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11 January 1759

Printed proclamation by Governor Lawrence declaring his powers of granting land, the conditions as to quantity and quality of land, as to qualifications of grantees, and as to Quit Rents and holding of land. Each township of fifty families to have two representatives in the Assembly. Religious tolerance to Protestants; no taxes or fees on grants of land; the readiness of the Governor to lay out land, listen to proposals and protest settlers. Signed.

Reference: Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 volume 301 number 3

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