Note on the Index

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K. G. Davies (editor)

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1969

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293-294

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'Note on the Index', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 44: 1738 (1969), pp. 293-294. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=72963 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Note on the Index

Abbreviations

Generally recognized abbreviations (R.N., etc.) are used in this index. In addition, the following abbreviations are used:

comdr.: commander

commnr.: commissioner

Cllr.: Councillor

Conn.: Connecticut

g: grantee of land in South Carolina

Ga.: Georgia

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'

Md.: Maryland

Mass.: Massachusetts

N.C.: North Carolina

N.F.L.: Newfoundland

N.H.: New Hampshire

N.J.: New Jersey

N. Scotia: Nova Scotia

N.Y.: New York (colony)

Penn.: Pennsylvania

R.I.: Rhode Island

S.C.: South Carolina

Va.: Virginia

W.I.: West Indies

Subjects

The following are the principal subject-headings in the index:

AGRICULTURE LAND GRANTS
CURRENCY MILITARY MATTERS
FISHERIES NAVAL MATTERS
FORTS AND GARRISONS SHIPS
IMMIGRATION SLAVES
INDIANS TRADE
INDUSTRY

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:

ACTS INDUSTRY
AGRICULTURE JUDICAL MATTERS
ASSEMBLY LAND GRANTS
COUNCIL MILITARY AND NAVAL MATTERS
FINANCIAL MATTERS OFFICERS
FOREIGN RELATIONS SLAVES
IMMIGRATION TRADE
INDIANS

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

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:

MASSACHUSETTS