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26 1/2
No: 436.
John Wentworth Esquire Surveyor General of Woods in the Province of Nova Scotia and all other His Majesty's Territories in America etc etc etc. ----------------------------

Whereas Application hath been made to me to grant Certificate that a certain Tract of Land containing Five Hundred Acres is not included within the Crown Reservations;

500 Acres. unto Philip Bernard Chief of the Tribe of Indians, and Solomon, and [Tawmaugh], two of his said Tribe--- at the Head of Saint Margarets Bay----- County of Halifax [written along the left edge]

which said Tract of Land is Situate laying, and being at the Head of Saint Margaret's Bay within the County of Halifax and is abutted and bounded as follows: Beginning at a Spruce standing in a Cove on the Western side near where the River discharges itself into the Bay, thence to run North 19° W.46 Chains; thence N 32 E [50] Chains; thence S 49 E 93 Chains; or until it comes to Lands laid out unto Simon [Gorren] and others; thence to be bounded by said Gorren's Land untill it comes to the Sea Shore of Saint Margarett's Bay aforesaid; thence to be bounded by the several Cources of the said River [line through] Shoar untill it meets the Bounds first mentioned containing Five Hundred Acres.

Which said Tract of Land hath been surveyed and laid out unto Philip Bernard Chief of the Tribe of Indians, V Solomon and [Tanmaugh], Five Hundered Acres; as by the Report of the chief Surveyor of Lands in the Province of Nova Scotia

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Requested by Mi'kmaq Chief Philip Bernard including Warrant to the Chief Surveyor of Lands Charles Morris to measure and lay out 500 acres at St. Margaret's Bay, with Morris' reply, and original memorial from Bernard. Also, a memorial from Solomon Jeremiah, Michael Jeremiah, Joseph Glod and others regarding land upon which to settle.

Retrieval no.: Commissioner of Public Records — Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 26 1/2