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Au cœur de l'Acadie

Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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     He also laid before the Board His Answer to Will.m Blins Said petition pleading the General Issue, not guilty of the Crimes laid to His Charge by the Said Petitioner, Hoping to prove by Sev.l acts of Parliamt that what Mr Blin alledgeth against him to be only the Execution of His duty according to Law

     All which being Read as also the Deputy Information against the said W.m Blin & his permitt, His Honour for a further Consideration thereof Adjourn'd the Board till to Morrow at eleven of the Clock in the forenoon & orderd the Said Willm Blin to be then present to make good His Charge against John Adams Esq the Dep Collector & Defend.t

     May 16 Tuesday Mett at the Same place

     The Liv.t Governor & the Same members present

     Wm Blin master of the Scooner Endeavour plaintiff John Adams Dep. Coll.r Defendant being also present according to appointment
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Witnesses Examined Concerning Mr. Blins affair agt Mr. Adams


     His Honour & the Board proceeded in the Examin.a of the plaintiffs petition & Defend.ts answer His Honour demanded of the petitioner if he had any further proof of His allegations against the Dep. Collector John Adams Esq

          Who presenting him with the Deposition of Tho.s Willis his Mate who being called Made oath to the Same

          Which being read & Relating as upon File to Sergt Danellson the Sergt was also Sent for & the Same being read & ask'd whether the Circumstances therein Mentioned were true the Said Sergt Answered in the Affirmative

     And the Board after the examination of Several acts of Parliam.t relating both to the Custom house & Masters of vessels

BREAKHis Honour ask'd Mr Blin if he desired any further time or would Stand to the present determination of the Board and desiring till fryday Sennight being the 26 Ins.t & the


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