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Les Afro-Néo-Écossais

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Instructions de Wentworth au sujet des Marrons jamaïquains récemment arrivés

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Lieutenant Governor Sir John Wentworth expresses an optimistic hope that the Maroons may become successful settlers. Wentworth believed that the Maroons were a brave and respectable people who simply needed to be 'civilized'. He hoped to accomplish this task by "instructing all of them in the Christian religion." The Maroons were not interested in Christianity and Wentworth eventually had to give up his hope of 'civilizing' them.

date: 29 June 1797

numéro de référence: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 419 no. 19 (microfilm no. 15460)