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Mikmaq201606297

Copy of the Brevet de Commission of the Indian Chief
Date: 1742
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 20

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Mikmaq201606394

Receipt for a cannister of gunpowder carried to Antigonish and afterwards issued to Mi'kmaq
Date: 1800
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 43

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Mikmaq201606413

Invoice for supplies to Mi'kmaq and supporting letter regarding Mi'kmaq man Louis Bouta, County of Sydney
Date: 1801
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 50

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Mikmaq201606571

Petition and letter from Wentworth to Commissioners of Indian Affairs regarding Mi'kmaq families at Cape Sable that are having their "good dispositions discouraged by several white people who claim the lands." requests having Mi'kmaq lands measured and located, so as to prevent tresspassers who interrupt the Mi'kmaq fishing and planting.
Date: 1802
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 117

No mention of names of Mi'kmaq families, however it was Mi'kmaq men who bore the petition and letter to the Commissioners.

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Mikmaq201606638

Very detailed, informative letter from Monk to G. Prevost advising that a circular letter was sent in October. As a result of this letter, the Province has been divided into 12 districts and a Confidential Correspondent established in each district. Reports on attitude fof Mi'kmaq to hostilities currently underway between Britain and France. Although now less in numbers, a hotile Mi'kmaq presence would harass and distress Nova Scotian inhabitants. Gives suggestions for his idea for a system of management of the Mi'kmaq.
Date: 1808
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 145

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Mikmaq201606655

An order for clothes for Louis Tony and Peter Maurice, two good men with influence over their fellow Mi'kmaq, including the letter requesting provisions for them and the order to get proper dress for each of the, but "let it be clearly understood that I cannot issue either arms or provisions to them unless their services are actually called for." signed J.C.S.
Date: 1812
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 148

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Mikmaq201606668

Letter from Abbe Segogne to Lt. Gov. Sherbrooke enclosing bill for expenses for relief of Mi'kmaq, 1813-1814. Also requests blankets and release of an old French prisoner named Pierre Clement.
Date: 1814
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 149

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Mikmaq201606694

Negative copy of a letter from James Walker respecting the claims of a Mi'kmaq named Philip on lands through which a road passes, asking for compensation for Philip, for the harm the road has done him.
Date: 1815
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 155

Difficult to read.

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Mikmaq201606700

Negative copy of a letter from Walker to [unknown] relating his having to alter the course of the road from Chester towards Hammond Plains, the new course of which passes through the potato garden of a Mi'kmaq named Philip.
Date: 1815
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 156

Difficult to read. Possibly written to Surveyor General Charles Morris.

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Mikmaq201606697

Letter from James Walker to Charles Morris regarding the surveying of a road in Chester and complaining about another surveyor, Mr. Vaughn, who is too easily bribed with liquor. Attached to RG 1 vol. 430 nos. 156-157.
Date: 1817
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 156 1/2

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Mikmaq201606715

Letter from John Spry Morris to William Hill regarding trespasses by non-Mi'kmaq on Mi'kmaq lands at Malagawatch. Explains that a complaint made by Alexander McIntosh and others against Deputy W. Luce for having laid out land for them at Malagawatch that belonged to the Mi'kmaq, was actually "an ingenious story of Indian Claims" in expectation of getting some compensation.
Date: 1823
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 160

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Mikmaq201606723

Affidavit of Thomas Trotter and John Monro certifying that they did, in April of 1824, measure the improvements made by the Mi'kmaq in lands in Pomquet granted to Colin Campbell, H.H. Cogswell, and William Mcwhinnie and found said improvements to be 3 1/2 acres, more or less shown in the attached plan (map). On the same page is the recommendation of the Justices of the Peace for the area to allow the Mi'kmaq 150 acres instead of 100 acres for firewood.
Date: 1824
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 160b

Includes map referred to in affidavit and explanatory notes of the map and how the land has been cleared etc. in each area.

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Mikmaq201606725

Attestation of affidavit in RG 1 vol. 430 no. 160b. Mentions Indian Point.
Date: 1824
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 160c

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Mikmaq201606726

Letter from Thomas Trotter to Rupert George enclosing the report and affidavit regarding the improvements made by Mi'kmaq at private lands in Pomquet. Also includes backer of Dominique Philyspas.
Date: 1824
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 160d

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Mikmaq201606729

Letter from Henry H. Cogswell to Sir Rupert George regarding his lands at Pomquet upon which the Mi'kmaq have made improvements.
Date: 1824
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 160e

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