Malachy Salter

Malachy Salter (February 28, 1715 – January 13, 1781), a Nova Scotia merchant and office-holder, who was convicted of sedition for betraying the Loyalists during the American Revolution.wikipedia
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Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

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Nova Scotia in the American Revolution
Malachy Salter was convicted of sedition in 1777.

William Lawson (banker)

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The large house he constructed at the corner of Hollis and Salter streets, about 1760 was eventually purchased by William Lawson and, later demolished to become part of the site of Maritime Place, in downtown Halifax.
William and Elizabeth had fourteen children and resided in a house at the corner of Hollis and Salter streets, built by Malachy Salter, about 1760.

Nova Scotia

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Malachy Salter (February 28, 1715 – January 13, 1781), a Nova Scotia merchant and office-holder, who was convicted of sedition for betraying the Loyalists during the American Revolution. Despite his various interests, and further government contracts during the administration of Michael Francklin his fortunes continued to follow the decline of the Nova Scotia economy. In 1768 shipping and other losses were too much and after two years settling his debts in Nova Scotia and New England, he operated his sugar-house himself.

American Revolution

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Malachy Salter (February 28, 1715 – January 13, 1781), a Nova Scotia merchant and office-holder, who was convicted of sedition for betraying the Loyalists during the American Revolution.

Boston

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He operated a successful Boston distillery, along with his Holmes uncles and was the senior partner in a firm involved in the fisheries and the West Indies trade.

West Indies

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He operated a successful Boston distillery, along with his Holmes uncles and was the senior partner in a firm involved in the fisheries and the West Indies trade.

Father Le Loutre's War

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He relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia during Father Le Loutre's War and engaged in shipping ventures which brought him both North American and European goods, and extended credit, prosecuted debts, and settled estates.

North America

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He relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia during Father Le Loutre's War and engaged in shipping ventures which brought him both North American and European goods, and extended credit, prosecuted debts, and settled estates.

Europe

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He relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia during Father Le Loutre's War and engaged in shipping ventures which brought him both North American and European goods, and extended credit, prosecuted debts, and settled estates.

Estate (law)

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He relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia during Father Le Loutre's War and engaged in shipping ventures which brought him both North American and European goods, and extended credit, prosecuted debts, and settled estates.

Overseer of the poor

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Salter was an early member of the grand jury in Halifax and served as a captain of militia (1761–1762) and an Overseer of the Poor (1765–1766).

Fee simple

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In 1757, he became a leader in the committee of Halifax freeholders which used legal effort to force Governor Charles Lawrence to convene a representative assembly in October 1758, Salter was amongst its 20 members.

Charles Lawrence (British Army officer)

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In 1757, he became a leader in the committee of Halifax freeholders which used legal effort to force Governor Charles Lawrence to convene a representative assembly in October 1758, Salter was amongst its 20 members.

Nova Scotia House of Assembly

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For 15 years Salter sat in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, representing Halifax Township from 1759 to 1765 and Yarmouth Township from 1766 to 1772.

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

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For 15 years Salter sat in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, representing Halifax Township from 1759 to 1765 and Yarmouth Township from 1766 to 1772.

Seven Years' War

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During the Seven Years’ War Salter was owner, with other Halifax entrepreneurs, of the privateer ship Lawrence.

Foreign trade of the United States

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This and his American trade connections enabled him to capitalize upon the embargos placed on British goods by the Thirteen Colonies in the late 1760s.

Economic sanctions

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This and his American trade connections enabled him to capitalize upon the embargos placed on British goods by the Thirteen Colonies in the late 1760s.

British Empire

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This and his American trade connections enabled him to capitalize upon the embargos placed on British goods by the Thirteen Colonies in the late 1760s.

Thirteen Colonies

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This and his American trade connections enabled him to capitalize upon the embargos placed on British goods by the Thirteen Colonies in the late 1760s.

Michael Francklin

Michael Francklin, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
Despite his various interests, and further government contracts during the administration of Michael Francklin his fortunes continued to follow the decline of the Nova Scotia economy.

New England

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In 1768 shipping and other losses were too much and after two years settling his debts in Nova Scotia and New England, he operated his sugar-house himself.

Liverpool, Nova Scotia

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In 1773 he built a vessel at Liverpool, Nova Scotia to return to the sea, as a trader, where he had begun - as a youth.

Salem, Massachusetts

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Later the same year his brig Rising Sun was captured by Salem privateers as prize.

Privateer

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During the Seven Years’ War Salter was owner, with other Halifax entrepreneurs, of the privateer ship Lawrence. Later the same year his brig Rising Sun was captured by Salem privateers as prize.