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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

  66  Nova Scotia Archives.

     From all which & the Several Depositions of the Traders, it appears to the Board That the Said father Charlemagne, Romish Priest of this River knew of this Enterprize the Indians had formed against this place & that his Aseembling the Inhabitants at that Juncture, was on purpose to facilitate their Designe by furnishing them with the Inhabitants, Cannoos which they Actually made Use of having No Other


         [90] That, the Said father Charlemagne be keept in Custody till an Opportunity be found of Sending him out of this Province and that when Such is found, he be Actually Sent away with orders Not to to Returne into this Government again at his Peril ; which we think an Easy punishment and Not Answering his Crime: But in Consideration of the Strict Alliance of the two Crowns of Great Britain & France, we are Willing to Shew by all Tokens of Lenity our Desire of Mentaining the Same and of Avoiding all Acts, as much as in us lies, that may be by our Neighbouring french Governments, be Interpreted to the Contrary 1

     At a Council held at the Honourable L.t GovMi>ernor John Doucett's house in his Majestys Garrison of Annapolis Royall on Munday the 27th of July 1724

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

William Shirreff Esq
The Deputy petition Answered

     The Honourable L.t Governour Acquainted the Board that the Deputees of this River were According to their Appointment come for an Answer to their Petition as per the Minutes of the Board Munday Last


Major Paul Mascarene and John Adams Esq then Appointed to prepare Said Answer, laid the Same before the Board which being Read & Approved of The [91] The Deputies were then called in and the Same being Again Read and Interpreted to them

1. This examinations printed, but not with entire accuracy, in Murdoch I, 417f


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