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U.E.L. Family Arrive on Shores of New Brunswick

McCausland, Toronto

circa 1928

Following the end of the American War of Independence and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, Loyalist soldiers and civilians were evacuated from New York. They resettled in other colonies of the British Empire, most notably in the future Canada. The two colonies of Nova Scotia (including modern-day New Brunswick), received about 34,000 Loyalist refugees.