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RELATING TO THE

COLONIAL HISTORY

OF THE

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

EDITED BY

WILLIAM A. WHITEHEAD, Corresponding Secretary of the New Jersey Historical Society; Author of East Jersey Under the Proprietary Governments; Contributions to the Early History of Perth Amboy and the Surrounding Country; Editor of the Papers of Lewis Morris, and of an Analytical Index to the Colonial Documents of New

Jersey, etc., etc.

VOLUME VIII.

COMPLETING THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNOR

JONATHAN BELCHER.

1751-1757.

NEWARK, N. J.:
DAILY ADVERTISER PRINTING HOUSL.

1885.

LIBRARY OF THE LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY.

a. 41780 JUL 12 1909

SOURCES

WHENCE THE DOCUMENTS IN THIS VOLUME WERE OBTAINED.

Public Record Office, London, England.
Copies of Manuscripts of Governor Jonathan Belcher, in the

New Jersey Historical Society Library.
Manuscripts of the New Jersey Historical Society.
Papers of Ferdinand John Paris, in New Jersey Historical

Society Library.
Manuscripts of William A. Whitehead.
Papers of Robert Hunter Morris, in Library of New Jersey

Historical Society.
Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of

New York.
New York Colonial Documents in the office of the Secretary

of State, at Albany.

CONTENTS.

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-Memorial responsive to the representations made by

those concerned in the disturbances in New Jersey..

“ Dec. 12.-Letter from Governor Belcher to the Lords of
Trade-relating to Lewis M. Ashfield, David Ogden,
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“ 18.-Letter from Governor Belcher to Benjamin Frank-

lin-about an electrical apparatus. ..--------.....

" 18.-Letter from Governor Belcher to Lord Halifax in

relation to the objections to the appointment of Mr.

Ashfield to be one of the Council......

1752-Jan. 18.-Letter from Governor Belcher to Colonel Brattle

about the non-success of his electrical cure – Mr.

Pemberton not going to England in the interest of

the new College.

" " 21.-Letter from Governor Belcher to Colonel John

Alford-about the prospects of the College...

" " 21.-Letter from Governor Belcher to Mr. Walley, re-

ferring to the deficiency in the Treasury; the new

College, etc........

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“ 28.-Message from Governor Belcher to the Legisla-

ture.-.-.-.-.-.-.------

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" 30.-Letter from Robert Hunter Morris, Chief Justice

of New Jersey, to the Lords of Trade-relating to

the constitution of the Council of the Province.....

Feb. 4.-Memorial of Richard Partridge, agent for New Jer-

sey, to the Lords of Trade-relative to the state of

the Council of that Province......

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12.- Message of Governor Belcher to the Council and

Assembly of New Jersey-on the passage of a bill

for the support of government... ---------

" " 14.-Letter from Governor Belcher to his nephew, Mr.

Foye-about the character of the Legislature which

has just adjourned...

“ March 11.-Order in Council for the improved government of

the Colonies...

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