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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749




Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742.51


     At a Council held at the Honourable L.t Governor John Doucett's house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall On Wednesday the 13th of November 1723
 

Present The Honourable Lievt Governor President
Major Paul Mascarene
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq

William Shirreff Esq
 
 




     The Honourable L.t Governor Acquainted the Board thathe had. Received by M.r James Bline a letter from the Chiefs of the Indians of Marrimishitt, the Bay of Challour, Rechibuctou, Shadowitt, and Shickanecto which was Read, and Containing Several promisees of their peaceable behaviour towards the English and Desireing an Answer
 
Letter from Indian Chiefs promising to behave peace- fully

   
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     Resolved that a Civil Letter be sent to Amusse them till farther Instructions from Britain [72]
 





     At a Council held at the Honourable L.t Governors John Doucett's house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Munday the 27th day of January 1723/4
 

Present The Honourable Lievt Governor President
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
 
 




The Honourable Lieu.t Governor Adminstered to each of members as also to sev.l of the Officers of ye Garrison the Oaths Mentioned in an Act pass'd in the first year of his Majestys Reign Intituled an Act for the further Security his Majestys Person & Government & the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the Late Princess Sophia being Protestants & Extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales & his open & Secret Abetors, also they took & Subscribed the Declaration Mentioned in an Act of Parliament Made in the 25th year of the Reigne of King Charles the Second Intituled An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants
 
The memvers of the Council & officers of the Garrision takes the oath of fidelity