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Mikmaq201606692

Letter from Abbe Sigogne to Sherbrooke enclosing his bill for expenses for relief of the Mi'kmaq and requesting a medal for the chief (unnamed).
Date: 1816
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 154 1/2



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.



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.



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



Mikmaq201606701

Form letter filled in by Philip Belnar [Bernard?] and Mary Josephine, his wife, of St. Margaret's Bay, regarding a road passing through their land. It claims they have sold over their land to the King for the sum of five pounds. Includes Philip and Mary's "hands and seals." Is worded somewhat like later treaties.
Date: 1816
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 157



Mikmaq201606705

Letter from Yorke to Hill [?] meant to accompany a petition regarding ungranted land. Mentions Mr. Morris.
Date: 1817
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 157 1/2



Mikmaq201606707

Letter from Crowley, Deputy Surveyor General, Cape Breton, to Rupert George regarding tresspasses on Mi'kmaq lands at Whycocomagh and requests for land from non-Mi'kmaq in that area. Includes note from the Lt. Gov. advising that Crawley is to be told that he approves of the arrangement proposed as far as it confirms the Mi'kmaq in possession of their land.
Date: 1821
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 158



Mikmaq201606711

Letter from Doucet to Lt. Gov. James Kempt regarding the condition of Mi'kmaq at Cape Sable.
Date: 1823
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 159



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



Mikmaq201606719

Copy of a letter from the Rev. Mr. Trotter relative to the claims of Mi'kmaq to lands granted to McWhinnie and others at Pomquet. Describes creation of reservation, relations with adjoining non-Mi'kmaq land owners, improvements by Mi'kmaq upon the disputed lands, exception from the reservation for the Pomquet ferry, etc.
Date: 1824
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 160a



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.



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



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



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



Mikmaq201606733

Letter from John Morris to William Hill enclosing the abstract of the Commissioners of Land for the month of February and also enclosing a copy of a letter from Trotter to the Board of Commissioners regarding the improvements of the Mi'kmaq on lands at Pomquet.
Date: 1824
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 160f


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