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Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742.143


     At a Committee held at the place afores'd on Saturday ye 20th of May 1727
 

Present
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
Capt. Chris: Aldridge
Capt. John Blower
 
 



Report of the Committee  
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     The Committee in obedience to yesterday Minute & Order of the Board for drawing up a proclamation [192] in Relation to the French Coin upon a further Consideration thereof & after Some debate having had Recourse to an act of parliament* made in the Sixth year of Her late Majty Queen Anne Intituled An Act for ascertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins in her Majesty's plantations in America Judged proper not to proceed any further therein
 





     At a Council held at the Livt Governor of the provinces house in his Maj tys Fort of Annapolis Royal on Tuesday ye 23rd of May 1727
 

Present
The Honourable Lt. Governor of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
Capt. Chris: Aldridge
Capt. Joseph Bennett
Capt. John Blower
 
 




     His Honr acquainted the Board, that conform to what he had moved the 19 Inst.t in Relation to Capt Gamble Mr Wininniet & others using him So very Insolently & for proof thereof laid before the Board two Certificates the one whereof Sign'd by Francis Le Blanc & the other by Peter Leblanc of Mines as also a Letter from Stephen Rivette of Pisaquite importing the Same & desired that the said Two Leblancs might be Sworn Which Said Certificates & Letter being read & they accordingly Sworn and other Questions putt to them about the Contents of the paper Mention'd in their Said Certificates they Said they did not Remember the Contents but

* Ecu's of France or silver Lewis of 17 dwt. 12 gr. were valued at 4 sh. 6 d. Anno Sexto Annæ C. 30 See N. S. Archives II P 181