this Juncture were very Reasonable, and that he Might very Warrantably lodge the Half of their Wheat in the Stores and Make use of it, in Case of Necessity, Which Seem'd to be too Apparent
(signed) L : Armstrong 
Att a Council held by order of the Honourable Lawrence Armstrong Esqr Lieu.t Governor of the Province at his own House on Thursday the 30 th December 1731 at ten o Clock A. M.
Present His Honr the Lt. Governor of the Province The Honourable Alex.r Cosby President
John Adams Esq William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Secretary William Winniett Esq Otho Hamilton Esq
the petition of John Prince &c Examined
His Honour acquainted the Board that he has Called them together upon a petition of John Prince and others the Heirs of the deceas'd Widow Richards, Complaining of Piere Depuis for taking possession of the Said deceas'd widows Effects. The Said Depuis and Prudane Robicheaux, who appeard for the heirs, being Called in, the Petition was Read, and His Honour having Asked him the said Depuis, by what Right he had taken those Goods, into his possession, who answer'd by virtue of a Will, and he having produced the Same, it was also Read, and it being only Signed by John Duon, Michel Richards and Renny Richards, who only made Declaration, that it was Conformable to what the Said widow had Declared to them on her death Bed, His Honour proposed Assigning another Day for their proving the Same