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Nova Scotia Volunteers
Montagu to Germain

[Extract of a letter from Vice Admiral & Governor John MONTAGU to Lord George GERMAIN, dated on board the Rodney, Spithead, 12 November 1776.]

It is necessary I should inform you, My Lord, that I have given leave to several Officers of the Nova Scotia Volunteers, to Recruit for that Regiment in the several Districts of Newfoundland, after the expiration of the Fishing Season, and to continue to do it til the latter end of the Month of March, before the Fishery commences the ensuing year.

I have here to observe to your Lordship, that Capt. CUNNINGHAM, with some of the Officers of the above Corps, who in their passage from Halifax were, by accident, forced into the Island of St. Pierre, informed me that they met there an American Privateer, the Commander of whom would have made Prisoners of them but for the interference of the French Governor, who, it seems obliged him to desist from this Act, whilst he remained in the Port of His Most Christian Majesty:

From which circumstance, however, I have my doubts, whether some very improper communication and correspondence is not held between the French at that place, and the Rebellious Provincials.

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Colonial Office, Class 194, Volume 33, folios 31-35.

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