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The Records of British Government at Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749




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Cruelty, as they Came to this Government for protection and Shelter for Killing Two Indians in time of Warr, Now to Deliver them up, and therefore to prevent their Demanding of them at their Coming to Ratifie the Peace Agreed That [152] That they Should be Sent away by the Vessells Now Bound for Boston in New England


     At a Council held at the Honourable L.t Governour John Doucetts house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Tewsday the 31stof May 1726




Present The Honourable Lievt Governor President
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
 

Cheif of Cape Sable Indians Comes to Sign the Articles of peace

     The Honourable L.t Governor Informed the Board that the Chief of the Cape Sable Indians, and Others of Some of the Tribes of this province were, Conforme to His Circular Letters & the Articles Stipulated on their behalf by their Deligates at Boston the 15th of December 1725 Come to Ratifie the Said Articles and having Desired the Advice and Oppinion of the Board what Should be done therein the Honourable L.t Gov.rLawence Armstrong of the Province not being Arrived here from Canso





   
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     The Board having Considered the Same, Are of Oppinion (from what Major Paul Mascarene had Wrote to his Honour on that Subject the 9th and 15th of March 1725/6 That it might prove Detrimentall to the Major's further proceedings and put a Stop to the Other Tribes Ratifying their [153] Their Said Deligates Articles either with this Government or that of New England, of wh.ch by those of New England Seam Very much to Doubt, if they Should now be Rejected; and therefore to Disappoint the Endeavours of the french therein and to prevent any Hindrance from this Governm.t to the Negotiations of that of New England


     Agreed (it being the Oppinion of the Board That Major Mascarene had Certainly lnform'd the Honourable Law.r Armstrong the L.t Gov.rof the Province, of the Same Advice, and that the Articles According to Agreem.t were to be Rati-