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




Governor's Letter-Book, Annapolis, 1719-1742.113


informed that Stephen Jones, English trader, trading peacefully at Piziquid river, was surprised on the night of 1st inst. while he and his men were asleep and robbed to the value of about £900 "besides his Books of Accompts" valued at £700 more. Robbery committed by Thomas the chief, Claude Nicoute and his brother Francis Nicoute, Biscaroon and his son Barthelemy and Jacques Cashe. Thinks proper to advise them of these facts, not doubting their readiness to do justice and make restitution; and further to take measures to prevent such things happening again.
(signed.)
Ent.d by me Otho Hamilton Sec. L. Armstrong        
 
1737.


The French translation follows
 

Armstrong to Daniloo.1 [173
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Desires that he would read and explain the sense of the enclosed letter to the Indians: an English trader in a time of profound peace has been robbed "at Menis." Hopes he will use his best offices "that an Innocent Man may have Redress for his losses." Also to counsel the Indians to observe the treaty and transmit their answer by the first opportunity.
(signed.)
L. Armstrong        
 



June 21.
Annapolis.


The French translation follows
 

Hamilton to the Deputies of Chignecto.2

Sends them Governor's letter enclosed to the chiefs and other Indians of Chignecto in regard to the robbery and barbarous treatment of "Sieur Jones." Hopes they will explain it, and advise the Indians to make restitution according to the terms of the treaty. Governor has sent circular letters all about the province; and hopes the Indians will join in punishing the guilty persons.
(signed.)
Otho Hamilton Sec        


1. "To the Reverend Father Daniloo Missionary Priest at St John River." Marginal note: "To the Priest Daniloo about Jones's Robbery."
2. In French.
 


June 21.
Annapolis.