This document is a report
on the petition of Nathan Simpson and five
other Jewish merchants to be made denizens
(naturalised) of Great Britain, dated 16 May
SP 34/37 folio 129)
The correspondence from Sir Edward Northey
is addressed to Queen Anne and concerns denizenship
for Jewish merchants such as Nathan Simpson
and Samuel Levy - living in New York. The report shows the petition
to be complete except for the queen’s power to endorse official
denizens, which Sir Edward Northey is requesting.
The document is written in a mixed cursive
hand with the first line in italic.