About RG4 A1, Vol. 84 - Application to lease Crown Reserves

This document concerns applications to lease Crown reserves in Sutton, Stanbridge, Bolton and Potton. The document was located by Mary Munch. Copies may be obtained from Library and Archives Canada, Call number RG4 A1 Vol. 84. The document, that is dated September 10th, 1804 is three applications. The first is by Alexander Griggs who has apparently purchased and improved two lots in Sutton, prior to subdivision of the town and presumably from people without clear title. The second is a multiple application by a list of persons wishing to lease lots in Stanbridge and Bolton. The phrase "actual settlers" suggests they may also already be occupying the lots requested. The third is also a multiple application but by persons described as "the people in Potton". Their agent in all cases is Wm. Sturge Moore, who later represented Bedford in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1805 to 1809.

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10 September 1804

Being in actual Pofsefsion of Lot No. 7 in the third & No. 8 in the 4th Range of Sutton, the former by purchase from Alexr. Griggs, the latter from Patrick Conray Esq. of the Same being at this time under considerable Improvement I am inclined to take both under the terms held out by the Government, hoping never the lefs that I may be considered provided the Conditions of Lease should be hereafter Honered.

I beg leave to add that they are Crown Lots & were settled before the Subdivision of the town.

I am,
With respect Yr: obed: Serv:
Alexander Schut.
By his Agent
(verto) Wm. Sturge Moore

The following Lots will be leased by the persons mentioned Underneath if it shall be the pleasure of the Government to grant them that Permifsion - Viz:

By their Agent
Wm. Sturge Moore

B. the above list contains the Names of actual Setlers, reputed loyal Subjects & the people in Potton recommended by Henry Ruiter Esq.

By their agent
Wm. Sturge Moore