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Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia


Extract of a letter from Capt. John Berlinder of the ship Royal Edward

The first known Nova Scotian privateer to be mobilized during the 1790s was the Royal Edward which, in late 1796, brought a very lucrative Spanish prize into Jamaica.

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 21 March 1797 p. 3

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