Note on the Index
Generally recognized abbreviations (R.N., etc.) are used in this index. In addition, the following abbreviations are used:
g: grantee of land in South Carolina
Georgia Soc.: Georgia Society
L.I.: Leeward Islands
m.: one of the signatories of the petition of 2 February 1738 (No. 47) for disallowance of an Act passed in Jamaica imposing duties on negroes imported to or exported from the Colony. The signatories are collectively described as 'merchants and traders . . . trading from this kingdom to Jamaica'
N.C.: North Carolina
N.H.: New Hampshire
N.J.: New Jersey
N. Scotia: Nova Scotia
N.Y.: New York (colony)
R.I.: Rhode Island
S.C.: South Carolina
W.I.: West Indies
The following are the principal subject-headings in the index:
|FORTS AND GARRISONS
In most cases these headings direct the user to the colonies etc. where references will be found.
For each colony the following subject sub-headings have been used:
||MILITARY AND NAVAL MATTERS
In practice, not every colony supplies material under each of these sub-headings. But the abstracts referring to each colony have been searched for such material; so that the absence under Barbados, for example, of a sub-heading Land Grants denotes that, in the opinion of the editor, the volume contains no material bearing on this subject.
Matter concerning foreign countries has been indexed principally under the headings:
FRANCE and the FRENCH
SPAIN and the SPANIARDS etc.
with cross-references to persons and places.
Colonies and the British Government
The institutions and officials chiefly concerned with the administration of the colonies###appear in the index in the following forms:
COUNCIL OF TRADE AND PLANTATIONS
FANE, FRANCIS, legal adviser to Council of Trade and Plantations
HILL, THOMAS, secretary of Council of Trade and Plantations
PELHAM HOLLES, THOMAS, Duke of Newcastle, Secretary of State
POPPLE, ALURED, former secretary of Council of Trade and Plantations
PRIVY COUNCIL, COMMITTEE OF, for Plantation Affairs
Relevant matter under each of these heads has been arranged by colonies. Thus all papers coming to or going from the Council of Trade and Plantations relating, for example, to Massachusetts are indexed under:
COUNCIL OF TRADE AND PLANTATIONS,
proceedings of, concerning: