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Peleg Wiswall

Digby County lawyer, legislator and judge, Peleg Wiswall (1763-1836), worked actively with the Abbé Jean-Mandé Sigogne during the 1820 and 30s, to establish an experimental Mi’kmaq settlement at Bear River; letters between Wiswall and Sigogne, correspondence with government officials in Halifax and financial accounts for the project, all provide significant information on development of the community.

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Letter from Abbe Sigogne to Judge Peleg Wiswall.

Date: 1831

Reference: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 3


Letter from Abbe Sigogne to P. Wiswall. December 30.

Date: 1833

Reference: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 4







Bill from Mr. Farnham to the Commissioners of the Indian Chapel. October 14, 1831.

Date: 1831

Reference: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 10



Bill from Stewart and Budd to Judge Wiswall regarding supplies for the chapel.

Date: 1831

Reference: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 13


List of subscribers.

Reference: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 14


List of subscriptions for the Mi'kmaq chapel at Bear River.

Reference: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 15


Estimate of the cost for erecting the Mi'kmaq chapel and a bill.

Reference: Peleg Wiswall Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 17 No. 16


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