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




Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742.3


Cheif, in the value of One hundred pounds New England money, That all the grain taken on board any such Vess [margin] at any port or place of this Goverment shall be brought here directly, for the use and on the risque of the Goverment, and deliverd here at the common price if required paying four penceper bush.ll freight
(signed)
R. Philipps        
 
Ar. Savage Scery.

   
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     M.r James Blin begg'd leaue to supply the Inhabitants of Seconecto with some Grain [4] which he had promist them last fall as he sayd
 





     Resolued that M.r James Blin haue liberty to carry fifty hogsheads of wheat to Seconecto to supply the necessityes of the Inhabitants there.
 
Blin liberty for 50 hhds. of wheat.


     At a Council held at the hon:ble Lievts Gov:s house in his Majties Garrison of Annapolis royal upon Thursday the 28th of Aprill 1720.
 

Present.
His Excellency the General
The Hon.bIe John Doucett Esq.re Presid:t
Lawrence Armstrong Esq
Paul Mascarene Esq
John Harrison Esq
Cyprian Southack Esq
Arthur Savage Esq

John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
Peter Boudre Esq
 
 




     John Adams Esq was made choice of by His Excellency to serve His Majtie in Council for this Province, who took the Oaths accordingly & subscribed the Declaration aforesaid, then took his place at the council Board. A Letter which was drawn up by a Committee of Council; to the Inhabitants of Meniss and Chignecto, was read, advised on, and amended
 
John Adams Esq sworn

lett.r to Inhabitants of Meniss &c.

   
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     Resolued That the said Letter be sent to said Inhabitants by John Adams Esq and M.r James Blin in order to be read there publickly. [5]