Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1856.


§Jan 31st: The Twentieth Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature convened.
§A treaty (Paris) was entered into between the belligerents of the Crimean War. Russia surrendered territory at the mouth of the Danube (the state of Rumania came into existence) and Russia accepted that the Black Sea was neutral and open to all ships.
§British legislation is brought in to allow for incorporated companies, limited liability. Earlier, in 1844, a registry of joint stock companies was set up; but the shareholders liability was not limited to the invested capital of the shareholder up to 1856.
§The Halifax Citadel, the fourth fortification since Halifax's founding in 1749, after near 30 years worth of work, was considered to be finished. "The accommodations of the Citadel was reported in June, 1856, to be for: two field officers, sixteen officers, eight sergeants, and 756 NCO's and privates."
§The Second Opium War (1856-1860): Up to 1833, the East India Company "brought British goods to India, exchanged them for silver, and, with the silver, obtained Chinese silks and tea for the home market." It was more than just silk and tea involved in the China trade. There developed problems between the Chinese and the British which resulted in two Opium Wars: the First (1834–1843) and the Second (1856-1860).
§An act "To legalize Grand and Petit Juries"
§Halifax: An act in to improve sidewalks
§Milton Railroad Co. (Queens County) incorporated by Statute
§An act to incorporate the Union Bank of Halifax. (In 1910, the Union Bank was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada, then the country's third-largest bank.)

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