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




Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742.117


having Moreover Swore fidelity The Governor gave then Orders That the Indian prisoners Should be Released, And gave them an Entertainment and Sev.l presents as Tockens of His Majestys Protection
 


     At a Council held at John Adams Esq house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Wednesday the 8thof June 1726
 

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



   
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     The Honourable Presid.t Communicated to the Board that he had Recd a Letter from the Honourable Lawence Armstrong the L.t Governor of' the province, In which he Seams to be Dissatisfied [157] Dissatisfied with our Proceedings in Sending Circular Letters So Soon to the Deputees of the Inhabitants and to the Indians, in order to Ratifie what had been Agreed on between Major Mascarene (Sent by His Honour the L.t Governor of the Province to Boston to Treat about the Peace in conjunction with the Government of New England, with the Indians) and the Said Indian Deligates; And Desireing the Advice of the Board what was to be Done in this Affair We having before the Receipt of the Governor's Letter Admitted the Tribe of Cape Sable Indians and Some Others to Ratifie the Articlres that their Said Deligates had Signed on their Part to Major Mascarene, And as he a11so (the Presid.t had Ratified the Same to them According to the Purport of Maj.r Mascarenes Agreement with them and had thereupon Delivered up the Prisoners
 



Letter from Gov.r Armstrong Relating to the peace with the Indians


     The Board having Considered (as by the former Minutes) That upon Acco.t of the Instruments Signed by Major Mascarene and the Deligates as aforesaid, and the Major's said Letters to the Honourable L.t Goverrnor of Annapolis Royall on the Same Subject, they had then Concluded from thence, that the Sooner Such were Ratified by the Sev.l Tribes in