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Mi'kmaq Holdings Resource Guide

Peleg Wiswall

Digby County lawyer, legislator and judge, Peleg Wiswall (1763-1836), worked actively with the Abbé Jean-Mandé Sigogne during the 1820 and 30s, to establish an experimental Mi’kmaq settlement at Bear River; letters between Wiswall and Sigogne, correspondence with government officials in Halifax and financial accounts for the project, all provide significant information on development of the community.


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Document regarding Mi'kmaq, perhaps a draft for a letter or a speech. Begins "I speak to all Indians as to Brothers.." Incomplete.
Date: 1821
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 1

Mentions Joseph Glode and Andrew Meuse. Lists four rules for choosing a chief, outlines relationship of Mi'kmaq to goverment, King, and each other, as the author sees them.



Letter from H.H. Cogswell to Mr. Sigogne regarding Pierre Bernard's application for land.
Date: 1813
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 2



Letter from Abbe Sigogne to Judge Peleg Wiswall.
Date: 1831
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 3

Mentions two names, possibly "Toney" and "Lady."



Letter from Abbe Sigogne to P. Wiswall. December 30.
Date: 1833
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 4



Letter from Thomas C. Haliburton to Abbe Sigogne regarding the Mi'kmaq and schools.
Date: 1827
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 5

Copied from Sigogne Papers: MG 23, C 10.



Letter from Thomas C. Haliburton to Abbe Sigogne regarding the roads, the application to remove all test oaths from Roman Catholics, and the Mi'kmaq.
Date: 1827
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 6

Copied from Sigogne Papers: MG 23, C 10.



Letter from P. Wiswall and Abbe Sigogne regarding the account of the expenditures and a brief report on the construction of the chapel at the Mi'kmaq settlement on Bear River.
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 7



Account of the expenditures for the construction of the chapel at the Mi'kmaq settlement on Bear River.
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 8



List of materials, probably for construction of the chapel at the Mi'kmaq settlement on Bear River.
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 9



Bill from Mr. Farnham to the Commissioners of the Indian Chapel. October 14, 1831.
Date: 1831
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 10



Document by P.W. regarding the Mi'kmaq families who have settled at Bear River under the guidance of Andrew Meuse. February 12, 1830
Date: 1830
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 11



Bill from Stewart and Budd to Judge Wiswall regarding supplies for the chapel.
Date: 1831
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 13



List of subscribers.
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 14

Mentions names.



List of subscriptions for the Mi'kmaq chapel at Bear River.
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 15

Mentions names.



Estimate of the cost for erecting the Mi'kmaq chapel and a bill.
Reference no.: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 16


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