Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"Antient Loyalists" - A Warning to the United States from the People of Upper Canada

In the years following the American Revolution, the threat of a second armed conflict between the United States and England loomed. When war finally erupted in 1812, many Loyalists were fearful that the United States would invade Upper Canada and drive them from their homes.

In response to this threat, the residents drafted "From the Inhabitants of Upper Canada to the People of the American States." Although most of the document details the brutality and violence the average Loyalist refugee faced during the American Revolution, it also disavows American principles of liberty and government.

The statement appeared in the Kingston Gazette on October 31, 1812.


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