Letter from George Simpson to W.B. Robinson

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Letter from George Simpson to W.B. Robinson

Name of document:

Letter from George Simpson to W.B. Robinson

Type of document:

Primary documentation, letter, National Archives of Canada

Summary of the data:

In this letter, authored by George Simpson, on October 15, 1850, to William Benjamin Robinson, the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) offers to distribute the annuity payments payable under the Robinson-Superior Treaty, 1850 to the Aboriginal Bands in the Lake Superior region on behalf of the Government. The payments were to be made on the 1st of August ever year.

Simpson requested that the Government provide a list of names of the Native people who were eligible to be paid and if the Government could not provide this, he would take a census of the population during the upcoming winter.

Important dates mentioned in the document:

October 15, 1850: Date letter was sent

Important people discussed in the document:

Sir George Simpson
William Benjamin Robinson

Specific location(s) mentioned in the document (if applicable):

Fort William, Ontario
Michipicoten (now Wawa), Ontario

Non-specific location(s) mentioned in the document (if applicable):

Lake Superior, Ontario-Minnesota-Wisconsin-Michigan

Specific event(s) identified in the document (if applicable):

Robinson-Superior Treaty, 1850 (September 7, 1850)

Relevant citations:

Gale, Alison. "Robinson Treaty Métis: Historical Report." Claims Research and Assessment Directorate Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. (1998). Print.

Library and Archives of Canada, George Simpson, RG. 10, "Letter from George Simpson to W.B. Robinson," volume 187, 10 October 1850, nos. 5001-5100, pp. 169390-169391, microfilm reel C-11512.

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