Manuscript Group 7, New Jersey Manuscript Collection, 1669-1840

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Manuscript Group 7, New Jersey

Manuscript Collection, 1669-1840, 399 items

Call Number: MG 7

Summary


Summary:

A miscellaneous collection of letters, deeds, indentures, lottery tickets, certificates, and legislative documents. Concerns royal government in colonial New Jersey, the boundary dispute with New York, landed estates, and both the East and West Jersey Proprietors; many papers of James Parker (1725-1797). Indexed in the manuscript card catalog. Included are letters of:

James Alexander Lewis Morris
(1671-1746)
William Alexander,
Lord Stirling
Robert Morris (ca.
1745-1815)
Andrew Bell Aaron Ogden
Elias Boudinot David Ogden
Abraham Clark
(1726-1794)
George Otter
William Coxe Ferdinand John
Paris
Mahlon Dickerson James Parker
(1725-1797)
William Dockwra William Paterson
(1745-1806)
James Duane Walter Rutherfurd
Andrew Hamilton Cortlandt Skinner
Peter Kemble John Smyth
Aaron Learning John Stevens
(1715-1792)
Philip Livingston William Trent
Gouverneur Morris

Item
List:

No. Dates Description
31 March 31, 1726 Deed from Peter Church to
Thomas Frost – lot in Amboy on the back of __
32 July 23, 1726 Proclamation of Gov. Burnet
against authority of Peter _onmans
33 Nov. 10, 1726 Deed from Francis Elmington
to John Hamilton for 200 acres of land
34 December 15, 1740 Autograph letter from
William Vesey – missary of New York to Philip Kearny
36 March 19, 1736 Draft for petition to
McKing ___McGrav_ Jury of Middlesex, praying for separate government
37 September 17, 1730 Letter from John Parker to
Reverend William Skinner asking him to name the matters for the seal of
New Brunswick
38 September 17, 1730 Reverend William Skinner to
John Parker answering the above
39 April 8, 1747 Memorandum of men killed,
wounded and taken by the French and Indians at Saratoga on day of
40 March 20, 1730 Autograph letter of James
Alexander
41 September 30, 1734 Letter from John Anna
Richie – heirs to Ms. William Skinner, Edwin Vaughn executors of George
Washington
42-44 August 1746 Orders from John Hamilton
acting Gov. to Captain James Parker
45 August 18, 1752 Autograph letter from Phil
Livinston to William Elizabeth Leslie, widow of George Leslie
46 1752 Letter from Chief Justice
Smyth to Philip Kearny about starting for England
47-48 1760 Lumburg Barbers bite to
Lewis Parker (?)
49 May 9, 1760 Letter from Colonel Lewis
Morris to Philip Kearny
50 1761 Statement by John Barboris
of expenses __ William Parkers barn
51 June 7, 1771 Power of Attorney Chief
Justice Smyth to Philip Kearny
52 June 7, 1771 Letter from Lord Drummond
to Philip Kearny
53-55 December 1773 Letters from Cortland
Skinner to Philip Kearny and his father in law relating to the proceedings
of assembly during that month – robbery of Treasury
56 February 28, 1774 Some of the pages of the
printed minutes of assembly during ___session
57 September 24, 1783 Letter from John Stevens to
Philip Kearny relating to the resignation of the Treasurer
58 September 24, 1783 Letter from James Parker
59 uncertain List of boats in East
Jersey
60 April 16, 1785 Petition of ___ of Saint
Peters Church…for help in repairing the church
61 March 13, 1684 Deed from William Lockworm(?)
to Robert Blackwood for 1/48th of NJ
62 1711 – 1719 Accounts of Thomas Gordon
Receiver General as submitted to auditors
63-68 1763 Sunday bills for expenses
incurred by Stephen Skinner and John Johuston(?) at an election
69 October 19, 1719 Deed from Proprietors to
Andrew Johnston, lots in Amboy
70 November 2, 1720 Deeds from George and
Margaret Willcocks to Andrew Johnston for lots in Amboy
71 March 1772 Agreement among ___ to
Andrew Johnston to refer matters in dispute
72 May 17, 1723 Indian deed to John
Johnston and ___ Willcocks for land in Bergen
73 October 16, 1727 Autograph of John Parker
74 1724 Letter from George
Willcocks
75 March 25, 1732 Deed from executors of
George Willcocks to John Johnston
76-82 1735-1739 Letters from John Fred
_____ to Lewis Johnston
83 April 19, 1728 Commission from Gov. Burnet
under the seal of the province to R. Hamilton Morris or M___
86 1760-1762 A Sailors bible
87 __ 21, 1754 Deed from Executors of John
Johnston to James Parker
88-89 February 9/12 1757 Letters from William
Alexander – Earl of __ to Robert Hunter Morris from London – relating
to boundary line between New York and New Jersey
90 Address to the envelope of
the _____
91 May 11, 1768 Draft of Lord Stirling
92 and 95 1762 Prices
93 April 25, 1752 Deed from Executors of John
Johnstons ___ John Boyce
94 1761 and 1762 Price of Ferriage at
South Amboy
96 August 1762 Inventory of Andrew
Johnstons personal property
97 November 12, 1763 Deed from James Parker and
__ to Lord Bright, land in Bedminster, Somerset County
98 April 15, 1769 Deed specimen of
calligraphy
99 1761-1766 Prices of store goods
100-108 1767 Bills for building _____
Court House in Perth Amboy
109 February 1776 Expenses of Mrs. Elinor
B_gants funeral
110 June 22, 1772 Letters from Richard
Stockton referring to Andrew Johnstons estate – see no. 71
111 May 26, 1772 Letters from Elias Boudinot
112 August 20, 1785 Opinion of (Elias Boudinot)
112 November 23, 1776 Letter from ___ Deare,
Clerk of Assembly to John Johnston – relations to loan office money
113 December 6, 1776 Autograph of Abraham Clark
one of the delegates in congress from NJ
114 August 21, 1696 An old deed
115 April 21, 1719 Copy of will of William
Heathcote(?) of London. Brother of Caleb Heathcote(?) of New York
116 February 29, 1719 Copy of will of Calib
Heatheate of New York, father in law of Dr. Lewis Johnston
117 May 8, 1727 Letter from Samuel Clowes,
executor of Caleb Heathcote on the departure of the latter for England
118 March 24, 1727/8 Letters from David Rycroft
Barbados to Mrs. Parker, Johnston of Amboy
119 July 1737 Proclamation by West Jersey
Society of their intention to apply to Parliament to vest their lands in
trustees
120 May 19, 1738 Bond of land of John
Neville and And(rew) Hay to captain Nathan Morris
121 May 27, 1739 Letters from Robert Lettice(?)
Grooper to Dr. Lewis Johnston
122 September 5, 1737 Part of a subscription list
for repairs to Saint Peters Church
123 1744 Receipt of Euphemia (Scot)
124 __ 19, 1749 Letter of Andrew Johnston
to Elisha __
125 May 30, 1765 Autograph of Stephen
Delancey of New York
126 May 9, 1749 Bond from Vincent Pearse
“Commander of his Maj.” Ship Flamborough and Gov. Lewis Morris to
Lewis Johnston
127-131 1746 Documents referring to the
enlistment of men and supply of troops in expedition of 1746
132 August 16, 1749 Orders from West Jersey
Society to their agents
133 (August) 1753 Autographs of Andrew Smyth
and John Parker
134 February 14, 1750 Letter from Jacob Spicer to
Dr. Johnston
135 July 26, 1758 Autograph of Thomas Bartow
136 June 6, 1754 Letter from Aaron Learning
to Dr. Johnston
137 December 19, 1754 Letter from William Coxe
Philadelphia to Dr. Johnston
INDEX #2


1 October 20, 1755 Bible showing the price of
ferriage to and from Staten Island
2 July 4, 1755 Autograph letter from John
Barberrie(?) to DR. Lewis Johnston
3 February 18, 1764 Warrant of attachment from
_ Tenendon alderman of Amboy against goods and chattel of William Jolly
4 January 10, 1758 Letter from John Stevens
and James Parker to Lewis Johnston agent of West Jersey, not signed by
Parker
5 January 19, 1758 Letter from James Parker to
__ from Europe, marriage of Roger Morris to Miss. ? — This LETTER HAS
BEEN TRANSFERRED
6 January 2, 1762 Doctor Johnston’s postage
bill from 1754 to date showing rated, signed by James Parker Comptroller
Post Master
7 March 10, 1709 (?) Tailors bill –
Philadelphia
8 1762 Letter from George Otter to
Dr. Lewis Johnston in relation to an island in the Delaware between
Burlington and Bristol
9 February 3, 1764 Letter from Mc___ to Mc__
mentions Dr. Johnston
10 March 16, 1764 Letter from McSaners(?) to
McS_sent a gardiner, Stamp Act Repealed
11 July 14, 1764 Letter from the same to Mc
Same(?)- dislike of a James in America
12 July 31, 1765 Letter from McSame(?) to
McSame(?) – the cooper
13 April 1763 Expenses incurred by
Managers of assemblies in Amboy – Stephen Skimmer and John L Johnston
14 January 22, 1766 Note from John T__ to James
Parker enclosing a copy of a communication from Sir. Henry Sig_ to Gov.
Franklin relating to colonial affairs – TRANSFERRED
15 October 24, 1765 The paper enclosed is in
– TRANSFRRED
16 January 22, 1766 Letter from James Parker as
one of council to Gov. expressing opinion as to propriety of calling them
together
17 November 9, 1766 Autograph of Samuel
Woodruff, one of the Council
18 1766 Price of wood
19 March 23, 1767 Postage rates – autograph
of Samuel F.(?) Parker, son of __
20 July 17, 1769 Autographs of Richard
Stockton and Jonathan Sergeant
21 June 1, 1770 Autograph of Samuel Dunlap
22 1769 A Sailors bible of
Heathcote Johnstons
23 Tavern bible
24 May 1770 Letter from Philadelphia to
one of the Johnston- a new interpretation pertaining to..
25 Barbers will
26 1775 (Barbers will)?
27 January 6, 1771 Will of Lewis Johnston
28 October 7, 1771 __ of a lottery at
Newcastle, part of proceeds for Presbyterian Church in New York
29 September 1, 1773 Bond – signatures of John
L. Lewis, Heathcote Johnston, and John Burnet
30 Proposals for publishing a
map of interior parts of North America by Thomas Hutchin
31 1772 and 1773 Tavern Bible
32 February 4, 1773 Letter from Captain,
afterward General, John Burnet to his father in law Dr. Lewis Johnston
dated at Three Rivers, NJ
33 February ? 1773 Signature of Thomas Skinner
34 1775 Letters from F. Hanson of
Philadelphia an officer of the Colonial Army then at Woodbridge, NJ on his
way to Captain Heathcote Johnston
35 1775 A Pledge written in a __
hand for signatures of __
36 February 24, 1770 Pledge signed by Jonas(?)
Deane Major Heathcote Johnston Captain Thomas Bunn and Lieutenant John
Thomson of Middlesex militia
37 March 30, 1776 Registration of Major Deane
upon Captain Johnston for four men and his ration
38 Autograph of Captain
Johnston relating to a Muster roll
39 Lines professing to be
written by Miss Allen of Philadelphia who married one of ____ Delan__ and
an answer
40-66 Interesting documents
relating to the schools in Amboy from1768 – 1775
67 June 1, 1669 An old copy of Woodbridge
Charter
68 September 10, 1678 Grant of lands to John
Langstaff of New Piscataway from Gov. Carteret with seal of Province
69 January 10, 1681 A singular document to
Henry Marsh
70 September 21, 1683 Instructions of Proprietors
to Gov. Law_is and Samuel Groome relating to Amboy – valuable
71 November 21, 1687 Copy of Order of Lords
confirming the Port at Amboy which was read in New York Council and
transmitted to the Proprietors
72 December 1, 1664 Copy of the decision of the
C__ on the line between New York and Connecticut
73 August 24, 1686 Deed from the Proprietors
to William Haige(?) for the land given to him, and the disappointment
expressed by him
74 January 4, 1688 Letters of administration
from Gov. Andross(?) to Miles Forster on William Haiges estate
75 December 13, 1700 Deed from Thomas Gordon to
John Harrison for a lot in Amboy
76 September 11, 1702 Deed from Miles Forster to
John White Collitor(?) for a lot in Amboy
77 December 8, 1727 Commission to James
Johnston as high sheriff of Middlesex under the seal of the province
78 May 17, 1721 Autograph letter of Chief
Justice Trent
79-91 Papers referring to John
Harrison’s estate, letters from George Willcocks, estate and inventories
92 May 10, 1751 Copy of a letter from James
Parker to Harry Livingston ____, (death of his brother, Elisha alluded to)
93 November 12, 1751 Copy of a letter from same
to same (introduces his brother John – referring to a William Reade)
94 August 18, 1756 Letters from Colonel John
parker at Fort Eagle to his brother Lewis- written in expectation of an
attack from the French
95 May 17, 1757 Interesting letters from
Captain William Skinner to his father Reverend William Skinner referring
to military and other matters
96 October 7, 1757 same as above
97 November 25, 1757 same as above
98 February 16, 1762 Proceedings of a board of
engineering held at the __ Royal  __ Captain John Parker (must have
died soon after his arrival) TRANSFERRED
99 March 31, 1762 Autograph letter from
Walter Rutherford to James Parker
100 1763 Prices for 1763
101 May 8, 1763 Copy of a letter by __ from
James Parker to Lord Sterling relating to indebtedness of the latter to
the Eastern Treasurer
102 February 8, 1766 Letter from William Skinner
in London to James Parker – TRANSFERRED
103 October 31, 1764 James Parker to Gov.
Franklin accepting the appointment of Counciler
104 June 20, 1766 Address of Council to the
Gov. answering his speech – TRANSFERRED
105 January 23, 1764 Letter from John Stevens to
James Parker informing him of the arrival of the Commission for the line
between New York and New Jersey
106 May 15, 1767 Letter from Elias Bland to
James Parker relating to the purchase of a fire engine
107 August 8, 1768 Copy of letter from James
Parker to Gov. Franklin relating to the robbery of the Treasury
108-109 1768 Papers relating to the
estate of Robert and John Barclay
110 May 20, 1769 List of articles left by
Mrs. Neville (widow of John) and of Jane Lyell
111 May 24, 1769 Letter from Lord Drummond
to James Parker discussing him to call a meeting of the Proprietors
112 November 7, 1768 Autograph letter of Samuel
Allinson  _______
113 June 22, 1769 Letter from Lord Sterling
to James Parker in reference to the meeting of the Proprietors desired by
Lord Drummond (no. 111)
114 1771 Four pages of members of
assembly of silk purchased by Philadelphia silk company
115 November 15, 1773 Letter from Samuel Holland
to James Parker (survey of the east coast)
116 Autograph of Lawrence Smyth
117 September 25, 1771 Result of a curious but
between James Parker and Captain Gordon TRANSFERRED
118 February 24, 1769 Signature of Dr. Peter _urmans
119 Four pages of a printed
bill ___history of the province
120 April 1, 1775 Letter from Gov. Morris to
James Parker
121-126 Papers referring to the
estate of Thomas Hart, one of proprietors and showing the connection
between him and _ Blands decisions of lawyers
127 February 2, 1776 Letter from Dr. William
Bryant at Trenton to James parker relating to Mrs. Bryant widow of Captain
Bryant
128 February 7, 1776 Answer to __ from Shipley
129 October 24, 1772 Bond of Mrs. Alex(ander)
Watson to Mrs. William Bryant, signatures of Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Watson
130 1775 Expenses incurred in
account of William (or Mrs.) Bryant by order of Dr. Bryant
131 November 2, 1791 A printed communication
from James Parker to the legislature relating to bridge over the Raritan
at New Brunswick
132 J_ _ 1768 C____ John Skinner
signature of George III stamped
133 1741-1748 Elisha  Parker(?) card
account
134 January 1685 Petition, Peter __ to the
proprietors fort 5 lots in Amboy
135 1714 Certificates for deeds of
taxes(?)
136 William Docking(?) lands in
East Jersey
137 August 26, 1709 Copy of minutes of council
of war
138 August 14, 1714 Letter from Rep VanDarm(?)
of New York to Elisha Parker
139 1710(?) James
140 November 2, 1720 Affidavit of George
Willcocks before the mayor of Philadelphia
141 February 28(?) 1720/1 Autograph letter of Stephen
Delaney
142 October 4, 1731 Autograph letter from __
Kearny to John ____
143 no date  (1745?) Note from Elisha Parker to
James Parker
144 1745 James Parker __to Elisha
Parker
145 November 1740 Rough minutes of board of
proprietors
146 1759 List of officers on Colonel
Schuyling regiment
147 ___ 13, 1753 Power of attorney from ___
Johnston parker to James Parker
148 Power of attorney from
Augustus Johnston to James parker and Andrew Smyth, verified before the
Gov. of Rhode Island
149 November 3, 1765 Letter from James Parker to
Colonel Skinner
150 ___ 14, 1768 Letter from __and Ogden to
Phil Kearny relating to making of …
151-152 Papers connected with the
meting of Proprietors to discuss the property and proceedings to business
with out stamps
153 1791 List of the __ numbers in
Perth Amboy letters with account of the __
154 1769(?) Memorial of Western
Proprietors asking for a settlement of the boarder line between the
provinces and the passage of an act
155 1826 Repairing of the __ house
Amboy
156 1745 __ and Elisha Parker as
lawyer signed by Lewis Morris

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