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




Governor's Letter-Book, Annapolis, 1719-1742.141

Mascarene to Deputies of Piziquid. [223
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Pierre Breaux and Charles LeBlanc of the one part and Estienne Hebert on the other having disagreed regarding the division of their lands, and the case having been settled by arbitrators chosen by themselves, and their decision having been confirmed by the Council, the Deputies are to settle the case in a friendly manner. Pierre Landry having complained that Pierre Benoit molested him in the possession of a meadow, B. was summoned to attend the court now sitting: he has not appeared. Council therefore considers his case not valid and orders the said molesters to make good their damage and annoyance to Landry. M. would be much pleased if the Deputies could effect a friendly settlement of the case. Deputies to notify the habitans that if they do not obey a properly signed summons, the case will be given against them by default; besides they will suffer the consequences of their disobedience.
(signed.)
Wm Shirreff Sec.ry. P. Mascarene.        
 



1740.
Nov. 28.
Annapolis.

Mascarene to Deputies of River Canard.1

Sieur Gautier of River Canard having complained that Michael Vincent having been summoned to the court now sitting and having failed to appear, the Council has ordered that the Deputies or upright persons nominated by them valuate the horse, and that Vincent pay the valuation to Gautier. It is to their interest, as well as their duty, to see justice done. They are to warn the habitans that if they fail to obey a summons, their case goes by default and they will be punished for their contumacy.
(signed.)
Wm Shirreff Sec.ry. P. Mascarene.        
 


Nov. 28.
Annapolis.

Mascarene to Deputies of Chignecto.1 [224
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Jean Forrest has complained of neighbors settling on land he claims and cannot attend the court now in session on

1. In French.
 



Nov. 28.
Annapolis.