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The Crawford Purchase

Crawford Purchase

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Crawford Purchase

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On a wall to the left of the entrance gate at
Tete du Pont Barracks at 1 Ontario Street
east of Barrack Street

Coordinates: N 44 14.004 W 76 28.709


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Plaque Text

In October 1783, at Carleton Island near here, Captain William Redford Crawford of the King's Royal Regiment of New York met with the local Mississauga Indians led by the elderly Mynass. Crawford, acting for the British government, purchased from the Mississaugas for some clothing, ammunition and coloured cloth a large tract of land east of the Bay of Quinte. The land was subsequently settled by United Empire Loyalists and Britain's Indian allies who had been forced to leave their homes in the new United States.

Another plaque at this location
Fort Frontenac

Related Ontario plaques
The King's Royal Regiment of New York
United Empire Loyalists
Early Land Survey in Ontario

First Nations

Kingston Plaques

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