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




Governor's Letter-Book, Annapolis, 1719-1742.89


“P. S. Seeing you alleadge that his Excellency made you Such a promise, I am Surprised you had it not put in Execution before his Departure." Below direction.
Wm Shirreff Secy.        
 
1732.

Armstrong to the Bishop of Quebec. [124
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Received B.'s letter per Monfils and de St Poncy, by way of Louisburg: latter to attend the inhabitants of this river: Monfils, those of a place called Pissaquit. Hopes they will behave like men of honor and not fomentors of discord: may exercise their sacerdotal function as long as they do not transgress the laws of G. B. Should be glad to see the B, here, but has written the home authorities regarding the executing of the B.'s office: and doubts not of their answer. Encloses letter of of "Mr. De Poner's."
(signed.)
Wm Shirreff Secy. L. Armstrong        
 



Nov. 21.
Annapolis.


NOTE: French translation of Armstrong's answer to the petition to move church [121-124] follows, covering [125-128.]
 

Armstrong to Justices of the Peace at Canso. [129
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Received their letter of March 27th, by way of Boston and in reply has sent three J. P.'s commissions for the three gentlemen nominated, (Joshua Henshaw, Moses Calley, and Richard Bardin; commissions dated May 9th). Hopes they will agree, as it will encourage the place and be agreeable to all settlers.
(signed.)
Wm Shirreff Secy. L. Armstrong        
 



1733.
May 7.
Annapolis.

Armstrong to de Goudalie.

Agreed in Council that it is proper to let de G. know that the inhabitants are free to choose their own deputies; that Annapolis elections are annual, (in order that each in turn may share the fatigue or honor of the office) on or about Oct. 11th. Orders have been sent to prepare for such an election. A. doubts not that de G. will do his best "to perswade them to decent
 


Aug. 30.
Annapolis.