As part of the conflict triggered by the British decision to establish a new presence on mainland Nova Scotia a group of Mi’kmaq captured a British vessel with a crew of four along the Eastern Shore (referred to as the Attack at Mocodome — later known as Country Harbour, NS). The four were taken captive — John Connor, James Grace, Michael Haggarthy and John Power. The latter two were killed and Connor and Grace were held captive. They later escaped after killing six Mi’kmaq (including a woman and child). In response, the Mi’kmaq, led by Jean-Baptiste Cope, retaliated by luring a Halifax trading ship to the Jeddore area where they overpowered and killed seven of the eight crew members. The eighth member, Anthony Casteel, was held for ransom and eventually freed at Port Toulouse.