• The capital of Nova Scotia, Canada; pop. 67,800 (1991). It is Canada’s principal ice-free port on the Atlantic coast
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  • Halifax is a passenger rail station on MBTA Commuter Rail’s Plymouth/Kingston Line. It is the station where the line splits for either Plymouth or Kingston, and is the penultimate station of the entire line.
  • provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia


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History of Nova Scotia, Volume 2
History of Nova Scotia, Volume 2




The conquest of Canada which had been prefigured by Wolfe’s victory at Quebec in September 1759, was consummated a year later, when Montreal, where Vaudrueil, the Governor General made his last stand, was compelled to capitulate to Amherst and other generals converging on it from points already seized by British arms. So far as operations in America were concerned, Vaudrueil’s surrender brought the Seven Years War to an end three years before it had completely run its course in Europe.

Eventually preliminary articles of a general pacification were agreed on at Fontainebleau on November 2, 1762. Royal proclamations enjoining an immediate cessation of hostilities followed. On February 10, 1763, the definitive Treaty of Paris was signed.

Pitt, under whose masterly direction the chief successes of the war had been achieved, was no longer in office to dictate the terms of settlement. All he could do was to protest against concessions which he deemed discreditable to a nation which had emerged triumphant from the struggle,—the surrender of Havanna and the continuance to France of the provisions of the Treaty of Utrecht, guaranteeing her valuable rights and privileges in the waters and on the coasts of Newfoundland, with St. Pierre and Miquelon thrown in as a free gift.

But these were but small matters. Pitt’s policy had triumphed. He had done for England, and particularly for the cause of England in North America, what even a temporising and selfish man like Bute could not undo. North America had been won. Instead of the English colonies being squeezed, as de la Galisonniere had planned, between the Alleghanies and the sea, and thus compressed almost into

nothingness, the flag of Britain now flew over the whole vast domain from the St. Lawrence to the Gulf, from the Atlantic to the Mississippi.

The following are the articles of the Treaty of Paris particularly relating to Canada and Nova Scotia:—

The following are the articles from the definitive Treaty of Paris, loth of February, 1763, bearing upon the renunciation of Nova Scotia, and the cession of Canada to the Crown of Great Britain: His most Christian Majesty renounces all pretensions, which he has heretofore formed, or might form, to Nova Scotia, or Acadia in all its parts, and guaranties the whole of it, and with all its dependencies, to the King of Great Britain.

Moreover, his most Christian Majesty cedes and guarantees to his said Britannic Majesty, in full right, Canada, and all its dependencies, as well as the Island of Cape Breton, and all the other islands and coasts in the Gulf and River St. Lawrence, and in general, everything that depends on the said countries, lands, islands, and coasts, with the sovereignty, property, possession, and all rights, acquired by treaty or otherwise, which the most Christian King, and the Crown of France, have had till now over the said countries, islands, lands, places, coasts, and their inhabitants, so that the most Christian King cedes and makes over to the said King, and the Crown of Great Britain, and that in the most ample manner and form, without restriction, and without liberty to depart from the said cession and guaranty, under any pretence, or to disturb Great Britain in the possessions above mentioned.

His Britannic Majesty, on his side, agrees to grant the liberty of the Catholic religion to the inhabitants of Canada: he will consequently give the most effectual orders, that his new Roman Catholic subjects may profess the worship of their religion, according to the rites of the Romish church, as far as the laws of Great Britain permit.

His Britannic Majesty further agrees that the French inhabitants or others, who had been the subjects of the most Christian King in Canada, may retire, with all safety and freedom, whenever they shall think proper, and may sell their effects, as well as their persons,

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Eric Pierni: Senior Marketing Manager at Kijiji

Eric Pierni: Senior Marketing Manager at Kijiji
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History of Nova Scotia, Volume 3


Human life is like the waves of the sea; they flash a few brief moments in the sunlight, marvels of power and beauty, and then are dashed upon the remorseless shores of death and disappear forever. As the mighty deep has rolled for ages past and chanted its sublime requiem, and will continue to roll during the coming ages, until time shall be no more, so will the waves of human life follow each other in countless succession until they mingle at last with the billows of eternity’s boundless sea. The passing of any human life, however humble and unknown, is sure to give rise to a pang of anguish to some heart, but when the “fell destroyer” knocks at the door of the useful, and removes from earthly scenes the man of influence and the benefactor of his kind, it not only means bereavement to kindred and friends but a public calamity as well. In the largest and best sense of the term, the late Sir Charles Tupper was distinctively one of the noted men of his day and generation in Nova Scotia, and as such his life record is entitled to a conspicuous place in her annals. His career goes back to the great days of Howe in this Province; his name is written across the whole story of confederated Canada.

He was born at Amherst, Nova Scotia, July 2, 1821, and his death occurred in England, where he had made his home for a number of years, on October 30, 1915. His remains were brought to Halifax for interment, and his funeral, which was held on November 16th, was one of the most notable ever held in Canada. He was a son of Rev. Charles T. Tupper, D. D., a noted Baptist minister of the early days. He was born at Aylesford, this Province, and his first wife, Miriam Lockhart (Low) Tupper, was a native of Parrs-boro, Nova Scotia. This branch of the family is descended from Thomas Tupper, who immigrated to America in 1635, landing at Saugus, Massachusetts, (the site of the present city of Lynn), and two years later removed with others to Sandwich, in the same state, of which town they were the incorporators.

Sir Charles Tupper was educated in Horton Academy and Edin-

burgh University, receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1843, from the latter, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Common Laws from the former in 1882; he was also a Doctor of Laws from Cambridge, Edinburg and Queen’s Universities. He was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh in 1843. Returning to Nova Scotia he commenced the practice of his profession in his native county and speedily secured an extensive business. He entered public life at the general election in 1855, being then returned to the Nova Scotia Assembly as a member for Cumberland County. The unsuccessful candidate was no less a person than Joseph Howe, then leader of the Liberal party in this Province and afterwards lieutenant-governor. In entering Parliament the new member drew up and was allowed by his seniors to adopt a new, a more progressive and liberal policy. It is also recorded of him, that, like Disraeli, he educated his party. He brought them round to take a more comprehensive view of affairs, attracted to himself the more moderate men of the opposite side and with so much effect that, in the following year, the reconstructed party came into power, and “the young doctor” as he was called, became provincial secretary; from that time until the confederation of the Provinces, 1867, he was, perhaps the most prominent figure in local politics, having succeeded to the Premiership in 1864. In the accomplishment of confederation, and the establishment of the Dominion of Canada he bore a conspicuous part, attending the Char-lottetown and Quebec conferences in 1864, and afterwards going to England, where the question was settled at the Westminster Palace Hotel conference. For his services in this regard he was created a Companion of the Bath, and, on the formation of the first government in and for the Dominion of Canada, he was …