Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Certificate of Ned, his wife and family as "free Negroes", 19 November 1779; passport of Ned, his wife and children, 14 October 1782

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The certificate describes Ned and his family as "free Negroes and friends to his Majesty." The passport authorizes them to go to "York [Toronto], Halifax, or elsewhere at their option."

Date: Recorded in orderly book at Halifax, 13 March 1783

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 170 p. 336 (microfilm no. 15282)