The Legacy of the American Revolution to the British West Indies and Bahamas: A Chapter Out of the History of the American Loyalists, Edizioni 1-2;Edizioni 4-6

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Ohio State University, 1913 - 50 pagine
 

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Pagina 13 - It is recorded," says Paul Leicester Ford, "that the troop stood drawn up in company order, while the women and children were ordered into the boats, and the few survivors among the men were chiefly saved by clinging to the wreckage." In an undated list of persons who embarked for Nova Scotia, probably aboard the fated transport, we find the names of Lieut.-Col. James Chalmers, organizer of the troop, and Lieut.-Col. William Allen of the Pennsylvania Loyalists. Capt. Adam Chrystie of the Royal Foresters...
Pagina 20 - ... delivered free of charges, and were to be exempted from the burden of the quit rents for ten years from the date of making the grants. At about this time Governor Patrick Tonyn of east Florida gave public notice in that province that the last vessel transport would leave the port of St. Marys, Florida, on March 1, 1785. He advised all persons of English blood to leave Florida for the Bahamas before the Spanish Governor took possession. It was not, however, without regret that some of the Loyalists...
Pagina 32 - ... Bahamas." THE WYLLT AFFAIR. This was the state of affairs and of opinion in the Colony, when an incident occurred which aroused such an excited state of feeling, involving the legislature and the whole local government in such difficulties that the possibility of legislation on the important matter of registration of the slaves was precluded for a term of four years. In the year 1809 a female domestic slave, named Sue, was brought to Nassau from the State of Georgia. She was kept at Nassau until...
Pagina 30 - ... ordered the registration of all free negroes, mulattoes, mustees and Indians, and enacted that if at any time five or more runaway slaves were reported, free negroes were liable to be armed and sent in pursuit of them. Colored freemen were offered rewards for the arrest and delivery of deserters. They were allowed to kill a fugitive slave, if necessary, in order to ward off a counter attack from the offending...
Pagina 20 - ... were also provided by the Crown to bring to the Colony all who desired to leave the Southern States for British territory. On September 10, 1784, instructions were issued to Lieutenant-Governor Powell to grant unoccupied lands in the Bahamas as follows : To every head of a family forty acres, and to every white or black man, woman or child in a family, twenty acres, at an annual quit rent of 2s. per hundred acres. But in the case of the Loyalist refugees from the continent such lands were to...
Pagina 40 - It may have been that she was writing of this dismal sight, when she remarked in a letter of January 3, 1783, to her husband: "Out of the last fleet from Charleston there have been sixteen sail of small vessels lost on and about the Bar. There are six or eight high on the beach.
Pagina 11 - Augustine garrison reported that "the minds of these people appear as much agitated as those of the unhappy Loyalists on the eve of a third evacuation; and however chimerical it may appear to us, they have very seriously proposed to abandon their country and accompany us, having made all the world their enemies by their attachment to us.
Pagina 50 - England for the benefit of his health. Some years later, (that is, on January 7, 1815) Mr. Dolmage was appointed clerk of the Supreme Court, and about the same period served as clerk of the Surrey police court.4 Isaac Hunt of Philadelphia, after being carted through the streets of that city by a mob, departed for the West Indies, where he took church orders. Subsequently, he removed to England, and became tutor in the family of the Duke of Chandos. It may be added that he was the father of Leigh...
Pagina 39 - ... Georgia to St. Augustine, and Mr. Johnston thought it better for me to go there to his father until his regiment was disbanded and he could come to me. With my two little ones I embarked with a nurse on board a small schooner for St. Augustine. We arrived there safely with many more Loyalists, though we saw many vessels lying stranded along the shore that had been wrecked on the sand bar. Fortunately, however, no lives were lost, though much of the poor Loyalists
Pagina 15 - What the result of the exodus from East Florida may have been for Jamaica and the other West Indies is not clear. At the end of July, 1782, some of the Georgia refugees at St. Augustine memoralized Carleton, informing him that there were at least 4000 people of both races from their colony in their neighborhood, and that they regarded the West Indies as the only region where they could employ their slaves to any advantage.4 But we have no means of ascertaining how many of these people found their...

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