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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
1669 1891 7 23 297 HALF WAY RIVER BAND CUMBERLAND COUNTY TIMBER ON RESERVE (1,000 ACRES) 31

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Date: 1891/07/23

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Source document pg. 1[1]
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No. 297.

Know all Men by these Presents, that we, the undersigned Chief and Principal men of The Band of Indians of the Half Way River Reserve resident on our Reserve at Half Way River in the County of Cumberland in the Province of Nova Scotia and Dominion of Canada, for and acting on behalf of the whole people of our said Band in Council assembled, do hereby release, remise, surrender, quit claim and yield up unto Our Sovereign Lady the Queen, her Heirs and Successors forever, ALL AND SINGULAR, the merchantable green spruce and pine timber on that certain parcel or tract of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the County of Cumberland and Province of Nova Scotia containing by admeasurement one thousand acres be the same more or less and being composed of the Half Way River Reserve in the aforesaid County of Cumberland.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said timber unto Her said Majesty the Queen, her Heirs and Successors forever, in trust to sell the same to such person or persons, and upon such terms as the Government of the Dominion of Canada may deem most conducive to our welfare and that of our people.

AND upon the further condition that all moneys received from the sale thereof, shall, after deducting the usual proportion for expenses of management, be placed to our credit and the interest thereon paid to us and our descendants annually or semi-annually.

AND WE, the said Chief and Principal men of the said Band of Indians do on behalf of our people and for ourselves, hereby ratify and confirm, and promise to ratify and confirm, whatever the said Government may do, or cause to be lawfully done, in connection with the disposal of said timber.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 23rd day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of

F. A. Rand

Peter Louey [L.S.]

John Logan [L.S.]

Lamey Paul [L.S.]

William Paul [L.S.]

Newel Paul [L.S.]

John Lewis [L.S.]

Newel Barrio [L.S.]

Samuel Nocote [L.S.]

Joseph Brooks [L.S.]

Frank Brooks [L.S.]


DOMINION OF CANADA,

Province of Nova Scotia

County of Cumberland

To Wit:

Personally appeared before me F. A. Rand of Parrsboro, in the County of Cumberland, Agent for the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs in the said County, in the Province of Nova Scotia, and Peter Louey Chief of the said Band of Indians.


AND the said F. A. Rand for himself saith:

That the annexed Release or Surrender was assented to by a majority of the male members of the said Band of Indians of the Half Way River Reserve of the full age of twenty-one years then present.

That such assent was given at a meeting or council of the said Band summoned for that purpose and according to their rules.

That he was present at such meeting or council and heard such assent given.

That he was duly authorized to attend such council or meeting by the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs.

That no Indian was present or voted at said council or meeting who was not a member of the Band or interested in the land mentioned in the said Release or Surrender.

And the said Peter Louey for himself says:

That the annexed Release or Surrender was assented to by him and a majority of the male members of the said Band of Indians of the full age of twenty-one years then present.

That such assent was given at a meeting or council of the said Band of Indians summoned for that purpose, according to their rules, and held in the presence of the said F. A. Rand.

That no Indian was present or voted at such council or meeting who was not an habitual resident on the Reserve of the said Band of Indians or interested in the land mentioned in the said Release or Surrender.

That he is a Chief of the said Band of Indians and entitled to vote at the said meeting or council.

Sworn before me by the said Deponents E. A. Rand and Peter Louey of the Town of Amherst in the County of Cumberland this 27th day of July A.D. 1891, the same being fully read and explained to the said Peter Louey who appeared to perfectly understand the same.

F.A. Rand

Peter Louey

J. Murray Muirhead

Stipendiary Magistrate in and for the Town of Amherst, in the County of Cumberland.


Recorded 14th September 1891.

Lib: 138, Fol: 170.

L. A. Catellier

Dep. Registrar General of Canada.

  1. Canada. Indian Treaties and Surrenders from No. 281 to No. 483. CIHM/ICMH Digital Series = CIHM/ICMH Collection Numérisée. Ottawa: C.H. Parmelee, 1912.