Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Passport and certificate of John Williams, 19 April 1783

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Passport, originally issued at New York, gives John Williams "permission to go to Nova Scotia, or wherever else he may think proper." Williams had crossed over into British military lines and was employed with the Corps of Engineers.

Date: Recorded in orderly book at Halifax, June or July 1783

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 170 p. 341 (microfilm no. 15282)