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The New England magazine. THE finger of Time has slowly rubbed away many of the as- perities of our struggle for in- dependence. After the lapse of more than a century, the Loyalists of our Revolutionary era may once more enter our gates and expect at least a courteous welcome.
The unqualified anathema which once enveloped them in execration as traitors, rene- gades and dastards is now changing to a respectful consideration of the reasons for their position. For this transformation in temper there are substantial causes. Perhaps the events in our history between the years i86i and have cast a new light upon the terms loyalist and rebel.
It is certain that the effort to realize the sincerity and to appre- ciate the honest motives of both sides during our late civil war has grad- ually awakened a similar sympathy for both parties in our first civil war, called a Revolution because the rebels were successful.
It is now seen, as never before, that the Tories were not a small band of officehold- ers, lovers of despotism and enemies of humanity, willing to barter the birthright of freedom for a mess of pottage. On the contrary, the Loyal- ists were found among all classes of the population and in most of the colonies comprised probably a ma- jority of the more cultured and wealthy people.
Even such sturdy Amei icans as John Adams and Thomas McKean reckoned that, in a total population of three millions, one million or more preferred the English flag and wished to obey king and Par- liament rather than committees and congresses.
In September,the state of Massachusetts issued a decree of ban- ishment against three hundred and ten of the most prominent Loyalists.
Of that number more than sixty were graduates of Harvard College. Brat- tle Street in Cambridge, which was then filled with the mansions of opu- lent citizens, was known as Tory Row. At the evacuation of Boston, ac- cording to Sabines American Loy- alists, 1, Loyalists retired to Nova Scotia, of whom were men in official station, i8 were clergymen, were merchants and traders of Bos- ton, were farmers and mechanics, in great part from the country.
There were no better men and women in Massachusetts as regards intelli- gence, substantial good purpose and piety. Their stake in the country was greater even than that of their opponents; their patriotism, no doubt, was fully as fervent.
The list of the expatriated children of Massachusetts is filled with the names of families fa- mous in colonial history.
What was tine of Massachnsetts was still more tine of its sister col- onies. In the city of New York and in all the region ronnd abont it, whether npon the mainland or npon Long Island, the Tories were largely in the majority.
His grandfather was also a councillor and held judicial and military dignities be- sides. William Hnbbard, the histo- nan, belonged to the family; and so did Mistress Anne Hntchinson, who organized the first womans club in K Boston and who almost succeeded in cS wrenching Bostons orthodoxy from its Calvinist moorings.
The household of Thomas Hutch- inson, Sr. Thomas Hutch- inson, Sr. Natural- ly his progress from boyhood to the front rank of citizenship was rapid. He grad- uated from Har- vard when he was sixteen years old. Three years later he received the masters degree.
In his fathers count- ing room he was shrewd and ener- getic, and when he was twenty-one he had already amassed a small fortune of his own. By the time that he was twenty-four he had joined the church and married a wife.
Two years later he was chosen selectman of the town of Boston and also representative of the town in the General Court. His wealth and family relationships may have helped him to secure these early honors.
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