Minutes of the General Council of Indian Chiefs and Principal Men Held at Orillia, Lake Simcoe Narrows, 30th and 31st July, 1846: On the Proposed Removal of the Smaller Communities of Manual Labour Schools

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Printed at the Canada Gazette Office, 1846 - 34 pages

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Page 24 - But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day ; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee : Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
Page 24 - Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
Page 25 - The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew ; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
Page 25 - Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thy hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
Page 7 - Schools, where they will forget their Indian habits, and be instructed in all the necessary arts of civilized life, and become one with your White brethren. In these Schools, they will be well taken care of, be comfortably dressed, kept clean, and get plenty to eat. The adults will not be forced to leave their present locations.
Page 12 - ... enable us to stand on the same ground as the white man. Let us then sound the shell, and summon every red man from the woods ; let us give up the chase of the deer and the beaver ; it is unprofitable : the white man's labour is fast eating away the forest, whilst the sound of his axe and his bells is driving the game far away from their old haunts ; it will soon be all gone...
Page 6 - That you shall devote one fourth of your annuities, which many of you promised last fall to do, for a period of from twenty to twenty-five years, to assist in the support of your children of both sexes, while remaining at the schools.
Page 15 - Manual Labour Schools will be established for the education of your children ; and the land to which you may now (with the consent of the Government) remove, the Government will secure, by written documents, to you and your posterity for ever.
Page 5 - Tribes shall use every means in their power to abandon their present detached little villages, and unite, as far as practicable, in forming large settlements— where Government, remove, the Government will secure, by written documents to you and your posterity for ever.

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