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Nicholls Town

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[see quot.] n. a town in North Andros: 1945 The remnant of the black and coloured people who had served with Colonel Nichols [a British officer] during the late war [of 18121, fugitive slaves from all the southern section of the union, as well as from the Spanish plantations in Florida and from St. Augustine, followed up on the steps of the [Seminole] Indians. . . Vast numbers have been . , carried off by the Bahamian wreckers and smuggled into the remoter islands, and at this period, large numbers have been found on St. Andrews [Andros] and the Biminis (Porter 58 quoting an 1823 account).

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Last update: 2010-11-16 04:57
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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