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18TH-CENTURY CAPE BRETON ISLAND 

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C-1457

http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1457/938?r=0&s=1
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1457/939?r=0&s=1
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1457/940?r=0&s=1

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

[p. 2288]

... At last, upon the conclusion of the Arbitration between him and another of the Calumniators Who had made, and presented through the House of Harrison, Bainbridge & Company, exhorbitant claims against him and Government for the public Service of Cape Breton, in the Investigation of which, the Arbitrators after taking a view incidentally of his Administration [p. 2289] Administration [sic] in Cape Breton thought it but Justice to Address their opinion of the propriety and honor thereof to the Lords of the Treasury, and a request that Justice might be done to him by an Official Investigation & Settlement. Lieutenant Governor DesBarres in September 1791, made a requisition to the present Secretary of State to be officially informed of his accuser and the Complaints, as well as for A Trial, and the settlement of his accounts, With compensation for the loses he had undeservedly Sustained. The Secretary was pleased to answer that as his predecessor had referred the Settlement of the public accounts of Cape Breton to the Treasury, he could not take up the consideration of the Case until Such Settlement were made, and referring Lieut Gov Desbarres to the Treasury, authorised him to use the Same - thereupon he was sent to the Commissioners of the public Accounts ...

[p. 2290]

thus the Lieut Govr DesBarres is suspended between the Secretary of States's Office, and the Board of Auditors: the former will not proceed without the Report of the latter ...

DesBarres Papers, Series 5, M23, F 1-5, Volumes 7-12, Representation of DesBarres Case, 1788-1804, circa 1793, pp. 2288-2290.                                                                   

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