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Letter from Abe Merchand [?] to John Wentworth reporting that the local magistrate and settlers at Sheet Harbour want to make him aware of the situations of three Mi'kmaq families (i.e. the families of Lewis Cope, Eleanor Cope, and Peter Cope.) Urge relief. Includes letter from wentworth to James Brenton and Commissioners that the plea for relief be heard and action be taken.
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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
Your Excellency's
Most Obedient
very Faithful
humble Servant
[?Abe] Merchand J.P.

His Excellency
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.

Date: 1802

Retrieval no.: Commissioner of Public Records — Mi'kmaq and Government Relations series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 430 No. 104-105

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