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Name Indenture
Object ID 978.79
Date 1826-AUG.03
Dimensions 51x40 cm
Description An Indenture between William Claus and the Natives for Land in County of Haldimand District of Niagara, Province of Upper Canada.

Transcription is as follows:

To all whom thoese shall come WE the (Sachens) and Chief Warriors of the Six Nations of (Gedeaius) Inhabiting and owning the lands situate lying and being on the Grand River (Ouse) in the Country of Halimand in the Province of Upper Canada Send Greeting.
Whereas his late Majesty did by a certain instrumentn having date the Twenty five day of October in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four under the heand and seal of Sir Frederick Halimand then Governor of Quebec allot and grant unto us upon the Banks of the said River running into Lake Erie Six Miles deep from each side of the said River beginning at Lake Erie and extending in that proportion to the head of the said River.
And Whereas the Honorable Claus of the Town of Niagara in the District of Niagara hath been for the last thirty years our (master) and hath during all that time conducted and managed our affairs with great advantage to our interest and made profitably (amailable) our money without any compensation from us whatever.
And We the said (Sachens) and Six Nations have this day in General Council of our Nations (Lahm with) consideration the long arduous and faithful services of our said (Master) and (to pay) and satisfy his last claim upon us and as the most convenient to ourselves and as manisfestation of our esteem and gratitude for the services of him and his ancestors who have always shown themselves our steady friends and best advisors unaminously determined to surrender to His Majesty to and for the use of the said William Claus his heirs and (afsig) us for ever the (Traet) of Country (Leiem) after described in order that the same may be confirmed to the said William Claus his heirs about (afsig) by letters patient under the Great Seal of the Province.
Now Know Ye that for the said (servical) good causes and weighty considerations of the said claim of the said William Claus upom us we the said (Sachems) and Chief Warriors Have and each of us Hath Surrendered relinquished and (folded) up and by these present do and each of us doth Surrender relinquish and yield up onto our Soverign and present King's most excellent Majesty his heirs and successors all (read) parcel or tract of land situate lying and being on the South side of the said River and within the limits of our in (tract) (Eecited) grant and in the County of Halimand in the District of Niagara and Province of Upper Canada can (tamsing) by admeasurement fifteen thousand three hundred and sixty acres, more or less and which is butted or bounded or may be known as follows that is to say commencing at a state placed on the Indian Line between lots Twenty Two and Twenty Three in the Township of (Walfole) about three chains more or less from the House of one Bellows a Settler in (Walfore) Hence along the Indian line on the said township of (Walfole) and township of Ramham South sixty three degrees East four hundred and eighty chains then North twenty three degrees East or at right angles to the Indian Line between the said township to the said Grand River three hundred and twenty chains more or less thence up the Stream of the Grand River the several courses and windings to a stake on the banks of the said River thence forth twenty seven degrees West extending to the point of commencement and all the estate right till (ni) least claim property and demand whatsoever of us the said (Sachens) and Chief Warriors of in to or out of the same or any fact or hence of the same For the express purpose and to the intent that the same and every part thereof may be confirmed by Letters (Patent) from His Majesty to the said William Claus is heirs and (asfig) for ever.
In Witness Whereof We the said (Sachens) and Chief Warriors of the said Six Nations have in General Council hereunto set our Lands and Seals this third day of August in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
Kariengakarcane
Joroghgorou
Oghwenjakejeese
Karyingotorgh
Enmghnakaguia
Atengoughs
Isinibdawerfor
Dchattchatouts
Kayhonagon
Kanodahere
Dekaeugon
Ojakehde
Oghnawe
Natewatcheshage
Legonheagueh
Oghrearekowah
Thorougouko
Beheanahangue
Sakayeukwaraghtou
Peter S. Kayonwiyyosh
Shouonghfore
Delayagwara
Kayoryansevonte
Skanawategh
Aghrighon
Tagwaraghiarte
Otgotagerton
Shonakawowane
Anonghseghlha
Shakagehwathor
Thorougouko
Adondaherha
Degothorengweh
Thohearhese
Ahatsolarahs
Onhatorah
Eghniserei
Dewaterhou
Kanatoton
Omwanehonhawrich
Ouongaheaha
Dneagahwahhor
Astohator
DayehaweheKorisdanorou
Adegwhtona
Showerharese
Karougontege
Aronyeude
Oja
Otagadekea
Alawneiteah
Minedbooh
Wininobare
People Claus, William
Kariengakarcane
Joroghgorou
Oghwenjakejeese
Karyingotorgh
Enmghnakaguia
Atengoughs
Isinibdawerfor
Dchattchatouts
Kayhonagon
Kanodahere
Dekaeugon
Ojakehde
Oghnawe
Natewatcheshage
Legonheagueh
Oghrearekowah
Thorougouko
Beheanahangue
Sakayeukwaraghtou
Peter S. Kayonwiyyosh
Shouonghfore
Delayagwara
Kayoryansevonte
Skanawategh
Aghrighon
Tagwaraghiarte
Otgotagerton
Shonakawowane
Anonghseghlha
Shakagehwathor
Thorougouko
Adondaherha
Degothorengweh
Thohearhese
Ahatsolarahs
Onhatorah
Eghniserei
Dewaterhou
Kanatoton
Omwanehonhawrich
Ouongaheaha
Dneagahwahhor
Astohator
DayehaweheKorisdanorou
Adegwhtona
Showerharese
Karougontege
Aronyeude
Oja
Otagadekea
Alawneiteah
Minedbooh
Wininobare
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Subjects Six Nations
First Nations
Native History
Indian
Haldimand County