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1778, Sept. 5.
1691, Oct. 7.
1096, Nov. 7.
1697, Sept. 20.
1699, July 5.
1700, Jan. 15.
The remonstrance and petition of the inhabitants of East New
Jersey to the king. Sm. App. No. 8.
of trade. Sm. App. No. 9.
Jersey. Smith's N. J. 196.
by Dr. Coxe, to the West Jersey society.
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.
wick. 7 Corps Dipl. part 2. p. 329. 2 Mem. Am. 89.
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.
York and Connecticut, by the crown.
to the king. Sr. App. No. 14.
App. No. 18.
mission and instructions for a governor of N. Jersey. Sm. N.
pretended right of government to her majesty Queen Anne.
Sm. N. J. 11.
and West Jersey. Sm. N. J. 219.
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.
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.
A proclamation by Queen Anne, for settling and ascertaining
the current rates of foreign coins in America. Sm. N. J. 281.
of N. Jersey, to questions proposed to them by Lord Cornbury.
Sm. N. J. 287.
nors of America. Sm. N. J. 364.
Bretagne. 6 Lamb 681. 2 Mem. Amer. 344.
tagne, avec les réponses. 2 Mem. de l’Am. 346.
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.
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.
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
de la pais d'Utrecht, 457. id. Lat. Fr. 2. Mem. Am. 113.
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
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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
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N. J. 4:3.
of the crown to settle the line between the crown and Lord
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.
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.
Burlington. Sm. N. J. 449.
others, and Indian nations at Easton. Sm. N. J. 455.
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lands and settling a boundary. M.S.
1748, May 21.
1748, Oct. 718. 92. G. 2.
1758, Oct. 8.
1759, July 25.
33. G. 2. 175-, 1763, Feb. 10.
3. G. 3. 1763, Oct. 70
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,