Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Letter from Sir John Wentworth to Richard Molesworth

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In this candid letter to a friend, Lieutenant Governor Wentworth complains that the Maroons have been deceived and deplores their desire to leave. The letter clearly demonstrates Wentworth's regret that the Maroon settlement project failed.

Date: 15 January 1800

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 52 pp. 377-9 (microfilm no. 15238)