There was also a strong loyalist sentiment.
Skene was a Loyalist, and in May 1775 Skenesborough was seized by a party of American volunteers.
The ability for you to determine a traitor from a loyalist is one of your most valuable talents.
In 1770 most of the merchants agreed not to import goods from England and transferred their trade with New York City, where Loyalist influence was strong, to Boston and Philadelphia.
During the War of Independence his descendant, William Bayard, was a loyalist, and his home was burned and his estate confiscated.
He was one of the signers of the White Plains protest of April 1775 against "all unlawful congresses and committees," in many other ways proved himself a devoted loyalist, and wrote the Free Thoughts on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress (1774) by "A.
It deprived the Quakers of their part in the control of the government and forced many Conservatives into the Loyalist party.
JOSEPH HOWE (1804-1873), Canadian statesman, was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the 13th of December 1804, the son of John Howe (1752-1835), a United Empire Loyalist who was for many years king's printer and postmaster-general for the Maritime Provinces and the Bermudas.
Baldwin, Joseph Galloway, the Loyalist Politician (New Haven, 1903); and M.
The war that followed was really a severe civil conflict, the Loyalist and Revolutionary parties being almost equal in numbers.
In November Lord Hartington and Mr Goschen were in Dublin, and addressed a great loyalist meeting there.
Seabury's "Farmer's Letters" rank him as the most vigorous American loyalist controversialist and as one of the greatest masters of style of his period.
His Son, SIR John Johnson (1742-1830), Who was knighted in 1765 and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, took part in the French and Indian War and in the border warfare during the War of Independence, organizing a loyalist regiment known as the "Queen's Royal Greens," which he led at the battle of Oriskany and in the raids (1778 and 1780) on Cherry Valley and in the Mohawk Valley.
As the latter were largely of Loyalist sympathies during the war, the control of the local government then fell into the hands of the German inhabitants.
The Loyalist sentiment was so strong that only five of the twelve parishes sent representatives to the First Provincial Congress, which met on the 18th of January 1775, and its delegates to the Continental.
might have mastered his enemy; indeed the Comyns and Umfravilles and other loyalist barons of Scotland would have carried out the business for him, if only he had given them adequate support.
The court party became the Loyalist party, standing for law as against rebellion, monarchy and the union of the empire as against republicanism; the popular party became the patriot party, determined to stand on its rights at any cost.
In 1779 Sullivan, with about 4000 men, defeated the Iroquois and their Loyalist allies at Newtown (now Elmira), New York, on the 29th of August, burned their villages, and destroyed their orchards and crops.
In the spring of 1782 Franklin had been informally negotiating with Shelburne, secretary of state for the home department, through the medium of Richard Oswald, a Scotch merchant, and had suggested that England should cede Canada to the United States in return for the recognition of loyalist claims by the states.
2 William Franklin served on the Canadian frontier with Pennsylvania troops, becoming captain in 1750; was in the post-office in 1 7541 75 6; went to England with his father in 1758; was admitted to legal practice in 1758; in 1763, recommended by Lord Fairfax, became governor of New Jersey; he left the Whig for the Tory party; and in the War of Independence was a faithful loyalist, much to the pain and regret of his father, who, however, was reconciled to him in part in 1784.
They fell upon isolated British posts established to protect the Loyalist population, and generally captured or broke them up. Rawdon found himself unable with his diminishing force to cover the country beyond Charleston; and he fell back to that place, leaving the situation in the south as it had been in the early part of 1780.
The year 1778 saw the bloody operations of the Tory Butlers and their Loyalist and Indian allies in the Mohawk and Schoharie valleys and notably the massacre at Cherry Valley.
But the initial difficulties of the vast field of operations were greatly increased by the want of skill of the British leaders in adapting themselves to new conditions, while even loyalist sentiment was shocked by the employment of German mercenaries and Red Indian savages against men of English blood.
above the surrounding country and very narrow at the top, the battle of King's Mountain was fought on the 7th of October 1780 between a force of about loo Provincial Rangers and about r000 Loyalist militia under Major Patrick Ferguson (1744-1780), and an American force of about 900 backwoodsmen under Colonels William Campl;ell (1745-1781), Benjamin Cleveland (1738-1806), Isaac Shelby, John Sevier and James Williams (1740-1780), in which the Americans were victorious.
Other buildings of historic interest are the Parker Castle (c. 1729), a centre of Loyalist influence at the time of the War of Independence, and the Kearny Cottage, the home of "Madam Scribblerus," a halfsister of Captain James Lawrence.
Its policy "was to avoid notoriety and public attitudes; to secure privileges without attracting needless 1 A collection of these laws was published in his General History of Connecticut (London, 1781), by the Rev. Samuel Peters (1735-1826), a Loyalist clergyman of the Church of England, who in 1774 was forced by the patriots or Whigs to flee from Connecticut.
Under a " Trespass Law " of New York, Elizabeth Rutgers, a widow, brought suit against one Joshua Waddington, a Loyalist, who during the war of American Independence, while New York was occupied by the British, had made use of some of her property.
At a period when all the world was a little mad, the parlement The had imagined a loyalist revolt, and, though it raised Fronde an armed protest, this was not against the king but of the against Mazarin and the persons to whom he had Parlenient.
The loyalist cease-fire allowed people to feel safer in publicly expressing political feelings in such a campaign.
collusion with loyalist armed groups.
In 1780 Georgetown was occupied by a body of Loyalist troops, with whom the American troops had several skirmishes, but on the Toth of August 1781 General Francis Marion forced the evacuation of the town and took possession of it.
The Spaniards retained nominal possession of the Bahamas until 1783, but before peace was notified New Providence was recaptured by a loyalist,.
First settled about 1753, Brattleboro took its name from one of the original patentees, William Brattle (1702-1776), a Massachusetts loyalist.
Uthman, from the Umayya clan, represented the tribal aristocracy of Mecca, and his victory annoyed a loyalist old guard.
Just as the project began, the IRA, and shortly afterward the Combined Loyalist Military Command, announced cease-fires.
Despite this murder, the loyalist paramilitary cease-fire was still deemed to be in place.
Loyalist followers of the former dictator are accused of targeting Iraqis they perceive to be working with the U.S.-led coalition.
collusion between security forces and Loyalist paramilitaries.
collusion between members of the security forces and Loyalist paramilitaries.
He confirms what Stevens says about British collusion with loyalist armed groups.
That is the all too familiar experience of Protestants living in the Fountain, the last remaining loyalist enclave in Londonderry's west bank.
Is he aware of what appears to be a loyalist feud in which there are attacks by loyalists on other loyalists?
As a reporter in the Belfast office of the Dublin-based Sunday World he had investigated the criminal and paramilitary activities of loyalist gangs.
During the evening groups of Loyalist rioters began to make incursions into the Catholic Short Strand enclave of east Belfast.
loyalist paramilitaries putting their weapons beyond use.
loyalist parades through the town center.
loyalist paramilitarism in very large numbers.
loyalist ceasefires of 1994.
loyalist gunmen kill 13 Catholics in revenge attacks for the Shankill bomb.
Is he aware of what appears to be a loyalist feud in which there are attacks by loyalist feud in which there are attacks by loyalists on other loyalists?
Labor loyalist Polly Toynbee argues that you should ' Hold your nose, vote Blair and Brown will be the victor ' .
In Portadown a loyalist mob went on a rampage through the town after a band parade.
No longer the artisans of previous years, the modern loyalist mural painters were young men with more militant politics.
Republicans point to the numerous loyalist parades through the town center.
politics of identity: A Loyalist Community In Belfast (Avebury: 1994 ).
There is disagreement about whether loyalist violence is essentially reactive, but certainly the pattern of loyalist violence has shadowed republican violence.
The tactic chosen by renegade loyalist Billy Wright of spreading terror by randomly choosing a victim had paid off.
undaunted spirit of the Loyalist people of the Fountain was an inspiration to all of our members.
upsurge in loyalist violence which has given cause for concern.
Kelly used the NIO figures to rubbish PSNI boss Hugh Orde's claims that republican and loyalist violence was a the same level.
The first settlement was established in 1624 by Samuel Maverick (c. 1602 - c. 1670), the first settler (about 1629) of Noddle's Island (or East Boston), and one of the first slave-holders in Massachusetts; a loyalist and Churchman, in 1664 he was appointed with three others by Charles II.
When, in June 1776, a vote on the Declaration of Independence was pending in the Continental Congress, the New York Provincial Congress refused to instruct its delegates in the matter; but a newly elected Provincial Congress, influenced by a Loyalist plot against the life of Washington, adopted the Declaration when it met, on the 9th of July.
In 1748 a Protestant Episcopal Church was organized, and before and during the War of Independence its members belonged to the Loyalist party; their rector, Rev. James Nichols, was tarred and feathered by the Whigs, and Moses Dunbar, a member of the church, was hanged for treason by the Connecticut authorities.
The undaunted spirit of the Loyalist people of the Fountain was an inspiration to all of our members.
In the last three years there has been an upsurge in loyalist violence which has given cause for concern.
Kelly used the NIO figures to rubbish PSNI boss Hugh Orde 's claims that republican and loyalist violence was a the same level.
ALFRED GILPIN JONES (1824-1906), Canadian politician, was born at Weymouth, Nova Scotia, in September 1824, the son of Guy C. Jones of Yarmouth, and grandson of a United Empire Loyalist.
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