Michael Francklin (Franklin, 1733–1782) was sworn in as lieutenant governor, serving till 1772. He came to Nova Scotia in 1752 and became a successful colonial merchant and politician. He was captured by a band of Mi’kmaq in 1754, but was released after three months. He also spoke French and was influential among the Acadians, allowing them to return following the expulsion to resettle in NS. He was first elected to the House of Assembly in 1759, and appointed to the Nova Scotia Council in 1762. (Also see, With encouragement… May 13, 1770.). (Image: Town and Harbour of Halifax as it Appears from George’s Island Looking Up to King’s Yard and Basin, Dominic Serres, c.1762. From The Artists’ Halifax, Mora Dianne O’Neill).