Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

"Sloop Mary — Again", False flags shown to lure prey to capture


Nova Scotia-New England trade persisted through the war, thanks to licences issued by Governor Sherbrooke, which supposedly exempted captains from seizure by Nova Scotian privateers. But use of the licences was steeped in deception and even fraud.

Date: 1814

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 31 December 1814 p. 2