for every article in the proclamation. Permission to leave the country given to the settlers both there and at Placentia. The latter conformed to the requirements within the stated time, the former did not, and therefore cannot claim this privilege now. They think they have more right here than the King. Demands justice on Maurice Vigneau, who obtained leave to go and fish on the coast, as well as provisions and necessaries, on a promise to pay on his return, but has now withdrawn to Cape Breton. Usual assurances of good faith.
(signed.) R. Philipps
Aug. 22. Annapolis.
Savage to Thos. Richards at Canso. [45
Governor expects an account of the ships, boats and men fishing at and about Canso, quantity of fish taken and the behavior of the French; also of their fishery at Cape Breton.
(signed.) Ar Savage Secry.
Sept. 9, O.S. Annapolis.
Philipps to the Four Deputies at Minas1
Surprised at the news (brought by Broadstreet) that Mr. John Alden had been robbed in the presence of the inhabitants, who might have prevented it. A poor return for his mediation on their behalf with the King and extending their time for deciding by four months. Outrage committed by eleven savages, five of which were mere children. Demands the presence of the four deputies to explain. No lame excuse will be accepted. The Indians at Minas are to be brought together and an explanation of their conduct obtained. The King wishes to live in peace with them. A plain, straight-forward answer expected at once.