Nova Scotia Archives

Mi'kmaq Holdings Resource Guide

Commissioner of Public Records — Indians series

Return of Indian meal, blankets and potatoes issued to Mi'kmaq in the eastern district of Nova Scotia.

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Return of Indian Meal
Blankits [Blankets] & Potatoes
Issued to Sundry Poor
& Distressed Indians
E[a]stern District of
Nova Scotia

Blankits on hand the 31 March 1802
12th May Jacob a Sick Indian...1
14 " Molly Sam Orphan Girl...1
15 " Wife of David with a Large Family...1
18 " Lewland a Wife & Large Family...1
20 " Joseph Snake Sick and Poor...1
23 " [?Esquire] an Orphan Boy...1
28 " Molly Martin Object of Pity...1
7 [total]
Errors Excepted
31 May 1802
Wm. Nixon ( written vertically)

Mentions names of Mi'kmaq recipients, many of whom have only given names and no surnames listed. E.g. Old Catherine, Madilene "a very old widow," Hannah "very old Indian woman," Sarah "Indian woman," Hanah "orphan girl," "a cripple orphan girl maintained by Porpus" [no name given], Jacob "a sick Indian," Lewland "a wife and large family," and Sequire "an orphan boy."

Date: 1802

Retrieval no.: Commissioner of Public Records — Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 109