New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council

Treaty of 1749

Ratification of 1725 Treaty

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 Afsembly of ye Mafsachusetts 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 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 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 & 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 ye Rightfull Profsefsor 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 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 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 Mifsunderstanding 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 any English Prisoners amongst any of our aforesaid Tribes wee faithfully promifs that the said Prinsoners 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 french Inhabitants of Sd Province hereunto Sett our Hands & Seals at Annapolis Royall this 4th Day of June 1726 & in the Twelveth Year of His Majestys Reign