Transcription for Indian Affairs
Document #18
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To His Excellency, Thomas Carleton Esquire, Lieutenant
Governor and Commander, in Chief in and over His
Majesty’s Province of New Brunswick; and the
Honorable His Majesty’s, Council for said Province; 
The Memorial of the following Indians
with their family’s Natives of the River Tabusintack;
Humbly Sheweth
That your Memorialists, have
remained with the greatest impatiance these
several years past, and allowed the English to
settle an the lower end of Tabusintack, on Lands
which your Memorialists, forefathers possessed
and as the English are now becoming too numerous
and about to encroach upon the ground or part
of the River from which your Memorialists draw
[their only Subsistance] for more than [One Hundred]
year and having no right to any of the North
West. Eeling ground licenced to the Miramichi
Indians: Your Memorialists, therefore most
Humbly prays, that your Excellency and Honor,
will be pleased to grant or allow us a permanent
Licence of Occupa Read More

Transcription for Indian Affairs
Document #18
Page 1

To His Excellency, Thomas Carleton Esquire, Lieutenant
Governor and Commander, in Chief in and over His
Majesty’s Province of New Brunswick; and the
Honorable His Majesty’s, Council for said Province; 
The Memorial of the following Indians
with their family’s Natives of the River Tabusintack;
Humbly Sheweth
That your Memorialists, have
remained with the greatest impatiance these
several years past, and allowed the English to
settle an the lower end of Tabusintack, on Lands
which your Memorialists, forefathers possessed
and as the English are now becoming too numerous
and about to encroach upon the ground or part
of the River from which your Memorialists draw
[their only Subsistance] for more than [One Hundred]
year and having no right to any of the North
West. Eeling ground licenced to the Miramichi
Indians: Your Memorialists, therefore most
Humbly prays, that your Excellency and Honor,
will be pleased to grant or allow us a permanent
Licence of Occupation, of a Tract of Land, on
both sides of the River to secure our Eeling ground
to Commence at a place commonly called the Red
June Brook, or [Cowasegits], and to Extend five
Miles up the River, and your Memorialists prays
that your Excellency [H] Honors will grant such
an answer as to you in your Wisdom shall
seem meet, and your Memorialists as in
duty bound, will ever pray
Miramichi 26th September 1801.
Thoma Gonish x [Piere Glonor] x
Louie Thoma Gonish x [illegible] Glonor x
Ekean Thoma Gonish x Indian Marks Joseph Glonor x Indian Marks
Francis Joseph Gonish x Francis Glonor x
Thoma [Seth] Gonish x Joseph Mally x
Newell Thoma Gonish x Francis Sabia x
[illegible] x Antwen Sabia x

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The situation applied for in this Memorial is
Vacant, being about 7 Miles up the Tabusintack
River which discharges into the Gulph of St. Lawrence
about 6 Miles to the Eastward of the lower Negayac
Village, from which a Portage of about 8 Miles NW.
communicates with the land they ask for, they
wish to extend 5 miles up the River and 1 ½ mile
on each side; their application appears to be
resonable and can interfere with no settlement__
the New settlements they mention are lately made
at the entrance of the River
Geo. Sproule
30.th Septr. 1801 Surveyr. Gen.



Indians settled on the
River Tabusintack _
The tract petitioned for
to be reserved for the
use of the tribe.
9th. October 1801


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Learning Objectives

Learners will understand that in 1801 Natives in northeastern New Brunswick petitioned the Governor for permanent licences for land holding and fishing.

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