Photocopies of correspondence between the Laird of McNab and the Attorney General’s Office in 1837 regarding the eviction of certain McNab settlers, including eviction orders and eviction notices. Originals in National Archives of Canada: R.G.I, E3, Vol. 53, pages 71-72a, 73-75, 76, 82-83, 84a, b, 100-102a. Key terms: Donald Alexander, Allan Stewart, John McIntyre, James Robertson, Peter Ferguson, Alexander Goodwin, Murdoch McDonell, Robert Hall, Thomas McLachlan, James McKay, Ashel Craig. Rebellion (p. 75), Hagerman.
The Laird had asked the Crown to issue Sheriff’s writs against 48 settlers who had “not honoured their commitments” to him. The Crown issued 10 writes but delayed 38 others, saying that it would be “unwise” to expel so many, and that an example (of a few) might work.
See also files “Chief’s Own Land” and “Allan Report and related documents”.