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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wooster, David 1710- (search)
Conn., March 2, 1710; graduated at Yale College in 1738, and was made captain of an armed vessel to protect the Connecticut coast in 1739. He commanded the sloop-of-war Connecticut, which convoyed troops on the expedition against Louisburg in 1745, and was sent in command of a cartel-ship, but was not permitted to land in France. Made captain in Pepperell's regiment, he afterwards received half-pay until 1774, and, as colonel and brigadier-general, served David Wooster. through the French and Indian War. He served in the campaign in Canada in 1775, having been made a brigadier-general in June that year. After the death of Montgomery, he was in chief command for some months, after which he resigned and was made major-general of Connecticut militia. While opposing the invasion of Tryon, sent to destroy stores at Danbury, he was mortally wounded (April 27, 1777), at Ridgefield, and died, May 2 following. The State of Connecticut erected a neat monument over his grave at Danbury.
he Lords of Parliament in behalf of true Liberty; let not officers under them carry on unjust oppression in our province. No. 1, Advertisement C. Aug. 1766. In Tryon to Secretary of State, 24 Dec. 1768; Martin's North Carolina, II. 217; Jones's Defence of N. C. Some of those who were wronged hardly gained by their utmost effortvitation was sent to them; but no answer came, except from Edmund Fanning. Plain, Simple Narrative of Facts. A favorite and at a later day the sonin-law of Governor Tryon, he was at that time the Representative of the County, one of its magistrates, the highest officer under the Crown in its militia; and was amassing a fortune For Proofs of Extortion, see Records of the Court held at Hillsborough, September, 1768, printed by Husbands, and reprinted in Wheeler's North Carolina, II. 322. Tryon admits the Fact. He was, above all others, justly obnoxious to the people; and his message to them ran, that their proposition to inquire judiciously Chap. XXVII
ned by William Franklin of New Jersey, and by the able, but selfish Tryon, who, under a smooth exterior, concealed the heart of a savage. Thhnson to Stuyvesant of New-York, 10 July, 1767. Such an one was Tryon, now Governor of North Carolina, a soldier who, in the army, had le5, had been agreed upon between the Carolinas and the Cherokees, Tryon to Rutherford, &c., Commissioners, 4 June, and 6 June, 1767. he, atolina, II. 228. marched a company of riflemen through the woods, Tryon to Secretary of State, 8 July, 1767. to the banks of Reedy River. d is given when the line is run. Jud's Friend's Talk in reply to Tryon, at Tyger River Camp, 2 June, 1767. As he spoke, he laid down a strovernor by the Chap. XXIX.} 1767. July. name of the Great Wolf. Tryon to the Secretary of State, 14 July, 1767. The Highlands of Nortarolina were already the homes of a comely and industrious race. Tryon to the Secretary, 8 July. Well might David Hume, in view of the eve
ce, Compare the Letter of the Regulators to Tryon, 30 May, 1768. and were only preparing a Petit, and lay Hillsborough in ashes. Fanning to Tryon, 23 April, 1768. Meantime Tryon, who as the KiTryon, who as the King's Representative, should have joined impartiality with lenity, made himself an open volunteer on the side of Fanning, Governor Tryon to Fanning, 27 April, 1768. and while he advised the Chap.to petition the Provincial Legislature, Governor Tryon's Proclamation. he empowered Fanning to ca April, 1768. Petition to his Excellency, William Tryon, Esq. &c. &c., inclosed in the letter of R Mill, in a movement from Herman Coxe's. It is Tryon himself who relates that in their commotions nturbances in Anson and Orange had subsided. Tryon to Hillsborough, 16 June, 1768. The Regulatorshem unconditional and immediate submission, Tryon to Inhabitants of Orange County, &c. 1 August,ncil at Hillsborough, 13 August, and Letter of Tryon to the Regulators. and that twelve of them sho[9 more...]
of use, and was perfectly despised. Hutchinson's Hist. III. 263. Troops, said Samuel Adams, which have heretofore been the terror of the enemies to liberty, parade the streets, to become the objects of the contempt even of women and children. Samuel Adams to D. De Berdt, 6 Nov. 1769. The menace that he and his friends should be arrested and shipped to England, was no more Chap. XLII.} 1769. Nov. heeded than idle words. The Assembly of North Carolina, in November, unanimously Tryon to Hillsborough, 22 Nov. adopted the protest of Virginia against the proposal, and thus provoked a dissolution, which opened to the Regulators some hope of relief through new elections. But a different turn was given to public thought, when Botetourt, the King's own Friend, communicated to the Assembly of Virginia the ministerial promises of a partial repeal, and with the most solemn asseverations abdicated in the King's name all further intentions of taxing America. The Council, in its
state of alarm and vague Dec. apprehension. Tryon had secured Fanning a seat, by chartering the ed them to join for the rescue of Husbands. Tryon was intimidated. Newbern might be attacked ank and Martin to Tryon, 18 March, 1771. But Tryon and Fanning were bent on revenge. Chap. XLVI. which the Legislature had refused to provide, Tryon created a paper currency by drafts on the Treaan together like sheep chased by a wolf; while Tryon crossed the Eno, and the Haw; and the men who ition, and to treat for peace. The next day Tryon crossed Alamance River, and marched out to mee this time in a state of war and rebellion. Tryon to the people now assembled in arms, who styleproclamation after another, Proclamation of Tryon, 17 May, and others. excepting from mercy outllaws, and deliver up their arms. After this Tryon proceeded to the Yadkin to join June. Waddel,-laudatory remark of Tryon to Hillsborough. Tryon to Hillsborough, New-York, 1 August, 1771. The[33 more...]
1773; H. 150. Clarke, Faneuil, and Winslow to John Hancock, Moderator, &c., 5 Nov. 1773. Thos. Hutchinson Jr. to John Han cock, &c. &c., 5 Nov. 1773. landed. Tryon to Dartmouth, 3 Nov. 1773; Hutchinson to Dartmouth, 4 Nov. 1773. Resolves of the Sons of Liberty of New-York, 29 Nov. 1773. After a few days' reflection, the commespondence. On Monday the twenty-second, the Committees of Dorchester, Roxbury, Brookline, and Cambridge, met the Boston Committee by invitation Hutchinson to Tryon, 21 Nov. 1773. Consignees' Petition to the Council, 18 Nov. 1773. at the Selectmen's Chamber in Faneuil Hall. Their Chap. L.} 1773. Nov. first question was: refusal with a reference to the declared opinion of both branches of the General Court, that the tax upon it by Parliament was unconstitutional. Hutchinson to Tryon, 1 Dec. 1773. The next Chap. L.} 1773. Nov. morning the consignees jointly gave as their answer: It is utterly out of our power to send back the teas; but we now
om the Chancellor, to attend his Court at the suit of William Whately, respecting the letters. The public sentiment was, moreover, embittered by accounts that the Americans would not suffer the landing of the tea. The zeal of the Colonists was unabated. On New-Year's eve, a half chest of tea, picked up in Roxbury, was burned on Boston Common; on the twentieth, three barrels of Bohea tea were burned in State Street. On the twenty-fifth John Malcolm, a North Briton, who had been aid to Governor Tryon in his war against the Regulators, and was now a preventive officer in the Customs, having indiscreetly provoked the populace, was seized, tarred and feathered, and paraded under the gallows. The General Court also assembled, full of a determination to compel the Judges to refuse the salaries proffered by the King. Enough of the prevalence of this spirit was known in England, to raise a greater clamor against the Americans, than had ever before existed. Hypocrites, traitors, rebels
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