Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia
   Acadia of the French régime. The present name dates from 1621, when Sir William Alexander (q.v.) obtained from King James I a grant of all the territory now constituting the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. After many vicissitudes the territory was finally ceded to England. Halifax was founded in 1749, as the capital of the young colony; and in 1784 New Brunswick was made a separate colony.
   Index: Ch Grant of, to Sir William Alexander, 223. Dr Carleton arranges to visit, 235; population of, 236; communication with England and Quebec, 236. B Strong feeling against Confederation in, 186, 206. Md Its agitation for "better terms" in Confederation scheme, 110; opposes Confederation, 116-117; though discarding Quebec Resolutions, compromises by appointing delegates to arrange question with Imperial government, 122; dissatisfied with terms offered, demands and receives "better terms" before entering Dominion, 145. See also Acadia; New Brunswick; Halifax.
   Bib.: Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia; Haliburton, Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia; Campbell, History of Nova Scotia; Bourinot, Builders of Nova Scotia; Kirke, The First English Conquest of Canada; Moorson, Letters from Nova Scotia; Cozzens, Acadia.

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