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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749




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     At a Council held at the Hon:ble L.ts Governors house in His Majesty's Garrison of Annapolis Royal upon Wednesday the 29th June 1720 —




Present.
His Excellency the General
The Hon:ble Liev.t Governor
Maj. Lawrence Armstrong
Maj. Paul Mascarene
The Rev.d John Harrison Esq
Arthur Savage Esq
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
 

Information that the Disaffected French Stir up the Indians

The General acquaind the Board that he was credibly informed that the disaffected french in this Goverment were insinuating Notions to the Indians, very prejudicial to His Majesty's Intereste —




Express sent for the Chiefs of the Indians residing at St. Johns

   
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     Advised & agreed that it would be for His Majesty's servicethat an express sent away imediately to the Cheifs or Heads of the Indians resideing at St Johns river in this His Majesty's Goverment to bring them over here to His Excellency in order to undeceive them, and not wait for the Presents wch are dayly expected from His Majesty [15]


     Orderd That a Vessell be imediately taken up for the service afores'd
(signed)
R. Philipps        


     At a Council held at the Hon:ble Liev.t Governors house in His Majesty's Garrison of Annapolis Royal upon Tuesday the 26th June 1720 —




Present.
The Hon:ble Liev.t Governor President
Maj. Paul Mascarene
John Harrison Esq
Arthur Savage Esq
William Skene Esq
Gillam Philipps Esq
 

Nine of the Indian Chiefs arrive to speak wt the Governor.

     His Excellency acquainted the Board That nine of the Indians Chiefs from the river of S.t Johns were arriued here in the Express that was sent for them, That his Excellency had spoke with them & acquainted them with his reasons for sending for them & at the same time gaue them assurances of his Majesty's friendship & protection, to which they had