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Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742. 115

fled here) That they Should be Admitted Saturday next in Order to Ratifie the same to prevent their being prepossessed with any ill Oppinion of His Majesty and this Government, if the Same Should be Refused

     At a Council held at the Honourable L.t Governour John Doucett's house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Saturday the 4thof June 1726

Present The Honourable Lievt Governor President
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq


The Honourable Presid.t Acquainted the Board that Indians with the Deputees of the Inhabitants [154] Inhabitants of this River were Come According to Appointment the 31st of May Last in order to make their Submission to his Majesty and this His Government, and to Confirme and R.atifie ye Articles Ratified and Agreed upon by their Deligates at Boston as aforesaid; and Desireing to know whether, upon their So doing, he Should Release the Indian Priseners

The deputys bring the Indians of this River to sign the Articles of peace.

     The oppinion of the Board is, That as those in prison are not worthy to be keept as Hostages, they being but of Little Esteam, & Some old and Decriped, and that whereas they have allreeay been a Very Great Expence to His Majesty, That they Should be Released, in order also to Show them Such a Sincerity of friendship as may the more Effectually Engage them to his Majestys Intrest

     Then the Board Moved that it was Customary on Such Occasions to Give them Some Entertainments and presents as Tockens of friendship.

     To which The Honourable Presid.t Making Answer that he had no Presents; it was again Moved That His Majesty had (as hath been Reported) Some years Agoe Sent presents to a Considerable Value, and that it would be proper at this Juncture to Distribute part thereof amongst them to prevent any further Expence that Way

     To Which His Honour Replyed that he had heard as Much, but that they were Never in his possession, Neither


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