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Petition of Charles Glode, Governor of his tribe of Mi'kmaq residing in the County of Annapolis, to Lt. Gov. Viscount Falkland requesting seed, grain, hoes etc.
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inducement. That petitioner and said settlers have long since relinquished their migratory habits, being fully persuaded that the cultivation of the soil promises something much more substantial than the precarious nature of the Chase. That petitioner in the name of those families, and for himself, begs leave to thank your Excellency for the grant of fifty bushels of potatoes, last spring; and knows your Excellency will be pleased to hear that, altho the supply came late in the season, the yield was by no means short of expectation. From ten bushels John Jeremy raised one hundred; Francis Charles, eighty; Peter Joe, seventy; Abraham Peter, ninety; and petitioner ninety bushels -- all of an excellent quality.

That petitioner expects an augmentation of three other families to the Indian population already settled on said line of road, and being all destitute of seed for the coming season, humbly begs that your Excellency will be pleased to take their case into consideration,

Date: 1842

Retrieval no.: Commissioner of Public Records — Mi'kmaq and Government Relations series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 432 pp. 115-117

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