Treaties in Historical Context

Document 4: Peace and Friendship Treaty Ratification (1728)

Source: “1728 Ratification at Annapolis Royal of the Treaty of 1725” by Nova Scotia Archives. Used with permission.


We the underwritten Chiefs & others of the St. Johns Cape Sables & other Tribes of Indians Inhabiting within this His Majesties Province of Nova Scotia or Acadie Having had the said Articles of the within Written Instrument being a True Copy of what was signed in our behalf By Sanguaarum alias Loron Arexus Francois Xavier & Maganumbe our Delegates at the Treaty of Peace Concluded at Boston distinctly Read over faithfully Interpreted & by us well Understood Do hereby for ourselves & in behalf of our Respective Tribes Consent to Rafify & Confirm all the Within mentioned Articles & that the Same shall be binding to Have Signed Sealed and Delivered these Presents to the Honourable Lieut. Governor on the presence of Several Officers belonging to His Majesties Troop and other Gentlemen Underwritten _____________________________

Done at the Fort of Annapolis Royal on Nova Scotia this thirtieth day of May of the first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second By the Grace of God of Great Britain, France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith & etc.

Anneg:    Domini 1728

In the presence of St. Johns River Indians
Chris Aldridge

Hen. Daniel

?   Nugeant

Otho Hamilton

Richard Bull

Jn Handfield

Robert   ?

Chris Aldrige

?   Patts

Saml Cottnam

J. Mascarene

?   Bissell

L. Armstrong

Ignance Chiefs

Michaelak

Pierre Paul

Thomas

Augustine Gregoire

Captain Moses

Guilleame

Barnabq

Francois de Salle

fils de Nepovouite

Francois

Michael

Francois Germain

Annapolis Royal Sept. 24, 1728

Signum

Charles Maniduphik

Chief Sachern of the whole

Tribe of St. Johns Indians

Jacques nous Roufieve

Gregoria Ketaudarkesse

Nepam Ocide

his mark

Francois de Salle

Joseph Chief

Bernard

Joseph Salle

Matsa Tagamish

Paul

Denis

Gipsies

Francois

Joseph Oyster

Joseph St. Aube

Francois

Emmanuel