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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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Priest of this River &ca which being Agreed to, And M.' James Blin being Call'd in and Examined, he Delivered to the Board what he had to Say on that Account in Writting, to which he made Oath as upon file

     At a Council held at the Honourable L.t Governor John Doucetts house on Wednesday the 22.d 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
Charlemagne the Romish priest Exam- ined concern- ing the Indians atempt upon this Garrison


     The HonourableL.t Governor (upon the aforegoing Informations) having Sent for father Charlemagne the Romish Priest of this River, and he being Come, it was Judged Necessary to call him to An Examination before the Board for his Conniving at & Concealing these Treacherous Designes of the Indians, and being Called in there were put to him the following Questions which he Answered as fol lows Viz.t Quest first [88]
Quest. 1st

     Father Charlemagne Why did you not at your Arrivall (when you waited on the Governour) Acquaint him of this Party of Indians being at Mines, & their Designes against us

     I must then have been a Wizard

     Did you Not know of any Party of Indians when you was at Mines

     There were Indians of this Province Mett there WIth Golin their Missionary on Account of Devotion

     Did you not know of any Strange Indians being there and that it was talk'd of their Coming here

     There were Six Strange Indians who came there the fryday before I came away

     Wherefore then did you not Acquaint the Governor of these Six Indians, when at your Arrivall, he Asked you what News, When at the Same time you told him there was none

     My Business is only to Attend my function & not to Enquire into or Middle with any other Bussiness, News, or


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