Nova Scotia Archives

Au cœur de l'Acadie

Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742. 177

Indians rescuing John Turnoe, as mention'd in ye minutes of Last Council; His Excellency's Proclamation thereupon being also read was approv'd of Nemine Contrad. adjourn'd
R. Philipps

     Att a Council held at his Excellency's House in his Majesties Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Tuesday April 2d 1731 A. M.

His Excellency Generall Rich.d Philipps
The Hon:ble Lt. Gov.r Cosby President
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
William Winnett Esq
Secretary Phillipps

His Excellcy acquainted ye Council of a Notorious Fraud that had been committed by two Inhabitants namely. Augustin Como & Francis Richards, which his Excellcy mov'd might be examin'd into, and it being prov'd upon them were sentenc'd as Follows. Viz.t- Agreed and Orderd yt Augustine Como & Francis Richards being found Guilty of ye Crime alledg'd against them by his Excellcy ye sd Como shall make good his Bargain & stand in ye Pilory in ye most publick place in ye Town on ye Next Holy day, dureing one Hour being from Eleven till twelve of ye Clock. A. M. & Francis Richards to stand half ye sd time in ye Pilory as aforesd that both Como & Richards shall continue in Confinement untill ye sd Sentence shall be fulfill'd & Charges paid. Adjourn'd.
R. Philipps
Two ffrench men orderd to stand in thepilory


Nova Scotia Archives —

Crown copyright © 2020, Province of Nova Scotia.