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1793 - A bill to abolish slavery is introduced in the First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada. It was passed July 9 and stopped the slave trade, but not slavery. (Out of the Past, Calendar, Niagara Falls: Niagara Black History Association, 2004)

1838 - Major Webb, the British commanding officer at Historic Fort Erie is assaulted while conducting business on the other side of the Niagara River. All those involved in the assault were indicted and the Buffalo community was apologetic. (New York Times, June 28, 1838, “Army and Navy Chronicle”)



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