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Commissioner of Public Records — Indians series

Return of Mi'kmaq living at Sheet Harbour in the County of Halifax, 1802.

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Return of Indians now living at Sheet Harbour in the
County of Halifax Province of N. Scotia 15th Novr. 1802 -
John [ Savio?] and his wife ___2
Peter [Savio?] his Wife and 2 Children___4
Thomas [Savio?] and his Wife ___ 2
Able Wise his Wife and 2 Children ___4
Frances Cope a Widdow with 3 Children ___ 4
[Penaul?] Cope and his Wife __ 2
in all 18
The above mentioned is in a way of providing for them Selves at this present period or as well to do as any in their line but the folowing is in great want of every Necessary of Life being cheifly [chiefly] Old, Sick, or Lame, and a great Burthen upon the inhabitants of this small Settlement__

Lewis Paul a Wife Mother in Law his oldest daughter a Widdow with a child and four children of his own} 9
[Penaul?] [Jons?] an old man upwards of 60 years of age and two daughters both Widdows with one child } 4
[illegible] and his Wife each upwards of 50 years of age } 2
Francis [Bardo?] and three children says he could provide for his family if he had a French gun and some powder & shot} 4

We the Subscribers inhabitants of Sheet Harbour do
Sign in behalf of the aforesaid Indians and certify them
to be Objects of charity _

To the Commissioners } Ja[me]s. Sutherland J.P.
of Indians at Halifax } Peter M.Condachie

Mentions names of heads of families, wife and children. Gives ages of elders and some descriptions.

Date: 1802

Retrieval no.: Commissioner of Public Records — Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 120