Might anyone have information or sources concerning a late 17th, early 18th
century British project that brought German-speakers, mostly from the
Palatinate, to New York for purposes of manufacturing gunpowder and other
naval stores.  The workers may have been indentured or otherwise obligated to
work off their passage and the venture seems to have ended by 1730.  Any
leads and advice will be greatly appreciated.  Many thanks for the
opportunity to ask.

David Roland
Reston, Virginia