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Governor's Letter-Book, Annapolis, 1719-1742. 65


if they belie the English and try to draw away the Indians, King George will not allow them to remain any longer in this country. The Indians are to warn the governor of any conspiracy or treason they hear of. Hopes that they are pleased and that the Indians of Passamaquoddy will send in their chiefs to receive the same assurances of protection. Sorry he has no better presents for them; expects special gifts by the next ship. Their vessel is ready, the tide serves, and provisions, wine and brandy are on board.
(signed.)
R. Philipps
 
1720.

Philipps to the Inhabitants of British River and Annapolis.1 [41
original

In reply to their request for another missionary. Although their former pastor has left without permission, and without excuse, they may have another missionary, provided he is a man of peace, probity and good morals, and attends entirely to religious matters.
(signed.)
R. Philipps
 




Philipps to Secretary Popple. [42
original

Acknowledges receipt of letters of 26 Aug, last, with instructions for raising hemp and making tar, also acts of Parliament relating thereto.
(signed.)
R. Philipps
 



Aug. 6.
Annapolis.

Philipps to St. Ovide de Brouillan, Govr of Cape Breton.2

Bearers of letter going to choose new priest. Takes opportunity to reply to de Brouillan's letter of the 7th ult. Passages in that letter seem to imply that de Brouillan thought Philipps acted on his own initiative in the proclamation and without the knowledge of King George. This a mistake; has Authority

1. Aux habitants de la Riviere Brittanique et d' Annapolis Royalle et des Environs. In French: no date. or place mentioned, countersigned: Par Ordre de Son Excellence. Ar. Savage Secry.
2. In French: Translated, A. A. 38 f.
 


Aug. 10.
Annapolis.


             

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