Letter from Alex. Bourg and other heirs of deceased Peter Melanson regarding Réné Le Blanc has been laid before the Council on the 25th inst. and adjudged "a very frivolous, Checanning and Impertinent letter". Deputies ordered to put the sentence into execution, signed copy of which Réné Le Blanc will lay before them.
Much obliged for G.'s great concern and kind expressions about A.'s health. Cannot accept his excuses in the matter of building a church at Cobequid and importing missionary priests without permission of Govt. G. need not wait till the arrival of the missionaries, but may come at once to Annapolis to make the Governor's acquaintance.
(signed.) Wm Shirreff Secy.L. Armstrong
March 28. Annapolis.
Armstrong to the Deputies of Cobequid.
De la Goudalie, priest at Minas, has informed A. that a church is building at Minas, and that the people of C. have applied to him for a priest without consulting the Govr. Warned, ordered to desist and to ask Govr's permission.
Since his last letter of March 28th, A. has seen a letter of de la G. to Gaulin priest at Annapolis of the 18th inst. He has harboured a deserter whom he is trying to convert. A. will resent such audacious practices. Copy of Art. 14 of the Treaty of Utrecht sent for G.'s perusal.