“Esson v. Mayberry. Trinity Term, 1841. The grantee of a water lot, bounded on the shore, is entitled to take up to high-water mark; and that line of his grant changes with the gradual encroachment or retirement of the sea. …The plantiff derived his title to the land in question through several mesne conveyances, from Mrs. Jane Donaldson. She, it appears, was, in 1818, and previously thereto, in possession of lots Nos. 4, 5 and 6, in division letter W, in the town plot of Dartmouth” Thomson, James. “Law reports : containing decisions of the Bench of the Supreme Court …

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“Dartmouth, which was settled in the year after the founding of Halifax, suffered most from the [Indigenous people]. Six men belonging to this place were attacked whilst cutting wood in the forest; four of them were killed and scalped, and one was taken prisoner. A few months afterwards, the [Indigenous people], having crept upon the settlement during the night, killed and scalped several of the panic stricken inhabitants. The screams of the terrified women and children were heard across the harbour in Halifax. The governor and council, unwisely adopting the barbarous custom of the [Indigenous people], offered large rewards for …

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