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No. 1582.

EXTRACT FROM LETTER FROM SIR GEORGE SIMPSON TO WILLIAM NOURSE, Esq., NORTH WEST RIVER, ESQUIMAUX BAY.


Lachine, near Montreal.
1 March, 1844.

5. In order that I may perfectly understand the appropriation of your people I have to beg that you embody in your letter (in order to avoid the necessity of reference to documents) a sketch as follows :

North West River . . C.T. Nourse and Men
Sandy Banks . . Mr.
Rigolet . .
Gull Island . .
Kibokok . .
Schooner . .

Ungava distinguishing the posts, with the names of the persons in charge and number of men at each.
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19. Under the foregoing follows :

North West River . . C.T. Nourse
Sandy Banks . . D. Henderson
Mainwan Lake . . Geo. Alder
Rigolet . . G. Anderson
Kibokok . . J. Anderson or B. Vernall
Fort Nascopie . . W. Kennedy
Gull Island . . J. Noku
New Post . . Person to be replaced by H. Connolly

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21. In order to prevent confusion as to names for instance Ungava, Ft. Chimo, Ft. Siveright, &c. I have to beg that all the posts be included in the Esquimaux Bay district, and that the names of abandoned posts, such as Ft. Siveright, Georges River, Ft. Chimo names quite unauthorised be discontinued, as the great variety and chopping and changing of such names,

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tends to perplex those who have to wade through the documents. The posts now comprehended in the district is to be understood are :—
North West River
Sandy Banks
Rigolet
Gull Island
Kibokok
Fort Nascopie
Mainwan Lake and

New post to be formed for the convenience of the Ruperts River Indians, which you will name after the Lake on which it is to be situated. And I have to beg that you transmit a rough chart of the district marking the situations of the several posts, placing them according to Lat: and Long: as nearly as may be agreeable to what their positions ought to be on Arrowsmith's Chart of which you have a copy.
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[1927lab]


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