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of Annapolis, there are about forty families, and I am happy to inform you that the fatal vice of Intemperance does not prevail to such an extent among them as formerly. Could any thing be done by way of Education, they might yet become a useful class of men.
There is no way by which you can arrive at correct information, but by holding a conference with the Tribe. Jack Globe says he can, at an appointed time, during next month, collect the greater part at the Annapolis Gut. Should this hint meet your approval, you will please make your arrangements, and give me timely notice. If I can be serviceable to you, or useful to this hitherto neglected class of men, you may use my name or command my influence.
I am, Honourable Sir
Your obliged very humble Sert.
Albion Vale, }
May 27th, 1842. }
Honourable Joseph Howe.
See also documentary artwork in Virtual Exhibit "The General's Bridge near Annapolis" drawn by William H. Bartlett in 1842.
Retrieval no.: Commissioner of Public Records — Mi'kmaq and Government Relations series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 Vol. 432 pp. 117-120
Nova Scotia Archives — https://archives.novascotia.ca/mikmaq/archives/
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