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Selected Government Records of Black Settlement, 1791-1839



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Diaspora201112000
Declaration of the Sierra Leone Company of their readiness to receive into their Colony certain Free Blacks.
Date: 2 August 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 1

Diaspora201112001,201112002
Draft of Commission to Lieutenant John Clarkson to convey certain Free Blacks from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone at public expense.
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 2

Diaspora201112003,201112004,201112005
Letter from Alexander Howe to Honorable Richard Bulkeley, President of H.M. Council, regarding Black people in the County of Annapolis willing to move to Sierra Leone. The latter part of the letter refers to the history of one Gautier, a Frenchman who had been engaged in opposing the British Authorities in the province.
Date: 28 October 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 3

Diaspora201112006,201112007
Memorial of Michael Wallace to Honorable Richard Bulkeley, President of H.M. Council, requesting the sum of £1000 to enable him, as agent for removing the Blacks, to carry into effect the project entrusted to him.
Date: 25 November 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 4

Diaspora201112008,201112009,201112010
Memorandum from Michael Wallace regarding the Sierra Leone Expedition.
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 5

Diaspora201112011,201112012,201112013,201112014
Memorial of Michael Wallace, Commissioner for removing the Blacks to Sierra Leone, to Richard Bulkeley, President of H.M. Council, seeking authority to enter into agreements on behalf of Government.
Date: 1 December 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 6

Diaspora201112015,201112016
Memorandum from Michael Wallace suggesting a form for the minutes of Council regarding his petition.
Date: 5 December 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 7

Diaspora201112017,201112018,201112019
Letter from Honorable Richard Bulkeley, President of H.M. Council, to James Morden Esquire, directing him to issue certain Government stores for the expedition to Sierra Leone.
Date: 8 December 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 8

Diaspora201112020,201112021
Copy of the foregoing letter (see RG 1 vol. 419 no. 8)
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 9

Diaspora201112022,201112023,201112024
Memorial of Michael Wallace to Honorable Richard Bulkeley, President of H.M. Council, stating that a number of Black people from elsewhere in the Province and from the Province of New Brunswick have arrived in Halifax to join the expedition to Sierra Leone and requesting a further supply of £1000 to meet expenses.
Date: 17 December 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 10

Diaspora201112025,201112026,201112027
Letter from John Clarkson and Lawrence Hartshorne to Honorable Richard Bulkeley, President of H.M. Council, requesting an assistant surgeon to be supplied by Government for the voyage to Sierra Leone.
Date: 30 December 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 11

Diaspora201112028,201112029
Letter from John Clarkson to Honorable Richard Bulkeley, President of H.M. Council, regarding the voyage to Sierra Leone.
Date: 30 December 1791
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 12

Diaspora201112030,201112031
Answer to John Clarkson's letter, with instructions regarding the expedition to Sierra Leone.
Date: 2 January 1792
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 13

Diaspora201112032,201112033
Memorial of Michael Wallace to Honorable Richard Bulkeley, President of H.M. Council, reporting that the whole expense of the expedition will amount to £6000 and requesting a further draft of £3000.
Date: February 1792
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 14

Diaspora201112034,201112035
Copy of a certificate to Michael Wallace for £3000 sterling.
Date: 6 February 1792
Reference: Commissioner of Public Records collection Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 15
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