Nova Scotia’s cry for home rule

“Having spent much time in Nova Scotia, I am often asked—Why does that province wish to sever connection with the Dominion, and what means her cry of “Repeal and Reciprocity”? And some of my friends are not a little shocked that, at a time when the question of Imperial Federation is so much discussed, our … Read more

Confederation examined in the light of reason and common sense

“It is my purpose, in the following pages, to expose the fallacies of a Pamphlet on Confederation, “by a Nova Scotian,” which has been widely circulated, and, though shallow in the extreme, is calculated to mislead the unwary. It bears strong evidence, of being the work of one of the unauthorized individuals, who pretend to … Read more

Carte de la coste de l’Acadie

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An incredibly detailed map, again showing Chibouctou on the Dartmouth side. Mcnabs Island and George’s are fairly easy to spot for those who’ve seen them on a map before. Perhaps the hatchings next to the seven buildings is the “1/2 acre of improved land” that de Gargas notes in his 1687-1688 census of Acadie (including … Read more

Carte de l’Accadie

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A recognizable Halifax peninsula on this map, McNabs, George’s Lawlors and Devil’s island all properly represented, as well as a portage to Windsor. “Carte de l’Accadie”, Chabert, Joseph-Bernard de. 1746. https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53089771s

Carte de l’Acadie

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“Chebouquetou”, with McNabs Island relatively easy to pick out. “Carte de l’Acadie ” 16?? (<1700) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53089760x

Carte de l’Acadie

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This map shows the Shubenacadie River as the Chibouctou River, a few other features are discernible, including McNabs Island and George’s Island. A rough idea of the different features represented, as they are known today. “Carte de l’Acadie” 1708. https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b530900430

Dartmouth Parish (The Harbour of Halifax)

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One of the only maps I’ve seen that shows what is a political division, “Dartmouth Parish”, I believe this is a reference to it being a bishopric. From Coke Upon Littleton: “…the ancient towns called boroughs are the most ancient towns in England; and from these towns come the burgesses of parliament, when the king … Read more

Carte particulière de la coste d’Accadie

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A fairly accurate early map of Nova Scotia from some time previous to the founding of Halifax. Chibouctou is shown on the Dartmouth side of the harbor, opposite McNabs Island and Geroge’s Island. Shubenacadie River is seen to the north of the settlement. I haven’t found any substantial confirmation that the Dartmouth side is where … Read more

Carte de la côte Sud de l’Acadie

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Baye d Chibouctou, later Halifax Harbor. McNabs Island can be seen in the middle of the harbor with George’s Island north, and to the north east is Sault aux saumone, or salmon jump – Dartmouth cove, and the Shubenacadie River. “Carte de la côte Sud de l’Acadie” 16?? (<1700) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53089646d

League of the Maritime Provinces

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Executive Officers:President: Hon. Joseph HoweVice Presidents: W.J. Stairs, Esq., Patrick Power, Esq.Secretaries: Mr William Garvie,Robt. L. Weatherbee Esq.,Treasurer: Robt. Boak, Jr, Esq. The Maritime Provinces of British America now enjoy all the blessings of self-government, controlling their own revenues, forming, controlling and removing their own Cabinets ; appointing their own Judges, Councillors, and Public Officers; … Read more

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