Nova Scotia Archives

Au cœur de l'Acadie

Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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would pay an entire Obedience thereto, & behave Himself so as not to give any Umbrage or Offence to the Government during his Stay in the Province.
L. Armstrong        

     At a Council held at the same place on Wednesday the 10th Nov. 1736 at 10 O'clock A. M.

His Honor the Lieut Govr of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Eras Jas Philipps Esqr
Otho Hamilton Secy.

     His Honour laid before the Board two Petitions from the Inhabitants of this River. The latter whereof signed by 107 heads of familys in behalf of themselves & the rest of the People, setting forth the Deplorable condition they are in for want of a Priest to exercise his ministerial functions, whereby they are debarr'd from the use & benefit of the Sacraments & thereby exposed to most evident dangers, and Praying that His Honour & the Gentlemen of his Majesty's Council will be pleased therefore to allow Mr De St. Poncy the Priest, to Exercise his Ministerial Office, if it be only for the Winter or during pleasure; which being read The said Petitions were Ordered to lye upon the Table to be further considered next Council day.

     Then his Honour proposed that as the Council was diminished to four sitting members by Commissary How's return to Great Brittain & Major Cope's being appointed Lieut Governor of Placentia, That two or three Members more might be swore in to compleat their number to five which being Agreed to by the Board; The Governor was pleased to Nominate for that Honour Lieut Handfield, Lieut Amhurst & Ensign Slater being Men of Sense & merit, who being Unanimously Approved of, they were required to attend next day. And then Adjourned to that time.

     Thursday the 11th Nov. 1736. Met According to Adjournment, His Honour & the same Members present.

     The three Gentn aforesaid being likewise Present Viz Lieut Handfield, Lieut Amhurst & Ensign Slater, The Oaths appointed to be taken Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy were administered & taken by each of them As also the Declaration & Oath of Abjuration, and having likewise taken the oath for the Equall and Imparshull Administration of Justice in all Causes which may come before the Council, They were desirous to take their Places as Members thereof.
L. Armstrong
A Copy
Otho Hamilton Secy