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10 June 1777

Report of the Commissioners to farm the duties in the outports. Duties for two years for Canso district have been auctioned to Geo. Smith for £135; those for Port Roseway district to J. Fenton for £50; those for Yarmouth district to William Smith for £15. Account of expenses annexed. Signed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 16


29 November 1787

Copy of the proceedings of the House in committee on the subject of the administration of justice in the Supreme Court. Evidence of Jonathan Sterns as to the conduct of the judges during the trial of several causes in court. Signed. Appearance of Mr. Taylor to give evidence before the committee.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 17


12 June 1777

Copy of an address by James Tanswell, school-master, to the Assembly, lamenting the commonness of immorality and vice among the youth, and pointing out that only a properly conducted school will preserve the morals of "a set of as fine youths as any part of the globe can boast of".

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 18


5 June 1777

Memorial of Michael Head, surgeon, to the Legislature praying compensation for inoculating certain (named) poor persons when smallpox threatened several townships. Signed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 19


19 June 1777

Copy of memorial of James Tattersal to the Assembly stating that he has acted as courier between Halifax and Annapolis, that it does not pay, and praying to be made official courier if and when the government creates such an office.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 20


21 June 1777

Memorial of Thos. Reeve, surgeon and apothecary, to Lieutenant Governor Arbuthnot, presenting bill for attending poor sick persons. Signed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 21


8 June 1778

Draft of the reply of the House of Assembly to Lieutenant Governor Arbuthnot's speech from the Chair.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 23


6 June 1778

Speech of Lieutenant Governor Arbuthnot to Council and Assembly. Expenses incurred by militia; assures them of protection of the province in case of attack.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 24


9 June 1778

Answer of Lieutenant Governor to the Assembly's address.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 25


23 June 1778

Message from the Council that £500 should be appropriated to the purchase of a residence for the Chief Justice.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 26


7 June 1779

Letter from Rev. J. Bailey to William Nesbitt, Speaker of the House, thanking the Assembly for relieving his distresses.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 27


3 December 1787

Draft of an address of the Assembly to the Lieutenant Governor stating that complaints have been laid of the improper and irregular administration in office of the Puisne Justices of the Supreme Court, and praying that an enquiry into their conduct be instituted.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 28


7 June 1779

Speech of Lieutenant Governor Hughes on opening the General Assembly. Peace now restored with the Indians.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 28


16 June 1778

Message from the Lieutenant Governor to the Assembly indicating the need for provisions for the armed vessel which he has had fitted out to protect the coasts.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 30


26 October 1780

Message from the Lieutenant Governor to the Assembly stating that £458 was still unpaid on the Cornwallis barracks, except by Capt. Campbell, who ought to be reimbursed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 31


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