Since I answered your letter on Saturday, I have taken
a review of the male inhabitants of this settlement and does not find
the 15 of the number on the muster rolls, they are distributed through
the province for report some are or fishing. Others are loitering
their time in about Shelburne, and as they are of no service to themselves
or the community and considering them and every other settler to be comprehend
within the laws of the province. I have directed the bearer Mr.
Limerick Isaac to summons each and every black man and to note their names
and in love of refused to report the delinquents to you as I am assisting
Mr. Mason in laying of the lands, the board of agents was pleased to render
Sir Your most obedient honorable servant
P.S. Please to give the bearer instructions concerning the summoning of the people.