In this report Wentworth evinces some optimism for the Maroons as they had survived the long winter. Yet, Wentworth believed that the Maroons were naturally inclined to expect "an exemption from labour." This attitude toward the Maroons was prevalent among white government officials.
Date: 21 April 1797
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 52 number 41 pages 53-60 (microfilm 15238)
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