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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: 2 November 1786 Volume 1 Number 79


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 9 November 1786 Volume 1 Number 80


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 16 November 1786 Volume 1 Number 81


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 23 November 1786 Volume 1 Number 82


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 30 November 1786 Volume 1 Number 83


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 7 December 1786 Volume 1 Number 84


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 14 December 1786 Volume 1 Number 85


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 21 December 1786 Volume 1 Number 86


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 4 January 1787 Volume 1 Number 88


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 11 January 1787 Volume 1 Number 89


The Nova-Scotia Packet and General Advertiser

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

Issue: 18 January 1787 Volume 1 Number 90


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