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Quit Rents for the ffirst Three years the land there being verry pore-- And that the prises for makeing of Pattents may bee lymited--Agreed and ordered that as to the paying of Quit Rent it being their own former agreem wth the Dep. Governor to pay 20 p Acre—therefore this Board thinks not fitt to Act or order in the p'rnisses Contrary to that agreem-and as to prises for makeing of Pattents that the same bee deferr'd till the pattent of such other ffees as belong to the Secretaryes office

Petic'on of John Renn in behalfe of himselfe and one Thomas King now in Pensilvania Smith, for a Lott of Land lyeing over agt Amboy next to the Long Poole-Agreed and ordered the same bee Left to the Dept Governor to answer the Petic'o's Request as hee shall see meete

The Request of Wm Ridford for 100 Acres of Land-Read and Ordered that a warrt bee granted to lay out to him one hundred Acres of Land in such place as is not yet appropriated to any other p’son

Petic'on of Benja Ogden for 50 Acres of Land wthin the bounds of Eliza Towne wth Meadow in proportion-Read and ordered that hee have a warrt granted him according to his petic'on

The petition of Isaac Whitehead Jun' for 120 Acres of Land wthin the bounds of Eliza Towne according to a former warrt granted him by the Late Governor Carterett-Read and ordered that have a warrt granted him according as hee petic'ons

The petic'on of John Pearce for 100 Acres of Land for him and his famely-Read and Ordered that the petic'o' have a warrt granted him for 50 Acres of Land lyeing wthin the bounds of Eliza Towne in such place as the Governor shall appoint and not taken vp or appropriated to any p'ticular p’son

One Korough an Indian Comeing in made his Complaint agt David De Mare sen" for purchaseing a Certaine p'cell of Land lyeing on the west side of Hackinsacke River, over agt the Mill -of one Mumshaw an Indian Sachim that had noe Right to the Same (as is p'tended) in wrong and Injury of the said Korough - And also of Some evill treatmt of the Indians by the said David De Mare and his famely, and John De Mare his sonn and in makeing them Drinke-The said David De Mare sen' and John De Mare his sonn being also here, and both sides being fully heard, --It's Agreed and Ordered that the said David De Mare Sen' and John De Mare his sonn for their Evill practices towards the Indians in selling them Rum and makeing them Drunke—Doe Im’ediately give in Security for their good behaviour for one whole yeare before one of the Members of this Councill—and for want of better Security they being

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bound Each for the other the same to bee sufficient-As to the Land, It's Agreed and Ordered by Consent of all p'tyes that Saml Edsall and William Lawrence is appointed to meete David De Mare & the Indians Concerned vpon the Land in Question and to Inspect the said Land and strictly to Examine as well the said Indians as others Concerned and to make their Report in the p’misses in writeing vnder their hands to this board att the next sitting of the Councill—that the truth of things may the better bee knowne in Order to a ffinall Determinac'on

The Petic'on of Capt John Baker of Elizabeth Towne being Read—therein setting forth that whereas hee not Rightly vnderstanding the true Extent and Meaneing of the Act of Assembly about the Converseing and Treateing wth the Indians and by Reason thereof being Justly Amerced by the Court of Com’on Right held in August Last past to pay by way of a ffine the sume of Tenn pounds—and to give in Security for his good behaviour for whole yeare-Requesting his bound may be Cancelled–The said Petic'or alsoe Comeing in and makeing his p’sonall submission It's Agreed and Ordered Captaine John Baker have vp his bound for his good behaviour-wch was Delivered him accordingly

The humble Request of James Emott Dept Secretary of this Province being then Read, setting forth that whereas it has bin the Laudable Custome and practice as well in this Province as all other Neighbouring Adjacent provinces, that vpon applicac'on made for a License for Solemnizeing Marriage the Secretary vpon taken Security of such p’sons as Request the same that they are vnder noe other obligac'on or p'contract of Marriage-im’ediately to make out a License p'cureing the same to bee signed by the Governor and given vnder the seale of the province-praying an Order of Councill may bee passed for the Continueing ye said Custome--After the same were Considerably Debated the whole Councill was Consenting to passe an Order for the Continuac'on of the said Custome, but the Deputy Governor Desired that the same might be Deffer'd till the next sitting of this Councill

Att a Councill held at Elizabeth Towne in the County of Essex the xxvijth ffeb 1684

p'sent The Dept Governor

Major Wm Sandford
Isaac Kingsland
Benja Price
Henry Lyon &
Sam'Dennes

} Members of Counc:

Petic'on

Petic'on of Thomas Price of Eliza Towne setting forth that hee has bin for severall yeares setled in the said Towne and as yett has noe more Land wthin this province but a house Lott lyeing in the said Towne given him by his ffather,-Requesting as much Land as will make it ffifty Acres wth Meadow in proportion-Read and ordered that a warri bee granted to lay out to him fforty ffour Acres of vpland wth meadow in proportion wthin the bounds of Eliza Towne aforesd

The petic'on of Captaine Thomas young for 120 Acres of Land wthin the bounds of Elizabeth Towne according to a former Order granted him by the Governor Carterett but as yett never laid out—Read and Ordered that the petic’or have a warrt granted him for 120 Acres of Land to bee laid out to him wthin the bounds of the said Towne in order for a Pattent

Petic'on of John Pounds of the Towne of Piscataway for Eighty Acres of Land lyeing vpon the Reare of his owne Lott wthin the said Towne-Read and Ordered that a warrt bee forthwth granted and made out for the layeing out of Eighty Acres of Land wthin the bounds of the said Towne to the petic'or att the Rear of his owne Lott as is Requested

Peticion of John Decent for Eighty Acres of vpland wth Meadow in proportion to bee laid out to him wthin the bounds of Piscataway-Read and ordered that a warrt bee granted to the petic'or to layout to him Eighty Acres of vpland wth Meadow in proportion wthin the bounds of the said Towne as he has petitioned

Petic'on of Samll willes-setting forth that aboute two years agoe hee Transported himselfe and famely out of the Province of West Jersey into this Province to settle here, but hath not as yett any Land laid out or Enjoyeth any but what hee holdes by yearely Rent,--prayeing that (warrant] may bee granted him for one hundred Acres of vp Land wth Meadow in proportion wthin the bounds of the Towne of Newarke-Read and ordered that the petic'or have a warrt granted him Directed to the Surveyor generall or his Dept to layout to him wthin the bounds of said Towne of Newarke one hundred Acres of vp Land wth Meadow in proportion

Petic'on of one Wm Johnson of Raraton for 100 Acres of Land wthin the bounds of Piscataway being Read-Johnson being a man wholly ynknowne to the Governor or any of the Members of this Councill and not appeareing or any one for him to satisfie this Board how hee intends to setle the same or vpon what termes-It's therefore ordered that the same bee left to the Governor to Answer the petic'on, and to grant a warrt as

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hee shall see Cause—vpon further application to bee made to his honor by the peticio

Petic'on of Mathew Gyles of Raraton for one hundred and Twenty Acres of Land wihin the bounds of Piscataway-Read and Ordered that a warrt bee granted Directed to the Surveyor generall or his Dept to lay out to the Petic'o' one hundred and Twenty Acres of Land wthin the bounds of Piscataway

Att a Councill held at Elizabeth Towne in the County of Essex this xxixth Day of Aprill Anno Dni 1685

p'sent

The Dept Governor
Major Wm Sandford)
Isaac Kingsland
Benja Price

Members of Counc:
Henry Lyon &
Samll Dennes

A Proclamac'on by the Governor and Councill wth the principall officers and Inhabitants of this Province, for the publishing and Proclameing James Duke of yorke and Albany (by the Death of our Late Soveraigne Lord Charles the second of happy memory) King of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland-and supraime Lord of this Collony of East New Jersey &c-being Read-And also the kings Proclamacion for the Continueing of all officers till his Maties pleasure bee further knowne -Agreed and ordered that both the said Proclamacions bee im’ediately published and proclaimed att the publicke meeting house Dore wthin this Towne, to wch End all or great pk of the Inhabitants and Traine Bands of this County are there already Convin'd-And that Duplicates thereof bee forth wth made and sent to the Sheriff of Each County wthin this Province to bee there also publickly Proclaimed wthin their Respective Countyes

In pursuance of this order the Goveror and Councill together wth all or a great p’t of the Majestrates and principall officers of this County im’ediately Repaired to the publick meeting-house where they were meet by the Traine bands and other the Inhabitants, where both the said Proclamac'ons were orderly published

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post Meridiem

Then was Read in Councill, Major Wm Dyer's Com'ission Date 4th January 1682 ffor Coll, of his Maties Customs as well of this Province of East New Jersey or Sezaria and Pensilvania-wch was Read, allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Att a Councill held att Eliza Towne in the County of Essex the 27th Day of May Anno Dni 1685—

p"sent The Dept Governor)

Major Wm Sandford
Isaac Kingsland Memb of Counc:
Henry Lyon &
Sam'! Dennes

Severall Members or Justices of the Court of Com’on Right being Removed out of the Province or Attend not their service, It's Agreed and ordered that a new Com’ission bee made, and that the Members or Justices of the said Court of Com'on Right bee as ffolloweth-Coll Lewis Morris,-Capt John Palmer Major Wm Sandford Mr Thomas Codrington M' Isaac Kingsland Mr Richard Tormely Mr Benja Price Mr John Campbell Mr David Mudy Mr Thomas Johnson Mr Sam" Dennes and M" Henry Lyon

The petic'on of Albert Alberts & Jaques Curtilian in behalfe of them selves and Associates, setting forth they had a grant and Pattent of 5000 Acres of Land on passaicke River—that it was pattented by the late Governor Phillip Carterett—that the pattent was made voyd by Act of generall Assembly, but a Salvo of their Right-Desire to have a Pattent-Major Berry haveing formerly Entered a Caviat as p'tending the Land to bee part or all of the Land granted to him-Agreed that Major Berry bee Called into Councill together with the petic’ors—and the Petic'ors and Major Berry being here in Councill-vpon Inquire and Examinac'on of the p'tences of both p'tyes it appeares that at the tyme of the Indian purchase Major Berry was one of the Councils, Hee never had a Survey of his Land nor purchased the same of the Indians—And vpon Inspection of Major Berrys Pattent it appeares that his grant was of a Neck of Land It's Agreed that the Petic'ors have a pattent according to the Survey, paying their Arrears of Quit Rents.

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