Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1767.


§The total population of Nova Scotia "computed from the returns for the townships and from estimates for the island of St. John and the settlements at Cape Sable, Miramichi and the St. John River, was 13,374." This number was broken down: 6,913, Americans; 2,165, Irish; 1,946, Germans and other foreigners; 1,265, Acadians; 912, English; and 173, Scots.
§Six families, being "recent arrivals from Scotland and Ireland" sailed from Philadelphia on the Hope in order to settle on lands at Pictou. (See, "The Early Settlement of Pictou.")
§It is seen in this year: where a number of displaced Acadians, who, after the war, had sought refuge on the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, were yet on the move again, this time to come and settle down in and around Arichat in Cape Breton. (See, "Cape Breton.")
§Richard Bulkeley imports from Ireland "three blood horses for stock raising." The first horse races were held at Halifax in 1768. Gambling became such a problem that the governor (Campbell) banned horce racing in 1771.
§September 14th: Capt. Wm. Owen (1737-78), begins his exploratory tour of Nova Scotia, journeying from Halifax to Minas Basin via Dartmouth Lakes and the Shubenacadie River.
§The Townshend Acts: By these British acts, effecting all British American colonies, duties were levied upon glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea.
§September 4th: Charles Townshend unexpectedly dies leaving to his successor, Lord North, a disastrous policy. North proceeds to repeal The Townshend Acts leaving however a continuing tax on tea, which, as a tax, was retained more as a symbolic right of parliament than as a big money raiser.
§Fall: Governor Campbell sails for England via New York in order to bring his family out.

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