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but what the settlers send them to preserve life.
I am therefore led very respectfully to approach your Excellency & beg leave to [?recommend] the above families of wretched Indians to your Excellencys favorable consideration & attention as deserving objects -
I have the honor to be with great respect
[?Abe] Merchand J.P.
Sir John Wentworth Bart.
Lieut. Governor of N Scotia
&c &c &c
Mentions names of heads of three Mi'kmaw families, numbers of children, and describes their situations.
Retrieval no.: Commissioner of Public Records — Mi'kmaq and Government Relations series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 104-105
Nova Scotia Archives — https://archives.novascotia.ca/Mikmaq/archives/
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