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Records of the Deportation and Le Grand Dérangement, 1714-1768



The Lieutenant Governor.

      Benj. Green, Councilor  
      Jno. Collier, Councilor  
      Willm. Cotterell, Councilor  
      Jonn. Belcher. Councilor  
      The Lieutenant Governor acquainted the Council that he was instructed by His Majesty to Consult the Commander in Chief of the Fleet, upon any Emergency that might Concern the Security of the Province, and that he intended to send the following Letter to Vice Admiral Boscawen and Rear Admiral Mostyn."  
" Sir "
    " His Majesty’s Council being appointed to meet
" at my House to Morrow at Eleven o’Clock in the
" forenoon, to Consider what Steps it may be proper
" to Take for the Security of the Province against
" any Attempt that may be made to Annoy us from
" Canada or Louisbourg in Case of a Rupture, or
" any violent Measures the French may take by
" way of resenting the Check that has lately been
" given to their encroachments."
    " I am to acquaint You that it is both agreeable
" to the Instructions I have received from His Ma-
" jesty, and at the earnest Request of his Council
" for this Province, that I beg the honour of your
" Company and Assistance at our Consultation."
(Signed)         CHAS. LAWRENCE."      
      “ Halifax 14th July 1755.”  
" Vice Admiral Boscawen"
      A Letter of the same Tenor and Date to Rear Admiral Mostyn.  
      The Council returned His Excellency Thanks, and were very desirous that the Admirals might be Consulted.
      JNO. DUPORT, Sec. Con.

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