The Sierra Leone Company, a British anti-slavery organization, offered free African Nova Scotians the opportunity to settle in Sierra Leone, a West African colony of freed slaves. Conditions in Nova Scotia were so difficult that about one-third decided to go to Sierra Leone.
Date: 2 August 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 1 (microfilm no. 15460)
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