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




Governor's Letter-Book, Annapolis, 1719-1742.83

Armstrong to Govr. Belcher. [107
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Acknowledges receipt of B.'s letter of March 13th, per Peter Blin who arrived on the 17th inst. Glad to hear "of the Infante Duke's Kind Reception in Italy, which as it Contributes to the Tranquility of Europe, So I hope it will abate the views of our Neighbours, that we may also share of the Benefits of a long and Honourable peace." Obliged to B. for his offers of help.
(signed.)
Wm Shirreff Secy. L. Armstrong        
 



1732.
Ap. 21.
Annapolis.

Armstrong to Dunbar.1

Acknowledges receipt of letter of 1st inst. Will send the men required and an officer to relieve Broadstreet. Proud of Annapolis. D.'s improvements and success. Sorry that he has been impeded by the Massachusetts people. Thanks D, for kind offers, wishes they applied to Great Britain or Ireland, but quits all pretensions in America to more youthful adventurers.· As people here want grants, he wishes D. to send one of his deputies to forward the settlement. Wishes D.'s advice in regard to the tracts of land reserved for the navy. Regrets his inability on account of his health to visit Col. Dunbar at Fredericksfort, and invites D. to Annapolis.
(signed.)
Wm Shirreff Secy. L. Armstrong        
 


Ap. 21.
Annapolis.

Cosby to Shirreff. [108
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Resigns position on the council, "untill I acquaint His Majesty with my Reason for So doing."
(signed.)
Wm Shirreff Secy. Alexr Cosby        
 



May 7.
Annapolis.

Report of Committee on State of the Province.

Appointed by Armstrong at a meeting of Council in his own house, May 11th. Reported May 29th. "To Consider what

1. Mitchell ? The marginal reference is: "The Govrs. letter to Col: Dunbar in relation to surveying &c." But Dunbar is referred to in the third person, in the last part of the letter.
 


May 29.
Annapolis.