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White-cont.

1 Wilmot-cont.
Henry (of New York), 235, 429.

Sir Eardley, 558.
- letters from, 232, 274, 276, 337. George, letters from, 288, 386.
White Cliffs, intended establishment at, Henry, at one time governor of
on the Mississippi, 125, 126, 212.

St. Vincent, 31.
White Eye, captain, 317, 318, 321.

letters from, 222, 514, 536.
Whitefield, Rev. George, xiv, 49.

- letter to, 537.
death of, 77.

Wilson :
letter to, 21.

John, letters from, 377, 512.
White Plains, 470.

Thomas, letter from, 91.
Whitney, Thomas, 6, 7, 9.

Winchester, 330.
Whittaker, -, rebellious proceedings of, letter dated from, 511.
339.

Windham, Connecticut, 424.
Whitworth, Mr., 350.

letters dated from, 419, 420.
Wickes, corsair, 443.

gaol, letters dated from, 424, 426.
Wier, Daniel, commissary general, 444. Windsor, (New York), 199.
letters from, 439, 448.

(Nova Scotia), 368, 598.
Wikes. See Wickes.

Castle, letter dated from, 166.
Wilkins:

Wippington, 419.
lieutenant-colonel, letter from, 66. Winter, lieutenant, 396.
Isaac, 298.

Winthrop, John, 227.
letters to, 364, 371.

Wintringham, C., letter from, 594.
Mrs., letter from, 364.

Wodourn, 218.
Wilkinson :

Woddrop, John, imprisonment of, 167.
captain, 427.

Wolfe, general, 546, 556.
Jonathan, letter to, 307.

Wollcott, Erastas, 314.
Joseph, 28.

Wollin, John, letter from, 575.
Willard :

Wood :
Benjamin, 8.

Adam, desires an appointment, 155.
J., 6.

letter from, 535.
Willday, John, letters from, 89, 204.

William, agent for securing Lord
Willey, Wan, 35.

• Dartmouth's portrait for Dart-
William III., 215, 548.

mouth College, letters from, 489–93.
William III. and Mary II., 103, 282, 486.

- letters to, 491-4.
Williamos, captain Charles, 37, 58, 92, Woodbridge, Timothy, J.P., 8.
431, 527.

Woodcote End, letters dated from, 407,
desires an appointment, 97, 153, 18), 528.
218.

Woodgate, Robert, letter to, 353.
letters from, 45, 97, 153, 181, 218, Woodmass, -, 589.
327.

Woods, Joseph, letter to, 312.
letter to, 237.

Woodward, Bezaleel, portrait of, 12.
Williams :

Wooldridge, Thomas, 81, 105, 146, 164,
-, 75.

171, 222.
John, 427.

letters from, 68, 80, 83, 107, 119, 127.
John, naval officer at New York, 165. Woolley, Joseph, 16.
John, inspector of customs in America, Woolridge, Mrs., letter to, 63.
84, 133.

Woolsey. See Gregory and Woolsey,
- letters from, 62, 73, 81, 152, Messrs.
204, 328, 410.

Wooster, general, death of, 438.
letter to, 255.

Worcester:
Jonathan, 206.

(England), contested election at, 179.
Robert, 83.

(Massachusetts), 278.
Thomas Charles, letter to, 350.

county, 229.
Teb and Williams, Messrs., 350. Worge, general, 604.
Williamsburg, 45, 221, 333.

letter from, 603.
insurrection of the people, 294.

Worthington, John, 6.
letters dated from, 26, 45, 56, 133, Wragge, Mr., loyalty of, 332.
152, 161, 205, 207, 243, 294.

Wray, Charles, letter from, 566.
Williamson, Dr. Hugh:

Wrest, letters dated from, 221, 223.
letters from, 325, 391.

Wright:
letters to, 184, 350.

Mr., 418.
Willing, Morris, & Co., Messrs., 338.

Charles, letter from, 158.
letters from, 301, 334, 343, 347.

governor Sir James, 36, 39, 105, 106,
Willoughby, Samuel, 589, 598.

109, 332, 339.
Willson, Ebenezer, 2.

- letters from, 15, 96, 108, 109.
Wilmington, 328, 331, 452.

John, 573.
Wilmot :

Thomas, letter from, 605.
Mr., 171.

| Wrixon, major, 368.

Y. .

Yorktown, Pennsylvania, 333.
Young :

captain, 339.
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 595.

dean, sermons of, 392.
Yates, Richard, 401.

Robert, letters from, 515, 516.
letters from, 295, 311. .

Sir William, 487, 495.
York (America), 316, 371.

resignation of, 500.
York, archbishop of, letters from, 505, | Youngsbury, near Ware, letter dated from,
506.

358.
York, duke of, marriage of the, 531.
Yorke:

Charles, attorney-general, 22, 552,

555.
Hon. John, letter from, 604.
Sir Joseph (ambassador at the
Hague), 229, 230, 232, 604, 605.

- letters from, 233, 453, 564, 565, Zedwitz, major, 371.
570.

Zonical tables, 217.
Sir Joseph, letter to, 564.
Sir Philip, attorney-general, 517.

CIRCULAR OF THE COMMISSION.

Public Record Office, Chancery Lane,

London, W.C. HER MAJESTY has been pleased to appoint under Her Sign Manual certain Commissioners to ascertain what unpublished MSS. are extant in the collections of private persous and in institutions which are calculated to throw light upon subjects connected with the civil, ecclesiastical, literary, or scientific history of this country. The present Commissioners are :Lord Esher, Master of the Rolls, the Marquess of Salisbury, K.G., the

Marquess of Bath, the Marquess of Lothian, K.T., the Earl of Rosebery, K.G., Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice, thé Bishop of Oxford. the Bishop of Limerick, Lord Acton, Lord Carlingford, K.P.,

Sir G. W. Dasent, and Mr. H. C. Maxwell Lyte, C.B. The Commissioners think it probable that you may feel an interest in this object and be willing to assist in the attainment of it; and with that view they desire to lay before you an outline of the course which they usually follow.

If any nobleman or gentleman express his willingness to submit any unprinted book, or collection of documents in his possession or custody to the examination of the Commissioners, they will cause an inspection to be made by some competent person, and should the MSS. appear to come within the scope of their enquiry, a report containing copies or abstracts of them will be drawn up, printed, and submitted to the owner, with a view to obtaining his consent to the publication of the whole, or of such part of it as he may think fit, among the proceedings of the Commission, which are presented to Parliament every Session.

To avoid any possible apprehension that the examination of papers by the Commissioners may extend to title-deeds or documents of present legal value, positive instructions are given to every person who inspects MSS. on their behalf that nothing relating to the titles of existing owners is to be divulged, and that if in the course of his work any modern title-deeds or papers of a private character chance to come before him, they are to be instantly put aside, and are not to be examined or calendared under any pretence whatever.

The object of the Commission is solely the discovery of unknown historical and literary materials, and in all their proceedings the Commissiorers will direct their attention to that object exclusively.

In practice it has been found more satisfactory, when the collection of manuscripts is a large one, for the inspector to make a selection therefrom at the place of deposit and to obtain the owner's consent to remove the selected papers to the Public Record Office in London, where they can be more fully dealt with, and where they are preserved with the same care as if they formed part of the muniments of the realm, during the term of their examination. Among the numerous owners of MSS. who have allowed their family papers of historical interest to be temporarily removed from their muniment rooms and lent to the Commissioners to facilitate the preparation of a report may be named: The Duke of Rutland, the Duke of Portland, the Marquess of Salisbury, the Marquess Townshend, the Earl of Dartmouth, the Earl of Ancaster, Lord Braye, Lord Hothfield, Mrs. Stopford Sackville, Mr. le Fleming, of Rydal, and Mr. Fortescue, of Dropmore.

The costs of inspections, reports and calendars, and the conveyance of documents, will be defrayed at the public expense, without any charge to owners.

The Commissioners will also, if so requested, give their advice as to the best means of repairing and preserving any papers or MSS. which may be in a state of decay, and are of historical or literary value.

The Commissioners will feel much obliged if you will communicate to them the names of any gentlemen who may be able and willing to assist in obtaining the objects for which this Commission has been issued.

J. J. CARTWRIGAT,

Secretary

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1871 SECOND REPORT, WITH APPENDIX, AND

INDEX TO THE FIRST AND SECOND
REPORTS -
Contents :
ENGLAND. House of Lords; Cam-

bridge Colleges ; Oxford Colleges ;
Monastery of Dominican Friars at
Woodchester, Duke of Bedford,

Earl Spencer, &c.
SCOTLAND. Aberdeen and St. An-

drew's Universities, &c.
IRELAND. Marquis of Ormonde ;

Dr. Lyons, &c.
1872 THIRD REPORT, WITH APPENDIX AND

(Re-| INDEX -
printed Contents :--
1895.) ENGLAND. House of Lords; Cam-

bridge Colleges ; Stonyhurst Col-
lege; Bridgewater and other Cor-
porations ; Duke of Northumber-
land, Marquis of Lansdowne, Mar-

quis of Bath, &c.
SCOTLAND. Üniversity of Glasgow;

Duke of Montrose, &c.
IRELAND. Marquis of Ormonde ;

Black Book of Limerick, &c.

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1873 FOURTH REPORT, WITH APPENDIX.

Part I. -
Contents :-
ENGLAND. House of Lords; West-

minster Abbey ; Cambridge and
Oxford Colleges ; Cinque Ports,
Hythe, and other Corporations,
Marquis of Bath, Earl of Denbigh,

&c.
SCOTLAND. Duke of Argyll, &c.
IRELAND. Trinity College, Dublin ;

Marquis of Ormonde.
1873 ! Ditto. Part II. Index - - 1.

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1876

FIFTH REPORT, WITH APPENDIX. Part I. - | fcap. lic.1432]| 7 0
Contents:-
ENGLAND. House of Lords; Oxford

and Cambridge Colleges ; Dean and
Chapter of Canterbury; Rye, Lydd,
and other Corporations, Duke of

Sutherland, Marquis of Lansdowne,
· Reginald Cholmondeley, Esq., &c.
SCOTLAND. Earl of Aberdeen, &c.

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