Nova Scotia Archives

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

48Nova Scotia Archives.

Jan. 1.

Caulfeild to Jekyll. [86
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Acknowledges receipt of J.'s by Harrison: can give him small prospect of those affairs; such gentlemen as he has had to make a demand upon, excusing themselves on the ground "that it was gaming Money."
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Dec. 24.

Caulfeild to Stanhope.

Acknowledges receipt of S.'s commands by the victualling ship "King George" (Joseph Turell, commander) which arrived Oct. 11. Provisions surveyed and found good except what was otherwise and wanting; which C. hopes will be made up in the next. Supposing the provisions to conform to the invoice, and allowing for what is said to be coming on the "Prince of Wales," only 56 lbs bread, 3 galls. oatmeal and 9 ¾ pints oil in lieu of butter or cheese lacking: will be full allowance for 371 men for 6 mos. By this opportunity transmits accounts of same, of former supplies per "Prince Frederick" and New England provisions from May 1, 1714 (from the balance of Borland's acct. "our former Victualler") to Dec. 23, 1715, both in Capon's and Shirreff's time, as clearly as possible. To make matters clearer, C. has annexed to Shirreff's account, each man's allowance, numbers victualled from time to time, and S.'s estimate of how long the provisions will last. For "ye. good husbandry thereof &c," C. will always do his utmost. Annexed also companies, and individual accounts, with statement of bills and money drawn by C. "proportionably placed to each particular accott as Methodically as I possibly could." If anything further is needed to settle the affairs of garrison, C. hopes it will be found at home, for most of the gentlemen who have drawn bills for their subsistence, or in anywise empowered others to receive the same, do like C., "referr themselves to ye Agent and theire respective attorneys for Satisfaction in yt respect, I have been at vast expences, Since I have had ye Charge of this Governmt. occasioned by ye almost constant absence of ye Govr part whereof I have presumed to charge in Sd Accots against wch I humbly presume there will be but few Objections, considerin