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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
817 1797 8 21 8 MISSISSAGUA NELSON TOWNSHIP HALTON PART OF NELSON TOWNSHIP, HALTON COUNTY (3,450 ACRES) 22 I
905 1797 8 21 8 MISSISSAGUA NELSON TOWNSHIP HALTON   THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY ACRES 22 I


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No. 8.


To all to whom these Presents may come, Greeting :

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Whereas we the Principal Chiefs, Warriors, and People of the Mississague Nation of Indians being desirous for a certain consideration hereinafter mentioned of  selling and disposing of a certain parcel or tract of Land, situate, lying and being at the head of Lake Ontario (as surveyed by Mr. Augustus Jones, Deputy Provincial Surveyor) unto His Britannic Majesty King George the Third, our Great Father. Now, know ye, that we the said Principal Chiefs, Warriors and People of the Mississague Nation for and in consideration of the sum of seventy-five pounds two shillings and sixpence, Quebec currency, value in goods estimated according to the Montreal price, now delivered to us the receipt whereof we hereby acknowledge, Have given, granted, sold, disposed of and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, sell, dispose of and confirm forever, unto William Claus, Esq., Superintendent of Indian Affairs, on behalf of his said Brittanic Majesty King George the Third, his Heirs and successors all that parcel or tract of land situate and lying as aforesaid. Beginning on the North Bank of Burlington Bay this limit between the lands heretofore purchased from the Missisagues and the lands intended to be purchased from the Mississagues for Capt. Joseph Brant, that being the south-eastern angle of the Township of Flamborough East, then north forty-five degrees west along the: purchase line, two hundred and eighty-eight chains more or less ; then north forty-five degrees east one hundred and twenty chains; then south forty-five degrees east to the mouth of a small creek (which empties itself into Lake Ontario) called by the Indians Lamabinicon; then westerly along the shore of Lake Ontario to where the Sandy Beach (otherwise called the north neck) joins to the mainland ; then along the eastern shore of the said Beach to the outlet from the Little Lake or Burlington Bay as aforesaid; and then north forty-five degrees west to the place of beginning, containing three thousand four hundred and fifty acres, may there be more or less. To have and to hold the said parcel or tract of land together with all the woods and waters thereon situate lying and being to the said William Claus, Esq., Superintendent of Indian Affairs, for and on behalf of His said Britannic Majesty King George the Third, His heirs and successors forever, free and clear of and from all claims, rights, privileges or emoluments which we the said Chiefs, Warriors, and people of the Mississague Nation might have before the execution of these presents and free and clear of any pretended claim which our children or descendants may hereafter make to the same. Hereby renouncing and forever absolving ourselves, our children, descendants and posterity of all title to the said parcel or tract of land, the soil, woods and waters thereof in favour of the said William Claus, Esq., Superintendent of Indian Affairs, for and on behalf of His said Britannic Majesty, His heirs and successors forever.

In Witness Whereof we have for ourselves and the rest of our nation, hereunto set our respective marks and seals this twenty-first day of August in the thirty-seventh year of the reign of King George the third. Having first heard this instrument openly read and rehearsed in our own language and fully approved by ourselves and our Nation, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven.

Present at the execution and delivery of this instrument and Witnesses thereto,

W. Claus, Supt. I.A., on behalf  of the Crown [L.S.]

Robt. Nelles, *

George Chisholm, * Commissioners on behalf of the Province of Upper Canada.

Howard Douglas, Lt. R.A.

John Bronhead, Lieut. 24th Regt.

W. Jounson Cuew, Indn. Dept.

J.B. Rousseaux, D.R.


Wabanip (totem) [L.S.]

Quanibbenon (totem) [L.S.]

Potaquan (totem) [L.S.]

Okemabenasse (totem) [L.S.]

Wabanoseh (totem) [L.S.}

Tabandon (totem) [L.S.]


We do hereby certify that the following goods were delivered in our presence to the Mississague Nation subscribers to the within Deed being the consideration therein mentioned, as sent from the General Indian Store by order of the Commander in Chief, viz.:

Blankets of 2 points, Thirty-two at 12s per pair.. .. 9 12 0
do           1 ½           do         Twenty-two.at 9s, 9d. per pair 5 7 3
do           2 ½           do        Thirty-six at 16s. 6d.        do 14 17 0
Two Pieces Blue Strouds containing Forty-one and three quarter yards at 97s. 6d. per piece 14 10 0
Two Pieces Black Strouds containing Forty-one and three quarter yards at 97s. 6d. per piece
Three Pieces Linen 25 yards each is seventy five yards at 53s. 4d. per peice 8 0 0
Five Pieces Calico 18 yards each is ninety yards at 40s. per piece 10 10 10
Nine dozen Butchers Knives at 4s. per dozen 2 0 6
Forty seven pounds of Brass Kettles at 2s.3d 5 5 9
Quebec Currency £75 2 6


Amounting in the whole to seventy-five pounds two shillings and six pence Quebec Currency.

Robert Nelles, *

George Chisholm, * Commissioners on behalf of the Province of Upper Canada.

Howard Douglas, Lt. R.A.

John Bronhead, Lieut. 24th Regt.

  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.