The Nova Scotia government continually hoped to create black militia companies. However, this was generally opposed by local whites who disapproved of black people serving with the militia, even when the commissioned officers of the black companies were white.
Date: 17 November 1808
Reference: Nova Scotia Archives MG 100 volume 161 number 36a (microfilm 15201)
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