Lieutenant Governor Sir John Wentworth expresses an optimistic hope that the Maroons may become successful settlers. Wentworth believed that the Maroons were a brave and respectable people who simply needed to be 'civilized'. He hoped to accomplish this task by "instructing all of them in the Christian religion." The Maroons were not interested in Christianity and Wentworth eventually had to give up his hope of 'civilizing' them.
Date: 29 June 1797
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 419 number 19 (microfilm 15460)
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