Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
In 1776 the Massachusetts General Court appointed a Committee of Sequestration to inventory, lease, and otherwise manage estates abandoned by Loyalists, primarily in Boston, and to forward their confiscated goods or proceeds from their auctioning to state authorities, until its charge was withdrawn in 1781. Series documents chiefly the first and last of these functions
Connecticut State Library
This series, composed mainly of pay and muster rolls, financial accounts, records of the Committee of the Pay Table, etc. was recieved from the Comptroller's Office and thus is different in provenance from the other series of Connecticut Archives. The arrangment is topical
Connecticut State Library
This series, covering mainly a later time period than the first series, includes papers relating to the state's troops and defenses, taxation, loyalists, confiscated estates, the Society of the Cincinnati, etc. A large part of the series is composed of private claims and petitions. The arrangement is topical
New-York Historical Society
Typescript copy, 1892, of the diary, 1783 Nov. 7-1785 Oct. 5, of Samuel Shoemaker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, kept while staying in New York City from 1783 Nov. 7-1785 Oct. 5, and in London. Most of his diary records his life London, as an exile from America, and of his daily intercourse with other American Loyaylists there; and of his testifying before the Commissioners on Loyalist Claims
New-York Historical Society
Major John Coffin and Lieutenant-Colonel George Campbell both served in the loyalist King's American Regiment during the Revolutionary War. Campbell was very unpopular among his fellow officers in the regiment, and was court martialed in the summer of 1783. Among the charges levelled against him was unfair treatment of fellow officer Abraham de Peyster, who Campbell had had arrested and tried on a variety of charges earlier that year. (De Peyster was acquitted.) The court suspended Campbell without pay for six months. The enmity between Coffin and Campbell continued after the sentencing, with Coffin allegedly challenging Campbell to a duel and posting inflammatory writings about Campbell in public places. Eventually the two did exchange shots with pistols, each wounding the other, but neither man was killed. Later that year Coffin moved with his family to Canada, where he spent the rest of his life
New-York Historical Society
Correspondence, deeds, wills, accounts, military orders, receipts, estate papers, etc., 1720-1837, of various members of the Schenck family of Flatlands, Kings County, New York -- Papers include 40 deeds to property in Flatlands; letters and papers pertaining to the activities of Capt. Nicholas Schenck (1732-1810), a loyalist officer, during the Revolutionary War; Nicholas Schenck's account of a boat trip to Albany and back, in company with John Remsen, in October, 1783; and letters, will, and papers relating to Stephen Janse Schenck (1685-1767) and to the settlement of his estate. Individual items include lists of British Army officers and soldiers in Flatlands during the Revolutionary War, returns of military equipment, provisions, and supplies provided to the British troops in Flatlands; correspondence and military orders addressed to Capt. Nicholas Schenck by Col. William Axtell, Maj. Jeremiah Vanderbilt, and George D. Ludlow; slave indentures, 1811 and 1819, recording the ... Read More
New-York Historical Society
Memorials, 1760-1804, of British officers and soldiers, detailing their service in America during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, with some supporting documents. The memorials appeal for disability pensions, promotions, and in some cases commissions for their sons. One memorialist, Daniel Manson, also mentions the loss of his property in North Carolina
New-York Historical Society
Letter, signed J.H. Craig, dated Wilmington, July 23, 1781, to Lord Cornwallis, written partly in code, giving news of both British and U.S. troop movements in South Carolina
New-York Historical Society
Correspondence, military orders, an autobiographical narrative, commissions, and items of Loyalist verse and satire, 1770-1786 and undated, of New York Loyalist Colonel John Peters of the Queen's Loyal Rangers -- Papers include general orders addressed to Peters by General Burgoyne, General Haldimand, and General Carleton; copy of general orders of Francis Le Maistre; a list of men serving with Colonel Peters; copies of Peters memorial to Carleton, Jul. 2, 1778, along with a letter concerning John Peters by Rev. Samuel Peters; and other documents relative to Burgoyne's campaign of 1777. Papers also contain a satirical piece entitled "Commentaries; or the Strictures of a Loyal Yanky, on the address of the Twelve United Colonies, by their Delegates in Congress; To the Inhabitants of Great Britain. Or, the said Address, Stripped of its Disguise, concieved in its proper Language, and rendered plain, and intelligeable; By Pandromicus, An avowed Enemy to Rebellion, a true, and loyal ... Read More
New-York Historical Society
Official documents, land papers, and correspondence, 1772-1784, pertaining to Governor William Tryon of New York -- Individual items include the 1774 exemplification of General Tryon's commission to be Governor of New York; appointment of Lt. General William Tryon Colonel of the 29th regiment, 1783; copies of a letter of recommendation and certificate written by Tryon on behalf of David Matthews, late president of his Majesty's Council for the Island of Cape Breton, regarding Matthew's claim as a Loyalist to bounty lands, 1789; letter by Cornelius Van Schaack, addressed Kinderhook, 27 July 1772, to Governor Tryon, discussing his recent commission; letter dated Claverack, 20 Aug. 1772, attributed to Cornelius Van Schaack, regarding efforts on the part of his enemies to deprive him of his commission as commander of the Albany County Militia; two warrants of Sep. 29, 1775, on Treasurer Abraham Lott, one for Tryon's salary and the other for firewood and candles for the garrison of Fort ... Read More

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