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African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Petition of Christopher Wagner and Jack Langille of Petite Riviere
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Jack Langille ("black man, free"), an indentured servant, petitions for land along with his white friend, Christopher Wagner. Langille was born in Canso and brought to Petite Riviere by John Jodrie. At the time of the petition, Langille was 38 years old and asking for land at the then new settlement of New Italy (Italy Cross), Lunenburg County.

Date: 14 August 1821

Reference: Commissioner of Crown Lands  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 20 series A volume 85 (1821) (microfilm 15733)

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