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Letter from H. Darling to William Ross. — 1 February 1820. — 4 pages : 27 x 33 cm.

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Item discusses that Ross's grant has passed and will be forwarded shortly in a tin box; he is surprised at Ross's impatience to receive the grant now that it has been passed; he will probably leave for Canada in June; Johnson, Shaw and Smith are to be given land and tools, but no blankets for new children- the government will not allow this kind of waste.; he has heard nothing of Dr. Fenton's ? intentions to settle in Sherbrooke, and doubts anyone could stand a practice there; agreement re: schoolhouse may have been mislaid; schoolhouse should be completed by now; question of David Gogan ? receiving land, along with several other new settlers; Mr. Crandle has charged the government for storage of provisions at Chester, although Darling had been "led to believe that he was too good a fellow to expect anything"- something will be granted to him by Lord Dalhousie; some personal news.

Reference no.: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 number 56