The first indication of any
attempt to organize the settlers of Long Point District,
or Norfolk County, came from the first person to hold
the office of Justice of the Peace, Thomas Welch. Welch
wrote out an Oath of Allegiance to King George the Third
that all of the settlers had to sign. It also was a
pledge to band together in the defense of their lands
should any attempt at invasion be threatened.
Visit the Norfolk
Militia for more information.