Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Contract between Lewis DeMolitor and the collector of customs for the port of Halifax to supply provisions for black refugees

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The naval prison on Melville Island served as the depot for the reception and temporary accommodation of the black refugees. This document lists in detail the supplies and rations which the contractor was required to issue to the refugees.

Date: 1 May 1815

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 420 no. 17 (microfilm no. 15464)