FORM OF LICENCE TO TRADE WITH THE INDIANS ;
USED IN 1766.
ARCHIVES OF CANADA, SERIES Q, VOL. 3, pp. 303-304.
Whereas by a Proclamation of the Governor and Council of this Province published on the 31st January 1765 wherein all intercourse and Trade with the Several Indian Nations living under His Majesty's Protection was declared to be Free and open to all His Subjects, under the Restrictions mention'd in His Majesty's Royal Proclamation dated at St. James's the Seventh day of October, one Thousand, seven hundred and sixty three ; In conformity thereto this Licence is Granted unto
to trade with any of the said Indian Nations, having given bond to observe such Rules and Regulations as now are or may hereafter be made by His Majesty's Superintendant for Indian Affairs, or other His Majesty's Officers properly authorized serving in these Regions.
This Licence to be in force for Months and no longer.
Given under my hand & Seal at arms this day of 1766.
By order of the Commander in Chief of the Province.
Endorsed : Copy of an Indian Licence Granted by Lt Col. IRVING.