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18TH-CENTURY CAPE BRETON ISLAND 

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C-1457

http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1457/278?r=0&s=1
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1457/279?r=0&s=1

http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_104684

(134) While DesBarres called occasionally at the Office in expectation of hearing of the Report, he observed frequently in Attendance there, several Persons, whose Attempts and Perpetrations he had, in the Course of his Duty, been under the Necessity of reprobating and repressing, and other low Characters, incapable of furnishing any proper Light whatever on DesBarres Account and Measure, or who otherwise had proved their Unworthinness of any credit: Such were Sparrow [a], Brooks [b], Nugent [c], Smith [d], Pitts [e], &c [f], And there is also no doubt, but that the Influence and Impression of Reports and Allegations, made and transmitted by Mr. Macarmick and his Council, consisting of the refractory Officers, Authors and Subscribers of the Fabrication delivered into the Secretary of State by Lieutenant Hurd, had been communicated to the Board [g.]

... (a) Sparrow is the Person mentioned above, who, having been a Trader to Cape Breton, and seeing DesBarres depressed, by the Stoppage of Payment at the Treasury and the Conduct of the Secretary of State's office, had taken advantage to make up Inadmissable Claims against him as acting for Government made Oath to the Same, filled the Public Offices with new Slanders, boasted of confidential Communications With the Offices and of knowing the Intentions of Ministry respecting him, and threatened to exert all his Influence and Endeavours to ruin the Accounts. Vide Evidence and Proceedings before the Arbitrators ...

[Source: DesBarres Papers, Series 5, M23, F 1-5, Volumes 7-12, Representation of DesBarres Case, 1788-1804, p. 1624-1625]      

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A statement submitted by Lieutenant Colonel DesBarres, for consideration [microform] : respecting his services, from the year 1755, to the present time : in the capacity of an officer and engineer during the war of 1756 : the utility of his surveys and publications of the coasts and harbours of North America, intituled, The Atlantic neptune : and his proceedings and conduct as lieutenant governor and commander in chief of His Majesty's colony of Cape Breton (1796) - https://archive.org/details/cihm_94770 - Page 71-72


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