This edition features • two complete books • a linked Table of Contents and Footnotes
PREFACE As no Indian pen has ever traced the history of the aborigines of America, or recorded the deeds of their chieftains, their "prowess and their wrongs"—their enemies and spoilers being their historians; so the history of the Loyalists of America...
This edition features
• two complete books
• a linked Table of Contents and Footnotes
As no Indian pen has ever traced the history of the aborigines of America, or recorded the deeds of their chieftains, their "prowess and their wrongs"—their enemies and spoilers being their historians; so the history of the Loyalists of America has never been written except by their enemies and spoilers, and those English historians who have not troubled themselves with examining original authorities, but have adopted the authorities, and in some instances imbibed the spirit, of American historians, who have never tired in eulogizing Americans and everything American, and deprecating everything English, and all who have loyally adhered to the unity of the British Empire.
I have thought that the other side of the story should be written; or, in other words, the true history of the relations, disputes, and contests between Great Britain and her American colonies and the United States of America...
CONTENTS (abridged list)
Introduction.—Two Classes of Emigrants—Two Governments for seventy years—The Pilgrim Fathers, their Pilgrimages and Settlement.
The writer a native Colonist
Massachusetts the seed-plot of the American Revolution
Two distinct emigrations to New England—the "Pilgrim Fathers" in 1620, the "Puritan Fathers" in 1629; two separate governments for seventy years; characteristics of each
Objects and documentary character of the history, which is not a popular narrative, but a historical discussion (in a note)
The "Pilgrim Fathers;" their pilgrimages and settlement in New England
Origin of Independents
Flight to Holland, and twelve years' pilgrimage; trades and wearisome life there
Long to be under English rule and protection
Determine and arrange to emigrate to America
Voyage, and intended place of settlement
Landing at Cape Cod; constitution of government; Messrs. Bancroft and Young's remarks upon it
Settlement of "New Plymouth"
What known of the harbour and coast before the landing of the Pilgrims
Inflated and extravagant accounts of the character and voyage of the Pilgrims (in a note)
Results of the first year's experience and labours; a week's celebration of the first "harvest home"—such a first harvest home as no United Empire Loyalists were ever able to celebrate in Canada
Miscellaneous Documents and Papers extracted from United Empire Loyalist
Manuscripts in the Dominion Library at Ottawa
Character of the Canadian Militia
American invasions of Canada and their military forces
Notice of Colonel John Clarke and his manuscript contributions
The treatment of Canadians by the American invaders
The Royal Patriotic Society of Upper Canada and its doings in raising and distributing upwards of £20,000
to relieve Canadian sufferers by the war
State of Canada after the Close of the War; Conclusion
About the Author
"Adolphus Egerton Ryerson (1803 – 1882) was a Methodist minister, educator, politician, and public education advocate in early Ontario, Canada." --Wikipedia