Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1838.


§In 1838 a new Executive Council was formed. Its function was to advise the governor in its duties in governing the province. This council was in addition to the Legislative Council which was to function (though yet consisting of unelected members) as a second chamber (Senate). On January 30th, now open to the public and reporters, Legislative Council met for business.
§Haliburton, The Clockmaker, 1st Series, is published by Richard Bentley in London.
§The American cavalry "legally" herd the last of the Eastern Indian tribes west across the Mississippi.
§The Chartist Petition of 1838. A group of persons including six Members of the British Parliament formed a committee, which then published the People's Charter, containing a number of objectives, including: Universal suffrage for all men over the age of 21, Voting by secret ballot, and Pay for members of Parliament.
§James Hall Nasmyth (1808-90) invents the steam hammer.
§The Establishment Of Horton Academy at Wolfville occurred in 1828, in this year, 1838, it became a college; in 1840 it became known as Acadia University.
§Durham reached Canada in May 1838 and sailed for England in November of the same year.
§Union Marine Insurance Co. incorporated by statute.
§The Cumberland Canal Company incorporated. Its object was to make Navigable Ship Canal across the Isthmus of Chignecto.
§Lunenburg: An act to prevent injuries to the fisheries, by Mill Dams, etc.
§An Act "to enable the inhabitants [of Lunenburg] to procure a Fire Engine."
§Thomas McCulloch became Dalhousie's first principal.
§Nova Scotia Whaling Co. Incorporated by statute.
§An act to "to prevent Boys and others from Coasting and Sliding down the Hills [Pictou]."
§Dickens, Oliver Twist published.

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