excerpt from ''America and West Indies: January 1715, 1-15' in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 28, 1714-1715' pp. 62-71 (191 words)

excerpt from ''America and West Indies: January 1715, 1-15' in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 28, 1714-1715' pp. 62-71 (191 words)

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'America and West Indies: January 1715, 1-15' in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 28, 1714-1715

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[Original spelling retained. Anne, Queen of England, died 1 August 1714; George was then crowned King of Great Britain and Ireland at Westminster Abbey, 20 October 1714]

 

Lt. Governor Caulfeild [or Caulfield] to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have punctually observed the proclaiming H.M. King George etc. Myself, the officers, and soldiers, together with the English inhabitants here, have taken the oaths, as appointed, etc. I have likewise offered them to the French, who are the greatest part of our people, but being Roman Catholicks refuse to swear, tho' they sign'd to me a paper much of the same tenure all which I transmitt your Lorps[.]

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Description of the Proclaiming King George, Annapolis Royal, Dec. 2, 1714. The cannon fired three rounds which were answered by ye smal arms of our soldiers, etc. The gentlemen went to the Lieut. Govr's. and there drank H.M. health. The night was concluded with the discharge of 39 coehorns, and the mortars three times. A great bonfire was made, candles in the windows, and all illuminations possible on so great an occasion. The officers attended the Lt. Govr. and again drank H.M. health, with the drumms beating.

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