Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Wentworth report on the Maroons

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In this report Wentworth evinces some optimism for the Maroons as they had survived the long winter. Yet, Wentworth believed that the Maroons were naturally inclined to expect "an exemption from labour." This attitude toward the Maroons was prevalent among white government officials.

Date: 21 April 1797

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 52 no. 41 pp. 53-60 (microfilm no. 15238)