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Historical and Political,

OF THE
First Planting, Progressive Improvements,

and Present State of the BRITISH'Set-
tlements in North-AMERICA.

CONTAINING

1. The History of the Provinces 1 ! tures, Trade and Navigation,

and Colonies of New Hamp Laws and Government.
Thire, Rhode Island, Connec-||II. Their Natural History, Re-
ticut, New York, New Jer ligious Sectaries, Paper Curren-
fies, Pensylvania, Maryland, cies, and other Miscellanies.
and Virginia; their several ||III. Several Medical Digressions,
original Settlements and gra with a curious Dislertation on
dual Improvements; their Boun the Treatment of the Small-
daries, Produce and Manufac. ll Pox, and Inoculation.

By WILLIAM DOUGLASS, M. D.

VOL. II.

HISTORIANS, like sworn Evidences in Courts of Law, ought

to declare the WHOLE Truth (so far as comes to their
Knowledge) and nothing but the TRUTH.

BOSTON, New-ENGLAND, Printed :
LONDON, re-printed for R.BALDWIN in Pater-nofter-Row.

M.DCC.LV,

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Boundaries of the colony
Courts of judicature
Produce, trade and navigation
Pretenfions to a further extent of jurisdiction

A case of ministerial lands - Valuations continued

Paper currencies continued. He
Metallick ores
Digression concerning religious sectaries
Societies for propagating religion
Miscellanies

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Colony of ConnecȚICUT

- 158 The original voluntary associations Boundaries Trade, and navigation The charter

164 Legislature and courts of judicature

166 Rates and taxes Militia and number of people Produce, manufactures and trade

180 Connecticut college Mountains and rivers

190 Paper currencies continued

192 Abstract of some of their laws

193: A digression of grain, grazing, &c.

203 Concerning the natural history of New-England

209 Miscellanies

219 Province of New-YORK

220 The English conquest of New-Netherlands and confirmed i by the Dutch to the English

221
Boundaries
British and French claims in North-America continued .
The five great inland lakes, the New-York Six nations of

Indians
Its islands and corporation towns - -

236 Their French and Indian wars

240 Succesive governors of the province

. 246 Legislature and some peculiar laws

250 Paper currencies continued

254 Courts of judicature

256 Produce, manufactures, trade and navigation

257 Mountains and rivers

260 Miscellanies

262 Province

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ibid.

. Province of New-JERSEY

267 Several transfers of property and jurisdiction A digression concerning Indian grants, and proprietor quitrents in the colonies

275 Disputes in this province concerning property which have occafioned much confusion

277 Mountains and rivers

282 Inhabitants and valuations

286 Successive governors

ibid. Legislature and some municipal laws

290 Courts of judicature

293 Produce, manufactures, trade and navigation Miscellanies

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Province of PensyLVANIA
Original grants
King Charles II. patent to Mr. Penn
Mr. Penn's charter of liberties and privileges, 1682

second charter, 1683

third charter, 1700
Affortment of goods demanded by the Indians
Boundaries
Dispute between lord Baltimore and the Penns
Rivers
Concerning Indian affairs
Congress with the Indians at Lancaster, 1744
City and port of Philadelphia
Entries and clearances at Philadelphia
Legislature
Courts of judicature
Taxes
Produce, manufactures, trade and navigation
Religious sectaries
Succeffive governors and lieut. governors
A medical digression .

Province of MARYLAND
Original patents and discoveries
Lord Baltimore's patent, 1632
Boundaries
Taxes
Negro slaves
Rivers and mountains
Numbers of whites and blacks
Quit-rents

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