Wednesday, November 28, 2012

John Askin 1799 Petition

Petition of Detroit merchant John Askin found in the Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865) on Microform: c-1609:

To the Honourable Peter Russell, Esquire
Administering the Government of His Majesty's Province of Upper Canada in Council...

The Memorial of John Askin Sen. of Detroit Merchant
Humbly Sheweth...

Partial Image Of John Askin Petition [Image 699]
Other salient points:
1796 and 1797 he purchased....14 single lots of 200 acres each...which he wished to locate on the borders of Lake Sinclair [Saint Clair] between the river Ruscam and point-aux-Roches or in adjacent small rivers......

Signed by John Askin from Sandwich on 11 June 1799

John Askin's son-in-law profiled here.

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