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HCHS Textual Records collection: Files 2500-2999 Northumberland, County of
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Trent Port, 1851

File contains a typescript transcript from Smith's Canada, Volume 2, 1851 concerning natural resources and industries at Trent Port, Murray Township, Presqu'isle and various islands in the Bay of Quinte near Belleville.

Trent Canal

File contains several newspaper articles concerning the history of the Trent-Severn Waterway, including pre- and early contact travel by the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois. Also present is an Intelligencer article , 3 January 1962, regarding plans to substantially renovate the lock system on the Trent Canal.

Slaveholding in Upper Canada

File contains a brief manuscript essay on slaveholding in Upper Canada to 1820, in what later became the Lennox-Addington, and Frontenac Counties. Also present is a typescript transcript of a receipt for the sale of woman and her infant child in 1812 near what is now Colborne, Ontario.

Ponton, Mungo : Crown grants

File contains a printed completed oath of allegiance sworn by Mungo Ponton before the Upper Canada Commissioner for the taking of oaths, on 13 August 1841. Also present is a manuscript letter from E.Mahon to Mungo Ponton concerning an application by the latter for land in the Township of Seymour, Northumberland County, 30 August 1831; and a printed, completed deed of land granted on 22 July 1841 to Mungo Ponton for a tract of four hundred acres, at lot number 8, in the 7th concession and lot number 8, 8th concession in the Township of Seymour, Northumberland County.

Ponton (family)