Petition for a licence of occupation by Crane and others. Some years ago the petitioners obtained leave to occupy a point of land at the northeast side of the mouth of the River Pugwash. People have protected it on behalf of the Mi'kmaq but the petitioners maintain they wish the Mi'kmaq there to cut lumber for them in exchange for rum. Request a more ample licence of occupation than that originally given them by Gov. John Wentworth. Noted: "The land applied for was by the appropriation of Sir John Wentworth reserved for the petitioners - but Jonathan Crane had received 1000 acres on River Philip. If the land be granted, the instructions within prevent dispute."
Retrieval no.: Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests — Land grant registration books series Nova Scotia Archives RG 20 Ser. A - Crane, Jonathon & Others