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1 Jemseg was in the parish of Waterborough.
3 This gives 1798 as the date of the last sojourn on the Jemseg, or even of the marriage of Abijah and Fanny.
5 This refers to the short-sighted policy adopted by Great Britain after the American Revolution. Inasmuch as the United States had ‘become the rivals of England in trade and manufactures, it was thought necessary to confine the imports [of the colonies] to Tobacco, Naval Stores, and such articles as the British Colonies did not produce in sufficient quantities for their own use and consumption, and which could not be obtained elsewhere,’ and likewise to limit the exports, ‘such articles and goods being imported and exported by British subjects and in British ships’ (Haliburton's “Historical and Statistical account of Nova Scotia,” 2.384). The act regulating this trade in force in 1805 was that of 28 George III.; and even as Abijah Garrison was writing, Sir John Wentworth, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, was about to sign a proclamation (April 5, 1805) indicating certain articles which, under the discretion allowed him, might be imported for the space of three months, still in British bottoms only (Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, June 13, 1805).
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