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gracious protection, that We may be under Such Gov! as shall more immediately act under your Majties Commission which we hope will calm and Screen us your Majtys humble and Loyall Subjects, from the Rage & Insolencies of those who otherwise will never be satisfyed without trampling upon Us.
That the great and glorious God who of his wonderfull Goodness & mercy hath sett you over his Great People will preserve your sacred Maj! from the wicked contrivances, of all those who shall endeavour to oppose y! Majty in the great worke wch lyes before You is and shall be the fervent & Constant Prayers of Us who crave leave to subscribe Our Selves your Majeys most humble Suppliants
From the Town of Bur- On behalfe of Our Selves
JOHN JEWELL Collector & Surveyor of his Majtys Customes in s! Colony (Transmitted in a letter from Mr. R. Yard, Secretary of the Lords Justices, July 17. 1701.)
Letter from the Council of East Jersey to the Proprie
tors in England, objecting to the appointment of Andrew Bowne as Governor.
To the hon ble The Proprs of East New Jersie These.
Gentlemen Wee the Members of the Provinciall councill for the Province of East New Jersie as we are not a little Surprisd to hear of A Comission arriv'd for cap. Bowne to be Govern! to tear open againe the wounds of the Province that were allmost clos'd up, so receiving Information y! the only use Intended to be made of this comission was to Supersede Collo Hamiltons And then to throw up the Other and thereby to Lodge the Government in the People when all your powers in y Province were dismist for this reason and the other Reasons assignd in Our Proclamation of which we Send a coppye we were of Councill to Collo Hamilton not to Surrender the Government to Prevent the trick intended upon you, and as we have been Inform’d So severall of our selves have been Eare witnesses to yo truth of w' was said for no Sooner had he Publisht his comission but the heads of his partie told some of us that they did not Vallue capt” bownes comission of A farthing and that it answered their Intention if it Supersed Collo Hamiltons.
We have cause to Supose you have been deceiv'd by some Insinuations of Salter, yt you have made so false a step which may prove of Verry dangerouse Consequence to Youre Owne Interests as well as to ye Inhabitants. It is verry strange to us y' you suffer yourselves to be thus Influenced by such sort of people both to ye hurt of ye common weale of ye province and youre owne reputations in the Eyes of the thinking part of the people both in this Province and in all the Neighbourhood around and it will alwaies be so if you take measures from any but men of known Probitie A character that person has no right to.
We Intreat you put the Dispute betwixt the King and you as to matters of Government to an End that ye Convultions of ye Province May Cease, if there be an appearance of wars abroad its high time there were Peace at home
We are Perth Amboy
Gentlemen 18th June 1701 Your most humble Servants
Surrender of the Government of East Jersey by certain
(From original in the library of the New Jersey Historical Society.)
SURRENDER of the GOVERNMENT of EAST JERSEY by
CERTAIN PROPRIETORS IN THE PROVINCE
To Nil X'pian Peoples to whome these Presents shall come Robert Burnett of ye County of Midlesex Esq! Miles Forster of Perth Amboy Merc!: John Johnston of the County of Monmouth Esq? David Lyell of sa County of Midl'x Goldsmith Thomas Warne of s' County of Monmouth Gent": Thomas Gordon of so county of Midlesex Esq? Michaell Houdon & Jn! Barclay both of s' County of Midl'x Gent; all Inhabitants & Proprietors of yệ Province of East New Jersey in America, Sends Greeting in our Lord God everlasting #hereas the Late King Charles the Second by his Letters Patent bearing date ye twelfth Day of March in y? Sixteenth Year of his sa Majtles Reigne under the Great Seal of England did Grant unto his Royall Highness James Duke of York a Large tract of Land in America Ajoyning to New England with all y! Powers jurisdictions & Goverments of ye same as in the su Letters Patent is particularly Expressed And Whereas his sa Royall Highness James Duk of York by Inden: tures of Leass and Releass bearing date the twentie third and twentie fourth dayes of June in ye Sixtenth Year of his su Majties Reigne did Bargain and sell all that part of the afores'd Tract of Land comonly called or Knowen by the name of Nova Cesarea or New Jersey Together wth all ye Powers jurisdictions and Goverments of the same unto John Lord Berkley Barron of Straton and S? George Carteritt of Saltrem Knight and Barronett And #heras the sd King Charles ye 24 by Letters Patent bearing date ye twentieth Day of June in the twentie Sixth Year of his Reign did againe Grant the af'sd Tract of Land wth ye Powers Jurisdictions and Goverments of ye same to his s' Royall Higness James Duke of York who in ye moneth of July next after Did Transferr and Convey the gd Tract of Land called Nova Cesarea unto ye afors Jno L! Berkley and S: George Carteritt And Wheras by a deed of Parti'ion Between ye ga S! Geo: Carteritt of ye one part & William Penn Esq? Gawen Lowrie Merch! Nicholas Lucas Maultster and Edward Byling Gent”. Assignee of yes! John L. Berkley the sa S! George Carteritt became Vested & Sized of one Moyetie of the afor’gd tract of Land comonly called or known by the name of East New Jersey And #heras ye sa S? Geo: Carteritt by his Last will and Testament bearing date on or about yo fifth day of Decem? 1678, did amongst other things devise ye afors' Tract of Land Called East New Jersey unto James Earle of Sandwich John Earle of Bath Thomas Lo Crew Bernard Grenvill Esq: S’ Robert Atkins K! and S' Edward Atkins K' in trust to be sold for payment of his Debts and Legacies And Wheras ye sa James Earle of Sandwich by Indentures of Leass & Releass bearing Date ye 20th day of Feb? anno dom' 1681 did releass his Estate in trust of s tract of land called East New Jersey unto ye sd Jno Earl of Bath Thomas L! Crew & ye other trustees aforsa And wheras the s" JnEarle of Bath Thomas L! Crew Bernard Grenvill S' Robert Atkins & S Edward Atkins trusties [a]fors’d by & wth ye [consent of] dame Elizabeth Carteritt widdow & Executrix of s' Si George Carterett Dec'd did Bargaine & sell ye afors'd Tract of land called East New Jersey wh ye jurisdiction & Goverment of the same unto Willo Penn Esq" Robert West Esq? Thomas Rudyard Gent and others to