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Nicholas Rogers

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300169621

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300169621.001.0001

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From Havana to Halifax

From Havana to Halifax

(p.188) 8 From Havana to Halifax

Nicholas Rogers

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the land offers by the Board of Trade in Nova Scotia to demobilized soldiers and sailors that happen in March 1749. According to the terms, every soldier and sailor who agreed to go out to this maritime outpost was offered fifty acres of land, in fee simple, with no obligation to pay quitrents or taxes for ten years. A similar offer had been made in 1719, after the War of Spanish Succession, when Britain wrestled with the problem of what to do with Nova Scotia, which it had acquired under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht. Few servicemen acted on that offer because the province was unknown and the aboriginal presence formidable.

Keywords:   Britain, Nova Scotia, land, soldiers, sailors

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