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Warrant to Survey, 1819, William Ross and 67 others. — 3 October 1819. — 3 pages

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“By his Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honorable George Earl of Dalhousie….”

After approving in principle of the land grant, and with the advice of his Council, an order or warrant would be issued to the Surveyor-General of Lands, (Charles Morris), that provided the authority to survey and lay out lands to satisfy the proposed grant. In this case the Warrant repeats the names and land allocation by rank to the disbanded soldiers as outlined in the “Return of military settlers…”.

Reference no.: Land Papers Nova Scotia Archives RG 20 Series A volume 78 – 1819 Ross, William and others number