Nova Scotia Archives

New Ross

From Family to Community


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross. — 17 November 1819. — 8 pages : 27 x 33 cm.

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Item discusses bad weather encountered by Ross on trip to Horton; possibility of road between Sherbrooke and Horton mentioned; information re £100 financial arrangement between Darling and Ross; mentions land arrangements, survey work being carried out by Major Smyth in Dalhousie area; discussion of Lord Dalhousie's possible successor- Darling will put in a good word for Ross; Darling sees little chance of Ross securing anything more than his half-pay pension; the appointment which Ross was interested in Windsor will probably go to someone else; Ross must see about pensions for his men; some personal family news mentions of land granted at Mount Uniacke; naval hospital burnt to the ground recently; mention of Mr. Etter and the mills at Sherbrooke.

Reference no.: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 number 52