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Concession and Agreement

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Concession and Agreement

Concession and Agreement (full title: The Concession and Agreement of the Lords Proprietors of the Province of New Caesarea, or New Jersey, to and With All and Every the Adventurers and All Such as Shall Settle or Plant There) was a 1664 document that provided religious freedom to all inhabitants of New Jersey, and also declared that the proprietors would be in charge of appointing the provincial governors. The first such governor to be appointed was Philip Carteret.

The goal of the document was to entice more settlers to farm in New Jersey, so that the two proprietors could earn more profit by collecting quit-rents, annual fees paid on granted lands. To encourage such settlement, they allowed religious freedom, which was not available underneath the English government.

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External links

  • Text of the Concession and Agreement
  • West Jersey Proprietors Meeting House

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