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African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Certificate of Ned, his wife and family as "free Negroes", 19 November 1779; passport of Ned, his wife and children, 14 October 1782

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 vol. 170 p. 336 (microfilm no. 15282)

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