Nova Scotia Archives

Au cœur de l'Acadie

Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

     At a Council held by order of the Honble Lawrence Armstrong Esq Lieut Governor and Commander in Chief in and over his Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia at his own house in His Majesty's Garrison at Annapolis Royal on Friday the 27th of August 1736

His Honor the Lieut Governor of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Henry Cope Esq
Erasmus James Philipps Esq
Otho Hamilton Secretary

     A Memorial from the gentlemen of this place formerly nominated as proprietors in the mines and lands at Chiconecto and Piziquet shewing that as the Honble gentlemen in England had declined signifying their acceptance within the time limited and as they the memorialists were notwithstanding very desirous to accept of the said lands &c and to improve them they therefore humbly prayed that His Honor would please to order patents to be made out for them on the terms of His Majesty's instructions, Which being read.

     His Honor acquainted the Board that he had no objection to the prayer of the Memorial and as he had nominated several Honble gentlemen in Great Britain as proprietors in conjunction with the memorialists who had declined being concerned therein, he thought proper to take in some other gentlemen who were desirous and had applied to him far shares in said grant which being agreed to by the Board His Honor laid before them a list of thirty four names vizt