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Page 109.- In note, for “ factions and seditions," read "factious and seditious."

PAGE 131.- In next to last line of note, for “X. J. Archives. VII., VII.," read “N. J. Archives, VII., VIII."

PAGE 269.-In note, for “ March 5" read * March 4."
PAGE 303.--In note, James Lawrence studied law 1994-6, instead of 1784-6.
Page 311.-In note, for “ Chancy "read" Chauncy."

PAGE 312.- The reference in the last line of note is to Hawkes and and Perry's Historical Notes, appended to the reprint of proceedings of the First Protestant Episcopal General Conventions in the United States.

PAGE 413.- In note, for * One, Samuel Ford, was appointed," read “One Samuel Ford was appointed." He was probably not the person referred to in the text. PAGE 417.- In note, for " The representatives

was," read “The repreSentatives

were," etc PAGE 426.-In addition to the facts given on this page in relation to Charles Read, it may be mentioned that in Charles P. Keith's Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania," Philadelphia, 1983, it is stated (P. 186-7) that Charles Read, the Philadelphia Alderman, Sheriff, Councillor, etc., died January 6, 1730-7, in the 51st year of his age.

He married ist, March 18, 1712, Rebecca Freeland, who was buried August 17, 1712; 24, November 1, 1713, Anne Bond, daughter of Thomas Bond; he was buried February 18, 1731; 3d, October 17, 1733. Sarah Williams, widow of Joseph Harwood. His first child was Charles Read, baptised February 20, 1714-15, aged 30 days. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar October 10, 1753. He married, June 11, 17:37. Alice, daughter of Jacob Thibou, a merchant of Antigua; she was born November 6, 1719, died at Burlington, N. J., November 13, 1769. Mr. Keith says Judge Read continuei in office as Judge, and ('ollector of Burlington, “until the Revolution," which is incorrect. He also says he was that Col. Charles Read, of the Second Burlington Battalio.1, who sought a protection from Col. Donop, in 1776, which unpatriotic act was ascribed to Adjutant-General Joseph Reed for nearly a century, until the mistake was corrected by Adjutant-General Stryker, of New Jersey, in 1876. Judge Read left three children: 1. Charles. born September 21, 1739, died November 20, 1783; 2. Jacob, born January 1, 1711-2, died September 14, 1783; 3. James. If Judge Read settled in the West Indies in 1774, as was his intention, according to the letter of Governor Franklin, it would seem more probable that it was his son who was the Col. Charles Read in question.--[WN]

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raising a revenue...

9.-Letter from the Speaker of the House of Bur-

gesses in Virginia to the Speaker of the House of

Representatives in New Jersey, calling upon the

House to join the Union in order to take steps to

assert their constitutional liberty....

21

10.-Representation of the Board of Trade to the

King, recommending the repeal of an Act to Ap-

point Commissioners for supplying the several Bar-

racks....

26

13.-Governor Franklin to Charles Read-The Case of

John Wilkes-Benjamin Franklin's Accounts...... 28

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14.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary Hills-

borough, giving an account of the manufactures,

produce and trade of New Jersey.

29

14.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary Hills-

borough, relative to the New Jersey Act of 1767, for

quartering the troops..

32

16.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary

Hillsborough, relative to a letter from the Speaker

of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts

Bay

11.-Circular Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to

the Governors of America, directing them to trans-

mit their duplicates by the first opportunity ...

11.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary

Hillsborough, relative to a letter from the Speaker

of the Massachusetts Bay.

36

25.-- Affidavit of Stephen Skinner, relative to the rob-

bery of the East New Jersey Treasury.

3.- Proclamation of Governor Moore, of New York,

regarding the robbery of the East Jersey Treasury. 39

12.-An order of the King in Council, repealing an act

passed in New Jersey in June, 1767, appointing

Commissioners for supplying the Barracks, etc..... 41

13.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, recommendiug Mr. Richard Stockton

to be appointed a member of the New Jersey ('oun-

cil in place of Mr. Woodruff, deceased......

16.-Letter from Secretary Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, relative to the letter from the Assembly

of the Massachusetts Bay, and the King's disappro-

bation of Gov. Franklin's assenting to a law con-

trary to an Act of Parliament...

45

24.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, relative to a bill for striking £100,000

in bills of credit, to which he, the Governor, had re-

fused his assent, desiring instructions.....

48

25.–Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, relative to the complaint made by the

Commissioner of Customs in America to the King.. 53

26.-Commission of Governor Franklin to Charles

Read, John Smith and Samuel Smith, to take charge

of the Seals during his absence..

54

27.--Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary

Hillsborough, relative to a treaty with the Indians

for settling boundary between them and the North-

ern British Colonies..

55

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1768—Sept. 2.-Circular Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to

the Governors in America, relative to letters re-

ceived by them from His Majesty's Secretary of

State

57

12.-Letter from Secretary Hillsborough relative to

the Letter from the Assembly of Massachusetts Bay 58

" -Nov.

2.-Order in Council appointing Richard Stockton,

Esq., to be of the Council of New Jersey -

59

15.—Letter from Secretary Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, relative to the New Jersey bill for issuing

£100,000, and the unwarrantable proceedings of the

Assembly in connection therewith...

60

20.—Letter from Chief-Justice Smyth to the Earl of

Hillsborough, relative to the insufficiency of his sal-

62

23.—Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, defending his conduct during the last

session of the Assembly of New Jersey against the

censures of his Lordship...

64

-Dec. 17.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, relative to the treaty with the In-

dians for settling the boundary line between them

and the British Colonies.....

95

1769—Jan, 22.-Letter from Governor Franklin to Cortland Skin-

ner

28.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, giving further reasons for issuing

£100,000 in Bills of Credit...

99

- March 22.-Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, relative to the bill of the New Jersey As-

sembly for issuing £100,000....

“ – April 24.-Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council

for Plantation Affairs, directing the preparation of

drafts of instructions to the Governors in America

for regulating their conduct in respect to bills for

raising money by lottery -...

104

" - May 2.-Representation from the Lords of Trade to the

King, recommending disallowance of an Act of the

New Jersey Assembly for issuing £100,000 in Bills

of Credit..

106

11.- Additional instructions to the Governors in

America, directing them not to permit public or

private lotteries in their respective governments .... 108

13.-Circular Letter from Lord Hillsborough to the

Governors in America, informing them that His

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Majesty's Government have had no design to lay

taxes on America for purposes of revenue.

109

11.-Governor Franklin to Benjamin Franklin-Cap-

tain Trent's affair—The Governor's farming opera-

tions-Secretary Morgan and Deputy Reed—Mat-

ters in New York and Massachusetts...

111

26.-Order in Council disallowing the bill passed in

New Jersey for making current £100,000 in Bills of

Credit

115

18.—Letter of acknowledgment from Governor Frank-

lin to the Earl of Hillsborough...

118

18.-Statement of the claim of New York v. New Jer-

sey in relation to boundaries...

119

27.-Letter of acknowledgment from Governor Frank-

lin to the Earl of Hillsborough-He fears the evil

effects of the action of the Assembly of South Caro-

lina

130

5.-Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, announcing the death of Mr. Ash-

field, a member of the Council, and recommending

three persons as fit to fill the vacancy...

131

7.—Letter from a Committee of the Assembly to Dr.

Benjamin Franklin, notifying him of his appoint-

ment as Agent of the Colony -

135

9.-Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, stating that the Lords of Trade had rec-

ommended Cortlandt (Stephen) Skinner to be ap-

pointed a member of the New Jersey Council.. 139

10.- Letter from Governor Franklin to Secretary Pow-

nall, relative to the provision for the support of the

King's ops....

141

12.-Letter from Henry Wilinot to Committee of Cor-

respondence, relative to a Paper (urrency, and the

bill for Septennial Elections...

142

14.-Order in Council appointing Stephen Skinner,

Esq., to be of the Council of New Jersey, in the

room of Lewis Ashfield, Esq., deceased...

143

24.—Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of

Hillsborough, transmitting Chief-Justice Smyth's

Memorial

144

24.- Memorial of Chief Justice Smyth respecting his

salary ..

146

18.-Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to Governor

Franklin, correcting an error in regard to the Chris-

tian name of Mr. Skinner ...

147

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