Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Significant Historical Happenings By Year: 1712-14.

§August, 1712: A Stamp Act is passed to get at the prickly writers (for example: Swift, Defoe, Addison and Steele): a penny a sheet and a shilling on every advertisement. This, the government was of the view, was not censorship, for, that was abolished by an act of parliament in 1695.
§The first "genuine-engine" was employed in pumping water out of English mines in 1712.
§The English bring in "a band of Iroquois" to meet the Indians in Nova Scotia "with their own technique and weapons." (Brebner, New England's Outpost, p. 57.) They were raised and commanded by Major Livingstone. They built for themselves a fort about a quarter of a mile from Fort Anne. They had "a good effect on the inhabitants and the Micmacs." [Webster's address on Vetch, 1928] The Iroquois returned to their homes in present day upstate New York in the spring of 1713.
§October 20, 1712: Nicholson appointed Governor of Nova Scotia.

§April, 1713: Treaty of Utrecht.
§A General Election in England gives a fresh lease of power to the ministry fresh from their successful peace making efforts - while deep in debt, England was bright and buoyant.
Baptiste is working out of Placentia and gave advise re the selection of Louisbourg as a military site.
§August 2nd, 1713: First settlers arrive at Louisbourg.
§Explorations by the French are made of the old settlements of St Peter's and of St. Ann's; both, apparently deserted, grown over with trees; the one is to be called Port Toulouse (St Peter's) the other Port Dauphin.
§December, 1713: Vetch is in Boston and realizes how Nicholson has been working against him.

§April, 1714: Vetch, on learning of Nicholson's duplicity sails for London.
§August, 1714: Nicholson arrives at Annapolis Royal for the first time since his victory in 1710; and, though its governor, spends but a short time and impresses no one.
Armstrong goes to England to seek address for personal expenses at Annapolis Royal and remains there for four years.
§Costebelle appointed as Governor of Isle Royal.
§August 1st, 1714: Queen Anne dies childless and the Elector George of Hanover takes the English throne.
§Nicholson commissions the regimental adjutant, Ensign Robert Wroth with a detachment of soldiers to go and proclaim George I throughout the province and invite the Acadians and Indians to take an oath of allegiance to King George the First.
§Though the evacuation of the French at Newfoundland started in 1713, it continued, with Costebelle himself being the last to sail on board the Hero in September of 1714.

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