The certificate describes Ned and his family as "free Negroes and friends to his Majesty." The passport authorizes them to go to "York [Toronto], Halifax, or elsewhere at their option."
Date: Recorded in orderly book at Halifax, 13 March 1783
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 170 page 336 (microfilm 15282)
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