Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Certificate of Michael Thomas as a "free Negro together with his wife and children", 24 July 1780


Thomas's certificate was originally issued at Augusta, Georgia by the local British military authority. The certificate describes him as "a friend and Loyalist...".

Date: Recorded in orderly book at Halifax, 14 March 1783

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 170 p. 338 (microfilm no. 15282)