The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the Other Side of the American Revolution

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Salem Press, 1910 - American loyalists - 509 pages
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I question whether John Marston of Ormsby, England was the first Marston to come to Salem from Ormsby. The first was very likely William Marston, Senior who immigrated to Salem, Mass from Ormsby in 1634 with his children. They included a son John (his third son who was born in England in 1626 so would have been 8 when he emigrated). William, Sr. was born in England around 1592, then after several years in Salem received land in in Hampton, NH. He died there in 1672.
It is perhaps likely that another family of Marstons led by a different and older John Marston from Ormsby - perhaps another branch - sailed to Salem in 1637, remained there, prospered as shippers and chose a different side to back during the revolution.


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Page 90 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it: I have killed many: I have fully glutted my vengeance: for my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Page 90 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, 'Logan is the friend of white men.
Page 30 - Nor can we suppress our astonishment that a British Parliament should ever consent to establish in that country a religion that has deluged your island in blood, and dispersed impiety, bigotry, persecution, murder, and rebellion through every part of the world.
Page 108 - Union are virtually dissolved; that the States which compose it are free from their moral obligations, and that as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, to prepare definitely for a separation, amicably if they can, violently if they must.
Page 26 - They were governed by this country at the expense only of a little pen, ink, and paper. They were led by a thread.
Page 23 - The consequences of the entire cession of Canada are obvious. I am persuaded England will ere long repent of having removed the only check that could keep her colonies in awe. They stand no longer in need of her protection; she will call on them to contribute toward supporting the burdens they have helped to bring on her ; and they will answer by striking off all dependence.
Page 137 - An act to prevent the return to this State of certain persons therein named, and others who have left this State, or either of the United States, and joined the enemies thereof.
Page 76 - And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship (for so you have been to me, and that in the day of danger) and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor ; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.
Page 31 - We are too well acquainted with the liberality of sentiment distinguishing your nation, to imagine that difference of religion will prejudice you against a hearty amity with us.
Page 477 - ... meets in one room. There they smoke tobacco till you cannot see from one end of the garret to the other. There they drink flip, I suppose, and...

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