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Mitchel's Contracts upon a Dispute wth Robichau for Accot of Rent Examined


     The Secretary Acquainted ye Board That his Honr the Lt Governor through the Present Disorders of his family Could not be present, And Represented that the cause of their Meeting Proceeded from a Dispute between Prudane Robicheaux Appointed by ye Governor Receiver of the Rents Within the Banlieu, And James Mitchel of Russhu forshew Inhabitant in Relation to his Contracts Which Seem to have been Defaced with a Designe to Defraud Which being Communicated to the Governor by the said Mr Robichaux, He had therefore Orderd ye Partys to Attend that the said Contracts may be Inspected into and Examind And yt the Board thereon may give their Advice & Opinion


     Which being Perused And the Alterations found Visible, The Said Mitchell And his Partners were called in: And being Examined, Mr Robicheaux being also present, they Produced Sevl acquittances for Rent paid One Whereof dated the second of March One thousand Seven hundred And Thirty, Thirty One Signed Agat Campbell Acknowledging the Receipt of Three Buslls of Wheat and three Capons for last years Rent Mentioning the said Mitchel & his Partners Who Paid the same, Which being Considered, And What yeSaid Mitchel And his Partners Also Affirmed Who said that they were Ready to take their Oaths that they Received said Contracts from their [378] Their Predecessors And that by Virtue of the Alterations And Abatements Made therein, they Never paid More for One Years Rent than What is Mention'd in the Said Receited Acquittance

     The Board upon ye Whole, for want of Proof, Judge it no fraud in ye present Possessors, And Are of Opinion that the said James Mitchell & his Partners should for the future be Obliged to keep up to ye first Tenor and Obligations of their Contracts; The One Vizt in favour of Stephen Comaux for on Deniere Tournois de Cens two Buslls of Wheat and Two Capons, And the Other in favour of Peter Vincent for One Deniere Parisis Two Capons And four BuslIs of Wheat .


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