American prisoners escape while working in Dartmouth

“Escaped: From the watering place at Dartmouth, yesterday, the undernamed Prisoners of War.
John Smith, about 28 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, stout made, fair complexion, broad faced.
Joshua Johnson, (a man of colour) 5 feet 8 inches high, stout made. A reward of one Guinea each, will be given for the apprehension of each; they are supposed to have taken the road to Windsor.
J. Cochet, Capt. and Agent. Transport Office, 12th Oct. 1814.
The subscriber having been robbed by the above Men, will pay Forty Shillings, in addition to the Reward offered by government, for their apprehension. Charles Reeves.”

The watering place at Dartmouth was most likely referring to Northbrook, which emptied into the harbor at what is now the foot of Jamieson Street. (

Acadian Recorder 15 October 1814 p. 3