Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Captured prisoners exchanged by Liverpool Packet


As late as August 1812 Halifax authorities continued to hope that diplomacy would end the conflict with America. The Liverpool Packet, later Nova Scotia’s most famous privateer, was initially restricted to carrying exchanged prisoners to Boston.

Date: 1812

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 5 August 1812 p. 3