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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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Defend it if the Governor and Council Judged it proper to put him in possession, because that he would by no Means hold it any Longer by Virtue of his former Lease, nor (not knowing how soon his Majesty may See Causeto Recall him) be other ways bound to keep and possess it, than his own Conveniency would permitt

     And being Ordered to withdraw, The Board Agreed that as it was for the Benefit of the Said John Hobby Esq That that part of his Estate Should if possible, be preserv'd from Ruine; To put WilliamShirreff Esq in possession of the aforesaid house & Tennement, And Accordingly Resolved


     That the Said William Shirreff for and in Consideration of his Several Improvements allready made, the Risque, Expences, & other Inconveniencys he hath or hereafter [85] Hereafter may be put to, for the Defence of Said house & Tennament, Be hereby (and not by Virtue of any Lease or Articles of Agreement made with Said John Hobby Esq) put and Authoriz'd to hold, keep, Use, Occupy and possess the said Tennament &.ca fully and freely with a11 its Improvements and Appurtenances thereunto belonging for and During (if his Conveniencys will him so permitt) the Tarm of Seventeen Years from the Date hereof, Rent-free for and in Consideration of the Premisses

     Ordered that his former Lease be Registered, & that a Signed Coppy of this Days Minute be given him for his Indenmification

At a Council held at the Honourable Lt. Governor John Doucett's house in his Maejstys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Munday the 20th of July 1724 P: M:

Present The Honourable Lievt Governor President
Major Paul Mascarene
John Adams Esq
Hibbert Newton Esq
William Skene Esq

William Shirreff Esq
Memorial of the ffrench

     The Honourable L.t Governor acquainted the Board that the Deputies of this River had presented him with a Memorial in behalf of themselves & the Rest of the French Inhabitants


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