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PAGE 109.-In note, for "factions and seditions," read "factious and seditious."
PAGE 131.- In next to last line of note, for "N. J. Archives, VII., VII.," read "N.
J. Archives, VII., VIII."

PAGE 209.-In note, for “ March 5" read “ March 4."
PAGE 303.-In note, James Lawrence studied law 1794-6, instead of 1784-6.
PAGE 311.-In note, for “ Chancy" read “Chauncy."

PAGE 3+2.- The reference in the last line of note is to Hawkes and and Perry's Historical Notes, appended to the reprint of proceedings of the First Protestant Episcopal General Conventions in the United States.

PAGE 413. - In note, for “One, Samuel Ford, was appointed," read “ One Samuel Ford was appointed." He was probably not the person referred to in the text.

PAGE 417.- In note, for “The representatives * * was," read “The representatives * * * were," etc

PAGE 426.-In addition to the facts given on this page in relation to Charles Read, it may'be mentioned that in Charles P. Keith's " Provincial Councillors of Penn. sylvania," Philadelphia, 1883, it is stated (pp. 186-7) that Charles Read, the Philadelphia Alderman, Sheriff, Councillor, etc., died January 6, 1736-7, in the 51st year of his age. He married 1st, March 18, 1712, Rebecca Freeland, who was buried August 17, 1712; 2d, November 1, 1713, Anne Bond, daughter of Thomas Bond; she was buried February 18, 1731; 8d, October 17, 1733, Sarah Williams, widow of Joseph Harwood, liis first child was Charles Read, baptised February 20, 1714-15, aged 20 days. He was adinitted to the Pennsylvania bar October 10, 1753. June 11, 1737. Alice, daughter of Jacob Thibou, a merchant of Antigua; she was born November 6, 1719, died at Burlington, N.J., November 13, 1763. Mr. Keith says Judge Read continued in office as Judge, and collector of Burlington, “until the Revolution," which is incorrect. He also says he was that Col. Charles Read, of the Second Burlington Battalion, who sought a protection frorn Col Donop, in 1776, which unpatriotic act was ascribed to Adjutant-General Joseph Reed for nearly a century, until the mistake was corrected by Adjutant-General Stryker, of New Jersey, in 1876. Judge Read left three children: 1. Charles. born Septemler 21, 1789, died November 20, 1783; 2. Jacob, born January 1, 1741-2, died September 14, 1783; 3. James. If Judge Read settled in the West Indies in 1774, as was his intention, according to the letter of Governor Franklin, it would seem more probable that it was his son wlio was the Col. (Charles Read in question.-[W .]

PAGE 573.- In last line of note, for "as" read are."

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15.-Commission of Maurice Morgann, as Secretary of

the Colony of New Jersey.

.............. 1

10.-Deputation from Maurice Morgan to Joseph

Reed, Jr., to be Deputy Secretary of the Colony of

New Jersey ....

........ 5

19.—Commission of Joseph Reed as Provincial and

Principal Surrogate of New Jersey ................ 8

23.—Circular Letter of the Earl of Hillsborough to the

Governors in America, announcing his appointment

as Secretary of State for the Southern Department. 10

23—Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, relative to quartering the King's troops,

and expressing the King's satisfaction with the sub-

mission of the Colonies to the Mother Country.... 12

20.—An account of His Majesty's defacing in Council

the old seals of several of the Islands and Colonies

in America. -------------------------------- 13

21.-Circular Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to

the Governors in America, relative to a flagitious

attempt to disturb the public peace............... 14

4.-Commission of Daniel Smith, Jr., as Surveyor-

General of West Jersey ..........

6.—Address and Petition of the Assembly of New Jer-

sey to the King, praying relief from Acts of Parlia-

ment imposing a duty on thein for the purpose of

raising a revenue.... .................. 18

9.—Letter from the Speaker of the House of Bur-

gesses in Virginia to the Speaker of the House of

Representatives in New Jersey, calling upon the

House to join the Union in order to take steps to

assert their constitutional liberty................. 21

10.-Representation of the Board of Trade to the

King, recommending the repeal of an Act to Ap-

point Commissioners for supplying the several Bar-

racks................. .....................

13.-Governor Franklin to Charles Read-The Case of

John Wilkes—Benjamin Franklin's Accounts......

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14.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary Hills-

borough, giving an account of the manufactures,

produce and trade of New Jersey ................. 29

14.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary Hills-

borough, relative to the New Jersey Act of 1767, for

quartering the troops..

........ 32

16.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary

Hillsborough, relative to a letter from the Speaker

of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts

Bay -----------------------------........... 34

11.-Circular Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to

the Governors of America, directing them to trans-

mit their duplicates by the first opportunity ....... 35

11.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary

Hillsborough, relative to a letter from the Speaker

of the Massachusetts Bay.---.

--- 36

25.-Affidavit of Stephen Skinner, relative to the rob-

bery of the East New Jersey Treasury ............

3.-Proclamation of Governor Moore, of New York,

regarding the robbery of the East Jersey Treasury. 39

12.-An order of the King in Council, repealing an act

passed in New Jersey in June, 1767, appointing

Commissioners for supplying the Barracks, etc.....

13.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, recommendiug Mr. Richard Stockton

to be appointed a member of the New Jersey Coun-

cil in place of Mr. Woodruff, deceased ........... 44

16.--Letter from Secretary Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, relative to the letter from the Assembly

of the Massachusetts Bay, and the King's disappro-

bation of Gov. Franklin's assenting to a law con-

trary to an Act of Parliament.

24.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, relative to a bill for striking £100,000

in bills of credit, to which he, the Governor, had re-

fused his assent, desiring instructions....

25.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, relative to the complaint made by the

Commissioner of Customs in America to the King.. 53

26.—Commission of Governor Franklin to Charles

Read, John Smith and Samuel Smith, to take charge

of the Seals during his absence......... ........ 54

27.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary

Hillsborough, relative to a treaty with the Indians

for settling boundary between them and the North-

ern British Colonies..

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1768—Sept. • 2.-Circular Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to

the Governors in America, relative to letters re-

ceived by them from His Majesty's Secretary of

State ........................................ 57

“ -Oct. 12.–Letter from Secretary Hillsborough relative to

the Letter from the Assembly of Massachusetts Bay 58

“ – Nov. 2.-Order in Council appointing Richard Stockton,

Esq., to be of the Council of New Jersey ---------- 59

15.-Letter from Secretary Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, relative to the New Jersey bill for issuing

£100,000, and the unwarrantable proceedings of the

Assembly in connection therewith ...... ........ 60

66 66 20.-Letter from Chief Justice Smyth to the Earl of

Hillsborough, relative to the insufficiency of his sal-

ary ---------------

.......... 62

23.—Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, defending his conduct during the last

session of the Assembly of New Jersey against the

censures of his Lordship------------------------ 64

“ - Dec. 17.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, relative to the treaty with the In-

dians for settling the boundary line between them

and the British Colonies ......

1769—Jan 22.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Cortland Skin-

ner ...

........ 97

66 6 28.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, giving further reasons for issuing

£100,000 in Bills of Credit.---.

" —March 22.-Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, relative to the bill of the New Jersey As-

sembly for issuing £100,000..... .......... 103

" - April 24.-Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council

for Plantation Affairs, directing the preparation of

drafts of instructions to the Governors in America

for regulating their condact in respect to bills for

raising money by lottery .........

-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-... 104

“ – May 2.-Representation from the Lords of Trade to the

King, recommending disallowance of an Act of the

New Jersey Assembly for issuing £100,000 in Bills

of Credit...............

........... 106

11.- Additional instructions to the Governors in

America, directing them not to permit public or

private lotteries in their respective governments.... 108

13.-Circular Letter from Lord Hillsborough to the

Governors in America, informing them that His

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