Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


"Ship news": several hundred black refugees arrive at Halifax on 1 September 1814

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Several hundred African American refugees arrived at Halifax in 1814, and 1000 or more in 1815. Their arrival by ship was often noted in the shipping news.

Date: 3 September 1814

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Acadian Recorder 3 September 1814 p.3 (microfilm no. 5193)