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A Further Account of EAST-NEW-JARSEY By a LETTER Write to One of the PROPRIETORS Thereof, by a Countrey-man, who has a great Plantation there.

TOGETHER With the Diſcription of the ſaid Province, as it is in OGILBIES Atlas, Printed in the year, 1671.

EDINBURGH, Printed by John Reid, Anno DOM. 1683.


BEing credibly informed, that your ſelf, with ſome other Gentlemen of Scotland, have purchaſed an Intereſt in Eaſt-New-Jerſey, (my being a Scots-man, and Well­wiſher to that Nation) puts me upon giving you this ſhort Narrative, or account of it in general, (having lived there many years, which gave me full knowledge and experience of the ſame) leſt you may be diſcouraged from the proſecution of your Intention of Settlement, as many others of your Countrey-men in like nature have been; (after a ſeeming Reſolution to effect their Deſignes) to our great diſhonour and detriment, and to enthraldom, and perpetual Slavery of ſome thouſands of our poor Labourers; who, if they could be made ſenſible of the difference between their preſent State or Condition, and the hight of good Living, which in a few years (by GODS Bleſſing and their own Induſtrie) they may accompliſh with half the Labour, many of them uſe in their own Country, (the Soil being ſo Rich and Fer­tile, and rendring Increaſe beyond Imagination, and ſurpaſſing ours) would uſe all means poſſible, for their ſpeedy Tranſportation thither.

The Country is in general as followeth,

Impr. As to the Climate, it is Moderate and Healthy, having Win­ter and Summer as Britain, the Summers there being a little ſhorter, and in the Winters their dayes longer.

Item. As to the Soyl, it is Rich and Fertile, endued with much good Timber, and great quantities of Freſh and Salt Meadows; as alſo, much Meadow-ground, which is Arrable, and ſo Rich and Deep of Black-mould, that it is never to be worn out; well accommodated with Salt and Freſh Rivers, good Fiſhing, great plenty of Deers, and wild Fowl; Produces all ſort of Engliſh-grain, with great Increaſs, beſides In­dian-corn, upon which is unexpreſſible Increaſe.

Item. There is great ſtocks of Cattle, Sheep, and Hogs, good Oxen, and plenty of Horſes, all ſort of Dunghil-fowl, and all to be purchaſed at very reaſonable rates.

Item. There is ſettled upon the ſame very good Towns, and many out-Plantations, and good Buildings, good Orchards; and affords much Syder.

Item. The Countrey is vaſt and large, and wanteth nothing, ſo much as People which would certainly be ſupplied in a little time were this Diſcrip­tion publiſhed, and the truth of it ſo well known to many, as to my ſelf, who am not capable at preſent (in reſpect of time, and this being only general) to deſcribe half of what may be for your and their encouragement. Onely this, that the difference is unſpeakable (as I appeal to every Mans reaſon) between ſettling a Countrey remote from your Plantations (where cannot be expected any ſpeedy Supplies of Proviſions, Milk, Cattle, and many other things; and that wherein is plenty of every thing already) I ſhall deſiſt from giv­ing you further trouble at preſent, and take leave to ſubſcribe,

Your Friend and Servant, GEO: LOCKHART.

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TextA further account of East-New-Jarsey by a letter write [sic] to one of the proprietors thereof, by a countrey-man, who has a great plantation there Together with the discription of the said province, as it is in Ogilbies atlas, printed in the year, 1671.
AuthorLockhart, George, fl. 1683..
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Bibliographic informationA further account of East-New-Jarsey by a letter write [sic] to one of the proprietors thereof, by a countrey-man, who has a great plantation there Together with the discription of the said province, as it is in Ogilbies atlas, printed in the year, 1671. Lockhart, George, fl. 1683., Ogilby, John, 1600-1676.. 7, [1] p. printed by John Reid,Edinburgh :Anno Dom. 1683.. (Letter signed at end: Geo: Lockhart.) ("The description of America, by John Ogilbie, printed in the year 1671." begins on page 5.) (Reproduction of original in the John Carter Brown Library.)
  • New Jersey -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Early works to 1800.
  • America -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.

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