Thursday, July 25, 2013
Alexander Harrow's Petition
Fort Erie, 25 July 1795
The Petition of Alexander Harrow of the Naval Department on Lake Erie
That in Autumn 1792 He Presented a Petition to Your Excellency in Council Praying to have that Lot of unlocated land of about nine or ten acres in front on and near the mouth of the River Detroit, adjoining on the north, the south boundary of the reserve for the Wyandot Indians and on the South by the farm or lots occupied by Edward Hazel; That soon after, he learnt that Your Excellency in Council had been Pleased to reject the Prayer of his said Petition and to declare that Lot to be reserved for Governments.
...Your petitioner has served as a commissioned officer in Canada these twenty years....