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Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

Governor's Letter-Book, Annapolis, 1719-1742. 165

several proportions. All half bushels are to be brought to the one standard, as has been previously ordered.
P : Mascarene.1

Shirreff to Deputies of Piziquid.2 [264

Directed by the Gov. to send Deputies summons for the Braults and Heberts, having been informed by their (the Deputies') report that these parties would not carry out the provisions of the arbitration, although they had both agreed to it and it had been confirmed by the Council.
Wm Shirreff Secy.

June 8.

NOTE. A blank page follows. Then come six pages of Philipps's proclamations &c. all in French, beginning at the back of the book and reversed, another blank page and last two pages of contemporary index from pp. 1 to 187, in parallel columns and running the same way as the bulk of the volume.

Philipps to the Inhabitants of Minas.3 [1

Sends the King's orders in the enclosed proclamation, which grants them the exercise of their religion and guarantees them their possessions and civil rights. Invites them to take the oaths of allegiance and fidelity now, especially as the King will allow them to retain what they hold most precious, the free exercise of their religion. Expects their answer by Father Felix and four deputies. If they cannot agree on the latter, M. would nominate "Alexandre Bourg, Jaques Ie Blanc, Paul Melanson & Pierre Breaux." Proclamation to be read before the largest number of habitans possible and Adams and Blin.
R: Philipps.

1. Under direction: "Memorand, so far Copy'd and sent home. Wm Shirreff Sec’y" written in a very shaky hand.
2. In French.
3. The English drafts of this and the four following papers as laid before the Council, are printed N. S. Archives pp. 21-23.

Ap. 28 O.S.


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