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COPIES OF ORDERS
GIVEN OUT AT LOUISBOURG BY THE HONBLE GENERAL
COPY OF THE RATIFICATION OF THE CAPITULATION MADE
Ratification of the terms of Capitulation made & concluded on for the surrender of Lewisbourg & territories adjacent to the obedience of his Brittanick Majesty, June 16th, 1745, O. S.
On the part of his Most Christian Majesty it is agreed & consented that the city of Lewisbourg on the island of Cape Breton, with the fortifications & batteries thereof, also the fortifications, batteries & territories adjacent, together with all the artillery, arms, & stores of war thereunto belonging be forthwith surrendered & delivered up to yo obedience of the Crown of Great Britain, & that all the subjects of his Brittanick Majesty who are prisoners in Lewisbourg shall be immediately delivd up, & that none of the officers, soldiers, nor inhabitants in Lewisbourg who are subjects of the French King shall take up arms against his Brittanick Majesty, nor any of his allies untill after the expiration of the full term of twelve months from this time.
* These orders are printed from an unbound manuscript in the handwriting of Benjamin Green, given to the Society by Rev. Dr. Belknap at the same time with the Records of the Councils of War. On the first page of the manuscript are the words "Copy Book of Orders, &c." The second page is blank; and on the third page is the title as here printed, which is followed on page five by "Copy of the Ratification," etc. — EDS.
On the part of his Brittanick Majesty it is agreed & consented that upon s surrender & due performance of every article of the aforesd premises to be made & compleated as soon as possible, the following articles shall be allowed & granted, viz.
That all the subjects of the French King now in sa city & territory shall be treated with the utmost humanity & have their personal estates secured to them & have liberty to transport themselves & sa effects to any part of the French King's dominions in Europe.
That if the vessells in the harbour of Lewisbourg belonging to the French there shall be found insufficient for the transportation of their persons & proposed effects to France, such a further number shall be provided on his Britannick Majesty's acco' as may be sufficient for that purpose, also any provisions necessary for the voiage that they cannot furnish themselves with.
That all the commission officers belonging to the garrison & the inhabitants of the town may remain in their houses with their familys & enjoy the free exercise of their religion, & no person shall be suffer'd to misuse or molest any of them, till such time as they can conveniently be transported to France.
That the non-commission officers & soldiers shall immediately upon the surrender of the town & fortresses be put on board some of his Brittanick Majesty's ships till they can also be transported to France.
That all the sick & wounded now in Lewisbourg, subjects of the French King shall be taken care of in the same manner with those of his Britanick Majesty.
That the commander-in-chief now in the garrison shall have leave to send off two cover'd waggons, to be inspected only by one officer of his Brittanick Majesty's that no warlike stores be contain'd therein.
That if there are any persons in the town or garrison who shall desire not to be seen by the English they shall be permitted to go off mask'd.
That the troops of the French King now in Lewisbourg may march out of the garrison with their arms & colours, and be then deliver'd to the English till said troops arrive in France, at which time to have them returned to them.
In witness whereof we the subscribers have hereunto interchangeably set our hands & seals in the city of Lewisbourg upon the island of Cape Breton, this 20th day of June, 1745, O. S.
SEAL. DU CHAMBON.
SEAL. W. PEPPERRELL.
ORDERS TO MR DUPONG, COMMANDING OFFICER AT
LOUISBOURG July 20th, 1745. SR, Pursuant to the Capitulation made with Mons Du Chambon for the surrender of Louisbourg & the territories thereunto belonging the 16th June last, whereby we have agreed to transport him, the troops & inhabitants of the sa island & territories to France. It is therefore our express orders to you to repair forthwith to this harbour, bringing with you Goutain, the priests, & all the troops under your command, to be transported to France as above. We are, S',
Your humle servts
To Mr DUPONG, Commands Officer at St John's.
PERMISSION FOR THE INHABITANTS OF ST JOHNS TO
To all whom it may concern: We having taken into consideration the humble memorial and representation of the inhabitants of the island of St Johns desiring per
mission to remain on that island, &c., we do hereby consent & grant leave that the sa inhabitants of the island of St Johns may remain there in possession of their land & estates until further orders, upon condition that in the mean time the sd inhabitants shall behave themselves in all respects as loyall & faithfull subjects of the Crown of Great Britain (except only that they shall not be obliged to take up arms against the French) & that they shall accordingly at all times give faithfull & early notice to his Majesty's Governour or other commander in chief here of any hostile designs or attempts of the French, or any other of his Majesty's enemies, against his crown & dignity or the peace & welfare of any of his subjects, & perticularly against this place, so far as shall come to their knowledge; and that they shall not erect nor suffer to be erected any fortification nor place of arms on sd island; and that they shall not supply any of his Majesty's enemies with any provisions, stores, nor assistance of any kind whatsoever; & that upon the appearance of any of his Majesty's enemies among them or notice of any attempt design'd against this place or Nove Scotia by any of his Majesty's enemies, the sa inhabitants shall immediately send their arms & warlike stores & six of their principal inhabitants as hostages to this place, to be kept here so long as the commander-in-chief here shall think it necessary, & further that they use their best endeavours to bring the Indians now in the interest of the French to behave in a peacable & frindly manner towards the English, & to trade with them, taking all opportunitys to assure them that they will be kindly treated by the English, & further that they shall forthwith send to this city all the live stock & other provisions, stores, & refreshment that are on sa island more than are necessary for their own comfortable subsistance for which they shall be paid at a reasonable rate, and that one of the principal inhabitants of the sa island shall