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The Haldimand Treaty of 1784
Whereas His Majesty having been pleased to direct that in consideration of the early attachment to his cause manifested by the Mohawk Indians and of the loss of their settlement which they thereby sustained - that a ...   View More
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Greenock and Edinburgh Squares, Caledonia Town Plot
On January 16, 1835, Six Nations in Council, advised that they would permit leases for half a mile on each side of the Hamilton Swamp Road (Hamilton-Port Dover Plank Road), which included the Caledonia Town Plot. The conditions of this lease were to be for twenty-one (21) year periods with the rents to be increased every seven (7) years and the monies to be paid to the Six Nations Indians.

From approximately 1837 to 1953, letters patent were issued for the lands by the Crown approximately half a mile on each side of the Hamilton-Port Dover Plank Road.

By letter of November, 1979, Six Nations were advised from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs that Greenock and Edinburgh Squares in the Town Plot of Caledonia remain unsold Six Nations Land.


ALLEGATIONS

Greenock and Edinburgh Squares have never been specifically surrendered for sale, but have been addressed in discussions for leasing purposes.

There has never been an Order-in-Council passed by the Government authorizing the legal alienation of these lands. The Town of Haldimand has also acknowledged that they have never paid Six Nations for these lands. Therefore, Greenock and Edinburgh Squares remain unsold Six Nations lands.

**This chronology represents preliminary research by Six Nations and will require further work before being made final.
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