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The Ottawa East Petition of 1883
As indicated, the petition requested that the Legislative Assemblay of the Province reject the bid by the City of Ottawa to annex Archville (Ottawa East). Part of the process in this request involved the preparation of a summary of the residents and their reaction to the petition. The summary produced read as follows:
The front page of the actual petition can be seen here. Note that the copyright of the document is held by the Archives of Ontario, Reference Code: RG 49-38-2, 1882-1883, Petition #175.
The actual petition signed by the 96 residents can be seen here. Only the main page is shown but it is interesting to note the actual signatures of Robert Lees and Archibald Stewart at the bottom of the page.