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Eastern Indian tribes acknowledge King George's Jurisdiction & Dominion Over the Territories of the Said Province of Nova Scotia or Acadia

Whereas by the Articles of Peace and agreement Made & concluded upon att Boston in New England the Fifteenth Day of Decr: One Thousand Seven Hundred & twenty five by our Delegates & Representatives Sanguarum (allias Laruns) Alexis Francois Xavier & Meganumbe as appears by the Instruments then Sign'd Seal'd & Exchanged in the Presence of the Great & Generall Court or Assembly of ye Massachusetts Bay by our Said Delegates in behalf of us the Said Indians of Penobscot, Norridgewolk, St Johns, Cape Sable, and the other Indian Tribes belonging to & inhabiting within these His Majesty of Great Britains Territories [of] Nova Scotia & New England & by Majr: Paul Mascarene Comissioner from this Said Province in behalf of His Majesty by which Agreemt itt being requir'd that the Said Articles Shou'd be ratified [?] att His Majesty's Fort of Annapolis Royall Wee the Chiefs & Representatives of the Said Indians with Full Power & Authority by Unanimous Consent 2 desire of the Said Indian Tribes are Come in Complyance with ye Articles Stipulated by our Delegates as aforesaid and do in Obedience thereunto Solemnly Confirm & ratifie y e Same & in Testimony thereof with Hearts full of Sincerity. Wee have Signed & sealed the following Articles being Conform to what was requir'd by the Said Majr Paul Mascarene & Promise to be perform'd by our Said Delegates.

Whereas His Majesty King George by the Concession of the Most Christian King made att the Treaty of Utrecht is become ye Rightfull Protector of the Province of Nova Scotia or Acadia According to its ancient Boundaries wee the Said Chiefs & Representatives of ye Penobscott, Norridgewolk St. Johns, Cape Sables, & of the Other Indian Tribes Belonging to & inhabiting within This His Majesties Province of Nova Scotia or Acadia & New England do for our Selves & the Said Tribes Wee represent acknowledge His Said Majesty King George's Jurisdiction & Dominion Over the Territories of the Said Province of Nova Scotia or Acadia & make our Submission to His Said Majesty in as ample a Manner as wee have formerly done to the Most Christian King.

That the Indians shall nott molest any of His Majesty's Subjects or their Dependants in their Settlements already made or Lawfully to be made or in their carrying on Their Trade or Other Affaires within the Said Province.

That If there Happens any robbery or outrage Committed by any of Our Indians the Tribe or Tribes they belong to Shall Cause Satisfaction to be made to ye partys Injur'd.

That the Indians Shall nott help to convey away any Soldiers belonging to His Majesty's Forts butt on the Contrary Shall bring back any Soldier they Shall find Endeavouring to run away.

That in Case of any Misunderstanding Quarrell or Injury between the English & the Indians no Private revenge Shall be taken, butt Application Shall be made for redress According to His Majestys Laws.

That if any English Prisoners amongst any of our aforesaid Tribes wee faithfully promiss that the said Prisoners shall be releas'd & Carefully Conducted & Deliver'd up to this Governmenmt, or that of New England.

That in Testimony of our Sincerity wee have for our Selves & in behalf of Our Said Indian Tribes Confirmes to what was Stipulated by our Delegates att Boston as aforesaid this day Solemnly Confirm'd & ratified each & ratified each & every One of the aforegoing Articles which Shall be Punctually observ'd & duly perform'd by Each & all of us the Said Indians.

IIn Wittnefs Whereof wee have before the [?] [?] John Doucett & Councill for this His Majesty Said Province & the Deputies of the ffrench Inhabitants of Sd Province hereunto Sett our Hands & Seals att Annapolis Royall this 4th Day of June 1726 & in the Twelveth Year of His Majestys Reign.

Chief of [?] Nipimoit Nicholas X St. Johns

Chief of [?] Paul Tecumart X one of ye

Cape Sables

Joseph Ounaginitish X of

CapeSables

Marquis X of St. Johns

Obina X

Piere X Benoit

Denis X

Puize X Paul

Louis X

Francois X

St Castine X

Jofeph X St Obin

Andre X

Simon X

Joseph X

Joseph [totem

Joseph [totem]

Francois X

Francois X

Francois X

Michel X

Joseph [totem]

Piere Benoit X

Charles X

Andre X

Chief of

Jean Baptist [totem] Pon

Chichabenady

Jean [totem] Baptist

Etiene fils de Baptist Pon

of

Piere X Martine Chief

Refhiboucto

Jirom X of Attanas Chief

Gidiark

Joseph Martine X

Chief of

Piere X Armquarett

Minis

Chief of

Philip X Eargomot

Chickanicto

Michel [tm] Eargamet

Mark [tm] Antoine

Joseph [totem le Grand

Claud X Grand Glode

Rene X Grand Glode

Francois X Grand Glode

of

Jean Baptist X Chief

Cape Sables

Matthew X Muse

Joseph X Miductuk

from

Jacque X Pemeriot

Pentaquit

Petit Jermain X

Piere Pisnett X

Antoin X Nimquarett

from

Lewis X Pemeroit

Pentaquit

Etien X Chegau

Reny X Nectabau

Piere X Nimcharett

of ye River Indians

Baptist X Tomus Chief

of Annapolis Royall

Jean X Pisnett

Francois X Jermain

from

Francois X Xavier

Pentaquit

Noel X Shomitt

Pafsmaquoddy

Piere X Nimcharett

Piere X Chegau

Francois X Chickarett

Antoine X Tecumart

Philip X Tecumart

Bernard X St aboqmadin

Tomas X Outine

Chief of ye Eastern

Antoine X Egigish

Coast

Jean X Quaret

Simon X Nelanoit

Jacque X Denis

Francois X Spugonoit

Jacque X Nughquit

Claud X Begamonit

Jacque Penall

Claud X Migaton

Simon X Spugonoit

Louis X Lavoinst

Jean X Pinet

from ye Cape

Joseph X Chigaguisht

Breton

Jacque X Chegan

[Signed]

Otho Hamilton Richard Bull James Ershine Geoe Baker Hugh Campbell Robert Wroth

Eras: T. Philipps