Scarcity of Provisions at Placentia, owing to non-arrival of store-ship. Sloop has been sent with beef, pork and bread. Proclamations enclosed for distribution. Major Mascarene's company to return in sloop, in charge of Lieut. George. If store-ship has arrived, Boudre is to be allowed to dispose of these provisions to meet expenses. Engineer from Britain to receive all assistance in construction of the works. No interference with the fishery by officers or men under any pretence whatever. Parcel of deals sent to stop leaks in barracks and magazine.
French inhabitants combining with the Indians to assert their native rights against the King's. Suspicious absence of Père Justinian, without leave. They have asked Philipps' leave to consult the Govr of Isle Royale on the matter. Permission
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