Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Indenture of David Dize

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A young black man, David Dire, indentures himself as a "menial servant" to a Yarmouth farmer, Nehemiah Porter. Dire's term of service was to last for a minimum of four years. After the end of slavery many poor black people became indentured servants in order to survive.

Date: 18 May 1815

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  MG 1 vol. 770A no. 57