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"Averse…To Remaining Idle Spectators:" The Emergence Of Loyalist Privateering During The American Revolution, 1775-1778 Volume Ii. Chapter 9 To Conclusion., Richard D. Pougher Jan 2002

"Averse…To Remaining Idle Spectators:" The Emergence Of Loyalist Privateering During The American Revolution, 1775-1778 Volume Ii. Chapter 9 To Conclusion., Richard D. Pougher

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The important topic of loyalist privateering during the American Revolution has remained unaddressed. The intention of this study is to examine the activity's developmental period between 1775-1778. Relying predominantly on primary source materials such as newspapers, admiralty court records, ships papers, correspondence, memorials, diaries, journals, and minute, account, and log books, this work analyzes the participants and assesses their role in the war. There are three key focuses. The first is on the activities of loyalist mariners during the war's first half, prior to official recognition of privateering by the British. Loyalist service on various types of vessels ...