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18TH-CENTURY CAPE BRETON ISLAND 

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C-1455

http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1455/911?r=0&s=3
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1455/912?r=0&s=3
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1455/883?r=0&s=3
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1455/889?r=0&s=3
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1455/891?r=0&s=3
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1455/892?r=0&s=3

http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_104684

f. 147

VIII  Statement of Lieut Govr DesBarres

NO 4

Narrative of the Motives of Lieut Govr DesBarres Appointment to Cape Breton, and of the Circumstances of the Expenditures for the public Service there, with Remarks

[page 7]

... It was promised that all the requisite would be furnished, and I took my passage for Cape Breton by the readist Conveyance of the Packet by Halifax

I landed on the Isle Madame, a part of Cape Breton distant about a hundred miles from Sydney, in December 1784 ...

[page 9]

I arrived at the Spring 1785 ... the Scite of the town of Sydney was cleared ...

[page 10]

A gentleman long employed in the Commissary Department had been appointed Commissary of Stores & Provisions for Cape Breton. I found him in Halifax in my way to the Island in November 1784 ... and it being the month of September 1785, and the Provisions still not arriving I became extremely allarmed with apprehension of a famine in the following Winter ... 

DesBarres Papers, Series 3 (M.G. 23, F1-3) 1774-1807 - Photostats, f. 147, [1], [7], [9], [10]

[Source: University of New Brunswick, FC LFR .D5J6P3, Series 3 - Reel Three - DesBarres Papers, MG 23 F1-3, 1774-1807 Cape Breton, Governor's Accounts, Audit Office 3/142]

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