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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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     At a Council held at the place aforesaid on Munday the 3 of Decem.r 1722.

     Present the Honourable Presid.t and the Same Gentlemen.

     The Presid.t Acquainted the Board that Phillip Mellanson from .Mines had brought him Word that there were two Indian Chiefs come from the Body of the Indians about Menis &.ca and had a Letter to Deliver him, for which Reason he had called the Council to Advise whether or not he Should See the Indians or Receive the Letter

     Agreed that MelIanson Should bring the Letter from the Indians to the Governor at three of the Clock in the after noon till which time the Council Adjourned

     Munday the 3.d of December 1722 at three of the Clock P. M:

     The Honourable L.t Governor Presid.t and the Same Gentlemen all present.
Letter from Indian Chiefs to the Gov.r


     Mett According to Adjournment at the same place and M.r Mellanson being called in, he Delivered the Letter brought by the Indians from Mines, which being Read and Containing very Impertinent Language, as Demanding the Hostages from the Govermt. &.ca as upon file

     Agreed that the Said two Indians, should if possible, be likewlise made prisoners Which being effected the Council Adjourned [61] At

     At a Council, held at the Honourable L.t Governor John Doucett's house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Tewsday the 11th of December 1722.

Present The Honourable Lievt Governor President
Major Paul Mascarene
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
Peter Boudre Esq
one of the Indian prison- ers madke his escape

     The Honoura.ble Lieuten.t Governour Acquainted the Board that one of the two Indians made prisoners Munday the 3.d Inst. had made his Escape & that Germain one of this


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