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Manuscript Group 7, New Jersey

Manuscript Collection, 1669-1840, 399 items

Call Number: MG 7


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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