As it is to the interest of the habitans to have for representatives the oldest and richest men, and as Prudent Robischeaux and Nicholas Gautier have not these qualifications, they are ordered to elect two proper persons in their place.
(signed.) R. Philipps
1720. May 7 O. S. Annapolis.
Philipps to the Habitans of Annapolis River.1
Notwithstanding their good treatment and the proclamation of Ap. 19th, 1720, O. S., the habitans have shown disobedience and ingratitude and are cutting a road to Minas apparently with the intention of molesting this garrison, or of removing themselves and their effects to Minas. They are therefore ordered to desist at once: otherwise their conduct will be treated as defiance of the King's authority. All are forbidden to leave their settlements without the Governor's permission.