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Title Plantation reports [manuscript]: 1717-1722
Author Board of Trade (Great Britain)
Document Type Official Record; Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: An office book kept by Daniel Pulteney, a commissioner of the Council of Trade and Plantations, 1717-1721, containing letters, instructions, reports, queries, commissions, and other documents pertaining to the administration of British colonies in the Caribbean, Nova Scotia, and New York. Contains both contemporary and supporting historical documentation concerning matters considered by the commissioners, including British and French claims to the islands of St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Dominico, etc (1719); the fortification of the New York frontier and relations with Five Nations Indians (1700); the 1706 French invasion of Nevis (1719); a dispute with the French over the fisheries at Canço, Nova Scotia (1720); and the boundaries between French and British possessions in North America (1719). Also 1722 instructions from King George (with seal and signature) to Daniel Pulteney, and a 1714 ms. journal by Cyprian Southack concerning his voyage from Boston to the "town of Quebeck".
Names George I, King of Great Britain (1660-1727); Pulteney, Daniel (d.1731); Southack, Cyprian (1662-1745)
Places Nova Scotia, Canada; New York, United States; London, United Kingdom
Keywords British Colonialism, British North America, colonial forces, government, government relations, land claim, frontier, fort, armed forces, war
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; First Nations of Canada
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Additional Information This document has a related map of Canço Harbour, the eastmost land of Nova Scotia by Captn. Young.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 339
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue