Previous letters of Aug. 30th and to Bourg of Sept, 21st.requesting bread and pease for garrison and asking them to complete road between here and Minas have been slighted. People of Minas have not sent the small quantity of grain contained in the account, although they have supplied some private persons in the town. Sends Mr. Samuel Cottenham to ascertain the reason why. Understands that they do not thresh in the fall; will they send him in the spring 150 quintals of biscuit (or equivalent in wheat) and 40 hhd. of pease, by some of their own vessels?
Bourg has disregarded former letter of Govr enclosing minute of Council. Another copy sent. B. asked to account for the 280 livres he says he has advanced for his Majesty's service, and the King's rents received by him. Upbraids him with his disobedience. Orders him to read these letters &c. before the deputies and report proceedings. Will B. and the other deputies obey or not?
(signed.) Wm Shirreff Secy.L. Armstrong
Nov. 18. Annapolis.
Armstrong to Major Cope & Co.1
Wishes they had carried their schemes to perfection during Philipps's administration. P. understood all the requirements and conditions, but for reasons he did not communicate to A. or to the Council, P. refused to grant their demand. A. regrets that they have been put to such expense as a colliery entails, and will lay all the papers &c. again before the Council; regrets that the plan sent was defective. Difficulties in the way of granting a patent, quit rents &c.; land should be
1. These last five letters were apparently copied into the book on Dec. 30th, 1731, from the date at the end of each.