Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1825.


§John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the president (the 6th) of the United States from 1825 to 1829.
§Abraham Gesner was elected to the assembly as a representative of Annapolis.
§In America Alpheus Babcock cast the first one-piece iron piano frame.
§Economic crash in England.
§"Married, 28 June, at St. Paul's church, by Rev. Dr. Willis, hon. Enos Collins, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the hon. judge Halliburton."
§On the 25 July. "John Puttum, for forging province notes, was sentenced to one year's imprisonment, one hour in the pillory, and to have one of his ears cut off."
§August, 1825: Kempt returns from England after about a 15 month stay.
§There was a bank crisis in England which came in November. "Over sixty country banks and six London houses failed."
§The first bank established in Halifax advertised its opening on September 3rd, as a bank of issue and discount. The Halifax Banking Company was a private company which issued notes which would be exchanged for gold or silver.
§A voyage was made by sea from Falmouth to Calcutta in 103 days, 64 of which were under steam.
§The first railway opens in the northern part of England, between Stockton and Darlington; Stephenson's "Rocket," with a thirteen ton train, gets up a speed of 44 miles per hour.
§Francis Hall, a civil engineer, is commissioned to carry out a study "to ascertain the practicality and probable expense of a canal linking the Bras d'Or Lakes with St. Peter's Bay." (It was on June 12th, 1869, that water was first let into the canal.)
§Annapolis Iron Co. incorporated by Statute.

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