Granting of land ceded from Mississauga Indians to Loyalist Six Nations Mohawks
(Bay of Quinte, Apr. 1, 1793)

Document Summary:
John Graves Simcoe, on the behalf of King George III, formally grants a reserve along the Bay of Quinte, near present-day Deseronto, Ontario, to Mohawk Indians who had:

  • Lost land to the newly created United States.

  • Remained loyal to the British Crown.

The land has been purchased from the Mississauga Indians. The loyalist Mohawk are to enjoy the use of this land "for ever." [sic]