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African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

"A list of people of colour settled at Preston"
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This return of an inspection conducted on 24-25 August 1818 shows names of settlers and location of the lots they occupy; includes a few entries for black settlers at Porters Lake. It also contains information about housing, cultivation of land and individual personality traits.

Date: 26 August 1818

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 419 no. 90-91 (microfilm no. 15460)

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