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The Records of British Government at Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

Governor's Letter-Book, Annapolis, 1719-1742. 157

P. S. Vessels said to be building in B.'s district. If so, 1m. all over five tons "must take out a Register for them before they go a trading" and make oath that no stranger or foreigner has directly or indirectly any share in them, and that the sails, cables, cordage and other tackle are the product of H. B. M. dominions.
P. Me

Mascarene to de la Goudalie.

Did not answer the letter de la G. wrote from Louisbourg, wherein he stated his intention of coming to this place, whither all missionaries must repair to obtain the approbation of' the Govt, This a prerogative M. will maintain to the utmost of his power, as necessary for the support of H. M. authority. M. therefore will not answer the different heads of the letter nor acknowledge de la G. as having any right to office in this province, until he comes to Annapolis and complies with the regulations. If he follows St. P.'s example and tries to evade them by frivolous excuses, he will draw down upon himself and those who support him, the resentment of the Govt. Hopes de la G, will as a minister of peace comply and try to promote order and good government.

Mascarene to Bourg.1

Afraid the letter and proclamation sent by young Gautier have not reached Minas, "Par Raport aux Glaces qui Auront pu L'empecher d'entrer," Has since written by young Honoré Landry of River Habitans, giving gist of the proclamation, which B. is to publish: for nothing can injure the habitans more than to export provisions to any foreign possessions, or to assist in such exportation. Nor are their vessels to go trading without taking out the necessary papers at this port.

1. In French.

May 1.


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