Nova Scotia Archives

New Ross

From Family to Community


Letter from H. Darling to Captain Ross. — 17 July 1818. — 3 pages : 0 x 0 cm.

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Item advises of an additional three month supply of rations is to be sent to Sherbrooke; crops are not in, and settlement would otherwise be short on food; Lord Dalhousie considers this a special bounty, and Ross is to use his own discretion, distribution only to the industrious and worthy; Ross is to have the supplies conveyed to Sherbrooke as cheaply as possible and to guard against loss or waste; he is also to try and save some rations for future use.

Reference no.: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 number 42