Princetown Petition, Royal Gazette, Feb. 25, 1792

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Royal Gazette, and Miscellany of the Island of Saint John

Saturday, February 25, 1792

To his Excellency Edmund Fanning, LL. D. Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief in and over his Majesty’s Island of Saint John, and the Territories adjacent thereunto, in America, Chancellor of the same, &c. &c. &c.

May it please your Excellency,

We, his Majesty’s dutiful and loyal Subjects, the INHABITANTS of PRINCETOWN AND COUNTY, having been informed that certain Charges, of a criminal Import, have been exhibited by Mr. John Hill and Mess. Cambridge and Bowley, Merchants of this Island, against your Excellency, and others his Majesty’s Officers of this Government, and particularly setting forth, that the Administration of Justice, since the Restoration of the Chief Justice, has been partial and violent, by Means of which the Prosperity and Settlement of the Island have been greatly retarded, and his Majesty’s Government sunk into popular contempt.

On receiving this Information, we think it our Duty and a Piece of Justice we owe your Excellency to embrace this Opportunity of assuring you, in this public Manner, of our hearty and sincere Approbation of your Excellency’s Administration, the Administration of Justice, and the general Tenour of the Conduct of the Officers of this Government.

We desire Leave further to observe, that since your Excellency took upon you the Administration of this Government, we have experienced no Grievance but what has proceeded from the Failure of the Proprietors in Settling their Lands, by which Means the greatest Part of the Island is kept in a waste and unpeopled State. This is a Grievance severely felt, and, we hope, when the Affairs of the Island come under the Consideration of his Majesty’s Ministers, they will apply some Remedy to so great an Evil.

We particularly desire to thank your Excellency for the Method, adopted since your Arrival here, of chusing our Representatives, whereby we have been relieved from the Necessity either of Travelling from our Homes to a great Distance at inclement Seasons, or be deprived of the Privilege of giving our Suffrages to those we would wish to represent us in General Assembly.

William Hunter,

Nathaniel Poulden,

Neil Ramsay,

George Thompson,

Andrew Gray,

Daniel M’Kenzie,

John M’Leod,

Donald Taylor,

Arch. Mathews,

James M’Nutt,

Donald Taylor,

John Mathews,

John M’Gugan,

Murdock Campbell,

John M’Lean,

Charles Stewart

John Lawler,

Arch. Taylor,

John Sinclair,

Patrick Mulloy

John Taylor,

Laughl. M’Donald,

Joseph M’Lean,

Niel M’Gugan,

Angus M’Aulay,

Donald M’Kinnon,

John Thompson,

James Adams

Duncan Mc’Dugald,

John M’Gugan,

John McDugald,

Jas. Woodside, jun.

Robert Woodside,

John Cook,

John Mc’Lellan,

Angus Cameron

Malcolm M’Neil,

Alex. M’Lellan,

Benj. Warren, sen.

John Dowlling

James Woodside, sen.

Daniel Campbell,

Arch. Ramsay,

Hugh Montgomery, jr.

Hugh Montgomery, s.

Patrick Niel,

Peter M’Dugald,

Mich. M’Intosh,

Hugh M’Eachran,

Malcolm Ramsay, jr.

George Atkinson

John Ramsay, jnn.

Wm. Bearsto Warren,

George B. Warren

William Bearsto

John Power,

Thomas Felton,

David Griffin,

Peter Stavert

Tho. Coughlin, sen.

John Coughlin

Daniel Wall,

Tho. Coughlin, jun.

John Henry,

Dugald Henry,

John Power, Sen.

Malcolm M’Arthur

Michael Waller

Edward Ramsay,

Hugh Carr

Donald Carr,

Kenneth M’Kenzie

Donald M’Kenzie,

Malcolm M’Kinnon,

Donald M’Donald,

Daniel Woods

John M’Millan,

John Murchland,

James Brander,

Alexander Brander

Thomas Martin

Charles M’Niel,

John Ramsay

Archibald Ramsay,

Archibald M’Kay,

Alexander M’Kay,

Angus M’Lellan

John M’Lellan,

Dugald Stewart

Archibald Ramsay

Alex. M’Kay, jun.

John Ramsay

Dugald Stewart,

Patrick McGinnis,

Morrice Welch,

Alexander Cameron


With many others, that could not be conveniently inserted in this Sheet.

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