Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

"Proclamation. For a general Fast"


With war going badly on the European continent, Governor Wentworth invited Nova Scotians to engage in the ritual of a general fast. Peace came in 1802 but quickly broke down when Napoleon embarked on a programme of conquest that ultimately carried him into Russia.

Date: 1799

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 28 May 1799 p. 3