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Book of Negroes

A volume of extracts from a document among the Dorchester (British Headquarters) papers, formerly in the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Includes the nominal roll of Black refugees registered and certified after having been inspected by the commissioners appointed by General Sir Guy Carleton (commander-in-chief of the British Army in America) on board the vessels in which they were embarked, previous to their sailing from New York for Nova Scotia between 23 April and 30 November 1783.

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Please note: this digitized copy is of the original held at the National Archives of the United Kingdom. In 1884, a hand-written copy was made and added to the holdings of the Nova Scotia Archives.

Date: 1783

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Sir Guy Carleton Papers 10427 - The National Archives, Kew - PRO 30/55/100

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