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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry.—1764-1805. (search)
of stone for the ploughshare, washed by waters dense with fish, and skirted by timber abounding in large game—must have produced a sort of Western fever among them. Many of his listeners had no doubt served in the Nova Scotia campaigns against the French which culminated in the capture of Louisburg in 1758, followed by that of Quebec in 1759, and the British occupation of the St. John as far as the Nashwaak; and were already aware of the natural advantages of the territory. The first Essex County migration to Nova Scotia (as New Brunswick was then called) took place in the spring of 1763 in a packet sloop of forty tons burthen, Hatheway's Hist. New Brunswick, p. 7. commanded by Captain Newman. The following spring brought a reinforcement of colonists in the sloop commanded by Captain Howe, which became an annual Ibid., p. 8. trader to the River, and the only means of communication between the Pilgrims and their native land. The arrival was most timely, for an early frost