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Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742. 259

Which being done, and the Translation Approved off, the Deputys Atrending were Called in, and the Same was Delivered to them, to Which no Reply being made, the Committee Adjourn'd to Report the Same
L : Armstrong

     At a1 of Council held by Order of the Honourable Lieut Governor Armstrong at Majr Copes house in the Garrisn of Annapolis Royall on Saturday the 23d of Decemr 1732

John Adams Esq
Wm Skene Esq
Wm Shirreff Secretary
Major Henry Cope
Otho Hamilton Esq

     The Secretary Acquainted the Board that His honourhad directed him to acquaint them that he is informed that the Inhabitants, by a Mutual Consent, are contriving all the ways and means possible to Distress his Majestys Garrison by Raising the price of all Eatables, fire-wood &c. And Whereas they daily Act with So much Contempt, and behave themselves in most Respects as independent of any Government, and Show'd So little Respect to His Majestys Sovereignty, through a Spirit of disobedience and obstinacy; And Seeing Such Innovations and proceedings of theirs, without any visible Reason for their So doing, may not only at this time, but hereafter, prove detrimentalI to the Province in General; He had therefore Recommended the Same to their Consideration, for their advice and opinion thereon; and Desir'd that they would Consult upon Such Methods as may be used to keep them to their obedience; And to Consider, Whether for their Disobedience they may not be debar'd ttom their liberty of ffishing and Navigation, till according to their allegiance, they paid ActualI obedience to all legall orders.
Methods proposed to Reduce the ffrench Inhabitants to obedience


Which being taken into Consideration were [325] were of opinion that the Governors Message was of too Great a

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