at tlie close of that unfortunate btruggle, and were
rewarded for their saclifices and services with allot-
ments of lands in those districts.
We know little of General Small during his
ownership, further than the fact that he lived some
time here. Of his family or his dependents, no
To him we are indebted for the name " Selma,"
that he gave to his estate. The name remains to
keep his memory green; only in spelling it, those
who came after him, added an h, an addition, we fear,
that must vex his spirit for our disregard or ignorance
of the orthography of Ossian.
On the north shore of Cobequid Bay, at London-
derry and Onslow, and at Truro, the settlers came in
a body, and the early records of those townships give
the names and nationalities of the people, together
with the area of the lands allotted to each of them.
The same is true of l'almouth, Windsor, Newport
and Ravwdon, in this county.
On this south shore of the Bay no organized efforts
at settlements seemed to have been made, presum-
ably for the reason that the area of the cleared lands
made by the French were small and the acreage of
marsh lands limited. Here the permanent settlers
seem to have straggled in by twos and threes or
singly, and amidst isolation and many discourage-
ments, bravely took up the toilsome burden of life.