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Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742. 119

larly on this Occasion for his Heavenly Protection and Providential Deliverance Vouchsafed to His Majesty

     To which the Board Unanimously Agreed, and that Thursday Next Should be Accordingly Sett a part from all Servile Labour, and Observed as a Day of Publick Thanksgiving

By order of his Honour the L.t Governor

by and with the Advice of the Council

     At a Council held at John Adams Esqe's house on thursday the 23dof June 1726

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


     The Honourable Presid.t Acquainted the Board That Charles Robichau one of the Deputees of Cobaquit was Arriv'd who told him that he had Explain'd and Communicated his Honour's Letter to the Indians and that he Expected that they of those parts would have Come allong with him, he having Appointed to meett [160] Meet them at Mines: who being there before his Arrivall, were Again Dispers'd through the Report of One Sheegau a Cape Sable Indian; who told them that his Honour the L.t Governor would not Ratify the Articles of Peace with them unless the Chiefs of every Tribe were all present togither And that therefore they had Resolved Amongst themselves to wait for some Other Advice

Charles Robicheaux gives Notice to the Govr that he had read and Explained his Honours letter to the Indians

     Which being Considered the Board was of Oppinion that it was Rather a Contrivance of the Priest in Opposition to the Peace, to put a Stop to and hinder if possible their Submitting themselves to and Acknowledgeing His Majesty King George and therefore Agreed that it was highly Necessary that his Honour Should Send them Advice; And Signify to them that the aforesaid Report was false, and that he was Ready to Ratify Said Articles According to the Advice for-


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