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THE FEDERAL AND STATE CONSTITUTIONS

COLONIAL CHARTERS, AND OTHER

ORGANIC LAWS

OF THE

STATES, TERRITORIES, AND

COLONIES

NOW OR HERETOFORE FORMING

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Compiled and Edited
under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1906

Ву

FRANCIS NEWTON THORPE, Ph.D., LL.D.
Member of the Pennsylvania Bar; Fellow and Professor of American Constitu-
tional History at the University of Pennsylvania, 1885-1898; Member of
the American Historical Association; Author of The Constitutional History
of the United States, 1765-1895; A (State) Constitutional History of
the American People, 1776-1850; A Short Constitutional History
of the United States; A (Social and Economic) History of the
American People; A History of the Civil War; Editor of the His-
tory of North America, Volumes IX, XV, XVI, XVIII, XIX,
XX; Author of The Government of the People of the
United States; Benjamin Franklin and the University
of Pennsylvania; The Life of William Pepper, etc.

VOL. V
New Jersey, Philippine Islands

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1909

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NEW JERSEY

For organic acts relating to the lands now included within New Jersey see in other parts of this work :

Virginia Charter of 1606 (Virginia, p. 3783).
Council for New England, 1620 (Massachusetts, 1. 1927).
Dutch West India (Company, 1621 (p. 59).
Grant to Duke of York, 1664 (Maine, p. 1637).
Grant to Duke of York, 1674 (Maine, p. 1641).

THE DUKE OF YORK'S RELEASE TO JOHN LORD BERKELEY, AND

SIR GEORGE CARTERET, 24TH OF JUNE, 1664 a

THIS INDENTURE made the four and twentieth day of June, in the sixteenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, Charles the Second, by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, &c., Annoq. Domini, 1664. Between His Royal Highness, James Duke of York, and Albany, Earl of Ulster, Lord High Admiral of England, and Ireland, Constable of Dover Castle, Lord Warden of the Cinque ports, and Governor of Portsmouth, of the one part: John Lord Berkeley, Baron of Stratton, and one of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, and Sir, George Carteret of Saltrum, in the County of Devon, Knight and one of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council of the other part: Whereas his said Majesty King Charles the Second, by his Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England, bearing date on or about the twelfth day of March, in the sixteenth year of his said Majesty's reign, did for the consideration therein mentioned, give and grant unto his said Royal Highness James, Duke of York, his heirs and assigns, all that part of the main land of New England, beginning at a certain place called or known by the name of St. Croix next adjoining to New Scotland in America; and from thence extending along the sea coast unto a certain place called Pemaquie or Pemaquid, and so by the river thereof to the furthest head of the same as it tendeth northward; and extending from thence to the river of Kenebeque, and so upwards by the shortest course to the river Canady northwards; and also all that island or islands commonly called by the several name or names of Matowacks or Long Island, situate and being towards the west of Cape Codd and the Narrow Higansetts, abutting upon the main land between the two rivers there, called or known by the several names of Connecticut, and Hudson's river; together also with the said river called Hudson's river, and all the land from the west side of the Connecticut river to the east side of the Delaware

• Verified by “Grants and Concessions of New Jersey." 2d Ed., pp. 8–11.

Leaming & Spicer.

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