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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.

Wm. Tryon.

London 11th June 1774.



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-
dition against the Mohawks, 49.

Albany, a delegation from the town of, meets the French
at Schenectady, 50; description of the Garrison at,
51; fort at, 60; intelligence from the Indian coun-
try received at, 91; description of the fort at, in
1686, 96; town of, declared by the law officers of
the Crown to be a part of Ranslaor's Colonie, 112;
Ranslaer surrenders his claim to, 113; incorporated,
ib.; the pasture granted to the city of, ib.; people
of, in great consternation in consequence of a threat-
ened visit from the French, 166; M. Calli're's plan
for the capture of, 179; number of houses and
adults in, in 1689, 180; proceedings of the autho-
rities of, on receiving intelligence of the burning
of Schenectady, 188; city and county officers of,
in 1693, 200; strength of the militia of, in 1693,
202; names of the militia officers for the city and
county of, in 1700, 234; of the freeholders of the
city and county of, in 1720, 241; Albany in 1691,
268 ;.in 1756, 341; population of the citv and county
of, in 1698, 467; in 1689, 468; in 1703, 469; in
1723,471; in 1731, ib.; in 1737, 472; in 1749,
473; in 1756, ib.; in 1771, 474.


Baptism, scruples of a Squaw to administer, 31; first
adult, at Onondaga, ib.

Barbadoes, Jacob Leisler to the Governor of, 194.

Barre, M. de la, instructions of the king of France to,
70, 72; notifies Gov. Don<ian of his intention to attack
the Five Nations, 67; declared by the king to be the
cause of the trouble with the Indians, 73; ordered to
send some of the Iroquois to France to be employed
in the galleys, ib.; memoir of, ib.; starts on his expe-
dition against the Senecas, 74; motives of, for making
peace, 75 ; quits Hungry Bay, 76 ; arrives at Montreal,
77; treaty between the Iroquois and, ib.; strength of
his army, 79; M. de Meulles* report against, ib.; gen-
eral dissatisfaction with, ib.; bad management of, 80,
81; charged with having converted to his private
speculations the vessels intended for the conveyance of

Algonquins the, the most warlike and polished of the
Indian nations, 18.

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
fort of, 53.

Andastogues, conquered by the Iroquois and the Eng-
lish, 66, 263.

Andros, Gov., report of, on the state of the Province,
60; affords effectual relief to New England, 99; or-
dered to put the Ranslaers in possession of Albany,
112; defeated in his attempt to reduce Connecticut,
117; notifies M. de Denonville that he has taken the
Five nations under his protection, 179.

Angleran, Rev. Father, Superior of the Outaouac Mis-
sions, 74; Missionary at Michilimakinac, 125;
wounded in the engagement with fhe Senecas, 146.

Army List of the Province of New York in 1700, 227.

Assembly, salaries of the officers of the New York, in
1693, 200.

Assizes, Court of General, Legislative powers vested in
the, 59; how often it sits, 60; succeeded by a Court
of Oyer and Terminer, 96.

Auditor General, allowance to the, in 1693, 199.

supplies to the army, 80; and with having declared
war on his own responsibility, 81 ; evil effects of the
policy of, 82; letters from M. de Lambervile to, 83 et
seq.; M. de Denonville succeeds, 92; Gov. Dongan's
allusion to the expedition of, 100; addicted to big
words, 130.

Bayard, Nicholas, called to the Council, 118.

Beauharnois, M. de, protests against the erection of Fort
Oswego, 292; despatches an officer to summon Os-
wego, 293; Gov. Burnet's reply to, 295.

Beaujeu, M. de, applies for an extention of time to produce
his titles to a Seigniory on the river Saranac, 362.

Bear, Indian name for the tribe of the, 11.

Beavers, number of, sent from N. York to England in
1687, 158.

Bellomont, Lord, his design regarding Oswego, 291.

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