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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

1720 - 1742

     Richard Philipps Esq Captain General & Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia Governor of Annapolis Royal in said Province and of Placentia in Newfound land, and Collonel of one of His Majesty's Regiments of Foot.


     Haueing made choice of the following Gentlemen, as members of His Majesty's Council for the Province they were summon'd to attend his Excellency on Munday the 25th Aprill 1720 at the Honourable Liev.t Governors. House in His Majesty's Garrision of Annapolis Royal; where accordingly being mett.
Ar. Savage Scery.

His Excellency the General
The Honable Liev.t Governor—
Major Law:ce Armstrong.
Maj:r Paul Mascarene
The Rev:d John Harrison Esq
Cyprian Southack Esq

Arthur Savage Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
Peter Boudre Esq —


     His Excellency administred to each of the members the Oaths mentioned in an Act passed the first year of His Majesty's person & Government, & the succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia being Protestants [2]2 and for extinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales and his open and secret Abettors. Also they took & subscribed the Declaration mentioned in an Act of Parliment made in the 25th year of the Reigne of King Charles the second intituled an Act for preventing dangers whch may happen from Popish Recusants; and an Oath for the due Execution of their places and Trusts ***3 with regard to the equall and impartiall administration of Justice in all causes which shall come before them — then

2. [ ] indicates the folio throughout
3. An erasure so filled in


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