Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia
Each volume of the annual Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia includes an index. The relevant index references to 'Indians' and 'Indian Affairs' for the years 1818 to 1852 have been extracted and are listed below. The references lead primarily to petitions directed to the Indian Commissioners and to annual reports of the Commissioners, plus related appendices.
The appropriate microfilm retrieval numbers for these annual JHA volumes are 3528 (1800-1818), 3529 (1819-1832), 3530 (1832-1838), 3531 (1838-1842), 3532 (1843-1846), 3533 (1847-1849) and 3534 (1849-1852).
Indexed under "Indians"...
- Volume XII 1815 - 1818
- Volume XIII 1819-1820
- Volume XIV 1820 - 1826
- Volume XV 1827 - 1830
- Volume XVI Part 1st - 1830
- Volume XVI Part 2nd - 1832
- Volume XVI Part 3rd - 1833
- Volume XVI Part 4th - 1834
- Volume XVI Part 5th - 1834 - 1835
- Volume XVI Part 6th - 1836
- Volume XVII Part 1st - 1837
- Volume XVII Part 2nd - 1838
- Volume XVII Part 3rd - 1839
- Volume XVII Part 4th - 1840
- Volume XVIII Part 1st - 1841
- Volume XVIII Part 2nd - 1842
- Volume XVIII Part 3rd - 1843
- Volume XIX Part 2nd - 1845
- Volume XIX Part 3rd - 1846
- Volume XIX Part 4th - 1847
- Volume XX Part 1st - 1848
- Volume XX Part 2nd - 1849
- Volume XX Part 3rd - 1850
- Volume XX Part 4th - 1851
- Volume XX1 Part 1st - 1851 Session 2nd and 1852
Twenty-five pounds "in the purchase of food, for the immediate relief of the Indians of Nova Scotia."
One hundred pounds granted and placed "for relief of the Indians of this province."
Plus twenty-five pounds to "reimburse that amount advanced …for the relief of Indians."
Twenty-two Resolutions of the House, including one hundred twenty-five pounds for "the relief of Indians," above.
Thirty pounds granted to "aid the Indians in erecting a chapel in the Island of Cape Breton."
Thirty-five House Resolutions including grant for chapel, above. Petition no. 86
From "the King, Chief, and Indians of the Micmac Tribe, for aiding in erection of Chapel, on Island in Bras D'or Lake, C.B." 130
Referred to Committee of Supply, 131.
Grant, 160, 173.
130 - 131
"A petition of Dennis (the King) and Christmas (the Chief), and others, and Captains, and other Indians of the Micmac tribe… was, by special leave of the House, presented …setting forth that the first place of worship, in which the Indian Warrior knelt to adore the god of the Christians, was erected by the French…and was burnt down by the English, in the year 1758, and was subsequently re-built at the expense of the Indians themselves."
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King ; Of Micmac Tribe of Indians, see Petition no. 86