Grant of Permission for lease of military lands from Sir Robert Prescott to Thomas Clark, 1798-1801.
Grant of Permission for lease of military lands from Sir Robert Prescott to Thomas Clark, July 9, 1798 RG 416.pdf (119.0Kb)
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A Grant of Permission from Sir Robert Prescott, Governor-in-Chief of both Upper and Lower Canada and Commander of the Forces, for a lease of land granted to Thomas Clark of Queenston. It grants the lease of a lot of military crown lands on the river at Queenston, to Thomas Clark, to occupy and to build there structures consisting of wood only and not brick or stone, subject to reasonable compensation if the said lands were required to be repossessed for military purposes by the government (14 years before the War of 1812). The document was signed by Prescott on July 9, 1798 in Quebec city, by Thomas Clark on August 16, 1798, and amended by J. M’Donell Lt. Col. on October 13, 1801.