Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


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'Belfast' (alias Bill) ran away from the Halifax merchant to whom his owner, Michael Wallace, a Loyalist, had leased him. Belfast apparently planned to escape by boarding a ship and leaving the colony. He had been brought to Nova Scotia from South Carolina ten years earlier.

Date: 15 March 1794

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Weekly Chronicle 15 March 1794 p. 1 (microfilm no. 8165)