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A Letter about the Acadians, and the Expulsion
Rev. Andrew Brown spent time in Halifax and was interested in compiling a history of that city. His personal experiences in Nova Scotia occupied only an eight year period following the arrival of the Loyalists, however, and he therefore sought information from others. One of the people that he consulted was Brook Watson who was the subject of an earlier posting in this blog. You may recall that Watson was an orphan who went to Boston, and subsequently lost a leg in a shark attach in Cuba. Despite these disadvantages, he became Commissary General of British forces in America, Sheriff and Lord Mayor of London, Member of Parliament for London, and a baronet.
Brook Watson was an extraordinary person, and was well qualified to advise Andrew Brown. Following is his contribution of July 1, 1791. His letter…
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