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Legislature - Colonial and Revolutionary War Periods


See the Bureau of Archives & History Manuscript Collection (referenced below), Boxes 1-11 to 1-19, 1-43 & 1-44, for early legislative papers.


Series:
New Jersey General Assembly
Tax Ratables (Duplicates), 1768-1846
Control #:
SAS00001
Format:
79 c.f. (120 boxes, 3 card file boxes); 27 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county/municipality
Notes:
Bulk dates are 1772-1822.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New Jersey General Assembly
Minutes ["Votes and Proceedings"], 1703-1996
Control #:
SAS00002
Format:
372 c.f. (54 vols., 664 boxes); 15 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Microfilm covers 1703-1841.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Council of New Jersey
Journals [Minutes], 1742 and 1760-1774
Control #:
SCU00001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes minutes of the colonial Privy Council. Minutes for 1773-1775 are recorded in vol. 20 of Secretary of State's wills.

Series:
Governor and Council of East New Jersey
Journals, 1674-1703
Control #:
SEA00001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Education
New Jersey State Library
Bureau of Archives and History
Manuscript Collection, 1680s-1970s
Control #:
SEDSL006
Format:
41.25 c.f. (66 boxes and 9 map folders); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type
Notes:
Includes early records for: governors, legislature, courts, Hunterdon County, local elections, Revolutionary War, etc.
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Series:
Governor's Privy Council
Minutes, 1777-1845
Control #:
SGO00001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Separate minutes as Court of Pardons (1814-1819) boxed with Volume 2.
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Series:
Legislature
Petitions and Other Papers relating to Establishment of Municipalities and Municipal Boundaries, 1748-1859
Control #:
SLE00001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
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Series:
Legislature
Petitions and Other Papers relating to Bridges, Canals, Dams, Ferries and Roads, 1765-1835
Control #:
SLE00002
Format:
3.5 c.f. (5 boxes and 3 vols.)
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Series:
Legislature
Inventories of Damages by the British and Americans in New Jersey, 1776-1782
Control #:
SLE00003
Format:
1.5 c.f. (7 vols.); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county
Notes:
Record damages done by soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
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Series:
Legislature
Petitions and Other Papers relating to County Courthouses and the Establishment of Counties, 1760-1858
Control #:
SLE00007
Format:
0.55 c.f. (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
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Series:
Legislature
Certificates of Election to the Legislative Council and General Assembly, 1738-1822
Control #:
SLE00008
Format:
2 c.f. (5 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Legislature
Receipts for Money Paid to the Inhabitants of Trenton for Billeting Soldiers, 1757-1758
Control #:
SLE00012
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
A name index is included in the back of the volume. The receipts were examined by Theophilus Severns.

Series:
Legislature
Papers relating to the Barracks at Trenton, 1758-1793
Control #:
SLE00013
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
A subject and name index is included in the back of the volume. Includes records of legislative committee to build barracks, etc.

Series:
Legislature
Petitions, Resolutions, Transactions, Accounts and Miscellaneous Papers, ca. 1700-1845
Control #:
SLE00018
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes petitions (1700-1845), resolutions (1777-1799), transactions (1777-1799), accounts (1776-1780) and miscellaneous.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Petitions of Insolvent Debtors, 1747-1818
Control #:
SNJSA015
Format:
1 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
By county, then chronological
Notes:
Includes petitions to the Legislature and to the Supreme Court. Consult index at the end of Volume 3.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Petitions for Naturalization, 1749-1810
Control #:
SNJSA016
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Includes petitions to both the Supreme Court and the Legislature. Consult name index in Search Room. Some items formerly AM Papers.

Series:
Provincial Congress of New Jersey
Journals of the Votes and Proceedings [Printed], 1775-1776
Control #:
SPS00001
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Microfilm of printed journals; journal for 9 Jan. - 1 Mar. 1776 includes the Committee of Safety.
Filmed by the Library of Congress (Series A.3, Reel 1).
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Wills and Inventories, ca. 1670-1900
Control #:
SSTSE033
Format:
680 c.f. (208 vols. & 1,206 boxes); 1536 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By will packet number
Notes:
Published indexes available in Microfilm Reading Room. Vol. 20 [unit 44] includes minutes of the Council of New Jersey, 1773-1775.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New Jersey Council of Safety
Records, 1776-1781
Control #:
SZSAF001
Format:
1 c.f. (1 vol., 2 boxes and 1 folder); 1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Includes minute book, 1777-1778, and loose papers, 1776-1781.
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~ The collections listed on this page represent 1184.8 c.f. of paper records and 1585 reels of microfilm ~



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This page last updated 05/17/2006