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British pass issued to black Loyalist


NEW-YORK, 21st April 1783

THIS is to certify to whomfoever it may concern, that the Bearer hereof CATO RAMSAY, a Negro, reforted to the Britifh Lines, in confequence of the Proclamations of Sir William Howe, and Sir Henry Clinton, late Commanders in Chief in America; and that the faid Negro has hereby his Excellency Sir Guy Carleton's Permiffion to go to Nova-Scotia, or wherever elfe he may think proper,

By Order of Brigadier General Birch

Public Archives of Nova Scotia





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