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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
276 1857 2 9 82 CHIPPEWA/OJIBBEWA SARAWAK TOWNSHIP GREY SARAWAK TOWNSHIP, GREY COUNTY 213 I
1099 1857 2 9 82 CHIPPEWA SARAWAK TOWNSHIP GREY COUNTY BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 213 I

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No. 82.

To all to whom these presents shall come: We, the undersigned Chiefs and Warriors, on behalf of the people of the Newash Band of Chippewa Indians residing at Owen Sound, send greeting. Whereas we and our people having the fullest confidence in the paternal care and good intentions of our kind Father the Governor General towards all his Indian children, and foreseeing the great benefits that we and our posterity are likely to derive from the surrender of a large portion of our reserve, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, we have, after mature consideration, in several full councils held at our village of Newash, arrived at the conclusion that it will be to our advantage to place at the disposal of Our Father the Governor General the land upon which we now reside, commonly known as the Newash or Owen Sound Reserve, in order that he may cause the same to be sold for our benefit. Be it therefore known that we, Peter Jones Kegedonce and George A. Tabegwun, Sachem Chiefs, John Thomas Wabatick, John Snake, Abner Elliot, John Jonnson and Charles Keeshick, Interpreter, Councillors and Principal Men of the Newash Band, for and on behalf of our said tribe, do hereby surrender, make over and convey to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors, all and singular that certain tract or parcel of land and premises situate, lying and being on the westerly side of the Owen Sound in the Georgian Bay, known as the Newash Reserve, and containing about ten thousand acres of land, be the same, more or less, which tract of land is butted and bounded and otherwise known and described as follows, viz.: On the north-east by the water of Owen Sound, on the north-west by the head line road between the seventeenth and eighteenth concessions of the Township of Keppel and the southerly boundary of the lands lately occupied by the Caughnawaga Indians, on the south-west by a straight line as represented by Mr. Rankin’s plan of survey, being the boundary between said reserve and the said Township of Keppel, and on the south-east by the head line between concession A of Keppel and the strip of lands surrendered in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. To have and to hold the said land and premises, with all and singular its hereditaments and appurtenances, to Her said Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors forever, to the intent and purpose that Her said Majesty, her heirs and successors, may sell and dispose of the same for the sole use and benefit and behoof of us, the aforesaid Newash Band of Indians and our posterity forever, subject, however, to such deductions for defraying the expense of survey and the subsequent management of the sale of the land as are incidental by a general rule to all other Indian lands, and also to the following conditions, viz.: 1st. That so soon as the above named reserve shall be sold and we are required to remove from it there shall be assigned to each Indian family, constituted as such before the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty, a lot of twenty-five acres, surveyed for the purpose, in our reserve at Cape Croker, exclusive occupation and right of cultivation of such lot is thus assigned to each Indian family, so long as the unity of the family is retained, but upon the breaking up of any such family or the extinction of its males, or its separation from the tribe by migration it will be competent for the Governor General to re-assign or reserve any lot so vacated for the best advantage of the tribe at large.2nd. That the sum of one thousand pounds shall be advanced from the proceeds of the first sale of the aforesaid tract for the erection of frame dwelling houses at Cape Croker, of dimensions similar to those we now occupy at Newash, to be built under the direction of the Indian Department, and that afterwards from three to five houses shall be erected annually at said place until each individual having a right to a house shall be supplied, the expense of these last mentioned to be borne from our annuity or interest funds. 3rd. That each individual of the tribe now participating in our annuity shall receive ten pounds from the proceeds of the first instalment paid on the land to be sold, and the tribe shall further be entitled hereafter to receive from the principal arising from such sale (should circumstances render it necessary) a sum sufficient to build a church or for such other permanent improvement as the Governor General may approve of. 4th. That one acre be reserved and set apart for a burying ground. The foregoing arrangement must be and remain null and void to all intents and purposes, unless it receive the assent of His Excellency the Governor General in Council. In Testimony Whereof, we, the aforesaid Chiefs and Councillors, have hereunto affixed our names and totems in signification of our assent and concurrence to the foregoing surrender, at the City of Toronto, this ninth day of February, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven. Read, explained through the interpreter, signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us Michael Turnor, W. R. Bartlett, E.J. Chesley.

R. T. Pennefather, Supt. Genl., [L.S.] S. Y. Chesley, Peter Jones Kegedonce, [L.S.] George Arthur Tabegwun, [L.S.] John Thomas Wabatick, [L.S.] John Snake, [L.S.] Abner Elliott, [L.S.] John Johnson, [L.S.] Charles Keeshick, [L.S.] ____ Copy of a Report of a Committze of the Honourable the Executive Council, dated the 18th February, 1857, approved by His Excellency the Governor General in Council on the same day. On a report of the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs submitting for ratification by Your Excellency in Council a surrender to the Crown dated 9th February, 1857, from the Chiefs and Councillors of the Newash Band of Chippewa Indians residing at Owen Sound, in the Georgian Bay, of the tract or parcel of land and premises situate on the westerly side of the Owen Sound, known as the Newash Reserve, and containing about ten thousand acres of land, upon certain conditions set forth in the deed of surrender. The Superintendent General submits for the reasons stated in his report that it would be for the advantage both of the Indians themselves and the country at large to accept this surrender, with a view to the tract being immediately surveyed and laid open for settlement. The Committee recommend that the surrender be accepted and enrolled in the offices of the Commissioner of Crown Lands and of the Provincial Registrar, with a view to the tract being immediately surveyed and laid open for settlement, as submitted by the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs. Certified. WM. H. LEE, C.E.C.

To the Honourable The Provincial Registrar, &c., &c., &c., ____ Provincial Registrar’s Office, Toronto, 20th February, 1857. I hereby certify that the within surrender, together with the Minute in Council hereto annexed, have been entered upon the records of this office in Lib. C. S., Fols. 164, 165, 166, 167. Thos. Amiot, Deputy Registrar. ____ Crown Land Department, Toronto, 10th March, 1857.

Entered upon the records of this Department in. L. W. No. 39.

  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.