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1830  22 Nov  Halifax  

1244. J. D. W. White to his brother Cornelius. Large number of vessels are now in the harbour, having been detained by easterly winds. "The sale of Rum has indeed been brisk & to a greater extent these last two Months, than for any twelve Month since Halifax knew what Commerce is - There is not a dark hole in this town, that a Grocer can get access to, but 'tis cram'd with Rum, either in Vats or Casks of some kind & every Coaster that Returns home takes more or less...'Tis said that the House intends to put a heavier duty on all Spirits than has ever yet been levied; but this the Council will never agree to - the House knowing this, are fearful to enter on the subject." Probability of Halifax County's being divided has impelled him to apply to be made sheriff of the middle district. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 955 No. 1244


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