The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

In 1767, the Prince Ed­ward Is­land land lottery was held in Lon­don, Eng­land. The Earl of Eg­mont had asked King Ge­orge III to grant him Prince Ed­ward Is­land for­ever. The Earl wanted to build armed cas­tles and moats for him­self and about 400 lesser lords. His re­quest was turned down, and in­stead the land was di­vided up for col­o­niza­tion among peo­ple who had claims for mil­i­tary or other public ser­vice.

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