Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1834.


§April 30, 1834: Report tabled in the House of Assembly: Apparently, as the result of encroachments on Indian lands by white settlers at Whycocomagh, further surveys were carried out. This survey of 1834 pretty well put the finishing touches to the Indian Reservation system as it exists in Nova Scotia.
§July: Lord Grey is succeeded as Prime Minister by Melbourne.
§July 2nd, Sir Colin Campbell sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.
§Slavery was finally made unlawful throughout all of the British territories. The British Parliament abolished slavery throughout the English Empire and "Twenty millions sterling were paid in compensation to the slave-owners ... On the First of August, 1834, all slaves in the British Empire were to become free."
§For a two or three week period, end of August to mid-September, at Halifax: A cholera epidemic. Of a population of 14,000, 400 died.
§The Dartmouth Chocolate works was started up by Henry Yeomans Mott, in 1844 his son organized the company known as John P. Mott & Co., a pioneer chocolate maker.
§Nova Scotia grindstones become a major product for the American market: 10,300, in 1831; 30,671, in 1834.
§December: Melbourne is replaced by Peel as Prime Minister.
§Albion Fire and Life Insurance Co. Incorporated by Statute.
§An Act passed to protect the Bedford Basin Road.
§An act "To encourage the manufacture of chocolate."
§An Act passed in the legislation "to dissolve [divorce] the marriage of Anne and Richard Kidston.
§An act for the regulation of the Shubenacadie River Fishery.
§An act "to prevent the clandestine landing of Liberated Slaves."

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