“Col. Dunbar’s proposal for settling Nova Scotia”

948. Order of Committee of Privy Council. Referring back to the Council of Trade and Plantations reports of 21st March and 14th May upon Col. Dunbar’s proposal for settling Nova Scotia etc. Their Lordships observing that the first report was made upon a supposition that Irish and Palatine families were all immediately to settle at or near Annapolis and Canco, and the latter that they would settle only between the rivers Kennebeck and St. Croix, and their Lordships being of opinion that it would prove of great service to H.M. and the strengthen- ing his Government in Nova Scotia if settlements were made at both etc., the Lords Commissioners for Trade are to discourse with Mr. Coram and Mr. Hintz about the methods of setling the said familys and to adjust with them the conditions upon which the Palatines are to be encouraged to settle at or near Annapolis and Canco, and the Irish familys to transplant themselves from New England to the lands between the rivers Kennebeck and St. Croix, and to consider of making a due provision for a pastor in each place, and prepare Instructions for the Governor of Nova Scotia for this purpose, it being their Lordships’ opinion that all the new settlements to be made in Nova Scotia should be under H.M. Governor of that Province. And they are to insert an article requiring him to supply the Surveyor General of the Woods with 40 men from the garrison of Annapolis for his protection in the woods etc. They are to prepare instructions for the Surveyor General requiring him to set out 200,000 acres of wood within the Province of Nova Scotia for H.M. use. Draughts of these instructions to be presented to this Committee. Set out, A.P.C. III. pp. 187, 188. q.v. Signed, Ja. Vernon. Endorsed, Recd., Read 28th Oct., 1729. 2¼ pp. [C.O. 217, 5. ff. 121–122v.]

“America and West Indies: October 1729, 21-31.” Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 36, 1728-1729. Eds. Cecil Headlam, and Arthur Percival Newton. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1937. 511-515. British History Online. Web. 2 April 2020. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol36/pp511-515.