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18TH-CENTURY CAPE BRETON ISLAND 

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Manuscript Group 11, Colonial Office 220,
Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Sessional Papers,
Minutes of Executive Council, 1787
(M.G. 11, C.O. 220, C.B. "B", Vol. 3
 ff. 41-45

SEE ALSO: JUNE, 1785

SEE ALSO: MARCH 9, 1790 :
Where Tait reveals "Mr. Sparrows property who had been two years in possession and had laid not a Considerable Sum in fences and improvements ..."

JULY 16, 1787

[p. 44]

... Plotts of four Lotts [p. 45] in Block C. in the Town of Sydney improved and enclosed by Samuel Sparrow Esquire were laid before the Board and the claim Mr Cuyler made to them was taken into consideration, and David Taitt Esquire who had been Employed in laying out the Town of Sydney being called and requested to certify to the Board what he knew respecting the said four Lotts. The said David Taitt Declared on Oath that the Lotts alluded to were Assigned to Mr. John Wilkinson [word crossed out] Mr Sparrows' Agent in the Month of June 1785.- It was thereupon unanimously agreed that the said Plotts be returned in Order that a Grant may pass for the same to Samuel Sparrow Esquire.

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At a Council holden at the Lieutenant Governors House at Sydney in the Island of Cape Breton the 16th July 1787

                                    Present
                               Lieutenant governor DesBarres
                                                  Alexander Haire
                                                  George Rodgers
                                                  Samuel Sparrow
                                                  Ranna Cosset
                                                  George Moore ...

      Plotts of four Town Lotts in Block C. in the Town of Sydney improved and inclosed by Samuel Sparrow Esquire were laid before the Board and the claim Mr Cuyler made to them was taken into consideration And David Tait Esquire who had been been [sic] employed in laying out the Town of Sydney being called and requested and requested to certify to the Board what he knew respecting the said Lotts.

    The said David Tait declared in Oath that the Lotts [alluded] to were Assigned to Mr. John Wilkinson Mr Sparrows' Agent in the Month of June 1785.

    It was thereupon unanimously [agreed] that the said Plotts returned in Order that a Grant may pass for the same to Samuel Sparrow Esquire ...

[NOTE: The same members are noted in a different hand at the end of Volume 318 for the same date as follows]

The council met 16 July 1787

                                    Present Alexander Haire
                                                  George Rodgers
                                                  Samuel Sparrow
                                                  Ranna Cosset
                                                  George Moore ...   
                              

[RG 1, Cape Breton, Executive Council Minute Books, 1785-1820, Volume 318: Minutes of Council of the Island of Cape Breton from July 1785 to 16th July 1787. Collected and Bound by The Commission of Public Records, Halifax 1862 - Microfilm Reel PANS 15398]

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