War with revolutionary France erupted early in 1793. Europe remained the major theatre of conflict but land and sea battles also occurred in the Caribbean, thereby posing a major threat to Nova Scotia's vital West Indies trade.
Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Newspapers: Royal Gazette 16 April 1793 p. 4
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