Oh, Canada

Fredericton 6th August 1832

To: The Honourable Thomas Baillie, Commissioner of Crown Lands

Re: The Indian Lands on Miramichi and Burnt Church Rivers.     


I beg leave to inform you that Barnaby Julien Chief of the Little South West Indians and Denny Julien Chief of the Indians of the North West Miramichi Rivers, have stated to me that they are desirous of relinquishing the reserves made by His Majesty’s Council for the Indians of their Tribes, with the exception of a lot for each family to reside upon, provided the Land be sold and the produce of the sales placed in a fund for support of the sick, aged and infirm Indians belonging to their Tribes. He also informed me that the Indians of Burnt Church River were willing to make the same arrangement.

I am, sir
Your most obedient Humble Servant
The Honourable Richard McLaughlin
Deputy Commissioner of Crown Lands