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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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     Ordered that the said patent be recorded and an attested copy thereof be transmitted home to the Right Honble the Lord's Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.

     Then the scrawl of the other Patent for a parcel of land on the south side of the Bason of Menis was read and approved of with this exception that Samuel Donnell as one of the discoverers should be inserted in the room of John Forrest in the list of names for the township of Harrington.

     Ordered that a Patent be drawn out fair against next day for said land, and then adjourned till that time.

     Tuesday August 31st 1736 met according to adjournment


     The same Members as yesterday

     His Honor laid before the Board the Patent for the lands on the south side of the Bason of Menis or the township of Harrington in the county of Southampton which was read and approved of signed and sealed in the presence of the Council

     Ordered that the said Patent be recorded and a Copy thereof be transmitted home to the Lord's Commissioners for Trade and Plantations Otho Hamilton Secty

     At a Council held by Order of the Honourable Lawrence Armstrong Esq Lieut Governor & Commander in Chief in & Over His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia. At his own House in his Majesty's Garrison of Annapolis Royal on Wednesday the 20th Oct. 1736.

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

His Honor acquainted the Board that he had received a Letter from the Governor of Cape Breton – Relating to Monsieur de St. Poncy One of the MissIonary Priests whom he had sent away out of the Province with the Advice of Council, which Priest was again returned, & therefore desired there opinion & advice on the Subject.

     Whereupon the Letter from the Governor aforesaid was read; which was unanimously voted to be highly presumptious & injurious to his Majesty's Sovereign Authority in this Province, & the Board came to the following resolution. That no Priest shall be permitted for the future to Exercise his Ecclesiastical function untill such time as he or they shall take an Oath of fidelity to the Majesty during their Residence in this Province. And that all the Letters relating to that affair be transmitted