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Subtitle: The "Raleigh Plains" Lands.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 25, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer alerts her readers to the likely disposal of land by the Canadian government to speculators since most of it is under water. This action would remove those who have settled there in hopes of establishing a homestead.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Crown Lands.

Title: Provincial Freeman - September 16, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers that although government land is available in various parts of Canada, people of African descent are being turned away when they try to purchase property. He wants this injustice remedied, and makes suggestions for resolving the problem.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Price of Canada Lands.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 22, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer responds to a question regarding the price of land in Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Canada Lands.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer tells his readers about land for sale at a good price in the southwestern portion of Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: The Price and Quality of Canada Lands.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer encourages his readers to read a letter published in another part of the newspaper regarding land prices in Canada and the benefits of settling there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Gerrit Smith Lands to be Peopled.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 26, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Gerrit Smith sold tracts of land on his estate for one dollar each to poor African Americans. This land is now being bought for taxes by white land owners. The writer believes that basic ignorance of the law and the potential for such action contributed to this event.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

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