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Article from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning the departure of loyalists
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October 31, 1777
Volume 11, Page 790

[North Carolina Gazette, October 31, 1777.]

On Sunday last, sailed from this Port, on an intended Voyage to Jamaica, a second Scotch Transport, having on Board a Number of Gentlemen of that Nation, particularly Mess. Archibald and John Hamilton, Gentlemen that have long resided in America, and, with great Reputation, acquired very considerable Fortunes, but are unhappily under the fatal Ministerial Delusion, which has driven such Numbers of their Countrymen away, the sure and Certain Subjugation of America by the British Troops, when they may return in Safety, and not only re-possess their own Estates, but, for their Loyalty, share among them those of their Neighbors, the rebellious Americans. As there are great Numbers of these infatuated and over-loyal People returned from America to their own Country, the Chance is much against them, that they experience a Completion of Churchill's Prophecy, before they see the triumphant Day when they may return to America in Safety.