Papers, 1760-1767.


Papers, 1760-1767.

Papers (some copies) of Jasper Mauduit, colonial agent in London for the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1762-1765, and of his predecessor William Bollan. The papers concern Bollan's term as agent until his removal from office in 1762 following his failure to obtain reimbursement for the Province for military expenditures during the French and Indian War. Mauduit was appointed following his success at obtaining the payments due, and his papers contain instructions, including explanation of the political and civil rights of the colonists; and correspondence concerning Mauduit's term as agent and questions pending between Mass. and Great Britain's Parliament. (Cont.) Subjects include a parliamentary grant for money owed to the Province, the Sugar Act and proposed Stamp Act, the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and Others in North America, Thomas Hutchinson and Mass. politics, and the non-appointment of Israel Mauduit (Jasper's brother) as joint agent. Earlier papers include military accounts of wages of soldiers paid for 1759 and 1761. Correspondents include William Bollan, Andrew Oliver, Thomas Hutchinson, James Otis (1725-1783), Harrison Gray, Jonathan Mayhew, Thomas Cushing, Charles Chauncy, and Timothy Ruggles.

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