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Indenture between His Grace John, Duke of Argyll & Greenwich, Master-General of HM Ordance, and John Easson, Carpenter

Providing supplies to Easson "for his use in his Passage & at Annapolis Royal: "Flock Bedd and Bolster, Blankett, Sheets and Coverlett."

Date: 28 May 1734

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/1


Letter, W. Bogdani, Tower of London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 21 January 1743

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/2

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Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 29 August 1749

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/3


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 22 September 1749

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/4


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 17 July 1751

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/5


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 19 February 1752

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/6


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 19 February 1752

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/7


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's salary, accounts and Ordnance business.

Date: 10 March 1753

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/8


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business; will send Easson a good silver watch and a case of razors.

Date: 17 August 1753

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/9


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

A lengthy letter regarding Easson's charge against Joshua Mauger for failing to take out £400 insurance on the sloop Wren and its cargo, as Easson had requested.

Date: 15 May 1754

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/10

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Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Further concerning the charge against Mauger.

Date: 10 July 1754

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/11

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Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Sending a small box of seeds directed to Samuel Austin in Boston, and enclosing a letter for Easson.

Date: 20 March 1755

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/12

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Letter, W. Bogdani, London, to Mrs. Cowley

Concerning her late husband's accounts and her situation as a widow: "I am very sorry to say it, but I find by all accounts that he died in Debt greatly…nor is there any precendent for a pension to an Engineer's Widow."

Date: 4 May 1755

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/13

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Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business, and informing Easson that he [Lane] is now in partnership with Benjamin Booth.

Date: 26 May 1756

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/14

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Letter, W. Bogdani, London, to John Easson

Concerning leave of absence for Easson, which he had requested be deferred, since he [Easson] "did not think it prudent to leave Annapolis at present there having been such an Aleration in Publick affairs since [his] leave was greanted."

Date: 21 August 1756

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/15

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