Nova Scotia Archives

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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749




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3 French men Examined about the Disaster at Canso

   
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Michael Richards alias Le Fund, Prudent Robichaux Jun.e, and Charles Boudroit three french men the two first belonging to this river, the other .to Cape Breton who brought the Newes of the Disaster at Cansau by the French and Indians were sent for in before the board, and examined upon Oath - relating thereto.
     There Oaths at large upon file. — [18]


     At a Council held at the Hon:ble Liev.t Governors house in His Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royal upon Saturday the 27th August 1720




Present.
His Excellency the General
The Hon:ble Liev.t Gov.r
Major Lawrence Armstrong
Major Paul Mascarene
Arthur Savage Esq
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
 




the five ffrenchmen

   
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     Jeannice Souhare, Martin de Molve belonging to Cap.t Philisbert d' Habilene Comd.r of a french ship at Nirichshaw, Jannice de Candos belonging to Nicholas Petitpas fishing at Petit de gratz, Martin Dixapare belonging to Martin de la borde fishing at Petit degratz, Francois Pitrel belonging to John Harenbourg fishing at the said place. Five french Prisoners who were taken arobbing the English at Cansoe, were sent for in before the board and Examined; they all declared they were commanded by their masters to do what they did. [19]


     At a Council held at the His Excellency the General's house in His Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royal upon Munday the 29th August 1720



Ar Savage Secry.

Present.
His Excellency the General
The Hon:ble Liev.t Gov.r
Major Lawrence Armstrong
Major Paul Mascarene
Arthur Savage Esq
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq