Dudley Stoddard Collection, 1652-1811 – MS107
Provenance: Bequest to the Portsmouth Athenaeum in 2011 by Dudley Stoddard.
Citation: Dudley Stoddard Collection (MS107), Manuscript Collections, Portsmouth Athenaeum
Size: 3 Hollinger Boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Access: This collection has limited access. Please consult scanned images provided in Past Perfect Catalog.
Processed by: Susan Stowe Kindstedt in 2012
Scope and Content
The collection contains documents are primarily related to the Warner Family of Portsmouth and include information on the family’s social, commercial and governmental involvement. The documents were collected and arranged by Dudley Stoddard, a descendent of the Warners. The documents are not a complete chronological history therefore individuals cataloging was completed in Past Perfect. The documents retain their original order as presented to the Athenaeum.
F01 John Tufton Mason – Jonathan Warner Power of Attorney Power of attorney appointment made by John Tufton Mason for Jonathan Warner, both of Portsmouth. Dated 1766.
F02 C. Gobe to Jonathan Warner Letter to Jonathan Warner by C. Gobe of Boston, Massachusetts regarding an outstanding note dated 1788. Letter is dated October 5, 1790.
F03 Thomas Phipps Account Note to George Jaffrey from the selectmen of the town of Portsmouth, instructing Jaffrey to pay Thomas Phipps a balance “out of ye money you have of tho Towns in your hand & charge to tho Town Act.”
F04 Thomas Phipps Legal Document Legal document concerning a case between Jabez Dow of Hampton and Thomas Phipps of Portsmouth. Benjamin Thomas signs as a witness. Dated Greenland, July 14, 1720.
F05 Ann Packer’s Will Will of Ann Packer, wife of Thomas Packer, of Portsmouth. Dated July 31, 1759 [appears to be a transcribed copy]. Names beneficiaries as he sons, John, Daniel, William, Isaac and Jotham as well as her daughters, Elizabeth Wentworth and Mehetable Rogers, and granddaughter, Anna Peirce. Witnesses are James Stoodley, John Clark and Joshua Brackett. Ann Packer was the daughter of Jotham Odiorne of New Castle and was first married to John Rindge, who died in 1740.
F06 John Sam Sherburne to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Samuel Sherburne (Philadelphia) to Jonathan Warner dated February 22, 1794 regarding Fauchet and Gench [?] the “minister of the French nation” and his successor. The letter mentions construction of ships.
F07 Tax Statement Statement from the Parish of Portsmouth to residents, requesting that taxes for the year be paid immediately, as the wardens have been in conversation with Rev. Mr. Ogden. Dated July 28, 1787.
F08 Bond Statement Document regarding bonds issued starting in 1716 through 1726. Individuals are listed with corresponding amount (see People field for individual’s listed).
F09 Benning Wentworth to Archibald MacPheadris Letter from Benning Wentworth (in Boston) to Archibald MacPheadris (in Portsmouth) dated October 31, 1717. Benning states, “I now send you & the bearer the diamond you wrote for which has been proved and found to be good, it cost 38 lb and much ado to get it for that…” Archibald MacPheadris married Benning Wentworth’s sister, Sarah Wentworth, in 1717.
F10 Jeremiah Smith Judgement Judgement against Samuel Sherburne, Jonathan Warner, and Ammi R. Cutter who are ordered to pay damages to Jeremiah Smith of Exeter.
F11 William Remick Judgement Judgement against Samuel Sherburne, Jonathan Warner, and Ammi R. Cutter who are ordered to pay damages to William Remick of Kittery, Maine.
F12 John Samuel Sherburne to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Samuel Sherburne, Philadelphia, to Jonathan Warner, Portsmouth, dated February 1, 1794. Sherburne discusses the actions of Congress including “a proposition brought forward by Mr. Madison for the encouragement of our ship building and manufacturers by imposing higher duties on those of Great Britain – tho I conceive that part of the proposition which relates to navigation is immediately in favor of New Hampshire. I imagine it will not be adopted.”
F13 John Samuel Sherburne to Jonathan Warner & Col. Sherburne Letter from John Samuel Sherburne, Philadelphia, to Jonathan Warner and Col. Sherburne, Portsmouth, dated March 4, 1794.
Sherburne provides detailed information about the actions of Congress and his concern about the possibility of war. He advises Warner and Col. Sherburne to “regulate your affairs, as your judgement shall dictate…not too late, I would suggest…to place Mr. Warner in the Senate…”
F14 John Eliot Account Account sheet titled “Delivered to the Use of the Indians of the Reverend Jno. Eliot.” Document is signed March 2, 1674 by Thomas Danforth.
Entries on the sheet date from May 4, 1668 to June 27, 1674. Entries appear to be related to missionary work Eliot did in Natick and Narroganset, Massachusetts.
Names included in the accounts are listed in the People Field, although the uncertainty of the handwriting prevented some names from being listed.
John Eliot was born in Widford, England c. 1604. He was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians. Eliot immigrated to Boston in 1631 where he became minister and “teaching elder” at the First Church in Roxbury. From 1649 to 1674, he was assisted in the Roxbury ministry by Samuel Danforth. Samuel Danforth’s brother Thomas, signed this document.
F15 Benning Wentworth Receipt Receipt signed by Benning Wentworth between John Newmarch and James Springer dated April 24, 1727.
F16 James Jaffry Power of Attorney Legal document by James Jaffry of Salem, Massachusetts giving power of attorney to his brother Lyman Jaffry of Portsmouth in matters concerning the cutting of timber from his lot in Tatnick (part of Wells, Maine).
F17 John Nelson to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Nelson in Boston to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth, dated August 15, 1757. The letter references battles of the French and Indian War including the taking of Ford Edward in New York. It also references a ship on its way to Halifax.
F18 John Nelson to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Nelson in Boston to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth, dated August 23, 1757. The letter references the French and Indian War including a weakening of French forces at Louisbourg. There is also personal family content including a story about young Polly Warner (Jonathan’s child, age 8 at the time of the letter) attending church in Boston.
F19 William Davis Bill Document referencing an agreement between the late William Paddy and Jno. Chickley for twenty-five thousand feet of boards at a “mill in Pascataqua river.” Paddy only delivered fifteen thousand boards and William Davis appears to be looking to settle his interest in the matter. Dated November 19, 1659.
F20 Daniel Cook Property Dispute Document regarding a property line dispute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Includes the names Daniel Cook, Mr. Edwards (deceased), Mr. Gurling, and Thomas Danforse.
F21 Joseph Seaward Maritime Court Judgement Judgement of the Maritime Court in Massachusetts granting Joseph Seaward permission to sell the cargo and ship remains of the Ship Mary Ann (which wrecked in Long Island Sound). Document is signed by Timothy Langdon, Judge of the Maritime Court. Dated August 25, 1786.
F22 John Langdon to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Langdon (Philadelphia) to Jonathan Warner (Portsmouth). Letter discusses the bankruptcy of Mr. Eddy and Jonathan’s claims against Eddy. Letter referes to W. Kepple. Dated February 4, 1800. See also MS107 B01 F26
F23 Thomas Boohby’s Will & Probate Probate document for Thomas Boothby of Scarborough, Maine, will brought before probate court by Samuel Boothby. Also includes the names Richard Thing, Robert Carkk and Jonathan Winget. Signed by Jeremiah Moulton. Dated January 2, 1757.
F24 United States Stock Receipt Receipt “for interest on the assumed Stock in the Funds of the United States…” Recieved of John Cochran, commissioner of loans in the State of New York, and signed by P. Livingston.
F25 United States Stock Receipt Receipt “for interest on the assumed Stock in the Funds of the United States…” Recieved of John Cochran, commissioner of loans in the State of New York, and signed by John Jacob Astor. Dated either 1787 or 1791.
F26 John Langdon to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Langdon (Philadelphia) to Jonathan Warner (Portsmouth). Letter discusses the bankruptcy of Mr. Eddy and Jonathan’s claims against Eddy. Letter referes to both John Wentworth, attorney general and W. Kepple. Dated April 7, 1800. See also MS107 B01 F22
F27 Tuttle Judgement Receipt for partial fine paid by — Tuttle “for committing theft.” Signed by Peter Coffin and received of Thomas Phipps.
F28 Lamprey River Deed Deed between Valentine Hill (of Dover) and William Davis (of Boston) giving Davis partial rights to the Lamprey [?] River between Dover and Exeter. John Hull and one other signed as witnesses. Dated February 25, 1660. Biographical Note: Valentine Hill was born in England about 1603 and came to Boston around 1635. He became a prominent merchant in both Boston and Dover. In 1649 he and Thomas Beard received a grant for use of the “the falls at Oyster River.” His home is now the Three Chimney’s Inn in Durham. See also MS107 B1 F30 and F31.
F29 John Nelson Customs Receipt Customs receipt for John Nelson importing silk and sewing silk from John Tomlinson and John Smith of London. Dated 1751 and 1752.
F30 Edward Colcord Deed Deed between Edward Colcord (or Colcott) of Hampton and Valentine Hill of Dover for rights of the lower falls of the Lamprey River. Dated 1657. Historical Note: The lower falls of the Lamprey River is present day Newmarket. See also MS107 B1 F28 and F31.
F31 Lamprey River Dam Contract Contract to construct a dam at the lower falls of the Lamprey River (present day Newmarket). Robert Burnam was contracted for the construction by William Paddye, Valentine Hill, Thomas Broughton (as attorney for Richard Leader). Includes a description of materials used and how dam was to be built for as many mills as desired by group contracting with Burnam. See also MS107 B1 F28 & F30.
F32 Granville Temple to Jonathan Warner Letter from Granville Temple (Boston) to Jonathan Warner (Portsmouth) dated October 27, 1811 regarding settling the estate of John Nelson. Temple appears to be questioning the manner in which Warner is settling the estate, espcially in regards to land owned by Nelson in Colbrook, NH which was scheduled to be auctioned by the town due to unpaid taxes.
F33 Daniel Warner’s Appointment Daniel Warner’s appointment to the Governor’s Council. Dated July 28, 1752 and signed by Claudius Amyard at Whitehall. Addressed to Benning Wentworth.
F34 Jonathan Warner to John Tufton Mason Letter from Jonathan Warner to Col. John Tufton Mason dated December 27, 1766. Letter discusses houses that Mason owned in Portsmouth, an “old house” and a “masion house with a large barn.” Both, Warner reports, are empty and in need of repair.
F35 Mill Receipt Receipt or agreement for wood to be milled “5000 foot of pine boards.” Includes the names William Paddy, Thomas Lake, William Barthlomemew [?], and John Chickley [?]. William Paddy and Thomas Lake were both on the council for the city of Boston in the 1650s. Document is dated 1657 and 1659.
F36 Thomas Phipps Appointment Appointment for Thomas Phipps of Portsmouth to be Deputy Register of the Court for the Province of New Hampshire. Dated 1705 and signed by John Valentine.
F37 Mark H. Wentworth to Jonathan Warner Letter from Mark H. Wentworth (as power of attorney for Benjamin Lewis) to Jonathan Warner requesting pay on behalf of a Portsmouth woman described as “a very poor woman” for her son’s (Benjamin Lewis) work on voyages on the ships (belonging to Warner) Pickerin and Robinson. Dated March 13, 1759.
F38 Jonathan Warner to Isaac Jones Letter from Jonathan Warner (Portsmouth) to Isaac Jones (New Haven, CT) dated August 16, 1790. Discusses the death of Sarah Warner, Jonathan’s mother, at the age of 90.
F39 David Dunbar to Cyprian Jeffery Letter from David Dunbar to Cyprian Jeffery of Portsmouth. David Dunbar was Surveyor General of His Majesty’s Woods in the late 1720s through the 1730s. The document gives Jeffery orders to supervise “a great parcell of loggs” that had been seized at the “upper boom” of the Newichawannock River (now the Salmon Falls River, upper portion likely near present day Rollinsford, NH and South Berwick, Maine). Jeffery was to take note of any individual that attempted to mill the logs. Dated July 23, 1735.
F40 John Wentworth to Archibald Macpheadris Letter from John Wentworth (Portsmouth) to Archiblald Macpheadris. Macpheadris was married to John Wentworth’s daughter Sarah. Letter pertains to shipping, lumber and trade. It also mentions the “affairs of our Iron Works,” the Schooner Dolphin, with George King, captain and the Indian Wars. The name John Shepard is also mentioned. The letter closes with “your wife is well, she looks pretty round and suppose pretty near her time. I pray God give her a safe delivery…” This was referring to Sarah (Wentworth) Macpheadris’s pregnancy. Mary Macpheadris was born in 1722. Letter is dated January 17, 1722.
F41 Fragments (2) Two fragments, one is an address block to Thomas Warner, merchant at Portsmouth, 1769 (not letter). The other states “Maps of the townships in Maine given to L. Col. Ex—- by his father [?].
F42 Benning Wentworth to Archibald Macpheadris Letter from Benning Wentworth (Boston) to Archibald Macpheadris (Portsmouth). Letter discusses financial matters, Benning is enclosing money toward his account. He also stated that he would be returning later than expected to Portsmouth because of “rumor of the Indians.” Dated September 12, 1720.
F43 John Pray Letter from James Clarkson, Thomas Peirce, John Cutt, and Joseph Moulton (Selectman) to John Pray regarding amount of money owed by Pray to Jno. Plaisted. Dated October 1, 1722.
F44 George Jaffrey Receipt Receipt between George Jaffrey, Capt. Phips and Bradstreet Wiggin. Dated 1708.
F45 Jonathan Warner to Isaac Jones Letter from Jonathan Warner (Portsmouth) to Isaac Jones (New Haven, CT). Dated July 22, 1791.
F46 Henry Sherburne to Jonathan Warner Letter from Henry Sherburne (Portsmouth) to Jonathan Warner concerning an order of goods. Dated June 25, 1761.
F47 Governor’s Council Attendance Attendance list for the Governor’s Council from April 7, 1774 to June 8, 1774. Individuals listed:
Governor John Wentworth
F48 Joshua Newbold Sailing Orders Sailing orders for Capt. Joshua Newbold from Henry Sherburne of Portsmouth. Sherburne orders Newbold to “embrace the first opportunity to sail and make the best of your way for the Island of Jamaica.” Dated February 11, 1739.
F49 John Hart Judgement Judgement against Jonathan Warner and Elisha Hall, both of Portsmouth, in favor of John Hart of Conway, in the amount of $525.60. Dated January 22, 1810.
F50 Foxcroft to Phips Correspondence Letter from F. Foxcroft to — Phips (possibly Sir William, although he died in 1695 or Spencer, son of Sir William). Letter addresses a mortgage with George Jaffries and also includes news from England regarding Parliament and the health of the King.
F51 Lamprey River Accounts Short list of accounts related to the Lamprey River Dam. Dated 1692 [?].
F52 Londonderry Charter Charter for the town of Londonderry, New Hampshire dated December 2, 1725. Names listed on charter can be found in the People Search Field.
F53 Brigantine Success Document Document for the Brigantine Success, granting permission for Capt. Daniel Jackson to continue on his journey to Madeira from Portsmouth. Signed by Theodore Atkinson and John Wentworth. Dated July 14, 1769.
F54 Benning Wentworth to Archibald Macphaedris Letter from Benning Wentworth, Portsmouth, to Archibald Macphaedris, includes sailing orders (Ship Mary?) and an order to pay Mr. Fitch money owed. Dated July 1722.
F55 Isaac Royall to Richard Waldron Letter from Isaac Royalle [Royall], Charlestown, to Richard Waldron. Royall is upset and refers someone looking at his mail. Letter mentions Capt. Bowse and Capt. Waldron. The letter ends with Royall requesting a private meeting with Waldron in Haverill. Letter is dated July 3, 1722.
F56 John Tufton Mason to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Tufton Mason (Bugden, Huntingdonshire, England) to Jonathan Warner (Portsmouth), dated March 17, 1767.
Letter includes references to a protested bill from Leo Shea and the possibility of legal action. It also references the “catastrophe of Harry Wentworth” and the “fatal effect it had on his father.” This may be refering to Henry Wentworth (son of Samuel and brother of Benning) death on board a ship that was caught in a mass of icebergs. Samuel Wentworth then died in 1766.
There is a great deal of discussion concerning selling land in various towns in New Hampshire (Conway, Piermont and Portsmouth), as well as, a legal matter concerning an agreement with the late John Tomlinson.
Mason also states that he has been “unlucky in my Carolina adventure (but tis no wonder) as all my American affairs are & have been attended with the same fatallity a thing peculiar to me & what no man else ever experienced but myself.”
Finally Mason references the death from consumption of Theodore Atkinson and his own illness, “I wish Theodore Atkinson had been with me under Doctor Huxham, I really think it would have cured him.”
F57 Thomas Hutchinson order to Jonathan Warner Order from Governor Thomas Hutchinson (of Massachusetts) requesting that Jonathan Warner be part of “a special court” for the trial of Ansell Nickerson, who had been charged “with the crime of murder, committed upon the high seas…” Dated November 25, 1772.
On November 19, 1772, the following news item appeared in the Massachusetts Gazette, a newspaper printed at Boston: “On Sunday the 15th Current Capt. Joseph Doane Jun. sailed from Chatham Harbour on the Back of Cape Cod and soon after viz: about ten o’clock in the Forenoon, saw a Schooner with a Signal of Distress and going on board, found one man only in her, who appeared to be in a great Fright and gave the following Account, viz: That the day before the said Schooner, Thomas Nickerson, Master, sailed from Boston Harbour bound to Chatham – that at two o’clock the next morning they saw a topsail Schooner – that the man who gave this Account, fearing that he should be Impressed, slung himself with a Rope and let himself down over the Stern – that four Boats with armed men came on board – that whilst he was there hanging over the Stern, he judges by what he heard that the Master, Mate and one Man were murdered and a Boy carried away alive – that he heard talk of burning the Vessel, but it was finally agreed to leave her to drive out to Sea, with her Sails standing – after that they left her, he came up on Deck, found some of the crew, but saw the marks of their being murdered, and Capt. Doane says that when he came on board, the Decks were bloody, the Chests all broke open and plundered and the Head knocked out of a Barrell of Rum and two or three Gallons only left in it.” Capt. Doane brought the Schooner to the Harbour at Chatham and early the next day repaired to Barnstable and gave this account to Edward Bacon Esq, who forwarded it to the Governor (Thomas Hutchinson) and the same day went to Chatham to examine the person found on board. His name was Ansel Nickerson, a cousin of the captain. The Governor gave orders to Admiral Montague to search the coast, but it being so late in the year, only the frigate Lively was ready for service. She started from Boston Wednesday the 18th, over three days after the event. By this time any pirate could have had ample chance to escape and of course search was fruitless. Nickerson was arrested on suspicion by order of he authorities and brought to Boston, arriving on the 23rd. At a Court on Dec. 16th he was ordered to be tried for murder on the high seas, the date of the trial being June 2nd following. At this trial which aroused great interest, the prisoner was ably defended and the Court returned a verdict of not guilty – a result which from the account of the affair which we have, would seem to be inevitable. That one man on a vessel should have been able to despatch four others without a scratch himself and then should have gone through the chests of the vessel, concealed the plunder successfully and then should have done his best to bring the vessel to its destination, does not look reasonable. The authorities and presumably the public were not satisfied, however, and he was arrested again, charged with piracy and robbery on the high seas. He was tried for this offence at a special Court of Admiralty, beginning July 28 and lasting nearly two weeks. John Adams and Josiah Quincy Jr. were counsel for the prisoner, who as before stoutly asserted his Innocence. He was again found not guilty by the Court, the evidence not being sufficient. “Thus,” says the Massachusetts Gazette, “ended a Trial for the most surprising Event which has happened to this and perhaps any other age of the world!’ “Two of the persons missing viz: Thomas Nickerson and Sparrow Nickerson, were cousins german to the prisoner, the third, Elisha Newcomb, married their Sister and the fourth, William Kent Jr., was a Boy of the same Town about thirteen years of Age.”
F58 John Nelson to Hunking Wentworth Letter from John Nelson to his Uncle, Hunking Wentworth, ca. 1765. Nelson states, “It just came into my head that you have a clay on your estate, that is for prefferable for the refining of sugar, to any we have at Grenada…”
Nelson also discusses his dislike of London and his desire to leave. The is also a note from John Wentworth dated March 30, 1765 at the end of Nelson’s letter.
F59 Gov. Belcher Letter Document with inscription at top “Extract of a Letter from R. Partridge of London to Gov. Belcher.” Letter references Governor Dunbar of New Hampshire, who at the time is “laid up.” A letter on the reverse is from Charles Wager, dated June 1739, and states “I wish you could find some way that we may move for an Act of Parliament, that would be sufficient to preserve the Masts, proper for the King’s Ships…”
F60 John Sullivan to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Sullivan to Jonathan Warner, dated June 18, 1783. During this time John Sullivan was on the state assembly. Sullivan appears to be looking out for Warner’s interest in a matter concerning the Masonian land grants. At the end of the letter Sullivan states, “I am now in great want of money and send on purpose to obtain if possible…and of my fees in other affairs which you may recollect have not been settled.”
F61 Thomas Phipps to William Partridge Note between Thomas Phipps and William Patridge concerning a debt that was due and Phipps’ inability to pay it in full. Also mentions Jonathan Gilman and Mr. Belcher. Dated June 10, 1715.
F62 Ship Mary Orders Orders for Capt. Archibald Macpheadris to sail the Ship Mary to Cadiz, sell the cargo and then attempt to sell the ship. If a buyer could not be found for the ship he was to return to Marblehead with a load of salt or if that was not possible, he was to find other ventures in Spain to make money with the ship. Archibald Macpheadris, George Bethune, and Benning Wentworth were all part owners in the Ship Mary. Dated June 30, 1722, Portsmouth.
F63 Mason and Hill Two sided document.
Side one is an agreement between Valentine Hill and William Gilson (or William Hilson), dated 1653, and Valentine Hill, William Paddy and John Bundy, dated 1654.
Side two refers to the estate of John Mason of London and his widow Mary Ann Mason. Dated February 4, 1653.
F64 Lamprey River and Cape Ann Account Account for the Lamprey River and Cape Ann mills. Includes names and amounts paid or owed.
F65 Valentine Hill Account Account list of Valentine Hill, references linen and cotton. Dated 1659.
F66 Joshua Newbold Will Will of Joshua Newbould (Joshua Newbold) dated November 22, 1742. Leaves estate to his wife, Deborah Newbold, and son, William Newbold. Witnesses are Samuel Waterhouse and David Horney. Related items: MS107 B01 F48 – Sailing orders for Capt. Joshua Newbold from Henry Sherburne of Portsmouth. Sherburne orders Newbold to “embrace the first opportunity to sail and make the best of your way for the Island of Jamaica.” Dated February 11, 1739.
F67 Naval Commissioner to Nathaniel Sherburne Letter from the commissioner of the Navy to Nathaniel Sherburne regarding reimbursement of funds, requesting additional information from Sherburne. Dated September 15, 1828.
F68 John Sullivan to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Sullivan to Jonathan Warner, requesting payment for debt owed. Sullivan sent Mr. Clagall to collect the money for him. Dated July 30, 1774.
F69 Jonathan Warner debt with William Dennie Document regarding money owed to William Dennie by Daniel Warner, Jonathan Warner is assuming the debt of his father’s estate and outlines when payment will be made. William Dennie was a Boston ship owner. Dated May 22, 1780.
F70 Benning Wentworth Letters Three letter drafts or copies from Benning Wentworth to unknown recipients. Dated 1733, 1735, and 1742.
F71 Nathaniel Green to Jonathan Warner Letter from Nathaniel Green (in Pensacola, Florida) to Jonathan Warner (in Portsmouth). Warner had appears to have been inquiring about sugar that was to have been sold by Patrick Morgan “Vendue Master…& also owner of the Sloop Capt. Rogers sailed in.” Dated February 4, 1770.
F72 Theodore Atkinson Note Note signed by Theodore Atkinson regarding a discount applied to a debt between William Parker and Capt. Hollensby [?]. Dated December 11, 1749.
F73 Machias Charter Short note labeled: “In Nova Scotia Grant 1763.” Note reads:
The Hon. Daniel Warner Esq.
Hon. Sherburne Esq.
Jonathan Warner Esq.
Capt. Nath Warner Merchant
Capt. Saml Warner Merchant
To be entered in the Charter of Michias in the Province of Nova Scotia May 1763.
F74 Archibald Macpheadris Ship Richmond Galley Letter to Archibald Macpheadris from Abraham Moses Franco, Robert Ashurst and [Wilkerson], owners of the ship Richmond Galley, which Macpheadris was sailing to Cadiz when it ran ashore. The letter advises Macpheadris to contact William Jerry concerning the remaining cargo on the ship.
F75 John Nelson to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Nelson (in London) to Jonathan Warner (in Portsmouth). Nelson’s sister was Mary, wife of Jonathan Warner. Letter discusses trade, goods being sent by Nelson to Portsmouth, which he instructs Warner to sell. Nelson also places an order for lumber for a “vessel – that is ordered from the West Indies, belonging to Liverpool,” however he instructs Warner to keep his request quiet and perhaps lie when placing the order, “Tell ’em tis Ireland or any were else to deceive them – ” Also includes family business and social discussion. Dated August 3, 1754.
F76 Daniel Warner Funeral Expenses Expenses submitted to the estate of Daniel Warner by Jonathan Warner related to the funeral of Daniel Warner. List material for mourning clothes as well as articles for the funeral, such as Cyprus, widows crape, silk for hats, black womens shoes, wine and rum. Dated October 22, 1778.
F77 John Wendell to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Wendell to Jonathan Warner dated August 2, 1773. Letter discussed Wendell’s return from laying out lots in the the townships of Saville and Protectworth. Saville later became the town of Sunapee, NH and Protectworth is now Springfield, NH.
F78 Jonathan Warner to George Jaffrey Letter from Jonathan Warner to George Jaffrey, dated July 14, 1801. Warner appears to be making amends on some disagreement, hoping to restore friendship.
F79 Thomas Phipps to James Bowdoin Receipt Receipt for payment received by James Bowdoin from Thomas Phipps, dated Boston October 18, 1708.
F80 Isaac Jones to Jonathan Warner Letter from Isaac Jones to Jonathan Warner, dated New Haven August 23, 1791. Per request, Jones is sending Warner some garden seeds for peas and beans.
F81 William Bayard to Jonathan Warner Letter from William Bayard to Jonathan Warner dated New York, March 2, 1767, concerning business affairs.
F82 Lamprey River Mill Document related to the Lamprey River proprietors, Valentine Hill, Mr. Broughton, Jno. Humill, William Davis, and William Paddy, undated. On rear in ink: “Agreement … to build a Mill at Lamperell River.”
F83 John Rindge Estate Probate division of the estate of John Rindge, dated January 24, 1750. Includes portions of the estate going to his widow, Ann (who was remarried to Thomas Packer) and his children, John Rindge, Elizabeth Wentworth, Ann Peirce (her representatives), Mehitable Rogers, Daniel Rindge, William Rindge, Isaac Rindge, and Jotham Rindge. The estate included property in Portsmouth, New Castle, Barnstead, Gimantown, Kingston, Londonderry, and Nottingham.
F84 William Rindge Will Will of William Rindge of Portsmouth, dated February 20, 1768. He includes his brothers John Rindge, Isaac Rindge, Jotham Rindge, and Daniel Rindge, as well as the daughter of his sister Ann, Ann Peirce.
F85 Cushing and Fitch to John Wentworth Letter from Rev. Caleb Cushing and Jabez Fitch to John [?] Wentworth, dated September 30, 1724. On rear of letter in ink: “Mr. Cushing & Fitch lr. to Coll. Wentworth concerning the method of translation to be communicated.”
Related document in MS036 North Church Papers Box 17 Folder 5. In 1724 Jabez Fitch accepted a call to settle as a minister in Portmouth, but had trouble receiving a proper dismissal from the church in Ipswich.
F86 Samuel Dexter to Jonathan Warner Letter from Samuel Dexter to Jonathan Warner, dated Charlestown, Mass. October 28, 1790. Discusses a debt or judgement owed by Warner’s “brother Pitts” and the agreement with Mrs. Inches regarding repayment.
Samuel Dexter was a US Senator from Massachusetts and also served as Secretary of War and Treasury under Adams and Jefferson.
F87 John Wentworth to Cyprian Jaffries Document written by John Wentworth (as Lieutenant Governor) to Cyprian Jaffries with instructions concerning surveying land between Lake Winnapesaukee and the Merrimac River. He states, “If you should meet any Indians in your travels be sure you treat them kindly and tell them all good peace…” Later he states, “So at your return that we may be certain of what lands we have yet to lay into Townships, on this side of the Merrimac and the Pond [Lake Winnipesaukee].” Dated September 14, 1726.
F88 Thomas Hutchinson to Jonathan Warner Letter from Thomas Hutchinson Jr. to Jonathan Warner regarding the estate of Mr. Rogers (possibly Nathaniel Rogers of Boston) and a vessel at Wells, Maine that Hutchinson wanted sold or brought to Portsmouth. Dated November 18, 1774.
F89 Will of Thomas Boothby Will of Thomas Boothby (yeoman) of Scarborough, Maine. Boothby leaves parts of his estate to his wife, Lydia Boothby, his sons, Jonathan Boothby, Samuel Boothby, Joseph Boothby, daughter, Miriam Dearing, Lois Boothby, and grandchild, Lemuel Aubbins. Dated November 16, 1756.
F90 William Baker to Jonathan Warner Letter from William Baker, London, to Jonathan Warner concerning money of Capt. [John] Cochran in Dublin “to be remitted me for account of Hugh Hall Wentworth.” Dated November 26, 1767.
F91 John Morgan (for William Baker) to Jonathan Warner John Morgan (clerk of William Baker) to Jonathan Warner regarding debt of Capt. John Cochran and money in the hands of John Armstrong. Dated September 18, 1767.
F92 Greely Jeffry Document Two sided document:
Side A – Receipt to the estate of Peter Greely of Portsmouth for two pairs of “woman’s Russell shoes.” Dated 1742.
Side B – Statement of birthdays, marriages, etc. for the Jeffry who married Ruth Peale. Others listed on the document have been listed in the People field.
F93 William Baker to Jonathan Warner Letter from William Baker to Jonathan Warner regarding a bond and money owed from Hugh Hall Wentworth. Dated April 10, 1767.
F94 Henry Knox to Jonathan Warner Letter from Henry Knox of New York to Jonathan Warner. The letter appears to be in response to an inquiry made by Warner. Knox states, “If any opportunity occurs of persons desirous of building ships at Portsmouth I shall be happy on recommending you…” Knox served as the first Secretary of War in 1785. Dated March 28, 1790.
F95 John Wentworth Pew Receipt Receipt for John Wentworth’s subscription (or pew purchase) “towards the building of the New Meeting House on Pickering Neck.” Dated December 7, 1732. This new meeting house is known as the “Old South Meeting House” on Marcy Street (later home of the Portsmouth Children’s Museum). On the rear of the document is a receipt for John Wentworth selling the pew to Daniel Warner. Dated August 17, 1734.
F96 Jonathan Belcher to Richard Waldron Letter from Jonathan Belcher to Richard Waldron regarding a false report of vessels from England. Belcher also references damage to Waldron’s house and the need for patience in regard to getting “a good assembly.” Dated February 22, 1733/4.
F97 James Jeffrey Letter Letter from James Jeffrey to his brother regarding the estate of their uncle Gerrish (possibly Paul Gerrish). Dated Salem March 26, 1745.
F98 Town of Rochester Grant Labeled in ink, “Copy of the Grant of Township of Rochester by Gov. S. Shute Esq. 1722.” Document defines the boundaries of the town, the requirements of proprietors to build a meeting house within four years and general guidelines for creating lots of land.
F99 Masonian Deed Copy of deed for purchase by Masonian Propietors of land once belonging to John Tufton Mason. Individuals included in the list of Masonian Proprietors include: Theodore Atkinson, Richard Waldron, Samuel Solly, John Moffatt, Mark Hunking Wentworth, Jotham Odiorne, Joshua Peirce, Thomas Packer, Nathaniel Meserve, George Jaffrey, John Wentworth Jr., Daniel Peirce, Paul March, and Mary Moore (widow). Dated 1750.
F01 Nathaniel Warner Captain’s License License for Nathaniel Warner “to sail from and depart this island [Barbados], with his Ship Sarah bound for London…” Issued by Henry Grenville, governor of Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincents, Tobago… Dated September 6, 1750.
Nathaniel Warner was brother to Jonathan Warner and son of Daniel Warner.
F02 David Dunbar to Jonathan Belcher Letter from David Dunbar (Lieutenant Governor) to Jonathan Belcher (Governor) regarding matters of the council government. Dated Portsmouth June 9, 1735.
F03 Benjamin Peirce to Jonathan Warner Letter from Benjamin Peirce to Jonathan Warner regarding money owed and settling an estate. Dated Dover June 28, 1798.
F04 Jonathan Belcher to Richard Waldron Letter from Jonathan Belcher to Richard Waldron concerning matters of government and council. Dated Boston May 11, 1741.
F05 Brig Africa Insurance Policy Insurance certificate for the Brig Africa, taken out by James Pitts for a voyage “to the coast of Africa, and while on the said coast & from Port to Port there and to Boston again upon any goods as also upon the Body, Tackle, Apparell…” The certificate was issued by the office of Joseph Dowse at King Street near the Long Wharf. List of the insurers appears in the People field. Dated August 14, 1749.
F06 Gambling and Livermore Letters Two letters (front and back of same sheet of paper) by an unknown author. Letter A is to Mr. Gambling, dated Boston August 4, 1735, discusses the death of Capt. Penhallow and the author is pleased that Mr. Gambling’s son will be succeeding his uncle as the clerk of superior court. Letter B. is to Mr. Livermore is dated Boston August 4, 1735. The author of the letter informs Mr. Livermore that he cannot give him a government position, “I wish there were more places in the government worth the acceptance of my friends, that they might all be gratified.”
F07 Jeffrey Poem Poem about a cow and a calf [?], signed J. Jeffrey and addressed to D. Dunbar, dated May 5, 1737.
F08 David Black Indenture Indenture for David Black under William Gibb, dated February 17, 1717. Black will work for Gibb for 3 years from the date of his arrival in Boston in exchange Gibb will pay passage from Dublin and provide food and housing during the three year term.
F09 Jonathan Belcher to Richard Waldron Letter from Jonathan Belcher to Richard Waldron regarding the appointment of R. Wibird instead of N. Gilman, “there lyes a new Report, at Privy Council, from Board of Trade, in favour of a separate Governor for New Hampshire.” Dated Boston April 27, 1741.
F10 Jeremiah Smith to Jonathan Warner Letter from Jeremiah Smith to Jonathan Warner regarding a transaction that happened in Portsmouth “before and during the late war…” of interest to Charles Hall of Barbados.” Dated Exeter June 21, 1811.
F11 Deborah Nebould to Jonathan Warner Receipt between Jonathan Warner and Deborah Nebould. Dated Portsmouth January 20, 1754.
F12 Sarah MacPheadris to James Pickering Receipt Receipt, James Pickering paid Sarah Macpheadris for land purchased from her mother, Sarah Wentworth, that was part of her father, John Wentworth’s, estate.
F13 Hunking Wentworth to Archibald Macpheadris Note between Hunking Wentworth and Archibald Macpheadris. Wentworth was sending Herculis Finnold to Macpheadris to purchase dock nails to be charged to John Wentworth’s account. Herculis Finnold is possibly an African American working for or enslaved by the Wentworth family. Dated Portsmouth, August 29, 1718.
F14 John Nelson Will Revision John Nelson of Kingston, Jamaica to Jonathan Warner of Portsmouth, revoking W. Thomas Martin’s duty as executor of his will. Dated 1763.
F15 Treasury Bill “An Act for the Supply of the Treasury with the sum of … in Bills of … discharging the Public debts of the Province & for other purposes in this act hereafter mentioned.” Includes a list of expenses or proposed expenses dating from 1734 and 1735. Expenses include salaries paid to government officials and workers, supplies (books and paper), repairs to public buildings (prison, pest house, fort, etc) and for Agent Thomlinson, as charge that was disputed on the rear of the document.
F16 John Thomlinson to Daniel Peirce and Clement March Letter from John Thomlinson to Daniel Peirce and Clement March, reference to a large packet received and payment credited. Dated London, October 17, 1754.
F17 George Jaffry Estate Inventory Estate inventory for George Jaffry dated 1749. Includes an inventory of books in Jaffry’s library, an inventory of store goods (titled “English goods in the Counting Room” including fabric, buttons, thread, necklaces, fans, handkerchiefs, etc.), “Goods in the Crane Warehouse” including pewter dishes & plates, shingles, “remains of the old Brigg and Rigging,” “parcel of old sails,” houses and land, silver, household items. Included in the inventory of items at the Crane Wharehouse is “Negro Argulaus.”
F18 James Jeffry to Cyprian Jeffry Letter from James Jeffry to Cyprian Jeffry. James is father of Cyprian. Dated Salem, August 2, 1748.
F19 Archibald Macpheadris to John Newmarch Letter from Archibald Macpheadris to John Newmarch regarding payment towards account of Archibald Macpheadris (payment to be sent with Samuel Moore). Dated Portsmouth, October 7, 1727.
F20 Jonathan Warner Letter Cover Letter cover with partial red wax seal addressed to Jonathan Warner, Portsmouth. Note on side in ink: “Sir Granville Temple.” Note in pencil: “The ‘Ten Hills’ is a farm at Medford owned in 1641 by Gov. John Winthrop.”
F21 Jonathan Belcher to Richard Waldron Letter from Jonathan Belcher to Richard Waldron concerning changes in government. The letter was written three days after William Shirley took over the governors position in Massachusetts from Belcher. Also in 1741, New Hampshire was appointed its own governor, separate from Massachusetts. Dated Boston, August 17, 1741.
F22 James Sullivan to Jonathan Warner Letter from James Sullivan to Jonathan Warner regarding a trial Warner was involved in. Dated Boston, June 13, 1800.
F23 Richard Richardson to Alexander Cosby Receipt Receipt from Richard Richardson to Alexander Cosby (via John Roberts) for codfish. Dated Canso, Nova Scotia, August 28, 1724.
F24 James Sullivan to Jonathan Warner Letter from James Sullivan to Jonathan Warner regarding a trial Warner was involved in. Dated Boston, August 6, 1798.
F25 Andrew & Jonathan Belcher to Thomas Phips Letter from William Belcher to Thomas Phips reagarding payment made or owed to Capt. William Fernald and Jotham Odiorne . Dated Boston, November 10, 1707.
F26 Shadrach Walton Note Note signed by Shadrach Walton regarding Mr. Mackfarthers delivering deck nails.
F27 Jonathan Warner Letter Cover Letter cover addressed to Jonathan Warner from Capt. Ball. Partial seal.
F28 James Bowdoin Receipt Receipt for Cyprian Jeffers [?Cyprian Jeffry] with Mrs. Mary Phips and Olive Winkley signed by James Bowdoin. Dated Boston July 16, 1741.
F29 Andrew Belcher to Thomas Phipps Letter from Andrew Belcher to Thomas Phipps regarding a debt owed by Phipps to Belcher which Jethro Hurber was attempting to collect. Dated Boston, February 14, 1708/9.
F30 James Jeffry to his son Letter from James Jeffry to his son, James Jeffry [?] regarding a vessel going between Lisbon and Salem (and Cape Ann and Marblehead). James Jeffry states that in Salem “the Collector is my very good friend.” Letter also mentions Capt. Moffatt and also states that “you was born the 20 7 1705.” Dated Salem July 24, 1751.
F31 James Jeffry to Cyprian Jeffry Letter from James Jeffry to his brother Cyprian Jeffry regarding land owned in Wells by Uncle Gerrish. Dated Salem March 20, 1743.
F32 Ship Mary Galley Customs Certificate Customs certificate for timber and other ship building items leaving the port of New Hampshire bound for Lisbon onboard the Ship Mary Galley under Captain George King. Signed by Robert Armstrong. Dated July 2, 1729.
F33 William Partridge to Edward Hall William Partridge to Edward Hall regarding a bill of sale and issuing of bonds. Letter mentions Madam Hilton (also called widow Hilton) and Capt. Phipps. Dated Boston September 12, 1715.
F34 Christopher Gove to Jonathan Warner Christopher Gove [or Christopher Gobe] to Jonathan Warner debts owed and a legal suit that had been dropped. Dated Boston May 15, 1791.
F35 William Parker to Mary Pray Letter from William Parker to Mary Pray regarding debt and law suits involving Mr. Prescut, Mr. Jaffreys and Capt. Phipps. Dated January 11, 1742.
F36 Benjamin Peirce to Jonathan Warner Letter from Benjamin Peirce to Jonathan Warner regarding a debt owed by Peirce to Warner and his selling of land in Dover in hopes of settling the matter. Dated Dover May 6, 1797.
F37 Thomas Filch and Thomas Phipps Receipt Receipt between Thomas Filch and Thomas Phipps. Dated August 6, 1719.
F38 Extract from Mr. Wilks’s Letter Two sided document entitled, “Extracted from Mr. Wilks’s Letter.” One side is dated London, August 27, 1735 and the other September 16, 1735. The first side discusses trade regulations and ends with “…only they were of opinion, that the Government of the Massachusetts may make what laws they think necessary, to prevent the Inhabitants being imposed upon by any sort of Paper Currency.” The second side mentions Dunbar and Sir R.
F39 Sherburne Plains Indenture Indenture between Joseph and Thomas Sherburne and John Sherburne. Indenture is a lease of land, farm and a house at the Plains in Portsmouth which Joseph and Thomas are part owners of. Dated February 4, 1739/40.
F40 Hannah Utter Deposition Deposition of Hannah Utter regarding the paternity of Joseph Pendleton of Westerly, Rhode Island. Joseph Pendleton is stated to be the eldest son of Joseph Pendleton and Patience Pendleton, his wife. Dated March 1732.
F41 Thomlinson and Trecothick to Nelson Letter from Thomlinson and Trecothick of London to John Nelson (at Mark Wentworth’s in Portsmouth) regarding shipping of goods including a cask of iron ware on the Ship Four Brothers under Capt. Smith. Dated London, October 7, 1751.
F42 John Wheelwright Letter John Wheelwright letter mentions James and Thomas Littlefield [other names are difficult to read]. Dated 1659.
F43 William Heath to Thomas Phipps Letter from William Heath of York to Thomas Phipps of Portsmouth concerning debt owed and exchange of goods. There is mention of the governor. Dated 1706.
F44 John Nelson to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Nelson in Granada to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth. Nelson discusses trade and conditions in the Caribbean. He gives Warner advise should he be interested in investing in a plantation, “I have authority to import slaves, into Martinico, if you are in that trade and approve of it…” Nelson is the brother of Warner’s first wife, Mary Nelson, who had died at the time of this letter. Nelson’s letter also discusses more personal family matters concerning Jonathan Warner’s second and present wife, Mary, having children. He states, “Now I am determined to get married myself, I am thinking of nothing by children making, I want to hear Mrs. Warner has her belly fully, tell her I will write her a lecture upon it, and put her in the way, if she has not found it out yet. But who knows what Newport air has done, I wish I could hear you and …. could get your wives with Child, you have not been in the right corner I believe.” Dated September 20, 1763.
F45 Stephen Sewall to Thomas Phipps Letter from Stephen Sewall to Thomas Phipps concerning collection of debt of Newman paid via Capt. Pickering. Dated January 29, 1710/11.
F46 Madam Warner Letter Cover Letter cover for Madam Warner of Portsmouth from Mr. Ogden.
F47 Stratham Land Dispute Appeal to the Governor of New Hampshire concerning a land dispute over the town of Stratham and whether or not it was lawfully laid out. Signed by James Jeffry and Clement Hughes. Brought about by Abraham Morgan. Dated April 22, 1727.
F48 Asher Robbins Stock Interest Receipt Stock interest certificate issued to Asher Robbins by Jabez Bowen, Commissioner of Loans for the State of Rhode Island. Dated October 1, 1798.
F49 Stock Interest Receipt Stock interest certificate issued by John Cochran, Commissioner of Loans for the State of New York. Dated March 10, 1792.
F50 Rufus King Stock Interest Receipt Stock interest certificate issued to Rufus King by John Cochran, Commissioner of Loans for the State of New York. Dated October 21, 1791.
F51 Christopher Lippitt Stock Interest Receipt Stock interest certificate issued to Christopher Lippitt by Jabez Bowen, Commissioner of Loans for the State of Rhode Island. Dated July 3, 1792.
F52 Simeon Smith and Cotton M. Smith Stock Interest Receipt Stock interest certificate issued to Simeon Smith and Cotton M. Smith by William Imlay, Commissioner of Loans for the State of Connecticutt. Dated July 3, 1792.
F53 Timothy Pitkin Stock Interest Receipt Stock interest certificate issued to Timothy Pitkin by William Imlay, Commissioner of Loans for the State of Connecticutt. Dated April 9, 1795.
F54 Summons issued to Jonathan Warner Summons issued by Sir Francis Bernard Baronet, governor of Massachusetts, to Jonathan Warner to stand on a trial “of Sundry Persons who are charged with the crime of murder committed upon the high seas…” Dated 1769.
F55 Unidentified letter Letter from unknown to “Madam —” [perhaps Warner] concerning family and personal matters, including small pox inoculation of her children. Dated January 20, 1765.
F56 George Jaffry to Jonathan Warner Letter from George Jaffry to Jonathan Warner referencing a legal matter and Jaffry’s lawyer, Mr. Mason. Dated July 22, 1801.
F57 Col. Mason’s account with Joshua Brackett Col. Mason’s account with Joshua Brackett for medicinal items such as juniper, bees wax, etc. Dated 1764-1765.
F58 G. Cazeauye to Jonathan Warner Letter from G. Cazeauye to Jonathan Warner concerning Cazeauye’s interest in courting Warner’s niece Miss Pitts. Cazeauye is upset that Warner will not allow the relationship based on the fact that Cazeauye is French. Dated March 1809.
F59 John Sherburne to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Sherburne to Jonathan Warner after a meeting of the firewards concerning a house owned by Warner occupied by widow Winkley, that was dangerous and in need of repair, and a vacant house owned by Warner, that needed to be torn down. Dated October 4, 1776.
F60 Will of Jonathan Boothby Handwritten copy of the will of Jonathan Boothby of Portsmouth. Boothby leaves provision for his mother to purchase mourning attire and appoints Daniel Warner, executor. Attached to the document is a second document produced when the will was presented before Richard Wibird, judge of the probate of wills, with Peirse Long, Jotham Blanchard and Daniel Sherburne listed as witnesses. Dated June 30, 1762.
F61 Jonathan Warner Pew Deed Deed for a pew sold by Christopher Rhymes to Jonathan Warner, dated December 23, 1759.
F62 Grace Bush to Brian Pendleton Deed Deed dated August 24, 1670 in which Grace Bush sold Brian Pendleton land in the harbor of Cape Porpoise (now part of Kennebunkport) including Basket Island, Trott Island (of Baker’s Island), Green’s Island and Folly Island.
Grace Bush was the widow of John Bush who died November 1, 1662 in Cape Porpoise, Maine.
Brian Pendleton owned a vast amount of land in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine including in the towns of Wells, Saco (Winter Harbor) and Kennebunkport (Cape Porpoise), as can be seen in his will dated, August 9, 1677. He was living in Portsmouth, NH in 1677.
F63 Lamprey River Grant Dover Grant of Lamprey River to Valentine Hill. Dated 1652.
F64 Charles Chauncey and Thomas Danforth On rear in ink: “Charles Chauncey and Thomas Danforth 1664 Curious Document.” Handwriting is extremely hard to read. The name John Cotton appears and “Indians” also appears multiple times.
F65 Administrators of the Will of Valentine Hill Document appointing Antipas Boys (?), Thomas Clarke (?), and William Davis as administrators of the “goods and estate of Mr. Valentine Hill, late of Dover.” Dated February 9, 1661, Salisbury, Massachusetts.
F66 Thomas Phipps Apointment Document appointing Thomas Phipps sheriff of the province of New Hampshire. Signed by Joseph Dudley. Dated October 6, 1707.
F67 William Cotton Arrest Warrent Order issued to the Sheriff of New Hampshire against William Cotton for not paying his taxes. “We command you to take ye body of the said Constable Cotton, and him committ unto ye keeper of our said Gaol in Portsmouth…” Signed by selectmen, Samuel Penhallow and George Vaughan. Dated April 23, 1712.
F68 Francis Wilks Petition Petition signed by Francis Wilks of Massachusetts requesting a review of the boundary line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Undated, Francis Wilks served as agent for the Province of Massachusetts from 1728 to 1741.
F69 Lamprey River Deed Deed for the Lamprey River from Dover to Exeter sold by the heirs of William Paddy to Joseph Dowding. Heirs include Paddy’s grandchildren: “Thomas Archer merchant and Ann his wife, Thomas Cushing cordwainer and Mercy his wife, Isaac Winslow Esq and Sarah his wife, Hopestill Oliver widow which said Ann, Mercy, Isaac, and Hopestill were Grand Children of William Paddy late of Boston…and Elizabeth Thomas, Mercy Thomas, and Ann Thomas spinsters Great Grand Children of the said dead…” Dated May 9, 1713.
F70 Petition for Arms Petition to the Lords Justices, from Henry Newman, agent for the Province of New Hampshire, requesting more arms and gun powder for the forts in New Hampshire. Newman defends the importance of New Hampshire citing its two forts protecting the Piscataqua, its frequent calls to fight against “incursions of the Indians” as it is a “frontier to all the Provinces south and westward of it…”, and New Hampshire “is the only plantation that supplys the Royal Navy with Masts, Yards, and Boltsprits. And the inhabitants have of late made great improvements in the raising of Hemp and Flax…”
F71 Henry Newman Account Henry Newman, agent for the Province of New Hampshire, account for expenses “on every occassion of attending either the Secretary of State, Council Office, Board of Trade or Parliament Houses when a Naval Store Bill or other like matter…” Reverse side accounts for payment of expenses by Mr. Dummer, Mr. Penhallow, George Jaffrey, William Plant and Mr. Wentworth. Dated 1729.
F72 Henry Newman Petition Henry Newman, agent for the Province of New Hampshire, to the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, regarding the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. “…Instructions for suspending all rigorous proceedings in collecting public taxes from those that live on or near the Boundaries till they are settled have been strictly observed on the Part of New Hampshire & wishes the same could be said of their neighbors who in a Hostile Manner came last summer for within the supposed boundaries of New Hampshire & wounded 3 or 4 Londonderry Man so that it was feared they would die of their wounds.” Dated February 1729/30.
F73 Boundary Commissioners Document laying out the duties of commissioners responsible for settling the disputed boundary lines for the Province of New Hampshire. Outlines how meetings shall be held and what authority to commissioners have.
F74 Francis Kean Indenture Indenture for Francis Kean agreeing to be the apprentice of Robert Glenn of Waterford (presumably Ireland). Dated May 9, 1716. On rear in ink: “Robert Gleen to Capt. Archibald Macpheadris putt an apprentice to Mr. James Dudley of Exeter.”
F75 Ship Richmond Document Shipping document for the Ship Richmond, under Captain Archibald Macpheadris, sailing to Lisbon. The Ship Richmond was registered at New Castle, New Hampshire and was carrying, “Thrity Two Thousand foot of oak plank Thirty Three Beams for Houses of forty foot Long Tower Thousand foot of Boards of Twenty goot Long Forty Spars of fifty foot Long Twenty five Quantity of Fish.” Dated September 30, 1715.
F76 William Pepperrell to Stephen Minot Letter from William Pepperrell Jr. to Stephen Minot Co. regarding Jacob Clark and debt owed, also mentions Capt. Stafford. Dated July 20, 1717.
F77 Town of Barrington Council meeting minutes laying out the grant for the town of Barrington (town not yet named in the document). Document suggesting a new settlement “that there be added two miles to the breadth of the six miles at the head of Dover lines, westward of the six miles, which two miles to be appropraited to the encouragement of the Iron Works building at Lamprey River – for cole wood and for settling people thereon to be imported for that service settled in such order as a Committee appointed for that purpose shall direct. And that Mark Hunking, George Jaffrey, and Richard Waldron Esq. and Col James Davis, Capt. Timothy Gerrish and Capt. Samuel Tibbets be the Committee for laying out and bounding said land and that Samuel Penhallow Esq be added for directing the settlement.” Signed by Richard Waldron, dated Portsmouth, April 30, 1719.
F78 Lamprey River Deed Deed between Ann Dowding and Benning Wentworth for the Lamprey River. Dated August 6, 1720.
F79 Lancelot Wilson Loan Loan agreement between Lancelot Wilson (list as of Ireland but at present in Portsmouth) and Archibald Macpheadris in which Macpheadris loans Wilson three hundred and seventy pounds. Benning Wentworth and James Jeffrey sign as witnesses. Dated December 17, 1722.
F80.1 Council Meeting Handwritten copy of council meeting notes, taken by Cotton Mather. Council meeting held in Boston at the house of Rev. Doctor Cotton Mather regarding Jabez Fitch in Portsmouth and a council meeting to be held in Ipswich. Dated October 27, 1724.
Two documents in one folder, documents are glued together.
F80.2 Jonathan Belcher to William Pepperrell Letter from Jonathan Belcher to William Pepperrell regarding payment of debt. Dated March 12, 1721/2.
Two documents in one folder, documents are glued together.
F81 Archibald MacPheadris Council Appointment Appointment of Archibald MacPheadris to the Governor’s Council for the Province of New Hampshire. Signed by Holles Newcastle, who served at Duke under King George I. Addressed to Samuel Shute, governor of New Hampshire. Dated July 9, 1724.
F82 Rumaldo Runaway Slave Runaway slave document issued in Boston for an enslaved man named Rumaldo, owned John nunes Castano. Castano was represented by his lawyer, John Jekyll. The document states that Rumaldo had been purchased in “St. J’ago” (Santiago) Cape Deverd. Dated June 6, 1721.
F83 Joseph Heath Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Thomas Phipps to act on behalf of Joseph Heath. Dated June 15, 1728.
F84 Hunking Wentworth Justice of the Peace Appointment Hunking Wentworth’s appointment as Justice of the Peace for Canso, Nova Scotia. Signed by Lawrence Armstrong, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Dated June 26, 1725.
F85.01 George Jaffrey Note One of five documents pasted together:
Note signed by George Jaffrey regarding notes being burned dated December 26, 1737.
F85.02 Theodore Atkinson, Henry Sherburne, George Jaffrey, and John Rindge Note One of five documents pasted together:
Note signed by Henry Sherburne, George Jaffrey, Theodore Atkinson, Joshua Peirce, and John Rindge regarding payment for a debt. Dated April 5, 1735.
F85.03 Theodore Atkinson, Henry Sherburne, George Jaffrey, and John Rindge Note One of five documents pasted together:
Letter from William Wentworth to his sister, Sarah Macpheadris. Wentworth instructs his sister to “give the bearer hereof Mr. Fernald a note on Mr. Pender…for four hundred of iron…”
F85.04 Maryland Two Thirds Dollar Note One of five documents pasted together:
Two thirds of a dollar note issued by Maryland. Dated July 26, 1775.
F85.05 Sam Keais Power of Attorney One of five documents pasted together:
Power of attorney for Archibald Macpheadris to act on behalf of Sam Keais. Sarah Macpheadris signs as a witness.
F86 Joseph Plumer to Ben Lengthy letter from Joseph Plumer to “Ben” regarding his love for a young woman. Detail about her attributes and why he is attracted to her. Also discussion of her parents’ disapproval of the relationship. There is also mention of Frank Pitt’s marriage to a less desirable woman whom he mentions may have been pregnant and miscarried before the marriage.
F87 Gilbert Macpheadris Estate Document authorizing Nathaniel Parsons, Richard Rowland, John Williams, and William Wells to inventory and appraise the estate of Gilbert Macpheadris of St. Christophers (later renamed St. Kitts). The inventory is attached including on the list textiles, silver, guns and a slave named “Fancy.”
F88 French Document Shipping document related to the ship Maine, dated 1761. Names mentioned include Michael Hooker, Jaques Veillon, and Robert Follet.
F89 Sale of the Ship Monekton Document of sale for the “body of the good ship now called the monekton.” Ship is being sold to Jonathan Warner by Robert Traill and Jospeh Whipple.
F90 Court Documents Two documents glued together:
Summons for Jonathan Warner to appear at Inferior Court in Portsmouth regarding charges brought against him by John Salmon, Sarah Hurt, and Richard Hurt. Dated May 17, 1751.
Summons for Cyprian Jeffry and Benjamin Dockam to appear as witnesses at Superior Court in York for a case of trespassing of Timothy Waymouth against John Morrell of Kittery. Dated June 12, 1749.
F91 Louisbourg Payroll List of individuals titled, “City of Louisbourg 10 Sundrie Labourers in getting Handpicked for the use of this Garrison Sept 16, 1745 Dr.” Individuals listed:
William Pepperrell signs the document as treasurer. John Storer and William Williams also sign.
F92.1 Joshua Newbold letter Joshua Newbold letter, description on rear in ink: “Joshua Newbold praying his most gracious majesty to accept some cod’s tongues & sounds.”
F92.2 Jonathan Warner’s Orders Orders issued by John Shackford to Jonathan Warner to appear at his residence “armed according to law to serve his majesty in an expedition against his Majesty’s enemies at Crown Point [New York}.” Dated October 8, 1756.
F92.3 Joseph Count de Survilliers Note Note regarding debt signed by Joseph Count de Survilliers (Joseph Bonaparte) at Philadelphia, dated October 22, 1823.
F93 Temple Family Genealogy Handwritten genealogy and family history of the Temple Family. Includes a small hand drawn coat of arms on the last page. Names appear in names search field.
F94 John Temple to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Temple to Jonathan Warner requesting that Warner search for a deed recording a transaction between John Nelson and Samuel Waldo around 1730. Also Temple informs Warner that he is unable to find any record of “Mr. Wentworth’s Legacy to his daughter Mrs. Nelson.”
F95 Robert Temple to Jonathan Warner Letter from Robert Temple to Jonathan Warner on the death of Temple’s father.
F96 John Nelson Will Excerpt from the will of John Nelson dated February 8, 1763. Signed by Samuel Wentworth and Elihu Pascal. Included in the will is “I give to the town of Portsmouth fifty pounds to purchase a fire engine…”
F97 J. Fulton Nelson to Jonathan Warner Letter from J. Fulton Nelson to Jonathan Warner informing Warner of his illness and how his business has suffered. Also states that his wife “hopes the sette bed sent by Capt. Tate” arrived safely in Portsmouth. Dated November 2, 1766.
F01 J. Fulton Nelson to Jonathan Warner Letter from Capt. Simpson [?] to an unknown individual concerning “my ship Sarah Robert Campbell Master loaded with staves boards…before any war was declared in England or Spain. They siezed my ship and put soldiers on board…” Dated Cadiz, April 3, 1719.
F02 Battle of Havanah 4 part document (pasted together and written on back sides) all concerning the Battle of Havanah in 1762:
Part 1: Letter from Joseph Chew to Godfrey Melborn concerning Capt. Lawrence’s voyage from Scotland and the Edinburg papers he brought with updates on the war with France. Dated New London, September 4, 1762.
Part 2: Note on the back of the previous letter from William Richards dated Newport, September 6, 1762. Note reports on a letter from Mr. Blagge with “the two most agreeable pieces of news we have had this War.” He also refers to the letter on the reverse side of page from Mr. Chew to Mr. Malbourne.
Part 3: Note under Part 2 from B. Blagg to William Richards with news that Havanah had been taken. Dated New York, September 3, 1762.
Part 4: Pasted to document above in scrapbook. Letter from William — to Jonathan Warner giving news of the “conquest of the Havanah.” Dated Boston, September 7, 1762
F03 Henry Fox to William Pepperrell Notice signed by Henry Fox for King George II of England ordering William Pepperrell (addressed at Boston) to “raise a regiment of foot under your command.” Dated Kensington, October 7, 1754.
F04 Jonathan Warner Council Appointment Appointment of Jonathan Warner to the Council in New Hampshire, taking the place of the deceased Richard Wibird. Signed H. S. Conway, dated February 18, 1766 for George II King of England.
MS107 B03 F05 Stamp Act Letters Two documents pasted together:
*Note – Access to these original documents is limited.
Part 1: Statement concerning gaining support for the repeal of the Stamp Act. Letter is addressed to Henry Sherburne and Jonathan Warner of Portsmouth and requests the merchants and traders of Portsmouth to follow the actions of the merchants and traders in Boston, Philadelphia and New York by supporting the repeal of the Stamp Act. Letter is signed by John Rowe, Joshua Winslow, Thomas Gray, John Hancock, and Henderson Inches. Dated Boston November 16, 1765.*
*Note – Access to these original documents is limited.
Part 2: Letter from William Wentworth to John Tufton Mason concerning “the confusion in America occassioned by the Stamp Act.” He also mentions Charles Montagu who has been appointed governor of South Carolina. Dated Buckden, January 19, 1766.
F06 William — to Jonathan Warner Letter from William —- to Jonathan Warner concerning political unrest and the Stamp Act. Dated Boston, September 9, 1765.
F07 Hugh Hall Wentworth to Jonathan Warner [?] Letter from Hugh Hall Wentworth presumed to be to Jonathan Warner regarding a voyage to Ireland. He provides extensive description of Ireland, including the geography, abundant corn and potatoes, and the people, who he describes as “very tough…as wild as Indians.” He also expresses his feelings regarding missing his wife and family during the voyage. Dated Londonderry, Ireland, July 29, 1766.
F08 Hugh Hall Wentworth to Jonathan Warner Two letters pasted together.
Part 1: Letter from Hugh Hall Wentworth to Jonathan Warner regarding his arrival in London (coming from Dublin). He reports that he left the Brig in Dublin and then reports what he has been offered for various cargo including oak and pine. He mentions no being able to see Mr. Wentworth and reports on the new governor appointment. He also mentions missing his family and wife. Dated London, August 20, 1766.
Part 2: Letter from Hugh Hall Wentworth to Jonathan Warner regarding his hope to return home to Portsmouth before Winter as he his missing his family and the time away is growing expensive. He is enjoying his time in London but he compares the cost of living with America and prefers America, “…we have everything as good with us as here, & for half the money, and must honestly own that I give the preference to America, and think that we are the happiest people in the World.” Dated London, September 19, 1766.
F09 Hugh Hall Wentworth to Jonathan Warner Letter from Hugh Hall Wentworth to Jonathan Warner. Wentworth is on the Carribbean Island of Montserrat and reports “the island is in so great confusion, & Marshall law in force and the whole island under arms…” He is referring to the St. Patricks Day slave uprising in 1768 which left the Island in turmoil. He is hoping to leave for Grenada the next day and reports the contents of his schooner, “100 Negros for one of the plantations, they were not any ways concerned in the plot, so there is no fear of them…” Regarding his slave cargo, he also states, “…if Mrs. Wentworth should hear that I have such a number on board it may make her unhappy, therefore make it lite to her…” He then goes on to describe in great detail how slaves have been beaten and tortured following the uprising in Grenada. Dated Montserrat, April 23, 1768.
F10 John Tufton Mason Two documents pasted together.
Part 1: Letter from Daniel Peirce to John Tufton Mason. Mason appears to have Peirce settling accounts on his behalf. Peirce reports that he is unable to sell the real estate Mason wanted him to. Peirce reports that Mason’s children are doing well. He also reports that Col. Blanchard did not finish running the curved line (surveying) and that the Indians have killed one man and captured two more. Dated Portsmouth, June 18, 1752.
Part 2: Letter from Sarah Catherine Moffat to he father, John Tufton Mason. Sarah is quite annoyed at her father for not keeping in contact with her and informs him that she heard about his marriage (not from him). She also informs him that she has married (to Samuel Moffatt) and tells him about her her house (the Moffatt Ladd House) which is “chiefly furnished and in a very genteel manner for so large a one and for beginners…” She tells him that she has reserved a room for him should he ever visit. She asks him to pay her respects to her “unknown mama” (his wife whom she has not met). Dated Portsmouth, May 23, 1764.
F11 John Tufton Mason to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Tufton Mason to Jonathan Warner. Mason discusses the Masonian Patent and the fact that few of the original holders are still alive. He informs Warner that John Thomlinson and his son have died (presumably of smallpox). Mason’s wife is afraid to go to town for fear of smallpox. He discusses his living situation in England and of his wife corresponding with women in Portsmouth and closes with a statement appearing to be about William Purcell of Portsmouth. He states “…I fear the stupid fellow Purcell will turn out a very Irish bite you must deal with him as well as you can.” Dated London, February 7, 1767.
F12 Samuel Moffatt to John Tufton Mason Letter from Samuel Moffatt to his wife’s father John Tufton Mason in London. Moffatt sends his congratulations on Mason’s marriage and also informs Mason that he and Mrs. Moffatt (Mason’s daughter) are in good health and have taken up housekeeping. He closes the letter aksing Mason to keep him in mind should he ever have any business for him in Portsmouth. Dated Portsmouth, May 26, 1764.
F13 Henry Lloyd to Jonathan Warner
John Wentworth to Jonathan Warner
Dartmouth College Document *Note this item is available by special permission only*
Three documents pasted together.
Part 1: Letter from Henry Lloyd to Jonathan Warner. It is a letter of introduction for Richard Bache of Philadelphia and his wife Sarah Franklin Bache (who was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin). Richard Bache would be coming to Portsmouth in search of new business connections, “…he is connected with a house in Jamaica and proposes soliciting business for it at the Eastern Portsmouth…” Dated Boston, August 20, 1768.
Part 2: Letter from John Wentworth to Jonathan Warner regarding trade and trade regulations in the Carribbean, mentions two ports including Porto Oratavo and St. Croix where there is a consul house. Dated July 15, 1769.
Part 3: Small printed broadside letter from John Wentworth announcing the establishment of Dartmouth College, “…for the benefit and instruction of the Indian Youth, begun and for several years last past, carried on, by Eleazer Wheelock…” ca. 1769.
F14 John Wentworth to Jonathan Warner
Michael Sutton to Hunking Wentworth Two documents pasted together.
Part 1: Letter from John Wentworth to Jonathan Warner. Warner was in search of a deed related to the estate of Mr. Nelson, which Wentworth tells him he has no knowledge of. Dated Halifax, March 2, 1793.
Part 2: Letter from Michael Sutton to Hunking Wentworth. Sutton is pleading for Wentworths help, he is trying to collect on a bad debt with James Fling that has left him in a bad situation, in danger of going to debters prison as well. Dated Greenland, June 25, 1763.
F15 Godfrey Bosville to Campbell & Hayes Letter from Godfrey Bosville to Campbell and Hayes at London. Letter confirms that the package and letter from Gov. Wentworth and the items for Thomas Wentworth have arrived and will be taken care of. Dated Great Russell Street, April 23, 1768.
F16 Sam Bassett to Jonathan Warner Letter from Sam Bassett to Jonathan Warner introducing Mr. Reed (Joseph Reed, secretary of the province of New Jersey) and Mr. Dickinson “brother to the same of Pennsylvania (presumed to be Philemon Dickinson, brother of signer of the Constitution. The men are acquaintances of Gov. Wentworth. Dated Boston, August 30, 1769.
OV Box 17 F1.5 Appointments Two documents pasted together:
Part 1 – Appointment of Timothy Langdon to the Maritime Court for the Eastern District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a judge and John Frothingham as a Notary Public for the County of Cumberland in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Signed by James Bowdoin, Governor and John Avery Jr., Secretary. Dated September 14, 1786.
Part 2 – Appointment of John Sherburne, Daniel Rindge, John Langdon, and Jonathan Warner as Justices of the Peace. Signed by Jno. Sullivan and Joseph Pearson. Dated September 17, 1787.
F18 Jonathan Warner Appointment Appointment of Jonathan Warner as Justice of the Peace. Dated Exeter, November 26, 1792.
F19 Jonathan Warner Appointment Appointment Jonathan Warner as Justice of the Peace. Dated Portsmouth, December 12, 1797.
F20 Wyseman Clagett to Jonathan Warner Letter from Wyseman Clagett to Jonathan Warner regarding unpaid debt and Clagett’s financial and professional situation since the Revolutionary War. Dated Exeter, November 3, 1777.
F21 James Swan to Jonathan Warner Letter from James Swan to Jonathan Warner. Swan is introducing the “Comte de Castigliono, an Italian nobleman, who is traveling thro our country in quest of the natural productions of it which are known in Europe.” Dated Boston, June 3, 1785.
F22 Joseph Whipple to Tobias Lear Letter from Joseph Whipple to Tobias Lear. Whipple discusses agriculture including, “Winslow’s Threshing Machine” and in depth regarding different kinds of wheat and the yield of each. He states, “If in any other instance I can furnish you with — or experiments that may tend to extend knowledge & improvements in agriculture I shall with the greatest pleasure do it – being confident that under the Philanthropic direction of Gen. W. its benefits will not be lost.” Dated Portsmouth, March 23, 1789.
F23 Thomas Jefferson to Tobias Lear *Note this item is available by special permission only*
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Tobias Lear. Jefferson is sending some papers for the President’s “perusal.” Dated April 1, 1790.
F24 Receipt for digging grave Jonathan Warner receipt for payment to John Reeding [?] for “digging a grave & tolling bell for his negro Cato…” Dated Portsmouth March 14, 1781.
F25 United States Four Dollar Bill Two items pasted together:
Part 1: 1779 United States of American four dollar bill
Part 2: Fragment with name William Whipple and others dated 1745.
F26 Edmund Randolph to Tobias Lear Letter from Edmund Randolph (United States Attorney General) to Tobias Lear. The letter describes a mob observed by President Mifflin (Governor of Pennsylvania) during which George Washington’s coachman “was very insolant in the use of his whip among the people yesterday at the church door.” Between December 5, 1790 and December 6, 1790 the Constitutional of the United States switched its meeting place from New York to Philadelphia. Dated December 6, 1790.
F27 James Bowdoin to Jonathan Warner
Edmund Randolph to Tobias Lear Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Letter from James Bowdoin to Jonathan Warner. Bowdoin informs Warner and his wife that his mother, Elizabeth (Erving) Bowdoin has died and invites them both to the funeral. Dated Boston, May 6, 1803.
Part 2: Letter from Edmund Randolph to Tobias Lear requesting the signature of George Washington on a patent (not included). Dated August 8, 1791.
F28 Granville Temple to Jonathan Warner Letter from Granville Temple to Jonathan Warner regarding his previous request for information related to the property of Mr. Nelson. Dated Boston, March 18, 1812.
F29 Thomas Pitts to Jonathan Warner Letter from Thomas Pitts to Jonathan Warner introducing Henry and William Hobart “who are ordered to Fort Constitution to attend a General Court Marshall they are young men of merit and grandsons of General Dearborn (the Commander in chief of the Army).” General Dearborn is Henry Dearborn. Dated October 1812.
F30 J. Whipple to Tobias Lear Letter from J. Whipple to Tobias Lear (for George Washington). Whipple discusses wheat and agriculture. Dated July 24, 1789.
F31 Letter from Joseph Whipple to Tobias Lear Letter from Joseph Whipple in Portsmouth to Tobias Lear regarding sending a “small cask containing summer wheat which I promised some time ago to send you for experiment on the President’s plantation.” He also speaks of samples of Red and Siberian wheat, one he cultivated on his plantation in Grafton, the other came from Europe. The letter has indepth discussion of planting conditions in New Hampshire, especially the climate near the Seacoast. The closing of the letter mentions a threshing machine. Dated March 31, 1790.
F32 Lamprey River Dam Document signed by Thomas Broughton, William Paddy and Valentine Hill agreement to build a dam at the Lanprey River. Dated October 19, 1657.
F33 Thomas Phipps Power of Attorney Document giving power of attorney to Thomas Phipps of Portsmouth on behalf of Joseph Fowler and his wife, Hanna Fowler (the widow of Samuel Sedon [?]). The document references Joseph Lowell [?] and Joseph Norton of Hampton. Witnesses are Matthew Whipple and Mary Bradbury. Signed by Matthew Whipple, Justice of the Peace. Dated September 4, 1732.
F34 Napoleon Document French document related to Napoleon. “Extracts of the minutes of the Secretary of State, July 30, 1811.”
Document is in need of translation.
F35 Nathaniel Warner to Jonathan Warner Letter from Nathaniel Warner in Boston to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth regarding Jonathan Warner’s order of prints which Nathaniel was coordinating. Nathaniel gives a total owed for the prints and the frames. He reports that he is unable to obtain a picture of Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick as they are sold out. His order includes prints of Mr. Pitt, King of Prussia, Admiral Boscawen, Marshall Keith and the City of Quebec. Dated Boston, February 8, 1760.
F36 Petition of Jeremiah Walford
Contract of John Prey and Richard Jose Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Petition of Jeremiah Walford to Jonathan Belcher, governor of New Hampshire, with notes on the reverse and next page regarding action taken in its regard. Dated September 15, 1731.
Part 2: Contract of John Prey and Richard Jose of Portsmouth. Signed by Richard Cutt and James Jeffry. Dated 1718.
F37 Paul Dudley
George Jaffrey Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Document by Paul Dudley, attorney general of Massachusetts Bay. He outlines a case between Capt. Smart and Capt. Owens regarding piracy and ownership of vessels. August 8, 1720.
Part 2: Document signed by George Jaffrey with Charles Story and Thomas Packer, witnesses. Date included in text is June 3, 1702.
F38 Admiral Clinton to William Pepperrell
Thomas Phipps Appointment Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Letter signed by Admiral Clinton of New York [per pencil note under signature] to William Pepperrell regarding a transaction for goods, also references Peter Warren. Dated New York, December 5, 1748.
Part 2: Appointment of Thomas Phipps as Captain of “a foot company of Militia in the Town of Portsmouth in the Prov. aforesaid in that Regiment where as John Plaisted is Colonel. Signed by George Vaughan. Dated January 13, 1715/6.
OV Box 17 F1.6 William Collier Genealogical Notes Genealogical notes regarding William Collier who arrived in New England in 1633. Other names mentioned appear in the Names Index.
F40 Elizabeth Sparhawk Petition
James Sullivan to Jonathan Warner Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Petition of Charles Chauncey of Kittery on behalf of Elizabeth Sparhawk regarding a piece of property in York containing a building in disrepair and pasture land, part of the estate of William Pepperrell, which was to be sold with the proceeds being paid to the public treasury. Dated January 20, 1792.
Part 2: Letter from James Sullivan to Jonathan Warner regarding the estate of Thomlinson and the petition of Mr. Pearce. Dated Boston, February 3, 1798.
F41 Guardianship of Samuel Warner’s Children
Samuel Osborne to Jonathan Warner Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Petition to Jonathan Warner regarding the guardianship of Elizabeth Warner and Abigail Warner, children of Samuel Warner, late mariner of Portsmouth. Dated February 24, 1779.
Part 2: Letter from Samuel Osborne to Jonathan Wentworth letter of introduction for Oliver Whipple. Dated Boston, October 7, 1798.
F42 Palmer to Stileman Deed
Judgement against Archibald MacPheadris
Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Deed for exchange of mooring place for four boats in partnership with Robert Williams, from Richard Palmer and his wife, Grace Palmer of Cape Porpoise to Elais Stileman of Portsmouth. Signed in Portsmouth with witnesses William Vaughan and Eben. Evans. Dated May 20, 1680.
Part 2: Settlement order between Archibald Macphedris and George Bethune regarding the Ship Mary Galley being left at Cadis by Macphedris. Dated October 7, 1725.
OV Box 17 F1.7 William Vaughan Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney for William Vaughan on behalf of the heirs of John Nelson, late of Long Island, for land in York County Maine. Names of heirs are listed in the People Field.
F44 Cyprian Jeffry Diary
Diary of Cyprian Jeffry “Deputy to the Hon. David Dunbar Esq. Surveyor Gen. of his Majesty’s Woods in North America.” Dated between 1737 and 1740. Documents his traveling through Maine and New Hampshire checking on logging, lumber, and mill operations.
One account describes his being assaulted at a mill: “I viewed the mills at Saco & was abused by ye mill men…Daniel Smiths in Biddeford, Abraham Tyler came there from Kennebunk…John Bryant being there of Biddeford took my wig off my head from under my hat amd Tyler got the wig and struck me more than 20 stripes across the legs wotj tje tail of it…the said Bryant took my marking iron out of my pocket and said her is is marking iron and conveyed it away…then the said Tyler and Bryant with horse whip my head and shoulders flourishing about the room till seeing a negro standing in the room with a small stick in his hand. I took it out of his hand to guard myself when in minutes time Tyler and Bryant hauled me under the bed. Witness Theophlis Smith Rebecca Smith and Obed Emery.”
F45 William Gray Letter
Letter from William Gray to unknown “Madam” regarding a letter from her son. Dated Boston, April 14, 1812.
F46 John Wentworth to Archibald MacPheadris Letter from John Wentworth to Archibald MacPheadris apologizing for not seeing him longer during his visit. Dated Bradford, May 30, 1722.
F47 Olive Jeffrey Arrest Arrest warrent for Olive Jeffrey, wife of Cyprian Jeffrey, for using profane language. Dated Portsmouth, August 5, 1765.
F48 Francis Hopkinson Poem Handwritten copy of a poem by Francis Hopkinson (not written in his hand) with note that he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
F49 Oath of Allegiance Oath of allegiance to King George III with signatures dated 1773 to 1775. The second part of the document pledges support for the Church of England. Signers are listed in the People Field.
F50 John Sherburne to Jonathan Warner Letter from John Sherburne to Jonathan Warner regarding a misplaced paper [?] that he instructs Warner to check for in a shaving case he has stored in the parlor closet of Mrs. Whipple. Dated Exeter, November 9, 1790.
F51 Alexander Hamilton to Tobias Lear This item is not available for research. Please refer to scanned image.
Letter from Alexander Hamilton to Tobias Lear regarding the money set aside for a school [?]. Hamilton also discusses the political climate in the country and mentions that his wife has recently given birth to another son. Dated September 6, 1792.
F52 Samuel Otis to Tobias Lear
Spanish Document Three documents pasted together:
Part 1: Document addressed from Samuel A. Otis to Tobias Lear regarding the controversy surrounding Otis’s appointment as treasurer of the mint. Dated April 5, 1792.
Part 2: Samuel Otis to [Tobias Lear] regarding problems with Andrew Jackson. Dated April 5, 1792.
Part 3: [Document in Spanish in need of translation]
F53 Chatham to Buchan Handwritten copy of a letter from the Earl of Chatham to the Earl of Buchan regarding crossing the Atlantic with some discussion of liberty in the colonies. He also mentions relief from his gout per recommendation of treatment by Earl of Chatham. Dated July 5, 1779.
F54 Colony of Nova Scotia Document outling the history of ownership and land rights of Nova Scotia beginning in 1654.
F55 John Nelson letters Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Letter from John Nelson to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth. Nelson is rather annoyed that he has not heard from any of his friends in Portsmouth. Mentions a shipping opportunity. Dated London, July 29, 1754
Part 2: Letter from John Nelson to “Edinburgh” whom he instructs to be a good boy and mind his work. Dated September 7, 1754.
F56 Jonathan Warner Order Order for Jonathan Warner to report to Boston for a Special Court of Admiralty for the trial of Ansell Nickerson, charged with piracy, robbery and felony on the high seas. Dated June 6, 1773.
F57 Samuel Parker to Tobias Lear Letter from Samuel Parker to Tobias Lear regarding settling an estate or debt. Dated January 18, 1792.
F58 Kingston, NH Document
Gardner Probate Document Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Document from a meeting of the General Assembly of the Province of New Hampshire, related to the settlement of the town of Kingston, New Hampshire. References Samuel Allen and a mortgage on property. List of individuals named at the end of the document are listed in the People Field (many of the names were illegible and therefore not indexed). Dated Portsmouth, May 3, 1705.
Part 2: Caleb Gardner and Elizabeth Gardner of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, probate document. Dated May 26, 1746.
F59 Belcher to Phipps Letter from Andrew and Jonathan Belcher in Boston to Thomas Phipps of Piscataqua regarding shipping. Dated March 24, 1706/7.
F60 Cyprian Jaffrey Tax Document
Ship Mary Ann Document Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Order to Joseph Moulton of Portsmouth to collect taxes from Cyprian Jaffrey, with a list of ways taxes could be paid, including gold, silver, hemp, flax, Indian corn, pork, wheat, cod fish, iron, boards, etc. Signed (copy) by the assessors, Hunking Wentworth, John Cutt and Tobias Langdon and the selectmen, John Moffatt, J. Sherburne, Mark Langdon, and Henry Sherburne. Note on the back states that Jaffrey had been committed to the “Goal in Portsmouth” for non payment of the taxes owed. Dated Portsmouth, October 18, 1748.
Part 2: Document signed by N. Cushing, Judge of the Maritime Court for Massachusetts, stating that the ship Mary Ann, bound from France to Portsmouth was stranded off the coast of Long Island. Dated August 19, 1786.
F61 Thomas Jefferson to Tobias Lear This document is not available for researchers, please refer to scanned copy.
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Tobias Lear regarding a guest, Col. Smith dining at his home. Dated February 23, 1793.
F62 Expunged Resolution Against Andrew Jackson Printed Broadside of action taken against President Andrew Jackson. Titled – “Fac Smilie of the Expunged Resolution,” dated January 16, 1837. It reads: “Resolved that the President in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.”
F63 Liquor Documents Two documents pasted together:
Both documents related to the sale of liquor in New Hampshire.
Part 1: Document appointing Jno. Sherburne and Jacob Sheafe to oversee the sale of liquor in New Hampshire [?]. Dated October 26, 1768.
Part 2: Document related to the sale of liquor in various counties or New Hampshire. Signed by Jonathan Warner and John Sherburne. March 18, 1773.
F64 Ligonia Document
Pendleton Document Two documents pasted together:
Part 1: Land deed document related to the Province of Ligonia, signed by George Cleves, for land in Dated July 27, 1647.
Part 2: Document related to the Pendleton Family of Rhode Island, including Joseph and James Pendleton. Dated July 10, 1732.
OV Box 17 F1.8 Shakespeare Before Sir Thomas Lucy for Shooting his Deed Colored print titled, “Shakepeare Before Sir Thomas Lucy for Shooting his Deer.” by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, 144 Fulton Street, N.Y. & 136 Main St., Hartford, Conn.
OV Box 17 F1.9 The Puritan Colored print titled, “The Puritan” with poem below by Kelloggs & Thayer, 144 Fulton Street, N.Y. & 136 Main St., Hartford, Conn.
OV Box 17 F1.10 Samuel Freeman Deed Deed for land from Samuel Freeman of Eastham, Massachusetts to Isaac Pepper Jr. Also signed by Nathaniel Freeman, Josiah Cooke and John Knowles. Dated 1724.
OV Box 17 F1.1 Margaret and John Steel Mortgage or financial agreement between Margaret Steel of Boston and John Steel of Boston, also involves John Nelson of Boston. Dated 1742.
OV Box 17 F1.2 Chauncey, Paddy and Clarke Notes Handcopied biographical notes about Charles Chauncey, William Paddy and Thomas Clarke followed by a handwritten copy of the Charter of Massachusetts Bay. Undated.
OV Box 17 F1.3 Bow, New Hampshire Plan Plan for the town of Bow, New Hampshire includes plot plans with individual owners listed. Drawn in accordance to the March 1733 division of land by Walter Bryant, surveyor. Plan was drawn by S. Lane in 1748/9.
OV Box 17 F1.4 Province of New Hampshire Account Account sheet for the Province of New Hampshire for the years 1737 and 1738, kept by Henry Sherburne, treasurer. Includes a short list of income and expenses, including repairs made to Fort William and Mary and expenses related to a grand jury.
OV Box 17 F2.1 Continental Congress Printed broadside titled “Continental Congress, Proceedings of the Grand American Continental Congress of Philadelphia, September 5, 1774.” Printed at bottom: “Sold at the Printing Office in Portsmouth.”
OV Box 17 F2.2 Charles 1st Beheading Printed “Fac Simile of the Warrent for Beheading of Charles 1st.”
OV Box 17 F2.3 New England Map Facsimile copy of a map of New England dated 1677. Copy was by M. Swett in 1826.
OV Box 17 F2.4 Lamprey River Deed Lamprey River deed between Valentine Hill and William Paddy. Dated 1650.
OV Box 17 F2.5 Lamprey River Deed Lamprey River deed between Valentine Hill and Thomas Broughton. Dated 1650.