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1778, Sept. 5.


1691, Oct. 7.

1096, Nov. 7.

1697, Sept. 20.

1699, July 5.

1700, Jan. 15.

1700, W.3.

The remonstrance and petition of the inhabitants of East New

Jersey to the king. Sm. App. No. 8.
The memorial of the proprietors of East New Jersey to the Lords

of trade. Sm. App. No. 9.
Agreement of the line of partition between East and West New

Jersey. Smith's N. J. 196.
Conveyance of the government of West Jersey and territories,

by Dr. Coxe, to the West Jersey society.
A charter granted by King William and Queen Mary to the in-

habitants of the province of Massachusetts bay, in New Eng

land. 2 Mem. de I Am. 593. The frame of government of the province of Pennsylvania and

the territories thereunto belonging, passed by Gov. Markham.

Nov. 7, 1696.
The treaty of peace between France and England, made at Rys-

wick. 7 Corps Dipl. part 2. p. 329. 2 Mem. Am. 89.
The opinion and answer of the Lords of trade to the memorial

of the proprietors of East N. Jersey. Sm. App. No. 10. The memorial of the proprietors of East New Jersey to the Lords

of trade. Sm. App. No. 11. The petition of the proprietors of East and West New Jersey to

the Lords justices of England. Sm. Apr. No. 12.
A confirmation of the boundary between the colonies of New

York and Connecticut, by the crown.
The memorial of the proprietors of East and West New Jersey

to the king. Sr. App. No. 14.
Representation of the Lords of trade to the Lords justices. Sm.

App. No. 18.
A treaty with the Indians.
Report of Lords of trade to king William, of draughts of a com-

mission and instructions for a governor of N. Jersey. Sm. N.

J. 26.
Surrender from the proprietors of E. and W. N. Jersey, of their

pretended right of government to her majesty Queen Anne.

Sm. N. J. 11.
The Queen's acceptance of the surrender of government of East

and West Jersey. Sm. N. J. 219.
Instructions to lord Cornbury. Sm. N. J. 230.
A commission from Queen Anne to Lord Cornbury, to be captain

general and governor in chief of New Jersey. Sm. N. J.

220. Recognition by the council of proprietors of the true boundary

of the deeds of Sept. 10, and Oct. 10, 1677, (New Jersey.) Sm.

N. J. 96.
Indian deeds for the lands above the falls of the Delaware in

West Jersey.
Indian deed for the lands at the head of Rankokus river, in

West Jersey

1701, Aug. 12.

1701, Oct. 2.


1701-2, Jan. 6.

1702, Apr. 15.

1702, Apr. 17.

1702, Nov. 16. 1702, Dec. 5.

1703, June 27.


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A proclamation by Queen Anne, for settling and ascertaining

the current rates of foreign coins in America. Sm. N. J. 281.
Additional instructions to Lord Cornbury. Sm. N. S. 235.
Additional instructions to Lord Cornbury. Sm. N. J. 258.
Additional instructions to Lord Cornbury. Sm. N. J. 259.
An answer by the council of proprietors for the western division

of N. Jersey, to questions proposed to them by Lord Cornbury.

Sm. N. J. 287.
Instructions to Colonel Vetch in his negotiations with the gover-

nors of America. Sm. N. J. 364.
Instructions to the governor of New Jersey and New York. Sm.

J. 361.
Earl of Dartmouth's letter to governor Hunter.
Premiers propositions de la France. 6. Lamberty, 669, 2 Mem.

Am. 341.
Réponses de la France aux demandes preliminaries de la Grande

Bretagne. 6 Lamb 681. 2 Mem. Amer. 344.
Demandes préliminaries plus particulieres de la Grande-Bre-

tagne, avec les réponses. 2 Mem. de l’Am. 346.
L'acceptation de la part de la Grande-Bretagne. 2 Mem. Am.

356. The Queen’s instructions to the Bishop of Bristol and Earl of

Stafford, her plenipotentiaries, to treat for a general peace. 6

Lamberty, 744. 2. Mem. Am. 358.
A memorial of Mr. St. John to the Marquis de Torci, with regard

to North America, to commerce, and to the suspension of arms.

7. Recueil de Lamberty 161, 2 Mem. de l’Amer. 376. Réponse du roi de France au memoire de Londres. 7. Lam

berty, p. 163. 2. Mem. Am. 380. Traité pour une suspension d'armes entre Louis XIV. roi de

France, and Anne, reign de la Grande-Bretagne, fait à Paris. 8.

Corps Diplom. part 1. p. 308. 2. Mem. d'Am. 104.
Offers of France to England, demands of England, and the an-

swers of France. 7. Rec. de Lamb. 461. 2 Mem. Am. 390. Traité de paix et d'amitié entre Louis XIV. roi de France, et

Anne, reine de la Grande-Bretagne, fait à Utrecht. 15 Corps
Diplomatique de Dumont, 339. id. Latin. 2 Actes et memoires

de la pais d'Utrecht, 457. id. Lat. Fr. 2. Mem. Am. 113.
Traité de navigation et de commerce entre Louis XIV. roi de

France, et Anne, reine de la Grande-Bretagne. Fait à Utrecht.

8 Corps Dipl. part 1. p. 315. 2 Mem, de l’Am. 137. A treaty with the Indians. The petition of the representatives of the province of New Jer

sey, to have a distinct governor. Sm. N. J. 421.
Deed of release by the government of Connecticut to that of

New York.
The charter granted by George II. for Georgia. 4. Mem. de l'Am.


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1733, Nov. 29.

1736, Aug. 5.

1737, Aug. 10.

1737, Aug. 11.

1738, Dec. 21.

1744, June. 1745, Apr. 6.

1745, Apr. 11,

1748, Apr. 30.

Petition of Lord Fairfax, that a commission might issue for run

ning and marking the dividing line between his district and

the province of Virginia. Order of the king in council for commissioners to survey and

settle the said dividing line between the proprietary and royal

territory. Report of the Lords of trade relating to the separating the gov

ernment of the province of New Jersey from New York. Sin.

N. J. 4:3.
Survey and report of the commissioners appointed on the part

of the crown to settle the line between the crown and Lord

Survey and report of the commissioners appointed on the part

of Lord Fairfax to settle the line between the crown and him. Order of reference of the surveys between the crown and Lord

Fairfax to the council for plantation affairs.
Treaty with the Indians of the six nations at Lancaster.
Report of the council for plantation affairs, fixing the head

springs of Rappahanoc and Potomac, and a commission to

extend the line. Order of the king in council confirming the said report of the

council for plantation affairs. Articles preliminaries pour parvenir à la paix, signés à Aix-la

Chapelle entre les ministres de France, de la Grande-Bretagne,

et des Provinces-Unies des Pays-Bas. 2 Mem. de l'Am. 159. Declaration des ministres de France, de la Grande-Bretagne, et

des Provinces-Unies des Pays-Bas, pour rectifier les articles I.

et II. des préliminaries. 2. Mem. Am. 165. The general and definitive treaty of peace concluded at Aix

la-Chapelle. Lon. Mag. 1748. 503. French 2. Mem. Am. 169.
A treaty with the Indians.
A conference between governor Bernard and Indian nations at

Burlington. Sm. N. J. 449.
A conference between governor Denny, governor Bernard, and

others, and Indian nations at Easton. Sm. N. J. 455.
The capitulation of Niagara.
The king's proclamation proming lands to soldiers.
The definitive treaty concluded at Paris. Lon. Mag. 1763. 149.
A proclamation for regulating the cessions made by the last

treaty of peace. Guth. Geogr. Gram. 623.
The king's proclamation against settling on any lands on the

waters westward of the Alleghany. Deed from the six nations of Indians to William Trent, and oth

ers, for lands betwixt the Ohio and Monongahela. View of

the title to Indiana. Phil. Steiner and Cist. 1776. Deed from the six nations of Indians to the crown for certain

lands and settling a boundary. M.S.

1748, May 21.

1748, Oct. 718. 92. G. 2.

1758, Aug. 7.

1758, Oct. 8.

1759, July 25.

33. G. 2. 175-, 1763, Feb. 10.

3. G. 3. 1763, Oct. 70

G. 3.


1768, Nov. 3.

1768, Nov. 5


The preceding sheets have been submitted to my friend Mr. Charles Thompson, Secretary of Congress; he has furnished me with the following observations, which have too much merit not to be communicated :

(A.) p. 262. Besides the three channels of communication mentioned between the western waters and the Atlantic, there are two others to which the Pennsylvanians are turning their attention; one from Presque Isle, on Lake Erie, to Le Bouf, down the Alleghany to Kiskiminitas, then up the Kiskiminitas, and from thence, by a small portage, to Juniata, which falls into the Susquehanna; the other from Lake Ontario to the East Branch of the Delaware, and down that to Philadelphia. Both these are said to be very practicable; and, considering the enterprising temper of the Pennsylvanians, and particularly of the merchants of Philadelphia, whose object is concentred in promoting the commerce and trade of one city, it is not improbable but one or both of these communications will be opened and improved.

(B.) p. 265. The reflections I was led into on viewing this passage of the Potomac through the Blue Ridge were, that this country must have suffered some violent convulsion, and that the face of it must have been changed from what it probably was some centuries ago; that the broken and ragged faces of the mountain on each side the river; the tremendous rocks, which are left with one end fixed in the precipice, and the other jutting out, and seemingly ready to fall for want of support, the bed of the river for several miles below obstructed, and filled with the loose stones carried from this mound; in short, everything on which you cast your eye evidently demonstrates a disrupture and breach in the mountain, and that, before this happened, what is

now a fruitful vale, was formerly a great lake or collection of water, which possibly might have here formed a mighty cascade, or had its vent to the ocean by the Susquehanna, where the Blue Ridge seems to terminate. Besides this, there are other parts of this country which bear evident traces of a like convilsion. From the best accounts I have been able to obtain, the place where the Delaware now flows through the Kittatinney mountain, which is a continuation of what is called the North Ridge, or mountain, was not its original course, but that it passed through what is now called “the Wind-gap," a place several miles to the westward, and about a hundred feet higher than the present bed of the river. This Wind-gap is about a mile broad, and the stones in it such as seem to have been washed for ages by water running over them. Should this have been the case, there must have been a large lake behind that mountain, and by some uncommon swell in the waters, or by some convulsion of nature, the river must have opened its way through a different part of the mountain, and meeting there with less obstruction, carried away with it the opposing mounds of earth, and deluged the country below with the immense collection of waters to which this new passage gave vent.

There are still remaining, and daily discovered, innumerable instances of such a deluge on both sides of the river, after it passed the hills above the falls of Trenton, and reached the Champaign. On the New Jersey side, which is flatter than the Pennsylvania side, all the country below Croswick hills seems to have been overflowed to the distance of frem ten to fifteen miles back from the river, and to have acquired a new soil by the earth and clay brought down and mixed with the native sand. The spot on which Philadelphia stands evidently appears to be made ground. The different strata through which they pass in digging to water, the acorns, leaves, and sometimes branches, which are found above twenty feet below the surface, all seem to demonstrate this. I am informed that at Yorktown in Virginia, in the bank of York river, there are different strata of shells and earth, one above another, which seem to point out that the country there has undergone several changes; that the sea has, for a succession of ages,

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