Acknowledges receipt of letter of Dec. 27th and the 8th inst. All the inhabitants but three indebted for two years' rent, which is payable in wheat, except in year of scarcity when capons are accepted instead. A. does not want capons, but wheat and pease. Desires B. to collect the whole rent in these and send it in James and Peter Le Blanc's vessel, which comes here in the spring, together with rent-roll, indicating rent of each person, date of last receipt and to whom paid. B. also to explain "what is usually paid Amongst you for fines of Alienation. "
(signed.) Wm Shirreff Secy.L. Armstrong
Jan. 22. Annapolis.
Armstrong to Bourg.
Acknowledges receipt of various letters. Last no less lame than some of the former. A. wanted not only explanation of fines of alienation, but also the rent-roll, which has not been sent. Desires that it he sent. Does not understand that paragraph of B.'s letter relating to Govr Phillips's proposition to B. for his care &c. in collecting the rents. B. should send him either original or Proper copy of said proposition. B. to continue collecting rents as heretofore, sending to A. an exact account "plainly Stated without any manner of Ambiguity." As to the letter of B. and the deputies regarding the difficulty of dividing the land between the Depuis and the Claudes, A. can give no further directions. They should divide it at once. A, is surprised that these objections were not brought up at the time of the trial, when the parties were present.