Land Petition In Nova Scotia (1769-1799) including the following:
Stuart, Gamaliel and Others
The Island of Spectial or Saddle, in the Harbour of Port Matoon (Mouton), was given by licence of occupation to Capt. Donald McPherson, now in Shelburne County, who failed to occupy or improve it. Memorialists are distressed for want of some place suitable for bringing forward their young cattle and for keeping sheep and request a licence to occupy the island.