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Mikmaq200100030

Map of Cape Breton, 1831
Date: 1831
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection Nova Scotia Archives F/201 - Cape Breton 1831

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Mikmaq201606222

Printed Proclamation for the Treaty of 1752
Date: 1752
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 2

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Mikmaq201606293

Act to prevent any private Trade or Commerce with the Indians and "An Act for Continuing an Act entitled an Act to revent any private Trade or Commerce with the Indians"
Date: 1760
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 19

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Mikmaq201606305

Permission to pass given to Ambroise St. Aubin, Chief of St. Johns River
Date: 1765
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 22

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Mikmaq201606324

Various items relating to liences to Mi'kmaq chiefs of Shubenacadie, Cobequid, Cape Breton, Antigonish, Pictou, others
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 23 1/2

Also includes letter regarding Peter Baptiste and tresspassing by non-Mi'kmaq on Mi'kmaq lands. Author illegible, perhaps "Thomas Potter" or "Thomas Scott." Recipient may be William Hill.

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Mikmaq201606354

A licence for the Mi'kmaq "to occupy the land" at Sheet Harbour
Date: 1783
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 27 1/2

Includes small map.

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Mikmaq201606356

Permission to Paul Morris to occupy the land he improves at Pendant bay
Date: 1784
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 28

Pencilled note at bottom saying the whole tongue of Pendant Point is vacant; Pendant Harbour was granted to McNeal.

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Mikmaq201606357

Description of "Land for Indians at Merimichi"
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 29

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Mikmaq201606779

Letter from G. Murray to Lt. Gov. P. Maitland regarding previous corrspondence regarding Peter Paul, a Mi'kmaq man convicted of murder, enclosing "His Majesty's pardon" for Mr. Paul on condition that Paul serves two years. Also includes a copy of a letter from Phillips to B.W. Hay advising that Robert Peel has recommended to the King that Paul's sentence be commuted to two years but nothing that if the Lt. Gov. feels the sentence should be even shorter, in the interests of justice, then he may shorten it. "Whitehall 19 Augt. 1830."
Date: 1830
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 170 1/2

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Mikmaq201607109

Letter from W.A. Hendry, Commissioner of Crown Land Office, to the Att.-Gen. regarding a complaint by Lewis Paul that he has been interfered with by Francis Webber and other proprietors of a saw mill near the head of the tide at Ingram River.
Date: 1852
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 65

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Mikmaq201607234

Petition by Francis Bouriceau requesting release of Gabriel Meuse from the Provincial Penitentiary. He is sentenced to one year for perjury. Pleading mitigation of 'extreme poverty.' Petition not approved.
Date: 1859
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 103

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Mikmaq201607366

Circular of the Provincial Secretary's Office on Indian Affairs sent to members of the House regarding the management of Indian Affairs in NS. Notes that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs has resigned and no successor will be appointed. Instead, funds voted for the Mi'kmaq will be given to members to spend in their districts on a pro-rata basis.
Date: 1862
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 135

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Mikmaq201607372

Circular letter from the Provincal Secretary to the members of the House of Assembly regarding great coats and blankets ordered by Chearnley before his resignation; they will be placed at the disposal of county reps. Letter from McKinnon of Antigonish regarding Antigonish Mi'kmaq requests for seed potatoes. Letter from Chearnley to Keating regarding money for seed potatoes from the Indian Grant; ends with Chearnley's resignation as Commissioner. Letter from Chearnley to Provincial Secretary regarding his resignation. Letter from Francis Tommie, Chief of Eskasoni, to Jodge Dodd of Sydney, for assistance to purchase seed potatoes and oats. Other notes by Chearnley.
Date: 1862
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 136

See also RG 1 vol. 431 no. 135.

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Mikmaq201607423

Letter from James Lang of River John complaining that the government has not lived up to its promises to protect and preserve thousands of acres granted to the Mi'kmaq as reserves in 1859.
Date: 1866
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 144

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Mikmaq201607424

Map of lands on S.W. branch of the Marguerite River [Margaree?] reserved for Mi'kmaq
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 145

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