The Journal of Alexander Chesney: A South Carolina Loyalist in the Revolution and After, Issues 7-8

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Ohio State University, 1921 - American loyalists - 166 pages
 

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Page 139 - Day of December 1780, and in the 20 th year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the 3 d by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France & Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. (Signed) N Balfour C. ALEXANDER CHESNEY'S COMMISSION AS LIEUTENANT
Page 148 - appointing Commissioners to enquire into the Losses and Services of all such persons who have suffered in their Rights, properties and professions, during the late unhappy dissentions in America, in consequence of their Loyalty to his Majesty and Attachment to the British Government;
Page 147 - if a person be under circumstances of actual Force and constraint, through a well-grounded apprehension of injury to his life or person, this fear or compulsion will excuse his even joining with either Rebels or Enemies in the Kingdom, provided he leaves them whenever he hath a safe opportunity":
Page xiv - South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 18. J. Eardley Wilmot, Historical View of the Commission for inquiring into the losses, services, and the claims of the American Loyalists at the close of the War in
Page 138 - 190-200. 1 Colonel Daniel Plummer (see p. 88). Time being, your Colonel or any other your Superior officer, according to the Rules & Discipline of war, in Pursuance of the Trust hereby resposed [sic] in you. Given under my Hand & Seal at the 1
Page 147 - that in time of War or Rebellion, "a man may be justified in doing many treasonable Acts by compulsion of the Enemy, or Rebels," which would admit of no excuse in time of Peace";
Page 6 - rank and file, with one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel and other officers, whose names were submitted by Robinson. A list of these names is in the Royal Institution. (Hist. MSS. Comm., Report on the American MSS. in the Royal Institution, Vol. I, p. 274.)
Page 11 - 77 Anderson's fort, or Thicketty fort as it was more generally called, was originally built as a defence against the Cherokee Indians and was a quarter of a mile north of Goucher Creek and two and one-half miles above the mouth of this small water course, which empties- into Thicketty creek. 78 Captain Lewis Bobo was an officer in the militia on the Revolutionary
Page 14 - Alexander Chesney was unaware of Tarleton's surprise and defeat of Sumter at Fishing creek on August 18, 1780, when Sumter, asleep under a wagon, barely escaped with his life and in the confusion rode off without saddle, hat, or coat, reaching Major Davie's camp at Charlotte two days later, unattended by officer, soldier or servant. (E. McCrady, The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1775-1780, pp. 680-684.)
Page 22 - (then unsupported) making many prisoners: the rout was almost total. I was with Tarleton in the charge who behaved bravely but imprudently the consequence was his force disperced in all directions the guns and many prisoners fell into the hands of the Americans. The men being dispersed I desired them to meet me at General Cunningham's,

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