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obtaining further Information touching the Premifesi
Ordered,

That the further Confideration of the fame be deferred till next Week ; and that the
Serjeant at Arms do immediately ^\vt'biot\cQ lo Is/ir. John Ccx, at Mocres Toivn; znd
alfo to Mr. John Blanchard, at Elizabeth Town, that they are both required to a:tend
this Houfe on Monday nfia, at Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, to tcftify what they
know concerning the Matters alledged againft Col. Hutit; and that faid Col. Hunt do
alfo attend at the fame Time.

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
entitled, yJn A(5l to empoiver the Prepyterian Congregation in the City of Perth-Amboy,
to raife by Lottery a Sum of Money, Qc. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning, Ten o'Clock.
• MONDAY, February 20, 1764.

The Houfe met.

The engroHed Bill, entitled. An Aft for raifing a 'Number of Men, in the ufual PrO'
■portion, not exceeding Six Hundred, Officers included, for the enfuing Campaign, and
making Provifion for the Jame, was read and compared ; and on the Queflion :
Refolved,
That the fame do pais. '

Ordered,
That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Johnfion, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and
defire their Concurrence thereto.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for the Support of Governmcnty Sec. was read
and compared -, and on the Qiiefti^on :

Refolved^



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Refolved, Nemine Contradkentet
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. Dey^ do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and defire their
Concurrence thereto.

The engrofled Bill, entitled, An Aft to miuralize Jofeph Behringer, &c. was read and
compared ; and on the Queftion :
Rejoived-,
That the fame do pals.

The engrolTed Bill, entitled, An A& to enable the Oivmrs and Pcjfejfors of certain
Salt Meaaow and Marjh, &c. was read and compared, and on the Queftion,
Rejoived,
Thar the lame do pafs. - . * '

Ordered, . N

That Mr. Van Geifon and Mr. Keajbey, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and
deiire their Concurrence thereto.



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

The Houfe met.

Mr. Smith, from the Committee appointed for that Service, brought in the Draught
of an Addrefs to his Excellency, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. J. Lawrence reported, that Mr. Johnjlon and himfelf delivered the Bill with
them entrufted, to Lord Stirling, one of the Gentlemen of the Council.

The Bill, entitled. An A6t to empower the Prejbyterian Congregation in the City of
Perth-Amboy, to rmfe by Lottery, a Snm of Money for repairing the Prejbyterian Meeting
Houje in faid City ; was read the fecond Time j and on the Queftion, whether the faid
Bill be engrofs'd, or not ? itpafled in .the Negative, as follows.

YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Skinner, Mr. R, Laivrence, Mr. Borden,

Mr. John/ton, Mr. Fan Geifon, Mr. Clement,

Mr. tVethcrill, Mr. Dey, Mr. Cooper,

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Smith, Mr. Keajbej.

Mr. Fijhir, Mr. J. Laiurence,

Mr. Hoghland.

Ordered,
That faid Bill do lie upon the Table.

The Bill, entitled. An Act for laying out two Jeveral Roads, leading through the
Townjkip of Bergen, to Paulus-Hook, isle, was read the fecond Time, and committed
to Mr. Ftfher and Mr. R. Lawrence.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Catherine Johnfon, . Widow of Capt.
Thomas Johnjon, fetting forth, that her Hufband having the Command of the Com-
pany in the Pay of this Colony, the Year paft, was in all Probability killed by the
Savages, in an Attack by them made upon a Marching Party ; that faid Captain
Johnjon being Paymafter of faid Company, carried Money with him for that Purpofe,
which, with his Accounts of Difburfements, by his untimely Death, was entirely loft,
together with fundry Valuable EfFefts ; praying the Houfe to take the above Matters
into Confideration, and grant fuitableRehefj which was read, and ordered a fecond «
Reading;

Mr. Van Geifon reported, that Mr. Keajbey and himfelf, delivered the two Bills with
them entrufted, to Mr. Ladd, one of the Gendemen of the Council.

Mr. Fijher reported, that Mr. Dey and himfelf delivered the Bill with them entrufted,
to Mr. Laddi one of the Gentlemen of the Council. A



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from EUas Marfi, of Jmhy, fettlng forth,
that in the Year 1756, lie was employed by General ^/^/r/^j's Agents to go to Ofivego,
as JMafter Ship-Builder-, and in Purfuance of his Contraft, employed a Number of
■Workmen to go with him on that Service, in Confidence of having their Wages anfwered
by the Agent appointed for paying fuch Accounts •, which has hitherto been rcfufed ;
•and .thilt laid Workmen demanding their Wages of this Petitioner, he is likely to be-
come a very confiderable Sufferer, unlefs he can obtain fome Relief from the Legifla-
ture ; praying the Houfe to take the fam.e into ferious Confideration ; which Petitioa
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading :

The Petition from fundry of the Inhabitants of Chefterfield and Nottingham, for a Law
to be pafied, declaring Crojfwicks-Creek from lVe.tfon\ Ferry, dov/n to the Mouth of the
fame, ^ good and lawful Fence, and for other Purpoies therein mentioned, was read
the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill at the next Sitting'of Aflembly,
a^^reeable to the Prayer of their Petition -, provided publick Notice of their Application
a'nd this Order, is given in the Pennfylvania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks bctore laid
Sitting.

Mr. John Blanchard, one of the Witneffes fent for concerning the Complaint of
John Reekir again it Col. Hunt, attending purfuant to the Order of Saturday iaft,_ was
cabled into the Houfe, and examined touching the Premifes, in the Prefence of Col.
Hunt. The Confideration of the Matter was then deferred till the other Witncfs fent
for,j can be heard.

The Memorial of Stephen Crane, Efq-, relating to his Lofs of Provifions on the Fron-
tiers in the Year 1758,'' occafioned by the fudden and unexpeded Difbandment of the
Porces-, and his furnidiing Provifions and other Neceffaries, for a large Number of
the {aid Forces that attended the Governor at a Treaty held at Enjlcn ; defiring an Al-
lowance for the fame, was read the fecond Time, and Mr. Crane attending at the Door
in order to fupport the Matters fet forth in his Memorial, was admitted into the Houlc,
and heard •, and then he withdrew.
Ordered,

That the Confideration of the above Memorial be deferred till To-morrow.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIock*.
' 'Tuejday, February 21, 1 764.
The Houfe met.

The Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency was read the fecond Time, and agreed
to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engroffed.

The Memorial of Adam Sha-jo was read the fecond Time, and referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Accounts.

The engroffed Addrefs to his Excellency, was read and compared.
Ordered,

That Mr. Speaker d© fign the fame.
Ordered,

That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Hart do wait upon his Excellency, and defire to be
. informed, when he will be waited upon by the Houfe with their Addrefs.

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of Stephen Crane's Memorial, and the Matters
therein fuggefted not being fufficiently proved.
]■ Ordered, j 1,

That the further Confideration of the fame be deferred till next Seffions, in order that
Mr. Crane may have Time to prepare fuch Proofs as he fliall think proper, touching the
Premifes ; and that the Committee formerly appointed to fettle his Accounts, do defer
their Report till the fame Time. Ordered,



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Oi'dered,
Tiiac Mr. Smith, Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Fifier, be a Committee, to bring in a
Bill at next Seffion, for preventing Frauds in fuch Mortgages as fhall be taken here-
aicer, by providing that the Mortgagees having the Title Deed in PoiTtflion, lliall be
coniidered ai the firll Security.



Mr. John Lawrence reported, that Mr. Harl and himfelf, delivered the Meflage of
theHouie vvich rhementiLilbd, to his Excellency, who was pleaied to fay, the Houfe
fhould hear from him.

The Petition oFEIias Marjh, was read the fecond Time.
Refolved,

That if any AsStions fhould be brought by any Perfons againft faid Elins Marjh, for
the Matters alledged in his Petition, this Houfe will take his Cafe into Confideration, and
difcharge his Boay from Confinement ; it on Hearing, it appears to be juft fo to do.

The Petition of Catherine Jsbnfoy, was read the lecond Time.

Ordiredf
That the Committee on publick Accounts, do infpeft into the Matters fet forth in
faid Petition, and make Report thereof to this Houfe.

The Petition from the Inhabitants of Ncttinghay.i, praying a Law, to provide for
building the Bridge over y^V^w-t Creek of Ston«^, was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Confideration of the iubject Mgttei- of faid Pctldon, be deferred till the
third Day of next Sitting of Afiembly; when all Parties concerned, m.ay have an
Opportunity of being heard, for and 32,ainft the i£ne.

The Accounts of Elias Dayton^ as PaymafLcr of the Jcrfcy Regiment, having been
fettled, and reported this Seffion.

On a Motion made,
Ordered,

That Mr. Speaker do iflue an Order to the Secretar/, to deliver up and cancel faid
Elias Baytiuh Bc.*rd, in b:s Cuftody, given for the faithful Difcharge of his Office.

Ordered,

That Mr. /. Lazvrence, Mr. Borden, Mr. Skinner and Mr. Fijher, be a Committee,

to coiledt the actual Surveys of the two great Roads, leading through this Province,

from C<J5;)ct's Ferry to Ncw-2':fk, in ordtr that this Houfe may be informed where

the faid Roads can be i^reightned ; and that they, make Report thereof at next Seffion.

On a Motion mad?.

Ordered,
That Mr. Sllnncr and Mr. Borden, be a Committee, to bring in a Bill at next Seffion,
for preferving of Filli in the River Delaware, and to prevent ObftrucStions in the
Navigation thereof.

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

The Houfe met.

A MelTage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, in the Words following.

* Gentleme'/i,
* T O prevent any Interruption to the ufaal Courfe of Juftice, which might

* enfue from the Death of Mr. Morris, I have, with the unanimous Advice
' of the Council, appointed the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; Chief Juftice,

* and John Berrien, Efqj one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, in this

* Province.'

r,iru^rf^^,^y6^, ^M. FRANKLIN.

E Mr.



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Mr. Richard Lawrence, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill,
entitled, Jn Ad for laying out two feveral Roads, leading through the 'Toivnfiip of
Bergen, to Paulus-Hook, ^c. reported, that they had made feveral Amendments to
faid Bill ; which Bill, with the Amendments being read, and other Amendments thereto
made, was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled.

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary j which being read, is in the Words
following.

* Gentlemen,

' 1 .^ROM feme Intelligence received by the lafl: Pacquet from Englandy
' J/^ I find, thattheRightHonourableLordsof Trade and Plantations, having

* taken into Conlideration the AGs pafled by this Government and New-

' Tork, for fettling the Boundary Line between the tVv''o Provinces, approve of'

* the Purport of thofe Adls, and are on that Account, inclinable to recommend

* them for Allowance to hisMajeily: But fome Difficulty ariiing with regard

* to one of the Commiffioners nominated in the Adl of this Province, has oc-

* calioned their Lord (hips to objefb to the advifing the Ccnfirmation thereof as

* it now ftands. I therefore recommend it to you, to pafs another Adl, in

* every RefpeG like the former, except, that in the Room of the two Gentle-
'men fird named therein as Agents, (one of whom being fince deceafed,) let

* the Names of William Donaldfo}! and Walter Faitherford, Efqrs, be inferted j

* this will obviate the Objection of their Lordfhips, and be a Means of obtaining

* the many falutary Purpofes, which mufb necefTarily enfue to this Province,

* from that Ad; being carried into Execution.'

mruary..,.^(.:,. W ^- FRANKLIN.

The faid Bills, mendoned in his faid Excellency's Meflage, being read, with the
Amendments therein propofed, was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be cngrolTed.

Mr. John Cox, one of the Witneffes fent for Saturday lafb, touching the Complaint
againfl; Co]. Hunt, attending, was called into the Houfe, and examined in the Prefencc
of faid Col. Hunt: The Confideration thereof was then deferred till To-morrow
Morning.

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

Wednejday, February 22, 1764.

The Houfe met.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Aft for fubmitting the Property of Lands, which are
held or claimed by a}jy of his Majefty's Subj:£fs, as lying within this Colony, and are affeSlci
by the Controverfy about the Boundary or Partition Line between this Colony and the
Colony of New-1'ork, to fuch a Alethod of Decifion, &c. was read and compared; and
on the Qiieftion, Whether the fame do pafs or not .'' it was carried in the Affirmative,
as follows :

YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. S/tiniier, Mr. J. Lamirence, Mr. R. Lanurence.

Mr. John/ion, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hcghland.

Mr. U^etherill, Mr. Clement, Mr. Van Get/on,

Mr. Anderfoyi, Mr. KeaJIiey. Mr. Det,

Mr. J. (Men, Mr. Hart. 'Mr. SKith,

Mr. Fijher. Mr. Ccofer.

Refolved,
That the faid Bill do pafs.

The engrofs'd Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for fubjeSfing the Eflates cf the General Pro-
prietors of the Eaflern Divi/ion of this Colony., to the IndsmnificatioUf isjc. was re?■^ and
compared i and on the Queftion, * Refolved,



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Refohed,
That the fame do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Johnfion do carry the above Bills to the Council, and
defire their Concurrence thereto.

The engrofs'd Bill, entided. An A.^for laying out two feveral Roads, leading through
t^e Town of Bergen, /o Paulus Hook, was read and compared; and on the Queftion,
Whether the faid Bill do pafs or not .'' it was carried the Negative, as follows :

YEAS. NAYS. NAYS.

Mr. Johnjion, Mr. Siinner, Mr. Fan Gei/on,

Mr.J.Ogdcr,, Mr. n'etherill, Mr. Dey,

Mr. Smith, Mr. R. Laturertce, Mr. Climent,

Mr. J. Laiurence, Mr. Andtrfen, Mr. Cooper,

Mr. Borden, Mr. Fifher, Mr. Keajbej. ,

Mr. Hart. Mr. Hoghlar.d.

Ordered,
That all Perlbns which may be any way affefted, by laying out the abovefaid Roads
through Bergen, do attend the Koufe, with their Objections, if any they have, on the
third Day of next Sitting of Aflembly ; and in Cafe no fubftantial Reafons againft the
fame, Ihall then be oriered ; it is ordered, that tae Petitioners have Leave to bring in
another Bill, for laying out faid Roads.

On a Motion made.
Ordered,

That Mr. J. Ogden and Mr. Bey be a Committee to bring in a Bill at next Sefllon,'
for obliging the MUitia Omcers to account for all fuch Fines and Forfeitures as they
may have in their Cuftody.

Mr. Skinner reported, that Mr. Johnjlcn and himfelf delivered the Bills with them
entrufted, to Mr. Read and Mr. Ladd, two of the Gentlemen of the Council.

The Houfe refumed the Confideration of the Matters alledged againft Col. Hunt ;
and it appearing by a Receipt, produced by John Cox, that faid Hunt had received of
IVilliam Cox, by the Hands of faid John Cox, in the Year 1761, the Sum oi Five
Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Six Fence, on Account of John Reeker ; which he never
accounted for, and paid to faid Reeker ; and it alfo appeared, that faid Hunt had received
faid i?^^/^^r's Wages as a Soldier, for the lat;er Part of the Campaign in 1761, after
the faid Col. Hunt had fold him to a Sutder at Ofvjego.—

— -Whereupon it is ordered, that Col. Hunt be called into the Houfe, and that Mr.
Speaker do recommend to him, to pay .S/^ Pckw^j to the Serjeant at Arms, for giving
Ts'otice to hipifelf, and the WitnelTes, to attend this Houfe ; and alfo fatisfy Mr. John
Cox, for his Attendance ; and alfo pay to faid Joha Reeker, the Sum of Five Pounds
Seventeen Shillings and Six Pence.

Col. Hufit, being thereupon called into the Houfe, and informed thereof; hepromifed
a Compliance therewith, and acknowledged his Faults for the Trouble he had given the
Houfe in the Affair : He was then difmiffed from further Attendance.

A Mellage from the Council, by Mr. Ladd, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council
have palTed the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for the Support of Government, &c. alfo the Bill,
entitled, y/« Aft /o;w/ar«/z'2f Joieph Behringer, and others ; and alfo the Bill, entitled,
yin Aft to enable the Ozvners and Poffejfors of certain Meadows and Marfh, lying in the
TownJJjips of Woodbridge and Pifcataway, to make and keep open the neceffary Drains^ &c.
without any Amendments. '

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

The Houfe met.

Mr:



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Mr. Borden, from the Committee on publick Accounts made the following Reports.



To whicii the Houfc agreed.



Dr. 7ie Province of Nev/-]eriey, to JolmSmyih, one of the Commi^oiiers. Cr.

1761. To the Amount of his Account, 1761.

as f>tr Vouchers. - - - - £• igs^-oj-y-l May 7. Sy Czih received of ^nJre^yohn/len,'EC<{;
To Commiffions, at z per Cent. 39-01-9 Trealurer- .... . ^. joo-00-0

Eallance due to the Province, i33-Oi-7-i 11. By Cafh received of Do. ... 525-00-0

14. By Calh received of Po. ... 5^7-120

June I. Ey Cafti received of Do. ... 525 00-0

23. By Do. received of Do. ... 210-000

5<;^. 21. By Dp. received of Do. ... 12900-0



£. 1126-120 £. 2126-12-0



Ife the Subfcrihers, three of the Committee Jor fettling publick Accounts, have examined the abo've Account and
Vouchers relati've thereto, and do refart it as abo've fated. February 21, 1764.

JOSEPH BORDEN, jun.
JOHN JOHNSTO\.
JOHN LAWRENCE.



Dr. Proi;M« 0/" New Jerfey, /« John Smyth, £/j; /fr Contra Cr.

1762. To Sundries purchafed for the Ufe of the 1762, By Cafli received oi Andreiujohnfon,

Forces raifed in 1762. - - £,■ '94'4 - 03-05-i May. £. 1780-T4-0

To CommiiTions at z per Cer.t. - 38->707-i OiS. 7. By Do. received of /.ooif/ Morr», for

Bounty and Cloaths. ... - 13-10-6



£.- 1794-04-6
Ballance due toJoAn i'wy/*, Efq; - 188-16-5-^



,f. 1983-00-11-X ^.1983-00-11-^

February 22, 1764. JVe the Subfcrihers, three of the Committee appointed to fettle publick Jtcounts, have examined
the Vouchers and Receipts relati've to the above Account, and report the fame accordingly.

JOHN JOHNSTON,
JOSEPH BORDEN,
JOHN LAVVICENCE.



Dr. John Blenchard, Paymafter, to the Province of Nenu-Jerfey, Cr.

To a Ba'lance due to the Province, as per the Com- By Cafh paid 24 Men, being Part of the 68 Men
mittee's Settlement in Jaw lit, 1763. - C-ii-e^-j not allowed ; and noted in the Settlement of

To a Deduftion of Commiflions, on £. 55-4-10, June itt, 1763. - . . . . ,^.30-076

at z per Cent. 12-1 Ballance due to the Province. ... 38-19-2



,C. 62-6-8 ;£. 62-06-8



IVe the Suhfcriberj, three of the Committee on publick Accounts, ha'v'.r.g examined the above Account, and the
Voiuhers relating thereto, do report the fame as above fated,

^ JOHN LAWRENCE,

February 22, 1764. JOSEPH-KORDEN, jun.

JOHN JOHNSTON.



A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council
have paffed the Bill, entitled, An AO: for Jubmitting the Property of Lands, ivhicb ere
held or claimed hy any of his Majefly's Suhje£fs, as lying ii-ithin this Colony, i^c. and alio
the Bill, entitled, Jn Aft for ftihje£ling the Efiates of the General Proprietors of the
Eaflern Divifion of this Colony, to the Indemnification of this Province, from any Expence
in running the Line hetween New-Jerfey and New-York.

The Houle adjouin'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock.

Thurfday, February 23, 1764.

The Houfc met.

Mr. Borden, from the Committee on publick Accounts, made the following Report,
To which the Houfe agreed. Dr.



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Dr. Pnnihice of Hevr-Jcrfey, go Thom»s Johnfon. C. .

1763, To'Amountof Cipt.yotn/bn'sMvi&.er- 1763.

N<n/. Roll, from the firll of Wto. 176Z, By C^lh of Stephen Siimitr, - £. 1059-17.6

to the firft of ^00/. 1763. - ^f. 147105-5 By Deduftion tor Dead Men, - - 40-16-7



To Capt. Jchiifon's Pay, from ift Nov.



1762, to 13th Seft 1763, Ten ;^. io?o-i4-i

Months and 14. Days. - - - 10504-4.



;f. 1576-09-9 Ballance due ^bomas Johnfon, - ^17-06-1^
To Comm'iffions 3t Tvjo per Cent. 31-10-5^



£. i6o?-oo-i|



£. i6o$.oo-iJ



We the Subfcribers, three of the Committee for fettling the N.B. Out of the Ballance of this Acctunt, the AJminiftra-

publick Accounts, do report the Accow.t as abo've fated. tors of Thomas Johnfon deceafed, is to repay to Adam

JOSEPH BORDEN, jun. Shaw, the Pay he has advanced to the SaUiers, fince the

JOHN JOHNSTON, Death of Capt. ]o\\n(on -, alfo the Adminifrators to pay

JOHN HART. all the Soldiers not yet paid, for the full Year's Service.

A Meflage from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, informing the Houfe, that his
Excellency is in the Council Chamber, ready to receive the Addrefs of the Houfe, •
and give his Aflent to ieveral Bills belore him.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe, went to wait upon his
Excellency, and delivered their Addrefs in the Words following :

7 O ■ His Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Efq; Captain General,
and Governor and Commander in Chief in and over his Majejiys Province of
Nevv-Jerfey, and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and
Vice- Admiral in the fame., Sec.

The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of faid Province, in

General Affembly convened.

May it pleafe your Excellency,
71/ E His Mojeftys dutiful and loyal SubjeSls the Reprefentatives of New- Jerfcy,
' in General Affembly convened., have deliberately confdered the Matters recom-
mended in your Excellency's Speech, and found it neceffary to go into fome Pre-
parations for the general Service.

I N the Original Settlement of this Province, great Circumfpe5lion and Care
was ufed to gain and preferve the Friendjhip of the Indian Natives ; their Lands
IS ere from time to time, fairly and. openly pur chafed, to their general SatisfaSlion i
this conciliated their Affection, and for a long Courfe of lime, they nvery eminently
ferviceable to the new Settlers ; and f nee the Beginning of their Hofilities, lefl
fome among them jhould think any Part of our Lands remained unpurchafed, Care
ivas taken at the "Treaty o/Eafton, in ij^S, to obtain for a valuable Confideration,
a general Releafe for all the Lands in this Province, fuch Parts only excepted as
were refervedfor the TJfe of thofe Indians that inclined to live under the ProteSlion
of this Government ; this was done, and the Money paid in open Council, and their
Approbation univerfally exprefs'd : Such therefore being the Circumflances of this
Province, with regard to the Indians ; it became a Matter of Afonijhment to us,
that any ConduSi of theirs, f]:ould give Reafon to fear their Intentions refpeSfing
us : And whether they had aSiually any Defgn upon this Province, or not, their
Ho/lilities in the Neighbourhood of our Frontier, and in one doubtful Injlance over
the Line, were Inducements to place a Frontier Guard of Two Hundred Men,
for the Winter pajl ; the continuing this Guard, .ive believe, might be Security for

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■cur fmall Frontier ; hut m their Perfdy to the Gcuernmcnf fecms to requirr
Chaftifement, and the Operations to make a future Peace eJfeSiual., calls for tie
unlted'Force of the Colonies : IFe have novj pajjed a Bill, jor raljmg the l\iimber
of Men mentioned In the Generals Lttters, on Condition a Majority of the
Rafter n Colonies jhvuld come Into the Re qui jit Ion ; conceivings that as we can neither
rank among the moflable, nor are mod expofed by our Situation ; the making
this Provl/lon, by which our Levies may be as foon In the Field as any of the
Eajiern Colonies, Is coming up to the Demand of his Majfty, by the Secretary
cf State, a7id the General.

WHI L SF ii'c are thus prepating for bringing perfidious Savage Vlolafers
cf publlck Faith, to a Senfe of their Inter eft, we would by no Means be u?ider-
fiood as mcludlng Refentment agalnjl all Indians ; Experience Jlxws, as your
Excellency juftly obferves, that there are 7nany among them, notwlthftandlng the
general Cot ruption of the Frlbcs, fome that have dljllngulfied thcmfelves by a long
and feady Attachmetit to the Engllflj ; fuch there are amongft us ; thefe demand
cur Protection. Juftlce to the Original Proprietors, ivhqfe Lands we piirchafed and
occupy, the Faith of the Governmeiit , their Proofs of the Fidelity require It ; and we
have a well grounded Confidence In our CoJiftltucnts, that no Occafon will be given



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