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The Bill touching the Courts of Sessions for tryall of all acc'ons &c in the County where the ffact doth arise, was here Debated by a ffree Conferance of both houses, and many Inconveniences being apparently sett forth to all or most p't of the Articles of the sd Bill by the members of this Councill, the house of Deputyes Retorned to their house seemeingly Contented:

Adjourned till 2 Clocke afternoone

post m'idiem One John Duty was brought here, before this Councill for speaking sundry words of Evell import agt his p"sent matie the King of England, and being Examined vtterly Denyed the same, and the Informer peter prew being also Examined, a message was sent to the house of Deputyes for a ffree Conferance vpon the subject matter of the Complaint, and to fall vpon a way whereby the sd John Duty might bee bronght to a Legall Tryall in some short tyme, and after some Debate wth the house of Deputyes touching and Concerneing the p’misses, It was agreed that the further Consideracion thereof bee Differ'd till thirsday morneing next, and that as well the ga peter prew as the ga John Duty in the meane tyme Remaine in the Sheriffes Custody. the gd prew not haveing made his Complaint wthin Eight and fforty hours as the Law Directs but has Delayed the same for severall monthes

4 A new Bill touching the Courts of Sessions was againe Drawne vp by the Deputyes, That all Transitory Actions not Exceeding ffive pounds should be tryed in the Court of Sessions where the fact shall arise &c.--wch being Read and sent backe to the Deputyes after some small amendmts, the same againe was sent here fairely Ingrosed wth the amendmts—wch was ordered and Agreed to bee signed by his Lordspp for Concurrance of this Board

Adjourned till 8 Clocke Thirsday morneing Att a Councill held att Amboy perth in East Jersey the 28th day of October Anno Dni 1686

p’sent La Neil Campbell Govr

Major John Berry
Capt Andrew Hamilton
Mr Sam" Winder

Councill
Mr David Mudy
M' John Johnstone &
James Emott Sec

The

The house of Deputyes Comeing here, Delivered in their opinion that a spetiall Court ought not to bee granted for the Tryall of John Duty who was Examined vpon Tuesday last before this Councill:-wherevpon it was agreed and ordered that the g! Duty bee bound over to the next Court of sessions to bee held for this County, to Answer the p'misses and that also peter prew bee bound over to give his Evidence &c

The Act formerly made touching the Rangers office, came here in Debate as to severall Articles and things therein Contained and the Deputyes againe Retorned to their house &c

Adjourned till 2 Clocke afternoone

A Message from the house of Deputyes Desireing a ffree Conferance touching a former message, sent from this Board, for Raiseing money for maintenance of the Goverm' ; Agreed and ordered that To morrow morneing att nine Clocke bee the hour appointed for that service.

A Bill touching an Act formerly made for the office of Ranger being sent here from the house of Deputyes and Read, the Considerac'on Differ'd till next morneing

A Bill touching servants, was Drawne vp by the Secretary and sent to the house of Deputyes by m" Samll winder and James Emott.

Adjourned till 8 Clocke to morrow morneing

Att a Councill held att Amboy perth in East New Jersey the 29th day of October Anno Dni 1686

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The whole house of Deputyes Came here, vpon the Conferance yesterday appointed for Raiseing a supply for support and maintenance of ye Goverm"; The speaker mi Hartshorne Delivered the sense of the house of Deputyes touching the subject matter of the Conferance, Declareing that the planters and Inhabitants of this Province have bin att Equall Charges wth the proprietors in England, in that they have made all High wayes bridges Landings and prisons &c,--and also it

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was the Complaint of the House of Deputyes that great p't of their Land has bin lately granted to others to wch they had an vndoubted Right, and sundry other Evations, --wch was fully Answered them by our late Governor Garven Lawrie.--But after all, the house of Deputyes Desired tyme till the meeting of the next Assembly for a further Considerac'on, m? Speaker Declareing amongst other things why they ought not grant a supply as above, was, for that they were not willing to maintaine a goverm ag* themselves &c.

Agreed and ordered that a Com'ssion bee granted out by the Proprieto's to m’ SamWinder for the Kings Attorney Generall of this Province of East New Jersey.

Adjourned till 8 Clocke tomorrow morneing

Att a Councill held att Amboy perth in East new Jersey the 30th gber 1686

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James Scott (sonn of George Scott of picklorkey late of the Kingdom of Scotland Deceased) came before this Councill being a Minor and made choyse off m" John Johnstone and m" George Willox to bee his Guardians--who were Admitted accordingly–They giveing in sufficient security to bee accomptable to the sd James Scott when hee shall attaine to the age of one and Twenty yeares

· Att a Councill begun and held att Amboy the Tenth day of December Anno Dni 1686

p'sent L' Neil Campbell Govt

Garven Lawrie
Capt And: Hamilton
Mr Isaac Kingsland
Mr Ric. Tormely
M' Sam" Winder

M" John Johnstone &
(James Emott Sec

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Lord Lord Neil Campbell gave the members of this Councill an Accompt of the vessell, that was soe lately taken away from this port by order from the Governor of new yorke;—and alsoe his Lordspp shewed a Coppy of a Letter hee sent to the Governor of New yorke Relateing to the takeing away of the gu vessell, wth the Governors Lett" to his Lordspp in answer thereto;-wch being Read—v pon the whole matter his Lordspp Desired advise in the p'misses, from the Members of this Councill for a suitable addresse to his Matie in Councill-after some debate and mature Consideracion, It's the sense of this Board that a Lett" be Drawne vp by the the members of this Councill and sent to the proprieto's in England, Dilateing the whole Case, and Leave the same to them to bee managed as in their great wisdome they shall see meete

His Lordspp alsoe gave this Board an accompt that some vrgent affaires called him for Britton, soe haveing power by virtue of his Com'ission (wch was here Read) to appoint an Deputy, hee nominated Capt Andrew Hamilton one of the Members of this Councill to supply his place of Deputy Governor till his Retorne,–Capt Hamilton Excused himselfe verry much, but being prest vpon by his Lordspp to accept thereof, Desired tyme till next morneing to advise about the same and to give this Board his answer, whether hee could wth Conveniency accept thereof or not

Adjourned till 8 Clocke tomorrow morneing

Att a Councill begun and held att Amboy the Eleventh day of December Anno Dni 1686

p'sent L' Neil Campbell Gov

Garven Lawrie
Capt A Hamilton
Mr Kingsland
Mr R Tormely
Mr Sam" Winder
Mr John Johnstone
James Emott Sec

Councill

The Councill being meet, Capt Hamilton againe Excused himselfe of what was proposed by his Lordspp the last night, in takeing vpon him the Governm as not agreeing wth the Exigency of his affaires &c.—But vpon the whole Čapt Hamilton Consented to accept of the same, wch was to the good likeing of the Members of this Councill,-Excepting Garven Lawrie Esq', who Desired his p'test might bee Ented agt Cap

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Hamilton his being Governor, ffor that hee was already out of Esteeme wth the planters and Inhabitants of this Province, the wch would prove p'iuditiall to the proprietors Interest &c

The Lett", wch yesterday was ordered to bee drawne vp was here Read, and signed by all the Members of this Councill.

It's Agreed and ordered that Im’ediately Com’issions bee granted out for malitia officers as ffollows, To Mr Ric: Tormely, for Capt of ffoot Company Consisting of the Inbabitants of Eliza Towne and out plantations &c

To M' Isaac Kingsland, for Capt of a ffoot Company Consisting of the Inhabitants of Aquickanic and new Barbadoes.

To Mr James Emott, ffor Captaine Lieu of a ffoot Company Consisting of the Inhabitants of Amboy perth, vnder the Comand of the Lord Neil Campbell

· Agreed and ordered that a Com'ission bee im’ediately granted vnto James Emott for Clarke of the peace of the County of Middx &c

Att a Councill held att Amboy perth the 27th December 1686

p'sent L' Neil Campbell Govr

Capt A Hamilton
Capt Isaac Kingsland
Capt Ric: Tormly

Councill
M' John Johnstone &

James Emott Sec My Lord gave this Board an Accompt of the Transactions of the Justices of the County of Middx, in holding a Court att the Towne of piscataway, the 3d Tuesday in this Instant month of December, Contrary to Act of General Assembly and the Governors p'ticular p'clamation

Whereupon it's Agreed and ordered that a warrt bee issued out to the High Sheriffe of the County of Middx, Im’ediately to bring before this Councill on to morrow morneing by Eight of the Clocke, the boddy of M" Sam! Dennes of Woodbridge, who was p'sident of that Court, to Answer to p'misses &c

Att a Councill held at Amboy perth in East New Jersey the 28th 10ber 1686

p'sent L' Neil Campbell Govr

Capt A Hamilton
Cap' R Tormely
Capt Isaac Kingsland Councill
Mr John Johnstone &
James Emott Sec:

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