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New Brunswick, Saint John, Loyalist Plaza
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The memorial plaque at Loyalist Plaza  has the following text:

THE LANDING OF LOYALISTS

DÉBARQUEMENT DES LOYALISTES

On 10 May 1783 the Spring Fleet, carrying over 2,000 Loyalists, arrived at the Saint John River mouth. The exiles, mostly civilians from the Middle Colonies, established themselves in the newly-surveyed townsites of Parr and Carleton. A second fleet in June, a third in September carrying troops of the Loyalist corps, and numerous individual vessels swelled the number crowded at the river mouth. Preparation for the arrivals was inadequate and many wintered in tents and huts under severe conditions. For some, three years or more elapsed before suitable land could be secured and the clearing of farms begun.

Le 10 mai 1783, le Spring Fleet arriva à l'embouchure de la Saint-Jean, avec plus de 2 000 loyalistes. Ces exilés, venant pour la plupart des colonies du Centre, s'établirent à Parr et à Carleton. Leur nombre s'accrût encore en juin, et en septembre avec de nouvelles arrivées. Faute de préparatifs, beaucoup durent hiverner dans des tentes ou des baraques et certains durent même attendre trois ans avant d'obtenir des terres à défricher.

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