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This volume was prepared and edited by authority of the State of New Jersey, at the request of the New Jersey Historical Society, and under the direction of the following Committee of the Society:
RELATING TO THE
STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
FREDERICK W. RICORD.
JOURNAL OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL.
VOL. V. 1756–1768.
TRENTON, N. J.:
At a Council held at the Borough of Elizabeth in the Province of New Jersey on Tuesday the Twenty fourth day of February 1756
Esqus of His
His Excellency laid before the Council the Minutes of the Council of War held at New York the Twelfth of December last, Transmitted to him by General Shirley & Desired the opinion of the Board whether it be Necessary to call the Assembly together as soon as Conveniently may be on the Matters Contained therein
The Council having Considered the same are Unanimously of opinion that it be Necessary for his Excellency to call the Assembly together here as soon as Possible
His Excellency also laid before the Council a Large Number of Petitions from the Inbabitants of the Countys of Hunterdon & Sussex Relating to the Murders & Depredations Committed by the French and Indians in the Neighbouring Province of Pensylvania, and the dangers they are Exposed to as they are the Frontiers of this Province.
Which Petitions the Council advise his Excellency to Lay before the house of Assembly at their Next Meeting
His Excellency Laid before the Council Two, Affidavits Relating to the Conduct, of Ebenezer Tingley Esqon a Tryal Between, William Masters and Thomas Griffin a Sergeant belonging to the Provincial Forces, and for Speaking words of Dangerous Consequence to the Community & 1 See Gordon's History of New Jersey, 122.
Tending to Raise Mutiny & Cause Desertion Among his Majestys Troops
The Council are of opinion that Copys of said Affidavit & Copy of this Minut be Served on Mi Tingley, so that he appear at the Next Meeting of the Governor and Council on the Twelfth day of March Next to Shew Cause if any he has why he should not be Proceeded against for the Matters Contained in said Affidavits
His Excellency Nominated M John Vroom to be appointed one of His Majestys Justices of the Peace for the County of Somerset, to which the Council Advised
His Excellency by the advice of Council was pleased to Sign the following Warrants N° 405 To himself or order for a Quarters £ $ d
Salary as Governor of this Province
for the Quarter Ended the 21st Inst 250, 0, 0 N° 406 To himself or order for a Quarters
House Rent due the 21st Ins......... 15, 0, 0 N° 407 To Samuel Nevill Esq' or order for a
Quarters Salary as Second Justice
In8°....................................... 6, 5, O N° 408 To Richard Saltar Esq" or order for a
Quarters Salary as one of the Jus-
21st Inst.................................. 6, 5, 0 No 409 To Samuell Smith Esq' or order for a
Quarters Salary as one of the Treas-
ter ended the 21st Ins................. 10, 0, 0 N° 410 To Andrew Johnston Esq' or order
for a Quarters Salary as one of the