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Article from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning the departure of loyalists
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July 25, 1777
Volume 11, Page 743

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[Taken From North Carolina Gazette, 1777.]

New Bern, July 25, 1777.

Since our last, a large Vessel from this Port has sailed, having on Board a great number of Tories, with their Wives and Families, chiefly Scotch Gentlemen who have refused to take the Oaths of Government to this State. They are mostly Gentlemen of Considerable Property, which they have acquired in America, and have it chiefly on Board, and chuse to risk every Consequence rather than acknowledge the freedom of a Country which has been so remarkably propitious to the People of their Nation. Among them is Mr. Martin Howard, late Chief Justice of this Province, with his Wife and Daughter.