequent surrender by 

his surety, 15(j 

Jan. 23. Deposition. Benjamin Wright in the above case, wliereby it 
appears that Godbolt was surrendered by his bail because he 
refused to become his indented servant for two years, which was 
the only way he could escape prosecution, loG 

Feb. 23. Petition. Melchior Gulch, joiner, a Palatine, for a grant of land, etc., 157 
Petition. Lidia Rose, widow, that Jacob Regnier, attorney, may 
pay her money collected of William Bickley, 158 

Petition. William Brown, armorer of Fort Anne, New York, for 
liis pay, 158 

March 2. Petition. Wui. Davis and Wm. Cliainbers to be admitted to 

otiices in the customs, 159 

March 20. Commission. Josepii Hunt, to be captain of militia, Westchester 

county, 160 

March 20. Petition. William Aertszen, to be released from paying excise 

money, Avith order of the council thereon, Id, 1G2 

March 24 Petition. Henry Swift, that his bill for a dinner prepared for lord 

Lovelace, may be oft'set against his account for excise, 103 

List of Palatines remaining in New York, 164 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 562.] 

Scheme of the salaries of officers employed in settling the Palatines, 160 

April 10. Account current. J. Abeel, with Thomas Cockerill, for the subsist- 
ence of the companies at Albany, 107 

April 11. Letter. S. Clowes to president Beekman, in relation to a riot in the 
Jamaica. cliurch at Jamaica, 1G8 

April 12. Petition. Rev. Mr. Antonides, to be protected in his office of 

minister, 1G9 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 109.] 

April 13. Petition. Stephen de Lancey, John Cruger and George Norton, 

that William Anderson, sheriff of New York, give security, 170 

April 14. Return. J. Ilardenburgh, sheriff, th.at Andries De Witt, of 
Kingston, was chosen coroner for the counties of Ulster and 
Dutchess, ... 171 

April 17. Petition. Justices and sheriff of Kings county, in relation to the 
difficulties in the Protestant Dutch churches there, and in support 

of rev. Mr. Antonides, 172 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 168.] 

April IS. Petition. William Anderson, sheriff of New York, for copy of the 

petition of Stephen de Lancey and others, against him, 173 

April 19. Return. Justices of the peace of Queens county, in relation to the 
action of justice Read, as to the difficulties in the church at 
Jamaica, 174 

[In N. Y. Doe. Hist., Ill, 215.] 

April 20. Petition. John Bradick, of New York, mariner, for permission to 

sail to Port Royal with a flag of truce and French prisoners, 175 

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April 20. Petition. Benjamin Faneuil, of New York, merchant, for permis- 
sion to ship butts and catsks to Newfoundland, 176 

April 21. Petition. Myndert Schnyler and Johannes Cuyler, of Albany, in 
relation to the defense of that city, and praying that martial law 
be proclaimed there, Avith order of the council thereon, 177, 17S 

April 22. Petition. John Cruger, Stephen de Lancey and George Norton, 
complaining that William Anderson, sheriif of New York, had 
allowed Edward, lord Cornbury, to escape from his custody, and 
pr.aying that he be dismissed from his office, 179 

April 21. Petition. Benjamin Faneuil and Andries Fresneau, of New York, 

to load a vessel for Lisbon Avith wheat, 180 

April 27. Petition. Philip Hedman, complaining of an exorbitant bill of 

costs of Jacob Regnier, 181 

April 27. Petition. Daniel Remsen and Cornelius Seberingh, members of the 
Dutch Reformed church of Flatbush and Brookland, praying that 
the decision in the difficulties in their church may be postponed 
until the arrival of gov. Hunter, 182 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 182.] 

April 27. Parol. John Arms, a prisoner, that he will return to Canada if 
Foit N'ichoison. iiot exchanged, 183 

April 29. Petition. Wm. Anderson, sheriiF of New York, in answer to 

complaints against him, 184, 185 

April 29. Opinion. Attorney-general Bickley, in the matter of ^Yilliam 

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April 29. List of German Palatines who, by a common division, have taken 
into their possession all the tools which were given by the queen 

to Melchior Gulch, joiner, 1 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 550.] 
April 29. Petition. Benjamin Faneuil and Andrew Fresneau for permission 

to export wheat, 2, 8 

May 5. Petition. John Abeel, in relation to the payment of the forces 

stationed at Albany, 3 

May 5. Petition. Andrew Gibson, master of the sloop Dolphin, in relation 

to tonnage duty, 4 

May 5. Petition. Gerrit Onckelbag, of New York, to be released from the 

payment of excise money, 5 

May 17. Affidavit. "\Ym. Hawkins in relation to a bill of costs in a suit 
between Adrian Ilooglant and Philip Headman, Jacob Regnier, 
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May 19. Petition. George Woolsey, Hope CarinMitcr, Jonas Wood, i;irli:ii(l 
OKltiekl, iSamuel Mills and Jeremiah Sniitli, of Jamaica, Ciueens 

county, to have a fine remitted, 7 

[In X. Y. Doc. Hi.st., Ill, 'JIG] 

June 1. Petition. Luis Gomez and son and Abraham Dc Lucena, of New 

Yorl;, merchants, for permission to export wheat, 9 

June 1. Petition. Tierck Ilarmanse Fisher, of Albany% rehiting to tlio 

detention by tlie slieriff of his negro, for jail fees, 10 

April 10. Proceedings of a Court of Oyer and Terminer in the case of the negro 
"York,'"' tlie property of T. Ilarmanse Fisher, tried at Albany 
for burghiry to the value of sixpence, and sentenced to be wliippcd 
round tliat city, 11 

June 8. Petition. Luis Gomez and son of New York, in relation to the 

exportation of wheat, 12 

June 8. Petition. Lancaster Symes and Philip Kokeby, lieutenants of the 

governor's company, for subsistence money, 13 

June 12. Petition. Vincentius Antonides, minister, and the elders and 
deacons of the Protestant Keformed Dutch churches of the towns 
of Flatbush, Flatlands and Brookland, in relation to their churcli 

difficulties, U 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 172.] 

V^arious bills of costs, 15-17, 5-1-56, 73-75 

June 22. List of the civil officers within the city of New Y^'ork, 18 

June 23. List of the civil officers of Kings county, and names of persons 

proposed to be added to the list of justices, 19, 38 

June 2.). List of civil officers of the county of Westchester, 20 

June 25. Petition. Joris Elswort of New Y''ork, relative to a suit brought 

against him by his negro slave, and praying the rendition of said 

negro, 21 

June 20. List of officers belonging to the regiment of militia in the city of 

New York, 22 

June 28. Petition. Melchior Gulch, palatine, joiner, for a grant of land at 

Quaseck Creek, likc. (Newburgh), 23 

June 29. Petition. Nicholas Tienhoven and Jacob Mauritz, for the renewal 

of their warrants as pilots ; reference, 24, 25 

July 3. Report on the above petition ; rates of pilotage, 26 

July 8. Commission. Jacob Mauritz and Nicholas Tienhoven to be pilots, . 27 

July 4. Petition. Francis Sherman, for his subsistence while stationed at 

Albany, 28 

July 5. List of the civil officers in the county of Ulster, 29 

July 8. List of the civil officers in the county of Richmond, 30 

List of officers of the militia for the counties of Ulster and Dutchess, 3 1 

July 12. Ordinance establishing Courts of Judicature for the government of 

the Palatines on Nutten island, 32 

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July. Commission of the peace for Nutten island, 33 

July 13. Question by Rip van Dam, witli regard to the powers of the presi- 
dent out of the council, 34 

July 28. Petition. John Everet, sheriff of Queens countj', for the appre- 
hension of John Harrold, accused of having murdered Jonathan 
Everet, 35 

July 20. Account of the stores on board the sloop Calidonia, John Chisem, 

master, 36 

July 24. Petition. Thomas Benson, surgeon to the Palatines, for relief, ... . 37 
[In N. T. Doe. Hist, III., 558.] 

List of militia officers of Orange county, 38 

Lists of civil and militia officers of Suffolk county, 38, 39 

July 25. List of justices of the peace for Ulster county, 39 

July 25. List of persons for whom commissions are made out in the counties 
of Albany, Dutchess, Orange, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, 
Ulster and Westchester, 40 

July 25. Petition. Anna, widow and executrix of Andrew Grevenraet, for 
the payment of a warrant transferred to her husband by the earl 
of Clarendon, 41 

July 27. Petition. Ellas Pelletreau, for pay for candles furnished Fort Anne, 

and account, 42 

July 27. Petition. William Stokes, Daniel Jones, Robert Bussey, John 
Lucas, John Dyer, Benjamin Amstead, Edward Merritt, Edward 
Davis, and George William, for their p.ay for labor on the fortifi- 
cations of New York, 43 

July 31. Petition. Thomas Byerly, for a writ of supersedeas on the writ of 

ne exeat jyrovinciam sued out against him, 44 

Aug. Account. Richard Davis, surveyor and searcher of customs, of 

tobacco seized and condemned, 45 

Memorial. Thomas Burnet, George Ogilvle, Edm. Blood, and other 
lieutenants lately arrived from England for the Canada expedition, 
for pay and subsistence money, 45 

Sept. 1. Petition. Elizabeth, wife of George Sydenham, of Albany, for 

relief against bis ill treatment, 46 

Aug. 7. List of commissions, ttc, sent to Queens county, 47 

Aug. 10. Letter. Roger Brett to Geo. Clarke, inviting gov. Hunter to call 
Fishkiii. on him on his way from Albany, 48 

Aug. 12. List of the inhabitants and slaves in Ulster county, 49 

Aug. 18. Return of Jacobus van Cortland, Stephen De Lancey, Lawrence 
Reade, and Johannes Jansen, to be representatives for the city 
and county of New York, 50 

Aug. 21. Conference. Governor Hunter with the Five Nations of Indians, . 51 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, Y, 217.] 
Aug. 30. Petition. Moses Gilbert, of New England, mariner, for damages 

done his sloop, 52, 60 



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