Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Petition of Richard Preston for money to pay for a teacher

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The members of the African Baptist Church, Halifax, petition the government for extra funds for a school teacher. The petitioners state that after completing the church, they do not have enough money left over to pay for a teacher.

Date: 15 February 1834

Reference no.: Nova Scotia House of Assembly — Assembly petitions series  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 5 series P vol. 72 no. 44 (microfilm no. 9957)