Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
RS 108 Land Petitions: Original Series 1783-1918
Petition of John Secord, Kings County, 1785, PANB microfilm F1030

To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire - Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New Brunswick Chancellor & Vice Admiral of the Same &c &c &c

The Memorial of Malcom Wright, John Seacord and John Stewart, now residing in the Vicinity of Narro Piece - Humbly Sheweth -

That your Memorialists by an application to your Excellency in March last obtained each a Lott of Land in the rear of Lotts No. 9, 10 & 11 on the west side of the Long reach on which from the difficulty of access they find it impossible to earn a subsistence the distance being upwards of four miles to the nearest Landing on the River and they being destitute of the assistance of Stock - Your Memorialists therefore Humbly prays they may be indulged with Liberty from your Excellency to seek Land for Themselves else where. And your Memorialists as in Duty Bound will ever Pray

Narro Piece
29 October 1785

Malcolm Wright
John Secord
John Stewart

[on reverse:]

Malcom Wright, John
Seacord & John Stuart
ask to relinquish their
Lots on the back of the
Long reach -

In Council 1st Novr
Cannot be complied with