Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey, Volume 9
General Books LLC, 2009 - 414 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... Draft of the Commission of Francis Bernard as Governor of New Jersey, submitted to the Attorney or Solicitor General. l From P. R. O. B. T. New Jersey, Vol. 16, page 25. George The Second by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our trusty and Wellbeloved Francis Bernard Esqr Greeting: We reposing especial Trust and Confidence in the Prudence, Courage and Loyalty of you the said Francis Bernard, of our especial Grace certain Knowledge and meer motion, have thought fit to constitute and appoint, and by these Presents do constitute and appoint you the said Francis Bernard to be Our Cap" General and Governor in Chief in & over Our Province of Nova Cassarea or New Jersey, Viz: the Division of East and West New Jersey in America, which we have thought fit to reunite into one Province and settle under one entire Government. public prints--Parton's Life of Franklin, II., 563; Gordon's New Jersey, 132. In a pamphlet published by Governor Bernard in London in 1774, he quotes from addresses of the Massachusetts Legislature to himself to show that the kindlk'st relations existed between him and them until he attempted to enforce the stamp act in 1765, which, by the way, he says he was opposed to passing. In June, 1769, that legislature petitioned ie king for his removal, on charges almost purely political, and in August he sailed for England to contest the matter, with such success, that in March, 1770, the petition was dismissed by his Majesty's privy council.--Select Letters on the Trade and Governvient of America, etc., by Governor Bernard, London, 1774, pp. 89-130. However, he never returned to America. He had some time before this been knighted. John Adams says bitterly: "At such times you will see a Governor...
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