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Letter from William Smith reporting the conditions of Mi'kmaq families in Douglas.
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real objects of charity the other wreches aught to be horswhiped but their poor wifes and children is much to be pitied and is a heavy burthen on our neighbourhood they have the hooping cough one of Toms children is dead one of Wimots is now on the point of Death - I have been to their huts this morning and I found them in want of every nessessary they say if goverment will assist them a little they will seek god and drink nomore - I have given them the carcass of a sheep some potatoes and have spoke for three bushils of corn for them - as soon as they bury their child that is a dying

Douglas no longer exists as a place name in Nova Scotia.

Date: 1801

Retrieval no.: Commissioner of Public Records — Mi'kmaq and Government Relations series Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 430 number 79

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