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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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at his pleasure and use them as he did those here, which he believ'd was the Reason the greatest part of the people desired no Communication with us

     After Said Examination His Honour askd him if he had not Some Complaint to lay before the Board about his Mill he answer'd that he had been much Injured thereby Wherefore hoped His Honour would do him Justice therein the Mill being Stopt for almost two Years & now allmost to the Ground by the Clandestine practices of Some people
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     Whereupon His Honour proposed to the Board as it would be a loss to the Country that S.d mill or any other Tenement Should be destroyed & that Whereas it appears that the S.d Rivette built said Mill at his own Cost & Charge whether an Order Should not be given to take possession thereof & to Refitt & Employ the Same till further Orders and that Some of the principal Men Should be appointed to Estimate what damages the Said Rivette hath thereby Suffered & the Charges he Still may be at in Repairing the Same

     The Board in Consideration thereof & that the Said Mill Should not Go to decay agreed by a Majority that His Honour might give him Such an order to Repossess himself thereof & to Repair & Enjoy the same & that he may cutt Such Timbers except Masting upon the King's Ground as may be proper for Said Mill till further orders

     At a Council held at the Honb1e Liv.t overnor Armstrong's strongs house in His Majestys Fort of Annapolis Royal on Tuesday the 25th f July 1727

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

Mr Winnietts petition agst John Adams Esqer delay'd.

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     His Honr acquainted the Board that he had Rec.d a resenta from M.r William Winniet complaining agst John Adams the Deputy [200] Collector for Seizing one of His