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 New Hampshire State Papers

 

Provincial Papers.

 

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DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS

 

 

RELATING TO THE

 

 

PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE,

 

 

FROM 1722 TO 1737:

 

 

Containing important Records and Papers, pertaining to the Settlement of the Boundary Lines between New-Hampshire and Massachusetts.

 

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE.

 

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VOLUME IV.

 

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COMPILED AND EDITED BY

 

NATHANIEL BOUTON, D. D.

 

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Corresponding Secretary of the New-Hampshire Historical Society,

 

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MANCHESTER:

JOHN B. CLARKE, STATE PRINTER.

1870.

 

 

 

NOTICE.

 

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JOINT RESOLUTION, passed by the Legislature of New‑Hampshire.

 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court convened, That his Excellency the Governor be hereby authorized and empowered, with the advice and consent of the Council, to employ some suitable person, and fix his compensation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to collect, arrange, transcribe and super­intend the publication of such portions of the early State and Provincial Records, and other State Papers of New-Hampshire, as the Governor may deem proper; and that eight hundred copies of each volume of the same be printed by the State Printer and distributed as follows: namely, one copy to each City and Town in the State, one copy to such of the Public Libraries of this State as the Governor may designate, two hundred copies to the New-Hampshire Historical Society, and the remainder placed in the custody of the State Librarian, who is hereby authorized to exchange the same for similar publica­tions issued by other States.

Approved July 6, 1866.

 

 

 

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

 

 

This fourth volume of Provincial Papers embraces the latter part of the Administration of his Honor JOHN WENTWORTH, Lt. Governor and Commander-in-Chief, in the absence of Gov­ernor SAMUEL SHUTE; the brief period of Governor WILLIAM BURNET'S administration, 1729, and that of Governor JONA­THAN BELCHER, from 1730 to October 1737. The volume is of special and permanent value as containing all the proceedings of the Governor, Council and General Assembly of the Prov­ince, and all official documents and papers found in the Secre­tary's office, relating to the long controversy between New-Hampshire and Massachusetts, in respect of the boundary lines between the two Provinces. The correspondence, also, between Governor Belcher and Secretary Richard Waldron and others, and also that between John Thomlinson, Esq., agent for the Province, in England, and Theodore Atkinson, Esq., and others, of New-Hampshire, will be found to be of great interest and value.

In copying and preparing these Papers for the press, the editor has adhered to the rules at first adopted: viz., to preserve the exact words and orthography, capitals and abbreviations of the papers transcribed; even the punctuation has for the most part been left untouched. Where names of persons in office very often occur, it is denoted by passim, and not always noted in the Index.

 

 

 

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The fifth volume of Provincial Papers will complete the record of Governor Belcher's administration and the corre­spondence relating to the boundary lines, between John Thom­linson, Esq., and Mr. Secretary Atkinson. Also, additional letters from Gov. Belcher to Secretary Richard Waldron; but the greater interest and value of the volume will consist in the full record it will contain of the part that New-Hampshire took in the expedition against Louisbourg, 1745, under the administration of Gov. BENNING WENTWORTH.

Concord, December, 1870.

 

 

 

 

                          GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

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                                           VOLUME IV.

 

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     Lt. Governor JOHN WENTWORTH.                                       PAGES.

RECORDS OF COUNCIL,                                                            1—22

     Notice of Archibald McPhædris, Esq.,                                        1, 2

     "          "    Hon. John Frost                                                           4

     "          "    "       Thomas Packer,                                                   5

     "          "    "       Jotham Odiorne,                                                  8

     "          "    "       Samuel Penhallow,                                            18

     Form of Oaths,                                                                     19, 20

JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,                                  23-308

     Letter to Henry Newman, Esq.,                                                   30

     Speeches of Lt. Gov. Wentworth,                   46, 54, 60, 80, 87, 106

                                         127, 148, 163, 187, 205, 240, 261, 286, 295

     Answer to the Lt. Govrs Speeches,               49, 62, 82, 90, 129, 156

                                                               173, 197, 213, 264, 290, 296

     Block-house at Winnipishoky Pond,                                       56, 58

     Address to his Majesty,                                                              85

     Henry Newman's Letter to Committee,                                      146

     Rev. Hugh Adams, of Durham,                                           171, 412

     Submission of Eastern Indians, &c., 1725,                          188-190

     Notice of Hon. Peter Coffin's death,                                           209

     Henry Newman's Letter to Lt. Gov. Wentworth,                         225

     Treaty with the Indians at Casco, 1727,                             254-258

 

 

 

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                                                                                              PAGES.

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,                 308-502

     Names of Representatives,                                                326, 484

     Letter from Govr SAMUEL SHUTE,                                            322

     Bridge over Lamprey river,                                                        374

     Stores belonging to Fort Wm. and Mary,                                    448

     Speech of Lt. Govr Wentworth,                                          458, 464

     Triennial Assembly,                                                                  469

     Complaint against the Court of Chancery,                                 479

     Choice of Speaker, refused,                                                      486

     Proportion, for Town taxes,                                                       499

     List of Tax-payers in New-Castle, 1728,                                     503

 

Administration of Govr WILLIAM BURNET, 1729,                            504

 

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE — continued,                                 504-533

     Salary of Govr Burnet,                                                              513

     Death of Govr Burnet,                                                       528, 555

     Answers to Queries sent by Lords of Trade, &c.,                532, 533

 

JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY, 1729, under

     Govr Burnet's administration.                                            534-558

     Speech by the Governor,                                                           534

     Instruction 30th to the Governor,                                              535

     Madam Vaughan's Letter to Govr and Council,                          538

     Message from the Governor,                                                     539

     Instruction 24th to the Governor,                                              541

 

Administration of Govr JONATHAN BELCHER, 1730,                559-832

     Notice of Govr Belcher,                                                             561

 

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 1730-1737,                                   560-756

     Governor's Speeches and Messages,            562, 566, 573, 579, 589

                                         601, 607, 615, 623, 630, 644, 647, 662, 666

                                         673, 679, 685, 697, 711, 716, 734, 743, 762

     Answers to Govrs Speeches,         564, 576, 591, 602, 617, 632, 652

                                                        664, 684, 688, 707, 717, 735, 742

     Instruction 32d to the Governor,                                        564, 567

     Instruction 77th to the Governor,                                              568

     Names of Members of the House,                        572, 628, 646, 671

     Boundary lines between Mass. and N. Hamp.,                    573-756

     Address to his Majesty, 1730,                                            584, 613

 

 

 

 

                                   GENERAL CONTENTS.                            vii

 

 

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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE — continued.

     An Act appointing Commissioners to settle Boundaries,             585

     Death of Hon. Richard Waldron, Sen.,                                       587

     Death of Lt. Govr John Wentworth,                                           587

     Objections to the Massa. Act about the lines,                            590

     Quakers, Act exempting, &c.,                                                   597

     Notice of David Dunbar, Esq., Commission of Lt.

                 Governor,                                                      599, 560, 730

     Address to his Grace, the Duke of New Castle,                         610

     Capt. John Rindge — notice of,                                                 612

     Governor's order about £15,000 loan,                                        624

     Remarks on representation of Lords of Trade, &c.,              624-628

     Capt. Joshua Pierce's letter to Govr Belcher,                            629

     Govr Belcher's Answer to sd letter,                                           629

     Addresses of the House to the Governor,                           636, 641

     Message from the Council to the House,                                   643

     Queries of Lt. Gov. Dunbar to the Council,                                645

     Letter of Govr Belcher about boundaries,                                  648

     Queen's Chapel, Portsmouth, 1784,                                          650

     Communication of Gov. Belcher to the Council,                         665

     Letter from Hon. John Sharpe to Govr Belcher,                         669

     Letter of Govr Belcher to Lt. Govr Dunbar,                                670

     John Thomlinson, Esq., Agent for the Province,                         677

     Riot at Exeter,                                                                          678

     Return of members disallowed by Governor,                              683

     Act for Supply of the Treasury,                                          693, 722

     Letter from Wm. Packer, jun., to Secy Waldron,                        698

     Burning of Secy Waldron's house, 1736,                                    713

     Chester Petition,                                                                      727

     Lt. Gov. Dunbar and Govr Belcher,                                            730

     Plan or Draught of Merrimack river,                                          738

     Benjamin Rolfe, Esq., notice of,                                                742

     Determination of Commissioners on the boundary

              lines, objections to,                                                         745

 

JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1730-1737,              757-832

     Notice of Secretary Waldron, Jun.,                                            767

 

 

 

 

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JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY — continued.

     Col. John Plaisted — notice of,                                                 775

     Benning Wentworth and Theodore Atkinson decline

                 admission to the Council,                                      794, 802

Order in relation to marriages,                                                      832

 

THOMLINSON CORRESPONDENCE,                                         833-865

 

BELCHER CORRESPONDENCE,                                               866-880

 

 

                                              [See Index at the end.]

 

 

Erratum. On page 387, in a note by the Editor, "November 17th, 1788," should be October 20, 1737; and "1724-1748," should be 1724-43.