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 and mulatto sailors, for whom the revolution meant the promise of freedom from slavery. Nova Scotian privateers such as the Charles Mary Wentworth also included ex-slaves as crew.

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

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