Royal Gazette, and Miscellany of the Island of Saint John
July 1791 - June 1794

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3 December 1791 - Vol. 1, No. 11

Yesterday morning an official despatch, from the Honourable Richard Bulkeley, at Halifax, brought from Poictou by Mr. Pagan, was received here by his Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, acquainting him with the melancholy news of the death of his Excellency John Parr, Esq., Lieutenant Governor, Commander in Chief, and Vice Admiral of his Majesty's province of Nova Scotia, who died on Thursday the 24th ultimo at Halifax, after an illness of 14 days. By his death, the government of that province devolves, by his Majesty's Royal Instruction, on his Excellency Lt. Governor Fanning, Commander in Chief of this Island, he being senior Lieutenant Governor.

It is not without much concern we learn, that his Excellency will, in the course of the next week, leave this place for Nova Scotia, to take upon him the government of that province - to the great regret of the inhabitants of this Island, and, we trust, to the no less satisfaction of those of Nova Scotia.

Lately died, at his house in Hart street, Bloomsbury square, London, in the 82d year of his age, the Hon. W. Bull, a native of South Carolina, and many years Lt. Gov. and Commander in Chief of that province, which he left, with the British troops, in 1782, and has ever since resided in Great Britain. - At Brest, the celebrated French Admiral, M. de la Mothe Piquet.