Original minutes of His Majesty’s Council at Annapolis Royal, 1720-1739

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“The chief value of this document is for the light it throws upon the internal administration of Nova Scotia during this obscure period of its history.” MacMechan, Archibald. “Original minutes of His Majesty’s Council at Annapolis Royal, 1720-1739” Halifax, N.S. : [s.n.], 1908. https://www.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.83344, https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015023540563

A Calendar of two letter-books and one commission-book in the possession of the government of Nova Scotia, 1713-1741

“The manuscript documents relating to the history of Nova Scotia were collected, arranged, bound, indexed and catalogued by the late Thomas Beamish Akins C. L., who was appointed Commissioner of Public Records, in accordance with a resolution passed by the House of Assembly on the thirtieth of April, 1857. According to the catalogue prepared by … Read more

America and West Indies Colonial Papers: October 1733, 16-31

Council of Trade and Plantations to Committee of Privy Council. Representation upon petition of Mrs. Campbell. Continue : We have discoursed hereupon with Coll. Philips, H.M. Governour of Nova Scotia, and likewise with Mrs. Campbell the petitioner, who hath laid before us several papers and affidavits relating to her title to the aforesaid lands and … Read more

Our First Common Law Court

“That for the reasons aforesaid His Excellency the Governor and Members of his Majesty’s Council for this Province hold and keep a Court of Judicature for said Province annually at the respective times and place here mentioned, viz: at Annapolis royal upon the first Tuesday in May, August, November, and February yearly and in every … Read more

Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Letters from Colonel Armstrong, Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia

Letters and papers from Lieut. Governor. Four letters from Colonel Armstrong, Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia, were read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:— Letter from Colonel Armstrong, dated October 29th, 1733, giving an account of the state of Nova Scotia and the trade thereof, with some projects for … Read more

Council of Trade and Plantations to Committee of Privy Council, Representation upon petition of Mrs. Campbell; considerations relating to the security of the British Colonies in America

367. Council of Trade and Plantations to Committee of Privy Council. Representation upon petition of Mrs. Campbell. Continue: We have discoursed hereupon with Coll. Philips, H.M. Governour of Nova Scotia, and likewise with Mrs. Campbell the petitioner, who hath laid before us several papers and affidavits relating to her title to the aforesaid lands and … Read more