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* neccflary to appoint a proper Perfon to that Office, I have ilTued the Com-

* iniflion to Stephen Skinner, Efq; and I doubt not but he will give the Publick
' intire Satisfadtion in the Execution of it.

September t^fi, 1762. •/

On Motion made.

Ordered,
That Mr. Stevens, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. FrJJoer, and Mr. J. Ogden,
or any Three of them, be a Committee, to join a Committee of the Council, to inlpeft
the Vouchers, and ftate the Accounts of the Honourable Andrew Johnflon, Efq-,
deceafed, the late Eaftern Treafurcr, and make Report thereof at next fitting ; and
"that Mr. Borden and Mr. Reading, do acquaint the Council thereof, and dcfire they
would appoint a Committee for that Purpofe, and Time and Place of meeting. Mp.



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Mr. Fijher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled, Jn A6t
to impower the ^Irujlees of the College of N'ew-Jtrley, to rcije ly a Lottery, ^c, reported
the fame with leveral Amendments thereto ; which were read in their Places, and on
the Queftion, Whether the laid BiiJ, as amended be engroflcd or not ? it palled in the
AfErmative.

Ordered,

That the faid Ei'.l bafcncrrofitd.



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Mr. Bcrdett reported, that Mr. Clemtnt and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them
intrufted, to Mr. V/ocdrnff, one ot fhc Gentlemen of the Council.

Mr. Crane, laid his Accounts before the Houfe,and they are referred to the Committee
on the Pubhck Accounts.

Mr. Fiflier, by Leave of the Houle, brought irv a Bill, entitled. An Aft to pcjlpone
the Lrwatng of the A'ew-Jcricy Lottery ; whicn was read, and ordered a lecond Reading.

Ordered,
That Mr. S. Smith and Mr. Ler,ming, be a Committee, to prepare and bring in a
Bill, to enable the Surveyor General ot the W'eliein Divilicn, to colkdl or tranlcribe
all fuch Books and Pape; s as belong to his Office.

Mr. Spicer, by Leave of the Houfe, brought in a Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Adt
to the Adt entitled. An Aft tc prejerve the I^avigction cf the Rivers and Creeks, wilhm
the Colony of New-Jerf.-y j wiiici was read, ana ordered a fecond-Reading.

Ordered,
That Mr. Reading, have Leave to bring in a Bill, at the next Seffion of Aflembly
for doing the fuulieR Bufincrls, to alctrtain the Conft:iiftion of Land Carriages, whole r-
Whcels may not run lels than Five Feet from CcntLr to Center ; provided no reulbnable
Objeftion Ihaij be thc.i mauc agcinfl the (.\\r,c.

Mr. Stevens., laid Lis Accounts before the Koufe,

Ordered,
That they be referred to the Committee for fettling the Publick Accounts.

Ordered,
That Mr. Richard Smith, do fort the P.ipers in the AfTcmbly Boxes, and fendto
Amhoy only thole of the moft Confequence.

The Petirion from the Inhabitants of 'Trenton, and other Places, and Affidavits
relating thereto, loran ,-\ct againft thi Erefti not Pounds, t?^. in the Rwcr Delazvare,
were read the fecond Tune ; and the leveral Petitions and Affidavit ag;.init the faid Aft,
were alio read the fecond Time ; and on th:; Queftion, Whether the rioufe wih now do
any Thing, or retcr it tid n.-xc Seffion ? it ,. as carried for Referring.
Ordered,

That the Confideration thereof, be referred till next Seffion.

Mr. ^^^w^/^/w/V^, from the Committee appointed to that Service, brought in a Bill,
entitled. An A A to enable the Surveyor General of the Wejlern Divif.on, to collet or
tranfcribe all fuch Bocks and Papers as belong to fjis Office; which was read, and ordered
a fecond Readin<r.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M.

The Houfe met.

The engrofTed Bill, entitled. An kSt to impower the "Trufiees of the. College of Ncw-
Jeriey, to raife by a Lottery, a Sum cf Money for the Ufe of faid Colleg& i was read and
compared ; and on the Queftion, -^"

D Refohtd,



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Refotved,
That the laid Bill do pafs.

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Stevens, Mr. Fan Gie/on, Mr. R. Lanurence, Mr. Hancuckt

VLX.iretherill, Mt.Dey, Mi. S.Smith, Mr. Miller,

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Reading, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Learning,

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hart. Mr. Clement, Mr. Spicer.

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Cooper, *

1 he Voices bei.ig equal, Mr. Speaker gave his Cafting Vote for the Affirmative.
Ordered., • «

That Mr. Fijher and Mr. J. Ogden., do carry theftid Bill to the Council for Concurrence.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of
Hunterdon and Burlington Counties, letting forth the ruinous Condition of the Bridge
over Ajfanpink, at Trenton, between the two Counties, and praying the Aid of the
Legiflature, to build a Stone Bridge by Tax on the faid two Counties ; which was read,
«nd ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houle, from John Anderfon, of Maidenhead, fctting
forth certain Proceedings in Hunterdon, relating to the Trial of his Negro Slave for a
Rape and Aflault, which he apprehends to be illegal; and .praying Redrefs in th«
Premilles ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition v/as prefented to the Houfe, from John Vail, jun. a Prifoncr for Debt in
Amboy Gaol, letting forth his diftrefled Circumftances, and praying an infolvenl Ad j
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Bill, entitled, A Supplmentary Aft to the A£i, entitled. An ASt to preferve the
Navigation of the Rivers and Creeks within the Colony of Neiu-Jerfey, was read the
fecond Time ; and on the Queftion agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to enable the Surveyor General, &c. was read the fecond
Time, and committed to Mr. Spicer, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Cooper.

The Bill, entitled. An KSi to pefipone the Dra-wing of the Provitice Lottery, was read
the fecond Time ; and fome Amendments being made thereto in the Houle, the fame
as amended was agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled.

Two Petitions were prelented to the Houft, from feveral Inhabitants of Burlington
and Monmouth, againft the Ereftion of a Bridge over Crcfivicks Creekj^at TVatfonh Ferry;
which were read ; and the Petitions for the faid Bridge, were alfo read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Parties for and againft the Ereftion of the laid Bridge, have a Hearing
before this Houle, on the third Day of the next Seflion at Burlington, for doing the
publick Bufinefs ; and that Copies of this Order be affixed at Brown's Mill, and at
Allen-Town, by Mr. Borden.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from John Williams, a Prifoner for Debt in
Elizabeth-Town Goal, praying for an Infolvent Aft ; which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIock.
Wcdtiejday, September 22, 1762.

The Houle met.

The Committee on the Publick Accounts informed the Houfe, that they meet with
Difficulties in fettling Stephen Crane's Accounts, which cannot well be now got over.
Ordered,
That Stephen Crane do lay his Accounts and Vouchers before the Houlcj on the firfi:
Day of next Seffion.

Ordered,



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That Mr. Samuel Smith have Leave to bring in a Bill, to lay a Duty on Negroes
intiported into this Province.

Mr. Smith accordingly brought in the faid Bill ; which wa« read, and ordered a
fccond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houle, from the Indians fettled at Br other ton, letting
forth, that their Provifion, Cioathing and Nails, for building, the firft Year they came
to Brother ton, amounted to about ^. ic6 -, which they ftiil are in Debt for ; and that /-
their Mill is lately burnt, winch renders them utterly unable to pay their laid
Debt ; and praying, that the Province will pay the fame •, as they have had lome Reaibn
to expedt : And five of the laid Indians attending, were called in, and heard i and it
being late in the Seffion, the laid Petition is referred to next Seffion.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M.

The Houfe met.

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An A£l to provide for the Ifilijling, Cioathing and Pay
tf Sixty- fix effective Voluntetrs, Officers included, to be employed in his Majejiy's Service,
from and after tbefrjl Day of November next ; and f»r other Purpofes therein mentioned^
was read and compared; and on the Qiicliion,
Rcfolved,

That the fame do pafs.

The engroffed Bill, entitled. An Aft to prjipcne the Drawing of the Province Lotterj^
was read and compared ; and on the Qucitiun,
Refolved,
That the fame do pals.

The engroffed Bill, entitled, A Supplementary Aft to the AB, entitled. An AH to
preferve the Navigation of the Rivers and Creeks within the Colony of New-Jtrfey^
was read and compared; and on the Qucftion,
Refolved,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
ThatMr.7o/5)« Ogden and yir.Dey do carry the faidBills to theCouncil for Concurrence.

Mr. Fi/her reported, that Mr. J. Ogden and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them
intruded, to Mr. Smithy one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to prevent Sheep from heing killed hy Dogs, was read the
fccond Tune, and on the Queftion, committed to Mr- Fifher and Mr. Cooper.

Mr. Borden reported, that Mr. Reading and himfelf, delivered the MefTige with
them Yefterday intrufted, to Mx.lFoodruff, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

A Rcmonftrance was prefented to the Houfe, from Sixty-fix of the Inhabitants of the
Townfhip of Greenaich, and another from Fairfield, in the County of Cumberland,
againll a former Petition from Greeniaich and Fairfield, for laying out a Road, and
citabiifhing a Ferry acrofs Cohanfie Creek ; and the faid former Petition, and another
now delivered from the Town-Meeting of Fairfield, were alfo read : And the Parties
for and againfl the faid Road and Ferry attending, were called in, and their feveral
Allegations and Proofs fully heard ; and on the Queftion, Whether the faid Petitions
do lie on the Table, or not ? it was carried in the Negative.
Ordered,
That Mr. Miller do bring in a Bill at next Seffion, to fettle the Matter in Difference
between the Parties.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'CIock.

^hurfday^



YEAS.


Y E A S.


Mr. Stevens,.


Mr. Clement,


Mr. R. Lw.'.-rcncc,


Mr. Cooper,


Mr. 5. Smith,


Mr. Hancock,


Mr. Doughty,


Mr. ;i//7/^r.


Mr. Bcdex,


Ml-, //rtr/.



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Thurfday, September 23, 1762."

The Houfe met.

The Bill, entitled. An A(5t for laying a Duty upon Negroes and Mulatto Slaves imported
into this Province, was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion, Whether the Bill
be committed or not ? it was carried in the Affirmative.

NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. fan Giefon,

Mr. 7. Ogden, Mr. Dey,

Mr. Fijher, Mr. Learning,

Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Spicer.

Ml-. Bart. *

Ordered,
That the laid Bill be committed to Mr. Stevens and Mr. Hart.

A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary ; which was read.

* Gentlemen of the General JjJembJy,

* '\7'OlJ will find by the Papers herewith fent, that Complaint was made

* X at the lafl Treaty with the Indians in Petinfyhania, of one of their
' People being killed near Cole's Fort, by one of the Inhabitants of this Province.
' We are very happy, in being eafed of the Expence which would attend an
' Application from them to this Government; and as they have been fatisfied

* on that Head, I recommend it to you, to make Provifion for the Reimburfe-
' mcnt of the Gentleman, who, with the Approbation of Governor Hamilton,
' has done what was thought neceflary on the Occafion.

Bu>Hr,^to», • JO SI AH HARDT.

231^ September, 176Z. , "^

And the Papers mentioned in the faid Meilage, were alfo read :

Ordered,
That the faid Meflage and Papers be read a fecond Time.

Mr. J. Ogden reported, that Mr. Bey and himfelf, delivered the three Bills with
them intrufted, to Mr. Read, one of the Gendemen of the Council.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M.
The Houfe met.

A Mefiage from the Council, by Mr. Smith, acquainting the Houfe, that the
fevcral Bills, entitled. An Afl: to enable the Oivners of the Meado-ivs and Mayflies
on the Ec.fl Side of Great Mantau Creek, &c. An Aft to enable the Owners of Meadoios
■ and Marfloes lying on the Weflerly fide of Raccoon Creek, iSc. A Supplement to the Act ,
jcr regulating Roads and Bridges : An Aft for rendering void the Lottery lately made by
Peter Gordon, for the Sale of cei-tain Lands lying in the County of Middlelex, i^c.
An Aft to impower the Iruflees of the College of New-Jerfey, to mjfe by I^ottery, a
Sum of Money for the Ufe of faid College : An Aft to enable the Owners and Poffeffors of
the Marfh and Svjamp, lying on a fmall Creek called Pumpefly cr \Y'il^^^'''s Creek, ^c.
are pafled the Council this Day, without Amendment.

A Petition was prefented to the Hon le, ixQva Benjamin Yard zadfohn Rickey, of
Trenton, fetting forth, that they in the Year i y^^, purchafed each of them a Servant,
who afterwards inlilled in the 44th Battallion of Regulars ; upon which the Petitioners
brought Aftions againft the Ofiicers who inlifted them -, and upon a Point of Law the
Judgment of Court was againft the Petitioners ; who thereupon loft the Service of their
faid Servants, and paid large Bills of Coft ; and praying an Allowance for the fame ;
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

-Mr.



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Mr. Stevens., from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An A£t
f^ laying a Duty upcn Negroes and Mulatto Slaves^ imported into this Province^ reported
the fame, with one Amendment thereto; and the faid Bill v/as read, and the Amendment
in its Place ; and feveral additional Amendments being made to the fame in the Houfe,
on the Queftion, the faid Bill as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled.

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bll, entitled. An Ad:
to prevent Sheep being killed by Dogs, reported the faid Bill, with fome Amendments to the
fame ; and the faid Bill was fad, and the faid Amendments in their Places, and feveral
additional Amendments being made to the fame in the Houfe ; on the Queftion, the
faid Bill as amended, was referred to be confidered next SefTion.
Ordered,

That Mr. Clement have Leave to be abfent the Remainder of the Sefilon.

The Petition of John Anierfon, of Maidenhead, refpeding the Proceedings on the
Trial of his Negro Slave, was read the fecond Time, and ordered to lie on the Table.
Ordered,
That Mr. Cooper have Leave to be abfent the Remainder of the Seffion.

Mr. John Ogden, from the Committee on the Publick Accounts, made the following
Reports. To which the Houfe agreed.



Dr. The Pro'vince a/New-Jerfey, to Hugh Hartftiorne, Epj; one of the Barrach-Maftersfor Burlington. Cr.

1759, To Sundries, as ^^r Receipts, to By Cafh received of i'amBe/^s/iV/^, Efq; one •

Marcbix. the Amount of - - - - ^.150-0-0 of the Treafurers of this Colony, - {,■ 150-0-0



We the Stibfcribers have bifpeSled the abo-ve Account, and y^euchert relatme thereto, aad
find the fame to be right.
Burlington, September 23, 1761. JOHN WETHERItL.

JOHN HART.
JOHN OGDEN.



Dr. The Province o/"New-Jerfey to John Stevens, one of the Commilfioners appointed to pay the capti-vated Provincials, Cr.
To Ca(h paid (undry Provincials their Wages, 1 761, By Cafh of Samuel Smith, Efq; Treafurer

as />ff Receipts, £• S^9-'3-o8 Feb.it. of the Wellern Divifion, - £.250-00-0

To Do. paidAifAar^/G/W, as/frReceipts, 11-15-11 Dec. 16. By Do. of Andre.iu Johnfion, Efq;

Treafurer of theEaftern Divifion, 237-oi-»



541-09-07



Commiffions at 7''iti3/«rC^«/. - - 10-16-07 487-01-0

To Ca(h paid (undry of the Provincials, fof Ballance due to John Stevens, - - 69-04-8

Subliftance, on the Return from the ,

Campaign, 3-19-06 _^. 5j«.o5.8



£• 556-05-08



Burlifigton, Sept. 21. 1762.
Errors excited, per John Stevens.



ff^e tubofe Names are hereunto fubfcribed, have carefully examined all the Articles in the abovt
Account, andFouchers thereto, and find the fame to be right; and that there is a Ballance of
£.69.4-8, due Jrom the Province to John Stevens, £fg; September 22, i^6z.

■WILLIAM HANCOCK,
JOHN WETHERILL.
JOHN HART.
JOHN OGDEN.



The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.

Friday, September 24, 1762.

The Houfe met.
The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Adt for laying a Duty upon Negroes and Mulattc
Slaves, imported into this Province -, was read and compared, and on the Queftion,

E Refolved„



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Refohed.,
That the fame do pafs.

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Ste-vens, Mr. Borden, Mr. WetheriU, Mr. Dty,

Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Hancock, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Leaminr.

Mr. /■//>«■/-, Mr. M&r, Mr. Hoghland,

Mr. .S. 6'/77.'>,J, Mr. Reading, .Mr. ^«« G/>>»,

Mr. J. Laiurenc, Mr. flar/.
Mr. Doughty,

Ordered,
That Mr. Doughty and Mr. J. Lawrence, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for
Concurrence.

The Petition from P<r/?r5firi and others. Owners of the Water- Works credlcd on
the North-Branch of Ancocas Creek, and a Canal cut out of the fame, for a Bill to
prohibit the Obftruflion or Divcrfion of the faid Streams, was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of their
Petition, at the next Sefllon at Burlington for doing the Publick Bufinefs, provided they
give Six Weeks Notice in the Pennfylvania Gazette, of their Application and this Order,
and no reafonable Objeftion fliall then appear againft the fame.

Mr. Doughty reported, that Mr. J. Lawrence, and himfclf delivered the Bill with
them intrufted, to Mr. Woodruff, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

The Meflage from his Excellency, and Papers relative thereto, concerning the
Expencc of Maudlin the Indian, amounting to £. i§-6. were read the fecond Time.
Refohed, Neniine Contradicente.
That the faid Sum of ;^. 15-6. be allowed to Ifrael Pemberton, for that Service;
and that the fame be inferted in the next Supply Bill.

The Petition from feveral Inhabitants of HunterdcnzndBurHngtonCounties, concerning
the ruinous Condition of the Bridge at Trenton, over Affanpink, and praying a Law to
build a Stone Bridge, at the Expencc of the faid two Counties ; was read the fecond
Time, and referred to further Confideration, that the Members may have Opportunity
to confult their Confticuents.

Mr. S. Smith, from the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Draught
of an Addrefs to his Excellency, brought in the fame ; and the faid Draught was read,
and ordered a fecond Reading.



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The Petition from MefTrs. Tard and Rickey, of Trenton, concerning the Inliftment of
their Servants, and their Expences thereupon -, was read the fecond 1 ime, and referred
to further Confideration.

The Petition from Simon Sparks, of Gloucejier County, praying Allowance for 17
Men of Capt. Falkner's Company, billetted on him, and afterwards rejeded as fuper-
nuraerary •, was read the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration.

The Petition from feveral Inhabitants of Princetown, complaining of Hardlhips they
fuffer by his Majefty's Troops pafllng through Princetoivn, was read the fecond Time,
and referred to further Confideration.

The Petition from Capt, Jonathan Stout, praying Allowance for the fupernumerary ,

Men he inlifted ; was re id the fecond Time, and referred to further Confideration. /

The feveral Petitions prefented this Sitting, foranlnfolvent Ad ; were read thefecond
Time, and referred to further Confideration.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two P. M.

the



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The Houfe met.
A Meflage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary.

Gentlemen of the General Affembly j

< yj-AVING received a Letter from Sir Jeffery AmbeYji, Commander in

* J7J[_ Chief of his Majelly's Forces here, expreffinghis Approbation of your
' Meafures this Seflion, relative to the Sixty-fix Volunteers continued in Pay,
« for theenfuing Winter; I think it proper to lay it before you; and as the

• compleating the Regular Regiments, is a Matter of the utmoft Confequencc

• to the common Caule, and he prefles it upon me ; I muft therefore defirc

• your Attention to it, and that you will enable me to give him a definitive

* Anfwer. ^ _

Burli^ston, J O S I A H H A R D I.

September ^^, 17^2.

And the faid Meffagc, together with the Letter therein referred to, were read.

The Addrefs to his Excellency was read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion,
agreed to, and ordered to be engroflcd.
Ordered,

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Borden, do wait upon his Excellency, and know when
his Excellency will bepleafed to be waited upon by the Houfe with their Addrefs.

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Smith, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council
have pafled the Bill, entitled. An Aft for laying a Duty upon Negroes, &c. with feveral
Amendments, to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe ; and the faid Amend-
ments were read in their Places, and agreed to by the Houfe.
Ordered,

That the faid Bill as amended, be re-ingrofled.

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. Borden and himfelf, delivered the Meflage with them
intruftcd, to h.s Excellency, who was pleafed to fay, that the Houfe fhould hear from
him bye-and-b/e.

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Smith.
' Ordered,

' That Mr. Smith do acquaint the Houfe of AflTembly, that this Houfe have appointed
« Mr. Ogden, Mr. J/hJield and Mr. Woodruff, or any two of them, to be a Committeft
« to join a Committee of the Houfe of AflTembly, to infpeft the Vouchers, and fl:atethe

* Accounts of the late Mr. Treafurer Jobnfton, and that the Committees meet for that
' Purpofe, at the Houfe of Mr. John Johnpn, at Jmbey, on the firfl: Tuefday in OSlober
t next. By Order of the Houfe,

Council-Chamber, CHARLS READ, Clerk,

September 24, 1761.

A Mefl'age from the Council by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council
have paflTed" he feveral Bills, entitled. An Ad to provide for the Inlifting, Cloathingy
and Pay of Sixty-fix effe^ive Volunteers, &c. A Supplementary KGizo the Ad, entided.
An A&. to preferve the Navigation, &c. An A& to pojlpone the Drawing of the Province
Lottery, this Day, without Am.endment.

The Bill re-ingrofled, with the Council's Amendments, entitled. An A&fer laying a
Duty upon Negroes, &c. was read, and compared.
Ordered,
That Mr. Fi/her and Mr- J. Ogden, do carry the faid Bill to the Council.

Th«i



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The engrofled Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and compared.

Ordered,
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame.

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary.

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber^ ready to receive the Addrefs of
the Houfe.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe waited upon his Excel-
lency with their Addrefs ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and
reported, that the Houfe had waited upon his Excellency, and delivered their Addrefs,
in the Words follov/ing,

To his Excellency JO SI AH liARDY, Efq; Captain General, Governor and
Commander in Chief in and over his Majefiys Provijice of Nova-Casfarea, or
New-Jerfey, aijd Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor, and
Vice- Admiral in the fame, &c.

The Humble Address of the Rcprefentativcs of the faid Province, in
General Aflembly convened.

May it pieafe Your Excellency,

JI/E His Majefiys dutiful and loyal SubjeSls, the Reprefentatives of the
*^^ Proviiice of New-Jerfcy, in General Affembly convened, pleafed with the
favourable Projpe^ of an approaching Peace, upon Terms of Glory and Advan-
tage ; have provided for the Number of Men required by his Majefiys General,
in Hopes this, added to our fanner Services of the fame Kind, may continue to us
his Majeftys Regard, and be of life in ReJpeSi to the future ^iet of North-
America.



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THE Conquefl of the Havannah, after former Acquifitions of this War, creates
frefJj Matter of thankful Acknowledgements, and is an Eve7it not only Glorious
to all co)icerned, but mujl have the bejl EffeSi on his Majefiys unwearied Endea-
vours, for the Promotion of a General Peace ; and is to our great SatisfaSlion ;
efpecially as the Detachment of our Regiment, arrived Time enough to have their
Share in the Conquefl. ,

THAT in the prcfenf extreme Scarcity of Men in tins Province, the General
fhouldbe put to great Difficulties in Recruiting the Regular Corps, is -what ive
expcBcd ; but as Part of our Regiment is fcon to be difhanded, according to the
Terms of their Inliftment ; the Money applied at our laji Sitting to that Service,
may -perhaps be if e fully employed among them ; and if the General fjiould approve
of that Expedient, we hope your Excellency will encourage as ma?iy of them to
Inlifl asfhatl be free to enter.

By Order of the Houfe,

SttrlinPton, Sepiemher 24., i7it.

SAMUEL NEVILL,

Speaker.

Mr. Fifker reported, that Mr. John Ogden and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them



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