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Treaty 13. Mississague Nation. Toronto purchase. (LAC Image)
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- Cartographic material
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- William Claus
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1 map : Paper ; 20x43 cm
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Recommended by his grandfather, William Claus was named deputy superintendent of the Six Nations at Fort George in 1786. He notably defended the Crown in its dispute with Joseph Brant who argued that the Six Nations of the Grand River had the right to sell off portions of their lands as they wished. On September 30, 1800, he was appointed as deputy superintendent general for Upper Canada, he was working in this role when he signed Treaty 13.
Donated to Heritage York by Davis Raymont. Print copy purchased from the Collection of Library and Archives Canada.
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Item is a composite image created from two separate photographs detailing the boundaries of the Toronto Purchase between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit. The original sale is dated to 1787, however there were questions raised about the legitimacy of the documents and about the delineation of the land. In 1805 a formal purchase was documented and is referenced in the text of the item. William Claus, the Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs, signed on behalf of the Crown.
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Donated by David Raymont.
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Source photographs are from the City of Toronto Archives, James Salmon Collection (Fonds 1231, Item 174 & 175).
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Copy acquired from the Collection of Library and Archives Canada.
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Heritage York is also has 2 glass lantern slides of the separate images that make up the composite. These can be found in the Mel & Grace Bryce collection.
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- North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
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- William Claus (Subject)
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