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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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those who seek only to make trouble. Wishes to be remembered to des Enclaves.
Wm Shirreff Sec.ry. P. Mascarene.

Mascarene to Bergeau. [221

Reason for these orders,de St. Poncy returning to the Province after having retired from it with M.'s passport. No missionary priest to settle in the province without the Governor's leave and approval: de St. P. returns as a stranger. Inhabitants should have applied for a priest through the Governor. For this and other reasons de St. P. is to withdraw at once, or there will be trouble. This not an encroachment on the religious privileges of the people, "But to keep the Missionarys in a Due Decorum," and to show them that they are not masters but responsible to the Government for their conduct. B. to communicate these orders to the deputies and the inhabitants. B.'s backwardness in answering M.'s demands for the King's rents makes him distrustful; but M. wishes only the benefit of the province.
Wm Shirreff Sec.ry. P. Mascarene.
Sept. 4.

Mascarene to Bourg.1 [222

Wrote some time ago by Munier, who went off without the letter, which was sent after him as far as the Basin. Might complain of the want of respect shown him by people in B.'s district. De St. Poncy wrote to M. from Louisburg stating that he intended to return to Chignecto, which he has done apparently by this time. The Council has ordered him to retire and the inhabitants not to suffer him to remain. There may be disagreeable consequences of disobedience. The 11th of October is near. Remind the habitans what they have to do on this date, in accordance with standing orders. Compliments to M. des Enclaves: let him know the contents of this letter.
Wm Shirreff Sec.ry.

1.In French.


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