Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Proclamation by Sir John Wentworth


Spain's 1796 entry into the war as an ally of France had a mixed impact on Nova Scotia. It increased the risk of trading into the Caribbean but at the same time multiplied opportunities for engaging in privateering, since a lot of Spanish merchant shipping now could be seized.

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 18 October 1796 p. 3