Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1769.

§At around this time, Blackstone brings out his Commentaries on the Law of England.
§February 21st, Halifax harbour is full of ice. The winter is as hard as anyone has seen for ten years past. In March the snow lay 4 to 6 feet deep in the woods.
§In Halifax, at the corner of Water and Duke Streets, there was a public gathering place called the Great Pontac. In 1769 it was run by John Willis. In the Chronicle, the September 19th, 1769 edition, there was an advertisement placed by Willis that at the Great Pontac he would "run a chophouse, bake for the ladies, furnish hot mutton pies daily, provide stabling and slaughter houses, and maintain the assembly room."
§August: "There are in Halifax Harbour the king's ships: Romney, Launcester, Foy, Viper, Martin, Dealcastle, Mermaid, Glasgow and Bonetta."
§August 18th: "The governor of New Hampshire, later to be governor of Nova Scotia, John Wentworth pays a visit to Nova Scotia. He arrives at Halifax in the sloop Beaver."
§Daniel Boone cuts his path from North Carolina to that Virginia wilderness which is to become the state of Kentucky.
§A thirty-three year old mathematical-instrument maker by the name of James Watt, in 1769, filed a patent for an engine which called for strange things such as condensers and steam jackets; within a few years, in 1784, his company, the Soho Engineering Works, was manufacturing pump machines run by steam.
§Burke makes his speech, Observations on the Present State of the Nation, a reply to Grenville. Two events which occurred during Grenville's administration was the prosecution of Wilkes and the passing of the American Stamp Act.

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