List of those wishing to go to Sierra Leone.
In 1791 the Commissioners appointed by the Sierra Leone Company headed by a syndicate of London evangelical abolitionists (which included William Wilberforce, Granville Sharp and John Clarkson) organised for a list to be drawn up of any African- Americans in Birchtown, Nova Scotia who wished to go to Sierra Leone to take part in their repatriation programme. The title of the original list was 'The List of Blacks in Birchtown who gave their names for Sierra Leone in November 1791'. The final list was substantially different from this initial draft. It reflects the overly optimistic nature of the project, with a generous distribution of rural trades and skills.