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THE LOYALISTS AND SLAVERY.   25

and Mrs. Kane, with three each ; O'Sullivan Sutherland and Joseph Totten. each with four ; the widow S. Grant and George Sutherland, each with five; and Mrs. Chandler, with six servants. According to the returns from Clements and Moose River, Captain Douwe Ditmars was the owner of four slaves ; Gabriel Purdy, of five ; James De Lance'', lieutenant-colonel of the disbanded First Battalion New Jersey Volunteers, of six ; and John Ditmars, of seven. John Bridgewater, and Captain deMolitor—late in the Anspach service, settlers at Bear River, respectively possessed three and four sen-ants. James Hatfield and some others at Digby had three slaves each ; John Burkitt and Richard Hill, five each ; Major Robert Timpany, the Irish school-teacher and brave soldier, five ; and James Hughstone, six. On the Digby roll also were " Pompey, Absalom, Charles—Negroes, slaves to Captain Isaac Young, who is gone to New York for his family."

In this enumeration of " slaves or servants for life," as ran the legal phrase, no free Negroes are included.

In smaller numbers slaves had been carried to other pans of Nova Scotia. Among the exiles establishing themselves at Westchester, Cumberland, Minudie. Barronsfield, and other points in the county of Cumberland, were several slaves, while a larger number of Negro bond-men could be counted in the vicinity of Parrsboro'. At Cornwallis and Horton, Windsor, Newport and Kennetcook were also numerous servants ; one owner, John Grant, previously of Brooklyn, New York, having taken nine of various ages to Loyal Hill, in the neighbor-hood of the last-named settlement. About that time came also to Musquodoboitfrom Florida the Bayers and McInnes families, bringing slaves with them.

The muster roll in 1784 of the disbanded South Carolina Royalist corps, to whom lands had been allotted

1" Manuscript Documents,' Nova Scotia, VoL 376.


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