PIRATE RAID UP THE CORNWALLIS RIVER (August 22/16)

In a “memorial” dated August 20, 1778, John Burbidge petitioned the Nova Scotia government on “behalf of himself and many of the principal inhabitants of Kings County” for military protection and compensation following a raid by American privateers up the Cornwallis River. In the petition, Burbidge “honourably (showed) that on the night between 9 and […]