Manuscript Group 6, New Jersey Provincial Congress Manuscript Collection, 1775-1800

 

 

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Manuscript
Group 6, New Jersey Provincial Congress

 

Manuscript
Collection, 1775-1800, 139 items

 

Call
Number: MG 6

 

 

Summary

 


Summary:

Miscellaneous documents of, or pertaining to, the New Jersey Provincial Congress
of 1775-76. Indexed in the manuscript card catalog.

 

Item List:

 

 

 

No.

 

 

Dates

 

 

Description

 

 

1

 

 

1776

 

 

Petition of Robert and John
Murray to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, praying that forfeited
goods may be restored

 

 

2

 

 

February 23, 1776

 

 

Report of the Committee to
remove papers power of the Surveyor General’s Office and Port Authority

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Ensign Jacob Kemper to the
Provincial Congress asking for his Commission as per testimonial of Elias
Howell

 

 

4

 

 

July 4, 1776

 

 

A Duchau to the Provincial
Congress, New Jersey reporting the state of affairs British quartered on
Staten Island and families moving from Newark

 

 

5

 

 

1776

 

 

Memorial of the officers of
Colonel Maxwell’s battalion to the Provincial Congress, asking for
clothing for their soldiers

 

 

6

 

 

1776

 

 

Colonel Jacob Fords Bond
with Samuel Tuthill security stipulating for the supply of one ton of
powder

 

 

7

 

 

February 14, 1776

 

 

(read on) Memorial of
George Campbell to the New York Provincial Congress asking for a warrant

 

 

8

 

 

February 7, 1776

 

 

(read on) Memorial of 2nd
Lieutenant Samuel Sheppard to the Provincial Congress, New Jersey asking
for a Lieutenant

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial of Lieutenant
Jacob Evens to the Provincial Congress asking for a Commission as
subordinate officer in the troop now being raised

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stewart’s petition
to the Provincial Congress asking for a Commission as quartermaster

 

 

11

 

 

February 7, 1776

 

 

(read on) Petition of
Abraham McKinney and others to the Provincial Congress New Jersey for
commissions in the army

 

 

12

 

 

January 9, 1776

 

 

Colonel Joseph Ellis to
Samuel Tucker recommending Mr. Taylor to some position in the army

 

 

13

 

 

May 12, 1775

 

 

Resolutions signed by
freeholders and inhabitants to refuse to submit to taxation without
representation

 

 

14

 

 

February 14, 1776

 

 

Certificate of the
committee of observation and correspondence of New Barbados, Bergen County
to the provincial Congress of New Jersey that certain officers had been
elected

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

Petition of the Hackensack
Committee of Observation and Correspondence, Bergen County to the
Provincial Congress questioning the county committee and recommending
certain ones to the commission

 

 

16

 

 

July 29, 1776

 

 

Committee of Bergen County
to the provincial congress asking for directions concerning damaged powder

 

 

17

 

 

July 8, 1775

 

 

Names of Colonel David
Brearley,
Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Salter, Major Samuel Forman, Nathan Grave

 

 

18

 

 

August 29, 1775

 

 

Bedminster Township to the
committee of Safety list of officers chosen by the township

 

 

19

 

 

August 26, 1775

 

 

List of officers in first
regiment of Burlington County

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

List of officers in 2nd
regiment of Burlington County

 

 

21

 

 

February 1, 1776

 

 

Account of the necessaries
wanting to “complete” the four companies in Burlington barracks

 

 

22

 

 

January 30, 1776

 

 

Memorial of John Chum(?) to
the provincial congress asking for a commission as a captain

 

 

23

 

 

February  1776

 

 

Memorial of William
Douglass to the provincial congress asking for a commission

 

 

24

 

 

February 3, 1776

 

 

Memorial of William Hudson
to the provincial congress asking for a commission

 

 

25

 

 

March 9, 1776

 

 

Certificate of Burlington
County Committee that certain officers have been elected

 

 

26

 

 

March 16, 1776

 

 

Certificate of Burlington
County Committee that certain officers have been elected

 

 

27

 

 

September 30, 1775

 

 

Daniel Maskill to the
provincial congress, New Jersey transmitting names of officers and men
belonging to a company that he has raised and asking for commissions

 

 

28

 

 

November 13, 1775

 

 

Essex County Committee’s
Certificate to the Provincial Congress that Captain Joseph Alling has
raised a company Asks for commissions

 

 

29

 

 

1775

 

 

Certificate that certain
ones chosen as officers in Aquackenack under Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt

 

 

30

 

 

July 8, 1775

 

 

List of certain officers
chosen at Newark

 

 

31

 

 

1775

 

 

Petition of Essex County
Officers That the Northern and Southern Battalions be made distinct. Names
of certain ones presented for commissions

 

 

32

 

 

February 1, 1776

 

 

Petition of Edgen Gallander
and Jacob Kemper Junior to the Provincial Congress for Commissions

 

 

33

 

 

February 3, 1776

 

 

Memorial of certain ones to
the Provincial Congress for a recruiting (?) warrant

 

 

34

 

 

February 21, 1776

 

 

Newark Committee to the
Essex County Committee concerning funds and in dispute. Will deposit with
the letter of __ upon conditions

 

 

35

 

 

February 26, 1776

 

 

Petition of inhabitants of
Newark to the provincial congress asking that the township committee may
be confirmed in the rights to the monies raised by the town

 

 

 

36

 

 

February 26, 1776

 

 

Memorial of the Essex
County Committee to the provincial congress concerning the money in
dispute between them and the Newark Committee.  The latter
unreasonable and insubordinate

 

 

37

 

 

July 4, Newark

 

 

Colonel Stephen H(?) to the
provincial congress asking for commission for certain officers

 

 

38

 

 

August 16, 1776

 

 

Petition of Garrett Van
Wagener to the provincial congress asking that on account of his declining
health his commission be granted

 

 

39

 

 

1776

 

 

Petition of Captain James
Wheeler and his company of minute were that since such companies are to be
dissolved this company be established as (?)

 

 

40

 

 

September 20, 1794

 

 

General White’s order to
Major (?) to Gov. to Trenton

 

 

41

 

 

June 15, 17??

 

 

List of ___ Officers

 

 

 

42

 

 

1775

 

 

Petition of Greenwich
County Committee to the Provincial congress asking that Thomas Hewitt
shall receive a commission as second lieutenant

 

 

43

 

 

August 19, 1775

 

 

Enlistment paper and
signatures of officers and __ of Captains S__ Company of Alexandria

 

 

44

 

 

1775

 

 

Hunterdon County, List of
Captain Cooks Company

 

 

45

 

 

August 14, 1775

 

 

Joshua Mott to the
Provincial Congress withdrawing his signature in favor of a division of
the L__ Regiment, Hunterdon County

 

 

46

 

 

January 31, 1776

 

 

John Mattison to the
Provincial Congress Petition for an appropriation to a battalion

 

 

47

 

 

October 5, 1775

 

 

Enlistment paper of Captain
Joseph Brearley’s(?) company of minute men

 

 

48

 

 

January 29, 1776

 

 

Re____ to provincial
congress of Maurice Wurks(?) to a first Lieutenancy

 

 

49

 

 

January 31, 1776

 

 

Petition of Alexander Clark
to the Provincial Congress for a position in surgeon

 

 

50

 

 

1775

 

 

Memorial of Thomas Scott to
the provincial congress for a commission as Lieutenant

 

 

51

 

 

August 30, 1775

 

 

Certificate as to N__ of
officers chosen by a company at Trenton

 

 

52

 

 

1775

 

 

Petition from several
officers to the provincial congress asking that they may remain in
captaincy Harrison’s Company

 

 

53

 

 

June 19, 1775

 

 

Field Officers chosen to
the upper regiment of Hunterdon County

 

 

 

54

 

 

1775

 

 

Memorial of George Campbell
to the Provincial Congress for a surgeons or physicians position

 

 

55

 

 

February 7, 1776

 

 

Application of John Toms(?)
to the provincial congress for a lieutenancy

 

 

56

 

 

February 7, 1776

 

 

Petition of William
Chamberlain to Provincial Congress for a warrant to raise men as a captain

 

 

57

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Reading’s petition
to the Provincial Congress for a commission as Lieutenant

 

 

58

 

 

April 2, 1776

 

 

List of Captain John
Storits(?) Company

 

 

59

 

 

April 13, 1776

 

 

Captains William
Chamberlain having received a Major’s Commission his company report to
the Amwell Committee that they have appointed Captain Stout in his place
and certain officers

 

 

60

 

 

July 31, 1775

 

 

John Conways Petition to
the Provincial Congress for a petition, Woodbridge

 

 

61

 

 

June 3, 1775

 

 

List of officers in second
Middlesex Regiment

 

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

 

List of the officers of the
Northern battalion of Middlesex County

 

 

63

 

 

September 26, 1775

 

 

Captain Hazletts Memorial
and Muster Call

 

 

 

64

 

 

October 16, 1775

 

 

Memorial of Lewis Johnston
__ to the provincial congress, New Jersey asking for a commission

 

 

65

 

 

October 16, 1775

 

 

Certificate of Lewis J.
Costigin’s competency

 

 

 

66

 

 

October 17, 1776

 

 

Recommendation to the
provincial congress of M__ Martin and __ fro commissions

 

 

67

 

 

January 27, 1776

 

 

Bridgewater Committee
Report that a captain and Lieutenant had been elected in the Bound Brook
Company

 

 

68

 

 

January 31, 1776

 

 

M__ Duboy’s petition to
the provincial congress for a commission as Lieutenant

 

 

69

 

 

January 27, 1776

 

 

Recommendation to the
provincial congress of Anthony Wal_on White for a command

 

 

70

 

 

February 1, 1776

 

 

Petition of Piscataway
citizens to provincial congress that a commission be granted to Stephen Du____

 

 

71

 

 

February 3, 1776

 

 

Petition of Thomas Read to
provincial congress asking for a position as a surgeon

 

 

72

 

 

February 1, 1776

 

 

Petition of Lewis Dunham to
the Provincial Congress asking for a position as surgeon

 

 

73

 

 

February 5, 1776

 

 

Petition of the mayor,
recorder and alderman of New Brunswick asking that A.W, White may be
commissioned as a field officer

 

 

74

 

 

1776

 

 

Middlesex County
Committee’s petition in favor of the same

 

 

75

 

 

February 6, 1776

 

 

Petition of William
Te_brook fro a commission

 

 

 

76

 

 

February 7, 1776

 

 

(read on) Petition of
Sundry Freeholders and inhabitants of New Jersey that A.W. White be
commissioned as a filed officer

 

 

77

 

 

February 8-10, 1776

 

 

Doctor John Cochrau’s(?)
certificate concerning Lewis Dunham. Also certificate of certain citizens
of New Brunswick

 

 

78

 

 

February 9, 1776

 

 

(read on) Suggestions from
constituents to the Middlesex County __ concerning taxation

 

 

79

 

 

February 27, 1776

 

 

Memorial of James Richmond
to the provincial congress asking that he may be permitted to sail to New
York with wheat for the New York Provincial Congress

 

 

80

 

 

May(?) 1776

 

 

Captain Woglaw’s(?)
Company have elected William Cheeseman fist Lieutenant in place of
Lieutenant Luke Glover

 

 

81

 

 

May 2, 1776

 

 

Memorial from officers of
captain Woglaw’s(?) company to the committee of New Brunswick enclosing
no. 80 and asking for the committees action in the case

 

 

82

 

 

August 2, 1776

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel John Duy
Kinck(?) to the provincial congress returns his commission but is willing
to abide by the judgment of the field officers of any provincial corps

 

 

83

 

 

1776

 

 

(fragment) Petition to the
provincial congress from citizens of Morris County asking that competent
persons only be approved to command

 

 

84

 

 

February 7, 1776

 

 

(read on) R__ from Morris
County respecting the appointment of incompetent officers in the _
battalion

 

 

85

 

 

 

 

 

To the provincial congress,
certificate of Thomas Ki__ and Augustine Bayles to the competency of
Captain, Jacob Dr_

 

 

86

 

 

 

 

 

Morris County committee’s
certificate to the provincial congress concerning Colonel William W__ and
Major William D. Hart

 

 

87

 

 

May 10, 1775

 

 

Enlistment roll of captain
Thomas Kinney’s(?) company

 

 

88

 

 

May 14, 1775

 

 

Morris County committee’s
recommendation to the provincial congress of certain persons for
commissions

 

 

89

 

 

September 14, 1775

 

 

Officers of Morris County
Battalion to the Morris County Committee recommending of certain persons
for the presentation of their names to the provincial congress as worthy
of commission

 

 

90

 

 

January 30, 1776

 

 

Doctor Peter Smith’s(?)
application to the provincial congress for a position as surgeon

 

 

91

 

 

January 31, 1776

 

 

Collector Jacob Ford’s
statement to the Provincial Congress explaining that he required gold
because the Treasurer declined bills

 

 

92

 

 

January 31, 1776

 

 

Morris County Committee’s
recommendation of Captain Dickerson for a commission as a field officer

 

 

93

 

 

January 31, 1776

 

 

Morris County Committee to
the Provincial Congress, they think they can raise a company of minute men

 

 

94

 

 

February 5, 1776

 

 

Recommendation of Jacob
Dunn(?) to a Captains commission

 

 

95

 

 

February 2, 1776

 

 

Recommendation of Captain
Jacob Dunn(?) to a commission

 

 

96

 

 

February 5, 1776

 

 

Recommendation of Captain
Seeley, Morristown

 

 

97

 

 

February 6, 1776

 

 

Jacob Dunn’s(?)
application to the Provincial Congress for a commission

 

 

98

 

 

April 2, 1776

 

 

Thomas Millidge to the
Provincial Congress, asks them to determine whether he may with fidelity
to his county act as sheriff

 

 

99

 

 

September 13, 1800

 

 

Complaint and judgment
George Bookhover justice of the Peace, Morris County

 

 

100

 

 

January 1787

 

 

Master David Brearley
commission to John Jacob Laerch to Master of Lodge at Morristown

 

 

101

 

 

October 8, 1775

 

 

Governor William
Livingston’s commission to Lieutenant William Leittle

 

 

102

 

 

October 8, 1775

 

 

James Salter to the
Provincial Congress, resigns his commission as Lieutenant colonel having
been appointed there without being consented

 

 

103

 

 

January 27, 1776

 

 

Monmouth County
recommendation of Jonathan Holmes to a Lieutenant Commission

 

 

104

 

 

February 14, 1776

 

 

(read on) Elisha Newell’s
memorial to the Provincial Congress for a position as Surgeons mate

 

 

105

 

 

August 29, 1775

 

 

List of Military officers

 

 

106

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation of Thomas
Young to a position as Surgeon’s mate

 

 

107

 

 

 

 

 

List of the men in Captain
Robert Rhea’s Company

 

 

108

 

 

March 5, 1776

 

 

List of the arms bearing
men in Captain Barrillai Grover’s Company

 

 

109

 

 

April 13, 1776

 

 

Richard Reading to Samuel
Tucker and company asking for their influence towards securing to him a
warrant to raising a company

 

 

110

 

 

May 9, 1776

 

 

Richard Reading to the
Provincial Congress asking for a commission as captain, Trenton

 

 

111

 

 

July 10, 1776

 

 

Examination of Jonathan
Curtis. Absconded because he feared the militia would take him for
unfurling the sails of a vessel in the service of the Mi__isteral(?) Party

 

 

112

 

 

July 10, 1776

 

 

Obligation of service to
his country signed by Jonathan Curtis

 

 

113

 

 

August 17, 1776

 

 

List of Monmouth Minute Men

 

 

 

114

 

 

January 24, 1776

 

 

Petition of Mess(?) Paulin
Dickinson and Peirson to the Provincial Congress for commissions

 

 

115

 

 

January 25, 1776

 

 

Petition of George
McFarlaud(?) to the Provincial Congress a commission as ensign

 

 

116

 

 

January 27, 1776

 

 

Petition of John Bilderback
to the Provincial Congress, Salem

 

 

117

 

 

February 5, 1776

 

 

Petition of Thomas Newark
to the Provincial Congress for a commission as a Captain

 

 

118

 

 

February 1776

 

 

List of associations in
Upper Pe__ Neck

 

 

119

 

 

January 27, 1776

 

 

Recommendation of Peter (?)
to a commission as first Lieutenant

 

 

120

 

 

January 29, 1776

 

 

Recommendation of William
McDonald Junior to a commission

 

 

 

121

 

 

January 30, 1776

 

 

John van Norstraud’s (?)
petition for a commission as Captain

 

 

 

122

 

 

January 30, 1776

 

 

John Hoogelaud’s petition
a commission

 

 

123

 

 

January 30, 1776

 

 

Recommendation from the
muster committee of Van D_ter to a commission as Captain

 

 

124

 

 

February 7, 1776

 

 

(read on) Robert Robertson
petition commission to be Ensign

 

 

 

125

 

 

July 22, 1775

 

 

List of officers of first
Lieutenant (?) regiment

 

 

126

 

 

July 26, 1775

 

 

List of officers chosen in
the townships of Upper Hardwick, New Town, __tage, and Harduiston(?)

 

 

127

 

 

September 8, 1775

 

 

Petition of citizens to
Sussex County Committee for relief from ?

 

 

128

 

 

October 28, 1775

 

 

Recommendation of certain
persons for commissions

 

 

129

 

 

1775

 

 

List of officers selected

 

 

130

 

 

December 25, 1775

 

 

List of Captain A. Shaw’s
company

 

 

131

 

 

January 12, 1776

 

 

(read on) Edward Dunlap’s
application to the Committee of Safety for a recommendation to the
Provincial Congress for a commission as mayor

 

 

132

 

 

February 22, 1776

 

 

Francis Hadley petition for
a commission first Lieutenant

 

 

133

 

 

January 26, 1776

 

 

John Harker’s petition
for a commission as Ensign

 

 

134

 

 

February 7, 1776

 

 

Knowlton Committee to the
Provincial Congress list of officers elected and submitted

 

 

135

 

 

 

 

 

Petition of Joseph Anderson
for a commission as Lieutenant

 

 

 

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