Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Petition from Richard Preston and others concerning the African Baptist Church

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Leaders of the black community in Halifax, including Richard Preston and Prince William Sport, petition for a sum of money to help complete construction of the African Baptist Church on Cornwallis Street. The House of Assembly voted £25 but the Council vetoed the grant.

Date: 25 February 1833

Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly — Assembly petitions series  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 5 series P vol. 42 no. 51 (microfilm no. 9782)