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Mikmaq201607040

Letter from H.W. Crawley of Sydney to Joseph Howe, Prov. Sec., regarding the Mi'kmaq request for seeds for the 1848 growing season and encouragement of agriculture among the Mi'kmaq.
Date: 1848
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 48

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Mikmaq201607044

Letter from Gesner of Sackville to Howe regarding settlement of Mi'kmaq on reserves, privision of relief, and encouragement of agriculture.
Date: 1848
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 49

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Mikmaq201607092

Letter from Abraham Gesner, Indian Affairs Commissioner, to Joseph Howe, Provincial Secretary, regarding giving the Mi'kmaq some of the old obsolete arms of the military so they may hunt in winter and get food for their families.
Date: 1852
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 431 No. 62

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Mikmaq201606112

Letter from Nicholl to Howe regarding the cost of oxen, schooling of Mi'kmaq children, and purchasing a grindstone. Dated at Hillsborough.
Date: 1842
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 432 pp. 109-110

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Mikmaq201606114

Letter from Charles Glode of Liverpool Road, Annapolis, to Joseph Howe regarding an offer to sell to Howe a yoke and oxen for people at Bear River.
Date: 1842
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 432 pp. 111-112

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Mikmaq201606118

Petition of Charles Glode, Governor of his tribe of Mi'kmaq residing in the County of Annapolis, to Lt. Gov. Viscount Falkland requesting seed, grain, hoes etc.
Date: 1842
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 432 pp. 115-117

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Mikmaq201606120

Letter from Andrew Henderson of Albion Vale to Joseph Howe regarding travelling to General's Bridge, a site of an annual summer encampment of Mi'kmaq. Also regarding potato distribution, numbers and locations of Mi'kmaq throughout Annapolis County and whether Jack or Charles Glode is the true chief of the Mi'kmaq in the area.
Date: 1842
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 432 pp. 117-120

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Mikmaq201606154

Letter from Abraham S. Harris of Pictou to Howe regarding earlier request for agricultural implements for the Mi'kmaq. In postscript, he says that any lands secured for the Mi'kmaq must have title so secured so that they cannot alienate the lands.
Date: 1842
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 432 pp. 151-153

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Mikmaq201606182

Letter from Nicholl to Joseph Howe requesting that all correspondence to him be sent to Digby. Howe's letters to Nicholl keep getting lost. Report on activity at Bear River. Requests agricultural supplies of seeds, grain etc.
Date: 1843
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 432 pp. 181-183

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Mikmaq201606185

Letter from Joseph Howe to Nicholl denying relief to Louie Meuse for his burnt camp. Gives permission to a white farmer to take crops off the Knockwood land as long as he knows that doing so sets up no claim to the land. Distribution of supplies for farming.
Date: 1843
Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records - Indians series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 432 pp. 184-185

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Mikmaq201106844

Order from Surveyor General C. Morris to Charles Alexis. "Be so good to accommodate the Bearers for Grants near Cape Sable agreeable to their wishes." Granted "a licence for the Indian Bearers to occupy their lands and usual hunting grounds unmolested."
Date: 1786
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests - Land grant registration books series Nova Scotia Archives RG 20 Ser. A - Indians at Cape Sable

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Mikmaq201110205

Memorial of Tony and Nanny Vry, a Mi'kmaq family on behalf of themselves and ten children, and also on behalf of Captain Tony Vry Company, consisting of fifteen in number. They wish to have laid out to them 600 acres of land at or near Remsheg. On behalf of the company, they wish to have 4500 acres laid out at Merigomish in lieu of lands at or near Pictou. Noted by C.M.: "If His Excellency approves of it, I will write to one of my deputies to make the survey and on the return of it, His Excellency may grant what he sees fit."
Date: 1793
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests - Land grant registration books series Nova Scotia Archives RG 20 Ser. A - Vry, Tony & Others

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Mikmaq201727050

Petition by John Elexey and other Mi'kmaq on behalf of themselves and twenty other Mi'kmaq families, asking a grant of land on which they have settled at Pubnico, twennty miles back from salt water. They have built a house, several huts and raised a hundred bushels of potatoes, Indian corn and garden stuff.
Date: 1823
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests - Land grant registration books series Nova Scotia Archives RG 20 Ser. A - Elexey, John; Joseph & Other Indians

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Mikmaq201727129

Petition, warrants, surveyor's report and draft, and recommendations regarding Charles Gloade and other Mi'kmaq. The petitioners are hunters. The new road now opening between Annapolis and Liverpool will pass through their hunting grounds and the result will be, in a short time, the Mi'kmaq will lose their means of subsistance. They ask for a portion of land they propose to cultivate. Recommended by Abbe' Sigogne and Commissioners. Approved for Charles, John and Francis Gloade and Malti Paul in 1823. Warrant to survey for John Gloade. Warrant to survey for Charles Gloade. Surveyor's Report and Draft Grant for 200 acres; laid off in 1824.
Date: 1840
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests - Land grant registration books series Nova Scotia Archives RG 20 Ser. A - Gloade, Charles & Other Indians

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Mikmaq201726881

Memorial of Benjamin Labradore and Paul Nowel, Mi'kmaq born in Lunenburg and living in Mush Mush, for a licence for 300-400 acres for themselves and their families. Noted: "The land applied for by the petitioners lies within the township of Lunenburg and has been granted to the proprietors - whose extensive improvements on the first division of their lots entitles them to favourable consideration. C. Morris."
Date: 1809
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests - Land grant registration books series Nova Scotia Archives RG 20 Ser. A - Labradore & Nowel

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