(Enclosure 2 in No. 1142.)
ORDER IN COUNCIL ON PETITION FOR RELIEF FOR INDIANS ON LOWER ST. LAWRENCE.
COPY OF A REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE HONOURABLE THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, APPROVED BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE AMINISTRATOR IN COUNCIL ON THE 22ND NOVEMBER,1861.
On the application of The Very Reverend C.F. Cazeau for the usual grant in aid of the Indians of the Lower St Lawrence and the report of the Indian Department thereon.
The assistant Commissioner of Crown Lands suggests that as the Indian Department is now under the control of the Provincial Government, an Order in Council be passed sanctioning the appropriation of the usual sums that is $600 for the Indians and $500 for the Missionaries (the warrant for the latter amount having already issued) out of the Annual grant of £1,000 provided by the Provincial Statute 14 & 15 Vict : Cap. 106, Sec. 2, for the Indians of Lower Canada, which suggestion is concurred in by the Hon. the Attorney General for L.C. acting in the absence of the Hon. The Commissioner of Crown Lands.
The Committee recommend that the appropriations suggested be made and that a Warrant for $600 issue in favour of the accountant of the Indian Department.
WM. H. LEE,
To the Honorable
The Commissioner of Crown Lands,
Indian Dept. Branch,
&c. &c. &c.