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The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

The last of the early newspapers in Loyalist Shelburne, this title began in 1785, was printed on new equipment imported from England, and may have continued as late as 1796. It featured shipping and local news, weather reports, and reprints from newspapers in Saint John NB, Quebec, the United States and overseas. The publisher, James Humphreys, returned to his native Philadelphia in 1797, taking his press with him.

Issues from 1786 and 1787


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 6 July 1786 Volume 1 Number 62


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 13 July 1786 Volume 1 Number 63


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 27 July 1786 Volume 1 Number 65


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 10 August 1786 Volume 1 Number 67


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 17 August 1786 Volume 1 Number 68


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 24 August 1786 Volume 1 Number 69


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 31 August 1786 Volume 1 Number 70


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 7 September 1786 Volume 1 Number 71


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 14 September 1786 Volume 1 Number 72


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 21 September 1786 Volume 1 Number 73


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 28 September 1786 Volume 1 Number 74


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 5 October 1786 Volume 1 Number 75


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 12 October 1786 Volume 1 Number 76


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 19 October 1786 Volume 1 Number 77


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

Printed by James Humphreys, at his Office the Corner of George and Water Streets, Shelburne.

Issue: 26 October 1786 Volume 1 Number 78


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