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
Mr. Howe "presented to the House the report of the Commissioner for Indian Affairs with various papers, vouchers, and documents therewith - and the same were read."
Appendix no. 1
Report on Indian Affairs (p. 3-10), Jan. 5, 1843, in conformity with the ninth clause of the "Act to provide for the Instruction and Permanent Settlement of the Indians." Report includes information on: statistics as of 1838 (population by county), mortality, eleemosynary relief, plans and present value of all the reserves in Nova Scotia in acres ("sterile and comparatively valueless"), settlement, assimilation, education. Includes Account Current: lists specific charities with names of recipients, amounts, and reason, and expenditures for seed / implements / cattle, education, plans and surveys, clothing, expenses, expenditures authorized but not paid.
Report of Select Committee on the Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Appendix no. 58
Report of Select Committee on the Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Summarizes and verifies report and recommends the continuance of the Provincial Grant…under the present Commissioner."
Appendix no. 59
The Committee of Indian Affairs advises favourable consideration on: the petition of Rev. O'Reilly and others for a grant of money for a tract of land "for use of the Indians" in Pictou County, the petition of George E. Jean for compensation for "taking account of the Indians in the County of Richmond, and the petition of Andrew Meuse and "other Indians" for a grant of money to repair the road from the Forks at Bear River through their settlement."
Three hundred pounds granted and placed "for benefit of the Indians of this province" out of which will be taken fifteen pounds for George E. Jean.
Sixty-nine House Resolutions including grant for benefit, above.
Copy of "dispatch from Lord Stanley to Lord Falkland…signifying Her Majesty's approval of the Act for the instruction and settlement of the Indians etc."
Appendix no. 26
Transcript of dispatch, above, signifying the Queens' "gracious approval of their efforts to ameliorate the condition of this interesting portion of her Subjects."
Petition no. 1
Of Andrew Meuse and others, "Indians at Bear River," referred to Committee on Indian Affairs, 387.
Who reports thereon, 444.
Petition no. 28
Of Hugh O'Reilly and others of Pictou, for grant to purchase "land for Indians." 371.
Reported on, 444.
Petition no. 69
Of G.E. Jean, for compensation for "taking census of Indians." Report, 444.
Grant incl. in Indian Grant, 473, 488