Nova Scotia Archives

New Ross

From Family to Community


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross. — 21 January 1818?. — 3 pages : 27 x 33 cm.

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Item discusses the re-distribution of rum in the settlement; Ross apparently wished it discontinued in the rations, but this is "to strong a measure"; Messrs. Gates and Hunt are trying to profit from the sale of rum, but Ross is to exercise his authority as a Magistrate in order to prevent it being sold without a license; comments on subject of commissions (possibly militia); remembers Mr. Calkin as a sharp little fellow at Liverpool, but warns Ross not to let Calkin run him; does not recommend Calkin as a Captain but promises to consult Morris re: meadow.

Reference no.: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 number 39