Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1823.


§Wax (candle light) and not gas was being burnt for illumination.
§April 3rd: The first Catholic, Lawrence Kavanagh, took his seat in the legislature.
§Thursday, July 24th, 1824: "A ball was held at Province House. Earlier in the month Dalhousie, the Governor General of Canada, came from Quebec (13 days by the government brig). The ball was a festive conclusion to Dalhousie's visit: "The council chamber was used as a ball room, and the supper was laid out in the assembly room. ... A military band was stationed in an elevated orchestra, placed over the central doors. ... At midnight the supper began ... dances were renewed afterwards."
§The Anti-slavery Society was formed in England. (See Wilberforce.)
§In a four year period (1819 to 1823) it can be seen that a £1,000,000 worth of goods, net, was brought into the colony from Great Britain, and from the U. S. more than £500,000. However, there was a net export trade with the West Indies in an approximate amount of £300,000.
§October 10th, public subscription library established at Halifax, - shares £5 each - annual subscription 30 shillings.
§With concerns that Russia might take California and France take Mexico, the U.S. in December of 1823 asserts the Monroe Doctrine.

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