Captain John Henshaw belonging to Cansoe who brought the five french Prisonners from thence; was Hon'd by the General, with the Commissions of the Peace and Captain of a Company of Militia at Cansoe, who took thee Oaths, made and subscribed the Declaration as the law directs.
His Excellency acquainted the Board that M.r John Broadstreet (the Officer who he had sent to Menis to prevent the french tradeing from thence to Cape Breton by the bay of Verte) was return'd Express by land; with the newes of the Indians robbing an English Sloop. (one John Alden master) at Menis: And demanded the advice of the Board, what was proper to be done in the present Emergent circumstances of Affaires of this Province considering the robbery was committed by Ten or Eleven Indians, in the middle of Two or three hundred french Inhabitants: which makes it suspicious that  it suspicious that either the said Inhabitants were Abettors to the said Robbery, or at least did not do their duty in preventing that Mischief.
the Indians Robbing ane English Sloop
Agreed and Order'd That a leter be drawn up by a Comittee of the whole Council (for his Excellency's Approbation and signing) To the four Representatives of Menis. requireing them to appear here in person before his Excellency as soon as possible, to giue their Reasons why they sufferr'd the aforsd Robbery, and,