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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749




Minutes of H. M. Council, 1736-1749.11


At a Council held by order of the Honble Lieut Governor Armstrong at his own house in His Majesty's Garrison of Annapolis Royal on Saturday the 4th December 1736 A.M.

PRESENT
His Honor the Lieut Governor of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Erasmus James Philipps Esq
Otho Hamilton Secretary
John Handfield Esq
Edward Amhurst Esq
John Slater Esq


     His Honor laid before the Board the two Petitions of the inhabitants pursuant to a Minute of Council dated the 10th of November last and desired them to consider well what answer should be given them whereupon it was moved after the same were read that all the papers relating to the French Priest should be read.


     Which being done accordingly after a long debate, His Honor put the question whether the prayer of the said Petition should be granted to the inhabitants for this winter or not.


     Which being put to the vote it was carried by a majority in the affirmative of the seven members present, there were four yeas and three nays.


     Then it was recommended to his Honor by the Board that he should not on any account allow the said Priest to say public mass any where but at the place appointed for that purpose in the Lower Town of Annapolis Royal.
Signed L. Armstrong
Otho Hamilton, Secretary        


At a Council held by Order of the Honble Lawrence Armstrong Esq Lieut Governor and Commander in Chief in an over His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia at his own house in the Garrison of Annapolis Royal on Wednesday the 20th April 1737

PRESENT
His Honor the Lieut Govr of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Eras Jas Philipps Esqr
Otho Hamilton Secretary
John Handfield Esq
John Slater Esq


     His Honour acquainted the Board that he had Conven'd them on the subject of Lieut Amhurst's misfortune, whose House was set on fire & Burnt to the Ground with most of his Household goods & Effects the preceding