Items regarding land in Nova Scotia that is not included within the Crown Reservations
John Parr Esquire Captain General and Governor in Chief, in and over his Majefty's [Majesty's] Province of Nova Scotia, and the Iflands [Islands] of St. John's and Cape Breton, and their Dependencies, &c. &c. &c.
To Charles Morris Esq Chief Surveyor of Land
You are forthwith by yourfelf [yourself] or Deputy to Admeafure [Admeasure] and lay out unto Philip Bernard Chief of the Tribe of Indians at St Margarets Bay and Solomon and Taumaugh - two of his said Tribe
Plantation containing five hundred Acres at St Margaret Bay
and make a due Return into the Secretary's Office within Six months from the Date hereof, with a Plott or Defcription [Description] hereunto annexed, as alfo [also] to certify the Nature and Quality of the faid [said] Lands, conformable to his Majefty's [Majesty's] Inftructions [Instructions], and forfo [forso] doing this fhall [shall] be your Warrant.
Given under my Hand at Halifax, 28th day of February 1786
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