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At a Council held at the Hon.ble Liev.t Gov. es house in His Majties Garrison of Annapolis Royal upon Fryday the 29th April 1720




Present.
His Excellency the General
The Hon:ble Liev.t Gov.r
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
 

read father Justinian & Inhabitants of this rivers Letters.

Ar Savage Secry

     Read Father Justinian Durand letter (a Popish Priest of this river) also a letter of the French Inhabitants of this river * * * to His Excellency the General. likewise his Excely read that part of His * * * * Instructions relateing to the French Inhabitants of this Province takeing their Oath to His sacred Majesty King George; and a Copy of the former Oaths & subscription of the French Inhabitants of this Province, to Queen Ann at the time the late Sir Charles Hobby was Liev.t Gov.r of this Garrison. —
         was — also read —




Order to chuse 6 representatives

Committee of Council

   
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     Advised and Order'd
         That His Excellency be desired to send up an Order to the French Inhabitants [6] of this river, to chuse six persons to repcesent the whole body of the Inhabitants, and to act in behalf of the whole, and that the said Order be drawn up by a Committee of Council to be layd before this board at their next sitting. That Paul Mascarene Esq John Harrison Esq, Cyprian Southack Esq and Hibbert Newton Esq be the said committee - in ordr - for his Excellency's approbation signing —
(signed)
R. Philipps        


     Advised and Order'd
         That a Committee be appointed to inspect the papers of the late Liev.t Governor Caulfields relateing to the French Inhabitants. That the Hon:ble Liev.t Gov.r
Lawrence Armstrong Esq
John Adams Esq
& Wm Shirreff Esq