At a Council meeting held on January 10, 1732, Mi’kmaq land was the principal item on the agenda. Discussions during the meeting centered around instructions for surveying the province and making further grants.
Granting of a Township at Canso and other grants by the Colonial government elicited a military response from the Mi'kmaq, ending the peace of 1726. This result was predicted and feared by the Military at Canso Garrison: "...the Officers in Garrison at Canso and several others there being thereby alarmed (because of feared reprisals by the Micmac) have remonstrated to your Honour and the Council what a prejudice such a Grant will be to His Majesty's said Garrison, and His other Subjects of that place, and advises that the matter may be reconsidered by the Council..."
Quoted from "First Nations History - We Were Not the Savages - Third Edition."