Nova Scotia and Nova Scotians

“Dartmouth, on the opposite side of the safe and spacious harbour, offered an inviting appearance for the formation of a village, and in one year after the foundation of Halifax, some of the company of Lord Cornwallis passed over and commenced a settlement. But a sad catastrophe befell the little town: in six years from its beginning it was destroyed by [Mi’kmaq], who made an irruption upon it from the forest in its rear, destroying with merciless cruelty the inhabitants, demolishing the houses and laying waste the newly tilled lands.”

“Dartmouth was laid even with the ground”

Hill, George W. “Nova Scotia and Nova Scotians” [Halifax, N.S.? : s.n.], 1858 (Halifax, N.S. : J. Bowes)