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Book #3, The Road To Being Canada" (1815-1867)
Chapter 3, More Blacks Come To Nova Scotia
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FN1 Ch03 See Marjory Whitelaw's comment in The Dalhousie Journals (Oberon Press: 1978, 1981, & 1982), Vol. 1, p. 208.

FN2 Ch01 Grant, "The 1821 Emigration of Black Nova Scotians to Trinidad," NSHQ, Vol. #2:3, p. 284.

FN3 Ch01 Fergusson, "A Documentary Study of the Establishment of The Negroes in Nova Scotia Between the War of 1812 and the Winning of Responsible Government," (Halifax: PANS, publication No. 8, 1948). Professor Fergusson observed that the Preston lots had been originally laid out under the orders of Governor Parr's in 1784. Certain of the blacks that had fled in the American Revolution settled there; so, too, did the 500 maroons that came up from Jamaica to Nova Scotia in 1796. By 1812, a significant number of the blacks of Nova Scotia had departed for Africa, Sierra Leone, in 1792.

FN4 Ch01 Grant, "The 1821 Emigration of Black Nova Scotians to Trinidad," NSHQ, Vol. #2:3.

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