Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1764.


§The English parliament passes the Revenue Act, known as the Sugar Act; it imposed a tax on molasses essential to New England distilleries.
§The Currency Act of 1764; it was to forbid the colonies from printing their own money.
§June 26th: Morris reports that there are about "18 familys of Acadians" living at Halifax who follow the fishery ... employed by the merchants of Halifax."
§December 24th: at a Council meeting at Halifax, it was resolved that lands formally known as Piziquid, on the southeast of the river of the same name (soon to be known to the English as the Avon River) was to be called Windsor. Further, it was declared, that there was to be a public market to be held every Tuesday on Fort hill, where Fort Edward now stands; and two public fairs yearly, at the same place, on the 3rd Tuesday of May, and the 3rd Tuesday of October. These fertile Acadian lands, being the closest to Halifax, had been reserved by the wire-pullers at Halifax before any of the lands further west (Falmouth, Horton and Cornwallis) were allotted to the New Englanders; the √©lite of Halifax made their way to Windsor for the summer months and had tenant farmers work the lands. (See Morris' Map.)

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