RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Alt Ref NoSPG XIV
TitleNEW YORK
Date1707-undated
Description1-2. Vesey to Secretary, New York, 23 Feb. 1707/8, expressing regret at having reported the scandal concerning Honeyman, which he now believes was generated by a 'scandalous wretch'. (Letter is dated 1707, but notation makes it 1707/8.)
3-4. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, New York, 24 Feb. 1707, giving an account of [George] Muirson's work in Connecticut. Not having heard from [Joseph] Cleator, he presumes that he is dead or has declined the post.
5. Neau to Secretary, New York, 1 Mar. 1706/7 (translation), reporting on his work.
6-9. [George] Muirson to Secretary, Rye, 4 Apr. 1707, reporting on his work.
10. Secretary to Cornbury, Petty France, Westminster, 5 Apr. 1707 (copy), informing of two new rules of society: that missionaries are to receive one quarter's payment after notice of dismissal by society and that society will require assurance of local support before starting a new mission.
11-12. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, 9 Apr. 1707 (French, with translation), mainly a testimonial to Evan Evans, against whom calumnious reports have been sent to England.
13. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, New York, 14 Apr. 1707. Mentions another visit of [George] Muirson to Connecticut, and speaks of an Independent (?) minister named Reed who will come to England for orders if assured of employment by the society.
14. [John] Bartow to Secretary, Westchester, 15 Apr. 1707, seeking restoration of his allowance.
15-16. Clergy of New York area to Society, New York, 3 Apr. 1707, asking restoration of [John] Bartow's allowance.
17-18. [John] Thomas to Secretary, Hempstead, 21 Apr. 1707, reporting on his work.
19. [George] Muirson to Secretary, Rye, 22 May 1707, reporting on his work.
20. Secretary to [John] Thomas, Petty France, Westminster, 2 June 1707 (copy), recommending peaceful persuasion as the means to win over Quakers and other dissenters.
21. Secretary to [Caleb] Heathcote, Petty France, Westminster, 3 June 1707 (copy). Society might name Bondet as assistant to [John] Bartow, if [Caleb] Heathcote can show that [John] Bartow wants an assistant, and that [Daniel] Bondet can preach in English, and will conform to the liturgy. [Joseph] Cleator has been delayed in sailing.
22. Secretary to [Elias] Neau, Petty France, Westminster, 3 June 1707 (copy). He has sent one of Neau's letters, describing his work, and a copy of his catechism to Osterwald.
23. Secretary to [Robert] Livingston, Petty France, Westminster, 6 June 1707 (copy), thanking him for delivering letters and other material sent by him.
24-5. Secretary to [George] Muirson, Petty France, Westminster, 6 June 1707 (copy), urging caution in his work in Connecticut.
26. Secretary to [William] Huddleston, Petty France, Westminster, 6 June 1707 (copy). £10 gratuity granted him by society and £10 worth of books are being sent by [John] Postlethwaite.
27. Secretary to [John] Bartow, Petty France, Westminster, 7 June 1707 (copy). The three-year rule which led to the discontinuance of Bartow's allowance was adopted in the hope that local support would be sufficient within that time. Having found by experience that it is not, they have adopted the rule that missionaries will serve at the society's pleasure.
28. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, Manor of Scarsdale, 18 June 1707. [Joseph] Cleator has arrived, to Heathcote's surprise, as letters explaining his delay had miscarried.
29-30. [Joseph] Cleator to Secretary, Rye, New York, 14 July 1707, reporting arrival.
31-2. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 22 July 1707 (French, with translation). Number of catechumens has increased since the Dutch minister has preached in favour of instructing the slaves. Neau has fitted up a schoolroom in his house, so that he can teach them by candlelight, as they are at work during the day.
33-5. Neau to Secretary, New York, 24 July 1707 (French, with translation), repeating some of information in (31-2) and adding that he has drawn on the treasurer for his salary. Postscript recommends Bondet.
36-7. [Daniel] Bondet to Secretary, New Rochelle, 24 July 1707 (French, with translation), seeking payment of arrears that he says are due him from the society.
38-9. [William] Huddleston to [John] Postlethwaite, New York, 30 July 1707, seeking allowance from the society and referring to financial affairs of himself and his brother Thomas.
40. Huddleston to Secretary, New York, 30 July 1707, seeking allowance.
41. Huddleston to Society, undated, but evidently sent with (40), petitioning for an allowance. He has been schoolmaster in New York for 18 years.
42-5. Thorogood Moore to Secretary, Fort Anne, New York, 27 Aug. 1707. He is a prisoner in the fort, having been arrested and accused of rebellion for refusing to obey a summons from Cornbury (doubting its legality) and continuing to preach when inhibited by Lieutenant Governor Ingoldsby.
46. Unsigned note, dated New York, 28 Aug. 1707, apparently enclosed with (42-5), saying that Moore was suspended for rebuking Ingoldsby for immorality.
47. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 28 Aug. 1707 (French), saying that Moore was arrested for rebuking Ingoldsby's immorality.
48-9. Moore to Secretary, Fort Anne, Aug. 1707 (copy), repeating the information in (42-5). This copy will be brought by [John] Brooke if he succeeds in reaching Boston without being arrested.
50-1. Neau to Secretary, New York, 26 Sept. 1707. [John] Brooke is also confined.
52. [William] Urquhart to Secretary, New York, 30 Sept. 1707, reporting on his work in Jamaica and his efforts to secure books sent to Stuart.
53. [William] Huddleston to Secretary, New York, 18 Nov. 1707, reporting that he has drawn on the society for its gratuity.
54-9. Cornbury to Secretary, New York, 29 Nov. 1707 (2 copies). [Thorogood] Moore escaped with the aid of [John] Brooke while Cornbury was in Albany. Informed that [John] Bartow has been accused of misconduct in letters to the Bishop of London, Cornbury attests to his innocence.
60. Joseph Johnson to [Thorogood] Moore and [John] Brooke, 29 Nov. 1707, expressing hope for their safe arrival in England and enclosing copy of assembly's remonstrance to Cornbury (xii. 216-19?).
61-2. [John] Bartow to Secretary, New York, 1 Dec. 1707. Acknowledging his restoration to the society's employ and reporting on his work.
63. Law. [Joseph] Cleator to Secretary, 3 Dec. 1707, concerning payment of his father's stipend.
64-9. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, 18 Dec. 1707, Manor of Scarsdale, outlining a plan for providing schoolmasters for the colonies (5 copies).
70-3. [William] Urquhart and [John] Thomas to the Secretary, Jamaica, 22 Dec. 1707. Acknowledge gift of books and furnishings and report enlargement of church in Hempstead and building of one in Oyster Bay (2 copies).
74-5. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, 24 Dec. 1707, Manor of Scarsdale, urging the sending of a bishop to the colonies (2 copies).
76. Lewis Morris to ([Thorogood] Moore and [John] Brooke?), Morrisania, St. John's Day (26 Dec. 1707). Letter seems to have been meant to reach them in Boston, for it refers to an effort by the New York authorities to have them held in Massachusetts, and gives an account of controversies with Cornbury following their flight.
77. [Joseph] Cleator to Secretary, Rye, New York, 27 Dec. 1707. He has requested the treasurer to pay his salary to his wife or her order.
78. Vesey to the Bishop of London, New York, 29 Dec. 1707, defending Honeyman, who is under attack by [Robert] Gardner in Newport. Though Vesey admits that he was 'too hasty to believe' the report against Honeyman when he was chaplain of a man-of-war in New York, he has since learned that the woman who brought it was a 'scandalous wretch'.
79. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, Manor of Scarsdale, 30 Dec. 1707. Careful inquiries have convinced him of Honeyman's good character.
80. [William] Huddleston to [John] Postlethwaite, New York, 30 Dec. 1707, introducing the son of the late attorney-general, Shelton Broughton, and asking Postlethwaite to introduce him to the secretary, to whom he will report on Huddleston's work.
81-8. [George] Muirson to Secretary, Rye, New York, 9 Jan. 1707/8 (2 copies). He has only received £18 (currency) of his official salary of £50 since he came, having refrained from pressing for full payment, as the people were building a church. He admires [Elias] Neau, and is happy to confer with him about the instruction of Indians and Negroes, but there are only a few of either in his parish. The few Indians there are tell him that they will not become Christians because of English hypocrisy. Cornbury has been recalled. [George] Muirson hopes his successor will secure legislation against the immoralities that are rife in the province. He has tried being nice to the Independents, but they are not nice to him. Letter will be brought by Broughton.
89. [George] Muirson to [Samuel] Myles, Rye, 14 Jan. 1707/8. He has been warned by Myles that Bridge's intrigues may extend to New York. He hopes to see [Samuel] Myles in the spring to consult him about raising a subscription to build a church in Stratford.
90-1. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, New York, 16 Jan. 1707/8, urging that naval chaplains have more authority (2 copies).
92. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, Manor of Scarsdale, 23 Feb. 1707/8, urging a bishop for the colonies.
93-6. [Daniel] Bondet to Secretary, 28 Jan. 1707/8, New Rochelle, New York, thanking society for gift of £20 (2 copies).
97-8. [William] Urquhart to Secretary, Jamaica, Long Island, 4 Feb. 1707/8, reporting the murder of a local resident, William Hallett and his family, by an Indian, abetted by a Negro woman slave.
99. [George] Muirson to Secretary, Rye, New York, 20 Feb. 1707/8, sent by Honeyman, whom he supports in his controversy with [Christopher] Bridge. Controversy shows need for a colonial bishop.
100-1. [John] Bartow to Secretary, Westchester, 28 Feb. 1707/8, supporting Honeyman. Postscript notes that [John] Talbot has departed for Burlington, but that [Thomas] Barclay is still at Boston.
102. Secretary to members of committee to wait on Governor [Francis] Lovelace (of New York) in the interests of the society, Petty France, Westminster, 7 June 1708, calling a meeting at house of the Bishop of Bangor.
103-4. [Joseph] Cleator to Secretary, Rye, New York, 11 June 1708, reporting on his work since his arrival.
105-6. [William] Huddleston to Secretary, New York, 15 July 1708, giving an account of his work and inquiring if the society has acted on his petition for aid.
107. Secretary to Morris, Petty France, Westminster, 21 July 1708 (copy). Though the language is not entirely clear, it appears that Morris had asked the secretary to use his influence to secure the appointment of Heathcote as governor, but that the request arrived too late for action.
108. Secretary to [Joseph] Cleator, Petty France, Westminster, 24 July 1708 (copy), saying that payment of his salary will be made in accordance with his request (77).
109-10. Secretary to [John] Bartow, Petty France, Westminster, 26 July 1708 (copy). He is sending copies of resolutions reinstating Bartow, who has been subject of some accusations now held to be groundless. Secretary refuses to name accuser or state accusation, but warns Bartow that the society has spies over him, some of whom are nearer than he thinks.
111-14. Secretary to [Caleb] Heathcote, Windsor Castle, 2 Aug. 1708 (copy). Society has resolved to send [George] Muirson to Connecticut as soon as a replacement can be found for Rye, and [Francis] Nicholson has pledged 25 guineas for one year toward his support. As Muirson is both young and a 'North Briton', [Caleb] Heathcote is urged to counsel him to 'qualify his zeal' if he goes to Connecticut. If Reed (13) comes to England for orders and is qualified, secretary is sure society will employ him and contribute to his passage, but it cannot undertake to support his family. Secretary agrees with Heathcote's commendation of Evan Evans. Explains [Joseph] Cleator's delay in arriving and asks [Caleb] Heathcote to be sure that he reports regularly. Heathcote's request that society seek Cornbury's recall following the Moore-[John] Brooke incident arrived after the recall had been ordered. Society cannot do anything for [Daniel] Bondet at present, but will ask the Bishop of London to ask Governor [Francis] Lovelace to give him some public aid. Society has decided Bridge-Honeyman dispute at Newport in favour of Honeyman.
115. Secretary to [George] Muirson, Windsor Castle, 4 Aug. 1708. Refers him to (111-14) for action in regard to Connecticut, but adds that society has hopes of persuading the government of that province to grant religious freedom to members of the Church of England (copy).
116. Secretary to [Elias] Neau, Windsor Castle, 5 Aug. 1708 (copy), giving Neau some advice about instructing Negroes, and asking if he knows why [John] Brooke abandoned his parish and why [Thorogood] Moore escaped from prison instead of following the more heroic example of the Presbyterian minister imprisoned by Cornbury.
117. Secretary to [William] Urquhart, Windsor Castle, 7 Aug. 1708 (copy). Asking for an account of Gordon's books, and advising him to consult with [Elias] Neau about instructing the heathen in his parish.
118. Secretary to [William] Vesey, Windsor Castle, 16 Aug. 1708 (copy). Reports decision in favour of Honeyman and acknowledges Vesey's expression of regret at having first believed the scandal against him, but thinks Honeyman contributed to it by his own folly in returning a second time to lodge in the house where the scandal had arisen.
119-20. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 24 Aug. 1708 (French), reporting on his work.
121. Secretary to [Aeneas] Mackenzie, Windsor Castle, 28 Aug. 1708 (copy). Society has complied with his requests for Dutch prayer books and a schoolmaster. He is urged to make regular reports.
122. Secretary to [Daniel] Bondet, Petty France, Westminster, 6 Sept. 1708. Bills for £30 which he reports drawing on the treasurer cannot be honoured, as the society does not owe him anything. It has petitioned the authorities to secure a more regular payment of his salary from the province.
123. [Caleb] Heathcote to Bishop of London, New York, 6 Oct. 1708, giving recommendation for promoting religion in the colonies: 1. The appointment of a bishop. 2. Care in appointing governors of good character. 3. Supplying of edifying books. 4. The establishment of a college. 5. Supply craftsmen for building churches and schools, as such projects often fail from lack of labour.
124-5. [Joseph] Cleator to Secretary, Rye, New York, 18 Oct. 1708, reporting death of [George] Muirson, who was the first person to be buried in the churchyard of the new church.
126. William Gordon to Secretary, 13 Dec. 1708. (Place not given but contents seem to indicate it was written in London.) He has just arrived from Carolina in weak health, but will wait on the society in a week.
127-8. Warrants issued by Cornbury for payment of [Daniel] Bondet's salary, but still unpaid, 6 Jan. 1708/9, as attested by [Caleb] Heathcote, [John] Sharpe, [Evan] Evans, and [Elias] Neau (2 copies).
129. Secretary to [John] Bartow, Petty France, Westminster, 1 Feb. 1708/9 (copy), referring to former letter (109-10?) as answering his inquiries.
130. Secretary to [Aeneas] Mackenzie, Petty France, Westminster, 1 Feb. 1708/9 (copy), rebuking him for failure to report.
131. Secretary to [Elias] Neau, Petty France, Westminster, 1 Feb. 1708/9 (copy). As auditors found four years' salary due to Neau, secretary hopes he has received it.
132. Secretary to [John] Thomas, Petty France, Westminster, 1 Feb. 1708/9 (copy). Urges instruction of Indians and Negroes and asks for any examples he can obtain of the Lord's Prayer in Indian, as he is collecting versions in all languages.
133. Secretary to [William] Urquhart, Petty France, Westminster, 1 Feb. 1708/9 (copy). Still concerned about books held by Stuart.
134. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, Manor of Scarsdale, 17 Feb. 1708(9). Hopes society will not insist on [Daniel] Bondet's returning his overdraft, as he cannot do so, unless the province pays him his arrears.
135. [Joseph] Cleator to Secretary, Rye, New York, 28 Feb. 1708(9), concerning the payment of his salary to his wife.
136. [Daniel] Bondet to Secretary, New Rochelle, New York, 22 Feb. 1708(9) (French), concerning his financial problems.
137-9. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 27 Feb. 1708/9 (French), giving an account of his work and some further information about the [Thorogood] Moore-[John] Brooke affair. List of masters with number of slaves attending his classes appended.
140. Secretary to [Caleb] Heathcote, Westminster, 7 Mar. 1708/9 (copy). He has submitted some recommendations of [Caleb] Heathcote to the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, but without result, partly because Sir Gilbert Heathcote refuses to sponsor them.
141. Secretary to Archbishop of Dublin, 21 Apr. 1709, Petty France, Westminster (copy), informing him that James Reynolds has been appointed missionary to Rye, New York.
142-3. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, New York, 28 Apr. 1709, making some recommendations for the promotion of religion in the provinces.
144. [John] Thomas to Secretary, Hempstead, New York, 30 Apr. 1709, urging that missionaries be given a chance to defend themselves against charges against them.
145. Testimonial to [Daniel] Bondet dated Boston, 24 May 1696, copy attested by clergy of New York area, 5 May 1709. [Daniel] Bondet was sent with a company of Huguenot refugees by the Corporation for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Indians. They settled in New Oxford (Massachusetts?), where [Daniel] Bondet ministered to both French and Indians (learning the Indian tongue), until the French, fearing the Indians, moved away. He then came to Boston.
146. Secretary to [Francis] Lovelace, Petty France, Westminster, 6 May 1709 (copy), commending [Edward] Vaughan and [James] Reynolds to his protection.
147. Secretary to Vesey, Petty France, Westminster, 6 May 1709 (copy), introducing Vaughan and [James] Reynolds.
148-9. [John] Bartow to Secretary, Westchester, 11 May 1709, reporting on his work. Mentions death of [George] Muirson and arrival of [Evan] Evans, who has gone on to Philadelphia, and refers to some other missionaries.
150. Secretary to Mr. [John] Gilbert of Plymouth, Petty France, Westminster, 21 May 1709 (copy), enclosing (152) and asking him to deliver it to [James] Reynolds.
151. Secretary to Captain Herriot, Petty France, Westminster, 21 May 1709 (copy), enclosing another copy of (152) and asking him to deliver it to [James] Reynolds when, as is expected, he receives the Admiralty's order to put him ashore.
152. Secretary to [James] Reynolds, Petty France, Westminster, 21 May 1709 (copy), ordering him to return immediately to London to report to the society. Any letters given him for delivery in America should be turned over to [Edward] Vaughan.
153-4. Lewis Morris to Secretary, New York, 30 May 1709. Reports death of Lord Lovelace on May 6 and again urges appointment of [Caleb] Heathcote. Cornbury, [Francis] Nicholson, [Robert] Quarry, and Ingoldsby are all seeking the post. Accuses Quarry of dividing the church in Philadelphia, by bringing in [George] Ross from Newcastle. Speaks of his own efforts to bring his Dutch neighbours to a favourable view of the Church of England.
155-6. Certificate by sundry persons, Albany and New York, 30 May 1706, that Thomas Barclay has served faithfully at Albany since his arrival in 1707. Signers indentified in certification by [William] Vesey, [John] Sharpe, and [Elias] Neau.
157. Secretary to [Daniel] Bondet, Petty France, Westminster, 6 June 1709, indicating that he has become a missionary and mentioning [Claude Grocess de] La Mothe as his principal sponsor in England.
158-9. Memorial of Thomas Barclay to the Bishop of London, describing his work with the garrison at Albany, among the Dutch at Schenectady, and with the Indians. (Undated, but refers to 155-6.)
160-1. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, New York, 3 June 1709, reporting change of stations by Jenkins.
162-3. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 6 June 1709, reporting on his work. Speaks of death of Lovelace and two sons and recommends Nicholson for post.
164-5. [John] Bartow to Secretary, Westchester, New York, 10 June 1709. He has visited Amboy, while his congregation was supplied by [John] Sharpe. He has received, at the hands of [Francis] Nicholson, a letter written by the Archbishop of Canterbury to all the missionaries.
166-7. [John] Thomas to Secretary, Hempstead, New York, 12 June 1709. He has persuaded about 35 dissenters to conform. In response to Secretary's wish to hear about heathen converted, he says that quite a few Negroes regularly attend his services, but that the few Indians in the neighbourhood are too 'sottish' to be reached.
168-9. Act of French congregation in New Rochelle, 12 June 1709 (French), acknowledging services of [Daniel] Bondet and stating that they have built a church which will always be used for services of the Church of England in English and French.
170. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, Manor of Scarsdale, 13 June 1709. He went to New Rochelle, accompanied by [John] Sharpe and [John] Bartow, where the congregation presented (168-9) and declared their conformity to the Church of England in their presence.
171. [Aeneas] Mackenzie to Secretary, Staten Island, 13 June 1709. Stating that contrary to some report that he believes has been sent to the society, the Brooks and Billop families have been his good friends.
172-3. Mackenzie to Secretary, Staten Island, 13 June 1709, reporting on his work.
174-8. [William] Urquhart to Secretary, Jamaica, New York, 15 June 1709 (2 copies), giving an account of Stuart's books. [George] Muirson had married [Caleb] Heathcote's sister-in-law, a daughter of Colonel Smith, shortly before his death, and has left a son, born posthumously. (no ff. 176-7.)
179. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 9 and 21 June 1709 (French, on same sheet). First letter reports on his work; second reports conformity of church in New Rochelle.
180-1. [Joseph] Cleator to Secretary, Rye, New York, giving an account of his work.
182. Secretary to [Francis] Lovelace, Petty France, Westminster, 24 June 1709 (draft), announcing dismissal of [James] Reynolds because of accusations of 'vile practices'.
183. Secretary to Archbishop of Dublin, Petty France, Westminster, June 1709 (copy), reporting the same.
184-5. Cleator to Secretary, Rye, New York, 4 July 1709, enclosing list of scholars.
186. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 5 July 1709 (French), asking that French books be supplied to church at New Rochelle.
187. [William] Huddleston to Secretary, New York, 9 July 1709. He is submitting another petition for an allowance through [John] Postlethwaite.
188. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 5 Sept. 1709 (French), reporting on his work.
189. Robert Hunter to Secretary, London, 29 Sept. 1709. About to leave for New York as governor, he promises to support work of society.
190. Testimonial to Thomas Poyer by J. Philipps and J. Langhorne, 28 Nov. 1709.
191. Testimonial to [Thomas] Poyer by John Pember, 9 Dec. 1709. Poyer has been chaplain of H.M.S. Antelope and curate to Thomas Davids, rector of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.
192. Secretary to [Thomas] Barclay, Petty France, Westminster, 11 Jan. 1709/10 (copy), informing him of his appointment as missionary and catechist at Albany.
193. Secretary to Neau, Petty France, Westminster, 13 Jan. 1709/10 (copy). Letter will be brought by James Dupré, who accompanies Governor [Robert] Hunter as superintendent of the Palatines.
194. Secretary to [John] Bartow, Petty France, Westminster, 19 Jan. 1709/10 (copy), acknowledging letters from him.
195. Secretary to [Daniel] Bondet, Petty France, Westminster, 19 Jan. 1709/10 (copy). Society has appointed him missionary with a stipend of £30 per annum.
196. Secretary to [William] Huddleston, Petty France, Westminster, 19 Jan. 1709/10 (copy). Society has granted him £10 for one year on condition that he teach 40 poor children.
197. Secretary to [John] Thomas, Petty France, Westminster, 19 Jan. 1709/10 (copy). [Thomas] Poyer is replacing [William] Urquhart, who has died.
198. Secretary to [William] Bradford, Petty France, Westminster, 24 Jan. 1709/10 (copy). He failed to receive specimen pages of quarto edition of prayer book which Bradford sent.
199. Secretary to [Joseph] Cleator, Petty France, Westminster, 24 Jan. 1709/10 (copy). Society is sending him some books.
200-1. Secretary to [Aeneas] Mackenzie, Petty France, Westminster, 24 Jan. 1709/10 (copy). His report and explanation, recently received, has led to his being forgiven for his failure to report for two years.
202. Secretary to [Lewis] Morris, Petty France, Westminster, 24 Jan. 1709/10 (copy). Society has granted £50 for one year to [Henry] Beyse for work in Harlem on Morris's recommendation.
203. Secretary to [Robert] Hunter, Petty France, Westminster, 22 Feb. 1709/10 (copy), asking him to examine property in Burlington.
204. Archbishop of Canterbury to Indian Sachems, 22 Mar. 1710 (copy). Long illness has prevented earlier answer to their petition. Assures them that society will send them two missionaries when certified that chapel and mission house are ready to receive them.
205. Secretary to Governor Hunter, Petty France, Westminster, 3 May 1710 (copy), apparently in reply to a plea from [Robert] Hunter for moderation on the part of missionaries, with special reference to [John] Talbot.
206. Secretary to [Francis] Nicholson, Petty France, Westminster, 30 June 1710 (copy). Society has asked the Archbishop to apply to the Lord Treasurer for funds to support a mission to the Indians.
207. [Daniel] Bondet to Secretary, New Rochelle, New York, 8 Sept. 1710 (French), reporting on his work.
208. Secretary to Governor [Robert] Hunter, Petty France, Westminster, 28 Sept. 1710 (copy), sent by [Thomas] Halliday, who is to divide the East Jersey mission with [Edward] Vaughan.
209. Secretary to [John] Bartow, Petty France, Westminster, 28 Sept. 1710 (copy). As Bartow has criticized society's action against [James] Reynolds, he encloses copy of letter describing [James] Reynolds's ill behaviour in the colonies, which, he says, coincides with reports of his misconduct in Ireland. Society is grateful to [William] Vesey and [John] Sharpe for supplying [William] Urquhart's parish after his death, and may do something for Urquhart's and [George] Muirson's widows.
210. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 3 Oct. 1710 (French). Refers to a dispute that has arisen between conformists and non-conformists in [Daniel] Bondet's church.
211-12. V. Antonides to Hoefnagele, Midwout, 8 Oct. 1710 (copy), accusing [Henry] Beyse of intruding in the Harlem congregation, without a call, though they have a regular minister, Du Bois.
213-14. Johan Freidrich Hager to Secretary, New York, 28 Oct. 1710 (German, with translation), reporting his arrival and the beginning of his work.
215. [Daniel] Bondet to Secretary, New Rochelle, 14 Nov. 1710 (French), reporting on his work.
216-17. Secretary to [Elias] Neau, Petty France, Westminster, 14 Nov. 1710 (copy). Society is pleased to learn of safe arrival of Palatines and their charitable reception. Some French books have been sent to [Daniel] Bondet through [Claude Grocess de] La Mothe, and more will be.
218. Josua Kocherthal to Society, New York, 15 Nov. 1710 (German), asking aid and expressing willingness to use ceremonies of Church of England.
219. [Thomas] Barclay to Secretary, Albany, 7 Dec. 1710, reporting on his work. He preaches at Schenectady once a month. Only dissenters at Albany are of the 'Holland or Lutheran churches'.
220. Secretary to [Daniel] Bondet, Petty France, Westminster, 11 Dec. 1710 (copy), reporting sending of books and asking what progress he has made in bringing the rest of his flock to conformity.
221-3. [William] Huddleston to Secretary, New York, 16 Jan. 1710/(11) (2 copies), requesting books for his poor scholars.
224. Secretary to Governor Hunter, Petty France, Westminster, 7 Feb. 1710/11 (copy), thanking him for supporting [Thomas] Poyer in his suit and saying that, on recommendation of [Robert] Hunter and [Lewis] Morris, society is continuing [Henry] Beyse's stipend for another year, though he has not fulfilled their conditions.
225-6. [John] Bartow to Secretary, Westchester, 31 Apr. 1711 [sic]. Regrets mistake in defending [James] Reynolds, whom he did not know. Reports troubles of [Thomas] Poyer in Jamaica, where the dissenters have succeeded in interrupting payment of his official salary.
227. [Thomas] Poyer to Secretary, Jamaica, New York, 3 May 1711, with notitia parochialis. His official salary has not been paid.
228-9. [Elias] Neau to Secretary, New York, 4 May 1711 (French), reporting on his work.
230. Mackenzie to Secretary, Richmond, New York, 4 May 1711. He has received a letter from the Bishop of London saying that he has concurred in his removal to Stratford. He has a church nearly finished on Staten Island.
231. P. Schuyler to Secretary, Albany, 4 May 1711. He is sending translations of the Lord's Prayer in Indian tongues, as requested. He visited the Indian country and laid out plans for fort and chapel, which he has submitted to Gen. [Francis] Nicholson.
232. [Robert] Hunter to Secretary, New York, 7 May 1711. Gives a favourable account of various missionaries, but thinks [John] Talbot would have greater success if he had less warmth. Owner of house in Burlington, a minor, has been advised against selling.
233-4. [Elias] Neau to [Claude Grocess de] La Mothe, New York, 7 May 1711 (French), giving some account of his work and of controversy in [Daniel] Bondet's church.
235. [Thomas] Halliday to Secretary, New York, 8 May 1711, reporting his arrival. [Edward] Vaughan is to settle at Elizabeth, and Halliday will take Amboy and Piscataway.
236. [Daniel] Bondet to Secretary, New Rochelle, 16 May 1711, concerning the controversy in his church.
237. Secretary to [Thomas] Barclay, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). Though his reports were approved by the society, his account of his visit to the Indians gave offence to [Francis] Nicholson, who said that it was misleading. Society is sending him some books. Pleased with his favourable report of neighbouring Dutch minister, Freeman.
238. Secretary to [John] Bartow, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy), acknowledging his report.
239. Secretary to [Daniel] Bondet, 24 May 1711, Petty France, Westminster (copy). They are sending him some books.
240. Secretary to [Christopher] Bridge, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). Society has voted to give him £10 worth of books towards replacing the library he lost in moving. He is asked to find out what happened to books in [George] Muirson's care. Secretary asks him for a private report on situation in Rhode Island, but it must be separate from his official report, as society will not believe anything he says about Honeyman.
241. Secretary to [Joseph] Cleator, Petty France, Westminster, 14 May 1711 (copy), acknowledging his reports.
242. Secretary to [John Frederick] Hager, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). Society has voted him £10 for a surplice and books and is sending him 100 German prayer books.
243. Secretary to [Caleb] Heathcote, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). [George] Ross was captured by the French on his return to America and is still in their hands. Society has decided not to send [Aeneas] Mackenzie to Stratford because of his report that the Staten Islanders are building a church.
244. Secretary to Kockerthall, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). The society is unable to give him an allowance because it is against their rules to employ anyone not sent by them.
245. Secretary to [Aeneas] Mackenzie, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). Society has ratified his agreement to employ two schoolmasters at £10 each, though he made it without their authorization.
246-7. Secretary to [Lewis] Morris, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). Unfriendliness of Lutherans to both Anglican and Reformed, to which [Lewis] Morris has alluded, is also noted in Europe. Secretary attributes it to the Doctrine of Consubstantiation. [John] Humphreys is returning in orders, to be missionary in Frankford, Pennsylvania, and schoolmaster in Philadelphia, Club being transferred to Apoquimininck, Delaware Society cannot do anything for Connecticut, as it has made a rule not to start any new missions in the present state of its finances.
248. Secretary to [Elias] Neau, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). Society disturbed by his report that most Blacks in New York are still unbaptized. It is considering what to do for the conversion of those willed to it by Gen. Codrington in Barbadoes.
249. Secretary to [Thomas] Poyer, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). He has sent a catalogue of Stuart's and [William] Urquhart's books, but society now wants a list of those he actually has in hand. In addition to these they will send him books to the value of £10 on his posting a bond for their proper care. The books he brought with him are to be delivered to [Henry] Beyse.
250. Secretary to [John] Thomas, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). Society has asked the governor to support [Thomas] Poyer against the dissenters, but their representatives in England have complained that [William] Urquhart appropriated their meeting-house. Society has asked the Bishop of London to write to some missionaries who are not thought to be treating the dissenters politely enough.
251. Secretary to [William] Vesey, Petty France, Westminster, 24 May 1711 (copy). Society has continued [William] Huddleston as schoolmaster and appointed [George] Ross to Chester on Vesey's recommendation, but Ross has been taken prisoner by the French. Vesey is asked to comfort his wife and family.
252. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, New York, 25 May 1711. Churches in the area are at peace, except in Jamaica. Stratford continues to solicit aid. He recommends David Clarke as schoolmaster in Westchester.
253. Secretary to Governor [Robert] Hunter, Petty France, Westminster, 8 June 1711. Asks him to check on [Henry] Beyse, as society has a report that he has almost no congregation. Expresses uncertainty about justice of the dissenters' claim in Jamaica.
254. Table giving statistics for parish of Albany and Schenectady for 1710.
255. Secretary to Robinson and [Thomas] Reynolds (dissenting ministers), Petty France, Westminster, 18 June 1711 (copy). Their letter was the first time the society had heard the complaint (attributed to Mr. [Cotton] Mather) that [William] Urquhart has seized the dissenters' church in Jamaica.
256. Secretary to Robinson and [Thomas] Reynolds (dissenting ministers), Petty France, Westminster, 30 June 1711 (copy). Committee has reported that it could not find anything in the records sufficient for a report on the Jamaica controversy, so an inquiry has been sent to Governor [Robert] Hunter. Secretary's own involvement in 'The Mine Adventure' and municipal business prevents a fuller account.
257. Secretary to Governor [Robert] Hunter, Petty France, Westminster, 17 July 1711, (copy), inquiring about this dispute.
258. Secretary to [Aeneas]Mackenzie, Petty France, Westminster, 18 July 1711 (copy). Society has continued £10 per annum allowance for the two schoolmasters on Staten Island.
259-60. Thomas Barclay to Secretary, Albany, 12 June 1711, enclosing (254). He has had some success with Indians, with whom some of the Dutch ministers also continue to work.
261. Brief account of the Church in Jamaica, by George Ross, 26 July 1711. Basic issue is whether phrase 'Sufficient Protestant minister' in the provincial establishment act was meant to include regularly ordained dissenters. Holding that it did, vestry, controlled by dissenter, called Revd. Mr. MacNeash. Church was built by dissenters, but Cornbury seized it on the ground that it belonged to the Queen.
262-4. [Christopher] Bridge to Secretary, Rye, New York, 27 July 1711 (2 copies), enclosing notitia parochialis. Some people started holding irregular meetings in his parish. He had a conference with them at which they expressed difficulties concerning the perfection and divinity of Christ. The meetings were discontinued shortly after the conference. He wishes the society would direct its missionaries to hold occasional consultations. Urges laws against profanity and immorality. People at Stratford continue to appeal for help. Postscript to second copy, 21 Oct. 1711, acknowledges gift of [George] Muirson's books from Colonel [Caleb] Heathcote and of £10 worth of books from society.
265-6. [Joseph] Cleator to Secretary, Rye, New York, 6 Sept. 1711, acknowledging gift of books for distribution and enclosing list of scholars.
267-8. [Robert] Hunter to Secretary, New York, 12 Sept. 1711. He has obtained promise of a refusal of the land in Burlington. [Henry] Beyse has promised to produce a certificate of performance of his duty. [Thomas] Halliday has been rebuked for loose conversation (though not accused of immorality) and has promised to reform, [William] Vesey has persuaded [Thomas] Poyer to delay his action in Jamaica. Indians still ask for missionaries. They are now on an expedition into Canada under Colonel [Francis] Nicholson.
269-70. Extract from a letter of Revd. Mr. [Jonathan] Odell, now assistant secretary to Sir Guy Carleton, to [Thomas Bradbury] Chandler, New York, 29 Aug. 1783, referring to plan proposed by Sir Guy for appointment of a bishop for Nova Scotia.
271-4. Certificates and testimonials relating to election of Samuel Provoost as Bishop of New York, 21 Sept. and 11, 16, and 21 Oct. 1786.
275-6. Standing Committee of General Convention to the English bishops, Wilmington, Delaware, 11 Oct. 1786, acknowledging receipt of their letter and reporting its transmission to General Convention. Signed by Provoost as chairman.
278-83. Provoost's declaration of conformity, 28 Oct. 1786, attested by James Duane, Mayor of New York (2 copies).
284. Undated declaration of conformity to the Church of England by the French congregation in New Rochelle.
285-6. Undated petition of French residents of New Rochelle to the society for aid to [Daniel] Bondet.
287-8. Undated legal opinion concerning status of land in Westchester, allegedly escheated to the Crown and granted to the Church, but claimed by George Hoadly on the ground that he is the legal heir.
289-90. Undated recommendation by [Evan] Evans, Sharpe, and [Elias] Neau that [Daniel] Bondet be aided by society.
291-2. Second copy of (289-90) with signatures of [John] Thomas and [William] Urquhart added.
293-4. Undated letter of [John] Bartow to Secretary giving an account of his work.
295-6. Undated petition of inhabitants and freeholders of Rye and Mamorenck to the Bishop of London on behalf of [Joseph] Cleator.
297. Undated fragment of letter relating to immorality in the Navy.
298. C. [Charles] Smith to Society, undated. Unable to accept mission to Indians on terms offered.
299. Smith to Archbishop of Canterbury, undated but possibly preceding (298). He wants society's allowance augmented by royal bounty and payment to his wife guaranteed during her survival if he dies on mission.
300-2. Undated petition of Robert Livingston, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to the Society seeking appointment of a missionary to the Indians.
303. Undated list of books left by [George] Muirson. (Cf. 262-4.)
304. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, undated, giving an account of his visit to Connecticut with [George] Muirson.
305. Undated list of churches in the Province of New York.
306-7. Undated petition of wardens and vestry of Westchester for continuance of allowance to [John] Bartow.
308-9. Undated petition of Rector, wardens, and vestry of Trinity Church, New York, for appointment of [William] Huddleston as schoolmaster.
310-12. Undated petition of Huddleston for appointment.
313. Copy of (308-9).
314. Undated petition of Sebastian Vander Eycken to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking his endorsement for an appointment by the society as minister to the Dutch in New York.
315-16. Undated petition of justices, wardens, and vestry of Westchester for continuance of allowance to [John] Bartow.
317. Undated petition of Palatines to Bishop of London asking continuance of [John Frederick] Hager as their minister.
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