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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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the Said M.r William Winniett and that the Governor give his orders thereupon [6.5]

     At a Council held at the Honourable L.t Governor John Doucett's house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on fryday the 20th of September 1723

Present The Honourable Lievt Governor President
Major Paul Mascarene
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq
William Shirreff Esq
Letter to the Lv.t Governor From the Indian Chiefs

     The Honourable L.t Governor Rec.d a Letter from the Chiefs of the Indians bearing Date the 10th fo July N:S: 1723 Attested to be Genuine by their Missioner Mons.r Goline which being Read & Considered.

     Resolved when the said Chiefs should come y.t they should be heard what farther they had to propose

     Some Paragraphs of a Letter bearing Date the 15th of Aug.t 1723 to the Honourable L.t Governor from Major Alexander Cosby at Canso in Relation to Some Affairs with Mons.r Goline & the Indians were Read as also the Said Major Alex ander Cosby's Order Dated the 13th of Aug.t 1723 & Directed to the Captain of the Sloop fitted out by the Governm.t of New England to Guard the fishery, in Relation to Some Indians the Cap.t of Said Sloop had taken Prisoners on the Eastren Coast of this Province


     Which Said Paragraphs & Order the Board having taken into Consideration; Agreed & were of Oppinion, that as it hath pleased His Majesty by Instructions Dated at Whitehall the 14th Day of July 1719 to Direct his Excellency Richard Philipps Esq.r Cap.t General, Governor & Comder in Chief of this his Majestys Province of Nova Scotia to appoint a Council for Managing the affairs Relating to the Government of [66] of Said Province, That it may therefore prove Detrimentall to his Majestys Service, if the Commanders of the Sev.l Settlem.ts within this Province Should Act, without Conforming themselves with as much Care as possible, to the Directions of the Governor & Council & Authority of the


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