Amos Doolittle (1754—1832)

by Amos Doolittle (1754—1832)

Engraving on copper; colored. First advertised for sale in New Haven, Connecticut, on 13 December 1775.

by Amos Doolittle (1754—1832)

Engraving on copper; colored. First advertised for sale in New Haven, Connecticut, on 13 December 1775.

by Amos Doolittle (1754—1832)

Engraving on copper; colored. First advertised for sale in New Haven, Connecticut, on 13 December 1775.

by Amos Doolittle (1754—1832)

See original

by Amos Doolittle (1754—1832)

Engraving on copper; colored. First advertised for sale in New Haven, Connecticut, on 13 December 1775.

by Amos Doolittle (1754—1832)

Engraving and rocker work with watercolor on laid paper. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

by Amos Doolittle (1754—1832)

Engraving (Peter Lacour, draftsman); printed in The Columbian Magazine (Philadelphia), August 1789. Rare Book and Special Collections Divisi

The failure of the Loyalists to flock to the royal standard cannot be understood without appreciating how effectively they had been locked down and neutralized by the patriots. Loyalists could not buy, sell, or bequeath property or other assets. They were barred from all legal recourse to recover debts or redress any other injury. They could not practice law or teach unless they had taken an oath of allegiance to the cause. They could not be executors of estates or be a guardian to a child. Any person who wrote, or spoke, or by any act libeled or defamed Congress ... should be brought to trial.

Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)