Manuscript Group 237, New York and New Jersey Boundary Dispute Manuscript Collection, 1663-1865

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Manuscript Group 237, New York and New Jersey Boundary Dispute

Manuscript Collection, 1663-1865, 8 volumes

Call Number: MG 237 + Box number


Summary:

Includes: (1) “Abstract of Documentary Evidence,” 1663-1748; (2) “Application for the Royal Approval Act of Assembly for Running the Line 1753”; (3) “Papers Connected with the Proceedings before the Commission Appointed To Settle the Boundary between New York and New Jersey Which Sat in New York in October 1769” (three volumes arranged by William A. Whitehead in 1860 and 1872, containing correspondence and documents of James Parker (1725-1797)); (4) Interrogatives and cross-interrogatives by agents from New York and New Jersey in 1769; (5) Letters and documents concerning the New York-New Jersey boundary negotiations of 1827-1828, including letters of Lucius Q. C. Elmer, Theodore Frelinghuysen, John Rutherfurd (1760-1840), Richard Stockton (1764-1828), and Isaac H. Williamson; “Controversy Respecting the Eastern Boundary of New Jersey between John Cochrane, H. B. Dawson, and William A. Whitehead, 1865.”

Box/Folder List:

Box Folder Title Dates
1
(OS)
 – Vol.
1
1769-1770
2
(OS)
 – Vol.
2
1769-1770
3
(OS)
 – Vol.
3
1769-1770
4
(OS)
 – 2
volumes
5 1 Scrapbook:
“Controversy Respecting the  Eastern
Boundary of New Jersey Between  John Cochrane,
H. B. Dawson and W. A.  Whitehead”
1865
 5 2 Interrogatories,
Baldwin Family letter, etc.
1777
 5 3 Interrogatories,
Baldwin Family letter, etc.

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