settlements of C. B. N. England people have been buying lands of the Indians. Such purchase is disrespectful to His Majesty and is to be declared invalid; the lands will be sold to more deserving persons.
Reminds him of the necessity of authority to hold courtsmartial. Mr. Mulcaster, the agent, has brought the garrison to the verge of mutiny, by withholding the pay. The balances due each man should be paid to Captain Gardner to be remitted to Philipps, so that the garrison may be at peace. Notes of the late Govr. Caulfeild for provisions are held here for four or five years. Caulfeild's executors agree with Mulcaster to withdraw C.'s claims on the government, if Mulcaster would settle C.'s debts in this country. A good bargain for Mulcaster who has kept back the money, and the honor of the government suffers. Prays that justice be done and the money paid over to Gardner. Commissary of the musters in Placentia dead. Wishes to have Broadstreet succeed him. Thanks for procuring King's leave to return to England. Will not use the permission until the province is in a more settled state.
Glad to see them assemble so promptly to hear the intentions of King George; wishes to live in peace with them, whatever may have been said to the contrary; is vexed that there has been irregularity in the spring and autumn sale of necessities; promises better arrangements in the future, and to protect them against other Indians. Will treat them like a father, as well as the French, if they remain faithful. The French are to enjoy their possessions and the exercise of their religion, but
1. In French: La Reponce de Son Excellence apapier que les Sauvages de la Riviere St Jean luy onte donné. In the margin: --His Excellency Speech to the Indians of St. Jean.