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1775, June 21. Somerset House Desbrisay to Dartmouth, applies to be appointed to Granada or any other Government. Encloses memorial.

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The memorial, of same date, enclosed, offers to raise a battalion of 500 men for service in America,

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1775, July 18. Dublin.-Lord Ligonier to Desbrisay. Is unable to assist him with Dartmouth, not being acquainted with His Lordship. Recommends him to apply to Sir Joseph Yorke.

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1775, July 24. Charlottetown.—Thomas Wright to Dartmouth. Governor Patterson has a memorial to present on his (Wright's) behalf, relative to his situation as chief surveyor of the island; the injury he and his family would sustain by removal, the expense he has incurred, &c. It is endorsed “Nova Scotia ” through error.

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1775, July 27. Somerset House.-Desbrisay to Dartmouth. Has been informed by Callbeck that Patterson does not intend to leave the island this year. That means a loss to him (Desbrisay) of half the Governor's salary and perquisites, and with no salary attached to his office of Lieutenant Governor and personal fortune, it would be miserable to go to a desolate island; asks leave, therefore, to remain for a year in hope of obtaining & Government or he would raise a battalion of 500 men at his own expense, on condition of being appointed to the command, naming his own officers to be selected from half pay. Is unhappy that Lord Ligonier is not acquainted with His Lordship; encloses his letter (see 18th July).

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1775 ().—Memorial by Desbrisay for a salary to him as Lieutenant Governor. There are two copies.

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1775 (?).-Memorial of Desbrisay offering to raise a Company to consist of a Captain, three lieutenants and one hundred men to be employed for seven years in making public roads, he to be captain without pay and to select the three lieutenants.

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1775 (?).-C. Greville to Dartmouth (?). The training of Peter Stewart in the profession of law; he is a large landed proprietor in St. John's Island, has expended a considerable sum in the cultivation of his property and has sent out nearly 200 people who have been settled above two years. Apologises for mentioning Stewart after having recommended Grant. If appointed, Government will not have a more proper person in its pay from his qualifications, which are detailed. [The letter is without date or address. It was written in answer to inquiries as to Stewart's fitness for the office. Lord Dartmouth was Colonial Secretary from August, 1772, to January, 1776 ; Stewart was

appointed Chief Justice in 1775, which is most probably the date of the letter.]

1776, March 20. Leicester Square.-- Patterson to Dartmouth. His confidence in His Lordsbip's kindness to preserve him and his family from ruin. All his business is stopped at the Treasury and it appears as if it would rest there or be determined against him. Asks for His Lordship’s mediation and will call to explain more fully.

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1776. “Observations on the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; chiefly setting forth the advantages that must arise from the settlement of it to Great Britain, and offering some Reasons why at the juncture it may prove particularly advantageous to give it extraordinary encouragement, &c." From the situation of the island it can never be a manufacturing country but must always" tempt the inhabitants to run into trade and the fishery.” The ill-treatment of the inhabitants and especially the Indians by the New Englanders, who obtained the furs of the latter by giving them rum and a bad imitation of wine. The advantage to Great Britain of trade carried on from St. John's instead of from New England, especially during the present state of the Colonies. If Government held out encouragement, many loyal people from New England would fly there for safety. The error in the first establishment of a separate Government in 1769, providing for the salaries of the officials from quit rents, as in nearly seven years these did not amount to as much as would pay them for a year and a half. Proposes that the island should be put olì a footing similar to the other American Colonies, giving the officers salaries sufficient to support their respective ranks. The paper is endorsed, “Gov. Patterson's Observations on the Island of St. John.” It was probably written in London,

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Undated. “A Description of the Island of St. John, in the Gulph of St. Lawrence, North America.” The description is in a bound MS. volume, the information given in tabular form, with note of the quality of the land in each lot, the boundaries of which are given, a list of proprietors being at the end.

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IN DE X.

A. Z.,” letter signed, 326.
Aaron, a negro, declaration of, 85.
Abbot, captain, 350.
Abbott, Edward, lieutenant-governor of
St. Vincennes, 426.

letter from, 119.
Abeel, John, grant of land to, 2.
Abercrombie :

general James, 545.
lieutenant-colonel James, death of, |

349.
Abercromby, James, letters from, 203,

269.
Aberdeen, 483.
Abergavenny, Marq. of, MSS. of, xii.
Abraham, Father, his almanack, 460.
Acadians, 593.
Achincrue, Ayrshire, 268, 271, 272, 274.
Acrington, 330.
Acton, Middlesex, letter dated from, 203.
Acts of Parliament :

American Act, 51.
Barbadoes Act, 487.
Billeting Act, 50.
for changing the Council of Massa-

chusetts, 227.
confiscating property in American

ships, 465.
Declaratory Act, 51, 199, 348.
for establishing free ports in the

West Indies, 541.
Habeas Corpus Act, 285.
- Bill to suspend the, 429.
- suspension of the, 438.
imposing duty on tea, 114.
Insolvency Act, 573.
making it death to destroy any of

the King's ships, stores, &c., and
authorising the trial in Great

Britain, 156.
Mutiny Act, 286.
Navigation Act, 398, 522.
for the preservation of His Majesty's

dockyards, 86.
for restraining and preventing several

unwarrantable combinations and

undertakings in America, 50.
for the better preventing of illegal

meetings in any of His Majesty's
Colouies in North America, 405.

Acts of Parliament-cont.

Prohibitory Act, 280, 416, 472.
Quebec Act, 235, 266, 385, 566, 567,

568, 569, 572.
Restraining Act, 285, 328, 343, 350

428, 434.
Revenue Acts, 85, 187, 266, 273.
- likely to be repealed, 191.
- repeal of the, proposed, 30.
for re-uniting the proprietory govern-
ments in America to the Crown,

487.
(a provisional) for settling the

troubles in America and asserting
the supreme legislative authority
and superintending power of Great

Britain over the Colonies, 265.
Sugar Act, 12, 24.
for secaring the dependency of the

Colonies, 38, 39.
with reference to seizure of bullion

in America, 51.
Stamp Act, iii, iv, 12, 15, 18-28, 30-6,

45, 51, 52, 65, 203, 242, 364, 495.
- petition against, 13.
- repeal of the, 23, 24, 34, 37, 39-

44, 46, 47.
arbitrary, 331.
associations against, 295, 297.
cause of much discontent in American

18.
disadvantages arising to America by

the several, 35.
mentioned, 16, 33, 44, 50, 111, 223,

293, 312.
those passed since 1763 to be re-

pealed, 51.
resentment against, 298.
of supremacy or taxation, refusal to

submit to, 314.

of Trade and Navigation, 29.
Adair, —, surgeon, applies for a grant of

land, 603.
Adams :

[John or Samuel], 216, 239, 304.

- of powerful wrangling abilities,

222.
John, intercepted letters of, 335, 336,

390; referred to, 352, 364, 376,
389.
- Mrs. Abigail, letter to, 335,

352.
John, mate of sloop “ Liberty,” 118
[John Quincy], 490.
Joseph, petition of, 119.
Samuel, vii, 35, 63.
- complains of the injustice of the

Stamp Act, 27.

406.

Adams-cont.

Samuel, excepted from pardon, 321,

331.
- letters from, 24, 27.

captain Thomas, kindness of, 119.
Adderley, Mr., 485.
Addington, 500.
Admiralty, the, 84, 86, 158, 197, 228, 259,

270, 286, 296, 397, 419, 433, 434, 442,
467, 468, 482, 577, 582, 583.

directions to be sent to, 81.
letter to, concerning the burning of

the “ Gaspee,” to be recalled, 88.
letters to, 59, 62, 84, 136, 232, 461,

509, 531, 532, 543.
licenses, 416, 419.
minute of, 429.
to reinforce the squadron in America,
courts of (Vice Admiralty) in
America, 409.
- in West Florida, 211.

Judge of, in St. Vincent, 538.
Africa :

importation of slaves to Virginia

from, 113, 121.
memorial of merchants trading to,

121.
papers relating to, 487.
trade with, 57, 542.
transportation of troops to the

colonies in, 141.
African Company :

memorial of, 484.

slave trade, 236.
Alamance, plan of the camp and battle of,

157.
Alarm, the, 176, 177.
Albany, 285, 375, 422, 442, 445, 446, 455,
459, 491.

barrack master of, 459.
county, 120, 200, 205, 285, 303.
Indians receive presents at, 374.

mayor of, ill-treatment of, 422.
Alcalá de Henáres, 370.
Aldborough, 311.
Alice, Rev. J., solicits assistance with

regard to a Pennsylvania Act, 104.
Allan, -, of Nova Scotia, 416.
Allanby, —, provost marshal, memorial

of, 602.
Alleghany Mountains, proposed establish-

ment of a colony west of the, 75.
Allen:

Rev. -, 314.
Andrew, 439.
B., desires an appointment, 230.
Colonel Ethan, 314.

- bis letter to merchants of
Montreal, 309.

his letter to the Indians, 310.
-- reward offered for his capture,
327.

- surrender of, 387.
J., 230.
James, of Philadelphia, 7.

William, 138.
Alligany. See Alleghany.

Allison, Dr., his scheme, 50.
Allsopp, George, memorial of, 559.
Almon, J., 51.
Alnwick, 89.
Alnwick Castle, 221.
Alves, -, searcher in the Customs, 572.
Amall, John, letter from, 412, 413.
Amboy. See Perth Amboy.
Ambroise, Le Chevalier d', 366.
America (term most generally applied to

the English colonies in North America),
passim, 1-488.
accommodation with, impracticable,

391.
arming, and in rebellion, 303.
articles of confederation of, 300, 460.
artillery in, 286, 287.

- for, 340.
associations in, 243.
- handed round against oppressive

Acts of Parliament, 295, 297.
bank in, proposed, 46, 185.
bishop for, suggested, 224, 245.
- consecration of, in Scotland,

by non-juring bishops, 483.
cannot be conquered, 391.
church government in, 50.
coal and provisions needed in, 303.
coinage for, plan of, 204.
committees of correspondence started
in, 156, 169.

all power lodged in congresses
and, 320,
Commons' resolution on tumults and

insurrections in, 35.
confusion and disorder in, 307, 297.
consequences of separation, 374.
copper mine in, 220.
corn from, imported to England, 149.
crown officers in, 482.
- fees of, 125.

— to be seized, 374.
customs in, 138.

- commissioners of, 152. See also
Commissioners of Customs.
- regulations, 410.
deacons and priests for, 40.
debts of the various provinces of, 33.

- due to England and English
merchants, 22, 29, 244, 259, 261.
declaration of the united colonies,

337.
deplorable situation of, after the

peace, 481.
difficulty in, lies in exasperation of

both sides, 166.
emigration to, 181.
- distressed state of emigrants,

287.
- to be prevented, 485.
- European Protestants as emi-
grants, 93.
- from Ireland to, 303.
- Scotch families desire to emi.
grate to, 96.
— spirit of, prevailing in Europe,

181.
Estaing's expedition to, 464.

America-cont.

flour and grain exported to England

from, 389.
foreign officers seek to go to, 349.
forts and troops in, instructions con-

cerning, 61.
France and Spain, plan of, towards,

383.
French agents in, 383.
French support to, 470.

treaty with, 457, 461.
West Indies send stores to, 383.

war in America alluded to, 52,
95, 249.
duke of Gloucester's plan to relin-

quish, 475.
hints for carrying on the war in, 408.

on the produce and manufac-
tures of, 22.
hostilities with, said to be com-

menced by Gage, 307.
illegal meetings in, to be prevented,

405.
illicit trading in, 261-5.
independence of, alluded to, 18, 137,

150, 256, 276, 326, 331-2, 352,
360-1, 363-4, 371, 376, 388, 398

422, 448, 457, 470.
influence of the press in, 302, 331,

363, 429.
inhabitants of, computed, 26.
lands in, disposal of, 153.
- grants of, 173, 187, 225.
- purchase and sale of, 103, 288.
- to be cultivated, 189.
licenses for, 445.
Lords' protest on affairs of, 70.
magistrates in, form of declaration,

203.
manufactures of, 5.

in, to be prevented or dis-
couraged, 40, 137, 189.
merchants concerned in. See London

merchants.
military stores supplied to, 228, 241.

by French and Spanish ships,
366.
- by Holland and France, 405.
- from Hispaniola, 339.
- from St. Eustatius, 334.
Datives of, [in London), petition of,

205.
non-importation agreements. See

Non-importation.
office of ranger of the woods in, 240.
offices and officers in, list of, 488.

candidates and recommendations
for, 488.
ordnance stores for, 329, 330.
packets to, stopped, 390, 392.
pardon and protection offered to, +17.
partial concessions not to be accepted

by, 362.
persecution of Tories in, 371.
plans of accommodation or schemes
of reconciliation:

Mr. Fuller's plan of accommo-
dation, 30.
E 82140.

America-cont.

plans of accommodation or schemes

of reconciliation-cont.
- Amor Patriæ on an expedient to

reconcile the mistake over the
Stamp Act, 34.
- on the crisis, 196.

scheme for union by represen-
tation in Parliament, 51.

thoughts on American com-
plaints, 190.

“An opinion,” 193.
- Samuel Lee's plan for a British
and American reconciliation, 221.

Ambrose Serle's sketch of an
essay on adjusting the disputes, 244.
- plan for allaying present com-
plaints, 246.
- paper on the consideration of
measures suggested, 247.
- Lord Marchmont on the subject,
250.
Mr. Sayre's proposals, 252.

Dr. Smith's thoughts on the
dispute, 253, 326.
- the same sent by Brook Watson,

262.
- a systematical plan submitted
by Corbyn Morris, 257.

Mr. Burrow's “cool dispas-
sionate thoughts,” 258.
- Mr. Barclay's plan for a

permanent union, 270.
- Mr. Philips' ideas of accommo-

dation, 310.
- Lord Hyde's ideas respecting,
318.

-- measures for pacification, 334.
- Mr. Steelo's plan for a new con-
stitution, 372.

- MS. of 90 pages on American
affairs, 387.
--- Lord Hyde's suggestions for

future government, 398.
-- Cyrus Griffin, plan of recon-

ciliation, 404.
- paper by Lord Drummond on

accommodation, 406.
- paper by Lord Hyde, 407.

captain Stanton's thoughts,
409.
- Paul Wentworth's ideas which
may be woven into a plan, &c.,
410.

- Rev. Thomas Rankin's proferreil
preliminaries, 412.
- considerations, 431.

Joseph Galloway's additional
thoughts . . . for union, 437.

- a brief inquiry into the causes
of the rebellion, &c., 438.
- considerations on the great

question, “ What is to be done with

America ? ” 451.
plants and trees, catalogue of, 487.
- suitable for cultivation in, 150.

&c., collected by the Royal
Society, 163, 164.

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