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     And as to the Declarations against him, he [341] he acknowledged himself Guilty in most of the Circumstances, and Said that Several of them he Could not Remember, being very much in liquor; and therefore prayed for forgiveness; Having also Confessed that he had Writ and Drawn up a paper for Philip Melanson at Menis, Reflecting most Basely and falsely against the proceedings and Conduct of his Majestys Council, as upon file

     The Whole being taken into Consideration, The Board after Some Debate Agreed, that he Should be Debar'd from writing or Intermedling Either by word or deed, in any publick affairs without permission first obtain'd, and that he Should be Bound for his Good behaviour of two Good Surety's in £25 New England money Each, and he the Said John Duon in £50, for the due performance of his Recognizance, and that he Should Remain in prison till he pay the Constable a pistole and find Said Suretys
L : Armstrong

     Att a Council held by Order Aforesaid in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Thursday the 15th february 1732/3

His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Wm Shirreff Secretary
Major Henry Cope
William Winniet Esq
Otho Hamilton Esq
the Le Blancs affair upon his Returyn form Menis taken into Consideration

     His Honour acquainted the Board that ffrancis Le Blane, Whom he had Enlarged upon Bail to go to Menis along with Anthony Depuis to Settle the Dispute Between them, were Return'd with René Landry one of the Le Blancs party, and Reported to him that they had Agreed among themselves, According to the Sentence of the Board, and were therewith fully Satisfyed, and had presented him with a Certifycate of their Agreement; And the partys being Called the Same was


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