Saturday, January 2, 2016

An Act Against Loyalists

The Tory ActA dozen score years ago today, the Continental Congress issued the Tory Act.


Principe said...

Thousands of Loyalists fled north of New England to Quebec and Nova Scotia. They were the first English-speaking migration of any size to populate Canada, the overwhelming majority of the earlier population being of French extraction. To this day there is a very active association of people descended from the early English-speaking settlers, viz; the United Empire Loyalists Association. I was not aware that there were 20,000 slaves involved in the exodus from the USA. A family legend posits that my ancestor Col. Hill brought two "permanently indentured servants" (as the documents so delicately put it) with him to Nova Scotia in the 1780's, a fact that is generally not discussed amongst the family nowadays!

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Indeed, sir, and thank you!

You may be interested in these previous posts:

Loyalist Book
The American Revolution Revisited