Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

"An act to prevent the clandestine landing of liberated slaves..."

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The local government greatly feared an influx of recently freed slaves following Great Britain's decision to abolish slavery throughout the empire. The government did not want another influx of black settlers, as had happened 20 years earlier.

Date: 16 April 1834

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Statutes of Nova Scotia 1834 c. 68 (J104 / H6 1834)