Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Advertisement for the settlement of black Nova Scotians in Sierra Leone


The Sierra Leone Company, a British anti-slavery organization, offered free African Nova Scotians the opportunity to settle in Sierra Leone, a West African colony of freed slaves. Conditions in Nova Scotia were so difficult that about one-third decided to go to Sierra Leone.

Date: 2 August 1791

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 419 no. 1 (microfilm no. 15460)