Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia
Each volume of the annual Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia includes an index. The relevant index references to 'Indians' and 'Indian Affairs' for the years 1818 to 1852 have been extracted and are listed below. The references lead primarily to petitions directed to the Indian Commissioners and to annual reports of the Commissioners, plus related appendices.
The appropriate microfilm retrieval numbers for these annual JHA volumes are 3528 (1800-1818), 3529 (1819-1832), 3530 (1832-1838), 3531 (1838-1842), 3532 (1843-1846), 3533 (1847-1849) and 3534 (1849-1852).
Indexed under "Indians"...
- Volume XII 1815 - 1818
- Volume XIII 1819-1820
- Volume XIV 1820 - 1826
- Volume XV 1827 - 1830
- Volume XVI Part 1st - 1830
- Volume XVI Part 2nd - 1832
- Volume XVI Part 3rd - 1833
- Volume XVI Part 4th - 1834
- Volume XVI Part 5th - 1834 - 1835
- Volume XVI Part 6th - 1836
- Volume XVII Part 1st - 1837
- Volume XVII Part 2nd - 1838
- Volume XVII Part 3rd - 1839
- Volume XVII Part 4th - 1840
- Volume XVIII Part 1st - 1841
- Volume XVIII Part 2nd - 1842
- Volume XVIII Part 3rd - 1843
- Volume XIX Part 2nd - 1845
- Volume XIX Part 3rd - 1846
- Volume XIX Part 4th - 1847
- Volume XX Part 1st - 1848
- Volume XX Part 2nd - 1849
- Volume XX Part 3rd - 1850
- Volume XX Part 4th - 1851
- Volume XX1 Part 1st - 1851 Session 2nd and 1852
Resolved that three hundred pounds be granted "for the benefit of the Indians."
Seventeen Council Resolutions including grant, above.
Mr. Henry reported from the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Ordered report received by the House.
Resolved that "all claims hereafter preferred to this House, for medical attention upon, and for medicines furnished to sick Indians, shall set forth to date, items, price, and nature of the service, duly attested to before a Justice of the Peace - with a certificate from the Overseers of the Poor for the township, the Board of Health, or from one or more of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, shewing that the service has been authorized by them - and that publication hereof be made in two or more of the Halifax papers circulating the Country."
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Ordered that Mr. Henry, Mr. Blackadar, Mr. McLeod, Mr. Budd, Mr. McKenna, Mr. Ernst, and Mr. Thorne be a Select Committee "the examine and report on all matters onnected with Indian Affairs.
Ordered that Mr. Munro and Mr. Mott be added to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Various returns and papers presented connected with the expenditure of the Grant for the benefit of Indians.
Ordered referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Appendix no. 84
Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs. Considered petitions of several physicians for "services and supplies to Indians" and recommended payments listed therein to be paid out of the 300 pounds granted for Indian relief for the year. Also, fifteen pounds for Michael Christmas, now being "educated as a native teacher for the Indians." Mentions non-Mi'kmaq recipients of Indian grant monies. Requests sum for the education of "two young Indians" desirous of attending Pictou Academy.
The adoption of the resolution accompanying the report (? See p. 581, above) to check what appears to the Committee to be "a growing desire to draw from the treasury remuneration for services which ought to be otherwise provided for."
Petition no. 13
Petitions referred to Committee:
Of doctors Farrish, Yarmouth, 427
Of Indians of Ascasoni, 438
Of Dr. Page, Pugwash, 453
Of Dr. Carritt, Guysboro, 454
Of Dr. Wielobycki, Liverpool, 457
Of Dr. McDonald, Antigonish, 460-1
Of James Page, Amherst, 467
Of Dr. Tupper, Cumberland, 467