New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council

Treaty of 1726

Ratification of 1725 Treaty

Whereas by the Articles of Peace and agreement Made & concluded upon att Boston in New England the Fifteenth Day of Dec r : 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 Afsembly of y e Mafsachusetts Bay by our Said Delegates in behalf of us the Said Indians of Penobscott, Norridgewolk, S t .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 Maj r : Paul Mascarene Comifsioner 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 y e 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 Sign’d & seal’d the following Articles being Conform to what was requir’d by the Said Maj r Paul Mascarene & Promife to be perform’d by our Said Delegates. Whereas His Majesty King George by the Concefsion of the Most Christian King made att the Treaty of Utrecht is become y e Rightfull Pofsefsor of the Province of Nova Scotia or Acadia According to its ancient Boundaries wee the Said Chiefs & Representatives of y e Penobscott, Norridgewolk S t . 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 Submifsion 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 y e 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 Solidier they Shall find Endeavouring to run away. That in Case of any Mifsunderstandng Quarrell or Injury between the English & the Indians no Private revenge Shall be taken, butt Application Shall be made for redrefs According to His Majestys Laws. That if there any English Prisoners amongst any of our aforesaid Tribes wee faithfuly promifs that the Said Prinsoners shall be releas’d & Carefully Conducted & Deliver’d up to this Governmt, 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. In 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
TR E ATY 1 7 2 6 Ratification of 1725 Treaty
[?] Nipimoit
Nicholas X St.Johns
Chief of
[?] Paul Tecumart X one of ye
Cape Sables
Cape
Joseph Ounaginitish X of
Sables
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 Xof 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
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