[Document, 1720 June 24]

 

Title
[Document, 1720 June 24]
Library Location
Name
George I, King of Great Britain, 1660-1727 (Author)
Burnet, William, 1688-1729 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
June 24, 1720
Language
English
Physical Description
22 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Copy of Governor William Burnet's Commission as Governor of New York, after revocation of Robert Hunter's commission by King George. Sets up his responsibility and manner of governance for the province. Among others: must uphold laws of trade and can call the General Assembly from time to time with the consent of the Council. Includes clause of Governor Burnet's Commission, concerning the election of members of the General Assembly.
Identifier
columbia.jay.00943