A committee chosen by the people
Halifax, November 16, 1761
These may certify, that we the subscribers,
being chosen a committee by the people
arrived in this province, from the kingdom of
Ireland, the last summer, have at their request
journeyed to the bason of Minis and
Cobuquet, and diligently viewed the land situated
on those bays, which were reserved for Col.
Mc Nutt, and his associates; and
are of opinion, that the said lands are equal
in goodness, and fully answer the description
given by him in an advertisement, published by
him at Londonderry, bearing date the 20th of
April, 1761. And do further certify, that in
our opinion, the said lands and soil is equal in
goodness to the best lands in Ireland, and capable
of producing wheat, rye, barley, oats, pease,
hemp, flax, potatoes, turnips, and all
sorts of garden stuff, which grow here with the
greater luxurience and (as some of us have been in the province of Pennsylvania,
and we take this opportunity to assure
all our countrymen that our reception here exceeded
far what Col. McNutt had assured us of and that we
found all the inhabitants ready to assist, and
promote us in our undertaking, with all good
offices, and treated us with the utmost goodness
Andrew Ross, Parish Ballyrashane Co. Antrim.
William Moore, Parish of Fahan Donegal.
William Henderson, Rathmullan, Donegal.
William McNutt, Mevagh Donegal.
John Mahon, The Rosses, Donegal
Joseph Crawford,near Rathmullan/Ramelton Donegal.
Robert Spencer, Clondahorky, Donegal.
John Morrison, Parish of Rye Tullaghobegly Donegal
Benjamin Mc Nutt, Mevagh
Barony of Kilmacrennan, Donegal.
Mark Patton, parish of Faughanvale Londonderry
John McNutt, Tullyachniss, County Derry
Daniel Cochrane Derrykeighan, Co Antrim.
Robert Smith, of Cahery, Parish of Drumachose and County of Londonderry.
Anthony McClean, Letterkenny,
John Clark, Ballykelly parish of Tamlaghtfinlagen
John Barnhill, parish of Leck Letterkeny County Donegal
Signed at Halifax, Nov. 17, 1761.
The above signers personally appeared before me,
one of his Majestys council for said province,
and subscribed their names to the truth of the
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