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




Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742.13


Captain John Henshaw belonging to Cansoe who brought the five french Prisonners from thence; was Hon'd by the General, with the Commissions of the Peace and Captain of a Company of Militia at Cansoe, who took thee Oaths, made and subscribed the Declaration as the law directs.
 
John Henshaw Made Captain of a company of militia

   
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The Examination of the five ffrench Prissonners were taken at large asupon File. [20]
 





At a Council .held at the Hon:ble Liev:t Governors house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royal upon Munday the 5th Septemb.e 1720.
 

Present.
His Excellency the General
The Hon:ble The President
Major Paul Mascarene
Arthur Savage Esq
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
 
 


Ar Savage Secry

   
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His Excellency acquainted the Board that M.r John Broadstreet (the Officer who he had sent to Menis to prevent the french tradeing from thence to Cape Breton by the bay of Verte) was return'd Express by land; with the newes of the Indians robbing an English Sloop. (one John Alden master) at Menis: And demanded the advice of the Board, what was proper to be done in the present Emergent circumstances of Affaires of this Province considering the robbery was committed by Ten or Eleven Indians, in the middle of Two or three hundred french Inhabitants: which makes it suspicious that [21] it suspicious that either the said Inhabitants were Abettors to the said Robbery, or at least did not do their duty in preventing that Mischief.
 



the Indians Robbing ane English Sloop


     Agreed and Order'd
That a leter be drawn up by a Comittee of the whole Council (for his Excellency's Approbation and signing) To the four Representatives of Menis. requireing them to appear here in person before his Excellency as soon as possible, to giue their Reasons why they sufferr'd the aforsd Robbery, and,
 
letter to the 4 Representa- tives of Menis