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Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742. 99

     At a Council beld at the Same place on Thursday the 29th of Ap.r 1725

     The Honourable L.t Governor and the Same Gentlemen Present


     The Honourable Presid.t laid before the Board a Memo.l of Sam.l Douglass's Relating to a house bought of L.t John Jephson in the year 1715 which the Reverend Doctor Cuthbert had taken possession of as belonging to the Church Praying [133] Praying That he either may have the Use & possession of Said House Confirmed to him or that L.t Jephson may be Obliged to make Good his Articles of Agreement and Bill of Sale &. ca as upon file

     The Said Memorial being Read & considered The Rever end M.r Robert Cuthbert L.t John Jephson and Sam.ll Douglass were called before the Board
Samuel Douglasses memorial answer'd

     And the Governour Asked the Reverend M.r Cuthbert what pretentions he had to Said house as to Dispossess the Said Douglass

     The Said M.r Cuthbert made Answer as being upon that Ground Said by the Reverend M.r John Harrison to belong to the Church

     And the Board having Examined farther about Said House or HoveIl it was found that it was built by Governor Vetche's long before ever Doctor Harrison laid Claime to it; And likeways finding that when M.r Harrison did Claim that Ground as Church Labd that the Said Douglas would then have Removed the frame of Said house, but had Mr. Harrisons leave and permission to lett it Stand, And having Never been disturbed in the possession thereof dureing M.r Harrisons time

     It is the Oppinion of the Board that as M.r Douglass formerly would, he now also may be permitted to Remove the frame of his Said Hovell off of tha.t Ground Said to belong to the Church

     Then the Governor laid before the board a Petition of Pire Commeau's Inhabitant up the River Relating to a Pice
Pere Commau's petition Delayed


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