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About the author
Martin Hubley holds an MA in War Studies from King's College, London and is completing his PhD dissertation at the Department of History of the University of Ottawa, on desertion, identity and the experience of authority on the North American station of the Royal Navy between 1745 and 1812. He would like to thank Paul Johnson and Tim Padfield of TNA for their assistance with copyright issues, as well as the Nova Scotia Museum, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, and the John Carter Brown library in Providence, Rhode Island, all of whom provided research funding for his larger doctoral project, some of which is presented here.