Acknowledges receipt of B.'s letter by Mr. Dueron "with the State of ye Inhabitants Plantations, which with the Petition of the Inhabitants being laid before the Council, you will see by the Minute thereof sent by Mr. Dueron that they have been considered." Intended to have sent him what he required besides; but will wait now until B. visits Annapolis. Has sent an order by Mangeant for B. to pay over rents to him (M.)
Received M.'s: thanks him for information. According to M.'s request, A. sends him order to Bergeau "for him to Deliver to you what of his Majesty's Rents he has Received at Chiconecto." M. is to bring from B. "an Account of the Quantity of Each Specie delivered you." Must consider one paragraph of M.'s letter more fully before answering. Wishes him a good voyage and a happy return.
(signed.) Wm Shirreff Sec.ry.L. Armstrong
May 2. Annapolis.
Armstrong to Shirreff.
Edward Amhurst has informed A. "that he cannot Comply with an Instruction . . . Ordering him to keep a very particular and plain Accot of all Grants and the Surveys then made upon in a Regular Book to be carefully Reserved and Kept to Decide any Disputes between the King and Private persons-- or between Man & Man with Orders to give a survey and Plan of Lands to Each Grantee signed by himself and to enter the like in said Book for the aforesaid Purposes and to