[Enclosure in No. 937.]
C.O. 217, VOL. 34, p. 192.
AT THE COURT OF ST. JAMES'S
THE 10h DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1764.
Duke of LeedsEarl of Halifax
The Kings most Excellent Majesty
Duke of RutlandEarl of Powis
Duke of QueensberryEarl of Egmont
Duke of Argyll
Earl of Hillsborough
Duke of Ancaster
Lord Le Despencer
Lord Berkeley of Stratton
Earl of Huntingdon
Earl of Denbigh
Earl of Sandwich
Earl of Shaftesbury
Humphry Morice Esqr.
Earl of Marchmont
Sir John Philipps.
Earl of Hyndford
Whereas the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, have represented to His Majesty at this Board, that a Petition has been presented to them by the Sieur John Henry Christian de Stumpell, an Officer in the Hanoverian Service, praying that a Tract of Twenty Thousand Acres of Land may be laid out into a Township, and granted to him, either upon the River St John1 in the Province of Nova Scotia, or in such Part of the Country between that River and the River St Croix, as he shall find most Advantageous and best adapted to the Object he has in view, in order to make a Settlement thereupon ; Which Request the said Lords Commissioners apprehend will be for His Majestys Service to comply with —— His Majesty this day took the said Representation together with a Report made thereupon by a Committee of the Lords of His Majestys most Honourable Privy Council, into His Royal Consideration and being inclined to give all fitting Encouragement for the Settling of Lands in the said Province, is hereby pleased, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to Order, That the Governor or Commander in Chief of
1 In present province of New Brunswick.
His Majestys Province of Nova Scotia for the time being, do cause a Survey to be made and a Township, consisting of Twenty Thousand Acres of Land, to be laid out on the said River St John, or between that and the River St Croix, in such a Situation as the Petitioner shall chuse (taking care that it be not upon any Lands occupied by the Indians, or used as their Hunting Grounds) and to grant the Same to the Petitioner the Sieur John Henry Christian de Stumpel, under the Seal of the said Province, upon the following Terms, Reservations and Conditions, Vizt.
That the Grantee be obliged to settle the Township with Protestant Inhabitants within Ten Years from the Date of the Grant, in the Proportion of One Person for every hundred Acres.
That if One third of the Township be not settled with Protestant Inhabitants in the abovementioned Proportion within three Years from the Date of the Grant, the whole to be void.
That all such Parts of the Land as are not settled with Protestant Inhabitants in the same Proportion at the Expiration of Ten Years from the Date of the Grant shall revert to His Majesty.
That the Grantee do pay an Annual Quit Rent to the Crown of Two Shillings Sterling for every hundred Acres contained in the Grant, the Payment of such Quit Rent not to commence until the Expiration of Ten Years from the Date of the Grant.
That there be a Reservation in the Grant of all such Spots as the Person legally appointed to survey the Lands, previous to the Grant, shall report, and mark out in a Map to be annexed to such Report, as proper for erecting Fortifications, for publick Quays, Beach for the Fishery, Roads, and all other publick Uses whatsoever.
That there be a Reservation to His Majesty of all Mines of Gold and Silver.
That after the Expiration of Three Years from the Date of the Grant, the Grantee be obliged to Plant, and continue to cultivate Six Acres of Land with Hemp and Flax.
And the Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majestys Province of Nova Scotia, for the time being, and all others, whom it may concern, are required to carry His Majestys Commands hereby signified into Execution.
Endorsed : — In M. le Baron Behr's of the 20 Decr 1764.