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African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

"Return of the distribution of twenty-five pounds granted by the...House of Assembly for relief of poor coloured people at Preston"
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Return gives name of head of household and number in each of 189 families, for a total of 858 persons. Each person received slightly less than one gallon (dry measure) of an unidentified foodstuff, likely cornmeal.

Date: 16 March 1833

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  MG 15 vol. 9 no. 56 (microfilm no. 15108)

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