Nova Scotia. George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: .[printed Loyalist land grant].Given under the Great Seal of Our Province of Nova Scotia. Witness, Our Truly and Well-beloved John Parr, Esq; Our Captain-General, Governor, and Commander in Chief, in and over Our said Province, this Sixth Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-six, and in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign. J. Parr. Land Grant. John Parr.

Nova Scotia. George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: .[printed Loyalist land grant].Given under the Great Seal of Our Province of Nova Scotia. Witness, Our Truly and Well-beloved John Parr, Esq; Our Captain-General, Governor, and Commander in Chief, in and over Our said Province, this Sixth Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-six, and in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign. J. Parr.

[Halifax. Probably by Anthony Henry]. 1786. No Binding. folio., 37x 23.5cm, [4]p., (p.3-4, blank), 1 sheet, laid paper, ms. docketted on the verso, starting tears on three folds, fore-edges frayed, very good copy, rare. (cgc.bx) WorldCat, 1 copy, Universit de Montr al. Aurora, 1 or 2 copies. Not in Tremaine, T.P.L., or Dennis. This scarce example of early Nova Scotia printing was almost certainly executed by Anthony Henry, who was the government printer from 1770, and was later, in 1788, commissioned King's Printer. His only rival in Halifax, John Howe, is not known to have printed any government publications in the 1780's. This land grant lists all the Loyalists grants made in the Cape Negro River area of Shelburne County, with David Jeffries' name underlined in ink indicating that this was Jeffries' copy. The hand-written title on the blank leaf reads: "Grant to Jeffries of Lot 186 containing 100 acres on Cape Negro River. Argyle." Parr, John (1725-1791), governor of Nova Scotia, 1782-91, born in Dublin. . He joined the British Army and by 1771 he reached the rank of Lt.-Col. And in 1782 he was appointed governor of Nova Scotia. It was during his period of office that the Loyalist migration to Nova Scotia took place, and that New Brunswick was made a separate province; and Saint John, New Brunswick was first named Parrtown in his honour. His commission was changed in 1876, to that of lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, instead of governor; and he was thus the last to hold the post of governor and commander-in-chief of Nova Scotia. . Wallace. D.C.B. Fleming & Alston. 487B. Early Canadian Printing, Supplement. Very Good. Item #39656

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