Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1815.


§March 1st, Napoleon returns from Elba and the "Hundred Days" begin.
§March 3rd, Treaty of Ghent (it had been signed December 24th, 1814) was published in a Halifax newspaper.
§April 3rd, 1815: the house was prorogued.
§The communities of Preston and Hammonds Plains come into being by giving grants-of-land to black refugees that came up in British ships from the new United States just as the War of 1812 came to an end.
§June 18th, The Battle of Waterloo. Not until August did the citizens of Halifax get any details of the battle.
§In a further chapter in the history of the "Corn Laws" (they had been around in one form or another since the Middle Ages) the British Parliament passed the Act of 1815 which imposed, -- much to the satisfaction of British farmland owners -- a ban on all corn imports, this with a view to getting the home prices up.
§Halifax Steamboat Co. incorporated by statute.
§An act passed "To regulate the trade in Gypsum or Plaster of Paris"
§Bridewell or House of Correction was established at Halifax.
§An act was passed simplifying the manner by which one owns real estate; "entails" were barred and one might take "good title" by a registered deed.

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