The History of New Jersey; From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Volume 1

The History of New Jersey; From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...years, in order to increase the revenues of the province, and to take the place of the above loan, which would expire in 1732. For this loan, was received wheat, silver and gold. In 1735, another act was passed authorizing the issue of bills of credit to the amount of forty thousand pounds for sixteen years. Wheat, gold and silver, as well as mortgages, were to be received for these bills. In 1740, two thousand pounds in bills of credit were issued for victualling and transporting the troops to be raised in this colony for His Majesty's service on an intended expedition to the West Indies. In 1746, an act was passed for making current ten thousand pounds in bills of credit to enable the honorable John Hamilton, Esq., commander-in-chief of this colony, or the commander-in-chief for the time being, to defray the expenses of arming and clothing the forces to be raised in this colony for His Majesty's service in the present expedition against Canada. All these issues, although at one period they were at a heavy discount, were fully redeemed. The penalty for counterfeiting them was death. CHAPTER XI. 1674--1693. Quintipartite deed--Twenty-four proprietors--Borough officers for Bergen and Elizabethtown--Punishment for different crimes--Marriages not to be solemnized until after publication--Militia law--Formation and boundaries of counties--Bergen-- ssex--Middlesex--Monmouth. The original establishment of the government of New Caesaria or New Jersey, was by the proprietors, who claimed to have derived their right from the grant of the Duke of York. The constitution framed by Berkely and Carteret, engrossed on a parchment roll, and signed by them, bears date January 10th, 1664. On the 29th of June, 1674, a second grant was made to the Duke of York...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600517
  • 9781236600516