Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

"Dr Head's report respecting black families settled at Preston"

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This report to Charles Morris (Member of Council) describes the poor living conditions at Preston and recommends the services of a medical attendant, Seth Coleman. Coleman's bill for services from June to December 1816 amounted to £40.

Date: 1 February 1816

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 419 no. 47 (microfilm no. 15460)