"Return of the distribution of twenty-five pounds granted by the...House of Assembly for relief of poor coloured people at Preston"
Return gives name of head of household and number in each of 189 families, for a total of 858 persons. Each person received slightly less than one gallon (dry measure) of an unidentified foodstuff, likely cornmeal.
Date: 16 March 1833
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 vol. 9 no. 56 (microfilm no. 15108)