Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

"Extract of a Letter from New-York, dated Octo. 12"

French privateers often included black men as crew, for whom the revolution meant the promise of freedom from enslavement. Nova Scotian privateers such as the Charles Mary Wentworth also included freed black men within the crew.

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 3 November 1795 p. 3

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