THE CONCESSIONS AND AGREEMENTS
OF THE PROPRIETORS OF EAST JERSEY

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     Part VI: And that the Lands may be more regularlie laid out..

     i.  The Governor and Councell (and Assembly if any be) are to
         take care and direct that all Lands be devided by
         Generall Lotts, none lesse than 2100 acres, nor more than
         21000 Acres in each Lott, Excepting Citties Townes &c:
         and the near lotts of Townshipps, And that the same be
         devided into seaven parts one seaventh part by Lott to us
         our heires and assignes, the remainder to persons as they
         come to plant the same in such proporc'ons as is allowed.

     ii. ITEM that the Governor, or whom he shall depute in case
         of Death, or absence, if some one be not before
         Com'issionated by us as aforesaid doe give to every
         person to whom Land is due, a Warrant Signed and sealed
         by himselfe, and the Major part of his Councell, and
         directed to the Surveyor Generall or his Deputie
         com'anding him to lay our Limitt and bound          acres
         of land (as his due proporc'on is) for such a person in
         such Allottment, according to which Warrant the Register
         having first Recorded the same, and attested the record
         upon the Warrant, the Surveyor Generall or his Deputy
         shall proceed and certifie to the cheife Secretary or
         Register the name of the person for whom he hath laid out
         land by Virtue of what Authority, the date of the
         Authoritie or Warrant, the number of acres, the bounds,
         and on what point of the Compasse the severall limitts
         thereof lye, which Certificate the Register is likewise
         to enter in a booke to be prepared for that purpose with
         an Alphabeticall table referring to the booke, that soe
         the Certificate may bee the easier found, and then to
         file the Certificates and the same to keep safelye, The
         Certificate being entred a Warrant comprehending all the
         perticulers of the Land menc'oned in the Certificate
         aforesaid is to be signed and sealed by him and his
         Councell or the major part of them as aforesaid (they
         haveing seen the entry) and directed to the Register or
         cheife Secretary for his preparing a Graunt of the Land
         to the partie for whom it is laid out, which graunt shall
         bee in the forme following viz.

              THE LORDS PROPRIATORS of the Province of New
              Cesaria or New Jersey doe hereby Graunt unto
              A B of the ......... in the Province aforesaid A
              plantation conteyning ........ acres English measure
              bounding (as in the Certificates) TO HOLD to him (or
              her) his (or her) heires and assignes for ever,
              Yeilding and paying yearly to the said Lord
              Propriators their heires or assignes every 25th day
              of March according to the English account, One halfe
              penny [or One penny] of lawfull money of England for
              every of the said acres.  To be holden of the Manor
              of            in free and comon Soccage; the first
              payment of which Rent to begin the 25th day of March
              which shall be in the year of our Lord according to
              the English account 1670.  Given under the seale of
              the said Province the          day of         in the
              yeare of our Lord 16

     iii. To which Instrument the Governor or his deputy hath
          hereby full power to put the Seale of the said Province
          and to subscribe his name as alsoe the Councell or the
          major part of them are to subscribe their names, And
          then the Instrument or Grant is to be by the Register
          recorded in a booke of Records for that purpose, All
          which being done according to those instrucc'ons Wee
          hereby declare that the same shall be effectuall in Law
          for the enjoyment of the said Plantation and all the
          benefitts and profitts of and in the same (except the
          halfe part of mines of Gold and Silver) paying the Rent
          as aforesaid, PROVIDED that if any Plantacon soe
          graunted shall by the space of Three yeares be neglected
          to be planted with a sufficient number of Servants as is
          before menc'oned That then it shall be lawfull for us
          otherwise to dispose thereof in whole or in part, this
          Grant notwithstanding.

     iiii. ITEM wee doe alsoe graunt convenient proporc'ons of
           Land for highwaies and for Streets not exceeding 100
           foote in bredth in Citties Town's and Villages &c. for
           Churches fforts Wharfes Keyes Harbours and for publique
           houses, And to each Parish for the use of their
           Minister 200 acres in such places as the Generall
           Assembly shall appoint.

     v.   ITEM the Governor is to take notice that all such Lands
          laid out for the uses and purposes aforesaid in the next
          preceding Article shall be free and exempt from all
          Rents Taxes and other charges and duties whatsoever
          payable to us our heires or assignes.

     vi.  ITEM that in layeing out Lands for Citties Townes
          Villages Burroughs or other Hamletts, the said lands be
          devided into seaven parts, one seaventh part whereof to
          be by Lott laid out for us and the rest devided to such
          as shalbe willing to build thereon, they paying after
          the rate of one halfe penny or one penny p'acre
          according to the value of the Lands yearely to us as for
          their other Land as aforesaid Which said Lands in
          Citties Townes &c. is to be assured to each possessor by
          the same way and instrument as is before menc'oned.

     vii. ITEM that the inhabitants of the said Province have free
          passage through or by any Seas bounds creeks rivers
          rivuletts &c. in the said Province through or by which
          they must necessarilie passe to [or?] come from the
          maine Ocean to any part of the Province aforesaid.

     viii.Lastlie it shall be lawfull for the Representatives of
          the ffreeholders to make any Addresse to the Lords
          touching the Governor and Councell or any of them for or
          concerning any Greivances whatsoever or for any other
          thing they shall desire, without the consent of the
          Governor and Councell or any of them.   [GIVEN Under our
          Seal of our said Province the Tenth day of February in
          the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty and
          Four.


                                      John Berkley
                                      G. Carteret.]

     (The copy from which the foregoing was printed was without
     the closing paragraph and signatures, which are taken from
     the printed copy in the "Grants and Concessions," as
     published by Leaming & Spicer, which differs in orthography
     and other minor particulars.  Ed.)

     From a contemporaneous parchment copy brought to West Jersey
     by John Fenwick.  The original copy was destroyed by fire in
     April, 1686.

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