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I22   NOVA SCOTIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Halifax and St. John, N. B., those reaching the latter place finding a home a few miles beyond the beautiful Loch Lomond. In Nova Scotia as in New Brunswick they were treated as freemen : Great Britain paid the American government a heavy indemnity for the offence of helping them to freedom, for three years maintained them in part out of the national chest, and then settled them on Crown lands. In 837 they were fully enfranchised in Nova Scotia ; a few years later they were allowed to sit on juries. Their testimony was never rejected in any court in British North America.

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