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Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary at the Bible in the City of New-York, 1695. Broadside. 10% x 73⁄4 in. N. Y. S. L.

June 6.

[28] By His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of The Province of New-York, and the Territories and Tracts of Land depending | thereon in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same, His Majesties | Lieutenant and Commander in Chief of the Militia, and of all the Forces | by Sea and Land within His Majesties Collony of Connecticut, and of all the Forts and places of Strength within the same. | A Proclamation | Whereas I am informed that there are French Privateers coming upon this Coast, I have ordered His Majesty's ship, The Richmond, to Cruise, for the Defence of this Province. [Dated, without place, June 6, 1695.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to His Majesty, King William, at the Bible in the City of NewYork, 1695. Broadside. II x 8 in. N. Y. S. L.

June 21.

[29] A Journal of the | House of Representatives | For His Majesties | Province of New-York | in America Begun the 20th day of June, in the seventh year of His Majesties Reign, Annoq; Dom. 1695. | Die Saturni Ante Merid. June 1695. By Order of the House of Representatives, I do appoint William Bradford to print the Journal of this House, Ja. Graham, Speaker. | Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to his Majesty, King William, at the Sign of the Bible in NewYork, 1695. F°.

Collation: Title-page, verso, A List of the several Repre sentatives, returned.. .. to serve in General Assembly,... PP. 1, 4-7, verso blank, 9-20.

Signature: A in one, B in threes, F in one, G in fours. "The earliest publication of the proceedings of an American legislature." (Hildeburn in Mem. Hist. of N. Y., 1:581.)

Never before described. On April 12, 1695, the House addressed the Governor for leave to print its Votes "this Sessions (i. e. this coming sessions?). The following day, the Governor, in his address to the Council and House jointly, proroguing the Assembly, made reply: "You now desire lycense to print the Votes. Mr. Speaker knows at the opening of the sessions, if I may call it one, I told him they might be printed de die in diem, but it never was asked before."

[30] Numb. 1. [Half Title] A Journal of the House of Representatives, | &c. | [June 20-21, 1695.] pp. 1, 4. Signature A1.

June 24.

[31] Numb. 2. [Half Title] Votes of the House of Representatives for his Majesties Province of New-York. [June 22-24, 1695.] [Colophon] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to his Majesty, King William, at the Bible in New-York, 1695. pp. 5-6.

Signature B in one.

June 25.

[32] Numb. 3. [Half Title] Votes of the | House of Representatives for his Majesties | Province of New York. | [June 25, 1695.] [Colophon] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to his Majesty, King William, at the Bible in New York, 1695. p. 7, verso blank.

June 27.

[33] Numb. 5 [for 4]. [Half Title] Votes | of the House of Representatives for his Majesties Province of New-York. | [June 26-27, 1695.] [Imprimatur] William Bradford, printer. p. 9-10. June 28.

[34] [Numb. 6 [for 5]. [Half Title] Votes | of the House of Representatives for his Majesties | Province of New-York. | [June 28, 1695.] [Colophon] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to his Majesty, King William, at the Bible in New-York, 1695. pp. 11-12.

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November.

[41] New York City. [Ordinances-12 in number-ordered to be printed Nov. 19, 1695. New York: William Bradford, 1695.]

(Mem. Hist. N. Y. 1:594.)

1696.

[42] [Half Title] A | Journal | of what passed in the Expedition of | His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour | in Chief of the Province of New York &c To Albany, to renew the Covenant Chain with the five Canton Nations of Indians, the Mohaques, Oneydes, Onondages, Cajouges and Sinnekes. pp. I-II, verso blank. 4°. B. M.

Signature [A] in twos, B in fours.
January 9.

[43] By His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of The | Province of New-York, and the Territories and Tracts of Land depending | thereon in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same, His Majesties | Lieutenant and Commander in Chief of the Militia, and of all the Forces | by Sea and Land within His Majesties Collony of Connecticut, and of | all the Forts and places of Strength within the same. | A Proclamation | Whereas I have received the Joyful News of the safe Arrival of Our Most Excellent Soveraigne | ... | [Dated at His Majesties Fort in New York, January 9, 1695, 6.] New York: William Bradford, 1696. Broadside. 94 x 7 Appointing thanksgiving days for the safe return of William III. to England, and for the military successes in Flanders. This collation was made from a copy of the broadside de posited in the archives of the Collegiate Church, New York City.

January 9.

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[44] By His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of | The Province of New-York, and the Territories and Tracts of Land depending thereon in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same, His Majesties Lieutenant and Commander in Chief of the Militia, and of all the Forces by Sea and Land within His Majesties Collony of Connecticut, and of all the Forts and places of Strength within the same. | A Proclamation | Whereas I have received the Joyful News of the safe Arrival of Our Most | ... [Dated at His Majesties Fort in New York, January 9, 1695, 6.] Broadside.

This collation was made from a reduced facsimile in v. t, p. so, of the Memorial History of New York. Attention is directed to the variation in the lining of the two renderings.

February 27.

[45] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of The Province of New-York, and the Territories and Tracts of Land depending | thereon in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same, His Majesties Lieutenant and Commander in Chief of the Militia, and of all the Forces | by Sea and Land within His Majesties Collony of Connecticut, and of all the Forts and places of Strength within the same. A Proclamation | Whereas the manifold Sins and Transgressions that are committed against Almighty God. . . . [Dated at His Majesties Fort in New York, the 27th Day of February, . . . 16956.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford,

Printer to His Majesty, King William at the
Bible in the City of New-York, 1695 [i.e., 1696.]
Broadside. 1334 x 734 in.
N. Y. S. L.

Appointing Friday, March 27, 1695, a day of " fasting and humiliation."'

The rendering of this broadside in the Mem. Hist. of New York, 1:595 is the same as that given above, with the exception that the words:" of the Militia, and" are omitted, and the date of the imprint is given 1696.

February 27.

[46] [Royal Arms] By His Excellency | Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of the Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas sundry Souldiers belonging to the Four Companies of Granadeers in Garrison in His Majesties Forts in New-York, Albany. . . . [Dated at His Majesties Fort in New York, the 27th Day of February, 1695, 6.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to His Majesty, King William at the Bible in the City of NewYork, 1695. Broadside. 12 x 734 in. N. Y. S. L. Relates to the desertion of Robert English, Erasmus Horton, Richard Woodworth, James Thomas, William Bennit, John Clark and Richard Staple.

In this copy the date "27th Day of February" is corrected in ink in an old hand to read "2d Day of March," and in the imprint the words "at the Bible are inked out.

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[48] [Royal Arms] | The Fifth Assembly, Third Sessions. Beginning the 25th Day of March, and ending the 24th Day of April, Anno | Regni Regis Gulielmi nunc Angliæ, Scotia, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, Sexto [sic] | An Act for the better enabling the Executors of Thomas Lloyd, Esq.; deceased, |

[Colophon] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the King's Excellent Majesty, at the Bible in New York, 1696. 5 11. F. N. Y. P. L. Signature Kk in twos, Ll in threes.

A sessional issue (?) of the fifth supplement to the 1694 Law Book. See table at end.

May 11.

[49] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His | Majesties Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | forasmuch as sundry of His Majesties Subjects upon the Fronteers have been most Barbariously and | Inhumanely destroyed by a most Cruel and Cowardly Enemy from Canada, [Dated at His Majesties Fort in New-York, "the Eleventh Day of May," . .1696.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to His Majesty, at Broadthe Bible in the City of New York, 1696. side. 13 x 8 in. N. Y. S. L.

Offering a reward of six pounds "for the Encouragement of Christians or Indians to destroy such cruel and bloody murderers," found “within three English Miles of any of his Majesties Garrisons upon the Fronteers...

May 21.

[50] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas I have received certain intelligence of a late horrid and detestable conspiracy, against | the sacred life of Our Soveraign Lord King William. . . . . | [Dated at his Majesty's Fort in New York, the 21st day of May, ... 1696.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to His Majesty at the Bible in the City of New-York, 1696. Broadside. 114 x 7 in.

N. Y. S. L. The rendering of this broadside in the Mem. Hist. of New York is the same as that given above, with the exception that "etc." is used in place of " &c." as found in the copy seen. June 11.

[51] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His | Majesties Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God to bless the Inhabitants of this Provin[ce with a sufficient] | Plenty of Corn and Provisions... [Dated at his Majesties Fort in NewYork, the 11th day of June... 1696.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings Excellent Majesty at the Bible in NewYork, 1696. Broadside. 12 x 74 in. N. Y. S. L. Prohibiting the exportation of "Flower, Bread, or any other Grain, until the first of August next ensuing."

The last two letters of the word Province, and the words that succeed them in brackets, are torn away from the copy

seen.

July 2.

[52] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in [Chi]ef of His Majesties Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas, by Advice of His Majesties Council for this Province, upon the Application of the | Mayor of New-York, to remove a Grievance from the Inhabitants (the want of Bread) | ... | [Dated at Fort William Henry, the 2d Day of July . . . 1696.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings Excellent Majesty at the Bible in NewYork 1696. Broadside. 123% x74 in.

N. Y. S. L. Rescinding the proclamation of June 11, prohibiting exportation of Flower, Bread, or any other Grain," but continuing the prohibition against export of "Corneel and course Bisket."

The letters in brackets in the word chief in the caption are torn away from the copy seen.

August 1.

[53] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of | His Majesties Province of NewYork, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas for the Ease and Conveniency of the Fuzileers that were in His Majesties [Service] . . . | [Dated at Fort William Henry, the first Day of August... 1696.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings Excellent Majesty at the Bible in New-York, 1696. Broadside. 121⁄2 x 7 in.

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N. Y. S. L. Directing the cashing of tickets of credit given to the to take their pay in necessaries. August 2.

[54] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in] Chief of | His Majesties Province of

New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas I have this Day received Information from the Right Honourable the Lords | . . . | [Dated at Fort William Henry the second Day of August, . . . 1696.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings Excellent Majesty at the Bible in NewYork, 1696. Broadside. 121⁄2 x 73% in. N. Y. S. L. Directing that preparations be made looking to an anticipated attack by the French.

The letters in brackets in the caption are torn away from the copy seen. September 12.

[55] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His | Majesties Province of New-York, &c. A Proclamation | Whereas the Assembly of this Province have raised a Fund for the Encour agement of the Companys appointed by His Majesty,... [Dated at Fort William Henry, the Twelfth Day of September, . . . 1696.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, at the Bible in the City of NewYork, 1696. Broadside. 13 x 7% in. N. Y. S. L. Relating to the desertion of certain persons who had enlisted under the provisions of the fund granting three pounds levy money to each man volunteering military service for the period of one year.

September 12.

[56] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | CollBenjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His | Majesties Province of NewYork, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas His Majesties Service doth call for my immediate Presence at Albany, to| Compose and settle the Indians of the Five Nations in a stedfast Friendship with all | His Majesties Subjects | ... | [Dated at Fort William Henry the Twelfth Day of September, . . . 1696.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, at the Bible in the City of New-York, 1696. Broadside. 12 x71⁄2 in. N. Y. S. L. Adjourning the Assembly from September 29 to October 15, Reprinted in full in Assembly Journal, 1:70.

1696.

September 12.

[57] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties Province of NewYork, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas the French and Indians of Canada have lately Invaded the Country of the | ... | [Dated at Fort William Henry, the Twelfth Day of September, . . . 1696.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, at the Bible in the City of New York, 1696. Broadside. 14 x 1034 in. N. Y. P. L.

November 3.

[58] [Royal Arms] | Acts made the 5th Assembly, 4th Session. | Beginning the 15th day of October, and ending the 3d Day of November, | following, Anno Regni Regis Gulielmi Tirtia [sic] Angliæ, Scotia, Franciæ, | & Hiberniæ, Octavo. | An Act to vacate a Deed of Trust executed by John Robinson and Mar- |. 2 11., last leaf lacking. F. N. Y. P. L. A sessional issue (?) of the sixth supplement to the 1694 Law Book. See table at end.

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1697. March 25.

[60] [Royal Arms]| By His Excellency | Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His | Majesties Province of NewYork, &c. | A Proclamation | Having received the Joyful News of the safe arrival of his Most Excellent Majesty, William | the Third, . . . | [Dated at Fort William Henry, March 25, 1697.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, in the City of New-York, 1697. Broadside. 12% x 734 in. N. Y. S. L. Appointing April 22, 1697, a day of thanksgiving.

March 31.

[61] [Half Title] | Votes of the House of Representatives for his Majesties Pro- vince of New York in America. | [March 25-31, 1697.] pp. 70-73. F°. N Y. S. L.

Signature A in twos.

Attached to these pages is the following MS. note dated May 15, 1880, "The following 4 printed pages are a part of the original print of the N. Y. Colonial house journal, and are the earliest print of the journal in the possession of the State, or known to be extant. The fragment was found among the papers formerly belonging to Wm. Penn, now in possession of the Hist. Soc. of Pa., and by that Society presented to the N. Y. State Library in the year 1880. [Signed] S. B. Griswold, Law Librarian."

April 15.

[62] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Collonel Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties Province of New-York, &c. A Proclamation | Whereas sundry of the Inhabitants of the Tonws [sic] of Rye and Bedford, in the County of Westchester, ... | [Dated at Fort William Henry, April 15, 1697.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty in the City of New York, 1697. Broadside. 13 x 71⁄2 in.

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[66] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Collonel Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of his Majesties Province of New-York, &c. A Proclamation | Whereas the Assembly of the Province have lately raised the Snm [sic] of One Thousand | Eight Hundred Pounds for the Encouragement of the Three Companys of Souldiers at Albany, │. . [Dated at Fort

William Henry, June 4, 1697.] Printed by William
Bradford, Printer to the Kings most Excellent
Majesty in the City of New-York, 1697. Broad-
side. 11% x71⁄2 in.
N. Y. S. L.

Offering a bounty of four pounds ten shillings to be paid to each volunteer enlisting for one year's military service. Oct. 21.

[67] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Collonel Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of his | Majesties Province of New-York, &c. A Proclamation | These are to Publish and Declare to all whom it may Concern, That by and with the Advice | and Consent of His Majesties Council for this Province, I have Prorogued the Assembly, .... | [Dated at Fort William Henry, the 21th [sic] Day of October, . . . . 1697.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty in the City of New York, 1697. Broadside. 114x71⁄2 in. N. Y. S. L.

Proroguing the Assembly to March 25, 1698.

November 4.

[68] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency! Collonel Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of his | Majesties Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas many of the Souldeirs of his Majesties four Companys, appointed for the Security and Defence of this Province, have deserted His Majesties Service, ... | [Dated at His Majesties Fort in New-York, November 4, 1697.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty in the City of New-York, 1697. Broadside. 121⁄2 x 71⁄2 in. N. Y. S. L.

Relating to the capture of deserters and vagabonds.

1698.

[69] To the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. I The Humble Address of His Excellency | Richard Earl of Bellomont, Your Majesties Governor, | and the Council & Representatives of Your People | in Your Majesties Province of New-York, Conven'd | in General Assembly. May it Please Your Majesty; We Your Majesties most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects convened in |. . . . Broadside. 84 x 5/21⁄2 in. P. R. O.

[70] The Remonstrance of several of the Representatives for several Counties of the Province of New York being members of the present | Assembly. Offered to the Consideration of the House. | [Colophon] Printed and Sold by William Brad

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[72] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Collonel Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His | Majesties Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas it hath graciously pleased Almighty God to Crown the constant great Courage and Conduct of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord King William, during the War, | ... | [Dated at New York, the 26th Day of Feb1697.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty in the City of New-York, 1697. Broadside. 114 171⁄2 in. N. Y. S. L. Appointing March 10, 1698, a day of thanksgiving for New York city and county, Orange, Kings, Queens, Westchester and Richmond counties, and March 24, 1698, a day of thanksgiving for Albany city and county, Ulster, Dutchess and Suffolk counties.

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[74] [Royal Arms] | By his Excellency | Richard Earl of Bellomont, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties Province of New York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas I have thought it fit, for his Majesties Service, that the present Assembly... [Dated at New-York the Second Day of April, 1698.1 Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty in the City of New York, 1698. Broadside. II x 75% in. P. R. O., N. Y. S. L. Dissolving the assembly.

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April 2.

[76] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Richard Earl of Bellomont, Captain General and Governour in Chief of | His Majesties Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas it is of absolute Necessity for the Good and Prosperity of this Province, that our... [Dated at NewYork, April 2, 1698.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty in the City of New-York, 1698. Broadside. 13 x 73% in. P. R. O., N. Y. S. L.

April 7.

[77] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Richard Earl of Bellomont, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties Province of New-York, &c. | A Proclamation | Whereas I have thought fit, by and with the Advice and Consent of His Majesties | . . . | [Dated at New-York, April 7, 1698.] Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty in the City of New-York, 1698. Broadside. 12% x71⁄2 in. P. R. O., N. Y. S. L. Commanding that sheriffs, etc., "take effectual Care that there be a Free and Fair Election of Members for the ensuing Assembly."

May 4.

[78] By His Excellency | Richard Earl of Bellomont, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties | Province of New-York, and Territories depending thereon in America, and Vice Admiral of the same, &c. | A Proclamation Whereas the Proprietors of East-New-Jarsey have been very pressing with the Right Honourable, the Lords Com- | missioners for Trade and Plantations, to have the Priviledge of a Port at PerthAmboy |. [Dated at Fort William Henry the Twenty Fourth Day of May, 1698.] Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty in the City of New York, Anno Domini, 1698. Broadside. 1234 x 9 in. P. R. O., N. Y. S. L.

May 8.

[79] An Account | Of the Proceedings of | His Excellency, the Earl of Bellomont | Captain General and Governour of New-York, &c. | and the Honourable, the Council, at an Extra-ordinary Council held in Fort William Henry, | New-York the 8th day of May, 1698. | Published by his Excellency's Command. | [Royal Arms] | Printed and Sold by William Bradford, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty in the City of NewYork, 1698. t. p., I p. blank, pp. 3–6. F.

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There is also a colophon repeating the imprint. Signature [A-]B in ones.

"In 1698 he printed The Proceedings of His Excellency Earle Bellemount, Governor of New York, and his council, on the 8th of May, 1698, one sheet folio. Imprint New York, printed by William Bradford, printer to the King, 1698," (Thomas, Hist. of Printing, 1:292.) May 9.

[80] [Royal Arms] | By His Excellency | Richard Earl of Bellomont, Captain General and Governour in Chief of His | Majesties Province of New-York, and Territories depending thereon in

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