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Letter from C. Charles Morris to Lieutenant William Ross, Sherbrooke
Date: 15 June 1816
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 33 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 1

Note: Item discusses 100 acres to be laid out for Patrick Carton, late of the Royal Artillery.


Letter from J.P. Kamball, Military Secretary to William Ross, late Lieutenant, Nova Scotia Fencibles
Date: 26 July 1816
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 2

Note: Item discusses orders to proceed to area of new settlement new Chester; 3 months rations provided for settlers, also farming implements; Ross to be appointed a magistrate for Annapolis County. Note: Spelling of Kamball came from Deborah Trask's article "The Edward Ross Diaries", Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 9, 2006.


Letter from C. Charles Morris to Lieutenant Ross
Date: 28 August 1816
Extent: 1 page of textual records with affixed seal; 25 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 3

Note: Item discusses how the Admiral procures "good pet docile cow" for Ross; plans for improving road.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 25 November 1816
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 4

Note: Item discusses six months provisions being sent; problem of disbanded soldiers requesting land in Cape Breton; problem of discontinuing rations to those settlers not at Sherbrooke; invitation to visit the "Bower" when next in Halifax.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 9 December 1816
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 5

Note: Item discusses the possible appointment of Gates; Brewer? cannot have land both in Sherbrooke and in Cape Breton; problem of extra rations.


Account for Chester from government to Joseph Webber
Date: 18 December 1816
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 6

Note: Item discusses charge of £125, 15; cartage fee for provisions between Chester and Windsor Road Store, Chester and Gold River Bridge Store. Note: See also MG 1 - Vol. 794 - No. 21.


Letter from Charles Morris to William Ross
Date: 10 January 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 7a

Note: Item indicates that William Ross will shortly receive instructions for his new appointment as Deputy Surveyor of Lands; some instruction for land in Sherbrooke on the Annapolis Road area.


Letter from Charles Morris to William Ross
Date: 10 January 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 7b

Note: Item discusses the appointment of William Ross to be Deputy Surveyor of Land for Nova Scotia.


Letter from Charles Morris to William Ross
Date: 14 January 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 31 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 8

Note: Item discusses the 500 arces to be laid out at Sherbrooke for Henry Smith, late an ensign in the 4th Veteran Battalion.


Letter from C. Charles Morris to William Ross
Date: 12 February 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 19 x 32 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 9

Note: Item discusses land to be laid out for Johnas White, late a private in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and William Brown, late a private in the Nova Scotia Regiment.


Letter from C. Charles Morris to William Ross
Date: 4 March 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 39 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 10

Note: Item discusses that Morris has received the plan; Governor wants a "good safe and easy carriage Road" between Chester and Windsor through Sherbrooke; Harris will probably be in charge; Governor intends to visit the settlement; Morris intends to visit in May for some trout and salmon fishing.


Letter from H. Darling to Lieutenant Ross
Date: 7 March 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 11

Note: Item discusses the four months of provisions shipped to Chester for Sherbrooke settlement; desires report of soldiers leaving the settlement; some Bibles also being sent.


Letter from C. Charles Morris to Lieutenant Ross
Date: 29 March 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 32 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 12

Note: Item discusses that legislature has voted £600 towards opening and improving the road from Hammonds Plains through Sherbrooke to Annapolis; also £100 towards opening and improving a new road from Rose Bank Cottage to Crandal's; also £100 to improve the road from Chester to the entrance of Sherbrooke road (?) at Card's; also a sum to improve the road from Windsor to Card's; 400 bushels of potatoes to be provided for seed, also fishing nets and clover seed; encouragement to clear as much land as possible for Lord Dalhousie's visit.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 10 April 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 13

Note: Item discusses that Gates has taken charge of a shipment of articles including medicines for Sherbrooke; Lord Dalhousie wishes discretion in their distribution; Lord Dalhousie will not forget Ross when the road money is to be appropriated; if Ross would like an appointment as overseer or commissioner he is to write to Darling.


Letter from C. Charles Morris to Lieutenant Ross
Date: 11 April 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 32 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 14

Note: Item discusses multiple requests made for McKay, a blacksmith, and bearer of the letter.


Letter from C. Charles Morris to Lieutenant Ross
Date: 16 April 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 15

Note: Item discusses a listing of implements, seed, etc. sent for industrious settlers; comments on social and economic situation in Great Britain, the effect on the armed forces, etc.; intention to visit Ross with Colonel Darling; promise of "some choice grafted fruit tress" for an orchard; route should be marked for new proposed road from Rose Bank to Gold River near Crandle's; comments on salaries for and choice of workmen for road; advises that new German and Scottish settlers may soon settle along the road between Gold River and Annapolis; Morris still not paid for his survey work on the road; he warns of the danger from forest fires during the dry season. Note: This item has been encapsulated.


Letter from George, Earl of Dalhousie to Lieutenant Ross
Date: April 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 41 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 16

Note: Item discusses the appointment of Lieutenant Ross as Road Commissioner; given a £100 grant for opening a road from Gold River Bridge to Lieutenant Ross's at the new settlement of Sherbrooke "as granted last session".


Letter from H. Darling to Wm William Ross
Date: 25 April 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 17

Note: Item discusses a letter from Major Courtney; provisions are not to be given for new settlers; does not know how long provisions will be supplied to old settlers; problems of half-pay, offers to assist Ross in any Halifax money transaction.


Letter from C. Charles Morris to William Ross
Date: 3 May 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 32 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 18

Note: Item discusses a recommendation of Mr. McKay as a settler; suggests that Ross's plan for the road from Rose Bank to Crandle's will exceed the sum allotted it; suggests six foot wide road instead; plans to visit Ross late in the month "if the state of the road will permit it".


Letter from C. Charles Morris to Lieutenant Ross
Date: 6 May 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 32 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 19

Note: Item discusses farm lot to be laid out for Francis Leyr, late of the Royal Artillery.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 8 May 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 23 x 36 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 20

Note: Item discusses information regarding Ross' salary as Overseer for new roads to Chester; and mention who rations are intended for.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 10 May 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 21

Note: Item discusses the need for signatures and proper certification for Joseph Webber's account. Note: See also MG 1 - Vol. 794 - Item no. 6.


Letter from Charles Morris to William Ross
Date: 24 June 1817?
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 32 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 22

Note: Item discusses 100 acre lots to be laid out for Thomas Hafferty, late private in the 104th Regiment, Patrick Laiton, late private in the Royal Artillery, and Edmond Madden (possibly also of the Royal Artillery).


Letter from John S. Morris to William Ross
Date: 30 July 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 32 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 23

Note: Item discusses the 100 acre lots to be laid out for John Tracey, a Corporal, and Thomas Chives of the late Nova Scotia Regiment.


Letter from John S. Morris to William Ross
Date: 15 August 1817
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 32 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 24

Note: Item discusses the 100 acre lot to be laid out to Francis Hutte, late a private in the 60th regiment; general plan of the settlement requested, with names of each soldier marked on the requested lots.

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