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Haldimand Treaty of 1784
•   The Haldimand Tract runs 6 miles on both sides of the Grand River, today the length of the Grand River runs off a stream in the township of Dundalk and winds up to the mouth of its source at the community of Port Maitland.
•   originally 950 000 acres was set aside for the Haldimand Tract, today approximately 48,000 acres remain.
•   First instance of Non-Six Nations settlers on the Haldimand Tract begins in 1798
On April 14, 2009, the Six Nations Elected Council made a motion to return to the 1995 Six Nations vs. Canada and Ontario Litigation and to continue with the original lawyers being Blake, Cassels & Graydon. Since, 2009 to 2011, the L&R office continued to work with the lawyers to identify and catalogue additional prevalent historical documentation to the Discovery process and produced an additional 5,000 documents.
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The Haldimand Treaty of 1784
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D.I.A. X15173D

October 25, 1784

Frederick Haldimand Captain General and Governor in Chief of the province of Quebec and Territories depending thereon

General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in said province and the Frontiers thereof

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 convenient tract of land under his protection should be chosen as a safe and comfortable retreat for them and others of the Six Nations, who have either lost their settlements within the Territory of the American States, or wish to retire from them to the British - I have at the earnest desire of many of these His Majesty's faithful Allies purchased a tract of land from the Indians situated between the Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron, and I do hereby in His Majesty's name authorize and permit the said Mohawk Nation and such others of the Six Nation Indians as wish to settle in that quarter to take possession of and settle upon the Banks of the River commonly called Ouse or Grand River, running into Lake Erie, allotting to them for that purpose six miles deep from each side of the river beginning at Lake Erie and extending in that proportion to the head of the said river, which them and their posterity are to enjoy for ever. -

Given under my hand and seal at arms at the Castle of St. Lewis at Quebec this twenty-fifth day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four and in the twenty-fifth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George The Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth. -

Frederick Haldimand

- By His Excellency's Command -

R. Mathews
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