British Army officer William Moorsom's conversation with a black refugee settler of Hammonds Plains
Many contemporary observers assumed that the refugees did not understand that freedom entailed responsibilities and obligations. This interview makes it clear that the refugees' understanding of freedom rested on the idea of payment for work.
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives William Moorsom, Letters From Nova Scotia: Comprising Sketches of a Young Country (London, 1830), p. 126 (F100 / M78) (microfilm no. 3870)