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“That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American Revolutionary Ideology, 1774–1776

The American invasion of Quebec of 1775-1776 failed to achieve its primary objective: to bring into the fold what the Continental Congress referred to... The post “That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American...

“No appointment of this sort could have been more unpopular”

As described last week, on 26 Oct 1768 Gov. Francis Bernard told his Council that the royal army had started renting buildings around the center of Boston to convert into barracks.That news couldn’t have come as a surprise to the Boston Whigs. Three...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Nov 2018

Renting Property “for the quartering of troops”

The longer the 14th Regiment of Foot bunked inside Faneuil Hall and the Town House, the harder Boston’s selectmen found it to get those soldiers out again. The Whigs kept making that an issue. On 5 October, for example, their “Journal of Occurrences”...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Oct 2018

The Calm Before the Storm: Ayrshire in 1679 #History #Scotland

In the weeks before the Presbyterian Rising of 1679, Captain James Murray of His Majesty’s Regiment of Dragoons was busy in Ayrshire pursuing those suspected of assisting the field preacher, John Welsh, to evade capture. Murray was responding to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jul 2018

Pvt. Joseph Whitehouse’s Story about Capt. Goldfinch

Yesterday I described how Jane Crothers, an eyewitness to the Boston Massacre, married Pvt. Joseph Whitehouse of the 14th Regiment later in March 1770. Whitehouse also went to Christ Church (Old North) that month for the baptism of a child of another...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Mar 2017

“Happy Years to the Sons of LIBERTY”

Since there’s no better time to quote carrier verses about the Stamp Act than now, the sestercentennial of the period when that law remained a hot topic in North American politics, here’s another example.This one comes from New York and is...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Jan 2016

The Day Before the Storm: Lanarkshire in 1679

The day before the assassination of Archbishop Sharp sparked a Presbyterian rising, Government soldiers committed willful fire raising and hamesucken in Pettinain parish… Near Pettinain © David Hamilton and licensed for reuse. Pettinain parish,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Jan 2015

‘To Extirpate These Rebels’: The Commission to Colonel James Douglas, 27 March to 20 April, 1685

Colonel James Douglas was a commander for William of Orange at the Boyne, but in 1685 he had hunted down and executed Covenanters in the service of James VII…   In March, 1685, Douglas was given an extraordinary judicial commission to pursue and...
1685 Alexander Gordon Viscount of Kenmure Alexander Hume of Linthill Andrew Plumber of Middlestead Annandale Archibald Cockburn of Langtoun Archibald MacAulay of Ardincaple Archibald Stuart of Blackhall Ayrshire Berwickshire Borders Captain John Dalziel Captain John Inglis Captain Strachan Captain William Cleland Carrick Charles Hume of Aytoun Colonel James Douglas Cornet James Dundas Cornet James Innes Cornet James Naismith Cornet John Baillie Covenanters Cromwell Lockhart of Lee David Dunbar of Baldoon David Graham David Murray of Stanhope Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire earl of Annandale earl of Carnwath earl of Glencairn earl of Home earl of Mar Early modern history Eskdale Francis Scott of Thirlstane Galloway Glenkens Godfrey McCulloch of Mireton Henry McDougal of Mackerston His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons History Hugh Cathcart of Carleton Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss James Cockburn of that Ilk James Cranston Lord Cranston James Geddes of Kirkhurd James II James Johnstone of Westerhall James Lundy of Strathairly James Murray younger of Deuchar John Graham of Claverhouse John Graham of Dougalston John Houston younger of that ilk John Johnston (Glasgow) John Riddell of Haining John Schaw younger of Greenock John Somerville of Spittel Kirkcudbrightshire Lanarkshire Lieutenant Alexander Bruce Lieutenant Crichton Lieutenant Lewis Lauder Lieutenant Livingston Lieutenant Murray Lieutenant Thomas Winram Lord Bargany Lord Cochrane Lord Ross Major George Arnot Mar's Regiment of Foot Merse Nithsdale Peeblesshire Renfrewshire Richard Murray of Spittlehaugh Robert Dalyell of Glenae Robert Grierson of Lag Robert Hunter (Ayr) Robert Kerr Lord Jedburgh Robert Laurie of Maxwelton Robert Pringle of Stitchel Roxburgh Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire Sir Archibald Kennedy of Culzean Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony Stirlingshire Teviotdale Thomas Kilpatrick of Closeburn Thomas Scott of Whiteslaid Tweeddale Wigtownshire William Blair of that ilk William Douglas of Cavers William Elliot of Stobs William Hamilton of Barncluith William Hamilton of Orbiston William Horseburgh of that Ilk William Ker of Chatto William Ker of Greenhead William Stirling (Glasgow) William Wallace of Craigie ‘-------’ Hume of Nineholes
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Dec 2014

The Men Who Sought Out Goats: The Abjuration Oath of 1685

The introduction of the Abjuration Oath at the start of 1685 was an attempt to look inside the minds of Charles II’s Scottish subjects to discover “fanatics” who rejected the King’s authority and posed a danger to the state. Its aim was to sort...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Dec 2014

The Hidden: Fugitives in Penninghame parish, 1684

From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2014

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