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Loyalists of Shelburne


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1784  3 Aug
Shelburne

    300. Draft of letter from Gideon White to Thos. Melish, Jamaica. Directions with regard to his business on the island. He is to send rum, sugar and coffee owed by Maj. McDonald on to Nova Scotia; his agents are: John Prince in Halifax, Chas. Whitworth in Shelburne and Robt. Or Wm. Pagan in St. John. "You I suppose are Anxious to here what kind of Situation we are in - in this Quarter - be assured it is dam'd hard 'tho in the Course of a few years it will be a very Eligible Situation. I am here securing my little Land &c - but shall not build 'till matters are better Regulated - We have about 15,000 Inhabitants here and but very little Justice, Owing to the misconduct or folly of those in power - In this Town are 2700 Houses - Above 2000 are framed - And business will soon be sprightly. the Whale and Cod fishys. are now attended too - One Whaleman has Arrived with 500 Barrels - nex Year I expect to see great exertions - but at present every Man seems intent on a House, Wharfe, Stores &c." Chedabucto is one of the best situations. He has tried to have lands for Melish and several other officers in his regiment secured, but the Governor has decreed that no person can have land who is not on the spot. News of various friends. 

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 300

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1784  10 Aug
Shelburne

    303. Muster roll of disbanded commission officers and privates of the Duke of Cumberland's Regiment of Foot at Shelburne, with lots of land assigned to each. Declaration by Gideon White, Captain, that they have not received "the Donations Allowd. them by His Majesty". 

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 303

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1784  28 Aug
Shelburne

    308. ''Preliminary Steps to be taken in order to quiet the minds and apprehensions of the settlers in the town and district of Shelburne.''  Set of 19 provisions for the settling of disputes over allocation of lands and distribution of provisions etc. Two supplemental strictures regarding 50 acre lots and town and water lots.  

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 308

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1784  6 Sep
Canso Gut

    312. R. F. Brownrigg to Gideon White, in receipt of letter. He has expected White to join him. "…as I thought we should first build near the fishery: for which purpose, I purchased a Seine, and Canoe. As to the pretty folks, they are entirely out of the question for the people, since my being in Halifax, appointed Doctor McPherson Their Agent...I intend to have as few disagreeables as possible, and as I find that a quiet Mind suits me best. to preserve that have shifted the scene." "I had not an opportunity of personating Captain White and kissing the Halifax Ladies, not geting Your orders in time." Detailed information about Thomas Deialton, formerly a lieutenant in the regiment. "The Gents. at Chedabucto had given you a back lott, but I altered it, and You stand at present as I do. You must expect in return for Your good intentions and real services ingratitude. be assured it is the only payment You will receive." Recounts his activities as magistrate, officiating at marriages, funerals etc. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 312

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1784  21 Oct
Shelburne

    326. Chas. Whitworth to Messrs. Geo. & Geo. Debloise, notifying them that George Tompson may draw on them for not more than £300. He has gone to Penobscot to load with lumber for the West Indies. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 326

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1785  28 Jan
London

    346. Account of Patrick McDonnough with Robt. Rashleigh & C. between 6 Sept. 1782 and 28 Jan. 1785.  Signed.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 949 No. 346

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1785  16 Feb
London

    350. Robt. Rashleigh & Co. to Patrick Macdonough, relative to his business.  Signed.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 949 No. 350

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1785  6 Mar
Digby

    352. John Hill to Gideon White, recommending that he and Maj. Timpany refrain from going to law and leave the matter in dispute to two brothers of their lodge, in Halifax. ''We have a good Lodge here, called Digby Lodge No. 6''. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 949 No. 352

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1785  14 Mar
Halifax

    355. Capt. Brownrigg to Gideon White, in receipt of letter. News of their friends in Halifax. "The Governor and I have had two Tangles since I Last saw You, at the last I took my leave of him. I have got the Grant but You and I are entirely thrown off the river, and if You are not at Manchester early in the Spring, we shall be eyphers there - In short your staying so much at Shelburne has irretrievably ruined Us." He hopes "all party matters may subside." "We regulated the Assize of Bread today, 2 lb 5 oz. for 6d. And ordered all Meat to be sold in the market House at Market Hours." Hopes W. will be going to Manchester soon.  Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 949 No. 355

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1785  30 Mar
New York

    359. Michl. Roberts to Gideon White, in receipt of letter. He is sending the seeds White ordered, and is very happy to discharge some part of the obligation he is under. "I rejoice exceedingly to find by several letters from my friends in your quarter that your prospects are so pleasing, we have many erroneous reports respecting your settlements...permit me to assure you that our present situation here is very unpleasant & our future prospects exceeding gloomy - what with the Imposts, Rents, enormous Taxes &c. we poor Tories have got to pay-" Messages to various friends. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 949 No. 359

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