In R.R. McLeod, ''Historical Sketch of the Town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia'', Acadiensis, Vol. VIII, 1908, opposite p. 41.
The Firth House was occupied in 1783 when Governor Parr read the proclamation naming “Shelburne”.
Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F120 AC1 J12, Vol. 8
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