Royal Gazette, and Miscellany of the Island of Saint John
July 1791 - June 1794
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5 May 1792 - Vol. 1, No. 21
A man by the name of Pensom, who came from Halifax to this Island last fall, was lately found dead on the road between this and New London.He was lying on the snow, without shoe or stocking, and otherwise wretchedly clothed. His feet and legs were exceedingly lacerated and bruised. - So much had he been in want of necessary nourishment, that he had eaten the bark from his walking stick. It is supposed he had missed the road, and taken to the woods during a snow storm which came on just after he had left New London - and from his tracks it appeared that he had only been able to reach the road before he perished.