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Royal Highland Emigrants
Capture of a Boatload of Rebels

June 22nd, 1779.

Since our last, 12 Rebel Prisoners were brought to Town, from Fort-Edward, by a party of the 2d Battalion of Royal Highland Emigrants, taken by them in the Bay of Fundy, where they were cruising in a large boat armed with swivels, small Arms, and had taken and plunder’d several small Vessels, and some of the neighbouring Inhabitants.

They were 13 in number, two of whom were wounded, one so dangerously, as to be left at the Fort and were merely taken by Stratagem, another piratical boat, with nine Rebels in it, made off with all their might, on seeing the fate of their plundering companions.

It is to be hoped that if they dare return they will fare no better.

They were all from Marblehead.

The Nova Scotia Gazette and the Weekly Chronicle, (Halifax), June 22, 1779.

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