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Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742. 15

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R. Philipps
Ar Savage Secry

At a Council held at his Excellencys house in his Maj esty's Garrison of Annapolis Royall, upon Saturday 24th Septemb:r 1720

His Excellency the General
The Hon:ble The President
Major Paul Mascarene
Arthur Savage Esq
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq


     His Excellency acquainted the Board, that he had called them together to give their Opinions, of the most effectuall way of setling this his Majestys Province [24] since the Inhabitants are so insolent as to deny sweareing Allegiance to his Majesty, and minding no Orders of this Goverment. Advised on.

     Agreed. That there is no other Method to settle this Province under due Obedience to his Brittannick Majesty, as the circumstances of Affaires now stands; than by more regular fforces sent over here to curb the Insolency's of the present ffrench Inhabitants, & Indians

Resolu'd & Order'd That an humble Representation from his Excellency and Council, setting forth the State of this Province, with proposal s for settling the same be drawne up in order to be presented to his Majesty
R. Philipps
Representa- tion to be drawn & sent to his Majesty for more forces

About the former Order of Council, for erecting & maintaining here the Magazine for Graine & paying for the same.

     His Excellency acquainted the Board that he had not a fund to carry on the same any longer.: and without they


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