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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742. 257

     Att a Council held by order of the Honable Lieut Govr Armstrong at his own House in the Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Wednesday the 13 Decemr 1732

His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Wm Shirreff Secretary
Major Henry Cope
Otho Hamilton Esq


     His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province Acquainted the Board that on, Saturday last the 9th Instant the Deputys of the ffrench Inhabitants Deliver'd him a petition, praying that their Preist may be permitted to pass one half of his time up the River, or that their Church may be Removed to the Midest of the parish; and that having Drawn up the Substance of What he had to Say to them on that Subject, the Same, With their petition was laid Before the Board, for their Consideration, advice and opinion thereon [321]

     the Inhabitants Petiton for having their Church Removed &c. Not Granted

     And their Petition and an Instrument Issued by his Excllency Governor PhiIipps dated the 14 of Decemr 1729, being ordered to be Read, the Board found that his Excellency made no Such promise, as insinuated by the ffrench in their Said Petition, and are of opinion that their Church Should not be Removed, but that it should remain where it now is as a lasting Monument and Memorial of their treacherous Villainy to his Britannick Majesty and his subjects

     Then was ordered to be Read What His honourhad prepared for their Answer, which being Approved off, it was ordered to be translated into ffrench and Delivered to the Deputys on Saturday Next, the 16th Instant

     Then His honourlaid before the Board a Letter Directed to the Members thereof from himself in Relation to the White House feild, of this Date, Desiring their opinion, Whether the feild &c as therein Specifyed upon file, may not be
The White House Feild secured to the Governor in Chief forever


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