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Letter: Cape Breton's Attorney General and NS Legislature MLA Richard Uniacke called union illegal and sought dissolution 1820-1840

Dear Editor,

    Richard Uniacke was from a prominent Halifax family, including his brother James was the first premier of Nova Scotia following the institution of responsible government in 1848. After graduating from law school in 1810, young Richard Uniacke moved to Cape Breton in 1813, and in 1814 was appointed attorney general of Cape Breton, which he held from 1814-1817 until returning to Halifax. He also has the distinction of being participant 1819 in the last known pistol duel, killing W…

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Letter: Cape Breton's Attorney General and NS Legislature MLA Richard Uniacke called union illegal and sought dissolution 1820-1840

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