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Nova Scotia House of Assembly — Assembly petitions series

The Assembly petitions consists of petitions tabled in the House of Assembly from 1816 to 1926 from people seeking legislative action or a grant of money. The Mi'kmaq frequently petitioned for action on such issues as relief, agriculture and fishing, education and roads. — archival description


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Mikmaq201723800

Petition of Andrew Mews on behalf of the Mi'kmaq people residing near the Gut of Annapolis, defending the right of the Mi'kmaq to hunt porpoise.
Date: 1821
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 2, No. 15



Mikmaq201723803

Letter from Rupert D. George, Provincial Secretary's Office, to George Edward Jean regarding a report on the state of the Mi'kmaq in Richmond County.
Date: 1841
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 8A, No. 14A



Mikmaq201723805

Petition of George Edward Jean for remuneration for expenses suffered when undertaking to report on the state of the Mi'kmaq at Richmond County in 1841.
Date: 1841
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 8A, No. 14



Mikmaq201723807

Account of the Mi'kmaq living within the County of Richmond as taken on the 26th July 1841 at the Mi'kmaq Chapel in Bras d'Or Lake, the anniversary of St. Ann's Day.
Date: 1841
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 8A, No. 14B



Mikmaq201723810

Petition from Joseph Gloade and other Mi'kmaq of the County of Annapolis for a law to prevent the killing of moose in the month of March.
Date: 1844
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 8A, No. 93



Mikmaq201723814

Petition from the Mi'kmaq at Whycocomagh regarding white men taking over their lands.
Date: 1855
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 15, No. 9



Mikmaq201723817

Petition of several inhabitants of Whycocomagh regarding lands granted to Mi'kmaq.
Date: 1857
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 16, No. 47



Mikmaq201723819

Petition of Donald McQuarrie and four others settled on Mi'kmaq land in Middle River, Victoria County, praying for a consideration of the Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the year before [i.e. 1860].
Date: 1861
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 18, No. 17



Mikmaq201723821

Temperance petition from the Micmac Division of the Sons of Temperance, Halifax.
Date: 1866
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 19, No. 183



Mikmaq201723823

Petition from Cumberland County to name the locality on the north side of River Philip, Port Howe. It has been known as Toney [Tony] Bay.
Date: 1883
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 21, No. 26



Mikmaq201723826

Petition from Indian Rear, Inverness County, to change the name of the locality to Stewartdale.
Date: 1884
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 21, No. 52



Mikmaq201723829

Petition from the Mi'kmaq at Pomquet, Antigonish County, regarding a land dispute.
Date: 1829
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 41, No. 104



Mikmaq201723836

Petition of Edwin Jeans, Surgeon and Health Officer at Sydney, Cape Breton, praying remuneration for vaccinating several Mi'kmaq families for small pox.
Date: 1830
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 42, No. 1



Mikmaq201723841

Petition of Simon Lawlor for payments for his spiritual attendance on the Mi'kmaq of Big Bras d'Or.
Date: 1833
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 42, No. 48



Mikmaq201723844

Petition from the Mi'kmaq of Bras d'Or for aid in building a chapel.
Date: 1841
Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Assembly petitions series Nova Scotia Archives RG 5 Series P, Vol. 43, No. 100


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