The Superintendent of Trade and Fisheries for Nova Scotia and the Armed Vessels Union and Hunter: The Problems Associated with Trade and Fishing after the American Revolution

By J. C. Arnell, published November 1970

Abstract

The post of Superintendent of Trade and Fisheries for Nova Scotia, based at Canso, assumed a new importance post 1784 and American independence. This added a layer of political complexity to the appointment, especially with the requirement to bestow favours on former Loyalists such as George Leonard. Arnell discusses the political disputes surrounding the appointment, setting it in the context of negotiations with France and United States concerning trade and fishing rights, and the need to control smuggling.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Whaling & Fishing

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