Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1824.

§The population of Halifax in 1824 was about the same as it was in 1816: 11,000.
§Charles Macintosh developed a process of brushing rubber onto cloth to form an impervious layer. "A factory for mass production was opened in Manchester in 1824, and within a year the men-about-town were wearing Macintoshes in the London rain."
§New industries were envisioned: railway, gas, steamship, iron, and coal; companies were being organized for them all, most legitimate, not all. London was now experiencing a bull market which ran from summer 1824 to autumn 1825. Speculators elbowed in with dreams for sale; a credit crunch and, in turn, an economic disaster followed.
§By an act of the legislature, a company was incorporated for the making of the Shubenacadie Canal. Samuel Cunard was to be its vice-president.
§In Britain, the repeal of the Combination acts which had forbidden Trade Unions.
§"A project was discussed this summer among some persons of influence and capital in England, to establish lines of steam packet ships for regular intercourse from Valentia, in Ireland, to New York, Canso, &c., with the prospect of carrying mails, passengers and goods."
§May 19th, 1824: By this date we see Kempt absent, away in England, with Michael Wallace filling in for him; Kempt continued to be absent until August, 1825.
§In June or July, Mr. Hume, representing the inhabitants of Cape Breton, for a second time (he had done likewise in the previous year) petitions the British House of Commons. Cape Bretoners did not like being re-annexed to Nova Scotia as they were in 1820.
§Changes in the justice system. In 1824 the province, other than Cape Breton and Halifax, was divided into three districts: the eastern, "the county of Sydney, the districts of Pictou and Colchester, and the county of Cumberland"; the middle, "the counties of Hants, Kings, Lunenburg and Queens"; and the western, "the counties of Annapolis and Shelburne." Each district was to have a court with a judge, a traveling judge.
§October 27th, Col. J. F. W. DesBarres dies at age 102.
§December 29th, first issue of The Nova Scotian published by George Young. The paper was bought by Joe Howe from Young in January of 1828.
§The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in England, 1824.
§December 31st, Great Britain recognizes the republics of Buenos Aires, Mexico, and Colombia.
§The London (Mechanics') Institute was opened in 1824. Halifax had one in 1832.
§An act was passed for the preservation of trout.

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