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There is no other Provincial Civil Establishment in the Colony. Most of the abovementioned Officers have Fees appertaining to their offices, the amount of which (if within the object of the present Enquiry) can only be ascertained by the Respective officers.
The Province has a Court of Chancery, the Governor is Chancellor, and the Officers of the Court are a Master of the Rolls newly created :—Two Masters :—Two Clerks :—a Register:—An Examiner, and a Serjeant at Arms.—There is also a Prerogative Court of which the Governor is Judge: Its officers are a Register and one or more Surrogates in every County.—In each of the Cities of New York and Albany there is a Mayor, Sheriff, Clerk and Corroner, and in each of the other Counties of the Province there are three or more Judges, and a number of Justices of the Peace; One Sheriff, one Clerk and one or more Coroners.—None of these Officers have any Salary, but have Fees annexed to their offices, and they are all appointed by the Governor.
Military Establishments have only taken place in Time of War. The Province during the late Military E8- War, raised, cloathed, and paid a large Body of Forces, which was disbanded at the Peace, tabiishmenis. an(j tkere jg at present no Provincial Military Establishment unless the Militia may be regarded as such; The Officers of this Corps are as already observed appointed by the Governor, aad having no pay their offices must be rather expensive than lucrative.
The Militia are not Subject to Garrison Duty, and all the posts where any Garrisons are Kept are occupied by the Kings Troops.
London 11th June 1774.
APPENDIX NO, 1.
DEED TO KING GEORGE THE FIRST RECITING THE SURRENDER BY THE FIVE NATIONS OF THEIR BEAVER HUNTING COUNTRY, AND CONTAINING AN ACTUAL SURRENDER OF THE CASTLES OR HABITATIONS OF THE SENNECAS, CAYOUGAS AND ONONDAGAS.
To all People to whom this present Instrument of Writing shall come.
Whereas the Sachems of the Five Nations did on the 19!hday of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and One in a Conference held at Albany, Between John Nafan Esq1' late Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New York give and render up All their Land where the Beaver Hunting is, which they won with the Sword then Eighty years ago to Coorachkoo Our Great King praying that he might be their Protector and Defender there for which they desired that their Secretarymight (hen draw an instrument for them to sign and seal that it might be carried to the King as by the Minutes thereof now in the Custody of the Secretary for Indian Affairs at Albany may more fully and at large appear—We Kanakazighton and Shanintzarouwree Sinneke Sachims, Ottsoghkoree, DeKanisoree and Aenjeweeratt Cayouge Sachims, Rachjakadorodon and Sadegeenaghtie, Confirm, Submit and Grant And by these presents do (for Ourselves, our Heirs and Successors and in behalf of the whole Nations of Sinnekes, Cayouges and Onnondages,) ratify, Confirm and Submit and Grant unto our most Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain France & Ireland, Defender of the Faith &c. His Heirs and Successors for ever All the said Land & Beaver Hunting to be protected & Defended by his said Majesty, His Heirs and Successors to and for the Use of Us, our Heirs and Successors, And the said three Nations; And we do also of our own accord free & voluntary Will give, render, submit and grant, and by these presents do for Ourselves our Heirs and Successors give, render, submit and Grant unto our said Sovereign Lord King George, his Heirs & Successors for ever, All that Land lying & being sixty Miles Distance taken iHreetly from the Water into the Country, Beginning from a Creek called Canahogue on the Lake Oswego, all along the said Lake and all along the Narrow passage from the said Lake to the Falls of Oniagara called Canaguaraghe and all along the River of Oniagara and all along the Lake Catarackqui to the Creek called Sodoms belonging to the Senekes & from Sodoms to the Hill called Tegerhunkserode belonging to the Cayouges and from Tegerhunckserode to the reek called Caynungbage belonging to the Onnondages All the said Land being of the Breadth of sixty English miles as aforesaid. All the way from the aforesaid Lakes or Rivers directly into the Country and thereby including all the Castles of the aforesaid Three Nations with all the Rivers, Creeks & Lakes within the said Limits to be protected and defended by his said Majesty his Heirs and Successors for ever to and for Our Use our Heirs and Successors & the said Three Nations.
In Testimony Whereof We have hereunto set our Marks and affixed our Seals in the City of Albany this Fourteenth Day of September in the Thirteenth year of His Majesty's Reign Anno Domini 1726.
Accountant General, salary of the, in 1693, 199.
Admiralty, the Court of, in 1698, 60; in 1693, 202.
Albanel, Rev. Father, accompa ies the French expe-
Albany, a delegation from the town of, meets the French
Baptism, scruples of a Squaw to administer, 31; first
Barbadoes, Jacob Leisler to the Governor of, 194.
Barre, M. de la, instructions of the king of France to,
Algonquins the, the most warlike and polished of the
Allainville, Seigniory of, 347, et seg., 373, 375.
Amboy, inconvenience of making a port of entry of, 98.
Amersfort, (see Flat lands.)
Anabaptists, 62, 116.
Andaraque, proceedings of the French at the Mohawk
Andastogues, conquered by the Iroquois and the Eng-
Andros, Gov., report of, on the state of the Province,
Angleran, Rev. Father, Superior of the Outaouac Mis-
Army List of the Province of New York in 1700, 227.
Assembly, salaries of the officers of the New York, in
Assizes, Court of General, Legislative powers vested in
Auditor General, allowance to the, in 1693, 199.
supplies to the army, 80; and with having declared
Bayard, Nicholas, called to the Council, 118.
Beauharnois, M. de, protests against the erection of Fort
Beaujeu, M. de, applies for an extention of time to produce
Bear, Indian name for the tribe of the, 11.
Beavers, number of, sent from N. York to England in
Bellomont, Lord, his design regarding Oswego, 291.