Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Prize goods offered for sale

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Prize sales typically included both the vessels captured and their cargo. The typical cargo seized by Nova Scotian privateers was not bullion or exotic spices but rather the everyday commodities listed here — leather, cotton and more.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Weekly Chronicle 23 April 1813 p. 3