1728 Ratification at Annapolis Royal of the Treaty of 1725
We the underwritten Chiefs & others of the St. Johns Cape Sables & other Tribes of Indians Inhabiting within this His Majesties Province of Nova Scotia or Acadie Having had the said Articles of the within Written Instrument being a True Copy of what was signed in our behalf By Sanguaarum alias Loron Arexus Francois Xavier & Maganumbe our Delegates at the Treaty of Peace Concluded at Boston distinctly Read over faithfully Interpreted & by us well Understood Do hereby for ourselves & in behalf of our Respective Tribes Consent to Rafify & Confirm all the Within mentioned Articles & that the Same shall be binding to Have Signed Sealed and Delivered these Presents to the Honourable Lieut. Governor on the presence of Several Officers belonging to His Majesties Troop and other Gentlemen Underwritten _____________________________
Done at the Fort of Annapolis Royal on Nova Scotia this thirtieth day of May of the first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second By the Grace of God of Great Britain, France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith & etc.
Anneg: Domini 1728
|In the presence of||St. Johns River Indians|
Francois de Salle
fils de Nepovouite
Annapolis Royal Sept. 24, 1728
Chief Sachern of the whole
Tribe of St. Johns Indians
Jacques nous Roufieve
Francois de Salle
Joseph St. Aube
Signed at Annapolis Royal, 13 May 1728, by "Chiefs & others of the St. Johns Cape Sables & other Tribes... inhabiting... Nova Scotia or Acadie," and witnessed by the Governor, officers of the Garrison, and others.
This is an original document, written on the reverse of the Treaty of 1725 for Ratification at Annapolis Royal.
Transcript is from W. E. Daugherty, Maritime Indian treaties in historical perspective (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 1981); Ratification of Treaty No. 239 in their numbered treaty series.
Retrieval no.: Peace and Friendship Treaties Nova Scotia Archives O/S No. 511