Provisional Agreement with the Mississagues of the River Credit, for the surrender of 648,000 Acres of Land - IT 059

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    28 October 1818
    RG10, Volume number: 1842/IT059, Microfilm reel number: T-9938
    Type of material:
    Textual material
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Subset of Collections and Fonds:
    Treaties, Surrenders and Agreements
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  • Date(s):
    28 October 1818
    Place of creation:
    1 sheet (was originally two sheets sealed together by means of 5 seals); 41 x 60 cm (16" x 23-1/2").
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    Additional information:
    General Note:
    GAD Reference number: IT 059; Indian Affairs' consecutive no.: 19
    Aboriginal people(s): Messessague Nation; Aboriginal individual(s): Chief Adjutant, Weygishigomin, Cabibonike, Pagitaniquatoibo and Noiwahkitakquibi; Other party(ies): Hon. Wm. Claus, DSGIA for His Majesty
    Type of Document: Provisional Agreement to surrender land - Docket title: "Provisional Agreement with the Mississagues of the River Credit, for the surrender of 648,000 Acres of Land "
    Specific purpose(s): In consideration of a yearly sum of 522 pounds 10 shillings currency in goods, the Indians agreed to surrender certain lands
    Land involved: 648,000 acres "in the Home District, called the Mississagua tract" - See document
    Form: Manuscript original
    Physical description note:
    The document has 11 seals. One is a wax seal, the other 10 are covered. There are also 10 doodem (clan, also known by the anglicized term totem) signatures, five on each page. Possibly, the five on the first page are originals while the five on page two are reproduced. "Dead" is written in pencil beside one doodem signature.
    Physical condition note:
    The document is laminated with tissue. The ink is faded. The document is dirty along fold lines.
    Citation/reference note:
    Indian Treaties and Surrenders (Coles' 1971 Reprint): Vol. I, pages 47-48.
    Availability of other formats note:
    This document is also available on microfilm reel T-9938.
    Related material:
    IT 060 - "true copy"
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