dismissed from office in the spring of 1688, when Andros took his place, bearing a vice-regal commission to rule all New England besides.
Dongan remained in the province until persecuted by Leisler in 1690, when he withdrew to Boston.
He died in London, England, Dec. 14, 1715.
On May 24, 1901, eight loose sheets of parchment, containing the engrossed acts passed during 1687-88, and bearing the signature of Thomas Dongan as governor of the province of New York, were restored to the State of New York by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
This interesting historical find was accounted for on the presumption that the documents had formed a part of the archives of Massachusetts since the time of Sir Edmund Andros, and the fact that they related to the province of New York had been entirely overlooked.
The dates and titles of the Dongan acts are:
March 17, 1686-87.—An Act to Prevent Frauds and Abuses in the County of Suffolk.
June 17, 1687.—An Act for Raising 1/2d.