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African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

"Fortune — A Free Negro"
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This excerpt from the muster roll of discharged officers, disbanded soldiers and Loyalists taken in Annapolis County 18-24 June 1784 almost certainly refers to the family of Rose Fortune (ca 1774-1864).

The original muster roll is in the Ward Chipman papers at the Library and Archives Canada. (microfilm 10163, pp. 28-53.)

Date: 30 July 1784

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 volume 376 pages 52-3 (microfilm 15437)

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