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Minutes of H. M. Council, 1736-1749.25

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Sworn To in Council The
26th Jan.1739/40 Wm. Shirreff
Prudent Robichaux        

     At a Council held at the house of John Adams Esq in the Lower Town of Annapolis Royal on Saturday the 22d of March 1739/40 By Order of The Honble Paul Mascarene Esq President and Commander in Chief of His Majestys Province of Nova Scotia

The Honble Paul Mascarene Esq President
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Secty
Eras Jas Philipps Esq
Otho Hamilton Esq
John Handfield Esq
Edward Armhurst Esq
John Slater Esq

     Upon the Meeting of the Council an Objection was made by John Adams Esq the Late President That Paul Mascarene Esq had forfeited his right as Eldest Counsellor By being Absent from the Council Two years but Upon Examination it was found that he had not forfeited his Right as President of the Council nor that any Objection had been Started on that head Since The year 1731, Which being Then Decided in his favor as pr Minute It was Therefore Unanimously Agreed that The Said Paul Mascarene was President of The Council Who took his Place Accordingly and also took the Oaths Appointed to be taken By His Majestys Commission and his Other Instructions Then was Proposed that a Proclamation Should be Issued out Through The Province that The Officers Appointed by the Late Governour Should· Continue in the Execution of Their Respective Offices Till further Order, a Draught Thereof being Drawn up, it was Approved of and Ordered That the Secretary Prepare the Same.

     Then the Secretary Moved to His Honor The President & The Council that he may be Permitted to Appoint Ensign John Hamilton to Assist him Takeing the Minutes of This Board &c, Which was Agreed to.
Signed P. Mascarene
By his Hon. The Presidents Command by and
with the Advice & Consent of the Council
W. Shirreff Secy.        

At a Council held by order of the Honble Paul Mascarene Esq at his own house in His Majesty's Garrison of Annapolis Royal on Wednesday the 26th of March 1740 at eleven of the clock A. M