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The UELAC Loyalist Trails Newsletter & Archive

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Loyalist Trails weekly e-newsletter

The UELAC publishes the weekly Loyalist Trails email newsletter for members and friends containing a variety of information items from the branches, the association, various committees, and individual contributors. Anyone interested in Loyalists and Loyalist-era history is welcome to subscribe to the newsletter. Please tell your friends.

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2020 Newsletters

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-18: May 3, 2020
- Major Zadock Wright: Loyal Citizen of a New Kingdom, by Stephen Davidson
- Same Theme, New Topic: Ask A Scholar
- The Waldeck Settlement in Nova Scotia
- Origin of the Name of Brinley Town NS
- From Diplomacy to "Defence": Vol 18, The Papers of John Adams
- Boston and Smallpox
- 1832 Cholera Chronicle (Part 3), by Chris Raible
- Jewish Heritage Month: Loyalist Jews
- Loyalist Jews During the American Revolution: The Loyalist Diaspora (Part 1)
- JAR: Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781
- Book Review: 1774: The Long Year of Revolution
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Queries
      + Disbanded Troops and Loyalists
      + UE or U.E.

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-17: April 26, 2020
- Loyalist Trails: History for the Loyalist Era
- Zadock Wright and John Peters: Leading Loyalists through No-Man's Land, by Stephen Davidson
- How (Not) To Start A Revolution
- A Solid Source for the "Whites of Their Eyes" Tradition
- JAR: Stony Point: The Second Occupation, July - October, 1779
- JAR: Outbreak! New York, 1779
- Georgian Papers: Cutting, Slicing, Pasting: Royal Female Friendship and Domestic Craft
- 1832 Cholera Chronicle (Part 2), by Chris Raible
- Canadian History After COVID-19
- Learning the Alphabet, and More, in the 18th Century
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Review Nova Scotia Branch Meeting, Fall 2019
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post: Barbara Colleen (Smith) Nelson, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-16: April 19, 2020
- Loyalist Gazette: Status
- 'Loyalist' Project Teams up to Map History
- Prisoner of War, Refugee, and Returnee: The Story of Major John Kissam (Part 3), by Stephen Davidson
- An Outbreak Of Violence
- Bishop Charles Inglis, Clermont and a Nova Scotia Heritage Apple
- The Answer is Out There: Scholarship Update
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Revolutionary Palaeography
- Borealia: Great Lives, the perfect pandemic podcast
- JAR: The Fighting Parson's Farewell Sermon
- JAR: Attack up the Connecticut River: The First British Raid on Essex
- 1832 Cholera Chronicle (Part 1), by Chris Raiblev - What We Can Learn From 1918 Influenza Diaries - In the war on COVID-19, Canadians are deferential, Americans defiant – Who's right?
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post
      + Reginald Victor Eamer, UE
      + Roy Allan David Jaynes, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-15: April 12, 2020
- Prisoner of War, Refugee, and Returnee: The Story of Major John Kissam (Part 2), by Stephen Davidson
- The Coronovirus Pandemic
      + Toronto Epidemics: The Beginning
      + W.O. Raymond – Smallpox Outbreak 1901-02
      + The Crown vs. The Coronavirus
      + The Symbolic and Historical Significance of the Queen's Turquoise Brooch
- Borealia: Liberal-Whig History
- JAR: What They Saw and Did at Yorktown's Redoubts 9 and 10
- JAR: Scouting the American Revolution: The French Intelligence Community
- Colonial Williamsburg: Buckle Up!
- Resource: Ontario's History Is Now Available Online
- Nicholas Peterson "II", His Sons and a Grandson
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Queries
      + Military Unit in Which Ithiel Towner Served
      + Copy of "Rum 'n Ribbons" by George Leard in Loyalist Gazette (v.21, no.1)

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-14: April 5, 2020
- Prisoner of War, Refugee, and Returnee: The Story of Major John Kissam (Part 1), by Stephen Davidson
- Smallpox in Nova Scotia 1749-1799
- Smallpox: George Washington's Experience and Program
- Major Illnesses And The Mosquito Influence
- Borealia: Quarantine in the Northwest: The Hudson's Bay Company's Measures to Stop the 1779-1783 Smallpox Epidemic
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Geo-Historical Sleuthing: New Jersey Edition
- JAR: The British Invasion of the Bahamas, 1783: One of the Final Actions of the American Revolution
- JAR: An Economist's Solution to the War: Adam Smith and the Rebelling Colonies
- A Silk Vest Honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, 1824
- American Shipwreck Finally Identified – And it's Revolutionary!
- NEW! Loyalists Fighting the Pandemic!
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued Recently
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Vancouver Branch and BC Genealogical Society
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post
      + Ken Fitchett, UE
      + Gordon Moffatt Vance, UE
- Queries
      + Daniel Eamer, Son of Peter Eamer UEL

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-13: March 29, 2020
- UELAC Conference 2020 Cancelled
- Scholarship News Update – It's Official!
- Hazardous Assistance: Stories of the Loyalist Underground (Part 4 of 4), by Stephen Davidson
- The Littlest Camp Followers, c1775
- "Though Dwelling in a Land of Freedom": The John Vassal Estate and a Slave Family
- Borealia: Killer Advertising – How Canadians Were Sold the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic
- JAR: The Revolutionary War Origin of the Whistleblower Law
- JAR: The Yellow Fever Outbreak of 1793: Nine Observations and Lessons
- Washington's Quill: Henry Lee Jr.'s Partisan Corps at Paulus Hook
- Now & Then: Susan and Gene Bebamash
- Webinars and Videos from Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post: Jean Elizabeth (nee Harris) Stewart, UE
- Queries
      + The British Army and Smallpox

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-12: March 22, 2020
- UELAC Conference 2020: Covid-19 Virus Update
- UELAC Dorchester Award
- Hazardous Assistance: Stories of the Loyalist Underground (Part 3 of 4), by Stephen Davidson
- More on Rev. Dr. Jonathan Odell
- St. Patrick's Day, Boston Evacuation Day and Størmerlige Films
- Little Hyatt One-room Schoolhouse: Looking Back and Reaching Out
- Addendum to Nelles Manor
- JAR: The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte
- JAR: Trading Generals
- The Junto: Interview with Brooke N. Newman, author of A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica
- Canadian Heritage Matters: Blurred Lines: History, Heritage and Authenticity
- Book Review: Tea in 18th Century America
- Resource: Nova Scotia Archives Land Papers, 1765-1800
- Loyalist Quarterly Newsletter, March 2020, by Paul J. Bunnell, UE
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post
      + Shirley Jean Fellowes, UE
      + Douglas Kaye Hicks
- Queries
      + Proof that Mary Gage Horning is the Daughter of William & Susanna Gage

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-11: March 15, 2020
- UELAC Conference 2020: Covid-19 Virus Update
- Welcome 2020 Loyalist Scholar Richard Yeomans
- I Can See Clearly Now: Scholarship Challenge May 2020
- Hazardous Assistance: Stories of the Loyalist Underground (Part 2 of 4), by Stephen Davidson
- Comment on "Hazardous Assistance" Re Obenholt
- Kelly Arlene Grant: The Sestercentennial Begins: Boston Massacre 250th
- JAR: Aggressive-Minded Gamblers: Washington, Howe, and the Days Between Battles, September 1777
- JAR: Two Book Reviews: Journal of the Hessian Jäger Corps and The Disaffected
- Nelles Manor Museum (Grimsby, ON) Built by Robert Nelles UEL
- Found: Infant Shirts (Newport Historical Society)
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Grand River Branch March 21 meeting cancelled
      + Sir Guy Carleton Branch April 4 meeting cancelled
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: George John Rawlins
- Queries
      + Where Would the Rebels Have Confined a Family with Small Children?

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-10: March 8, 2020
- Registration is Open for UELAC Conference 2020: "Eyes on the Heart of the Continent"
- Hazardous Assistance: Stories of the Loyalist Underground (Part 1 of 4), by Stephen Davidson
- Digby's First Framed House Builder - A Loyalist Born in Ireland
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: A Tree Grows in Planter Nova Scotia
- JAR: How to Write Like a Revolutionary War Spy
- JAR: Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery
- Friday, 2 Mar 1770: Five Ways of Looking at a Brawl (3 Days Before the Boston Massacre)
- A Town Meeting for a Town in Turmoil After the Boston Massacre
- Eyewitness William Wyat Describes the Boston Massacre
- The Boston Massacre: Deadly Squabble Was Not Quite As The Propaganda Portrayed It
- Six Things Everyone Gets Wrong about the Boston Massacre
- Book Review: Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution
- Draughts or Checkers in the 1700 and 1800s
- Region and Branch Bits
      + St. Lawrence Branch UELAC Receives Grant
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-09: March 1, 2020
- UELAC Conference 2020: "Eyes on the Heart of the Continent"
- Daniel Bliss: Epitaph Writer (Part Two), by Stephen Davidson
- Jacob Getcheus – Master of ships supporting American Patriots, British, and Black Loyalists
- JAR: The Grand Affray at Golden Hill: New York City, Jan. 19, 1770
- JAR: Rutland's Rebellion: Defending Local Governance during the Revolution
- Kelly Arlene Grant: Revisiting Short Stays
- All Things Georgian: Employment opportunities for girls in the eighteenth-century
- A Personal Touch: The Wedding Shoes of a New England Groom, c1819
- Canadian Heritage Matters: St. Andrew's Church (Grimsby, Ontario) Fonds
- Eastern Canada was born of Imperial Loyalty; The West of Frontier Freedom
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Toronto Branch "Stepping out with the Spanish Lady" (March 18)
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Charles Neil Morrison Lund, UE, MSc, P.Eng

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-08: February 23, 2020
- Daniel Bliss: Epitaph Writer (Part One), by Stephen Davidson
- The Vineland Mennonite Burial Ground
- JAR: Plight of the Loyalist Refugees of Lloyd's Neck, Long Island
- JAR: General Isaac Gregory's Fictitious Treason
- Riot at the Richardson House, Boston, Five years before the War
- Washington's Quill: My Experience with The Situation Room at Mount Vernon
- Gossip, Sex and Redcoats: On the Build-Up to the Boston Massacre
- Catching Up On Kelly Arlene Grant's Projects
- An Irish-Stitch Wallet, 1776, with a Revolutionary Past
- Exploring the Black Canadian Legacy through Heritage Places
- Ashley Harper Receives Lieutenant Governor's Heritage Award
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued Recently
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Gov. Simcoe Branch: March 4
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Patrick Galt, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-07: February 16, 2020
- UELAC Conference 2021 hosted by Bridge Annex – Online Preview Feb. 19
- Thomas Knox, Deputy Muster Master (Part Three), by Stephen Davidson
- Digby's Oldest Loyalist Gravestone, Jacob Getcheus and Black Loyalists
- JAR: The Death of Lt. Michael Grosh: the Maryland Militia at Germantown
- JAR: Maj. Gen. John Sullivan and the Occupation of Easton, Pennsylvania
- Dogs' discovery of Revolutionary War graves leads to preservation victory
- JAR Book Review: The Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford
- Abolishing Monarchy in Canada will Complete Colonization of Indigenous People
- Norfolk Arts Centre in Simcoe Ont. Closed
- New Family Name Ribbon For War of 1812 Available from UELAC Catalogue
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-06: February 9, 2020
- Thomas Knox, Deputy Muster Master (Part Two), by Stephen Davidson
- St. Lawrence Branch Project to Mark Cemeteries with Loyalist Burials
- JAR: Information Operations: The Provincial Congress Shapes the Narrative in Great Britain
- JAR: "Mad Anthony" – The Reality Behind the Nickname
- The 'Forgotten Soldier' exhibition in Yorktown tells the sacrifices of African Americans during the Revolution
- Brockville, ON: Connection to the Group of Seven
- National Trust for Canada: 5 Historic Places With a Soft Spot for Romance
- Region and Branch Bits
      + St. Lawrence Branch Outreach: Feb. 22
      + American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference, June 11-14
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-05: February 2, 2020
- UELAC Annual Conference Hosted by Manitoba Branch: Update
- Thomas Knox, Deputy Muster Master (Part One), by Stephen Davidson
- George III's Collection of Military Maps published online
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Treasures in America's Historical Newspapers: Early American Newspapers
- Black Loyalists Fought for Their Freedom During the American Revolution
- JAR: John Morgan vs. William Shippen: The Battle that Defined the Continental Medical Department
- JAR: France and Spain Invade England ... Almost
- Washington's Quill: George Washington Sees Automatons in Action
- A Sampler of Bethiah Hastings
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Burlington, ON – February
      + Victoria, BC – Feb. 9
      + Chilliwack, BC Branch, Feb. 15
      + Kawartha, ON: 16 February
      + Kingston, ON: Feb. 18 & Feb. 21
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-04: January 26, 2020
- UELAC Annual Conference, Hosted by Manitoba Branch, June 24-28
- Dr. John Gamble: Loyalist Doctor, by Stephen Davidson
- Addendum to Kingston [Ontario] Lower Burial Ground
- Borealia: Book Review: Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion
- JAR: Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe
- JAR: The Lenape Origins of an Independent America: The Catalyst of Pontiac's War, 1763-1765
- Washington's Quill: Appleton P. C. Griffin: Bibliographer Extraordinaire and An Editor's Friend
- The Junto: Professional Motherhood: A New Interpretation of Women in the Early Republic
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries
      + Response re Ziba Pope's Personal Journals
- Editor's Note

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-03: January 19, 2020
- A Loyalist Doctor's House Call, by Stephen Davidson
- Kingston [Ontario] Lower Burial Ground
- Borealia: Book Review: Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion
- JAR: Betty Zane and the Siege of Fort Henry, September 1782
- JAR: Tapping America's Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that Went Awry
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Assiniboine Branch Project: UELAC Calendar for 2021 – Please Contribute
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post
      + Dorothy (Evans) Ellsworth
- Queries
      + A Book or Publication About Ziba Pope's Personal Journals
- Editor's Note: Away; Website Issues

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-02: January 12, 2020
- UELAC Annual Conference To Be Hosted by Manitoba Branch, June 24-28
- Penuel Grant: Loyalist Officer's Widow and New Brunswick Pioneer (Part Two), by Stephen Davidson
- Loyalist Monuments: Saint John Trinity Anglican Church Added
- Honouring The Loyalists
- “My Phillips Family Story,” by Bruce Pitts
- Canadian Heritage Matters: A Tour of King's Square, Saint John, NB
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Early Loyalist Vital Statistics in NB: The Marianne Grey Otty Database
- JAR: The Fear of Domination: Resistance Against Tyranny
- JAR: Smoking the Smallpox Sufferers
- Washington's Quill: Henry Lee Jr.'s Partisan Corps in its First Action
- Hudson's Bay Company Archives Microfilm Digitization
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2020-01: January 5, 2020
- Penuel Grant: Loyalist Officer's Widow and New Brunswick Pioneer (Part One), by Stephen Davidson
- The Black Cemetery at Conway & Brinley Town, by Brian McConnell, UE
- The Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress
- JAR: Lord Dunmore's Proclamation: Information and Slavery
- JAR: Why Newport, Rhode Island, Scorned the French
- Ben Franklin's World: Paul Revere's Ride Through History
- “Where BOSTONIA lifts her spires”
- The Regency Town House: The Servants' Quarters
- Correction to “Loyalist Township acquires three historic properties in Bath”
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Kingston & District Branch
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post
      + Elizabeth Sewell, UE
      + Darrell Percy Sewell, UE
- Editor's Note