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

Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742.249

     At a Council held at the Honoura ble Lt Governor Armstrongs house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Saturday the 5th Day of Augt 1732 A. M. at 11 o' the Clock

His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province
Major Paul Mascarene
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Wm Shirreff Esq
Otho Hamilton Esq
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     His Honour Acquainted the Board that he had Judged it Proper to Call them togither in Order to Communicate the Opinion and Sentence of the Board On Mr Jennings and Mr Winnietts Affair as by the Minute of Council on Tewsday last, But as Mr Winniett had sent an Excuse that he Could Not Attend because of being Employed about ffish, He therefore asked their Advice Whether that might not be Defer'd till he Could Attend, The Opinion of the Board is that as Mr Ross Attorney for the Plantiff is Attending that it ought not to be Delay'd, But now publickly Read & Declared Which was Done Accordingly
the Sentence of the Board Communicated to Mr. Jennings attorney and Mr. Winnietts Excuse for not Attending.

     And Mr Ross having Recommended to the Board Mr Jennings's Expence in the Process

     The Board Were of Opinion that Mr Winniett the Defendt should pay the Constable & the Secretar ys ffees

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     Then his Honr laid before the Board a Copy of An Order in Relation to the Abuses Committed in the Cutting and Measuring of [310] Of Wood per Cord, And the Incroachments made on the Kings High Ways which being Read it was Approved of And Orderd that the same should be published
L : Armstrong        

order Concerning the wood approved of