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Manuscript Group 6, New Jersey Provincial Congress

Manuscript Collection, 1775-1800, 139 items

Call Number: MG 6


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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