Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Letter From Lord Dalhousie to Earl Bathurst about the black refugees

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Dalhousie served as lieutenant governor from 1816 to 1820. He described the black refugees as "slaves by habit and education." His view was that many of them would never do well in Nova Scotia.

Date: 29 December 1816

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 112 pp. 6-9 (microfilm no. 15262)