Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1822.


§January; 109 ex-soldiers, some of who likely had occupied the lands for a few years prior to this date, were given a grant of near 20,000 acres at Sherbrooke (New Ross).
§14 ex-soldiers, some of who likely had occupied the lands for a few years prior to this date, were given a grant of 2,100 acres at Wellington (present day Halifax County). By 1827 only three of the grantees were left.
§March 5th: The council united with the assembly and composed an address to the Royal authority at London, that the past instructions should be changed so as "to admit Roman Catholics, on taking the state oaths, but without subscribing the declaration against Popery and transubstantiation, to sit and vote in the legislature -- to act as magistrates, and to be admitted to the bar, and hold other offices in this province."
§In 1822, the full unfavorable effects of the war coming to an end made themselves felt, the country was "thoroughly paralyzed." The garrisons and the fleets were reduced and the circumstances of all those that serviced them were correspondingly reduced; businesses stagnated; and the value of real estate went down.
§March 10th: Died, Lawrence Hartshorne; he had been a loyalist, born in New Jersey; he had been a member of the assembly and of H. M. council.
§May 16th, 1822: The French man-of-war L'Africaine wrecked herself on Sable Island. 250 men were saved, and brought to Halifax; "they left Halifax for Brest 13 June, in the ship Victory."
§August: the British Foreign Minister, Viscount Castlereagh, the pressures of government being apparently too much for him, committed suicide by slitting his throat. His death "was hailed by most of his poor fellow-countrymen with revengeful glee, which found voice in the horrible cheers that greeted his coffin as it passed into Westminster Abbey."
§George Canning replaced Castlereagh as Foreign Minister.
§October 18, the French corvette L'Egerie arrived at Halifax with gifts for those that assisted the sailors who had been taken off the L'Africaine when she wrecked herself on Sable Island, the previous May. Sir James Kempt is decorated with the legion of honour.
§Tuesday, October 24: Enos Collins is sworn in as a member of H. M. council.
§During the month of December, 1822, it is recorded, there passed through Bedford, from the fields of the Annapolis Valley, in addition to 360 loads of hay, large numbers of animals headed for the Halifax market, to wit: 1,511 head of beef cattle; 49 milking cows; 6,471 sheep; 133 calves; and 50 hogs.
§Public Market established at Arichat by statute.
§Halifax: On account of the fire hazard, wooden buildings are subject to height restrictions.
§An act "to enable the Proprietors of Wilderness Lands to open roads" in Onslow.

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