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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749




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Consequence to be precipitatly Enter'd upon; and therefore Desired it might be Defer'd to a further day, in order for a fuller Information of the Designs and Conduct of the ffrench Inhabitants


Consequence to be precipitatly Enter'd upon; and therefore Desired it might be Defer'd to a further day, in order for a fuller Information of the Designs and Conduct of the ffrench Inhabitants

Gov. Cosbys letter in Relation to the Marquise's contract for a plott of Ground

     Then the Secretary laid before the Commitee a letter from Governor Cosby the 11th September last directed to him, In Relation to a Contract for a peice of Ground bought from one Marquise, and acquainted them that His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province Desired to know Whether the Said Contract might be Sent him. Agreed that the Secretary, as he had it Given him in trust, might deliver it to the person who lodged it in his possession only, or by his order to any other person whom that person Shall direct
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L : Armstrong        


     Att a Council held by order of the Honourable Lieut Govr Armstrong in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Wednesday the 3d of January 173 &fract23;





Present
His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Wm Shirreff Secretary
Major Henry Cope
Otho Hamilton Esq
 
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Order for the Inhabitants of this River to pay their quitt Rent to his Majesty

     His Honour acquainted the Board that in perusing the Records in his Excellency Governor Philipps's time, He found a Minute of Council of the 7th of December 1730, And thereon a Commission or order Issued by his Excellency to Allexander Bourg of Menis for Collecting the Quitt Rents formerly paid to their Seigniours, and to Receive them for, and on Account of His Majesty, as the only Sovereign Seignior of this Province, which was Still in practice, and that Therefore he had judged it proper to Call them together for their advice, Whether the people of this River Should not also do the Same