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were addressers of Governor Hutchinson, on his departure for Eng­land in 177-1. After the battle of Breed's Hill, he took refuge in Boston, and was appointed commissary to the royal troops that con­tinued to occupy Charlestown. At the evacuation of Boston in 177(5, he accompanied the royal army to Halifax, where he died in 1781.
Sabine's Amer. loyalist3.
1 For Liberty we'llJigkt. " Liberty, Property, and No Stamps," was " the united voice of all His Majesty's free and loyal subjects in America." The following verses appeared during the excitement caused by the " odious act," accompanied with the remark that "the stanzas are indeed not very poetical; but there is no doubt the zeal of the author for the cause of liberty will atone for publishing the laudable attempts of an unpractised muse."
Cursed be the man who e'er shall raise
His sacrilegious hand, To drive fair liberty, our praise!
From his own native land.
0 may bis memory never die,
By future ages curst; But live to lasting infamy,
Branded of traytor's worth.
But happy ! happy! happy they,
"Who in their country's cause Shall cast reluctant fear away,
Immortal in applause!
Who with their conscious virtue girt,
Shan't dread oppression's voice ; But boldly dare those rights t1 assert,
In which all men rejoice.
Ifolfs Gazette, No. 1169.

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