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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
181 1798 2 5 10 SIX NATIONS CANBOROUGH TOWNSHIP HALDIMAND BY SIX NATION INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 25 I
461 1798 2 5 10 SIX NATIONS DUMFRIES TOWNSHIP, NORTH WATERLOO BY SIX NATION INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 25 I
465 1798 2 5 10 SIX NATIONS DUMFRIES TOWNSHIP, SOUTH BRANT BY SIX NATION INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 25 I
895 1798 2 5 10 SIX NATION MOULTON TOWNSHIP HALDIMAND COUNTY BY SIX NATION INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 25 I
1026 1798 2 5 10 SIX NATION PILKINGTON TOWNSHIP WELLINGTON COUNTY BY SIX NATION INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 25 I
1172 1798 2 5 10 MOULTON; CANBOROUGH; SOUTH DUMFRIES; NORTH DUMFRIES; WATERLOO; WELLINGTON TOWNSHIPS HALDIMAND COUNTY; BRANT COUNTY; WATERLOO COUNTY; WELLINGTON COUNTY SIX NATION INDIANS -- MOULTON AND CANBOROUGH TOWNSHIPS, HALDIMAND COUNTY; SOUTH DUMFRIES TOWNSHIP, BRANT COUNTY; NORTH DUMFRIES, WATERLOO AND WOOLWICH TOWNSHIPS, WATERLOO COUNTY; PILKINGTON AND NICHOL TOWNSHIPS, WELLINGTON COUNTY 25 I
1353 1798 2 5 10 SIX NATION WATERLOO TOWNSHIP WATERLOO COUNTY BY SIX NATION INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 25 I
1399 1798 2 5 10 SIX NATION WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP WATERLOO COUNTY BY SIX NATION INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 25 I


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No. 10.

To His Honor Peter Russell, President and administering the Government of His Majesty’s Province of Upper Canada:

We, the Chiefs, Warriors and people of the Mohawk or Five Nations settled under His Majesty’s authority upon the Ouse or Grand River in the said Province, these our several and respective bequests to His Honor the said Peter Russell as His Majesty’s representative in the said Province by and thro’ our Attorney Captain Joseph Brant our brother duly constituted and appointed in and by virtue of the annexed instrument or power of attorney by us for the special purpose made, Present.

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Whereas it pleased His said Majesty by a certain instrument under the hand and Seal at Arms of Sir Frederick Haldimand, some time His Majesty’s Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of Quebec and territories (now the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada) dated at Quebec the twenty-fifth day of October, in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, and in the twenty-fifth year of His said Majesty’s Reign, to authorize and permit us the said Mohawk Nation and others of the Six Nations of Indians as might desire so to do to take possession of and settle on the banks of the said river, which said instrument follows in these words to wit: “Frederick Haldimand, Captain General and Governor in Chief of Quebec and Territories depending thereon, &c., &c., &c.. General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in the said Province, and the Territories thereof, &c., &c., &c. Whereas His Majesty having been pleased to direct in consideration of the early attachment to his cause manifested by the Mohawk Indians and of the loss of their settlement, which they thereby sustained that a convenient tract of land under his protection should be chosen as a safe and comfortable retreat for them and others of the Six Nations, who have either lost their settlements within the Territory of the American States or wish to retire from them to the British; I have at the desire of many of these His Majesty’s faithful allies purchased a tract of land from the Indians situated between the Lakes Ontario, Huron and Erie. And I do hereby in His Majesty’s name authorize and permit the said Mohawk Nation, and such other of the Six Nations Indians as wish to settle in that quarter to take possession of and settle upon the Banks of the River commonly called Ouse or Grand River, running into Lake Erie allotting to them for that purpose six miles deep from each side of the river beginning at Lake Erie and extending in that proportion to the head of the said river, which them and their posterity are to enjoy for ever. Given under my hand and seal at arms at the Castle of St. Lewis at Quebec, the 25th day of October, 1784, and in the 25th year, &., &e. (Signed) “ Frederick Haldimand,” (counter-signed) by H. E. Command. R. Mathews.”

And Whereas, by the settling of the lands near to and round about the said River by His Majesty’s subjects our hunting grounds now scarcely afford us the means of support and are likely to be more and more contracted by an increase of people. And whereas we the said Chiefs, warriors and people of the Mohawk or Five Nations being well assured of His Majesty’s benevolent intention towards us and our posterity having now an opportunity of obtaining by way of annuity a more certain and permanent means of support by a sale of such parts of the said lands as are now, as hunting grounds entirely useless, do humbly beseech His said Majesty to permit us to dispose of the same. And for that purpose we the said Chiefs, Warriors and people of the Mohawk or Five Nations are solicitous and desirous of surrendering, relinquishing and quitting claim and by this instrument signed and sealed for himself and for us by our said Attorney do hereby for ourselves and our posterity surrender, relinquish and quit claim to our possession of such parts of the said lands as are mentioned in the schedule to this instrument annexed which we hold of His said Majesty by the authority aforesaid; and do beseech His said Majesty to grant the same in fee to the persons in the said schedule mentioned for the several and respective considerations to the said lands conveyed which we are to receive from the said persons as am equivalent for the same.

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In testimony of which said bequest being made by us the said Chiefs, Warriors and people of the Mohawk or Five Nations for us and our posterity, our said attorney Captain Joseph Brant for himself as well as for us and our posterity hath hereunto affixed his hand and seal in virtue of our power aforesaid, this fifth day of February, in the 38th year of His Majesty’s reign, at York, in the Province of Upper Canada.


Signed, sealed and delivered for the purpose therein mentioned in the presence of His Majesty’s Executive Council of the Province of Upper Canada.

Jos. Brant. [L.S.]

Witness:

John Small,

Clerk of the Council.

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This is a schedule of the names of persons, the respective sums of money paid by them, and of the number of acres surrendered by us the Chiefs, Warriors and people of the Mohawk or Five Nations, as expressed in the instrument hereunto annexed, signed for us and for himself by our attorney Captain Joseph Brant. To which schedule as being made in our names and for us the said Chiefs, Warriors and people of the Mohawk or Five Nations and for our posterity, our said attorney has by our direction and in virtue of our power hereunto affixed his hand and seal.

No.1 Prov. Currency
Philip Stedman Sold for £8,841 0s. 0d On both sides the river Containing by estimation 94,305 acres.
No.2
Richard Beasley, Esq

James Wilson and St. John

Batiste Rousseau

Sold for £8,887 0s. 0d. On both sides the river Containing by estimation 94,012 acres.
No.3
William Wallace Sold for £16,364 0s. 0d. On both sides the river Containing by estimation 86,078 acres.
No.4 Sold for On both sides the river Containing by estimation 28,512 acres.
William Jarvis, Esq. Sold for £5,675 0s. 0d. On east side near mouth Containing by estimation 30,800 acres.
Given originally to John Daihssder, by him sold for the benefit of his Indian children to Benjamin Canly £5,000 On the east side and adjoining Wm. Jarvis, Esq. Containing by estimation 19,000 acres.


York, 5th February, 1798.

Signed in Council.

Jos. Brant. [L.S.]

Witness                John Small,

Clerk of the Council..

  1. Canada Department of Indian Affairs. Indian Treaties and Surrenders, from 1680-1890. Ottawa: S.E. Dawson printer to the King’s most excellent majesty, 1905.