Captain Thomas Bloss RN brought sixteen black slaves to Halifax in 1750. Governor Cornwallis believed that this half-pay naval officer would be of great service. Clearly slaveholders were seen as holding out good economic prospects for early Halifax.
Date: 22 September 1750
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 35 number 25 (microfilm 15231)
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